Below, you can find various tidbits of NFL Draft rumors and information offered by Mike Mayock, Michael Lombardi and the rest of the Path to the Draft crew on the NFL Network. I posted these in my forum, but I thought it would be better to keep all the draft rumors together in this section. I'll be tweeting these during Path to the Draft at @walterfootball.
Mike Mayock: There are still questions about Da'Quan Bowers. He fatigued during the position drills. I had him in the high 4.9s.
Mike Mayock: Jarvis Jenkins is a 2nd-round defensive tackle, worst case scenario. There's a buzz about this kid.
Charley Casserly: Da'Quan Bowers has entered more doubt into people's minds.
Michael Lombardi: There's going to be a lot of medical questions. No one's going to be comfortable with Da'Quan Bowers after this workout
Bucky Brooks: Da'Quan Bowers needs to work out well over the next couple of weeks to salvage this Pro Day.
Michael Lombardi: Da'Quan Bowers can still improve himself. It's going to come down to the final moments.
Michael Lombardi: Teams drafting from 11-20, maybe 25, are back in the Da'Quan Bowers race so they'll be doing their homework.
Michael Lombardi on the PFW report: I don't think it's racial. Ryan Mallett faces similar criticisms.
Tom Kowalski: The Lions are expecting big things about Jahvid Best. His injuries were under the radar last year.
Tom Kowalski: Prince Amukamara could be pushed down the draft. The Lions will take a hard look at him.
Tom Kowalski: I think they will go offensive tackle. It's a long-term need. Tyron Smith can develop; can play RT if Cherilus is hurt.
Michael Lombardi: The offensive line is where they need to start. I think they'll certainly go there.
Charley Casserly: The Lions are desperate at corner. If Prince Amukamara is there, they'll take him. They may even trade up.
Charley Casserly also mentions Nate Solder at No. 13 and Daniel Thomas in a later round.
Michael Lombardi: The Lions can find a way to utilize Aldon Smith. They're not going to let a blue-chip player fall past them.
Da'Quan Bowers: "My knee felt fine - 100 percent."
Charley Casserly's mock draft: 1) AJ Green. 2) "Marcellus" Dareus. 3) Patrick Peterson. 4) Blaine Gabbert. 5) Von Miller...
Charley Casserly's mock draft: 6) Robert Quinn. 7) Prince Amukamara. 8) Nick Fairley. 9) Tyron Smith. 10) Aldon Smith.
Charley Casserly: If I was betting on it, I don't think Carolina takes a wide receiver (so why mock Green to the Panthers?)
Michael Lombardi: It's a concern that Da'Quan Bowers thinks he had a good workout. That's as troubling as anything.
Charley Casserly agrees with Michael Lombardi - Teams in the 10-20 range need to do their homework on Bowers because he'll be there.
Michael Lombardi: Dallas is spending a lot of time with Tyron Smith. I think that's the position they want to go.
Charley Casserly: The best place for Ryan Mallett to be is in a non-pressure situation. He's my No. 2 QB behind Blaine Gabbert.
Michael Lombardi: Ryan Mallett's group at the Combine seemed to gravitate toward him and saw him as a leader.
Bucky Brooks: Greg Little will sneak into the bottom of the second round.
Steve Wyche: Da'Quan Bowers was so-so. 40 was disappointing; drills were solid. It comes down to the medical reports.
@Drunk Ass Jerry To your points.... M. Hyatt is excellent but lacks the size many feel needed for OT and see him as a OG in the NFL... Safety is still a need for the Bucs ... RB it seems like C. Sims is always hurt... D. Martin has been up and down... I like J. McNichols alot but see him as their 3rd down back of the future.. I did grab a CB in RD4 for them... and 2018`s edge rushing talent isn`t deep into the later rounds..I see them using F/A for edge help more than the 2018 draft.
Seems like a month ago that i was 8-2 in two days of MLB play, actually it was 4 days ago. Another crap result yesterday and I'm getting a little cheesed about it. If I had not used hedging techniques I would be bleeding coin by now, but since I am, it's just a stinger. For today: In an ongoing par from yesterday I'm sticking the Under 8.5 -115 in the Braves/Dodger game in the second tier spot. Start up pars with Astros: -118, Boston -123, and AZ +1.5 RL -160, all with two open. GL and hopefully the Red tide will fade.