NFLDraftScout.com publisher Frank Cooney puts the intriguing crop of linebackers in the 2015 NFL Draft under the microscope, with as many as six -- five OLBs and ILB Eric Kendricks of UCLA -- worthy of consideration in the first two rounds.
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.
Edge players Vic Beasley (4.53), Randy Gregory (4.57) and Dante Fowler (4.61) put the speed in speed rusher Sunday morning. Their competitors among off-line of scrimmage linebackers, however, struggled in the 40-yard dash.
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.
Despite only three wins in 2014, there are reasons for optimism in Oakland, notably Derek Carr at the quarterback position. But he needs help and James Jones and Andre Holmes aren't quite enough at wide receiver. Alabama's Amari Cooper could be the answer.
If the Buccaneers decide that Jameis Winston's off-field issues are a result of immature decisions that will develop over time, Tampa should draft him No. 1 overall and keep him in the state of Florida.
The Titans at No. 2 would have a chance to draft the quarterback who doesn't go first overall. However, Tennessee might elect to stick with Zach Mettenberger as the 2015 starter and address another need area.
If there were any questions as to the legitimacy of Mississippi State as an SEC West (and NCAA champion) contender, Prescott and a rabid Bulldogs defense ended it Saturday, putting forth the type of performance certain to capture the attention of Heisman voters and NFL scouts, alike.