||Mock fr Rumor
||Have informed Luck he's their guy
||99.9% they'ill take RG3.
||Griffin III QB
||"Day Before" buzz suggests Kalil,
Blackmon or Clairborne but are receptive to trade-offer.
Spielmann says he wants his first 2 picks to be "impact
players" (Ed Note - If he's not lying, that would presumably
rule out Kalil). Spielmann said to be leaning toward
Claiborne. They've interviewed Kirkpatrick & Poe - which
suggests possible trade-down interest.
||Plain Dealer speculating that Richardson
will be the guy. It will be Richardson or Blackmon if they
keep the pick. GM Heckert loves Blackmon, but
Holmgren is still doing due-diligence to see if Tannehill
deserves a franchise grade. Schefter & other media sources say
Richardson. Recently had Claiborne in for a visit. Heckert says they don't intend to trade down
though there will be offers.
||Might trade up to secure Richardson.
Kuechly now said to be on their radar. (sounds like a
Schiano kind of guy). Clairborne or Richardson. Blount's
fumble-prone-ness may enter into decision. If Kalil fell
here, they'd consider taking him.
||Worked out Blackmon, Floyd and K Wright
over final weekend. Targeting OL but not til round 2.
Richardson being considered (Trade posturing)?
||KFFL - Looking to trade down. Gilmore
rumors won't go away. Hill's name has surfaced (but this high)?
Not sold on Blackmon or Coples. Could take Floyd, Upshaw or
trade down. They say they've had no contact with Floyd. Floyd's off-the-field issues could spook
Jags (who place a high priority on character). The noises they're making seem to invite a
||Jags Director of Player Personnel says
Miami will take Tannehill., but Philbin denies specific
discussions about taking him at #8. QB's relationship to
Mike Sherman said to be significant factor. Said to be interested in moving
up. Gilmore and Cox
also said to be possibilities (although it sounds more like
a trade ploy).
||Met with Coples Tues. before draft.
Wouldn't mind getting him a few notches later if they could
trade down. Latest speculation by local media is that they've narrowed
it down to 5 (Kuechly, Coples, Ingram, Cox and K Wright). Ingram
said to be out of consideration (poor fit). Have expressed a
willingness to trade down.
||Buzz that they'll take a defensive player
a smokescreen/will go offense. Rumored to be trying to trade
up to #3 or #4 for Kallil. Company song is "noothing is
ruled out." (Except TE). Sounds like an invitation to deal). Nix says Reiff not a lock. They like
Barron (or are they chumming the trade waters)? Not hot on Tannehill. Keuchly &
possibilities. Believe Glenn could play LT. Floyd said not
to be considered.
||If Tannehill were to drop to here, they'd
probably bite but they won't trade up for him. Pioli's MO is
not to draft QB's high. Add Cox and Hightower to players (Keuchly,
Brockers, DeCastro, Barron or Poe)
they're said to consider. Pioli not
adverse to trading up, trading down or standing pat.
||Pass rusher a possibility. So is a
trade-down. Carroll said to be very impressed with
Tannehill and they'd take him if he fell to #12 (but it
coiuld all be trade-posturing since the already have Matt
Flynn at QB). Like Cards,
they build "need" into BPA ratings and that's how they'll
||"Day before" buzz is still Reiff, Floyd
or a pass rusher. Floyd visited. (Fitz said to be lobbying
hard for him). McShay: It figures to be Reiff then Floyd then Ingram then
Poe or Brockers. The Viking #3 Kalil rumors have raised some
buzz here, but it's highly unlikely we'd have the
fire-power to trade up to get him at #3. (He'd have to fall
to #13 or to where we could afford to trade up to get him).
It could force Reiff down to #13 though. Pittsburgh media has the Cards being one team interested in
||Have met with DeCastro. Looking long and hard at Barron.
With Spencer on roster, forget OLB.
Could be jockeying to trade down.
||Could take CB if Cox not available. Rumors have cooled down that they
considered giving away a bundle to move up to #4. Tannehill
might have been their target - or maybe not. Washburn said
to love Fletcher Cox. Philly might be willing to move up
fewer notches (at a lesser trade-cost) if Tannehill was
still in play.
||Might be willing to move up as high as #7
in order to bag an unnamed elite player (rumored to be
Ingram or Richardson). Best available WR or pass rusher (Hope
Floyd, Coples or Ingram drops. Jeffrey also considered). Names most
mentioned: Coples, Poe, Barron, Upshaw and Floyd. Jets
said to have been showing increased interest in Mercilus.
Kiper is hyping Brockers for this pick.
||Cincinnati 1 fr
||M Lewis says they could draft defensive
players with both top picks because they're focused on
offense the past couple of years. WR a possibility here or #21. Gilmore rated ahead of Kirkpatrick.
DeCastro or Glenn could go here or #21
||All over lot - DeCastro, Glenn, Perry, C
Jones, Brockers, Mercilus?
||C Jones DE
||Say they're targeting 7 players. Cox or Hill on radar.
Showing considerable trade-thigh. Chi Trib says Bears have
done exhaustive research on McClellan. Talk about drafting
"impact players" with first 2 picks. Media speculation
now centering on big D-Linemen who drop here (Cox, Poe,
Brockers). Targeting a safety either in free agency
or the draft.
||Speculation centering around a pass
rusher - Coples or Ingram (if they dropped down) or Branch,
Mercilus, Perry, C Jones or Curry. Could be targeting Kirkpatrick or a DL
Brockers, Still or Worthy also possibilities. Cox (expected
to go in the top 15) is a DT who
is more agile than many DE's - which suggests he'd also be
an outstanding "big" DE.
||WR a possibility here or #17. Gilmore rated ahead of Kirkpatrick.
DeCastro or Glenn could go here or #17
||K Wright WR
||Cleveland 2 fr
||Randle in their cross hairs (either here
or in round 2). Rumored to be looking to move up. (Why?
if they're already at #4 - unless they'd trade down from
there and then move up from here. Could target Weeden here or next round.
||Likely to grab the best remaining CB. Or
they could wait til next round. There's boom
or bust negatives concerning all 3 corners. An
OL (Adams, Martin, DeCastro or Glenn)? could be in their
||DL. Poe's name has come up (Casey
Hampton's knee an issue). But most
gurus project Hightower here.
||Would like to trade out of the first
round. CB (Probably Kirkpatrick). Also offensive
skill player. Osweiler in round 2? CW points to DT (Brockers
most mentioned. Kiper has them reaching for Derek Wolfe).
Could trade down if Cox or Brockers not there.
||Need more YAC capacity at WR. Pauline: Fleener on radar. Will go BPA unless they trade down. Might
do so and tap Weeden.
||New England 1 fr
||Worked out K Wright. OLB a possibility - McClellan, C Jones or
Irvin likely to be there. They love C Jones and could try to
move up to get him. Or they might try to trade up to land Barron.
||H Smith S
||Said to have their eyes on LB (Shea
McClellan)? Local beat writer says DT. Could be targeting a
||Fan and local media are lobbying heavily
for Hightower.WR (Hill or Randle) a possibility. Could be
considering Konz or Jenkins.
||Talked to CB Janoris Jenkins. An OG like Silatolu possible. (He
visited). Bringing in a lot of WR's, but will not
trade up to get one.
||BPA drafter. (If ithe BPA turns out to be
a DL-lineman, they'll take him). Thin at RB behind Bradshaw.
Fleener could be gone.
||Demitrov likes to trade up or down.
||Say they'll go BPA route.