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Last-minute rumors and "potential surprises" from Diana Russini and Jacob Robinson at The Athletic this morning:
Patriot officials are open to offers for No. 3, but I was told no real offer has come their way and discussions mostly involve “scenarios.” The Vikings, Broncos and Raiders were told it takes significant draft capital for New England to trade out. Without a deal, the Pats are expected to use the pick, and owner Robert Kraft has said he wants a QB.

The Broncos (No. 12) are still interested in moving up, but there is a limit on the cost they are willing to stomach. Make no mistake, Sean Payton wants a QB. Most teams in the top five believe the Broncos could swing massively with a package that may include star CB Patrick Surtain and players on expiring deals.

It’s been assumed the top four QBs are Williams, Daniels, Maye and McCarthy, but don’t be surprised if Penix enters the discussion tomorrow. Many assistant coaches have spent time studying other players on Washington, coming away impressed with Penix. I had one GM tell me, “He’s the best-kept secret in this draft.”

Five potential NFL Draft surprises:

The draft always surprises. A few days prior to the 2023 draft, QB Will Levis was the betting favorite to go No. 2 overall. Levis fell to No. 33, proof that even Vegas doesn’t know.

Here are a few potential surprises, along with their rating:

Brandon Aiyuk is traded to Jacksonville for No. 17. [....] The Jaguars need a WR1, were reportedly offering Calvin Ridley just shy of $20M per year (Aiyuk’s looking for $25M) and have $30M in cap space. We know the odds of No. 17 being a WR1 aren’t great.

Malik Nabers is the WR1. Bruce Feldman’s 2024 NFL Draft confidential makes it clear this would not be a stretch. “It’s Nabers and then there’s a gap,” said one long-time NFL assistant. As for Marvin Harrison Jr., “I don’t think he wows you,” said a WR coach. Nabers pairs nicely with Cardinals WR Michael Wilson.

Buffalo trades for No. 7 and drafts WR Rome Odunze. In today’s beat writers mock draft, Joe Buscaglia has the Bills moving Nos. 28, 60, 133, 160 and a 2025 first-rounder for this pick and No. 106. Holding Minnesota’s second-round pick next year (via the Stefon Diggs trade) helps justify this spend for a WR1-needy team.

QBs go 1-2-3, 11-12-13. If he slides, J.J. McCarthy won’t fall past Minnesota at 11, while the Broncos want their guy, which could be Bo Nix — a player they’ve quietly done plenty of work on. Dianna mentioned Michael Penix Jr., a player the Raiders are unlikely to take this high. Still, crazier things have happened. QBs (on rookie contracts) are worth it.

Titans go WR at No. 7: Every mock I’ve seen has them doing the responsible thing (OT Joe Alt), but consider this: New HC Brian Callahan comes from Cincinnati, where he “landed on the Ja’Marr Chase side” of the debate between picking another WR or picking seemingly much-needed OT phenom Penei Sewell. In Tennessee, DeAndre Hopkins’ contract ends after this season and Callahan has a world-class O-line coach (his dad, Bill).
 

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such a long tweet, but interesting that NE is contemplating the trade down with NYG to #6, trade back up to AZ at #4

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I am seeing a lot of smoke that Dallas Turner is going to slide due to medical issues being uncovered.
 

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some Gambo 5 speculation / further detail:

he thinks the Cards ranking is this:

MHJ
Odunze
Dallas Turner
Alt
Nabers
Dallas Turner :barf:

The Ringer's Draft guide has him ranked as the second edge and at 18th overall. He's the most likely guy to trade up for, IMO.
 

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Dallas Turner :barf:

The Ringer's Draft guide has him ranked as the second edge and at 18th overall. He's the most likely guy to trade up for, IMO.

He was one of their visits. I thought that was whom they wanted if they did the Minnesota deal
 

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such a long tweet, but interesting that NE is contemplating the trade down with NYG to #6, trade back up to AZ at #4

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I now think this is the only way we make a trade at 4, because I think the Vikings have legit decided to settle for Pennix.
 

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Dallas Turner :barf:

The Ringer's Draft guide has him ranked as the second edge and at 18th overall. He's the most likely guy to trade up for, IMO.
If he falls to the late teens I could see it.
 

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interesting tidbit I found on Bovada….Michael Penix Jr. was listed as 14-1 odds to go in the top 10. Within the last 2-3 hours that number has shrunk to 7-1.

Giants, Vikings, Raiders, and dark horse Falcons are most probable landing spots for Penix in that 6-10 range.
Unreal lol. Penix goes #8 (75-1 odds) and top 10
 

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