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San Jose State QB David Fales is merely a seventh-round pick or priority undrafted free agent in the eyes of NFL.com's Gil Brandt.

Coming into the 2013 season, Fales' draft stock was essentially what Jimmy Garoppolo's is right now: He was a small school chain-mover who didn't impress with arm strength but had great accuracy, rhythm and timing. As scouts broke down his tape, however, they became even less impressed by Fales' arm, and he's no longer even discussed with the intriguing developmental QB prospects.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 18 - 6:55 PM

San Jose State WR Chandler Jones blazed forties of 4.34 and 4.37 seconds at San Jose State’s pro day last month.

Jones was considered one of the biggest snubs left off the invitation list for the NFL Combine, so this was his time to shine. He logged a 33 1/2-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-9 broad jump, a 4.37 second short shuttle and did the three-cone drill in 6.78 seconds. Jones' hands measured size-8, which is small. He did display strong, sticky mitts in college, however. Jones is coming off a huge season in which he recorded seven 100-yard receiving games and totaled 79 catches for 1,356 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 18 - 6:45 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah thinks Ohio State CB Bradley Roby should be a top 20 pick.

Roby (5-foot-11, 194 pounds) "had a couple of rough games" as a junior in 2013, according to Jeremiah, but is "as talented as any cornerback in this draft." Unfortunately for Roby, his worst day as a football player came in a big moment, and it has been difficult for some to forget. The Badgers' Jared Abbrederis famously slapped down 10 catches for 207 yards and a TD on Roby this past season, a performance so ugly that the Buckeyes' corner began grabbing and holding and receiving safety help. Roby admitted at the time that he "was kind of slacking," and his performance elevated from there on out.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 18 - 6:29 PM

Former NFL GM and current ESPN analyst Mark Dominik said on NFL Insiders that Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel could "fall a little more than people think" in May's draft.

The former Bucs' boss, who held that post until January, believes Manziel could slide all the way back to the late first round. In that scenario, Dominik could envision the Texans trading up from the No. 33 pick (top of the second round) to stop his fall. Texans owner Bob McNair is a huge fan of Manziel's, and Houston fans would love the idea of keeping a local star around. Manziel, like Teddy Bridgewater, has a high range of possible outcomes in May's draft.
Apr 18 - 6:15 PM

Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage "has a very real shot of landing in the top of the second round," says NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah.

"When you just look at the number of visits he's had and number of workouts he's had, that's hard data you can tell that there's buzz and some excitement building on him," said Jeremiah. Savage (6-foot-4, 228 pounds) threw for 2,958 yards with 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions in relative obscurity for Pitt last year. Scouts discovered a bazooka arm when breaking down tape, however, and Savage has taken on helium since the draft process began. "The arm strength is easy to notice. He's got a big arm and you see him make some drive throws you don't see other guys make," Jeremiah said. "When I watched him early in the year, he took so many sacks and I kind of worried about his ability to navigate in the pocket and get out of trouble."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 18 - 5:59 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis sees Buffalo's Khalil Mack as a better fit for the Houston Texans than South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney.

Mack will visit Houston next week. "Yes, he is a better fit," Davis said. "If you take a Jadeveon Clowney and are thinking about making him that hybrid outside linebacker, in addition to rushing the passer that he does so well, you're taking away some of his gifts. That's not what he does best." Davis stresses that he doesn't believe the Texans will take Mack, merely that he's a better schematic fit. "With the dropping responsibilities, I think I'd give an edge to Khalil Mack," fellow analyst Daniel Jeremiah said. "But when you talk about a better overall football player, it's Jadeveon Clowney. Today most teams are flexible in their scheme and will find a way to make it work. Pick Jadeveon Clowney going forward."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 18 - 5:40 PM

ESPN's Jon Gruden compares Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel to Brett Favre.

"Johnny has a lot of magic to him," Gruden said. "There's not a more exciting college football player I've seen in the last few years." Gruden, who taped a segment with the Aggies' star for his "Gruden's QB Camp" series, has also compared Manziel to Hall of Famer Steve Young. "I had more fun with Manziel than I did most guys," Gruden said. "I'd love to have him. It takes courage to pull the ball down and reverse field and do some of the crazy things that Favre and Manziel do. There's going to be consequences when sometimes it doesn't work out. But it takes a tremendous amount of guts and courage to go make a play when there's nothing there instead of throwing the ball away."
Source: USA Today
Apr 18 - 5:21 PM

Utah State CB Nevin Lawson has a pre-draft visit lined up with the Cleveland Browns next Wednesday and Thursday, according to Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson.

