Fantasy Football News & Views
Rams | St. Louis hosts Brett Hundley Fri Apr 17, 09:56 PM
UCLA QB Brett Hundley worked out for the St. Louis Rams Friday, April 17.Link to story
Cowboys | Brett Hundley works out Fri Apr 17, 04:43 PM
UCLA QB Brett Hundley worked out privately for the Dallas Cowboys in California Thursday, April 16, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Hundley is one of our favorite quarterbacks in the draft, but his projection in the NFL is all over the board. The positive: Hundley has a strong arm and is crazy athletic. The negative: He holds onto the ball too long and takes a lot of sacks. Hundley is worth picking up and developing because of his raw natural skill set. He should be a second-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft.|
Rams | Sean Mannion works out Fri Apr 17, 04:42 PM
Oregon State QB Sean Mannion was scheduled to work out for the St. Louis Rams Friday, April 17, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Mannion is a big pocket passer who should come off the board on the last day of the draft. He's no immediate starter, but Mannion does have some tools that some team may try to develop.|
Titans | Zach Mettenberger leading workouts Fri Apr 17, 02:41 PM
Tennessee Titans QB Zach Mettenberger has organized workouts with some of his teammates in Nashville this offseason.
|Footballguys view: At this time, Mettenberger is the lead quarterback for the Titans. That's awful for their chances this year, so don't be surprised if they make a trade to acquire a quarterback like Philip Rivers in the near future. The Chargers may want to move up and draft Marcus Mariota.|
Browns | Trevor Siemian to work out in CLE Fri Apr 17, 09:13 AM
Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian will work out with the Cleveland Browns Tuesday, April 21.
|Footballguys view: Why? Yes, the Browns need a quarterback but Siemian is not the answer. He's a camp arm at best in the NFL. Surprisingly, the Broncos have shown interest in him as well. This is the definition of SMH.|
Rams | St. Louis hosts Marcus Mariota Thu Apr 16, 06:17 PM
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota worked out for the St. Louis Rams Thursday, April 16.
|Footballguys view: Are the Rams just kicking tires or are they not sure about Nick Foles? Given Foles' 2014...that isn't a bad idea. The team could surprise some and actually be in the market for a quarterback...although next year's draft class is much better at the position.|
NFL | Jameis Winston sued for assault Thu Apr 16, 05:19 PM
Florida State QB Jameis Winston has been sued for sexual assault Thursday, April 16, stemming from an incident in 2012. The lawsuit includes charges of sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress.
|Footballguys view: So this is the issue with Winston - these sort of things keep cropping up. The question folks in the NFL have to ask themselves is, has he learned his lesson? A lot of his off-field issues were stupid, immaturity stuff. This case was and is not. So an NFL team looking to invest in him has to decide whether he will avoid these situations from here on out. From a football standpoint, Winston is a tremendous quarterback. Now the teams need to decide if he's a tremendous person as well.|
Seahawks | SEA cautious with Russell Wilson deal Thu Apr 16, 12:02 PM
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is in negotiations with the team on a long-term contract extension, but general manager John Schneider said the team will be cautious in what they offer Wilson for a new contract. Schneider will be mindful of the salary cap and the club's future. Wilson will make $1.5 million in 2015, but a new deal is expected to give him over $20 million a year and more than $100 million total.
|Footballguys view: The team knows that the bigger the contract the harder it will be to stay competitive the way they have been. They benefited heavily since Wilson was on a super-cheap rookie contract (and a third round one at that). They'll want to keep the contract on the low side, but Wilson's play over the last three years and his upside means they'll have to compensate him accordingly....and they cannot afford to do without him.|
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Packers | Matt Blanchard signed Wed Apr 15, 02:40 PM
Free-agent QB Matt Blanchard (Panthers) signed with the Green Bay Packers Wednesday, April 15. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Can you say camp arm? We know you can. Blanchard has been with the Panthers and the Bears on the practice squad. Last year he was placed on Injured Reserve after suffering a concussion over the summer. With the Packers, he'll serve as a camp arm for the offseason and he's a longshot to make the final roster.|
NFL | Marcus Mariota scores 33 on Wonderlic Wed Apr 15, 09:08 AM
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota reportedly scored a 33 on the Wonderlic aptitude test at the NFL Scouting Combine.
