Cole’s Latest: Raiders, Goff, Wentz, 49ers

Jason Cole of Bleacher Report released a series of videos today on a handful of noteworthy NFL topics. Let’s dive right in and round up the latest from Cole….

  • The idea of the Raiders potentially moving to Las Vegas is gaining some momentum, a “well-placed” NFL source tells Cole (video link). According to Cole, Raiders owner Mark Davis is scheduled to speak later this month in Las Vegas about the possibility of building a stadium in the city, and Las Vegas decision-makers will have to decide whether to devote tax funds to a stadium.
  • Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News notes (via Twitter) that the Raiders‘ interest in Las Vegas – assuming the funding falls into place – “can’t be overstated,” while Cole suggests that Davis would commit to attempting to relocate the franchise to Vegas if the city is prepared to put up the necessary money.
  • Contrary to a previous report, quarterback prospects Jared Goff and Carson Wentz won’t be visiting the 49ers this week, according to Cole (video link). That doesn’t mean the two top QB prospects won’t eventually make the trip to Santa Clara, but the 49ers have already worked them out individually and have gotten a closer look at them. Cole also hears that GM Trent Baalke really likes Michigan State signal-caller Connor Cook.
  • There’s a “growing sense within the Cowboys‘ organization” that Dallas is seriously considering drafting a quarterback at No. 4, a source tells Cole (video link). Per Cole, some members of the organization prefer to target a defensive player or even a running back (Ezekiel Elliott) at that spot, but there are others who are arguing for a QB since they don’t believe the Cowboys will be drafting this high again for quite some time.
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3 comments on “Cole’s Latest: Raiders, Goff, Wentz, 49ers

  1. Sam Robinson

    It would be pretty strange if Dallas went QB here. It’s hard to picture a team in a weak division squandering the opportunity to draft a player who will make a difference this season, helping the Cowboys’ current quarterback attempt to lead the team to another East title.

  2. GabeOfThrones

    I think that’s a smokescreen to generate interest in other teams moving up. I think they want to move down and take Hargreaves or an edge rusher if Ramsey is off the board.

  3. Dallas Robinson

    I’m really torn on the issue of the Cowboys drafting a quarterback. They’d be getting not only an eventual Romo replacement, but someone who would conceivably be a backup option in 2016. We saw how Dallas bottomed out without Romo last year, and picking a quarterback would help alleviate those concerns. But then again, can they pass up on a top talent like Ramsey or Bosa when they’re in a win-now mode?


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