NFL Draft Notes: Thursday 5/1


Here’s a collection of reports from Thursday regarding prospects visits, workouts and rumors:

  • The Rams have reportedly shown “significant interest” in South Carolina QB Connor Shaw. (Jim Thomas)
  • Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz had pre-draft visits with the Lions, Buccaneers, Patriots, Falcons, Jets, Broncos and 49ers. (Alex Marvez)
  • Middle Tennessee State OL Josh Walker has a private workout with the Patriots on Friday. (Jason La Canfora)


  • According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, do not rule out the possibility of the Falcons trading up for an offensive tackle in this year’s draft. (NFLTR)
  • The Browns drafting Texas A&M WR Mike Evans at No. 4 overall is a “real possibility.” (Dane Brugler)
  • Clemson QB Tajh Boyd has worked out for the Patriots, Panthers, Bears and Rams. (Alex Marvez)
  • Buffalo CB Najja Johnson visited with the Falcons and worked out for Chargers and Colts. (Aaron Wilson)


  • There’s a “lot of chatter” in league circles regarding the Bills trading up and the Dolphins trading out of No. 19 overall. (Gil Brandt)
  • There is a “good possibility” that the Ravens trade out of their current selection. (Mike Mayock)
  • The Browns could have interested in Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo. (Mike Mayock)
  • The 49ers could trade up for a receiver or a cornerback. (Mike Mayock)
  • As many as six receivers could be drafted in round one. (Mike Mayock)
  • There’s “no way in the world” Notre Dame OL Zack Martin is available for the Dolphins at No. 19. (Mike Mayock)
  • The talk of UCLA OLB Anthony Barr sliding could be overblown. (Mike Mayock)
  • The NFL is expected to announce that USC C Marcus Martin will be attending this year’s NFL Draft. (Gil Brandt)
  • Temple DT Levi Brown visited with the Giants. (Aaron Wilson)


  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter mentioned on Thursday that the the Vikings are “a team to watch” for Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater. (NFLTR)
  • Tennessee OT Ja’Wuan James could be someone to keep an eye on for the Dolphins if they do not trade up for a tackle. (Ian Rapoport)
  • Texans GM Rick Smith confirmed that he already knows who he would take with the No. 1 overall pick. (NFLTR)
  • The Texans have reportedly done “a lot of work” on running back prospects and could select one in the first three rounds. (Adam Caplan)
  • SMU QB Garrett Gilbert worked out for the Rams and Patriots this week. (Adam Caplan)
  • Morgan State CB Joe Rankin is “drawing interest” from the Chargers. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Wake Forest QB Tanner Price has found interest from the Ravens, Texans, Bears, Jaguars and Dolphins. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Princeton DT Caraun Reid is believed to have worked out for the Bears. (Jeff Dickerson)


  • Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel has reportedly done more to help his stock during the process than any other quarterback. (Jay Glazer)
  • Alabama QB A.J. McCarron is scheduled to have a private workout with the Rams. (NFLTR)
  • Louisville S Hakeem Smith has worked out for Titans and Falcons(Aaron Wilson)
  • Vanderbilt WR Chris Boyd visited with the Falcons. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Stanford OT Camerson Fleming worked out for the Falcons. (Adam Caplan)
  • Ohio State WR Corey Brown visited with the Browns and worked out for the Panthers and Patriots. (Adam Caplan)
  • North Dakota QB Brock Jensen visited with the BrownsBengals and Packers. (Adam Caplan)
  • San Diego State S Eric Pinkins visited with the Dolphins and Seahawks. (Adam Caplan)

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