NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Jimmy Johnson explains why pro days are so important before draft

    Yardbarker "With how much technology and film is available now for NFL teams ahead of the draft, many fans have wondered if pro days are more of a tradition than a necessity. In theory, there is probably nothing NFL scouts or coaches would see at a pro day that they can’t see on game film or..." April 19

  • Joe Namath has extremely flattering comparison for Mac Jones

    Larry Brown Sports "Mac Jones has quickly risen up draft boards since the end of the college football season, and scouting reports like the one NFL legend Joe Namath gave him on Monday will only solidify the quarterback’s stock. Namath was asked during an appearance on NFL Network if he could make..." April 19

  • Trey Lance Was Launching Bombs at His Second Pro Day

    The Big Lead "Trey Lance is the biggest question mark among the top quarterbacks available in the 2021 NFL Draft. The North Dakota State product has every tool you could possibly want in a signal-caller, but only started 17 collegiate games and shut things down to focus on the draft after one..." April 19

  • Five Cornerbacks the Packers Could Take in the First Round of the 2021 NFL Draft

    The Sports Daily "The 2021 NFL Draft is just around the corner and Green Bay Packers fans are eager to know who the team will select with their first-round pick. As of right now, the Packers have the 29th pick in the first round although GM Brian Gutekunst has made a trade in the first round of each of his..." April 19

  • These Football Lunkheads Don't Know What to Do With Trevor Lawrence

    The Big Lead "Michael Rosenberg profiled Trevor Lawrence for Sports Illustrated and the resulting picture was a supremely talented young man who realizes there's more to life than identifying the Mike linebacker or establishing the run in order to set up play-action to take the lid off of a defense. The..." April 19

  • The magical connection between Trevor Lawrence and his brother, Chase

    ESPN "THERE WERE NO skulls available, so Trevor Lawrence grabbed a grapefruit instead. In July 2019, just a few months after he led Clemson to 2018's college football national championship, Lawrence was cajoled by his older brother, Chase, and sister-in-law, Brooke, to..." April 19

  • Making more sense of the Trevor Lawrence remarks

    Pro Football Talk "Trevor Lawrence enters the NFL without a chip on his shoulder or an unhealthy, maniacal obsession with seizing upon (and, if necessary, conjuring out of thin air) disses or slights or whispers or insults that will give him even more motivation. In time, that could come. For now,..." April 19

  • 49ers 'extremely involved' in Trey Lance's workout Monday

    Sportsnaut "Shortly after the San Francisco 49ers pulled off the blockbuster trade for the No. 3 pick, draft rumors strongly indicated Mac Jones would be their selection. With the 2021 NFL Draft closing in, it seems another quarterback might be on Kyle Shanahan’s..." April 19

  • Are the Jets definitely taking Zach Wilson?

    CBS Sports "At least one team in the NFL is not fully convinced the Jets are selecting Zach Wilson with the second overall pick. And, perhaps, a few more. It's a thought worth considering, at the very least. And an option worth entertaining, at the very least, for a football..." April 19

  • Teams expect Falcons to select Kyle Pitts fourth overall?

    Yardbarker "The Atlanta Falcons are viewed as a team that might potentially trade down in the draft. However, a new report on Monday suggests otherwise.  According to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, teams think the Falcons are going to hold onto the fourth overall pick and use it to..." April 19

  • Can Zach Wilson handle the pressure of New York as Jets' QB1?

    ESPN "It's a long way from Big Man on Campus to biggest market in the country, which is why it can be overwhelming to play quarterback in New York. The 24/7 scrutiny can get into a player's head (see: Geno Smith), the paparazzi can find you at all times (Mark Sanchez) and the media..." April 19

  • Kyle Pitts on describing his position: Probably a hybrid-type thing

    Pro Football Talk "Kyle Pitts may be the first non-quarterback drafted this month and his father will get some credit for helping his son rise to the top of the class. During an appearance on Brother From Another this week, Pitts said his father saw the way players like Travis..." April 18

  • Trevor Lawrence seems to confirm he’s going No. 1 to the Jacksonville Jaguars

    Sportsnaut "Former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence will be the first pick of the 2021 NFL Draft to the Jacksonville Jaguars later this month. By now, it’s well known that Lawrence is the consensus top player in a loaded class at quarterbacks. Once the Jaguars wrestled the No...." April 18

