NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Is Gordon Good Enough for Round 1? "It's been three years since a running back was selected in the first round. Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon might break that drought, but the film reveals a player who doesn't belong in the draft's first 32 selections With Georgia’s Todd Gurley on the mend from ACL surgery, we should see a third..." February 26

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    NFL Network @nflnetwork

    From @Rapsheet: "I have not talked to one person who does not think the Bucs won't draft Jameis Winston." #PathToTheDraft

  • Todd McShay: Depending on DeMarco Murray situation, Todd Gurley could be Cowboys’ pick

    Dallas Morning News "If not for a November knee injury, Georgia running back Todd Gurley might have been a top 10 pick in this year’s NFL Draft. But he tore the ACL in his left knee during a Nov. 15 game against Auburn. Gurley, who had surgery 10 days later, is now projected to be a late first-round..." February 24

  • Top OLBs out of Saints draft reach; may opt for CB

    Biloxi Sun Herald "The Saints defense, desperate to upgrade its pass rushing this offseason, may miss out on the top five outside linebacker prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft, leaving the franchise to contemplate options. After impressive showings at the NFL Combine, Randy Gregory (Nebraska), Vic Beasley (Clemson)..." February 24

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Leonard Williams is first D player in last 10 combines to run sub-5.0 second 40-yard dash while measuring 6’5” or taller and 300+ pounds.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    ESPN Draft guru Todd McShay said FSU's Jameis Winston will be his 2nd-highest rated QB prospect over last 10 years, behind only Andrew Luck.

  • Trae Waynes solidifies status as draft’s top cornerback

    Pro Football Talk "Michigan State’s Trae Waynes appears to be the top cornerback in this year’s draft after following up a very good college career with a big showing at the Combine today. Waynes ran the 40-yard dash in 4.32 seconds, which makes him the fastest cornerback at this year’s Combine. NFL Network’s..." February 23

  • Does Randy Gregory have enough ass to whup ass?

    SB Nation "The Nebraska defensive end has all kinds of potential to be great in the NFL, but retired NFL defensive end Stephen White has two big questions about Gregory's future. This time, I will be breaking down Randy Gregory, a defensive end from the University of Nebraska. For the purposes of this..." February 23

  • Bucs GM: I'd be lying if I said I don't think about Winston's off-field issues "Jameis Winston said and did all the right things at the combine last week. His interviews were reportedly off the charts, his football IQ was too, and his throwing session reaffirmed what scouts, coaches and personnel types saw during Winston's 2014 season at Florida State. Taken together,..." February 23

  • Jaguars Insider: Receiver Kevin White would be bold pick

    Jacksonville Times-Union "The boldest move the Jaguars could make with the third overall pick (merely keeping it doesn’t count): drafting West Virginia receiver Kevin White. He ran the third-fastest 40-yard dash among the receivers Saturday (4.35 seconds, behind only UAB’s J.J. Nelson at 4.28 and Miami’s Phillip Dorsett at..." February 23

  • Versatile Lineman Has Bucs’ Interest "Joe has been pushing for the Bucs to at least draft two offensive linemen this spring. Third and fourth rounds would be fine. Lord knows the Bucs need offensive linemen. This draft is believed to be deep on offensive linemen, not so much top-heavy, but a lot of valuable talent to be had in the..." February 23

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Condition Winston has in his shoulder is common, shows up in baseball players who've pitched for more than a decade. Basic wear-and-tear.

  • Andrews: Gurley ahead of schedule "Dr. James Andrews, who repaired the ACL on Georgia running back Todd Gurley, was adamant Saturday that any reports that reflect uncertainty about Gurley's progress from Nov. 25th surgery are unfounded based on several team physicians he has communicated with at the Scouting Combine. "I heard..." February 22

  • Zach Mettenberger confident he could hold off Winston, Mariota "Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger knows the noise about a new teammate at his position is only starting. He’s not worried about it, and while he tries to ignore it he gets texts and questions from friends and family about it. The 2014 sixth-round pick is likely "the guy" for the 2015..." February 22

  • Scout: Jameis Winston’s Shoulder A Long-Term Issue Despite QB’s Denial

    NESN "Quarterback Jameis Winston currently is projected to be the first quarterback selected in the 2015 NFL draft, but at least one team has serious concerns about his shoulder. Winston’s shoulder is “bad,” a scout, who is not authorized to speak on the record, told The Florida State..." February 21

  • Jameis Winston's shoulder tested "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has undergone specific testing to determine why he is showing weakness in his throwing shoulder that was discovered during the NFL combine medical exams, according to team and league sources. Sources said Winston had electromyography to study a weakness..." February 20

  • Titans and Marcus Mariota a good fit?

