Mike Mayock 2014 NFL Draft

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  1. Playoffs

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    Mike Mayock's position rankings for 2014 NFL Draft

    Quarterback
    1. Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
    2. Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
    3. Blake Bortles, Central Florida
    4. Derek Carr, Fresno State
    5. AJ McCarron, Alabama

    Running back
    1. Carlos Hyde, Ohio State
    2. Jeremy Hill, LSU
    3. Bishop Sankey, Washington
    4. Andre Williams, Boston College
    5. Tre Mason, Auburn

    Wide receiver
    1. Sammy Watkins, Clemson
    2. Marqise Lee, USC
    3. Mike Evans, Texas A&M
    4. Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State
    5. Jarvis Landry, LSU

    Tight end
    1. Eric Ebron, North Carolina
    2. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
    3. Jace Amaro, Texas Tech
    4. Troy Niklas, Notre Dame
    5. C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa

    Center
    1. Marcus Martin, USC
    2. Weston Richburg, Colorado State
    3. Travis Swanson, Arkansas
    4. Bryan Stork, Florida State
    5. Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma

    Guard
    1. David Yankey, Stanford
    2. Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA
    3. Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
    4. Chris Watt, Notre Dame
    5. Cyril Richardson, Baylor

    Offensive tackle
    1. Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
    2. Greg Robinson, Auburn
    3. Taylor Lewan, Michigan
    4. Zack Martin, Notre Dame
    5. Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama

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    Defensive tackle
    1. Louis Nix, Notre Dame
    2. Timmy Jernigan, Florida State
    3. Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
    4. Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota
    5. Dominique Easley, Florida

    Defensive end
    1. Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
    2. Kony Ealy, Missouri
    3. Dee Ford, Auburn
    4. Scott Crichton, Oregon State
    5. Trent Murphy, Stanford

    Linebacker
    1. Khalil Mack, Buffalo
    2. C.J. Mosley, Alabama
    3. Anthony Barr, UCLA
    4. Chris Borland, Wisconsin
    5. Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

    Cornerback
    1. Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State
    2. Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
    3. Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech
    4. Jason Verrett, TCU
    5. Bradley Roby, Ohio State

    Safety
    1. Calvin Pryor, Louisville
    2. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
    3. Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State
    4. Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois
    5. Deone Bucannon, Washington State
     
  2. TexansFTW

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    I don't like Lee nearly as much as I like the other WRs. I just don't see it and I hate his height.

    Does anyone have an idea about his speed? I've seen him burn past defenders and I've seen him get totally caught from behind. Really interested to see his 40 time, but I still will like him least of those 4 probably (still ahead of Landry).

    It's crazy to me how Calvin Pryor has burned his way up these boards and frankly I don't like it. People knew who Pryor was all season because most eyes were on TB (therefore on him by proxy (I think I used that word right)), but somehow he doesn't move up the ranks until AFTER the season ends (nearly 30-45 positions on most big boards).

    Not comfortable with that, but I definitely like the player, just not as the first safety.
     
  3. Texian

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    If Mayock stays true to form most every category will change to include rankings, adds, and drops after the completion of the Combine. Additional changes will follow the Combine as the progression of Pro Days goes through completion.
     
  4. Playoffs

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    tweets read bottom(oldest)-to-top

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    Good stuff. I cant believe how high Ebron is rising.
     
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    Guess it shows how hard work & being in the right place, right time can lead to a full time profession in this business. I think several posters here have equal or similar capacity for making those statements. I always try to encourage those who I associate with here to make a run at this, those who have a natural eye for talent & player evaluation, like rmartin65, wolverinefan & many other but too often life gets in the way.
     
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    Jeff McLane ‏@Jeff_McLane
    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-netwo...64901/Must-see-Mike-Mayock-dances-like-a-loon

    Only "fumble" Mayock had was re: Texans...
    That about covers it...:spit:

    I'm gassed, my clicker hand hurts and may have a lisfranc injury in my mid-palm and a high finger sprain.

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    Pryor could be the biggest bust in this years draft, my alarm bells are ringing.
     
