NFL draft insider Tony Pauline hears the Jets "really like" third-year OL Brent Qvale.
Pauline is largely a draft guru, but he also gets on-point NFL scoops from time to time. Qvale, 25 in March, stands 6-foot-6, 318 and has the athletic makeup of a right tackle. The Jets badly need to upgrade on RT Breno Giacomini.
NFL draft insider Tony Pauline passes along "talk" from the Senior Bowl that the Titans may take Ole Miss LT Laremy Tunsil at No. 1 overall.
We'd go as far as to label Tunsil the early favorite for the Titans' No. 1 pick. Tennessee would probably prefer to trade down, but Tunsil would be a high-floor, high-upside fallback option. 6-foot-5, 305-pound Tunsil is considered a rare "dancing bear" athlete for the left tackle position, and in this scenario current Titans LT Taylor Lewan would kick to the right side.
NFL draft insider Tony Pauline reports Florida State DB Jalen Ramsey is the No. 1 overall player on the Cowboys' draft board.
The Cowboys have draft-board leaks seemingly every offseason. Listed at 6-foot-1, 202 by the Seminoles, 21-year-old Ramsey profiles similarly to fellow FSU alumnus Antrel Rolle as a corner-safety hybrid with an affinity for run support. The Cowboys draft at No. 4 and have a legitimate chance at Ramsey, though he will also intrigue the Titans at 1, Browns at 2, and Chargers at 3.
Ex-NFL personnel man Bryan Broaddus compared Alabama RB Derrick Henry to famed Bears draft bust Curtis Enis.
Broaddus tweeted that he worries about 6-foot-3, 238-pound Henry "getting bigger and slower," and noted Henry's game tape reveals an oversized running back who "doesn't create," and needs "a lane to get going." Broaddus was hired by Hall of Fame GM Ron Wolf in Green Bay before spending time scouting for the Eagles, Jaguars, and Cowboys. The No. 5 overall pick in the 1998 draft, 250-pound Enis lasted just four seasons in the NFL, averaging 3.3 yards per carry.
ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss believes free agent Matt Forte "could be a perfect fit" with the Patriots.
The price would have to be right -- the Pats aren't the sort of team to pay top dollar for a 30-year-old running back -- but on paper there isn't a better fit across the league than Forte in Foxboro. Reiss previously suggested the Patriots will "explore the possibility" of signing Forte. LeGarrette Blount is a free agent, while space back Dion Lewis is rehabbing a torn ACL.
Free agent WR Josh Morgan was charged with reckless use of a firearm after accidentally shooting himself in Virginia on January 31.
That's a misdemeanor offense. Morgan claims he was cleaning the gun when he shot himself. He was hospitalized but none of his injuries were life-threatening. Morgan will appear in court next month. He went to training camp with the Saints last summer but was among the team's final cuts.
Saints re-signed FB Austin Johnson to a one-year contract.
He was an exclusive rights free agent. The Saints cut Johnson in November but re-signed him a month later. He'll be competing with Toben Opurum for a roster spot this summer.
Broncos signed RB Kapri Bibbs to a reserve/future contract.
Bibbs was active for one game last season, a Week 6 win over Cleveland. He returned a kick for 15 yards but didn't see carries. Even with Ronnie Hillman headed for free agency, Bibbs faces an uphill battle to crack Denver's 53-man roster.