NFC Notes: Donald, Vikings, Herron

Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald expressed his interest in the Cowboys, writes David Helman of He had particular affection for defensive line coach Rod Marinelli“He loves doing what he does, so that’s a coach I’d love to play for and learn from. Knowing he coached guys like Warren Sapp, that just gets you excited just knowing he’s got history and is one of the best to do it,” said Donald. “If I was able to play for Coach Marinelli that would be a blessing.”

Here are some other notes from around the NFC:

  • The Vikings are expected to bring in a linebacker in the upcoming draft, writes Master Tesfatsion of The team has targeted Khalil Mack of Buffalo and Demarcus Lawrence of Boise State during recent visits, already having seen Preston Brown of Louisville and Anthony Barr of UCLA. The Vikings will also host North Dakota State offensive tackle Billy Turner.
  • The Panthers‘ quest to find a receiver in the draft continues, as the team will host Wyoming wideout Robert Herron, reports Ian Rapoport of (via Twitter). The team had previously worked out Herron earlier this month.
  • The Falcons will host Brandon Watts on Tuesday, reports Ken Sugiura of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The linebacker was not a big name in the draft process before running a 4.4 40 yard dash at his Georgia Tech pro day.
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