NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Jaguars doing more homework, working Bridgewater out

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars have already had Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in for a visit. Now, they want to see a little more. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Bridgewater will have a second meeting and workout tomorrow with the Jaguars. This comes right as reports are building that..." April 18

  • Rams to hold private workout for Watkins

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Just a few weeks ago at the NFL owners meetings, coach Jeff Fisher sounded like the Rams might pass on Sammy Watkins. But the Rams sure are taking a long look at the star wide receiver from Clemson. Widely considered the best wideout in the draft, Watkins paid a pre-draft visit to Rams Park on..." April 18

  • Talk now is that QB Teddy Bridgewater could fall to 2nd round "As a junior at Louisville, Teddy Bridgewater completed 71 percent of his passes for 3,970 yards, 31 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Back in January, he was widely considered the the best draft-eligible quarterback, and maybe even the best draft-eligble player. Now, after a disappointing pro day..." April 17

  • Alabama ILB C.J. Mosley visited the Ravens

    Baltimore Beat Down "The Ravens have the mindset of taking the best available player with each pick in each draft. At 17th overall, that player just might be Alabama inside linebacker C.J. Mosley, who is being projected to go in the middle of the first round. One inside linebacker position is set with Daryl Smith...." April 17

  • Nix could fortify Bears' revamped defensive line

    Chicago Tribune "A busy offseason overhauling the defense isn’t yet complete, with the Chicago Bears needing to find additional pieces via the NFL draft. The question is where those pieces will fit in the puzzle. General manager Phil Emery has signed or re-signed 32 players since last season ended. Twenty have..." April 16

  • Is Erik Swoope the next Jimmy Graham?

    USA Today "Miami’s Erik Swoope is following in the footsteps of a former Hurricane, Jimmy Graham. Swoope officially declared for May’s NFL draft Tuesday. The four most productive NFL tight ends in 2013 each have basketball backgrounds. The list doesn’t even include the Denver Broncos’ Julius Thomas, who..." April 15

  • Teddy Bridgewater's actual play compared to Willie Beaman

    USA Today "In today’s sign that the lead-up to the NFL draft lasts far, far too long, Matt Morris, the lead NFL draft analyst for Bleacher Report, shared a comparison of top quarterback prospect Teddy Bridgewater to Willie Beamen, the Jamie Foxx character from Oliver Stone’s football movie Any Given..." April 15

  • Derek Carr says he's 'absolutely' best QB in draft "Derek Carr is one of the top quarterbacks in a draft class without a clear-cut top guy. Coming out of Fresno State, he's got a lot going for him. Including confidence. Carr said on NFL AM Tuesday morning that he's "absolutely" the best quarterback in this class. "Absolutely. And I say that..." April 15

  • Oakland Raiders have QB prospect Blake Bortles in for visit

    Contra Costa Times "The Raiders' interest in quarterback prospects for this year's NFL draft conitinues, as evidenced by their meeting with Central Florida's Blake Bortles on Monday. Bortles is regarded by many as the top quarterback in next month's draft. The Raiders have the No. 5 pick, which means Bortles might..." April 15

  • Draft hopeful James Wilder Jr. arrested

    Pro Football Talk "James Wilder Jr., a former Florida State running back who is hoping to be drafted next month, was arrested in Tampa on Sunday night. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Wilder was arrested on an outstanding warrant related to a charge of driving with a suspended license. He was arrested at 7:21..." April 14

  • Could Bucs and Lovie Smith target Johnny Manziel with 7th pick?

