The Panthers surprisingly rescinded the franchise tag initially placed on Josh Norman, and everything about the situation suggests there may be more at play than simply the inability to strike a long-term deal.
Cam Newton made almost everyone around him look better in 2015, but the Carolina Panthers were exposed on the offensive line by an elite defense in Super Bowl 50. GM Dave Gettleman doesn't like his team to lose in the trenches.
The Cowboys face an interesting dilemma at No. 4 overall: go with the immediate impact defender in an attempt at one last Super Bowl run or build for the future with a young quarterback to groom behind Tony Romo. The choice Jerry Jones makes at No. 4 could shape the entire first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
No one questions that Noah Spence has first-round talent, but given his questionable track record off the field, he could slide on draft day. A strong coach like Bruce Arians might possess the leadership skills necessary to help the gifted player reach his full potential.
The showdown at the combine between the top-rated quarterbacks should make for a fascinating evaluation for NFL scouts. With their background coaching at the collegiate level, San Francisco's Chip Kelly and Houston's Bill O'Brien have an advantage and may use it to find their team's next quarterback.