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FSU DT Eddie Goldman met with the Jaguars in Tallahasse, FL, per Aaron Wilson.

We have already passed along Goldman's meetings with the 49ers, Lions, Patriots and Browns, and Wilson adds the DT will work out for the Panthers. We highly doubt Goldman is selected in the first round, but a top 50 selection is absolutely in the picture.
Apr 19 - 11:14 AM

Citing two sources, Bob Glauber writes the Bucs will "listen seriously" to trade offers for the No. 1 pick.

It is a phrase we hear every year. However, with the uncertainty at the top of the draft, anything is possible. Jameis Winston appears to be set for the No. 1 pick, but many jumped the gun calling it a lock. Marcus Mariota is still in the hunt. Teams are in the process of finalizing their board, and owners still have a chance to get involved.
Source: News Day
Apr 19 - 10:54 AM

Florida State WR Rashad Greene "is a skinny, slinky runner who has a deceptive change of speed that he uses well to screw with defenders both before and after catch and even as returner," notes NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney.

Greene skipped the Senior Bowl due to a banged up knee. At 5-foot-11 1/2 and 175 pounds, Greene clocked a 4.53 forty at the combine. "Great addition to locker room and the field, where he has experience at every receiver position," Cooney wrote. "Greene could become a pest for NFL defenses as a slot receiver as long as he holds up physically." Greene dropped only one of every 74 balls thrown his way last season. He was asked about playing in the slot at the combine: "It's very tough, you have to learn to get in and out of traffic, take hits, take on different types of linebackers and safeties. You have to learn to make your way through traffic, so you definitely have to have that toughness," Greene said.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 18 - 7:35 PM

Former NFL executive Greg Gabriel is hearing FSU pass rusher Mario Edwards' name linked with a few teams at the end of round one.

As Gabriel put it, Edwards "is getting a lot of play" in this range of the draft. It is surprising after watching Edwards' final season at FSU. He rarely impacted games on the edge or when allowed to work inside. The defensive lineman did dropped 20-30 pounds since the season but still tested like an average NFL athlete at the position. Average is not bad, but Edwards continues to receive the "upside" tag.
Apr 18 - 10:12 AM

ESPN's Todd McShay notes that FSU DT Eddie Goldman "doesn't offer much as a pass-rusher, but he is so good against the run that he doesn't have to."

"He could also play as a traditional 4-3 defensive tackle," McShay wrote. The 6-foot-4, 336-pound Goldman has had or will have meetings or visits with the Browns, Colts, 49ers, Lions, Patriots and Panthers -- that we know of. Goldman had a really poor pro day -- posting a 5.30 forty, a 26" vertical jump and a horrible 19 repetitions on the bench press -- but we won't know for two weeks how that affected his stock.
Apr 17 - 6:42 PM

Florida State QB Jameis Winston will face a civil lawsuit from the woman he allegedly raped in December 2012 and Bucs officials say it will have "no effect" on their draft plans.

Tampa Bay's brass no doubt figured this was coming and had already folded it into their evaluations or discarded it altogether. Winston was never charged in the case and won't spend time behind bars because of it, but the story has never gone away and it figures to drag into the future. If you know the details of the case -- which included two former teammates -- that probably doesn't surprise you. Winston comes across as dynamic in interviews and he's been lauded for his on-field intangibles, but teams ignore his off-field transgressions at their own risk. For his part, Winston says that he hasn't changed, but he's "grown," a clever word puzzle that when dissected indicates an absolution from culpability while asserting maturity. You might consider ruminating on whether those two declarations can exist in a vacuum.
Apr 16 - 8:55 PM

An NFL evaluator told CBS that he expects FSU DL Mario Edwards Jr. to go in Round 1.

"Why aren't any of you guys writing about Mario Edwards?" he said. "I look around the Internet at these mock drafts and I don't think I've seen him in the first round in one of them. He's not showing up in any of them. I think you're missing on him. He's going to surprise some people. I think he goes in the first round. In this [not overly talented] draft, he's definitely a first-rounder for me." Interestingly, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora passed along that he thinks many other evaluators are playing coy and not talking about Edwards because they're hoping that he slides. "There was a dropoff across the board from that defense, and a lot of it I think was from losing their coordinator," another evaluator said. "He was the man. But if you look at some of those kids over the last two or three years, man, there are a lot of players there. I think Edwards and [Seminoles defensive tackle Eddie] Goldman are first-rounders." Concluded La Canfora: "
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 15 - 8:52 PM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell says he prefers Zach Mettenberger to Florida State QB Jameis Winston.

