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NFL Rumors: Sheldon Rankins, Michael Thomas, Jets, & Vikings

Sheldon Rankins

  • Jason La Canfora reports that Louisville DL Sheldon Rankins is going to end up being a top-10 pick on Thursday.
  • La Canfora adds that Rankins could be taken as high as No. 4 overall to the Cowboys.
  • Earlier in the day, Mike Garafolo mentioned that the Buccaneers could take Rankins at No. 9 overall.
  • Tony Pauline confirms that Rankins’ stock is on the rise along with Mississippi State’s Chris Jones. Pauline adds that both players are viewed as the top interior pass rushers in this year’s draft class.

Michael Thomas

  • According to Tony Pauline, several teams believe Ohio State WR Michael Thomas is currently being undervalued and will end up being a much better NFL receiver.
  • Pauline adds that these teams point to the fact Thomas wound up being the Buckeyes fourth option.
  • Sources have told Pauline that the Chargers have been in contact with Thomas recently and the Bengals also gave him high grades.

Jets

  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Jets could actually be targeting a receiver in round one with TCU‘s Josh Doctson and Norte Dame‘s Will Fuller being two names worth watching.

Vikings

  • Tony Pauline reports that while many seem to think the Vikings are locked into take a receiver in round one, they will consider Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche in round one if he’s still available when they are called to the clock.

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