NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Is There a Top-5 QB in the 2022 Draft Class?

    Bleacher Report "NFL draft evaluations are a year-round process. To be better prepared for the April event, a working understanding of the class, its prospects and the trajectory of NFL squads should be formulated in the fall months long before the draft season is actually upon..." October 05

  • Updated 2022 NFL Draft Order After Sunday's Week 4 Results

    Bleacher Report "After taking Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars may be trending toward another high draft selection in 2022. Because even though the Clemson product is starting to show some progress in his rookie campaign, the Jags have some work to..." October 04

  • Lack of Elite Quarterbacks in 2022 NFL Draft Should Scare QB-Needy Teams

    Bleacher Report "On the eve of the 2021 NFL regular season, the B/R NFL Scouting Department dropped a shiny new 2022 mock draft Wednesday. And despite the fact that 11 quarterbacks have been selected with top-seven picks in the last four drafts, our freshest mock has just one..." September 08

  • Eagles Tease ‘Big Role’ for DeVonta Smith in Opener

    Heavy "Philadelphia Eagles rookie DeVonta Smith was feeling confident after Monday’s team meeting with head coach Nick Sirianni. The two chatted about the regular-season opener and how to attack it. No one knows what to expect from the new-look offense. And Smith wasn’t set to..." September 06

  • NFL Coaches, Execs 'Nervous' About COVID Testing After Players Attend CFB Games

    Bleacher Report "While fans around the country happily welcomed the first full week of college football this season, some within the NFL were a little more apprehensive. ESPN's Chris Mortensen said he spoke with multiple head coaches and front-office executives "who are nervous..." September 06

  • 8 NFL Rookies Already Looking Like Draft-Day Steals

    Bleacher Report "History has shown it's never fair to judge an NFL prospect until he has been in the league for a few seasons. Quarterback Jared Goff, for example, went from looking like a draft bust to an MVP candidate to trade fodder in a span of five years. However, making quick..." September 04

  • Predicting When Each Rookie QB Will Make His 1st Start in 2021

    Bleacher Report "Ten quarterbacks were selected in the 2021 NFL draft, but only a handful will be making their first career starts when the regular season begins next week. Even some of the quarterbacks taken early won't be starting in their openers. Trey Lance of the San Francisco 49ers..." September 04

  • Top 50 NFL Draft prospects for 2022: Derek Stingley Jr. and Kayvon Thibodeaux top Dane Brugler’s preseason rankings

    The Athletic "The 2022 NFL Draft is eight months away – and this is the starting point. A summer top 50 draft board is a living document subject to fluctuation. Between August and April, these initial rankings will be tweaked as updated tape and information become available. Partly..." August 27

  • DeVonta Smith makes debut for Eagles, serves as lone bright spot for offense minus Jalen Hurts

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia Eagles didn't get to see DeVonta Smith catch passes from Jalen Hurts in his preseason debut, the only unfortunate part of a night where the wide receiver looked well beyond his years. Smith was the bright spot in an anemic performance by the..." August 20

  • 2021 NFL Rookies Who Have Disappointed in Training Camp, Preseason

    Bleacher Report "It's isn't all hype and highlights for some of the most notable rookies of the 2021 draft class.  Onlookers know the big names putting on shows in training camp and the preseason. Justin Fields, Trey Lance and Patrick Surtain II, to name a few, have made big splashes..." August 17

  • Ranking NFL preseason debuts of first-round QBs

    CBS Sports "Preseason football takes on another level of importance when your favorite team is sporting a shiny new quarterback, even if said signal-caller isn't guaranteed to start come Week 1. And a handful of teams had rookie gunslingers to show off -- not to mention evaluate -- during the first..." August 15

  • Ranking the NFL's Top WR Trios Entering 2021 Season

    Bleacher Report "Pick your poison. Who's a defense going to stop when an offense features a trio of wide receivers all capable of creating mismatches, getting open and producing chunk plays?  Today's NFL base offense is a three-receiver set. According to Sharp..." August 05

