Ranking 2014's top NFL prospects
Bridgewater drops a few spots in Top 32; Donald, Moses continue to rise.
We are now three weeks away from the 2014 NFL draft, and we are wrapping up our evaluations on every prospect in this year's class. This week's Top 32 doesn't feature a ton of movement, but we have moved one of our top three QBs up several spots while knocking another down a few. Also, two linemen who have been fast risers throughout the draft process continue their move up the board.
Here is our ranking and analysis of the 32 best prospects for this year's draft, with a list that runs through our top 150 players included after that.
(Note: The scouting reports will largely stay the same for each edition of these rankings, but we'll update as needed based on news developments. Draft-eligible non-seniors are noted with an asterisk.)
Analysis: Clowney is in his own class among prospects in this class, and I think it's going to be really hard for the Texans to pass him up with the No. 1 pick. He has a rare blend of size, athleticism, strength and speed, and he can beat opponents with his speed rush or his bull rush. I also think he's capable of dropping into coverage when he's asked to do so. He is the most naturally talented defensive lineman I've ever evaluated.
Analysis: Robinson will need time to develop as a pass-blocker, but, because he is so remarkably athletic for his big frame, he should be able to hold his own right away, with the potential to become a very good pass protector over time. And he projects as an excellent run blocker; he is the most dominant blocker at the point of attack that I've ever studied on tape.