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April 28, 2008
April 28, 2008

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April 28, 2008

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NFL DRAFT PREVIEW
BASEBALL
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
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NFL Draft: Who's No. 1?

This is an article from the April 28, 2008 issue

After months of buildup and speculation, pro football fans will finally find out this weekend: Who will their team select in the draft? SI.com will provide complete coverage, with insider reports and expert analysis, all week long. Day-by-day highlights include:

Wednesday

• Don Banks's Snap Judgments on the latest draft news

• Former offensive tackle Ross Tucker on the expectations of draftees and undrafted free agents

• Stewart Mandel's annual Overrated/Underrated column

• Photo galleries: top wide receiver and tight end prospects

Thursday

• Live Beat Writers' Mock Draft, with fans' reactions

• Peter King's Five Things I Think I Think on the draft

• Analysis from Michael Lombardi, a 22-year veteran of NFL personnel departments

• Photo gallery: top defensive-line prospects

Friday

• Don Banks's final mock draft

• Peter King's Five Things I Think I Think on the draft

• Dr. Z's Mailbag

• Bucky Brooks on war-room debates

• Photo galleries: top linebacker and cornerback prospects

Saturday

• SI Writers at the Draft blog (12 writers in nine cities), with fans' reactions

• Live Draft Tracker, with Bucky Brooks's analysis of each pick in first two rounds

• Don Banks's Snap Judgments

• Bucky Brooks on the best players still available heading into Day Two

• Photo gallery from the draft

Sunday

• Live Draft Tracker

• Don Banks's Snap Judgments throughout the day

• More analysis from Michael Lombardi

Monday

• Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback

• Dr. Z's draft grades

• Richard Deitsch's media grades

Tuesday

• Andrew Perloff's 2009 mock draft

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NHL PLAYOFFS

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Hockey's best teams (including the Penguins and Sidney Crosby) skate into the second round of the playoffs this week, and SI.com will be rinkside for all the action. Michael Farber, Darren Eliot, Allan Muir, Jim Kelley, Kostya Kennedy and Sarah Kwak provide coverage that includes a daily blog, picks for the three stars of the night and breakdowns of each second-round series.

> Complete NHL playoff coverage at SI.com/nhl.

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