Sep 7, 2013; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) looks to pass against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels during the second half of play at Papa John
We’ve already told you it looks after one week in the NFL regular season that the Jacksonville Jaguars appear to be the front-runners for the number one overall pick, but who is the college player in line to be selected number one overall?
Well, if both seasons ended today, I think a certain Louisville quarterback would be a Jacksonville Jaguar, but here are our latest power rankings.
1. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Bridgewater rose to our top spot last week, taking over for Jadeveon Clowney whom I had all but guaranteed would be the #1 overall pick. The fact remains that there is too great a need in the NFL today for QBs, and Bridgewater is clearly the best in college football, at least by my eyes.
He is third in the country in passing efficiency, and after proving his prowess against top competition in 2012, he has an easier schedule in 2013 that should end in a solid bowl game in front of the eyes of the nation for Bridgewater.
2. Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
Clowney appears to have lost a gear this season. It’s only been two games, but I think Clowney will still be up there in terms of his overall body of work as well as the fact that he is a huge freak of an athlete.
This guy will be there for the #1 pick discussion, but in the end, I think his upside right now is looking more and more like the #2 pick behind Bridgewater.
3. Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson
There was a lot of debate about what QB would go off the board first in 2013, and I don’t think that discussion will go as long in 2014.
Boyd is a great player but he’s just not quite as far along it seems as Bridgewater is at this point. That’s not to say Boyd isn’t a great prospect in his own right, however. Right now, though, he is hovering around 60 percent for his completion percentage, and that could cause scouts to go back and evaluate his tape.
Keep an Eye on:
Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan