More than almost any team in the league, the New York Jets enter this month's NFL Draft needing a major upgrade at wide receiver. A Jets receiver hasn't finished with 60 catches or more in a season since 2008. On Wednesday, the Jets are scheduled to meet with former University of Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, according to reports.
Lawrence Okoye, a former Olympic disc thrower from Great Britain, had already landed on the radar of a number of NFL scouts before his appearance at the Super Regional Combine in Dallas. But with a superlative effort in several categories on Sunday, Okoye may have improved his chances of becoming a late-round pick at this month's NFL Draft. Okoye has never played football.
Coach Andy Reid of the Chiefs, who own the first pick in the NFL Draft, has addressed the talents of West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. As Smith gets ready to work out for Kansas City on Monday, he said he hopes the Chiefs' apparent interest is legitimate.
After meeting with Geno Smith, E.J. Manuel and several other prominent quarterback prospects during the NFL Draft process, the Buffalo Bills are scheduled to work out Matt Barkley on Monday, according to reports. Barkley impressed Bills coach Doug Marrone with his ability to make check downs over the last two seasons when USC faced Syracuse. The Bills could consider Barkley with the No. 8 pick.
We're about a month away from the NFL Draft, and with the acquisitions of Alex Smith and Chase Daniel, you can pretty much forget about the Chiefs selecting a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick. So, where will the Chiefs turn for the top selection?
Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones said Sunday that reports of him falling out of the first round due to concerns for his health are unfounded, and the consensus All-American says he's spoken with more than 20 teams.
Christine Michael impressed scouts at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis this past week with his physical skills. But the running back from Texas A&M still has one thing to learn if he hopes to make it in the league: waking up on time.