NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Adidas offers $1M to break the 40-yard dash record at NFL combine

    CBS Sports "For years, NFL prospects have tried to break Chris Johnson's 40-yard dash record of 4.24 seconds. And for years, they've come up short. Adidas is trying to really incentivize someone to break the record this year, offering $1 million to any prospect who beats the number set by CJ2K at the..." February 10

  • New NFL policy requires prospects to authorize background checks

    Pro Football Talk "Before the NFL can determine whether draft prospects should be barred from the Scouting Combine or other league-related draft events for certain criminal offenses, the NFL must be able to make that determination. Before the NFL can make that determination, the NFL must be able to investigate the..." February 09

  • Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott wants to be drafted by Cowboys

    NFL.com "Few could believe the Dallas Cowboys failed to draft a running back last year, despite having no proven options in the backfield after the free-agent loss of DeMarco Murray. It didn't exactly backfire, as the club had the NFL's No. 9 rushing offense thanks to the most physical offensive line in..." February 06

  • If Eagles take a quarterback at No. 13, who should it be?

    Newark Star-Ledger "If the Eagles don't re-sign quarterback Sam Bradford chances are they will use their No. 13 overall pick in the draft to select their quarterback of the near future. The question is who might that quarterback be. In a 2016 group that does not include Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota, there..." February 02

  • Bills scouting Baylor hoops player

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "With an assist to Twitter follower @thee_mask, who sent along the tweet below, at least one member of the Bills scouting staff is in Waco, Texas, tonight to watch a basketball player who could be an NFL prospect. Rico Gathers is a 6-8, 275 pound senior forward on the Bears basketball team. He..." February 02

  • Report: Patriots Like Ohio State’s Braxton Miller As Potential Draft Target

    NESN "Tom Brady didn’t receive much help from his receivers when Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola missed time this season, so perhaps the New England Patriots will consider adding depth in that area in the 2016 NFL Draft. If so, Braxton Miller is an intriguing player to watch. The..." January 30

  • Cowboys Get Senior Bowl Chance To 'Fall In Love' With QB Carson Wentz

    Scout "It is one of the benefits, if you will, of the Dallas coaching staff suffering through 4-12: the staff gets to coach this week's Senior Bowl in Mobile and has assigned to their squad - maybe not coincidentally - some players worthy of targeting in the upcoming NFL Draft. Foremost among those:..." January 26

  • Shrine star Vernon Adams linked to 49ers

    Sacramento Bee "Last year’s 49ers offseason was marked by sudden retirements. The theme this offseason: Chip Kelly’s quarterback conundrum. From Colin Kaepernick to upcoming free agent Sam Bradford to the seventh pick in the draft, Kelly and the 49ers have plenty of options and plenty to sort through between..." January 25

  • 10 RBs Dallas Cowboys could target in 2016 NFL Draft

    Sports Day "After losing DeMarco Murray in free agency, running back was a major need for the Cowboys heading into the 2015 draft. But they came away without spending one of their eight picks on the position. In fact, they haven't drafted a running back since the fifth round in 2013 when they selected..." January 22

  • Cosell: Goff better prospect than 2015 No. 1 pick Winston

    CSN Bay Area "The NFL draft evaluation process has begun and Cal quarterback Jared Goff has been at the center of plenty of conversations. Is he the No. 1 quarterback? Is he worth a top-10 selection? Is he as good as the top passers in draft classes before him? With scouts growing fonder of Memphis'..." January 21

  • 2016 Shrine Game: Navy's Keenan Reynolds looks natural at RB

    CBS Sports "No quarterback in FBS history has more career rushing yards than Navy's Keenan Reynolds, who tallied 4,559 rushing yards over the last four seasons. He also set the Division-I record for total touchdowns (88) and finished fifth in the 2015 Heisman Trophy voting. But with his size (5-10, 200)..." January 19

  • Ranking top 50 prospects for 2016 NFL Draft

    NFL.com "This is the initial look at the top 50 prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft class. It's very early in the draft process, with the all-star games, NFL Scouting Combine, pro days and personal workouts yet to take place. What transpires in those events -- as well as what might be discovered during further..." January 19

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    Jeff Faraudo @JeffFaraudo

    Cal says @JaredGoff16 will hold news conference Thursday morning to address his future. Junior quarterback is expected to enter NFL draft.

