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NFL Notes: Draft, Ryan Mallett, Chargers, Jaguars, Jets & Saints

 

Draft

Lance Zierlein of NFL.com provided his take on some of the more noteworthy opinions put forth by NFL scouts on the current draft class.

  • An AFC quarterbacks coach noted that he has Baylor QB Bryce Petty as his third rated quarterback in the draft. ¬†Zierlein added that Petty and UCLA QB Brett Hundley are close, but that Petty showed velocity and did help himself at the combine.
  • Michigan State CB Trae Waynes had the best workout of any defensive back at the combine, and Zierlein notes it’d be difficult to predict¬†another cornerback being selected ahead of him.
  • An AFC executive commented on how many intelligent prospects are in this class, singling out WVU WR Kevin White, UW RB Melvin Gordon, and Stanford CB Alex Carter.
  • An AFC coordinator said that both Clemson linebackers-Vic Beasley and Stephone Anthony– “put on a show” at the combine.

Ryan Mallett

  • Free agent QB Ryan Mallett would like to return to Houston and said “hopefully we can get something worked out.” (John McClain)

Chargers

  • The Chargers officially released LB Jarret Johnson Wednesday, after he retired on Tuesday. (NFLTR)

Jaguars

  • The Jaguars are expected to hire former Jets GM John Idzik as a consultant. (Adam Schefter)
  • Idzik’s focus will be on “cap, cash spending, etc.” (Ryan O’Halloran)

Jets

  • The Jets will host CB Travis Lee of Miles College for an official visit. (Tony Pauline)

Saints

  • The Saints hired Fitz Ollison-formerly with the Dolphins and 49ers- as their Senior Director of Football Communications. (Aaron Wilson)

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