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NFL Notes: Draft, Trent Cole, Falcons, Giants & Redskins

 

Draft

Draft Insider’s Tony Pauline discussed some of the prospects participating in the pro days at Purdue, Texas A&M and Mississippi State.

  • Pauline calls Purdue DE Ryan Russell a sleeper who could end up being drafted earlier than presently anticipated.
  • Purdue RB Akeem Hunt tested very positively in the 40 with a 4.37, and in the vertical jump. ¬†Hunt is a dynamic athlete who is effective working on the perimeter of the field, and is dynamic in the return game.
  • Texas A&M CB Deshazor Everett impressed with a 4.47 forty time, a 6.78 three-cone drill time, and a 38 inch vertical. ¬†Pauline notes that he has met with the 49ers, Dolphins and Bears.
  • Mississippi State due DE Preston Smith and ILB Benardrick McKinney worked out in both defensive end and linebacker drills.
  • Pauline calls Mississippi State TE Malcolm Johnson the “surprise of the day“, and notes that he drew comparisons to TE Delanie Walker.

Trent Cole

Falcons

Giants

Redskins

  • The Redskins are interested in bringing RB Roy Helu Jr. back, but he will “absolutely” test the free agent market first. (Chris Russell)
  • Russell calls it “50/50 at best” that Helu returns to Washington. (Chris Russell)
  • The Redskins announced the signing of exclusive rights free agent S Duke Ihenacho.