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The Sideline View's Lance Zierlein tweeted if he had to bet money on who the Texans will select with the No. 1 pick, he would choose UCF QB Blake Bortles.

Bill O'Brien "likes his size and arm," Zierlein writes, adding the new head coach played under UCF's George O'Leary. He "was a big mentor for O'Brien." The NFL obsesses over measurables, and Bortles certainly has the prototypical height and size for the position. It is more than that, however, and Bortles does display strong pocket movement and an ability to work through progressions.
Tue, Feb 4, 2014 02:23:00 PM

Texas A&M Commerce WR Ricky Collins will visit the 49ers, according to Matt Barrows.

Barrows adds Collins has a visit with the Browns scheduled as well. Both Collins and receiver teammate Vernon Johnson have received plenty of attention from NFL teams, and each lit up the division II level. Collins recorded 71 catches for 1,187 yards and 14 touchdowns last year.
Mar 27 - 11:06 AM

San Diego State T Terry Poole will visit the Eagles, according to Bo Marchionte.

The report includes Poole has been worked out by the Houston Texans and the Arizona Cardinals. Poole accepted an invitation to the East West Shrine Game and tested like an average athlete at the NFL Combine. He played left tackle during his final season at SD State.
Mar 27 - 10:29 AM

Texas Southern CB Tray Walker has visits with eight teams scheduled, according to Tony Pauline.

This means the media, including this site, is behind on Walker. Those eight teams include the Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints. Walker is a physical specimen, measuring in at 6'2 3/4" and 189 lbs, recording a 36.5-inch vertical jump and 10-7 broad jump. Walker ran in the mid-4.4s and posted a 4.05 short shuttle and a sub-6.7 3-cone. Teams love length at corner, and Walker fits the bill.
Mar 27 - 10:18 AM

Washington LB Shaq Thompson is scheduled to visit the Vikings, according to Darren Wolfson.

This connection makes a lot of sense. In fact, we might narrow the Vikings' first-round selection down to linebacker or cornerback. Thompson surprisingly tested like an average athlete for the position at the Combine, but he is very fluid on the field and will stay in games for all three downs. Mike Zimmer found his strong side backer who can blitz in Anthony Barr last year. Thompson could fill the weakside spot and be a missile from the back side.
Mar 27 - 9:39 AM

Louisville WR DeVante Parker will visit the Ravens prior to the draft, according to Aaron Wilson.

Wilson confirms visits to the Dolphins and Titans. Visits means different things for different teams, but the Ravens certainly are focusing on prospects projected to be earlier than the No. 26 pick. The teams has an obvious need at receiver, and Parker has flashed ability to win in both the big and small games.
Mar 27 - 9:29 AM

Utah DB Eric Rowe "is flying up draft boards and most feel there's no way he gets out of the second round," reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Last week, Pauline reported Rowe had visits scheduled with the Dolphins, Ravens and Lions, and now he passes along that the Philadelphia Eagles "are very high on Rowe, who's drawing intrigue based on his size/speed and ability to line-up at either cornerback or safety." The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Rowe ran a 4.45 40 at the combine.
Mar 27 - 2:46 AM

Utah edge rusher Nate Orchard has met with the Browns, Colts and Vikings over the past few days, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Per the analyst, the Browns project Orchard to linebacker and the Colts project him to defensive end. The defensive end hoisted up 23 reps on the bench and "looked terrific in position drills" at his pro day event, wrote Pauline. At the combine, Orchard logged a mediocre 31.5-inch vertical jump and 4.80 second 40-yard dash. He didn't bench due to a shoulder injury. The breakout star recorded 84 tackles, 21.5 TFL and 18.5 sacks last season after posting only three sacks in 2013.
Mar 27 - 12:55 AM

UCLA LB Eric Kendricks will visit the Cowboys on April 6, according to Dane Brugler.

Kendricks is an absolute stud, but the Cowboys might not be the first due to their attachment to Sean lee and Anthony Hitchens. Kendricks is aggressive when moving forward to make the tackle, but he is also comfortable and aware in space. He is a three down linebacker, which is tough to find.
Mar 26 - 2:30 PM

Draft insider Tony Pauline reports Rice CB Bryce Callahan will visit the Bucs, Browns, Titans and Chargers.

Callahan posted a very good pro day workout, running a 4.32 in the 40 and jumping 43.5 inches in the vertical and 11 feet in the broad jump. An East West Shrine attendee, Callahan could be a name who receives more attention in the next month.
Mar 26 - 1:53 PM

Baylor QB Bryce Petty and Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson are second-round picks, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.

Kiper made the statement on a Thursday conference call, adding the two are competing to be the third quarterback selected. We are shocked it has come to this. Petty is an athletic passer who likes to throw downfield, but that does not mean he is good at it. He did not show the skills to overcome pressure or display comfort when throwing to covered receivers. Grayson has worked through simplified progression and is comfortable inside of structure, but he is limited. Neither should be drafted before the third day.
Mar 26 - 1:41 PM

The Cowboys will put Georgia WR Chris Conley and QB Hutson Mason through a private workout this week.

Conley was one of the best performers at the NFL Combine so expect a number of teams to give him a second look in the next month due to Georgia's run first offense. Mason is likely an undrafted free agent, but some evaluators have praised his willingness to stick to the pocket and throw to contested receivers.
Mar 26 - 1:26 PM

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