War Room Buzz

04/24/2023 War Room Buzz

By: Jeff Yoder

NFL Draft Buzz, Latest Acquisitions & Suspensions for 5 Players

It’s NFL Draft week! The big ceremony is just three days away. With plenty of buzz and excitement, your team’s front office is stocking the fridge in the war room and watching their big board. Three days of franchise-building selections will take place Thursday-Saturday in Kansas City. Four quarterbacks could be taken in the top 10, but don’t expect running backs and receivers to go flying off the board early. Here’s the latest buzz leading up to draft day, along with some more offseason acquisitions and a handful of suspensions for players who gambled on NFL games last season.


NFL Draft Buzz (The Quarterbacks)

There’s still no definitive answer to which quarterback the Panthers will take with the No. 1 overall pick, although many suspect Alabama QB, Bryce Young. Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud is likely the second passer selected with Kentucky QB Will Levis and Florida QB Anthony Richardson on the top-10 radar. Expect them to go in that order with Stroud (Texans), Levis (Colts) and Richardson (Seahawks) as potential landing spots. In the past few days, some scouts and executives believe Levis could supplant Stroud as the No. 2 pick.


More NFL Draft Buzz

Alabama DE Will Anderson Jr. should be the first non-QB taken with Georgia DT Jalen Carter, Texas Tech DE Tyree Wilson and a pair of cornerbacks — Christian Gonzales (Oregon) and Devon Witherspoon (Illinois) — in the mix. A run of linemen are likely picked in the early teens, and we can expect RB Bijan Robinson (Texas) and WR Jaxson Smith-Njigba (Ohio State) to be the first skill position players drafted.


Latest Acquisitions

Steelers Acquire WR Allen Robinson (Rams)

Eagles Sign Free-Agent WR Olamide Zaccheus

Chiefs Sign Free-Agent QB Blaine Gabbert

Bills Re-Sign DE Shaq Lawson


5 Players Suspended for Gambling

The NFL suspended five players for violating the league’s gambling policy over the weekend. Lions WR Jameson Williams (6 games) was the biggest name on a list that included WR Stanley Berryhill (6 games), WR Quintez Cephus (indefinitely), S CJ Moore (indefinitely), and Commanders DE Shaka Toney (indefinitely). Both Moore and Cephus were released by the Lions.


Additional Storylines

CBS Sports: 5 Players Suspended for Violating League’s Gambling Policy

ESPN: Ranking the Top 100 NFL Draft Prospects Before Draft Night

NFL: NFL Burning Questions: What’s Next for Lamar Jackson? Who Should be Drafted No. 1 Overall?


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