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NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Redskins, Titans, Vikings

Buccaneers

  • Greg Auman reports that USF LB Nigel Harris will be at the Buccaneers’ local prospect workout on April 14.

Redskins

At the owner meetings last week, Redskins HC Jay Gruden spoke highly of RB Rob Kelley and what he was able to accomplish as a rookie last year.

“Oh, man, I love Rob Kelley,” Gruden said, via Rich Tandler of CSN Mid-Atlantic. “I thought he played great. You throw a rookie free agent into the fire like that and see him play and compete. Not one time did I feel like it was too big for him. Not once. That’s a hell of a thing to say for a kid out of Tulane who only had a couple of carries his senior year. He came right in, he competes on every play.”

Even so, Gruden added that some this year’s running back prospects could be hard to pass up.

There are some special players in this draft, if they’re available they’d be hard to pass up, quite frankly,” Gruden said.

Gruden specifically mentioned FSU’s Dalvin Cook and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey as to “very exciting” players.

That’s the thing about those two guys, they can move around,” said Gruden. “They’re not just lining up in the I-formation running the power play. They can line up outside at different spots, play receiver, catch the ball out of the backfield and they can also run it between the tackles. They’re not just one-dimensional players, they’re very exciting.”

  • The Redskins are hosting LB Zach Brown for a visit on Monday. (NFLTR)

Titans

  • Aaron Wilson reports that the Titans worked out Connecticut’s Obi Melifonwu as a cornerback on Sunday. Wilson notes that Tennessee likes Melifonwu’s size (6-4, 224) and cover skills

Vikings

  • Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune considers the Vikings’ current top-5 needs to be: 1) Offensive line, 2) Running back, 3) Defensive tackle, 4) Outside linebacker, 5) Tight end.