AFC South: Texans hope draftees can put team over the top
While the Jaguars made an eye-opening selection at pick No. 10, the Texans are hoping that this draft class provides the boost the team needs to finally get into the postseason.
Don't let Holmgren fool you, Browns could draft Clausen at No. 7
Quarterback is not a deep position in this draft, and that is a big reason why a team needing a young option under center -- like the Browns -- could make a move for a player like Jimmy Clausen.
Breaking down the free-agent class of an unpredictable offseason
Does your favorite team need help? Are you hoping that free agency will be the key this coming offseason? The lack of stars at the money positions could leave you feeling empty.
Drafting underclassmen in first round can be a real gamble
The first round of this year's draft figures to feature a significant number of underclassmen selected. However, maturity issues and NFL readiness make those picks a real gamble.
Draft's top hybrid DE/OLBs: Popularity of 3-4 front creates demand
With many teams either having already switched to a 3-4 defense or preparing to do so next season, the value of hybrid defensive end/outside linebackers has risen dramatically.
Team-by-team draft needs: AFC South
NFL.com's Pat Kirwan draws up his draft board for every team in the AFC South. See the needs for the Texans, Colts, Jaguars and Titans and find out who they should target.
Effectiveness of 3-4 vs. 4-3 is found in the numbers
The NFL's top two defenses are 3-4 teams. The top two defenses in sacks also run the 3-4 alignment. Is it time consider the 4-3 a thing of the past?