Holcomb is No. 1 for now. The team also signed veteran running back Anthony Thomas, a former 1,000-yard rusher under Jauron in Chicago, to back up Willis McGahee, who's slimmed down after playing at 240 pounds last season.
Miami: The Dolphins claimed one of the biggest prizes of the offseason by landing quarterback Daunte Culpepper from Minnesota. Culpepper is coming off a major knee injury, but former Buffalo head coach Mike Mularkey is a capable coordinator, so Culpepper should be valuable this season. In fact, with better offensive weapons around him, Culpepper should rebound in 2006 from what was a forgettable 2005 campaign.
Culpepper has always been fond of throwing to the tight end, so Randy McMichael could thrive this season. The team selected wide receiver Derek Hagan in the second round of the draft, but he'll likely open the season as number three or four on the depth chart.
New England: The Patriots lost wideout David Givens to Tennessee and placekicker Adam Vinatieri to rival Indianapolis. They replaced Vinatieri with Martin Gramatica, a solid kicker but not anywhere near Vinatieri's class. Reche Caldwell was added to help ease the loss of Givens, as was second-round draft pick Chad Jackson.
New York Jets: With Chad Pennington's health still a question mark, look for Patrick Ramsey under center for the Jets this season after coming over from Washington where he was no longer in the plans. The Jets figure to be awful again in 2006, so Ramsey could have decent fantasy value so long as he can remain upright. The team addressed that situation in the draft by grabbing tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson and center Nick Mangold with its first two picks.
The draft also brought quarterback Kellen Clemens of Oregon, who won't be expected to play early; running back Leon Washington, who could be the backup to Curtis Martin; and converted quarterback-now-wide receiver Brad Smith. Smith could be a utility-type player, seeing time as a wideout, running back and sometimes quarterback. Courtesy of the Observer-Reporter