NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Dallas selected as host of 2018 NFL Draft "The 2018 NFL Draft is heading to the Lone Star State. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Dallas Cowboys will host the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, per a source informed of the situation. The NFL has made the draft a road show the past three..." October 18

  • President Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is back on President Trump’s radar Wednesday. The President went on a Twitter spurt Wednesday morning and the NFL’s announcement that there will be no change to league rules regarding the national anthem was part of his agenda. After a day that included a meeting between players and..." October 18

  • Eric Reid doesn’t think rule change on anthem is coming

    Pro Football Talk "In a statement about Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has “a tremendous respect” for the national anthem but it doesn’t sound like the anthem was a focal point of the meeting. Albert Breer of..." October 17

  • NFL TV audience numbers continue to decline early in 2017 season

    Sporting News "No wonder alarm bells are sounding in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s office. The league's average TV audience through Week 5 of the 2017 season dropped 7 percent vs. the same period of the 2016 season, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. Worse for the league, the average..." October 13

  • NFL to change 'May 16 rule' for rookie eligibility

    Sporting News "The NFL has agreed to drop the rule that prevented rookies from joining their new NFL teams until their school's final exams were completed. According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the new "May 16 rule" agreement will allow all rookies to join their NFL team around May 16, whether they are..." October 06

  • Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too

    Pro Football Talk "They say football is family. Bashing the National Football League apparently is family, too. Donald Trump Jr. has chimed in regarding the issue his father took to unprecedented heights two nights ago, with this message on Twitter posted within the last hour: “If only Roger Goodell cared as much..." September 25

  • NFL Aiming To Expand London Schedule

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL remains intent on gauging whether or not a franchise could function as a full-time London operation. To measure this, the league wants a team to play in multiple London games during a season. NFL executive VP of international Mark Waller said more games coming to London in subsequent..." September 25

  • Report: Predatory Lenders Are Preying On NFL Concussion Settlement Plaintiffs

    Deadspin "As the NFL’s estimated $1 billion concussion settlement winds its way through the process of getting the money into the hands of the former players it’s supposed to compensate, lawyers for some of those retired players told a federal judge this week about how predatory lenders and advisers have..." September 22

  • If NFL ratings stay low, broadcasters could see a $200 million earnings hit

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s ratings have been a hot topic of discussion, but it isn’t always apparent just how much a dip may damage broadcasters’ bottom lines. That’s the focus of a Hollywood Reporter piece by Paul Bond and Georg Szalai published Wednesday, though, which features several Wall Street analysts..." September 22

  • Anonymous NFL Scout: Saquon Barkley is better than Ezekiel Elliott

    Sportsnaut "There’s been a ton of buzz surrounding Penn State running back Saquon Barkley since the 2017 college football season started. Some already view the junior as the Heisman Trophy favorite. Others conclude he’s simply the best player in the nation. Likely to enter the 2018 NFL Draft after this..." September 21

  • NFL scouts provide critical evaluation of quarterback Mason Rudolph

    Tulsa World "Mason Rudolph's blistering start to the 2017 season has many believing a national championship and Heisman Trophy are possibilities for the Oklahoma State quarterback. Through three games, Rudolph has thrown for 1,135 yards, 11 touchdowns to just one interception. In his most recent outing..." September 19

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • Chargers 1st-rounder Mike Williams could need season-ending back surgery

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Chargers rookie wide receiver Mike Williams, selected No. 7 overall this spring, might not play a single down in 2017. He’s been out with a back injury (mild disc hernation) since OTAs, and now ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting Williams might need season-ending back..." July 19

  • Chicago Bears Sign Mitch Trubisky To Rookie Contract

    Sports Mockery "Better late than never as the saying goes. People were really starting to panic about whether or not the Chicago Bears would successfully get the Mitch Trubisky contract signed before training camp. It was starting to look dicey, but GM Ryan Pace and his crew got it done on the same days the..." July 19