|Footballguys view: Awesome. That score means next to nothing for his pro career. Mariota is a smart player, and pretty much anyone could have told you that without giving him an archaic test.|
Titans | Philip Rivers to have new home? Wed Apr 15, 12:05 AM
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is under contract for one more season, and he has expressed a desire to play out his deal. However, the Chargers might be interested in trading up to draft University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 pick currently held by the Tennessee Titans.
|Footballguys view: Tennessee head coach Ken Whisenhunt was the Chargers offensive coordinator in 2013, and offensive coordinator Jason Michael was on the San Diego staff, too.|
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NFL | Jameis Winston solid on Wonderlic Wed Apr 15, 12:05 AM
Florida State QB Jameis Winston posted a score of 27 on the Wonderlic test, administered at the annual NFL Scouting Combine. Wonderlic scores are becoming less relevant in draft equations, they still carry weight at some decision-making positions such as quarterback, an AFC personnel source said.
|Footballguys view: The Wonderlic is an archaic test which has little bearing on a player's future in the pros. A high score on this test does not automatically equate to a more productive pro career.|
Chargers | SD to trade up for Marcus Mariota? Wed Apr 15, 12:04 AM
University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota worked out for the San Diego Chargers Tuesday, April 14, with head coach Mike McCoy, offensive coordinator Frank Reich, quarterbacks coach Nick Sirianni and several front office members in attendance, sources said. The Chargers pick No. 17 overall, and it would be highly unlikely a camp would allow its client to work out for a team that far back without a strong sense a trade up is a real possibility.
|Footballguys view: This is the hottest rumor floating around right now, and it makes sense for both sides. Zach Mettenberger is no long-term answer for the Titans, and adding Rivers would be a boost for their team. The Chargers like Mariota a lot, and they could move forward with a new franchise quarterback.|
Bills | Matt Cassel has high hopes Tue Apr 14, 07:25 PM
Buffalo Bills QB Matt Cassel believes the talent in Buffalo exceeds that of the 2010 Kansas City Chiefs squad he was a part of. 'We've got all the pieces to the puzzle here to be a successful football team. Our offense has the best skill players in all the league in my opinion.'
|Footballguys view: Let's not get crazy here Cassel. Yes, the Bills have stud options at running back and wide receiver but they still lack a dangerous quarterback. We expect Cassel to win the starting job because of his experience, but he'll have to beat out E.J. Manuel and Tyrod Taylor for the job in training camp.|
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Jets | Jameis Winston may not visit Jets Tue Apr 14, 03:13 PM
Florida State QB Jameis Winston may not visit the New York Jets after all due to a scheduling conflict.
|Footballguys view: We would be shocked if Winston is around when the Jets pick at sixth overall. We would also be surprised if the Jets surrendered enough to move up to the first-overall pick. Winston should be the top pick and the quarterback of the future for the Buccaneers.|
Bears | Chicago will host Jameis Winston Tue Apr 14, 02:49 PM
Florida State QB Jameis Winston will visit the Chicago Bears Wednesday, April 15, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The Bears are not sold on Jay Cutler. There's a chance they could move him on draft day, and they'd need to be in a position to add Winston or Marcus Mariota if that happened.|
Cowboys | Sean Mannion to work out for Dallas Tue Apr 14, 08:29 AM
Oregon State QB Sean Mannion will work out for the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday, April 15.
|Footballguys view: The Cowboys could use a developmental quarterback behind Tony Romo. Right now, Brandon Weeden is the primary backup. Mannion has a strong arm, but he has little control as a passer--especially when asked or forced to throw on the move. If the pocket is clean, Mannion can make touch throws to all parts of the field. However, with 30 fumbles and 54 interceptions during his college career he'll need to prove that he can make better decisions with the football.|
Dolphins | Miami wants to lock up Ryan Tannehill Mon Apr 13, 10:41 PM
The Miami Dolphins are committed to getting a contract extension done with QB Ryan Tannehill before the start of the regular season. However, there have been no formal discussions between Tannehill's representatives and the Dolphins since the NFL Scouting Combine. If a new deal cannot be reached, the team can still exercise his fifth-year option to keep him under control through the 2016 season. He would be paid roughly $16 million for 2016 under that scenario.
