This is Charlie Campbell's Monday 2013 Senior Bowl Prospect Meetings Report. Charlie is reporting live from Mobile, Ala., and he'll describe what he sees at practice and whom certain prospects talk to all week.
Here is a recap of the player interviews that were conducted on the field after Monday's practice by the North 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.
Baltimore - Illinois defensive end Michael Buchanan, Notre Dame center Braxston Cave, Oregon running back Kenjon Barner, San Jose State tight end Ryan Otten, San Jose State offensive lineman David Quessenberry, and Texas defensive end Alex Okafor.
Chicago - UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin.
Cincinnati - Ohio State linebacker/defensive end John Simon.
Denver - Kent State offensive tackle Brian Winters.
Indianapolis - North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams.
Kansas City - Colorado tight end Nick Kasa and North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams.
Minnesota - Connecticut cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Harding University linebacker Ty Powell and Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant.
Philadelphia - Florida International cornerback Jonathan Cyprien, Fresno State running back Robbie Rouse, Illinois defensive end Michael Buchanan, Illinois guard Hugh Thornton, Oregon running back Kenjon Barner, SMU defensive end Margus Hunt and Wisconsin offensive tackle Ricky Wagner.
Tennessee - Kent State offensive tackle Brian Winters.
Washington - Nevada safety Duke Williams.
Houston has a meeting scheduled with Utah State cornerback Will Davis.
Tampa Bay has met with Washington corner Desmond Trufant and are said to again while in Mobile.
I don't really think this guy looks too much into the game film for most teams. 5 out of the 7 listed needs aren't even needs. We don't need corners because we have collins, poole, and truf. We have Keanu as our SS whose really good. Deion jones is playing at an extremely high level. We don't need tight ends and we definitely do not need 3/4 OLB. (WE DON'T EVEN USE 3/4 SCHEME) Guard and DT are actual needs i agree with you there but the only "needs" the falcons really have besides G and DT are DE (4/3, not 3/4), FS, and maybe (and this is a strong maybe) receiver. Some of these are not even needs either, they are just places we could stand to upgrade from mediocre.