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NFL Draft Rumors: Running List

Here’s a collection of rumors regarding the NFL Draft.


  • Tavon Austin could be gone before the Jets are on the board at No. 9 overall. (Jason Cole
  • A guard will be taken in the Top 10. (Adam Schefter)


  • There’s “increasing chatter” that the 49ers are trying to trade up in the Top 15 and possibly take Missouri DT Sheldon Richardson. (NFLTR)


  • The Bears are expected to take LB Manti Te’o if he’s available to them. (Stacey Dales)


  • The Bengals’ “perfect scenario” would be to take Texas FS Kenny Vaccaro at No. 21 overall. (Cincinnati Enquirer)


  • The Bills reportedly have West Virginia WR Tavon Austin atop their draft board. (NFLTR)


  • Cleveland will not trade up to No. 3 overall. (NFLTR)
  • There’s reportedly buzz building that the Browns could trade up to No. 3 overall and take West Virginia QB Geno Smith. (Pro Football Talk)


  • Cardinals have entered the mix for the Raiders No. 3 pick and are likely targeting Lane Johnson. (NFLTR)


  • There’s “a growing sense” the Chiefs will select LT Eric Fisher at No. 1 overall. (Ed Werder)


  • Colts getting a “TON of calls” from teams wanting to move up to No. 24 overall. (Ian Rapoport)


  • Falcons are reportedly targeting DE Barkevious Mingo and TE Tyler Eifert in a possible trade up.


  • The “thinking in league circles” is that the Jaguars are targeting USC’s Matt Barkley or Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib with the No. 33 overall pick. (Pro Football Talk)


  • Jets are targeting “an explosive playmaker” in the first round. (Daniel Jeremiah)
  • Utah DT Star Lotulelei could a “possibility” for the Jets at No. 9. (Rich Cimini)
  • The Jets reportedly told WR Tavon Austin that they “had a plan” for him.


  • There’s still a “good chance” that the Lions could move up to No. 3 overall for OT Lane Johnson. (Tony Pauline)


  • Panthers are reportedly “giving strong consideration” to Notre Dame TE Tyler Eifert in the first round. (Charlotte Observer)
  • Panthers “really value” Utah DT Star Lotulelei and may consider a move up if he drops. (Tony Pauline)


  • Raiders could select Houston CB D.J. Hayden at No. 3 overall if they’re unable to trade down. (NFLTR)
  • Raiders’ pick at No. 3 is “red hot” with trade action. (NFLTR)
  • Raiders could trade down and target Houston CB D.J. Hayden later in round one. (NFLTR)
  • Raiders are unlikely to take DT Sharrif Floyd even if they trade backbut reportedly really value DT Star Lotulelei. (NFLTR)


  • The Rams could trade up to No. 13 with the Jets and take WR Tavon Austin if New York doesn’t select him at No. 9. (Jason La Canfora)
  • The Rams are reportedly shopping their No. 22 overall pick, but could also be looking to trade up from No. 16 as well. (NFLTR)


  • Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome mentioned that he expects this to be a “safe” and “conservative” first round. (Aditi Kinkhabwala)


  • Georgia OLB Jarvis Jones to Steelers at No. 17 overall seems like a “safe predication.” (Jason Cole)


  • The Texans will reportedly consider USC WR Robert Woods at No. 27 overall. (Tony Pauline)


  • The Titans will reportedly consider DT Sharrif Floyd at No. 10 overall if he’s available to them. (Tony Pauline)


  • Vikings reportedly “love” Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o and may move up ahead of the Bears to draft with him. (NFLTR)

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