Profootballtalk cites a league source that says the "current buzz" is Ohio State CB Gareon Conley will get picked before the end of Round 3.
A possible top-10 pick only days ago, Conley's stock has been in a freefall since he was accused of rape by a Cleveland woman earlier this week. This is a fluid situation similar to the La’el Collins affair from a couple years back. Collins, a sure-fire first-rounder, ended up going undrafted. Conley could end up being exonerated. He could also end up being charged and potentially convicted of a first-degree felony. The NFL is working hard to gather information in advance of the beginning of the NFL Draft on Thursday night.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter cited "very smart" sources who think the Browns will select UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky No. 1 overall instead of Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett.
"I continue to hear that Mitchell Trubisky is square in consideration and may turn out to be the No. 1 pick," Schefter said. "Now I know everyone thinks Myles Garrett’s going to be the pick, and I will not be surprised if that’s the case ... But I have got very smart, very well-connected people telling me over the last 24 hours that they think Trubisky’s going to be the No. 1 pick." This would be a true stunner. With the assumption that Cleveland would take Garrett in mind, we didn't understood why Cleveland would let it leak that they were considering taking Trubisky No. 1 overall, since that news would only serve to steal leverage in trade talks if and when they attempted to move up from No. 12. Those reports would begin to make sense if Cleveland actually intended to take Trubisky. Thursday night is going to be a wild ride.
UTSA S Jordan Moore said he visited or worked out for more than a dozen NFL teams.
We know that the New Orleans Saints hosted Moore for a pre-Draft visit, and also that Moore spent time with Lions special teams coordinator Joe Marciano at UTSA's pro day. Moore is an experienced special-teamer. Moore began his career at TCU, where he played football -- as a wide receiver in Gary Patterson’s offense -- and competed on the track team from 2012-2014. He transferred to LSU, sitting out 2015, and then left for UTSA as a grad in 2016. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Moore was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection last year as UTSA’s starting strong safety. At a regional combine, Moore posted a 4.41s 40-yard dash, a 34-inch vertical jump, a 10-4 broad jump and 19 reps on the bench press. With his size/speed combination, Moore will get a look in a camp this summer, either as a late Day 3 flier or, more likely, as a UDFA.
An NFL scout says Cal QB Davis Webb "has Dak-like intangibles."
Webb's stock is surging at the right time. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport "wouldn't be surprised to see a team trade back into round 1" for Webb, a sentiment we've read on multiple occasions over the past 10 days. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reported Tuesday that if the Browns don't take UNC's Mitchell Trubisky in Round 1, Webb is "likely to be the target" with the No. 33 selection.
Speaking about Miami QB Brad Kaaya, an anonymous NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: "It sets me back when the coaches are excited he’s leavin’."
It's a surprising sentiment considering that Kaaya started every game he was on campus and left as the Hurricanes’ all-time leading passer. "He’s a mystery guy," another scout said. "Extremely talented but it looks like he’s got dead eyes. He’s like Carson Palmer. I see a guy who holds the ball. Against Virginia Tech he got sacked eight times. Their offensive line wasn’t that bad." Kaaya led this year's QB class in the Wonderlic with a 34. "Hasn’t run the 40," said a third scout. "Said he had a turf toe at pro day. I get the creeps about that kid. He doesn’t extend a lot of plays and he’s not going to hurt you with creativity." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Kaaya to Browns second-year QB Cody Kessler.
Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that the Cardinals made a trip to check out Florida S Marcus Maye recently.
Maye's profile has risen in big ways recently. The Sporting News' Eric Galko reported on Monday that Maye was a potential surprise first-rounder, and Pauline reported Tuesday that Maye is "likely to be selected earlier than most project."
NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah slotted Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey to the Saints at No. 11 in his most recent mock draft.
NFL.com's Lance Zierlein and Charley Casserly make the exact same pick in their own respective mock drafts, so this is something to keep an eye on. For as plugged in as that group is, this projection may indicate that Humphrey will go higher than anticipated on Thursday night. The NFL Draft media has collectively ranked Humphrey in the mid-20s overall as a prospect.
The Cardinals visited Louisiana-Lafayette RB Elijah McGuire late in the process.
We're big fans of McGuire's and expect him to be a Day 3 steal, possibly even this year's Jordan Howard. Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks McGuire as the No. 106 overall prospect in the class.