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Two of five NFL executives polled by NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah believe that Washington CB Kevin King has impressed the most during the pre-draft process.

"Kevin King's height, length and ball skills show up on tape, but he was even better at the [C]ombine," said one executive. "He owned that event. It's hard to find corners with that combination of length and movement ability." Another executive referred to King's pro day as "unbelievably impressive" and predicted a first-round selection for the Washington standout. During the aforementioned pro day, King "moved well, displaying a smooth backpedal and was very quick in all his actions," according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline. Tons of momentum toward a Day 1 pick, here.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 29 - 3:26 PM

Washington CB Kevin King will visit with the Jets.

Per Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, the Jets will also be putting King through a private workout. He met with the Buccaneers earlier in the process. Pauline pegs King as one of the surprise risers in this draft class, citing a faster than expected Combine 40 time (scouts thought he would land around 4.55 seconds, his actual time coming in at 4.43 seconds) and a strong showing on pro day, one which fell in the shadow of teammate Sidney Jones' Achilles tear. Pauline believes that King is "unlikely to make it out of the first round."
Mar 25 - 3:58 PM

Washington CB Sidney Jones (Achilles) says he's the best corner in the NFL Draft.

Jones was defiant about his NFL future after undergoing successful surgery to repair an Achilles tendon he ruptured at his pro day workout. "I’m the best corner in the draft, plain and simple," Jones said. Following the injury, NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah said he would be surprised if Jones was selected before the third round. Obviously, the prospect, formerly considered a first-rounder, is hoping for better. "I will be playing this season," Jones said. "If you take me, I’m a good investment for your team. A great investment."
Source: USA Today
Mar 22 - 6:02 PM

Washington CB Sidney Jones underwent a successful surgery to repair his torn Achilles on Tuesday.

Jones, who tore his left Achilles on Washington's pro day a week ago Saturday, had his procedure performed by Dr. Robert Anderson. The Washington standout subsequently tweeted that he was told that he would "for sure be playing this season." As for his possible draft placement, NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah would be surprised to see him selected before the third round. He was considered a potential Day 1 pick prior to the injury.
Mar 21 - 4:25 PM

Washington WR John Ross will visit the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens next month.

The Philadelphia Eagles also hosted Ross for a visit last week, just prior to the prospect's right shoulder surgery. Baltimore and Cleveland could both use help at receiver. NFL.com analysts Bucky Brooks and Charley Casserly each mock Ross to the Ravens with the No. 16 overall pick.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 21 - 1:06 PM

In Monday's MMQB, Peter King writes "I think we know where Dallas is going in the draft" after losing multiple defensive backs to other teams in free agency.

Starters Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne and Barry Church all exited to other teams. Slot Orlando Scandrick and late round steal Anthony Brown remain at corner, but at least two other starting spots are open. This draft is loaded at cornerback, so the Cowboys should conceivably find a starter in the later part of round one and possibly even in round two. The team's safety depth might be even more shallow.
Source: The MMQB
Mar 20 - 10:05 AM

Washington S Budda Baker is "kind of like a Bob Sanders," an NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

"Big-time hitter," he said. "Around the ball. Covers the slot. Only negative I had was his height." At the Combine, Baker measured out at 5-foot-10, 195 pounds. "The coaches will tell you that’s the best player on their team," said another scout. "They love that guy. He’s more like Earl Thomas. Small guy that can run." To throw a few more comps into the ring, Pro Football Focus likens Baker to Arizona Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu and NFL Media's Bucky Brooks has comped him to Eric Berry.
Mar 17 - 3:15 PM

Washington G Jake Eldrenkamp is a "tough, smart blocker" who is "garnering interest in the scouting community," according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

Checking into Washington's Pro Day at 6-foot-4 1/2, 302 pounds, Eldrenkamp ran a 40-yard dash of 5.39 seconds with a 26-inch vertical, a 8-foot-10 broad jump, a 4.71-second short shuttle and a 7.71-second three-cone drill. "Team’s love his approach, football intelligence and feel he could be an asset on the depth chart," Pauline wrote. Eldrenkamp was the Pac-12 Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2016. He reportedly has "multiple six figure offers" from the business sector on the table but is choosing to pursue an NFL career. The Detroit Lions took him out to dinner last week. Wrote NFL.com's Gil Brandt: "He's not draftable but should find his way into some team's camp."
Mar 15 - 2:33 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah does not expect Washington CB Sidney Jones (Achilles) to be drafted before the third round.

