NFL Draft Rumors: Wednesday 5/7



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

  • Rams GM Les Snead mentioned that he’s already taken a number of phone calls regarding the No. 2 overall pick. (Michelle Beisner)
  • Raiders reportedly view Khalil Mack as a “perfect replacement” for DE LaMarr Houston. (Omar Ruiz)
  • The Broncos are reportedly talking about possibly trading up on Thursday. (Ian Rapoport)


  • The Texans are reportedly asking for three first-round picks and a second-round to trade up to No. 1 overall. (Jay Glazer)
  • The Cowboys would try to trade out of No. 16 overall if Johnny Manziel is still on the board. (Ian Rapoport)
  • As many as seven receivers could be drafted in the first round, with five of them coming off the board in the top 25. (Mike Florio)
  • Concordia DE Zach Moore has had private workouts with the Patriots, Dolphins, Panthers, and Falcons. (Chris Tomasson)


  • Texans reportedly aren’t concerned about DE Jadeveon Clowney’s lack of hustle and believe they can deal with it. (Ian Rapoport)
  • The Rams and Jaguars reportedly do not have “effort” concerns regarding Jadeveon Clowney either(Albert Breer)
  • Dolphins could be a trade partner for teams looking to move up for a WR or QB that’s dropping. (Albert Breer)
  • Vikings have spoken to five teams regarding a trade down and it’s unlikely that they trade up on Thursday. (Albert Breer)


  • The Buccaneers‘ owners are reportedly “pushing” for the team to select QB Johnny Manziel. (NFLTR)
  • Buccaneers HC Lovie Smith would reportedly prefer to take DT Aaron Donald in round one. (NFLTR)
  • Cardinals could be a team to watch in a trade-up scenario if UCF QB Blake Bortles gets past the Vikings at No. 8 overall. (NFLTR)
  • The Browns could be a “dark horse” team in regards to Blake Bortles at No. 4 overall. (NFLTR)
  • Texas A&M WR Mike Evans is expected to come off the board within the top-five picks. (Ian Rapoport)
  • UCLA DE/OLB Anthony Barr says he has had no contact whatsoever with the Giants. (Art Stapleton)
  • Nevada OL Joel Bitonio is reportedly in play for the Chargers and Panthers in round one. (NFLTR)
  • The Panthers could consider a move up for a WR such as Brandin Cooks or Marquise Lee. (NFLTR)


  • Quarterback prospects could drop in the first-round due to the performances of guys like Sam Bradford, Christian Ponder and Jake Locker. (Ed Werder)
  • People in the NFL would not be surprised to see Odell Beckham Jr get drafted ahead of Mike Evans. (Ed Werder)


  • The Texans could reduce their asking price for the No. 1 pick as the draft nears. (Jason La Canfora)
  • The Falcons trading up to No. 2 overall for Buffalo LB Khalil Mack remains an option. (Jason La Canfora)
  • UNC TE Eric Ebron mentioned that the Bills and Lions have shown the most interest in him. (Marc Sessler)


  • The Browns‘ perfect draft could include taking OT Greg Robinson, QB Teddy Bridgewater and Carlos Hyde. (NFLTR)
  • The Browns have reportedly considered trading up from No. 26 for Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater. (Mary Kay Cabot)
  • The Jaguars could be planning to take Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel at No. 3 overall. (NFLTR)
  • UCF QB Blake Bortles could still be an option for the Jaguars at No. 3 overall. (Mike Florio)
  • Auburn OT Greg Robinson mentioned that the Falcons and Rams were two teams with the most interest in him. (Marc Sessler)
  • The Dolphins brought in Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier for a workout on Monday. (NFLTR)


  • LSU QB Zach Mettenberger has reportedly been red-flagged by several teams due to a back condition. (Ian Rapoport)
  • The Ravens have reportedly done their due diligence on LSU QB Zach Mettenberger. (Aaron Wilson)
  • The Eagles reportedly “love” Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller. (Jeff McLane)
  • Virginia OT Morgan Moses has had 13 visits and private workouts with teams like Saints and Ravens. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Towson RB Terrance West has visited or met with the 49ers, Bills, Falcons, Titans, Vikings, Seahawks, Cardinals and Dolphins, and worked out for Falcons. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Notre Dame DT Kona Schwenke has visited with 49ers and Chiefs. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Arkansas K Zach Hocker has worked out for Colts, Cardinals, Eagles and Saints. (Aaron Wilson)

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