News and notes from the third day of the combine in Indianapolis.

– To build upon our notes from yesterday, I’m told a significant number of teams have expressed interest in Rodger Saffold and will pounce at the opportunity to sign the offensive tackle if he does not renew with the St Louis Rams.

– As posted on twitter earlier, scouts have mentioned Stanford tackle Cameron Fleming as the offensive lineman people are sleeping on.  He’s been mentioned as a potential top 45 choice the past few days.  Most scouts have Fleming staying put at the right tackle spot he lined up at with the Cardinal.

– It seems Aaron Donald has carried the momentum of his Senior Bowl performance to the Combine, though he’s yet to work out.  I’m told the Seattle Seahawks brass love Donald.  In fact source mentioned the Seahawks made Donald a lot of money based on the way they played their defensive tackles in 2013.  Yesterday I mentioned Donald is expected to run in the low 4.7’s during his workout on Monday.  Today I was told he’s been running in the high 4.5’s/low 4.6’s in training recently.

–  There’s a feeling here amongst people at the combine Jadeveon Clowney is most definitely in the running to be the draft’s first pick.  People I spoke with mention Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel will run a more traditional two-gap, 3-4 alignment, which makes Clowney a great fit  This compared to more of the one-gap principals formerly employed by Wade Phillips.

– I’m told the Carolina Panthers are very interested in Clemson tackle Brandon Thomas especially since the belief is Jordan Gross may retire.  Even if Gross plays another year Thomas is still an option in day two.

–  Expectations are the Oakland Raiders will tag defensive tackle Lamarr Houston.  Whether its a franchise or transition tag is not clear.  Considering the teams salary cap situation, which is a good one, the transition tag may make more sense.

–  I’m told Tennessee State tight end AC Leonard weighed 252-pounds and measured just 7% body fat.  Expectations are he will run in the 4.5’s tomorrow.

–  As posted on twitter earlier the New York Jets met with agents for Calvin Pace yesterday.  We initially posted the Jets interest in bringing Pace back for another season when both parties were seen together at the Senior Bowl.