The Redskins were talking quite a bit to OT Mike Adams of Ohio St. The buzz on Adams here is that he’s a sure fire 1st rounder. If “the buzz” is correct, obviously he won’t be there when the Redskins draft in the 2nd round, and it’s probably a safe bet he won’t go 6th overall. But he could be a target that would make sense if the Skins trade out of 6th overall or if they trade up into the back end of the 1st round.
They also spoke with WR Juron Criner of Arizona. Criner had great day today, and had probably the highlight of all the practices so far, when he had a gorgeous one-handed catch. Criner is among the players here that has helped his stock in a big way.
DT Kheeston Randall from Texas got some attention from what looked like a Redskins scout. Randall checked in at 6’4, 297. Not sure if he’d project as a DE in the Redskins’ 3-4, or as a NT.
And finally, they spoke with CB Dwight Bentley of Louisiana-Lafayette. If the Skins decide to cut bait with DeAngelo Hall, they’ll need to fill that hole, and they could probably use more depth at corner anyway. Bentley could be a late round target for CB depth.
The Cowboys talked with DE Jake Bequette from Arkansas. The Redskins coaching staff has been using Bequette as an OLB in their 3-4 sets, and in drills, he’s been working out with the other linebackers, as opposed to the defensive linemen. If the Cowboys let Anthony Spencer walk, they need not just a new starter opposite DeMarcus Ware, but they’ll need depth there as well. Bequette could be that kind of guy.
RB Terrance Ganoway of Baylor also talked with the Cowboys. Ganoway is a big back at 5’11, 241. Ganoway ran all over Washington in the Alamo Bowl, going for 200 yards and 5 TDs. He had 21 TDs on the season. The Cowboys found themselves thin at RB late in the season after they lost DeMarco Murray. A trio of Murray, Jones, and Ganoway would give the Cowboys three unique styles of runners.
And finally, the Cowboys had a chat with a guy that I think has probably helped himself the most so far this week, WR Joe Adams of Arkansas. Very impressive player, but no size whatsoever. He’s 5’10, 174, but looks thicker than 174. He reminds me of DeSean Jackson, but with a bigger frame, and a little less speed. Teams may want him to bulk up a bit in the pros, hopefully without costing him some speed. In case you’ve never seen this, take a look at this punt return by Adams against Tennessee:
After practice yesterday, Juan Castillo had a long conversation with Texas LB Keenan Robinson. Tommy Lawlor of IgglesBlitz noticed it too and gave his thoughts on Robinson. Robinson would likely project as a SAM in the Eagles defense.
The Eagles’ Phil Savage talked with DE Jake Bequette from Arkansas. Already talked about Bequette above.
Savage also talked to DE Cam Johnson from Virginia this morning. He has Trent Cole-like size at 6’3, 270. The Eagles already have an excellent D Line, but Johnson could provide the Eagles with great depth as well. Darryl Tapp is scheduled to make $2.57 million this season. He has played well in his role as a backup DE in Philly, but that’s a fairly big number for a reserve. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise if the Eagles draft more DL help, even at a strong position like DE.
Nobody. In fact, a cluster of Giants personnel were seated to my right during today’s South Team practice. They didn’t talk to anybody. Like… not even each other. Complete silence.