NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Browns ‘enamored’ with Deshaun Watson, just not at No. 1 overall

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns would love to land the quarterback of the future in the 2017 NFL Draft, and Deshaun Watson is reportedly a guy they love. According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, the Browns are enamored with Watson and would love to land him in the first round — just not at No. 1..." January 20

  • Leonard Fournette signs endorsement deal with Under Armour

    Larry Brown Sports "Under Armour has signed yet another star athlete to its roster, as the sports apparel company is set to announce that it has inked a multi-year deal with former LSU running back Leonard Fournette. ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports that Fournette’s deal with Under Armour is one of the most valuable..." January 18

  • Report: Deshaun Watson turns down Senior Bowl invite

    Fanrag Sports "Deshaun Watson will pass on attending this year’s Senior Bowl, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report notes, and will prepare on his own for the NFL Draft. Watson is coming off a 15-game season, one that ended with the Heisman Trophy runner-up leading the Tigers to an upset victory over Alabama. A..." January 18

  • Arizona Cardinals have options at quarterback in NFL draft

    Arizona Republic "The list of underclassmen declaring for the NFL draft keeps getting longer. And more interesting. Several intriguing quarterback prospects are now on the list. North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky joined the list of underclassmen quarterbacks declaring for the NFL draft early on..." January 12

  • Shelton Gibson To Enter NFL Draft

    The Smoking Musket "Shelton Gibson will not return for his senior season. After tormenting Big 12 defensive backs for the past two years, Shelton has decided to enter the NFL Draft. Shelton posted a message on his Instagram account with the following message: After many emotional talks with God, family coaches and..." January 11

  • Marshon Lattimore intends to enter 2017 NFL Draft "Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore intends to apply for early eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. Lattimore announced his decision via Twitter. A third-year sophomore, Lattimore (6 feet, 192 pounds) played his first healthy season as a full-time starter in 2016, and led a talented..." January 11

  • Mike Williams announces intention to enter 2017 NFL Draft "Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams confirmed on Wednesday that he intends to apply for early eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. Williams thanked coach Dabo Swinney and Tigers fans via Twitter in his parting message. He caught 98 passes for 1,361 yards and 11 touchdowns in a 14-1 season..." January 11

  • How much did Deshaun Watson boost his NFL draft stock?

    New York Post "Let the speculation begin. Deshaun Watson’s draft stock, once lukewarm, was generating a buzz after his Herculean performance Monday night, leading Clemson to its first national championship in 35 years. The question is: What can a few games do — Watson was also dominant in the semifinals..." January 11

  • Clemson QB Deshaun Watson declares for NFL draft: 'It's my time to go'

    ESPN "Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson made it official Monday night after he led the Tigers to a thrilling win in the College Football Playoff National Championship -- he is leaving for the 2017 NFL draft. "It's my time to go," Watson, who was named offensive MVP of the title game, told..." January 10

  • Clemson RB Wayne Gallman enters NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "Gallman joins Deshaun Watson and a host of others expected to declare from the national champion Tigers. In three seasons as Clemson's primary ballcarrier, Gallman finished with 3,416 yards on the ground and 34 touchdowns. Also a weapon out of the backfield, Gallman managed 66 catches for 486..." January 10

  • Michigan's Jabrill Peppers declares for NFL draft

    SI "Michigan junior Jabrill Peppers, who captivated the country with his dynamism and versatility on his way to becoming a Heisman Trophy finalist this season, told Sports Illustrated on Tuesday he’s leaving Michigan to declare for the NFL draft. Peppers projects as a safety and return specialist in..." January 10

  • Mitch Trubisky makes his move, now what about Cleveland Browns?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's not a surprise that Mitch Trubisky declared for the 2017 NFL Draft. It would have been foolish for the definite first-rounder to return to North Carolina for his senior season. But what about the Cleveland Browns? The Browns own the first pick in the upcoming draft. Many experts have..." January 10

