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NFL Rumors: Draft, Buccaneers, Dolphins, Texans, & Vikings

Draft

  • According to Matt Miller of B/R, Oklahoma CB Zack Sanchez is “building momentum” among NFL teams could end up being a late first-round pick.
  • Miller mentions that Alabama LB Reggie Ragland has a chance to drop into the second round.
  • AFC East GM told Miller that he views Alabama DL A’Shawn Robinson as a two-down player, and not someone they’d draft in the first round.
  • A GM of a team in need of a young quarterback tells Miller: “I’d rather have Dak (Prescott) in Round 2 than the Memphis kid (Paxton Lynch) in Round 1.”

Buccaneers

  • Matt Miller reports that the quarterback most teams are interested in on the trade block is Buccaneers backup Mike Glennon.
  • Multiple GMs and pro personnel directors have told Miller that that the Buccaneers have floated their demands of a first-round draft pick for Glennon.
  • However, Tampa Bay would reportedly accept a third from a team with a high pick in the round.

Dolphins

  • Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that although the Dolphins wanted DE Robert Ayers to visit them, they don’t expect him to reschedule his canceled visit.
  • According to Jackson, the Dolphins are “genuinely unsure” if the Broncos will match their offer for RB C.J. Anderson.
  • Jackson believes Miami may draft a quarterback to compete with Logan Thomas.
  • The Dolphins have inquired about veteran guards such as Geoff Schwartz, Ted Larson and Louis Vasquez, according to Jackson.

Texans

  • Following the Texans’ decision to sign Brock Osweiler, Matt Miller thinks Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg will now end up being a second- to third-round pick.
  • Scouts have told Miller that they believe Houston needs to address the receiver and nose tackle position early in the draft.

Vikings

  • Matt Miller of B/R writes that the Vikings’ decision to sign G Alex Boone as well as their interest in RT Andre Smith is likely an indication that they plan to address the receiver position in this year’s draft.
  • A team source tells Miller that they have a high grade on TCU WR Josh Doctson.