Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball.com reports that rumors have surfaced that the Jaguars are pinpointing Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd and South Carolina DE Melvin Ingram as likely draft candidates for their #7 overall pick.
Jaguar’s GM, Gene Smith has gained a reputation of overreaching in the first-round which is evident by his decision to take: Blaine Gabbert 10th overall in 2011, Tyson Alualu 10th overall in 2010, and Derrick Harvey 8th overall in 2008. All of these players went higher than many believed they would.
The best scenario for the Jaguars would be to land a number one WR in Floyd by trading down to a team invested in the services of Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill. Floyd would fill a big need at receiver, giving the team a formidable counterpart to WR Laurent Robinson, who was recently acquired via free agency.
Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 Arizona tweets that the Cardinals may be leaning towards offensive lineman with their first overall pick at #13.
In particular, two Stanford offensive linemen may be of consideration here, RG David Decastro and fellow LT Jonathan Martin. Jurecki’s “hearing” that Decastro could be the favorite of the two.
Some NFL scouts believe DeCastro has the ability to play tackle at the next level, despite the fact that he’s been listed by many as a guard. Traditionally, guards are selected lower than offensive tackles, Decastro’s toughness and skill makes him the better overall prospect.
Missing out on Pierre Garcon in free agency discloses that the Browns are indeed in the market for a wide receiver, but trading up one spot with the Minnesota Vikings at #3 to secure Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon is “guaranteed” to not be an option, according to GM Tom Heckert, via the team website.
Scott Wright of DraftCountdown.com also tweets that the Browns are rumored to be considering LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne at #4 should they stay put.
It looks as though the Browns are content to stay put with the confidence that either Blackmon or Claiborne will be available to them at their current position. With multiple holes to fill, the Browns may once again consider trading back and still secure a viable option at a position of need.
SI.com’s Tony Pauline tweets that Boise State DE/OLB is gaining momentum and making a case for late first-round consideration.
Pauline “hears” that teams like the Patriots, Packers, and Falcons are all potential suitors for McClellin’s rising draft stock, as they are all teams with need at the edge rusher position.
Tony Pauline also tweets that the Dallas Cowboy’s offensive coordinator, Bill Callahan, is looking to shore up the offensive line and favors Wisconsin C Peter Konz.
Peter Konz is projected to be a potential late first-round pick, but with the Cowboys selecting at #14, this selection could be a bit of a reach. Callahan was also reported to be a big advocate of trading up for C Mike Pouncey in 2011 when he was assistant head coach of the Jets. Callahan could have some influence in the drafting decisions of the Cowboys, as Alan Faneca, Nick Mangold, and D’Brickashaw Ferguson were all pro bowl offensive linemen under Callahan’s tutelage.