- Published: July 17, 2013 at 12:42 p.m.
- Updated: March 3, 2014 at 01:02 p.m.
Top 50 NFL draft prospect rankings
Bridgewater leaps over Manziel as draft's top QB
Now that I've had the opportunity to study more tape and eyeball every top prospect in person at the NFL Scouting Combine, I've made a few notable changes to my Top 50 prospects list.
Influenced by some late-season tape I watched, perhaps the most notable change comes at quarterback, where Teddy Bridgewater's consistency as a decision-maker and his accuracy inside the pocket pushed him slightly ahead of Johnny Manziel.
Two big movers on my list are defensive tackle Aaron Donald and wide receiver Odell Beckham. Both players were consistently dominant on tape and had exceptional combine workouts. Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio is one of the prospects that took a dramatic fall down my board. I was very high on him coming into the season but he disappointed on tape this fall and he had a very poor showing in Indianapolis, where medical concerns about his knee reportedly surfaced.
Now that we have official height/weight/speed on the majority of the 2014 draft class, I wouldn't anticipate much change to my Top 50 list going forward.
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About the author:
Daniel Jeremiah is a former scout for three different NFL teams. Most recently, he was the West Coast scout for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2010 to 2012. He previously worked as a national scout with the Cleveland Browns (2007-08) and a West Coast scout for the Baltimore Ravens (2005-06), after initially joining the team as a personnel assistant from 2003 to 2004. Jeremiah graduated in 2000 from Appalachian State, where he started at quarterback for three seasons.