Joe Marino’s Top 100 Prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft (2/12)

David Fales is one of the top quarterback prospects in this year’s draft class. (Photo: Kelley L. Cox — USA Today Sports)

51. David Fales, QB, San Jose State: Fales has a good release and throwing motion. He understands coverages and where to go with the football. He has the accuracy and decision-making to be a solid NFL quarterback prospect.

52. Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA: Barr is a dynamic speed rusher off the edge. The rest of his game needs further development, but he has the athletic ability to suggest it can come together.

53. Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson: Breeland is a long, athletic, physical press cornerback with good ball skills. At worst, he should be an excellent safety in the NFL.

54. Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville: Pryor is a big hitter who excels in the box in run support. He needs work in coverage, but his aggressive nature is intriguing.

55. Aaron Lynch, DE, South Florida: Lynch is extremely raw, but his talent is obvious. After switching positions and schools from Notre Dame in 2011 to USF in 2013, he has never been able to develop any consistency. He has excellent burst off the ball and pass-rushing upside.

56. Ja’Wuan James, OT, Tennessee: James started 49 games in the SEC at right tackle. James has good feet and solid knee bend. He brings experience and upside to the table as a tackle.

57. Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State: Hyde is an excellent north-south power back with a powerful lower body. He gets the most out of his carries and is a load for opposing defenses to deal with. He has underrated speed and is a potential eight-year starter.

58. Justin Ellis, DT, Lousiana Tech: Ellis is an impressive run defender who disposes blockers and is tough to move. His motor and quickness suggest that he can also push the pocket as a pass-rusher.

59. Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame: Niklas is extremely talented and his best football is ahead of him. He could have built off his junior season and be the top tight end in the 2015 draft by staying in school, but his potential is high.

60. Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee: Richardson has good physical ability but needs some technique work. He played at a high level, against great competition, over the past two seasons for the Volunteers.

61. James Hurst, OT, North Carolina: A four-year starter for the Tar Heels, Hurst fractured his fibula in his final collegiate game. Although he is the outside the top tier of offensive tackles, he has a great skill set and starter upside.

62. Gabe Jackson, G, Mississippi State: Jackson is a massive guard who can be an absolute mauler in the run game. He needs to work on his feet so as not get beaten with finesse by quicker defensive tackles.

63. Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado: Richardson has blazing speed that can take the top off the defense. His game has many similarities to that of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Desean Jackson.

64. Kyle Fuller, CB/S, Virginia Tech: A starting defensive back for the Hokies since his freshman season, Fuller has the versatility to play either cornerback or safety. He has great short area quickness and ball skills.

65. Ka’Deem Carey, RB, Arizona: Carey has great vision, quickness and breaks his share of tackles despite not being a power back. He has been one of the nation’s most productive backs over the last two seasons.

66. Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin: Abbrederis is a superb route runner with excellent hands. He is a solid athlete who gave Big Ten cornerbacks fits in 2013.

67. Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon: Mitchell is a long, physical, press cornerback with solid ball skills. He has good short area quickness and could rise with a solid combine.

68. Demarcus Lawrence, OLB/DE, Boise State: Lawrence displays great burst and bend off the edge as a pass-rusher. He needs to add strength to hold up in run support.

69. Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami: Henderson has all the talent in the world, but he has been inconsistent and impacted by off-field troubles throughout his collegiate career. If he puts it all together, he has the potential to be one of the NFL’s premier offensive linemen. He is a true risk-reward prospect.

70. Tre Mason, RB, Auburn: Mason carried his team to an SEC Championship and a BCS National Championship Game appearance in 2013. Mason is a patient runner with great vision, and he always finishes his runs.

71. James Gayle, DE, Virginia Tech: A three-year starter for the Hokies, Gayle is a well-balanced player. He can consistently pressure the quarterback and make plays against the run.

72. Robert Herron, WR, Wyoming: Herron is a perfectly-suited slot receiver who can do many things extremely well. He can blow the top off a defense and get behind the secondary with his speed, but he can also use his creative after-the-catch skills and explosive upfield burst to turn a short pass into a bigger gain.

73. Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi: Moncrief would have likely had more value in next year’s draft, but he could perhaps be a first-round value acquired a year early on Day 2. With a terrific frame, he projects as an outside receiver.

74. Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin: Borland had a prolific career as a four-year starting middle linebacker for the Badgers defense. Although he lacks ideal height and has short arms, Borland is incredibly instinctive and makes plays.

75. Derrell Johnson, OLB, East Carolina: The highest-rated player without an invite to this year’s combine, Johnson shows the ability to get after the passer and physically set the edge. His skill set is very strong and reminiscent of top-five talent Khalil Mack.

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