Abysmal defensive performances by the New York Giants and Chicago Bears in Week 10 could have frustrated fans looking ahead to the 2015 NFL draft. Fortunately, there are defensive playmakers on capable of helping -- if scouts are willing to sacrifice size for speed.
This article is one of a 32-part series in which the goal is to identify one relatively unheralded player selected in the 2014 NFL Draft who appears to be an especially good schematic fit with his new NFL team.
The Pac-12 characterizes itself as the conference of champions and the 2015 NFL draft could certainly add to the league's reputation if four of its players wind up among the top seven picks as this very early first round mock draft projects.
The Hurricanes' talented right tackle may rank among the more physically gifted blockers in the 2014 draft but with yet another demonstration of unreliability, NFL teams may find it difficult to trust him.
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.
There is no way of sugarcoating it, when playing linebacker Werner was a liability for the Colts' run defense Sunday night against the Giants. Are the Colts better off leaving their first round pick at defensive end?
While QB Eli Manning may get most of the credit, the Giants' talented defensive line has played a critical role in winning two of the last six Super Bowls. Developing the former Aggies' star could put the Giants in the familiar position of competing for another title soon.