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  NFL | Jay Ajayi wasn't asked for re-check    Mon Apr 20, 06:13 PM

Former Boise State RB Jay Ajayi (knee) did not attend and wasn't asked to attend the NFL Combine medical re-check.

Footballguys view: Some teams may be concerned about Ajayi's knee, but the fact he wasn't asked for a re-check means many other teams may not share that concern. We like Ajayi's all-purpose ability as a runner and receiver out of the backfield. Expect him to go off the board in the second round of the draft.

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  NFL | Adrian Wilson retires    Mon Apr 20, 04:58 PM

Updating a previous item, free-agent SS Adrian Wilson (Bears) signed a contract to officially retire with the Arizona Cardinals.

Footballguys view: The move was expected, and that's mainly because Wilson is now expected to join the Cardinals staff as a coach in some capacity.

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  NFL | Jay Ajayi's knee a concern    Mon Apr 20, 02:29 PM

Boise State RB Jay Ajayi's (knee) knee injury is reportedly a big concern among interested teams.

Footballguys view: Ajayi injured his right knee in October 2011 and has dealt with cartilage issues in that knee over his career. He's one of our favorite running backs in this class. When healthy, Ajayi can be a dominant runner and receiver out of the backfield. He was second in rushing touchdowns last year (28) in the NCAA, and his 168.4 yards from scrimmage per game ranked fourth.

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  NFL | Darius Kilgo meets with two teams    Mon Apr 20, 07:02 AM

Maryland DT Darius Kilgo met with the Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills in recent days, according to sources. Earlier in the visitation perios Kilgo also met with the Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots.

Footballguys view: Kilgo is an absolute beast in the middle of the defensive line with two years experience playing nose tackle for the Terrapins. He's got outstanding strength, and this helps him get interior push as a pass-rusher from time to time. Kilgo should be a priority free agent picked up after the draft.

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  NFL | Austin Trainor works with three teams    Sun Apr 19, 02:14 AM

West Georgia QB Austin Trainor had Pro Days with three teams, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers.

Footballguys view: Trainor went undrafted last year out of West Georgia. He originally began his college career at Florida A&M where he was a starting quarterback. Trainor attracted the attention of NFL teams this year when he was hefting deep passes to UCF's Breshad Perriman at his pro day. In fact, Trainor was so impressive the Raiders have invited him to their rookie minicamp which starts at the beginning of next month.

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  NFL | Todd Gurley checks out fine medically    Sat Apr 18, 10:27 AM

Georgia RB Todd Gurley (knee) has been undergoing tests in Indianapolis Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, on his surgically repaired knee and everything checked out fine, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Great news for Gurley and his draft stock here. Even with this knee injury, Gurley was going to be a first-round pick. Now, he could be picked earlier than some had though. He's a top-10 talent in this draft, and Gurley may come off the board somewhere around the Texans pick in the middle of the first round.

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  NFL | Jaelen Strong medically cleared    Sat Apr 18, 10:26 AM

Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong (wrist) underwent several medical tests during his visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers and has cleared by their doctors. The Steelers will send the results of his tests to other teams so he does not have to be re-checked in Indianapolis.

Footballguys view: Good news for Strong here. He's one of our favorite receivers in this draft class, and Strong reminds some in the scouting community of Alshon Jeffery (Bears) or Anquan Boldin (49ers) because of his size/speed combination. He can win at the point of the catch, and this helps him immensely as a red-zone target.

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  NFL | Chris Johnson working out    Fri Apr 17, 07:46 PM

Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (shoulder) has been working out even though he was shot in the shoulder during a drive by shooting last month. Johnson has received interest from several teams.

Footballguys view: Johnson's not the same player he used to be, and we can't imagine a bunch of teams lined up around the block for his services. At best, he should work as a speedy change-of-pace back.

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  NFL | Sean McGrath ends retirement    Fri Apr 17, 02:57 AM

Free-agent TE Sean McGrath (Chiefs) has decided to end his retirement and return in 2015.

Footballguys view: McGrath decided to retire from football last year due to personal issues. He spent all of last season on the reserve/did not report list for the Chiefs. Released by the Chiefs earlier this week, McGrath will now see if he can find a home before the start of training camp. We can't imagine the phone lines burning up with interest in him, but you never know.

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  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.

