The start of the 2017 NFL Draft is exactly week away, and all 32 teams are using their final visits with prospects and making their final evaluations. It's silly season, which means there are plenty of draft rumors to sort through. Here are all the latest 2017 NFL Draft rumors and news you need to know from around the NFL.
Browns looking to trade up to draft Mitchell Trubisky
The Cleveland Browns are expected to draft Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick, but are also really high on North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. As such, they are trying to trade up from the No. 12 pick in order to draft Trubisky, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.
Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown admitted Wednesday he's game for trading up from No. 12 -- and although he wouldn't confirm it, the target is presumably quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
"We are open to it,'' Brown said during his pre-draft press conference. "Generally, we value picks. We think no matter how prepared you are there is always a lot of uncertainty in the draft. Every team misses. We're not going to be different in that regard. We like young talent.
"We've said the draft is going to be the pipeline. We don't want to get into a habit of turning two picks into one, so to speak. We just don't think that is a good way to do business over time.
"We have studied this around the league, and it's just our inclination. It doesn't mean that if there is a player there we might not go take a shot. We think we're positioned to be able to do that without impacting our draft much."
Bills interested in Deshaun Watson
The Buffalo Bills have expressed interest in picking a quarterback in the draft despite bringing back Tyrod Taylor, and they will have Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson in for a visit tomorrow, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.
I'm told the #Bills are scheduled to visit with QB Deshaun Watson at Clemson on Friday, per sources.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 20, 2017
Watson passed for 4,593 yards with 41 touchdowns and 17 interceptions while rushing for 629 yards and nine touchdowns this past season while leading Clemson to the national championship.
Dalvin Cook may fall to second round
At one point early in the pre-draft process, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was the unquestioned No. 2 running back prospect in this draft class, and some even thought he was challenging LSU's Leonard Fournette to be the first back taken. However, NFL.com's Lance Zierlein reports that he may fall to the second round due to a variety of reasons:
While Dalvin Cook is clearly a first-rounder based on talent alone, there are some teams who simply don't believe he is worth a first-round investment. Some teams seem to be basing their opinions on concerns surrounding durability and character, while others were disappointed with his NFL Scouting Combine showing. Alvin Kamara is talented but didn't post enough production in college, and I seriously doubt Joe Mixon finds his way into the first round based on my recent conversations.
Cook ran for 1,765 yards and 19 touchdowns on 288 carries last season. He also caught 33 passes for 488 yards and another touchdown.Back to the NFL Newsfeed