2014 NFL Draft Top Defensive Prospects
South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney
South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney
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Posted Jan 16, 2013


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2014 Top NFL Prospects

Jan. 16 - The Defense


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* Means the player isn't eligible for the 2014 Draft.

The Next 32 Returning NFL Prospects (among those eligible for the 2014 Draft).

33. FS Tevin McDonald, UCLA (Jr.)
34. QB A.J. McCarron, Alabama
35. C/OG Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma
36. DT Calvin Barnett, Oklahoma State
37. QB Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech
38. OG Cyril Richardson, Baylor
39. WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M (Soph.)
40. QB Casey Pachall, TCU
41. OG Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
42. CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State (Jr.)
43. ILB Andrew Jackson, WKU
44. OG Anthony Steen, Alabama
45. QB Derek Carr, Fresno State
46. OLB Anthony Barr, UCLA
47. OG La’el Collins, LSU (Jr.)
48. OLB Adrian Hubbard, Alabama (Jr.)
49. OG Xavier Su’a-Filo, UCLA (Jr.)
50. OT Seantrel Henderson, Miami
51. OLB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State (Jr.)
52. ILB Steve Edmond, Texas (Jr.) 
53. QB Brett Hundley, UCLA (Soph.)
54. CB Louichiez Purifoy, Florida (Jr.)
55. QB Kevin Hogan, Stanford (Soph.) 
56. QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon (Soph.)
57. QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (Soph.)
58. C Tyler Larsen, Utah State
59. SS Isaiah Lewis, Michigan State
60. FS Ed Reynolds, Stanford (Jr.) 
Defensive Ends
1. Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (Jr.)
2. Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas
3. Aaron Lynch, USF (Jr.)
4. Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame (Jr.)
5. Morgan Breslin, USC
6. Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State (Jr.)
7. Kony Ealy, Missouri (Jr.)
8. Devonte Fields, TCU (Soph.)*
9. Scott Crichton, Oregon State (Jr.)
10. Giorgio Newberry, Florida State (Soph.)
11. Will Sutton, Arizona State (DT)
12. Ray Drew, Georgia (Jr.)
13. Ryne Giddins, South Florida
14. Marcus Rush, Michigan State (Jr.)
15. Jeoffrey Pagan, Alabama (Jr.)

Defensive Tackles
1. Anthony Johnson, LSU (Jr.)
2. Louis Nix, Notre Dame (Jr.)
3. Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina (Jr.)
4. Leonard Williams, USC (Soph.)*
5. Timmy Jernigan, Florida State (Jr.)
6. Calvin Barnett, Oklahoma State
7. DeAndre Coleman, California
8. Ashton Dorsey, Texas
9. Bruce Gaston, Purdue
10. Ra’Shede Hageman, Minnesota
11. Khyri Thornton, Southern Miss
12. Jordan Phillips, Oklahoma (Jr.)
13. Villami Moala, California (Jr.)
14. Justin Ellis, Louisiana Tech
15. Tyeler Davison, Fresno State (Jr.)

Outside Linebackers
1. C.J. Mosley, Alabama
2. Dion Bailey, USC (Jr.)
3. Trent Murphy, Stanford
4. Kyle Van Noy, BYU
5. Anthony Barr, UCLA
6. Adrian Hubbard, Alabama (Jr.)
7. Ryan Shazier, Ohio State (Jr.)
8. Denicos Allen, Michigan State
9. Tony Steward, Clemson (Soph.)
10. Jonathan Brown, Illinois
11. Corey Nelson, Oklahoma
12. Roosevelt Nix, Kent State
13. Christian Jones, Florida State
14. Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech
15. Keith Smith, San Jose State

Inside Linebackers
1. Kevin Minter, LSU
2. Trey Depriest, Alabama (Jr.)
3. A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (Jr.)
4. Eric Kendricks, UCLA (Jr.)
5. Shayne Skov, Stanford
6. Andrew Jackson, WKU
7. Steve Edmond, Texas (Jr.)
8. Max Bullough, Michigan State
9. Denzel Perryman, Miami (Jr.)
10. Chris Borland, Wisconsin
11. James Morris, Iowa
12. Preston Brown, Louisville
13. Yawin Smallwood, Connecticut (Jr.)
14. Caleb Lavey, Oklahoma State
15. Curtis Grant Ohio State (Jr.)

Free Safeties
1. Hasean Clinton-Dix, Alabama (Jr.)
2. Tevin McDonald, UCLA (Jr.)
3. Ed Reynolds, Stanford (Jr.)
4. Derron Smith, Fresno State (Jr.)
5. Nickoe Whitley, Mississippi State
6. C.J. Barnett, Ohio State
7. Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt
8. Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State
9. Karlos Williams, Florida State (Jr.)
10. Calvin Pryor, Louisville (Jr.)
11. Mark Joyce, South Florida
12. Avery Sebastian, California (Jr.)
13. Marco Nelson, Tulsa
14. Roland Martin, LSU (Jr.)
15. Alden Darby, Arizona State

Strong Safeties
1. Isaiah Lewis, Michigan State
2. Kyshoen Jarrett, Virginia Tech (Jr.)
3. Corey Moore, Georgia (Jr.)
4. Craig Loston, LSU
5. Hakeem Smith, Louisville
6. Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama (Jr.)
7. Micah Eugene, LSU (Soph.)
8. Sean Parker, Washington
9. Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State
10. Howard Matthews, Texas A&M (Jr.)
11. Ahmad Dixon, Baylor
12. Sam Carter, TCU (Jr.)
13. Brian Blechen, Utah
14. Jordan Richards, Stanford (Jr.)
15. Tre Boston, North Carolina

Cornerbacks
1. Bradley Roby, Ohio State (Jr.)
2. Louichiez Purifoy, Florida (Jr.)
3. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon (Jr.)
4. Jason Verrett, TCU
5. Quandre Diggs, Texas (Jr.)
6. Deshazor Everett, Texas A&M (Jr.)
7. Nickell Robey, USC
8. Ronald Darby, Florida State (Soph.)*
9. Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma
10. Jalen Mills, LSU (Soph.)*
11. Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State
12. Damian Swann, Georgia (Jr.)
13. Antone Exum, Virginia Tech
14. Bennett Jackson, Notre Dame

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