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Top 100 prospects for 2014 NFL draft

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The team that takes Anthony Barr could be rewarded with a special player for a long time to come.

The 2014 NFL draft is considered one of the deepest in recent memory. Need a wide receiver? There's plenty of them. Looking to bolster your secondary? You can find talent deep into Day 3.

There's no shortage of top-level prospects either. From Jadeveon Clowney to Teddy Bridgewater to Sammy Watkins, game-changers abound.

MORE: 2014 NFL Mock Draft | 2014 NFL draft needs: AFC | NFL draft needs: NFC

How do they all stack up against one another? Find out below as SI.com ranks our top 100 prospects in the draft.

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    • Overall
      1
      QB Rank1
      QB Rank
      1
      Overall1
    • Player
      Teddy BridgewaterTeddy Bridgewater
    • Position
      QB
    • Height
      6-2
    • Weight
      214
    • College
      Louisville Cardinals

    Bridgewater's a mobile, intelligent, competitive player with outstanding field vision and the ability to make most NFL throws. Does he have a laser rocket arm? No, but he can throw on the run, and throw off-balance, and throw across his body accurately.

    • Overall
      2
      DE Rank1
      DE Rank
      1
      Overall2
    • Player
      Jadeveon ClowneyJadeveon Clowney
    • Position
      DE
    • Height
      6-6
    • Weight
      266
    • College
      South Carolina Gamecocks

    Though critics of Clowney continue to question his work ethic, motor and decreased statistical production last season, the ex-Gamecock is hard to ignore when he is on the field. No matter where he is drafted, he will enter the 2014 campaign as a heavy favorite to land Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.

    • Overall
      3
      OL Rank1
      OL Rank
      1
      Overall3
    • Player
      Greg RobinsonGreg Robinson
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-5
    • Weight
      332
    • College
      Auburn Tigers

    Despite his hulking size (6-5), he still can be classified as an athlete, which is a bit of a rarity along the O-line. The combination of power and quickness will have NFL scouts viewing him as a franchise left tackle -- someone who can be dropped in as a starter at training camp and left there for a decade.

    • Overall
      4
      LB Rank1
      LB Rank
      1
      Overall4
    • Player
      Khalil MackKhalil Mack
    • Position
      LB
    • Height
      6-3
    • Weight
      251
    • College
      Buffalo Bulls

    No matter the opponent, Mack simply explodes off the tape. He seems to perfectly fit the NFL prototype of the hybrid player who can move from strong-side linebacker to rush end (think Von Miller), and there's little doubt that the 6-foot-3, 251-pound Mack will be selected among the first few picks in the 2014 draft.

    • Overall
      5
      OL Rank2
      OL Rank
      2
      Overall5
    • Player
      Jake MatthewsJake Matthews
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-5
    • Weight
      308
    • College
      Texas A&M Aggies

    The son of Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews and cousin of Green Bay's Clay Matthews, Matthews ought to carve out his own niche in the NFL. He's a technician as a blocker, from his footwork to his hand position.

    • Overall
      6
      LB Rank2
      LB Rank
      2
      Overall6
    • Player
      Anthony BarrAnthony Barr
    • Position
      LB
    • Height
      6-5
    • Weight
      255
    • College
      UCLA Bruins

    At 6-5 and 255 pounds, Barr has the speed and balance to bend the edge on the blitz, the agility to drop into coverage and the strength to occasionally just rag-doll a blocker. The team that takes him and builds on these attributes could be rewarded with a special player for a long time to come.

    • Overall
      7
      LB Rank3
      LB Rank
      3
      Overall7
    • Player
      C.J. MosleyC.J. Mosley
    • Position
      LB
    • Height
      6-2
    • Weight
      234
    • College
      Alabama Crimson Tide

    Mosley's a 360-degree player who excelled in tackling, range plays and coverage for one of the nation's best and most complex defenses.

    • Overall
      8
      WR Rank1
      WR Rank
      1
      Overall8
    • Player
      Mike EvansMike Evans
    • Position
      WR
    • Height
      6-5
    • Weight
      231
    • College
      Texas A&M Aggies

    Evans still has extensive work to do on his own game, but being 6-foot-5 with incredible hands and exceptional leaping ability buys him some leeway. Few receivers already in the NFL can win in the air the way that Evans can.

    • Overall
      9
      WR Rank2
      WR Rank
      2
      Overall9
    • Player
      Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
    • Position
      WR
    • Height
      6-1
    • Weight
      211
    • College
      Clemson Tigers

    The case for Watkins is a rather obvious one. At 6-1, 211 pounds and with 4.4 speed, Watkins has the size and speed to match what already is an NFL-ready game. May need to improve his route-running. That's about the only thing standing between him and stardom.

    • Overall
      10
      DT Rank1
      DT Rank
      1
      Overall10
    • Player
      Aaron DonaldAaron Donald
    • Position
      DT
    • Height
      6-1
    • Weight
      285
    • College
      Pittsburgh Panthers

    Donald uses tremendous speed and power to upend blockers and disrupt plays over and over, and his effort is never questioned. This is a franchise-defining player in the right system.

