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NFL Notes: Allen Robinson, Baker Mayfield, Tre Mason, Draft

Allen Robinson

Free agent WR Allen Robinson explained during an interview with ESPN’s Adam Schefter that he’s trying to “keep everything as simple for me as possible” and just focus on his rehab.

“I just try to keep everything as simple for me as possible,” Robinson said, via Pro Football Talk. “Letting my agent handle most of the work. Me and him talk a lot, especially this time of year you have to be on the same page as him. I’m still doing my rehab stuff, getting better each and every day, so that’s my main focus.”

  • According to Ian Rapoport, the Jaguars did not use the franchise tag on WR Allen Robinson due to the $16 million guaranteed price tag being too steep for them.
  • Though Rapoport mentions that the Jaguars like Robinson’s skill set, they are reluctant to sign him to a long-term deal since they are concerned about the status of his torn ACL.
  • Rapoport says that while it’s “pretty clear” Robinson is not completely recovered, the team could try to re-sign him to a one-year deal.

We have him featured in our Top 100  – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.

Baker Mayfield

  • Kimberly A. Jones of NFL Media writes that Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield has become one of the most intriguing prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft due to mixed reviews from coaches at the combine.
  • Jones mentions that one head coach said that he liked Mayfield “most on the field” but added that there are off the field concerns, while another coach called him: “Cocky. Over-the-top cocky.
  • Mayfield also drew praise from several coaches, including one who praised the prospect’s leadership, while another coach called Mayfield, “a winner who shows toughness and natural leadership.”

Tre Mason

  • Matt Zenitz of reports that people close to former Rams RB Tre Mason have been contacting NFL teams to indicate that the running back is ready to return to football after a two-year hiatus.
  • According to Zenitz, the people representing Mason said that he is “in a much better place mentally” after several run-ins with law enforcement in 2016, which consisted of five charges, including resisting arrest and reckless driving.
  • However, Zenitz adds that NFL teams are reluctant to give Mason another opportunity based on the events that took place in 2016.


  • According to Ian Rapoport, Notre Dame G Quenton Nelson won’t go No. 1 overall, but at least a few teams he spoke with have him as their top overall player. Rapoport adds that countless scouts cracked up discussing his film and how he just buried guys over and over.
  • Central Florida LB Shaquem Griffin said that the Seahawks were the only team to officially interview him at the NFL Combine. (Rich Eisen)
  • According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Steelers had a formal meeting with LSU RB Derrius Guice at the NFL Combine.