  • Mitch Trubisky? Deshaun Watson? Should Jets draft QB in 2017?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Not that there was ever much doubt, but North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky on Monday declared for the NFL Draft. Though this is considered a fairly weak quarterback draft class, most analysts put Trubisky atop it. Is he worthy of being drafted in the top five? Maybe. Maybe not. But..." January 10

  • North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky declares for NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "North Carolina junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky declared for the NFL Draft on Monday, doing so in a special letter to Tar Heels fans published by The Players' Tribune. "After a lot of prayer and thought, I have decided to forgo my senior year and enter the NFL draft," Trubisky wrote. "This has..." January 09

  • Deshaun Watson invited to play in Senior Bowl for Browns’ staff

    The Sports Daily "This might not register as much of a surprise, but the Cleveland Browns want a close look at one of this year’s top rookie quarterbacks, Deshaun Watson. With the Browns and Chicago Bears coaching the Senior Bowl this year, the former made a point to invite Watson to the game on the hopes he’d..." January 06

  • Joe Mixon sounds contrite, but can he convince teams he has maturity for NFL?

    CBS Sports "There is no taking back what Joe Mixon did in the early morning hours at an Oklahoma restaurant in 2014. It lives on forever in video form. Only his actions over time will determine whether Mixon can atone for striking a woman in the face and knocking her to the floor. The Oklahoma running..." January 06

  • Florida’s Jalen ‘Teez’ Tabor to declare for 2017 NFL Draft

    Fanrag Sports "According to an official statement released via the Players’ Tribune on Thursday morning, Florida Gators’ cornerback Jalen “Teez” Tabor has elected to forgo his senior season in order to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft. Projected to come off the board in the early stages of the upcoming NFL Draft,..." January 05

  • Report: Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon to enter 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Oklahoma Sooners running back Joe Mixon is one of the more polarizing players in the country, and for obvious reasons. That being said, he has been one of the more electric players in college football since his year-long suspension ended last season. With Samaje Perine announcing his..." January 05

  • Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine intends to enter 2017 NFL Draft "Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine intends to apply for early eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. Perine announced his intentions via Instagram on Tuesday. With a strong build and a powerful running style, Perine (5-feet-10, 235 pounds) would be well-suited for an NFL club looking for..." January 03

  • Badgers linebacker T.J. Watt leaving early for NFL

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "University of Wisconsin outside linebacker T.J. Watt has decided to leave early for the NFL draft. The redshirt junior from Pewaukee High School was named a first-team all-Big Ten performer and then an All-American by Sports Illustrated (first team) and by The Associated Press (second team)..." January 03

  • Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley announces he's entering NFL Draft

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Half of Ohio State's uber-talented 2016 secondary is officially making the jump to the next level. Buckeyes cornerback Gareon Conley, a fourth-year junior, announced on Tuesday that's forgoing a fifth year and entering the 2017 NFL Draft. Conley was a two-year starters at Ohio State. He..." January 03

  • John Ross among 4 UW underclassmen who intend to enter draft "Four underclassmen from Washington's Pac-12 championship team intend to file for early eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. Wide receiver John Ross III, safety Budda Baker, cornerback Sidney Jones and defensive lineman Elijah Qualls intend to forgo their senior seasons, per a release by the..." January 03

  • Texas A&M's Myles Garrett intends to enter 2017 NFL Draft "Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, one of college football elite pass rushers, will apply for early eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. Garrett released a statement Saturday confirming his decision, per The Houston Chronicle. Garrett (6-foot-5, 270 pounds), a junior, has been the..." January 01

  • Browns' Sashi Brown and Andrew Berry will watch Mitch Trubisky in person in Sun Bowl today

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns top personnel executives Sashi Brown and Andrew Berry will be in El Paso, Texas today to watch hometown boy Mitch Trubisky of North Carolina take on Stanford in the Sun Bowl. Trubisky, the Mentor, Ohio native, has risen up draft boards this season with a sensational campaign in which..." December 30

  • Myles Garrett prefers not to play in cold-weather city in NFL

    Houston Chronicle "Texas A&M junior defensive end Myles Garrett likely will play his final college game on Wednesday night in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl in NRG Stadium, and if he declares for the NFL draft as expected in the days after the game he projects as perhaps the No. 1 overall selection. That's to be..." December 27

