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NFL 2017 First Round Draft Picks
1. Cleveland Browns
Garrett, Myles
DE 6'4" 272 Texas A&M
2. Chicago Bears (From 49ers)
Trubisky, Mitchell
QB 6'2" 222 North Carolina
3. San Francisco 49ers (From Bears)
Thomas, Solomon
DE 6'3" 273 Stanford
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
Fournette, Leonard
RB 6'0" 240 LSU
5. Tennessee Titans (From Rams)
Davis, Corey
WR 6'3" 209 Western Michigan
6. New York Jets
Adams, Jamal
S 6'0" 214 LSU
7. Los Angeles Chargers
Williams, Mike
WR 6'4" 218 Clemson
8. Carolina Panthers
McCaffrey, Christian
RB 5'11" 202 Stanford
9. Cincinnati Bengals
Ross, John
WR 5'11" 188 Washington
10. Kansas City Chiefs (From Bills)
Mahomes, Patrick
QB 6'2" 225 Texas Tech
11. New Orleans Saints
Lattimore, Marshon
CB 6'0" 193 Ohio St.
12. Houston Texans (From Browns through Eagles)
Watson, Deshaun
QB 6'2" 221 Clemson
13. Arizona Cardinals
Reddick, Haason
LB 6'1" 237 Temple
14. Philadelphia Eagles (From Vikings)
Barnett, Derek
DE 6'3" 259 Tennessee
15. Indianapolis Colts
Hooker, Malik
S 6'1" 206 Ohio St.
16. Baltimore Ravens
Humphrey, Marlon
CB 6'0" 197 Alabama
17. Washington Redskins
Allen, Jonathan
DE 6'3" 286 Alabama
18. Tennessee Titans
Jackson, Adoree'
CB 5'10" 186 USC
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Howard, O.J.
TE 6'6" 251 Alabama
20. Denver Broncos
Bolles, Garett
OT 6'5" 297 Utah
21. Detroit Lions
Davis, Jarrad
LB 6'1" 238 Florida
22. Miami Dolphins
Harris, Charles
OLB 6'3" n253 Missouri
23. New York Giants
Engram, Evan
TE 6'3" 234 Mississippi
24. Oakland Raiders
Conley, Gareon
CB 6’0” 195 Ohio St
25. Cleveland Browns (From Texans)
Peppers, Jabrill
S 5'11" 213 Michigan
26. Atlanta Falcons (From Seahawks)
McKinley, Takkarist
DE 6'2" 250 UCLA
27. Buffalo Bills (From Chiefs)
White, Tre'Davious
CB 5'11" 192 LSU
28. Dallas Cowboys
Charlton, Taco
DE 6'6" 277 Michigan
29 .Cleveland Browns (From Packers)
Njoku, David
TE 6'4" 246 Miami
30. Pittsburgh Steelers
Watt, T.J.
OLB 6'4" 252 Wisconsin
31. San Francisco 49ers (From Seahawks through Falcons)
Foster, Reuben
LB 6'0" 229 Alabama
32. New Orleans Saints (From Patriots)
Ramczyk, Ryan
OT 6'6" 310 Wisconsin

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars 8 PM ET
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Sept. 11
New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings 7 PM ET
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Sept. 18
Detroit Lions at New York Giants
Sept. 25
Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals
Oct. 2
Washington Redskins at Kansas City Chiefs
Oct. 9
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Oct. 16
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans
Oct. 23
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles
Oct. 30
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Nov. 6
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Nov. 13
Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers
Nov. 20
Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks 
Nov. 27
Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens 
Dec. 4
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
Dec. 11
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Dec. 18
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Wednesday
Jul242013

How The NFL Put NBC Sports Group In Driver's Seat With New Nascar TV Deal

By Barry Janoff

July 23, 2013: Nascar is a hot property, but it was the burgeoning ratings of Sunday Night Football that helped seal a deal with NBC Sports.

The racing circuit Monday unveiled a ten-year with NBC Sports Group, a division of NBCUniversal, for exclusive rights beginning in 2015 to the last 20 races each season in the Nascar Sprint Cup Series and the final 19 races in the Nationwide Series.

The new alliance returns NBC Sports to the Nascar track while signaling an end to broadcast alliances with ESPN and Turner. Nascar will continue to air on Fox and may even increase the coverage with Fox Sports.

Financial terms of the NBC deal were not disclosed. Industry analysts said it would surpass the deal Nascar and Fox signed last year, an eight-year extension for $2.4 billion beginning in 2015, which covers the first half of Nascar's Sprint Cup Series.

Nascar said that the presence of major sports programming on NBC, led by the highly rated NFL Sunday Night Football, impacted the decision. NBC said that seven races would air on Sunday afternoons, with the others to air on the NBC Sports Network.

NBC will have the opportunity to unveil marketing for its Nascar package this February during its coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi.

“We’re going to have the opportunity as we get into the fall season and the Chase for the Nascar Sprint Cup to be on Sunday afternoons leading into NFL football, and that’s an exciting opportunity for us, given the obvious power of the NFL," Steve Herbst, vp-broadcasting and production for Nascar, said during a media conference call. "We still have a ways to go to figure out what races and when, but it will be select races that go into Sunday Night Football.’’

"NBC is known for being an exceptional partner and delivering outstanding production quality and presentation of live sports, as well as its broad portfolio of broadcast and digital properties, so we are thrilled with the commitment they have made to Nascar and its future," Brian France, Nascar chairman, said during the media conference call.

The NBC pact also includes broadcast rights to the Nascar Hall of Fame ceremony and other post-season ceremonies, as well as rights to specific Nascar events. These include the K&N Series, Whelen Modified Tour and Toyota-Mexico races.

In addition, NBC Sports gets "TV Everywhere" live-streaming rights for the Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series, Spanish-language broadcast rights on Telemundo and Mun2 for national series events and the Toyota-Mexico Series races, according to Nascar.

NBC had been a Nascar broadcast partner in the recent past. It broadcast the second half of the Sprint Cup and Nationwide seasons from 2001-2006 in conjunction with Turner Sports, season finales in 1999 and 2000 and the Daytona 500 in 2002, 2004 and 2006.

ESPN, which has been a Nascar broadcast partner since the early 1960s (via its ABC sibling) through 2002 and then again since 2007, would continue to air the final 17 Cup races this season (beginning Sunday with the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis) and in 2014, in addition to the complete Nationwide Series schedule.

"ESPN has enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Nascar," ESPN president John Skipper said in a statement. "We have tremendous respect for the France family, the drivers and all in the sport and wish them well. We will continue to serve Nascar fans through 'SportsCenter' and our other news platforms as we continue to enhance our industry-leading collection of quality assets."

"To be on Sunday afternoons leading into NFL [Sunday Night Football], and that’s an exciting opportunity for us, given the obvious power of the NFL."

Turner Sports has completed its Nascar schedule for 2013 and will still have the broadcast rights for six races in 2014. Turner has been a Nascar partner since 2001.

According to Herbst, “[NBC's] football package on Sunday night is the number one show on television, and along with the Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown, of course the NHL and the Stanley Cup playoffs, the French Open, they are the home to championship programming and we’ll be promoted and marketed and shown alongside those top tier events is a great day for Nascar."

“Acquiring the rights and bringing Nascar back to NBC comes at an important point in time for NBC Sports Network, NBC, and all of our distributors and affiliates,” said Mark Lazurus, NBC Sports Group chairman. “We look forward to working with Brian and his management team, who have brought a renewed focus to Nascar's intersection of sports and technology.”

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