2015 Senior Bowl Rumor Mill



This is Charlie Campbell’s Wednesday 2015 Senior Bowl Rumor Mill. Charlie is reporting live from Mobile, Ala., and he’ll describe what he sees at practice and whom certain prospects talk to all week.

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2015 Senior Bowl: Wednesday Rumor Mill

By Charlie Campbell – @draftcampbell

With all the general managers, coaches and scouts in attendance for the Senior Bowl there is a lot of chatter going around. Here are some of the highlights from the rumormill on day three.

  • The Dolphins are targeting a speed receiver, which makes Mike Wallace’s future in Miami perfectly clear. Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey didn’t like Wallace coming out of Ole Miss, and sources say it would be surprising if Wallace came back to Miami next season. The organization’s actions are speaking volumes. The Dolphins have shown a ton of interest in speedster receivers Devin Smith (Ohio State) and Philip Dorsett (Miami). It looks as though the Dolphins are getting ready to dump Wallace and draft a cheaper replacement. While running Tampa Bay’s drafts as the college director, Hickey didn’t draft a wide receiver in the first round, so it seems more likely that Miami would take a wideout on the second day of the 2015 NFL Draft. Thus, Dorsett and Smith make sense.

  • St. Louis is intensely scouting the Senior Bowl quarterbacks. The Rams are tracking every throw the signal-callers make in the seven-on-sevens and the team scrimmage. St. Louis is looking for accuracy and a high completion percentage. Sources say that the organization wants another option to pair with the fragile Sam Bradford.




  • It has become commonplace to project the Redskins to take an offensive lineman in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Washington’s line was a weakness in 2014 and the team has to keep Robert Griffin III healthy. However, the Redskins are optimistic that they have some in-house answers from their 2014 draft class. Guard Spencer Long is projected to become a starter, and sources say that Morgan Moses was really improving before he broke his foot. They say that Moses was about ready to take on a starting job when the injury happened. The Redskins like how their second-day picks from the 2014 NFL Draft are developing as cornerback Bashaud Breeland played well as a rookie. Washington also might address the offensive line with some proven veterans in free agency rather than pin the health of Griffin on a rookie making the jump from college to pros. The offensive line is in play for the Redskins, but because of their 2014 picks, the team doesn’t feel desperate and won’t reach for a player who isn’t worthy of that pick.

  • A lot of change has already happened in San Francisco and more could be coming. Sources say that star linebacker Patrick Willis could be shopped to other teams in a trade and also could end up being a cap casualty. Willis missed the final 10 games of the 2014 season with a toe injury. The 49ers feel they have a younger and much cheaper replacement ready to take his place with Chris Borland. With NaVorro Bowman coming back, Willis could be deemed too expensive for a team that is tight against the cap.




  • Another 49er who is likely to be playing elsewhere next season is guard Mike Iupati. Sources say the future free agent won’t be restricted by a tag, plus the tag number is too high to justify it for a guard. Iupati wants a fair-market deal, which would leave the 49ers likely outbid. They have some cheap in-house candidates to replace Iupati, including 2014 draftee Brandon Thomas.

  • Lastly, the 49ers love Norfolk State outside linebacker Lynden Trail, and it makes a lot of sense as he is a perfect fit as a 3-4 outside linebacker. Given the off-the-field issues of Aldon Smith and Aaron Lynch, it makes sense for San Francisco to have depth at the position. Plus, the 49ers didn’t have a single pass-rusher reach seven sacks last year. Don’t be surprised if Trail comes into play for San Francisco as soon as the third round.


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