NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • 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 "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

  • Eagles Coach Calls Ex-Alabama Star Landon Dickerson ‘Unusual Player’

    Heavy "There was never a question about Landon Dickerson’s immense talent. He could easily turn into the best offensive linemen in the 2021 draft class and no one would be surprised. Dickerson probably would have been a top-25 pick in this year’s draft if not for a..." May 08

  • Minnesota Vikings 2021 NFL Draft Grades For Every Pick

    Clutch Points "Coming out of the 2021 NFL Draft with 11 selections, the Minnesota Vikings set out to improve upon their 2020 season while also having an eye towards building for the future. Their NFC North-leading draft selections should help accomplish both of those elements, and they..." May 08

  • Jets asked 49ers' Fred Warner to size up Zach Wilson with hug during QB's pro day

    The Score "The New York Jets got creative in scouting their eventual No. 2 overall draft pick, Zach Wilson. Ahead of the quarterback's pro day on March 26, new Jets head coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur ran into San Francisco 49ers linebacker..." May 08

  • Meet the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2021 NFL Draft Class

    Clutch Points "The Pittsburgh Steelers had several holes to fill in the 2021 NFL Draft. At the end of the draft, they had nine selections, which is a good quantity considering picking prospect is and will always be an inexact science. The question is does the quality match the..." May 08

  • Bears QB Justin Fields already getting love in Chicago

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bears selected Justin Fields with the 11th overall pick in last month’s 2021 NFL Draft as they nabbed their hopeful QB1 of the future. The team ultimately traded up from 20th to get Fields, who was one of the top quarterback prospects in this draft..." May 08

  • Trey Lance admits he was in the dark about 49ers’ draft plans

    Larry Brown Sports "Is it possible for an NFL team to keep its draft plans a secret, even from the player they’re drafting? The San Francisco 49ers proved the answer is yes. The Niners drafted quarterback Trey Lance third overall in the NFL Draft, having apparently been the favored selection of..." May 08

  • Jets rookie Elijah Moore says Zach Wilson’s leadership “like a general”

    Pro Football Talk "It didn’t take long for Jets quarterback Zach Wilson to establish himself as a team leader. Jets rookie receiver Elijah Moore, who was drafted in the second round after Wilson went in the first round, said he’s been in almost daily contact with Wilson since..." May 08

  • 3 best moves by the Chicago Bears in 2021 NFL Draft

    Clutch Points "Having the title of offseason champions does not always amount to wins in the NFL. However, the Chicago Bears had such an impressive outing in the 2021 NFL draft that it just might apply this time.  Below are the three best moves by the Bears in the recently concluded..." May 08

  • New York Giants were ‘livid’ over Philadelphia Eagles drafting DeVonta Smith

    Sportsnaut "New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman never traded down before the 2021 NFL Draft. If not for his division rivals, New York’s top decision-maker might have maintained his bizarre streak and the course of the draft might have played out very differently. Holding the No...." May 08

  • Jets rookie QB Zach Wilson: Starting job has 'got to be earned' "It will be a few more months before Zach Wilson's NFL career begins in earnest. But his first workout as a quarterback for the New York Jets is in the books. The No. 2 overall selection, along with his fellow 2021 draftmates and undrafted free agents, commenced rookie minicamp..." May 08

  • How the data age will transform scouting and the NFL draft

    The Score "During last month's Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Nick Caserio shared a story about how predictive analytics changed the way the New England Patriots scouted a particular position. "I don't want to mention the position," Caserio said. "But there was a view..." May 08

  • Justin Fields Didn’t Look Happy At All Getting Call From Matt Nagy Telling Him Bears Were Drafting Him

    Total Pro Sports "The Chicago Bears made one of the biggest moves of the 2021 NFL Draft last Thursday when they traded up from the No. 20 spot to the No. 11 spot in the first round to draft Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. It was a move that gave the fan base something to be excited about for the..." May 08