Senior Bowl: Monday's Rumors From The Field

Which teams have been talking with Missouri WR Danario Alexander? Who made Cowboys team officials stop talking during Monday's weigh in? Who did Panthers defensive coordinator Ron Meeks corral after Monday's practice? All this and more from our NFL analysts in Monday's Rumors From The Field.

  • Both the Cleveland Browns and the New England Patriots spent some time talking with Missouri wide receiver Danario Alexander. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound set an MU record with 2,778 career receiving yards.

  • During Monday morning's weigh-in, a scout and Dallas owner Jerry Jones were chatting it up as a number of players went through the process. But when Idaho OL Mike Iupati stepped onto the stage, they stopped talking and put their full attention on the 6-foot-6, 325-pound player. Although he's likely to be a late first- to early second-round pick, the possibility of pairing him up with Leonard Davis could be very enticing for the Cowboys.

  • A Jacksonville Jaguars scout spent some time talking with LB Jamar Chaney after the South Team practice on Monday. The Mississippi State defender posted 286 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 6 sacks and ten quarterback hurries during his collegiate career, including three seasons as a starter.

  • The San Diego Chargers chatted with defensive lineman George Selvie, a 6-foot-4, 247-pound player out of South Florida. Selvie used his speed and strength to log 69.5 tackles for loss and 29 sacks during his career.

  • Oklahoma State's Zac Robinson
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  • The Cleveland Browns were busy after the South Team practice talking with Miami tight end Jimmy Graham, LSU defensive back Harry Coleman and Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson. Meanwhile, at the North Team practice they talked with another quaterback--Central Michigan's Dan Lefevour.

  • South Florida's Nate Allen drew the attention of a Ravens scout on Monday. So did Mississippi State running back Anthony Dixon who ran for 1,391 yards this season--the best total in the SEC.

  • Alabama's Javier Arenas talked to the Minnesota Vikings as did Georgia defensive lineman Jeff Owens. Arenas is a dual threat as a cornerback and returns specialist.

  • After earning the defensive most valuable player award at the East-West Shrine Game, Wisconsin's O'Brien Schofield tore his ACL during his first Senior Bowl practice on Monday. Just prior to the play, an NFL scout was overheard saying, "he looks really good."

  • After his successful Monday practice, USC safety Taylor Mays was not only swamped with media people but also by some NFL teams who wanted to know more about him. Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Ron Meeks took Mays aside for a few minutes to chat with him out of earshot of others. A New Orleans Saints scout met with him shortly after that.

  • University of California cornerback Syd'Quan Thompson is a four-year starter who is drawing some serious interest from the Redskins. A team representative spent nearly ten minutes with Thompson following the North Team's practice on Monday.

  • Wisconsin tight end Garrett Graham certainly caught the attention of local NFL teams. He said that he's talked with the entire NFC North already. Graham finished his career tied for fifth in school history with 16 career receiving touchdowns.
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