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.
The need to inject some juice into the offense could force head coaches Hue Jackson (Cleveland) and Chip Kelly (San Francisco) to ignore the talent along the defensive line which is the strength of this class and instead gamble on possible saviors at the so-called skill-positions.
If Buffalo is to stick with Tyrod Taylor as its quarterback, surrounding him with weapons is critical. Treadwell isn't a dynamic athlete like Sammy Watkins or Percy Harvin - which is why defensive-minded head coach Rex Ryan and his conservative offensive coordinator Mark Roman may love the Rebels' star.
The 6-foot-3, 305 pound Vanderdoes was a former five star recruit who entered the year ranked 7th among 2017 defensive tackles. UCLA boasts a lot of NFL talent on defense but the loss of Vanderdoes (on the heels of the indefinite suspension of CB/RS Ishmael Adams) could knock Jim Mora's Bruins out of the national title discussion.