Thursday, May 8, 2014

Prospect-Central: Final 2014 NFL Mock Draft!!!

PROSPECT-CENTRAL: 2014 NFL Mock Draft


Written by: Prospect-Central

The 2014 NFL Draft can be summed up in two words, six syllables..."Jadeveon Clowney!"

Jadeveon Clowney: 4.53 forty-yard dash
There's been much written on the 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive end by way of South Carolina. From his insane 4.53 forty-yard dash, to his ridiculous 83-inch wingspan, to his ESPY winning hit on Michigan running back Vincent Smith, to his questionable work ethic and motor. Jadevon Clowney has been scrutinized to the umf-degree, and rightfully so.

But after watching this young man play football since he was a sophomore at South Point High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina, I can honestly say I've never seen another defensive lineman as physically talented as one Jadeveon Clowney.

Will Clowney become the No. 1 pick in this years draft? If the Houston Texans are smart he will be. I don't care if the Texans need a quarterback. I don't care if the Texans get bombarded with trade offers. I don't care if the Texans feel Clowney doesn't fit their scheme. The bottom line is this; he has a rare combination of size, speed, power, and athletic ability, and if the Texans pass on this 'kid', they'll most certainly regret it.

Jadeveon Clowney: 37.5 inch vertical leap
Now all of this has been said before. I haven't stepped out on any limb just yet. So how do I really feel? There are only two things that'll prevent Jadeveon Clowney from ending his career in Canton; injuries or himself. While he can't control injuries, he can control his desire & passion. With his work ethic already in question, look for Clowney to immediately become one of the top pass-rushers in the league, quickly proving any doubters wrong.

Now the key for Clowney will be after he signs his 2nd contract. Once he locks up that deal, which very likely could make him the highest paid defensive player in the league; will he still be motivated then? If he starts resting on his laurels all of a sudden, he'll obviously never reach his full potential. But if he's able to fight complacency, you can bank on double-digit sacks & multiple Pro-Bowl's for nearly his entire career.

So there you go. I've basically enshrined Clowney into the Hall-of-Fame, before we even know if he'll be the first pick in this years draft (smh). While I wouldn't bet the farm on this prognostication, I certainly wouldn't bet against it. The ball is in Clowney's court now. Time to see how everything plays out; starting with Prospect-Central's Final 2014 NFL Mock Draft.



(1) Jadeveon Clowney DE / 6'5'' 270 / South Carolina / Jr.
        Actual Pick: Jadeveon Clowney DE
(2) Greg Robinson OT / 6'5'' 320 / Auburn / So. (R)
        Actual Pick: Greg Robinson OT
(3) Khalil Mack OLB / 6'3'' 250 / Buffalo / Sr.
        Actual Pick: Blake Bortles QB
(4) Sammy Watkins WR / 6'1'' 200 / Clemson / Jr.
        Actual Pick: Sammy Watkins WR * Traded to Buffalo Bills
(5) Mike Evans WR / 6'5'' 220 / Texas A&M / So. (R)
        Actual Pick: Khalil Mack OLB
(6) Jake Matthews OT / 6'5'' 305 / Texas A&M / Sr.
        Actual Pick: Jake Matthews OT
(7) Johnny Manziel QB / 6'0'' 205 / Texas A&M / So. (R)
        Actual Pick: Mike Evans WR
(8) Blake Bortles QB / 6'5'' 230 / UCF / Jr.
        Actual Pick: Justin Gilbert CB * Traded to Cleveland Browns
(9) Taylor Lewan OT / 6'7'' 305 / Michigan / Sr.
        Actual Pick: Anthony Barr OLB * Traded to Browns then to Vikings
(10) Justin Gilbert CB / 6'0'' 200 / Oklahoma State / Sr.
          Actual Pick: Eric Ebron TE
(11) Eric Ebron TE / 6'4'' 245 / UNC / Jr.
          Actual Pick: Taylor Lewan OT
(12) Zack Martin OT / 6'4'' 310 / Notre Dame / Sr.
          Actual Pick: Odell Beckham, Jr. WR
(13) Odell Beckham, Jr. WR / 5'11'' 200 / LSU / Jr.
          Actual Pick: Aaron Donald DT

(14) Aaron Donald DT / 6'1'' 285 / Pittsburgh / Sr.
          Actual Pick: Kyle Fuller CB
(15) Kyle Fuller CB / 6'0'' 190 / Virginia Tech / Sr.
          Actual Pick: Ryan Shazier OLB
(16) Darqueze Dennard CB / 5'11'' 200 / Michigan State / Jr.
          Actual Pick: Zack Martin OT
(17) C.J. Mosley ILB / 6'2'' 235 / Alabama / Sr.
          Actual Pick: C.J. Mosley ILB
(18) Calvin Pryor FS / 5'11'' 205 / Louisville / Jr.
          Actual Pick: Calvin Pryor FS
(19) Anthony Barr OLB / 6'4'' 240 / UCLA / Sr.
          Actual Pick: Ja'Wuan James OT
(20) Derek Carr QB / 6'3'' 215 / Fresno State / Sr.
          Actual Pick: Brandin Cooks WR * Traded to New Orleans Saints
(21) Ha Ha Clinton-Dix FS / 6'1'' 210 / Alabama / Jr.
          Actual Pick: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix FS
(22) Brandin Cooks WR / 5'10'' 190 / Oregon State / Jr.
          Actual Pick: Johnny Manziel QB * Traded to Cleveland Browns
(23) Marqise Lee WR / 6'0'' 190 / USC / Jr.
          Actual Pick: Dee Ford DE
(24) Bradley Roby CB / 5'11'' 195 / Ohio State / Jr.
          Actual Pick: Darqueze Dennard CB
(25) Jason Verrett CB / 5'10'' 190 / TCU / Sr.
          Actual Pick: Jason Verrett CB
(26) Teddy Bridgewater QB / 6'2'' 215 / Louisville / Jr.
          Actual Pick: Marcus Smith DE * Traded to Philadelphia Eagles
(27) Ryan Shazier OLB / 6'2'' 230 / Ohio State / Jr.
          Actual Pick: Deone Bucannon SS * Traded to Arizona Cardinals
(28) Kelvin Benjamin WR / 6'5'' 235 / Florida State / So. (R)
          Actual Pick: Kelvin Benjamin WR
(29) Louis Nix, III DT / 6'3'' 325 / Notre Dame / Jr.
          Actual Pick: Dominique Easley DT
(30) Cody Latimer WR / 6'3'' 215 / Indiana / Jr.
          Actual Pick: Jimmie Ward SS
(31) Morgan Mosses OT / 6'6'' 315 / Virginia / Sr.
          Actual Pick: Bradley Roby CB
(32) RaShede Hageman DT / 6'6'' 310 / Minnesota / Sr.
          Actual Pick: Teddy Bridgewater QB * Traded to Minnesota Vikings


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