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One of the major storylines approaching the NFL draft was the competition between the previous two Heisman Trophy winners , Jameis Winston winning the award in and Marcus Mariota in Both were considered excellent prospects and had the potential to become the first overall draft selection.
Winston was considered to be a more polished pocket passer and pro-style quarterback, but has had several off the field issues while playing at Florida State , ranging from a sexual assault allegation to shoplifting incidents.
Mariota was considered a better athlete, the fastest quarterback in the draft, and had a better off-the-field reputation. However, Mariota ran a spread offense at Oregon which typically had not transitioned well from college to the NFL.
This is only the sixth time in NFL history that this has occurred. Shortly before the draft, the NFL shortened the amount of time for certain selections to be made.
Seventy-four underclassmen announced their intention to forgo their remaining NCAA eligibility and declare themselves available to be selected in the draft.
An additional ten players who graduated but were still eligible to play college football chose to enter the draft, bringing to 84 the total number of players who chose to forgo college eligibility to enter the draft.
The following is the breakdown of the players selected by position: The Buccaneers were awarded the first pick in round one due to having a worse strength of schedule.
In addition to the seven picks each team is given one in each round , the league allocated thirty-two 32 supplemental picks at the ends of round 3 through 7, for a total of picks.
The supplemental picks are awarded to teams who had net losses of free agent talent from the previous year.
A supplemental draft was held on July 9, For each player selected in the supplemental draft, the team forfeits its pick in that round in the draft of the following season.
Seven players were available,  but only one was selected. In the explanations below, PD indicates trades completed prior to the start of the draft i.
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Redirected from NFL draft. List of NFL draft early entrants. Louis traded this selection as well as their sixth round selection rd to Tampa Bay in exchange for safety Mark Barron.
San Francisco traded their fourth round selection to Buffalo in exchange for wide receiver Stevie Johnson. Philadelphia traded this selection, their second round selection in 43rd , and quarterback Nick Foles to St.
Louis in exchange for St. If Bradford takes less than 50 percent of the snaps, Philadelphia will receive St. If he does not play at all, Philadelphia will receive St.
Detroit traded this selection along with their fifth round selection th to Baltimore in exchange for a seventh round selection st and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata.
The Jets traded this selection to Chicago in exchange for wide receiver Brandon Marshall and a seventh round selection th. Minnesota traded this selection to Miami in exchange for wide receiver Mike Wallace and a seventh round selection nd.
Baltimore traded this selection to Tampa Bay in exchange for offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah. The Jets traded this selection to Seattle in exchange for wide receiver Percy Harvin.
Seattle traded this selection to Indianapolis in exchange for cornerback Marcus Burley. The Jets traded this selection to St. Louis in exchange for running back Zac Stacy.
Miami traded this selection to Baltimore in exchange for offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie. San Francisco traded this selection to Miami in exchange for offensive tackle Jonathan Martin.
San Diego traded this selection to Dallas in exchange for defensive tackle Sean Lissemore. Dallas traded this selection to Indianapolis in exchange for linebacker Caesar Rayford.
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On the second play after the missed field goal, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees threw a deep pass down the middle of the field to Ted Ginn Jr.
This gave New Orleans a 7—0 lead with less than two minutes left in the first quarter. Carolina responded on their next drive, converting a yard completion from Cam Newton to Greg Olsen and a yard pass interference penalty against defensive back Ken Crawley into a yard Gano field goal that cut the score to 7—3.
However, New Orleans responded immediately, with Brees completing passes to Michael Thomas for gains of 19, 8, and 13 yards, as well as passes to running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara for gains of 13 and 10 yards.
On the last play of the drive, Brees put the Saints up 14—3 with a 9-yard touchdown pass to tight end Josh Hill. Carolina struck back, with Newton completing a yard pass to Brenton Bersin and converting a fourth-and-1 with a quarterback sneak.
Gano finished the yard drive with a yard field goal to make the score 14—6 with 2: Taking the ball back with just over 40 seconds left, Newton completed a yard pass to Devin Funchess.
The Panthers continued to chip away at their deficit with their first drive of the second half, as they moved the ball 64 yards in nine plays on a possession that featured a yard run by Jonathan Stewart.