  • Cowboys, 49ers, Rams best NFL fits for Cal QB Jared Goff

    CBS Sports "With California cruising to a 55-36 victory over Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl on Tuesday, it is likely only a matter of time before junior quarterback Jared Goff officially announces that he will forgo his senior season and head to the NFL. As such, the time has come to begin projecting..." December 29

  • NFL players can play daily fantasy, they just can’t win much

    Pro Football Talk "As the daily fantasy phenomenon mushrooms, the NFL continues to embrace the game that millions are playing. And NFL players are allowed to play daily fantasy games. They’re just not allowed to win much. “[F]antasy football games and League or Club-sponsored skills competitions (e.g.,..." September 29

  • Bears 1st-rounder Kevin White to undergo shin surgery, could miss 2015 season

    The Score "Chicago Bears first-round pick Kevin White suffered a setback in his recovery from a shin injury last week, and will now undergo surgery to stabilize a stress fracture in the area, general manager Ryan Pace announced Saturday. White will start the year on the PUP list, which requires him to sit..." August 15

  • 2016 NFL Draft: Arkansas' RB duo on NFL radar

    CBS Sports "ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS NFL Draft picks the last five years: 20 2015 NFL Draft picks: 5 -- DE Trey Flowers (4th round, 101st overall, New England Patriots); OLB Martrell Spaight (5th round, 141st overall, Washington Redskins); CB Tevin Mitchel (6th round, 182nd overall, Washington Redskins); DT..." August 13

  • Rams sign Isaiah Battle

    Pro Football Talk "When the Colts signed a pair of third-round picks on Friday, all 2015 draft picks were under contract. On Monday, the entire 2015 supplemental draft class agreed to terms. It was a class of one." July 27

  • Randy Gregory: 'I dug my own grave and I owned up to it'

    Indianapolis Star "Former Hamilton Southeastern star Randy Gregory was supposed to be a lock top 10 pick in this year's NFL Draft. Then the Nebraska pass rusher failed a drug test at the NFL combine and concerns about his battle with anxiety and admitted reliance on marijuana saw his stock plummet on draft..." July 23

  • Documents show DOJ, NFL have argued that sports betting is skill-based

    ESPN "U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch - then the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York - and lawyers for the NFL have both said in legal arguments over the past decade that they consider sports betting as a game of skill, an important legal distinction that could shape the expanded..." July 22

  • Leonard Williams has impressed Jets' defensive linemen with his assertiveness

    Newark Star-Ledger "It was already going to be fascinating to see what Leonard Williams, the defensive end drafted sixth overall by the Jets this spring, could offer early in his rookie year. But now that end Sheldon Richardson is suspended for the season's first four games, because of positive marijuana tests,..." July 19

  • Bill Polian: There’s a “crying need” for a developmental league

    Pro Football Talk "In an interview Tuesday, former Giants coach Jim Fassel hinted that there could be a spring developmental league coming from the NFL next year. That would be the first such league under NFL control since NFL Europa was put out to pasture in 2007 and it would be something that longtime executive..." July 15

  • Chiefs add Kansas cornerback Kevin Short after supplemental draft

    Pro Football Talk "Only one player was selected during Thursday’s Supplemental Draft, but Isaiah Battle isn’t the only player eligible for the draft to find himself on an NFL roster. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Kansas City Chiefs have signed Kansas cornerback Kevin Short to a standard..." July 10

