NFL draft rumors: Latest news on players, workouts and team interest
The 2016 NFL draft will begin on Thursday, but college players are still completing last-minute workouts for interested teams. Speculation is higher than ever over where players will fall in the draft.
The first round of the draft will be completed on Thursday, with the second and third rounds taking place on Friday. The draft concludes on Saturday with the fourth through seventh rounds.
View the full 2016 NFL draft order here.
Find a round-up of the latest rumors ahead of the draft below:
• Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn’t expect his team to trade its No. 4 draft pick, he said at a press conference on Monday. He also said that drafting a backup and eventual successor for Tony Romo isn’t a high priority for this draft.
• The New Orleans Saints declined to trade up from No. 12 to the No. 1 pick as the cost ultimately outweighed their interest in doing so, but they are still interested in Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch and could move up slightly to secure him, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports.
• USC linebacker Su’a Cravens is being considered a potential first-round pick after visiting the Falcons, Saints, Panthers, Browns and Lions, reports Aaron Wilson for the National Football Post. The Patriots, Bills, Colts and Chargers have also expressed interest in Cravens, Wilson reports.
• Clemson safety T.J. Green has also moved into potential first-round consideration, Rapoport reports.
• Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton has drawn interest from the Jets, Rams, Falcons, Broncos, Texans and Raiders, Wilson reports.
• The Arizona Cardinals are willing to trade wide receiver Michael Floyd to move up in the draft, an anonymous Cardinals scout told Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller.
• Former West Virginia safety Karl Joseph is expected to be selected in the draft’s first round, reports Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.
• Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford has demanded a trade and will refuse to attend any more of the team’s off-season workouts, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. Last week, the Eagles traded up to the No. 2 pick in the draft and are expected to select a quarterback.
• Western Carolina wide receiver Karnorris Benson has garnered last-minute interest from the Colts, Broncos, Jets, Vikings, Eagles and Chiefs, reports Wilson for the Houston Chronicle.
• Cal running back Daniel Lasco’s draft stock has risen after a series of private workouts that have allowed him to show teams the hip and ankle injuries that interrupted his senior season have healed. Lasco has worked out for the Eagles, Saints, Patriots, Texans, Raiders and 49ers, Wilson reports.
• Penn State cornerback Trevor Williams has visited, worked out for or drawn inquiries from 15 teams since Pro Day, and is considered a late-round pick prospect, Wilson reports.
• Texas State offensive tackle Adrian Bellard is also considered a late-round prospect, and has drawn interest from the Broncos, Browns, Raiders, Jets and Panthers, Wilson reports.
• Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams believes that he is the second-best quarterback available behind North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz, despite being projected as a late-round pick, reports Lindsay Jones of USA Today.
• After the Eagles traded with the Browns to move from the No. 8 pick to No. 2 last week, talks among other teams on trading for the No. 3 and No. 4 picks have cooled, Rapoport reports.