NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • 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

    CSN New England "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

  • Air Force refuses waive active duty commitment, WR Jalen Robinette goes undrafted

    Denver Post "In a stunning shift before the start of the NFL draft, the Air Force decided it would not allow athletes from the Academy defer two years of active duty and immediately join a professional sports team upon graduation. The news is a blow to Jalen Robinette, Air Force’s all-time leading receiver..." April 30

  • Broncos make Chad Kelly Mr. Irrelevant

    Pro Football Talk "Chad Kelly was far from irrelevant, as a guy who made plenty of plays, plenty of headlines and had a Hall of Fame uncle. But now, he’s Mr. Irrelevant. The Broncos took the injured Ole Miss quarterback with the 253rd and final pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. He’s not going to be able to throw..." April 29

  • Lions tab Brad Kaaya late in sixth round

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions have taken a quarterback in the sixth round for the second straight year. They selected University of Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya with the 215th overall pick. Jake Rudock was the 191st pick last year and was the only quarterback on the roster other than Matthew Stafford before the..." April 29

  • Deshaun Watson buys his mom a car after being drafted

    Sportsnaut "Two days after getting drafted by the Houston Texans, former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson bought his mother a new car, a 2017 Jaguar, for her birthday. Watson said that the Jag was his mother’s “first official car” and based on the pictures, she’s got herself a sweet new..." April 29

  • Cincinnati TV station calls for boycott of Bengals after drafting Joe Mixon

    WCPO Cincinnati "This time the Bengals have gone too far. Over and over, the Bengals have drafted, signed and stood by players with troubled legal backgrounds or other concerns that make them less-than-stellar role models. But the Bengals drafting Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon -- on top of the team's tacit..." April 29

  • Hue Jackson on DeShone Kizer as starter: 'We'll give him an opportunity to compete'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Hue Jackson wasn't ready to christen second-round pick DeShone Kizer his starting quarterback just yet. "We're going to give all our guys an opportunity to compete,'' Jackson said. "That's what it's all about. It's not about who is the starter, who is this. Let's let these guys get..." April 29

  • Air Force draft hopeful Jalen Robinette required to serve on active duty

    Pro Football Talk "Air Force receiver Jalen Robinette was expected to be drafted today, but a policy preventing him from deferring military service may change that. The Air Force Academy said in a statement that Robinette or any other player drafted will be required to serve on active duty for two years, meaning..." April 29

  • Mitchell Trubisky booed at United Center during Bulls-Celtics game

    ESPN "New Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was greeted with some boos in his first public appearance in Chicago on Friday night during Game 6 of the NBA playoff game between the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics. The Bears unexpectedly traded up to select Trubisky second overall in the NFL draft on..." April 29

  • NFL Draft Pick Wins $40,000 Bet With Dad Over Where He Was Selected

    Complex "Former NFL running back George Adams, who played for the New York Giants back in the 1980s, was likely thrilled beyond belief to see his son Jamal get drafted sixth overall by the Jets during the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday night. But his son’s selection could end up costing him..." April 29

  • Jake Butt has made $150K by not being drafted

    ALL 22 "Michigan tight end Jake Butt has already earned a six-figure salary this year thanks to the 2017 NFL Draft, and he has yet to even land on a team. Butt took out an insurance policy that pays him more money the farther he falls in the draft – $10,000 for every pick he after the middle of the..." April 29

  • DeShone Kizer: Ready to grow as new quarterback of Browns

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns, who opted not to use one of their three first-round picks on a quarterback, decided to go that route in Round 2 on Friday night, choosing Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer with the 52nd overall pick. Quarterback has been a position of need for the Browns for years. Cleveland has..." April 29

  • Bengals take a huge gamble by picking Joe Mixon in 2nd round

    Houston Chronicle "In a move that quickly generated controversy and drew criticism, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon in the second round of the NFL draft Friday. He was the 48th overall selection, and the announcement was met with loud boos from the crowd in Philadelphia. The..." April 29

  • Only 4 teams considered taking controversial RB Joe Mixon in NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "The Bengals became the team to finally take the plunge on controversial Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon , who has been heavily scrutinized because of an incident several years ago where he struck a woman in the face at a bar. The incident was captured on video . Mixon, who was suspended for a..." April 29

  • Cleveland Browns select quarterback DeShone Kizer "Four picks into this year's draft haul, the Browns have finally landed a quarterback. Cleveland selected Notre Dame star DeShone Kizer with the No. 52 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Kizer is the first quarterback selected in the second round by the Browns in the common draft era (since..." April 29

  • Giants 'very disappointed' to miss out on Patrick Mahomes

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Giants were reportedly “very disappointed” that they were unable to land quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, according to Anita Marks of ESPN New York. Mahomes, the 6-foot-3 gunslinger out of Texas Tech, was one of the trendiest prospects leading..." April 28

  • Even Mitchell Trubisky says Mike Glennon is the Bears' starting quarterback

    CBS Sports "The Chicago Bears' move to surrender three picks in trading up from No. 3 to No. 2 in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft was so stunning that even the player they ultimately drafted with the selection was caught by surprise. "The commissioner went to the stand and he said my name and I..." April 28

  • Dalvin Cook reportedly dropped out of first-round due to character issues

    Larry Brown Sports "Dalvin Cook has been ranked by many as one of the best running backs in the draft, but he did not go on Day 1. Two running backs were picked — Leonard Fournette by the Jags at No. 4 overall, and Christian McCaffrey — who can play multiple positions, went No. 8. Cook is probably next up on most..." April 28

2014 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