Draft - Football Wiretap

Jets Agree To $22.3M Deal With No. 6 Pick Jamal Adams

Jul 21, 2017 8:31 AM

The New York Jets have agreed to terms on a four-year, fully-guaranteed $22.3 million deal with sixth overall pick Jamal Adams.

Adams will also receive a $14.3 million signing bonus.

Only four first-round picks from this year's NFL Draft remain unsigned.

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

Sam Darnold Doesn't Think Any Team Should Tank For Him

Jul 12, 2017 8:15 AM

USC quarterback Sam Darnold doesn't think any NFL team should tank next season for the right to draft him in 2018.

There has been talk that the quarterback-starved New York Jets should look to tank with an eye on Darnold.

"I don't think any team should tank their season because of me," he told ESPN.

Darnold redshirted in 2015 while Cody Kessler started for the Trojans. He then earned the starting job early last season.

There is also talk that Darnold, who has three years of NCAA eligibility left, could return to USC for the 2018 season.

Dianna Russini/ESPN

Tags: Draft, Misc Rumor

Josh Allen Nearly Declared For 2017 Draft

Jun 20, 2017 8:43 AM

Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen nearly declared for the 2017 NFL Draft before a change of heart.

Allen was very sure in his decision, passing on feedback from an NFL general manager. He had already spoken with another GM.

"I called (Wyoming) coach (Craig) Bohl back and he said, 'Here, I'm going to get you another GM.' And I said, 'Coach, that's not necessary, I'm going to come back to school and play another year for you,'" Allen said.

Last season's was Allen's first as Wyoming's starter.

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Tags: Draft, Misc Rumor

Twenty Picks, Including Eight First-Rounders, Remain Unsigned

Jun 16, 2017 7:54 AM

Only 20 draft picks from the 2017 NFL Draft remain unsigned as training camps approach.

Among those unsigned are eight first-rounders, including second overall pick Mitchell Trubisky and No. 3 selection Solomon Thomas.

The Los Angeles Rams have five unsigned rookies, all of which were selected in the fourth round or later.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Chicago Bears, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, Draft, Misc Rumor

Derek Barnett Signs Rookie Deal With Eagles

Jun 2, 2017 8:08 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed first-round pick Derek Barnett to his rookie contract.

The deal is the standard four-year pact with an option for the fifth year, which would occur in 2021.

Barnett was the fourteenth overall pick.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Draft, Misc Rumor, Signing

Browns Sign Myles Garrett To $30.4M Contract

May 22, 2017 8:27 AM

The Cleveland Browns have signed first overall pick Myles Garrett to his four-year, fully guaranteed rookie contract.

The deal is reportedly worth $30.4 million with a $20.25 million signing bonus and includes offset language. As with all first round picks, the contract includes a team option for a fifth year.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Misc Rumor, Signing

Teams Tried To Trade Up For Mitch Trubisky, But Not As High As No. 2

May 3, 2017 8:44 AM

The Chicago Bears weren't the only team that wanted to trade up to select Mitch Trubisky, but they were the only team willing to move all the way up to No. 2.

Jon Robinson, the general manager of the Tennessee Titans, told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he fielded calls from teams interested in the fifth pick. When the Bears traded up to the second selection, he said teams stopped calling.

"We had some calls about pick No. 5," Robinson said. "When the trade happened between San Francisco and Chicago, it kinda threw water on anything in that spot."

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Chicago Bears, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

John Lynch, Solomon Thomas Were Classmates At Stanford

May 2, 2017 8:09 AM

The first time John Lynch and Solomon Thomas met, they were classmates at Stanford.

Lynch hadn't finished his degree when he left for the NFL in 1993 and decided to go back in 2014 when Thomas was a freshman. The pair were in the same Management Science and Engineering course and actually worked together on a project.

Three years later, Lynch drafted Thomas was the third overall pick as the general manager of the San Francisco 49ers.

"He was on top of all the stuff, coming back as an older person, compared to us young people," Thomas said of Lynch. "He was on top of discipline, very studious and diligent."

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Draft, Misc Rumor

49ers Thought Bears Were Targeting Solomon Thomas

May 1, 2017 10:48 AM

The Chicago Bears refused to tell the San Francisco 49ers who they were targeting at No. 2. The Bears, however, weren't the only team to call the 49ers with serious interest in moving up.

The 49ers had Myles Garrett first on their board, followed by Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster. The 49ers assumed it was Thomas.

“We got some good action on the pick,” said Paraag Marathe.

When Garrett went to the Browns at No. 1, John Lynch asked Marathe to call the Bears to get a little bit more.

