NFL Draft Rumors: Tuesday 5/6


Here’s a running list of reports from Tuesday regarding prospects visits, workouts and rumors:

  • An AFC executive mentioned that Jadeveon Clowney’s floor is a career similar to Julius Peppers or Mario Williams. (Ian Rapoport)
  • The Lions and Bills are reportedly still looking to trade up for one of the offensive tackles. (Jason La Canfora)
  • North Carolina TE Eric Ebron could be an option for the Bills and Lions in the event that they can’t trade up. (Jason La Canfora)
  • Rams recently worked out Notre Dame LB Prince Shembo. (Aaron Wilson)
  • The Browns won’t draft Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel at No. 4 overall. (NFLTR)
  • The Raiders will not target Johnny Manziel at No. 5 overall and would prefer either Sammy Watkins or Mike Evans. (Jay Glazer)
  • Texas A&M WR Mike Evans has reportedly  “flown up boards big time this week.” (Jay Glazer)


  • There’s reportedly rumors in league circles that the Buccaneers could trade up No. 2 overall. (Mike Florio)
  • The Titans would like to acquire more draft picks as they currently have just six selections. (Jim Wyatt)
  • Titans GM Ruston Webster mentioned that they could target a pass-rusher now that they are converting to a 3-4 defense. (Terry McCormick)
  • The Lions were the only team to meet with Clemson WR Sammy Watkins twice. (Bart Hubbuch)
  • Missouri DE Kony Ealy mentioned that he has met with the Falcons, Cowboys and Bears twice. (Bart Hubbach)
  • Louisville S Calvin Pryor had an “extensive” interview with the Jets and added that; “They really seemed interested.” (Bart Hubbach)


  • Jason La Canfora wonders if the Patriots could be an option for QB Blake Bortles at No. 29 in the event he falls farther than people expect.
  • The Giants reportedly like Notre Dame OL Zack Martin and LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr a lot. (Jason La Canfora)
  • Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio is expected to come off the board in the first round and possibly to the Dolphins. (Jason La Canfora)
  • Nevada OT Joel Bitonio and Virginia OT Morgan Moses are both players who could sneak into the first round. (Jason La Canfora)
  • Alabama QB A.J. McCarron could be the fourth or fifth quarterback taken. (Jason La Canfora)
  • There’s a chance that the Patriots could come away with “multiple tight ends.” (Jason La Canfora)
  • Washington State S Deone Bucannon could be a first-round pick and a possible option for the Packers at No. 21. (Jason La Canfora)
  • LSU’s Odell Beckham Jr and Oregon State’s WR Brandin Cooks could both be targets of the 49ers in a trade-up scenario. (Jason La Canfora)
  • Nebraska OL Spencer Long could end up being a sleeper prospect to come off the board in round two.  (Jason La Canfora)


  • The Texans have been “actively shopping” their No. 33 overall pick around the league. (NFLTR)
  • UCLA OL Xavier Su’a-filo visited with the Broncos and worked out for the Rams and Falcons. (Adam Caplan)
  • Florida State RB Devonta Freeman worked out for the Patriots, Dolphins and Falcons, and visited the Vikings and Dolphins. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Virginia Tech WR D.J. Coles worked out for Cardinals. (Aaron Wilson)


  • The Bills and Lions are reportedly both looking to trade up into the top-five. (NFLTR)
  • NFL Insiders are having trouble finding teams who have UCF QB Blake Bortles as a first-round pick. (NFLTR)
  • Akron DE Albert Presley has interest from the Dolphins and Buccaneers. (Aaron Wilson)
  • East Carolina S Chip Thompson has interest from the Jaguars and Giants. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Maine OLB Michael Cole has interest from the Texans and Cardinals. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Citadel DB Brandon McCladdie has interest from the PanthersRamsChiefsCowboys and Texans. (Aaron Wilson)


  • The Ravens have reportedly have North Carolina TE Eric Ebron as their “number one target.” (NFLTR)
  • The Saints reportedly view Western Kentucky S Jonathan Dowling as a “perfect compliment” to Kenny Vaccaro. (Tony Pauline)
  • LSU’s Jeremy Hill and Towson’s Terrance West could be options for the Ravens in round four. (NFLTR)
  • LSU’s Jeremy Hill reportedly has interest from the RavensTitans and Falcons(NFLTR)
  • There’s reportedly a “real chance” Stanford LB Shayne Skov goes undrafted. (Tony Pauline)

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