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FINAL UPDATE @ 7:10 PM-Day Two Sliders.'s Adam Caplan and Tony Pauline were live all day and provided reports all weekend from the floor of the NFL draft.


7:10 PM EST

There were some players that slid down draft boards on day two.

The biggest surprise had to be University of Delaware TE Ben Patrick who was seen as a third or fourth round value coming into the weekend. He wound up being selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round. It shouldn't come to much of a surprise that Ohio St. QB Troy Smith dropped to the fifth round. Smith was projected by many to be a second day selection.


5:00 PM EST

Sources have told us it is unlikely the New York Jets will be able to trade Justin McCareins before the draft ends.  The Jets had been hoping to trade the receiver for a fourth or fifth round pick.  Now it is a wait and see game for McCareins and the Jets.  The wide out is unlikely to take a pay cut from his lofty salary this season and the club could cut him after June 1st.

Central Missouri State quarterback Toby Korrodi has been receiving phone calls from the Arizona Cardinals, New England Patriots and Washington Redskins in the seventh round.  If none of those teams select him in this frame they will try hard to sign him as an undrafted free agent.

Matt Gutierrez of Idaho State has also been fielding calls from the Patriots in this round.

1:45 PM EST

With the possibility of losing Kendall Simmons, Alan Faneca and Max Starks after the '07 season, sources have told us the Steelers will look to draft offensive linemen with many of their final picks.

Had the Steelers not selected Matt Spaeth in the third round with the 77th pick the Jacksonville Jaguars, who owned pick number 79, were poised to choose him.

Justin Durant, who Jacksonville selected in round two, will be groomed as Mike Peterson's successor at linebacker.

Why is Colorado kicker Mason Crosby falling so much?  Sources have told us his poor kick-offs at the Senior Bowl and combine has teams concerned.  The thinking is whoever chooses Crosby may need to bring in a kick-off specialist.

11:45 AM EST

The Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals and St. Louis Rams are all considering drafting Towson offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod in round four and have made calls to the small school prospect. Bushrod has ties to the Bengals coaching staff dating back to his high school days.

11:30 AM EST

The Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals have called safety John Wendling with the intent of drafting the Wyoming product in the next two rounds.

Sources have confirmed the Eagles will try and move running back Ryan Moats during the second day of the draft.


10:58 PM EST

With the selection of Penn St. University RB Tony Hunt, the Philadelphia Eagles finally have the big back that their fans have been crying for over the past few seasons. Hunt will challenge for the No. 2 role on the depth chart against veteran RB Correll Buckhalter. Hunt's selection could be a sign that backup RB Ryan Moats will be traded by the end of the draft on Sunday.

9:28 PM EST

With the Tennessee Titans unlikely to trade for San Diego Chargers RB Michael Turner, it appears they will let rookie RB Chris Henry challenge second-year RB LenDale White for the starting job. But don't be surprised if the Titans still consider signing free agent RB Corey Dillon as insurance.
The Green Bay Packers have called and told Ohio State RB Antonio Pittman that the team is targeting him with their selection in round two if he's still available. Pittman also had calls from Pittsburgh late last week.

6:30 PM EST

The Chicago Bears are seriously considering selecting USC WR Dwayne Jarrett with the 37th pick.

6:05 PM EST

Sources have told us three teams, one being the Buffalo Bills, have contacted both the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts about possibly trading back into the first round. The player they are bidding for is Paul Posluszny.

5:15 PM EST

Sources from the Jaguars organization told us Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn barely entered into the discussion when the team was on the clock with the 21st pick.

4:40 PM EST

Sources have told us the McCown-to-Oakland deal looks good and is likely to happen before the end of the draft. It was put at about "75%" right now.

The Baltimore Ravens have told Joe Staley he will be the team's selection if he is still available at pick number 29.

4:04 PM EST

The Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, and Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears all could look to trade up in order to select QB Brady Quinn--especially so if the Jacksonville Jaguars pass on him. If the Browns trade up to select Quinn, they would come out of the first day with the third and fourth players on their draft board.

3:49 PM EST

A league source has told the New York Giants have called Central Michigan OT Joe Staley and his representatives over the last few days.

3:25 PM EST

A league source indicates the Houston Texans are flying their first-round pick DT Amobi Okoye in today so any speculation that he would still be traded to the Denver Broncos is out the window.

3:04 PM EST

If the Denver Broncos don't trade up from their pick at No. 21, it could be that they believe they'll be able to select University of Michigan DT Alan Branch or University of Tennessee DT Justin Harrell.

2:22 PM EST

There was a huge uproar here inside Radio City Music Hall after Ohio St. University WR Ted Ginn was selected by the Miami Dolphins. However, although it was a big surprise, it does make some sense. The Dolphins have been looking for speed at the receiver position for a while and they also lost WR/KR/PR Wes Welker.

If Notre Dame University QB Brady Quinn isn't selected by the Carolina Panthers at No. 14, he could drop like former University of California QB Aaron Rodgers did two years ago.

The other possible suitors of Quinn are the Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs. A surprise team could be the St. Louis Rams.

12:58 PM EST

A league source indicated the Oakland Raiders are still interested in acquiring Detroit Lions QB Josh McCown. A trade could still happen this weekend between the two teams but no other teams have shown any interest in acquiring the former Sam Houston St. star signal caller.

11:47 AM EST

League sources have told the Jacksonville Jaguars will actively try and trade up if either University of Arkansas DE Jamaal Anderson or University of Pittsburgh CB Darrelle Revis slip past the 12th pick of the draft. A deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers could be struck if either of those players slip to the 15th selection.

11:32 AM EST

There's an interesting rumor here that the Cleveland Browns will go with Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn with the third overall selection which would be a directive from their owner Randy Lerner. League sources have indicated for several weeks to that Quinn was lower down on their draft board than University of Wisconsin OLT Joe Thomas. We'll see what happens.

8:25 AM ET

- The Minnesota Vikings have shown strong interest late this week on University of Arizona RB Chris Henry, Ohio St. University RB Antonio Pittman, and USC WR Dwayne Jarrett. Both are expected to be second-round selections. The Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears also have expressed interest in Jarrett over the last 48 hours.

- One offensive lineman who is gaining some momentum the past few days is Jermon Bushrod of Towson State University. The offensive tackle, thought to be a late round choice, may approach the late part of the draft's first day.

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