gpngc I was thinking about this a few days ago and this thread is perfect to bring it up...
2014 is going to be a MUCH stronger draft class than 2013...
I can think of 5 marquee STUDS not including some big-time OT prospects:
2) Sammy Watkins
3) Marquis Lee
4) Terry Bridgewater
On the topic of DAT. Every year when smallish guys who make plays regardless are given the 'small' tag they prove it wrong. EVERY YEAR. The NFL is archaic with their size-range prototypes for each position.
T.Y. Hilton, Percy Harvin, DeSean, Darren Sproles. DAT *should* be a top-10 pick easily. We'll see if anyone has the courage to take him there.
Bridgewater is solid but I doubt he would ever be that high of a pick, give me Driskel or Zach Mettenberger if he keeps playing like he did against Alabama as a possible #1 guy. As for DeAnthony Thomas I assume, he is a good player but in no way is like Percy Harvin, Harvin was far more strong, tough and physically gifted. Thomas is quick and fast, he is not going to break many arm tackles with strength and run straight up the gut from the running back position. Watkins and Lee could compete for that spot but all depends on who goes out, if Seantrel Henderson stays like I said he would be hard to pass up potentially.
And I disagree, 2013 class is not too bad at all, depending on what juniors come out early of course, if a lot of them do it could be a very strong group.
Shane P. Hallam Clowney will require surgery on his foot this offseason for an undisclosed injury
Cannot be that bad if he can still play on it, and I would be far more worried if it was his knee.