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NFL Notes: Draft, Buccaneers, Lions, Packers, & Vikings


  • Tony Pauline reports that the Packers and Eagles are both high on Utah CB Eric Rowe, who could ultimately come off the board in round one. Rowe reportedly has interest from the Lions, Saints, Buccaneers, Raiders and Falcons as well.
  • Arizona State S Damarious Randall will visit with the Falcons and Lions, and reportedly has interest from the Cardinals, according to Pauline.
  • Aaron Wilson reports that Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson will visit with the Cowboys, and work out for Ravens, Patriots, and Cardinals. According to Wilson, Johnson has already worked out for Chargers, Falcons and Eagles and had dinner meeting with Steelers.
  • Both Lance Zierlein and Ian Rapoport expect Texans A&M OT Cedric Ogbuehi to be a first-round pick, even though he’s coming off of a major knee injury.
  • UConn CB Byron Jones visited with the Cardinals on Monday and is reportedly flying up draft boards. (Tony Pauline)
  • Texas Southern CB Tray Walker has visits lined up with the Packers, Ravens, Seahawks and Falcons. (Tony Pauline)


  • Ian Rapoport reports that the Buccaneers will work out FSU QB Jameis Winston privately on Wednesday.
  • Tampa Bay will work out Oregon QB Marcus Mariota on Tuesday.


While the Lions are interested in signing LB DeAndre Levy to an extension, Tom Lewand said they’ve yet to begin talks regarding a new agreement.

“In the case of DeAndre, we haven’t even begun conversations with him, so I wouldn’t know where those would take us, and we’ll see where it goes, but every circumstance is a little bit different,” Lewand said, via MLive.com. “We’ll see where those conversations, once they start, take us.


  • Tony Pauline was told after this year’s Scouting Combine that Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson is a target for the Packers in round one.


  • Darren Wolfson reports that the Vikings are hosting a number of draft prospects Tuesday night for a dinner and interviews.
  • Northern Iowa RB David Johnson is visiting with the Vikings on Tuesday, according to Wolfson.
  • Norfolk State DE Lynden Trail will be among the group of players meeting with Minnesota.

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