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2014 NFL Draft Positional Top Five Rankings


It’s another big Saturday filled with exciting college football matchups, and we’re getting one step closer to the 2014 NFL Draft. This is the first time this season I’ve put out positional top fives or a big board of any kind, and it’s sure to change as the season progresses.

However, at this point in the season, I feel like I have a pretty solid idea of my scouting of players so far this season. At least, good enough to put them into a ranking list.

Quarterback

1. Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville*
2. Brett Hundley, UCLA**
3. Marcus Mariota, Oregon**
4. Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M**
5. Tajh Boyd, Clemson

Running Back

1. Bishop Sankey, Washington*
2. Lache Seastrunk, Baylor*
3. Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona*
4. Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin**
5. DeAnthony Thomas, Oregon*

Wide Receiver

1. Sammy Watkins, Clemson*
2. Marqise Lee, USC*
3. Mike Evans, Texas A&M**
4. Allen Robinson, Penn State*
5. Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt

Tight End

1. Eric Ebron, North Carolina*
2. C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa
3. Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, Washington*
4. Colt Lyerla, Oregon*
5. Jace Amaro, Texas Tech*

Offensive Tackle

1. Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
2. Taylor Lewan, Michigan
3. Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama*
4. Antonio Richardson, Tennessee*
5. Cameron Erving, Florida State*

Offensive Guard

1. Cyril Richardson, Baylor
2. Anthony Steen, Alabama
3. Zack Martin, Notre Dame
4. Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
5. Spencer Long, Nebraska

Center

1. Travis Swanson, Arkansas
2. Tyler Larsen, Utah State
3. Weston Richburg, Colorado State
4. Hroniss Grasu, Oregon*
5. Bryan Stork, Florida State

Defensive End

1. Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina* (4-3)
2. Vic Beasley, Clemson* (4-3)
3. Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame* (3-4)
4. Trent Murphy, Stanford* (4-3)
5. Ed Stinson, Alabama (3-4)

Defensive Tackle

1. Louis Nix, Notre Dame*
2. RaShede Hageman, Minnesota
3. Dominique Easley, Florida
4. Anthony Johnson, LSU*
5. Timmy Jernigan, Florida State*

Outside Linebacker

1. Anthony Barr, UCLA
2. C.J. Mosley, Alabama
3. Khalil Mack, Buffalo
4. Ryan Shazier, Florida State*
5. Kyle Van Noy, BYU

Inside Linebacker

1. Christian Jones, Florida State
2. Yawin Smallwood, UConn*
3. A.J. Johnson, Tennessee*
4. Shayne Skov, Stanford
5. Lamin Barrow, LSU

Cornerback

1. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon*
2. Jason Verrett, TCU
3. Bradley Roby, Ohio State*
4. Louchiez Purifoy, Florida*
5. Marcus Roberson, Florida*

Free Safety

1. Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama*
2. Dion Bailey, USC*
3. Tre Boston, North Carolina
4. Lamarcus Joiner, Florida State
5. Terrence Brooks, Florida State

Strong Safety

1. Craig Loston, LSU
2. Ahmad Dixon, Baylor
3. Deone Bucannon, Washington State
4. C.J. Barnett, Ohio State
5. Hakeem Smith, Louisville

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