NFL DRAFT PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It's Philly, so of course they booed. Roger Goodell heard it. Cincinnati's selection of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon intensified it. And Drew Pearson incited the fans at the NFL draft by lauding -- and lauding and lauding -- the hated Dallas Cowboys. Not everything got jeered on the second day of the grab bag.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his popstar wife Ciara are now parents to a baby girl, Sienna Princess Wilson. The couple announced the birth of their daughter on Friday night while the NFL draft was taking place. Ciara posted to her Instagram account details of the birth. Sienna weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, according to the post.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The City of Brotherly Love turned a boring event into an entertaining show. About 100,000 vocal fans gave everyone what they wanted and expected from Philadelphia: Boos! Tired of hearing about tossing snowballs at Santa Claus 49 years ago or how they cheered Michael Irvin's career-ending injury in 1999, Philly fans let everyone have it during the second and third rounds of the NFL draft Friday night.
Four rounds of the NFL draft left and plenty of talented players to go around. Remember, Dak Prescott was selected last season in the fourth round by the Dallas Cowboys. These picks are plenty important and here are some players who could provide some second-day value on Saturday. Jake Butt, TE, 6-foot-5, 246 lbs.
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Safety was the New York Jets' top priority early in the NFL draft. After taking LSU's Jamal Adams at No. 6 overall Thursday night, the Jets surprisingly selected Florida's Marcus Maye with their second-round pick Friday night. Coming off a 5-11 season and in what appears to be a rebuilding mode, New York entered the draft with plenty of needs.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- It didn't take the New York Giants long to find a replacement for defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, and they may have found one for Eli Manning, too. After taking Dalvin Tomlinson of Alabama in the second round of the NFL draft, the Giants drafted a potential down-the-road replacement for the 36-year-old Manning, taking California quarterback Davis Webb in the third round.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Rookie coach Sean McDermott didn't stand pat in turning the first three round of the NFL draft into swap meet by wheeling and dealing to place his personal stamp on the Buffalo Bills roster. And McDermott even provided a parting shot to his former team, the Carolina Panthers, in the process.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The fact that the Seattle Seahawks are getting older at certain spots on defense was in clear focus when they finally decided to join the NFL draft. Seattle used four of its six picks on Friday on defensive players, focusing specifically on the secondary and defensive line in an attempt to address specific needs and get a little younger.
Let's just say the phone isn't ringing off the hook for Big 12 players so far in the NFL draft. Only five players from the conference were selected through the third round Friday night, and it appeared the Big 12 was headed toward having the fewest picks among the power five leagues again. The Big 12 started off with Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes going 10th to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Vladimir Tarasenko was at the right place at the right time to take advantage of a lucky bounce and help the St. Louis Blues get a big win. Tarasenko scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal with 3:51 left to give the Blues a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Friday night, tying their Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans are doing their best to ensure quarterback Marcus Mariota has as many targets as possible. The Titans, who waited out the second round of the NFL draft Friday night, traded up 11 spots with New England for their second wide receiver in Western Kentucky's Taywan Taylor at No. 72 overall. Then they wrapped up their night selecting Florida International tight end Jonnu Smith at No. 100.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons struck familiar themes when they again focused on defense high in the NFL draft and again selected a player from Louisiana State on Friday night. The Falcons traded down, giving away their second-round pick, to select LSU linebacker Duke Riley in the third round. One year ago, the Falcons took LSU linebacker Deion Jones in the second round.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 12:05 a.m. The second night of the draft concludes as the San Francisco 49ers take quarterback C.J. Beathard and the Pittsburgh Steelers pick running back James Conner late in the third round. No. 97 Miami: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, 6-1, 199, Clemson No. 98 Arizona: Chad Williams, RB, 6-1, 204, Grambling State No. 99 Philadelphia: Rasul Douglas, CB, 6-2, 209, West Virginia No.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Having used his first two picks to shore up the front end of San Francisco's defense a day earlier, John Lynch turned his attention to the secondary while continuing to bolster his growing reputation as the busiest general manager in the draft.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- With the 51st pick of the NFL draft, No. 7 was looking for a change of fortune in his seventh season as architect of the Denver Broncos. General manager John Elway has grabbed some first-round steals and some late-round gems. It's Round 2 that's been his bugaboo.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins hope to have found short- and long-term upgrades to their 28th-ranked defense on the second day of the NFL draft. Washington went back to the Alabama well Friday night to take outside linebacker Ryan Anderson in the second round at pick No. 49 and selected injured UCLA cornerback Fabian Moreau in the third round with the 81st pick.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are committed to giving Jameis Winston everything he needs be successful. The emerging team continued to surround their young quarterback with explosive offensive playmakers Friday night, selecting speedy Penn State receiver Chris Godwin in the third round of the NFL draft.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- How 'bout them Cowboys! Boo! Former Cowboys Pro Bowl receiver Drew Pearson drew even louder boos than NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell when he walked to the podium to announce the team's second-round pick Friday night. The large crowd of mostly Eagles fans gathered along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway began jeering Pearson when Goodell introduced him. The boos from the green-clad fans grew louder with each word Pearson spoke .
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston general manager Rick Smith wouldn't go so far as to call getting Texas running back D'Onta Foreman in the third round a steal. He did, however feel fortunate to pick up last year's Doak Walker Award winner on the second day of the draft. "I do a little bit of a wish list to the guys that I just would love to have on our football team," Smith said.