Representatives from approximately two-thirds of the NFL visited Seattle Wednesday despite the Huskies' top two prospects largely sitting out the Pro Day. Star running back Bishop Sankey provided some early fireworks but the big show was put on by quarterback Keith Price and receiver Keith Smith.
The goal of every NFL franchise is to build through the draft. Savvy teams, however, use veteran free agency to fill obvious needs. What have the millions spent in free agency thus far told us of teams' plans for May? Plenty.
All of the focus was on the healthy return of veteran pass-catchers Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola but the rookie from Marshall wound up being Tom Brady's favorite target against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Rookie or not, any receiver catching passes from Tom Brady can emerge as a relevant NFL player. Thompkins was Brady's favorite target against the Eagles and has earned rave reviews during training camp.
The Patriots hit it big with two former Marshall receivers in Randy Moss and Troy Brown. Does second-round pick Aaron Dobson have the combination of size, speed to give Tom Brady the vertical option this offense is missing?