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  NFL | Jaelen Strong doesn't need surgery    Wed Apr 15, 05:32 PM

Updating a previous report, Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong (wrist) said he will not need surgery on his broken wrist.

Footballguys view: Strong is one of our favorite receivers in this draft class. He reminds us of a cross between Anquan Boldin and Alshon Jeffery. We'll see if this wrist problem will hurt his draft stock drastically. Even with this injury, we think Strong is going to be a late first- or early second-round pick.

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  NFL | Mario Edwards receiving interest     Wed Apr 15, 02:52 PM

Florida State DE Mario Edwards has met with the New England Patriots and is scheduled to meet with the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks.

Footballguys view: Edwards has the strength and understanding of leverage to shed blockers quickly. He's a run-stuffer who can set the edge on the outside as a 3-4 defensive end.

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  NFL | Aaron Hernandez found guilty    Wed Apr 15, 10:29 AM

Former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday, April 15, in the slaying of Odin Lloyd. He's facing a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole.

Footballguys view: This will get appealed, but most think the appeal won't change the decision. Hernandez also has to go to trial for a double murder he was allegedly involved in.

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  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.

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  NFL | Akeem King drawing interest    Wed Apr 15, 07:54 AM

San Jose State DB Akeem King, a former wide receiver who converted to a safety, is drawing interest as a cornerback as the NFL Draft approaches. The Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks have all expressed interest in King.

Footballguys view: King can play cornerback or safety at the pro level. He's got good ball instincts and can play close to the line of scrimmage. King is likely going to be a late-round pick or undrafted free agent.

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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.

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  NFL | Ike Taylor retires    Tue Apr 14, 09:31 AM

Free-agent CB Ike Taylor (Steelers) announced his retirement Tuesday, April 14.

Footballguys view: Taylor spent his entire 12-year career with the Steelers. In recent years, Taylor was burned frequently by opposing quarterbacks each week. Unable to generate any interest on the open market, Taylor should now get work as an analyst.

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  NFL | Wade Smith retires    Tue Apr 14, 02:09 AM

Free-agent OG Wade Smith (Eagles) announced his retirement after 12 years in the National Football League.

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  NFL | Eben Britton suspended four games    Tue Apr 14, 12:54 AM

Free-agent OT Eben Britton (Bears) has been suspended four games by the NFL for an unspecified violation.

Footballguys view: This is the equivalent to "if a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" Britton appeared in 10 games for the Bears last season, but he didn't start in any of them. He's just not a good player, and this suspension is going to keep interest in him even lower than it already is...which is nearly non-existent.

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  NFL | Randy Gregory to meet with several teams    Mon Apr 13, 01:09 PM

Nebraska DE/LB Randy Gregory is scheduled to meet with the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears and Houston Texans this week.

Footballguys view: So much for his positive test for marijuana at the scouting combine hurting his draft stock. Honestly, Gregory may fall a bit from where he was originally projected as a top-10 pick. However, we'd be shocked if he fell out of the first round as Gregory is one of the best pass-rushers in this draft class.

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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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  NFL | Damarious Randall could play corner    Sat Apr 11, 10:45 PM

Arizona State FS Damarious Randall played safety in college, but some NFL teams are viewing him as a nickel corner because of his size.

Footballguys view: Randall is considered to be undersized at the safety position. He likes to play close to the line of scrimmage, and his hip swivel needs to improve on longer routes in coverage. He's a third- or fourth-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

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  NFL | Cameron Artis-Payne meets with two teams    Sat Apr 11, 07:18 AM

Auburn RB Cameron Artis-Payne met with the New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns.

Footballguys view: Artis-Payne had one good season (his only year as a starter) at Auburn. He's compact at 5.9" 210 pounds, and he has good lateral agility after he gets the handoff. He wasn't used much as a receiver out of the backfield for the Tigers, and is likely a two-down player at the pro level.

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  NFL | Nicholas Perry works out for two teams    Sat Apr 11, 07:03 AM

Alabama FS Nicholas Perry had workouts with the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts.

Footballguys view: Perry is likely to be a late-round pick or priority free agent after the draft. He's not that fast, and does a better job when the play stays in front of him. He's a special teams caliber player at the NFL level.

