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Ball State RB Jahwan Edwards is "tough and gets everything out of each run as a workhorse type back," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The Ball State prospect rushed for 1,252 yards and 12 touchdowns on 262 attempts for the Cardinals in 2014. During his time at Ball State, Edwards posted 4,558 rushing yards and 51 touchdowns, which are school records. Edwards' slow 4.80 forty time at the combine hurt his draft stock, however, the workhorse back should be a late-round selection on day 3 of the draft.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 27 - 4:04 PM

Auburn RB Corey Grant's "special speed could earn him a spot on special teams in the NFL," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The former Alabama transfer, never found a way to get consistent playing time for the Tigers, but his recent 4.27 forty at Auburn's pro day gave him just enough spotlight. Grant averaged 6.1 yards a carry and rushed for 364 yards with 3 scores, with 10 receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown. On 18 kick returns, Grant recorded 403 yards, averaging 22.4 yards a return. TFY Insider Tony Pauline reported that the Falcons, Dolphins and Patriots have shown interest in the Auburn prospect.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 27 - 3:49 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Appalachian State WR Tacoi Sumler has "marginal size and durability, but his speed and ability to create after the catch are qualities that could earn him a roster spot."

The 5-foot-9, 175-pound wideout was a former four-star recruit under Chip Kelly at Oregon. Sumler transferred to Appalachian State to be closer to home back in 2012. The Appalachian State prospect once ran a 4.24 40-yard dash at Nike SPARQ camp, when he was in high school. While Sumler has dealt with knee issues over his time as a Moutaineer, he still has that deep speed and straight-line quickness that evaluators may take a chance on.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 27 - 3:43 PM

Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham "will be great or a zero in the league," according to NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Questions of maturity are real and could torpedo his draft stock more than some think, but what should also concern teams is that the year of football he missed last season puts him behind in his education in the game at that position. He will be great or a zero in the league in my opinion," Zierlein wrote. While some teams have DGB crossed off their list in the first round, it's possible that his upside may be too hard to pass on, if he drops to the second round. The Chiefs, Dolphins, Vikings, 49ers, Rams, Titans, Ravens, Bengals and the Cowboys have had DGB in for pre-draft visits.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 27 - 3:02 PM

Alabama S Nick Perry "displayed assignment sound cover skills and proper angles in run support" in 2014, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

While S Landon Collins gets most of the shine in Alabama, Perry happened to miss all of the 2013 season with a shoulder injury. This year, the 6-foot-1, 211-pound Perry started 13 games for the Crimson Tide, and recorded 80 tackles with 2 interceptions, and 5 passes broken up. Both the Patriots and the Colts have shown interest, and had Perry in for private workouts.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 27 - 2:41 PM

UCF WR Breshad Perriman "will go in the first round of this year's draft, but his route running and hands are issues right now," according to NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

The UCF prospect hauled in 50 of 99 targets thrown his way, with some of the incompletions blamed on his poor route running. Perriman dropped eight balls with a drop percentage of 13.8 percent. Zierlein notes that Perriman's drop rate was "far and away the worst of any of the top receivers in this year's draft."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 27 - 2:17 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein notes that Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory's "thin frame has some NFL personnel men concerned with how he will hold up as an edge setter against the run."

The Nebraska prospect's draft stock has taken a hit as of late, but if the explosive edge rusher can put it all together, on and off the field, a team could get an explosive player for a discount. Gregory looks like he could fall in the draft due to his off-field concerns, but Zierlein notes that Gregory could either be "a Pro Bowler or a complete bust" in the NFL.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 27 - 2:06 PM

One NFL scout believes Clemson edge rusher Vic Beasley is a one year wonder.

The comment came up when discussing Dante Fowler, as the scout said the Florida edge rusher is "not a one-year wonder like (Clemson's Vic) Beasley." We do not know how Beasley can be termed this - by any definition. In fact, Beasley was even more productive, in terms of sacks, in 2013 (13) compared to 2014 (12). We consider Beasley a top 10 prospect in this class.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 27 - 1:55 PM

The DUI case involving FSU CB P.J. Williams has been dismissed.

"From paperwork just filed in PJ Williams’ dismissed DUI case, signs of impairment claimed by the officer was not corroborated on video," Ian Rapoport tweeted. The initial arrest took place in early April, so the news of the case being dismissed obviously eases Williams' tensions during draft week, and perhaps NFL teams' as well.
Apr 27 - 1:45 PM

The Cardinals have had conversations with Georgia Tech WR Darren Waller about a possible transition to TE.

This should not be a surprise to anyone. Waller has a massive WR frame at 6'6/238 lbs with great long speed. The possible transition was evident during East West Shrine week, when Waller failed to separate against corners on breaking routes but won in a straight line and in contested situations. He should be a sixth or seventh round pick.
Apr 27 - 1:31 PM

Longtime Titans' beat writer Jim Wyatt does not see USC DL Leonard Williams being the pick at No. 2.

"He's a great player, but I don't see that happening," Wyatt tweeted. We agree with Wyatt, for what it is worth. Williams was commonly mocked to the Titans early in the process, but the smart money is on the team selecting Marcus Mariota, trading back or drafting Amari Cooper.
Apr 27 - 11:49 AM

Bob McGinn spoke with one NFL scout who called FSU DL Mario Edwards Jr. a "phenomenal athlete."

"He's similar to Sheldon Richardson coming out from a measurable standpoint. He ran better, he's taller, his arm length was a little better," the scout said. We disagree with the statement that Edwards is a great athlete, at least from a testing standpoint. Even after dropping somewhere between 20 to 30 pounds, Edwards tested in the 45th percentile for edge rushers in the NFL per SPARQ. Average is not bad, but average is not "phenomenal." Some teams could ask the 279 pounder to add weight and move back inside.
Apr 27 - 9:30 AM

Jets beat writer Manish Mehta spoke with "several personnel directors" who said the team has "an affinity for" Stanford T Andrus Peat.

Let's talk through the selection. Peat has only played left tackle at Stanford, a spot now occupied by D'Brickashaw Freguson of the Jets. From a cap perspective, the Jets can move on from Ferguson following the 2015 season. So Peat could start his career on the right side, and then move to the left following his rookie season. New decision makers are in place, so changes should be expected despite veterans and recent signings at the position. We think Peat makes a lot of sense with the Giants at nine.
Apr 27 - 9:19 AM

The MMQB's Peter King believes the Titans will select Oregon QB Marcus Mariota at No. 2 if they do not trade the pick.

In terms of trade discussions, one GM of a top 10 team told King "Tuesday or Wednesday is when those calls are made, the serious calls." What is really being said is: no one knows what is going to happen beyond the Bucs selecting a quarterback at No. 1. We would not look at the Titans winding up with Marcus Mariota as a consolation prize. Not even close.
Source: The MMQB
Apr 27 - 9:12 AM

"Multiple teams" have Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson as the top prospect at the position, according to Mike Florio.

The news makes sense. Johnson has plenty of experience in off coverage, something that Trae Waynes isn't built to do. Teams who prioritize two press corners might prefer Waynes, Byron Jones or Marcus Peters, but if a team wants a corner with more change of direction fluidity to occupy receivers in a variety of coverages, they likely lean Johnson. Corner can be a very scheme specific position.
Apr 27 - 8:54 AM



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