Sunday, April 24, 2016

Draft Week Buzz

Thanks to -- a lot of consolidated rumors can be found there as well: LINK

Friday - DRAFT DAY 2:
4/29/16 - Per the 49ers - The Broncos have announced that they are no longer pursuing a trade for Colin Kaepernick
4/29/16 - The Cowboys attempted to trade into the first round to select Paxton Lynch. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network

Thursday - DRAFT DAY 1:
4/28/16 - Per Schefter, Philadelphia has emerged as leading candidate to host 2017 NFL Draft, per sources. NFL considering Philly, LA - neither has a 1 next year.
4/28/16 - Expecting at least 3 more trades in the 1st round tonite. - Jason La Canfora

4/27/16 - Player who is rising & appears headed inside the top 10: #UGA LB Leonard Floyd. Teams caught a small glimpse of his skill set in college - Ian Rapoport
4/27/16 - A fourth-round pick plus a player could be dealt for Sam Bradford. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
4/27/16 - Don't know the facts but Tunsil's stepfather just levied a civil suit against him, given the timing, sounds like complete bullshit.  #WhereTheGoldAt
4/27/16 - Per Jerry McD...Raiders, historically, not expected to draft a RB in 1st Round...given Elliott's stature in the Top 10, seems twice as likely.
4/27/16 - Dolphins missing 'a lot' of their defense at voluntary mini-camp. #AllBoutMe
4/27/16 - Adam Caplan; Former #NFL WR Marcus Robinson's nephew, WR Demarcus Robinson (Florida), had pre-draft visits with #Eagles, #Raiders, #Jets, #Chiefs.
4/27/16 - Adam Gase impressed with Dolphin RB Jay Ajayi.
4/27/16 - Bears WR Alshon Jeffery is not at workouts currently, still talking contract.
4/27/16 - "The recurring comment (on the Seahawks pick) is 'Ifedi is a Seattle Seahawks type of lineman.'" - Tony Pauline
4/27/16 - Eli Apple is Pittsburgh's primary target. - Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
4/27/16 - The Bengals have given high grades to Michael Thomas. - Tony Pauline,
4/27/16 - "I'm told the Washington Redskins would like to trade down then select Karl Joseph of West Virginia." - Tony Pauline,
4/27/16 - "The consensus has the Atlanta Falcons selecting linebacker Darron Lee with the 17th pick of Round 1, but I'm hearing both Clemson linemen, Kevin Dodd and Shaq Lawson, are in play for the team." - Tony Pauline,
4/27/16 - 49ers "desperately" covet DL Buckner.
4/27/16 - Chargers have been talking to WR Michael Thomas out of Ohio State.
4/27/16 - Wilkerson likely not to be moved from Jets...Jets are fine with keeping him.
4/27/16 - Browns in trade talks should Elliott fall to No. 8.
4/27/16 - Braxton linked to Tennessee in Rd. 2.
4/27/16 - Nkemdiche not expected to fall out of 1st of Vikings taking him.
4/27/16 - Jack to 49ers at #7 gaining steam.
4/27/16 - Per La Canfora. "Sheldon Rankins is going to end up going in the top 10. Maybe even as high as 4th overall to Dallas"
4/27/16 - Per Schefter, "Even with the catastrophic knee injury, Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith is expected to gone by end of round 3, maybe earlier, per league sources."
4/27/16 - Per Peter King, Illinois DL Jihad Ward a 'dark horse' at No. 29 Overall.
4/27/16 - Titans WR Justin Hunter is apparently available via trade...former Vol #Reggie.
4/27/16 - Telesco: SD 'locked into' a selection at No.3 -- Buckner?  Tunsil?  Ramsey?
4/27/16 - Per Mike Garafolo "NYG/Floyd I believe to be real. Potential curveball: Rankins to Tampa at 9. Gonna depend how some things fall."
4/27/16 - Wild Rumor: If Bradford isn't traded by the end of the Draft, he will retire.
4/27/16 - 49ers seriously looking to move down from the #7 spot.
4/27/16 - Eagles linked to former Notre Dame S Elijah Shumate on Day 3 of draft.
4/27/16 - Cowboys said to be targeting RB Ezekiel Elliott at #4.
4/27/16 - Saints now heavily linked to QB Paxton Lynch.  If the Jets want him, they may have to trade above the #12 slot to get him.
4/27/16 - Jarran Reed's visit to the Bills went "beyond measures I can't explain." - Tyler Dunne, Buffalo News
4/27/16 - E. Kentucky DE Noah Spence has sent out numerous clean drug tests to NFL teams throughout 2016 in attempt to prove the drug issues are behind him.
4/27/16 - Colts GM Ryan Grigson & coach Chuck Pagano had dinner with Illinois DL Jihad Ward last night, source said. - Ian Rapoport

