NFL Notes: La’el Collins, T.J. Clemmings, Cardinals, Packers, & Saints


La’el Collins

Gil Brandt of NFL Media mentions that LSU OL La’el Collins cannot enter the 2016 NFL draft if he ends up going undrafted.

However, if a team were to take Collins in the final four rounds of the draft, he could refuse to sign his contract and re-enter the 2016 draft.

T.J. Clemmings

Mark Eckell of reports that some teams are concerned about Pittsburgh OT T.J. Clemmings‘ old foot injury, which is why he continues to drop in this year’s draft.

However, Clemming’s agent Mike McCartney mentioned that his client isn’t in any sort of pain and it’s an injury he suffered a few years ago.

“It’s been mind boggling,” McCartney said of his client falling in the draft. “(The foot) has never caused him any pain. He’s never done any rehab on it. He doesn’t even remember hurting it.

“Obviously it’s an injury from a few years ago; and it’s calcified. But I mean he played all year, went to the Senior Bowl, had 11 intensified Pro Days. It’s never been an issue. I’m telling you some team is gong to get a steal here in the fourth round.


Cardinals GM Steve Keim made it clear that they will actively move up if one of their targets is still on the board.

We may go back and we’ve had some conversations about going up,” Keim said, via “So, we’re going to be active and aggressive. If there’s somebody who we think can help us, we’re certainly going to make a jump on them.


Packers scout Sam Seale mentioned that they view third-round WR Ty Montgomery as a “bigger” version of Randall Cobb.

He’s more like a Cobb,” said Seale, via “He’s a bigger Cobb.”

“I think he’s faster than the guy we had last year returning kicks,” Seale said. “I think he’s more explosive. When he touches the ball, he hits the hole.


Saints HC Sean Payton mentioned that third-round pick QB Garrett Grayson was “the one” quarterback they were willing to take in the draft.

This was the one. If he wasn’t available, we probably would have gone without drafting a quarterback,” Payton said, via Katherine Terrell of the Times-Picayune.

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