  • James Conner has the NFL’s best-selling rookie jersey

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back James Conner was the 105th player chosen in this year’s NFL draft. But he’s first in jersey sales. According to data released by Dick’s Sporting Goods, Conner’s jersey is the No. 1 best seller among NFL rookies this year. Among all NFL players, only Dak Prescott and Tom..." July 19

  • Giants legend raves about ‘unbelievable’ spiritual successor

    New York Post "When the Giants used their first-round pick in the 2017 draft to select tight end Evan Engram, Mark Bavaro had one response: It’s about time. Bavaro, arguably the greatest tight end in Giants history, wondered why it had taken so long for the organization to use a high draft pick on a tight..." July 18

  • Bears should let Mitchell Trubisky compete for starting job

    ESPN "What happens if Mitchell Trubisky outperforms Mike Glennon in the preseason? It’s a fair question. As of now, the Chicago Bears seem content to let Glennon begin the regular season at quarterback, in front of Trubisky and veteran Mark Sanchez, who missed the end of the offseason program with..." July 04

  • DeShone Kizer gains ground on Cody Kessler in Browns quarterback competition

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns rookie DeShone Kizer has considerably narrowed the gap on Cody Kessler in the quarterback competition and will press him hard for the starting job in training camp. The No. 52 overall pick out of Notre Dame, Kizer started out third in the quarterback rotation behind Kessler and Brock..." June 20

  • Mitch Trubisky pick means Bears staff might stick for 2018

    CSN Chicago "I brought this up during this past week's Bears Talk Podcast, a couple of weeks after mentioning the possibility on Laurence Holmes' show on "670 The Score." Ryan Pace going all in on Mitch Trubisky could mean buying more time for John Fox and his staff (specifically Dowell Loggains) than the..." June 04

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • Joe Mixon signs rookie deal with Cincinnati Bengals "Joe Mixon is under contract. The Cincinnati Bengals announced Friday that they have signed the No. 48 overall selection. Based on his draft slot, Mixon's deal will be worth nearly $5.5 million over four years, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The Bengals drafted the talented but..." June 02

  • An incredibly early look at the top 100 prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft: 1-20

    CBS Sports "While the 2017 NFL Draft is still fresh on our minds, it's never too early to start looking forward at next year's crop of standout prospects. Here are the guys you need to know to get you ready for the 2017 NCAA season and ultimately, the 2018 NFL Draft. 1. Arden Key | DE | LSU | Junior At..." June 02

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31

  • NFL continues to punish top assistant coaches

    ALL 22 "There are probably a lot of disappointed assistant coaches around the NFL this week. At the beginning of the week, there was a sense of joy and triumph amongst them. However, that elation and satisfaction has been tabled. On Tuesday, when the NFL owners met in Chicago for their annual May..." May 26

  • Myles Garrett has minor injury, working on sideline at Browns’ OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "The first overall pick in the draft is hurt, but the Browns are not concerned. Myles Garrett was spotted on the sideline at Organized Team Activities today, riding a stationary bike and working with kettlebells rather than participating in football activities with the rest of the team. But..." May 24

  • How a covert visit to Chapel Hill solidified the Bears' conviction in Mitch Trubisky

    Chicago Tribune "Admittedly, it was a small task. But in the pre-draft process, every minute detail counts. So on March 16, Bears general manager Ryan Pace found himself curious to see how Mitch Trubisky would handle a routine assignment. A quintet of key Bears talent evaluators was headed to Chapel Hill, N.C.,..." May 19

  • Browns' Myles Garrett signs his 4-year rookie contract

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett has signed his four-year rookie contract, the club announced. The deal is worth a projected $30,427,000, including a more than $20 million signing bonus. It includes a fifth-year club option. The Browns now have six of their draft picks under..." May 19

  • NFL Scouts Think Saquon Barkley Could Be “Best Running Back Of The Last Decade”

