Top 100 prospects for 2014 NFL draft

The team that takes Anthony Barr could be rewarded with a special player for a long time to come.
Peter Read Miller/SI

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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