NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • NFL announces 30 players will attend the draft

    Pro Football Talk "More players than ever before will attend this year’s NFL draft. The league announced today that 30 prospects have confirmed they will attend, the most ever. That includes four quarterbacks — Blake Bortles (Central Florida), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) and..." April 23

  • Is Blake Bortles the Next Ben Roethlisberger?

    Bleacher Report "As the draft gradually approaches and the Houston Texans get closer to being officially on the clock, they face many questions with the No. 1 selection. In deciding whether to draft a quarterback, the Texans have to ask themselves: Is Blake Bortles the next Ben Roethlisberger? Before you skip..." April 22

  • Alabama's C.J. Mosley could be even better fit in 4-3, NFL draft analysts say

    Alabama.com "Linebackers and defensive line prospects for the NFL draft often face questions about scheme adaptability. Can a 4-3 defensive end play a stand-up outside linebacker in a 3-4? Is a defensive tackle better suited as a nose tackle or a 3-technique? Middle linebackers are no different, as their..." April 22

  • MSU's Darqueze Dennard is No. 1 corner in draft, DB guru Edwards says

    Detroit News "Herm Edwards knows a little about cornerbacks. He played the position for 10 seasons in the NFL, then coached defensive backs as an NFL assistant for nine years before becoming a head coach for eight more. Who does Edwards think is the best cornerback in the 2014 NFL draft? Michigan..." April 22

  • Eric Ebron believes the Lions and Bills are interested in drafting him

    Pro Football Talk "In today’s column by Peter King at theMMQB.com, King relayed a note about North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron, who is one of the top tight end prospects of this year’s draft class. King wrote that Ebron told a team he recently visited with that he expected the Detroit Lions to select him in..." April 22

  • Greg Robinson leads seven potential first-round OLs

    NFL.com "A lot of the attention surrounding the 2014 NFL Draft will rightfully be centered on the skill position players who will hear their names called on the first night of the draft, but that would overlook a number of players who very well could shape their teams' future. Ask any coach, and he'll..." April 22

  • Justin Gilbert visiting several teams this week

    Pro Football Talk "Justin Gilbert’s work as a cornerback at Oklahoma State has made him one of the top prospects at the position in his draft class and it is making him a popular visitor around the league this week. Gilbert broke down his travel schedule for the next few days on Twitter and he’ll be getting some..." April 22

  • Kyle Van Noy moving into first round of NFL Draft?

    The Examiner "After losing to the rival Utah Utes last season, the BYU football team may still have the last laugh to wrap up the season. As NFL Draft 2014 draws near, one thing is clear: former BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy seems to be a wanted man. Van Noy started out in most mock drafts as a..." April 22

  • Loucheiz Purifoy's warrant canceled

    ESPN.com "Former Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy had an arrest warrant on drug charges canceled last week when his attorney agreed to have Purifoy cooperate as an informant for the Gainesville Alachua County Drug Task Force. Purifoy, a prospect for May's NFL draft, was reportedly caught in March by..." April 22

  • Notre Dame prospect Louis Nix has high motor at DT

    USA Today "It seems Louis Nix rarely takes a day off. Heck, despite carrying 350 pounds as a defensive lineman at Notre Dame, he rarely took a play off. Maybe it's because staying in motion has served Nix well in life and football. The best pure nose tackle prospect in the 2014 NFL draft pool likely will..." April 22

  • Marqise Lee was a Queen Street Bloods gang member when he was 10

    Larry Brown Sports "Marqise Lee is one of the top wide receiver prospects in the upcoming NFL Draft, and it’s pretty incredible that he’s made it this far when you consider his background. Lee caught 29 touchdown passes over three seasons at USC, including a sophomore season where he caught 118 passes for 1,721..." April 22

  • Texas A&M’s Mike Evans compares himself to Brandon Marshall

    SI.com "Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans is one of the top players at his position in the 2014 NFL draft class, with many believing he is the best receiver not named Sammy Watkins and that he’s deserving of top-ten consideration. Because of his size, Evans brings some physicality to the position..." April 22

