2013 NFL Draft Team Rumors

Jan. 27, 2013
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  1. Kansas City Chiefs:
    Jan. 27: “We hear three teams who select at the top of round two, including the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets, think highly of [Ryan] Nassib.” – Tony Pauline.

    Jan. 27: I’m hearing very quiet unsubstantiated rumors that the Chiefs may be leaning Joeckel in the first and then Tyler Wilson in the 2nd. I still think that Geno Smith is the odds on favorite, right now, at No. 1 overall but I’m hearing rumors of other possibilities. Still a long way to go to Draft Day. – Chiefs source

    Jan. 27: Hearing some things that Landry Jones is on the Chiefs’ radar. Of course, at this point I think every draft eligible QB with a pulse is probably on the Chiefs’ radar. – Chiefs source

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  2. Jacksonville Jaguars:
    Jan. 27: “Matt Scott, a favorite of the Jaguars recently hired quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo. The two are familiar with each other from their days in Arizona and word was they spent a significant amount of time together prior to Scott�s appearance at the Shrine Game.” – Tony Pauline Jan. 27: Gus Bradley told the NFL Network crew that learned from Pete Carroll to build team on speed.

  3. Oakland Raiders:
    Jan. 27: Rumor mill is working through the league that Oakland scouts love Geno Smith. Front office is ready for a new QB. – Matt Miller.

  4. Philadelphia Eagles:
    Jan. 27: “We hear three teams who select at the top of round two, including the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets, think highly of [Ryan] Nassib.” – Tony Pauline.

    Jan. 27: I had heard that the Eagles came away from the Senior Bowl impressed with Rice tight end Vance McDonald. – Phillymag.com Jan. 27: #Illinois DE Michael Buchanan tells @GeoffMosherCSN that #Eagles showing interest in him; asked him about playing in a 3-4 – @walterfootball



  5. Detroit Lions:
    Jan. 27: “Alabama’s Dee Milliner is this year’s top cornerback prospect and is certainly in play with the fifth-overall pick for the Lions in April’s NFL Draft.” – DetroitLions.com

    Jan. 27: “If the Lions look to improve their safety group in the middle rounds, they may reunite Cyprien, the 15th-ranked safety in the draft by ESPN Scouts Inc., with Delmas [Cyprien’s mentor], assuming they re-sign the restricted free agent. Like Delmas, Cyprien is represented by agent Drew Rosenhaus.” – DetroitNews.com

    Jan. 27: The Lions have indicated on multiple occasions that they plan on adding a running back this offseason. General manager Martin Mayhew: “We need that shifty back that can be a change-of-pace guy and can catch passes out of the backfield, a guy that can run routes one-on-one and beat a linebacker. That was what Jahvid gave us, a guy with some juice and some elusiveness. We’ll be looking for that guy.”

  6. Cleveland Browns:
    Jan. 27: “Right now, the only viable tight end on the roster is Jordan Cameron, who played 36 percent of the snaps in 2012 and caught 20 passes. The coaches like Cameron, but they want more depth at the position.” – Cleveland.com

    Jan. 27: Michael Lombardi frequently said on Bill Simmons’ B.S. Report that he believes in building a defense by acquiring pass-rushers. He’s a big proponent of positional value, stating that he doesn’t believe in drafting positions like safeties and inside linebackers very high.

  7. Arizona Cardinals:
    Jan. 27: Cardinals general manager Steve Keim: “I think that�s a little bit of a cop-out [to say that the quarterback class is thin.] Everybody likes to say it�s not as deep at certain positions, but I think if you have confidence in your system, you�re always able to find certain players at certain points in the draft who are value picks.� – AZCentral.com

  8. Buffalo Bills:
    Jan. 27: “Appearing on WNML radio in Knoxville, Nix was asked about where the team needs lie. In addition to linebacker, wide receiver and quarterback Nix said with the uncertainty about Scott Chandler coming off ACL surgery the team needs to add a tight end. ‘We need a young one at that position,’ said Nix.” — BuffaloBills.com

    Jan. 27: We�ve been told the Buffalo Bills are not as high on Ryan Nassib as most presume. In fact we�ve heard their scouts don�t even rank him as the best quarterback in Mobile. – Tony Pauline

    Jan. 27: Buddy Nix: ‘Time is now’ for Bills to trade up and draft a QB. “Let me be as honest as I can,” Nix said. “I think we really need to address it this year. The thing we can’t do is you can’t create one. You can’t go out, thinking ‘I’ve got to make this guy a player.’ If you do, then you’re going to be in a bigger mess.” – Buffalo News.



  9. New York Jets:
    Jan. 27: “We hear three teams who select at the top of round two, including the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets, think highly of [Ryan] Nassib.” – Tony Pauline.

  10. Tennessee Titans:
    Jan. 27: It is popular among many to project the Tennessee Titans to take a pass-rushing defensive end with their first-round pick. After speaking with sources with the Titans, they say not so fast. They like the pass-rushing ability of Kamerion Wimbley and Derrick Morgan. They felt that Akeem Ayers will continue to bring more pass rush. Titans sources point out that Ayers had six sacks in the second half of the season after the team started blitzing him. Second-year linebacker Zach Brown also has some blitzing ability. The secondary and offensive line sound like the primary areas of focus for the Titans’ offseason additions. – Charlie Campbell

  11. San Diego Chargers:


  12. Miami Dolphins:
    Jan. 27: General manager Jeff Ireland stated that he has to find some help for Ryan Tannehill: “We’ve got to get him help. Maybe its (O-line) help. We’ve got to score TDs. That’s what we didn’t do enough of.”

    Jan. 27: General manager Jeff Ireland attended the bowl game between West Virginia and Syracuse according to the NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah. (Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Justin Pugh).



  13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:


  14. Carolina Panthers:


  15. New Orleans Saints:
    Jan. 27: Sources told Charlie Campbell the Saints don’t put much value into the offensive tackle position, so they likely won’t pursue someone like Lane Johnson at No. 15 overall.

  16. St. Louis Rams:
    Jan. 27: The Rams showed special interest in Georgia safety Sanders Commings according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


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