  • QB Prospect Zach Wilson Latest Instagram Follow Suggests He’s Headed To The New York Jets

    Total Pro Sports "Zach Wilson’s stock has been trending upwards after an incredible last season with BYU. It now appears the youngster knows where he’s headed to start his NFL career. Social media detectives took a look at Wilson’s Instagram and found that he recently started..." April 18

  • Falcons “Open To All Options” With No. 4 Pick

    Pro Football Rumors "The Falcons are open to all options with respect to their No. 4 overall pick, as ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports (video link). The teams holding the first three picks in the draft — the Jaguars, Jets, and 49ers — are going to select quarterbacks, so the Falcons are the first club..." April 18

  • Trevor Lawrence pays back Jaguars fans for wedding donations

    Larry Brown Sports "Trevor Lawrence is trying to pay back Jacksonville Jaguars fans after they donated numerous wedding gifts to him and his wife Marissa Mowry. Jaguars fans tracked down Lawrence’s wedding registry and paid for a number of of quarterback’s gifts. In response, Lawrence said he..." April 18

  • 49ers Won't Draft Justin Fields at No. 3, Will Take Mac Jones or Trey Lance

    Bleacher Report "The San Francisco 49ers will have plenty of options on the board with the No. 3 pick of the 2021 NFL draft, but Michael Lombardi of The Athletic told The Wrap Saturday that Justin Fields will not be the pick: "If it's not Mac Jones,..." April 18

  • Steelers’ top target in 2021 NFL Draft, revealed

    Clutch Points "The Pittsburgh Steelers just saw James Conner walk to the Arizona Cardinals in free agency, and now they apparently plan to replace him with one of their top picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Steelers hold the 24th pick in this draft. It looks like that..." April 18

  • Patrick Surtain II Is Best Bet to Be the First Defender Taken in 2021 NFL Draft

    Bleacher Report "There's been plenty written about the quarterback run most anticipate will happen at the top of the 2021 NFL draft—as many as five signal-callers could be selected inside the top 10. A run on pass-catchers should also come early, which will likely include LSU's..." April 18

  • Broncos To Attend Trey Lance’s Second Pro Day

    Yardbarker "Ahead of a critical draft decision, the Broncos plan to keep looking into quarterbacks who could potentially be available when they go on the clock at No. 9. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is expected to attend Trey Lance‘s second pro day, Mike Klis of 9News tweets...." April 18

  • Bengals Targeting Ja’Marr Chase?

    Cincy Jungle "The Ja’Marr Chase vs. Penei Sewell debate has raged in recent weeks.  Now for some official news about where the Cincinnati Bengals stand.  According to Tyler Dragon of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the pick is Chase... for now. Dragon also..." April 18

  • Trevor Lawrence clarifies his love of football for the haters

    Sportsnaut "Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is the presumptive No. 1 overall pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2021 NFL Draft, but drew criticism recently with his apparent attitude toward football, which was construed as somewhat aloof by some. In case there were any doubts..." April 17

  • Falcons sending full allotment to Trey Lance's second pro day, have received calls for No. 4 pick "The Falcons aren't on the clock yet. But they could make a decision on the No. 4 pick before the draft. To that end, they'll send a full allotment of three personnel to quarterback Trey Lance's second pro day Monday at North Dakota State, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero..." April 17

  • Who’ll be the first receiver taken in the 2021 NFL Draft?

    Yahoo! Sports "The draft generally is regarded as having three truly elite receivers, along with an elite tight end who could line up a lot at receiver. Setting aside the question of where Florida tight end Kyle Pitts will land, let’s ponder the question of the order in which the top receivers —..." April 17

  • NFL Warned Not to Allow Bill Belichick to Draft ‘Stud’ QB Prospect Trey Lance

    Heavy "Is all the attention being paid to Justin Fields just a smokescreen by Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots? Former NFL President and ESPN analyst Joe Banner didn’t say that, but he does believe New England’s best fit at QB might be North Dakota State’s, Trey..." April 17

