Draft Misc - Football Wiretap

49ers To Meet With Myles Garrett In Case Browns Don't Take Him No. 1

Mar 30, 2017 1:35 PM

The San Francisco 49ers will meet with Myles Garrett in case the Cleveland Browns don't take him first overall as widely expected.

The 49ers own the second overall pick.

John Lynch was on hand for Garrett’s pro day workout in College Station, Texas, and seemed dutifully impressed that Garrett participated.

“I thought it was impressive,” Lynch said. “Here’s this kid who really doesn’t need to show everyone much more, but yet he shows up and runs a 40. I think it just speaks to the kind of kid he is. It was impressive. It’s well-documented – I’m not saying anything ground-breaking – he’s a special athlete.

“He checks all the boxes. That’s why people are talking about him in the way they are.”

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

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Browns Won't Trade First Overall Pick

Mar 28, 2017 4:09 PM

The Cleveland Browns have ruled out trading the first overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft.

"No," Jackson said. "I can tell you no on that one."

The Browns are widely expected to draft Myles Garrett even though they're publicly non-committal. 

The Browns have Brock Osweiler, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan on the roster at quarterback.


Pat McManamon/ESPN

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Bears To Hold Private Workout With DeShone Kizer

Mar 23, 2017 2:10 PM

The Chicago Bears will hold a private workout with Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer.

The Bears also sent a contingent to the Clemson pro day last week to get a closer look at QB Deshaun Watson. The club also had at least one representative at North Carolina's pro day earlier this week, where another top-rated QB, Mitch Trubisky, worked out.

The Bears signed Mike Glennon in the offseason but he's considered a bridge quarterback.

Dan Parr/NFL.com

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Solomon Thomas Goes To 49ers At No. 2 In Half Of Major Mock Drafts

Mar 21, 2017 6:23 PM

Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas is expected to be selected by the 49ers by nine of 17 major mock drafts.

New general manager John Lynch played at Stanford.

Thomas had 8.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss last season, including a sack in the Sun Bowl.

Daniel Mano/San Jose Mercury News

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49ers Will Continue To Explore Quarterback Market

Mar 11, 2017 6:07 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have signed Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley this offseason while also being linked to a trade for Kirk Cousins.

Despite the two free agent signings at quarterback, the 49ers will continue to explore the market.

"We'll continue to look," Kyle Shanahan said Friday, per CSN Bay Area. "You rarely take just two guys into a camp. So I have a pretty good feeling we will add more. I don't know whether that'll be through free agency or the draft, but there's every avenue possible. We don't limit ourselves to anything."

The two signings are perhaps a signal the 49ers don't intend to use the second overall pick on a quarterback.

Matt Maiocco/Comcast

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Myles Garrett 'Clinched' Browns' Decision To Take Him At No. 1

Mar 7, 2017 1:45 PM

The strength of Myles Garrett's workout at the NFL combine and interview with the Cleveland Browns has "pretty much clinched their decision (to) take him at No. 1 unless something unforeseen happens between now and the draft."

Most personnel executives regard him as a franchise-changer, although one said he "has a chance to bust. His effort was very inconsistent this year."

The Browns have a need at quarterback but there isn't one in this draft that can compare to Garrett as a pass rusher.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Reuben Foster Sent Home From Combine

Mar 4, 2017 2:17 PM

Reuben Foster, a potential top-10 pick in next month's NFL draft, was sent home from the Indianapolis scouting combine for a "heated altercation" he got into Friday with a hospital worker, according to multiple sources.

All one NFL spokesman would say was that Foster was being sent home for "personal reasons." He did not want to comment further.

Foster is the top-graded inside linebacker for many teams.

Foster was scheduled to fly home to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Saturday.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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John Ross Beats Chris Johnson's Record With 4.22 40-Yard Dash

Mar 4, 2017 2:08 PM

John Ross was clocked at 4.22 seconds in the 40-yard dash, breaking Chris Johnson's previous record of 4.24.

Ross didn't exactly call his shot Friday, but he did tell those listening that his record-setting sprint was possible.

"Under 4.3 (seconds)," Ross told reporters. "That's what I plan to run."

The NFL confirmed Ross' official time of 4.22 seconds later Saturday.

Jeff Legwold/ESPN

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Eagles Win Coin Flip With Colts, Will Select 14th Overall

Mar 3, 2017 12:46 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have won a coin toss with the Indianapolis Colts and will select 14th in the first round.

The Colts will select 15th.

RealGM Staff Report

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49ers Impressed By DeShone Kizer's Interview

Mar 2, 2017 12:47 PM

The San Francisco 49ers were incredibly impressed by DeShone Kizer in their interview.

"This whole thing is not just about an interview, but if you were grading him on that alone, he blew the doors off. He's an impressive young man, his film's very impressive," John Lynch said Thursday. "I think the same can be said for Deshaun Watson. You watch what he's done, just putting a team on his shoulders and taking down a great champion. (Mitch) Trubisky, (Patrick) Mahomes, I think it's a very talented draft class at that position, one we're very excited about."

The 49ers own the second overall pick and have a need at quarterback.

At 6-foot-4 1/2, 233 pounds, Kizer proved to be the biggest of the combine's QB prospects. 

"Look, I don't think you need to be too transparent to realize that's a position we're looking at. We don't have any (quarterbacks), so that's a position that's a big focal point of our preparation right now," Lynch said.

Chase Goodbread/NFL.com

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