NFL Hot Press: NFL Draft Rumors from the Combine

NFL Draft Rumors from the Combine

Updated March 9, 2016
By Charlie Campbell. Follow Charlie on Twitter @draftcampbell.

The Combine is over, and we’re into full draft season. The rumors are flying. Here’s the latest look at what we’re hearing.

Cleveland appears set on going with a quarterback. They like Carson Wentz much better than Jared Goff.

Owner Jerry Jones said Dallas won’t take a quarterback at No. 4, and he’s serious. We’re hearing defensive lineman DeForest Buckner is the player the Cowboys really want.

Tampa Bay likes Eastern Kentucky defensive end Noah Spence as a player. But the Bucs have concerns off the field. Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah could be the safer choice.

The Saints are hoping Alabama defensive A’Shawn Robinson makes it to No. 12. They need a defensive tackle and are really high on Robinson.

Defensive line is still the priority for Atlanta. But don’t rule out wide receiver Laquon Treadwell if he’s available. The Falcons need someone else in the passing game to go with Julio Jones.

Many mock drafts have cornerback McKenzie Alexander going to Carolina. But I’m told the Panthers aren’t that high on him. Baylor cornerback Xavien Howard could be the alternative.

The buzz about Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg and the Houston Texans is real. Houston coach Bill O’Brien coached Hackenberg in college and is sold on him. O’Brien could probably get Hackenberg in the second round, but don’t rule out the first.

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