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Stanford T Andrus Peat "won’t get past the St Louis Rams at 10 and could be selected even earlier," reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"New York Giants perhaps?" Pauline wrote. The 6-foot-7, 313-pound Peat has been compared to Jake Long, D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Joe Thomas based on ability and Gabe Carimi, Kyle Long and Anthony Castonzo on measurables. Peat (6-foot-7, 313 pounds) is basically the same size as Castonzo coming out of Boston College in 2011. Peat posted a 10 1/2-foot broad jump at his pro day and ran a 5.18 forty at the combine.
Apr 24 - 8:31 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline has heard of a scenario where the Patriots trade down from the 32nd pick to take South Carolina G A.J. Cann.

"This would fill a big need at guard for the team," Pauline wrote. "I’ve been skeptical of Cann’s movement skills but was told the big offensive lineman, who has been struggling with a calf strain since the end of the season, worked out for several teams on Monday and ran both the short shuttle and 3 cone at the request of coaches." Cann clocked an outstanding 4.51 in the short shuttle and a great 7.37 in the 3-cone. Only Jake Fisher and Ali Marpet posted better times at the combine amongst offensive lineman.
Apr 24 - 8:11 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that "more than a dozen teams in fact rank [Oregon State QB Sean Mannion] number three on their quarterback board."

We're sure Mannion is a swell dude, and we're sorry to be so consistently negative when writing about him, but we just threw up a little bit in our mouths. Pauline, checking into Rotoworld's blurb via a Charles Robinson report that Mannion was rated as the No. 3 QB prospect by some, found out that the original dispatch wasn't as shocking as reality by half. We bag on Mannion for his immobility, his tendency to get flustered under pressure and his downright mediocrity in the three seasons Brandin Cooks wasn't destroying the Pac-12, but this report is potentially outstanding news for teams hoping Bryce Petty or Brett Hundley will drop to Round 3. We still have no idea how the QB class will shake out after Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. Mannion, by the way, recently worked out for the Rams and Cowboys.
Apr 24 - 7:56 PM

Michigan State edge rusher Marcus Rush "will be drafted earlier than originally predicted," reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Setting aside the fact his pro-day results were much better than scouts expected, Rush has blown teams away during the interview process," Pauline wrote. "His willingness and ability to be a situational defender in a variety of schemes could push Rush into the fifth round." At the aforementioned pro day, Rush clocked a 4.68 in the 40 with a cool 1.59 10-yard split, adding 24 reps on the bench, a 34 inch vertical jump, a 9-9 broad jump, and a 3-cone time of 6.73.
Apr 24 - 7:42 PM

Arkansas edge player Trey Flowers "shows up to play on every single snap," according to ESPN's Todd McShay.

The three-year starter and two-time second-team All-SEC defender ran a mid-4.8s 40-yard dash at his pro day workout. "His motor is outstanding, as is his toughness, and he plays with fire," McShay wrote. "He isn't the best athlete for the position, but he's a relentless pass-rusher who possesses above-average power against the run, doing a good job of setting the edge. He played all over the Razorbacks' defensive front, and that versatility projects to the NFL as well." NFLDraftScout.com ranks Flowers as the No. 89 overall player and CBS Sports' Dane Brugler projects him as a third-rounder.
Apr 24 - 7:25 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Michigan State ILB Taiwan Jones is "one of the more underrated linebackers in this draft."

"While I was disappointed in his forty time at the combine it seems a number of teams concur on Jones being a gem at the linebacker position," Pauline wrote. "Teams feel Jones is a smart, heady linebacker who makes up for his lack of foot speed with great instincts." The 6-foot-2, 250-pound Jones ran an unimpressive 4.95 forty at the combine. "The outside linebacker spot he played as a junior for Michigan State was a complex read and diagnose position and Jones rarely had mental lapses," Pauline wrote. "Michigan State coaches have been raving about Jones to anyone who asks and there are a bevy of 3-4 teams who grade Jones as a third round pick."
Apr 24 - 7:11 PM

Miami RB Duke Johnson "isn't going to be a bell-cow runner in the NFL, but like [Ameer] Abdullah, he could be a big-time contributor as a change-of-pace runner who plays in tandem with a power back," notes ESPN's Todd McShay.

