NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Bears set up private workout with DeShone Kizer

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears signed their starter at the beginning of free agency with a deal for Mike Glennon, and are close to a deal for a backup in Mark Sanchez. But they’re obviously still looking to the future. In fact, they might have already gotten a peek at their next one wearing gear from their..." March 24

  • Davis Webb: Being told 'I'm one of the best quarterbacks on the board'

    ESPN "Former California quarterback Davis Webb on Friday said he's been told by multiple NFL teams that he could be taken early in April's NFL draft. "I've talked to a lot of NFL people," Webb said after the Golden Bears' pro day workouts. "And double-digit teams have told me I'm a first-round..." March 24

  • Michigan TE Jake Butt 'ahead of schedule' with injury "Michigan tight end Jake Butt's rehabilitation from a torn ACL is going well enough that the NFL club that drafts him might not have to wait long to see him on the practice field. Butt told NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock that he's ahead of schedule, and that he could be ready to play by..." March 24

  • Joe Thomas believes Mitchell Trubisky is the quarterback to draft this year

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns 10-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas thinks the franchise ought to enlist someone from its own backyard if it chooses to draft a quarterback April 27. Thomas identified Mentor native Mitchell Trubisky as his pick for the head of this year’s quarterback class during a radio interview..." March 24

  • Marshon Lattimore reiterates that hamstrings were not issue at combine

    ESPN "Marshon Lattimore's hamstrings were healthy enough for individual drills at Ohio State's pro day Thursday. The projected first-round cornerback continues to stress that there was nothing wrong with them at the NFL combine earlier this month, either. In his first public comments since cutting..." March 24

  • USC's JuJu Smith-Schuster would welcome staying home to play for Rams or Chargers

    Los Angeles Times "The Rams added a former USC receiver to the roster when they signed free agent Robert Woods, the Trojans’ all-time receptions leader. Could they add another in next month’s NFL draft? ADVERTISING USC’s JuJu Smith-Schuster, who attended Long Beach Poly High, said Wednesday that he would be..." March 23

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Josh McCown signing hasn’t ended Jets’ crush on QB Mitch Trubisky, and it shouldn’t

    New York Daily News "The most pivotal question during the NFL's exhaustive pre-draft evaluation process: Do the Jets still have the hots for North Carolina quarterback Mitch(ell) Trubisky? Three months after the Daily News reported that the chatter in league circles was that Gang Green was head over heels for the..." March 23

  • NFL personnel director compares Mitch Trubisky to Aaron Rodgers

    Sportsnaut "It’s still not known which quarterback will be off the board first when the 2017 NFL Draft comes calling next month. This is one of the most wide-open classes we have seen in some time. Though, it wouldn’t be a major surprise to those who follow the draft process if former North Carolina..." March 22

  • Mitch Trubisky walks back ‘call me Mitchell’ talk

    Sportsnaut "Former North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky raised eyebrows ever so slightly during the combine when he asked to be called “Mitchell” going forward. Though it isn’t something really alarming, some within the NFL community certainly must have wondered if the sudden shift signaled an..." March 21

  • Browns HC, GM not at Trubisky's pro day

    Campus Sports "Mitch Trubisky will work out for NFL teams during his Pro Day on Tuesday. While a number of teams will be in attendance to get a first-hand look at one of the top quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft, there is one potential suitor that will not be making the trip. In a surprising move, May Kay..." March 21

  • Browns should draft Myles Garrett No. 1 -- unless they can land their franchise QB there

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns should draft defensive end Myles Garrett No.1 overall, providing they can't land their franchise quarterback with that pick. As the predraft process unfolds, if they determine that Mitchell Trubisky can be their quarterback of the future, they should still strongly considering taking..." March 21

  • Tackle prospect Cam Robinson sets up some visits

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s draft class isn’t seen as being a particularly strong one for offensive tackles, but the needs at the position around the league mean that those at the top of the list are still likely to come off the board early in the draft process. One of those tackles is Alabama’s Cam Robinson,..." March 20

  • Why Jets could be reaching with Mitch Trubisky, Deshaun Watson at No. 6

    Newark Star-Ledger "Maybe the Jets will draft a quarterback with the sixth overall pick this year. Maybe they won't. But if they do, they would be reaching, at least in the eyes of ESPN analyst Todd McShay. Mitch Trubisky and Deshaun Watson are considered the two best quarterbacks available this year ... and..." March 19

