Here is a recap of the player interviews that were conducted on the field after Tuesday's practice by the East team. Typically, these interviews with area scouts are to set up longer, formal interviews for a night during the week. While teams say they "talk" to every player, teams do not take the time to conduct formal interviews with every draft prospect, so this can be a clue as to which players are on their radar.
Atlanta - Georgia Tech cornerback Rod Sweeting, Rutgers tight end D.C. Jefferson, Florida safety Josh Evans
Carolina - Penn State linebacker Gerald Hodges
Chicago - Florida safety Josh Evans
Indianapolis - Virginia Tech wide receiver Corey Fuller, James Madison guard Earl Watford
Kansas City - McMaster University tackle Matt Sewell
Minnesota - Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein
New Orleans - Boston College Chris Pantale
New York Jets - South Florida cornerback Kayvon Webster, Rutgers tight end D.C. Jefferson, Miami cornerback Brandon McGee, Connecticut linebacker Sio Moore
Philadelphia - Arkansas-Pine Bluff tackle Terron Armstead, Purdue cornerback Josh Johnson, Rutgers tight end D.C. Jefferson
San Diego - Virginia Tech wide receiver Corey Fuller, Connecticut linebacker Sio Moore
St. Louis - Clemson cornerback Xavier Brewer, Purdue cornerback Josh Johnson
Washington - South Florida linebacker Sam Barrington
@Big Al Sadly, before the Steelers draft an OLB, they need to overhaul the scouting department, because they haven't had anyone good that doesn't wear #92 over the last several years, and that was due to very bad drafting. Might be worth taking an under-hyped mid-rounder there.. as for their #1 pick, i'd like to see what they do with that former Temple guy before using a #1 on another ILB. as for QB, the last vet they brought in was QBDK. There's just not that much out there, so drafting one would make sense, unless we want another year of Landry Jones! ARGH!!!!!!!!
I think Peppers has suffered from somewhat playing out of position this season. He's not quite physical enough to play that true LB position. However, I think he's going to the be first type of a new defensive player to combat these huge basketball type TE's. He's big enough to defend the run and altheltic enought o stay with players like Gronk, Kelce, etc..