"He's one of the best pass-catchers of all the running backs in this class, which makes him a big-time threat on third down," McShay wrote. "There is some concern about his durability and whether he can consistently stay on the field at the NFL level." Johnson led draft-eligible backs from Power 5 conferences in percentage of rush attempts that gained 10 or more yards (18.7 percent) last year. Johnson has been compared to Chris Johnson in the past, but he's not quite the elite sprinter on the stop watch.
Apr 24 - 6:53 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang notes that teams are "concerned" about Florida junior RB Matt Jones' surgically-repaired knee, "which could push him into the late rounds."

"Some teams are concerned about his surgically-repaired knee -- which could push him into the late rounds - but he is a powerful and surprisingly patient runner with better vision and burst than his frame (and production) would seem to indicate," Rang wrote. The 6-foot-2, 231-pound Jones led the team in rushing, with 817 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. The Florida prospect also showcased good hands out of the backfield, but only posted 11 catches for 65 yards and one touchdown last season. With such a deep running back class, Jones should be selected on day three of the draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 24 - 4:06 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang calls Florida edge rusher Dante Fowler "one of the year's safest prospects, regardless of position."

"Though the 2015 class is strong at the position, Fowler's versatility, burst, bend, use of hands, instincts and passion make him one of the year's safest prospects, regardless of position," Rang wrote. The Florida prospect is one of the most versatile edge rushers in the draft and has the ability to play play up or down. Fowler has potential to be off the board in the top 5 picks of the draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 24 - 3:42 PM

FSU C Cameron Erving "is a plug-and-play option in the first round" for the Arizona Cardinals, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The Cardinals released incumbent starting center Lyle Sendlein last month and could look to replace him via the draft. If both running backs Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon are both off the board, the Cardinals could look to address their offensive line needs in the first round.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 24 - 3:16 PM

Georgia RB Todd Gurley "would nicely complement the Cardinals' downfield passing attack," and would be the best fit at No.24 for Arizona, according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"His ability to churn out the tough yards inside, break big gainers and haul in passes out of the backfield would nicely complement the Cardinals' downfield passing attack," Rang wrote. Although Gurley is still recovering from a torn ACL, the Georgia prospect has a good shot to be ready for the season. With a positive medical check on his knee, Gurley may be off the board by the time the Cardinals select. Arizona may have to move up inside the top 15, if they want to land his services.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 24 - 2:49 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang notes that Penn State T Donovan Smith would be the best fit with the No.63 pick.

"Smith is massive (6-6, 338 pounds), physical and battle-tested. He could slide into Carpenter's old spot as a rookie and perhaps give the Seahawks some flexibility a year from now should left tackle Russell Okung attract big dollars following next season -- the last year of his rookie contract," Rang wrote. The Seahawks lost Pro Bowl center Max Unger via trade and starting left guard James Carpenter to free agency. Seattle could definitely address their offensive line early in the draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 24 - 2:30 PM

Alabama WR Amari Cooper visited 10 teams who hold picks in the top 12, per Aaron Wilson.

Those 10 teams include the Buccaneers, Titans, Jaguars, Redskins, Jets, Bears, Falcons, Giants, Rams and Browns. The two in the top 12 who did not bring Cooper in were the Raiders and Vikings. Many have mocked Cooper to the Raiders, including us. Amari will not be waiting long on draft day.
Apr 24 - 2:17 PM

NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reports that Pitt T T.J. Clemmings discovered that he had a stress fracture in his foot during a team visit.

"Pitt OT TJ Clemmings had a stress fracture in his foot discovered on a team visit, sources says. He didn’t feel pain, didn’t know it existed," Rapoport tweeted. Bad timing for the Pitt prospect, as the stress fracture could cause him to slide a bit in the draft. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Clemmings has been gaining interest from teams selecting in the back end of the first.
Apr 24 - 2:07 PM

Ohio State WR Devin Smith visited the the Cowboys, Dolphins, 49ers, Saints and Panthers, according to Aaron Wilson.

All of these names are fascinating, especially the Panthers and Cowboys at the end of round one. We doubt Smith ends up in the first round unless it is with the Baltimore Ravens, but Smith won't be waiting long in the second round. Smith is a role player right now, purely a vertical threat who succeeds at the catch point. But the question is if he can expand his game beyond that.
Apr 24 - 1:28 PM



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