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The 2014 All-Undrafted Team

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Although a knee injury didn’t stop Henry Josey from a productive 2013 season, it did lead to his going undrafted. (Photo: Spruce Derden — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

With a draft class that had been heralded as deep by people both inside and outside the league, we knew all along that there would be talented players to go unselected in the 2014 NFL draft.

Putting together an annual All-Undrafted team can be a challenge some years, as there are typically at least a couple positions where the well of draftable talent had run dry. Not this year. The difficult part of selecting this year’s best undrafted players wasn’t finding players worthy of the recognition, but rather deciding which players to leave off.

The following selections represent the prospects who bring the best skill sets and potential to the next level among the undrafted pool. That doesn’t necessarily mean they have the best chances to make the rosters of the teams who signed team, as some players have entered more favorable depth charts than others, but all of these players have enough ability to build a sustained NFL career.

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2014 NFL Draft Positional Breakdowns: Cornerbacks

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Justin Gilbert is the standout prospect of this year’s cornerback draft class. (Photo: Kevin Jairaj — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

How many times have you heard NFL coaches and executives say that you can never have enough good cornerbacks? This year’s draft class provides a host of intriguing prospects who could satisfy the league’s demand for talented cover cornerbacks.

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Scouting Notes: 2013 Hawaii Bowl (Boise State vs. Oregon State)

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks (No. 7) and Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (No. 8) were players to watch in the 2013 Hawaii Bowl. (Photo: Marco Garcia — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Joseph Curtis

Boise State (8-5) faced Oregon State (7-6) in the Hawaii Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 in one of three matchups this bowl season between Mountain West and Pac-12 teams.

Oregon State dominated the first half, leading 31-6 at halftime in part thanks to two fumble return touchdowns by cornerback Rashaad Reynolds. While Boise State closed the gap with a few second-half scores, they could not overcome the deficit and Oregon State won 38-23.

Reynolds was one of a number of 2014 NFL draft prospects to impress in this games.

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2013 Hawaii Bowl Prospect Preview: Oregon State vs. Boise State

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

The Hawaii Bowl could be the final game of Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence’s career. (Photo: Brian Losness — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Ryan Glaze

Christmas Eve’s Hawaii Bowl (8 p.m. Wednesday, ESPN) between the Oregon State Beavers (6-6) and the Boise State Broncos (8-4) pits two blue-collar programs that pride themselves on player development against one another.

While both West Coast programs have fought through challenging 2013 seasons, the Hawaii Bowl will showcase a number of intriguing prospects from each team on both sides of the ball.

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Joe Marino’s Senior Cornerback Rankings for the 2014 NFL Draft

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert has climbed to the top of the senior cornerback rankings. (Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Joe Marino

Cornerback is emerging as one of the most important positions in football. With more and more NFL offenses putting four- and five-receiver sets on the field, it is imperative to have depth at the cornerback position.

I put more emphasis than many people do on cornerbacks’ run-stopping ability considering the need for defensive backs to be able to stop the run when playing against the spread. Physicality was also a trait that I looked for in my evaluations. It is important to be able to disrupt routes and timing of the offense with a good physical presence in press coverage.

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