Former general manager Marty Hurney had his share of draft misses, but the Carolina Panthers set their Super Bowl course in 2011 when Hurney and first-time coach Ron Rivera wore out their research staff and settled on the only logical No. 1 pick, Cam Newton.
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.
While Aaron Rodgers is the league's highest-paid player at $22 million per year by average yearly salary, he doesn't make the list of NFL's top moneymakers in 2015 once salary deferrals and taxes are considered. So who does?