Insider Notes/Player Visit and Analysis 8.0

Scout.com's insiders Adam Caplan and Tony Pauline have player analysis on the top two cornerbacks in the NFL draft, the latest on Alan Branch, Marshawn Lynch, and on two safeties who could be moving up draft boards.

Who Will be the First Cornerback Selected?

University of Pittsburgh CB Darrelle Revis is flying up boards and many teams have him ranked over University of Michigan CB Leon Hall

Revis has been a hot prospect lately. So hot in fact that one NFL team flew to Pittsburgh to interview him Friday afternoon after Revis finished his scheduled meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Wending Moving Up?

Another defensive back moving up draft boards is University of Wyoming S John Wendling. A straight "A" student in college and a prospect with great size, Wendling is likely to be the sixth safety drafted.

The Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers are both looking hard at Wendling. There is a very good chance either team could draft him late in round two if they don't come away with a safety in the first frame.

Philadelphia is looking for the eventual replacement for veteran FS Brian Dawkins and San Diego could be looking for an upgrade over Ss Bhawoh Jue and Clinton Hart.


Branch Update

Rumors have been running rampant about the health of University of Michigan DT Alan Branch

One week ago in our "Player Visits and Analysis" column, we reported one major reason for Branch's poor cardiovascular condition at the combine was the inability to workout due to shin injuries. Sources have confirmed to scout.com to us that injury is in fact a stress fracture which has many people concerned.

League sources believe Branch will go off the board near the middle of round one.


Lynch Rumors Unfounded?

A source has told us he believes the many rumors of excessive baggage carried by University of California RB Marshawn Lynch are unfounded. And while Lynch has been immature in the past, there is no evidence of a smoking gun at this point which would cause him to drastically drop down draft boards.


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