    • Overall
      11
      CB Rank1
      CB Rank
      1
      Overall11
    • Player
      Darqueze DennardDarqueze Dennard
    • Position
      CB
    • Height
      5-11
    • Weight
      199
    • College
      Michigan State Spartans

    One of the centerpieces on a Michigan State team that came within a few plays of a national title berth, Dennard proved time and again to be an absolute force in the Spartans' secondary. Assuming he can avoid drawing repeated flags, Dennard has the technique to be an immediate starter.

    • Overall
      12
      DT Rank2
      DT Rank
      2
      Overall12
    • Player
      Louis Nix IIILouis Nix III
    • Position
      DT
    • Height
      6-2
    • Weight
      331
    • College
      Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    The 6-foot-2, 331-pound Nix is a more traditional nose tackle. With the right kind of coaching staff and a strong locker room, Nix could dominate in a B.J. Raji fashion.

    • Overall
      13
      QB Rank2
      QB Rank
      2
      Overall13
    • Player
      Johnny ManzielJohnny Manziel
    • Position
      QB
    • Height
      6-0
    • Weight
      207
    • College
      Texas A&M Aggies

    There's far more to Manziel than on-field gimmicks and off-field questions. He's not a scheme-transcendent player, but Manziel can be everything he thinks he can be in the right situation.

    • Overall
      14
      CB Rank2
      CB Rank
      2
      Overall14
    • Player
      Justin GilbertJustin Gilbert
    • Position
      CB
    • Height
      6-0
    • Weight
      202
    • College
      Oklahoma State Cowboys

    Gilbert has the physical tools to bother receivers -- both in terms of strength and speed. No one would raise an eyebrow if Gilbert became the first corner drafted this year.

    • Overall
      15
      QB Rank3
      QB Rank
      3
      Overall15
    • Player
      Blake BortlesBlake Bortles
    • Position
      QB
    • Height
      6-5
    • Weight
      232
    • College
      UCF Knights

    Bortles is a big (6-foot-5, 232 pounds) guy who can sling the ball downfield and make plays with his mobility. He'll need to work on his reads and develop a better understanding of more complex defenses.

    • Overall
      16
      S Rank1
      S Rank
      1
      Overall16
    • Player
      Calvin PryorCalvin Pryor
    • Position
      S
    • Height
      5-11
    • Weight
      207
    • College
      Louisville Cardinals

    Pryor is fast enough to make an enormous impact in any NFL defense as a center fielder. And he can play everywhere from the box to the deep third. The ability to do it all from that position is a very valuable thing in today's NFL.

    • Overall
      17
      WR Rank3
      WR Rank
      3
      Overall17
    • Player
      Marqise LeeMarqise Lee
    • Position
      WR
    • Height
      6-0
    • Weight
      192
    • College
      USC Trojans

    The athletic Lee, a savvy receiver, is now fully healthy after struggling en route to 57 receptions in 2013. He could be dropped into a starting lineup from Day 1 and challenge for Rookie of the Year honors.

    • Overall
      18
      OL Rank3
      OL Rank
      3
      Overall18
    • Player
      Taylor LewanTaylor Lewan
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-7
    • Weight
      309
    • College
      Michigan Wolverines

    Lewan likely would have been a top-10 pick following the 2012 season but decided instead to return to Michigan. Assuming teams can get past the off-field issues, Lewan will warrant an early selection.

    • Overall
      19
      DT Rank3
      DT Rank
      3
      Overall19
    • Player
      Ra'Shede HagemanRa'Shede Hageman
    • Position
      DT
    • Height
      6-6
    • Weight
      310
    • College
      Minnesota Golden Gophers

    When he's on, Hageman is a monster disruptor from multiple gaps and angles, and he's just about impossible to stop consistently. When he struggles, Hageman can be penalty-prone and finds himself out of the picture.

    • Overall
      20
      DE Rank2
      DE Rank
      2
      Overall20
    • Player
      Dee FordDee Ford
    • Position
      DE
    • Height
      6-2
    • Weight
      252
    • College
      Auburn Tigers

    While Clowney struggled to meet expectations last season, Ford flew past the bar set for him. He may not be far behind Clowney when it comes to production as a rookie.

    • Overall
      21
      OL Rank4
      OL Rank
      4
      Overall21
    • Player
      Zack MartinZack Martin
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-4
    • Weight
      308
    • College
      Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    A 52-game starter for the Irish, Martin repeatedly proved himself to be a dependable blocker outside. Is a move to guard in Martin's future? Many NFL minds think so, even though he never played there at Notre Dame.

    • Overall
      22
      WR Rank4
      WR Rank
      4
      Overall22
    • Player
      Odell Beckham JrOdell Beckham Jr
    • Position
      WR
    • Height
      5-11
    • Weight
      198
    • College
      LSU Tigers

    There is a little less size here (5-11) and just average strength, which could hurt his ability to power through NFL cornerbacks. Everything else has the look of a plug-and-play NFL receiver.

    • Overall
      23
      S Rank2
      S Rank
      2
      Overall23
    • Player
      Ha Ha Clinton-DixHa Ha Clinton-Dix
    • Position
      S
    • Height
      6-1
    • Weight
      208
    • College
      Alabama Crimson Tide

    Clinton-Dix is an accurate violent tackler, able to clamp down in run support and blitz effectively. No play is totally safe as long as he's on the field.

