1.               Texans                             Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel*

 

 

 

-One of the most exciting and decorated college football players in recent history. His rocket arm and exceptional speed makes him a very tough QB to defend. The first freshman to win the Heisman would be a great selection by the Texans and could help revive their franchise.

 

 

2.             Rams                               Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews 

 

 

 

- The son of Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews is the top rated OT prospect for this year's draft. He's an elite left tackle prospect with great upside and pedigree. Matthews is fundamentally sound and very athletic. He easily transitioned over to left tackle in 2013 and successfully protected Heisman trophy winner's Johnny Manziel blindside.

 

 

3.               Jaguars                                Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater

 

- The junior quarterback prospect displays a quick release, strong arm, and uncanny ability to stay poised under pressure in the pocket. Bridgewater throws the ball with pinpoint accuracy and perfect touch on the deep balls. The majority of personnel in the NFL scouting community have been very high on Bridgewater throughout his career because of his excellent skillset as a passer.    

 

 

4.                 Browns                                   UCLA DE/OLB Anthony Barr

 

- Barr is an extremely athletic and explosive pass rusher off the edge with excellent closing speed. His freakish type ability gives him a great advantage against offensive lineman, which makes him impossible to block at times. He has great pedigree as his father Tony Brooks played RB in the NFL, along with three uncles who also played in the league. Barr is an excellent rusher who fits best in a NFL 3-4 defense. He went from being a fullback for two seasons into being a top 10 first round-rated prospect.

 

 

5.                  Raiders                         Central Florida QB Blake Bortles*

 

- Bortles an unknown player coming into the 2013 and by mid-season blossomed into an elite quarterback prospect. Scouts are intrigued by his 6-foot-4, 230-pound frame, arm strength and athleticism. Bortles completed 65% of his passes for 6,640 yards, 50 TDs and only 16 interceptions the last two years.

 

 

 

6.                   Falcons                                                 Auburn OT Greg Robinson

 

-A highly regarded NFL prospect with the potential and upside to be a starting left tackle at the next level. Robinson started the season as a very raw OL prospect but quickly impressed scouts with his quick feet, athleticism and strength. He dominates in the run game and plays with a real nasty streak.

 

 

 

7.              Buccaneers              South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney

 

-Clowney is the top rated player at the defensive end position as he terrorized offensive backfield for three seasons. He had a disappointing junior season but possesses a rare combination of size, speed and athleticism that scouts heavily covet. 

 

 

 

8.              Vikings              Fresno State QB Derek Carr

 

-Carr had a sensational senior campaign setting a FBS record for not throwing an interception in 266 pass attempts. He was the best and most efficient quarterback at the Senior Bowl impressing scouts with his reads, accuracy and command in the pocket. Carr has the arm strength, size and mobility to be a starter at the next level.

 

 

9.          Bills               Clemson WR Sammy Watkins

 

-This big play making receiver has the unique skill set to be a number one option for a NFL offense. Watkins is extremely athletic and dangerous after the catch. He is an explosive and productive receiver who possesses the speed to stretch defenses vertically. 

 

 

10.      Lions                      Michigan State CB Darqueze Dennard

 

  

 

-The top rated senior CB is an incredibly athletic player with good length, size and a closing burst of speed. He can quickly open his hips in transition to run with receivers, showing outstanding awareness and good ball skills. The Jim Thorpe award winner solidified his status as a high draft pick and the first cornerback taken in the 2014 draft.

 

 

11.      Titans       Texas A&M WR Mike Evans  

 

- Evans was Johnny Manziel's top receiving target leading the Aggies in catches, yards and touchdowns. He's a naturally smooth athlete that has a great combination of size (6-foot-5, 225-pounds) and athleticism. Evans is a perfect red zone threat who uses his body well to shield defenders away from the catch while showing good balance, body control and soft hands.

 

 

12.      Giants        Michigan OT Taylor Lewan  

- Lewan is an athletic lineman with good size, length and movement skills making him a perfect fit in the Giants offensive scheme. He displays good footwork to handle speed rushers coming off the edge and has improved his technique in the run game.

