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 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.
Jadeveon Clowney's pair of sub-4.50 second sprints at the combine will generate most of the buzz but don't overlook Aaron Donald's stellar workout, which could spark a jump into the top 10 of the 2014 NFL Draft.
There were plenty of fireworks to be seen in the Redskins' 45-41 victory over the Chicago Bears, but no one was more explosive than the rookie from Florida, who led the game with nine catches for 134 yards and a touchdown.