NFL Notes: Lamar Jackson, Derrius Guice, Draft

     

Lamar Jackson

Mike Mayock said on the NFL Network Thursday that teams have had trouble setting up workouts and meetings with Louisville QB Lamar Jackson.

I’ve had several teams tell me they’re having trouble just getting to set up appointments to meet with him,” Mayock said, via NFL.com. “Not just work out, but appointments to meet with him, to put him up on the board, to work him out, to have dinner with him. And remember, and again I’m not taking a shot here at anybody, his mom is representing him, his mom has obviously his best interest at heart, but you’re doing the kid a disservice if NFL coaches and general managers are calling and you can’t even get an appointment set up.

  • Chris Mortensen mentions that Jackson is eligible to work out at the Dolphins’ facility before the draft because he lives in Miami’s metropolitan area.
  • Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt met with Jackson after his pro day. (Mike Garafolo)

Derrius Guice

  • LSU RB Derrius Guice has “no shortage” of first-round interest, while Redskins president Bruce Allen will have a private meeting with him prior to his Pro Day. (Jon Ledyard)
  • Steelers GM Kevin Colbert and HC Mike Tomlin will take Guice out to a private dinner before his Pro Day. (Jon Ledyard)
  • Guice took a pre-draft visit to Baltimore to meet with the Ravens on Wednesday. (Billy Marshall)

Draft

  • Michigan DT Maurice Hurst mentioned that he has pre-draft visits lined up with the Browns and Seahawks. (Alex Marvez)
  • Texas OT Connor Williams said he has an official visit scheduled with the Cowboys. (Jon Machota)
  • The Bengals are scheduled to work out Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph. (CollegeFootball 24/7)
  • Aaron Wilson reports that Nebraska CB Chris Jones worked out for the Saints on Wednesday.
  • According to Greg Auman, the Buccaneers are sending LBs coach Mark Duffner to work out Southeast Missouri State OLB Kendall Donnerson at his school next week.
  • Wilson also reports that Eastern Illinois edge defender Macklin Weaver has met with Cowboys, Steelers, and is gaining “lots of interest” from three or four teams.
  • The Eagles have also visited several tight ends including Wisconsin’s Troy Fumagalli, South Dakota’s Dallas Goedert, Stanford’s Dalton Schultz, and also worked out with Notre Dame’s Durham Smythe(Leader Johnson)
  • Hobart WR Brandon Shed is scheduled to work out for the Dolphins on April 6 and meet with the Cardinals, Ravens, Vikings, Chiefs, Bears, and Giants.
  • Wilson reports that Samford LB Shaheed Salmon has a private workout scheduled for the Browns on Friday.
  • Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie had “praise” for Cincinnati CB Linden Stephens due to his performance at the Shrine Game and underwent 45-minutes worth of drills with Raiders executive Trey Scott. (Austin Gayle)
  • The Cardinals are scheduled to host Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta for a visit. (Kellan Olson)
  • The Falcons are set to conduct a private workout with Limestone WR Vyncint Smith on Monday. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Maryland LB Jermaine Carter has top-30 official visits scheduled with the Eagles, Chiefs, Steelers, and Jets. Carter has already met with the linebackers coaches for the Panthers and Giants, while has already spoken with the Patriots, Titans, and Chargers. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Maryland DL Kingsley Opara will participate in the Ravens’ local prospect day and is generating interest from the Jaguars, Falcons, Lions, Dolphins, and Chargers. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Fordham OL Anthony Coyle has a top 30-visit scheduled with the Texans and worked out for the Falcons and plans to participate in the Giants’ local prospect day. (Aaron Wilson)