NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Rising Florida International QB Alex McGough visited Texans

    Houston Chronicle "Rising Florida International QB Alex McGough visited Texans By Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle Updated 3:20 pm, Saturday, April 21, 2018 3 It was a whirlwind of activity for Florida International quarterback Alex McGough when he visited the Texans on Monday. McGough took a..." April 22

  • 'Interesting' Marcus Davenport could fill Detroit Lions pass rush need

    Detroit Free Press "He smiled that casual smile of his, licked his lips and raised an eyebrow of self-assurance. When Marcus Davenport first hit the road to introduce himself to NFL teams at the Senior Bowl in January, not as a player — film tells the story there — but as a person, a reporter asked the Texas-San..." April 22

  • Two talented inside linebackers could tempt Packers to move up

    Packers News "How much would you give to have the next Derrick Brooks or Brian Urlacher on your roster? Probably a lot. When it comes to the draft, the next (insert name here) is always a projection and so if you’re the Green Bay Packers you weigh your needs vs. your options before considering a move up..." April 22

  • Mike Mayock thinks Arden Key will slide into Day 3 due to off-field concerns

    Sportsnaut "NFL Network’s draft guru Mike Mayock isn’t high on the draft stock of pass rusher Arden Key, who at one point was considered to be a lock as a first-round pick. Mayock cited off-field concerns, noting he expects Key to be selected in Round 4 or Round 5 of the 2018 NFL Draft. Key recently..." April 22

  • Jim Mora praises Josh Rosen, says he could be Hall of Famer

    Larry Brown Sports "Former UCLA coach Jim Mora raised some eyebrows in the leadup to the NFL Draft with perceived criticisms of his college quarterback Josh Rosen, but he’s being quite clear now about what he thinks of his future. On Sunday, Mora took to Twitter to call out those who question Rosen’s talent or..." April 22

  • Will Bills or Dolphins jump Jets for Mayfield?

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been nearly a month since PFT explained that the league insiders suspect that the Jets will be taking quarterback Baker Mayfield with the third overall pick in the draft. With the selection process only four days away, the lingering belief that the Jets will make a beeline for Mayfield raises..." April 22

  • Bruce Arians: Cardinals should take Lamar Jackson and not look back

    Sportsnaut "If Bruce Arians was still the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, you can bet he’d be banging on the table — hard, we might add — for general manager Steve Keim to draft Lamar Jackson to be the quarterback of the future. Nowadays, Arians is working on becoming an NFL analyst. He recently spoke..." April 22

  • Saquon Barkley Visited Buccanneers

    Pro Football Rumors "The Buccaneers, who hold the No. 7 overall selection in this week’s draft, are one of the most RB-needy teams in the NFL, and they would love nothing more than to see Penn State’s Saquon Barkley — widely-regarded as the most complete and dynamic running back to enter the league in a long time —..." April 22

  • Shaquem Griffin: ‘I’m not just a feel-good story’

    Tampa Bay Times "Shaquem Griffin wakes up knowing each day will be better than the last and barely able to wait until tomorrow. "It's just a whirlwind,'' Griffin said. On Thursday, he will walk the red carpet with his family, including his twin brother, Seahawks cornerback Shaquill, at the NFL draft at AT&T..." April 22

  • Josh Allen: Inaccuracy issue 'little blown out of proportion'

    Pro Football Talk "Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen has enjoyed the draft process. Well, most of it. During a recent visit with PFT Live, Allen admitted that the amount of time that people have to talk about the draft on TV, radio, the Internet, etc. can become a little tiring. So I asked him what about the ongoing..." April 22

  • Jets Engaged In Mayfield-Rosen Debate?