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  NFL | DeVante Parker a draft day steal?    Fri Apr 10, 09:26 PM

Louisville WR DeVante Parker is drawing comparisons to Odell Beckham Jr. from several talent evaluators. 'Parker is the kind of kid who could go to the right spot and put up 1,200 receiving yards as a rookie,' one personnel man said. 'He's that good.'

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  NFL | DeVante Parker receiving interest    Fri Apr 10, 05:01 PM

Louisville WR DeVante Parker is scheduled to meet with the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers before the 2015 NFL Draft, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Parker could be in play for the Rams at 10 or Saints at 13 or 49ers at 15. He shouldn't fall much farther than that.

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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.

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  NFL | Hakeem Nicks says he's not done    Thu Apr 9, 02:07 PM

Free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks (Colts) had just 38 catches and four touchdowns in a complementary role with the Indianapolis Colts, but he insists that his career is not over. He also says that he is as healthy as he's been in a long time. 'I'm nowhere near finished, man, and I want to prove that to the world and everybody,' Nicks said. 'That's definitely my mentality, but I don't even want to talk about it. I feel like I got into that situation last year talking about it. I'm about to just go out there and prove it.' Nicks admits he let his injuries and contract situation with the New York Giants get to him. It does not look like he'll be returning to the Colts in 2015.

Footballguys view: Nicks may not think he's done, but we know his best days are behind him, and the NFL may agree. He was not productive last season with the Colts--and that was with superstar quarterback Andrew Luck throwing the ball. Nicks will be a bench receiver at best unless he finds 'the fountain of youth' or at least 'the energy drink of the less old.'

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  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.

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  NFL | P.J. Williams pleads not guilty    Wed Apr 8, 05:25 PM

Florida State CB P.J. Williams has pleaded not guilty to a DUI charge Friday, April 3. It is reportedly unlikely that Williams' case will be resolved prior to the NFL Draft on April 30.

Footballguys view: It's no shock that Williams pleaded not guilty. We'll see what the legal process has to say about this alleged DUI. Williams might have the best upside of any corner in this draft class. He began his career in college at free safety, then switched to corner for the Seminoles. He's a scheme-versatile player who should go off the board in the second round of the draft--even with this legal problem lingering.

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  NFL | Titus Young pleads no contest    Wed Apr 8, 04:30 PM

Free-agent WR Titus Young (Lions) pleaded no contest to one felony count of battery with serious bodily injury in a Los Angeles County courtroom Wednesday, April 8. Young was arrested in July of last year and also faced four misdemeanor counts of battery on school, park or hospital property.

Footballguys view: He will be sentenced May 5 and is facing up to three years in state prison. The misdemeanor counts are expected to be dismissed at the time of the sentencing.

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  NFL | Damien Parms to visit two teams    Tue Apr 7, 06:37 AM

Florida Atlantic SS Damien Parms will visit the Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals in the weeks leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Parms is an in-the-box safety who arrives at the ball-carrier with natural violence. He struggles to cover and his play is a bit robotic and lacks instincts. Parms should be a late-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

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  NFL | Brett Hundley not ready?    Mon Apr 6, 07:35 PM

University of California-Los Angeles QB Brett Hundley isn't ready to be an immediate starter in the NFL, according to UCLA head coach Jim Mora. 'I think he's ready for the NFL. I don't know that he's ready to go in and start in the NFL,' Mora said. 'I think if he can find the right situation where he can go in and learn and have a couple years to work on his craft -- because he will work on it, his work ethic is off the charts, character is off the charts -- if he can get himself in the right situation where he's not thrown right into the starting lineup, then I think he can be a very productive NFL player.'

Footballguys view: Hundley isn't ready to start from day one. We love his potential as a pro, and he reminds us of a young Randall Cunningham...but at this time it's only potential. Hundley is a fantastic athlete, and he can throw with touch. He's a dangerous runner who can easily attack a defense with his legs. The development needs to come in terms of reading a defense. Too often, Hundley will hold the ball too long and take a sack. He rarely makes it through his progressions quickly, and needs to speed up his mental processor in order to play up to his potential as a pro. Hundley is a second- or third-round pick with developmental upside.

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  NFL | Chris Williams works out for three teams    Mon Apr 6, 06:35 AM

Free-agent WR Chris X. Williams (Bears) has worked out for the Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the offseason.

