By adding four former first-round picks (and possibly another soon) this offseason, the Patriots have tried to overcome the Deflategate punishment handed down by commissioner Roger Goodell. With multiple needs met, what direction will New England take in the draft? NFLDraftScout.com founder and publisher Frank Cooney explores.
The defending AFC South champs have invested significantly in the offense, luring Osweiler and running back Lamar Miller to Houston. Pairing a speedy playmaker like Baylor's Corey Coleman with established star receiver DeAndre Hopkins could be the final step towards turning the Texans into legitimate conference contenders.
Long-armed offensive tackles Stephane Nembot from Colorado and Indiana's Jason Spriggs turned heads during the bench press drills with a position-best 32 and 31 repetitions of 225 pounds, respectively. Unfortunately, others didn't fare so well.
It didn't take long for tempers to flare up in "the pit" during the initial practice of the 2016 Senior Bowl with projected first round pick Noah Spence being separated from Georgia tackle John Theus... The details of their-near fight and more notes from Tuesday's South Team practice.
With four bowl games featuring a handful of projected first round prospects (highlighted by Goff, NFLDraftScout.com's No. 2-rated quarterback), scouts will have plenty to evaluate Tuesday. Here's who they -- and anyone else interested in the 2016 NFL draft -- will be focusing on.