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
Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan, Senior
College experience: Lewan started 48 of 50 games, including: 13 at left tackle in 2013 when he was named a second-team All-American and first-team All-Big Ten; 13 at LT in 2012 when he was first-team All-American and All-Big Ten; and 13 in 2011 when he was second-team All-Big Ten. He started nine of the 11 games he played as a freshman in 2010 after redshirting in 2009. In 2012, a fumble recovery led to Lewan becoming the first Michigan offensive lineman to score a touchdown since 1948. He played offensive line for the first time as a senior in high school after previously playing defensive end.
Combine measurements: Height: 6 feet, 7 inches; Weight: 309 pounds
Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 4.87 seconds (first among OL); Bench press: 29 reps; Vertical jump: 30.5 inches (tied for third among OL); Broad jump: 9 feet, 9 inches (first among OL); 3-cone drill: 7.39 seconds (fourth among OL); 20-yard shuttle: 4.49 seconds
Jeremiah's ranking: 10th out of the top 50 prospects
Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State, Junior
College stats: Jernigan posted 63 tackles (35 solo), 11 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks in 14 starts in 2013, earning second-team All-America and first-team All-ACC honors. He played in 13 games with two starts in 2012 and recorded 45 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in 2012 as a sophomore, despite suffering an MCL injury during spring practice. Jernigan played in 13 games as a freshman in 2011. He finished with 138 tackles (73 solo), 25 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks in 40 career games.
Combine measurements: Height: 6 feet, 2 inches; Weight: 299 pounds
Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 5.06 seconds; Bench press: 27 reps; Vertical jump: 29.5 inches; Broad jump: 8 feet, 8 inches; 20-yard shuttle: 4.83 seconds
Jeremiah's ranking: 18th out of the top 50 prospects
Take a look at AP photos of offensive tackle Taylor Lewan and defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, two of NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 prospects.