NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Jameis Winston accuser goes public "The woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexually assaulting her in December 2012 has spoken publicly for the first time about the case. In a new documentary film, Erica Kinsman came forward publicly with her specifics about the alleged sexual attack by Winston and..." January 26

  • Mariota, still healing from injury, not sure if he'll throw at NFL Combine

    Star Advertiser "Marcus Mariota said he is undecided on whether he'll throw at the upcoming NFL Combine as he waits for an injury from the final game of his college career to heal. "Right now we're still making that decision, whether to throw at the Combine. I had to kinda rest about a week-and-a-half," Mariota..." January 26

  • Mariota, still healing from injury, not sure if he'll throw at NFL Combine

    Star Advertiser "Marcus Mariota said he is undecided on whether he'll throw at the upcoming NFL Combine as he waits for an injury from the final game of his college career to heal. "Right now we're still making that decision, whether to throw at the Combine. I had to kinda rest about a week-and-a-half," Mariota..." January 25

  • Is Bryce Petty an option for the Bills?

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "As the Senior Bowl practice week winds down in Mobile, Ala., now is as good a time as any to start looking ahead to the 2015 NFL Draft. After all, it's January, traditionally a month off for the Bills, so why not begin pondering the possibilities? Of course, there's only one place to start:..." January 23

  • Which Senior Bowl quarterbacks fit Titans?

    Tennessean "There's little doubt Florida State's Jameis Winston and Oregon's Marcus Mariota will be the top two quarterbacks selected in the upcoming NFL draft. But what about the rest of the quarterback crop? That question could be an important one for the Titans, who — even if they pass on a..." January 23

  • Ken Whisenhunt: Marcus Mariota has open invitation to Senior Bowl

    Music City Miracles "The Titans coaching staff is in Mobile, Alabama this week coaching the north team in the Senior Bowl. This gives them a really good opportunity to get to know some of the players down there better. One guy that could be in play with the #2 pick but isn't at the Senior Bowl is Oregon quarterback..." January 20

  • Eagles are plotting several draft moves to grab Marcus Mariota

    Newark Star-Ledger "Admitting it's not going to be easy, a person familiar with the Eagles' offseason plans says the team "is going to try'' to move up in the NFL Draft to select Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. The Eagles have the 20th overall pick — and Mariota, who could go as high as No. 1, is not expected..." January 20

  • Auburn's Nick Marshall to enter NFL Draft as cornerback "Nick Marshall's days at quarterback are numbered. The Auburn quarterback will enter the NFL Draft in May as a cornerback after discussing the potential move with his family, he said Tuesday at the Senior Bowl. Marshall was invited to the Senior Bowl as a quarterback. "It wasn't difficult..." January 20

  • Marcus Mariota: Reunion with Chip Kelly would 'be a lot of fun'

    CSN Philly "Plenty of Eagles fans have envisioned the possibility of Heisman winner Marcus Mariota leading Chip Kelly’s offense in Philadelphia. Mariota has imagined it, too. The former Oregon record-setting quarterback, who recently declared himself eligible for the NFL draft, said he’d enjoy a reunion..." January 19

  • Buccaneers reportedly prefer Jameis Winston to Marcus Mariota

    Bucs Nation "According to Charlie Campbell of Walter Football, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers currently prefer Jameis Winston to Marcus Mariota. Sources say it is early in the process, and things could change in the months to come. Coaches getting involved in draft evaluations can make a big difference in a..." January 17

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    Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif

    Marcus Mariota is going to the NFL draft. The school just announced.

  • Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is entering the NFL Draft "It's not much of a surprise considering he won the Heisman Trophy and is projected to be a first-round pick, perhaps one of the top five overall, but Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota made things official on Wednesday: he is leaving the Ducks to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. "After meeting with my..." January 14

  • Why experts around NFL are starting to doubt Mariota

    New York Post "Ladies and gentlemen, start your dissections. Marcus Mariota’s remarkable junior season came to a close Monday night in disheartening fashion, a 42-20 loss to Ohio State in the national championship game. And now, unless the Heisman Trophy winner shocks the football world by returning to Oregon..." January 14

  • Jaguars may see big benefit from Jameis Winston's decision to enter NFL Draft

    Jacksonville Times-Union "The Jaguars' draft position was strengthened Wednesday when Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston declared for April's NFL Draft. The Jaguars have the third-overall pick and shouldn't spend more than two minutes studying Winston. Anything more is a waste of time. Quarterback is the last..." January 09

  • ESPN's Todd McShay favors Jameis Winston over Marcus Mariota

    Tennessean "ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay said Tuesday he thinks Florida State's Jameis Winston is a better pro quarterback prospect than Oregon's Marcus Mariota. But he acknowledged that off-field concerns could scare teams away from taking Winston as well. The Titans hold the second overall pick in..." January 07

  • FSU's Jameis Winston Going Pro "Jameis Winston won't be back in a Florida State uniform next season, his father said Wednesday, opting instead to enter the NFL draft. Initially, Antonor Winston said his son planned to wait until after the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T to announce a decision,..." January 07

  • Jameis Winston has a big decision to make

    Pro Football Talk "Five days ago, Florida State’s 2014 season ended. Within the next nine days, Florida State’s quarterback has a decision to make. Will he or won’t he enter the 2015 NFL draft? Winston, who is now three years removed from high school, is eligible to make the jump to the NFL. It’s still..." January 06

  • Winston may not be an option for the Bucs "As the debate rages on about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafting either Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston or Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, the most important thing about it all is that neither has officially declared for the draft. However, reality may be that the Bucs could have one..." January 05

  • USC DE Leonard Williams: 'I would love to play for Oakland'

    CSN Bay Area "University of Southern California defensive end Leonard Williams declared for the NFL draft on Monday, and had no qualms about stating where he wants to go. “I would love to play for Oakland,” Williams said, via the Los Angeles Times. The Raiders have the No. 4 overall pick. Most project the..." January 02

  • Will Jameis Winston's Rose Bowl spat with Jimbo Fisher hurt draft stock?

    USA Today "Jameis Winston raised one more red flag Thursday for NFL personnel executives to consider after his third-quarter meltdown and heated sideline exchange with Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher while the Seminoles were being routed 59-20 by Oregon in the Rose Bowl. Might Winston be the 2015 NFL..." January 02

  • Mariota-Winston Rose Bowl matchup an audition for Bucs'

    Tampa Tribune "Who’s your granddaddy? There will be more than 90,000 people at the Rose Bowl today, two in particular. Stiff Arm Alert. It’s time for Jameis and Marcus. Settle in and enjoy, Bucs fans. There has never been a showcase exactly like this: two Heisman winners on one football field, the..." January 01

  • Vick: Florida St.'s Winston 'future of the NFL'

    ESPN New York "Once considered one of the NFL's biggest stars, New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick says he thinks Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston could be the league's next big star. "I think he's the future of the NFL," Vick said of the Seminoles' Heisman Trophy winner, according to..." December 20

  • NFL Scouts not in love with Amari Cooper?

    Larry Brown Sports "In an era where top-shelf wide receivers are valued way more highly than star running backs, Alabama’s Amari Cooper seems like the perfect NFL prospect. Apparently what you see isn’t always what you get. According to a report from, NFL scouts are not exactly in love with Cooper. In..." December 19

  • Report: Former Washington Huskies CB Marcus Peters choked assistant coach

    Seattle Blog "It was widely known that former Washington Huskies cornerback Marcus Peters butted heads with coaches prior to his dismissal from the program in November, but an account published Wednesday detailed a much uglier scenario than initially reported. “Peters was suspended and later dismissed from..." December 17

