The Number One Pick In The 2014 NFL Draft Will Be...

By Theddy Aime
March 22, 2013 11:07 am
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Everyone has penciled in ultra-talented South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney as the number one pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and with good reason.  He's a rare talent and athlete but in the words of Lee Corso, not so fast my friend! 

2014 NFL DraftThe NFL is a quarterback driven league and you need a good one in order to compete and win games.  This year's quarterback class has put a lot of teams in flux.  There is no Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III or even a Ryan Tannehill.  Geno Smith is the consensus top quarterback, but he in most years would get a late first, early second round grade.  Due to the need at the position, he's getting top 10-15 consideration.  Quarterbacks such as USC's Matt Barkley, NC State's Mike Glennon and Syracuse Ryan Nassib are all talented but all have flaws and need time to develop.  But due to the nature of the league, all three of these quarterbacks could be selected in the first round.   

Teams needing a quarterback should use this draft to build their rosters at different positions and wait to take a quarterback in the 2014 draft.  The 2014 quarterback class has the chance to be special and provide teams with the franchise type signal callers that they are looking for.  Draftniks everywhere should get use to hearing the names of Bridgewater, Boyd, and Miller.  These talented trigger men will continue the rise of the mobile quarterback and offer teams the dual-threat weapon that will keep defensive coordinators up at night.  With that said lets take a look at my top ten quarterback prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft and beyond.

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2 years ago
This year's QB class is suspect, but the pipeline is rich in coming years. Especially if the trend of mobile QBs (Russell Wilson, Kaepernick) continues. Lots of intriguing prospects coming soon to Sunday afternoons...
2 years ago
Good stuff, definitely a QB rich class next season,and potentially a couple of marquee receivers as well. Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see AJ McCarron on the slideshow or the HMs, but I think he should be in the top 10. He's more than the game manager Alabama has had at QB lately.
2 years ago

I knew AJ McCarron being absent from the list would draw someone's attention. Not a big fan, think he is a draftable guy/solid backup. But hey I could be wrong. Thats why I like the NFL Draft, varying oppinions on different guys.
2 years ago

Yep, the Draft sure is fun. My one concern about McCarron is how he'd perform behind a less effective offensive line, which we'll see this year, I guess. As for the comments down below about Carr, I'm on that bandwagon too, but he's got to play better against the better teams. Just okay won't cut it with scouts. Top ten pick talent though. What an arm!
2 years ago

Agree with on both fronts Al. AJ is better than the qbs Bama has had in the past, but like you said he's been behind a great line w/ a run gm and good wrs. As for Carr he does need to play better against better competition. I know they have Rutgers on the non conf sched this yr. Too bad he wont be around in 14 when they open against USC and also have Utah on the slate. MWC is solid and they are adding San Jose St and keeping Sand Deigo St and Boise St.
2 years ago
What I don't understand is how teams are rating Smith higher just because there are no other QB's, and because they need a QB. That is stupid thought. You need a good QB, not just any QB. Their flawed thinking has led to picks like Blaine Gabbert and Christian Ponder.
2 years ago
Thanks for the comments gentlemen. Like Todd said the talent being groomed at the college level is definitely going bring about some franchise quarterbacks in the coming years.
2 years ago
It appears to be Bridgewater's to lose, but I'm right there with you with Derek Carr. As physically talented a quarterback as I have ever seen.
2 years ago

Thanks Peter. I am all in on the Carr bandwagon. I know you have your eye on him for a certain team in Ohio that currently has a 30 yr old 2nd yr QB.

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