Final – Top 40 NFL Draft Prospects
The 2014 NFL Draft is a day away and after evaluating and reevaluating the top prospects, it’s time to put a final stamp on my Top 40 prospect list.
The late risers include: Pittsburgh defensive tackle Arnold Donald, LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham, Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr, Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller, Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer and Nevada offensive tackle Joel Bitonio.
Prospects that are falling as draft day approaches include: Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger and Florida State defensive tackle Tim Jernigan, who has fallen off my list after his positive drug test at the combine.
With all that said here is my final look at the Top 40 draft prospects entering the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Fantastic Four!
1. Jadeveon Clowney, DE - South Carolina
2. Sammy Watkins, WR - Clemson
3. Greg Robinson, OT - Auburn
4. Khalil Mack, DE/OLB - Buffalo
Rounding out the Top 10.
5. Jake Matthews, OT - Texas A&M
6. Mike Evans, WR - Texas A&M
7. Taylor Lewan, OT - Michigan
8. Arnold Donald, DT - Pittsburgh
9. Justin Gilbert, CB - Oklahoma State
10. C.J. Mosley, LB - Alabama
Best of the rest…
11. Eric Ebron, TE - North Carolina
12. Zach Martin, OT - Notre Dame
13. Odell Beckham, WR - Louisiana State
14. Blake Bortles, QB - Central Florida
15. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S - Alabama
16. Anthony Barr, DE/OLB - UCLA
17. Johnny Manziel, QB - Texas A&M
18. Brandin Cooks, WR - Oregon State
19. Darqueze Dennard, DB - Michigan State
20. Calvin Pryor, S - Louisville
Just outside the Top 20.
21. Kyle Fuller, DB - Virginia Tech
22. Ryan Shazier, LB - Ohio State
23. Marqise Lee, WR - Southern California
24. Dee Ford, DE/OLB - Auburn
25. Jason Verrett, DB - TCU
26. Derek Carr, QB - Fresno State
27. Ra’Shede Hageman, DT – Minnesota
28. Teddy Bridgewater, QB - Louisville
29. Morgan Moses, OT - Virginia
30. Bradley Roby, DB - Ohio State
31. Kony Ealy, DE - Missouri
32. Kelvin Benjamin, WR - Florida State
33. Stephon Truitt, DT - Notre Dame
34. Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG - UCLA
35. Louis Nix III, DT - Notre Dame
36. Jace Amaro, TE - Texas Tech
37. Deone Bucannon, S - Washington State
38. DeMarcus Lawrence, DE/OLB - Boise State
39. Joel Bitonio, OT - Nevada
40. Cody Latimer, WR - Indiana