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NFL Rumors: Offensive Tackles, Draft, Packers, Steelers & Titans

Offensive Tackles

  • Tony Pauline reports that as many as six offensive tackles could be selected in the first round including: Laremy Tunsil, Ronnie Stanley, Jack Conklin, Taylor Decker, and two of Jason Spriggs, Germain Ifedi or Le’Raven Clark.
  • According to Pauline, there are seven teams drafting from No. 18 on to keep an eye on in regards to offensive tackles including: the Colts, Packers, Seahawks, Broncos, Panthers, Jets and Steelers.


  • In regards to candidates to trade back, Tony Pauline reports that the Falcons, Colts, Vikings and Jets are the teams most likely considering moving back.
  • Alternatively, Pauline says the Cardinals, Panthers and Broncos are teams who may inquire about moving up.
  • According to Tony Pauline, there’s a chance a team trades back into the first round to grab Eastern Kentucky DE/OLB Noah Spence tonight. However, if Spence is still available, the Buccaneers reportedly rank him highly and would covet him if he falls into the second round.
  • Jay Glazer mentions that there are around seven players widely regarded as upper upper tier of prospects with another five or six being a notch below. Beyond that, Glazer says there are 30 players lumped together in the next tier.
  • Lance Zierlein suggests Baylor CB Xavien Howard could end up being drafted ahead of Miami CB Artie Burns, who is being mentioned as a potential first-round pick.


  • Tony Pauline reports there’s a belief that Packers would like to move LT David Bakhtiari, who is in the final year of his rookie contract, inside to guard and upgrade at the left tackle spot.


  • Sources tell Tony Pauline that the Steelers are leaning towards taking a cornerback, but they will consider an offensive tackle if a player they like is still there.


  • Cory Curtis reports that if the Titans want come away with MSU OT Jack Conklin, they’ll probably have to get ahead of the Giants at No. 10 overall.
  • Curtis adds that trading into back into the top 10 is a “real possibility” for Tennessee.

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