  • Mayock: Notre Dame's Stephon Tuitt 'borderline first-round guy'

    NFL.com "Weight is an issue with Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt, who did not play consistently as a junior in 2013, and could be the key to whether he is selected in the first round. NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock told KBME-AM in Houston that Tuitt is "a borderline first-round..." April 22

  • Notre Dame's Stephon Tuitt not cleared for combine

    NFL.com "Notre Dame's Stephon Tuitt, one of the top pass-rushing prospects in this year's NFL draft, will not work out at Monday's NFL Scouting Combine because of a small fracture in his left foot, according to a source familiar with the situation. A second source confirmed that Tuitt was not medically..." April 22

  • Clemson's Boyd preps for scheme, leadership challenges at NFL level

    Fox Sports South "At one point during the NFL Draft build-up that has consumed Tajh Boyd's public life since leaving Miami Gardens, Fla., the site of the Clemson Tigers' Orange Bowl victory over Ohio State in January, he stood at a standard dry-erase board and asked for advice. He felt he needed a better..." April 22

  • Arraignment on assault charges delayed for former U-M football star Taylor Lewan

    Michigan Live "The arraignment hearing for former University of Michigan football star Taylor Lewan has been delayed until May, according to online court records. Lewan is expected to be charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault and battery, records show. Arraignment on the..." April 22

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    Gil Brandt @Gil_Brandt

    .@PittCritic Good chance #Texans move down. Trade similar to Giants-Chargers trade, preaarnged to take Clowney for some other team.

  • Warren Sapp questions, criticizes Jadeveon Clowney

    Houston Chronicle "Hall of Famer Warren Sapp questioned and criticized Jadeveon Clowney the same day the star defensive prospect was scheduled to arrive in Houston for a meeting with the Texans. “My grandfather taught me something a long time ago. He said ‘You will never get more money by doing less work,’” said..." April 22

  • Latest draft chatter has Texans trading down to take Khalil Mack

    Houston Chronicle "As the NFL gets closer to the draft on May 8-10, there will be more and more media reports about what the Texans plan to do with the first overall pick. Most believe they’ll select defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and move him to outside linebacker or draft a quarterback – Johnny Manziel or Blake..." April 22

  • Report: Texans prefer Khalil Mack over Jadeveon Clowney

    Fox Sports Southwest "The Houston Texans might not be deciding between a quarterback and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. According to a report by Peter King of TheMMQB.com, a source close to Texans' general manager Rick Smith says they like Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack more than Clowney. Mack, a 6-foot-3,..." April 22

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Fresno St. QB Derek Carr told NFL he has decided to stay home in Bakersfield, Calif., with family/friends rather than attend draft in NYC.

  • Browns after Sammy Watkins, Teddy Bridgewater and Carlos Hyde

    Fansided "During this NFL offseason, the Cleveland Browns have completely revitalized their organization at the top with a new GM in Ray Farmer and and a new head coach in Mike Pettine. But now it’s time to focus on revitalizing the team on the field, where it matters most, and that process could be in full..." April 21

  • Wide receiver Evans potential Steelers’ pick

    Beaver County Times "Mike Evans was Johnny Manziel’s top target at Texas A&M the past two seasons. Evans also was one of the most dominant major-college wide receivers, snagging 151 catches for 2,499 yards and 17 touchdowns. He initially was projected as a mid-first round pick in an NFL draft rich with..." April 20

  • Warren Moon: Johnny Manziel has to adjust his game in the NFL

    Pro Football Talk "arren Moon is a fan of Johnny Manziel’s skill set. However, Moon does have a few reservations about the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner. In an interview with Alex Marvez and Zig Fracassi on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Moon said the 6-foot, 207-pound Manziel must avoid seeking contact as much as he did on..." April 20

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    Pitt Football @GoPittFootball

    #Pitt QB Tom Savage has declined an invitation to attend the #NFLDraft in New York. He is one of the draft's fastest rising prospects.

