NEWS-AND-NOTES (4/4-4/10)

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    04/11/2011 11:07 AM - 

    According to NFL Films guru Greg Cosell, Boston College OL Anthony Castonzo is a 10-year starter at left tackle in the NFL. TWITTER

    Kentucky WR Randall Cobb is has reportedly been “flying up draft boards” over the past two months. AOL.SPORTINGNEWS.COM

    Multiple sources reveal that the Broncos will likely draft a quarterback in the first couple of rounds of this year’s draft. TFY DRAFT INSIDER

    The Seahawks “presently” have TCU QB Andy Dalton targeted as a round-one prospect. TFY DRAFT INSIDER

    USC OL Tyron Smith is believed to be sitting atop the Cowboys’ draft board. TFY DRAFT INSIDER

    It “wouldn’t be surprised” to see the Seahawks consider Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett with the No. 25 overall pick. SI.COM

    SI.com’s Peter King predicts that DL Da’Quan Bowers will not go in the top 10 of the draft. SI.COM

    According to one scout, Florida OL Mike Pouncey is not ready to play center at a high level right out of the gate. SI.COM

    The Broncos are believed to have interest in trading back to draft Florida State QB Christian Ponder. TWITTER

    According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, TCU QB Andy Dalton will come off the board between picks 25 and 35. ESPN.COM

    Panthers HC Ron Rivera says he’s “convinced” the Auburn QB Cam Newton is a good enough passer to be worthy of the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. USA TODAY

    The Steelers’ ill-fated recent history with former Texas Longhorns could impact their opinion of UT DB Aaron Williams. PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

    According to NFL Network’s Albert Breer, a “ton” of trades will be made on April 28 by teams looking to acquire quarterbacks late in the first round. TWITTER

    Miami (FL) OL Orlando Franklin reportedly showed up out of shape and looked “non-athletic” in drills during his Pro Day last month. PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY

    According to ESPN Chris Mortensen, the Bills are expected to draft the best defensive player available at No. 3 overall in the draft. TWITTER

    If Temple DL Muhammad Wilkerson fell to the Ravens’ No. 26 overall pick, they would do “back flips.” TWITTER

    NFL Network’s Mike Lombardi considers Missouri DL Aldon Smith “a younger version of Willie McGinest.” NFL.COM

    Coming off postseason foot surgery, Eastern Washington RB Taiwan Jones is fully recovered fromĀ  as he prepares for his April 14 Pro Day. JOE BUCHANAN SCOUTING

    According to an NFL evaluator, Texas A&M OLB Von Miller’s Pro Day was “the most explosive” he’s witnessed “in the past decade.” PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY

    Penn State OL Stefen Wisniewski’s draft value is ranging from a second-round graded to him being undrafted entirely. PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY

    Iowa DL Karl Klug and LB Jeff Tarpanian had to run routes during QB Ricky Stanzi’s passing workout because the school was short on draft-eligible receivers and running backs. PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY

    Because of his lack of elite ability and proneness to injury, NFL talent evaluators are “increasingly” comparing Florida State Christian Ponder to Trent Edwards. PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY

    The Colts put TCU QB Andy Dalton through a private workout Monday. INDIANAPOLIS STAR

    Three NFL teams expect Illinois RB Mikel Leshoure to give Alabama RB Mark Ingram a serious run to be the top running back drafted. SI.COM

    NFL teams are “privately comparing” Auburn DL Nick Fairley to Albert Haynesworth. NEW YORK POST

    The Broncos are “unlikely” to draft Clemson DL Da’Quan Bowers with their No. 2 pick. DENVER POST

    Nebraska DB Prince Amukamara is not expected to visit the Cowboys. FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM

    A strained quad muscle caused Kansas State RB Daniel Thomas to back out of a second 40-yard dash attempt at his Pro Day workout Tuesday. CBS SPORTS

    Panthers owner Jerry Richardson isn’t “completely sold” on the Auburn QB Cam Newton. CBS SPORTS

    NFL coaches have given Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick the impression that he won’t have to drastically alter his unorthodox throwing motion at the next level. SACRAMENTO BEE

    Contradicting an earlier report, the Cowboys have scheduled a visit with Nebraska DB Prince Amukamara for next week. TWITTER

    According to a source, Clemson DL Da’Quan Bowers won’t need microfracture surgery on his right knee. CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER

    Florida OL Mike Pouncey said he would be “shocked” if he wasn’t playing for the Cowboys in 2011. MIAMI HERALD

    The Seahawks were the only team who had representatives at Alabama QB Greg McElroy’s Pro Day Tuesday. CBS SPORTS

    The Chargers have reportedly shown “considerable interest” in UCLA LB Akeem Ayers. SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

    The Giants sent a large contingent to Villanova OL Ben Ijalana’s Wednesday Pro Day. NEWARK STAR-LEDGER

    According to NFL Network’s Warren Sapp, Missouri DL Aldon Smith’s long-term ceiling can be compared to Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware. HOUSTON CHRONICLE

    An NFL agent that has ties to the Redskins revealed that the team wants to use the No. 10 overall pick on a quarterback or wide receiver, “depending on who’s there.” ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

    Of the 35 pre-draft meetings the Eagles have with draft prospects, 11 of them have been with defensive backs. PRO FOOTBALL TALK

    NFL films guru Greg Cosell compared Pittsburgh WR Jonathan Baldwin to Chargers WR Vincent Jackson. TWITTER

    According to ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper and Pro Football Weekly’s Nolan Nawrocki, Maryland WR Torrey Smith would be a “reach” for the Ravens with the No. 26 pick in the draft. BALTIMORE SUN

    Pittsburgh DL Jabaal Sheard is reportedly “back to normal” after undergoing elbow surgery back in December. SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL

    According to one AFC personnel director, this year’s tight end draft class is “the worst we’ve seen in a long, long time.” NFL.COM

    The Falcons are expected to bring Nevada TE Virgil Green in for a visit. NATIONAL FOOTBALL POST

    The Titans could pick Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick at No. 39. PRO FOOTBALL TALK

    TCU QB Andy Dalton’s draft stock is reportedly “heating up.” NATIONAL FOOTBALL POST

    The Seahawks, Dolphins and Bills are said to be putting extra time into researching Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett. NATIONAL FOOTBALL POST

    There is belief that the Cowboys will consider taking Missouri DL Aldon Smith with their No. 9 pick. NATIONAL FOOTBALL POST

    One NFL scout believes talk of Clemson DL Da’Quan Bowers falling to the middle of the first round is “crazy.” NATIONAL FOOTBALL POST

    The Raiders may have legitimate interest in Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick. NATIONAL FOOTBALL POST

    Alabama WR Julio Jones could be the smartest pick for the Redskins at No. 10. FOX SPORTS

    If forced to choose, one scout says he would take LSU DB Patrick Peterson over Darrelle Revis. NATIONAL FOOTBALL POST

    Auburn QB Cam Newton and Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert will ultimately be the only two quarterbacks drafted in the first round. FOX SPORTS

    Vice president Rick Spielman says the team currently has 7-to-8 quarterbacks on their draft board, but may narrow it to two by draft day. TWITTER

    Alabama WR Julio Jones’ skills and long-term on-field outlook were compared to that of Terrell Owens by one longtime NFL coach. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH


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