The calm before the NFL Draft is usually filled with rumors and decoys that should be all taken with a grain of salt. Teams hint they’re interested in prospects only to create a panic for those beneath them on the draft board. The gain in picks to simply move back 2 or 3 spots is really unbelievable, and for those worried about not getting their guy can be a nightmare in the press and NFL Draft warroom.
Never the less, here are a few rumors making their rounds.
Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles (ACL surgery) ran forty times of 4.57 and 4.59 at his personal Pro Day Thursday. Broyles comes with mixed reviews, if healthy the former Sooner could be a solid sleeper in the NFL, but injury concerns are an obvious worry from NFL clubs.
Pro Football Weekly’s Nolan Nawrocki expects Stanford OT Jonathan Martin to be “considerably overdrafted” in two weeks. The is a lack of offensive tackle talent after a few years of being spoiled at the position will cause teams to reach this year.