Senior Bowl: Wednesday Team Interests

Wednesday's morning practice wasn't as heavily attended as in years past but the scouts were out in droves afterwards to continue the scouting process.

The Cleveland Browns spent a lot of time looking along the offensive line on Wednesday morning, talking to Eric Winston of Miami and Cody Douglas of Tennessee. They have needs along the line with L.J. Shelton slated for free agency.

The Browns also scoured the defensive side of the ball, particularly the line. They spent time with Tennessee defensive lineman Jesse Mahelona and Florida State defensive end Kamerion Wimbley. The depth along the line is in definite need of an upgrade.

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was on the sidelines watching the defensive backs practice and followed the group around. Afterwards, he met personally with cornerback Marcus Hudson out of North Carolina State while his scouts talked to Georgia safety Greg Blue.

Keeping up with their secondary theme, scouts cornered Texas cornerback Cedric Griffin and Georgia corner DeMario Minter. One scout told him he would "see you at the combines."

The San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers talked to quarterback Brodie Croyle of Alabama. San Diego is seeking a third quarterback option with Jay Feeley not expected back and the Niners are also in the need of depth at the position behind Alex Smith.

The Texans, eager to protect David Carr from his intimate acquaintance with the ground, were hot on Winston. They have been hot and heavy on a number of linemen during the week of practices.

The Kansas City Chiefs were another active team. Three scouts surrounded North Carolina State defensive end Manny Lawson and spent a significant amount of time with the prospect. They also met with interior lineman Kyle Williams of Auburn.

Offensive tackle was also a target of affection as the Chiefs had discussions with Marcus McNeil of Auburn and Jon Scott of Texas.

McNeil said afterwards that he preferred to play left tackle in the pros and was eager to show his ability from that spot. He also noted that the lone sack he gave up in college came when he had to play guard for several games.

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