Draft - Football Wiretap

NFL Sees No Evidence Of Tanking, Not Considering Draft Lottery

Oct 16, 2019 2:05 PM

Roger Goodell sees no evidence of teams tanking and the NFL is not currently considering a draft lottery.

"The good news for us is we don't see that," said Goodell on teams potentially tanking.

The Miami Dolphins have been accused in the media of tanking this season.

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Bengals Currently Slotted To Have No. 1 Pick In 2020

Oct 8, 2019 9:03 AM

If the NFL season ended after Week 5, the Cincinnati Bengals would have the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins, currently slated to pick second and third, respectively, play one another on Sunday. After the Bengals, Redskins and Dolphins, the projected draft order through five weeks is as follows:

4. New York Jets

5. Denver Broncos

6. Atlanta Falcons

7. Miami Dolphins (via Pittsburgh)

8. Arizona Cardinals

9. Los Angeles Chargers

10. New York Giants

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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Draft, Misc Rumor

Daniel Snyder Overruled Jay Gruden On Drafting Dwayne Haskins

Oct 4, 2019 11:24 AM

Jay Gruden was against Washington's decision to draft Dwayne Haskins at No. 15 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Gruden wanted a more experienced quarterback with Alex Smith out for the season.

Daniel Snyder overruled Gruden and Washington selected.

Haskins already feels as though he is not the preferred quarterback of Gruden, which complicates the station.

Colt McCoy has taken first team reps this week in preparation for Week 5.

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

Bills Have Fewest Draft Picks On Roster In NFL, Bengals Have Most

Sep 16, 2019 11:22 AM

The Buffalo Bills have the first draft picks they selected still on their roster with 18, followed by the New York Jets with 19. The Cleveland Browns and Kansas Chiefs are tied for third with 21 apiece. 

The Cincinnati Bengals have the most draft picks they selected on their roster with 37, followed by the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks with 36.

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Giants Sign Daniel Jones To Rookie Contract

Jul 23, 2019 8:16 AM

The New York Giants have officially signed first-round draft pick Daniel Jones to his rookie contract.

Jones, the 6th overall pick, was slotted for a four-year deal worth $25.7 million fully guaranteed, which includes a signing bonus of $16.7 million.

New York's rookies reported to training camp on Monday afternoon.

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Tags: New York Giants, Draft, Misc Rumor, Signing

Cardinals Select Jalen Thompson As Lone Supplemental Draft Pick

Jul 10, 2019 4:03 PM

The Arizona Cardinals selected Jalen Thompson in the fifth round of the NFL supplemental draft.

Thompson was the only player selected.

The Cardinals will lose their fifth round pick in the 2020 draft.

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Raiders Sign Josh Jacobs To Rookie Contract

Jul 10, 2019 8:18 AM

The Oakland Raiders have signed Josh Jacobs to his four-year rookie deal.

Jacobs was the 24th overall pick in this spring's NFL Draft.

The contract includes a fifth-year option.

It had been reported that Jacobs might not report to training camp if he wasn't signed by the start of camp.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Draft, Misc Rumor, Signing

Jack Del Rio Didn't Know Jaguars Would Draft Blaine Gabbert

Jun 26, 2019 10:19 AM

Jack Del Rio says he had no idea the Jacksonville Jaguars would draft Blaine Gabbert with the 10th overall pick in 2011.

Gabbert went 13-35 as a starter for the Jaguars.

Del Rio wasn't even in the draft room when general manager Gene Smith traded up for Gabbert.

"I had no idea we were going to draft Blaine Gabbert," Del Rio said. "No idea. In fact, I left to go get something to eat because our pick wasn't for much longer in the draft. I go and then I'm sitting there filling my plate thinking, 'Oh great, we've got a couple more hours until we pick.' Then I see, 'The Jaguars are on the clock.' I'm like, 'What the blank is going on?' I walk into the draft room, and I could see it on the faces of the people in the room. They knew how uncomfortable that was, how wrong that was."

The Jaguars moved up six spots to take Gabbert.

"He wasn't a first rounder," Del Rio added. "He wasn't a guy to trade and go up to get him ... So that was not part of coaching, that was not part of me. That was my first indication that my time there in J-ville was running short."


