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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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ESPN’s 2017 Monday Night Football Schedule
Preseason
Thurs, Aug. 17
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars 8 PM ET
Mon, Aug. 21
New York Giants at Cleveland Browns 8 PM ET

Regular Season (8 PM ET unless indicated)
Sept. 11
New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings 7 PM ET
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos 10:15 PM ET
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
New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins
Dec. 18
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dec. 25
Oakland Raiders at Philadelphia Eagles

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Apr042017

Romo, Oh Romo, Where Forth Art Thou? Now On CBS Sports As Lead NFL Analyst

By Barry Janoff

April 4, 2017: Tony Romo may have played for 14 seasons in the NFL, but he’s a rookie again.

Romo on Tuesday (April 4) was released by his only NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys, by mutual agreement, enabling him to  sign a multi-year deal with a new team, as an analyst during NFL games on CBS.

"It's going to be a great challenge for me. I'm going to have to learn this craft, and I'm going to have to improve. And improve quickly," Romo said during a media conference call, which also included Sean McManus, chairman for CBS Sports.

"That's kind of exciting. The competitive aspect of that gets me excited to get up and go attack it. I hope that I'm able to make the CBS family proud of their decision," Romo said.

Romo, who was signed out of Eastern Illinois by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2003, will work with Jim Nantz and Tracy Wolfson for Sunday NFL On CBS and Thursday Night Football games beginning with the 2017 NFL season.

"People have said to us, 'Boy, you're taking a guy that's coming right from the field into a position as a lead analyst, isn't that a risk?'" said McManus. "Well, I think it's a very manageable risk, to be honest with you.

"Tony will be having all sorts of work this summer, whether it's doing practice games, whether it's doing preseason games, whether it's sitting down and looking at film and tape of other analysts and the kind of job that they do," said McManus.

Romo concurred. "If I come in and don’t do a good job, I’ll spend 20 hours a day in the film room. If you have the ability, and you work hard, you should succeed at what you do."

During his career, Romo passed for 34,183 yards and 248 TDs, making the Pro Bowl four times.

Concurrently, he played in just four games in 2015 due to injuries — a challenge that has plagued him for much of his pro career — and in just one game this past season. That in large part was due to the arrival and rise of rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, who stepped in as a starter while Romo was rehabbing and passed for 23 TDs and 3,667 yards, relegating Romo to the bench.

Prescott led Dallas to a 13-3 record and first place in the NFL East before losing in the post-season to teh Green Bay Packers.

Romo said he considered joining another NFL team, and was give permission by the Cowboys to do so, but ultimately decided on a major career change.

"I did talk to other networks, and I want to thank them as well, they were great throughout this process," Romo said during the media conference call. "I felt a real connection with the CBS group and I just felt at this time that the opportunity to work with them is really a gift and a privilege.

"I’m making the decision to go to CBS because I am choosing CBS over playing football," Romo said. "That's the decision I want to make. Not because I'm being forced to . . . I'm excited about this. It's going to be great, and hopefully I'm good enough to do this for a really long time, 15-20-30 years."

"I felt a real connection with the CBS group and I just felt at this time that the opportunity to work with them is really a gift and a privilege."

Romo’s arrival takes another NFL quarterback-turned-TV analyst out of the starting line up, Phil Simms, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants who has been with CBS Sports for almost 20 years.

Simm’s current status with CBS sports remains in flux.

"As we welcome Tony, we want to acknowledge Phil Simms who served as our lead NFL analyst for nearly 20 years,” said McManus. "Phil has been a very important part of our coverage since the NFL returned to CBS in 1998. His strong opinions, coupled with his tremendous knowledge and passion for the National Football League, has created a unique broadcasting style making him one of the best analysts to ever call the game.

"We are discussing with Phil his future role with CBS Sports. We cannot thank him enough for the way he has represented himself and CBS Sports during his tenure as CBS's lead NFL analyst," said McManus.

"When you think about the NFL, two of the most iconic brands are the Dallas Cowboys and CBS Sports,” said Romo. "Going from one legendary team to another as I begin the next phase of my career is a dream come true.

"I have always known that once my playing career was over I wanted to become a broadcaster. I am ecstatic for the opportunity to work with Jim as I learn the craft and convey to fans my passion for this great game."

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