2014 NFL Draft Big Board (Pre-Combine Update): Clowney still unanimous No. 1

Only a couple of days away from the on-field workouts at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, we have updated our consensus 2014 NFL Draft Big Board.

Based on top-50 rankings from both Brendan Donahue and myself, we average out the rankings to arrive at a consensus ranking.

Once again, we are both in agreement as who the No. 1 prospect is in this year's draft class and that's South Carolina junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Although his production declined in 2013 and some questioned his motivation and work ethic, Clowney is a physical freak and a once-in-a-decade type of prospect.

While his on-field performance at the combine matters much less than the impressions he leaves in the interview rooms, Clowney has stated that it his goal to run a 4.4 forty, which is insane for a defensive line prospect.

[Related: We will update all combine results here.]

After Clowney, Brendan and I differ on which prospect is next best. Brendan has Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater ranked second while I have Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews second.

Based on our rankings, here are the top 15 prospects on our big board:

1. Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina (AVG: 1.0, KH: 1, BD: 1)
T2. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville (AVG: 3.5, KH: 5, BD: 2)
T2. Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M (AVG: 3.5, KH: 2, BD: 5)
4. Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo (AVG: 4.0, KH: 4, BD: 4)
5. Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn (AVG: 4.5, KH: 3, BD: 6)
6. Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson (AVG: 5.0, KH: 7, BD: 3)
7. Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA (AVG: 7.0, KH: 6, BD: 8)
8. C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama (AVG: 7.5, KH: 8, BD: 7)
9. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (AVG: 9.5, KH: 9, BD: 10)
10. Marqise Lee, WR, USC (AVG: 12.0, KH: 12, BD: 12)
T11. Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan (AVG: 12.5, KH: 14, BD: 11)
T11. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M (AVG: 12.5, KH: 16, BD: 9)
T11. Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State (AVG: 12.5, KH: 10, BD: 15)
T11. Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina (AVG: 12.5, KH: 11, BD: 14)
15. Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida (AVG: 14.5, KH: 13, BD: 16)

- See rest of our top-50 big board here

More NFL Draft Content: My 2014 NFL Mock Draft - Our Mock Draft Database - Prospect Rankings

Keep track of our site's updates: (1) follow us on Twitter, (2) LIKE us on Facebook and/or (3) add us to your Google+ circle

Check Out the Most Recent Posts on The Daily Blitz

Lions WR Golden Tate (shoulder) placed on PUP list Jul 23, 2014
Terrance West placed on NFI list, but tweets he's "ready to go" Jul 23, 2014
Jamaal Charles, Chiefs agree to deal; short-lived "holdout" over Jul 23, 2014
2014 Fantasy Football PPR Mock Draft: Round 7 Jul 23, 2014
49ers TE Vernon Davis reports to training camp on time Jul 23, 2014
Colts WR Reggie Wayne (ACL) cleared for camp Jul 23, 2014
Colts RB Vick Ballard (ACL) has been cleared for camp Jul 23, 2014
Rob Gronkowski cleared by doctors, won't be placed on PUP list Jul 23, 2014
Fantasy Football Mock Draft Per Day (July 23rd): 12 teams, No. 4 pick, PPR Jul 23, 2014
Report: Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is "prepared to hold out as long as it takes" Jul 22, 2014


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Play 2014 Fantasy Football:
> Yahoo Fantasy Football - Sign Up For Free!
> Set up your league with CBS Sports

> DFS Bonuses: DraftKings | FanDuel | Star Fantasy