  • Jaguars to target Leonard Fournette in first round

    Sportsnaut "The Jacksonville Jaguars have spent this free agency period adding to the defensive side of the ball. Always willing to hand out the large contract to proven veterans, Jacksonville signed Calais Campbell, A.J. Bouye and Barry Church. Now apparently looking to offense heading into the 2017 NFL..." March 18

  • Dalvin Cook visited Eagles

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles added a pair of wide receivers as free agents and they turned their attention to another offensive position with a pre-draft visit this week. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was in Philadelphia to visit with the Eagles this week. Cook..." March 17

  • Chargers GM Tom Telesco on picking QB at No. 7: 'You never say never'

    ESPN "Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco did not completely dismiss the possibility of selecting a quarterback with the team’s No. 7 overall selection in this year’s draft. Of course, the Chargers already have a franchise quarterback in Philip Rivers. But with the NC State product..." March 17

  • Bears would have a hard time trading down from No. 3 draft pick

    Chicago Tribune "After casting a wide net in free agency without necessarily landing a big fish, the Bears turn their attention to the draft, where they figure to be able to add a difference-maker with the No. 3 pick. The Bears have signed 12 players since the start of the new league year, with quarterback Mike..." March 17

  • Browns' Hue Jackson and Sashi Brown skip Deshaun Watson's Pro Day but will conduct private workout with him

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Hue Jackson and Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown skipped Deshaun Watson's Pro Day at Clemson today because they'll have a private workout and visit with him, league sources told The Browns are believed to have conducted a private workout..." March 16

  • Joe Mixon could still be drafted in first round

    Larry Brown Sports "For several NFL teams, Joe Mixon is a player who is considered untouchable no matter how talented he is or how impressive his tape looks. For others, the former Oklahoma running back just might be a first-round pick. Mixon was not invited to the Scouting Combine because of his off-field issues,..." March 16

  • Why U-M's Jabrill Peppers is a fit for the Detroit Lions

    Detroit Free Press "Jabrill Peppers isn't a perfect NFL prospect by any means. He measured a hair under 5-foot-11 at the combine earlier this month, he played a super-utility position at Michigan that doesn't translate perfectly to the NFL, and his lack of takeaways on the defensive side of the ball - he forced..." March 16

  • Could Christian McCaffrey be a Real Option For Eagles at 14?

    CSN Philly "For months, it seems like Dalvin Cook has been many fans' choice for the Eagles in the first round of the draft. Once Sidney Jones, considered by many to be the top corner in the draft, blew out his Achilles, it seemed like the love for Cook only grew. But what if the Birds take a..." March 16

  • SMU QB Matt Davis declares for the 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "With pro days taking place and the NFL Scouting Combine already concluded, it’s normally not the time of the year when prospects declare for the annual draft. But Matt Davis of Southern Methodist is not your normal quarterback. He’s been in the college ranks for five years and is coming off a..." March 15

  • Scout: Sidney Jones could slide as many as two rounds in draft "The unfortunate injury that befell Washington CB Sidney Jones on Saturday at the UW pro day, reportedly a torn Achilles, figures to be a costly one where the NFL draft is concerned. The question is how costly, and the answer, according to an NFC scout, is a slip of at least one round, and as..." March 13

  • Steve Smith calls out Bengals for meeting with Joe Mixon

    Washington Post "Steve Smith Sr. may be freshly retired from the NFL, but he has not retired from delivering steaming hot takes. On Sunday, Smith ripped the Cincinnati Bengals for inviting Joe Mixon to town to assess his talents. Mixon is the former Oklahoma running back who was not invited to the scouting..." March 13

  • Instead of Christian McCaffrey, is Stanford’s best player DE Solomon Thomas?

