• BC-FBN--Draft Coverage, ADVISORY

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    The Associated Press will send the following items leading to the NFL draft, which is in Nashville from April 25-27:

    APRIL 18

    Team previews and capsules.

    APRIL 20

    Player Profiles. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo.

    APRIL 22

    FBN--MOCK DRAFT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Cardinals are at the top of the draft. The Raiders have three picks, the Giants and Packers have two in the opening round. Here’s one man’s projection of the first 32 selections in Thursday’s NFL draft. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. 1,200 words, chart.

    FBN--NFL DRAFT-ANOTHER ADDERLEY

    University of Delaware safety Nassir Adderley was in high school when he connected with his grandfather's first cousin, Hall of Fame defensive back Herb Adderley, who sent him videos of his playing days during the Vince Lombardi era in Green Bay. The elder Adderley would become a huge influence in his life as Nassir lost his grandfather, then blossomed into an NFL prospect himself. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. 700 words, photos.

    APRIL 23

    FBN--NFL AT 100-THE DRAFT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Bert Bell had been burned and sought a way to get even. His creation, the NFL draft, has become an industry unto itself and the league’s third-most popular annual event behind the Super Bowl and opening weekend. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. 1,000 words, photos.

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    FBN--NFL At 100-Best Picks. By Teresa M. Walker and Simmi Buttar. With chart, video.

    FBN--DRAFT-RAVENS-DECOSTA

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. _ Eric DeCosta learned under master drafter Ozzie Newsome, and this weekend he gets to prove how much he retained as he conducts the Baltimore Ravens’ draft. By Dave Ginsburg. 700 words.

    April 24

    FBN-DRAFT OVERVIEW

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Many top draft prospects conduct a football clinic, discuss where they could wind up in the NFL, and get ready for the league’s biggest event that doesn’t actually involve a game. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. 700 words, photos.

    Other features will move periodically beginning April 19.

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