This is Charlie Campbell's Tuesday 2013 Senior Bowl Prospect Meetings Report (South 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 South 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 - Duke wide receiver Connor Vernon, Georgia wide receiver Tavarres King, Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor, Texas A&M wide receiver Ryan Swope and Wake Forest fullback Tommy Bohanon
Denver - Georgia safety Shawn Williams and Texas A&M wide receiver Ryan Swope
Indianapolis - Rice tight end Vance McDonald
Jacksonville - BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah and Texas A&M outside linebacker Sean Porter
Minnesota - California offensive linemen Brian Schwenke and Wake Forest fullback Tommy Bohanon
New Orleans - Baylor wide receiver Terrance Williams and Stanford linebacker Chase Thomas
New York Jets - San Diego State cornerback Leon McFadden
Philadelphia - Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson, Georgia defensive end Cornelius Washington and San Diego State cornerback Leon McFadden
San Diego - Baylor wide receiver Terrance Williams, BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins and Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones
St. Louis - BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, Florida offensive tackle Xavier Nixon, Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo and Rice tight end Vance McDonald
Washington - Clemson running back Andre Ellington and Tennessee-Martin defensive tackle Montori Hughes
@Black&Gold Problem is that you see Eli and Cobi as solid backups. Truth is that Eli is number 2 and Cobi is our number 3. They aren't backups, but starters. So what you're saying is that we have no true number 2, but see no need in drafting a receiver? What D line depth are you thinking? DE or NT? Have you seen what LT Walton has done? Remember he's only in his second year.
@Steelr Fan 3:16 Coates was supposed to be plan B at number 2 with the uncertainty of Bryant. You make the case that he's a one trick pony and not a 50 catch per season wide-out, so does that scream out as a option for number 2? What gives you hope about Green? I hope he does end up staying on the field, but so far in his career he hasn't be able to do that. I like James, but if he goes down you trust Grimble? He can't block, and hasn't been reliable in the pass game. He did mess his ribs up with a nice touchdown reception a few weeks ago. That still doesn't mean he can pick up and be an impact if James would not be able to go. We have 7 picks in this draft. The first I hope goes OLB. We are good at CB with Burnes and @[email protected] will be challenged hopefully by Golson. Loser of the battle would be a good slot corner. Golson lacks length so they may throw him in the slot role anyways. LT Walton has been more than solid at DE. If Heyward or Tuitt can't go a few weeks during the season then I have faith in LT to get the job done. I like Chickillo and Moates at OLB. They have started and played solid. Williams and Dirty Red at backup ILB is good depth that any team would love. Safety we have Golden and Dangerfield. Both have started any didn't miss a beat. Offensive line? Yeah, we're good there. You say we're good at tight end and WR, so with or final 6 picks we're going what exactly? A RB would be nice with Williams age. A backup that won't see the field unless God forbid Bell gets hurt is a wasted pick anywhere in the top 4 rounds. Maybe 5th would be suffice. That's 2 picks gone and 5 to go. A backup QB of the future would be nice. Four to go. A special teamed lol? Warren, Boswell, and Berry are really good.
Mock I have been developing in various iterations. Did a trade, and was drafting based on data I've gathered via watching college games, NFL games, reading mock drafts, and my own internal evaluations. Please, feedback is always welcome.