This is Charlie Campbell's Tuesday 2013 Senior Bowl Prospect Meetings Report (North Team). 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 Tuesday'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.
Arizona - Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton
Baltimore - Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton and Rutgers linebacker Steve Beauharnais
Indianapolis - Harding University linebacker Ty Powell
Jacksonville - North Carolina linebacker Kevin Reddick
Minnesota - Fresno State running back Robbie Rouse
New Orleans - USC safety T.J. McDonald, Marshall wide receiver Aaron Dobson and Elon wide receiver Aaron Mellette
New York Jets - Miami of Ohio quarterback Zach Dysert, Oklahoma punter/kicker Quinn Sharp and North Carolina linebacker Kevin Reddick
Philadelphia - Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant, USC safety T.J. McDonald and Kansas State wide receiver Chris Harper
San Diego - Michigan wide receiver Denard Robinson and Elon wide receiver Aaron Mellette
St. Louis - Western Kentucky tight end Jack Doyle, North Carolina linebacker Kevin Reddick, Marshall wide receiver Aaron Dobson and Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant.
Washington - Harding University linebacker Ty Powell
I have no problems with your mock draft for the Raiders. I'm sure you're aware of the need at MLB, but doubling up on defensive tackles would make as much sense given the lack of pass rush outside of Mack.
@jsemmens I've been to the Big Board in the past, but it's still an inefficient way of going about a mock. Not to mention, reports and the people writing them change, no? I come to Walt's site because I used to like his insight on every player. Now, it's simply team needs and a very limited amount of actual analysis. You definitely need SOME amount of explanation behind a pick with regards to team need, but you need much more of the player evaluation angle. Any dummy can write why a particular team "needs" a specific position; it takes a pretty good eye to understand what player needs to fill it. Again, just my 2 cents.
Here's my mock based on team need, prospect value and prevailing opinion as well as some ideas of my own. Please let me know about the team(s) that you follow more closely, and any picks that you agree or disagree with. Please comment, and feel free to rate.