NFC West Rumors: 49ers, Cardinals, Rams

     

49ers

Clemson WR Hunter Renfrow said he met with the 49ers and was star-struck by WRs coach Wes Welker.

I got to meet with Wes Welker, the San Francisco receivers coach, and I was pinching myself. He’s been a guy who set the NFL on fire and paved the way for us,” said Renfrow, via Aaron Wilson.

Cardinals

Kimberly Jones of NFL Network reports that people around the NFL believe “almost universally” that Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray will be the No. 1 overall pick by the Cardinals. 

In terms of Murray, people are beginning to believe almost universally he will indeed be the No. 1 pick in this draft by the Arizona Cardinals,” Jones said. “In fact, teams picking in the top 10 believe they’ll have no chance of drafting Murray. He’s not the biggest quarterback in the world, but he is a very big presence at this combine.”

  • Should the Cardinals look to trade QB Josh Rosen, Josh Weinfuss reports that it “doesn’t sound” like Arizona would receive much for him at this point in time. 
  • As for the Cardinals’ possible plans with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Weinfuss writes that Arizona is “taking a deep dive” into studying Ohio State DE Nick Bosa
  • Bosa confirmed that he is scheduled to meet with the Cardinals on Saturday. (Matt Maiocco)
  • According to Weinfuss, there is a lot of “behind the scenes chatter” that the Cardinals are going to select Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray at No. 1 overall. Weinfuss adds that “many people” told him prior to the NFL Combine that they didn’t think there was a possibility for the Cardinals to draft Murray, meaning Arizona’s reported interest could be the “ultimate smokescreen.” 
  • As for the possibility of trading the No. 1 overall pick, Weinfuss reports that the Redskins, Giants, and Dolphins could all be interested in moving up in the 2019 NFL Draft. 
  • Cardinals GM Steve Keim said recently signed CB Robert Alford will start opposite of CB Patrick Peterson. (Josh Weinfuss)
  • Pro Football Talk reports that the Cardinals will not tender an offer to restricted free-agent DT Olsen Pierre, making him an unrestricted free agent. 

Rams 

  • Mississippi State DL Montez Sweat confirmed that he met with the Rams at the NFL Combine. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Florida OLB Jachai Polite said he met with the Rams this week and felt it was his “best interview” so far through the draft process. (Vincent Bonsignore)
  • Although Polite said most teams he interviewed with addressed his “character concerns“, he indicated that the Rams were the only team to not focus on his off-the-field issues. (Jim Owczarski)
  • Notre Dame DT Jerry Tillery said he had a formal meeting with the Rams and “definitely” believes he is a good fit for the team. (Vincent Bonsignore)

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