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NFL Notes: Draft, 49ers, Browns, Falcons, Seahawks


  • Alabama S Eddie Jackson said he is completely recovered from his broken leg injury and has scheduled a workout with the Bills on Friday. (Tom Pelissero)
  • Jackson also said he has spoken with the Falcons, Texans, Lions, Cardinals, Jaguars, and Cowboys. (SiriusXM NFL Radio)
  • Ohio State CB Marshon Lattimore said teams routinely asked him about his hamstring issues during interviews at the NFL Combine: “Really, what it was, was my hamstrings, they wanted to know about my hamstrings.” (Les Bowen)


  • Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball reports that one NFC general manager said the 49ers are “desperate to trade down” from the No. 2 overall pick.
  • According to Campbell, sources from four different NFL teams indicated that the 49ers will likely select North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky with their first-round pick if they are unable to trade down.


Browns executive Sashi Brown said the team does not think a trade will occur for a quarterback such as Patriots backup Jimmy Garropolo during the 2017 NFL Draft.

Brown added that Browns are not planning on trading for a quarterback at this point in time.

Could we in theory?” Brown said, via NFL.com. “Yes, but are we planning on it or is that the plan? No.”


Falcons HC Dan Quinn said Michigan S Jabrill Peppers is a “rare” player and that he sees him as a safety in their system.

One of the rare guys that you have to put on all three sides of tape to watch him carry the ball, but we see him as a safety for our team and how we play,” said Quinn, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Consitution.

Quinn went on to say that they have no pinned Peppers to just one position and that he has the abilities to play both safety spots.

He’s got the size to be a strong, but I think the speed to play free,” Quinn said. “We didn’t nail him into one spot.


  • Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett said he has completely recovered from his broken leg injury and expects to be ready for training camp. (Sheil Kapadia)

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