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Dan Hope’s Top 100 Prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Jake Matthews is a surest bet for success in this year’s NFL draft class. (Photo: Thomas Campbell — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Who are the best prospects in this year’s NFL draft? The following prospects, for the reasons outlined below, make up the top 100 players in my final rankings for the 2014 class. While these players have varying degrees of physical potential and football skill, all 100 of them have the talent to emerge as very good players from a deep draft class.

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Joe Marino’s Top 501 Prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

While many draft prognosticators have shuffled Teddy Bridgewater down their boards, the Louisville quarterback is Joe Marino’s No. 1 overall prospect for this year’s draft. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

Want to know where your favorite prospects stack up in the 2014 NFL draft class? My big board, complete with the top 100 prospects in this year’s draft, is as follows below.

If you want to learn more about any of this year’s 321 prospects who received draftable grades, check out our Positional Breakdowns page, where I provided grades, rankings and analysis for each individual position group.

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

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Teddy Bridgewater still stands as the No. 1 overall prospect in this year’s NFL draft class. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

With the NFL Scouting Combine on the horizon and the 2014 NFL Draft less than three months away, teams are starting to set up their boards of the draft’s top prospects, and so are we here at Buffalo Bills Draft.

Over the next four pages, take a look at how BBD assistant editor Joe Marino currently ranks the draft’s top 100 prospects.

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Candidates to Topple Teddy Bridgewater: Comparing Quarterbacks Tajh Boyd and David Fales

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

David Fales isn’t yet a household name, but he could challenge Teddy Bridgewater and Tajh Boyd to be the 2014 NFL Draft’s top quarterback. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Staff Writer: Evan Sidery

Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater is the consensus top quarterback in the 2014 NFL draft class, but two names could vault themselves into the same discussion as Bridgewater with great seasons. Those two are Tajh Boyd of Clemson and David Fales of San Jose State. Both are contenders for the top spot with their own key qualities that make them successful.

We’ll take a look at Boyd on page 1, then look at Fales and compare the two on page 2.

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2014 NFL Draft Big Board: Evan Sidery’s Top 100 Prospects (Part Two)

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

One of college football’s most explosive playmakers, Kent State’s Dri Archer could rise up the 2014 NFL draft big board. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Staff Writer: Evan Sidery

After breaking down the top 50 prospects in my initial top 100 big board, I am back to give you the rest of the top 100 to digest, with many great players still on the board. This draft class has the makings to be one of the best in a long, long time, with all of these players having the potential to work their way up into the top 50.

*Players with remaining eligibility following the 2013 college football season are asterisked

51. Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State

A pure mauler on the line of scrimmage. Fires off with powerful hands and quick-twitch movements in fundamentals. Has a chance to be a top-20 pick if he can supplant David Yankey on my big board later on.

52. Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota

Hageman’s pure size and raw ability will draw scouts’ eyes right when they pop in the tape on him. Even with his more-than-300-pound frame, he moves like a cat. Hageman is reminiscent of an even more athletically-gifted Montori Hughes (Indianapolis Colts’ 5th-round pick from Tennessee-Martin).

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