In an interview with him late last week right after a personal pro day performance, Swogger talked about two occasions when he's chatted with Vikings head coach Brad Childress. Other teams that have shown interest in the former Montana signal-caller include the Colts, Seahawks, Steelers, Panthers and Bengals.
Swogger is the 18th-ranked QB in the draft, according to Scout.com's rankings, and Childress has talked about adding a developmental quarterback to the mix behind potential starters Tarvaris Jackson and Brooks Bollinger and into a potential competition with third quarterback Drew Henson.
The Vikings are also visiting with Coastal Carolina QB Tyler Thigpen this week.
Scout.com will have more details about how those different teams have been showing interest in Swogger and more on his interaction with Childress in an interview with him that will be published this week.
Both the Giants and the Jets ran a portion of his position drills at his Pro Day, as did the Rams and the Bengals. Davis said that the Vikings pulled him off to the side and put him through a personal workout that day as well.
At the Combine, the formidable lineman—who played on the defensive line until his senior year—had formal interviews with the Browns, Cowboys, Bears and Jets. And at his Pro Day, the Browns and Chiefs showed the most interest, along with the Panthers, who worked him out that day. Watch for an exclusive interview with Mansfield Wrotto that will be published this week at Scout.com.
During a phone interview, Patterson talked about how landing with the Browns would fulfill a dream that he's had for years. Keep an eye out this week for his interview at Scout.com to learn why.
Snelling was a fullback and the featured back at different points in his collegiate career. Scout.com NFL Expert Tom Marino projects Snelling, who has terrific hands out of the backfield, to be a fourth or fifth-round selection in this April's draft. You can learn more about him in this NFL Draft Snapshot from February and in this exclusive interview with Snelling.
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New to the equation though are the 49ers and the Raiders, who have requested visits with the 6-foot-5, 280-pound lineman, although dates have not yet been confirmed. And the Dolphins and Falcons have just recently been showing some strong interest as well.
The Raiders' interest could be bad news for Cleveland if Oakland's willing to spend their second pick, No.33 overall, on the up-and-coming player who is so athletic that a couple of clubs are even considering him as a tight end.
The other big news regarding Alama-Francis is that he's going to work out one more time for interested NFL clubs on April 19 in Torrance, Calif. at El Camino Junior College. He was hampered a bit by a slight groin pull at his Pro Day, and is anxious to display his speed before the draft.
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