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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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Nov. 27
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Jan062015

Why Mike Trout Is On 'Most Dangerous' List With Ruth, Gehrig, Beatles, Walking Dead

By Barry Janoff

January 6, 2015: Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim won his first MLB MVP award last season and joined a list of historic and iconic athletes.

Now, he has joined a more dubious list that also features renowned and iconic personalities from sports and entertainment.

Trout is among the Top Ten players whose autograph is forged on memorabilia items, according to PSA/DNA Authentication Services.

The "Most Dangerous" list of forged autographs from 2014 is topped by baseball icons Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio, but also includes the likes of LeBron James, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and Derek Jeter, according to PSA/DNA.

On the entertainment/celebrity side, the "Most Dangerous" list of forged autographs from 2014 is headed by The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Neil Armstrong, John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, as well as articles featuring members of The Walking Dead.

"There's probably less than a 50-50 chance autographs offered in the marketplace of many current and former entertainment celebrities and sports stars are genuine," according to a just-released annual report by PSA/DNA Authentication Services.

PSA/DNA. a division of Collectors Universe, Inc., said that in 2014 its experts evaluated more than 400,000 autographs submitted by collectors and dealers worldwide.

Since 1991, Newport Beach, Calif.-based PSA/DNA said it has examined and certified more than 20 million trading cards, autographs and other entertainment and sports memorabilia with an estimated cumulative value of more than $1 billion.

The amount of money involved is, understatedly, significant.

A 1918 contract signed by Ruth and authenticated by PSA/DNA sold in auction last year for more than $1 million. A photo autographed by all four members of The Beatles and authenticated by PSA/DNA is currently going for $21,999 on eBay. A Minor League Baseball contract signed by Jordan in 1994 and authenticated by PSA/DNA went for $15,535 in auction last year.

Trout authenticated autographed items go for upward of $600.

"Unfortunately, just as in past years, a large portion of [the items we evaluated in 2014] were forgeries,"  Steve Grad, principal authenticator for PSA/DNA, said in a statement. "In fact, it's not uncommon for us to reject 50% or more of the signatures submitted to our company, especially when it comes to the more prominent names."

Like Trout, The Walking Dead is also new to the list of "Most Dangerous" autographs. Genuine, individual autographs of the cast members "recently have been selling in the range of $50 to $250 each, and cast-signed Walking Dead photos can sell for $500 or more," according to Joe Orlando, president for PSA/DNA.

Orlando said that PSA/DNA "does not often receive obvious forgeries for evaluation. So, if our rejection rate for a particular autograph approaches 50 percent, then you can only imagine how high the percentage of forgeries actually might be in the overall marketplace."

Regarding The Walking Dead, Orlando said that most of the cast has a reputation for being accommodating signers for fans "and that fan base has been growing in size with each passing season," leading to a proliferation of forgeries.

Presley, The Beatles and Ruth are among those who have appeared most on previous PSA/DNA buyer-beware consumer advisories because of widespread forgeries.

"There are a lot of so-called 'deals' for autographs that can be found online, at local flea markets and even at some collectibles conventions, but most of those 'deals' are simply too good to be true. Genuine autographs do not often sell for a huge discount," said Orlando. "With the proper precautions and education, collectors can participate in a safe hobby environment and avoid becoming prey for unscrupulous sellers."

According to PSA/DNA, the ten "Most Dangerous" autographs of entertainment and historical figures from the past year are:

1) The Beatles

2) Elvis Presley

3) Neil Armstrong

4) John F. Kennedy

5) Michael Jackson

6) Marilyn Monroe

7) Jim Morrison

8) Jimi Hendrix

9) The Rolling Stones

10) The Walking Dead cast

According to PSA/DNA, the ten "Most Dangerous" sports stars' autographs from 2014 are:

1) Babe Ruth

2) Lou Gehrig

3) Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio

4) Michael Jordan

5) Muhammad Ali

6) Mike Trout

7) Derek Jeter

8) Tiger Woods

9) LeBron James

10) Wayne Gretzky

PHOTOS: Courtesy PSA/DNA

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