NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Tampa Bay prepares for 'biggest draft' in franchise history "In the eyes of Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht, the upcoming draft is bigger than Bo Jackson, Vinny Testaverde, Ricky Bell and Lee Roy Selmon. The Bucs, coming off a 2-14 season, have a chance to land a potential franchise quarterback in Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota. They..." April 20

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    Dane Brugler @dpbrugler

    Heard from another team just now and #Georgia RB Todd Gurley received two thumbs up from their trainers and doctor. More good news for him.

  • Bucs have 'total agreement' on No. 1 pick but will wait for draft

    Tampa Bay Times "Ten days before the NFL draft, the Bucs have come to a 'total agreement,' as to which player they will select with the No. 1 overall choice. But the team says it will not negotiate or attempt to sign that player prior to handing the card with the name of their choice to commissioner Roger..." April 20

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    As I said on @NFL_AM, the Bucs have come to a comfort level with who they'll take 1st overall. Next 10 days = about making sure it's right.

  • Dorial Green-Beckham declines visit with Cowboys, report says

    Sporting News "With his rare blend of size and speed and a checkered past, former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is one of the most intriguing prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft. He could go virtually anywhere, but it’s unlikely Dallas will call Green-Beckham’s number in the upcoming draft...." April 19

  • Bucs may be willing to deal away the No. 1 pick

    Newsday "The overwhelming consensus around the NFL is clear and the expected announcement is almost a fait accompli. When commissioner Roger Goodell first steps to the podium on April 30, he is almost certain to say these words: "With the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select ...." April 19

  • Buccaneers spoke to district attorney as part of Winston research

    Pro Football Talk "During Friday’s Outside the Lines on ESPN, Bob Ley said that William Meggs, the local district attorney in Tallahassee, claimed that he has not been contacted by the NFL or any team. According to a Buccaneers source, however, that information isn’t accurate. Per the source, the Buccaneers have..." April 19

  • Steelers’ doctors clear Jaelen Strong’s wrist

    Pro Football Talk "We noted yesterday that former Arizona State receiver Jaelen Strong would miss Saturday’s medical re-check in Indianapolis, and that he had a visit with the Steelers. As it turned out, Strong’s visit allowed the Steelers’ doctors to give Strong’s injured wrist a thorough check. Adam Schefter of..." April 19

  • RB Todd Gurley's ACL checks out at medical rechecks "Former Georgia running back Todd Gurley tore his ACL during last season and underwent surgery back in November. According to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapaport, Gurley was one of a few players that underwent a medical recheck in Indianapolis ahead of the upcoming draft, and his ACL checked..." April 19

  • Nike reaches deals with Mariota, Winston, three other top prospects "Nike has likely assured itself of the top overall pick in the NFL draft. The world's largest shoe and apparel company confirmed to that it signed Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Sources say the company has also signed this year's Heisman Trophy winner, Marcus Mariota, and the..." April 18

  • Bucs not concerned about Winston giving up football for baseball

    Pro Football Talk "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have plenty of reasons to potentially be concerned about quarterback Jameis Winston. But they continue not to be, in large part because they’ve done their homework on him. One potential area of concern comes from the possibility that, if discouraged by the difficulty..." April 18

  • DeVante Parker may only be a dream for Dolphins

    Miami Herald "Projections, rumors, speculation, smokescreens, and yes, lies. That's the NFL's draft season. And so take this for what you deem it worth (no jokes, funny boys): In talking to multiple NFL personnel department sources, the buttlescut I keep hearing is that Louisville wide receiver DeVante..." April 18

  • Jameis Winston’s attorney on lawsuit: “This stunt was expected”

    Pro Football Talk "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already said that yesterday’s civil suit filed against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston would have no bearing on their decision at the top of the 2015 NFL Draft. So it stands to reason that Winston’s side has reason to be confident, if they weren’t already...." April 17

  • Erica Kinsman sues NFL prospect Jameis Winston

    Tampa Bay Times "Former Florida State University star quarterback Jameis Winston has been sued over a December 2012 sexual assault allegation. Zephyrhills' Erica Kinsman filed a lawsuit Thursday in Orange County over claims of sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and "intentional infliction of emotional..." April 17

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Cowboys, apparently in the QB mix this draft, had a private workout with #UCLA QB Brett Hundley yesterday at UCLA, I’m told.

