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McShay: Winston looks like No. 1 pick

Jameis Winston's pro day workout wasn't exceptional, but he confirmed he's worthy of being the top pick

9hAdam Schefter

Sources: Mariota doesn't plan to attend draft

Just as Jameis Winston does not plan to attend next month's NFL draft in Chicago, neither does Marcus Mariota, per league sources. Mariota informed the league he plans to be in Hawaii among his family and the community that helped raise him

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FBO: Cooper tops WR projections

Football Outsiders' Nathan Forster projects the top 13 wide receiver prospects for the 2015 NFL draft using the Playmaker Score model. Alabama's Amari Cooper comes in at No. 1, but several surprises make the rankings.


Winston comparable to Matt Ryan

Both stats and scouts see similarities between Jameis Winston and Falcons QB Matt Ryan. Both had the confidence to take risks and throw with anticipation in college.

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Jadeveon Clowney: 'I'm progressing well'

The Texans LB, the No. 1 overall pick last year, has no timetable for his return from knee surgery but said he's "moving forward" in his rehab: "I'm working hard, but we're not going to rush it. ... Things are starting to come together just like I hoped they would." (via Houston Chronicle)

Urban Meyer: Browns great at scouting

The Ohio State coach has seen it all from NFL teams when it comes to scouting a prospect. Some teams "draft one of your players and you never hear from them." But then there's the Browns: "[They're] fantastic. I really like their head coach [Mike Pettine]. He's knee deep in it."

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Rolando McClain to stay with Cowboys

The LB accepted a one-year deal with a base of $3M and an additional $1M in playing-time incentives, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. Last year with Dallas, McClain finished with 81 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble.

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Alouettes GM: '50-50' chance to sign Sam

Jim Popp on the chances of signing Michael Sam for the upcoming season: "The CFL is cut out perfectly for his style. It would give him the opportunity to do what he does best." The Alouettes have held the exclusive CFL rights to Sam since his senior year at Missouri. (via Montreal Gazette)

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Jameis Winston staying home for draft

The QB's decision not to go to Chicago is based on his grandmother: "[S]he can't travel, she has Type-2 diabetes. ... I want the people who I've been with since Day 1 to be around me and enjoy this moment. However, he added that he could still change his mind due to outside "pressure." (via NFL Network)

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Lions fine with Levy's wing walk

Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy took a walk on the wing of a plane earlier this month. So what did the team think of it? "The official position," team president Tom Lewand said, "is don't fall."


Kraft testifies at Hernandez trial

Patriots owner Robert Kraft testified at Aaron Hernandez's murder trial Tuesday. He said that he had no knowledge of Hernandez's activities outside of the stadium. As he left the courthouse, he told reporters, "It's very sad." The trial resumes Wednesday.

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Grading Jameis Winston's pro day

Chris Mortensen notes that the QB fixed some of the flaws that dogged him in past seasons, while Todd McShay adds: "They tried to purposely make this workout difficult for him."


Byron Jones has more than hops

The UConn CB wowed combine onlookers with his broad jump of 12-3, which set a world record. Tuesday at his pro day, Jones ran a blazing 4.36 in the 40. He currently sits at the No. 32 spot (Patriots) in Todd McShay’s latest mock draft.

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