4/26/16 - Vikings GM Rick Spielman indicated that they're not necessarily locked in on a WR on Thursday.
4/26/16 - There's a rumor that Arizona is willing to swap 1st Round picks and WR Michael Floyd to move up in the draft...presumably for a QB named Paxton Lynch.
4/26/16 - "Alabama center Ryan Kelly could end up going in the top 20. Teams love him. Doubt he slips past Washington at 21." - Peter Schrager, FOX Sports
4/26/16 - Colts GM Ryan Grigson said that he won't be drafting players with character issues.
4/26/16 - The Dolphins will consider trading up for Myles Jack or Ezekiel Elliott. - Armando Salguero, Miami Herald
4/26/16 - The Saints talked about trading up to No. 1 for a quarterback before the other deals. - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
4/26/16 - "Thought around the league is that the Giants seem to like two guys a whole lot at 10. Leonard Floyd and Jack Conklin." - Peter Schrager, FOX Sports
4/26/16 - "The Ravens are focused on Joey Bosa and other pass-rushers at No. 6." - Jamison Hensley, ESPN
4/26/16 - "I believe the Cowboys will select Jalen Ramsey over Joey Bosa." - David Moore, Dallas Morning News
4/26/16 - Former Titans DT Mike Martin is signing with the Eagles.
4/26/16 - Panthers have exercised Star Lotulelei's 5th year option.
4/26/16 - Benglas release LB A.J. Hawk, create $1.4M in cap space.
4/26/16 - According to Peter King, former Baylor WR Corey Coleman may need some 'management' off the field.  Apparenlty the kid is a big character.
4/26/16 - There's a lot of buzz that Hue Jackson is advocating for Paxton Lynch. - Peter King, Sports Illustrated
4/26/16 - The Broncos have inquired about Sam Bradford.  Mike Klis, 9 News Denver.

4/25/16 - S Karl Joseph expected to be a Day 1 pick according to Mike Florio.
4/25/16 - Per previous reports, Patriots expected to take a RB in this draft.
4/25/16 - Mayock's Top 100: LINK
4/25/16 - FINAL Big Board released by DraftTek: LINK
4/25/16 - Raiders ST Coach Seely works out former FSU PK Roberto Aguayo.
4/25/16 - RotoWorld's All-Underrated Team: LINK
4/25/16 - Former Oregon/EWU QB Vernon Adams Jr. is exceptionally high on himself, says he's better than Goff...however, not better than Wentz, calls Wentz "legit".
4/25/16 - "Lots of rumblings about the Bolts taking Buckner over Jalen Ramsey and Laremy Tunsil." - Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network
4/25/16 - The Bengals are eyeing Corey Coleman. - Peter King, Sports Illustrated
4/25/16 - Some NFL people are convinced the Bills will consider Christian Hackenberg at No. 19. - Peter King, Sports Illustrated
4/25/16 - "Keep hearing the Bears will go defense [at No.11]." - Peter King, Sports Illustrated
4/25/16 - The Giants are conflicted on Leonard Floyd, and he's not expected to be the pick. - Mike Mayock, NFL Network
4/25/16 - Jerry Jones: "The Cowboys will stay at 4."
4/25/16 - Word is NY Giants ok'd Myles Jack's knee.
4/25/16 - Bradford unhappy with Eagles jump to #2 Overall, has requested a trade and will no longer show up at offseason workouts.
4/25/16 - Brady suspension reinstated by US Appeals Court

4/24/16 - Sam Bradford doesn't seem like an option for the Jets. - Rich Cimini, ESPN
4//24/16 - "Raiders displaying serious interest in Utah center-guard Siaosi Aiono." - Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle
4/24/16 - The Browns are expected to target Derrick Henry at No. 32. - Steve Doerschuk, Canton Repository
4/24/16 - Ronnie Stanley could be the target at No. 7. - Matt Maiocco, CSN Bay Area
4/24/16 - Wild Rumor: Jets & Bears looking to swap QBs and 1st Rd. Picks, Jets would kick in future Day 1 / Day 2 pick...and Geno Smith...Cutler would be a Jet.
4/24/16 - Chargers weighing options, working to trade No. 3 Overall
4/24/16 - Ogbah stock dropping like a rock...may slide to 3rd Round.
4/24/16 - Broncos have interest in trading up from #31...Browns from #32...(QB)
4/24/16 - The Oakland Raiders have sold out their season tickets, first time ever apparently.
4/24/16 -'s live mock draft, Raider Pick here:  LINK
4/24/16 - Yours Truly will be at Linguini's in Alameda by 4:30 pm on Thursday...buzzed
4/24/16 - Mark Davis aggressively trying to get Las Vegas framework in place...$$$
4/24/16 - Late buzz for UGA EDGE Leonard Floyd, Top 10 type buzz...
4/24/16 - Raiders apparently have open window to Los Angeles, the votes are in...
4/24/16 - Myles Jack has 'chondral defect' in knee.  (who knows, look it up)

4/23/16 - "I have been informed the Panthers like Southeastern Louisiana cornerback Harlan Miller and will consider him as the third round closes out." - Tony Pauline,
4/23/16 - "The Bucs like Florida safety Keanu Neal more than Ohio State safety Vonn Bell." - Charlie Campbell
4/23/16 - "If Leonard Floyd is unavailable, and they feel Noah Spence is to much of a risk, I'm hearing the Indianapolis Colts are considering Kamalei Correa in Round 1." - Tony Pauline,
4/23/16 - "The Steelers have strong interest in Florida safety Keanu Neal. He is said to be what Mike Tomlin loves in a safety. Neal won't make it to Pittsburgh's second-round pick, so if they want Neal, they'll have to take him in the first round." - Charlie Campbell,

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