Draft Rumors: Philip Rivers, Bryce Petty, Browns, Jets, & Packers


Philip Rivers

ESPN’s Adam Schefter told Mike & Mike Thursday morning that the Chargers won’t be trading QB Philip Rivers.

“He’s not going anywhere. He’s staying in San Diego,” Schefter said.

Bryce Petty

  • Dane Brugler reports that the idea of Baylor QB Bryce Petty seeking up into the latter part of round one is “picking up steam.”
  • Brugler mentions that the Saints are a possibility at No. 31 overall and teams like the Rams or Bills could trade up for him.
  • According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Saints view Baylor QB Bryce Petty as the “best pure passer in the draft.”
  • Interestingly enough, McGinn has Petty going to the Saints in round one.


  • Ian Rapoport reports that Louisville’s James Sample and ASU’s Damarious Randle are two safeties that could end up going higher than many anticipated.
  • According to Rapoport, Miami RB Duke Johnson took no pre-draft visits, but he did work out for the Cowboys, Colts and Falcons.


  • Browns HC Mike Pettine tells Andrea Kremer that “opinions on Marcus Mariota are varied inside this building.


The Jets told WVU WR Kevin White that he would play the “X” position next to Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker in their offense.

They told me we could have mismatches on the field at all times. I could play the ‘X,’ Brandon Marshall could play the ‘Z’ and Eric Decker can play the ‘Y’ in a hurry-up type offense,” White said, per Josina Anderson. “They said, if I’m the best guy on the board at the time, then it’s never a bad idea to add another dominant receiver.


Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes that it would not be surprising to see the Packers trade out of round one all together.

This is a second-round draft in the first round,” an executive in personnel for an NFL team tells McGinn. “Give me a bunch of second-, third- and fourth-round picks. Trade down as many times as you can out of the first. I’d come away with about six or seven starters. “Some coaches are pretty good (evaluators), but this is a complex draft. This is a scout’s draft.

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5 years ago

I think Ted Thompson would love to trade out of the first round…but he’s got to find someone to trade with…easier said than done.