While At Utah State, Lawson started in 39 consecutive games and was a two-time All-Moutain West Athletic Conference selection. Last season Lawson had 53 tackles, four interceptions, 13 pass deflections and a forced fumble. While lacking the ideal size(5-foot-9 1/2, 190 pounds) at the next level, Lawson makes up for it with his athleticism and physicality to his game. It's possible Lawson could hear his name called on day three of the draft.
Apr 18 - 5:10 PM

Alabama ILB C.J. Mosley had a pre-draft visit with the Baltimore Ravens this week, according to Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson.

Baltimore re-signed Daryl Smith and bring back Arthur Brown, Albert McClellan and Josh Bynes to compete at the inside linebacker position. The Ravens also lost Jameel McClain in free agency to the New York Giants. While there isn't an immediate need to bring in a guy like Mosley, perhaps the Ravens brass are looking for a future LB with Mosley's skill set to man the middle for years to come. Mosley has been tabbed as the top ILB in the draft and should hear his name called in the middle of the first round.
Apr 18 - 3:54 PM

Campus Insiders' Rich Cirminiello reports that Cal junior LB Khairi Fortt had a visit with the Seahawks on Thursday.

Fortt originally played ball at Penn State, and then transferred to Cal after Penn State was hit with unprecedented sanctions. Fortt started the first nine games for the Golden Bears last season, with 64 tackles in his only year of action with Cal. The 6-foot-2, 248-pound Fortt is a projected to be a sixth or seventh-round pick in this years draft.
Apr 18 - 2:50 PM

Fox Sports1's Alex Marvez reports that interested NFL teams have spoke to Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste about "potentially playing safety."

"Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste says interested teams spoke with him about potentially playing safety but will give him shot at CB first," Marvez tweeted. At 6-foot-2 3/8 and 215 pounds, Jean-Baptiste has rare size at the corner position. The lengthy corner, could perhaps be used in a versatile role in today's NFL. With safeties doing more work in coverage, it could play to his advantage to make the switch. Jean-Baptiste's length,strength and ability to play on an island could definitely add value to his stock as we move closer to the draft.
Apr 18 - 1:14 PM

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports that Georgia QB Aaron Murray met with six NFL teams at his pro day.

"Among the teams that have met with Georgia QB Aaron Murray: Lions, Chiefs, Dolphins, Browns, Titans, Rams. Had his Pro Day yesterday," Breer tweeted. Murray has generated some nice buzz for himself as of late. The Bulldogs signal caller does lack ideal size and arm strength, but makes up for it with his intangibles, experience and accuracy with the football. Evaluators are now starting to believe that Murray could go anywhere from the end of the second round to the third round in this years draft.
Apr 18 - 12:45 PM

Clemson OL Brandon Thomas will likely drop to the fourth- or fifth-round after his ACL injury, according to insider Tony Pauline.

Thomas injured his knee while working out for the Saints, and is expected to have surgery in the immediate future. he will almost certainly have to redshirt next season for whichever club takes him. We consider Thomas a top 50 talent, as he displays an athletic lower half and powerful punch.
Apr 18 - 12:37 PM

Utah FB Karl Williams has visited the Colts, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.

Fullbacks are a rare breed in the NFL these days, especially ones with minimal receiving experience. Williams caught 19 passes for 115 yards during his three years of playing time. He did record a 4.50 forty at the school's pro day, however. The Colts only have five draft picks, so maybe they are evaluating undrafted free agents even more than usual.
Apr 18 - 12:23 PM

Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater is scheduled to visit the Texans next week, along with a workout for the Jaguars, according to Tania Ganguli.

Bridgewater has already visited the Jaguars once, so the team is likely getting to know him on a personal level. The first issue teams are seemingly propping up is Teddy's lean frame, but if they can get past that the next question is his "quiet personality." We think he is deserving to be the top quarterback off the board, but Bridgewater has a chance of being an early second-round pick.
Apr 18 - 12:02 PM



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