NFC Draft Updates: Giants, Cowboys, Saints

Earlier this week, when Mississippi wideout Laquon Treadwell cited five teams who had shown interest in him, one of the five he mentioned was “New York,” creating some uncertainty about which New York team he meant. As expected, it seems he was referring to the Giants and not the JetsJordan Raanan of writes that the first-round prospect will pay a pre-draft visit to the Giants.

Unlike the Giants, the Jets have a clear No. 2 option on their depth chart at wide receiver, with Eric Decker complementing Brandon Marshall. The Giants, having lost Rueben Randle this week, will be looking for someone to step up and take that No. 2 role behind Odell Beckham, but it remains to be seen whether that player would be Treadwell — the Giants have been considered more likely to use their first-rounder on an offensive lineman or a defender.

Let’s round up a few more draft updates from around the NFC…

  • The entire Cowboys coaching staff was in attendance to work out Ohio State prospects today, according to the Buckeyes’ director of player personnel, Mark Pantoni (Twitter link). Ezekiel Elliott and Joey Bosa are among the high-end Ohio State players the Cowboys could consider in next month’s draft.
  • Speaking of the Cowboys, they worked out Florida safety Keanu Neal this week, per Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Twitter link). Neal would likely be a second-round target if Dallas is interested in him.
  • Alabama defensive tackle Jarran Reed will visit the Saints in April, a league source tells Kristian Garic of WWL 870AM (Twitter link). Joel A. Erickson of The Advocate also provides an update on the Saints’ draft prospects, tweeting that San Jose State running back Tyler Ervin will privately work out for the team.
  • We heard on Thursday that the 49ers recently put Shaq Lawson through a workout, but he wasn’t the only Clemson defensive end to get a look from the team. According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, GM Trent Baalke also worked out Kevin Dodd. Both players are expected to visit the Niners in the coming weeks.
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  1. Z-A

    A good trade would be with the 49ers and Jets. Jets clearly don’t want to pay Fitz, and the 49ers will be in a position to get Wentz/Goff.

    49ers get #20 and Muhammad Wilkerson + #52 or #84 pick.
    Jets get #7 pick.

    1 – Wilkerson may not even play, plus he’s 15.7 cap hit for this season, and no guarantee he signs an extension with the 49ers. This also gives the Jets the cap room to not cut Ferguson.
    2 – 49ers have 50M+ cap space & a huge need at 3-4 DE.
    3 – Jets don’t want to pay Fitz more than 7 M a season, so why not just move on b/c he’s never going to accept that b.s. contract and no one thinks Geno Smith is the “guy” in NY.


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