    The Spun "NFL scouts have been raving about one running back in college football above all others. Penn State’s Saquon Barkley is a projected top-five pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, but scouts think he might be even better than some recent college stars that have been drafted. Ezekiel Elliott and Leonard..." May 18

  • Patrick Mahomes II, KC Chiefs #1 draft pick, robbed at gunpoint

    CBS 19 "Patrick Mahomes II, the No. 1 draft pick for the Kansas City Chiefs, and three others were reportedly robbed at gunpoint in Smith County on May 12. According to a press release from the Smith County Sheriff's Office, deputies were sent to a residence on Mansion Creek Circle around 9:15 p.m. in..." May 15

  • Joe Mixon among 40 players to attend NFLPA rookie premiere

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon is one of 40 players who will attend the NFLPA's Rookie Premiere event later this week in Los Angeles. The players' union released the list of participants, which also includes Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, on Monday. The event takes..." May 15

  • Jaguars won't rush rookie wide receiver Dede Westbrook into the slot position

    First Coast News "NFL coaches like versatility. The more positions a player can play, the more advantageous he is for the depth chart on game day. Many players are cross-trained at multiple positions. Those players allow teams to play a more favorable numbers game with roster cutdowns. Young players are..." May 15

  • Myles Garrett stands by his Ben Roethlisberger comments

    Pro Football Talk "After the Browns made defensive end Myles Garrett the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, he engaged in some fairly boring trash talk regarding Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Garrett has now doubled down on his fairly boring trash talk. “I think that was kind of blown up, but I stand by..." May 13

  • Browns rookie Myles Garrett: 'I can't be a savior' "It will take more than a single man to turn around the wandering ship known as the Cleveland Browns. First-overall draft pick Myles Garrett said it himself Friday, telling NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala: "One person can't win games." Still, if anyone in this year's draft was tagged as a..." May 12

  • Cleveland radio host fired after saying Jabrill Peppers is 'high all the time'

    Sporting News "The Browns selected Jabrill Peppers in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, even after the former Michigan safety tested positive for a dilute sample at the NFL Combine in March. Now former ESPN Radio Cleveland host Sabrina Parr thinks it was a mistake by the Browns and explained why..." May 11

  • Deshaun Watson reportedly won't get a real shot to start for the Texans

    CBS Sports "When the Houston Texans traded up from No. 25 to No. 12 in the 2017 NFL Draft, surrendering a second first-round pick in the process in order to acquire the services of former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, it sure seemed like they were leaping up the draft board to select their new starting..." May 11

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • Mike Vick: Bengals' Joe Mixon can be 'example' for young kids

    Newark Star-Ledger "Barring something unforeseen, Joe Mixon will be on the Bengals' roster Week 1. He'll make a living playing professional football. In time, many will cheer him on. Mixon was given a second chance after he was arrested three years ago for punching a woman, breaking four bones in her face...." May 08

  • Texans GM: Watson will compete for starting QB gig "After trading up in last week's draft to snag Deshaun Watson, the Houston Texans insisted Tom Savage was still the starting quarterback. The rookie, however, will get a chance to earn the job. "We want to provide a competitive environment across the board. So (Watson will) compete," Texans..." May 05

  • Bengals owner Mike Brown admits the “risk” of Joe Mixon pick

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In the NFL draft last Friday, the Cincinnati Bengals selected a very talented football player who did a terrible thing his freshman year at college. The player – Joe Mixon – is a top level football player by everyone’s account. Joe’s regrettable deed was that he struck a young woman, another..." May 05

  • Hue Jackson likens DeShone Kizer to Ben Roethlisberger

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Hue Jackson expects rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer to draw comparisons to Ben Roethlisberger because of his size, arm strength and mobility. "I don't know that I've coached a guy with this kind of skill set," Jackson said Thursday on team's in-house radio show, Cleveland Browns..." May 04

  • WWE wrestler reached out to Takk McKinley to tell him to make his grandmother proud

