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3 NFL Draft developments - April 5th


1 – 50-50 that Titans trade top pickThat's the opinion of MMQB columnist Peter King. It's no secret that the Tennessee Titans have been willing to trade the top pick to whichever team wants one of the top two quarterbacks badly enough in North Dakota State's Carson Wentz or Cal's Jared Goff.

Finding a trade partner willing to make an acceptable offer is an entirely other story. But King is reporting that there is “significant interest” in the top overall selection. Speculation surrounds teams like San Francisco (7th pick), Philadelphia (8th pick) and Los Angeles (15th pick) who have quarterback situations that aren't completely clear.

2 – German receiver has scouts scramblingGerman football league WR Moritz Wilhelm Boehringer sent NFL scouts scrambling for more game tape and general managers trying to schedule a personal visit prior to the draft after posting eye-popping results at his pro day.

Boehringer, who measured 6-4 and 227 pounds, worked out at Florida Atlantic University last week and posted an official 40 time of 4.41, a 39-inch vertical, a 10'11" broad jump and 17 reps on the bench press. His positional workout was reportedly just as solid.

He has already had a pre-draft visit with the Denver Broncos and there were others reportedly being scheduled with Kansas City, Minnesota, Los Angeles, Chicago and Carolina according to College Football 24/7.

Boehringer is seen as a mid-round pick at best because his game tape from the German league in which he has played the last few seasons is worthless due to a poor level of competition. Teams putting a draft grade on him will be going purely on projection instead of a definitive scouting report evaluation. Still, he's seen as a lock to get drafted.

3 – Under the radar pass rusherOne under the radar pass rusher in this year's draft is Maryland DE Yannick Ngakoue. At 6-2 and 252 pounds he's a bit of a tweener with little experience in the drop and cover game. The Terps primarily used him as an edge rusher where he posted a school record 13.5 sacks in his final season.

According to DraftInsider's Tony Pauline, the Bills spent some time with Ngakoue at Maryland's pro day last week along with the Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns.  

The junior eligible is forecast as a sixth-round pick.

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