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2014 NFL draft: Upon further review

Sifting through the 72-hour whirlwind that is generally referred to as the NFL draft, and here are some final takeaways:

-- The happiest quarterback in this draft should be Teddy Bridgewater, who goes to the Vikings at No. 32 and joins a team that is only a year removed from the playoffs. There’s still the nucleus of a decent defense, there’s an elite running back in Adrian Peterson and, best...

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NFL announces draft attendees

Quarterback Johnny Manziel of the Texas A&M Aggies

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A record 30 NFL hopefuls will be in the house for this year's draft.

The league announced the list of attendees on Tuesday night. The draft will be May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall. Round 1 is on Thursday, rounds 2 and 3 are on Friday and rounds 4-7 are on Saturday.

In the past, the NFL invited only prospects that were considered to be top picks. In recent years, they have opened it...

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Michael Sam scouting report

Missouri senior defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to

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Missouri defensive end Michael Sam made waves on Sunday night when he announced that he’s gay. Since then, there’s been a whirlwind of scrutiny, mostly relating to whether or not the NFL is ready for a gay player.

Before any of that happens, though, Sam needs to be drafted. He had a very productive career with the Tigers, capping it off in 2013 by racking up 11 1/2 sacks, winning SEC Defensive...

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