A club official tells Peter King of MMQB that the Redskins and Jets, at 5 and 6, “are the linchpins of the draft.”
The official added: “Both teams have new GMs who want to trade down, and both teams are being very quiet about their intentions.”
- Jason Cole reports that Stanford OT Andrus Peat is considered by many executives to be No. 1 offensive tackle in the draft due to his flexibility. Cole believes Peat could go in 20s and possibly higher.
- Jay Glazer reports that LSU OL La’el Collins has beeen flying up draft boards before the news that he’s being questioned in a murder investigation, even though he’s not considered a suspect. According to Glazer, teams aren’t sure what to do with him right now.
- Peter King reports that there is a “love-fest” out there for Miami OT Ereck Flowers and believes he would be a great fit for Arizona.
- The Cardinals badly want an offensive tackle, but King doesn’t expect Flowers to be available for them at No. 24.
- Peter King considers Washington CB Marcus Peters to be a “strong candidate” for the Chiefs at No. 18.
- King points out that HC Andy Reid visited with Peters in his hometown of Oakland.
- According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins will likely consider Georgia RB Todd Gurley or UCF WR Breshad Perriman if Louisville WR DeVante Parker is not available to them at No. 14 overall.
- Salguero mentions that an NFL source insisted that the Dolphins are high on Perriman.
- If the Dolphins are to trade back, Salguero mentions that LSU OL La’el Collins, UConn CB Byron Jones, and Duke G Laken Tomlinson could all be options for Miami.
- While Peter King mentioned previously that the Falcons could trade up with the Redskins for Dante Fowler, he now believes the Redskins wouldn’t be willing to pass on taking the Florida pass rusher.
- According to King, the Redskins are too afraid the Jets could trade out to a pass-rush needy team at 6, and then have the Bears grab another pass-rusher at 7.
- Washington GM Scot McCloughan reportedly doesn’t want to be stuck without a good rush option when he picks.
- Mike Jones reports that the Redskins have received inquiries from other teams about a trade for the No. 5 overall pick. However, Jones mentions that there’s nothing serious or imminent regarding a trade as of now.
- John Keim reports that that three teams have spoken to Washington.