With the reigning MVP still residing in Green Bay, the Packers remain the NFC North's best team and a Super Bowl favorite but steady progress is being made in Minnesota, where another strong haul of defensive prospects could make the Vikings surprisingly tough in 2015.
Big names -- Adrian Peterson of the Vikings, Chargers QB Philip Rivers and Chiefs pass rusher Justin Houston -- are being discussed as draft weekend trade chips. They are among 10 valued veterans who could change address this week if the price is right.
Protecting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is a top priority, according to head coach Mike Zimmer, but the Minnesota Vikings did not tip their hand if the franchise plans to draft blocking help in the 2015 NFL Draft.
NFLDraftScout.com puts the Minnesota Vikings on the clock. The Vikings own the 11th overall pick and could add impact players to support 2014 first-round QB Teddy Bridgewater. What would you do with the No. 11 overall selection?
While Central Florida's Breshad Perriman captured the attention of the masses by running in the 4.2s during his Pro Day workout, scouts at Duke and Rice were rewarded with impressive performances from a couple of "other" middle round prospects hoping to crack the Top 100.
Four members of the organization took in the workout, which featured potential first round prospect Kevin Johnson, a cover corner who previously lit up Indianapolis with his athleticism. In all, 23 NFL scouts, coaches and executives took in the workout.
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.