NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Predicting NFL's 2022 Surprise Impact Rookies

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 NFL draft class has yet to play a single snap, but we already know the players who are expected to be stars. High draft picks like Travon Walker, Aidan Hutchinson and Kayvon Thibodeaux are expected to stand out after stellar college careers. Hitting on..." May 17

  • Titans, Treylon Burks agree to terms on rookie contract

    Tennessean "The Tennessee Titans and first-round pick Treylon Burks agreed to terms on his rookie contract, according to a report Tuesday from ESPN.  It's a standard four-year deal with $14,369,590 fully guaranteed and a fifth-year team option, per the..." May 17

  • Bills sign first-round pick cornerback Kaiir Elam

    Sportsnaut "The Buffalo Bills signed their first-round pick Kaiir Elam to his four-year contract worth a fully guaranteed $13.69 million, Pro Football Network reported Tuesday. The slotted terms for being the No. 23 pick in the 2022 draft include a $7.136 million signing bonus and a fifth-year..." May 17

  • Jets Sign Round 1 DE Jermaine Johnson

    Pro Football Rumors "The Jets are doing the heavy lifting in their rookie deals first. After agreeing to terms with No. 4 overall pick Sauce Gardner, the Jets have signed the third of their first-rounders — Jermaine Johnson — to his four-year rookie contract. Johnson, who can be..." May 16

  • Dez Bryant is bullish on Desmond Ridder

    Larry Brown Sports "Dez Bryant believes that one rookie who shares his namesake has the chance to be a solid NFL quarterback. Bryant tweeted on Monday that he’s high on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder due to the quarterback’s approach and confidence. " May 16

  • 'Monday Night Football' to Get Flexible Scheduling in December Starting with 2023 Season

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is set to begin experimenting with scheduling tweaks for Monday Night Football during the 2023 season. ESPN's Adam Schefter recently spoke with the league's vice president of broadcast scheduling Mike North, and he revealed a feature for some of..." May 16

  • Seahawks Were High On QB Sam Howell

    Pro Football Rumors "New Commanders quarterback Sam Howell, whom Washington selected in the fifth round of this year’s draft, had a lot of supporters in the Seahawks organization, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. Seattle, which of course traded franchise icon Russell Wilson to the Broncos earlier..." May 15

  • Giants agree to terms with 2022 first-round picks Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal

    CBS Sports "Giants first-round picks Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal have agreed to terms and will sign with the team following Saturday's rookie minicamp practice, according to NFL Media.  Saturday marked the second day of the team's rookie..." May 14

  • Falcons rookie minicamp: QB Desmond Ridder is already pushing his new teammates

    The Athletic "The Atlanta Falcons’ eight rookie draft picks stepped onto an NFL practice field for the first time Friday. Quarterback Desmond Ridder was not impressed. “He pulled us over (after Friday’s practice) and was like, ‘We messed up a lot..." May 14

  • Mike Vrabel says Ryan Tannehill is a 'great teammate' and comments about Malik Willis 'not any sort of issue'

    CBS Sports "The Tennessee Titans became a different caliber of team when they replaced Marcus Mariota in the lineup with Ryan Tannehill, back in 2019. Tannehill has been one of the league's most efficient passers since his ascension into the starter's role, but he's..." May 14

  • Lions rookie camp observations: Aidan Hutchinson lives up to his reputation

    The Athletic "The Lions have 29 players on the field for rookie camp this weekend: eight draft picks, 12 undrafted free agents and nine tryout invites. The three-day minicamp doesn’t reveal a whole lot, but it does provide a nice baseline for the coaching staff. ??”I would say..." May 14

  • Packers best rookie sleeper to make an impact for 2022 NFL season

    Clutch Points "The Green Bay Packers had a great draft, putting them back in contention at the top of the NFC. Aaron Rodgers’ return gives them a huge boost, helping offset the loss of Davante Adams—especially considering Green Bay used the picks acquired in that trade to fill..." May 14