  • Giants’ first-round pick is his own agent, plays hard to get

    New York Post "Ereck Flowers is one of just six first-round draft picks without a signed NFL contract, but the Giants’ new big left tackle from Miami is not worried. “We’re making progress,’’ Flowers said Wednesday after minicamp practice. “I expect us to do good on the contract and come into training camp..." June 18

  • Report: Falcons 1st round pick Vic Beasley will sign rookie contract soon

    The Falcoholic "If McClure has this, chances are good it's happening shortly. Recall that he broke the news that Beasley would be showing up for OTAs last month despite not having signed a contract, so he's clearly got an in with the prized rookie's camp. I've maintained all along that there's no reason to..." June 09

  • Marcus Mariota edges Jameis Winston to lead May jersey sales

    The Score "Marcus Mariota was the second pick of the draft, but he tops the list of NFL jersey sales for May. The Tennessee Titans passer edged out fellow rookie Jameis Winston, the first overall pick in the draft, and the two quarterbacks who did battle in Super Bowl XLIX, too. The 10 best-selling..." June 03

  • Bucs WR Louis Murphy says Jameis Winston reminds him of Tim Tebow

    CBS Sports "Louis Murphy is a wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His new quarterback is former Florida State signal-caller Jameis Winston, who the team selected with the No. 1 overall pick in this year's NFL draft. Murphy happened to play his college ball at the University of Florida. While a..." June 01

  • NFL forces Cowboys to tweak Collins' contract

    ESPN Dallas "The NFL forced the Dallas Cowboys to tinker with the contract for undrafted free agent La'el Collins and it ended up costing the offensive lineman $58,000. When Collins initially signed with the Cowboys, he received a three-year deal worth a fully guaranteed $1,657,500 with base salaries of..." May 27

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    Dean Blandino @DeanBlandino

    The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.

  • Extra point tries moved to the 15-yard line

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19

  • Titans analysis: Sorry, Mettenberger; Mariota's the man

    Tennessean "Marcus Mariota has been the talk of the town since the Titans selected him second overall in the NFL draft on April 30. He's been on billboards, magazine covers and The Tennessean front page. When the team held its rookie minicamp last Friday, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oregon..." May 19

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    Paul Kuharsky @PaulKuharskyNFL

    Mariota: Zach is awesome guy. I've got to have the same mindset he does. Competition will make team better #Titans pic.twitter.com/xBlrrRDpac

  • Bucs Smith 'disappointed' in Bowden for calling Winston an embarrassment

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs coach Lovie Smith is known for stopping high-powered attacks and he went on the defensive for rookie quarterback Jameis Winston. Saying he was 'disappointed,' in legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden for calling Winston 'an embarrassment,'' to Florida State fans and boosters, Smith..." May 13

  • Bucs WR Kenny Bell: Jameis Winston is obsessed with playbook

    CBS Sports "Take it as a promising sign and a positive indicator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But also take it as what it really is -- offseason news that certainly doesn't guarantee success for Jameis Winston when success ultimately matters. Still, considering the controversy surrounding Winston -- the..." May 13

  • Jaguars' Dante Fowler Jr. will get full pay despite torn ACL

    ESPN "Jacksonville Jaguars rookie Dante Fowler Jr. won't be able to be on the field in 2015, but he's still going to get paid. The Jaguars will sign Fowler, who suffered a torn left ACL less than an hour into the Jaguars' two-day rookie minicamp, to likely the same contract he would have gotten had..." May 12

  • Dante Fowler out for season with torn ACL

    Pro Football Talk "The third overall pick in this year’s NFL draft will miss his entire rookie season with an injury suffered at his first day of practice. Jaguars pass rusher Dante Fowler is out for the season with a torn ACL, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Fowler, a talented edge rusher from Florida, was..." May 09

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Jets DL Leonard Williams expected to sign his contract tonight. Sixth overall pick gets a four-year, $18.6m deal with $11.6m signing bonus.