    Pro Football Rumors "Less than a week remains until the rampant Jets quarterback rumor cycle will slow down, after the Kirk Cousins pursuit and the months-long prospect evaluations have kept the Big Apple’s AFC team at the center of many offseason news cycles. But the identity of Gang Green’s hopeful franchise..." April 22

  • Jaguars seem to be high on top draft prospect Lamar Jackson

    Sportsnaut "Momentum is building for former Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson to be a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft this coming Thursday. One team that could potentially be in the market for a signal caller late in the first round are the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville did sign Blake..." April 22

  • Sam Darnold could be the sixth USC player drafted first overall

    Pro Football Talk "No college has produced more than five first overall picks in the NFL draft. But if the Browns take Sam Darnold first overall on Thursday night, he’ll be the sixth No. 1 pick from USC. Southern Cal is one of three schools to have five first overall draft picks. The others, Auburn and Notre..." April 21

  • Report: Giants front office is split on the No. 2 pick decision

    247 Sports "The New York Giants front office is reportedly not in agreement over what the franchise should do with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. SNY's Ralph Vacchiano is hearing some executives within the Giants organization can't understand how the franchise could consider passing on a..." April 21

  • Tom Coughlin, Dave Caldwell lavish praise on Lamar Jackson

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars signed Blake Bortles to a three-year contract. Which leaves the door open for the drafting of a quarterback this year or next year. Which makes anything the team says about this year’s crop of quarterbacks even more intriguing. Especially when most teams never say much of anything..." April 21

  • Mike Mayock predicts Browns will draft Sam Darnold No. 1 overall

    Ohio.com "NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock pumped the brakes on the national buzz about the Browns picking Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen first overall Thursday night instead of the longtime presumptive front-runner, Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold. “If you’re asking me for my gut feel,..." April 21

  • Derrius Guice walked back allegations of inappropriate combine questions

    Yardbarker "Some NFL teams are reportedly souring on former LSU running back Derrius Guice for a variety of reasons. Guice, widely regarded as one of the best non-Saquon Barkley backs available in the NFL Draft, alleged after the NFL Combine that he was asked very inappropriate questions in private..." April 21

  • Where Bradley Chubb ranks among the recent edge-rushers who were top-6 picks

    CBS Sports "Bradley Chubb is the unquestioned top defensive end prospect in the 2018 NFL Draft, and after the career he had at NC State along with his solid combine effort, that distinction is warranted. With less than a week to go until the draft begins, it seems likely that Chubb won't make it past the..." April 20

  • Arden Key telling teams he entered rehab for marijuana problem in 2017

    CBS Sports "Former LSU defensive end Arden Key has told NFL teams that his leave from the school in 2017 was to voluntarily enter rehab for a marijuana problem, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Key was a standout in the LSU defense as a sophomore in 2016, recording 12 sacks, three forced fumbles,..." April 20

  • LSU's Arden Key likely to slide to Day 3 of NFL draft

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Arden Key was supposed to be a first-round pick this year. After tallying 11 sacks as a sophomore in 2016, the defensive end looked like he could be the next in a long line of LSU players that became studs in the NFL. But, with just a week before the draft, one analyst thinks Key might not..." April 20

  • Browns GM hints team will select Josh Allen with first pick

    Sportsnaut "New Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey has played it close to the vest heading into next week’s 2018 NFL Draft. Well, until now. In speaking to the media on Thursday, Dorsey could have very well told us who he plans on selecting No. 1 overall in the draft. “You all laugh at me..." April 20

  • Josh Allen Visited Cardinals

    Pro Football Rumors "With the draft less than a week away, visit season has concluded. But Josh Allen said in a recent interview he’d visited seven teams — one more than previously reported. During an appearance on the Pro Football Talk PM Podcast (via ArizonaSports.com’s Mike Jurecki, on Twitter), Allen revealed he..." April 20

  • Dave Gettleman can’t let Barkley love cost him a franchise QB

    New York Post "Saquon Barkley is a thoroughbred. He could be a 233-pound Marshall Faulk. Could be the face of a franchise. Could be a gold-jacket guy. And boy, would he help Eli Manning. “He’s one of those guys that my mother could have scouted,” Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said Thursday. It..." April 20

  • Kahlil McKenzie says having an NFL GM for a dad has helped in the draft process

    Pro Football Talk "Former Tennessee defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie is hoping to get drafted next week, but he won’t be the most famous member of his family in the league. McKenzie is the son of Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie, who played in the NFL for eight seasons and whose brother, Raleigh McKenzie,..." April 19

  • Report: Packers likely to take Minkah Fitzpatrick, Josh Jackson

    247 Sports "The NFL Draft is right around the corner and Green Bay Packers fans wonder who the team is going to select at No. 14 overall. While there's no way to tell who the Packers will draft until they are on the clock, it looks like we have a good idea who is high on their draft board. According to Tony..." April 19

