NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Dwayne Haskins and Shea Patterson Expected to Declare for NFL Draft at End of Season

    Saturday Tradition "Two of the best quarterbacks in the B1G might be playing the final games of their college football careers. On Friday, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report hinted that Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins are expected to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft..." November 17

  • Jon Gruden talks up Raiders’ draft picks, cap space

    Pro Football Talk "Jon Gruden doesn’t have a lot to show for his first year back in Oakland, as the Raiders have the worst record in the NFL. But he says there’s a lot to show for over the next two years. On a conference call with Arizona media before the Raiders’ upcoming game against..." November 16

  • Raiders in driver's seat to secure No. 1 overall pick

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Well, the Raiders did their job. They stunk yet again Sunday, ensuring they didn’t lose the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NFL draft. The 49ers did them a solid Monday night, allowing the New York Giants to hit two wins and keep the Silver and Black in..." November 14

  • Dave Gettleman leads Giants contingent scouting Oregon QB Justin Herbert

    New York Post "The race to the draft is officially on as Giants brass, including general manager Dave Gettleman, was in attendance Saturday in Salt Lake City to watch Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert play Utah. Herbert, a top prospect who has not yet decided whether he will declare for the draft,..." November 11

  • Oregon QB Justin Herbert Likely to Wait on NFL Draft, Return for Senior Season

    SI "Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert has sat atop plenty of 2019 mock drafts during an impressive junior season with the Ducks, but NFL teams may have to wait to make Herbert their next franchise quarterback.  Herbert is "far more likely" to return to Oregon for his senior..." October 21

  • John Elway liked what he saw from Oregon QB Justin Herbert

    9 News "Fresh off garnering his best rookie class in years, Broncos general manager John Elway is rolling up his sleeves and going to work on the 2019 draft. Elway and director of player personnel Matt Russell will be attending the Oregon-Washington game today at Autzen Stadium in Eugene,..." October 13

  • NFL payouts for Parkinson's and ALS hint at link between football and neurodegenerative diseases

    Los Angeles Times "Before Chris Borland decided to walk away from the NFL in 2015, he spent a season learning about the long-term risks of the sport, reading books and talking to neuroscientists. Nobody mentioned Parkinson’s disease. A single article, he said, referred to amyotrophic lateral..." August 08

  • Teams Have All the Leverage On Rookie Contracts, Another Topic For Future CBA Negotiations

    SI "All but one of the 256 players selected in the 2018 NFL Draft were signed, sealed and delivered to training camp prior to the calendar turning to August. The lone player on the outside looking in is the Bears’ Roquan Smith, who is holding onto a slippery pole of hope for a modicum of..." August 07

  • Joey Bosa: Younger brother Nick Bosa a better pro prospect than I was

    Sportsnaut "Joey Bosa made quite a splash as a rookie in 2016, earning Defensive Rookie of the Year honors despite missing four games due to a holdout over his contract. With that in mind, what he said about his younger brother, Nick Bosa, should have NFL teams drooling over the pass rusher’s..." August 06

  • Lions coach has reimagined the Oklahoma drill for safety

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL works annually (and sometimes coherently) to try to make the game safer, many of the basics of football have to change. And with an eye on the league’s new helmet rules, new Lions coach Matt Patricia has even come up with a new twist on the Oklahoma..." July 31

  • John Schnatter: ‘Papa John’s Doesn’t Want To Do Business With Roger Goodell’

    Total Pro Sports "ohn Schnatter clearly has a wish to end everything he has worded for up to this point, and it’s taken just under a year for him to completely destroy his image. The Papa Johns founder is already at rock bottom, but he decided to dig an even bigger hole on Friday during a recent..." July 15

  • NFLPA exec: 'There are serious consequences' to legalized sports betting

    The Score "NFLPA vice president of business and legal affairs Casey Schwab stated that legalized sports betting could have immense ramifications concerning player privacy. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unconstitutional,..." July 15

  • Report: Teams received clean drug test results for Adonis Alexander this week

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL will hold this year’s supplemental draft on Wednesday and former Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander is one of the players up for selection. Alexander’s time in Blacksburg came to an end due to academic ineligibility, but that wasn’t the only off-field..." July 10

  • NFL adds 15-yard penalty for grounds crew clearing snow for a field goal

    Pro Football Talk "Just before Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri lined up for a game-tying extra point on a snowy day last season in Buffalo, the Colts sent some sideline personnel onto the field to attempt to remove snow from the area where the kick would be lined up, and help Vinatieri get better footing...." July 06