    CBS Sports "Atlanta Falcons first-round pick Takkarist McKinley stole the show at the NFL Draft last week when he showed up with a picture of his late grandmother, who he had promised he would make the NFL one day, and carried it with him everywhere he went. He brought it on stage , brought it on the plane to..." May 04

  • Titans GM: Bears' swap for Trubisky ended calls about trades for No. 5 pick

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears weren’t the only team that wanted to trade up to draft quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Chicago was just the only team that traded all the way up to No. 2. Titans General Manager Jon Robinson said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that Tennessee was fielding calls at No. 5 from teams that wanted to..." May 03

  • Bears don’t want Mitchell Trubisky to take snap in 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bears obviously feel Mitchell Trubisky is a franchise quarterback, otherwise they would not have traded up one spot to guarantee themselves a shot at him in the NFL Draft. However, that does not mean they want the former North Carolina star to be their starting quarterback at any point..." May 02

  • Browns GM explains his team’s 2017 plan for rookie QB DeShone Kizer

    Fox Sports "The Cleveland Browns had a terrific draft weekend, landing not only three first-round picks, but also a potential franchise quarterback in DeShone Kizer. Myles Garrett, Jabrill Peppers and David Njoku figure to play significant roles right away, but it’ll be a different story for Kizer. The..." May 02

  • Mike Glennon feels ‘cheated on’ after Mitchell Trubisky pick

    Larry Brown Sports "Count Mike Glennon in the group of people unhappy with the Chicago Bears’ first round draft pick, at least according to a report. The Bears quarterback, who was actually at the team’s Soldier Field draft party, “felt as though he had been cheated on” by the team he’d signed with for $18.5..." May 01

  • Takkarist McKinley won't be fined by NFL for swearing "New Atlanta Falcons pass rusher Takk McKinley was so fired up after being drafted in the first round Thursday night he dropped an f-bomb on stage when talking to NFL Network's Deion Sanders on live TV. After using the naughty word, McKinley famously said: "Fine me later." There will be no..." May 01

  • Shanahan: C.J. Beathard reminds me a lot of Cousins "John Lynch exited his first draft as the Pied Piper of the media throng, who almost unanimously love the moves the first-time GM made over the weekend. From getting the Chicago Bears to pay to move up one spot to take a player the 49ers didn't want, to snagging Reuben Foster late on Day 1, to..." May 01

  • Patriots take just 4 players in smallest draft class in franchise history

    NBC Sports Boston "Heading into the opening of the 2017 draft on Thursday, the Patriots had just six selections -- none of which were in the first two rounds. It stood to reason that the team might get creative and find a way to make either more selections or earlier selections. When all was said and done, the..." April 30

  • John Ross: I would beat Usain Bolt in 40-yard dash "Being the fastest man in the history of the NFL Scouting Combine is one thing. Being the fastest man on Earth is quite another. John Ross holds the former distinction, while Usain Bolt has been crowned with the latter. But the Cincinnati Bengals first-round draft pick believes he could take..." April 30

  • Mia Khalifa Trolls Chad Kelly Again After He Becomes NFL Draft's 'Mr. Irrelevant'

    Complex "You could say Mia Khalifa and former Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly have a history. Khalifa exposed Kelly's thirst for her not once, but twice after he made separate trips into the former porn star's DMs, and she roasted him again after he wasn't invited to the NFL combine due to off-the-field..." April 30

2017-2018 NFL Draft Results

# Team Player School/Team
1 Browns Myles Garrett Texas A&M
2 Bears* Mitch Trubisky North Carolina
3 49ers Solomon Thomas Stanford
4 Jaguars* Leonard Fournette Louisiana State
5 Titans Corey Davis Western Michigan
6 Jets Jamal Adams Louisiana State
7 Chargers Mike Williams Clemson
8 Panthers Christian McCaffrey Stanford
9 Bengals John Ross Washington
10 Chiefs* Patrick Mahomes II Texas Tech
Full NFL Draft Results