NFL Draft

Jadeveon Clowney of the South Carolina Gamecocks stands on stage with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #1 overall by the Houston Texansduring the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: The NFL Draft As Reality TV

The NFL’s three-day draft extravaganza ended late Saturday with good TV ratings. “I thought it was the best job they’ve ever done,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

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Ty Montgomery #7 of the Stanford Cardinal catches a pass as he is hit by Keith McGill #1 of the Utah Utes during the second half of an NCAA football game October 12, 2013 at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Utah Beat Stanford 27-21. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Raiders Take 5 Defenders On Final Day Of Draft

The Oakland Raiders targeted defense on the final day of the NFL draft Saturday, taking five defensive players starting with Louisiana Tech defensive tackle Justin Ellis and Utah cornerback Keith McGill in the fourth round.

05/10/2014

Michael Sam #52 of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

49ers, Raiders Pass On 1st Openly Gay NFL Player; St. Louis Rams Pick Michael Sam In NFL Draft

ichael Sam was picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft Saturday, becoming the first openly gay player drafted by a pro football team.

05/10/2014

Oakland Raiders

Raiders Take DT Ellis, CB McGill In 4th Round Of NFL Draft

The Oakland Raiders have taken Louisiana Tech defensive tackle Justin Ellis and Utah cornerback Keith McGill with picks in the fourth round of the draft.

05/10/2014

A San Francisco 49ers football helmet. (CBS graphic)

49ers Draft South Carolina WR Bruce Ellington In 4th Round Of NFL Draft

The 49ers finally addressed one of their top needs in the NFL draft by selecting South Carolina wide receiver Bruce Ellington with the 106th overall pick in the fourth round.

05/10/2014

Carlos Hyde. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

49ers Cap Busy Day 2 Of NFL Draft With Five Trades

Carlos Hyde has long admired Frank Gore, and now he wants to compete against the veteran running back for San Francisco’s starting job.

05/09/2014

Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Fresno State Bulldogs throws against the USC Trojans during the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium on December 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. USC won 45-20. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Raiders Select Fresno St. QB Derek Carr With 2nd Round Pick In NFL Draft

The Oakland Raiders Friday selected Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr as their second pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

05/09/2014

Trent Murphy #93 of the Stanford Cardinal stands on the field during their game against the UCLA Bruins at Stanford Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Stanford Linebacker Trent Murphy Selected By Washington Redskins In 2014 NFL Draft

Stanford’s star linebacker becomes the first Bay Area college player selected in this year’s football draft.

05/09/2014

Jalen Saunders #8 of the South squad catches a pass in front of Jimmie Ward #15 of the North squad during the Reese's Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on January 25, 2014 in Mobile, Alabama. The South defeated the North 20-10. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: 49ers Score High With Low Pick

Declining to trade up for a higher pick, the 49ers waited for their 30 spot to select Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward in the NFL Draft Thursday night.

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Johnny Manziel (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Pro Football Meets Johnny Football

All eyes and iPhones were on Johnny Manziel, who squirmed in his seat for 21 picks before landing in the wasteland we call Cleveland. He forced a smile and his signature salutation, rubbing his thumb and forefinger, a metaphor for counting his cash.

05/09/2014

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