  • NFL Still Has a Cheating Problem

    Bleacher Report "There's never been a player who quietly inspired more love, and potentially more hate, among NFL wide receivers than the Patriots' Julian Edelman. For years, there have been two differing opinions about Edelman. Some believed he was special—a..." July 06

  • Fully-guaranteed NFL deal would result in shorter contracts

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the annual NBA free-agency frenzy, featuring B-level players getting more money than A-list NFL stars. Among other things, the money handed out to basketball players renews calls for fully-guaranteed NFL contracts. This year, Chargers left tackle and NFLPA executive..." July 04

  • Sam Beal could be a third-round supplemental pick

    Pro Football Talk "Since Terrelle Pryor and Josh Gordon went in round three and round two, respectively, in the 2011 and 2012 supplemental drafts, respectively, only one player has been selected in the annual July selection process. This year, at least one of the players could go as high as Pryor or Gordon..." July 01

  • Grand Valley State RB Martayveus Carter Eligible For Supplemental Draft

    Pro Football Rumors "Add the supplemental draft contingent to five. Grand Valley State running back Martayveus Carter will be part of the prospect pool available July 11 for the supplemental draft, Gil Brandt of NFL.com reports (on Twitter). Carter is the only offensive player eligible for the July..." June 29

  • Oregon State LB Bright Ugwoegbu Added To Supplemental Draft

    Pro Football Rumors "Oregon State linebacker Bright Ugwoegbu has officially been added into this year’s Supplemental Draft, a source told ProFootballTalk (Twitter link). He will join three other defensive players, defensive backs Brandon Bryant, Sam Beal, and Adonis Alexander in the draft,..." June 26

  • NFL Supplemental Draft Set For July 11

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s supplemental draft will be held on July 11, a league official tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Unlike previous years, this year’s “second chance” draft features some quality talent and it’s almost assured that a player will be..." June 25

  • Brandon Bryant draws 14 teams to his Pro Day

    Pro Football Talk "Mississippi State defensive back Brandon Bryant drew 14 teams to his Pro Day on Monday. The Rams, Browns, Falcons, Jets, Giants, 49ers, Colts, Steelers, Saints, Jaguars, Texans, Raiders, Ravens and Washington scouted Bryant, Chase Goodbred of NFL Media reports. Bryant measured 5-11,..." June 25

  • Adonis Alexander Meets With 4 Teams Ahead Of Supplemental Draft

    Pro Football Rumors "This year’s Supplemental Draft is shaping up as the best in recent memory. There are several draft-able players, and the most intriguing prospect for teams might be Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander. Alexander was kicked off the Hokies’ team due to academic issues and..." June 24

  • Supplemental draft prospect has a visit lined up after pro day

    Pro Football Talk "Visits to team headquarters are part of the norm before the regular NFL Draft. When they happen before the supplemental draft, it’s more unique. Also, it’s June. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander will meet with seven..." June 19

  • Mike Pereira: If the new rules don’t reduce concussions, the kickoff is gone

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s new rules designed to reduce the impacts on kickoffs represent a last-gasp effort to keep the play in the sport. That’s the word from former head of officiating Mike Pereira, who believes that if this year’s rule changes don’t result in the desired..." June 15

  • Here's Brett Favre explaining how he basically invented RPOs because he was bored

    CBS Sports "Over the last few seasons, the run-pass option (RPO) has become increasingly popular in the NFL. The way it allows an offense to react to how the defense lines up and then reacts off the snap of the ball makes it easy to avoid negative plays that flow right into what the defense is doing, and..." June 11

  • Donald Trump asks NFL players to suggest people he should pardon

    WEEI Boston "Donald Trump discussed his plan for presidential pardons on Friday and made an offer to NFL players to suggest to him people he should pardon. "What I'm thinking to do, you have a lot of people in the NFL in particular ... they're not proud enough to stand for..." June 08

  • Virginia Tech's Adonis Alexander ruled ineligible, declares for NFL Supplemental Draft

    Sporting News "Adonis Alexander's Virginia Tech career is over after he was ruled academically ineligible, and the cornerback plans to enter the NFL's supplemental draft this summer. Virginia Tech announced in a release Friday morning that Alexander was "no longer participating in team..." June 02

  • DeMaurice Smith: Anthem rule is about exerting control over players

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith says the league’s owners are less interested in showing respect for America than in showing they can control their employees with the new rule requiring players who are on the field for the national anthem to..." May 25

  • Report: NFL owners didn’t actually vote on anthem issue

    Pro Football Talk "Question: When is a unanimous vote not unanimous? Answer: When there’s no vote at all. No, this isn’t a Matrix-style exercise in whether or not there is a spoon. (Then again maybe it is.) It’s an example of the kind of casual white-lying that has..." May 24