The first and second picks in the upcoming draft have already changed hands, and several teams are convinced that there will be even more shuffling near the top of the opening round, reports Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports (on Twitter). The Dolphins could move up from No. 13 in hopes of landing Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, per La Canfora, who names the Titans (15th overall) as another club that might climb the board. Tennessee likes a pair of offensive tackles, Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley and Michigan State’s Jack Conklin, according to La Canfora.
More on the draft:
- Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook had a great college career and has a chance to end up a first-round pick, but questions about his attitude and leadership persist, writes Tom Pelissero of USA Today. “He’s going to fall, I think. Just the guy – people have their questions,” one executive told Pelissero. Said one NFL quarterbacks coach, “There’s something about him that you just don’t trust him.” An offensive coordinator also chimed in, commenting, “There’s just something put-offish about him. It appears to me – I could be dead wrong – but he’d be a guy that, when he got in the locker room, they’d try to eat him up and spit him out.” Cook came off as “flippant and cavalier” during some team interviews, Tony Pauline of WalterFootball.com reported last week.
- Nebraska offensive lineman Alex Lewis has logged official visits with the Cardinals, Titans, Giants, Colts, Eagles, Ravens, Lions, Bears, Packers and Saints, tweets Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 (Twitter link).
- The Colts worked out Jacksonville University receiver Andy Jones this week, a source told Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter link). Jones, who possesses a 41.5-inch vertical leap, visited with the Cardinals and Jaguars previously, tweets Wilson.