|Footballguys view: The deadline for picking up fifth-year options is May 3rd. The Dolphins would be wise to find a way to get something done with their franchise quarterback. He's made improvements every year he's been in the league, and Tannehill should have better weapons around him in 2015. Tannehill had the best completion percentage last year of any quarterback under duress, and we love his upside as he continues to grow as a passer.|
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Chargers | SD to work out Marcus Mariota Mon Apr 13, 08:38 PM
The San Diego Chargers will work out University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota in Eugene Tuesday, April 14. The workout had been scheduled for Wednesday, April 15.
|Footballguys view: San Diego could have real interest in Mariota. While we think other teams are blowing smoke about their interest in the Oregon quarterback (mainly the Titans), the Chargers might want to find the heir to Philip Rivers. In fact, there are rumors swirling about the Chargers shipping Rivers to Tennessee so they can move up to the second-overall pick and nab Mariota. Stay tuned.|
Jets | Marcus Mariota an option for Jets? Mon Apr 13, 05:12 PM
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota could be a target of the New York Jets as the NFL Draft approaches. New York is one team that could trade up with the Tennessee Titans for the No. 2 overall pick.
|Footballguys view: The Jets have the sixth-overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, and they could be in the market for a franchise quarterback. Mariota comes with a lot of question marks on the field, but they may feel he's worth starting over Geno Smith. Mariota has been generating a ton of buzz lately, but we'll see if it's only pre-draft hype at the end of this month.|
Bills | All four Buffalo QBs to get first-team reps Mon Apr 13, 04:06 PM
Buffalo Bills QBs EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel, Jeff Tuel and Tyrod Taylor will all receive first-team repetitions in workouts, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman.
|Footballguys view: The Bills are going to have an open competition at quarterback. At the end of the day, we think Matt Cassel ends up with the starting job. Tyrod Taylor might be better competition for the starting job over E.J. Manuel.|
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Buccaneers | Analyst predicts Marcus Mariota to Bucs Mon Apr 13, 09:20 AM
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is slated to be selected first in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to ESPN's Ron Jaworski. 'The latest I'm hearing now from my sources around the league, who are pretty wired in, is that he's going to go number one now to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,' said Jaworski.
|Footballguys view: Oh please not again. Mariota has been talked about quite a bit during April....the time when there's a lot of misdirection being tossed about. Yes, he COULD be the first pick overall, but there's also been speculation that he could fall to the Eagles at 20. At this point, we don't trust much of what we hear...about any player. Mariota has a ton of question marks as a pro passer, and it would be somewhat surprising for him to be taken first overall.|
Seahawks | Looking elsewhere for backup QB? Mon Apr 13, 06:53 AM
Free-agent QB Tarvaris Jackson (Seahawks) and the Seattle Seahawks have had discussions about a new contract to back up QB Russell Wilson, but there has been difficulty determining Jackson's value. It is possible the team could look elsewhere for a backup.
|Footballguys view: We'll see if Seattle moves on to a different free agent quarterback or if they select a backup quarterback in the 2015 NFL draft. This isn't a great group of quarterbacks entering the draft, but this was also a poor group of free agent quarterbacks too. Jackson's probably the best they can do.|
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Titans | Zach Mettenberger the next Tom Brady? Sun Apr 12, 10:03 PM
Tennessee Titans QB Zach Mettenberger is viewed as the steal of the 2014 NFL Draft by head coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Ruston Webster, and they view him as a poor man's version of New England Patriots QB Tom Brady.
|Footballguys view: LOL, ROTFL and all that. Give us a break, Mettenberger is more likely to be the next Derek Anderson than he is the next Tom Brady. It's pathetic to even mention the two in the same sentence. Mettenberger has a rocket arm, but he's got little control and bad accuracy. Not exactly a Brady-like skill set right there. Keep dreaming Tennessee, we'll never see another Tom Brady again.|
Seahawks | Russell Wilson wants to play two sports Sun Apr 12, 09:14 PM
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said he hasn't ruled out a return to professional baseball and would consider playing two sports.
