NFL Notes: Draft, Cardinals, Seahawks

     

Draft

  • Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst reports that the Panthers, Bills, Texans, and Redskins were on-hand to observe Washington State OT Andre Dillard at his Pro Day. 
  • Pauline also reports that the Cowboys’ and Saints’ running back’s coaches attended Boise State’s Pro Day to observe RB Alexander Mattison.
  • Pauline adds that Mattison has met with the Saints, is receiving interest from the Colts, and has an official visit scheduled with the Bears

Cardinals

Matt Lombardo of NJ.com spoke with an NFL coach who believes Josh Rosen would be the “top” quarterback if he was in this year’s draft class.

“He would be the top, in my mind,” the coach tells Lombardo.

While Rosen’s rookie season was disappointing, the coach was still impressed by what he saw from the former first-round pick. 

“He’s polished,” the coach said of Rosen. “He stayed healthy when he was just getting killed out there. He’s a natural passer and he’s athletic.

Seahawks

According to Albert Breer, there was some frustration that Russell Wilson‘s last contract negotiation with the Seahawks “became a bit of a circus” and carried over into the team’s training camp.

“He views April 15 as the start of the season,” a source with knowledge of the quarterback’s thinking tells Breer. “And the market’s already set. You either do it or you don’t.”

  • Breer suggests a short-term, band-aid extension for Wilson could make sense for both parties. Breer mentions that Seattle could offer him a two-year, $70 million extension fully guaranteed and keep the franchise tag available to use on either LB Bobby Wagner or DE Frank Clark next year.
  • Breer hears that Wilson will be in attendance for the start of the offseason program no matter how things play over the next 10 days. 

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