AFC Draft Updates: Ravens, Lynch, Texans

The final visit for Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch will take place in Baltimore, according to agent Leigh Steinberg, who tweets that Lynch will meet with the Ravens on Wednesday. Holding the No. 6 overall pick, the Ravens seem like an improbable first-round suitor for Lynch, so perhaps the team is just doing its due diligence in case it trades down in the first round or Lynch slips to round two.

Here are more draft updates from out of the AFC:

  • The Texans hosted Louisiana Tech quarterback Jeff Driskel for a visit this week, and are also hosting Eastern Michigan running back Darius Jackson today, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Houston fortified its offensive backfield by signing Brock Osweiler and Lamar Miller in free agency, but could still be eyeing additional depth.
  • We heard yesterday that Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller had a Monday visit with the Jets and a Wednesday visit in Carolina this week. Aaron Wilson fills in the gap in Fuller’s schedule, tweeting that the young corner is meeting today with the Titans.
  • The schedule for Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah includes a pre-draft visit with the Chargers this Wednesday, writes Aaron Wilson in a piece for the Chronicle. Wilson reported yesterday that Ogbah was also visiting Carolina and Atlanta this week, though he doesn’t include the Panthers in his list of Ogbah’s visits in his latest piece.
  • Texas A&M cornerback Brandon Williams has been busy during the pre-draft visit, making five visits and taking part in 14 private workouts, according to Aaron Wilson, who tweets that Williams is meeting with the Steelers today. Utah running back Devontae Booker and Michigan safety Jarrod Wilson are also in Pittsburgh to visit the Steelers, Wilson adds (via Twitter).
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4 comments on “AFC Draft Updates: Ravens, Lynch, Texans

  1. dorfmac

    Driskel is awful. The guy shouldn’t be drafted at any point. Worst quarterback the Gators have endured since I started paying attention during the Weurffel era – I’d say even worse than John Brantley.

  2. sportsjunkie24

    If Ravens draft a quarterback it will be a huge mistake they have way to many holes to fill on defense and offense and we have that franchise quarterback in flacco

    • JT19

      Doesn’t hurt to bring a young QB to learn behind Flacco. Gives the team options if Flacco gets hurt again and also leverage (if the young QB plays well in his limited action) with Flacco in future contract talks.

      • dorfmac

        Considering we just redid Flaccos contract, I don’t anticipate being back at the table with him for a while.

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