  • “Draft Expert” Says Bucs Need to Be Convinced Jameis is Not Another Hernandez

    Black Sports Online "The NFL is filled with a lot of bad people, but let’s use some common sense here, the chances of any player being “another Hernandez” are very slim. Most people aren’t going around shooting people just because. Even less people are shooting people who have jobs that trigger a 6 or 7 figure income...." April 16

  • Check of Georgia RB Todd Gurley’s knee to determine draft status

    Charlotte Observer "Most scouts, general managers and draft experts agree that Georgia running back Todd Gurley is a first-round NFL pick, even during a pass-happy era that has seen the position become devalued. Now the doctors will have their say on Gurley. Gurley is the prospect with the highest profile –..." April 16

  • Panthers meeting with Louisville WR DeVante Parker

    Cat Scratch Reader "DeVante Parker might be the most polarizing prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft. Several analysts love Parker because of his elite size, athleticism and production, but there are also many who question how much of his current skill-set will translate to the NFL. Parker’s draft projections are also all..." April 15

  • Jaelen Strong has broken bone in wrist, likely needs surgery "The medical rechecks for 2015 NFL Draft prospects are scheduled for this weekend in Indianapolis, and Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong is among the players that will be under examination. The potential first-round pick has a broken bone in his wrist and likely will need surgery,..." April 15

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    Paul Kuharsky @PaulKuharskyNFL

    @gregcosell on @Midday180: I would pick Mettenberger over Winston for my team. Know I am in minority, doesn't mean I'm right. #Titans

  • Marcus Mariota reportedly scored 33 on Wonderlic; Jameis Winston had 27 "The Wonderlic scores for Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston won't be among the knocks against them when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers choose what to do with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft -- if they haven't already. Mariota scored a 33 out of 50 on the test and Winston a 27, Yahoo! Sports has..." April 15

  • Leonard Williams leads 26 prospects attending 2015 NFL Draft "op prospects will be flocking to Chicago to hear their names called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in person at the 2015 NFL Draft. Twenty-six college stars have accepted an invitation to attend the April 30-May 2 draft, the NFL announced Tuesday on NFL Network's "Path to the Draft." USC..." April 15

  • Report: Ken Whisenhunt Wants the Titans to Trade for Philip Rivers

    Sportsnaut "Bleacher Report NFL insider Jason Cole was called upon to discuss what the languishing Tennessee Titans may choose to do with the second-overall pick in the 2015 draft. The conversation was quarterback-focused, given that the Titans’ best option currently on their roster is second-year player Zach..." April 15

  • Leonard Williams isn't perfect, but he's close enough

    SB Nation "Bruuuuuuhhhhhhhh ... Listen, I've been wanting to do this Leonard Williams post for over a month now, so fuck all the normal pleasantries. I watched Williams play against Fresno State, Arizona State, Cal and Nebraska. Those represented the first, fifth, 10th and 13th games, respectively. All..." April 14

  • Decoding the Jameis Winston-Bears speculation "Jameis Winston is scheduled for a pre-draft visit with the Chicago Bears on Wednesday.'s Adam Schefter first reported the FSU quarterback would fly to Chicago for the meeting Wednesday, 15 days before he is expected to be the first player drafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. Chicago..." April 14

  • Bears have pre-draft visit with Florida State's Mario Edwards Jr.

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bears hosted Florida State defensive tackle Mario Edwards Jr. for a pre-draft visit last week, a team source said Monday. Edwards’ draft stock has taken off since the Seminoles’ pro day on March 31. He’s now considered a possible first-round selection. “Edwards had an outstanding pro-day..." April 14

  • Ron Jaworski : Marcus Mariota is going No. 1 to TB "The widely-held belief around the league for weeks now has been that Jameis Winston will go first overall to the Bucs. But a little doubt has crept in of late. A report surfaced this week that one of the Bucs’ owners has raised some internal questions about the the community relations impact..." April 14

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    Tony Pauline @TonyPauline

    I'm told the Dallas Cowboys very high on Melvin Gordon/RB/Wisconsin and are targeting him in round one. Trade up?

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Titans are hosting potential No. 1 pick Jameis Winston today, and he’s set to work out for the #Rams in Tallahassee on Saturday

  • Chargers weigh risk of Randy Gregory

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Next up are the Chargers. Randy Gregory will visit them Saturday in San Diego, fresh off a visit with a different team in another city. After this, he will leave for another, the former Nebraska defensive end making an exhaustive NFL tour, penance for a marijuana dependency in college that..." April 13

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    Manish Mehta @MMehtaNYDN

    Sources: WVU WR Kevin White, Baylor QB Bryce Petty & Florida DE/OLB Dante Fowler will be visiting Jets today/tomorrow

  • Jameis Winston to make pre-draft visit to New York Jets, sources say

    New York Daily News "Jameis Winston isn't expected to be available when the Jets are on the clock with the No. 6 pick, but he will be making a pre-draft visit to Gang Green headquarters, according to sources. The Daily News has learned that the Jets cancelled a private workout with the former Florida State..." April 12

  • Rams will work out both Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams aren’t expected to spend their first-round draft pick on a quarterback, but they’re going to take a look at the top two passers in the draft anyway. A contingent from St. Louis will travel to Florida State’s campus to work out Jameis Winston and then to Oregon’s campus to work out..." April 12

  • Dallas Cowboys host Boise State running back Jay Ajayi

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "There is no secret that the Dallas Cowboys plan to take a running back in the first or second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. It’s one reason they brought in a collection of the best draft-eligible backs for visits early in the week, including Georgia’s Todd Gurley, Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon,..." April 11

  • Jameis Winston's attorney says client isn't ready for NFL off the field

    The Score "Jameis Winston's attorney David Cornwell told an audience at Villanova Law School that his client isn't ready for the NFL. Cornwell spoke about the coverage of Winston's rape case, vehemently defending his client Friday. Winston is projected by many to be the first overall pick in the 2015..." April 11

