Despite being arrested for marijuana possession on Monday, reigning SEC sack champion Shane Ray ranks as Missouri's top NFL prospect. What other former Tigers will be drafted this week and what talent does Gary Pinkel and his staff have waiting in the wings?
If the reports are true and the Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles will indeed be adding defenders Ndamukong Suh and Byron Maxwell, respectively, the clubs could be free to spent just as lavishly on skill-position stars on draft day.
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.
The Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos have big decisions in free agency with stars DeMarco Murray, Ndamukong Suh and Julius Thomas. The clubs could look to the 2015 draft for cheaper, young talent.
Jameis Winston may come up with plenty of off-field concerns but in a division boasting the likes of Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Cam Newton, Tampa Bay doesn't have much choice but to gamble on the best quarterback in the draft.
With the regular season ending, first 20 picks of the 2015 NFL Draft are now set with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers "earning" the No. 1 overall pick for the first time since 1987. That year the club selected local hero Vinny Testaverde. Will the Bucs elect to do the with Jameis Winston or go for the "safer" pick in Marcus Mariota?