  • Report: Jaguars’ First-Round Pick Dante Fowler Suffers Possible ACL Injury

    Sportsnaut "The Jacksonville Jaguars just kicked off their first day of rookie camp, and it has been reported that their first-round draft pick Dante Fowler suffered a potential ACL injury to his left knee while completing 11-on-11 drills. While the severity of the injury is unknown, this video footage..." May 08

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    Michael DiRocco @ESPNdirocco

    Dante Fowler Jr just went down holding left knee. Got hurt in 11 on 11.

  • Winston attorneys file for civil suit to be moved from state to federal court

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Attorneys for Jameis Winston filed a request to have a civil lawsuit against Winston to be moved from a state court to federal court. Winston was accused of rape in December of 2012, but was not charged. He was also cleared of any wrongdoing following a Florida State hearing in December to see..." May 08

  • Cowboys win La’el Collins derby as risk/reward offseason continues

    New York Post "The Dallas Cowboys have signed former LSU offensive tackle La’el Collins, who had been a projected first-round pick in last week’s NFL draft until his name came up in a murder investigation. Collins, a 2014 All-SEC lineman, has never been named a suspect or person of interest in the shooting..." May 07

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    Charean Williams @NFLCharean

    Cowboys have signed La'el Collins, according to a source.

  • Cowboys agree to terms with La'el Collins

    NFL.com "The Dallas Cowboys continue to add big names to their offseason haul. LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins has agreed to sign as an undrafted free agent, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, according to a source. The move continues an offseason trend of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones..." May 07

  • Report: La'el Collins is not father of murdered woman's baby

    Sporting News "Police say La'el Collins has never been a suspect in the April 24 murder of Brittney Mills, but he has been part of the investigation. The fact that detectives wanted to speak with him in connection with Mills' death led to NFL teams avoiding the former LSU star in last weekend's NFL Draft...." May 07

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Coveted OL La'el Collins - most coveted undrafted free agent in NFL history I imagine - is making his 1st visit... Dallas Cowboys up first

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Kevin White's deal w/ Bears worth a fully guaranteed $16.56m over 4 years w/ a $10.3m signing bonus. Those are the max numbers for his slot.

  • Report: La’el Collins Has Solid Alibi In Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend’s Murder

    NESN "Ex-LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins has told Louisiana police that he has an “airtight alibi” regarding his whereabouts the night of Brittney Mills’ murder, according to TMZ Sports. Mills, who was pregnant, was killed shortly before the 2015 NFL Draft. Collins was projected to be taken in..." May 06

  • Bucs GM: Jameis Winston will have 'every opportunity' to be starter

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "With the Buccaneers taking quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the 2015 draft, general manager Jason Licht said Winston will be given a chance to win the starting role in Week 1, reports NBCSports.com. "It's pretty difficult to say with a straight face that we're not going..." May 05

  • Randy Gregory: I don’t have a weed problem; I’m immature and stubborn

    Dallas Morning News "Randy Gregory says smoking marijuana is not his problem. The Cowboys’ second round pick blames his off the field concerns on immaturity and stubbornness. The pass rushing specialist, who had 17.5 sacks and 29 tackles for loss in two seasons at Nebraska, chatted about that Friday night during an..." May 05

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    Who's recruiting La'el Collins most aggressively? #Bucs QB Jameis Winston is right up there. Pushing hard for Collins to come to Tampa Bay.

2014 NFL Draft Results

# Team Player School/Team
1 Buccaneers Jameis Winston Florida State
2 Titans Marcus Mariota Oregon
3 Jaguars Dante Fowler, Jr. Florida
4 Raiders Amari Cooper Alabama
5 Redskins Brandon Scherff Iowa
6 Jets Leonard Williams Southern California
7 Bears Kevin White West Virginia
8 Falcons Vic Beasley Clemson
9 Giants Ereck Flowers Miami
10 Rams Todd Gurley Georgia
Full NFL Draft Results