  • How NIL Rights For NCAA Athletes Impact The NFL

    Pro Football Rumors "In case you hadn’t heard, college athletes are now able to profit off of their name, image, and likeness (NIL). Late last month, the Supreme Court issued a landmark (and unanimous) decision that essentially held that the NCAA cannot limit education-related benefits student-athletes..." July 04

  • NFLPA Announces Key Offseason, Free-Agency Dates for 2022 Season in Memo

    Bleacher Report "The NFL and NFL Players Association have reached an agreement on several key dates for next offseason. Per an official memo from the NFLPA obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the franchise and transition tag period will run from Feb. 22-March 8 and free agency will..." June 23

  • 10-Year-Old QB Santi ‘Showtime’ Cruz Already Going Viral As The Next Patrick Mahomes

    Total Pro Sports "Santi “Showtime” Cruz has been getting National media love as some are pinning him as not only the next big thing at the quarterback position, but already comparing him to Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. The 4th-grader from Midland, Texas is so good for his age that..." June 10

  • 7 NFL Rookies Who Can Take the League by Storm in 2021

    Bleacher Report "Only a handful of rookies can have an elite impact upon arrival in the NFL.  Last year, some of the expected names did just that. Chase Young was a terror for offensive lines with Washington. Quarterbacks Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert were about as elite as it gets for..." May 31

  • The five most improved NFL teams this offseason after the draft, free agency

    The Athletic "On the NFL calendar, May is a time to reset a bit. With free agency and the draft in the rearview mirror, this is when we can step back and take stock of all the player movement that’s happened over the past couple months. With that in mind, I wanted to take a look at which teams helped..." May 19

  • 5 best under-the-radar picks from the 2021 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2021 NFL Draft has passed and rookies are already reporting to camps. It’s time for some of them to show what they can do and prove they were worth the draft picks. Who were some of the best under-the-radar selections? Which Day 2 and Day 3 picks will have the biggest impact..." May 18

  • Juantarius Bryant Invited to HUB Football Event After Falcons Tryout Hoax

    Bleacher Report "On Saturday, former Austin Peay defensive back Juantarius Bryant said he was the victim of a hoax after he received a message he had been invited to a tryout with the Atlanta Falcons, only to be turned away at the team facility.   But on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter..." May 17

  • Tony Fields Sits Out Rookie Minicamp With Injured Foot

    SI "Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski announced that fifth round pick Tony Fields II out of West Virginia showed up to the facility for his physical in which he informed the team of a foot injury. The injury is expected to sideline him for a few weeks but has been described as..." May 14

  • Masks no longer required for fully vaccinated players, staff at NFL facilities

    The Score "The NFL has updated its COVID-19 protocols after the CDC said Thursday it's safe for those who are fully vaccinated to not wear masks in most indoor and outdoor settings. As a result, fully vaccinated players and staff are no longer required to wear masks anywhere at team..." May 14

  • Rams Sign Round 2 Pick Tutu Atwell

    Pro Football Rumors "Lacking a first-round pick for the fifth straight draft, the Rams opted to add to one of their strongest position groups with their second-round choice. They selected Louisville receiver Tutu Atwell 57th overall. Read More - May 14

  • 5 NFL rookies who may disappoint in 2021

    Sportsnaut "NFL rookies faced challenges like we haven’t seen before for young players in the 2021 season, with COVID-19 wiping out rookie minicamps and preseason games. Things will be back to normal this fall and that’s great news for the 2021 NFL Draft class. There are a lot of..." May 14

  • How D’Wayne Eskridge’s cornerback stint helped pave the wideout’s path to the Seahawks

    The Athletic "D’Wayne Eskridge was beaten on the play. Badly. For a brief moment, the concerns Eskridge had a few months earlier, when Western Michigan coach Tim Lester asked him to switch from receiver to cornerback, seemed valid. After all, Eskridge was a running back at..." May 13

  • Trevor Lawrence to be limited participant at Jaguars rookie camp

    The Score "The Jacksonville Jaguars will get their first glimpse of Trevor Lawrence since the draft during this weekend's rookie minicamp. The No. 1 overall pick is expected to participate in a limited capacity as he continues to work his way back from shoulder surgery,..." May 13

