A look back at some of the great defenses since 1980 in the NFL shows several common threads with all of them, and a closer look at Denver's current unit shows they're following that same path to success.
New offensive weapons Breshad Perriman and Maxx Williams take the field as Baltimore Ravens for the first time this week. First, NFLDraftScout.com publisher Frank Cooney offers this offseason reset on the Ravens, the 10th in a 32-team series.
The Miami Dolphins made the big splash in free agency with the signing of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and could see Georgia's Todd Gurley as the perfect draft day follow-up. Meanwhile if Philip Rivers is to remain in San Diego, protecting him with Wisconsin's record-breaking Melvin Gordon could be the key to success in the AFC West.
Whether Tennessee holds onto the No. 2 overall pick or trades it away to the highest bidder, Oregon's Marcus Mariota will follow Florida State's Jameis Winston as the second overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.
NFLDraftScout.com is putting all 32 teams "on the clock," identifying team needs, best fit, experts picks and then putting readers on the clock: Who should the Baltimore Ravens select 26th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft?