NFL Notes: Draft, Bills, Giants


  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that three players — Arkansas WR Cody Hollister, Wyoming TE Jacob Hollister, and Arkansas WR Keon Hatcher — will take part in a makeshift Pro Day for scouts on Monday at 9 am at the University of Arkansas.
  • Rapoport mentions that Hollister (toe surgery) and Hatcher (hamstring) missed their Pro Day’s because of injury and Hollister officially registered with the NFL with Fayetteville, Ark., as his hometown for workout purposes and the league gave him the green light to workout on campus.

  • According to Rapoport, these prospects are in the mix to be drafted somewhere between round 4-7.


Bills HC Sean McDermott made it clear that all options remain on the table for them when it comes to the quarterback position.

“It’s a quarterback-driven league,” McDermott said, via “It’s a very important position. We feel good about the quarterbacks we have. I really like the work that they’ve put in, starting with Tyrod [Taylor] and [moving] right on down the line. It’s an important position overall, just like the other positions.

“In order to do our job the right way, for us to just ignore certain positions wouldn’t be doing my job or Doug doing his job. We’re going to look at every position so that we know if ‘X’ player is sitting there, we know them inside and out, and we can make a good, solid decision for this organization – quarterback no different.”

McDermott added that owner Terry Pegula has been involved in the evaluation process.

“He’s been involved,” said McDermott of Pegula. “He’s always involved. The greatest thing about Terry and Kim [Pegula] is that they give us the resources and they’re available. What more could a guy ask for from a leadership standpoint? Terry is very involved and was involved on those quarterback visits, and they’re going to be involved moving forward. I love the commitment that signals to us and this organization. How many owners out there would be spending that time to be going on those trips? To me, it shows the importance it holds for both Kim and Terry.


  • James Kratch believes there are three prospects worth trading up for this year in regards to the Giants including Alabama TE O.J. Howard, Stanford DL Jonathan Allen, and Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey.
  • While those three would make sense for New York, Kratch still doesn’t expect them to trade up in round one.
  • The Giants have been linked to linebacker Jarrad Davis of Florida and Zach Cunningham of Vanderbilt for a few weeks now and Kratch believes New York may be projecting more pass rush ability from them they showed during college. Beyond that, Kratch guesses that the Giants could see both players as three-down middle linebackers.
  • According to Kratch, it’s possible free agent acquisition D.J.Fluker could beat out John Jerry for the starting right guard position this summer.
  • Kratch says he would be surprised to see the Giants use their No. 23 overall pick on Alabama LB Reuben Foster, given that they tend to stay away from players with injury and off-the-field concerns in round one.
  • Kratch points out that GM Jerry Resse was at Vanderbilt’s Pro Day to see LB Zach Cunningham and VP of player evaluation Marc Ross was in attendance for Florida LB Jarrad Davis‘ Pro Day.
  • If the Giants are to sign a veteran running back such as LeGarrette Blount, Kratch expects it to happen after this year’s draft. However, his asking price will be a huge consideration and he may have to agree to a team-friendly contract.

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