During his last campaign with Oregon St., Brandin Cooks pulled in 128 passes for 1,730 yards. He followed that up with a 4.33 40 at the combine. Pair those numbers up with a role in the highly potent New Orleans Saints offense, and it's hard to not drool over his long-term potential.
Considering that LB Khalil Mack was the fifth overall pick -- and arguably should have gone even higher -- it's not surprising that he is receiving rave reviews from those in charge of the Oakland Raiders.

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The Cleveland Browns are dealing with plenty of unknowns during training camp. That's how it goes when there are wholesale coaching changes and battles between unproven quarterbacks and running backs.

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Earlier this month, I took a look at which players could be in position to replace Devin Hester as the Chicago Bears' primary return man, noting that of the obvious candidates (Eric Weems, Micheal Spurlock, Armanti Edwards, Chris Williams, Michael Ford), Weems has the most NFL experience as a returner.

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When trying to project production from NFL players who have a new offensive coordinator, it's natural to compare them to players who worked in the OC's system previously. New Miami Dolphins OC Bill Lazor spent last season working under Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly, whose system helped LeSean McCoy lead the NFL in rushing.

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Hip surgery cost TE Dennis Pitta a dozen games last season, and he never quite looked right after he got back on the gridiron. During the four games in which he took part, Pitta mustered just 20 receptions for 169 yards and a touchdown.

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With Hakeem Nicks having left the New York Giants as a free agent, Rueben Randle will have a wide-open opportunity to make a significant statistical mark in 2014 as the No. 2 receiving option behind Victor Cruz.

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WR Torrey Smith is entering the final year of his rookie contract and, with a cap hit of just over $1 million, is an absolute bargain for the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens have said repeatedly that keeping him for the long term is a priority, but will they get a deal done before the season starts?

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Twice last season, Clay Matthews broke his right thumb. Although he took part in the Green Bay Packers' first training camp practice Saturday, after skipping all offseason sessions to rehab the digit, he has not fully recovered.

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According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin wants to see better decision making, better accuracy and more play making out of QB Ryan Tannehill this season.

Of course, there aren't many quarterbacks in the NFL who couldn't use some improvement in each of those categories, but Philbin suggested that he may put Tannehill's legs to work more this season to take advantage of those play-making skills.

"He’s got play-making ability," Philbin told Salguero. "But even there, we’re looking for more.

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The Arizona Cardinals want to lean on second-year RB Andre Ellington as their primary option out of the backfield this season. He only had 118 rushing attempts last year and is only 5-foot-9, so, as ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss notes, the looming concern is obvious.

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RB Chris Johnson took part in his first practice with the New York Jets Thursday after resting his surgically repaired knee during the offseason.

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Since the Cleveland Browns used a first-round pick to draft Johnny Manziel, they clearly hope that he will develop into their long-term franchise quarterback. However, with veteran Brian Hoyer on board, the Browns are in position to be patient.

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When Andre Roberts inked with the Washington Redskins, he likely expected to play a major role as their No. 2 wide receiver. However, the addition of DeSean Jackson bumped Roberts down a notch, which means he may end up making his biggest impact on special teams, instead.

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It's been nine months since Sam Bradford tore the ACL in his left knee, and St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Thursday that his quarterback is a "full-go" for training camp, which begins on Friday.

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