Cosell also prefers Winston to Marcus Mariota, which means he thinks Mettenberger would be the No. 1 QB this class. "Mettenberger and Winston are very, very similar in style of play," Cosell said. "I’d argue Mettenberger is more advanced as an anticipatory thrower and has a little bit better arm." If the Titans agree with Cosell, a trade down the board is the most likely scenario. Sure, they could simply take USC DL Leonard Williams at No. 2, but interest in Mariota is such that the No. 2 slot may garner a Godfather trade offer.
Apr 15 - 8:38 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay wrote that Florida State WR Rashad Greene is "able to gain separation because he's so sudden as a route runner, and he shows natural instincts versus zone coverage."

"Any time Jameis Winston needed someone to get open, Greene was able to find separation," McShay wrote. "His ball skills improved every season as well. He should be a solid No. 3 receiver in the NFL, working out of the slot. He has experience as a punt returner but doesn't project as one in the pros." If you watched Winston's appearance on Jon Gruden's QB Camp, you know that his confidence in Greene's hands and routes was unquestioned. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah compares Greene to Broncos' WR Emmanuel Sanders, while Lance Zierlein comps him to Marvin Jones.
Apr 15 - 6:17 PM

FOX Sports 1 NFL insider Mike Garafolo reports that FSU DL Mario Edwards Jr. visited the Patriots, and has visits lined up with the Texans and Seahawks.

The 6-foot-2 1/2, 272-pound Edwards Jr. had a career-high 44 stops, with 11 tackles for a loss, 3.0 sacks and two forced fumbles in 2014. The FSU prospect is suited to play defensive end in a 3-4 defense, however, he may need to bulk up closer to 300 pounds at the next level. Edwards has some first round potential, but most likely, he'll be a day 2 selection.
Apr 15 - 3:00 PM

NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reports that FSU CB Ronald Darby visited the Colts on Tuesday.

The Colts pick No. 29, around where Darby might go. The 5-foot-11, 188-pound Darby has good size, athleticism and outstanding speed, boasting 4.38 second wheels. Some have called him soft, but we see a decent tackler who isn't afraid to get dirty.
Apr 14 - 7:28 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock says FSU DL Mario Edwards Jr.'s draft stock is rising.

"Back in August, he was over 300 pounds," Mayock said. "At the combine, 279 -- 272 at his pro day. Now he looks like a base defensive end who can kick inside on sub-packages. That gets some teams excited. The question is, though, now that you're paying him as a second-round pick, which guy are you getting, the 300-pounder or the 272-pounder with an edge?" Colleague Daniel Jeremiah said Edwards' weight and position have factored into his difficult evaluation. Edwards may sneak into Round 1 but won't last long on Day 2 if he doesn't.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 13 - 11:04 PM

FSU EDGE/DL Mario Edwards Jr. is scheduled to visit the Cowboys and Bears, according to Aaron Wilson.

CBS Sports' Jason la Canfora added he has a hard time seeing the Nole make it out of the top twenty picks. That is surprising. "Speaking to an AFC College Scouting Director about Edwards, Jr. at a workout, he raved about his athleticism & movement skills for his size," Bucky Brooks tweeted. Edwards was not good for FSU last year, but dropped around 20 lbs since the season. It would purely be an "upside" selection.
Apr 13 - 11:18 AM

The Rams will put Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota through private workouts next week, according to Albert Breer.

Both workouts will be on each prospect's campus. Despite having a number of selections, the Rams have not selected a quarterback early in recent years. Now, after they moved on from Sam Bradford and acquired Nick Foles, the team is working out the top two quarterbacks. It seems unlikely they will trade up for either, especially now that they have spent all of the draft picks in the RGIII deal.
Apr 11 - 12:21 PM

The Glazer family will have final say on who the Bucs select with the first pick, according to Charles Robinson.

In particular, Robinson noted to pay attention to Darcie Glazer Kassewitz (the daughter of late owner Malcolm Glazer). "The source did not say Kassewitz was against drafting Winston," Robinson writes. "Nor did the source say Mariota or any other player was preferred at No. 1. But the source said that Kassewitz – who is the co-president of the Glazer Family Foundation – has raised some internal questions about the community relations impact of the pick." We aren't saying Marcus Mariota will be the pick at No. 1, but so many are not even giving him a shot. We are, and we think he has the talent to warrant the selection. Nothing is locked in at this moment.
Apr 9 - 12:35 PM


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