NFL Rumors: Draft, Bears, Cardinals, Packers


  • Albert Breer writes that there is a “chance” that North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, and Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes are all drafted in the top 15 picks.
  • According to Breer, at least 10 teams have shown an interest in trading down, including the 49ers, Bears, Titans, Jets, and Panthers. Breer mentions that are fewer teams are looking to trade up.
  • Breer believes that NFL teams like Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey and USC CB Adoree’ Jackson more than many think.
  • Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes said he would like the opportunity to continue playing in Texas: “The chance to play for a Texas pro team would be awesome.” (SiriusXM NFL Radio)
  • Air Force OLB Ryan Watson has drawn interest from the Texans, Browns, Vikings, Lions, Cardinals, and Packers. (Aaron Wilson)


  • Brad Biggs hears that the Bears are considering Stanford DE Solomon Thomas, LSU S Jamal Adams, and Ohio State CB Marshon Lattimore if they remain at No. 3.
  • Even so, Biggs doesn’t rule out the Bears taking a quarterback in Round 1 by trading back and possibly picking up an additional second-round pick.


  • Sources tell Brad Biggs that the Cardinals are a team to watch for a possible trade up for Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes.
  • Alabama LB Ryan Anderson praised the Cardinals’ coaching staff for tips on how to improve during his pre-draft visit. (Alex Marvez)


According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal, the Packers brought in 25 NFL Draft prospects for pre-draft visits including:

  1. Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon
  2. BYU QB Taysom Hill
  3. Temple QB Phillip Walker
  4. Northern Illinois RB Joel Bouagnon
  5. Utah State RB Devante Mays
  6. Northwestern WR Austin Carr
  7. Northern Illinois WR Kenny Golladay
  8. East Central WR David Moore
  9. Fresno State WR Aaron Peck
  10. Nebraska WR Brandon Reilly
  11. Connecticut WR Noel Thomas
  12. Wisconsin WR Rob Wheelwright
  13. Grambling State WR Chad Williams
  14. Purdue WR DeAngelo Yancey
  15. South Florida OL Kofi Amichia
  16. Northern Illinois OL Levon Myers
  17. Minnesota OT Jonah Pirsig
  18. Manitoba G Geoff Gray
  19. Western Michigan DE/OLB Keion Adams
  20. Mississippi State DE/OLB Johnathan Calvin
  21. UCLA DT Eli Ankou
  22. Eastern Washington OLB Samson Ebukam
  23. Cincinnati OLB Eric Wilson
  24. Oklahoma ILB Jordan Evans
  25. Miami ILB Jermaine Grace

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