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Derek Carr Annoyed By Rumors Raiders Would Draft Quarterback

May 22, 2019 8:09 AM

Derek Carr was confident the Oakland Raiders wouldn't draft a quarterback this offseason, but he was still bothered by the speculation that they would.

"Honestly, it got annoying after a while," Carr admitted. "I'm like, 'Really, they don't have nothing else to talk about?' And I didn't help the situation, trying to challenge people to fights."

The Raiders had nine draft picks last month and didn't use any on a quarterback.

Aside from Carr, Oakland's depth chart includes Nathan Peterman, Mike Glennon and Landry Jones.

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Official NFL Draft Twitter Account Posts Desire For Lottery

May 16, 2019 10:20 AM

In the wake of the craziness that was the NBA Draft lottery on Tuesday night, there has been talk about reform involving other leagues.

The NFL's official draft account expressed their desire for change.

"Hey, NFL, we want a draft lottery, too," the league's draft account tweeted on Wednesday afternoon.

It's unlikely the NFL will ever implement a lottery unless they are able to prevent tanking.

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Kyler Murray Signs Rookie Deal With Cardinals
The Cardinals have signed first overall pick Kyler Murray to his rookie contract.

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One Team Asked Daniel Jones To Work Out As Tight End
At least one team thought Daniel Jones might make a better tight end than quarterback.

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Packers Sign First-Round Pick Darnell Savage
Darnell Savage is the first of the 2019 first-round picks to sign a contract.

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45 Percent Of '16 Draft First Rounders Have Fifth-Year Option Declined
In each of the last two years, 20 fifth-year options were picked up and 12 were declined.

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Tua Tagovailoa Considered Favorite To Be Top Pick In 2020 NFL Draft
Next year's draft will be in Las Vegas, which promoted odds to be posted early.

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Cardinals Criticized For Inexplicably Waiting To Shop Josh Rosen
The Cardinals waited until they had selected Kyler Murray to initiate at least some teams in talks for Josh Rosen.

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Exec: No Other Team Would Have Selected Daniel Jones In Top-17
There's a belief the Giants panicked and selected Daniel Jones at No. 6 because they feared he wouldn't be available at No. 17.

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Mike Mayock Explains Decision To Send Scouts Home Days Before Draft
Mike Mayock felt vindicated to send Oakland's scouts home after news of the decision leaked to the media within 45 minutes.

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Kliff Kingsbury Denies Insisting On Cardinals Selecting Kyler Murray
Kliff Kingsbury was prepared to work with Josh Rosen had the Cardinals decided to draft Nick Bosa at No. 1 instead of Kyler Murray.

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Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins Given Best Rookie Of The Year Odds
Kyler Murray is the overwhelming favorite for Rookie of the Year.

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Dolphins Won't Rule Out Taking QB In 2020 Draft Despite Josh Rosen
Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert are the probable best quarterbacks in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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NFL Claims Draft TV Coverage Breaks Record With 47.5M Total Viewers
The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft had more than 11 million viewers.

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Dave Gettleman: Two Teams Would Have Taken Daniel Jones By No. 17
Dave Gettleman insists there were at least two teams that intended to draft Daniel Jones if the Giants had waited until the 17th pick of Thursday night's NFL draft.

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Depth Of Draft Made It Easy For Colts To Trade Out Of First Round
The Colts have three second-round picks to use on Friday night after trading out of the first round of this year's NFL Draft.

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Washington Trades Up To Use No. 26 Pick On Montez Sweat
The Colts acquired the 46th overall pick and a second-rounder in 2020 from the Redskins.

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Eagles Acquire No. 22 Pick From Ravens, Pick Andre Dillard
To acquire the 22nd pick, the Eagles sent the 25th, 125th and 197th picks to the Ravens.

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Packers Draft Darnell Savage With Pick Acquired From Seahawks
In the deal, the Seahawks acquired the 30th pick and two fourth-round picks.

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Steelers Trade Up To Draft Devin Bush At No. 10
Pittsburgh acquired the pick in a draft-night trade with the Broncos.

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2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results
Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams kicked off the first round, but the Raiders started a trend of unpredictability by taking Clelin Ferrell with the fourth overall pick.

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Jets Expected To Trade Down From No. 3
The Jets could target an edge rusher or an offensive lineman if they trade down.

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