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    Mayock: Khalil Mack would be my No. 1 overall pick
     
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    Despite this stance being unpopular around here, Mack is my #2 choice after Bridgewater.
     
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    unpopular is a little bit of an exaggeration. Top tier prospect. three down LB. can play outside or in. elite movement skills, just has not exactly played against SEC competition. Merciuls is a similar talent. Taken much later, don't get me wrong superior speed, change of direction but lacks strength to set the edge, choose your poison or scheme. That being said, I think both fit better in a 4-3 :kitten:
     
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    Interesting commentary by Mayock. I've been thinking about what people have been saying about value at QB - drafting value at 2:1 vs 1:1 and thinking that applies just as much if not more to Clowney in my mind. IF we have the opportunity to trade down with say Cleveland (bc that's the popular hypothetical trade partner)... I think a guy like Mack + the extra draft picks we'd receive is MUCH safer and better value than Clowney at 1:1

    If OB isn't enfatuated with a top 3 QB then I hope we trade down. Like they've been saying this is one of the deepest drafts in a long time.
     
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    Mack is my favourite non-QB prosect, narrowly edging Robinson and Clowney.
     
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    Maybe not unpopular but it certainly wasn't popular when I floated the idea a few weeks ago. A lot of people here would freak out if we took an OLB with the #1 pick. Before the rookie wage scale it made sense to only take a premier position at the top of the draft. With the new rules you can afford to take a better player at a less important position and not have to worry as much about the financial implications.

    I see Mercilus as a fit only as a WDE in a 43. I think Mack is the superior player and he is scheme diverse.
     
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    we all hope don't we?

    every year, every time. feel like a used tool listening to an organism growing limbs trying to sell parts. Greg Robinson is my top prospect plain & simple. low floor with high ceiling @ position of need that could escalate into premier position (LT) & clearly build team inside out with talent. But that's just beer talking :wesmantexanfan:
     
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    Interesting that Stephon Truit doesn't start off in his top 5.


    Nothing against Bridgewater & though Manziel is intriguing........ Blake Bortles has been growing on me.
     
  17. AngryNateFTW

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    So Mayock said that Manziel is a mix between Flutie and Tarkenton, while Clowney is better than Mario coming out..

    Hmm..

    Decisions, decisions. :D
     
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    Matthews or Robinson; flip a coin
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    This board freaks out over everything. If you don't put their "guy" on a pedestal you will get crucified. No matter who you mention as the first pick you get crucified. Most everyone here has picked their fav and have drawn a line in the sand. It's their fav or else. Absolutely silly.

    At every pick of every round you should have a list of guys worthy of said pick. Because of need people want to exclude everything but QB with pick 1.1. I understand QB is the most important position on the field. ThAt doesn't mean you blindly use the best asset you have to fill the position. It doesn't mean use your best asset to put a player there that isn't talented enough to warrant that asset.

    Obviously the premium positions should influence the pick more than positions that don't influence the game as much. QB, LT, EDGE RUSHER, CB are the main premium positions and depending On scheme you could add WR, TE and even NT to that list. Out of those positions you are best off taking BPA that fills need. if QB is fairly close to next BPA (talent wise) at one of those premier positions then QB is most likely your best choice. For a non premium position player to be considered he MUST be special.

    Still When putting your list together you there are so many things to consider. For instance, Scheme fit and personality fit. Work ethic, ability to pick things up quickly, durability and even position longevity have to be considered.

    Most on here that continually criticize others don't even take half of that into consideration. They just fall in love with one guy and go with it. I started out with 6 guys that I liked at #1. I've recently added a few. It's about getting the best value that fits all the criteria mentioned above and a few I'm sure I didn't mention. That value will be defined by OB and his staff.

    While most only want one guy I love it that we have the #1 pick in such a deep draft. We have a lot of options and that can never be a bad thing. No matter who we pick whether it's Mack, Robinson, Watkins or the other mostly mentioned prospects, We will get an elite prospect at 1.1 unless we reach based purely on need. That should be the most important thing to a Texan fan.
     
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    I'm assuming you are talking about Tuitt ND? If so it doesn't surprise me. The more I watch him the more he falls. I was really high on him at first but he's just to inconsistent.
     

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