This is Charlie Campbell's Wednesday 2014 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 Wednesday's practice for the South team. There were fewer meetings on Wednesday because many scouts are leaving Wednesday night, so they don't need to set up a time to interview the players. Some scouts told WalterFootball.com that they were skipping the South's afternoon practice and the teams have already done all of their interviews.
Arizona Cardinals - Georgia tight end Arthur Lynch and Tulane wide receiver Ryan Grant.
Dallas Cowboys - Auburn outside linebacker Dee Ford and Louisiana Tech defensive end/outside linebacker Ik Enemkpali.
Indianapolis Colts - Auburn outside linebacker Dee Ford, Georgia tight end Arthur Lynch and Oklahoma wide receiver Jalen Saunders.
St. Louis Rams - Kansas State long-snaper Marcus Heit.
Baltimore Ravens - Texas wide receiver Mike Davis and Vanderbilt safety Kenny Ladler.
Philadelphia Eagles - BYU outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy.
San Francisco 49ers - Boston College guard/tackle Matt Patchan.
Houston Texans - Montana linebacker Jordan Tripp.
Kansas City Chiefs - Florida State linebacker Christian Jones, Arkansas defensive end Chris Smith.
New Orleans Saints - Georgia Tech linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu, Mississippi State guard Gabe Jackson, San Jose State quarterback David Fales and Liberty cornerback Walt Aikens.
San Diego Chargers - Boston College guard/tackle Matt Patchan, BYU outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy, Auburn linebacker Dee Ford, San Jose State quarterback David Fales and Auburn cornerback Chris Davis.
Arkansas defensive end Chris Smith met with the Vikings on Monday, according to the Star-Tribune's Master Tesfatsion. Smith said defensive coordinator George Edwards was present.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd said he met with the Jets for about an hour Tuesday night, according to Brian Costello of the New York Post.
WalterFootball.com will have more practice reports, post-practice interview observations and rumormill entries this week live from Mobile. Follow me or Walt (@walterfootball) for updates.
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.