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Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

My vantage point for the draft tonight.

Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

A lonely Blake Bortles jersey as fans wait for the Rams' first overall pick.

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The Rams and Eagles are making the first two picks, respectively, as the first round of the NFL draft gets underway. Who's your team taking? Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert will address Steelers media in a few hours after making the 25th pick, or later.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears are prepared in the event multiple trades occur before they pick at No. 11. "We have more than 11 names right now....that we're prepared to go with," Bears GM Ryan Pace said.

Phil Sheridan ESPN Staff Writer 

There shouldn't be any shocks for the Eagles in tonight's draft. The shocks came when they traded from 13 to 8 and 8 to 2 in the first round.

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

I think Myles Jack, once thought to be a potential top-five pick, goes between picks No. 12 and 17 due to concerns over his knee injury.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman won't be here to discuss his first-round pick for about three hours ... assuming he doesn't trade up or out of the first round. Out would be the more likely scenario, but that doesn't seem likely. I still like the odds of him picking a DE or DT.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott received a huge ovation from the crowd in Chicago. Will the Bears draft Elliott if he drops to No. 11? "I think if you're taking a running back that high, he better have special traits," Bears GM Ryan Pace said. "You better feel that he's going to be a special player. And if he does, then it's worth making that pick."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Rams are about 10 minutes from being officially on the clock. Most signs still pointing to them selecting Cal quarterback Jared Goff over North Dakota State's Carson Wentz. Either way, it will be the second time in seven years the Rams have taken a quarterback with the first overall pick.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Touching – and true – sentiment from Saints GM Mickey Loomis in his pre-draft press conference: "If we can draft players that have the impact that Will Smith and Hokie Gajan have had on this organization and this community, then we've had a good weekend."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions punter Sam Martin and RB Ameer Abdullah signing autographs during the team's draft party. About 500 people are expected here throughout the night.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins' last five first-round picks were WR DeVante Parker (2015 and pictured), RT Ja'Waun James (2014), DE Dion Jordan (2013), QB Ryan Tannehill (2012) and C Mike Pouncey (2011). They need a building block in tonight's NFL draft at No. 13.

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

The most likely teams to trade down tonight from what I'm hearing? Baltimore (No. 6) and Cleveland (No. 8).

Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

LA Live is packed with Rams fans awaiting their team's first pick in the NFL draft since returning to Los Angeles.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs fans have gathered at the team's indoor practice facility for a draft party. They've got a long wait. The Chiefs don't pick until No. 28.

Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

Chick Hearn Ct., the street separating Staples Center and LA Live, has been annexed by the Rams' fan rally.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Is purple the new "it" color? Or do we have a few Prince tributes among the NFL draft prospects in Chicago? I counted 10 of 25 players with either purple suits, ties or both. Keep it locked in here for news you can use all night.

Elliott brings cut off shirt to red carpet

Former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott wears a cut off shirt on the red carpet, reminiscent of the way he wore his jersey with the Buckeyes in the 2014 season.


Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Paxton Lynch rumors are flying fast and furious. I don't know what will happen with him, but I do know his agent Leigh Steinberg is one of the best at generating buzz about his players. We'll see how it plays out.

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The introductions ...

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions GM Bob Quinn addressing the fans. Says the draft is where they will build the team. Thanks the fans for showing up.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

In case you missed ESPN's NFL Nation live mock draft on Tuesday night here is a look at the first round picks.