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Newsday's mock drafts vs. how the first round played out

Jadeveon Clowney of the South Carolina Gamecocks

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It's always tough to project how the first round of the NFL Draft will shake out. This year was no different.

Newsday NFL columnist Bob Glauber and NFL draft analyst Nick Klopsis submitted their final mock drafts before the first round began Thursday night. Here's how their picks compared to how the first round actually went. Pick Glauber Klopsis Actual pick 1. Texans Jadeveon...

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C.J. Mosley: I've heard I may be picked between 8-17

Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley makes a catch as

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Most players don't know when or where they'll be drafted. C.J. Mosley, however, seems to have it narrowed down.

The Alabama linebacker told Newsday on Wednesday that he thinks he'll go somewhere in the top half of the first round -- and maybe even one of the first 10 players off the board on Thursday night.

"I heard top 10, I talked to my agent, I heard eight through 17," Mosley said...

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Cody Latimer discusses his recent rise up draft boards

Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer pulls in a

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Cody Latimer wasn't considered a hot prospect as the pre-NFL Draft evaluation period began. Now he's one of 30 players invited to Radio City Music Hall -- an honor usually reserved for first- or second-round picks.

If you ask Latimer, though, he's been there all along. It was just a matter of when everyone caught onto his skillset.

"They were just checking out my film -- physicality,...

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Odell Beckham Jr. chose football over football

Louisiana State wide receiver Odell Beckham answers a

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Odell Beckham Jr. once was a very good football player. He’s still a very good football player – albeit a different kind of football.

The LSU wide receiver is projected as the third-best wideout in this year’s draft class and a possible top-10 overall pick (and has been linked to both the Jets and the Giants). But as a child, he played a lot of soccer -- and was good at it. So much so that...

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Johnny Manziel is ready to go

Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel laughs during an NFL

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Johnny Football is ready.

The day before he’ll find out where he’ll be drafted, former Texas A & M quarterback Johnny Manziel said he can’t wait to start his NFL career. And start making believers out of people who doubt that he’ll make it big at the next level.

Too short? Too unscripted? Too reckless? Manziel is eager to address all the skeptics about his game.

“I don’t think...

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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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Drake name drops Johnny Manziel on new song 'Draft Day'

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and rapper Drake

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“Draft Day” has been a hot title lately. With the movie starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner coming out later this month, rapper Drake released a song Tuesday of the same name. Both come out on the heels of the 2014 NFL Draft, which begins with the first round May 8.

Drake, known for songs like “Started from the Bottom” and “Successful”, name drops a number of celebrities and athletes,...

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PAT from 43 an 'interesting concept' for Tom Coughlin

Giants holder Steve Weatherford holds for kicker Josh

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Tom Coughlin likes his extra points like just about everything else in his life: Old-fashioned.

That’s why the Giants coach voiced concern about proposed changes to the rules that would move the line of scrimmage on PATs to the 25. That rule was tabled at the NFL owners' meetings this week, but Coughlin spoke against the idea at the NFC coaches’ breakfast on Wednesday morning.


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NFLers, former NFLers react to Ralph Wilson's death on Twitter

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson gestures during a

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The NFL suffered a big loss Tuesday when Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson, 95, died. The founder of the Bills was a key player in merging the AFL and NFL.

Current and former NFL players took to Twitter to show their remorse.

Former Bills wide receiver Andre Reed

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Ralph C. Wilson who passed today. ..#GreatOwner #Fatherfigure #AFLVSNFL...

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Bill Belichick, rules changes and a bake sale!

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick leaves

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- We all know how much Bill Belichick loves using cameras on the football field. Now he’s imploring the NFL to add more of them. And he has figured out a way to pay for them, too!

Belichick is behind a proposal at this week's NFL Annual Meetings that would place cameras on all six boundary lines on the field: the two sidelines, the two goal lines, and the two end lines. One...

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