  • Johnny Manziel to visit Browns

    ESPN.com "Johnny Manziel will work out for Cleveland Browns officials Saturday in College Station, Texas, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Manziel, who has been widely projected as a high first-round pick in next month's NFL draft, also will visit with the Browns this week, according to the..." April 20

  • Top prospect Khalil Mack to visit Detroit Lions next week

    Detroit Free Press "First it was Sammy Watkins, then Jadeveon Clowney. Next week, the Detroit Lions will host another probable top-six pick they’ll likely have to trade up if they want to draft — Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack. Mack, scheduled to visit the Lions mid-week, is considered one of the top edge..." April 19

  • Jaguars doing more homework, working Bridgewater out

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars have already had Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in for a visit. Now, they want to see a little more. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Bridgewater will have a second meeting and workout tomorrow with the Jaguars. This comes right as reports are building that..." April 18

  • Rams to hold private workout for Watkins

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Just a few weeks ago at the NFL owners meetings, coach Jeff Fisher sounded like the Rams might pass on Sammy Watkins. But the Rams sure are taking a long look at the star wide receiver from Clemson. Widely considered the best wideout in the draft, Watkins paid a pre-draft visit to Rams Park on..." April 18

  • Talk now is that QB Teddy Bridgewater could fall to 2nd round

    CBSSports.com "As a junior at Louisville, Teddy Bridgewater completed 71 percent of his passes for 3,970 yards, 31 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Back in January, he was widely considered the the best draft-eligible quarterback, and maybe even the best draft-eligble player. Now, after a disappointing pro day..." April 17

  • Alabama ILB C.J. Mosley visited the Ravens

    Baltimore Beat Down "The Ravens have the mindset of taking the best available player with each pick in each draft. At 17th overall, that player just might be Alabama inside linebacker C.J. Mosley, who is being projected to go in the middle of the first round. One inside linebacker position is set with Daryl Smith...." April 17

  • Nix could fortify Bears' revamped defensive line

    Chicago Tribune "A busy offseason overhauling the defense isn’t yet complete, with the Chicago Bears needing to find additional pieces via the NFL draft. The question is where those pieces will fit in the puzzle. General manager Phil Emery has signed or re-signed 32 players since last season ended. Twenty have..." April 16

  • Is Erik Swoope the next Jimmy Graham?

    USA Today "Miami’s Erik Swoope is following in the footsteps of a former Hurricane, Jimmy Graham. Swoope officially declared for May’s NFL draft Tuesday. The four most productive NFL tight ends in 2013 each have basketball backgrounds. The list doesn’t even include the Denver Broncos’ Julius Thomas, who..." April 15

  • Teddy Bridgewater's actual play compared to Willie Beaman

    USA Today "In today’s sign that the lead-up to the NFL draft lasts far, far too long, Matt Morris, the lead NFL draft analyst for Bleacher Report, shared a comparison of top quarterback prospect Teddy Bridgewater to Willie Beamen, the Jamie Foxx character from Oliver Stone’s football movie Any Given..." April 15

  • Derek Carr says he's 'absolutely' best QB in draft

    CBSSports.com "Derek Carr is one of the top quarterbacks in a draft class without a clear-cut top guy. Coming out of Fresno State, he's got a lot going for him. Including confidence. Carr said on NFL AM Tuesday morning that he's "absolutely" the best quarterback in this class. "Absolutely. And I say that..." April 15

  • Oakland Raiders have QB prospect Blake Bortles in for visit

    Contra Costa Times "The Raiders' interest in quarterback prospects for this year's NFL draft conitinues, as evidenced by their meeting with Central Florida's Blake Bortles on Monday. Bortles is regarded by many as the top quarterback in next month's draft. The Raiders have the No. 5 pick, which means Bortles might..." April 15

  • Draft hopeful James Wilder Jr. arrested

    Pro Football Talk "James Wilder Jr., a former Florida State running back who is hoping to be drafted next month, was arrested in Tampa on Sunday night. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Wilder was arrested on an outstanding warrant related to a charge of driving with a suspended license. He was arrested at 7:21..." April 14

  • Could Bucs and Lovie Smith target Johnny Manziel with 7th pick?