 

 

13.      Rams      North Carolina TE Eric Ebron*

 

-He is a highly athletic TE with an impressive pass catching skill set and route running ability. He causes mismatch problems because of his speed and quickness. Ebron still needs to improve his technique as a blocker. 

 

 

14.      Bears           Missouri DE Kony Ealy

 

-Ealy is a very athletic DE prospect with great upside and size (6-5/275). He's explosive and plays with good strength covering a lot of ground on the field. Ealy effectively uses his hands to protect his body and rarely plays off his feet showing good balance. He is disciplined in the run game and easily brings down ball carriers. This defensive end possesses a violent punch knocking blockers off their stance.

 

 

15.      Steelers      Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack

 

- Mack is a very explosive, athletic defender who possesses elite skills as a pass rusher and also the ability to drop back in coverage. The 2013 Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year finished the season with 100 tackles, 10.5 sacks and 21 tackles for loss. He set the NCAA career records for tackles for loss (78) and forced fumbles (17). His size at (6-3/248), strength and closing speed make him extremely difficult to block. Mack is a versatile player and who can play in any NFL defensive scheme but would fit best as an OLB in a 3-4, which would allow him to wreak havoc off the edge in pursuit to the QB and ball carriers. Mack is a highly rated NFL prospect who has all the tools to be a pro bowl caliber player.

 

 

16.      Ravens     Alabama S Haha Clinton-Dix

 

- Clinton-Dix is a ball hawking safety with great size, speed and instincts. He's an elite caliber safety who plays with extraordinary range and excels in pass coverage as a deep roaming free safety displaying great ball skills. Clinton-Dix comes up aggressively in run support and is a solid open field tackler. He led the Alabama secondary in tackles and was responsible for making all of the defensive backfield calls.  

 

 

17.      Cowboys     Florida State DT Tim Jernigan

 

- Jernigan is a quick, strong and explosive defensive lineman who does a great job of staying low and plays with good pad level. He's very active with his hands and uses rip moves to get off blocks because of his short arms. Jernigan has impressive quickness and change of direction for a big man. He displays brute strength and gets constant penetration in the pocket. Jernigan has the tools and size at 6-foot-2, 295-pounds to be a dominant defender as a three technique in a NFL 4-3 defense.

 

 

18.      Jets    Notre Dame OT Zack Martin

 

-Martin was the most impressive offensive lineman at the Senior Bowl and really cemented his status as a first round pick. He's an athletic lineman who displays good change of direction, knee bend and balance. Martin is strong at the point of attack using his hands and strength to slow down pass rushers. Scouts believe he can be a starting left tackle after his performance at the Senior Bowl.

 

 

19.      Dolphins    Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio             

 

-Kouandjio didn't totally live up to the preseason hype that he received coming into the season. His inconsistent play has made scouts wonder if he is suited better as a left or right tackle in the NFL. Kouandjio was impressive versus Texas A&M, but he still wasn't as dominant as scouts would of liked to see. He shows exceptional athleticism for a player his size, displaying the agility and feet that teams look for in a starting left tackle.

 

 

20.      Cardinals    Minnesota DT RaShede Hageman

 

-Has an impressive combination of power, speed and quickness. Scouts are excited about Hageman's potential because they love his athleticism, size at (6-6/311) and ability to dominate his opponent. His size and versatility projects him to be perfect fit as a 3-4 defensive end or a 4-3 defensive tackle in the NFL.

 

 

21.      Packers                     Oklahoma State CB Justin Gilbert

-Gilbert is a player with great size, instincts and exceptional ball skills. He had an outstanding senior season leading the Big 12 with six interceptions. Gilbert also excels as a kickoff returner with six career returns for score.

 

 

22.      Eagles                                      Auburn DE/LB Dee Ford

-Ford dominated at the Senior Bowl and his stock has been flying high since then. He's a physically gifted pass rusher with an explosive first step, exceptional speed and upper body strength to get around tackles. NFL scouts still have concerns regarding him holding up against the run with his 242-pound frame but the value for fast NFL pass rushers are at an all time high.