|Footballguys view: We've seen two-sport athletes before in the NFL (Deion Sanders, Bo Jackson) but never at the quarterback position. It seems highly unlikely Wilson would be able to do such a thing. In today's NFL, being a quarterback is a full-time job with little time for other activities--especially another pro sports career.|
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NFL | Michael Vick still wants to play Sun Apr 12, 07:18 AM
Free-agent QB Michael Vick (Jets) still wants to play next season and hopes interest in him picks up after the NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: This isn't a great draft class at quarterback. Vick could certainly generate some interest on the open market once we get closer to training camp.|
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Rams | Looking at other college QBs Sun Apr 12, 07:04 AM
Florida State QB Jameis Winston and Oregon QB Marcus Mariota are on the St. Louis Rams radar screen, but the Rams are also looking at Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson, UCLA QB Brett Hundley, and Oregon State QB Sean Mannion.
|Footballguys view: That's a wise idea for the Rams. This isn't a strong quarterback class, but they might grab a developmental guy like one of the players listed. We'd like Grayson best in that position. Yes, Hundley is the better athlete and he has a stronger arm. Grayson knows how to go through progressions, worked from under center or the shotgun, uses his eyes to manipulate the defense and was allowed to call audibles at the line of scrimmage. If you want a smart and accurate quarterback, then Grayson is the perfect developmental guy to target in the second or third round.|
Jets | Bryce Petty to visit Sun Apr 12, 07:01 AM
Baylor QB Bryce Petty will visit the New York Jets early next week, according to a team source.
|Footballguys view: The Jets have interest in adding a quarterback at some point in the 2015 NFL draft. Petty has arguably the best arm talent of any player in this draft, but he has a ton of things to work on in order to be a quality pro quarterback. First, he needs to learn how to take a snap after working exclusively out of the shotgun at Baylor. Second, Petty needs to learn how to read a defense after working in an offense where he primarily threw to wide open receivers. Finally, he needs mechanical work. As you can see, Petty is a large project.|
Bengals | Jason Campbell may retire Sun Apr 12, 06:55 AM
Free-agent QB Jason Campbell (Bengals) is considering retirement, according to sources close to the team.
|Footballguys view: Campbell has rejected multiple opportunities to sign a contract for 2015, including offers from the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens.|
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Jets | Jameis Winston to meet with NYJ Sat Apr 11, 06:12 PM
Florida State QB Jameis Winston is scheduled to meet with the New York Jets, according to sources. The Jets were scheduled to put Winston through a private workout, but they canceled it after watching his pro day.
|Footballguys view: Awesome, we (and everyone else) would be floored if Winston fell to sixth overall in the draft. We'd also be almost equally surprised if the Jets moved up to the number one pick.|
Rams | St. Louis to work out Marcus Mariota Sat Apr 11, 01:27 PM
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will work out for the St. Louis Rams next week, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Mariota is an option for the Rams even though they traded for Nick Foles earlier this year. Foles feels like a temporary player for the Rams. Mariota could be added at 10th overall in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft.|
Rams | Jameis Winston will work out for Rams Sat Apr 11, 01:24 PM
Florida State QB Jameis Winston is scheduled to work out for the St. Louis Rams next week, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Unless the Rams move up from 10th to 1st overall, we don't see Winston as an option for them. We feel that Winston will be the top pick for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.|
Browns | Johnny Manziel out of rehab Sat Apr 11, 12:21 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has been released from his rehab facility.
|Footballguys view: It looks like Manziel has gotten his life back on track. We're glad that he's gone through this (likely humbling) process. Now, it's up to him to see if he can further develop as a pro quarterback. The Browns may have already moved on from Manziel, and they may select a quarterback in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft.|
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Steelers | Tyler Murphy visits Sat Apr 11, 07:07 AM
Boston College QB Tyler Murphy visited the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday, April 10.
|Footballguys view: Murphy was with the Florida Gators, but he transferred to Boston College as a fifth-year senior. He's a dual-threat quarterback who had around 1,500 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing in 2014. Murphy broke Boston College's career rushing record (for a quarterback) set previously by Doug Flutie.|
49ers | Teammate impressed with Colin Kaepernick Fri Apr 10, 04:34 PM
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has been impressive this offseason and looks like a different quarterback, according to TE Vernon Davis.Link to story
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NFL | Jameis Winston not ready for NFL? Fri Apr 10, 04:33 PM
Florida State QB Jameis Winston appears to be ready for the NFL in terms of his on-field production, but he is not ready to be an NFL player off the field, according to advisor David Cornwell. Cornwell said most draft prospects are not ready for the NFL and that Winston has people working with him to become better prepared.
