Pre-Draft Notes

Pre-draft notes on Kevin Curtis, Tully Banta Cain as well as information on Terrell Suggs next workout.

While some were lamenting the slower than expected times turned in by Terrell Suggs yesterday, don't count to many NFL teams in that group. As first reported here yesterday, the Houston Texans had a private "sit down" with Suggs today as they narrow the field for the selection at pick number three.

The original thought was Suggs would be worked out at linebacker by Dom Capers and company today but it turns out he strained a muscle in his leg during Wednesday's workout and instead had lunch with several of front office people from Houston. Suggs will work out again for NFL clubs on April 18th.

One player quickly moving up draft boards is receiver Kevin Curtis, who has sparkled in the off season. During a recent Pro-Day workout, his second since the combine, Curtis bettered many of his marks from the previous session. Completing 20 repetitions on the bench, topping 39.5 inches on the vertical jump, he finished off running in the low 4.3's during the forty (in fact some stopwatches read 4.27).

Remember, during our combine coverage we quoted a noted general manager/personal director from the AFC East stating he felt Curtis was "All-Pro material," and many are starting to feel that way. The feeling is Curtis could land up hearing his name called in the early-to-mid part of round two as teams like the Rams and Chiefs are very high on him.

Lastly we have learned the New England Patriots are bringing defensive end Tully Banta-Cain in for a personnel interview during the beginning of April. Another team high on the California sackmaster is the San Francisco 49ers, who are also bringing him in for a look.

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