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).