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2016 NFL Draft results: Recapping Round 1 and the Robert Nkemdiche pick

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We begin Day 2 of the 2016 NFL Draft. Day 1 went well and had all sorts of fun -- trades, falls, surprises and the hacking of a player Twitter account that blew up the Internet. Here is what you need to know about the draft and the Cardinals and the NFL.


Cardinals Grab Robert Nkemdiche In First
Team convinced defensive tackle is past off-field issues; Will upgrade pass rush

Birdgang Sound-Off: Cardinals Get Nkemdiche
Social media reaction to the team's first-round draft choice

Tony Jefferson Tweets His Draft Experience
Undrafted safety is willing to have some fun at his own expense

Cardinals Blogs | Cardinals grab Nkemdiche in first round
It’s the kind of pick that can make a good team great, if Nkemdiche does what he is supposed to do, and with leaders like Campbell, Rucker, Patrick Peterson and Mathieu in the locker room, the culture is there to keep him on the right path.

2016 NFL draft: Cardinals pick DT Robert Nkemdiche in first round
If Robert Nkemdiche can stay out of trouble, he might just be the difference between a trip to the NFC Championship Game and one to the Super Bowl.

Bickley: Cardinals hope 1st-round risk nets reward
In just three seasons, Steve Keim has built a Super Bowl contender in Arizona. He’s forged an excellent reputation among NFL general managers. He has one obvious blind spot.

Photos: Arizona Cardinals 2016 first-round pick Robert Nkemdiche
Robert Nkemdiche from Ole Miss poses for photos after being selected by the Arizona Cardinals as the 29th pick in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago.

Cardinals may ask Robert Nkemdiche to distance himself from his brother |
The Arizona Cardinals made an investment in Robert Nkemdiche on Thursday night, and they may ask him to make some uncomfortable changes in order to get the most out of their investment. That could include asking Nkemdiche to distance himself from his troubled brother, Denzel.

Robert Nkemdiche and the Arizona Cardinals are a perfect fit | FOX Sports

Nkemdiche could be a star in Arizona

Cardinals land 'nightmare' DL Robert Nkemdiche with 29th overall pick

The Cardinals feel fortunate to be able to land defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche with the 29th pick in the first round.

Cardinals convinced Nkemdiche's character isn't an issue

The Arizona Cardinals were convinced Robert Nkemdiche's character wasn't an issue after spending time with him prior to the NFL Draft.

2016 NFL Draft: Why Robert Nkemdiche fell to the Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals selected talented Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Cardinals players and fans react to selection of Nkemdiche

The Arizona Cardinals and general manager Steve Keim may have ended up with a gift on Thursday night.


NFL Draft 2016: Picks, reaction and full coverage of Round 1 -

The 2016 NFL Draft began with Round 1 on Thursday night from the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. Quarterbacks were taken with the top two picks, with the Rams selected Jared Goff first overall and the Eagles taking Carson Wentz at No. 2.

Laremy Tunsil's Twitter account posted a video of him smoking a bong minutes before the NFL Draft -

Somebody is trying to sabotage the elite NFL Draft prospect.

NFL Draft grades 2016: Snap reactions to the 1st round -

Teams navigated several trades in the first round with what initially looks like some clear winners emerging.

NFL Draft 2016: Best players available after first round -

Injuries and off-field concerns pushed a few players into Day 2 of the draft. Now how far will they continue to fall?

NFL Draft results 2016: Trades dominate 1st round on Thursday -

Laremy Tunsil fell out of the top 10 and the Denver Broncos traded up to get a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft.

The only thing standing between Robert Nkemdiche and NFL success? His family -

Robert Nkemdiche's brothers have always been an outsized part of his football career, and that has plenty of NFL front offices concerned about the impact that relationship might have on the likely first-round pick's pro career.

After bizarre Instagram posts, Laremy Tunsil says he took money from coaches -

Two of the No. 13 pick's social media accounts appear to have been hacked on draft night, potentially costing him money and putting more NCAA attention on his college.

Ezekiel Elliott's greatness began in his mother's dream -

Ezekiel Elliott was born a dream running back. Everyone sees his greatness, including himself.

NFL Draft 2016: Pick-by-pick results -

Each and every pick in the 2016 NFL Draft is right here.

The NFL Draft trade value chart explained by a real insider -

How much is a trade really worth? Let Uncle Chaps break it down for you.

Myles Jack spoke about his troublesome knee injury right before the NFL Draft. Why? -

In the hours leading up to the draft, Jack is being unusually honest about his right knee.

Here's everything we know so far about the Will Smith murder case -

These are the facts and the actors of the current murder investigation of the former Saints star defensive lineman.