"I hate it for Sidney Jones. I think he was a lock to be a top-20 picks. Because of depth at the position and with the injury, I'd be surprised if he went before the third round," explained Jeremiah. Jones went down with what is being reported as a torn left Achilles during the final defensive backs drill of Saturday's pro day. Draftwire's Luke Easterling sees the situation similarly to Jeremiah, writing that Jones could drop "into the Day 2 or even mid-round range."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 14 - 6:08 PM

Washington WR John Ross traveled to visit the Eagles between his pro day and an upcoming shoulder surgery.

"I got a chance to talk to the whole (Eagles) offensive staff, pretty much, coach (Frank) Reich, coach (Mike) Groh, coach (Doug) Pederson. It was exciting," Ross told NFL.com. Ross has formed a relationship with Desean Jackson over the years, and it is likely that Howie Roseman views Ross as a new Jackson clone. He is a strong possibility with the No. 14 pick, if Ross is still on the board.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 14 - 10:34 AM

Draftwire's Luke Easterling believes Washington CB Sidney Jones' Achillies injury drops him from a "potential first-rounder into the Day 2 or even mid-round range."

"Explosiveness is key for cornerbacks, and a torn Achilles could have a long-term negative impact on Jones in that department," Easterling wrote. The analyst added that he believes Jones is locked into Day 2 and tossed out an interesting potential destination. "One team that could afford to take a chance on Jones earlier than that is the Cleveland Browns, who own four picks in the first two rounds of this year’s draft," Easterling wrote. "If Jones is still on the board, don’t be surprised if the Browns use one of their multiple second-rounders on him and hope for the best."
Source: Draftwire
Mar 13 - 4:41 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that when running deep routes during Washington's pro day on Saturday, WR John Ross was repeatedly underthrown because he was too fast for the quarterback.

Ross' blink-and-you're-burned speed is apparently just too much for some. Pauline hears that, when he wasn't being underthrown, the 5-foot-11, 188-pound wideout "ran exceptional routes displaying great quickness into breaks and caught the ball well." The potential Day 1 pick will be undergoing shoulder surgery on Tuesday and plans on mostly shutting down his draft process while he rehabs. He figures to continue meeting with interested teams, but it looks like individual workouts might understandably be off the table.
Mar 12 - 3:46 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays that Washington TE Darrell Daniels "looked tremendous in pass-catching drills" during Saturday's pro day.

"Daniels, who was described as a 'specimen who looks the part,' ran crisp routes, caught the ball well and showed a great catch radius," writes Pauline. Playing in an offense with a plethora of other options, the 6-foot-3, 247-pounder logged a 17-307-3 receiving line this past season. Pauline stamps him with a seventh-round grade, though his raw athletic chops could get him drafted higher than that. The analyst relays that the Dolphins have shown "heavy interest" in the former Huskies tight end.
Mar 12 - 2:03 PM

Yahoo Sports' Eric Edholm reports that Washington CB Sidney Jones suffered what is feared to be a torn left Achilles during Saturday's pro day.

An MRI will determine the exact nature of Jones' injury. He suffered it on the final drill for defensive backs on Saturday. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline hears that the corner was "backpedaling during a drill and went to flip his hips, but then the turf grabbed his foot." One onlooker described the angle of his foot after that injury to be "grotesque." If he did indeed suffer a torn Achilles -- notoriously one of the most difficult injuries to come back from in sports -- he could be in for a significant tumble in the draft. At the very least, Round 1 is looking very unlikely at this juncture.
Mar 12 - 1:50 PM

Washington WR John Ross indicated that he is shutting down his draft process to focus on his health.

This shouldn't come as a huge surprise. Ross will be undergoing shoulder surgery on Tuesday. When asked what he will be shifting his focus to, the 5-foot-11, 188-pounder responded, "Recovery for my shoulder. Take it easy. Get down the mental side more and just get ready for the draft. I'm glad this is all over. Now I can focus on that." Even if his NFL career never pans out, Ross has already hit the history books with his historic 40-yard dash run of 4.22 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine last weekend.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 12 - 1:12 PM


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