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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
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
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Dec. 25
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NBA Renews, Enhances Videogame Alliances With 2K Sports, EA Sports

Kevin Durant in EA Sport's NBA Jam videogame.May 23, 2011: New deals between the NBA and its videogame partners show that while the live action aspects of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant and Dirk Nowitzki still drive the sport, having control over simulated versions of NBA stars continues to hit home with the league's core demographic.

The NBA said it has renewed alliances with both 2K Sports and EA Sports. Financial terms and lengths of the deals were not disclosed.

2K's NBA 2K11 has sold more than five million units worldwide since its release on Oct. 5, 2010, making it the best-selling game in the history of 2K Sports, and the most popular NBA 2K title in the 13-year history of the franchise, according to the company.

The cover athlete was Michael Jordan, who also was prominently featured in the game.

Michael Jordan gets air time in 2K Sports' NBA 2K11.Under the new deal, 2K Sports said it would "explore new NBA licensed gaming opportunities, including online and social media platforms."

EA Sports has been an NBA licensee since 1991 and launched its cornerstone hoops game, NBA Live, in 1995. EA is planning to debut a new 5-on-5 NBA simulation title in the Fall of 2012.

Last October, EA Sports revived NBA Jam, a popular arcade game from the early 1990’s. The next generation edition, NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, is being developed for release in the Fall of 2011.

Like 2K, EA Sports is also expanding across new media outlets, including the iPad and iPhone.

The company has also been title sponor of NBA Europe Live Presented by EA Sports, the league's annual pre-season international tour.

On the downside, EA Sports delayed the release of its NBA Elite 11 title, which initially was touted with much fanfare, in order to improve overall quality.

"The decision to delay NBA Elite was hard because the game has great promise," EA Sports president Peter Moore said this past September. "But ultimately we feel this is the right thing to do. We've been making steady progress on basketball for the past few years and it's going to take extra time to make the game."

Despite that, the NBA sees a great upside in its videogame alliances.

“We have had successful and longstanding relationships with both 2K Sports and EA Sports,” Sal LaRocca, evp-NBA global merchandising, said in a statement. “Extending our agreements with the top sports videogame developers continues to maximize our presence in this category, while ensuring our fans the best selection of NBA video games.”

According to the NBA, Take-Two and EA will each have the rights to use NBA teams and players in their NBA videogame titles. Throughout the agreements, the league will work closely with Take-Two and EA to "promote the basketball video games through global marketing, promotional programs, and multiple assets." including NBA TV, NBA.com, and grassroots events.

“Extending our agreements with the top sports videogame developers continues to maximize our presence in this category."

“We’re pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with the NBA,” said Jordan Edelstein, vp-marketing for EA Sports. “With our all-new digital download of NBA Jam coming this fall and a new simulation title in development for release next year, we have a strong lineup of innovative NBA titles coming soon from EA Sports.”

According to Strauss Zelnick, CEO of 2K Sports' parent company, Take-Two, “The top-selling NBA 2K series continues to be a pillar of Take-Two’s foundation for growth. We’re confident that our renewed partnership with the NBA will extend the unparalleled success of this franchise. We’re thrilled to be in business with . . .  the entire team at the NBA.”

“2K Sports provides our fans with an incredible gaming experience, one that captures both the excitement of our game and the athleticism of our players,” commented Adam Silver, NBA Deputy Commissioner. “Coming off a record-breaking year with NBA 2K11, we look forward to continuing our successful partnership.”

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