Many teams believe that reported concerns about Myles Jack‘s knee issues have been overblown, but just in case he slips out of the top 10 as a result of those concerns, the Raiders are doing their homework on the linebacker. Matt Miller of Bleacher Report tweets that Oakland sent a contingent to UCLA on Thursday to work out Jack.
Here are several more draft updates from around the NFL:
- The Dolphins have genuine interest in Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin as a possible target at No. 13, a source tells Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (Twitter link). Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald indicated that Miami hasn’t ruled out the idea of drafting a tackle early and playing him at guard to start his NFL career, but I’d be surprised if the Fins actually went in that direction.
- Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com (Twitter link) hears that the Steelers and Colts are among the teams that have been doing most due diligence on West Virginia safety Karl Joseph. Joseph, who is coming off a major knee injury, is viewed as a probable day two pick.
- Cal wide receiver Kenny Lawler has worked out for the Saints, Falcons, Cowboys, Eagles, and Colts in the weeks leading up to the draft, writes Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. Lawler is also believed to have met with the Titans and Jets last month.
- The Patriots have displayed “steady interest” in South Florida defensive end Eric Lee, according to Aaron Wilson, who says Lee is working out for Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel today (Twitter links).