Prematurely Preparing for the 2014 NFL Draft

Barely into June, and it has become apparent that not only are fans and analysts alike looking forward to the regular season, but also to next year’s NFL Draft.

As such, many well-known names have launched their own big boards for next season. Although very early in the scouting process — for neither the NFL nor NCAA seasons have begun — it is nonetheless interesting to see where each college player is ranked and where NFL team’s perceived priorities lay.

In addition to a sampling of the big boards published by ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. and Scouts Inc. analyst Todd McShay, mock drafts by CBS analysts Rob Rang and Dane Brugler have been added to the Mock Drafts Comparison page.

Mel Kiper’s Big Board

  1. South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney
  2. Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater
  3. USC WR Marqise Lee
  4. Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio
  5. UCLA OLB Anthony Barr
  6. Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews
  7. Notre Dame DT Louis Nix III
  8. Michigan OT Taylor Lewan
  9. Ohio St. CB Bradley Roby
  10. Florida CB Loucheiz Purifoy
  11. Tennessee OT Antonio Richardson
  12. Alabama OLB Adrian Hubbard
  13. Notre Dame DE Stephon Tuitt
  14. Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
  15. Florida St. DT Timmy Jernigan
  16. Clemson WR Sammy Watkins
  17. Alabama LB C.J. Mosley
  18. Texas A&M WR Mike Evans
  19. Florida St. OT Cameron Erving
  20. South Florida DE Aaron Lynch
  21. Clemson QB Tajh Boyd
  22. LSU DT Anthony Johnson
  23. BYU OLB Kyle Van Noy
  24. Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
  25. Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel

Todd McShay’s Big Board

  1. South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney
  2. Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater
  3. Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio
  4. USC WR Marqise Lee
  5. UCLA LB Anthony Barr
  6. Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews
  7. Notre Dame DT Louis Nix III
  8. Clemson QB Tajh Boyd
  9. Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel
  10. Alabama OLB Adrian Hubbard
  11. Ohio St. CB Bradley Roby
  12. Alabama LB C.J. Mosley
  13. Michigan OT Taylor Lewan
  14. Florida St. DT Timmy Jernigan
  15. Alabama QB AJ McCarron
  16. Tennessee OT Antonio Richardson
  17. Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
  18. Notre Dame DT Stephon Tuitt
  19. Florida CB Loucheiz Purifoy
  20. Georgia Tech OLB Jeremiah Attaochu
  21. Clemson WR Sammy Watkins
  22. LSU DT Anthony Johnson
  23. Tennessee DT Daniel McCullers
  24. Alabama S Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix
  25. TCU CB Jason Verrett

Brock Huard’s Top 10 Quarterbacks

  1. Teddy Bridgewater – Louisville
  2. Tajh Boyd – Clemson
  3. Aaron Murray – Georgia
  4. Marcus Mariota – Oregon
  5. Braxton Miller – Ohio State
  6. AJ McCarron – Alabama
  7. Johnny Manziel – Texas A&M
  8. Stephen Morris – Miami
  9. Logan Thomas – Virginia Tech
  10. Derek Carr – Fresno State
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