Tuck: NFL Draft Top 32 Prospects

This is not the order which I think players will be drafted.  This is the order that I prefer them, independent of teams draft needs.

1. I don’t mind being different.  Remember that only about 50% of the first round picks end up hitting.  So why would you assume anyone, including myself, is going to be correct in picking out all the best players?

2. I’m not being different on purpose. I watch a ton of college football, but I don’t watch tape.  I watch the combine and read what people have to say about all these prospects.  I’m just giving you my opinion.  I certainly welcome yours in the comments section.

3. I’ve been consistent in saying I am not as huge a fan as most of the quarterbacks in this class.  That doesn’t mean I don’t think they’ll be drafted high, just that I believe those teams would be reaching.

4. I don’t anticipate my feelings changing very much between now and the draft with the combine out of the way.  Other than small changes due to workouts, injuries, or newsworthy info, I never understand why anyone’s rankings would change that much between now and the draft.

TOP 32 FOR 2014

1. DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina

2. OT Greg Robinson, Auburn

3. OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

4. QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

5. OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan

6. OLB Khalil Mack, Buffalo

7. WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M

8. DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh

9. DT Dominique Easley, Florida

10. DE Dee Ford, Auburn

11. WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson

12. DT Louis Nix, Notre Dame

13. OLB Kyle Van Noy, BYU

14. CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech

15. WR Kelvin Benjamin, FSU

16.  S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama

17. OLB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

18. CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State

19. TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina

20. OT/OG Zach Martin, Notre Dame

21. S Calvin Pryor, Louisville

22. QB Zach Metenberger, LSU

23. DT Timmy Jernigan, FSU

24. CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State

25. WR Odell Beckham, Jr, LSU

26. QB Blake Bortles, UCF

27. QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville

28. OT Antonio Richardson, Tennessee

29. CB Jason Verrett, TCU

30. WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt

31. DT Anthony Johnson, LSU

32.CB LaMarcus Joyner, FSU