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TOP 2014 NFL PROSPECTS BY POSITION - Offense

May 4th 2014 14:05
TOP 2014 NFL PROSPECTS BY POSITION - Offense

Teams will likely shy away from the bad the comes with the good of Johnny Football

QB – Johnny Manziel – Texas A&M – His unorthodox gun-slinging style will make many NFL coaches cringe but just as many will drop their jaws at the type of amazing plays he can create and execute. He’s a polarizing high-risk high-reward player that would be greatly entertaining but potentially locker room dividing if his off-field antics rear up in the pros. The bottom line is that no one in the draft (or even currently in the NFL) can do what he can to with improvisation, instincts and playmaking ability. If a franchise wants to take the gamble, it could be well worth it.

QB – Teddy Bridgewater – Louisville – Throws a very good ball but slight build and small hands says turnovers may be a problem. His pro day went terribly and that should be a no-excuses ideal situation for teams to see a quarterback’s mechanics and throwing ability.

QB – Logan Thomas – Virginia Tech – Has all the size measurable that NFL brass has been stuck on for a long time, so someone will draft him higher than they should. It always seemed he could have done more at times and had a low completion percentage in college.

QB – Derek Carr – Fresno State – Younger brother of 2002 first overall pick David Carr threw a ton in college. He has a super quick release that he’ll need in the NFL. Doesn’t have a big build but is tough and a spirited leader on the field. Has a good pump fake and adept at back shoulder throws.

QB – Blake Bortles – Central Florida – Ideal size and strength for a pro QB. Not fast but is athletic and can buy time with slight moves in the pocket. Has the good mechanics, footwork, and poise in the pocket that pro scouts love.

RB – Andre Williams – Boston College – his long powerful strides are made for stiff-arms and running through & over people but he’ll have to gain more lateral movement to gain yards against the faster NFL defenses he’ll be facing

RB – Ka’Deem Carey – Arizona – isn’t a burner but has awesome balance and short quick strides that enable him to stay on his feet and constantly adjust for extra yards, completely scorched the PAC-12 for the last two seasons

RB – Tre Mason – Auburn – his great vision & acceleration will let him prosper even with smaller holes that close quicker in the NFL and his receiving skills will give him plenty of opportunities on the field

WR – Sammy Watkins – Clemson – his great speed & acceleration combine with his physicality and solid hands to make him the best receiver in this draft by a good margin. His before the catch concentration, after the catch tenacity, versatility and offseason dedication will make him an instant contributor in the NFL

WR – Mike Evans – Texas A&M – as good as Johnny Football made him look, Evans does excel at positioning and his long strides can provide quick separation

WR – Odell Beckhamm Jr. – LSU – superior athlete can contribute right away in the return game and although he has shown good hands he will need more polish to contribute greatly at receiver in his first season

WR – Brandin Cooks – Oregon State – very polished receiver with great speed and tenacity who will contribute greatly if given the chance

TE – Eric Ebron – North Carolina – his great hands and skill shielding off defenders will make him a great asset to make first downs; his speed, size, and strength solidify him as the best TE prospect in a few years

TE – Jace Amaro – Texas Tech – crazy one year production (106 1352 yards 7 TDs) make him a 1-2 round prospect with good hands, excellent feet and willingness to block

T – Jake Matthews – Texas A&M – being the son of an NFL Hall of Famer gets him in the door, his size, quickness and technical skill will makes him one of the safest picks at the top of the draft

T – Greg Robinson – Auburn – tends to leans on blockers a little too much at times which won’t go well for him in the NFL, but otherwise a strong, athletic left tackle to protect the blind side

G – Xavier Su’A-Filo – UCLA – sticks out on film study as the guy staying with and finishing blocks until the whistle; a power blocker who can give a boost to a pro running game

C – Marcus Martin - USC – has good vision and awareness at the center position and can get to the second level

K – Chris Boswell – Rice – very accomplished in college, has the long leg and accuracy he’ll need in the NFL

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