  • Patrick Surtain Sr. sees son as 'perfect fit' with Dallas Cowboys

    247 Sports "Former Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain II has been widely mentioned as a possibility for the Dallas Cowboys in many mock drafts. The team certainly has a need in the secondary, and Surtain is considered one of the three best cornerback prospects available along with South..." April 17

  • Kyle Pitts is a unicorn among tight ends and a problem for defenses

    The Score "Kyle Pitts is a matchup problem. Steve Devlin said this over the phone not once but numerous times, and who could fault him for repeating himself? Devlin coached Pitts in high school, when the athlete who's vowed to become football's best tight end habitually destroyed opposing schemes..." April 17

  • Zach Wilson Reminds Me Of ‘Taller, More Athletic’ Baker Mayfield, Says Desmond Howard

    Total Pro Sports "Zach Wilson’s stock continues to skyrocket as we draw closer and closer to the NFL Draft. He will certainly not be the No. 1 quarterback off the board, but he is drawing comparisons to a past No. 1 pick. ESPN’s Desmond Howard believes he brings a lot of those same..." April 17

  • Kellen Mond reportedly on Patriots’ draft radar

    Sportsnaut "Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond appears to have caught the eye of the New England Patriots as they gear up for the 2021 NFL Draft. Whether or not that results in Bill Belichick taking Mond is unclear, but the hype around the Aggies signal-caller is growing. According..." April 17

  • Trevor Lawrence signs endorsement deal with Adidas

    The Score "Trevor Lawrence, the projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, is signing a sponsorship deal with Adidas, according to Sportico's Eben Novy-Williams and Scott Soshnick. The former Clemson star will join fellow quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers,..." April 16

  • NFL Teams That Should Not Try to Select Their Future QB in the 2021 Draft

    Bleacher Report "Not every team should try to find its long-term quarterback answer in the 2021 NFL draft.  Sometimes, the cost just isn't worth it for teams that don't sit in the top five of an upcoming draft that projects to have four or five first-round signal-callers. Last..." April 16

  • 2021 NFL Draft: Here's an insider's look at how the top 10 picks could play out

    CBS Sports "With the draft roughly two weeks away, and teams locked down in meetings to finalize evaluations and set their boards, I figured I'd take my first shot at figuring out the top 10. Obviously much could change between now and when these picks are made, and as always, my one-and-only..." April 16

  • DT Christian Barmore Is NFL Draft's Best Bet to Be Overdrafted

    Bleacher Report "Defensive tackle Christian Barmore is less than two weeks away from hearing his name called in the NFL draft much sooner than expected.  Generally speaking, the reigning National Championship Game Defensive MVP is viewed as the top defensive tackle prospect...." April 16

  • 5 most underrated, huge-upside 2021 NFL Draft prospects

    Sportsnaut "The 2021 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, and with so much discussion revolving around the players expected to go early, such as presumptive No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence, it’s worth digging deeper into some underrated prospects who should probably go off the board earlier than..." April 16

  • What really goes on in an NFL Draft room?

    The Athletic "NFL draft rooms are like the Batcave. All of Batman’s archrivals and closet friends wanted two things: to learn Batman’s real identity and to visit the Batcave, a sacred place where few got in and even fewer knew what happened inside. When it comes to NFL draft rooms, many want in..." April 16

  • Penei Sewell training at right tackle in addition to left tackle "Surefire first-round pick Penei Sewell is diversifying his dexterity ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Oregon offensive tackle is training at right tackle as well as left tackle, which he played in college. It's not a..." April 16

  • Under-the-radar NFL Draft prospects whose pro days are moving them up team boards

    The Athletic "It’s never shocking to hear that one of the top prospects in the NFL Draft happened to be a fantastic athlete when it came to the pre-draft testing circuit. Myles Garrett and Khalil Mack were two of the best athletes we’ve seen go through the combine process, and it’s been..." April 16

  • DeVonta Smith laughs off those who question his size

    Yahoo! Sports "When the first round of the 2021 draft gets underway in under two weeks, wide receiver DeVonta Smith likely won’t have to wait long to hear his name called. The Heisman Trophy winner is widely projected to be a top 10 pick after catching 117 passes for 1,856 yards with 23..." April 16

