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NFL Notes: Draft, Jets, Lions, & Steelers


  • Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott is meeting with the Dolphins on Monday and will travel to Chicago to visit with the Bears on Wednesday. (Ian Rapoport)
  • Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell is visiting with the Giants on Monday, the Bears on Tuesday and the Jets on Wednesday. (Ian Rapoport)
  • Alabama DL Jarran Reed is visiting with the Jets on Monday, Chargers on Tuesday and the Texans on Wednesday. (Ian Rapoport)
  • Reed has previously met with the Panthers, Lions, Bills, Saints, and Bears. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Middle Tennessee State DB Kevin Byard is visiting with the Ravens, Jaguars, Buccaneers and Panthers. (Aaron Wilson)


  • In order for the Jets to trade up in round one, Peter King mentions that it would likely require them to include DL Muhammad Wilkerson in a deal.
  • King still expects Ryan Fitzpatrick to be the Jets quarterback in 2016.
  • Manish Mehta reports that Jets HC Todd Bowles is traveling to Georgia to get a second look at OLBs Leonard Floyd and Jordan Jenkins.
  • According to Manish Mehta, Eastern Kentucky DE/OLB Noah Spence is visiting the Jets on Wednesday.


  • Rand Getlin reports that Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander is in Detroit visiting the Lions on Monday.
  • Jeremy Fowler reports that the Lions are a team actively exploring the defensive back market more than most in this year’s draft.


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