  • Steelers QB Kenny Pickett handles rookie camp like he’s been there before

    The Athletic "It was only a handful of structured plays during a walk-through — no helmet, no pads, no defense and at less than full speed — and even Mike Tomlin was much more interested in checking out undrafted rookie free-agent linebacker Tyree Johnson than paying much attention to..." May 14

  • Giants best rookie sleeper to make an impact for 2022 NFL season

    Clutch Points "The main source of intrigue around the 2022 New York Giants will be their young players. In particular, rookies Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal will attract all the attention as Big Blue looks to get better in the trenches. However, the big boys on the line may overshadow the..." May 14

  • Giants draft pick Wan'Dale Robinson had huge ‘growth spurt’ after combine

    Larry Brown Sports "When the New York Giants selected Kentucky wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, many considered the pick a reach. Part of the reason it was viewed as a reach is because Robinson stands at just 5-foot-8. Or, at least that’s how the..." May 14

  • 2022 NFL Rookies Facing Too Much Pressure in Year 1

    Bleacher Report "Pressure might make diamonds, but it can also make for disappointing rookie seasons.  In some cases, rookies are put in a position where much is expected in Year 1 and it works out. Micah Parsons was supposed to help transform a poor Cowboys defense and responded by..." May 14

  • Mike McCarthy: Sam Williams looked in first minicamp like he’s born to play pro football

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys took defensive end Sam Williams in the second round of the 2022 NFL draft, and it didn’t take him long to make an impression. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy was raving about Williams’ performance after the first practice of rookie minicamp. " May 14

  • Malik Willis on Ryan Tannehill: Everything is cool, man

    Pro Football Talk "Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill caused a bit of a stir when he said he didn’t think it was his job to mentor the recently drafted Malik Willis. But when he was asked about the comments on Friday at rookie minicamp, Willis made it clear that he..." May 13

  • Treylon Burks didn’t make it through first practice in the heat

    Pro Football Talk "It was 86 degrees at Saint Thomas Sports Park as the Titans took the field for the first day of their rookie minicamp. Rookie receiver Treylon Burks didn’t make it through. Burks was laboring in team drills, according to multiple reports, with breathing difficulties..." May 13

  • Cowboys sign first-rounder Tyler Smith to $13.38M deal

    Sportsnaut "First-round draft pick Tyler Smith signed a four-year $13.38 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys, multiple outlets reported Friday. The deal for the offensive lineman is fully guaranteed and contains a fifth-year team option, per the reports. " May 13

  • Will Kenny Pickett or Mitch Trubisky start? Handicapping Pittsburgh Steelers' QB competition

    ESPN "The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers had an open quarterback competition, Jim Miller, Mike Tomczak and Kordell Stewart were vying for the job during the 1996 offseason. Now, nearly three decades later, a new trio of challengers are preparing to compete for the job. That..." May 13

  • Saints reach contract agreements with first-round rookies Chris Olave, Trevor Penning

    USA Today "This is good to see: the New Orleans Saints have reached agreements on rookie contracts with both of the players the team selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL draft, officially making Chris Olave and Trevor Penning members of the team. NFL Network’s Ian..." May 13

  • Texans agree to terms with No. 3 overall pick Derek Stingley Jr.

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Houston Texans have signed first-round CB Derek Stingley Jr. to a four-year contract, according to Ian Rapoport.  The Texans have now signed all but three of their 2022 draft picks. " May 13

  • Matt Corral: I always had a chip on my shoulder, draft made it bigger

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Matt Corral was discussed as a possible first-round pick while he was playing at Ole Miss and in the months leading up to this year’s draft, but that’s not where he wound up coming off the board last month. Corral wasn’t picked in the second round either..." May 13

  • Kenny Pickett reveals Ben Roethlisberger’s important gesture after getting drafted

    Clutch Points "The Ben Roethlisberger era in Pittsburgh is over after 18 seasons. Roethlisberger is a future Hall of Fame quarterback who was the face of the Steelers during his time with the organization. But the 40-year old announced his retirement following the conclusion of the 2021-2022 campaign...." May 13