  • Ohio State’s Shaun Wade, after a complicated 2020, now awaits its NFL Draft impact

    The Athletic "When Shaun Wade returned to Columbus last month for the first of two Ohio State pro days, he wanted to present himself to NFL teams as a new man. But first, those teams had to find him. Unbeknownst to the coaches and scouts who had been watching his 2019..." April 16

  • Kyle Pitts once wanted to move from QB to TE, now wants to be 1st non-QB drafted

    The Athletic "As a sophomore in high school in suburban Philadelphia, the player who has since become perhaps the best tight end prospect in a generation was a backup quarterback. Kyle Pitts ran the read option and would occasionally roll out on a naked bootleg. And he never once had designs to..." April 16

  • Mac Jones: Not comparing myself to Tom Brady, but I want to emulate his competitiveness "Alabama quarterback Mac Jones wants to make clear that he’s not comparing himself to Tom Brady. But there are some traits he thinks he and Brady have in common. Jones said in an interview with Kirk Herbstreit on ESPN that he does think he has some similarities to..." April 15

  • Social Media Erupts Over Old Photo Allegedly Showing Mac Jones In Blackface With Obama Costume

    Total Pro Sports "Usually on draft night, some draft pic starts trending on social media for something they did or said on Twitter and it becomes a huge topic. Most draft pics have learned to have their Twitter accounts either deleted or scrubbed to avoid this situation. Mac Jones didn’t even..." April 15

  • 2021 NFL Schedule Reportedly Will Be Released After Draft

    Bleacher Report "As expected, the 2021 NFL regular-season schedule will reportedly be released after the draft, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ben Fischer of the Sports Business Journal reported last month that the NFL was "targeting the second week of May" to publish the..." April 15

  • Why wide receivers are taking over the NFL draft

    ESPN "In the 2020 NFL draft, teams selected a record 13 wide receivers in the first two rounds, from No. 12 pick Henry Ruggs III to No. 59 Denzel Mims. Each of the 13 gained at least 220 yards through the air last season, and eight had at least 500. Minnesota's Justin..." April 15

  • Chris Simms Is At it Again, Ranking Najee Harris Way Too Low in Draft

    The Big Lead "Heads up to all the Najee Harris truthers out there. Your No. 1 enemy has revealed himself. To no one's surprise, that man is noted antagonist Chris Simms. Simms, the man who currently has Zach Wilson ranked over Trevor Lawrence, ranked Harris No. 4 in his NFL Draft running..." April 15

  • Did Justin Fields emulate Matt Ryan at pro day for Kyle Shanahan?

    Larry Brown Sports "We knew that Justin Fields’ Wednesday showcase was largely for coach Kyle Shanahan and the San Francisco 49ers, but Fields certainly appeared to do some extra things to catch Shanahan’s eye. On Monday, it was reported that Fields was working on specific..." April 14

  • NFL GM believes Justin Fields could be better than Trevor Lawrence

    The Athletic "After the NFL scouting combine last year, a general manager projected the first 10 picks in the 2020 draft, successfully matching the first six players to the teams that selected them. Eight of the players projected to go in the top 10 were selected that early. Nine were selected..." April 14

  • Throw Those Justin Fields Takes on the Ground Because He's Not Going to Be Part of Your System

    The Big Lead "One truism that's become even more true as the sports and entertainment landscape has stretched toward infinity in recent years is how there's a paralysis by analysis. The forest tends to get lost for the trees as there's a reward system in place for anyone willing to say something..." April 14

  • BYU quarterback Zach Wilson is the buzz of the NFL draft. But does his potential warrant the hype?

    USA Today "As the lead-up to a quarterback-heavy NFL draft has unfolded, BYU’s Zach Wilson has seen his star rise like no other draft prospect in the last year has. After putting up pedestrian numbers during his first two college seasons and entering the fall widely seen as a..." April 14

  • Trevor Lawrence’s Dad Says He Isn’t A Win A Super Bowl At All Costs Guy

    Total Pro Sports "I like Trevor Lawrence as a QB and I have no issues with him being the #1 pick. With that said if anyone from Justin Fields’ camp or family said something like this, Fields would be destroyed. Hell, they simply made up stuff about Fields’ work ethic to fit the racist..." April 14