  • Browns GM open to all options with No. 1 pick and that includes drafting Saquon Barkley

    CBS Sports "The predraft obfuscation reaches its zenith right about now, days before the draft. And the Browns, who have the No. 1 and No. 4 picks -- and a dire need for a franchise quarterback -- have yet to tip their hand. Common sense suggests they'd take a passer, though we still don't know who they..." April 19

  • Broncos Open To Trading No. 5 Overall Pick

    NFL Trade Rumors "On Thursday, Broncos executive VP John Elway told reporters that they’re open to trading down from No. 5 overall if the right opportunity presents itself next week. “I’m open to trading (the No. 5 pick),” Elway said, per Nicki Jhabvala. Otherwise, Elway said they plan to take the best player..." April 19

  • Eagles ‘open for business’ on possible trade for No. 32 pick

    Clutch Points "With just a week left before the start of the NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles have announced that they are “open for business.” General manager Howie Roseman has admitted that the team is willing to listen to trade offers for their first-round pick, which is No. 32 overall. Per Jeff McLane..." April 19

  • The Browns have actually considered taking two quarterbacks

    Pro Football Talk "It has been suggested, mostly as a joke, that the Browns could ensure that they’ll get a great quarterback by using both the No. 1 and No. 4 overall pick on that position. Apparently, it’s not as big of a joke as many had believed. Kevin Clark of TheRinger.com reports that the Browns have..." April 19

  • Baker Mayfield to Jets reportedly 'a done deal'

    Sportsnaut "The Baker Mayfield to New York Jets rumors are heating up to a boiling point, as every day that passes ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft brings more news on this front. On Wednesday, just over one week before the prospects start flying off the board, NFL insider Tony Pauline shared this: “One source,..." April 19

  • Cardinals know price is steep if they want a top QB in NFL draft

    Arizona Central "Trying to pry tangible information out of an NFL general manager and head coach about their pick intentions in the days leading up to the draft can be about as fruitful as asking a teenager to clean up his room. You can ask all day without getting any results. Cardinals General Manager Steve..." April 19

  • Von Miller on Bradley Chubb: He's me plus Khalil Mack

    NFL.com "Every player is asked the same question by at least one reporter at the NFL Scouting Combine: Who do you compare yourself to in the NFL? Responses at this year's combine included LSU's Derrius Guice seeing Beast Mode in himself, and N.C. State's Bradley Chubb attempting to fuse two of the..." April 18

  • Courtland Sutton gets in visit with Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "Wednesday is the last day that teams can host draft prospects on visits to their facilities and the Cowboys are spending part of it with a player who they’ve shown interest in over the course of the pre-draft process. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that SMU wide receiver Courtland Sutton met..." April 18

  • Patriots Have Expressed Interest In Drafting UCLA QB Josh Rosen

    NESN "Head coach Bill Belichick acknowledged Friday that the New England Patriots must know the 2018 NFL Draft from top to bottom. After acquiring a second first-round pick from the Los Angeles Rams for wide receiver Brandin Cooks, the Patriots have the ability to move way up in the first round of..." April 18

  • Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX

    Pro Football Talk "FOX still hasn’t announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set. Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will work the pregame show on Thursday nights, FOX announced today." April 18

  • Saquon Barkley's agent says SI report is false that Roc Nation is steering the RB away from the Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Saquon Barkley's agent says a report that Barkley's agency Roc Nation has told him to pull an Eli Manning and refuse to go to Cleveland is false. "I can say on behalf of our entire team that we would be thrilled for Saquon to go to whichever team drafts him,'' his agent, Kim Miale told..." April 18

  • Report: Patriots hosting first-round WR Calvin Ridley

    Sportsnaut "On the final day NFL teams can host prospects, Alabama receiver and potential first-round pick Calvin Ridley is meeting with the New England Patriots. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media shared the news, also mentioning it would be a rare choice by New England to target the position that early. The..." April 18

  • NFL to release 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday

    NFL.com "The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will soon be here. The schedule will be announced exclusively on NFL Network during the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday as part of a two-hour long special. The special will be hosted by Scott Hanson and feature NFL..." April 18

