'NFL Total Access' recap: McGinest weighs in on Newton, Biebs

Ian Rapoport says even though the NFL draft has been moved next year to May 8-May 10, the rest of the league year will stay the same. Rap Sheet said moving the draft back could put some lesser-known agents out of business as they will have to foot the bill for expensive training and board while their clients prepare for the draft.

Rapoport said former Oakland Raiders first-round pick JaMarcus Russell has lost 50 pounds -- down to 265 lbs -- and has more than one team interested. He also said Russell is willing to play in the CFL if needed.

Aditi Kinkhabwala reported Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinatior Todd Haley met a lot over the offseason and are much more comfortable together. Haley in turn has given Roethlisberger more freedom to check at the line of scrimmage.

LaDainian Tomlinson believes Roethlisberger still has enough weapons to lead the Steelers to the playoffs. He said the Steelers' offense will be built on getting the ball out quickly and into the hands of their skill players to create yards after the catch.

Desmond Purnell said he talked to Anthony Spencer who said people are blowing their defensive-scheme switch out of proportion as the Dallas Cowboys used some elements of the 4-3 last season.

Omar Ruiz joined us with an update on Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden. Ruiz reported Hayden will be out for organizied team activities and minicamp, but the Raiders expect him back for training camp. Ruiz said Charles Woodson told him quarterback Matt Flynn has emulated Aaron Rodgers and Woodson gave him an endorsement for the season.

Willie McGinest thinks Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is going to make a jump in 2013, especially after seeing what the three rookie quarterbacks did in 2013. Tomlinson agreed, saying he sees a player who is maturing in front of his eyes.

McGinest said the Philadelphia Eagles' defense can only get better under new defensive coordinator Billy Davis. They will most likely have seven or eight new starters and must focus on forcing more than the 13 turnovers they did in 2012.

Tomlinson believes Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is starting to get it, starting with who he chooses to surround himself with. He said Bryant has been improving in recent years and will continue to do so, also noting Bryant is playing for his second contract.

Safety Charles Woodson joined the program to explain the decision only one man would have made: the Raiders over the Broncos. Woodson said negotiations have stalled with Tracy Porter in acquiring the jersey number 24. He said football was not out of his blood, that he is not done yet and wants to continue to keep playing. Woodson hinted his meetings with Broncos coaches went well, but the business side of things held up a deal in Denver. Woodson said he wanted to play for a contender, but also wanted to make the business part of the deal work.

We ended the show asking Tomlinson and McGinest who should be the top ranked defensive player on the top 100. Tomlinson went with Von Miller while McGinest said J.J. Watt.

The world also learned that Willie McGinest lives directly across the street from Justin Bieber.

Be sure to tune into "NFL Total Access" on Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

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