NFL DraftAs day two of the draft is set to being with the second round this evening, here are a few opening notes from May 9th.




Marqise Lee is expected to come off the board quickly once round two starts but there’s no denying he slipped due to red flags on his injured knee. During the season there were whispers the condition of his knee was worse than USC was letting on and in recent weeks there’s been talk teams were concerned over the injury. At the same time most will have to admit if returns to full health Lee could be the steal of the draft. Don’t forget, Lee was rated higher than Sammy Watkins on most boards prior to the 2013 season.

Two names who could come off the board much earlier than anticipated today include receiver Jordan Matthews and guard Trai Turner.

Cornerback Bashaud Breeland, expected to be selected somewhere in the late part of round two, could take a tumble down draft boards. I’m told Breeland has recently had several run-ins with the law, most of them minor infractions. Included was an arrest for driving without a license and exceeding the speed limit; evidently Breeland was clocking over 100MPH when police tracked him down. Breeland’s classroom habits are also a concern. The number of incidents has sent up red-flags in war rooms as teams question the cornerbacks maturity.