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Ryan Talbot’s Final First-Round NFL Mock Draft

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Jake Matthews lands with the Buffalo Bills in Ryan Talbot’s first-round mock draft. (Photo: John David Mercer — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Ryan Talbot

Just when I thought I was done with all forms of mock drafts, they pull me back in. The 2014 NFL draft is just one day away, so to celebrate in a sick and twisted way, I mocked the first round of the draft. Using the latest draft talk and look at team needs, I put together my first and only full first-round projection for the 2014 draft.

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2014 NFL Draft Positional Breakdowns: Quarterbacks

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Teddy Bridgewater should be considered the star prospect in this year’s quarterback class. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

With a plethora of differing evaluations on the top quarterback prospects, there could be as many as four or as few as zero quarterbacks selected among the top 10 picks of the 2014 NFL draft.

Teddy Bridgewater ranks as the No. 1 quarterback and prospect in this year’s draft class, and the second-best quarterback draft prospect (behind Andrew Luck) since 2001. He is NFL-ready and has the intelligence and skill set needed to be a franchise signal-caller. A team needing a quarterback should not pass on his talent, which is why I feel the Houston Texans should select him with the first pick in this year’s draft.

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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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Underclassmen Analysis: Record-Shattering 102 Early Entrants into 2014 NFL Draft

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is one of the headliners of the 2014 NFL draft’s record-setting group of underclassmen. (Photo: Dale Zanine — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Joseph Curtis

With the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft elapsed, the draft class has finally taken shape.

Last year, a record 73 underclassmen declared. This year, the following 102 players, who announced they would forgo their collegiate eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft, have shattered that record. (Note: The official count of players is 98, as Teddy Bridgewater, Dion Bailey, Adrian Hubbard and Carl Bradford did not need to be granted special eligibility because they had already graduated from their respective universities).

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Johnny Manziel and More 2014 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch in Texas A&M vs. Duke

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Johnny Manziel is set to shake up the 2014 NFL Draft if he declares following Tuesday’s Chick-fil-A Bowl. (Photo: Peter Aiken — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The final college football game of 2013 is also expected to be the final college game for one of college football’s biggest superstars. Though he has still two remaining years of eligibility, Texas A&M redshirt sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel plans to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft, according to a report from NFL.com’s Gil Brandt.

Manziel might not be the only Aggie to leave College Station early. Wide receiver Mike Evans, also a redshirt sophomore and projected first-round pick, also plans to leave school with two years of remaining eligibility, according to Brandt’s report. Redshirt junior right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi could also be a candidate to leave early for the NFL and be a first-round pick if he declares.

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