  • The one free agent wide receiver the Bears must sign for Justin Fields

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bears are entering the 2021 NFL season with a lot more excitement than they have had over the last couple of years. Gone are the days of wondering whether or not Mitchell Trubisky would finally turn things around. Trubisky left town this offseason in free agency to become..." May 13

  • Matt Nagy realizes Bears need to have 'successful entry plan' for QB Justin Fields

    NFL.com "When the Chicago Bears signed quarterback Andy Dalton?, the veteran QB let it be known he was told by team brass he would be the starter. However, that anticipation was altered when the Bears traded up and picked Ohio State's Justin Fields in the..." May 13

  • DeVonta Smith on Jalen Reagor: We can complement each other

    Bleeding Green Nation "Smith hasn’t gotten in any work with Jalen Hurts yet, but he’s confident in their connection. The WR did admit that they’ll have to get back on the same page, because they’ve both grown as players since the last time they played together at Alabama, so there’s not..." May 13

  • Senior Bowl to be played at later date in 2022

    Saturday Down South "The Senior Bowl is moving to February in 2022. The leading postseason/pre-draft all-star game is moving to the first Saturday in February (Feb. 5) due to the change in the NFL’s schedule. NFL teams are playing a 17th regular-season game starting in 2021. " May 13

  • Answering the 2021 NFL draft's biggest questions: Experts debate favorite picks, top rookie classes, QBs, more

    ESPN "You've read our 2021 NFL draft grades, along with the best picks for all 32 teams, biggest Day 3 steals and the lingering questions that every team has headed into the offseason. Now it's time for our panel of NFL experts to weigh in on what they liked and..." May 13

  • An exclusive look inside the tension, elation of Bears’ draft room

    The Athletic "The flurry of phone activity that began the morning of the first day of the NFL draft ceased, at least momentarily. The televisions inside the draft room at Halas Hall were already turned down. Other conversations died down. The Bears were on hold. All 20 eyes in the room fixated on..." May 12

  • Bears QBs coach: Justin Fields has been “very coachable” so far

    Chicago Sun-Times "It will be apparent when it’s time to start quarterback Justin Fields — whenever that may be — Bears quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo said. “Like [head coach Matt Nagy] said, I think we’ll all know when it’s Justin’s time to go win a football..." May 12

  • Justin Jefferson wasn't surprised by Justin Fields rumors: 'We have to build on for after Kirk' Cousins

    The Sports Rush "The Vikings drafted LSU WR Justin Jefferson in the 1st round of the draft last year and was a force ever since he stepped on the field. Jefferson and QB Kirk Cousins were one of the NFL’s most dynamic quarterback-wide receiver duos last season. But despite that, Jefferson..." May 12

  • Ravens 2021 Draft Class Lauded as ‘High-Ceiling’ Group

    Heavy "The Baltimore Ravens managed to change the outlook of their offseason with some major scores in the 2021 NFL Draft, and the group is still receiving plenty of love for their work a few weeks after the conclusion of the event. While many believe the Ravens scored in a huge..." May 11

  • Eagles Rookie Vows to ‘Get That Super Bowl Culture Back’

    Heavy "It’s been more than three years since the Philadelphia Eagles hoisted the Lombardi Trophy. While the roster still has some familiar names from that historic team, it’s time to turn the page on those underdogs and unleash some hungry puppies. Milton..." May 11

  • 3 best moves by New York Jets in 2021 NFL draft

    Clutch Points "The New York Jets plainly did not give Sam Darnold the resources he needed to become a quality NFL quarterback. They decided to start fresh under center, but the wisdom of their 2021 NFL draft lay more in the decisions which followed the Zach Wilson..." May 11

  • 3 best moves by the San Francisco 49ers in 2021 NFL Draft

    Clutch Points "The San Francisco 49ers made national headlines with their No. 3 pick, but their 2021 NFL draft might be remembered as a success for other reasons. Let’s look at how the 49ers found value in this NFL draft. Remember that they got George Kittle in the..." May 11