    Tampa Bay Times "Lovie Smith hit the pause button. Not just on life during his year away from football, but on the games he watched on television during fall weekends. "I really enjoyed the time being a fan, watching our game, studying our game. Looking at different coaches," Smith said. "And then, everything I..." April 14

  • Anonymous NFL exec calls Jadeveon Clowney 'spoiled' and 'lazy' "Ah, yes, proof that the NFL Draft is near: The anonymous bad-mouthing has begun. In the days and weeks leading up to biggest spectacle of the offseason, an event that by its very nature is unpredictable, the one certainty is that unnamed NFL front-office types will have less-than-laudatory things..." April 14

  • North Carolina tight end could help Bills play catch-up

    Buffalo News "For a team that has mastered going 6-10, the Buffalo Bills have actually done a pretty good job at plugging holes on their roster this offseason. ¶ The recent acquisition of Buffalo native Mike Williams via trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is another example of the Bills giving themselves..." April 14

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    Gil Brandt @Gil_Brandt

    #Louisville S Calvin Pryor has three #NFL team visits this week: #Saints (today), #Bengals, #Jets.

  • Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas met with Ravens

    Baltimore Sun "With Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels signed to contracts this offseason, the Ravens are well-equipped when it comes to pass-catching tight ends. What they don't have on the roster is a traditional blocking tight end in the mold of Notre Dame's Troy Niklas. The draft prospect recently visited..." April 14

  • Tennessee State lineman Kadeem Edwards has met with Dolphins, Titans, Colts, Panthers

    Yahoo! Sports "Tennessee State offensive lineman Kadeem Edwards has met with the Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers, according to a league source. The 6-foot-4, 313-pound offensive guard ran the 40-yard dash in 5.25 seconds at the NFL scouting combine. He also bench..." April 14

  • Chiefs may draft Teddy Bridgewater

    Fansided "The Kansas City Chiefs are in a situation where they need to make their draft picks this year — the few of them that they have — count for something towards the future. While this has many fans thinking about defensive backs and wide receivers at the end of the first-round, beat writer Terez..." April 13

  • Bridgewater’s agent responds to report of “shaky” workouts

    Pro Football Talk "The glove-free Pro Day workout from former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater placed extra pressure on him for any and all private workouts with teams. But since private workouts are (duh) private, there’s no way for anyone to scrutinize the things Bridgewater may be doing when throwing for..." April 12

  • Aaron Murray drawing interest from several teams

    Pro Football Talk "Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is less than five months removed from a torn ACL, which meant he couldn’t work out at the Combine and got a late start on pre-draft work. But he’s making up for lost time. Murray will throw at Georgia’s Pro Day on Wednesday, and PFT has learned of several..." April 12

  • ‘Several teams’ prefer Zack Martin over Taylor Lewan

    Fansided "As the NFL Draft approaches, we are beginning to see what teams prefer what players at every position which can generally give an indication of the order players will fall early in the draft. Of course, there are smokescreens that occur at a high rate, but where there is smoke there can also be..." April 12

  • Bridgewater struggling in private workouts

    Pro Football Talk "Former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater disappointed the NFL scouts, coaches and executives in attendance with a shaky performance at his Pro Day workout. Fortunately for Bridgewater, there are lots of private workouts between Pro Day and the draft, giving him lots of opportunities to..." April 12

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    P. Schrager @PSchrags

    The Khalil Mack "hype" is real. I've heard he won't fall past no. 3.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Fresno State QB Derek Carr is set to visit the Tampa Bay #Bucs on Wednesday, source says. He’ll visit the #Browns following week

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    Gil Brandt @Gil_Brandt

    Kelvin Benjamin 30th in my new rankings. Was told KB recently blew off workout w NFL coach who had made special trip, said he was too tired

  • Manziel earns highest Wonderlic score among draft's top QBs

    Fox Sports "Johnny Manziel may have aced his first test in the NFL. The former Texas A&M quarterback reportedly secured the highest Wonderlic score among this year's top signal callers in the draft. Multiple outlets are reporting that Manziel scored above 30 on the test, which consists of 50 questions that..." April 11

  • Source: QB Manziel will visit Bucs today

    Tampa Tribune "Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today, according to a source with knowledge of the team's plans. Clearly, the Bucs are doing their due diligence on the quarterback prospects in this year's NFL draft. They had Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater in for a visit..." April 10

  • Beckham, Landry meet with Saints "The New Orleans Saints' trip to LSU’s pro day didn’t end with the on-field workouts Wednesday. LSU receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said he was planning to have dinner with Saints officials on Wednesday night. And Beckham’s father told The Advocate that fellow LSU receiver Jarvis Landry was also..." April 10

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    LSU trainer Jack Marucci told me they tested QB Zach Mettenberger's surgically reconstructed knee on Friday -- It's now at 97% strength. ...

  • AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb are filming for a reality show

    USA Today "AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb may be one of America’s most-watched football couples — and now fans may be able to get a glimpse into their wedding too. The two are filming scenes for a possible reality show, though the actual details are still being ironed out, Webb’s sister, Laurie told The..." April 09

  • Sammy Watkins likes Lions' offense "Sammy Watkins likely will be off the board by the time the Detroit Lions pick at No. 10 overall in next month's NFL draft. But Watkins said he would welcome the opportunity to join the star-studded offense in Detroit. "It'd be definitely a blessing playing with Megatron [Calvin Johnson] and..." April 09

  • Lions may love Sammy Watkins enough to trade up for him

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions have already invested a fortune in wide receiver Calvin Johnson, and given No. 2 receiver Golden Tate a significant contract as well. But they’re not necessarily done expending resources at the receiver position. Sammy Watkins, widely regarded as the best receiver in this year’s draft..." April 09

  • Manziel, Bridgewater, Garoppolo, Carr visiting Jaguars "It's a big day for quarterbacks in Jacksonville on Wednesday, as a quartet of higher-ranked signal callers will reportedly make their visit with the Jaguars. According to ESPN and the NFL Network, the Jags will host Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater, Fresno State's..." April 08

  • 'Canes OT Seantrel Henderson doesn't finish Pro Day workout

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Seantrel Henderson’s career at Miami had its share of disappointing moments. The latest came Thursday when the lineman, projected to be one of the top offensive tackles in this year’s draft, did not finish position drills during his workout at the Hurricanes’ Pro Timing Day which was attended..." April 04

  • USC wide receiver Marqise Lee will visit New Orleans Saints, report says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "It's no secret the New Orleans Saints are scouting the wide receiver spot leading up to next month's NFL draft. And the Saints will get to know USC wide receiver Marqise Lee a little better as Lee told Pro Football Talk on Friday that he will visit with the Saints during the draft process. Lee..." April 04

  • FSU Investigates Jameis Winston, Charges 2 Teammates In Rape Case "Weeks after leading the Florida State Seminoles to a national championship, quarterback Jameis Winston was quietly interrogated by university administrators, and two of his teammates were brought up on school conduct charges related to allegations that Winston raped a fellow student, according to..." April 03

  • Louis Nix would welcome Te'o reunion

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The odds aren't likely. There are 32 NFL teams. Manti Te'o is on one of them. But if May 8 comes around and the Chargers are on the clock with a nose tackle in mind, sign up Louis Nix III. Gladly, Nix says, he'll take that reunion. The former Notre Dame defensive lineman is a projected..." April 02

  • Johnny Manziel visiting Patriots

    Boston Herald "Johnny Football is bringing his show to Foxboro. Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel is in town and set for an official pre-draft visit with the Patriots today, according to a source. Interestingly, this is Manziel’s first pre-draft visit, but he has plenty more lined up..." April 02

  • Is Clowney a hard worker? ‘He’s fine,’ Spurrier clarifies

    Houston Chronicle "Criticism about Jadeveon Clowney’s work ethic appeared to receive a deeper level of truth, when University of South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier recently acknowledged the star defensive end wasn’t always a hard worker as a Gamecock. Spurrier clarified his comment Wednesday, speaking to a small..." April 02

  • Browns to hold private workout for QB Derek Carr "Way back in February, the Browns reportedly had no interest in using their fourth-overall pick on Johnny Manziel and instead preferred Derek Carr, thought to be a late first-rounder my most mock-draft pundits. Who knows where the Browns actually stand on Manziel, Carr or any other..." March 31

