NFL Draft Buzz: Broncos eye Dre Kirkpatrick

Each day, there is a lot of draft information to inhale. We round up the nuggets that slip through the cracks for a little running segment we call draft buzz:

1. The Cowboys want a defensive tackle and "really like" Fletcher Cox, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. They aren't alone. We wouldn't be surprised if Cox goes in the top 10 picks.

2. The Broncos have a "short list" of players they are looking at. Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick is reportedly on that short list. Denver would love to develop a young cornerback on a roster that needs a lot of work.

3. Chargers general manager A.J. Smith is "wide open" when it comes to trading in the first round. Just don't call him when the clock is running out.

4. Bears head coach Lovie Smith and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli were in attendance at a private workout for University of Illinois DE Whitney Mercilus last month. The Bears need defensive line help.

5. NFL.com's Gil Brandt reports that Memphis nose tackle Dontari Poe has met with the Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles recently.