2014 NFL Draft Boom or Bust – First round Defensive players

NFL Draft (2)

1st Texans Jadeveon Clowney DE – With his physical ability Clowney should become a beast even at weakside linebacker. Forget about the work ethic noise, he will be a Big big Boom.

6th Raiders Khalil Mack OLB – Given the free agency bonanza the Raiders got this off season, Mack won’t be the only quality pass rusher. He has all the tool and a motor that has no off switch. Big Boom

8th Browns Justin Gilbert CB – Gilbert is a top cover corner but don’t expect him to tackle much. Bust alert!

9th Vikings Anthony Barr OLB – Barr has been a LB for 2 years. He needs a lot of work and tends to be standing beside the pile not at the bottom of it. Bust

13th Rams Aaron Donald DT – Perfect 3 technique DT that will provide inside rush for the Rams. Big Boom.

14th Bears Kyle Fuller CB – Fuller is the best all around CB that will support the run and cover. Best in 2 deep zone. Boom.

15th Steelers Ryan Shazier LB – Has the speed to cover and very good instincts. Will likely start day Read more at FryingPanSports

FPS Top 5 players in the 2014 NFL Draft

NFL Draft

1. DE Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina 6’5″ 266

Clowney is a superb athlete that fits best in a 4-3 defense. While he has the ability to drop into coverage from a linebacker position but in my opinion that is a waste of his talent. While the Texans could draft him they would be better off taking a real linebacker. Some have an issue with his effort level but a good coach should be able to get him motivated.


2. OLB Khalil Mack Buffalo 6’3″ 251

Mack is the real deal. He is an outstanding pass rusher with the ability to play any backer position. He has the speed to drop into coverage and the speed and hands to take a pick to the endzone like he did against Ohio State. No motor issue here. Mack is full speed on every play.


3. OLT Jake Matthews Texas A&M 6’5″ 308

Most lists have Matthews further down the line. But the combination of experience, ability to play multiple positions and a nasty streak that is part of his DNA makes him #1 OT on this list. He is equally able to run or pass block and doesn’t stop until … Read more at FryingPanSports