NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Air Force refuses waive active duty commitment, WR Jalen Robinette goes undrafted

    Denver Post "In a stunning shift before the start of the NFL draft, the Air Force decided it would not allow athletes from the Academy defer two years of active duty and immediately join a professional sports team upon graduation. The news is a blow to Jalen Robinette, Air Force’s all-time leading receiver..." April 30

  • Broncos make Chad Kelly Mr. Irrelevant

    Pro Football Talk "Chad Kelly was far from irrelevant, as a guy who made plenty of plays, plenty of headlines and had a Hall of Fame uncle. But now, he’s Mr. Irrelevant. The Broncos took the injured Ole Miss quarterback with the 253rd and final pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. He’s not going to be able to throw..." April 29

  • Lions tab Brad Kaaya late in sixth round

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions have taken a quarterback in the sixth round for the second straight year. They selected University of Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya with the 215th overall pick. Jake Rudock was the 191st pick last year and was the only quarterback on the roster other than Matthew Stafford before the..." April 29

  • Deshaun Watson buys his mom a car after being drafted

    Sportsnaut "Two days after getting drafted by the Houston Texans, former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson bought his mother a new car, a 2017 Jaguar, for her birthday. Watson said that the Jag was his mother’s “first official car” and based on the pictures, she’s got herself a sweet new..." April 29

  • Cincinnati TV station calls for boycott of Bengals after drafting Joe Mixon

    WCPO Cincinnati "This time the Bengals have gone too far. Over and over, the Bengals have drafted, signed and stood by players with troubled legal backgrounds or other concerns that make them less-than-stellar role models. But the Bengals drafting Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon -- on top of the team's tacit..." April 29

  • Hue Jackson on DeShone Kizer as starter: 'We'll give him an opportunity to compete'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Hue Jackson wasn't ready to christen second-round pick DeShone Kizer his starting quarterback just yet. "We're going to give all our guys an opportunity to compete,'' Jackson said. "That's what it's all about. It's not about who is the starter, who is this. Let's let these guys get..." April 29

  • Air Force draft hopeful Jalen Robinette required to serve on active duty

    Pro Football Talk "Air Force receiver Jalen Robinette was expected to be drafted today, but a policy preventing him from deferring military service may change that. The Air Force Academy said in a statement that Robinette or any other player drafted will be required to serve on active duty for two years, meaning..." April 29

  • Mitchell Trubisky booed at United Center during Bulls-Celtics game

    ESPN "New Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was greeted with some boos in his first public appearance in Chicago on Friday night during Game 6 of the NBA playoff game between the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics. The Bears unexpectedly traded up to select Trubisky second overall in the NFL draft on..." April 29

  • NFL Draft Pick Wins $40,000 Bet With Dad Over Where He Was Selected

    Complex "Former NFL running back George Adams, who played for the New York Giants back in the 1980s, was likely thrilled beyond belief to see his son Jamal get drafted sixth overall by the Jets during the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday night. But his son’s selection could end up costing him..." April 29

  • Jake Butt has made $150K by not being drafted

    ALL 22 "Michigan tight end Jake Butt has already earned a six-figure salary this year thanks to the 2017 NFL Draft, and he has yet to even land on a team. Butt took out an insurance policy that pays him more money the farther he falls in the draft – $10,000 for every pick he after the middle of the..." April 29

  • DeShone Kizer: Ready to grow as new quarterback of Browns

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns, who opted not to use one of their three first-round picks on a quarterback, decided to go that route in Round 2 on Friday night, choosing Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer with the 52nd overall pick. Quarterback has been a position of need for the Browns for years. Cleveland has..." April 29

  • Bengals take a huge gamble by picking Joe Mixon in 2nd round

    Houston Chronicle "In a move that quickly generated controversy and drew criticism, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon in the second round of the NFL draft Friday. He was the 48th overall selection, and the announcement was met with loud boos from the crowd in Philadelphia. The..." April 29