Footballguys view: Williams is drawing a bit of interest, but no signing is in sight just yet. If/when signed, Williams can contribute primarily as a return man. His fantasy value as a receiver is nearly non-existent...even in super deep dynasty leagues.

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  NFL | Bradie Ewing retires    Sun Apr 5, 09:41 AM

Free-agent FB Bradie Ewing (Jaguars) has announced his retirement from professional football.

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  NFL | Todd Gurley could start on PUP list    Sat Apr 4, 08:46 AM

Former Georgia RB Todd Gurley could begin the 2015 NFL season on the physically unable to perform list and be eased into action by whichever NFL team selects him in the 2015 draft.

Footballguys view: He's got star ability, and even with this knee injury we could see Gurley taken in the top 20 of the 2015 NFL draft. Gurley will be nine months into rehab to repair his torn anterior crucial ligament by the season opener.

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  NFL | Prospect P.J. Williams arrested    Fri Apr 3, 11:35 AM

Florida State CB P.J. Williams was arrested for driving under the influence early Friday, April 3. Williams was projected by some to be a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: This could impact his draft stock. This isn't the first time Williams has had a run-in with the law. Last October, Williams was ticketed by police for leaving the scene of an accident. Some think Williams may fall to the third day of the draft because of this latest infraction.

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  NFL | T.J. Clemmings to visit three teams    Thu Apr 2, 10:36 PM

Former Pittsburgh OT T.J. Clemmings has pre-draft visits set up with the Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams and the New Orleans Saints.

Footballguys view: Clemmings has only been playing offensive tackle for two years. He began his college career at Pitt as a defensive lineman, and he carries that same aggressive mindset over to the other side of the ball. He'll likely be a first-round pick, and his upside is tremendous.

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  NFL | Todd Gurley's recovery going smoothly    Thu Apr 2, 09:50 PM

Former Georgia RB Todd Gurley (knee) said that his rehab for his torn anterior cruciate ligament continues to go well, and he will have his knee re-checked by NFL doctors leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft. 'I'm feeling pretty good, the recovery's going pretty good,' Gurley said Wednesday, April 1. 'I've been starting to run and do like backpedaling and stuff like that. It's been going pretty good, it's going smoothly.'

Footballguys view: Gurley is our favorite back in this class, and he's got the upside to be a top-5 player in this game. He runs with power, speed, good vision, proper pad level and outstanding instincts. Think of Gurley in the same way you do Marshawn Lynch. The knee injury is unlikely to keep him from being drafted in the first round.

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  NFL | Todd Gurley best since Adrian Peterson?    Thu Apr 2, 06:26 PM

Georgia RB Todd Gurley was described as the best running back in the draft since Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, by a respected evaluator.

Footballguys view: We love Gurley, and he's a top-10 talent in this year's draft class. The knee injury he suffered last year in Georgia could cause him to slide to the middle to later parts of the first round. Gurley has power, speed, vision and instincts for running the football.

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  NFL | D.J. Humphries' draft stock rising    Thu Apr 2, 05:27 PM

Former Florida OT D.J. Humphries is expected to be drafted in the late first round or early second round. He's the top offensive tackle in this year's draft class, according to NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah. Humphries was originally advised by the NFL Draft Advisory Board to stay at Florida for his senior season.

Footballguys view: It wouldn't be a shock to see Humphries picked at the end of the first round. He's a good athlete who moves well laterally at the snap, and Humphries can be a "sticky blocker" at the second level of the defense. Humphries has good footwork in pass protection, but he needs to use his hands better and stop lunging at opponents on the edge.

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  NFL | Stevan Ridley could be cleared in May    Wed Apr 1, 01:42 PM

Free-agent RB Stevan Ridley (knee) is expected to receive clearance to return to the field at some point in May. Ridley has met with the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets but is not scheduled to meet with any more teams at this point.

Footballguys view: Ridley's getting a little bit of interest, but there's no sign that he's going to get a new contract in the near future. In fact, he may have to wait until injuries hit in training camp to get an offer from a new team.

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  NFL | Jameis Winston being watched by teams    Wed Apr 1, 01:05 PM

Florida State QB Jameis Winston has been secretly followed by representatives of NFL teams in order for teams to keep an eye on him, according to his quarterback coach George Whitfield Jr. 'They've staged people,' Whitfield said. 'Yeah, there are teams that have staged people on different flights he had, just to kind of be in the midst - a fly on the wall. No [Jameis wasn't aware of it], but I had a team official tell me that. They were aware of another team that said they wanted to do that.'

