It sounds as if Jets GM Mike Maccagnan is more likely to trade back in the draft to acquire more picks than move up, Brian Costello of the New York Post writes. “Philosophically, I’m not opposed to moving up in the draft to go get a player if you feel that is a player that is going to be an extremely good player, but I would personally like to get more picks,” said Maccagnan. “To me, it’s more opportunities to get more talent.” Here’s more from around the NFL..
- The Eagles worked out at least three players Friday at UConn, including cornerback Byron Jones, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com tweets.
- With or without Adrian Peterson, running backs are on the Vikings‘ draft list, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press writes. The Vikings have Matt Asiata, but he’s not considered a long-term starter. The 5’9″, 208-pound Jerick McKinnon, drafted in the third round last year, was solid as a rookie but is not regarded as durable enough for a No. 1.
- Recent history suggests waiting until after the first round to draft a tight end is the right move, Ryan O’Halloran of The Florida Times-Union writes. The Jaguars believe they have a potentially effective duo in Julius Thomas and Marcedes Lewis, so they probably won’t be in the market for a tight end high in the draft.
- Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell has a poker face heading into the draft, Gene Frenette of The Florida Times-Union writes. Earlier today, we rounded up highlights from Caldwell’s chat with local reporters.