According to Jason La Canfora, Ohio State CB Gareon Conley will end up being drafted in the first half of the first round, given that he’s considered to be a super clean two-year starter with no issues and great film. La Canfora’s sources added that Conley is the “safest” cornerback in this year’s class.
La Canfora mentions that teams have “mounting concerns” regarding Ohio State CB Marshon Lattimore possibly having “chronic hamstring issues.“
Florida CB Teez Tabor reportedly isn’t doing himself and favors with his interaction with NFL teams.
Two other cornerbacks that are in good position right now, according to La Canfora, are Alabama’s Marlon Humphrey and LSU’s Tre’Davious White.
La Canfora would not be surprised to see LSU S Jamaal Adams get drafted ahead of Ohio State S Malik Hooker and up as a top-10 pick, considering that teams believe Adams is capable of playing both free safety and strong safety.
Based on what he’s hearing, La Canfora expects Florida’s Jarrad Davis to be the second linebacker selected after Alabama’s Reuben Foster.
As for Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon, La Canfora can’t see him getting by Bengals at No. 50 overall.
A quarterback worth watching, per La Canfora, is Iowa’s C.J. Beathard, who could end up being the sixth quarterback to be selected no later than round four.
NFL teams reportedly don’t have a lot of positive things to say about Oklahoma WR DeDe Westbrook, who apparently turned off a number of teams at the Combine during interviews.
La Canfora expects Ashland TE Adam Shaheen to be drafted “early” in the second round.
According to Dan Duggan, the Giants have “some interest” in free agent DT Jared Odrick, but he hasn’t heard anything beyond that.