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NFL Notes: Draft, Cardinals, Jaguars & Jets

Draft

Mike Mayock of NFL Media held a press conference Tuesday offering some of his opinions regarding this year’s draft class ahead of the Combine. Here are some notes from his session with the media:

  • Mayock thinks the Titans would love to trade out of No. 1 overall, and believes the difference between OTs Laremy Tunsil and Ronnie Stanley isn’t all that great. (CFB 24/7)
  • According to Mayock, had Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith not hurt his knee, “he’d be in conversation for No. 1 overall pick.”(CFB 24/7)
  • Regarding QBs Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, Mayock said: “I think Jared Goff is more polished. I think Carson Wentz has more significant upside.” (CFB 24/7)
  • Mayock adds that he believes Carson Wentz has ceiling similar to Andrew Luck. (CFB 24/7)
  • Mayock believes Connor Cook as first-round physical talent, but still wonders why he wasn’t voted a team captain at Michigan State. (CFB 24/7)
  • Mayock said that if it wasn’t for inconsistency on the field and off-field issues, Ole Miss DT Robert Nkemdiche would be in conversation for the No. 1 overall pick. (CFB 24/7)
  • Mayock believes Ezekiel Elliott will probably be the only first-round running back this year, and added teams “will either love Derrick Henry or not like him very much.”(CFB 24/7)
  • As for some potential targets for the Jaguars at No. 5 overall, Mayock mentioned DB Jalen Ramsey, DE Joey Bosa, and CB Vernon Hargreaves. (CFB 24/7)
  • Mayock compares Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell to Bears WR Alshon Jeffery. (CFB 24/7)
  • Mayock can see the Raiders targeting a defensive back or highest-rated offensive lineman at No. 14 overall. (CFB 24/7)
  • It it was up to Mayock, he’d have a quarterback as his No. 1 draft priority for the Eagles. (CFB 24/7)
  • Mayock has Ohio State LB Darron Lee as a top 20-32 talent. (CFB 24/7)
  • Mayock considers Arizona LB Scooby Wright a third-round pick. (CFB 24/7)

Cardinals

Jaguars

Jaguars DE Dante Fowler released statement regarding the video that surfaced showing a fight between his girlfriend and the mother of his child in Florida.

“I am embarrassed and have apologized for my actions to everyone involved,” Fowler said. “As a family, we have been dealing with this moment and the conflict that led to it since this occurred. The video surfacing is a sad reminder that emotions got the best of all of us. I take 100 percent responsibility for everything that happened.

Jets

Rich Cimini of ESPN offers some Jets’ players who could be on the chopping block in the coming weeks.