The Atlanta Falcons weren’t horrible last season, but help on defense was certainly needed. That’s why they went out and drafted linebacker Vic Beasley who should be a big contributor in his rookie season and even wants to play every down.
The New York Jets had a lot of work to do in the offseason, and some good moves were indeed made for the 2015 season. One of the best moves was the selection of defensive end/tackle Leonard Williams who should end up contributing immediately as a rookie.
The Washington Redskins needed a lot of help on offense last year, and it showed in their play, performance, and record. One of the things missing greatly was quarterback protection, and that’s where rookie Brandon Scherff comes in.
Arik Armstead may not have had some of the best stats throughout his college career, but he has the skill-set and talents needed to be an NFL star. The San Francisco 49ers found their defensive line anchor and he’s going to fit into their new scheme perfectly.
The St. Louis Rams have a long history of great running backs, and now they’re simply adding one more. Rookie Todd Gurley looks like he will fit right in, and the Rams hope his arrival brings an immediate impact to the offense.
The Oakland Raiders have long seen futility in many aspects of the NFL, but they’ve quietly and slowly built a good team to change that. The draft selection of wide receiver Amari Cooper looks to not only add production, but excitement to an offense that has long been lacking.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on Jameis Winston to help them become relevant again.
The Patriots made it look easy in advancing to their sixth Super Bowl of the Belichick/Brady era.
The Indianapolis Colts remain healthy heading into Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough. Vontae Davis and Greg Toler expected to play.
The Green Bay Packers listed both their starting quarterback (Aaron Rodgers) and running back (Eddie Lacy) on the injury report as limited participants in Thursday’s practice. The team estimated that the two players would have been limited on Friday as well and gave both a probable chance to play on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in the NFC championship game. The Packers list four players on their injury report and the Seahawks list seven (two not injury related) on theirs.