  • Cleveland Browns expected to draft Sammy Watkins

    Fansided "The NFL Draft is just around the corner and while it’s still impossible to predict just what will happen and where prospects will be picked, we’re starting to get a good idea of what might happen when the chips start to fall. One of those chips is Clemons wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who is viewed..." March 31

  • Dee Ford says he can fit in a 3-4

    Pro Football Talk "For pass-rushing defensive ends who have thrived in a 4-3 system, graduation to the NFL could take out of play teams that run a 3-4 front. Auburn defensive end Dee Ford insists that shouldn’t happen for him. And he has reached the point where he’s not thrilled to talk about it. Asked to..." March 30

  • NFC scout says Mike Evans made Johnny Manziel

    Fansided "This past Thursday, the scene at Johnny Manziel’s Pro Day was like nothing anyone had ever seen before. But what a lot of people forgot was that there was another Texas A&M product on the field that day, wide receiver Mike Evans, who was showing his skills off to the scouts as well. While..." March 30

  • Johnny Manziel performs well in circus-like pro day atmosphere "Of the three high-end quarterbacks who probably will go in the first 10 picks of the NFL draft, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel was the last to participate in his pro day. Already, Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater had a disappointing performance, while UCF's Blake Bortles had a solid, if not spectacular..." March 27

  • Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston involved in benches-clearing brawl

    Hardball Talk "Jameis Winston, Florida’s State’s Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and reliever on the baseball team, was involved in a benches-clearing brawl in Tuesday night’s game against Florida. The fight started after Florida’s State’s D.J. Stewart tried to barrel over Florida pitcher Danny Young while..." March 26

  • Derek Carr's No. 1 suitor might be the Oakland Raiders "The Oakland Raiders are said to have "a massive crush" on Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr -- but that crush doesn't mean they will take him with the No. 5 overall pick. The Fresno Bee reported that while Oakland thinks highly of Carr, the Raiders would be more inclined to trade down to..." March 24

  • Jets meeting with Mike Evans

    Fansided "The New York Jets are starting to make changes that ensure this will be a huge make or break season for those in charge. Rex Ryan is set up to win his way into a bigger contract, but he’s also in a position where another losing season likely won’t be tolerated. Because of this, the team has..." March 22

  • Michael Sam lets his workout do the talking

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "On the advice of his publicist, defensive end Michael Sam wasn’t talking Thursday. But plenty of others were talking about him following the University of Missouri pro day. “He’s not a guy that’s gonna wow you with his drills,” said now-former Mizzou teammate L’Damian Washington. “But you put..." March 22

  • NFL draft prospect Lewan facing 3 charges "Former Michigan offensive lineman and first-round NFL draft prospect Taylor Lewan has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault or assault and battery stemming from an incident on Dec. 1, 2013, according to court records. Lewan, who is projected as the No. 2..." March 22

  • Bortles receives high praise from ESPN draft experts

    Houston Chronicle "Two of ESPN’s draft experts, Ron Jaworski and Todd McShay, were among those singing the praises of quarterback Blake Bortles after his pro day on the Central Florida campus. “I was really impressed,” said Jaworski, a former NFL quarterback. “On a scale of 1 to 10 today, I’d say a 10. He was..." March 20

  • Michigan's Lewan to be charged with three misdemeanors "Michigan senior OT Taylor Lewan will be charged with three misdemeanors following an altercation last December in Ann Arbor, according to court records (first reported by The Ann Arbor News). He is scheduled to be arraigned on April 8 on one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault or..." March 20

2014 NFL Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Texans Blake Bortles UCF
2 Rams* Greg Robinson Auburn
3 Jaguars Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina
4 Browns Johnny Manziel Texas A&M
5 Raiders Sammy Watkins Clemson
6 Falcons Khalil Mack Buffalo
7 Buccaneers Mike Evans Texas A&M
8 Vikings Teddy Bridgewater Louisville
9 Bills Eric Ebron North Carolina
10 Lions Justin Gilbert Oklahoma State

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