    • Overall
      24
      WR Rank5
      WR Rank
      5
      Overall24
    • Player
      Kelvin BenjaminKelvin Benjamin
    • Position
      WR
    • Height
      6-5
    • Weight
      240
    • College
      Florida State Seminoles

    The ex-Seminole is absolutely huge for a WR at 6-5, 240. He plays a tight end-style game to match that bulk, too, doing some of his best work in the red zone. The rub: Benjamin is far from a finished product.

    • Overall
      25
      TE Rank1
      TE Rank
      1
      Overall25
    • Player
      Eric EbronEric Ebron
    • Position
      TE
    • Height
      6-4
    • Weight
      250
    • College
      North Carolina Tar Heels

    Ebron has staked his claim as a potential top-10 pick. Scouts will continue to question his blocking ability until he proves he's capable of holding his own there at the NFL level.

    • Overall
      26
      TE Rank2
      TE Rank
      2
      Overall26
    • Player
      Jace AmaroJace Amaro
    • Position
      TE
    • Height
      6-5
    • Weight
      265
    • College
      Texas Tech Red Raiders

    Like Ebron, the blocking aspect of Amaro's game is worrisome. He may have to work out of the slot in the NFL, but he has the potential to be a menace there.

    • Overall
      27
      OL Rank5
      OL Rank
      5
      Overall27
    • Player
      Xavier Su'a-FiloXavier Su'a-Filo
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-4
    • Weight
      307
    • College
      UCLA Bruins

    There's nobody else who possesses his combination of root strength, understanding of technique and agility to the second level. The most exciting guard prospect since Stanford's David DeCastro.

    • Overall
      28
      CB Rank3
      CB Rank
      3
      Overall28
    • Player
      Jason VerrettJason Verrett
    • Position
      CB
    • Height
      5-9
    • Weight
      189
    • College
      TCU Horned Frogs

    Even though he may be undersized by NFL standards, Verrett thrived at TCU despite matching up with bigger receivers. Look no further than Verrett's stats for evidence of his ball-hawking abilities: 14 pass break-ups in 2013 plus nine career picks.

    • Overall
      29
      DE Rank3
      DE Rank
      3
      Overall29
    • Player
      Kony EalyKony Ealy
    • Position
      DE
    • Height
      6-4
    • Weight
      273
    • College
      Missouri Tigers

    His size/speed combo could open the door for him to land with a team running a 3-4 defense, in addition to those projecting him at his familiar 4-3 end spot. Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews called Ealy the toughest matchup he faced in college.

    • Overall
      30
      OL Rank6
      OL Rank
      6
      Overall30
    • Player
      Cyrus KouandjioCyrus Kouandjio
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-7
    • Weight
      322
    • College
      Alabama Crimson Tide

    Few players in this class have seen their stock tumble quite like Kouandjio, once viewed as the possible top OT. When Kouandjio is on, few tackles can match his massive power. He just needs to be on more often.

    • Overall
      31
      OL Rank7
      OL Rank
      7
      Overall31
    • Player
      David YankeyDavid Yankey
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-6
    • Weight
      315
    • College
      Stanford Cardinal

    An excellent technician who would be an asset to any power zone team. He has the potential to be a franchise guard in the right system.

    • Overall
      32
      WR Rank6
      WR Rank
      6
      Overall32
    • Player
      Brandin CooksBrandin Cooks
    • Position
      WR
    • Height
      5-10
    • Weight
      189
    • College
      Oregon State Beavers

    He will not blow through physical defenders nor will he win jump balls downfield. What he will do is make just about every other catch, then threaten to turn those plays into home runs.

    • Overall
      33
      DT Rank4
      DT Rank
      4
      Overall33
    • Player
      Timmy JerniganTimmy Jernigan
    • Position
      DT
    • Height
      6-2
    • Weight
      299
    • College
      Florida State Seminoles

    The production is there, and it's quite possible some team will take him in the first round as a 3-tech tackle.

    • Overall
      34
      LB Rank4
      LB Rank
      4
      Overall34
    • Player
      Ryan ShazierRyan Shazier
    • Position
      LB
    • Height
      6-1
    • Weight
      237
    • College
      Ohio State Buckeyes

    Like Luke Kuechly, Lavonte David and Bobby Wagner, Shazier shows the potential to be a full-field athletic linebacker who can hit the hole in the run game, cover short and intermediate routes and chase opponents from sideline to sideline.

    • Overall
      35
      OL Rank8
      OL Rank
      8
      Overall35
    • Player
      Travis SwansonTravis Swanson
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-5
    • Weight
      312
    • College
      Arkansas Razorbacks

    Swanson's physical performance at the combine left something to be desired. His experience as a 50-game starter at Arkansas should ease most of the concerns he may have raised in Indianapolis back in February.

    • Overall
      36
      WR Rank7
      WR Rank
      7
      Overall36
    • Player
      Allen RobinsonAllen Robinson
    • Position
      WR
    • Height
      6-2
    • Weight
      220
    • College
      Penn State Nittany Lions

    After leading the Big Ten in receiving in back-to-back seasons, Robinson has a shot to sneak into Round 1 and shouldn't slip past Round 2. Penn State leaned on him heavily to help keep its offense moving.

