NFL Notes: Trade Candidates, Draft, Packers

     

Trade Candidates

Joel Corry of CBS Sports highlights 10 potential trade candidates worth keeping an eye on this offseason including:

  1. Ravens QB Joe Flacco
  2. Steelers WR Antonio Brown
  3. Giants QB Eli Manning
  4. Jaguars QB Blake Bortles
  5. Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy
  6. Eagles LT Jason Peters
  7. Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill
  8. Cowboys LB Sean Lee
  9. Texans WR Demaryius Thomas
  10. Jaguars DT Malik Jackson

Corry also lists Falcons DE Vic Beasley, Redskins LB Zach Brown, 49ers WR Pierre Garcon, Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson and Dolphins WR DeVante Parker as a few other players worth watching in the coming months as potential trade candidates. 

Draft

  • According to Peter King, Missouri QB Drew Lock performed well enough at the Senior Bowl last week that he should end up being a first-round pick. 
  • Kings says there’s “big buzz” regarding Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray being a top-10 pick with the Raiders, Giants, Jaguars, Broncos, Dolphins, Redskins, Chargers and Patriots possible landing spots for quarterback prospects. 
  • Albert Breer says Drew Lock and Jarrett Stidham helped themselves the most at the Senior Bowl last week. 
  • Another player who helped themselves at the Senior Bowl was Western Illinois DL Khalen Saunders: “He was really disruptive that first day,” an AFC executive tells Breer. “He had a steady week. Showed he belongs.

Packers

Adam Schefter mentioned in an interview with HBO’s “Real Sports” (via The Power Sweep) that he broke the news to Matt LaFleur that he was going to be Packers’ next head coach.

“Basically called the Packers head coach, Matt LaFleur the day he was fired. And I said, ‘Matt- just wanted to confirm you’re taking the Green Bay Packers head coaching job? And he said, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.’

I said, ‘Have you gotten a call yet that you’ve been eliminated?’ And he said, ‘No.’

And I said, ‘Well, they’ve called everybody else and eliminated them. Congratulations. You’re the head coach of the Green Bay Packers.‘”

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