Draft Visits: McCaffrey, Conley, Mixon, Taco

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, whose stock is so high that he could be a top 10 pick in this year’s draft, will visit the Redskins and Broncos, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Chase Goodbread of NFL.com). Given where they’re slated to select (Washington’s at No. 17, Denver’s 20th), those two teams could have difficulty reeling in McCaffrey, though it would make for an especially interesting story if he ended up with the Broncos. His father, Ed McCaffrey, was a standout receiver in Denver from 1995-2003. While there, he caught passes from quarterback John Elway, who’s now the Broncos’ general manager.

More of the latest high-profile draft visits:

  • Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley has already visited the Titans (along with the previously reported Cowboys and Browns), and will meet with the Bengals and Jets, writes Nate Ulrich of Ohio.com. Conley seems like a shoo-in to go somewhere in the first round, and PFR’s Dallas Robinson currently has him going 11th overall to New Orleans.
  • Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon visited the Buccaneers this week, tweets Mike Garafolo of NFL.com. The potential second- or third-round pick could be a fit for a Tampa Bay team whose incumbent starting running back, Doug Martin, isn’t a lock to remain with the club. Even if Martin doesn’t lose his roster spot, he’ll still miss the first three games of next season as a result of a suspension.
  • Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton visited the Lions on Friday, per Rapoport (Twitter link). As Rapoport further notes (and as was previously reported), the Cowboys and Dolphins are also among the teams interested in Charlton, who’s coming off a 10-sack season with the Wolverines.
  • Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs visited the Steelers on Monday and will also meet with the Chiefs, relays Tom Pelissero of USA Today. Dobbs, who was a two-year starter with the Volunteers, could go as high as the second or third round, according to ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. (via Mike Griffith of SEC Country).
  • Kansas State defensive lineman Jordan Willis visited the 49ers on Wednesday, reports Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. Willis figures to go late in the first round or early in the second, which could make him a target for the 49ers at No. 34 overall.
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6 comments on “Draft Visits: McCaffrey, Conley, Mixon, Taco

  1. Z-A

    McCaffrey imo is pick 25 and beyond.

    Conley is rising like Eli Apple. I’m mocking him at 14 to the Eagles currently. I don’t see the Saints reaching for him when they also have the 32nd overall pick – which is where I see them going corner.

    FYI you have the wrong Doug Martin linked. Tampa Bay will see how the draft shakes out. If they come away with one of the top running backs, Martin is cut – his salary is non-guaranteed there’s no dead money.

  2. dugdog83

    As a wolverines and a lions fan, I do not want Detroit taking Taco at 21. He’s unproven, hasn’t had much success at college level (minus last year), and lions already have a first rd project DE in Ziggy who hasn’t reached his potential. Lions will get a better player at 21 even tho DE is a position of need.

  3. dust44

    I’ve seen Conley as high as 6 to the Jets if Lattimore goes at 2. The Jets r in an interesting spot. They could go a number of ways because they have more needs then solid contributors. QB, RB, TE, OL, LB, CB, S they need atleast 1 or more starters for all those positions and one could argue WR as well. Basically, they need everything other then more DLine help unless they trade one of the 3 1st round picks. The Jets may have a worse roster then the Browns currently… sorry Jets fans.

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