NFL Notes: Draft, Cowboys, Eagles


Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, who coached the North squad at the Senior Bowl, had this to say about the quarterbacks on his team, via NFL Media’s Daniel Jeremiah and Chase Goodbread.

  • On Missouri QB Drew Lock“He’s exactly as advertised. I thought he had a touchdown pass dropped. He’s the real deal — he’s got a great future.”
  • On N.C. State QB Ryan Finley“(He) is a guy that just grows on you. He doesn’t make mistakes. He was a prolific passer at N.C. State. Not a lot of people know about him nationally, but he threw for almost 12,000 yards and a lot of touchdowns in Raleigh.”
  • On Duke QB Daniel Jones“He struggled a little at the end of the first half in the two-minute drill, but you see the arm he possesses, and you can see the mobility. … He threw two interceptions in 7-on-7 in practice, which is uncommon, but he came back the next day better.”
  • Jeremiah and Goodbread also name five standouts from Saturday’s Senior Bowl game including: Jone, Finley, DT Khalen Saunders, WR Andy Isabella and DE Charles Omenihu
  • The Athletic’s Dane Brugler believes Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat cemented himself as a top-20 pick with his performance at the Senior Bowl. 


  • Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Cowboys are not expected to be active in free agency, given that they have so many players in line for long-term extensions including QB Dak Prescott, RB Ezekiel Elliott, WR Amari Cooper, DE DeMarcus Lawrence, and CB Byron Jones.


  • Jimmy Kempski believes the Eagles will look at S Rodney McLeod‘s cap number this offseason. He’s scheduled to count $9.9 million against the cap next season, with the Eagles able to save a little under $5.1 million if they cut him. 
  • Kempski also adds that he doesn’t believe upcoming unrestricted free agent S Corey Graham will be a priority for the Eagles to bring back. 

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