    • Overall
      37
      OL Rank9
      OL Rank
      9
      Overall37
    • Player
      Morgan MosesMorgan Moses
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-6
    • Weight
      314
    • College
      Virginia Cavaliers

    There is little debate that Morgan improved as his final season with the Cavaliers progressed. He does carry ideal size (6-6, 314) and argued at the combine that he can play any position along the line.

    • Overall
      38
      QB Rank4
      QB Rank
      4
      Overall38
    • Player
      Derek CarrDerek Carr
    • Position
      QB
    • Height
      6-2
    • Weight
      214
    • College
      Fresno State Bulldogs

    Carr has the ability to drive the ball downfield to all areas of the field, and he can reset and do it on the run. It wouldn't be a huge surprise if an NFL team saw more than enough to develop here and took him in the late first round as its quarterback of the future.

    • Overall
      39
      CB Rank4
      CB Rank
      4
      Overall39
    • Player
      Lamarcus JoynerLamarcus Joyner
    • Position
      CB
    • Height
      5-8
    • Weight
      184
    • College
      Florida State Seminoles

    The team which drafts him then may envision Joyner in a Tyrann Mathieu-like hybrid role, playing safety on early downs and dropping into the slot against three-receiver looks. The versatility should be a boost for Joyner's draft stock come May.

    • Overall
      40
      DE Rank4
      DE Rank
      4
      Overall40
    • Player
      Scott CrichtonScott Crichton
    • Position
      DE
    • Height
      6-3
    • Weight
      273
    • College
      Oregon State Beavers

    Crichton does not check off the same athleticism boxes that the three end ranked higher than him do, but he has the strength and experience to be a legitimate Day 2 selection. For a team willing to ease Crichton into the lineup, the payoff ought to be huge.

    • Overall
      41
      LB Rank5
      LB Rank
      5
      Overall41
    • Player
      Kyle Van NoyKyle Van Noy
    • Position
      LB
    • Height
      6-3
    • Weight
      243
    • College
      Brigham Young Cougars

    Van Noy is another do-it-all guy capable of rushing the passer, tackling well and showing real athleticism in coverage. He doesn't really stand out in any one particular area, but he does a lot very well.

    • Overall
      42
      CB Rank5
      CB Rank
      5
      Overall42
    • Player
      Marcus RobersonMarcus Roberson
    • Position
      CB
    • Height
      6-0
    • Weight
      191
    • College
      Florida Gators

    The raw traits may not be there in comparison to some others in this class, but Roberson very much knows how to play his position. When he's on, he can frustrate the heck out of an opposing receiver.

    • Overall
      43
      RB Rank1
      RB Rank
      1
      Overall43
    • Player
      Ka'Deem CareyKa'Deem Carey
    • Position
      RB
    • Height
      5-9
    • Weight
      207
    • College
      Arizona Wildcats

    Carey is dealing with a lack of next-level speed on the field, but his productivity and overall skillset should see him go fairly early in the second day of the draft.

    • Overall
      44
      DT Rank5
      DT Rank
      5
      Overall44
    • Player
      Dominique EasleyDominique Easley
    • Position
      DT
    • Height
      6-2
    • Weight
      288
    • College
      Florida Gators

    It's a shame Easley has suffered major injuries to both knees. If he can come back from his latest setback, Easley would be an enormous asset to any NFL team.

    • Overall
      45
      OL Rank10
      OL Rank
      10
      Overall45
    • Player
      Gabe JacksonGabe Jackson
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-3
    • Weight
      336
    • College
      Mississippi State Bulldogs

    Jackson is the best of the pure maulers in this class. An NFL team with an emphasis on man-blocking and good coaching could turn him into a superior inline blocker.

    • Overall
      46
      DT Rank6
      DT Rank
      6
      Overall46
    • Player
      Stephon TuittStephon Tuitt
    • Position
      DT
    • Height
      6-5
    • Weight
      304
    • College
      Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    This is a player with some caveats he'll have to overcome. The 6-foot-5, 304-pound Tuitt has a lot of raw ability, but it needs to be channeled correctly.

    • Overall
      47
      DE Rank5
      DE Rank
      5
      Overall47
    • Player
      Trent MurphyTrent Murphy
    • Position
      DE
    • Height
      6-5
    • Weight
      250
    • College
      Stanford Cardinal

    Murphy repeatedly proved to be one of those coveted nose-for-the-football type of players at Stanford, leading the country in sacks with 15 last season.

    • Overall
      48
      WR Rank8
      WR Rank
      8
      Overall48
    • Player
      Jordan MatthewsJordan Matthews
    • Position
      WR
    • Height
      6-3
    • Weight
      212
    • College
      Vanderbilt Commodores

    Matthews caught 94 passes in 2012 and 112 last season, overcoming average QB play. He probably will be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in the pros.

    • Overall
      49
      LB Rank6
      LB Rank
      6
      Overall49
    • Player
      Telvin SmithTelvin Smith
    • Position
      LB
    • Height
      6-3
    • Weight
      218
    • College
      Florida State Seminoles

    Few linebacker prospects over the last few seasons bring it with Smith's velocity, and his 2013 numbers (90 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and three interceptions returned for 147 yards and two touchdowns) speak to his versatility.

