Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) celebrates after winning the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Sun Life Stadium. Tigers won 40-35. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Biggest Steals of the Class


The 2014 NFL Draft will ultimately go down as one of the more surprising drafts in the history of the event. While there were a few off-the-wall picks throughout the rounds, there were also some tremendous value picks in every round. Here are the biggest steals from the 2014 NFL Draft.

Lache Seastrunk, RB, Washington Redskins

The former Baylor back fell further than many expected, but the Redskins did their scouting as they realized they couldn’t pass on Seastrunk with their 5th round selection. He’ll have competition in Roy Helu and Evan Royster, but there’s a good chance the speedster makes the 53-man roster. If he shows what he can do early in the process, he’ll have no problem impressing coaches enough to earn a roster spot.

Cyril Richardson, OG, Buffalo Bills

I’ll stick with Baylor guys here, as Richardson was another late-round steal that helped the Bills bolster their offensive line in a big way. I had Richardson rated very high from the beginning, so I was surprised to see him fall as far as he did. With the Bills, he has a real chance to be starting in the near future.

Zach Mettenberger, QB, Tennessee Titans

Many thought the former LSU signal-caller would be taken as early as the 2nd round, so this pick has to be categorized as a steal. Mettenberger showed in college that he can lead a team if healthy. Cam Cameron did some great things for him, and I wouldn’t be shocked to see the 6’5″ QB starting soon for the Titans.

Tajh Boyd, QB, New York Jets

I know, I know – I probably will get some comments about this one, but think about it! Boyd’s 2012 tape was incredible – so good that he was touted as a potential first-round selection. No, he didn’t have a good year last season, but he’s still worth a 6th round pick, and the Jets saw that. He could potentially see playing time in 2014 after New York had to deal with a miserable 2013 campaign from Geno Smith.

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  • Anthony Ray

    What about J. Dowling?

    • Joe Wedra

      I think his chances of making the roster are pretty low.

      • Anthony Ray

        Yeah but making the roster is high by how much the head coach like him. He said they should be in jail for how they steal Dowling.

        • Joe Wedra

          Wow, that’s a pretty big! It will definitely be interesting.

          • Anthony Ray

            Yup it will be a interesting season

          • Joe Wedra

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          • Anthony Ray

            Welcome i will

  • seattleseahawks360

    Jackson Jeffcoat… Enough said!

    • Joe Wedra

      I wasn’t a fan of Jeffcoat’s game in college.

      • seattleseahawks360

        Regardless… He was a huge steal.

        • Joe Wedra

          I’m of the belief that he won’t even make the team with ease.

          • seattleseahawks360

            Clowney (2012): 54 Total Tackles, 40 Solo, 14 Ast (Assisted Tckl), 23.5 TFL (Tackle for Loss), 13.0 Sacks, 0 INT, 4 PD (Pass Defensed), 2 FF (Forced Fumbles)
            Jeffcoat (2013): 82 Total Tackles, 40 Solo, 42 Ast, 19 TFL, 13.0 Sacks, 1 INT, 2 PD, 2 FF

          • seattleseahawks360

            And just how many “can’t miss” 1st rounders have actually panned out?
            I guess we will agree to disagree.

          • seattleseahawks360

            BTW…that’s Clowneys best stats year!

  • Danny Helms Jr.

    Antonio Richardson, OT from Tennessee. Went to Minnesota, undrafted FA rookie. Aside from Clowney, he dominated SEC play. Freakish athlete too for his huge frame.