2014 NFL Draft: Best Value Picks in the NFC West

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Jan 1, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver Bruce Ellington (23) makes a fourth-down catch in front of Wisconsin Badgers safety Dezmen Southward (12) in the third quarter as the South Carolina Gamecocks beat the Wisconsin Badgers 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

The NFC West, as of the end of last season, was the best division in football. These teams look even stronger yet as we prepare for the start of the 2014 season, and that’s thanks to some strong draft classes across the board in the division.

Every year, teams come away with gems in the draft and players who give you better value on the field than their draft slot would indicate. Everyone who is drafted has talent, but not everyone is always able to put it out there on Sundays.

Let’s take a look at four players who were drafted in 2014 that are good value picks in the NFC West.


Bruce Ellington

Wide Receiver, South Carolina

Bruce Ellington was picked in the fourth round by the 49ers, who had seemingly 100 picks in this year’s draft, but this was one I particularly liked. Ellington is a dual-sport athlete who has phenomenal quickness, strong hands, deeps speed, aggressiveness, and leaping ability. He also might be able to help the Niners out a bit in the return game. This was a very solid pick for a 49ers team that doesn’t really have a lot of explosive speed on top of the depth chart at receiver.
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