Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and his coaching staff won't be stopping by the Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Ala., according to The Washington Post. You would think Shanahan might want to take a look at the quarterbacks in this draft up close, but he'll apparently leave that up to his scouts.
Rick Maese of The Post thinks the Skins will be focused on Washington quarterback Jake Locker, but he also brought up Baylor defensive tackle Phil Taylor. I had a chance to see Taylor in person at least six times this season and he was one of the most improved players in the Big 12.
He was a disappointment his junior season after transferring from Penn State, but he was dominant at times during his senior year and helped lead Baylor to its first bowl game in 16 years. I also know the Eagles and Giants have watched a lot of film on Taylor.
We'll be talking to scouts in Mobile throughout the week, so let me know if there are certain players you'd like to read about. Here are the 2011 Senior Bowl rosters.