  • Wyoming running back Hill plans to enter NFL Draft

    Pro Football Talk "Wyoming running back Brian Hill announced on Twitter Monday that he plans to forego his senior season and enter the 2017 NFL Draft. Hill is almost certainly going to finish the season third in the nation in rushing with 1,860 yards. He ran for 22 touchdowns and averaged 5.3 yards per carry. " December 26

  • Report: NFL to debut spring league in 2017

    Sportsnaut "In unprecedented news Thursday, the NFL announced plans to start a “spring league,” using four teams comprised of veteran NFL free agents. Seemingly a take on the FXFL that ran for two seasons in 2014 and 2015, as well as the veteran free agent combine that was a magnificent bust last year, the..." December 22

  • NFL vows to apply Rooney Rule informally to some coordinator openings

    Washington Post "The NFL has vowed to apply a new best practice to the hiring process for some coordinator jobs based upon its minority interviewing standard known as the Rooney Rule, according to the diversity group that works with the league on its hiring practices. The change, which will not constitute a..." December 22

  • The odds of legalized sports betting in Trump's America "The surprise election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president was one of the biggest betting upsets in recent years, with the Republican nominee cashing in as big as a 200/1 long shot this past November. That underdog run to the White House has now sparked hope for another political long..." December 21

  • Giants Have Draft Pick Downgraded

    Pro Football Rumors "The league has ruled on the Giants’ walkie-talkie use from Week 14. The Giants will have their fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft moved to the end of the round, following any compensatory picks, as Ed Werder of tweets. In addition, the team has been fined $150K and coach Ben McAdoo has..." December 20

  • Clemson QB Deshaun Watson: I'm best player in country

    ESPN "Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson believes he is the best player in the country no matter what the Heisman Trophy voters say. "I'm the best player in the country. That's how I think. That's how I feel. People have their own way of voting," Watson said Monday as Clemson wraps up its first week..." December 19

  • Leonard Fournette Signs With Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports

    Complex "LSU running back Leonard Fournette is following in the footsteps of Dez Bryant, Robinson Cano, Kevin Durant, and a bunch of other pro athletes, by signing a deal with Roc Nation Sports, the agency/management company founded by Jay-Z back in 2013. Fournette, a former consensus All-American,..." December 19

  • Ezekiel Elliott reacts to no-bowl decisions by LSU’s Leonard Fournette, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey

    Land of 10 "Former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott doesn’t side with LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey. The two talented college football players won’t play in their schools’ respective bowl games so they can instead focus on preparing for the NFL Draft. But Elliott, now..." December 19

  • Ray Rice-like video of NFL draft prospect Joe Mixon released

    Pro Football Talk "Joe Mixon, an Oklahoma running back who would be a first-round draft prospect based on talent alone, today released a two-year-old video of himself punching a woman hard enough that he broke bones in her face. The video is reminiscent of the video that ended the NFL career of Ray Rice. It shows..." December 16

  • Jets are hot for North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky

    New York Daily News "The Jets’ never-ending search for a franchise quarterback has taken them to Tobacco Road, where a guy you've probably never heard of might be the answer to their problems. The word in NFL circles is that Woody Johnson's star-crossed franchise has the hots for North Carolina junior quarterback..." December 15

  • 2017 Salary Cap Projected To Increase By $11M-$15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "Tom Pelissero of USA Today is reporting that NFL teams were informed Tuesday that the 2017 salary cap is expected to be between $166 million – $170 million. The current salary cap is set at $155.27 million, which means we could be looking at increases of $10.73 million – $15 million when..." December 14

  • Lamar Jackson comments on hanging with Johnny Manziel and Heisman butterflies

    College Football Talk "Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, which means he has a busy day making the media rounds in New York on Monday. One of those stops included a stop in the studio with Dan Patrick for The Dan Patrick Show. Jackson admitted to having butterflies when put..." December 12