 

 

23.      Cheifs                                       USC WR Marqise  Lee

- Lee has been one of the most exciting college football players to watch during his career but was slowed by injuries in 2013. When healthy, Lee is a big play receiver who can score from anywhere on the field. Scouts love his body control, explosiveness and track speed. He stretches defenses vertically and is a precise route-runner with sure hands. He is an extremely productive player and possesses the skill set to be a true number one receiver for an NFL team.

 

 

24.      Bengals                  Alabama LB CJ Mosley

-Mosley was Alabama's leading tackler the last two years. He's an extremely talented defender who excels in pass coverage and is also very effective when blitzing up the middle in traffic. Mosley plays with great speed and shows exceptional instincts in run/pass situations. He is a vocal leader that brings a ton of intensity to his game. Mosely lacks the size that scouts look for at the position and fits best in a 4-3 scheme.

 

 

25.      Chargers                               TCU CB Jason Verrett

- Verrett is an agile corner with the ball skills and instincts to be a starter at the next level. He's a quick-footed athlete who can easily change direction while showing a great burst of speed to mix it up in both man and zone. NFL scouts like that he makes a lot of athletic plays at the cornerback position.

 

 

26.      Browns                                 Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde

-After missing the first three games of the season Hyde went on a terror rushing for over 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns. He is a very physical and instinctive runner with perfect size at 6-foot-0, 235-pounds. Hyde shows a rare burst of speed and quickness for a back his size. He could make the same impact Eddie Lacy did for the Packers in his rookie season.

 

 

27.        Saints         Notre Dame DT Louis Nix

-Nix is a massive, disruptive force in the middle of the defense and is your prototypical nose tackle. He is hard to block at times and constantly gets penetration in the backfield. Nix needs to improve his stamina at the end of games and play more consistently at a high level. But he is still a first round talent.

 

 

28.         Jaguars                     Ohio State CB Bradley Robey   

 

-Roby has the best natural talent, size and speed numbers out of all the corners in this year's draft. He had an inconsistent 2013 after having an outstanding sophomore season. Scouts are very intrigued with his blazing 4.3 speed, man coverage skills and ball hawking ability.

 

 

29.       Patriots                        Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin

- Benjamin is a big-bodied athletic receiver who was Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston's primary target for the second half of the season. The redshirt sophomore is built more like a TE, but runs like a receiver while being an incredibly talented pass catcher. Benjamin has NFL size at 6-foot-5, 234-pounds and shows the speed to vertically get behind the secondary. He is also a threat in the red zone easily beating defensive backs for jump balls. This receiver impressed scouts with his body control, concentration and acrobatic catches down field. Benjamin still needs to improve his route running and recognizing coverage's on the fly. He is a first round talent because of his huge upside and rare pass catching skill set. (Tom Brady loves red zone threat targets)

 

 

30.     49ers            Notre Dame DE/DT Stephon Tuitt

-Tuitt was a dominant force for Notre Dame and has a rare combination of power, speed and quickness for a player his size. He's coming off an injured junior season but was a highly productive player during his career. Tuitt is a big guy that can run, which makes him an ideal prospect that NFL teams heavily covet. Tuitt is a versatile player and has lined up in multiple positions for Notre Dame's defense. He is a first round talent and has the size to play defensive tackle in a 4-3 defense or defensive end in a 3-4 scheme.

 

 

31.    Broncos           Louisville FS Calvin Pryor

-He is an aggressive and hard-hitting safety with good range in the secondary. His tremendous instincts, size (6-2/210) and speed allow him to cover receivers. Pryor makes a lot of plays in the box and between the hashes. He has an overall solid game that should transition successfully in the NFL.

 

 

32.    Seahawks       Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro

-He is a super productive player with exceptional quickness and athleticism for a TE. Amaro's amazing size (6-5/260) and 4.6-speed will make him a nightmare mismatch against NFL defenses. He would be a perfect fit in the Seahawks offense and could provide a need that they been lacking at the TE position.

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