2014 Draft Prospect Thread

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by mayoclinic, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    The 2013 deadline for draft-eligible underclassmen to declare has passed. Although declared prospects have 72 hours to change their minds, we pretty much know who is coming out in 2013, and who will be coming out or eligible in 2014. It's never too early to start kicking the wheels on prospects of interest. And I thought it would be appropriate to start with the guy who is probably going to dominate all discussions for 2014:


    The rare freak who seems to play up to his hype, Clowney will almost certainly come out in 2014 and be a top 2-3 pick if not the #1 pick overall, barring injury of other unforeseen issues.

    The chance of Clowney being on our radar is probably less than that of the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl next year. Slim to none. But he'll dominate the 2014 draft, without doubt.
  2. Merril Hoge's Tie Knot

    Merril Hoge's Tie Knot Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Not all with declare but here's what I have for non QBs:

    Jake Matthews
    Taylor Lewan
    Cyrus Kouandjio
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins
    Marqise Lee
    Sammy Watkins

    Jadeveon Clowney
    Scott Crichton
    Jackson Jeffcoat
    Aaron Lynch
    Stephon Tuitt
    Louis Nix
    Anthony Barr
    Kyle Van Noy
    C.J. Mosley
    Bradley Roby
    Louchiez Purifoy
  3. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Looking at some of the potential impact players for 2014, which appears much stronger at the top than this year (juniors with an *, redshirt sophomores with an **):

    Teddy Bridgwater*, QB, Louisville
    Johnny Manziel**, QB, Texas A&M
    Marcus Mariot*****, QB, Oregon
    AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama
    Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia
    Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech
    Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson

    DeAnthony Thomas*, RB, Oregon
    James Wilder*, RB, Florida St.

    Marquise Lee*, WR, USC
    Sammie Watkins*, WR, Clemson
    Brandon Coleman*, WR, Rutgers
    Cody Hoffman, WR, BYU
    Devin Street, WR, Pittsburgh

    Austin Seferian-Jenkins*, TE, Washington
    CJ Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa
    Colt Lyeria*, TE, Oregon
    Xavier Grimble*, TE, USC

    Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
    Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
    Cyrus Kouandijo*, OT, Alabama
    Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
    David Yankey, OT, Stanford
    Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami

    Travis Swanson, OG/C, Arkansas
    Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor
    Anthony Steen, OG, Alabama

    Louis Nix*, DT, Notre Dame
    Anthony Johnson*, DT, LSU
    Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee

    Jadaveon Clowney*, DE, South Carolina
    Stephon Tuitt*, DE, Notre Dame
    Aaron Lynch**, DE, USF
    Trent Murphy, DE, Stanford
    Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas
    Scott Crichton*, DE, Oregon St.
    Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina
    Will Sutton, DE, Arizona St.

    Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
    CJ Mosley, LB, Alabama'
    Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU
    Prince Shembo, LB, Notre Dame
    Addrian Hubbard, LB/DE, Alabama
    Shayne Skov, LB, Stanford

    Ed Reynolds*, S, Stanford
    Lamarcus Joyner, S, Florida St.

    Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma
    Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma St.
    Bradley Robey*, CB, Ohio St.
    Louchiez Purifoy*, CB, Florida
    Deshazor Everett*, CB, Texas A&M
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013
  4. stelfans

    stelfans On the Game Day Roster

    my early vote is going to aaron lynch, absolutely love his potencial. and im warming on Trent murphy, courtesy of mayo ;)
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013
  5. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    My initial 10 favorites from that list, in no particular order:

    DE Jadeveon Clowney
    DE Stephon Tuitt
    DT Louis Nix
    TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
    LB Anthony Barr
    RB/WR DeAnthony Thompson
    QB AJ McCarron
    DE Trent Murphy
    DE Aaron Lynch
    LB Kyle Van Noy

    Adrian Hubbard and Colt Lyeria also get some love.
  6. stelfans

    stelfans On the Game Day Roster

    I'll add Timmy Jernigan, DL from FSU to that list.
  7. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter


    There's a lot to like.
  8. p8ryts

    p8ryts Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Trade up for Terry Bridgewater.
  9. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    And I should have included DT/DE Ra'shede Hageman from Minnesota.
  10. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Who's that? :D
  11. manxman2601

    manxman2601 Pro Bowl Player

    #24 Jersey

    I think Colt Lyerla will get a lot of love on this forum before next year, especally if we continue with TE injury problems. 6'5", 238lbs and has a 40" vert and runs 4.5.

    We're talking another potential AHern. Plays RB too.
  12. manxman2601

    manxman2601 Pro Bowl Player

    #24 Jersey


    I'd add Dominique Easley, Flroida's DT to your list.

    Also, Brandin Cooks who is Markus Wheaton's partner in crime and is also faster than him.
  13. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    #3 Jersey

    OK, I'll bite: five asterisks? :confused:
  14. manxman2601

    manxman2601 Pro Bowl Player

    #24 Jersey

    Still in High School :)
  15. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    No idea. I put a ** since he'll be a red-shirt sophomore in 2014. When I posted it, it came out as 5 *****. I edited it and changed it, and it got modified again. Obviously, the website things there's something obscene about the kid's name.
  16. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    I had him on the fringe of my early 10 favorites. If you discount any chance of landing Jadeveon Clowney, I'd include him. He and DeAnthony Thomas would both be terrific weapons in our offense.
  17. patriot.de

    patriot.de Practice Squad Player

    I'm pretty sure that HaHa Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama, will come out as a Junior.
  18. EwanSellars

    EwanSellars On the Game Day Roster

    #15 Jersey

    Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State Alfonzo's little cousin probably a mid round guy at this point as long as he doesnt punch a cop
  19. manxman2601

    manxman2601 Pro Bowl Player

    #24 Jersey

    Someone I'm excited to watch next year is Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State. From what I've seen so far, he might be better than Ogletree (although possibly without Ogletree's amazing athleticism. He'll be a Junior, but that doesn't seem to matter anymore.

    How about this for a hit?

    Ryan Shazier big hit OSU vs. Cal - YouTube
  20. Wilfork#75

    Wilfork#75 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    #75 Jersey

    I'm kind of wary looking a year ahead. Drafts always look much better a year out because you expect guys to take that leap and base them purely off potential. In reality a lot of guys don't live up to the expectations and most years people think the class is mediocre come draft time. There does look to be some good talent and its hard not to get excited about Jadeveon Clowney.

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