Retaining CB DeAngelo Hall wasn't a long-term solution to the chronic issue haunting Jim Haslett's defense -- the inability to cover downfield against spread formations. In takeaway-minded Phillip Thomas, GM Bruce Allen might have finally found a suitable replacement for the late Sean Taylor.
With terrific practices over the first three days in Mobile, Ala., the former Texas and UCLA standouts are generating first-round buzz from NFL talent evaluators. More on their performances, as well other standouts from Wednesday's morning practice.
The evaluation period is about to get serious. All-star games, the combine, pro days --
it's time to see how the top 2013 NFL Draft prospects measure up. Rob Rang has his top
64, leading with top-notch talent along the line.
'Tis the season to study tape. Take a look at Rob Rang's Big Board and one thing jumps out at you: Abundant talent on the offensive and defensive lines, but elite picks at skill positions are much harder to find.