Marathe called the Bears. “To try to solidify this now,” Marathe said to Pace, “we’re gonna need a little bit more to finish. It wouldn’t have to be much. Like, your four. So let’s say your third, 67 overall, this year, your three next year, and your four this year, 111 overall … I’m not gonna string you along … No … I will do it quickly. Let me get with John and Kyle (Shanahan) and I’ll call you right back.”

The Bears agreed to give up two third round picks and a fourth rounder to move up just one spot.

“Man, who do they want?” Lynch said. “Gotta be Solomon, right?”

“Call me crazy,” Marathe said. “But I think it’s (Mitchell) Trubisky.”

“Then why’d they go get [free-agent quarterback Mike] Glennon?” Lynch said.

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Tags: Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

Browns May Not Keep Sixth-Round Pick Caleb Brantley

May 1, 2017 9:21 AM

The Cleveland Browns selected Caleb Brantley with the 185th pick in the draft this weekend, but they may not keep the former Florida defensive tackle.

Brantley is considered one of the nation's top interior defensive line prospects, but his draft stock fell after he was charged on suspicion of misdemeanor battery following an alleged physical altercation with a woman earlier this month.


Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Misc Rumor

49ers Were Prepared To Draft Reuben Foster At No. 3
The 49ers were prepared to draft Reuben Foster third overall, but were able to take him with the No. 31 pick.

Peter King/TheMMQB

Packers Plan On Starting Ty Montgomery Despite Drafting 3 RBs
Green Bay selected Jamaal Williams of BYU in the fourth round, Aaron Jones of UTEP in the fifth round and Devante Mays of Utah State in the 7th round.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Bears Select Three Of Five Players Below FBS Level
The Bears drafted Ashland University tight end Adam Shaheen in Round 2.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Jake Butt Collects $543k On Insurance Policy With Draft Slide
Jake Butt was the 2016 Mackey Award winner for the best tight end in the nation.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Giants Inform Eli Manning Of Decision To Pick Davis Webb
Davis Webb becomes the fourth quarterback selected by the Giants since Eli Manning entered the NFL in 2004.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Browns Take DeShone Kizer 52nd After Passing On QB Three Times In 1st
The Browns have started 26 different quarterbacks since 1999.


Giants Tried To Trade Up For Patrick Mahomes
Ben McAdoo reportedly loved what he saw from Pat Mahomes and was "very upset it didn't happen."

Anita Marks/ESPN

Bears May Have Been Competing Against Themselves Trading Up
John Fox even was unaware of the Bears' plans to draft Trubisky until a few hours before the draft.

Michael Lombardi/The Ringer

Seahawks Would Have Considered Drafting Patrick Mahomes
While Russell Wilson is only 28 years old, the Seahawks have been weak at backup quarterback in recent seasons.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Saints Were Prepared To Trade Up For Marshon Lattimore
The Saints considered trading up in the first round on Thursday night, but didn't have to when Marshon Lattimore was available at No. 11.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Raiders Did 'Miles And Miles' Of Research On Gareon Conley
The Raiders did a lot of research on Gareon Conley before selecting the cornerback in the first round of the draft on Thursday night.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round
John Ross went ninth overall, one of three wide receivers selected in the top-9.

RealGM Staff Report

Chiefs Trade Up To No. 10 With Bills To Pick Patrick Mahomes
The Chiefs moved up to No. 10 to pick Pat Mahomes.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Myles Garrett Selected First Overall By Browns
Myles Garrett joins the likes of Carson Palmer, Cam Newton and Jadeveon Clowney as No. 1 picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Bears Trade Up To No. 2 To Select Mitchell Trubisky
The 49ers want to trade down again.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Browns Will Select Myles Garrett First Overall
The Browns' top brass met on Thursday to solidify their plans even if it was a long time in the coming.

Mary Kay Cabot/Plain Dealer

Scot McCloughan Consulting On Draft For Multiple NFL Teams
Scot McCloughan is running a scouting service that is being used by multiple NFL teams.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Myles Garrett Remains Expected Pick For Browns At No. 1
Sashi Brown told NFL Network's Mike Silver on Wednesday that he's known the pick for two weeks.

Mary Kay Cabot/Plain Dealer

Browns Have Discussed Trading Up With Three Teams In Top 8
The Browns, who own the No. 2 and No. 12 picks, have had discussions with at least three teams in the top eight about moving up.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

Titans Have Offers For No. 5 Pick, May Move Down
The Titans have multiple offers for the No. 5 pick and are considering moving down.

Adam Schefter/ESPN