Updated Top 32 rankings
The top five remains unchanged, and two new players make their debut
There is a loaded slate of games for Week 11 in college football, and with eight prospects in our Top 32 playing in the Oregon-Stanford and LSU-Alabama games, NFL scouts figure to be paying close attention.
The top five players on our board remain the same this week, but a pair of newcomers crack the Top 32. There is also a swap at the quarterback position, with Johnny Manziel improving to the third-highest-ranked QB on our board.
Here is our updated ranking of the top 32 NFL prospects for the 2014 draft.
(Note: The scouting reports will largely stay the same for each edition of these rankings, but we'll update as needed based on recent performances and upcoming matchups. Draft-eligible non-seniors are noted with an asterisk.)
Analysis: Clowney's numbers are down this season, but he has still been a dominant player because of how disruptive he is and how much attention he draws from opposing offenses. He possesses a rare blend of size, athleticism, strength and speed. He is just as effective with his bull rush as he is with his speed rush.
Analysis: Mariota is facing arguably his biggest test of the season Thursday night against the Stanford defense. He has surged up these rankings since the beginning of the season on the strength of his tremendous upside. He has a very quick release and good arm strength, plus much-improved accuracy. As a runner, he has elite speed and explosiveness.
Analysis: Bridgewater has been overtaken -- for now -- by Mariota as the No. 1 QB in these rankings, but he has still had an excellent season. In the two most critical areas we evaluate for quarterbacks -- mental makeup and accuracy -- Bridgewater rates very highly. He is tough, has a quick release and a strong arm, and, in my opinion, is the top pocket passer in college football.
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