    San Jose Mercury News "Christian McCaffrey is most often referred to as the best player on the Stanford roster. But what if he’s not? Consider the impact of redshirt sophomore Solomon Thomas, a 6-foot-3, 273-pound defensive end selected as the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this..." March 12

  • Stanford’s Solomon Thomas enters NFL Draft: Major blow to Cardinal defense

    San Jose Mercury News "Stanford has been hit by the NFL Draft double-whammy: First tailback Christian McCaffrey turned pro; now, defensive lineman Solomon Thomas is doing the same. Despite McCaffrey’s record-breaking career, Thomas’ departure could have greater consequences for the Cardinal next season given the..." March 12

  • Western Michigan WR Corey Davis a sure first-round NFL draft pick

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Western Michigan's Corey Davis, arguably the best college wide receiver in the country, might also be the most invisible. There is no other way to understand how the nation's all-time leader in reception yards, and leader in touchdowns catches (17) this season (No. 2 all-time with 50) did not..." March 12

  • Antonio Brown is a big fan of Western Michigan WR Corey Davis

    Detroit Free Press "Antonio Brown went from a little-known Mid-American Conference wide receiver to an NFL star, and the Central Michigan product says that the MAC’s latest great pass catcher is ready to make a similar jump. Brown said at the NFL Honors show Saturday at the Wortham Theater Center that he’s a big..." March 12

  • WMU’s Davis ‘came from nothing’ — and look at him now

    Detroit News "Corey Davis didn’t come from great means. He didn’t even come from decent means. His parents didn’t have cars when he was growing up. So after last season, when it came time to sit down and decide whether he would enter the NFL draft early and potentially cash a seven-figure check in the..." March 12

  • Report: Joe Mixon visiting Bengals over the weekend

    Sportsnaut "Former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is reportedly visiting the Cincinnati Bengals over the weekend after wowing at his pro day last week. “The Enquirer learned per a league source late Friday night that University of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon flew to Cincinnati to meet with Bengals..." March 12

  • Likely first-round pick Sidney Jones carted off field during pro day

    Sportsnaut "This is not a scenario anyone wants to see happen. Less than a week removed from taking part in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, former Washington cornerback Sidney Jones was carted off the field Saturday during the Huskies Pro Day in Seattle. The injury itself looks to be really bad,..." March 11

  • Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon runs the 40 at Sooners' Pro Day

    247 Sports "Polarizing NFL Draft prospect Joe Mixon had an impressive showing in the 40-yard dash Wednesday at Oklahoma's Pro Day, the first time scouts have been able to watch the Sooners ballcarrier in action this offseason. Ranked as high as the No. 3 best available running back on some draft boards,..." March 08

  • Deshaun Watson could be high-floor QB Browns need at No. 12

    Fanrag Sports "Fast forward to 8:00 pm eastern on April 27th. The Browns aren’t expected to be on the clock for long before the world hears Roger Goodell say, “With the first pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select Myles Garrett, Defensive End, Texas A&M.” Myles had a great NFL Combine..." March 08

  • Foster impresses teams in post-combine meetings

    SEC Country "After a weird weekend at the NFL combine, Reuben Foster is working on image rehab, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The former Alabama linebacker, after being reportedly kicked out of the combine after an incident involving a hospital employee, met with NFL teams on Tuesday night in..." March 08

  • Joe Mixon meets with four NFL teams ahead of Pro Day

    Larry Brown Sports "Joe Mixon is one of the most interesting cases entering the NFL Draft because of his off-field history. The former Oklahoma running back was suspended a year for punching a woman inside a sandwich shop that led to her hospitalization and a federal lawsuit. He also was suspended a game last..." March 08

  • Browns Dream Scenario: Myles Garrett At No. 1 & Trade No. 12 For Jimmy Garoppolo?

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett’s workout and interview have “pretty much clinched” the Browns’ decision to take him with the No. 1 overall pick. Sources tell Cabot that the Browns are still expected to try to trade for Patriots backup QB..." March 07

  • Myles Garrett is just too good for the Browns to pass up

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The common theme from most of the headlines and tweets coming out of Sunday's NFL Scouting Combine performance by Myles Garrett carried with them one theme: Don't mess this up, Browns. Garrett, the consensus top talent in the draft, arrived in Indianapolis last week and, when he took the field..." March 07

  • Ready or not, Chiefs still interested in this year’s rookie QB crop

    Kansas City Star "After spending the entire weekend reporting about the Chiefs’ interest in quarterbacks, I was alerted Monday morning to the following quote from Chiefs general manager John Dorsey about the readiness of this year’s quarterback class. Here’s what Dorsey told Albert Breer of “First..." March 07