  • Marcus Mariota becomes first from Hawaii to win Heisman

    Star Advertiser "In its 80th year, the Heisman Memorial Trophy is Hawaii-bound after Saint Louis School graduate Marcus Mariota was awarded the iconic bronze statue today on national TV. The University of Oregon quarterback won the award, symbolic of being the nation's top college football player, over two..." December 13

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    Jim Wyatt @jwyattsports

    ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. just said on ESPN conference call he doesn't think there's a franchise QB in the 2015 NFL Draft

  • Buccaneers fans pick Marcus Mariota over Jameis Winston

    Bucs Nation "If it were up to Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans, Marcus Mariota would be the Bucs' starting quarterback next season. In yesterday's poll on Mariota and Jameis Winston, the Oregon quarterback came out ahead 78% vs. 22%. With nearly 2,750 votes, that's not a small sample of fans either. That outcome..." December 09

  • Jameis Winston -- Scaring Off NFL Agents "Jameis Winston is rubbing top NFL agents the wrong way -- with several top flight dealmakers telling TMZ Sports there's no way in hell they would ever consider signing the Heisman winner. Winston has been involved in all sorts of off-the-field drama during his short career at Florida State ......" November 16

  • Why Brandon Scherff Could Be the Top Prospect in 2015 Draft

    Bleacher Report "Look back through the history of Iowa football, and you will see name after name on the offensive line who made their mark in the NFL. Left tackle Brandon Scherff is the next Hawkeye you'll want to get to know. With the 2015 draft still nine months away, Scherff has the tools, film and talent..." October 21

  • Texas A&M player reports Aggie OL Cedric Ogbuehi runs 4.7-second 40-yard dash

    Dallas Morning News "Texas A&M offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi recently announced he, like Jake Matthews before him, would return to Aggieland for his senior season. That didn’t stop Ogbuehi from continuing to make football heads turn nearly a week later. Just days after his announcement Ogbuehi reportedly ran a..." October 21

  • How Texas A&M paid over $50,000 to get Cedric Ogbuehi back for 2014

    Fox Sports - College Football "The biggest recruiting trip Kevin Sumlin and his staff took last winter did not involve any five-star prospect. Some sites had once listed the guy as a three-star prospect, others had him as a four-star, but Sumlin's Texas A&M staff was way past any of that. They knew they were dealing with a..." October 21

  • Oregon's Marcus Mariota earns national honor from Senior Bowl

    Oregonian "Oregon junior quarterback Marcus Mariota is in line to potentially win a number of national awards at season's end, but he's also picking up honors along the way, too. After throwing for 336 yards and two touchdowns in a 45-20 victory against Washington last Saturday, Mariota was named the..." October 21

  • Marcus Mariota, not Dak Prescott, is now the betting favorite for the Heisman

    Yahoo! Sports "One sports book thinks the favorite for the Heisman Trophy isn't Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott. Bovada has Oregon QB Marcus Mariota listed this week as the favorite for the trophy at 3/2. Mariota's Ducks are No. 6 in the country. Prescott isn't too far behind. As his team is undefeated and..." October 21

  • Alabama’s Amari Cooper on pace for best receiving season ever

    Washington Post "On a roster teeming with NFL-ready talent, Amari Cooper stands alone. He is so clearly the best receiver in college football that he’s creating a rare conversation regarding his stake in this year’s Heisman Trophy race. Rare because only two true wideouts have won the award (Tim Brown, 1987;..." October 21

  • Amari Cooper snaps back to form. Nick Saban explains how Texas A&M coverage contributed "For a week, Amari Cooper was corralled. Arkansas found the formula for defending Alabama's star receiver when it played tight on the line with a safety helping deep. Two catches for 22 yards made it the least-impactful game for Cooper in more than a season. Seven days later, everything..." October 21

  • Alabama's Amari Cooper Emerging as 2015 NFL Draft's Top Wide Receiver Prospect

    Bleacher Report "After a disappointing sophomore season cast some doubt, Alabama’s Amari Cooper is proving early in his junior season that he is one of college football’s best wide receivers and a top prospect among players eligible for the 2015 NFL draft. It’s been clear since Cooper’s true freshman year in..." October 21

  • Will Amari Cooper be elite wide receiver prospect on the next level?

