Mike Mayock on NFL draft; NFL to release 2013 schedule

The 2013 NFL schedule will be released simultaneously on NFL.com and NFL Network at 8 p.m. ET. Tune into "Schedule Release '13" after "NFL Total Access" at 7 p.m. ET. And check out NFL.com the rest of the night and into the next day as we tear into the schedule from every conceivable angle.

2013 NFL Draft: Position rankings


With the draft right around the corner, NFL.com ranks the top prospects available at every position on offense and defense. **More ...**

Here's what else is on tap for Thursday:

» Get a head start on Thursday's football talk with "NFL AM" at 6 a.m. ET. Today, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Conner Barwin talks about his first impressions of Chip Kelly, plus LSU coach Les Miles talks about former Tigers cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, Charley Casserly presents his most overrated draft prospects, former President George H.W. Bush with the 2013 Houston Texans Cheerleaders, and all the latest NFL news.

» With one week to go before the 2013 NFL Draft, NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock is holding his annual pre-draft media call Thursday at 1 p.m. ET, and for the first time, NFL.com will provide fans access to listen to Mayock's call. Log onto nfl.com/mayockdraftcall and listen while Mayock answers dozens of questions from the media about the 2013 NFL Draft. The live streaming audio will be accompanied by highlight packages of draft prospects and graphics on NFL team needs.

» NFL.com writers are revealing their choices for the best and worst picks of all time for each of the 32 teams (readers get to determine their choices as well). Today we'll look at the Minnesota Vikings and the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts.

» Tired of all the talk about high-profile prospects? Gil Brandt has just the thing: The best prospects you've never heard of.

» Elliot Harrison gets into the time machine and does a 2010 NFL Draft Do-Over.

Kremer: Draft's most miraculous tale


D.J. Hayden nearly died five months ago. Now, he's rocketing up draft boards. Andrea Kremer tells his incredible story. **More ...**

» Daniel Jeremiah uncovers his Top 50 Big Board.

» NFL Evolution.com reports that Pro Football Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, supports Commissioner Roger Goodell's efforts to make the game safer with rule changes, but admits he's not sure how he would react if he were coaching today.

» NFL Network soon will unveil its Top 100 players of 2013, as voted on by the players. In the meantime, have your say with Fan's Choice voting.

» Happy birthday to Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Red Bryant, who turns 29 on Thursday.

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