    • Overall
      50
      CB Rank6
      CB Rank
      6
      Overall50
    • Player
      Kyle FullerKyle Fuller
    • Position
      CB
    • Height
      6-0
    • Weight
      190
    • College
      Virginia Tech Hokies

    Once a rather clear Day 2 candidate, Fuller's work at the combine (4.49 40, 4.19 short shuttle, 128-inch broad jump) put to rest lingering concerns over his health. Now that he has made his way back on the field, Fuller has climbed into the Round 1 mix.

    • Overall
      51
      CB Rank7
      CB Rank
      7
      Overall51
    • Player
      Bradley RobyBradley Roby
    • Position
      CB
    • Height
      5-11
    • Weight
      194
    • College
      Ohio State Buckeyes

    NFL teams are leery of players they feel they may have to motivate. Roby falls under that umbrella following a tough 2013, one that saw him regress from the dominant form he showed in 2012.

    • Overall
      52
      TE Rank3
      TE Rank
      3
      Overall52
    • Player
      Austin Seferian-JenkinsAustin Seferian-Jenkins
    • Position
      TE
    • Height
      6-5
    • Weight
      262
    • College
      Washington Huskies

    Seferian-Jenkins is not a perfect specimen as a blocker, but he's further along in that regard than either Ebron or Amaro. The Washington product has the look of a long-time NFLer -- if he can stay healthy and motivated.

    • Overall
      53
      RB Rank2
      RB Rank
      2
      Overall53
    • Player
      Carlos HydeCarlos Hyde
    • Position
      RB
    • Height
      6-0
    • Weight
      230
    • College
      Ohio State Buckeyes

    Hyde may be the only back in this draft class combining the kind of power and speed that would make him a franchise back at the NFL level. What makes him special is that he also has enough short-area speed and "wiggle" to elude tacklers.

    • Overall
      54
      RB Rank3
      RB Rank
      3
      Overall54
    • Player
      Tre MasonTre Mason
    • Position
      RB
    • Height
      5-8
    • Weight
      207
    • College
      Auburn Tigers

    Mason stands under 5-9, but at 207 pounds and with 4.5 speed, he's got a good palette of skills for the running back position.

    • Overall
      55
      DE Rank6
      DE Rank
      6
      Overall55
    • Player
      Jackson JeffcoatJackson Jeffcoat
    • Position
      DE
    • Height
      6-3
    • Weight
      247
    • College
      Texas Longhorns

    The 6-3 Jeffcoat may have no choice but to transition to a 3-4 OLB spot in the NFL. Eventually, he should be able to pull off that shift, even if it takes him a little while to round out his game and pack on some pounds.

    • Overall
      56
      DT Rank7
      DT Rank
      7
      Overall56
    • Player
      Will SuttonWill Sutton
    • Position
      DT
    • Height
      6-0
    • Weight
      303
    • College
      Arizona State Sun Devils

    Sutton's ability to deal with double teams is something that really stands out on tape. He'll have to answer questions about his weight issues at the Senior Bowl and the fact that his sack totals dropped from 13 in 2012 to just four last season.

    • Overall
      57
      WR Rank9
      WR Rank
      9
      Overall57
    • Player
      Jarvis LandryJarvis Landry
    • Position
      WR
    • Height
      5-11
    • Weight
      205
    • College
      LSU Tigers

    Landry may slide in a very deep receiver class. In Round 2, he may prove to be a bargain. As a pick in Round 3 or later, Landry might turn into the steal of the draft.

    • Overall
      58
      QB Rank5
      QB Rank
      5
      Overall58
    • Player
      A.J. McCarronA.J. McCarron
    • Position
      QB
    • Height
      6-3
    • Weight
      220
    • College
      Alabama Crimson Tide

    The tape shows a reasonably mobile, reasonably strong-armed, reasonably talented quarterback who usually had gobs of time in the pocket due to outstanding offensive lines. Most likely, he's a career backup and possible spot starter at the NFL level.

    • Overall
      59
      CB Rank8
      CB Rank
      8
      Overall59
    • Player
      Bashaud BreelandBashaud Breeland
    • Position
      CB
    • Height
      5-11
    • Weight
      197
    • College
      Clemson Tigers

    Breeland may have benefited from another year at Clemson, but he nonetheless figures to be gone by sometime on Day 2. He projects, at least early in his career, as a very solid No. 2 or No. 3 cornerback, capable of matching up with secondary receivers.

    • Overall
      60
      RB Rank4
      RB Rank
      4
      Overall60
    • Player
      Bishop SankeyBishop Sankey
    • Position
      RB
    • Height
      5-9
    • Weight
      209
    • College
      Washington Huskies

    Sankey isn't a pure power back, though he understands how to bounce off contact and pick up extra yards, and his receiving ability is something that many pro teams would find valuable. In a new NFL that values the versatile back, Sankey's ahead of the game.

    • Overall
      61
      QB Rank6
      QB Rank
      6
      Overall61
    • Player
      Jimmy GaroppoloJimmy Garoppolo
    • Position
      QB
    • Height
      6-2
    • Weight
      226
    • College
      Eastern Illinois Panthers

    Garoppolo gets jittery and balky in the pocket under pressure. If he can get that sorted out, Garoppolo has the skillset to become a medium-grade NFL asset.