|Footballguys view: There seems to be an effort to show that the NFL is taking Winston's transgressions off the field seriously, but it doesn't seem to be slowing down the momentum of his going #1 to the Bucs in three weeks.|
Bears | Marcus Mariota visits Bears Fri Apr 10, 09:43 AM
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota visited the Chicago Bears at the end of March.
|Footballguys view: Mariota falling to seven (or beyond) is certainly within the range of outcomes, and the Bears are far from sold on Jay Cutler so this is some important time that these two have spent together. The #7 pick is valuable and would marry John Fox and GM Ryan Pace to Mariota, so it will be a high bar for Mariota to pass to be in consideration even though he is thought by some to surely be long gone by #7.|
49ers | Anquan Boldin has advice for QB Thu Apr 9, 10:12 PM
San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin said QB Colin Kaepernick just needs to play his way. 'I think sometimes when you try to go off the suggestions of other people and try to please other people, you forget who you are and what got you there,' Boldin said Wednesday, April 8.
|Footballguys view: Boldin has been a reliable target for Kaepernick, so he probably "gets" his QB. The new offensive coordinator Geep Chryst has been Kaepernick's QB coach for four years, so one would hope he understands this and gives Kaepernick room to roam in the right ways in the offense. Kaepernick should run more this year, which could enhance the boom in his boom/bust weekly scoring.|
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Titans | Marcus Mariota to visit Titans Thu Apr 9, 07:58 PM
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will visit the Tennessee Titans Thursday, April 9. Mariota has already worked out for Tennessee privately.
|Footballguys view: Mariota is in play for Tennessee, but he doesn't appear to be a great fit with Ken Whisenhunt on first glance in terms of playing style and strengths. It appears that Mariota's destination will be a mystery with many possibilities right up until the moment he is chosen.|
Titans | Jameis Winston to work out for Titans Thu Apr 9, 07:56 PM
Florida State QB Jameis Winston will have a private workout with the Tennessee Titans Monday, April 13. The Titans have the second overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Most analysts think Winston will go first overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
|Footballguys view: Winston going to Tampa at #1 isn't quite a foregone conclusion, but it's reasonable to assume it's going to happen. The Titans should do their due diligence if only to understand Winston a little better if they ever have to face him.|
Colts | Andrew Luck's option picked up Thu Apr 9, 04:08 PM
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck's fifth-year option was picked up Thursday, April 9. Luck is under contract through 2016.
|Footballguys view: As we mentioned earlier, no shock here. Luck will continue to be the foundation of this Colts team and they will hold onto him. This is probably the last year they get him cheaply though. We expect Luck to be the highest-paid quarterback in the league someday. Luck should be a top-5 quarterback in fantasy with his new weapons like Andre Johnson and Frank Gore.|
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Colts | IND picks up Andrew Luck's option Thu Apr 9, 02:37 PM
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck's fifth year option was picked up by the team Thursday, April 9. He is scheduled to make $16.155 million in 2016.
|Footballguys view: Wow, who saw that coming? Oh, everybody? Because he's one of the best young quarterbacks in the league and already on the fringe of being an 'elite' quarterback? All his fantasy owners? Ah. Carry on then and select him high in your draft as he has more weapons, more protection and the same lackluster AFC South to play against in 2015.|
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Cardinals | Brett Hundley to visit Thu Apr 9, 02:04 PM
UCLA QB Brett Hundley is scheduled to meet with the Arizona Cardinals next week.
|Footballguys view: The Cardinals know they only have a little time left with Carson Palmer and it is unlikely they have the answer for the future on their roster right now--sorry Logan Thomas dynasty owners. Hundley has a lot of work to do as a passer and he pulls the ball down too quickly to run. He is more of a project than some think--but the Cardinals would have time to work with him and try to fashion him into a starter.|
Jets | Brett Hundley worked out Thu Apr 9, 02:02 PM
UCLA QB Brett Hundley recently worked out for the New York Jets, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: If they miss out on Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, the Jets will continue to look at quarterbacks throughout the draft. The drop off from the first two down to everyone else is sizable though and Hundley has a lot of issues, not the least of which is his struggles to read defenses. He threw a ton of short passes at UCLA and his internal clock seems to be really slow. The Jets (or any team) should not consider him an immediate starter in the NFL.|
NFL | Marcus Mariota could fall in draft Thu Apr 9, 01:48 PM
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota could fall in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft if he is not selected in the first six picks of the draft, according to an unnamed personnel man.
