Some scouts wondered why Utah quarterback Alex Smith was not invited, especially after word got out that Aaron Rodgers of Cal received an invitation. Scouts want to take a closer look at him though many believe he is a late first early second round selection as of now.
While Jay Ratliff, Michael Montgomery, and Darrrell Shropshire have legit NFL-potential the feeling amongst scouts in attendance is the majority of defensive linemen here are not really prospects
Of all the offensive linemen Jonathan Colon and Nick Kaczur are considered the two best prospects by scouts. They are aware though that Chris Kemeauto is playing on a bad ankle. Scouts liking Colon should come as no surprise as we reported on location from the Gators contests against Kentucky and Arkansas that the big tackle was impressive. Manning the right tackle spot all week, scouts hope he will be moved to the blind side come game time.
Sidney Haugabrook continued to help himself by making interceptions during practice.
The Browns are very interested in the offensive and defensive linemen. One scout we spoke with admitted that although the team is high on Luke McCown they realize they must do something to stabilize the quarterback position.
Ryan Moats has been by far the most popular player with scouts here at the Shrine game. Dallas, Cleveland, and the Giants spoke with him today. One Cowboys scout feels he will be a high selection.
Some other news making the rounds.
Pete Carroll has told some in confidence that former USC receiver Mike Williams has been working out and is in great shape. That should be taken with a grain of salt as coach Carroll is the type of guy that stands by his players through thick and thin, backing them no matter what.
Full reports for Wednesday's practice will be available tomorrow morning as our man Brent Foshee is in transit out of San Fransisco back east.