  • Falcons Sign First-Round WR Drake London

    AtlantaFalcons.com "The Falcons have signed Drake London, the organization announced on Thursday afternoon. London was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. London's rookie deal is estimated to have a total value of $24.66 million, according to OverTheCap.com. The rookie receiver will..." May 13

  • Jaguars Sign Round 1 LB Devin Lloyd

    KSL "The Jacksonville Jaguars announced that former Utah Utes linebacker Devin Lloyd signed his rookie contract with the team. Lloyd reportedly signed his rookie deal on Thursday, May 12. The Jaguars selected the linebacker with the No. 27 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. " May 13

  • Lions signs WR Jameson Williams to a four-year $17.5M contract

    Clutch Points "Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams is now the latest first-round talent to put pen to paper on a rookie deal. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport noted on Thursday that Williams has signed a four-year deal with the Lions. The agreement between the two sides is..." May 12

  • Giants’ undrafted free agents: Meet RB Jashaun Corbin and the offensive players

    The Athletic "The overhaul of the New York Giants’ roster hit overdrive on draft weekend. New general manager Joe Schoen picked 11 players in the draft and then added 14 more undrafted free agents. Those 25 new faces, plus several dozen tryout players will be on the field this weekend for the..." May 12

  • Carolina Panthers' roster review: Rookie QB Matt Corral ready if Sam Darnold struggles?

    ESPN "One phrase seldom, if ever, used to describe Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Matt Corral before the April draft was “NFL-ready." Not being ready to start Week 1 was the knock on the entire 2022 quarterback class with the exception of..." May 12

  • Travon Walker agrees to contract with Jaguars

    Pro Football Talk "The first overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft has agreed to his first professional contract. According to multiple reports. defensive end Travon Walker and the Jaguars have reached agreement on a deal. It will be a four-year deal with an option for a fifth season for Walker. " May 12

  • Five NFL Draft picks from G5 schools who will make an instant impact

    The Athletic "G5 (Group of Five) teams produce great NFL talent, and this year is no different. There were two G5 players taken in the first round of the draft — the first was Cincinnati cornerback Sauce Gardner (selected fourth overall by the Jets). Gardner’s a..." May 12

  • Herm Edwards says 49ers have a contributor in Arizona State’s Dohnovan West

    The Athletic "Maybe it’s becoming an NFL Draft custom of sorts, at least before the 49ers acquire a player from Arizona State: a phone rings in the house of Sun Devils coach Herm Edwards, and a California area code is on the other end of the line. In 2020’s first..." May 12

  • NFL draft 2022: Best team fits for top rookies

    ESPN "The right team fit is crucial when talking about NFL rookies and how they project at the next level. We saw numerous talented prospects selected over seven rounds during the 2022 NFL draft, but which ones landed in the perfect scheme for their skill sets? Who was put in the best possible..." May 11

  • NFL Draft 2023: Scouting CJ Stroud, Bryce Young and the top quarterback prospects

    The Athletic "Now that the collective mocking of the 2022 NFL Draft’s quarterback class has finished, let’s turn our attention to the 2023 crop of signal callers. At first glance, the QBs who could wind up in next year’s draft are more promising than those in this year’s group,..." May 11

  • Jets rookie Jermaine Johnson goes full Cersei Lannister with violent mindset

    Clutch Points "The New York Jets are relying heavily on a collection of young players to break their massive playoff drought. One of those players is rookie edge rusher Jermaine Johnson. The Florida State product, who was picked 26th overall by New York in the 2022 NFL Draft, could be a huge piece..." May 11

  • Why it might be a while before you get trading cards for NFL draft picks

    ESPN "As soon as Georgia Bulldogs defensive lineman Travon Walker's name was called by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as the first pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in this year's NFL draft, trading card company Panini got to work creating an instant card with..." May 11

  • 2023 NFL Draft: The most intriguing prospects from every Big Ten football program

    The Athletic "It’s never too early to look ahead. With the Big Ten’s spring football calendar officially in the rearview, we’re on to the 2022 season and — as important — the 2023 NFL Draft. Specifically, we’re taking a looking at some of the..." May 11

