NFL Notes: T.J. Watt, Draft, Broncos, Steelers

T.J. Watt

  • Wisconsin OLB T.J. Watt is visiting with the Redskins on Wednesday and is scheduled to work out for the Saints, Dolphins and 49ers this week. (
  • The Broncos will also visit with Watt this week. (Troy Renck)
  • We have him being selected by the Rams in the Second Round of our 2017 NFL Mock Draft.


  • According to Mike Freeman’s source, the 49ers want to trade out of the No. 2 pick “pretty bad.” However, the issue for San Francscico is the fact that everyone is aware of this.
  • His source also mentioned that some teams are trying to trade up with the Bears, but Chicago has so far declined to do so.
  • Jaguars executive Tom Coughlin reportedly “loves” LSU RB Leonard Fournette and may very well take him with the No. 4 overall pick.
  • Freeman’s source can’t see the Jets taking a quarterback at No. 6 overall.
  • The Bills are a team to watch in regards to a quarterback with UNC’s Mitch Trubisky being the guy to watch, according to Freeman’s source.
  • With this in mind, Freeman’s source could see the Browns attempting to move up ahead of the Bills to get Trubisky.
  • Another spot where a quarterback could come off the board is at No. 13, as the Cardinals could be looking to find a long-term replacement for Carson Palmer, says Freeman’s source.
  • In regards to the Colts, Freeman’s source expects them to take either Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey or go with Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon. Indianapolis is reportedly “taking a hard look” at Mixon.
  • While this isn’t related to the draft, Freeman’s source believes there’s a “60 or 70 percent chanceTony Romo ends up playing for the Texans at some point in 2017.


  • Alabama OT Cam Robinson is visiting with the Broncos on Wednesday. (Mike Klis)
  • Nicki Jhabavala reports that the Broncos are expected to have around 15 area prospects at their local workout day on Thursday.
  • Chadron State OL Palmer White is attending the Broncos’ local prospect day on Thursday. (Aaron Wilson)


Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger released a statement to Pro Football Talk denying a recent report that he’s lobbied the team to draft a tight end.

The report of me lobbying to draft a tight end or pass catcher is wrong. Coaches and teammates know I love the guys we have and always believe we can win. I trust the organization to do their best selecting players to help us, and every year they tell me generally the positions they are exploring, but I have not lobbied or demanded we add a tight end or pass catcher or any other position through the draft or free agency.

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