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The MMQB's Peter King thinks Arizona will take a QB in either Round 1 or Round 2.

As recently as February, suggesting that the Cardinals could get either Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater or Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel without trading up from No. 20 would have landed you in an all-white room with a plunger in your biceps. Now? It's not out of the realm of possibility that both will still be on the board at that slot. It's a really nice spot for Arizona to be in, as the 34-year-old Carson Palmer, coming off a season in which he posted a 24:22 TD:INT ratio across 572 passes, can serve as a one-season bridge to the future.
Apr 21 - 10:34 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes the Green Bay Packers should target Louisville S Calvin Pryor in the draft.

"Thompson is likely to target a speedy, instinctive defender in the early rounds," Rang wrote. Rang mentions that "the 2014 crop isn't equipped to handle the need" and Pryor would instantly fill that need for the Packers. "Pryor has excellent read and react skills which allow him to close quickly and deliver thunderous hits." Pryor has speed and instincts to cover a ton of ground in coverage, but isn't afraid to get dirty and come down and make tackles in the box. The Packers desperately need to upgrade the back end of their defense and Pryor could be the type of athlete Thompson is looking for.
Apr 21 - 2:58 PM

Citing conversations with Bengals coaches, QB Andy Dalton does not believe the team will draft competition at his position.

"From everything they’ve told me, they’re not bringing in anybody to compete," Dalton said. Dalton is in a contract year and is the definition of adequate, in terms of a baseline starter that helps a team win and reach the playoffs, but needs to be surrounded by a good amount of talent. Many Bengals fans want to move in a different direction, however, the team could extend Dalton around draft time.
Apr 21 - 12:15 PM

Former Bucs GM and current ESPN analyst Mark Dominik said Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater's stock started to fall long before his lackluster pro day.

"There were things you saw on tape when you watched him," said Dominik, who did so as an employed general manager. "Something that scouts internally, we talked about it in Tampa with Teddy Bridgewater last year. Is he really the premiere quarterback? I like the young man, I think he's a quality individual, he's got character and leadership and those things. But this is a quarterback, and you're judged by what quarterback you draft, and I think Teddy Bridgewater might not have all the pieces you're looking for." Dominik isn't the only former NFL boss down on the Cardinals' star. Former Browns' GM Phil Savage said on Thursday: "I think the media has Teddy Bridgewater in the top 10, but around league circles he's more like a late first, early second-round pick."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 19 - 6:34 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

Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater dropped to the Texans at the top of the second round (No. 33 overall) in Mel Kiper's mock draft published on Thursday.

"Let me be clear: This is the top-rated quarterback on my Big Board, a player I have rated higher than Bortles, Manziel or Carr," Kiper wrote. "But my reading of the tea leaves in speaking with many evaluators around the league is that Bridgewater could drop if he slides past a couple of points early on. If I could project trades, I'd have someone taking him later in Round 1 having moved up. Obviously, he's a steal at this point." The saga of Teddy B has been fascinating to watch as the process drags into its final stretch. The Cardinals' star could absolutely be a top 10 pick in May, just as everyone thought during the season. But he could also just as easily drop into the very end of Round 1, or even into the second stanza. No elite prospect has a range of draft outcomes as wide as that of Bridgewater.
Apr 17 - 11:08 PM

The Vikings have "some work to do at linebacker" and will host at least four LBs at their top-30 prospects event between Wednesday and Thursday, reports Ben Goessling of ESPN.com.

Elite Buffalo OLB prospect Khalil Mack will be in the Twin Cities along with first-round edge rushers Anthony Barr (UCLA) and Demarcus Lawrence (Boise State). But so too will Louisville ILB Preston Brown, who could provide Mike Zimmer with a two-down run stuffer at minimal cost. The Purple probably won't have access to Mack at No. 8, and Mel Kiper and Todd McShay's heads would explode on live television if they turned in the names of Barr or Lawrence in that spot, so, barring a trade, it seems most likely that they'll patch up the corps in Day 2 or 3.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 15 - 10:44 PM

Louisville edge rusher Marcus Smith will visit the Eagles for his final pre-draft trip on Monday, according to Alex Marvez.

Smith has previously visited the Titans, Colts and Redskins. He is an intriguing second-round edge rusher thanks to his ability to convert speed to power. Smith refuses to get stuck at the line of scrimmage, which is a unique mindset to find.
Apr 15 - 11:09 AM

Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater is still with the Vikings today after visiting the team on Monday.

Bridgewater also went through a private workout with the team on Saturday. The Vikings are in a position to select a quarterback early, but with Mike Zimmer at head coach and Rick Spielman recently missing on a quarterback in the first-round, who knows what will happen.
Apr 15 - 11:00 AM

Louisville S Calvin Pryor is scheduled to visit the Saints, Bengals and Jets this week, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt.

The Saints visit is taking place on Monday. Despite playing a good amount of free safety in school, Pryor could be seen as a prospect who thrives in physical situations. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix appears to be locked in as the top safety, with Pryor and Jimmie Ward battling it out for the next spot.
Apr 14 - 12:49 PM

Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater's agent refuted Chris Mortensen's report that his client looked shaky in his private workouts.

Kennard McGuire said Bridgewater has had only had one private workout, and was told he was "simply amazing and sharp." It's possible that Mortensen was passing on bad information from a team picking later on in the first round hoping that Teddy B freefalls down the board. Bridgewater has been the unfortunate victim of slander during this year's process.
Apr 12 - 8:35 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has heard from two personnel "chiefs" who believe Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater is the top prospect at the position.

"Other views range wildly," Rapoport added. "This year’s QBs: Pick your flavor?" So much of the recent buzz surrounding Teddy has focused on his lean frame and quiet demeanor. However, few have questioned his on-field passing skills as a whole. He could be a top 10 pick or fall into the second-round. Bridgewater's range is that large.
Apr 12 - 2:31 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah tweeted out appreciation for Louisville ILB Preston Brown.

"Brown is a solid run plugger," Jeremiah wrote. "Sorts through the trash, shoots his hands and gets off blocks for tackles. Good player." The analyst confirmed agreement with a commenter that labeled Brown a "two-down" player that made for a good Day 3 pick. Brown shouldn't be on the field on obvious passing downs, but some team will stick this large 'backer in the middle on early downs and tell him to hit something.
Apr 11 - 6:22 PM

Draft insider Tony Pauline reports that Louisville S Calvin Pryor will be a "priority" for the Lions if he drops into Day 2.

This is no doubt accurate, but there's two hang-ups here. First, Pryor is expected to go in the first. It's certainly a possibility that he could drop into the second stanza, but that's where the second issue arises: If Pryor falls out of Round 1, he's going to be at or near the top of several teams' boards, and they'll have overnight and into the next day to make a plan to get him. Picking at No. 45 overall in the second, Detroit simply doesn't have much chance barring a trade up. And, heck, a different swap might preclude them from even selecting in the second round -- a hypothetical Sammy Watkins trade would undoubtedly make this selection property of a different franchise.
Apr 11 - 5:59 PM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah reports that executives "LOVE" Louisville DE/OLB Marcus Smith.

The capital letters are his. "Loose edge rusher with a burst to close," Jeremiah added. "Strong hands to set edge vs run. Intriguing." Smith (6-foot-3 3/8, 253 pounds) worked out as both a defensive end and an outside linebacker at his pro day last month, and scouts reportedly liked what they saw. At the time, NFL.com's Gil Brandt projected Smith as a third-day prospect.
Apr 11 - 4:08 PM


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