  • Projected first-round pick DeShone Kizer declares for 2017 NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "Notre Dame's season is over, and so is DeShone Kizer's college career, as the Notre Dame quarterback declared for the NFL Draft on Monday. The decision doesn't come as much of a surprise, though there had been some speculation that he might return. All of that speculation wasn't enough to..." December 12

  • Browns already 'enamored' with Garrett as potential No. 1 pick

    ESPN "As the 0-12 Cleveland Browns get closer to clinching the No. 1 overall draft pick, there is a real chance that the team will not use its top selection on a quarterback. The Browns have what one source close to the situation described as an "astronomical grade" on Texas A&M defensive end Myles..." December 11

  • NFL folks think Jabrill Peppers ‘more hype than substance?’

    Sportsnaut "Jabrill Peppers is one of the most talked about players in college football and is headed to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist, but is it possible he’s not as good as advertised? In his weekly scouting notebook, Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller passed along a fascinating quote on the topic..." December 10

  • ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. on N.J.'s Jabrill Peppers: He doesn't fit every NFL team

    Newark Star-Ledger "Maybe Jabrill Peppers is a top-five pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Maybe teams will pass over Peppers to select less-talented players. The versatile Michigan star is the No. 1 safety on Mel Kiper Jr.'s Big Board but he is not going to be a fit for every team in the league, according to the ESPN..." December 08

  • Jabrill Peppers on the NFL: 'I've got a tough decision to make'

    Michigan Live "Jabrill Peppers says he hasn't made up his mind yet. But he knows he's going to have to make a decision soon. During an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show, Patrick asked Peppers -- who is eligible for the NFL Draft this year -- why he would stay at Michigan? His answer? "To get a..." December 08

  • Stanford star RB Christian McCaffrey declares for the NFL draft

    CBS Sports "This felt like only a matter of time. On Wedensday, dynamic Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey announced he was leaving college early to declare for the NFL draft. McCaffrey penned a letter on Stanford's website called "My Next Step" detailing his decision... I've talked to many in..." December 07

  • Michigan State’s Malik McDowell declares for 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "After a forgettable season from the Spartans in East Lansing, Michigan State junior defensive lineman Malik McDowell has decided to take his talents to the NFL. McDowell, who’s 6-foot-6, 276 pounds and can play just about anywhere on the defensive line, announced his decision on..." December 06

  • Leonard Fournette intends to enter 2017 NFL Draft "LSU RB Leonard Fournette will apply for early eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft, a long-anticipated decision for one of college football's elite rushers. Fournette announced the decision via Twitter on Monday. Fournette deepens what is expected to be a deep draft pool at the position..." December 05

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Texas RB D'Onta Foreman to declare for the NFL draft

    SI "Texas junior running back D’Onta Foreman will announce today that he’s declaring for the NFL draft, a source with knowledge of the decision said. Foreman is the nation’s leading rusher with 2,028 yards and he's scored 15 touchdowns this season. He carried Texas through the majority of the 2016..." November 30

  • Mitch Trubisky ‘odds-on favorite’ to be top QB in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Clemson’s Deshaun Watson has been underwhelming this season. Texas Tech’s Pat Mahomes being questioned as a scheme quarterback. The one key riser at the quarterback position for the 2017 draft class might surprise you — North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky. Trubisky, a fourth-year junior from..." November 29

  • Exec: North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky is a top-10 pick "North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky is one of the 2016 season's biggest risers. He's gone from relative unknown to being widely considered as one of the top prospects at his position. Just how high has his ascent taken him? One NFC executive says he's a top-10 pick. "Accurate, good..." November 29

2014 NFL Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Browns Deshaun Watson Clemson
2 49ers Brad Kaaya Miami
3 Titans Myles Garrett Texas A&M
4 Titans* Jalen Tabor Florida
5 Saints Leonard Fournette Louisiana State
6 Falcons Derek Barnett Tennessee
7 Dolphins Jamal Adams Louisiana State
8 Lions Malik McDowell Michigan State
9 Chargers Roderick Johnson Florida State
10 Browns* JuJu Smith-Schuster Southern California

Draft order yet to be confirmed. Pick order based on current standings.