Beck had a personal workout for Dolphins head coach Cam Cameron and general manager Randy Mueller. And he's also worked out for quarterback coaches from the Rams, Jets and Panthers to date. Miami was one of five teams that conducted a formal interview with Beck at the Combine in Indianapolis. He also met with the Texans, Bengals, Eagles, Dolphins and Vikings.
The Ravens previously showed interest in Beck at his Pro Day back on March 21, and he said that the Chiefs and the Browns also spent some time with him that day. Scout.com NFL Expert Tom Marino currently has the strong-armed and accurate Beck ranked as the No. 5 quarterback in this draft and projects him to be a first-day draft pick.
Oregon State tight end Joe Newton has primarily drawn interest from two teams so far. He had a formal interview with the Eagles at the Combine, and the Rams showed some interest at his Pro Day. Beyond that, Newton said he's having a tough time figuring out which of the many other teams that have talked to him are the most interested in adding him to their roster.
Newton is a huge red zone target at 6-foot-7 and 258 pounds. He set an Oregon State school record for a tight end with 15 touchdown catches during his career.
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A previously scheduled visit with the Patriots has been canceled as the team decided they had enough information to complete their evaluation of him, and one with the Colts was apparently moved to this week.
The standout Longhorns defensive lineman said that the Dolphins have now entered the mix for his services. He was expecting a visit with the Dolphins this week.
Beason flies to Detroit on Saturday to meet with the Lions and to Indianapolis on Sunday as he continues his pre-draft journey.
King said that he's had personal workouts with the Steelers, the Jaguars, and (are you ready for this?) the Dallas Cowboys. So maybe that botched kick in the NFC playoffs wasn't all Tony Romo's fault.
With Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis currently in place as the starters, some may wonder about the Colts' interest in defensive ends in this draft. But their depth behind them could be improved.
The 6-foot-two, 259-pound Burchette consistently provided pressure on the quarterback and was able to create some turnovers while doing it at Virginia Tech, and that's a common set of attributes with their starters at that position. During his collegiate career Burchette made 135 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 17.5 TFL, 50 QB pressures, forced 5 fumbles and recovered four.
As I previously reported, he recently completed a workout with the New York Jets. You can learn more about him in this NFL Draft Snapshot feature that includes a link to an NFL Draft Q&A with Noland.
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