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NFL Draft Rumors: Friday 5/9

 

Here’s a running list of reports and rumors regarding the NFL Draft. We’ll have updates posted here throughout the day so be sure to check back.

Mock Drafts:

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  • The Broncos are expected to try to trade up from No. 63 in round two. (Mike Klis)
  • Missouri DE Michael Sam would be a “long shot” to be drafted on day two. (Adam Schefter)
  • The Raiders are expected to take Fresno State QB Derek Carr if he’s available at No. 36 overall. (Vic Tafur)
  • The Texans could be targeting Notre Dame DT Louis Nix at No. 33 overall. (Jason La Canfora)
  • USC WR Marqise Lee could go to the Browns at No. 35 overall. (Jason La Canfora)
  • The Falcons could take Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro at No. 37 overall. (Jason La Canfora)
  • UCLA G Xavier Su’a-Filo could come off the board to the Buccaneers at No. 38 overall. (Jason La Canfora)
  • Virginia OT Morgan Moses could be the Giants pick at No. 43. (Jason La Canfora)
  • FSU DT Timmy Jernigan may not get past the Seahawks in round two. (Jason La Canfora)

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  • Texans expected to stay at No. 33 overall unless they are “blown away” with a trade offer. (Steve Wyche)
  • Raiders and Titans are “more realistic” landing spots for Fresno State QB Derek Carr in round two. (Ian Rapoport)
  • “Half the league is out” on USC WR Marqise Lee due to concerns regarding his knee. (Will Carroll)
  • Titans first-round pick OT Taylor Lewan will get an opportunity to compete for a starting job. (Jim Wyatt)
  • The Redskins are expected to take an offensive line in the second round. (Adam Scehfter)
  • Many expect the Browns to target a receiver in the second round now that reports have come out that WR Josh Gordon is facing a year-long suspension. (NFLTR)

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  • 49ers are reportedly attempting to make a trade in round two. (Adam Schefter)
  • Buccaneers could target a receiver or guard in second round. (Michele Steele)
  • The Buccaneers have reportedly been receiving a lot of phone calls regarding trades. (Ian Rapoport)
  • Texans GM Rick Smith told reporters that they haven’t had “any conversations” with the Patriots regarding QB Ryan Mallett. (Tania Ganguli)
  • The Patriots, Packers, Raiders, Rams and Texans are all expected to draft a quarterback at some point. (NFLTR)
  • Teams drafting at the top of the second round reportedly are “wary” of moving back too far and missing out on quality players. (Mike Garafolo)

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  • Fresno State QB Derek Carr is the Raiders No. 1 quarterback on their draft board. (Ian Rapoport)
  • Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio is off “many boards,” but could be an option for the Redskins in round two. (Ian Rapoport)
  • There is buzz in league circles Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo could be an option for the Texans. (Mike Florio)
  • The Vikings had Johnny Manziel listed as the No. 1 QB on their draft board over Teddy Bridgewater. (Bob Holtzman)
  • The Steelers reportedly “love” Oregon State DE Scott Crichton. (Matt Miller)

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  • The Redskins are reportedly fielding offer for the No. 34 overall pick. (NFLTR)
  • The Cowboys are a team to watch in regards to a potential move up the board for Missouri DE Kony Ealy. (NFLTR)
  • Boise State DE/OLB DeMarcus Lawrence could also be a target for the Cowboys in a potential trade up. (NFLTR)
  • Several teams” reportedly have DeMarcus Lawrence as the No. 1 pass rusher remaining. (Dane Brugler)
  • The Raiders reportedly like Fresno State QB Derek Carr because Jon Gruden is high on him. (Albert Breer)
  • Notre Dame DT Louis Nix could be a target for the Texans over a quarterback at No. 33 overall. (Adam Schefter)
  • Colorado WR Paul Richardson could make sense for the 49ers on day two. (John Middlekauff)

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  • The Texans did meet with Fresno State QB Derek Carr during the draft process, they ultimately “kept their distance” from him. (NFLTR)
  • Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage could be on the Patriots and Bengals radar in day two. (Jason La Canfora)
  • LSU QB Zach Mettenberger could be a target for the Texans in round three. (Albert Breer)
  • Signs are pointing to Derek Carr being an option for the Raiders at No. 35 overall pick. (Matt Miller)
  • Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde is expected to come off the board earlier in round two. (Matt Miller)

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  • USC Marqise Lee dropped to the second round due to red flags regarding his injured knee. (Tony Pauline)
  • The Cowboys reportedly did not stick to their draft board when they took Notre Dame OL Zack Martin. (Todd Archer)
  • The Cowboys reportedly had Johnny Manziel rated ahead of Zack Martin. (Todd Archer)
  • Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio could be an option for the Redskins at No. 34. (Jason La Canfora)
  • USC C Marcus Martin is a “no-brainer” for the Saints at No. 58 overall. (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
  • Clemson CB Bashaud Breeland could tumble down draft boards and get taken in either the late second or early third round. (Tony Pauline)
  • Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews and LSU G Trai Turner could come off the board fairly quick in round two. (Tony Pauline)

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  • Rams HC Jeff Fisher confirmed that they tried to trade back into round one for Notre Dame OL Zack Martin. (ESPN.com)
  • The Jaguars reportedly had UCF QB Blake Bortles rated even higher than DE Jadeveon Clowney. (Britt McHenry)
  • Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said that Chad Henne will open the season as team’s starting quarterback over Blake Bortles.
  • A few teams have Fresno State QB Derek Carr rated as the No. 1 quarterback in the draft. (Albert Breer)
  • Virginia OT Morgan Moses and Nevada OL Joel Bitonio could be targets for the Bills at No. 41 overall. (WGR 550 Buffalo)

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  • The Texans are listening to trade offers for the No. 33 overall pick. (Adam Schefter)
  • Teams who didn’t expect their guys to be available to them include: Raiders (Khalil Mack), Buccaneers (Mike Evans), Titans (Taylor Lewan), Rams (Aaron Donald). (Ian Rapoport)
  • The Lions were active in trade talks to move up and down in round one, but ultimately remained at No. 10 and selected UNC TE Eric Ebron. (Detroit Free Press)
  • Had Clemson WR Sammy Watkins fallen to No. 5 overall, the Lions feel like they would have been able to trade up for him. (Ian Rapoport)
  • “A handful of teams” had Clemson WR Sammy Watkins rated as the No. 1 player on their draft boards. (Adam Schefter)
  • The Seahawks were reportedly targeting Florida DT Dominique Easley, but wound up trading out of round one after the Patriots took him at No. 29 (Ian Rapoport)
  • The 49ers were interested in trading up for LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr, but the asking prevent them from making the move up. (Eric Branch)
  • The Vikings traded into round one for Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater in part because they will have an opportunity to keep him under team control for five years. (Ed Werder)
  • The Vikings tried to trade up to No. 22, but they weren’t close to the Browns offer. (Albert Breer)
  • The Vikings were reportedly motivated to remain ahead of the Titans so they could get UCLA OLB Anthony Barr. (Albert Breer)
  • The Lions reportedly were targeting UCLA OLB Anthony Barr as well. (Ian Rapoport)
  • The Eagles loved” Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and were expected to take him at No. 22. (Ian Rapoport)

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