    • Overall
      62
      OL Rank11
      OL Rank
      11
      Overall62
    • Player
      Weston RichburgWeston Richburg
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-3
    • Weight
      298
    • College
      Colorado State Rams

    Athleticism's not a concern here -- Richburg topped all centers at the combine with a 5.1 40 time, and he played both linebacker and QB in high school.

    • Overall
      63
      WR Rank10
      WR Rank
      10
      Overall63
    • Player
      Jared AbbrederisJared Abbrederis
    • Position
      WR
    • Height
      6-1
    • Weight
      195
    • College
      Wisconsin Badgers

    Is he a Pro Bowler? Maybe not. But it is not out of line to expect Abbrederis to go for 60-plus catches as a rookie.

    • Overall
      64
      S Rank3
      S Rank
      3
      Overall64
    • Player
      Jimmie WardJimmie Ward
    • Position
      S
    • Height
      5-11
    • Weight
      193
    • College
      Northern Illinois Huskies

    He shows tremendous range in space, can turn and transition with receivers consistently, and shows a lot of awareness on the field. The only thing that might keep him out of the first round is his size.

    • Overall
      65
      LB Rank7
      LB Rank
      7
      Overall65
    • Player
      Chris BorlandChris Borland
    • Position
      LB
    • Height
      5-11
    • Weight
      248
    • College
      Wisconsin Badgers

    He's slow to the play, not out of a lack of trying, but sheer physical limitations. But he has an innate sense of where the play is going. Could he be the next Lofa Tatupu or Zach Thomas?

    • Overall
      66
      WR Rank11
      WR Rank
      11
      Overall66
    • Player
      Martavis BryantMartavis Bryant
    • Position
      WR
    • Height
      6-4
    • Weight
      211
    • College
      Clemson Tigers

    There aren't a ton of 6-4 receivers with the speed to beat a corner at the line and then blow past a helping safety. That's where Bryant does his best work right now -- as a straight-line deep threat.

    • Overall
      67
      DE Rank7
      DE Rank
      7
      Overall67
    • Player
      Demarcus LawrenceDemarcus Lawrence
    • Position
      DE
    • Height
      6-3
    • Weight
      251
    • College
      Boise State Broncos

    An under-the-radar guy that NFL fans ought to get to know now -- Lawrence has a legitimate shot to leapfrog several players here and land in Round 1 come May.

    • Overall
      68
      OL Rank12
      OL Rank
      12
      Overall68
    • Player
      Joel BitonioJoel Bitonio
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-4
    • Weight
      302
    • College
      Nevada Wolf Pack

    Despite being a top athlete among linemen this year (4.97 40, 32-inch vertical, 4.44 three-cone), Bitonio may not have the strength required to lock down an edge in the NFL.

    • Overall
      69
      CB Rank9
      CB Rank
      9
      Overall69
    • Player
      Antone ExumAntone Exum
    • Position
      CB
    • Height
      6-0
    • Weight
      213
    • College
      Virginia Tech Hokies

    Exum struggled with injuries last year. The 6-0, 213-pounder turned in a 4.59 40 at the combine, offering up evidence in his workout there that he will be ready to roll for training camp.

    • Overall
      70
      WR Rank12
      WR Rank
      12
      Overall70
    • Player
      Davante AdamsDavante Adams
    • Position
      WR
    • Height
      6-1
    • Weight
      212
    • College
      Fresno State Bulldogs

    Adams can catch and run, but he also excels in one-on-one matchups, as he did multiple times during Fresno State's bowl game.

    • Overall
      71
      QB Rank7
      QB Rank
      7
      Overall71
    • Player
      Zach MettenbergerZach Mettenberger
    • Position
      QB
    • Height
      6-5
    • Weight
      224
    • College
      LSU Tigers

    He has a classic delivery, good size for the position and can zing the ball into tight windows. The main issue in his way is that Mettenberger doesn't show a lot of mobility.

    • Overall
      72
      S Rank4
      S Rank
      4
      Overall72
    • Player
      Deone BucannonDeone Bucannon
    • Position
      S
    • Height
      6-1
    • Weight
      211
    • College
      Washington State Cougars

    Bucannon is an old-school strong safety in size and on tape -- he's at his best when he's near the line of scrimmage, looking to take someone's head off in run support or defending short passes.

    • Overall
      73
      LB Rank8
      LB Rank
      8
      Overall73
    • Player
      Jeremiah AttaochuJeremiah Attaochu
    • Position
      LB
    • Height
      6-3
    • Weight
      252
    • College
      Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

    If draft positioning was based on pure potential, Attaochu would be a certain first-round prospect. The ACC's leader in sacks since 2005 with 32, Attaochu could be a monster in a defense that allows him to use different gaps and line stunts as he gets the finer points together.

    • Overall
      74
      TE Rank4
      TE Rank
      4
      Overall74
    • Player
      Troy NiklasTroy Niklas
    • Position
      TE
    • Height
      6-6
    • Weight
      270
    • College
      Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    Any team drafting Niklas would be doing so with one eye on the future, since he has the size (6-6, 270) and potential, but remains a work in progress.

    • Overall
      75
      WR Rank13
      WR Rank
      13
      Overall75
    • Player
      Cody LatimerCody Latimer
    • Position
      WR
    • Height
      6-2
    • Weight
      215
    • College
      Indiana Hoosiers

    A strong, physical receiver with soft hands, Latimer lacks breakaway speed. The former hoops star has the leaping ability to be a big threat in the red zone.

