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.
Undersized but under-appreciated no longer, Wyoming defensive back Marqueston Huff and Northern Illinois' Jimmie Ward were among the standouts during the Wednesday morning's North Team practice at the Senior Bowl.
Minnesota defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hagemen and Notre Dame left tackle Zack Martin -- each projected first round picks -- stood out Tuesday morning, as did Pittsburgh's Aaron Donald. While each flashed, questions about their fit at the next level were also raised during a physical Tuesday morning practice at the Senior Bowl.
Replacing a legend is never easy but in Baltimore, rookies Matt Elam and Arthur Brown flashed the instincts, physicality and athleticism in their second preseason game to help the defending champs imagine moving past future Hall of Famers Ed Reed and Ray Lewis.
No rookie is going to supplant Tony Gonzalez as Atlanta's starting tight end but the massive fourth-round pick could be the run-blocking specialist to help the Falcons run the ball with Steven Jackson as well as they throw it.
Attempting to prove he's well on his way to recovering from the torn ACL suffered on Nov. 24, Florida State pass rusher Cornellius 'Tank' Carradine worked out for scouts on Saturday. He was clocked at 4.93 seconds in the 40-yard dash, according to a high-ranking league source.