  • Schefter: Marcus Mariota visited Bears

    ESPN Chicago "Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota’s list of pre-draft visits included a meeting with the Chicago Bears, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter told ESPN 1000’s “Waddle and Silvy Show” on Thursday. It’s believed Mariota’s visit to Halas Hall occurred early last week at the tail end of March. One of..." April 10

  • Report: Michigan DE Frank Clark's charges reduced; draft stock rises

    Sporting News "Frank Clark's path to the NFL appears to have cleared up. The former Michigan defensive end's assault and domestic violence charges from a November incident in a Sandusky, Ohio hotel room have been dropped and reduced to disorderly conduct (misdemeanor), ESPN reported Friday, and Clark has..." April 10

  • Jets have private workout with UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley

    New York Daily News "The Jets’ seemingly endless search for a franchise quarterback has them looking everywhere to upgrade at the game’s most important position. The Daily News has learned that the team held a private workout for UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley about four weeks ago. There are fair questions about..." April 10

  • Bucs owners may be wary of Winston

    Yahoo! Sports "A highly respected NFL personnel man was mentally thumbing through Marcus Mariota comparisons this week when he found what seemed to be an appropriate box for the Oregon star. Aaron Rodgers. It sounded like a glowing comparison. But in what may be the only negative Rodgers analogy that still..." April 10

  • Mariota visit to Redskins Park called off

    CSN Washington "So maybe the Redskins aren’t hot on the trail of Marcus Mariota after all. There were plans to have the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback visit Redskins Park at some point during the pre-draft process. But according to Albert Breer of NFL Media, the trip has been cancelled. Breer said that..." April 09

  • Browns have real interest in moving up for Mariota

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has two types of teams: Those with franchise quarterbacks, and those trying to find a franchise quarterback. Within the latter characterization is a subcategory: Those so desperate to find a franchise quarterback that they’ll do anything to get one however they can and whatever it..." April 09

  • Mayock moves Mariota ahead of Winston

    Pro Football Talk "Oregon’s Marcus Mariota is the top quarterback in the draft, ahead of Florida State’s Jameis Winston — according to NFL Network’s Mike Mayock. Mayock said that as he continues to study Winston, he continues to see flaws. “There are two issues for me with Winston,” Mayock said on NFL Network...." April 08

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Bucs' contingent traveling to Eugene to work Mariota out today: Jason Licht, Lovie Smith, Jon Robinson, Dirk Koetter, Mike Bajakian.

  • Eagles Trying to Trade Bradford for Manziel and Picks in Effort to Draft Mariota

    Complex "Depending on if you're LeSean McCoy or Complex Sports' Deputy Editor, this NFL offseason has convinced you of one of two things: Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is either a no-good troll who views his players with some sort of Darren Rovell-esque anti-humanity, or he's a brilliant man with a real..." April 07

  • Florida defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. expecting to be Jaguars first pick

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Many people believe the Jaguars will take Florida defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. with the third-overall pick on April 30. Count Fowler among the group. The 20-year-old said he would be stunned if the Jaguars don't take him after participating in Florida's pro day Tuesday at The..." April 07

  • Marcus Mariota will work out for Tampa Bay on Tuesday "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to do their due diligence on the top quarterbacks in the draft. While the Bucs -- who own the top pick in the draft -- have been linked with Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, they sent a large contingent to Eugene, Ore., Tuesday to put Oregon..." April 07

  • RBs T.J. Yeldon, Todd Gurley among visitors to Dallas

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Two running backs are among the first visitors to Valley Ranch for pre-draft visits with the Cowboys. The team almost has filled its 30 allowed visits for national prospects, with the first group getting to town Monday night. Georgia running back Todd Gurley and Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon..." April 07

  • Report: Bears considering trading Cutler, drafting Mariota

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Mariota is a huge wild card as we inch closer to the NFL draft. The former Oregon star has been linked to just about every team in the top half of the draft and a few more beyond that. Have the Chicago Bears emerged as a suitor? According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the Bears have..." April 07

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    Omar Kelly @OmarKelly

    By the season-opener Todd Gurley will be 9 months into his ACL rehab.Teams will/should bring him along slowly by placing him on PUP I'm told

  • Report: Jameis Winston Could Face Second Rape Accusation in Civil Trial

    Sportsnaut "This is not good news for former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who many expect to be the top overall pick in the NFL draft later this month. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, Winston may face a second assault accusation soon. From Cole: Jameis Winston is going to be..." April 04

2014 NFL Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Buccaneers Jameis Winston Florida State
2 Titans Leonard Williams Southern California
3 Jaguars Dante Fowler, Jr. Florida
4 Raiders Amari Cooper Alabama
5 Redskins Randy Gregory Nebraska
6 Jets Marcus Mariota Oregon
7 Bears Andrus Peat Stanford
8 Falcons Brandon Scherff Iowa
9 Giants Landon Collins Alabama
10 Rams Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Oregon