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Bolts, Titans

Bolts, Titans hint at willingness to move at 2024 draft … With the draft now just 33 days away, the LA Chargers have become the 2nd team with a top 5 pick to suggest that they would be open to trading down from the area on or before April 25th. Earlier, it was reported that Arizona proclaimed themselves… Read More »

Pro day notes

Pro day notes … By all accounts, Michigan QB JJ McCarthy had a very solid pro day day earlier today in Ann Arbor. For those that haven’t seen it here is video of some of his throws. For the record, McCarthy reportedly threw for about 25 minutes with only a couple of passes hitting the ground. Interesting in… Read More »

Who’s who at UM pro day

Who’s who at UM pro day … Jim Nagy of the Senior Bowl is reporting that there are 9 GMs on hand at Michigan’s pro day, along with 7 head coaches, and 7 offensive line coaches. Not surprising, though for a national champion college team with a rising top 5 QB and a record 18 players that had… Read More »

McCarthy to throw at UM pro day

McCarthy to throw at UM pro day … One of the more anticipated pro days of the year goes today when national champion Michigan holds its work out for pro teams. Of course, QB JJ McCarthy, who is now being talked about as a very possible top 5 pick next month will be the headliner as he will… Read More »

Intrresting turnout at Irish pro day

Interesting turnout at Irish pro day … In many ways, there was almost more to chew as to who came to the Notre Dame pro day earlier today as to what they saw on the field. For the record, both Dallas and Washington sent fairly large contingents to South Bend with head coach Mike McCarthy and VP of… Read More »

‘What if’ mock posted

‘What if’ mock posted … We noted earlier in the week that we were reluctant to post an updated mock because of the uncertainty surrounding likely trades. However, while we still don’t know who is trading where, but certainly at this point the most likely big trade to shake up the early going of the draft would be… Read More »

Cards put up ‘open for business’ sign

Cards put up ‘open for business’ sign … There had been some speculation earlier in the draft process that if, as expected, QBs went 1-2-3 with the first three picks in the opening round of next month’s draft, then Arizona would be very unlikely to move off the 4th pick with Ohio State WR Marvin Harrison, the consensus… Read More »

Big crowd at Horns pr day

Big crowd at Horns pro day … Despite competing pro days at Alabama, Ohio State and Southern California, yesterday’s pro day at Texas drew a record crowd of over 90 NFL people including head coaches Mike McDaniel of Miami, Cincinnati’s Zac Taylor and Shane Steichen of Indianapolis. The three coaches were probably there to check out the UT… Read More »

Williams pro day workout low key

Williams pro day workout ‘low key’ … We’ve come to expect these big QB pro day scripted throwing sessions to be as much entertainment as actual football information. However, that did not appear to be the case at today’s workout by USC’s Caleb Williams. There was no music blaring in the arena, there were no cheerleaders, there wasn’t… Read More »

Tide CB Kool-Aid runs OK on bad foot; OT Latham ‘loses it!’

Tide CB Kool-Aid runs OK on bad foot; OT Latham ‘loses it!’ … Needless to say there was a full house at the Alabama pro day earlier with every team represented including head coaches Mike McCarthy of Dallas, Antonio Pierce of Las Vegas, Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin and Brian Callahan of Tennessee. And they likely left town with plenty… Read More »

USC QB Williams checks off pro day on road to top pick

USC QB Williams checks off pro day on road to top pick … All 32 teams were represented at the Southern California pro day earlier today, although the only team that mattered was probably Chicago which was there for one final look at USC QB Caleb Williams their presumptive choice with the #1 pick overall at next month’s… Read More »

Monster day on pro day circuit

Monster day on pro day circuit … Tomorrow may be the biggest day ever on the annual pro schedule with workouts scheduled at Alabama, Ohio State, Texas and Southern California. An it appears that USC QB Caleb Williams will throw in some fashion at the Trojans pro day tomorrow after he passed on participating at the combine. Reportedly… Read More »