  • Broncos Sign Second-Round LB Nik Bonitto

    Pro Football Rumors "The final pick of this year’s second round is under contract. Oklahoma edge rusher Nik Bonitto agreed to terms on his four-year Broncos deal Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News tweets. This move comes in advance of the Broncos’ rookie minicamp, which begins..." May 11

  • Texans agree to terms with Jalen Pitre

    Pro Football Talk "Houston has gotten one of its draft picks under contract. According to multiple reports, the Texans have agreed to terms with safety Jalen Pitre on his standard four-year deal. " May 11

  • Panthers agree to terms with Ikem Ekwonu

    panthers.com "When Panthers first-rounder Ikem Ekwonu arrives for rookie minicamp later this week, he'll have one key piece of business taken care of. Ekwonu agreed to terms on his four-year rookie contract Tuesday night. The deal includes an option for his fifth year. The..." May 11

  • The Packers receiver Brian Gutekunst envisions Christian Watson replacing

    Clutch Points "The Green Bay Packers entered the 2022 NFL draft with a need at wide receiver. After trading away Davante Adams and losing the speedy Marquez Valdes-Scantling to free agency, the cupboard was awfully bare for star quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The first round came and went, with no..." May 11

  • NFL Fans React To Washington Commanders Rookie QB Sam Howell Never Eating A Steak or Burger In His Life

    Total Pro Sports "Sam Howell is not like athletes in the National Football League. The former North Carolina Tar Heels QB has thrown for thousands of yards but is not a man that has ever tasted red meat. Per MLB Network’s Grant Paulsen, “I just found out Sam Howell has never eaten..." May 11

  • Ranking the 7 Best Moves of the 2022 NFL Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Where to begin? This amount of player movement seen during this year's NFL offseason is hard to comprehend. A Super Bowl-winning quarterback, a former league MVP, a former Defensive Player of the Year and a litany of elite wide receivers are now with new teams...." May 10

  • Desmond Ridder: Is the Falcons’ rookie quarterback ready to be an NFL starter?

    The Athletic "Falcons head coach Arthur Smith hates player comparisons. New Atlanta quarterback Desmond Ridder loves them. When Ridder was selected by the Falcons with the 74th pick in the NFL Draft, he told reporters he felt like it was a natural..." May 10

  • Lions Rookie WR Jameson Williams Sparks Major Controversy Over His Jersey Number

    Total Pro Sports "During his final season at Alabama, Jameson Williams wore the No. 1 jersey. It does not appear he will be going that route in the National Football League. So what number will Williams wear during his rookie season with the Detroit Lions? Williams was on Instagram Live last..." May 10

  • This interesting twist could decide Steelers’ Kenny Pickett, Mitch Trubisky competition

    Clutch Points "The Pittsburgh Steelers entered into a new era this offseason following the retirement of longtime quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Forced to search for a signal-caller for the first time since the 2004 offseason, the Steelers opted against swinging for the fences, instead bringing in..." May 10

  • Lewis Cine explains how Bucs ‘did me so dirty’

    Larry Brown Sports "Lewis Cine was not surprised to hear his name called in the first round of the NFL Draft last month, but he did not expect to last until the 32nd overall pick. A team that was originally scheduled to pick five slots before that apparently told the former Georgia safety that he was their..." May 10

  • New York Giants rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux donates $50,000 to great charity to secure No. 5 jersey

    Sportsnaut "New York Giants rookie first-round pick Kayvon Thibodeaux has been working hard behind the scenes to secure his important No. 5 jersey since they made him the fifth pick in the 2022 NFL Draft late last month. The problem? Current Giants kicker Graham Gano wore the No. 5..." May 10

  • What Ken Walker III pick means for Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks' backfield

    ESPN "For a team that often bucks convention in the NFL draft, the Seattle Seahawks were relatively straightforward this year. They attacked their most obvious needs early and often (aside from quarterback, where the options underwhelmed them). They made only one trade (but tried to make..." May 10