Early Look @ 2014 NFL Draft
Real early look at the 2014 NFL draft. Pretty sure everyone might agree with the #1 pick, people knew that in October this past year with how great he was. If he does anything like he did last year and has not injury issues, he should be there. Tons of skilled receivers in this draft potentially, and with the Dyer situation in question a running back is hard to find at an elite level yet. And I like a lot of the offensive tackles as well, corner is a little weak though.
And it is all just crazy projection but fun to do right after this year is finished.
1 Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina JR
2 Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama JR
3 Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville JR
4 Taylor Lewan OT Michigan SR
5 Marqise Lee WR USC JR
6 Anthony Barr OLB UCLA SR
7 Sammy Watkins WR Clemson JR
8 Seantrel Henderson OT Miami FL SR
9 Kyle Van Noy OLB BYU SR
10 Louis Nix III NT Notre Dame RS JR
11 Kelvin Benjamin WR Florida State WR RS SOPH
12 Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Washington JR
13 Adrian Hubbard OLB Alabama JR
14 Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State JR
15 Trent Murphy OLB/DE Stanford SR
16 Malcolm Mitchell WR Georgia JR
17 Jamon Brown OT Louisville JR
18 Christian Jones ILB Florida State SR
19 Timmy Jernigan DT Florida State JR
20 Corey Crawford DE Clemson JR
21 Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M SR
22 Anthony Johnson DT LSU JR
23 Logan Thomas Virginia Tech
24 Josue Matias OG Florida State JR
25 DeAnthony Thomas RB/WR Oregon JR
26 Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB Oregon JR
27 Aaron Murray QB Georgia RS SR
28 Lamarcus Joyner S Florida State SR
29 Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State SR
30 Aaron Morris OG Ole Miss JR
31 C.J. Mosley Alabama SR
32 Dri Archer RB/WR Kent State S
If the trend of small slot receivers and change of pace guys keeps up, that will really help the likes of DeAnthony Thomas, Dri Archer and Venric Mark. Normally guys like that would never go 1st round in the draft. However they will all have to improve their route running ability to become a true slot receiver and learn to play without the ball in their hands as a running back. Be interesting how Denard Robinson translates to the NFL, that could tell a lot, because like these players he is a better running back than receiver arguably.
Players I had that almost made that 1st round cut and are in the conversation.
Casey Pachall QB TCU SR
Zach Mettenberger LSU SR
Jeff Driskel Florida JR
Bo Wallace Ole Miss JR
Michael Dyer RB NA SR
Rajion Neal Tennessee SR
Silas Redd USC SR
Alfred Blue LSU SR
Branden Oliver Buffalo SR
DeVante Parker Louisville JR
Shaquelle Evans UCLA SR
Kasen Williams Washington JR
Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt SR
Donte Moncrief Ole Miss JR
Brandon Coleman Rutgers SR
TJ Jones Notre Dame SR
Justin Jones East Carolina SR
C.J. Fiedorowicz Iowa SR
Eric Ebron UNC JR
Xavier Grimble USC JR
Kyle Carter Penn State RS SOPH
Connor Hamlett Oregon State JR
Cameron Fleming Stanford RS JR
Cornelius Lucas Kansas State SR
Rob Havenstein Wisconsin RS JR
Morgan Moses Virginia SR
Kevin Graf USC SR
John Miller Louisville JR
La'el Collins LSU JR
Spencer Long Nebraska SR
Michael Philipp Oregon State RS SR
AJ Cann South Carolina RS SR
Stephon Tuitt Notre Dame JR
Aaron Lynch South Florida JR
Prince Shembo Notre Dame SR
Kareem Martin UNC SR
Daniel McCullers Tennessee SR
Dominique Easley Florida SR
Darryl Cato-Bishop NC State SR
Jeoffrey Pagan Alabama JR
Beau Allen Wisconsin SR
Trevor Reilly Utah SR
Jake Ryan Michigan JR
Avery Williamson Kentucky SR
Max Bullough Michigan State SR
James Morris Iowa SR
Andrew Jackson Western Kentucky SR
Shayne Skov Standford SR
Chris Borland Wisconsin SR
Marquis Spruill Syracuse SR
Kevin Pierre-Louis Boston College SR
Brandon Watts Georgia Tech SR
Damian Swann Georgia JR
Bradley Roby Ohio State JR
Kyle Fuller Virginia Tech SR
Victor Hampton South Carolina JR
Jemea Thomas Georgia Tech SR
Devin McDonald UCLA JR
Craig Loston LSU SR
Cody Prewitt Ole Miss JR
Ryan Murphy Oregon State JR
Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix Alabama JR
Tre Boston UNC SR
Nix is your #9 guy and Tuitt isn't in your top 32?
Anthony Barr and Jordan Matthews are my man crushes.
Matthews is my #1 WR. Lee and Watkins can take it.
Matthews would be my #1 OT and no one should be ahead of Bridgewater including Clowney
Tim Cornett third round.
Like IrishFan said, Tuitt is better than Nix.
Randall Telfer is on the same level as Grimble. USC is very blessed to have a great pair of TE's.
Zach Mettenberger is absolute garbage.
also you forgot Will Sutton
I also feel like David Fales is one of the QB's who is gonna open some eyes next year.
Look out for RB James Wilder form FSU as well.
Moncrief and Aaron Morris are legit. After no Rebels drafted this year, they both should be taken early next year. Maybe Nick Brassell too. I think Cody Prewitt will come back for his senior year but he is an awesome talent. Bo Wallace could do wonders for his stock this season if he improves his decision making.
If Jeff Driskel is on your top QB's list or even close to it then I believe you have never watched him. HE BETTER TAKE ONE HUGGGGEEEEEEEEEEE LEAP next year even to be considered anywhere close to the top 6 rounds of the draft.
Aside from Bridgewater it is FAR to early to tell who the top QBs will be. There's like 6-7 who can legitimately become 1st round picks, or none of them! It will be an interesting season. I'm going to pay more attention this year since I was clearly off about a couple guys value (namely Barkley and Bray).
You forgot next year's E.J. Manuel...
Mr. Stephen Morris
He just got arrested but Jeremy Hill from LSU, and Lache Seastrunk should be in the conversation at RB.
Kevin Hogan from Stanford deserves to be in the conversation at QB as well. Although I doubt he comes out next year after only a season and a half starting, but he could be a guy that challenges Bridgewater for that #1 spot.
No Ka'deem Carey?
Logan Thomas...bleh...another year of hearing **** about him - dude sucks so much dick
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