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1. Cleveland Browns:
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2/2: The Browns and Jets have high interest in Mitch Trubisky. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
Charlie Campbell refuted the Jets reports during Senior Bowl week. The Browns make sense though; Trubisky seems like a good fit for Hue Jackson's offense. They might just be able to land Trubisky at No. 12, especially if his height concerns turn out to be legitimate. Trubisky is rated second in our updated 2017 NFL Draft Quarterback Prospect Rankings. -Walter


1/23: The Browns reached out to Deshaun Watson and asked him to play for them in the Senior Bowl, but he declined. - Peter King, Sports Illustrated
The Browns are more likely to take Watson at No. 12 (or even No. 33) than first overall if they want him, but this could cause them to bypass him all together. Watson is No. 4 in our 2017 NFL Draft Quarterback Prospect Rankings. -Walter




2. San Francisco 49ers:
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2/4: Kyle Shanahan said that he was high on Jimmy Garoppolo prior to the 2014 NFL Draft. - Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland Plain-Dealer
The 49ers' presumptive head coach could certainly trade the No. 34 pick for New England's backup. -Walter




3. Chicago Bears:
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1/19: Bears GM Ryan Pace told the media that he'd like to improve the secondary this offseason.  -
Malik Hooker and Jamal Adams are options for the Bears at No. 3, but Jonathan Allen figures to be the best player available. Chicago may have to find a new cornerback or safety in Round 2 if it can't sign players at the position in free agency. -Walter




4. Jacksonville Jaguars:
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No rumors reported as of yet.


5. Tennessee Titans:
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2/1: "Two teams to keep an eye on for Mike Williams are the Titans and the Buccaneers. In speaking to sources at each team, they both are intrigued with Williams and what he would bring to their offense." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
It makes sense, as both teams need a receiver, but Williams could easily be off the board at Nos. 18 and 19. Williams is 16th on our 2017 NFL Draft Big Board. -Walter




6. New York Jets:
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2/9: The Jets aren't expected to consider Deshaun Watson at No. 6 overall. - Manish Mehta, New York Daily News
The consensus is that Watson is a second-round prospect, and the Jets don't want to reach for a quarterback. They've also been happy with Christian Hackenberg's development. I have the other New York team taking Watson in the first round of my 2017 NFL Mock Draft. -Walter


2/2: The Browns and Jets have high interest in Mitch Trubisky. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
Charlie Campbell refuted the Jets reports during Senior Bowl week. The Browns make sense though; Trubisky seems like a good fit for Hue Jackson's offense. They might just be able to land Trubisky at No. 12, especially if his height concerns turn out to be legitimate. Trubisky is rated second in our updated 2017 NFL Draft Quarterback Prospect Rankings. -Walter


1/31: "There were reports that the New York Jets are all over North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky. When I told this to Jets sources, they rolled their eyes and shook their head. They said that general manager Mike Maccagnan has them work more in depth on early entry players later in the process and not during the fall, so it is way too early to say that for almost any non-senior." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
The Jets are apparently pleased with Christian Hackenberg's development. The Jets might as well give Hackenberg a chance because this draft class is pretty weak at quarterback. -Walter


1/28: The Jets love Alabama linebacker Ryan Anderson. - Darryl Slater, NJ.com
This makes sense, as New York has to find a better edge rush, and Anderson is a high-effort player. Anderson is 12th in our 3-4 Rush Linebacker Prospect Rankings. -Walter




7. San Diego Chargers:
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1/31: "In speaking with Los Angeles Chargers sources, I get the impression that Ohio State safety Malik Hooker has caught their eye." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Hooker is the No. 1 player in our 2017 NFL Draft Safety Prospect Rankings. -Walter




8. Carolina Panthers:
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2/1: "While it is very early in the process, here are five teams that are showing a lot of interest in emerging Connecticut safety Melifonwu: Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, and Carolina Panthers." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Melifonwu had a terrific Senior Bowl and may have played himself into second-round consideration. -Walter




9. Cincinnati Bengals:
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No rumors reported as of yet.


10. Buffalo Bills:
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1/27: BuffaloBills.com considers Corey Clement to be the best running back prospect at the Senior Bowl. - Chris Brown, BuffaloBills.com
Clement's pass-protection skills have been cited. The Bills could use a Round 3-5 pick on a running back for depth behind LeSean McCoy. -Walter




11. New Orleans Saints:
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2/18: Sean Payton said that finding an edge rusher was a "must" this offseason. -
The Saints have nothing outside of Cameron Jordan. There's plenty of great pass-rushing talent in the draft, as you can see in our updated 2017 NFL Draft Defensive End Prospect Rankings. -Walter


2/3: Sean Payton called Deshaun Watson "special" and said Watson has "things we're looking for." -
In other words, the Saints probably won't be taking Watson; otherwise Payton wouldn't be so open about it. Still, it's interesting that Payton is talking about quarterback prospects, as the Saints may want to find a successor for Drew Brees this year. -Walter


2/1: "While it is very early in the process, here are five teams that are showing a lot of interest in emerging Connecticut safety Melifonwu: Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, and Carolina Panthers." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Melifonwu had a terrific Senior Bowl and may have played himself into second-round consideration. -Walter


1/31: "Sources with the Saints say their first-round pick might come down to the best available player at edge rusher or cover corner." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Charlie has heard that Derek Barnett is a likely candidate to be chosen by the Saints. -Walter




12. Cleveland Browns:
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2/2: The Browns and Jets have high interest in Mitch Trubisky. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
Charlie Campbell refuted the Jets reports during Senior Bowl week. The Browns make sense though; Trubisky seems like a good fit for Hue Jackson's offense. They might just be able to land Trubisky at No. 12, especially if his height concerns turn out to be legitimate. Trubisky is rated second in our updated 2017 NFL Draft Quarterback Prospect Rankings. -Walter


1/23: The Browns reached out to Deshaun Watson and asked him to play for them in the Senior Bowl, but he declined. - Peter King, Sports Illustrated
The Browns are more likely to take Watson at No. 12 (or even No. 33) than first overall if they want him, but this could cause them to bypass him all together. Watson is No. 4 in our 2017 NFL Draft Quarterback Prospect Rankings. -Walter




13. Arizona Cardinals:
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2/13: Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said that finding a long-term quarterback is a priority this offseason. -
I have the Cardinals taking a quarterback in the third round of my 2017 NFL Mock Draft, but they could easily spend an earlier selection on one. No. 13 is possible as well, as Arizona could take DeShone Kizer or Pat Mahomes at that juncture. -Walter


2/2: The Cardinals are very high on Deshaun Watson. - Jason La Canfora, CBS
No. 13 would be too high (although possible) for Watson, as every team we've spoken to has a second- or third-round grade on the Clemson quarterback. Perhaps Arizona would be able to trade up into the back end of the opening round, just like the Vikings did to acquire Teddy Bridgewater. Watson is No. 4 in our updated 2017 NFL Draft Quarterback Prospect Rankings. -Walter




14. Indianapolis Colts:
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No rumors reported as of yet.


15. Philadelphia Eagles:
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2/1: "While it is very early in the process, here are five teams that are showing a lot of interest in emerging Connecticut safety Melifonwu: Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, and Carolina Panthers." - Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com
Melifonwu had a terrific Senior Bowl and may have played himself into second-round consideration. -Walter






16. Baltimore Ravens:
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