After what's been an arduous and seemingly interminable wait, the 2014 NFL draft is finally within sight. With this close proximity comes a fresh batch of hearsay, and in order to help wade through the scuttlebutt, it's time to buy or sell the latest buzz around the league.
As the rumors continue to fly, it's important to remember that the next few days represent the epitome of the NFL's lying season. That means when an NFL coach or general manager opens his mouth over the next few days, the assumption must be that whatever he says is a smokescreen that is meant to drum up fake interest in a pick or prospect.
Much of the recent gossip has been focused on the two most polarizing players in the draft: Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Throughout the process, both men have been scrutinized more heavily than the Zapruder film, and the buzz only figures to ramp up over the next few days.
In addition to those two men, this column also contains buzz about the potential trade of a current starting quarterback, plans for the Raiders and Browns with their first-round selections, a club reportedly considering moving up to the No. 1 overall pick and a surprise prospect who could shock the world and be selected on Thursday night.
Ahead, we'll buy and sell the buzz around the league.