    Tennessean "Marcus Mariota was raised in Hawaii, but it's safe to say he adapted pretty well to the mainland. But can the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback make the transition from the wide-open spread offense he starred in at Oregon to a pro-style system? That's the biggest question facing Mariota, and..." February 20

  • Could UCLA's Hundley fit Eagles offense? "Chip Kelly once preferred Brett Hundley to Marcus Mariota. But Hundley chose UCLA and Kelly settled on Mariota, and somewhere over the next three years Oregon proved to get the better college quarterback. Mariota is also expected to be the better NFL prospect and likely out of reach for Kelly..." February 20

  • Ravens plan to meet with RBs Melvin Gordon, Duke Johnson and David Johnson at combine

    Baltimore Sun "As the Ravens explore whether to draft a running back, they can tap into the long-standing connection between running backs coach Thomas Hammock and Wisconsin star Melvin Gordon. Hammock was Gordon's position coach with the Badgers until last season, when he joined the Ravens coaching..." February 20

  • Rape allegations won’t stop Bucs from drafting Jameis Winston

    New York Post "The Buccaneers sound unfazed by the issues surrounding Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston when it comes to taking him with the No. 1 overall pick. Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith told ESPN he would be comfortable making Winston the face of the franchise when the team selects first in the NFL..." February 19

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    Louis Riddick @LRiddickESPN

    Mariota absolutely killing it in combine interview process. Told he is as/more impressive than R.Wilson was, which is significant.

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    Adam Levitan @adamlevitan

    Mr. @Jeff_McLane on 97.5, talking Mariota: "Unless I'm missing something here, the Eagles are going to do whatever it takes to get him."

  • Bucs' Smith comfortable with Jameis Winston being face of franchise "With the first pick in the NFL Draft, the Buccaneers continue to weigh their options, despite heavy anticipation they will choose a quarterback. The two players atop the list appear to be former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Both are..." February 18

  • Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota to throw at NFL combine "Don't count Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota among the first-round NFL draft prospects who take a pass on passing at the annual NFL Scouting Combine. Both will throw, according to NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport. It's a refreshing move for two..." February 18

  • Dorial Green-Beckham is riskiest player in NFL draft

    Sporting News "After the 2011 football season, every major scouting service had Dorial Green-Beckham, the 6-4 receiver from Hillcrest High School in Missouri, as the top overall player in the country. He finished his high school career with over 6,000 receiving yards and 75 receiving touchdowns, both national..." February 17

  • Marcus Mariota may throw at NFL combine

    The Score "Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is still recovering from a shoulder injury suffered five weeks ago against Ohio State, but he hasn't ruled out the possibility of participating in on-field throwing drills during the NFL Scouting Combine." February 17

  • Marcus Mariota? Jameis Winston? Geno Smith? Mike Mayock says Jets' quarterback decision not so simple

    Newark Star-Ledger "Draft night. The Jets have the No. 6 pick. They need a quarterback. Jameis Winston of Florida State, the only surefire first-round prospect on the board besides Oregon's Marcus Mariota, likely goes No. 1 to the Bucs. But after the next four teams—Titans, Jaguars, Raiders, Washington—make their..." February 17

  • Dante Fowler shapes up as edge-rushing option for Bears

    Chicago Tribune "The NFL draft is still more than 10 weeks away. But with the league’s scouting combine beginning this week in Indianapolis, the pre-draft chatter will intensify with a whirlwind of analysis soon to encircle a lengthy list of prospects. The Chicago Bears own the No. 7 overall pick in the draft...." February 17