    Tampa Bay Times "Lovie Smith hit the pause button. Not just on life during his year away from football, but on the games he watched on television during fall weekends. "I really enjoyed the time being a fan, watching our game, studying our game. Looking at different coaches," Smith said. "And then, everything I..." April 14

  • Anonymous NFL exec calls Jadeveon Clowney 'spoiled' and 'lazy'

    CBSSports.com "Ah, yes, proof that the NFL Draft is near: The anonymous bad-mouthing has begun. In the days and weeks leading up to biggest spectacle of the offseason, an event that by its very nature is unpredictable, the one certainty is that unnamed NFL front-office types will have less-than-laudatory things..." April 14

  • North Carolina tight end could help Bills play catch-up

    Buffalo News "For a team that has mastered going 6-10, the Buffalo Bills have actually done a pretty good job at plugging holes on their roster this offseason. ¶ The recent acquisition of Buffalo native Mike Williams via trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is another example of the Bills giving themselves..." April 14

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    Gil Brandt @Gil_Brandt

    #Louisville S Calvin Pryor has three #NFL team visits this week: #Saints (today), #Bengals, #Jets.

  • Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas met with Ravens

    Baltimore Sun "With Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels signed to contracts this offseason, the Ravens are well-equipped when it comes to pass-catching tight ends. What they don't have on the roster is a traditional blocking tight end in the mold of Notre Dame's Troy Niklas. The draft prospect recently visited..." April 14

  • Tennessee State lineman Kadeem Edwards has met with Dolphins, Titans, Colts, Panthers

    Yahoo! Sports "Tennessee State offensive lineman Kadeem Edwards has met with the Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers, according to a league source. The 6-foot-4, 313-pound offensive guard ran the 40-yard dash in 5.25 seconds at the NFL scouting combine. He also bench..." April 14

  • Chiefs may draft Teddy Bridgewater

    Fansided "The Kansas City Chiefs are in a situation where they need to make their draft picks this year — the few of them that they have — count for something towards the future. While this has many fans thinking about defensive backs and wide receivers at the end of the first-round, beat writer Terez..." April 13

  • Bridgewater’s agent responds to report of “shaky” workouts

    Pro Football Talk "The glove-free Pro Day workout from former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater placed extra pressure on him for any and all private workouts with teams. But since private workouts are (duh) private, there’s no way for anyone to scrutinize the things Bridgewater may be doing when throwing for..." April 12

  • Aaron Murray drawing interest from several teams

    Pro Football Talk "Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is less than five months removed from a torn ACL, which meant he couldn’t work out at the Combine and got a late start on pre-draft work. But he’s making up for lost time. Murray will throw at Georgia’s Pro Day on Wednesday, and PFT has learned of several..." April 12

  • ‘Several teams’ prefer Zack Martin over Taylor Lewan

    Fansided "As the NFL Draft approaches, we are beginning to see what teams prefer what players at every position which can generally give an indication of the order players will fall early in the draft. Of course, there are smokescreens that occur at a high rate, but where there is smoke there can also be..." April 12

  • Bridgewater struggling in private workouts

    Pro Football Talk "Former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater disappointed the NFL scouts, coaches and executives in attendance with a shaky performance at his Pro Day workout. Fortunately for Bridgewater, there are lots of private workouts between Pro Day and the draft, giving him lots of opportunities to..." April 12

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    P. Schrager @PSchrags

    The Khalil Mack "hype" is real. I've heard he won't fall past no. 3.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Fresno State QB Derek Carr is set to visit the Tampa Bay #Bucs on Wednesday, source says. He’ll visit the #Browns following week

2014 NFL Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Texans Blake Bortles UCF
2 Rams* Greg Robinson Auburn
3 Jaguars Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina
4 Browns Johnny Manziel Texas A&M
5 Raiders Sammy Watkins Clemson
6 Falcons Khalil Mack Buffalo
7 Buccaneers Mike Evans Texas A&M
8 Vikings Teddy Bridgewater Louisville
9 Bills Eric Ebron North Carolina
10 Lions Justin Gilbert Oklahoma State

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