  • Only 4 teams considered taking controversial RB Joe Mixon in NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "The Bengals became the team to finally take the plunge on controversial Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon , who has been heavily scrutinized because of an incident several years ago where he struck a woman in the face at a bar. The incident was captured on video . Mixon, who was suspended for a..." April 29

  • Cleveland Browns select quarterback DeShone Kizer "Four picks into this year's draft haul, the Browns have finally landed a quarterback. Cleveland selected Notre Dame star DeShone Kizer with the No. 52 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Kizer is the first quarterback selected in the second round by the Browns in the common draft era (since..." April 29

  • Giants 'very disappointed' to miss out on Patrick Mahomes

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Giants were reportedly “very disappointed” that they were unable to land quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, according to Anita Marks of ESPN New York. Mahomes, the 6-foot-3 gunslinger out of Texas Tech, was one of the trendiest prospects leading..." April 28

  • Even Mitchell Trubisky says Mike Glennon is the Bears' starting quarterback

    CBS Sports "The Chicago Bears' move to surrender three picks in trading up from No. 3 to No. 2 in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft was so stunning that even the player they ultimately drafted with the selection was caught by surprise. "The commissioner went to the stand and he said my name and I..." April 28

  • Dalvin Cook reportedly dropped out of first-round due to character issues

    Larry Brown Sports "Dalvin Cook has been ranked by many as one of the best running backs in the draft, but he did not go on Day 1. Two running backs were picked — Leonard Fournette by the Jags at No. 4 overall, and Christian McCaffrey — who can play multiple positions, went No. 8. Cook is probably next up on most..." April 28

  • Bears G.M. didn’t tell his coach about plans to draft Mitch Trubisky

    Pro Football Talk "If you thought you were surprised by the Bears trading up to take Mitch Trubisky, imagine how coach John Fox felt. According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Bears General Manager Ryan Pace kept the plan to move up to select the North Carolina quarterback to himself until hours before the..." April 28

  • Reuben Foster thought Saints were picking him until 49ers swooped in

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints were glad to select Wisconsin offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk with the final pick in the first round of the 2017 draft Thursday, but another prospect expected to be the selection. The only problem is that player came off the board one pick before the Saints were on the..." April 28

  • Browns' Jackson: 'We'll find a role for Peppers on offense'

    Detroit Free Press "One of the knocks on Jabrill Peppers through the predraft process was that Michigan made him do too much. He didn't have a home position. That doesn't seem to be a concern with his new team, the Cleveland Browns, who drafted him 25th overall in Thursday's first round of the NFL..." April 28

  • DeShone Kizer in play for Packers at No. 33

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer may not have to wait long to hear his name called on day two of the NFL Draft. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Green Bay Packers are receiving trade interest in the No. 33 pick — the first one of the second round — but may stay put and..." April 28

  • Bitter Bears fans howl after trading with 49ers to bring in Mitch Trubisky

    CBS Sports "When the first round of the NFL Draft kicked off on Thursday, most people watching at home probably figured that if any team was going to pull off a trade that made no sense at all, it would be the Cleveland Browns. Shockingly, that didn't happen. Instead, it was Bears fans who were left..." April 28

  • Browns take Myles Garrett with No. 1 pick in NFL Draft

    Fox Sports "After all the speculation, the Cleveland Browns did what so many expected them to do with the No. 1 pick Thursday night in the NFL Draft: select Myles Garrett. The Browns addressed their suspect pass rush from 2016 by adding the former Texas A&M defensive end, who recorded 31 sacks in his three..." April 28

  • Bears trade up to No. 2 pick, select North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears moved up to the No. 2 pick from the No. 3 spot during Thursday night's first round of the NFL draft and selected North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. This story will be updated." April 28

  • Texans move up to grab Deshaun Watson in NFL draft

    USA Today "The Houston Texans made their long-awaited move at quarterback. The Texans traded up to the No. 12 overall selection in Thursday's NFL draft to select Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. Houston moved up from the No. 25 slot in the trade with the Cleveland Browns, giving up next year's..." April 28

