2014 NFL Draft: Quarterbacks Expected to Dominate Top Draft Picks
BY: John “Hennry” Harris
Now that Week 17 of the NFL was finalized, the 2014 NFL draft order has taken shape. The draft does not begin until May 8, but a strong idea is known as to how the top
worst teams will pick. The 2014 draft is definitely shaping up to be the year of the quarterback, with the possibility of 4 of the 5 top picks quite possibly being signal callers.
Picking in the coveted top spot will be the Houston Texans, who earned their position by losing 14 straight games
smh. It is clear that NFL veteran Matt Schaub and the kid Case Keenum are clearly not the answers for the Houston Texans. Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater is the favorite to team up with a new head coach and come first off the draft board.
Check out the 2014 NFL Draft Order as of December 30 and see where your favorite team falls in the order:
5 Oakland Raiders 6 Atlanta Falcons 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8 Minnesota Vikings 9 Buffalo Bills
10 Detroit Lions 11 Tennessee Titans 12 New York Giants 13 St. Louis Rams 14 Chicago Bears
15 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 Baltimore Ravens 17 New York Jets 18 Miami Dolphins 19 Dallas Cowboys 20 Arizona Cardinals
21 Green Bay Packers 22 San Diego Chargers 23 Philadelphia Eagles 24 Kansas City Chiefs 25 Cincinnati Bengals
26 Cleveland Browns (from Colts) 27 New Orleans Saints 28 New England Patriots 29 San Francisco 49ers 30 Carolina Panthers
The St. Louis Rams hold on to the No. 2 pick thanks to the trade that landed Robert Griffin III in Washington with the Redskins. Jeff Fisher’s team is coming off of a 7-9 record and has a talented Sam Bradford at quarterback, opening up the door for them to grab maybe a South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney. The Washington Redskins, who finished 3-13 this year, relinquish its pick and get nothing significant after a frustrating year.
Then at No. 3 is the Jacksonville Jaguars who are in desperate need of a franchise quarterback are in a prime position to grab the top quarterback prospect available.
Going 4-12 this season, the Cleveland Browns, who fired their first-year coach Rob Chudzinski, are poised for a major overhaul which points to them grabbing one of the talented quarterbacks that should be available at the No. 4 spot. Wide receiver Josh Gordon finished the season with 1,646 yards and 9 TDS after missing the first two games of the year and a franchise quality quarterback would be a great compliment.
Holding down the No. 5 spot is the who could use help at every position, but are still looking for a solid signal caller as well.