Moffitt at Senior Bowl: 'I have nothing to hide'
USF linebacker Ben Moffitt is the Bulls' lone representative at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., and Rivals.com reports that a big part of the week for players are the interviews with front-office types from NFL teams, but Moffitt has no problem, even after his wife Shauna told newspapers she wrote papers and took online classes for him at USF.
"They ask, and I'm just 100 percent honest with them," Moffitt told Rivals.com. "I have nothing to hide, and I level with them. I hope they appreciate that."
This time of year, everyone is chiming in with thoughts on the NFL Draft, and one blogger bold enough to publish a five-round mock draft (at that point, go ahead and do a full seven, no?) has Moffitt and former USF cornerback Trae Williams going in the fourth round. The same mock has Mike Jenkins falling to No. 20 to the Bucs and also has West Virginia running back Steve Slaton going to the Bucs in the third round. Another blog has Moffitt and Williams in the top 200 players, but not in the top 100, which would translate somewhere between the fourth and sixth rounds. Again, nothing authoritative, but fun as a conversation starter ...
-- More credible name-dropping. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, musing about the Cowboys' options at No. 22 and 28, calls Jenkins "ideal for the Cowboys" but admits he's unlikely to fall that far. Seems foreseeable that Dallas could trade up into the top 10 with those two picks if cornerback were indeed their top priority for the draft ... I've generally seen Jenkins and Kansas' Aqib Talib as the draft's top two corners, but the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer quotes the NFL Network's Mike Mayock as saying the top two are Jenkins and Troy's Leodis McKelvin, with Talib in the second tier.
-- We'll have a capsule in Sunday's Times on USF's recruiting, and this is the final major weekend for the Bulls' official visits. USF only has a handful of scholarships still in play, so the visitors this weekend include seven players already committed to the Bulls, who go from recruits to recruiters, trying to sway three visitors who aren't committed. (Two have previously committed elsewhere, actually). The Ocala Star-Banner leads its recruiting notes with Vanguard tight end Jeff Hawkins, USF's first commitment of the year and an unabashed salesman for the Bulls who should help with the undecideds this weekend.