  • Jaguars take Leonard Fournette fourth overall

    Pro Football Talk "New Jaguars front office boss Tom Coughlin is an old-school football man, and his first pick was an old-school football pick. The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected LSU running back Leonard Fournette fourth overall. In today’s NFL, that’s a surprising move simply because running backs aren’t..." April 28

  • Kansas City Chiefs trade up, take QB Patrick Mahomes at No. 10 in NFL Draft

    Fox Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs traded up to take Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II at No. 10 in NFL Draft on Thursday night. The Buffalo Bills received the 27th pick, a third-rounder (No. 91) and a 2018 first-rounder. More to come." April 28

  • 49ers take Stanford’s Solomon Thomas with No. 3 pick

    Sacramento Bee "It turns out the 49ers didn’t have to go far to find their first-round draft pick. They selected the player many had earmarked for them, defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, the second consecutive Cardinal player they have taken in the first round. Last year they chose guard Joshua Garnett with their..." April 28

  • WR Corey Davis taken 5th by Titans

    Detroit Free Press "Corey Davis joined Randy Moss as the only Mid-American Conference wide receivers to go in the first round of the modern NFL draft when the Tennessee Titans made him the fifth overall pick Thursday. Davis set the MAC record for receiving yards during a star-studded career at Western..." April 28

  • Jets take Jamal Adams, LSU safety, at No. 6 overall

    Newsday "The Jets selected LSU safety Jamal Adams with the sixth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Jets last took a safety in the first round in 2014, when Calvin Pryor went 18th overall. Adams - son of former Giants first-round pick George Adams - is very well-rounded, with the instincts and..." April 28

  • Chargers select Clemson WR Mike Williams with No. 7 overall pick

    ABC7 "The Los Angeles Chargers have selected wide receiver Mike Williams from Clemson with the No. 7 overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia on Thursday. The selection is the first since the Chargers moved from San Diego to Los Angeles. The team selected defense end..." April 28

  • Christian McCaffrey lands with Panthers as Cam Newton's new weapon

    USA Today "Cam Newton has a new weapon. The Carolina Panthers selected former Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey with the No. 8 pick of the first round in Thursday's NFL draft. The son of former Denver Broncos wide receiver Ed McCaffrey, the running back made his own legacy at Stanford by..." April 28

  • Bengals draft Washington WR John Ross at No. 9

    Dayton Daily News "The Cincinnati Bengals selected Washington wide receiver John Ross with the ninth pick in the NFL Draft. The 5-11, 188-pound speedster lit up the NFL Combine with a record-breaking time of 4.22 seconds in the 40-yard draft. Ross was the third receiver selected in the first nine picks after..." April 28

  • Saints select Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore 11th overall

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With the No. 11 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore. The selection appears to be a huge coup for the Saints as most analysts considered Lattimore the top cornerback in this year's class. The selection of seven offensive players in..." April 28

  • Cardinals select Temple LB Haason Reddick in first round of NFL Draft

    Arizona Sports "With the 13th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals selected Temple linebacker Haason Reddick. The Cardinals added to their defense that finished second in total defense in 2016, but lost the most defensive snaps in the NFL this offseason. It appears Reddick is the type of..." April 28

  • Colts get an A for selecting Malik Hooker No. 15

    CBS Sports "With the No. 15 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select safety Malik Hooker out of Ohio State. Draft Tracker: Round 1 Indianapolis Colts Pete Prisco's Grade: A Chuck Pagano just might have gotten his next Ed Reed. The kid has great range in the middle of..." April 28

  • Ravens select Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey

    247 Sports "Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey was selected with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Baltimore on Thursday evening. Humphrey was the second cornerback and the first former Crimson Tide player off draft boards in Philadelphia. The Crimson Tide legacy, who earned first-team..." April 28

  • Titans take corner Adoree' Jackson

    Rotoworld "Titans selected USC CB Adoree' Jackson with the No. 18 overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft. Jackson (5’10/186) was a jack of many trades for the Trojans, scoring eight return TDs, six more at receiver, and intercepting six passes with three forced fumbles at cornerback. He won the 2016 Thorpe..." April 28

