NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Michael Vick on Lamar Jackson: He's a 'spitting image' of me

    Yardbarker "Imagine what the narrative would have been surrounding former No. 1 pick Michael Vick had he entered the NFL in the social media age. We’re talking hot take after hot take. As the first player off the board to the Atlanta Falcons back in 2001, Vick transcended the quarterback position. He was the..." February 22

  • Kirk Herbstreit will replace Jon Gruden on ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage

    Awful Announcing "With Jon Gruden returning to the Oakland Raiders, most of the attention regarding ESPN replacing him on its NFL coverage has focused on the Monday Night Football broadcast. (We’ve also wondered if the network might keep Gruden’s QB Camp going with another analyst leading up to the NFL Draft.) But..." February 22

  • Mike Mayock: On-field comparisons between Manziel, Mayfield are “valid”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock has studied the 2018 quarterback class extensively, and doesn't see a Carson Wentz in the bunch. That's not great news for the Browns, who have the Nos. 1 and 4 picks, and who passed on a chance to draft Wentz in 2016, trading the No. 2 pick to the..." February 21

  • Report: Dolphins set March meeting with Baker Mayfield

    Pro Football Talk "Baker Mayfield created a buzz among Dolphins followers when he included #GetMeToMiami in the caption to an Instagram post in January and the team showed some interest in the former Oklahoma quarterback when they met with him at the Senior Bowl last month. That meeting reportedly won’t be the..." February 20

  • Baker Mayfield says he will not attend NFL Draft

    Sporting News "Baker Mayfield told reporters Monday he will not attend the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and Texas native made the announcement (per NBC Sports Dallas/Fort Worth) while receiving the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award in Fort..." February 20

  • Ex-NFL GM: Lamar Jackson too 'short' and 'slight,' should switch to WR for NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "There is about to be an unholy amount of fire-breathing takes surrounding the quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft class. Not even kidding: Between Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson, we are going to get every take under the sun and some born straight out of that fire-breathing ball of..." February 19

  • Bills could be interested in moving into top 5 to take QB

    CBS Sports "Last year the Buffalo Bills helped facilitate a massive move up the draft board by the Chiefs to grab Patrick Mahomes, which resulted in the Bills picking up a second first-round pick for the 2018 NFL Draft. Now they might be interested in using that pick to make their own drastic move up the..." February 19

  • Could Mike Hughes solve Jets' issues at cornerback, returner?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets need help in the return game, in addition to cornerback. If New York finds a way to sign Kirk Cousins in free agency, could that open the possibility of drafting UCF's Mike Hughes? A dual threat When Todd Bowles first took over as coach in 2015, he had a pretty strict stance..." February 18

  • Baker Mayfield says he's going to visit Cleveland Browns, owner of top pick in 2018 NFL Draft

    Tulsa World "Baker Mayfield is constantly learning about the business of pro football. The former Oklahoma quarterback has spent time training in Los Angeles and gained important face time with NFL teams during his week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. On Saturday, he made his first trip back to OU..." February 18

  • Why Seahawks should draft a running back in the first round. And why odds are they won’t

    Tacoma News Tribune "Pete Carroll has vowed the Seahawks will return to his run-first roots. In part to get that done, Seattle’s head man has sent away eight assistant coaches, including his top four and both the offensive and defensive coordinators, from last season. But will Carroll’s quest to get the Seahawks..." February 17

  • Baker Mayfield reveals which NFL QB he’d most like to learn from

    The Sports Daily "Reigning Heisman Trophy winner and Oklahoma product Baker Mayfield has been drawing comparisons to Saints quarterback Drew Brees, due to his height and throwing mechanics, ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft. But that’s not the NFL quarterback he’d most like to learn from. Mayfield, who could end up..." February 16

  • Can ESPN continue Gruden’s QB Camp without Jon Gruden?

    Awful Announcing "After years of rumor and innuendo, Jon Gruden has finally left ESPN and returned to the coaching ranks with the Oakland Raiders. While much of the attention in the wake of Gruden’s big money move away from Bristol has been placed on what ESPN is going to do to replace Chucky in the Monday Night..." February 16

  • Bills could be targeting Giants No. 2 pick in blockbuster trade

    247 Sports "Fourteen years ago, the New York Giants traded the No. 4 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, their third-round pick, and first-round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft for the rights to Eli Manning, who the Los Angeles Chargers selected at No. 1 overall. Fourteen years later, the Giants could be back..." February 16

  • Sam Darnold gets Mayock’s vote as the top quarterback in the draft

    Pro Football Talk "In what looks like a strong draft for quarterbacks, we’ll spend much of the next two months debating which one is the best. Score one vote for USC’s Sam Darnold. Mike Mayock of NFL Network has released his draft rankings, and he lists Darnold as the No. 1 quarterback. Next is Wyoming’s Josh..." February 15

  • NFL Cuts List Of Host Cities For 2019, 2020 Drafts Down To Five

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that the five finalists to host the 2019 or 2020 NFL draft include Cleveland/Canton, Tennessee, Kansas City, Denver, and Las Vegas. According to Schefter, the winning city is expected to be announced at the spring meeting in May. Other cities including New York, Los..." February 15

  • Will Roger Goodell continue to announce the first-round draft picks?

    Pro Football Talk "So with the draft heading to Dallas and FOX ready to broadcast the event into millions of additional homes, an important question regarding the execution of the draft comes back to the front burner: Will Commissioner Roger Goodell continue to announce the first-round picks? It’s one of the most..." February 15

  • As FOX televises the draft, ESPN continues to lose control of the event it built

    Pro Football Talk "When ESPN first approached the NFL about televising the draft, Commissioner Pete Rozelle was taken aback: Who would want to watch that? As it turned out, the answer was: Millions of football fans. With ESPN’s help, the NFL draft has become a huge annual event and the centerpiece of the NFL..." February 15

  • Bills reportedly interested in trading up for Josh Rosen

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "There's going to be a lot of quarterback talk, reports, and rumors surrounding the Bills leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft. Today it involves UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen. Many think of Rosen as the top quarterback in the draft class, and most everyone believes he'll either be selected with the 1st..." February 14

  • Shaquem Griffin: Whatever team gets me will get someone special

    Pro Football Talk "Whatever Shaquill Griffin can do, Shaquem Griffin is certain he can do better. Shaquem Griffin earned a late combine invite and plans to top his twin brother’s combine marks from a year ago. Shaquill, a cornerback, ran a 4.38 in the 40, did 17 reps in the bench press and had a 38.5-inch..." February 14

  • NFL Rumors: Baker Mayfield's style of play could be a perfect fit in Giants offense

    SNY TV "Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield would be a suitable option for the New York Giants in the upcoming NFL draft, Bucky Brooks of NFL.com wrote on Tuesday. Mayfield, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2017, started as a walk-on at Texas Tech before transferring to Oklahoma. The 22-year-old totaled 12,292..." February 14

  • Manziel on Baker Mayfield comparisons: ‘We’re completely different people’ and ‘he can learn from what I did wrong’

    Akron Beacon Journal "Former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel realizes fellow Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield has widely been labeled as Johnny Football 2.0. If certain NFL teams buy into the comparison, it could harm Mayfield’s stock heading into the April 26 NFL Draft because Manziel partied his way out of..." February 13

  • NFL Draft prospect Saquon Barkley signs deal with Nike

    Clutch Points "Former Penn State running back Saquon Barkley has been touted as being one of the talented players in the 2018 NFL Draft class. Ahead of the start of his NFL career, Barkley has reportedly agreed to sign an endorsement deal with Nike, according to Mark Wogenrich of The Morning..." February 12

  • Report: Baker Mayfield 'isn't for' the Denver Broncos

    247 Sports "Don't go ordering your Baker Mayfield jerseys just yet, Broncos fans. Despite a successful union at last month's Senior Bowl, the Heisman-winning quarterback is considered by Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated as unlikely to end up with Denver in the NFL draft. Klemko, in naming 10..." February 11

  • Browns Request Visit With Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield

    NFL Trade Rumors "Robert Klemko of TheMMQB.com, citing league sources, reports that the Browns requested a private visit with Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield following the Super Bowl. This is the first request Mayfield has received. The plan for Mayfield is for him to work out in Southern California in advance of..." February 09

  • Saquon Barkley lands Nike endorsement ahead of 2018 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Saquon Barkley is going to hear his name called early when the 2018 NFL Draft kicks off this April. Perhaps as a precursor to that, he’s been named as the first upcoming rookie to land a sponsorship deal with Nike. Barkley announced the deal on Twitter. Not long afterward, Nike welcomed him..." February 09

  • Jarvis Landry says he was not taking shot at Patrick Surtain Jr

    Larry Brown Sports "Jarvis Landry went on Twitter Wednesday to clarify that a tweet he sent earlier in the day was not about a recruit who snubbed his alma mater. Landry, who attended LSU, sent the following tweet around the time 5-star recruit Patrick Surtain Jr announced he was signing with Alabama over LSU...." February 07

