While teams selecting in the top 10 are in position to nab potential building blocks, perennial playoff contenders like Baltimore, Dallas, Seattle and New England could use the draft to find cheap alternatives to expensive veterans. No club appears to be in better position to fill a key area of need than the Packers.
While the Bucs and Titans hope that Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota prove the answers to their prayers for a franchise quarterback, most of the other clubs in the top 10 focus on the pass rushers and pass-catchers -- though not necessarily in the order you might expect.
Though they didn't lead their position group in the bench press, Tennessee's Antonio Richardson and Auburn's Greg Robinson could get the biggest boost from their efforts in Friday's workout. And Alabama's Cyrus Kouandjio -- who posted "just" 21 reps of 225 pounds -- won't see his stock drop due to the workout.
Years ago, the NFL Combine would expose underclassmen as smaller or weaker than their hype. Southern Cal's Marcus Martin, Stanford's David Yankey and UCLA's Xavier Su'a-Filo, however, certainly passed the eyeball test during Thursday's weigh-in, with the underclassmen each looking every bit the part of top 64 prospects.
Scouts got their first glance at the 109 players assembled in Mobile, Ala. for the Senior Bowl during Monday morning's weigh-ins. Who made positive first impressions? Who came in smaller or sporting less-chiseled physiques than hoped?
There were plenty of fireworks to be seen in the Redskins' 45-41 victory over the Chicago Bears, but no one was more explosive than the rookie from Florida, who led the game with nine catches for 134 yards and a touchdown.