  • NFL exec: Myles Garrett looks like a 'job saver' at combine "Picking Myles Garrett could buy an NFL coach and/or GM more time in their respective positions. That's the opinion of one NFL executive after watching the Texas A&M defensive end put on a show at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday. When NFL Network's Mike Silver asked the exec how Garrett..." March 06

  • John Dorsey doesn’t think any 2017 rookie QBs are ready to play

    Pro Football Talk "There are some who think the Chiefs need a change at quarterback to reach greater success on the field, but team brass has been steadfast in terms of public support of Smith this offseason. One of the leading reasons for that is likely the same reason why Mike Glennon is expected to go from the..." March 06

  • Reuben Foster sends apology letter to NFL teams over Combine incident

    Larry Brown Sports "Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster is formally apologizing for an incident that got him sent home from the NFL Scouting Combine. Foster was banished from the Combine on Friday after an incident involving a hospital worker, meaning he was missing when the linebackers did their drills on Sunday. In..." March 06

  • Jamal Adams: 'I feel like I should be the No. 1 pick' in NFL Draft

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU safety Jamal Adams showed up at the NFL Scouting Combine's last day for media overflowing with confidence. When asked if he was a top 5 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, he didn't mince words. "Most definitely," he told the media Sunday. "I feel like I'm the best guy in the draft. I feel..." March 06

  • Jabrill Peppers: I'm a pretty damn good safety

    ESPN "His shirt at the NFL's scouting combine says "LB,'' as in linebacker, but the versatile Jabrill Peppers is confident about where he should play as a professional. "What do I look like? I'm a safety. I'm a safety. Yes, I'm a safety," Michigan's do-it-all standout said. "... I control the..." March 06

  • Myles Garrett and the Browns’ Difficult Decision

    SI "“Hello, Cleveland!” Those were the words of NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock as Texas A&M phenom Myles Garrett crossed the finish line of the 40-yard dash in a staggering 4.64 seconds on Sunday, putting a bow on the show that most scouts expected he’d put on here at Lucas Oil Stadium. And that..." March 06

  • Malik Hooker had to tell Indy docs not to pull on his legs

    ESPN "Two of the best defensive back prospects in this year's NFL draft played in the same secondary at Ohio State, and both carried to the scouting combine some injury questions that their new employers will have to answer before they are selected. Marshon Lattimore, who is one of the most highly..." March 06

  • Browns impressed by Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett?

    USA Today "The NFL's annual scouting combine has entered its third day of on-field drills in Indianapolis as defensive linemen and linebackers go through their workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, who's widely regarded as the best prospect of the 2017 draft, is already..." March 05

  • NFL scout believes Joe Mixon is best RB in draft class

    Larry Brown Sports "If not for Joe Mixon’s disturbing history of off-field drama, there would likely be three and possibly four running backs projected to be taken in the first round of the NFL Draft next month. And according to one scout, Mixon is the best of the bunch from a skill standpoint. Ben Volin of the..." March 05

  • Jabrill Peppers Insists He's A Safety, Teams Keep Asking Him About Other Positions

    The Big Lead "Jabrill Peppers continues to insist he’s a safety, despite mostly playing linebacker during the 2016 college football season and being incredibly versatile. That insistence continued at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday. The Michigan product was one of the nation’s best players this year..." March 05

  • Jonathan Allen unconcerned about shoulder arthritis "If the arthritis in Jonathan Allen's surgically repaired shoulders becomes a problem for him during his NFL career, it will have already been an awfully long one. The former Alabama star said Saturday that doctors have told him the condition shouldn't affect him for 15-20 years, according to..." March 05

2014 NFL Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Browns Myles Garrett Texas A&M
2 49ers Solomon Thomas Stanford
3 Bears Jamal Adams Louisiana State
4 Jaguars* Leonard Fournette Louisiana State
5 Titans Corey Davis Western Michigan
6 Jets Derek Barnett Tennessee
7 Rams Jabrill Peppers Michigan
8 Panthers Malik McDowell Michigan State
9 Bengals Roderick Johnson Florida State
10 Bills* Deshaun Watson Clemson