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
Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State, Senior
College stats: Hyde rushed for 1,521 yards and 15 touchdowns on 208 rush attempts in 2013 in earning Big Ten Running Back of the Year and first-team All-Big Ten honors. He had nine straight games with more than 100 rushing yards and averaged 138.3 rushing yards per game. Hyde rushed 185 times for 970 yards and 16 TDs as a junior in 2012 when he was second-team All-Big Ten. He gained 566 yards and six TDs on 106 rushes as a sophomore and played in seven games in 2010 as a freshman.
Combine measurements: Height: 6 feet, 0 inches; Weight: 230 pounds
Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 4.66 seconds (hurt his hamstring); Bench press: 19 repetitions of 225 pounds; Vertical jump: 34.5 inches; Broad jump: 9 feet, 6 inches
Jeremiah's ranking:27th out of the top 50 prospects
Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington, Junior
College stats: Sankey opted to declare for the NFL Draft with one year of college eligibility remaining after rushing for 1,870 yards (fourth-most in NCAA) and 20 touchdowns on 327 attempts. He added 304 yards and a TD on 28 receptions in 2013 when he was named second-team All-American and first-team All-Pac 12. The rushing yardage eclipsed Corey Dillon's single-season school record of 1,695 yards in 1996, and Sankey had at least one rushing TD in every game of 2013. Sankey rushed for 1,439 yards and 16 TDs in 2012 after becoming a starter in the second game of the season. He played at running back and on special teams in 12 of 13 games as a freshman in 2011.
Combine measurements: Height: 5 feet, 9 inches; Weight: 209 pounds
Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 4.49 seconds; Bench press: 26 reps (second among RBs); Vertical jump: 35.5 inches; Broad jump: 10 feet, 6 inches (tied for fourth among RBs); 3-cone drill: 6.75 seconds (first among RBs); 20-yard shuttle: 4.00 seconds (first among RBs)
Jeremiah's ranking:47th out of the top 50 prospects
Take a look at AP photos of running backs Carlos Hyde and Bishop Sankey, two of NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 prospects.