2014 Draft

The Good, Bad And Ugly Among 2014 Draft Prospects

By Dave-Te Thomas, The NFL Draft Report Editor

The NFL Draft Report staff bases their rankings according to professional projections, and not where they might be selected in the draft. Here is an early look on who we feel is the best, most underrated and most overrated at each position among draft eligible players;

THE OFFENSE
POSITIONCREAM OF THE CROPMOST UNDERRATEDMOST OVERRATED
QUARTERBACKTeddy BridgewaterBrett SmithJohnny Manziel
LouisvilleWyomingTexas A&M
WIDE RECEIVERSammy WatkinsOdell BeckhamMike Evans
ClemsonLouisiana StateTexas A&M
Marqise LeeJordan MatthewsDonte Moncrief
Southern CaliforniaVanderbiltMississippi
TIGHT ENDAustin Seferian-JenkinsJoe Don DuncanColt Lyerla
WashingtonDixie StateOregon
TAILBACKBishop SankeyCharles SimsDe’Anthony Thomas
WashingtonWest VirginiaOregon
FULLBACKJ.C. CopelandNikita Whitlock (DT)Chris Coyle
Louisiana StateWake ForestArizona State
CENTERTravis SwansonGabe IkardRussell Bodine
ArkansasOklahomaNorth Carolina
OFFENSIVE TACKLEJake MatthewsBilly TurnerTaylor Lewan
Texas A&MNorth Dakota StateMichigan
Greg RobinsonWesley JohnsonAntonio Richardson
AuburnVanderbiltTennessee
OFFENSIVE GUARDXavier Su’a-FiloJoel Bitonio (OT)Chris Watt
UCLANevadaNotre Dame
Cyril RichardsonBrandon Thomas (OT)Anthony Steen
BaylorClemsonAlabama
PLACEKICKERChris BoswellNate FreeseCody Parkey
RiceBoston CollegeAuburn
THE DEFENSE
POSITIONCREAM OF THE CROPMOST UNDERRATEDMOST OVERRATED
DEFENSIVE ENDJadeveon ClowneyChris SmithJadeveon Clowney
South CarolinaArkansasSouth Carolina
Stephon TuittJames GayleAaron Lynch
Notre DameVirginia Tech]South Florida
DEFENSIVE TACKLERaShede HagemanWill SuttonDominique Easley
MinnesotaArizona StateFlorida
Timmy JerniganEgo FergusonAnthony Johnson
Florida StateLouisiana StateLouisiana State
NOSE GUARDLouis Nix IIIRyan CarrethersDaniel McCullers
Notre DameArkansas StateTennessee
INSIDE LINEBACKERC.J. MosleyChris BorlandA.J. Johnson
AlabamaWisconsonTennessee
Shane SkovYawin SmallwoodAndrew Jackson
StanfordConnecticutWestern Kentucky
OUTSIDE LINEBACKERTrent MurphyCarl BradfordKyle Van Noy
StanfordArizona StateBrigham Young
Anthony BarrDenicos AllenMorgan Breslin
UCLAMichigan StateSouthern California
CORNERBACKDarqueze DennardLamarcus JoynerJason Verrett
Michigan StateFlorida StateTexas Christian
Ifo Ekpre-OlomuPierre DesirMarcus Roberson
OregonLindenwood (Mo.)Florida
FREE SAFETYKenny LadlerCalvin PryorHasean Clinton-Dix
VanderbiltLouisvilleAlabama
STRONG SAFETYDeone BucannonIsaiah LewisCraig Losten
Washington StateMichigan StateLouisiana State
PUNTERKirby Van Der KampCody WebsterTyler Campbell
Iowa StatePurdueMississippi
LONG SNAPPERTrevor GilletteAndrew SuterPhilip Doumar
RiceOklahoma StateFlorida State
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