While teams selecting in the top 10 are in position to nab potential building blocks, perennial playoff contenders like Baltimore, Dallas, Seattle and New England could use the draft to find cheap alternatives to expensive veterans. No club appears to be in better position to fill a key area of need than the Packers.
A broken right thumb discovered by NFL doctors just hours before he was to begin competing the the 2015 Combine limited Washington State's Vince Mayle during drills. The 6-foot-2, 224 pound Senior Bowl invite led all Combine participants with an average of 123.6 receiving yards per game last season.
Who are the five biggest risers of the 2015 NFL Combine? What about the five fallers? Five players that will have scouts going back to the tape? The five most intriguing prospects? Here are 25 takeaways.
While the Bucs and Titans hope that Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota prove the answers to their prayers for a franchise quarterback, most of the other clubs in the top 10 focus on the pass rushers and pass-catchers -- though not necessarily in the order you might expect.
Despite only three wins in 2014, there are reasons for optimism in Oakland, notably Derek Carr at the quarterback position. But he needs help and James Jones and Andre Holmes aren't quite enough at wide receiver. Alabama's Amari Cooper could be the answer.