  • Chiefs draft evaluations: How Nick Bolton, Creed Humphrey and others fit, film review, strengths/weaknesses

    The Athletic "The NFL Draft brings with it more hype and hope for every NFL team than any other event all year. It also brings more angst and anger. Immediately following the draft, every fan base rushes to either defend their team’s picks or explain in nearly excruciating detail why they were the..." May 11

  • Falcons confident Hayden Hurst fits in offense with Kyle Pitts

    Pro Football Talk "The future of the Falcons tight end position is Kyle Pitts, but the team is confident that there’s still a place for Hayden Hurst in the present. Pitts figures to be a major part of the offense, but tight ends coach Justin Peelle thinks Hurst will also play a..." May 11

  • Lions called Falcons with offer to trade up moments before Falcons drafted Kyle Pitts

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions were on the phone with a final offer to trade up when the Falcons were on the clock with the fourth overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft. Read More- May 11

  • Mayy Nagy not deterred by two Justin Fields games that led to criticism

    Larry Brown Sports "Justin Fields had an outstanding season with Ohio State last year, but it was far from perfect. There were two games in particular that raised concern for many NFL scouts and team officials, but Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy doesn’t seem overly concerned about them. Fields..." May 11

  • Texans GM on QB situation: 'We're all at the same point, essentially'

    Yardbarker "Houston Texans owner Cal McNair said last week that he did not have "anything new" about the situation involving disgruntled quarterback Deshaun Watson, who reportedly requested a trade before he learned he was facing at least 22 civil lawsuits alleging acts of sexual..." May 11

  • Chad Kelly to try out for Packers

    Larry Brown Sports "Chad Kelly may have a route back into the NFL with a team in need of quarterback depth. Kelly, the nephew of Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly, will take part in the Packers’ rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. " May 11

  • The Bills were set to trade out of the second round. Then Carlos Basham Jr. fell in their laps

    The Athletic "Last July, college football was in turmoil. The COVID-19 pandemic was threatening the season. Players didn’t know if or when they would play. Coaches didn’t know which players they would have or how conditioned those players would be upon arrival. But for Wake Forest..." May 11

  • Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler is favored to be the first overall pick in 2022

    Pro Football Talk "After a two-year break, the run of Oklahoma quarterbacks being the first overall pick in the NFL draft could continue. Oklahoma signal-caller Spencer Rattler is favored by the PointsBet sportsbook to hear his name called first in 2022, at +225 odds. Oklahoma quarterback Baker..." May 10

  • Matt Nagy needs to take a leap of faith and start Justin Fields from day 1

    The Athletic "When asked when the right time to start rookie quarterback Justin Fields will be, Bears head coach Matt Nagy responded with, “I promise you every single person will know, including Justin, when it’s the right time, and that’s naturally how it..." May 10

  • Jets paid big price to trade up for Alijah Vera-Tucker

    Pro Football Talk "After the Jets traded up in the first round to select guard Alijah Vera-Tucker, General Manager Joe Douglas called it a unique opportunity to get a very good prospect. Based on what he paid, he’d better be right. The Jets gave up picks No. 23, 66 and 86 to get..." May 10

  • New Orleans Saints nearly traded up for Mac Jones in 2021 NFL Draft

    Distinct Athlete "The New Orleans Saints starting quarterback for the 2021 season hasn’t been decided, but a draft-day blockbuster trade nearly came together that may have changed the franchise for years to come. Even before Drew Brees officially announced his retirement, the Saints..." May 09

  • Zach Wilson Has Made Jets History With Jersey Selection

    Heavy "It appears New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson has ‘likely’ picked his jersey number. During the three-day rookie minicamp, the 21-year-old came jogging out of the tunnel donning a No. 2 jersey which sent social media into a panicked..." May 09

  • Patriots Rookie RB Draws Comparison to Franchise Favorite

    Heavy "The New England Patriots used a third-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft to select Oklahoma’s Rhamondre Stevenson. he’s been favorably compared to LeGarrette Blount. Based on the positive impact Blount had on the Patriots’ organization, New England would be thrilled if..." May 08