NFL teams make big moves to draft franchise quarterbacks

North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky poses after being selected by the Chicago Bears during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


Three signal-callers went in the top 12 picks in the first round.

New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo catches a ball during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Jim McBride

With Jimmy Garoppolo staying put, where will Patriots turn in draft?

The backup quarterback was reported to be a hot commodity for QB-needy teams, but the Patriots did not deal him.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 27: A detailed view of the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

2017 NFL Draft pick tracker

Here’s a list of the first-round picks and the draft order for the remaining six rounds.

NFL Draft

// Browns select Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett No. 1 overall

Garrett had 31 sacks and 141 tackles in 34 games for the Aggies over three seasons.

Boston-04/27/2017- Boston Red Sox vs NY Yankees- Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale fires a 1st inning pitch. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff (sports)

John Tlumacki/Globe staff


Another game of tough luck for Chris Sale

Sale was dominant, but got no run support as the Red Sox were shut down by Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka.


// Third base the not-so-hot corner for Red Sox this season

Pablo Sandoval was struggling before landing on the DL, and his replacements are not long-range answers.

// Chris Sale could sue for non-support

Red Sox bats continue to go silent with their lefthanded ace on the mound, wasting a brilliant start to his career in Boston.

Boston MA 4/26/17 Boston Celtics Isaiah Thomas and Tyler Zeller running onto the court before they play the Chicago Bulls during game 5 of the NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Adam Himmeslbach

Isaiah Thomas will attend sister’s funeral Saturday in Washington

The Celtics star guard’s mind and heart remain with his sister.


// Celtics no strangers to comebacks

Rallying from two games down to take the lead in this first-round series shouldn’t be surprising from a team that has spent the season exceeding expectations.


// Dustin Pedroia back in Red Sox lineup

The second baseman missed three games with a sore left knee and ankle. The Sox also claimed utility man Chase d’Arnaud off waivers from Atlanta.


// Jon Lester, the one who got away, will be back at Fenway this weekend

The ace lefty thought he would return to the Red Sox in 2014. Now he returns as a member of the Cubs.


// Red Sox are glad they went to school on Ben Taylor

The righty went undrafted as a college junior but was something of a hidden jewel as a senior.

ESPN analyst Andy Katz broadcasts from the court during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Quinnipiac and Gonzaga at the AdvoCare Invitational tournament in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)



A closer look at the ESPN layoffs

What’s curious, on the surface at least, is that ESPN’s baseball coverage took a significant hit.


// Young players will get a shot with Bruins next season

Winger Matt Beleskey could be one underperforming veteran pushed out of a job.

Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney takes questions from reporters during a news conference, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Boston. The NHL hockey team are bringing head coach Bruce Cassidy back next season, dropping the interim tag from his title as a reward for leading the team back to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Bruins GM Don Sweeney: ‘The onus is right here in this chair’

Sweeney must improve a roster that was hampered by some of his questionable signings.

Alex Speier

// Can the Red Sox have an elite offense without hitting home runs?

Through 20 games, the Red Sox have just 11 homers through 20 games, the fewest in the big leagues.

Boston MA 4/26/17 Boston Celtics Avery Bradley after knocking down a 3-point basket over Chicago Bulls Robin Lopez during third quarter action of game 5 of the NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

Chad Finn

Let’s not overlook the contributions of Avery Bradley

The Celtics would not have been in position to take control in the fourth if Bradley hadn’t kept them in the game in the first half.

// Red Sox prospect critical following auto accident

Kevin Steen was driving in Fort Myers, Fla., when his vehicle was hit by another.


// Jordan Spieth, Ryan Palmer share lead at Zurich Classic

It’s the first official team event on the PGA Tour in 36 years.

MLB Roundup

// Jeremy Hellickson leads Phillies to sixth straight win

Righthander allowed one run over six strong innings in Thursday’s 3-2 victory over the Marlins.


// Senators stop Rangers in Game 1

Erik Karlsson’s goal at 15:49 of the third period was the difference in the Senators’ victory over the Rangers in the opener of their second-round playoff series.


// Raptors, Spurs advance

Toronto will face Cleveland next, and San Antonio will take on Houston.

Sports Log

// Predators lose Kevin Fiala for remainder of playoffs

Nashville’s 20-year-old forward underwent surgery for a fractured left femur suffered in Game 1 at St. Louis.

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