  • Report: Buccaneers leaning toward Marcus Mariota with No. 1 pick "First things first: The 2015 NFL Draft is 76 days away. A lot will change in that time, starting with next weekend's combine. After that, there will be pro days and individual workouts, all in an effort to determine when and if a player should be drafted. The Buccaneers have the No. 1 pick, and..." February 13

  • NFL withdraws A.J. Johnson's combine invite after rape indictment "The NFL has withdrawn the invitation for former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson to attend the scouting combine next week, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean on Friday. Johnson, along with former Vols defensive back Michael Williams, was indicted on rape charges after a review of the..." February 13

  • The Buccaneers cutting Josh McCown bodes well for Jameis Winston

    USA Today "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are either supremely confident in QB Mike Glennon or they will be drafting a quarterback with the the first pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Glennon lost his job to Josh McCown last November, so it’s safe to assume the latter after Tampa Bay released McCown on..." February 12

  • Bucs' Lovie Smith reportedly favors Jameis Winston for No. 1 pick

    Sporting News "Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith favors Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston over Oregon's Marcus Mariota for the No. 1 overall draft pick, according to ESPN's Pat Yasinskas. The idea is Winston would be more familiar with Smith's system because the QB ran a pro-style offense in college, as..." February 11

  • Alabama's Amari Cooper tops the group of wide receivers

    Newark Star-Ledger "There may never be another class of wide receivers as talented as the 2014 group that included NFL Rookie of the Year, Odell Beckham. So while the 2015 class headed to Combine next week pales in comparison to last year's, there are still some pretty good players and as many as four, or five,..." February 11

  • Marcus Mariota prepping for NFL draft with Johnny Manziel's '14 tutor Kevin O'Connell, Browns soon-to-be QB coach

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns soon-to-be quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell, who prepared Johnny Manziel for the NFL draft last year, is playing the same role this year with Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, who's been on the Browns radar since last season, a source confirmed for Northeast Ohio Media..." February 11

  • Which way the wind blows at No. 1 "Time for a look at what we're seeing and hearing about what the Buccaneers might do with the No. 1 overall draft pick. It's very early in the process and much will depend on what happens at the scouting combine, pro days and individual interviews. But the early indicators are that Florida..." February 11

  • FSU's P.J. Williams promises 'a show' at NFL Combine

    Sporting News "Every 2015 NFL draft prospect participating in next week's Scouting Combine is talking big right now. They're boasting about the 40 times they'll run, the impression they'll make on scouts and the distinction they'll make between themselves and the other athletes in Indianapolis. Florida State..." February 10

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Browns GM Ray Farmer has shown a liking for Mariota. Cleveland has the 12th, 19th overall picks. Obv, Farmer will get good intel from KOC.

  • Randy Gregory says he's 'worthy of the No. 1 pick'

    SB Nation "Randy Gregory thinks the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should pass on a quarterback and take him with the first pick instead. The 2015 NFL Draft is still more than two months away, but most predict it will be quarterbacks off the board early. However, it would be a mistake for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers..." February 09

  • Marcus Mariota slides down Todd McShay's latest mock draft

    SB Nation "Marcus Mariota could experience a slide down the board on draft day. For the time being, he's experiencing a slide down Todd McShay's Mock Draft 2.0, as the ESPN analyst has him falling to the New York Jets at No. 6. New York opted for a regime change this offseason, which brought Todd Bowles..." February 06

  • Manziel Uncertainty Leaves Browns Considering Trade for Mariota

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Browns have major question marks at the quarterback position heading into the offseason. How will the Browns approach the QB position this offseason? Will they look to trade up in the NFL draft? " February 04

  • Derrick Brooks endorses Winston for the Bucs

    Tampa Bay Times "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has convinced the best player in Bucs history he should be Tampa Bay's No. 1 overall draft pick. The endorsement by Bucs Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks should carry some weight with the organization, even if he admittedly is biased as a former..." February 02

  • Report: Bucs have 'sights set' on Oregon QB Marcus Mariota "Although many NFL executives and scouts consider Jameis Winston the better quarterback prospect, "there's a real sense that Tampa Bay has its sights set on Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota," reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. "So for now, Mariota shapes up as the most likely No. 1..." January 30

  • 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

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