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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sports - 2014 NFL Draft Recap Part 2

This year's draft was very exciting if only because it was unpredictable.  Players fell below their projected draft spots (QB Johnny Manziel, WR Marqis Lee), no running backs were selected in the 1st Round, and three quarterbacks were chosen.  It was the year of superstars; players that can come in and make an immediate impact.  Whatever it was, it was a fun Draft to watch.  Later Rounds were relatively normal, and teams added much needed talent to their rosters.  Let's take a look at the key players selected by each NFL team in the 2014 Draft.

Ja'Wuan James - OT, Tennessee - tackle or guard, should start
Jarvis Landry - WR, LSU - possession receiver with good hands.
Billy Turner - OT, NDSU - a very raw possible left tackle.
Walt Aikens - CB, Liberty - a big corner with good speed.

Anthony Barr - LB, UCLA - 6'5', a Jason Taylor type backer.
Teddy Bridgewater - QB, Louisville - smart but with a lean body.
Scott Crichton - DE, OSU - "a poor man's Chris Long".
Jerick McKinnon - RB, GSU - 5'9", very fast and very quick.

Dominique Easley - DT, Florida - a gifted DL with injury concerns.
Jimmy Garoppolo - QB, EIU - very athletic with a quick release.
Bryan Stork - C, FSU - very smart, can play center or guard.
James White - RB, Wisconsin - 5'9", a rotational guy.

Brandin Cooks - WR, OSU - the fastest receiver in the draft.
Stanley Jean-Baptiste - CB, Nebraska - a big physical corner.
Khairi Fortt - LB, California - perfect size, durability issues.
Vinnie Sunseri - S, Alabama - backup for now, future free safety.

Odell Beckham - WR, LSU - a great route-runner with a pedigree.
Weston Richburg - C, CSU - an athletic center who can contribute.
Jay Bromley - DT, Syracuse - big guy, a run-stuffer.
Andre Williams - RB, BC - a work horse, not a receiver.

Calvin Pryor - S, Louisville - a fearless Bob Sanders type safety.
Jace Amaro - TE, Texas Tech - 6'5" 260, a physical receiver.
Dexter McDougle - CB, Maryland - small but extremely fast.
Jalen Saunders - WR, Oklahoma - 5'9", slot guy or ST-er.

Khalil Mack - LB, Buffalo - a future All-Pro linebacker.
Derek Carr - QB, Fresno St. - a pure strong-armed pocket passer.
Gabe Jackson - OG, Miss St. - a physical interior lineman.
Justin Ellis - DT, Louisiana Tech - a big round hole plugger.

Marcus Smith - LB, Louisville - an edge-rushing 3-4 backer.
Jordan Matthews - WR, Vanderbilt - 6'3" and surprisingly fast.
Josh Huff - WR, Oregon - 5'11" and physically gifted.
Jaylen Watkins - CB, Watkins - can play safety, a great tackler.

Ryan Shazier - LB, OSU - extremely fast, a tackling machine.
Stephon Tuitt - DE, ND - 6'5" 300, a space-eating lineman.
Dri Archer - RB, Kent St. - 5'8", a speedy guy in space.
Martavis Bryant - WR, Clemson - 6'4", a one year wonder.

Jason Verrett - CB, TCU - 5'9" but a competitive corner.
Jeremiah Attaochu - LB, GT - a perfect fit for 3-4 defense.
Chris Watt - OG, ND - smart & tough, a solid guard.
Ryan Carrethers - DT, Arkansas St. - giant slow nose tackle.

Jimmie Ward - S, NIU - a relatively small center fielder.
Carlos Hyde - RB, OSU - a big physical punishing back.
Marcus Martin - C, USC - a powerful run-blocking center.
Chris Borland - LB, Wisconsin - shortish, slowish, but a hitter.

Paul Richardson - WR, Colorado - 6'0 even, very fast.
Justin Britt - OT, Missouri - 6'6" 330, a anchor on the end.
Cassius Marsh - DE, UCLA - could also play as an OLB.
Kevin Norwood - WR, Alabama - 6'2", a special teamer.

Greg Robinson - OT, Auburn - 6'5" 330, an immediate starter.
Aaron Donald - DT, Pittsburgh - not the biggest DT, but quick.
Lamarcus Joyner - CB, FSU - 5'8" nickelback.
Tre Mason - RB, Auburn - 5'8", very quick, not a blocker.

Mike Evans - WR, Texas A&M - 6'5" 230, physical redzone.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE, Washington - 6'5" 260 receiver.
Charles Sims - RB, WVU - a great receiver in the backfield.
Kevin Pamphile - OT, Purdue - athletic for a big man.

Taylor Lewan - OT, Michigan - 6'7" and an immediate starter.
Bishop Sankey - RB, Washington - 5'9", can get to the edge.
DaQuan Jones - DT, PSU - perfect size but inconsistent.
Marqueston Huff - S, Wyoming - can play ST and corner too.

Robert Griffin III - QB, Baylor - still paying for 2 years ago. 
Trent Murphy - LB, Stanford - NCAA sack leader last year.
Morgan Moses - OT, Virginia - 6'6" with long arms.
Spencer Long - OG, Nebraska - quick, solid, could even start.

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