|Footballguys view: Is it that time of the draft year already? Precipitous fall time? Man, where does the year go? Are his knees skinny too? All kidding aside, some of this isn't far-fetched, as after the New York Jets at No. 6, there is a huge stretch of teams who don't need a quarterback. The rumors the Browns are interested tell us that it's unlikely he drops past 12 though, and it wouldn't shock anyone if Houston looked at him at No. 16. He may drop a little, but we don't see the Aaron Rodgers freefall here. Anything is possible, but just remember that April is a time where misinformation is spread like wildfire by teams looking to create chaos in the draft order. Stay tuned.|
Redskins | Marcus Mariota's WSH trip canceled Thu Apr 9, 10:43 AM
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota was slated to meet with the Washington Redskins, but the two sides couldn't work out a time. The trip has been canceled.
|Footballguys view: Don't read too much into this as we all know most of these trips influence draft picks little if any amount. If they want Mariota and he is there at the pick, they'll take him regardless of any visit. Washington is not enamored with Robert Griffin III right now (well, the coaching staff isn't, Dan Snyder might still be) so looking at other options makes sense. We don't think it likely, but it's more than a little possible. Again, whether he makes it in for a visit or not isn't all that notable.|
Browns | Cleveland interested in Marcus Mariota Thu Apr 9, 10:25 AM
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is drawing legit interest from the Cleveland Browns, who are interested in trading their two first-round picks in order to move up and draft him, according to multiple league sources. The Browns have picks No. 12 and No. 19 in the 2015 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: If you are someone who has followed the Cleveland Browns drafts the last few years, this might make you weep for Marcus Mariota, as this is not a team that has been doing all that well with their first round picks since they drafted Alex Mack in 2009. You also see a team which might not be patient with Mariota, a guy who is not quite ready to start day one. He's got a lot to learn, though he also has tremendous upside and his mobility could be a huge boon even for a team with a returning offensive line which should be pretty good.|
Buccaneers | Jameis Winston to work out for TB Tue Apr 7, 01:19 PM
Florida State QB Jameis Winston will be put through a private workout by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, April 8, after already visiting at the team's facilities.
|Footballguys view: We'd be shocked if Winston wasn't their pick at number-one overall. Winston reminds us of Ben Roethlisberger with his skill set, and sometimes looks like Jay Cutler because of his decision making. He comes with some off-field baggage, but the talent on the field is undeniable. Winston is supremely confident in his ability, and the Bucs need a franchise quarterback in a bad way.|
Buccaneers | Marcus Mariota works out for Bucs Tue Apr 7, 01:18 PM
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota had a private workout for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, April 7. Head coach Lovie Smith and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter were among the team officials that traveled to the workout.
|Footballguys view: It's nice that Mariota is working out for the Bucs, but we'd be floored if he was the first-overall pick. At the end of the day, Mariota is a bigger project than some think. The offense at Oregon had him in the shotgun all day throwing to mostly wide-open receivers. Mariota needs to learn how to work from under center, go through his progressions quickly as a he drops back and show the ability to consistently make stick throws between defenders.|
49ers | Colin Kaepernick continues lessons Mon Apr 6, 10:03 PM
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick continues to work with former NFL MVP Kurt Warner this offseason, and Warner's goal is trying to get Kaepernick to wait longer in the pocket as a passer before using his athleticism as a crutch.
|Footballguys view: We'll see if Kaepernick can kickstart his development as a pro passer. He has yet to revolutionize the position as some predicted, and in fact you could easily make the argument that his play took a step (or two) back in 2014. Warner said in a satellite radio interview Monday, April 6, that Kaepernick has relied on his running ability so long that it's a difficult transition to become the type of pocket passer necessary for success in the NFL.|
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