NFL Draft Rumors: Russell, Hall, Henry

Notre Dame cornerback KeiVarae Russell declared for the 2016 NFL draft, as Pete Thamel of SI writes. Russell missed the 2014 season due to an honor code violation, which put his final season of eligibility in NCAA limbo. For his part, Russell says that he planned to declare regardless of the NCAA’s decision. Russell’s missed year stemmed from academic dishonesty and he knows that he’ll face questions about that from interested teams in the coming months.

Here’s the latest draft news:

  • Texas A&M defensive end Daeshon Hall is leaning towards entering the draft, according to Tony Pauline of (on Twitter). Hall, who stands at 6’6″ and weighs 260 pounds, registered 54 tackles, a career-high 7.0 sacks, two pass deflections, and two forced fumbles in 2015.
  • Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry announced that he will apply for early eligibility into the NFL draft. “After a great deal of prayer and reflection, I have made the very difficult decision to pursue my childhood dream and enter the 2016 NFL Draft,” Henry wrote. “I have grown so much as a person and player these past three years at the University of Arkansas. I have enjoyed my experience more than I could have ever imagined.”
  • Arkansas offensive lineman Denver Kirkland, who projects more as a guard in the pros, also intends to enter the 2016 draft, Chase Goodbread of tweets.
  • Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell officially announced that he’ll enter the NFL Draft, as Joe Schad of tweets.
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  1. 3Tavgreg

    The Bills should tell Jim Kelly to kind of mention to his nephew Chad, that they are going to be looking for a backup QB. If he were to declare himself, he’d be the perfect backup for them, hometown boy with team hero for an uncle. He could also probably be had about the 4th round, give him time to develop, and provide some leverage in negotiations with Taylor who is an UFA in 2017.

  2. 3Tavgreg

    Chad Kelly would be a good fit for the Bills offensive system as well. He has a strong arm needed for that windy stadium, and is mobile enough to run that offense. He just needs a little time to develop.

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