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NFL draft rumors: Latest news on players, workouts and team interest

The latest rumors ahead of the 2016 NFL draft.
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The 2016 NFL draft is almost a month away and the rumor mill is in full swing.

The Tennessee Titans have the No. 1 pick after finishing the season with a 3–13 record. The Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars round out the top five picks.

The NFL released the full draft order on Tuesday.

The draft is set to begin on April 28 with the second and third rounds taking place on April 29. The draft concludes on April 30 with the fourth through seventh rounds.

Find a round-up of the latest rumors ahead of the draft below:

March 31

• Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg worked out for the Cowboys on Thursday and will work out with the Eagles next week, reports’s Matt Lombardo.

March 30

• The Philadelphia Eagles have already held workouts with Cal quarterback Jared Goff and Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan, and they will continue their search for a signal caller when they work out North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz on Wednesday and Memphis’ Paxton Lynch on Thursday, reports Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Rapoport reports Eagles owner Jeffrie Lurie has attended each workout.

• The San Francisco 49ers will watch California quarterback Jared Goff work out on Wednesday alongside several Cal wide receivers, Rapoport reports. Despite their interest in Goff, the 49ers and coach Chip Kelly are reportedly not planning on trading quarterback Colin Kaepernick unless they are “blown away” by an offer.

• Utah running back Devontae Booker will aim to show NFL scouts his knee has recovered from November surgery when he works out for them at his Pro Day on April 12, reports Rapoport.

March 29

• Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey says that he wants the Titans to pick him with the No. 1 overall pick not because he is a hometown player but based on his talent, according to Jim Wyatt of Ramsey also added that he has had a lot of communication with the Tennessee staff. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht ​were in attendance. 

• UCLA linebacker Myles Jack won’t hold a personal pro day and likely won’t run a 40-yard dash,’s Mike Silver reports.

• Dalvin Cook also worked out at FSU's Pro Day. Head coach Jimbo Fisher introduced him to Tomlin, according to Josh Newberg. Kicker Roberto Aguayo, defensive tackle Nile Lawrence-Stample, safety Lamarcus Brutus, linebackers Terrance Smith and Reggie Northrup, and punter Cason Beatty were among the other notable players in front of NFL scouts.

• Browns head coach Hue Jackson says the team is eyeing a wide receiver. “It’s an area we need to address obviously,” Jackson said.

• The Eagles reportedly spent Monday working out former Cal quarterback Jared Goff, who may also be on the Browns' radar with the No. 2 overall pick, according to