  • How will Scot McCloughan's top ranking of Baker Mayfield impact the Browns' draft plans?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "New Browns personnel consultant Scot McCloughan is already on record as saying that Baker Mayfield would be his man if he had to draft a quarterback this year to lead his franchise. So how will that impact the Browns' plans now that McCloughan has been hired to help them out with the draft --..." February 06

  • Josh McCown would come back to Jets, even if they draft a QB

    New York Post "Josh McCown has heard the talk about Kirk Cousins, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen, etc. being the Jets’ new quarterback. Still he’s hoping he is under center for the Jets again in 2018. “It’s hard to say, ‘Hey, I want to go somewhere else’ after you had the best year of your..." February 03

  • Baker Mayfield would ‘absolutely’ play for Browns

    TMZ "Good news, Browns -- not every top QB in the draft is scared of becoming the face of your franchise ... and that includes Baker Mayfield! We got Baker at EA Sports' pre-Super Bowl party in Minny ... and the Heisman winner told us why he'd "absolutely" welcome an opportunity to do better than..." February 03

  • Sam Darnold: Giants would be an amazing opportunity for me

    247 Sports "Sam Darnold will not cause any kind of quarterback controversy if he is drafted by the New York Giants. In fact, Darnold would relish the opportunity to learn from and play behind Eli Manning should the opportunity arise. “I was at the Manning Passing Academy, it was a great opportunity for..." February 02

  • Baker Mayfield ‘would love’ to sit behind Drew Brees

    Sportsnaut "Baker Mayfield to the New Orleans Saints could be a match made in heaven. The Oklahoma product “would love” to learn from Drew Brees, and head coach Sean Payton has reportedly already made it clear he’s a huge fan of the Heisman winner. Speaking about the potential to sit behind Brees, Mayfield..." February 02

  • After Senior Bowl, more possible Redskins QBs emerge in this deep rookie class

    NBC Sports Washington "Going into the Senior Bowl, all of the quarterback conversation centered on Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen. The hype made sense, seeing as Mayfield just won the Heisman Trophy and Allen's blend of size and strength had NFL scouts drooling for more than a year. After the Senior Bowl, however,..." January 29

  • Browns reportedly unlikely to take Baker Mayfield in NFL Draft

    Clutch Points "The Cleveland Browns are in the prime position to get their next potential franchise quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft with either the first or fourth overall pick. Reports have swirled around Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield possibly moving up the board as a candidate to be drafted as the top overall..." January 29

  • Ex-First-Round Pick Reveals That Mel Kiper Takes Bribes for Mock Draft Grades

    Total Pro Sports "Once the playoffs start winding down in the NFL and the Super Bowl is over and done with, football fans start searching for mock drafts to see who their team might take in the upcoming draft to improve their squad for years to come. One of the most respected people to put out mock drafts and..." January 29

  • Did Jets see their quarterback of future in Senior Bowl?

    ESPN "Two of the most polarizing players in the 2018 draft -- Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield -- played in the Senior Bowl on Saturday. The game was of great interest to the New York Jets, who could be in position to draft one of them in April. My takeaways: Allen improved his stock, reducing the..." January 28

  • Evaluators believe Browns will pick Sam Darnold or Baker Mayfield No. 1

    Larry Brown Sports "The consensus is that the Cleveland Browns will use the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft on a quarterback, but nobody knows yet which it will be. Rival evaluators, however, think they have an idea. According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, there is a belief that Baker Mayfield is firmly in the..." January 27

  • This NFL prospect makes it clear that he wants to play for Dallas Cowboys

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Cowboys are always looking to bolster their pass rush, and they’re doing their due diligence on this year’s class. That includes Oklahoma’s Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, a Houston native who will play in Saturday’s Senior Bowl. Okoronkwo said he met with Cowboys’ southwest area scout Sam..." January 27

  • Baker Mayfield to play in Senior Bowl

    Yardbarker "Baker Mayfield will play in the 2018 Senior Bowl after all. Robert Klemko of The MMQB reported this news Friday night. Mayfield arrived in Mobile, Ala. for Senior Bowl practices a day behind everyone else. He stayed behind an extra day to be with his mother, whom Klemko reported has been..." January 27

  • Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield Met With Bills, Dolphins, Jets & Saints At Senior Bowl

