Silverman: Watt, Mack, Wilkerson Lead The Way Among Defensive EndsAny team that has a great pass-rushing defensive end doesn’t have to put itself at risk by resorting to a frequent blitz to get to the quarterback.
Rookie Spotlight: Silver & Black Defense Rises With Addition Of Strong Safety Karl JosephOakland Raiders rookie safety Karl Joseph is compact and powerful, and the team will look to their first-round draft pick to help soften the blow of losing future Hall of Famer Charles Woodson to retirement.
'Johnny Football' To Take His Show To Cleveland; Clowney Goes No. 1 OverallFor nearly three years, Jadeveon Clowney couldn't wait to get to the NFL, and the league was just as eager to add the player some called the best defensive prospect in a decade. No surprise: Clowney is the Texans' man.
2014 NFL Draft: While Clowney And Manziel Dominate Conversation, WRs Could Steal ShowEvery NFL draft is filled with intrigue. When the crop of college players has 102 early entrants, including the likes of Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel, that simply ratchets up the excitement.
Silverman: 5 NFL Draft Prospects You Can Count On For Consistency It’s best to get rid of the ifs. In this piece, we look at five players who are most likely going to be consistent from the start of their careers to the finish.
Silverman: The Big Picture — Identifying Key Contributors In Each Round Of DraftIn this piece, we'll look at seven players -- one for each round of the upcoming NFL draft -- likely to leave it all on the field wherever they end up.