    • Overall
      76
      DE Rank8
      DE Rank
      8
      Overall76
    • Player
      Kareem MartinKareem Martin
    • Position
      DE
    • Height
      6-6
    • Weight
      272
    • College
      North Carolina Tar Heels

    A lot to like here for NFL teams, starting with Martin's 6-6 frame. While GMs may not seek out height at the DE spot like they tend to at the quarterback position, Martin figures to get a bump on draft boards as result of his size.

    • Overall
      77
      CB Rank10
      CB Rank
      10
      Overall77
    • Player
      Pierre DesirPierre Desir
    • Position
      CB
    • Height
      6-1
    • Weight
      198
    • College
      Lindenwood Lions

    Desir's size (6-1, 198 pounds) alone will earn him a shot in the NFL, though he has earned that opportunity with his play. There is a lot to like here, particularly if Desir can become more of a physically imposing defensive back.

    • Overall
      78
      WR Rank14
      WR Rank
      14
      Overall78
    • Player
      Bruce EllingtonBruce Ellington
    • Position
      WR
    • Height
      5-9
    • Weight
      197
    • College
      South Carolina Gamecocks

    Like a young Steve Smith, Ellington comes off the line with a quick release, can excel from the slot or outside and is unafraid of catching passes in traffic. Could be a third-day bargain.

    • Overall
      79
      TE Rank5
      TE Rank
      5
      Overall79
    • Player
      C.J. FiedorowiczC.J. Fiedorowicz
    • Position
      TE
    • Height
      6-5
    • Weight
      265
    • College
      Iowa Hawkeyes

    Another big Iowa body (6-5, 265), Fiedorowicz was underused by the passing-challenged Hawkeyes. He definitely is capable of a 50-plus-catch season in the NFL.

    • Overall
      80
      WR Rank15
      WR Rank
      15
      Overall80
    • Player
      Donte MoncriefDonte Moncrief
    • Position
      WR
    • Height
      6-2
    • Weight
      221
    • College
      Mississippi Rebels

    In the right offense, and without the demands of being a No. 1 receiver, Moncrief could help contribute with his route development and tough blocking.

    • Overall
      81
      CB Rank11
      CB Rank
      11
      Overall81
    • Player
      Phillip GainesPhillip Gaines
    • Position
      CB
    • Height
      6-0
    • Weight
      193
    • College
      Rice Owls

    Gaines was a Conference USA standout with pure burner speed and a lot of interesting traits. He's got a long history of shutting down his better opponents. An unheralded name who shouldn't be.

    • Overall
      82
      OL Rank13
      OL Rank
      13
      Overall82
    • Player
      Billy TurnerBilly Turner
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-5
    • Weight
      315
    • College
      North Dakota State Bison

    Flew somewhat under the radar because of the minimal exposure he received playing in North Dakota. At 6-5, 315 with the ability to power through defenders, he could intrigue a team on Day 2 of the draft.

    • Overall
      83
      DT Rank8
      DT Rank
      8
      Overall83
    • Player
      Justin EllisJustin Ellis
    • Position
      DT
    • Height
      6-1
    • Weight
      334
    • College
      Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

    Projects best as a nose tackle at this point, but if Ellis dropped about 15-20 pounds from his 6-foot-1, 334-pound frame and mastered a few fundamentals, I think he could be a multi-gap force.

    • Overall
      84
      OL Rank14
      OL Rank
      14
      Overall84
    • Player
      Jack MewhortJack Mewhort
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-6
    • Weight
      309
    • College
      Ohio State Buckeyes

    Mewhort, the Buckeyes' left tackle, may fit more snugly in the NFL as a right tackle and could be a swing guard/center for a team hoping to bulk up its depth chart. What Mewhort will give a team is a very steady lineman with a running motor.

    • Overall
      85
      DT Rank9
      DT Rank
      9
      Overall85
    • Player
      DaQuan JonesDaQuan Jones
    • Position
      DT
    • Height
      6-4
    • Weight
      322
    • College
      Penn State Nittany Lions

    There's a lot to like about his NFL potential. Right now, he has a great mixture of strength at the point of attack and ability to penetrate through gaps.

    • Overall
      86
      OL Rank15
      OL Rank
      15
      Overall86
    • Player
      Ja'Wuan JamesJa'Wuan James
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-6
    • Weight
      311
    • College
      Tennessee Volunteers

    James is a four-year starter in the SEC and more than held his own in that role. Should he land on a team that likes to air it out, James could be a Week 1 starter -- he's a beast in pass protection.

    • Overall
      87
      RB Rank5
      RB Rank
      5
      Overall87
    • Player
      Jeremy HillJeremy Hill
    • Position
      RB
    • Height
      6-1
    • Weight
      233
    • College
      LSU Tigers

    Hill certainly looks the part of an NFL running back. But he might be a bit of a one-trick pony when more is demanded of him -- he's a good straight-line power back, but could struggle to get free when he's the focus of NFL defenses.

