NEWS-AND-NOTES (4/18-4/24)

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    04/25/2011 11:06 AM - 

    A source says that the Redskins’ interest in Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett is most likely a smokescreen. TWITTER

    During a pre-draft presser Monday, Seahawks GM John Schneider indicated strongly that he wants to trade down from the No. 25 spot. EVERETT HERALD

    There’s belief that Missouri DL Aldon Smith would be “an ideal fit” for the Lions at No. 13. MLIVE.COM

    According to Jaguars director of player personnel Terry McDonough, Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett is considered a “wild card” in this year’s draft. FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

    The Dallas Morning News’ Rick Gosselin has the Cowboys taking USC OL Tyron Smith in the first round in his latest mock draft. DALLAS MORNING NEWS

    The stock is said to be “rising” for Colorado DB Jimmy Smith, Baylor OL Danny Watkins, and TCU QB Andy Dalton before next weekend’s draft. SI.COM

    Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick is believed to be a better athlete than Auburn QB Cam Newton. NFL.COM

    Bills GM Buddy Nix said the team has little interest in trading out of their No. 3 spot in the draft. ESPN.COM

    The Ravens intend to use at least one of their nine draft picks on a wide receiver. BALTIMORE SUN

    According to one NFL coach, there is some level of concern over TCU QB Andy Dalton’s red hair color. SI.COM

    Former 49ers DB Eric Davis believes Nebraska DB Prince Amukamara will be a better corner at the next level than LSU DB Patrick Peterson. CSN BAY AREA

    The Bears could use one of their six draft picks on a developmental quarterback. CHICAGO TRIBUNE

    There is now belief that the Eagles won’t draft an offensive lineman with the No. 23 overall pick. PHILLY.COM

    According to Jets vice president of college scouting Joey Clinkscales, Baylor NT Phil Taylor’s “feet issues” are not a long-term concern. ESPN NEW YORK

    The Cardinals are not expected to use their No. 5 pick on a quarterback. ESPN.COM

    Panthers GM Marty Hurney revealed that he’s yet to receive an offer from another team looking to move up to the No. 1 spot. ASSOCIATED PRESS

    According to former NFL scout Dave Razzano, Indiana OL James Brewer is a “name to remember” late in the first round. FIELDGULLS.COM

    The Raiders are expected to make offensive line a top priority in next week’s draft. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

    Texas A&M LB Von Miller is being considered a “freak” and a “smaller package” version of Hall of Famer Bruce Smith. BUFFALO NEWS

    Alabama OL James Carpenter has reportedly emerged as a first-round candidate. TWITTER

    Browns doctors have cleared Clemson DL Da’Quan Bowers’ surgically repaired knee. AKRON BEACON-JOURNAL

    Alabama OL James Carpenter has emerged as a candidate to be drafted in the first round. TWITTER

    Since he is difficult to evaluate on tape, Georgia DL/LB Justin Houston will be “all over people’s draft boards.” 1560 THE GAME

    There are question marks regarding Alabama WR Julio Jones’ ability to be an impact downfield receiver in the pros. 1560 THE GAME

    There is belief that Temple DB Jaiquawn Jarrett could be a value pick in the draft. 1560 THE GAME

    The Rams are not expected to trade up for Alabama WR Julio Jones. TWITTER

    The Cowboys reportedly “want no part” of Auburn DL Nick Fairley. FOX SPORTS

    There is now word that the Cowboys won’t draft USC OL Tyron Smith. FOX SPORTS

    According to former Panthers executive Tony Softli, Carolina will draft Alabama DL Marcell Dareus over Auburn QB Cam Newton with their first-overall pick. 101 ESPN ST. LOUIS

    The Cowboys are seriously considering taking Wisconsin DL J.J. Watt with the No. 9 pick. NATIONAL FOOTBALL POST

    If Georgia WR A.J. Green is still available at No. 6, there is belief that the Browns may not be able to pass on him. AKRON BEACON JOURNAL

    Texas A&M LB Von Miller is already predicted to win the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year award next season. CBS SPORTS

    In order for him to remain healthy in the NFL, Eastern Washington RB Taiwan Jones will have to be limited to “only a few snaps per game.” CBS SPORTS

    The Falcons could target Oklahoma RB DeMarco Murray in next week’s draft as a backup to RB Michael Turner. ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

    The Patriots would likely target North Carolina DL Robert Quinn if they traded into the top-10 of the draft. TWITTER

    Due to the lack of quality 3-4 outside linebackers in this year’s draft, Arizona DL Brooks Reed could be overdafted. TWITTER

    The Patriots could take a serious look at drafting Alabama RB Mark Ingram in the first-round. ESPN BOSTON

    UCLA LB Akeem Ayers is believed to have “competitive red flags.” TWITTER

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