Posted on: March 10, 2010 10:18 am
The Detroit Free Press noted that Lions general manager Martin Mayhew was on hand at Oklahoma's pro day on Tuesday with an eye on top DT prospect Gerald McCoy .
The Lions hold the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. The team with the first overall pick, the St. Louis Rams, was also represented at the Oklahoma pro day, by coach Steve Spagnuolo.
McCoy participated in some positional drills at the pro day but bypassed some of the exercises he participated in at the scouting combine.
Posted on: February 24, 2010 11:29 am
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the new ownership of the Rams franchise, along with the troubled state of the team itself, has a lot of wild rumors swirling about possible changes on the horizon.
One of the hottes rumors, according to the report, is that the Rams may trade their No. 1 pick in the 2010 NFL Draft to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for QB Josh Johnson and a combination of draft picks in the first, second or third rounds.
One such scenario would only bump the Rams down to the No. 3 pick, which would be a relatively small price to pay if their most coveted draft prospect isn't expected to be drafted first or second overall.
Another rumor the story mentions is the possibility of stealing QB Michael Vick away from Philadelphia.
Posted on: May 4, 2009 8:51 am
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Browns coach Eric Mangini refuted Texas Tech coach Mike Leach's claims that Mangini leaked reports of receiver Michael Crabtree acting like a diva during his meeting with the Browns.
Leach went off on Mangini after Crabtree slipped to the 49ers at No. 10 overall.
"Michael Crabtree has been more successful as a receiver than that guy has as a coach at this point," Leach told the Sacramento Bee.
Posted on: April 20, 2009 9:04 am
Philadelphia drafted Ryan Moats in the third round of the 2005 draft and spent a third-round pick on Tony Hunt in 2007.
In both cases, the Eagles misjudged their picks. Moats was released last season out of training camp and Hunt was sent packing last season. Neither running back adjusted to the blitz pick-up required in a heavy passing attack.
Posted on: April 20, 2009 8:57 am
The Giants are sitting on ten draft picks, including five picks in the first three rounds.
Even though, the Giants are not allowed to trade the comp pick, five picks in the first 100 selections gives them strength from which to deal. Giving up a first-rounder in a big deal for a receiver wouldn't hurt as much since they have the 13th pick of the second round.
Posted on: April 7, 2009 10:22 am
With the NFL draft 19 days away, the Cincinnati Bengals are beginning to narrow down their choices of potential prospects as possible draft day selections.
According to the Dayton Daily News, University of Georgia redshirt sophomore sensation Knowshon Moreno is a player long believed to be high on the team's list.
The Bengals own the sixth overall pick in the draft and wouldn't be opposed to trading down to stockpile draft picks. But, the team could consider using their first round selection on Moreno in either scenario.
The Denver Broncos own the No. 12 and 18 overall picks and are said to be very high on Moreno. He has already visited Denver.
Although Moreno's speed has come under scrutiny lately, Georgia Bulldogs running backs coach, Tony Ball, is a firm believer in the player's ability.
Posted on: March 16, 2009 11:50 am
The Jets, who could pick a quarterback with their first-round choice (17th overall) in the NFL Draft, will send somone to meet and work out Kansas State's Josh Freeman, according to New York Daily News.
Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will have a "chalk talk" classroom session with Freeman.
On Tuesday, coach Rex Ryan and GM Mike Tannenbaum will be at a private workout with Freeman, a 6-6, 250 strong-armed passer who reminds many of Daunte Culpepper.