'Multiple teams' interested in No. 1 pick
Jameis Winston | CLG
(April 26, 2015 1:24 PM EDT)
Yahoo's Rand Getlin reports "multiple teams" have reached out to the Bucs to gauge interest in trading for the No. 1 overall pick.
This happens every year and isn't quite groundbreaking news. Per Getlin, the Bucs "have clearly been listening," but so far "no proposal has been strong enough for the team to seriously consider." The No. 2 overall pick is more likely to be dealt, probably in a trade that would net a team Marcus Mariota.
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Adrian Peterson not in search of more money
Adrian Peterson | MIN
(April 26, 2015 1:11 PM EDT)
ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling doesn't believe Adrian Peterson's beef with the franchise concerns money.
Player-team disputes most often involve money -- whether explicitly or implicitly -- but Goessling believes Peterson would actually be willing to accept less money to facilitate a trade out of town. The Vikings have made it clear they're amenable to paying Peterson's $12.75 million base salary, an exorbitant sum in this year's era of allegedly "devalued" running backs. Peterson would not be able to get that much money elsewhere. Peterson's beef with the Vikings concerns loyalty.
Mayock: Randall is draft's best cover safety
Damarious Randall | CLG
(April 26, 2015 12:46 PM EDT)
NFL Network's Mike Mayock called Arizona State's Demarious Randall "the best cover safety in this draft."
Mayock puts Randall above Alabama's Landon Collins because Collins is "more of a box safety or a dime linebacker." Randall doesn't excel in the box but he makes up for it by hounding receivers all over the field. Originally slotted as a mid-rounder, Randall is trending toward the late first round.
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Report: Dolphins 'covet' Georgia RB Gurley
Todd Gurley | CLG
(April 26, 2015 12:41 PM EDT)
"Multiple sources" tell the Miami Herald that the Dolphins "covet" Georgia RB Todd Gurley, and "would love" for Gurley to fall to them at No. 14.
No. 14 would be considered a "fall" for Gurley, who is now seen as a probable top-ten pick. Many NFL evaluators view Gurley as one of the best all-around players in an otherwise weak 2015 draft class. The Herald spoke to Miami Heat team physician Harlan Selesnick, who said the risk of an ACL re-tear is just two percent for pro athletes. "The success rate in terms of stability is really quite good," Selesnick stated. "You don’t see a lot of guys having a repeat ACL surgery. You can usually feel comfortable taking one of those players."
Miami Herald
McDonald in the clear after investigation
Ray McDonald | CHI
(April 26, 2015 12:34 PM EDT)
Bears DE Ray McDonald will not face punishment for a domestic violence incident that occurred last August.
An NFL investigation found McDonald was not in violation of the personal conduct policy. The league continues to look at a second incident involving an alleged sexual assault, though charges were dropped and McDonald is suing the accuser. The 49ers waived McDonald after the latter incident. Despite the off-field drama, the 31-year-old still landed a one-year deal with Chicago.
Chicago Sun-Times
No video found in Dez Bryant incident
Dez Bryant | DAL
(April 26, 2015 12:17 PM EDT)
The NFL was unable to find video of an incident involving Dez Bryant in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
The alleged incident took place in Lancaster, Texas in 2011, though it wasn't widely reported until a few months ago. A damaging off-field event could diminish Bryant's value as he looks for his next contract. Until a video surfaces, this remains a non-story.
Dallas Morning News
Lions send RBs coach to see Tevin Coleman
Tevin Coleman | CLG
(April 26, 2015 12:09 PM EDT)
The Lions sent RBs coach Curtis Modkins to Indiana RB Tevin Coleman's personal Pro Day on April 15.
Typically, NFL teams have genuine interest in a player when they send their position coach to that player's workout. There isn't a better fit in the draft than Coleman-to-Detroit, where he would add much-needed speed to the NFL's slowest backfield. As beat writer Dave Birkett noted, coach Jim Caldwell selected a first-round running back (Donald Brown) during his first year as the Colts' head coach. Coleman is a sleeper to be drafted by Detroit at No. 23 overall.
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Giants open to taking wide receiver at No. 9
Kevin White | CLG
(April 26, 2015 12:04 PM EDT)
"Several Giants sources" insist the team will give "strong consideration" to drafting a wide receiver if the right one falls to No. 9 overall.
The "right ones" would presumably be Alabama's Amari Cooper and West Virginia's Kevin White. An offensive lineman at No. 9 still seems most likely, whether it be Iowa's Brandon Scherff, Stanford's Andrus Peat, or Miami's Ereck Flowers. Still, the fact that GM Jerry Reese isn't a "needs drafter" leaves open the possibility of the Giants addressing any position in the first round.
New York Daily News
Eli not fretting about contract
Eli Manning | NYG
(April 26, 2015 11:52 AM EDT)
Eli Manning called his contract situation "not something I’m going to argue about or make a fuss about."
Eli is entering the final year of his deal. He's owed a $17 million salary in 2015. Manning indicated he's engaged in no contract talks with the Giants. "Nothing has been brought up," Eli said Sunday. "I haven't made a big deal about it." Eli flourished in first-year OC Ben McAdoo's offense last season, posting a 30:14 TD-to-INT ratio and career-best 63.1 completion rate. He turned 34 in January.
Agholor could entice Patriots
Nelson Agholor | CLG
(April 26, 2015 11:37 AM EDT)
ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss believes USC WR Nelson Agholor "could be enticing" to the Patriots if he lasts until the No. 32 overall pick.
Agholor is a dynamic playmaker on offense and special teams. Bill Belichick loves versatile players who can save roster spots. Agholor is more likely to be selected in the 20s, but Reiss suggests Agholor could fall further than expected "because of the glut of top-flight pass catchers" in this year's draft.
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