NFL Draft Rumors: Thomas, Henderson, Tua

With the NFL Draft just around the corner, here’s a look at the latest rumblings from Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller:

  • There’s increasing chatter about Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson landing in the top 10, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report hears. Henderson hasn’t garnered the same level of hype as Ohio State’s Jeff Okudah over the last few months, but it’s starting to sound like he has closed the gap. Earlier this week, an anonymous GM told Peter King of NBC Sports that 40% of NFL teams likely have Henderson ranked as the draft’s best CB, ahead of Okudah. Miller isn’t convinced that Henderson will go top 10, but the Panthers (No. 7) and Jaguars (No. 9) could give him consideration.
  • Throughout the evaluation process, offensive linemen Jedrick Wills Jr. (Alabama) and Mekhi Becton (Louisville) have been highly touted, and Tristan Wirfs has been connected to the Giants at No. 4. Still, there’s buzz that Georgia’s Andrew Thomas could wind up as the first offensive tackle selected, Miller hears. Some may prefer the upside of Wills and Becton or the four-position potential of Wirfs, but Thomas may be the most NFL-ready of the bunch. Of course, with limited OTAs on the horizon, teams have even less time to teach rookies.
  • If the Dolphins are truly targeting Justin Herbert over Tua Tagovailoa, league officials believe that the Alabama star could drop out of the top 10. Things seemed to be trending up for Tagovailoa after the latest check on his surgically-repaired hip, but it’s possible that teams are skittish without getting their own up-close inspection. Personally, we like Tagovailoa’s chances of going in the top 10 – perhaps from a team leaping up the board – even if Miami passes on him.
  • Earlier today, we profiled Georgia star and potential first-round pick D’Andre Swift.
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13 comments on “NFL Draft Rumors: Thomas, Henderson, Tua

  1. wagner13

    If the Dolphins pass on Tua in favor of Herbert, I can’t imagine the Chargers letting him slide by as well…

    • king beas

      I have a feeling the chargers don’t take a qb and tank for trevor or fields next year. I think those 2 have a lot less question marks than tua or Herbert and I think an OT at 6 would’ve help build a sturdy line for the rookie qb the following year

      • wagner13

        I don’t think the Chargers are going to be sucky enough to be in position for Trevor next season. Outside of quarterback, they have one of the most talented squads in the league. If they were truly tanking, I don’t think they would’ve traded for Turner, franchised Henry, or signed Harris/Joseph. Just my opinion

  2. RootedInOakland

    Miami/Flores goin hard on the smokescreens cuz that’s the patriot way lol, throw everyone off and then get Tua without trading up

    • kylewait89

      What smokescreens do they need to throw? No one above them is taking him. Burrow and Young are going first two picks. Detroit isn’t taking tua. Neither is NY. So what smokescreens are you talking about?

    • ffjsisk

      I don’t think these are smoke screens at all. Giving someone millions of dollars and committing your future to someone with a significant injury history that you can’t evaluate is incredibly dumb. Especially when you have other options.

      • Simmons>Russ

        Exactly who knows Jeudy Lamb Ruggs Higgins Aiyuk Jefferson Reagor….
        maybe one of the top guys falls down if not then they still get a really solid WR

  3. hullvering

    Matt Miller regurgitating rumors already released by more legit journalists. Stop giving this Bleacher Report fake journalist credit.

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