The 2017 NFL Draft is today, and teams are making their final preparations before the first round kicks off tonight. It's silly season, which means there are plenty of draft rumors floating around. Several of those will end up being just smokescreens, but we're here to help you sort through what's real and what's not. Here are all the latest 2017 NFL Draft rumors and news that you need to know from around the league.
Falcons looking to trade up, Bills looking to trade down
There is expected to be plenty of movement in tonight's draft based on which players slide, and the Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills appear to be looking to make trades. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Falcons are looking to trade up in the first round, while the Bills are looking to trade down.
Jaguars to take Deshaun Watson with No. 4 pick?
The Jacksonville Jaguars have been rumored to be trying to find a potential replacement for quarterback Blake Bortles, and they appear to have found a guy they like. According to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, the Jags may take Clemson's Deshaun Watson with the No. 4 overall pick.
Jacksonville is also considering LSU running back Leonard Fournette.
Saints targeting Derek Barnett with No. 11 pick
Watson has also been linked to the New Orleans Saints, but they seem ready to add help on defense. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Saints will take Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett if he's available.
Knew it wouldn't be long til I already wanted to update my mock draft. If Saints don't trade out of 11 and Barnett is there, they'll pounce— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 27, 2017
Barnett had 56 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and a career-high 13 sacks last season for the Vols.Back to the NFL Newsfeed