Gano finished the drive with his fourth field goal, making the score 21— But New Orleans was able to respond, with Ginn catching two passes for 30 yards on a yard drive that ended with Wil Lutz kicking a yard field goal, bringing their lead back up to 24— With less than two minutes left in the third quarter, the Panthers started a yard drive in which Olsen caught three passes for 54 total yards, the last one a yard touchdown catch that cut the score to 24—19 after the two-point conversion failed.
New Orleans took the ball back and drove to a fourth-and-2 situation on the yard line at the two-minute warning.
On second down, Newton was flagged for intentional grounding while throwing a pass to avoid a sack, bringing up third-and Then after an incompletion, safety Vonn Bell sacked Newton, forcing a turnover on downs with four seconds left.
Newton finished the game of for yards and two touchdowns, along with 37 yards on the ground. His top target was Olsen eight receptions for yards and a touchdown , who was one of four players in this game to have over receiving yards.
The others were McCaffrey six for yards and a touchdown , Thomas eight receptions for yards and Ginn four receptions for yards and a touchdown.
Brees was of for yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Bell had nine tackles — seven solo — and a sack.
After the teams exchanged punts, Ajayi rushed four times for 26 yards and receiver Nelson Agholor ran for 21 yards on an end-around play as the team drove to a fourth-and-goal on the Atlanta 1-yard line.
On the next play, LeGarrette Blount finished the yard drive with a rush for the touchdown, putting the team up 6—3 with Following a punt from each team, Philadelphia got the ball on their own yard line with 46 seconds left in the half.
With just under six minutes left in the third quarter, the Eagles got the ball on their own 7-yard line due to a yard punt by Matt Bosher. On the next play, the last of the third quarter, Ryan was sacked for a yard loss by safety Rodney McLeod.
The Falcons ended up going three-and-out , and their defense was soon back on the field trying to contain another long Eagles drive.
This one went for 14 plays and 80 yards, 32 of them on a reception by Ajayi, taking 7: However, Elliott kicked his third field goal on the next play, giving Philadelphia a 15—10 lead with 6: After throwing incomplete passes on the next two plays, Ryan threw a seven-yard pass to Jones on the 2-yard line.
Filling in for injured starter Carson Wentz , Foles completed 23 of 30 passes for yards. Ryan completed 22 of 36 passes for yards and a touchdown.
Jones caught nine passes for yards, and rushed for 21 yards, while Tevin Coleman was the top rusher of the game with 10 carries for 79 yards,  while also catching a pass for 14 yards.
With the win, the Eagles won their first playoff game and advanced to their first NFC Championship appearance since , and their first at home since New England racked up eight sacks, yards, and 31 first downs as they advanced to their seventh consecutive AFC Championship game.
Midway through the first quarter, Tennessee drove 95 yards in 11 plays, featuring a yard completion from Marcus Mariota to tight end Delanie Walker.
Mariota finished the drive with a yard touchdown pass to Corey Davis , who made a running one-handed catch in the back corner of the end zone to put the Titans up 7—0.
However, the Patriots stormed right back, with Tom Brady completing five consecutive passes for 67 yards, the longest a yard completion to Dion Lewis and the last a five-yard shovel pass to James White for a touchdown that tied the score.
The next time New England got the ball, they had to punt after three plays, but a neutral zone infraction penalty on Titans defensive back Brynden Trawick gave them a first down.
In the first half alone, Brady completed 21 of 31 passes for yards and two touchdowns. The next time New England got the ball, they went on a play, yard drive in which they only faced two third downs.
Brady completed seven passes for 78 yards on the drive, the longest a yard throw to Danny Amendola , and finished it off with a four-yard touchdown toss to Gronkowski, making the score 35—7 with Lewis rushed for 62 yards, caught nine passes for 79 yards, and returned a kickoff for 27 yards.
This game set the NFL postseason record for largest the age difference between opposing quarterbacks: Brady was 40 and Mariota was Jacksonville built up a 28—7 first-half lead and held off a second-half Steelers comeback to win the fourth highest scoring NFL playoff game.
The Jaguars then drove 75 yards in 11 plays and scored on T. But the next time Pittsburgh got the ball, Roethlisberger lost a fumble while being sacked by Yannick Ngakoue.
Linebacker Telvin Smith recovered the ball and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown, making the score 28—7 with less than two minutes left until halftime.
