The 2017 NFL Draft is just a few days away, and teams are making their final preparations before the first round kicks off on Thursday. 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.
Browns talking trade with 4 teams
The Cleveland Browns are looking to trade up in the draft in order to pick both Myles Garrett and Mitchell Trubisky, and have been talking to four teams in the top eight about a potential deal, according to Mike Silver of NFL Network:
"The Browns have been doing their due diligence and investigating the possibility," Silver said on Up to the Minute Live. "I've learned that at least three teams in the top eight have been contacted by the Browns and discussions have taken place about the prospect of moving up. Now this is something that would likely happen in real time when these teams were on the clock because obviously if the target is Mitchell Trubisky and he goes earlier than expected, then those discussions would be moot.
"The Browns could still take Trubisky at No. 1. They could still trade down and try to take him a little lower than one. The more likely scenario right now would be trying to use that 12th pick and get up a little higher to get the quarterback of the future."
The 49ers have expressed interest in drafting Trubisky with the No. 2 pick, as have the Bears with the No. 3 pick. However, several teams at the top of the draft (namely the 49ers, Jaguars and Titans) are looking to trade down.
Titans have multiple offers for No. 5 overall pick
Speaking of the Titans, they have received multiple offers for the No. 5 overall pick, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Sounds like Titans are at it again. Already have received offers for fifth overall pick and are contemplating trade, per league source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2017
The Titans also have the No. 18 pick in the first round. They acquired the No. 5 pick in last year's trade with the Los Angeles Rams, who traded up to select Jared Goff with the top pick.
Packers looking to trade out of 1st round
The Green Bay Packers hold the No. 29 overall pick in the draft, but the team is very much open to trading down and out of the first round, according to Bob McGinn of PackersNews.com.
“With their needs and the depth of this draft, at 29 I would be trying to move back like a bandit,” a personnel man said to McGinn. “Quarterbacks are going to drive this draft. I think there’s going to be some action there at the end of the first round. With these quarterbacks, they need a five-year contract because they’re not ready. I think there will be a lot of movement coming up (into the first round).
“With the depth of this draft at defensive end and safety and corner and tight end, I would be looking to trade down.”
Green Bay currently has eight picks in the draft, and trading down would allow them to add more picks to fill those needs - particularly in the secondary.Back to the NFL Newsfeed