    Yahoo! Sports "If you follow the career path of Sammy Watkins, the No. 4 overall pick in May's draft, it was up-down-up. Watkins had a transcendent freshman season at Clemson as a receiver, returner and runner, followed by a step back as a sophomore, and then another standout year as a junior. That same..." October 21

  • USC's Williams refuses to get caught up in draft

    Orange County Register "USC defensive end Leonard Williams has risen to No. 1 in ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay’s Top 32. McShay lauds Williams for having a “complete game” and “excellent strength and speed for his size.” McShay also writes that Williams “possesses an above-average motor.” If Williams’ motor..." October 21

  • Leonard Williams is top pick in Todd McShay's latest NFL mock draft

    Los Angeles Times "Five USC players have been selected as the top pick in the NFL draft. Trojans defensive lineman Leonard Williams could make six. Williams is No. 1 in ESPN Insider Todd McShay’s latest mock draft. McShay wrote that Williams, who is 6-foot-5 and 300 pounds, has a “complete game” and has..." October 21

  • USC's Leonard Williams validates top pick status

    SB Nation "The hyperbole is already heavy. The Trojans junior may be the best defensive tackle prospect since Ndamukong Suh. College football is underway, so each week we'll begin looking ahead to the 2015 NFL Draft to find out who's helping and hurting their NFL status. Early on in this NFL draft..." October 21

  • Jameis Winston expected to enter NFL Draft, but won't drop out of FSU "Some have suggested that Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston might drop out of school as a way to avoid the institution's investigation into prior sexual assault charges brought against him, as well as an inquiry into whether he violated NCAA rules for being compensated for autographs,..." October 19

  • Titans fan starts 'Suck for the Duck' campaign

    Tennessean "Of course you remember the "Suck for Luck" campaign, started by fans who wanted Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the first pick of the NFL Draft in 2012. Fans of the Colts, Dolphins and Rams all drooled over Luck, who eventually went to the Colts based on Indianapolis having the NFL's..." October 10

  • Scouts say Winston needs another year "When the news broke last week that Jameis Winston had been caught standing on a table and yelling a lewd obscene phrase in the Florida State student union, former Seminoles star Myron Rolle got a text message from Samari Rolle, his cousin and another former Florida State standout. “He needs to..." September 23

  • Scout to Breer: Jameis Winston is a fraud "It's not like these guys aren't trying. No one wants to land in the situation the Ravens or Panthers or Vikings, or even the Cardinals, found themselves in during this most embarrassing of NFL months. Beyond losing the player, or the brand damage, there's the matter of doing the right thing,..." September 20

  • Merrill Hoge: Johnny Manziel 'has no business' playing in NFL yet "Johnny Manziel is extremely polarizing. He has many fans and probably more critics. Count Merrill Hoge among them, in a big way. Hoge appeared on 102.5 WDVE in Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning and completely torched the Browns rookie quarterback. Hoge claimed Manziel "has no business" playing in..." September 03

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • 2015 NFL Draft: Jameis Winston projected as No. 1 overall pick "Like the swallows of Capistrano or spawning salmon returning to the rivers of their birth, hardcore football fans are instinctively drawn to mock drafts - even ones written before the season has even begun. Obviously there are going to be changes over the next nine months but after a few..." August 18

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Browns plan to start Brian Hoyer at QB this week against the #Redskins on Aug. 18 in preseason game No. 2, I’m told.

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau: 'I'm expecting Johnny Manziel to be the starter' for Cleveland Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns' quarterback competition is just starting to percolate in Berea. But legendary Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau thinks he knows whom the Browns will start in the regular-season opener in Pittsburgh on Sept. 7. "I'm expecting (Johnny) Manziel to be the..." August 05

2014 NFL Draft Projections

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