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2019 Senior Bowl: Thursday Rumor Mill
By Charlie Campbell – @draftcampbell
Sources said Sweat (6-6, 252) entered the Senior Bowl as a prospect some saw as a late first-round or early second-round pick. Back at the East-West Shrine, some sources asked me if I thought Sweat would get to Round 2, and I said no. If he continues this caliber of play throughout the week of practice in Mobile, there will be no doubt that Sweat ends up being a first-round pick.
Ferguson (6-4, 256) has some fans and skeptics in the scouting community, but a big week in Mobile could put him in the first round conversation. Granderson (6-4, 246) is more of a second-day prospect, but he could be helping himself to move up in Day 2.
Sweat, Ferguson and Granderson all must add weight and strength for run defense in the NFL. They also would probably fit best in a 3-4 defense as outside linebackers. Opinions will vary, and some sources will prefer other players, but those were the three that some team sources said performed the best.
Sources say the issues with Fant are more along the lines of maturity. “There is some knuckle headedness to him,” said one source. They also feel that Fant really needs to improve his blocking and hands. However, they feel that Fant can run well for his position, so despite those concerns, they think he could go in the 40-60 range of the second round.
The other veteran with an uncertain future in New York is pro bowl safety Landon Collins. The team wants him back, but at a price that they are comfortable with. Collins is expected to draw a lot of interest as a free agent with big money being offered to him. Thus, the Giants aren’t sure that he will be back as the bidding could pass their comfort zone. The team could use the franchise tag on him to ensure that Collins returns to New York next season. Right now, it sounds like Vernon could easily be let go, while Collins’ future with the Giants is up in the air.
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