Man working on NFL draft stage falls, is injured

Florida State Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook (4) warms up before the game against the Clemson Tigers at Doak Campbell Stadium. There are lots of talented edge rushers, and an unusual abundance of defensive backs. McCaffrey, a four-star recruit, was rated the nation's No. 11 running back. Last year Reese made the move on cornerback Eli Apple with the 10th pick, a player who looked very good in his rookie season and is primed for a bigger role this year. Today, Fournette is 240 pounds.

Lynch bucked 49ers tradition on Monday by holding his pre-draft press conference inside the team's draft room, which past year was named in honor of former team executive John McVay.

"As far as the quarterbacks in this year's class, I'm not banging the table for any of them", said Mike Mayock, lead draft expert for NFL Network.

Might as well get this on paper now in case it happens: Deshaun Watson is my favorite of the quarterbacks. Believe it. He can't go through three years in his position after riding out two seasons with Cutler and have his only big swing at a quarterback be Glennon. "You're not playing to his strength when you offset him". But as fate would have it, this year's QB class isn't highly regarded.

So not only does the report peg the Philadelphia Eagles as one of five organizations with permission, but Norris also mentions they're one of the teams most interested in him from that group. I think it's: Until you're in a position where you feel [good] with where you're at - and we're not at that position yet. He rushed for 1,765 yards last season but also excelled catching the ball out of the backfield, averaging 14.8 yards on 33 receptions.

Along with Couch, the No. 1 choice in '99, the Browns have used first-round picks on Brady Quinn, Brandon Weeden and Manziel, who was Johnny Goofball in an orange helmet. If they can't get the deal they want to trade down, they may end up taking their favorite passer.

Texas' D'Onta Foreman, Toledo's Kareem Hunt, Tennessee's Alvin Kamara and Oklahoma's Samaje Perine could go in the second or third rounds.

If the Browns are smart, they will not draft for overall need with every single early draft choice.

"People talk about backs being devalued". "You take a lot of mocks that are averages of where guys are supposed to go".

The 2017 draft will be the first under the 49ers' new regime of general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan.

AP Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker and Sports Writer Schuyler Dixon contributed.

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