The NFC West boasts the team with the league's top record (the 9-1 Cardinals), the Super Bowl defending Seahawks and the 49ers, qualifiers of the past three NFC championship games. Meanwhile, the last place St. Louis Rams are the only team to beat Seattle, San Francisco and Denver. Adding Alabama wideout Amari Cooper could turn St. Louis into the NFC West's next power player.
It has been a season to forget in Ann Arbor and things got worse over the weekend with their star defensive end arrested and jailed on domestic violence charges. The 6-foot-2, 270 pound pass rusher had projected as a middle round pick but this news obviously muddies his chances with the NFL.
As expected, Jameis Winston and Duke Johnson provided many of the highlights but with NFL talent all over the field Saturday night, scouts couldn't focus solely on the skill positions. In fact, from a scouting perspective, the most important performance may have been turned in by versatile FSU lineman Cameron Erving, a potential top 50 pick this spring.