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.
All 32 NFL teams were represented at the workout, which included some disconcerting results from likely first round cornerback Justin Gilbert and a surprising effort from safety Daytawion Lowe that could push him into Day Three of the draft.
The speed scouts were expecting to see from Thomas at the Combine suddenly returned Thursday, though he wasn't as quick in some drills as you might think. What other former Ducks shined and who was conspicuous by their absence?
With star offensive tackle Taylor Lewan electing to stand on his Combine numbers, the pressure was on other Wolverines to jump up and seize the attention. Several -- including wideout Jeremy Gallon, safety Thomas Gordon and offensive tackle Michael Schofield -- did precisely that.
Representatives from 28 NFL teams saw Sooners' top-rated prospect -- wideout Jalen Saunders -- post shockingly slow times in shuttle drills during Wednesday's Pro Day. On a more positive note, former teammates Trey Millard and Aaron Colvin appear well on their way to recovering from major knee surgery.