Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, T, McGill (Canada). Don’t sleep on Bishop Sankey as Chris Johnson’s replacement. Blanchflower is a really interesting option at tight end and could be a guy that makes the team. Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State 4 spot. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. New York Jets:Calvin Pryor (18th), Jace Amaro (49th), Dexter McDougle (80th), Jalen Saunders (104th), Shaq Evans (115th), Dakota Dozier (137th), Jeremiah George (154th), Brandon Dixon (195th), Quincy Enunwa (209th), IK Enemkpali (210th), Tajh Boyd (213th), Trevor Reilly (233rd) He’s not flawless, but he brings range and playmaking as a run defender and, perhaps more importantly, as a zone pass defender. Third-day gem: They had just one third-day pick and that was corner Pierre Desir.
The Falcons just spent $100 million guaranteed on Matt Ryan.
The Bucs ranked 29th in scoring in 2014, 20th in 2015 and 18th each of the past two years.
Round 1 (4 overall).
Hyde signed with Cleveland in free agency. Mewhort is versatile enough to play any position for the Colts and should fit their smash-mouth, pulling/trapping run scheme well. Analysis: I liked what they did in the first two rounds, getting Ryan Shazier and Stephon Tuitt to help the defense. 5 (147). A less famous QB with his diminutive size, so-so arm, unrefined mechanics and lack of discipline would never have been considered. That's a value pick. They did wait until the fifth round to address the middle of their defensive line, which was a bit strange. 9 pick this year, plus a first-rounder and fourth-rounder next year -- to move up to get a player at a position that hasn't panned out all that much in the top 10. Minnesota Vikings:Anthony Barr (9th), Teddy Bridgewater (32nd), Scott Crichton (72), Jerick McKinnon (96th), David Yankey (145th), Antone Exum (182nd), Kendall James (184th), Shamar Stephen (220th), Brandon Watts (223rd), Jabari Price (225th) The skinny:Perhaps the champs of the first two days of the draft, St. Louis found some nice finds on Day 3. 7 (237). Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, Coastal Carolina C.J. They needed to pick an offensive tackle and they didn't.
But why take the back in the second? 3 (98). ), Round 1 (2 overall).
6 (201). Third-day gem: The Bengals needed help at center, so they took North Carolina's Russell Bodine in the fourth round. Best Pick: If first-round corner Jason Verrett was two inches taller, he'd be a top-15 player. 4 (128). The Chiefs used their first two picks to upgrade one of the best defenses in the NFL, selecting pass rusher Dee Ford in the first round and CB Phillip Gaines in the third. 6 (181).
Most importantly, none are still on the roster.
Travis Swanson, C, Arkansas
I think he will be a nice backup to Ryan Matthews. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa
He can cover a lot of ground.
So, with those (many) caveats, here are grades on the 2014 NFL draft, thanks to some substantial help from hindsight.
Best Pick: Second-round pick Kyle Van Noy is a speed linebacker who will help that unit in a big way. He's a good player, and different than what they have, but why not a receiver? Rather than trading back and then reaching for a QB in the first round (if it hadn’t been Carr, it would have been the meek-armed Teddy Bridgewater or—gulp—Johnny Manziel) McKenzie let things shake out and took the last one standing. Deone Bucannon has been somewhat of a revolution, moving from safety to linebacker. Throw in Charles Sims' diverse skill set out of the backfield, and it's not hard to envision new offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford creating numerous matchup problems. Questionable move: Taking a blocking tight end so high in the second round.
Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh Time will tell on James, but from a value standpoint, it's hard to like what the Dolphins did, with so many issues. 4 (113). (As one coach put it years later: “He could do backflips, which was incredible for such a big man, but in this game we don’t do backflips.”) Still, don’t laugh at the Rams.
Sammy Watkins, at the time, was nearly the consensus best wideout in this draft, and Bills GM Doug Whaley, with a callow E.J. The Dolphins set out to replace Jonathan Martin by selecting Tennessee RT Ju'Wuan James in the first.
2 overall pick Greg Robinson is a big (6-foot-5, 332 pounds), physical offensive tackle who can be plugged into the lineup as a Day 1 starter. 1 (22). 5 (169).
Analysis: John Elway once again had another good draft. 6 (194).
That’s saying something, given that Mewhort has missed 17 games over the last two years and has played multiple positions.
Denver Broncos:Bradley Roby (31st), Cody Latimer (56th), Michael Schofield (95th), Lamin Barrow (156th), Matthew Paradis (207th), Corey Nelson (242nd) The exact quote: “Son, I hope you're happy.
De’Anthony Thomas was a trendy utility weapon for a few years, but then the Chiefs hit on Tyreek Hill in the fifth round of 2016 and Thomas was forgotten. Moncrief is a physical wonder that projects as an eventual No. 4 (105). 5 (170). For that, Tampa's draft effort deserves top honors from evaluators. Third-day gem: Sixth-round quarterback Zack Mettenberger has an NFL arm, but a torn ACL and some off-field issues (reported diluted drug test) dropped him down.
That’s what Dezman Southward was supposed to be, but he never took, not even after moving to cornerback once head coach Dan Quinn came aboard. In 2016, Van Noy was traded to New England, where he has become a versatile nickel and dime sub-package player. 4 (122). So, what you see below is more an examination of how a draft turned out, as opposed to how it was conducted. St. Louis Rams:Greg Robinson (2nd), Aaron Donald (13th), Lamarcus Joyner (41st), Tre Mason (75th), Mo Alexander (110th), E.J.
), As for the rest of this draft… nothing much. He’s a bona fide No.
0 of 32. Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia
6 (215). Bryant had some special, electrifying moments that you’d hope for, but never expect, from a mid-round pick.
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Pittsburgh Steelers:Ryan Shazier (15th), Stephon Tuitt (46th), Dri Archer (97th), Martavis Bryant (118th), Shaquille Richardson (157th), Wesley Johnson (173rd), Jordan Zumwalt (192nd), Daniel McCullers (215th), Rob Blanchflower (230th)
First-round pick Anthony Barr will upgrade the speed at linebacker.
Marcus Martin never quite took at center and is now a backup in Dallas.
St. Louis Rams:Greg Robinson (2nd), Aaron Donald (13th) Shazier had fulfilled all of his promise and then some, but his career has come to a halt—perhaps permanently—with an injury suffered on the type of reckless tackle that helped get him drafted in the first round. John Brown, WR, Pittsburg State
Moses should have an instant impact on Washington and RGIII’s fortunes this year. Fiedorowicz’s career, but even when healthy, one thing we always said about this offense is it could sure use a good tight end.
It’s unrealistic to think he was in serious consideration at No.
They don't have a legitimate starter, so it made sense.
Two is the fact that the men deciding on their second deals—Football Ops VP Mike Tannenbaum and GM Chris Grier—are not the ones who drafted them. The Big Ten announced on Wednesday that the conference will begin its football season on the weekend of Oct. 23-24.