    • Overall
      88
      QB Rank8
      QB Rank
      8
      Overall88
    • Player
      Tom SavageTom Savage
    • Position
      QB
    • Height
      6-4
    • Weight
      228
    • College
      Pittsburgh Panthers

    Savage doesn't throw the same type of pass consistently from game to game, he's erratic on the run and he's prone to unravel under pressure. Anyone looking for a Derek Anderson-style developmental prospect could do a lot worse.

    • Overall
      89
      LB Rank9
      LB Rank
      9
      Overall89
    • Player
      Jordan ZumwaltJordan Zumwalt
    • Position
      LB
    • Height
      6-4
    • Weight
      235
    • College
      UCLA Bruins

    Zumwalt may already be close to maxed out, potential-wise. Even if that is the case, some team will land a charged-up special teams player who at least should be able to crack a depth chart at linebacker.

    • Overall
      90
      RB Rank6
      RB Rank
      6
      Overall90
    • Player
      Dri ArcherDri Archer
    • Position
      RB
    • Height
      5-8
    • Weight
      173
    • College
      Kent State Golden Flashes

    If not for an injury-plagued 2013 season, the blazingly fast Archer would have been on more radars already. When he's healthy, he can be extremely dangerous for an offense.

    • Overall
      91
      CB Rank12
      CB Rank
      12
      Overall91
    • Player
      Keith McGillKeith McGill
    • Position
      CB
    • Height
      6-3
    • Weight
      211
    • College
      Utah Utes

    McGill is an interesting prospect because of his size and his ability to play press coverage. There are injury and technique issues to consider, but he's logged some interesting tape when healthy.

    • Overall
      92
      QB Rank9
      QB Rank
      9
      Overall92
    • Player
      Aaron MurrayAaron Murray
    • Position
      QB
    • Height
      6-1
    • Weight
      207
    • College
      Georgia Bulldogs

    Murray's a high-quality individual by all accounts, and he presents a nice combination of arm strength and mobility. Size and injury concerns, not to mention a pretty obvious ceiling, may limit Murray as a prospect.

    • Overall
      93
      LB Rank10
      LB Rank
      10
      Overall93
    • Player
      Christian JonesChristian Jones
    • Position
      LB
    • Height
      6-3
    • Weight
      240
    • College
      Florida State Seminoles

    Overlooking Jones, a versatile 6-3 linebacker, might be a huge mistake. He can cover, he can get to the football and he played several different spots on Florida State's defense throughout his career.

    • Overall
      94
      OL Rank16
      OL Rank
      16
      Overall94
    • Player
      Dakota DozierDakota Dozier
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-4
    • Weight
      313
    • College
      Furman Paladins

    Dozier has rare athleticism and impressive root strength. Yes, he's got the usual small-school dings, but he's certainly worth a third-round risk pick.

    • Overall
      95
      RB Rank7
      RB Rank
      7
      Overall95
    • Player
      Charles SimsCharles Sims
    • Position
      RB
    • Height
      6-0
    • Weight
      214
    • College
      West Virginia Mountaineers

    Sims likes to swing wide and turn the corners, and he averaged 50.8 catches over his four college seasons. Combine the versatility with that solid body type and you've got one of the draft's biggest sleepers.

    • Overall
      96
      CB Rank13
      CB Rank
      13
      Overall96
    • Player
      Louchiez PurifoyLouchiez Purifoy
    • Position
      CB
    • Height
      5-11
    • Weight
      190
    • College
      Florida Gators

    The 5-11 Purifoy has shown the ability to stuff receivers one-on-one. Ran a 4.61 40 at Indy, and may have quicker feet than he showed there, especially when it comes to turning his hips.

    • Overall
      97
      OL Rank17
      OL Rank
      17
      Overall97
    • Player
      Cameron FlemingCameron Fleming
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-5
    • Weight
      323
    • College
      Stanford Cardinal

    A three-year starter at Stanford, Fleming has the size and smarts NFL teams are looking for. His lack of quickness and unrefined technique may portend a position change at the next level.

    • Overall
      98
      RB Rank8
      RB Rank
      8
      Overall98
    • Player
      Terrance WestTerrance West
    • Position
      RB
    • Height
      5-9
    • Weight
      225
    • College
      Towson Tigers

    Strength of opponent questions will undoubtedly dog West, but when you isolate his skillset, it becomes clear that the 5-9, 225-pound back can get to the edge in a big hurry, and has an impressive second burst for his size. West doesn't have much of a learning curve.

    • Overall
      99
      OL Rank18
      OL Rank
      18
      Overall99
    • Player
      Antonio RichardsonAntonio Richardson
    • Position
      OL
    • Height
      6-6
    • Weight
      336
    • College
      Tennessee Volunteers

    Opinions vary rather wildly on Richardson, who needed knee surgery after the 2012 season and recently told The Tennessean that he played in '13 at "about 65 percent." Standing 6-6 and 336 pounds, Richardson does offer more than enough at tackle to warrant a pick somewhere in the middle rounds.

    • Overall
      100
      CB Rank14
      CB Rank
      14
      Overall100
    • Player
      Rashaad ReynoldsRashaad Reynolds
    • Position
      CB
    • Height
      5-10
    • Weight
      189
    • College
      Oregon State Beavers

    His 5-10 frame will be a liability when covering bigger receivers -- but he can cover in the slot and outside, provides a pop in run support and is familiar with different coverage schemes.

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