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NFL Rumors: Draft, Willie Colon, Chargers, Eagles, & Redskins

NFL Draft

  • According to Rand Getlin, Ohio St. S Vonn Bell has or has had meetings, workouts and/or visits with the JetsPatriotsPanthers, and Giants.
  • Per Tony Pauline, Falcons HC Dan Quinn and other members of the coaching staff worked out Stanford TE Austin Hooper and TE Blake Martinez Wednesday.
  • Pauline adds that the Falcons worked out Washington OL Joseph Dahl, WR Dominique Williams, DL Destiny Vaeao, Tuesday.
  • According to Pauline, the Eagles worked out BC LB Steven Daniels Wednesday.
  • Alabama LB Reggie Ragland told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he’s heard from the BearsFalconsSaints, and the Dolphins the most.
  • Ragland also said he had personal workouts with the Bears as Colts.
  • Ragland added that he has more upcoming visits which include the Ravens, Jaguars, Vikings, Rams, and Bills. (SiriusXM NFL Radio)
  • Sources tell Alex Marvez that Ole Miss DT Robert Nkemdiche has 16 private pre-draft workouts/meetings set.

Willie Colon

  • Darryl Slater reports that free agent G Willie Colon is not considering retiring, contrary to previous reports.

Chargers

UCLA LB/S Myles Jack says that if he’s drafted by the Chargers, he’ll likely play safety.

They really envision me as a DB,” Jack said in a recent phone interview with Michael Gehlken. “Even at my pro day, toward the end, they kind of jumped in and had me do DB drills. They really envision me there. … They feel like I can fill that spot Eric Weddle was at. Obviously, they want me at a lower weight, but with my skill set, they can see me in the slot, covering and running.

  • Sources tell Michael Gehlken that the Chargers are working out former Nevada QB Cody Fajardo, Wednesday.

Eagles

Matt Lombardo of NJ.com spoke with a former member of the Eagles front office about the minimal input the scouting department had in the draft under the leadership of former HC Chip Kelly.

Right before that draft, the scouts set the board,” the person said Tuesday. “Then Chip got a hold of it and totally turned it around. Scouts had no say at all in that draft. Anybody that Chip didn’t want, that player’s card got removed from the board and thrown in the trash. Those guys were never even in the discussion.

Almost immediately, you had a lot of scouts looking around and wondering, ‘Why am I even working? Why the hell are we even here?’ We put all of this work in, put the information in and Chip changed everything and took whoever he wanted to take.

One Eagles scout had a third-round grade on LB Marcus Smith, who the team eventually selected in the first-round.

Redskins

Redskins HC Jay Gruden says he hopes to bring in a young signal caller via the draft or as an undrafted free agent.

You have your starter. You got your quality backup. And you’ve got to have [another] one in the [quarterback meeting] room—whether it’s your third on the active roster or a practice squad guy—that you can develop,” Gruden said, via Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Mid-Atlantic.”

You can never have too many good arms in the building and you want a young guy that can develop through the system,” Gruden added. “It can be a college free agent. It would be nice to draft a guy but you know, we’ll see.