However, the Jaguars were penalized 15 yards for excessive celebration, and then Cameron Sutton returned the ensuing kickoff 22 yards to the Jacksonville yard line.
This was the start of a scoring run from both teams, cumulatively totaling 38 points in the fourth quarter. Jacksonville stormed right back, moving the ball 75 yards in eight plays, one of them a yard completion from Bortles to Yeldon on third-and Fullback Tommy Bohanon caught a yard touchdown pass from Bortles with 4: The Steelers responded by moving the ball 75 yards in 12 plays, the longest a yard reception from Bell.
Pittsburgh then drove 75 yards in 10 plays, including a yard completion from Roethlisberger to Brown. He ended up throwing a four-yard touchdown pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster , but by then, one second remained.
Bortles completed 14 of 26 passes for yards and a touchdown. Fournette was the top rusher of the game with 25 carries for yards and three touchdowns, along with two receptions for 10 yards.
Bell rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown, while also catching nine passes for 88 yards, while Brown caught seven passes for yards and two touchdowns.
Tight end Vance McDonald also went over yards receiving, making 10 receptions for yards. The Steelers lost despite gaining yards of total offense, the most yards gained by a losing team in a playoff game this record would later be surpassed by the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
Ben Roethlisberger became the first NFL quarterback in a playoff game to throw for 5 touchdowns in a losing effort. Bank Stadium , Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The game has been referred to as the " Minneapolis Miracle. Minnesota dominated the first half, building up a 17—0 lead.
Following two more possessions, Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo intercepted a pass from Drew Brees , giving Minnesota the ball on their own yard line with 1: Then after a punt, Brees led the team to the Minnesota yard line.
But after two incompletions, Brees was sacked by safety Harrison Smith for a yard loss, and Wil Lutz missed a yard field goal attempt with 26 seconds left in the half.
The Vikings would also get a field goal try before halftime, which resulted in Forbath missing from 49 yards out.
However, in what turned out to be a crucial turning point, Keenum was sacked by Sheldon Rankins for a yard loss on third down, pushing the team out of field goal range.
New Orleans took the ball back and drove 80 yards in 12 plays, featuring a yard reception by receiver Michael Thomas.
Brees finished the drive with a yard touchdown pass to Thomas, putting New Orleans on the board at 17—7. Furthermore, Saints coach Sean Payton lost two timeouts on the drive as a result of failed replay challenges.
After forcing the Saints to punt, the Vikings ran the clock under six minutes before having to kick the ball back to New Orleans. From there, Brees completed four consecutive passes, the last one a yard touchdown completion to running back Alvin Kamara , giving them their first lead of the game at 21—20 with 3: Undaunted, the Vikings stormed back, mainly on the strength of a yard Adam Thielen reception, moving the ball to the Saints yard line, where Forbath made a yard field goal that gave the team a 23—21 lead with 1: Brees was able to answer, throwing an yard pass to tight end Josh Hill , an yard pass to Ted Ginn Jr.
Minnesota eventually halted the drive on their own yard line, where Lutz kicked a yard field goal. The Vikings were now down 24—23 with 25 seconds and one timeout left.
After a touchback and a false start penalty put the ball on the yard line, Keenum completed a yard pass to Diggs on the yard line, where the team promptly called their last timeout.
Following two incomplete passes, they faced third-and with 10 seconds left. Williams was in front of Diggs when he made the catch, but while trying to make a tackle, he completely missed Diggs and instead collided with Crawley, leaving the receiver with no one around him.
Diggs nearly fell over at this point, but was able to stay on his feet by using his off-hand and stay in bounds as he ran all the way to the end zone for a yard touchdown completion to give the Vikings a 29—24 win.
After several minutes of pandemonium, the Vikings knelt on the extra point try to close out the victory. Keenum completed 25 of 40 passes for yards, a touchdown and an interception.
Like Keenum, Brees also finished the game of, but for yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Kamara rushed for 43 yards, while also catching six passes for 72 yards and a touchdown.
Following a pair of punts, Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles completed two passes to running back Corey Grant for 44 total yards as the team drove 76 yards in seven plays to take a 7—3 lead on a four-yard touchdown pass to tight end Marcedes Lewis on the second play of the second quarter.
Bortles completed a yard pass to Lewis that would have picked up a first down, but the team was flagged for a delay of game and Bortles was sacked by Adam Butler on the next play.
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