Rumor de jour: Vikes, Pats close to swapping picks

Rumor du jour: Vikes, Pats close to swapping picks … Just a quick follow-up to yesterday’s story on the growing buzz surrounding Minnesota’s attempt to move up in the draft from the 11th pick overall to a position where they could get one of this year’s top QBs after acquiring an extra 1st from Houston, but there was… Read More »

Mocks to the left of us …

Mocks to the left of us … Its a pretty quiet day on the draft front so far today. There is one interesting pro day on tap with Quinyon Mitchell the draw at the Toledo workout later today. Meanwhile, for those not aware of it, the NFL Network will be doing a mock draft at 8 PM ET… Read More »

Buzz at the top of the board

Buzz at the top of the board … Again, its smoke and mirrors season in the NFL and one never knows whether what one hears is genuine or misinformation or even a little bit of both, but there is clearly some buzz at the top of the 2024 board. On the one hand, it does appear to be… Read More »

CB Dejean doesn’t run at Iowa pro day

CB Dejean doesn’t run at Iowa pro day … No real surprise here but star Iowa CB Cooper Dejean did not work out run at the Iowa pro day earlier today. Dejean, a late first round prospect who also wasn’t able to participate in last month’s combine, is still rehabbing from a broken leg suffered late last season.… Read More »

Niners lose future pick to clerical error

Niners lose future pick to clerical error … San Francisco will forfeit its 5th round pick in 2025 because the club made an error when calculating last year’s player payroll. The 49ers will also had their 2024 4th round pick pushed back from #131 to the #135 at the end of the round. the penalty wasn’t more because… Read More »

Vikes to work out QB McCarthy

Vikes to work out QB McCarthy – twice … A pretty good case can be that ‘the most interesting’ team in the NFL these days is Minnesota, especially after the Vikings acquired that 2nd opening round pick from Houston late last week. And nobody in the league doubts that the Vikings are angling to move up from the… Read More »

Big pro day week ahead

Big pro day with the first overall pick week ahead … The busiest week on the annual pro day schedule gets underway on Monday with workouts at Iowa, Miami and Texas A&M among other schools. The monster day this week, though, will be on Wednesday when Southern Cal, Ohio State, Alabama and Texas all hold their pro days… Read More »

CFL ROY has solid pro day

CFL ROY has solid pro day … While we wait for the biggest week on the pro day schedule to get underway tomorrow, we can report that Toronto Argonauts’ CB Qwan’tez Stiggers, the Canadian league’s rookie of the year last year, had a pretty good showing at a private pro day on Friday in his home town of… Read More »

OT moves could impact early draft

OT moves could impact early draft … There were a couple of transactions in the past day or so that could have ramifications on the first ten picks at the 2024 draft. Earlier today, for example, Tennessee released LT Andre Dillard after just one disastrous year with the Titans. And while the Titans do have several other young… Read More »

Bears trade QB Fields to Steelers for future late pick

Bears trade QB Fields to Steelers for future late pick … And there you have it. Chicago has traded QB Justin Fields to Pittsburgh for a conditional 6th round pick in 2025. The pick reportedly could escalate to as much as a 4th rounder depending on Fields playing time next fall. However, Fields was acquired by Pittsburgh as… Read More »

Top S prospect doesn’t run at pro day

Top S prospect doesn’t run at pro day … Minnesota S Tyler Nubin, one of, if not the top-rated prospect at the position for the 2024 draft, did not run at the Gophers pro day last week as he continues to have some lingering issues after undergoing post-season knee surgery on an MCL. The knee injury itself wasn’t… Read More »

Steelers trade QB Pickett to Eagkles

Steelers trade QB Pickett to Eagles … Did not see that one coming, but just a couple of days after signing veteran free agent QB Russell Wilson, Pittsburgh has traded Kenny Pickett across the state to Philadelphia. In exchange, the teams will swap mid-round picks with the Steelers getting #98 at the end of the third round, while… Read More »

No mock today

No mock today … We were in fact right in the middle of putting together an updated post-combine, start of the new football year projection for the first three rounds of the 2024 draft which for the record is now just 41 days away. However, we were stopped in our tracks when Minnesota acquired a second first round… Read More »