    NFL Trade Rumors "Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield tells Robert Klemko of TheMMQB.com that he was late to arrive at the Senior Bowl because his mother had a heart issue and is waiting on results of an echocardiogram. Mayfield mentioned that the only upside in regards to being at the Senior Bowl this week was to..." January 26

  • Baker Mayfield ‘a strong candidate’ to be No. 1 overall pick with Browns

    Sportsnaut "Baker Mayfield, who is set to play Saturday in the Senior Bowl, is also attracting the eye of new Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey, per Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports. “A lot of what he is as a player fits with the mentality of [Cleveland Brown’s general manager] John Dorsey,”..." January 26

  • Ravens have interest in drafting Josh Allen

    Larry Brown Sports "The Ravens may be looking to draft their quarterback of the future in this year’s draft. Baltimore has immediate needs it can address with the No. 16 pick. However, according to Benjamin Allbright of 104.7 FM in Denver, the Ravens appear to have interest in Wyoming’s Josh Allen should he be..." January 25

  • John Dorsey defends Baker Mayfield’s character

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns GM John Dorsey thinks Baker Mayfield gets a bad rap on the character front, but other NFL personnel executives at the Senior Bowl still see too much Johnny Manziel in him. "Are there character concerns about him?'' Dorsey asked cleveland.com and another local media outlet during..." January 25

  • John Dorsey denies warning to 'stay away' from Josh Rosen

    247 Sports "A report surfaced that Cleveland Browns General Manager John Dorsey had advised to 'stay away' from UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen. The executive addressed those remarks Tuesday at the Reese's Senior Bowl. "It's fake news because, first off, I've never talked to the kid. I've never talked to..." January 24

  • Bills GM not ruling out possibility of trading up for QB

    Sportsnaut "With consecutive first-round picks in the 2018 NFL Draft (No. 21 and 22), the Buffalo Bills would seem like a prime candidate to trade up for a quarterback. On Tuesday, general manager Brandon Beane didn’t rule the possibility out. “THAT COMES WITH A HEFTY PRICE TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT FROM 21..." January 24

  • Elway, Broncos work through “process” of evaluating Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos need a franchise quarterback. They know it, everyone knows it. And their primary options include: (1) hoping that Paxton Lynch can become a franchise quarterback; (2) signing or trading for a veteran; and (3) drafting a rookie. With the offseason unfolding rapidly, the Broncos..." January 24

  • Baker Mayfield could skip Senior Bowl for family reasons

    Larry Brown Sports "Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield may be absent from the Senior Bowl. Mayfield reaffirmed Wednesday that he is still not certain he’ll play in the annual showcase, with NFL reporter Benjamin Allbright reporting that the uncertainty stems from lingering questions about his mother’s health." January 24

  • Report: Browns Considering Baker Mayfield With No. 1 Overall Pick

    12 Up "It doesn't take an expert draft analyst to tell you the Browns have a hole at quarterback. What you may need that expert for, however, is to break down who truly deserves to be picked No. 1 overall. There are a number of talented quarterbacks entering the NFL this season, with Sam Darnold and..." January 24

  • Could polarizing Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield save the Jets?

    New York Daily News "He is fearless and fiery and not everyone's cup of tea. He has brass cajones and doesn't mind grabbing them in public to tell the opponent exactly how he feels about them. He is gutsy, electric and the owner of a coveted piece of stiff-arming hardware. Some people think he's too short for the..." January 24

  • I would follow Eli Manning around like a puppy: Josh Allen

    New York Post "Pat Shurmur made it out of Minneapolis and touched down Tuesday for his first assignment as head coach of the Giants. He met up with Dave Gettleman, the new general manager, at the Senior Bowl and together they will put their heads together to come up with a plan for how to reshape and improve the..." January 23

  • Baker Mayfield: I’m not the bad boy, “the Johnny Manziel stuff”

    Pro Football Talk "Former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield arrived late to Tuesday’s Senior Bowl practice after flying home to be with his mother, whom he said was hospitalized. “My mom’s not doing too great,” Mayfield said, via Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post. “Family first. Always. Doesn’t matter what the..." January 23

2017-2018 NFL Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Browns Sam Darnold Southern California
2 Giants Josh Rosen UCLA
3 Colts Connor Williams Texas
4 Browns* Orlando Brown Oklahoma
5 Broncos Bradley Chubb NC State
6 Jets Josh Allen Wyoming
7 Buccaneers Saquon Barkley Penn State
8 Bears Quenton Nelson Notre Dame
9 49ers Roquan Smith Georgia
10 Raiders Courtland Sutton Southern Methodist

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