NFL Notes: Draft, Eagles, Redskins

     

Draft

  • The Broncos met with Wyoming CB Robert Priester on Friday following Pro Day workout. (Aaron Wilson)
  • SMU DE Justin Lawler has recently met with the Jets, Bills, Lions, and Giants. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Colgate DE Patrick Afriyie has recently met with the Rams, Ravens, Falcons, and Chiefs, while teams are viewing him as an edge-rusher or inside linebacker. (Aaron Wilson)
  • North Carolina State OL Tony Adams is being regarded as a middle- to late-round prospect and has met with the Rams and Eagles. (Aaron Wilson)
  • According to Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst, the Dolphins and Cardinals were on-hand at South Carolina’s Pro Day to observe LB Darius Leonard. He is also scheduled to take official visits to Arizona, the Eagles, and Giants.
  • Pauline also reports that Cowboys are scheduled to work out Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch and San Diego State TE David Wells, while they will also host Vander Esch for an official visit.
  • Texas Tech WR Keke Coutee said he had a “great workout” for the Titans and is scheduled to workout for the Saints on Monday: “I worked out for the Titans and their staff, that was a great workout. I had Pro Day yesterday as well. I have another workout Monday with the Saints.

Eagles

According to Eagles HC Doug Pederson, they didn’t receive a trade offer for QB Nick Foles this offseason that piqued their interest.

“We did not,” Pederson said when asked if they got any trade offers for Foles, via NFL.com. “Nothing too crazy. It had to be the right deal for us to do that. But there wasn’t anything coming down our way for Nick.

Pederson added that Foles is “totally fine” being a mentor and taking a backup role to Carson Wentz.

He’s totally fine being that mentor, sort of in that backup role, helping Carson along the way,” Pederson said of Foles. “That’s who Nick is. That’s who he is. And when called upon, he’s going to perform, but he understands this is Carson’s team and he’s going to support him every way he can.

Redskins

  • John Keim of ESPN does not think that the Redskins would have been able to sign WR Paul Richardson or pursue free agent NT Johnathan Hankins if they signed Kirk Cousins to the $28 million transition tag.
  • If the team is unable to sign Hankins, Keim could see the team’s first-round pick being the best player available at a position of need, with a defensive lineman such as Washington’s Vita Vea and Alabama’s Da’Ron Payne being potential targets at No. 13 overall.
  • Outside of their obvious defensive line needs, Keim believes the Redskins should be looking for help at running back, offensive line, outside linebacker, and safety.
  • In regards to the team’s available cap space after acquiring Alex Smith, Keim points out that LB Preston Smith, WR Jamison Crowder, G Brandon Scherff, and DE Matt Ioannidis should all be extension candidates moving forward for Washington.
  • According to Keim, the Redskins were in contact with S Kurt Coleman prior to him signing with the Saints.
  • Keim expects C Chase Roullier to be the team’s starting center after the departure of Spencer Long.