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Dan Hope’s Top 100 Prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Leonard Williams is the No. 1 prospect in the 2014 NFL draft class. (Photo: Kirby Lee — USA Today Sports)

Leonard Williams is the No. 1 prospect in the 2014 NFL draft class. (Photo: Kirby Lee — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Although some consider the 2015 NFL draft class to be weak, there are still plenty of talented players to be had. While the critics are right to some extent—the top prospects in last year’s draft were superior to the top players this year, and the overall depth of the class does not offer as much NFL-ready talent—there are still plenty of prospective draft picks with the skills to immediately make NFL teams better and/or the potential to develop into future stars.

In the following “big board”—my final rankings for the 2015 draft—I take a look at who I consider to be the best of the best available for selection in this year’s draft, which begins Thursday.

The following rankings do not ultimately reflect the order in which each player to be drafted; there are multiple players likely to be top-100 picks who did not make the cut for my list, and vice versa. That said, if I were calling the shots in an NFL draft room, the following rankings are the order in which I would seek to target prospects for my team, depending on how each prospect fit that team’s needs, schemes and philosophies.

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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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