Monday Morning Buzz at the Senior Bowl

News from around the league is buzzing in Mobile, Ala., site of the Senior Bowl. Find out what news and notes have league personnel talking, and see which teams are showing interest in which draft prospect in the Monday Morning Buzz.

Things got off to a swift start in Mobile this morning as 100 senior prospects were weighed and measured for NFL scouts and coaches. Besides the scheduled activity, there is plenty of news swirling at the convention center with teams interviewing specific players.

  • After Ohio St. QB Troy Smith measured in at 6 feet even in Mobile Monday morning, there was a collective chatter in the room. Many scouts were wondering if he would measure in shorter than that, which was the early speculation. Smith will have to have a solid week of practices to solidify a selection on the first day of this year's NFL draft.

  • All the scouts on hand agreed that Nebraska has one of the best weight training programs in the nation. The NU players on hand (Jay Moore, Adam Carriker and Stewart Bradley) were hands down the most physically impressive group from any single team.

  • One of the interesting developments of the morning was the sudden retirement of Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells. Many around the league predicted that Parcells would be coming back for another season after working in his office at team headquarters last week. The news came out almost simultaneously after the morning weigh-ins and there was a huge buzz amongst the NFL personnel here in Mobile.

  • As is the case every year here, there are a lot of unemployed NFL coaches looking for work. It's easy to tell because they aren't wearing any team clothing. There are also a lot of CFL coaches here scouting talent.

  • The Tampa Bay Bucs have stated one of their top priorities in the draft this April will be a big cover corner.

  • The New York Giants were incredibly impressed with two defensive players from this morning's workout – Amobi Okoye of Louisville and Nebraska linebacker Stewart Bradley.

  • Brady Quinn was on hand this morning and spent an extensive amount of time interviewing with the Carolina Panthers.

    Who were teams looking at this morning?

    Miami DolphinsKenny Irons, David Irons, Aaron Ross, Josh Gattis, Drew Stanton

    New York Jets – Kenny Irons, David Irons, Kareem Brown, Ryan Harris, Josh Gattis

    Pittsburgh SteelersRhema McKnight, Ryan Harris

    San Diego ChargersH.B. Blades, Kenny Irons, Kareem Brown, A.J. Davis, Tony Ugoh, Josh Gattis

    Dallas Cowboys – Aaron Ross, Drew Stanton

    Minnesota Vikings – Ryan Harris

    Chicago Bears – Aaron Ross

    Green Bay Packers – David Irons, Kareem Brown, Tony Ugoh, Ryan Harris, Tony Hunt

    Tampa Bay BuccaneersDavid Harris, Tony Ugoh, Tony Hunt

    New Orleans Saints – Kenny Irons, Ryan Harris

    Carolina Panthers – A.J. Davis, H.B. Blades, Josh Gattis

    Atlanta Falcons – Kareem Brown, A.J. Davis, Tony Ugoh, H.B. Blades, Josh Gattis

    St. Louis RamsPaul Posluszny, Kenny Irons, Tony Ugoh, Ryan Harris, Drew Stanton

    San Francisco 49ers – A.J. Davis, Tony Ugoh

    Seattle Seahawks – Kareem Brown

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