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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Day 2 Projections

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Derek Carr is still on the board on Day 2, but he shouldn’t be there for long. (Photo: Kirby Lee — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft didn’t go nearly how I projected it would—in fact, only Jadeveon Clowney and Jason Verrett landed in both the team and pick slot that I predicted—but that hasn’t stopped me, apparently in a draft-induced state of lunacy, from updating my projections for all 68 selections to come on Day 2.

The draft only gets harder to project from here on out, especially with some of the enticing that remains on the board, but there are many team/player combinations remaining in the draft that make a great deal of sense.

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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Joe Marino’s Seven-Round Projections (4/12/14)

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Value and need make Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater the Houston Texans’ best choice for the No. 1 overall pick. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

I don’t recall a draft with more mixed opinions, projections and grades than this year’s, which should make for an exciting draft in May that is full of unpredictability. With one of the deepest draft classes I have evaluated, there is talent to be had in every round and ample opportunity for teams to fill holes and acquire talent.

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2014 NFL Scouting Combine Impressions: Day 2 (Wide Receivers, Quarterbacks and Running Backs)

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins solidified his high draft stock with his workout Sunday. (Photo: Brian Spurlock — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

The wide receivers, running backs, and quarterbacks took center stage on Day 2 of the on-field portion of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday, with the receivers’ light shining the brightest of the trio of positions.

In one of the deepest wide receiver classes in recent memory, several top prospects solidified their draft status, second-tier players made a push up the board, and some late-round guys had excellent on-field showings.

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Joe Marino’s “Who He Would Take” 2014 NFL Mock Draft: 1/26/14

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Derek Carr could be a top-five overall draft pick after a strong Senior Bowl week. (Photo: Kirby Lee — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Joe Marino

With the Senior Bowl and other major all-star games in the books, draft boards are beginning to take shape before the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine is held in February.

While predicting draft picks and presenting scenarios is interesting, this mock draft is not about that. I am putting on my general manager hat and selecting the player I would take at this point in time if given the opportunity.

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2014 Senior Bowl: Saturday Standouts and Disappointments

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

While Logan Thomas and the other quarterbacks struggled in Saturday’s Senior Bowl, Auburn pass-rusher Dee Ford teed off on the North squad. (Photo: Derick E. Hingle — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Though the 2014 NFL Draft is still more than three months away, Saturday’s Senior Bowl was the last opportunity to watch any top prospects take the field in a fully-padded, 60-minute football game.

The game itself was only one part of the evaluation process that took place this week in Mobile, Ala., and the Senior Bowl itself is just a small part of each participating player’s evaluation. Still, the game gave each prospect playing in it a chance to stand out.

A strong performance Saturday meant little to any prospect who didn’t show the same ability in actual college football games and in Senior Bowl practices earlier this week. A few players, however, further proved their ability from strong collegiate careers and standout practices by making big plays on gameday.

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