  • Cowboys expect to draw record crowd of 270,000 to draft

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL won’t use every seat at AT&T Stadium for its draft next week, instead creating an “end-zone theater.” But the Cowboys still expect around 25,000 fans to witness the selection process inside the stadium each day. The NFL’s draft lottery for free tickets set a record, and with a capacity..." April 18

  • Five top targets if Raiders make first-round trade

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The NFL draft is all about maximizing value. Why use a higher pick on a coveted prospect if you can trade down, pick up another pick and still get your guy? The Raiders have a valuable commodity in the No. 10 overall pick, especially if a top quarterback remains on the board at that spot. A..." April 17

  • Report: NFL Teams Think Josh Rosen Is Too Outspoken & They’re Afraid He’ll ‘Tweet About The President’

    Total Pro Sports "Josh Rosen’s name has been at the top of everyone’s draft board for quite some time, but the desire to select him quickly in the upcoming draft has cooled off a bit and it has everything to do with his political views. There are teams in the league that are scared he might get paid, become a..." April 17

  • Saquon Barkley Named Best Player in 2018 NFL Draft by ESPN's Todd McShay

    Bleacher Report "ESPN draft insider Todd McShay said Tuesday during an interview on the Dan Patrick Show that he believes Penn State running back Saquon Barkley is the best player in this year's draft. That doesn't mean he'll be the top player selected, however. McShay told Patrick he believes the Cleveland..." April 17

  • Hue Jackson says all four of the draft's top QBs are still in consideration for Browns

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Browns have the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft once again. It's widely expected that, unlike last year, the Browns will pick a quarterback this time around. Which quarterback? They don't know yet. At least, according to coach Hue Jackson. Jackson took questions on Day 1 of the..." April 17

  • Bruce Arians: Cardinals should take Lamar Jackson at No. 15 overall

    The Score "Bruce Arians cultivated a reputation as one of the NFL's top quarterback gurus during his illustrious career, developing the likes of Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck. Unfortunately, the recently-retired Cardinals head coach won't be the man to mold Arizona's next franchise passer. But if he..." April 16

  • Lions must dive in deep draft pool for running backs

    Detroit News "■ Current roster: Ameer Abdullah, LeGarrette Blount, Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner, Dwayne Washington, Tion Green ■ Top prospects: Saquon Barkley, Derrius Guice ■ Mid-round options: Sony Michel, Nick Chubb, Kerryon Johnson, Ronald Jones, Rashaad Penny, Royce Freeman ■ Late-round fits: Kalen..." April 16

  • NFL Draft Rumors: Josh Rosen seen as QB most likely to slide in the draft

    NFL.com "With 10 days to go until the 2018 NFL Draft, I spoke to several sources around the league this weekend as I gathered intel for my next mock draft (dropping on Tuesday). Now, I'm always a little skeptical of the buzz this time of year with so much draft misinformation being circulated, but when I'm..." April 16

  • NFL, NFLPA announce ban of 10 helmet models after laboratory study

    CBS Sports "The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Monday that they have banned 10 helmet models from being used in the future. Six of the 10 helmet models are banned immediately, while four are only permitted to be worn by the players that wore them in 2017. The results of the laboratory testing,..." April 16

  • Sam Darnold, Josh Allen to visit Giants this week

    Newsday "The Giants will have two of the top quarterbacks in the upcoming draft at their complex for private visits this week, although the chances remain high that only one of them will be available when the team is on the clock at No. 2 next week. Sam Darnold of USC is expected to arrive on Monday..." April 16

  • Sean Payton: No QB prospects as good as Luck or Wentz in this draft

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints own the 27th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, which means they won’t be taking one of the top quarterbacks, which frees coach Sean Payton to speak honestly about those prospects. And Payton isn’t overly impressed. Payton told Peter King of SI.com that he doesn’t view any of..." April 16

  • Why Marcus Davenport makes sense for Packers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The mock drafts that have the Green Bay Packers picking Marcus Davenport at No. 14 overall just might be on to something. There’s no knowing how the draft will fall, but the mesh of need, talent and availability make Davenport as good a projection as anybody for the Packers’ first-round..." April 15

2018-2019 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.