If you thought TMZ or a high-school cafeteria had a lot of gossip, you haven’t been to Indianapolis during NFL Combine week.
Rumors float like pool toys in just about every hallway you walk through. Meanwhile, the top college prospects work out, interview, and “meet the press” for the first time on this grand stage.
After five days in Indianapolis, I’ve gotten a bit more of a feel as to which way some teams are leaning in the April draft, and have a better idea as to which players will go before others.
Free agency starts on March 12, and the week that follows undoubtedly will shift and shuffle a lot of teams’ needs. Until then, we’ve got what we’ve got.
Some takeaways from my first Post-Combine Mock Draft: • Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o is currently not in my first round. • There are three quarterbacks going in the first round. • There are two trades, because, well—trades are inevitable. • And, yes, Matt Barkley’s in there. Even I can change my tune.
With no further buildup, here it is: —PeterSchrager
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