Footballguys view: That's a bit unusual, but not terribly shocking. The NFL is going to dig on Winston as much as possible to see if he's a player worth spending millions on. When watching film, Winston stands out because of his willingness to attack a defense vertically. Off the field, there are concerns about his character and that's why he's being followed.

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  NFL | Marcus Mariota not attending NFL Draft?    Tue Mar 31, 07:53 PM

Former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota does not plan on attending the NFL Draft, according to sources.

Footballguys view: That means both Mariota and Jameis Winston (two of the top picks, and the two best quarterbacks) will both be outside of Chicago during the NFL draft. That can't really sit well with the league, especially if they go 1/2 at the top of the draft.

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  NFL | Jameis Winston not overweight    Tue Mar 31, 05:09 PM

Florida State QB Jameis Winston weighed in at 231 pounds at his school's pro day Tuesday, March 31, which was the same weight he was at during the NFL Scouting Combine last month. Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said the reports that Winston had gained weight after the season ended are false. The Buccaneers are expected to take Winston with the No. 1 overall pick, but they aren't ready to firmly say that Winston will be their pick.

Footballguys view: Weight was supposed to be an issue for Winston early on in the pre-draft process. Instead, Winston has shed the weight and kept the pounds off for a couple of months.

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  NFL | Jameis Winston draws mixed opinions    Tue Mar 31, 03:10 PM

Former Florida State QB Jameis Winston reportedly struggled with throwing on the run during his pro day Tuesday, March 31. However, Winston did throw better on deep passes from the pocket and on throws in the red zone.

Footballguys view: Pro day performances are overblown. Last year, Johnny Manziel was a rockstar at his pro day while Teddy Bridgewater struggled. It was easy to see on film and in their rookie seasons that Bridgewater was clearly the better player. Winston is not going to see his draft stock fall after this so-so pro day. He's very likely to be the number-one overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

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  NFL | Lance Briggs confident he can still play    Mon Mar 30, 05:37 PM

Free-agent LB Lance Briggs (Bears) still thinks he can 'perform at an elite level.' He'll turn 35 years old this November. Briggs has drawn interest this offseason from the San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys.

Footballguys view: The veteran linebacker has to stay healthy in order to prove that he can still be an impact player at the pro level. Briggs played in only eight games in 2014 before going on Injured Reserve with a groin injury.

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  NFL | Jameis Winston an elite talent?    Mon Mar 30, 05:10 PM

Florida State QB Jameis Winston is expected to the sixth quarterback selected No. 1 in the NFL Draft in the last 10 years, and NFL media analyst Lance Zierlein said Winston is his No. 5 quarterback in the last five years. Analyst Gil Brandt called Winston 'an elite talent' and one of the top-10 quarterbacks in the last decade. Winston has been compared to former Oakland Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell and Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, and analyst Daniel Jeremiah isn't concerned about Winston being a bust like Russell.

Footballguys view: We like the Roethlisberger comparison. Winston is big, can sluff off defenders looking to sack him, and he has no problem attacking a defense with his arm...but he can take off to run if need be. He'll likely be the top pick in the 2015 NFL draft for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  NFL | Matt Schaub expected to sign this week    Mon Mar 30, 01:07 PM

Free-agent QB Matt Schaub (Raiders) is expected to sign with a team this week, according to a source. Schaub has received interest from the New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons.

Footballguys view: Schaub is a backup at this point in his career. Any team that is interested should be considering him only as a reserve. We could see the Ravens picking him up.

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  NFL | Stefen Wisniewski had offseason surgery    Mon Mar 30, 02:10 AM

Free-agent C Stefen Wisniewski (Raiders) had offseason surgery after playing with a torn labrum in 2014.

Footballguys view: And now we know why he's gone unsigned on the open market. Wisniewski is a talented young center, but he's going to have to prove that he's close to 100 percent before some team takes a chance on him. The Raiders signed Rodney Hudson earlier this year to replace him. Wisniewski had the worst season of his career in 2014 giving up 12 QB hurries. Playing with a torn labrum for most of last seasons certainly did not help.

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