NFL Draft Rumors: Goff, Patriots, Lions

Could Jared Goff go No. 1 in this year’s draft? Of course, the Titans won’t be taking a QB, but one NFL GM tells Matt Miller of Bleacher Report (via Twitter) that he believes another team could trade up into the top spot to grab the Cal quarterback.

While we wait to see if that might happen, here’s a look at the latest draft rumors (all items credited to Tony Pauline of Walter Football, unless noted otherwise):

  • After his pro day workout, Georgia defensive lineman Sterling Bailey met with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, according to Pauline.
  • The Lions appear to be all over Boston College safety Justin Simmons. Detroit brass met with Simmons on Tuesday to have dinner, conduct an interview, and go over film. The Lions also spent time with him during Shrine week and interviewed him at the draft combine.
  • Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan threw the ball well at his school’s pro day and his delivery was said to be more compact than it has been in the past. The Bills, who are known to like Hogan, had GM Doug Whaley and others on hand.
  • The Panthers worked out Cincinnati receivers Chris Moore and Johnny Holton on Thursday as well as Pittsburgh receiver Tyler Boyd.
  • Mississippi State pass rusher Ryan Brown has official visits scheduled with the Raiders, Texans, Cowboys, and, Dolphins.
  • Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander has already met with the Jets, Titans, Saints, Colts, Steelers, Lions, and Chargers, according to Rand Getlin of (on Twitter).
  • Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson‘s shoulder was flagged at the combine and he’s on the list to go back to Indianapolis for the medical recheck, Albert Breer of tweets. Meanwhile, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report (on Twitter) hears that at least a dozen teams passed Lawson on his physical, while one or two teams apparently flagged him for his shoulder. Lawson met with the Jets, Titans, Saints, and Browns earlier this month.
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5 comments on “NFL Draft Rumors: Goff, Patriots, Lions

  1. Z-A

    Would someone really have to go up to #1 to get Goff? If Wentz is looking like the pick for the Browns… Goff will fall at least to the 49ers at 7.
    This is how the 1st round will pan out:
    1. If the Titans take Ramsey, then Chargers take Tunsil, Cowboys take Buckner/Bosa
    2. If the Titans take Tunsil, then the Chargers take Buckner, then the Cowboys take Ramsey
    – a. If the Chargers take Ramsey, then the Cowboys take Buckner/Bosa
    3. Jaguars and Ravens will not take Goff.
    4. #7 49ers or #8 Eagles may take Goff. If not, then #15 Rams take Goff. If not, then #19 Bills or #20 Jets. If not, most awkward draft day since Geno Smith and Aaron Rodgers.

    • Meep

      If not I wouldn’t be surprised if the pats or bronco’s take him. Pat’s need s future Brady replacement and we all know what going on with the bronco’s

      • Bobby Sweet

        The Patriots don’t have a first round pick, and I really don’t see him falling all the way to 60. The Patriots aren’t typically trading up, either, although I do wonder if they will do something due to their lost first round pick, or if they consider Jonathan Cooper young enough to “replace” their number one.

      • Z-A

        Try using a draft pick trade calculator before you throw put hair brain ideas lol. How many mid 20 picks would it take? Hint… 4 late 1st and 1 3rd. Lol. Smh.


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