Before Lions' top pick Laken Tomlinson and the rest of the 2015 draft class hits Detroit for minicamp, NFLDraftScout.com publisher Frank Cooney provides an offseason reset in the fourth of a 32-team series.
Rang's Gang is the collective answer to the question I'm most often asked: "If you were running a team and you needed a (insert position), who would you take?" There are only two rules for applicants -- no consensus first-round prospects and toughness (more than elite size or speed) is required.
While Central Florida's Breshad Perriman captured the attention of the masses by running in the 4.2s during his Pro Day workout, scouts at Duke and Rice were rewarded with impressive performances from a couple of "other" middle round prospects hoping to crack the Top 100.
Scouts are wary of hailed improvements and once-in-a-lifetime performances at on-campus pro days, and you should be too. NFLDraftScout.com publisher Frank Cooney breaks down how teams dissect pro day numbers.
For scouts, the competition and talent at the line of scrimmage at the Senior Bowl is about as good as it gets. Among the early standouts this week have been Iowa defensive tackle Carl Davis and Washington's Danny Shelton. Small-schooler Ali Marpet has also made a name for himself.