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.
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.
Half of the defensive line which helped Tampa Bay lead the NFL in run defense a year ago is now playing elsewhere. Rather than panic, general manager Mark Dominic and head coach Greg Schiano found similarly gifted (but younger and cheaper) players in the draft as replacements, including potential starting nose guard Akeem Spence.