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Default Re: NFL.com writers on 2014 Draft

Gil Brandt's top 50 NFL prospects list
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1. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Manziel (6-0, 205 pounds) is a unique athlete who produced 10,000 yards of offense in two seasons with the Aggies. He has great vision at quarterback.

2. Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

3. Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA

4. Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

5. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
In two seasons, Bridgewater (6-foot-2 1/2, 207 pounds) had 58 TD passes and only 12 interceptions and a completion percentage of nearly 70 percent. His thin upper body is a concern.

6. Blake Bortles, QB, UCF
Bortles (6-foot-3 1/2, 225 pounds) is the flavor of the month right now. He has emerged after receiving only two offers out of high school, including one from Purdue, which recruited him as a tight end. In two years he had 50 TD passes to 16 interceptions.

7. Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

8. Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo

9. Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

10. Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn

11. Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
Hageman (6-foot-5, 315 pounds) is a hard player to grade. He didn't play many plays because the Gophers ran him in and out, and he lined up at both defensive tackle and defensive end. He might be too tall to be a DT in the NFL, but is good enough to convert to end. He's very athletic and was the top-rated tight end out of high school.

12. C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama

13. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

14. Marqise Lee, WR, USC

15. Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama

16. Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

17. Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

18. Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

19. Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

20. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

21. Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

22. Stephon Tuitt, DT, Notre Dame
Tuitt (6-foot-5, 320 pounds) had 19.5 sacks in the past two years and one interception vs. Michigan this season. He plays the run well and is athletic, but is he tough?

23. Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame
Nix (6-foot-2 1/2, 325 pounds) missed most of the season with an injury after playing well in 2012. He looks the part of a defensive tackle, with good size, quickness and lateral movement.

24. Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
Ealy (6-foot-4, 277 pounds) played very well in the Cotton Bowl vs. Oklahoma State, recording two sacks, giving him 9.5 for the season. He has good quickness. He is a two-year starter but had one good year.

25. Zach Martin, OT, Notre Dame

26. Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU

27. Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
Jernigan (6-foot-1 1/2 300 pounds) played as a true freshman in 2011 and started only two games in 2012. His quickness allows him to be a very disruptive player.

28. Loucheiz Purifoy, CB, Florida

29. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
Seferian-Jenkins (6-foot-5, 265 pounds) is a big target but is a better receiver than a blocker. He won the Mackey Award this season as the nation's top tight end and had 105 catches and 15 touchdowns over the past two years.

30. Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech

31. Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida

32. Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State

33. Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State

34. Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State

35. Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

36. Ka'Deem Carey, RB, Arizona

37. Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma

38. Xavier Su'a-Filo, OT, UCLA

39. Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor

40. Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State

41. Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
Donald (6-0, 285 pounds) is a lot like Bills DT Kyle Williams. He has very long arms and has had great production in college, with 16 1/2 sacks over two years.

42. Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
Roby (5-foot-10 1/2, 192 pounds) was beaten a lot in coverage this year and didn't play up to his potential. He could help himself by working out at the Combine.

43. Tre Mason, RB, Auburn

44. Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State

45. Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt

46. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

47. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
Beckham (5-foot-11, 187 pound) won the Paul Hornung Award as the nation's most versatile player. He's a good pass catcher who also is skilled as a return man.

48. Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee

49. AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama
I think McCarron (6-foot-3, 215 pounds) will be better than people think. He has talent and is a very smart quarterback. He won 36 games as a starter at Alabama, including two national titles (three overall).

50. Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas
read more: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200...prospects-list
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