Posts Tagged ‘Top Prospects’

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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2014 NFL Draft: Why Jadeveon Clowney Is A “Once-in-a-Generation” Prospect

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Jadeveon Clowney is a rare talent with the skill set to be an elite NFL defensive end. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Staff Writer: Evan Sidery

If Jadeveon Clowney was eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft, he would have gone with the first overall pick. He is ranked at the top of my initial 2014 big board, and is going to be very tough to unseat from the top spot this year.

Clowney has the game to fit any defense on the next level. He could put his hand in the dirt as a 4-3 defensive end (what he did at South Carolina) or stand up as a 3-4 outside linebacker. He is a once-in-a-generation prospect who should make an instant impact in the NFL. Clowney is an even more dominant prospect defensively than Andrew Luck was offensively as the consensus No. 1 overall selection in the 2012 NFL draft.

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