The Patriots are pumped up about their 2015 draft class, from which they could squeeze multiple defensive starters, including defensive lineman Malcom Brown. Before New England gets that group on the field, we reset the Patriots' offseason with NFLDraftScout.com publisher Frank Cooney.
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.
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.
The strength of the 2015 draft may very well be with its pass rushers, which was demonstrated by the sheer athleticism shown Sunday, with LSU's Danielle Hunter, UCLA's Owa Odighizuwa and Washington State's Xavier Cooper among the most impressive performers.
Among the South team's standouts Wednesday were LSU's La'el Collins, Oklahoma's Daryl Williams and Georgia Tech's Shaq Mason -- and that was just along the offensive line. The defensive line was even better.
Scouts looking for a Black Friday special on pass rushers would have been wise to check out Missouri's 21-14 victory over Arkansas, where Tigers Shane Ray and Markus Golden and Razorback Trey Flowers each demonstrated the skill-set to warrant top 64 consideration.