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.
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.
Interviews may not be as exciting as the athletic events for which the NFL Scouting Combine is famous, but they remain a critical part of team's evaluation of prospects. Here are my thoughts after listening to Marcus Mariota, Brett Hundley and Bryce Petty and two intriguing Day 3 prospects to know now.
Projected top 10 picks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota will throw this week at the annual Scouting Combine, raising the stakes in their battle to be the first quarterback (and perhaps player) selected in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Don't have hours to spend this week watching drills with guys in tight shorts? NFLDraftScout.com has you covered, identifying who will step up among the quarterbacks, who will run the fastest 40-yard dash time and the drill you probably haven't focused on that scouts feel is actually best indicator of future success in the NFL.
A sprained AC joint suffered in the national championship game loss to Ohio State could keep the reigning Heisman Trophy winner from throwing at the combine. That could put the pressure on Mariota to excel during his pro day in March, while giving NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated passer, Jameis Winston, an opportunity to build momentum as the draft approaches.