The following players who entered the 2014 NFL Draft were ranked in Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 (as of April 1). Click below for a write-up of each duo:
RB Carlos Hyde/RB Bishop Sankey | LB Khalil Mack/TE Eric Ebron | LB Anthony Barr/TE Jace Amaro |
LB C.J. Mosley/TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins | LB Ryan Shazier/LB Chris Borland |
OT Greg Robinson/DE Jadeveon Clowney | OT Jake Matthews/DT Aaron Donald |
OT Taylor Lewan/DT Timmy Jernigan | OT Zack Martin/DT Louis Nix III |
OT Morgan Moses/DT Ra'Shede Hageman | OT Cyrus Kouandjio/DE Kony Ealy |
G Xavier Su'a-Filo/DE Dee Ford | G Brandon Thomas/DE Stephon Tuitt |
QB Teddy Bridgewater/DE Demarcus Lawrence | QB Johnny Manziel/DT Dominique Easley |
QB Blake Bortles/QB Derek Carr | WR Sammy Watkins/CB Justin Gilbert |
WR Mike Evans/FS Calvin Pryor | WR Odell Beckham Jr./FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix |
WR Marqise Lee/CB Darqueze Dennard | WR Kelvin Benjamin/CB Bradley Roby |
WR Brandin Cooks/CB Kyle Fuller | WR Jarvis Landry/CB Jason Verrett |
WR Davante Adams/SS Jimmie Ward | WR Paul Richardson/CB Lamarcus Joyner
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville, Junior
College stats: Bridgewater led the nation in completion percentage (71) and ranked fifth in passer efficiency (171.1) as a junior in 2013 when he started all 13 games and threw for 3,970 yards and 31 TDs against four interceptions and was second-team All-American Athletic Conference. He was Big East Offensive Player of the Year in 2012 after starting 12 of the 13 games he played and throwing for 3,718 yards and 27 TDs against eight interceptions. Bridgewater was named Big East Rookie of the Year after starting 10 of the 13 games he played and throwing for 2,129 yards, 14 TDs and 12 INTs in 2011.
Combine measurements: Height 6 feet, 2 inches; Weight: 214 pounds
Combine performances: Vertical jump: 30 inches; Broad jump: 9 feet, 5 inches (tied for fourth among QBs); 3-cone drill: 7.17 seconds; 20-yard shuttle: 4.20 seconds (tied for third among QBs)
Jeremiah's ranking: 11th out of the top 50 prospects
Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State, Junior
College stats: Lawrence was selected first-team All-Mountain West in each of his two seasons with the Broncos (2012-13). He recorded 72 tackles (39 solo), 20.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks (10th-most nationally) in starting all 12 games of 2013. Lawrence had 48 tackles (24 solo), 13.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks in starting all 11 games he played in 2012. He transferred to Boise State after playing at Butler Community College in 2011 when he recorded 27 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. Lawrence redshirted in 2010.
Combine measurements: Height 6 feet, 3 inches; Weight: 251 pounds
Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 4.80 seconds; Bench press: 20 reps; Vertical jump: 34.5 inches; Broad jump: 9 feet, 5 inches; 3-cone drill: 7.46 seconds; 20-yard shuttle: 4.31 seconds (fifth among DL)
Jeremiah's ranking: 39th out of the top 50 prospects
Take a look at AP photos of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, two of NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 prospects.