  • Buccaneers select Alabama TE O.J. Howard

    247 Sports "Alabama tight end O.J. Howard was selected with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday evening. Howard was the first tight end and the third former Crimson Tide player off draft boards in Philadelphia. Howard recorded 45 catches for 595 yards and..." April 28

  • Broncos select LT Garett Bolles with 20th pick in the NFL draft

    NBC News 9 Colorado "John Elway didn’t overthink this. The worst kept secret in the NFL was the Denver Broncos were in desperate need of a left tackle. With their first-round selection, No. 20 overall, in the NFL Draft on Thursday, Elway took a left tackle. Christian McCaffrey was a possibility entering the..." April 28

  • Lions chose character over talent with Jarrad Davis in NFL draft

    Detroit Free Press "It wasn’t as safe as it was smart. Look at the weakest spot on the field and find the best player available. Not the most talented, but the most likely to succeed. That’s what Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn did Thursday night when he took Florida linebacker, Jarrad Davis, with the..." April 28

  • Dolphins get their pass rusher, select Charles Harris with 22nd pick

    Miami Herald "The phone rang and rang. But Chris Grier didn’t want to answer it. The Dolphins general manager wasn’t going to trade out of the 22nd pick. Not with one of his top two targets still on the board. The Dolphins believe they have Cameron Wake’s heir. And his name is Charles Harris, the..." April 28

  • Why did Giants draft Ole Miss TE Evan Engram at No. 23?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram became the newest Giant late Thursday night when the team selected him with the No. 23 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Why did the Giants take Engram? How did the pick happen? Who on the roster will be impacted? Here's a quick look at the answers to those..." April 28

  • Raiders GM confident in selection of Gareon Conley

    Fanrag Sports "With the 24th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders made a splash by drafting Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley. The move was criticized almost immediately, as Conley has been accused of — but not charged with or arrested for — raping a woman at a Cleveland hotel. But..." April 28

  • Jabrill Peppers ready to focus on safety but Browns plan to use him on offense too

    Michigan Live "Jabrill Peppers played all over the field for Michigan last season - 15 positions, to be exact. Although his versatility garnered national attention as one of the top players in America, it also led to criticism that he was unable to solidify a natural position at the next level. That is no..." April 28

  • Takkarist McKinley on emotional F-bomb: 'Probably got fined already'

    ESPN "Atlanta Falcons first-round draft pick Takkarist McKinley poked fun at himself after using the F-word in a live draft night interview Thursday with NFL Network analyst and Falcons Hall of Famer Deion Sanders. The Falcons traded with the Seattle Seahawks to move up from the 31st overall pick to..." April 28

  • Buffalo Bills pick LSU CB Tre'Davious White in 1st round after trade

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "The Bills had a clear-cut need at cornerback heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, and they took a big step toward filling it Thursday night by selecting LSU’s Tre’Davious White. They didn’t make the pick until late in the opening round as they pulled off a trade with Kansas City that netted the..." April 28

  • Dallas Cowboys get defensive line help with Michigan’s Taco Charlton

    Fox Sports "The Dallas Cowboys drafted for defense as expected, taking Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton with the 28th overall pick on Thursday night. Charlton, who led the Wolverines with 9 1/2 sacks in 2016, is the first defensive end taken in the first round by the Cowboys in 10 years. Pass-rushing..." April 28

  • Browns select Miami TE David Njoku with No. 29 pick in 2017 NFL Draft "The Browns selected Miami tight end David Njoku with the 29th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Njoku, widely considered one of the best players at his position in this year's draft class, caught 64 passes for 1,060 yards and nine touchdowns in two seasons with the Hurricanes. "I can'texplain how..." April 28

  • Steelers first-round pick TJ Watt likely to succeed Harrison in 2018

    Fanrag Sports "T.J. Watt unquestionably has the bloodlines to be a premier NFL player and the Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping he can follow in the footsteps of his older brother. The Steelers selected the outside linebacker from Wisconsin with their first-round pick, 30th overall, on Thursday night in the NFL..." April 28

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* Mitch Trubisky North Carolina