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NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 14, 2011


NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 14, 2011



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.


  • Charley Casserly: It's doubtful Prince Amukamara will be there for the Lions. Something to watch is Detroit moving up.

  • Charley Casserly: I wouldn't take Ryan Mallett in the first round, but I don't have to stand on the sideline and have Joe Webb as my quarterback. If you take Mallett, and the concerns surface, you'll be looking at a new quarterback in a few years. If you pass on Mallett, it could be a long season. I'd pass on Mallett and find a quarterback later.

  • Charley Casserly: The Bears will look at defense at No. 29. But a guy they could trade down for is Titus Young.

  • Charley Casserly: The Packers have to look at left tackle. Kyle Clifton (sic) has to go in Green Bay. Derek Sherrod would be good value at No. 32.

  • Brian Billick: It's unlikely the Broncos will do anything at quarterback in the first two days of the draft.

  • Tom Waddle: Marcell Dareus, to me, is a can't miss. You have to be able to play the run in the AFC West. They need an anchor for the 4-3.

  • Charley Casserly: Von Miller has to be in the conversation because the Broncos can get a defensive tackle at the top of the second round, but they can't get a linebacker at the top of the second round.




  • Charley Casserly's top receiving prospects since 2003: 1. Andre Johnson. 2. Calvin Johnson. 3. A.J. Green. 4. Dez Bryant. 5. Larry Fitzgerald. 6. Michael Crabtree.

  • Charley Casserly: One thing A.J. Green can do better than Calvin Johnson: He's a better route runner off separation.

  • Charley Casserly: Julio Jones is a little bit behind Michael Crabtree. He ran a 4.3 at the Combine, but he plays in the 4.5. No separation.

  • Charley Casserly: When receivers have busted in the NFL, it's because they haven't been able to separate.

  • Charley Casserly's favorite mid-round tight end: Lance Kendricks. "He can catch the football."

  • Charley Casserly: D.J. Williams and Virgil Green can separate, but they can't block.

  • Charley Casserly: Taiwan Jones caught the ball well in his workout. He's a medical risk, but he's a fast guy who plays fast. Rate him in the 3rd round, call him a specialty back. He can score from any place.

  • Charley Casserly: Jacquizz Rodgers is my favorite guy to watch on tape. I ask, "Is this guy Warrick Dunn?"



    2011 NFL Path to the Draft Rumors Menu:

    NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 27, 2011 - Top Five Buzz
    NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 26, 2011 - Rick Gosselin Thoughts
    NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 25, 2011 - Blaine Gabbert slipping?
    NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 22, 2011 - Eagles to draft Greg Little?
    NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 21, 2011 - Casserly's 2nd-round mock
    NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 20, 2011 - Houston's pick plugged in
    NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 19, 2011 - Offensive tackle rankings
    NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 19, 2011 - Titus Young - first round?
    NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 18, 2011 - Ryan Mallett to go No. 10?
    NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 16, 2011 - Browns to go WR; no QB for Miami
    NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 15, 2011 - Quarterback Comparisons
    NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 14, 2011 - A.J. Green Historical Ranking
    NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 13, 2011 - Bowers, Fairley, Ingram Falling
    NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 12, 2011 - Da'Quan Bowers: Round 2?
    NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 11, 2011 - Defensive End Talk
    NFL Draft Rumors and Buzz: April 9, 2011 - Jon Baldwin, Hankerson Slipping?
    Path to the Draft: April 8, 2011 - NFL Network 2011 NFL Mock Draft
    Path to the Draft: April 7, 2011 - Gabbert better than Flacco/Sanchez/Freeman?
    Path to the Draft: April 6, 2011 - Mike Mayock's Running Back Sleepers
    Path to the Draft: April 5, 2011 - Charles Davis' Mock Draft; Overrated Players
    Path to the Draft: April 4, 2011 - Mike Mayock defends his new Big Board
    Path to the Draft: April 1, 2011 - Da'Quan Bowers Pro Day buzz
    Path to the Draft: March 31, 2011 - North Carolina Pro Day buzz
    Path to the Draft: March 30, 2011 - Jake Locker Pro Day buzz
    Path to the Draft: March 29, 2011 - "I'm taking Ryan Mallett over Jake Locker."
    Path to the Draft: March 28, 2011 - Julio Jones before A.J. Green?
    Path to the Draft: March 25, 2011 - "Hankerson scares the heck out of me."

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