With the 2013 draft now over, it is time to move our obsession towards the 2014 draft prospects. Next year's class is stacked at quarterback, offensive tackle, and wide receiver. There will definitely be better talent at the top of the draft, but it may not have the great depth that the 2013 draft had. Here's a list of my top 10 players to watch in the 2013 college season.
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
He is the Andrew Luck of defensive line prospects. And he did this...
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
When I watch Bridgewater, I see some Aaron Rodgers in him. He can move well and is big (6' 3", 218 lbs), but he is not a running QB. Bridgewater has a fantastic arm. He is a great QB prospect.
Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Matthews would have been a top 15 pick if he came out of college. He is returning and will play LT this season for the Aggies. If he performs well at LT, he will be a top 5 pick.
Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
Insert the same comments for Matthews here. Both these guys are tremendous LT prospects.
Marqise Lee, WR, USC
Dynamic playmaker. Pure speed and explosiveness. He has a shot to win the Heisman next season if Lane Kiffin keeps feeding him the ball. He's only 6' tall, but he is going to be a good player in the NFL.
Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson
His is a dual threat QB along the lines of Russel Wilson, but without the height issues. I also compare him to Jake Locker, but with better accuracy. He looks poised to have another sensational year, especially with the next prospect to throw to.
Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
Watkins has been a star ever since stepping onto the field at Clemson. His production fell off his sophomore year. Now with Deandre Hopkins in the NFL, Watkins is going to have a great chance to shine, and shine he will.
David Fales, QB, San Jose St
If you haven't heard of him, you will. He has first round talent, but he wil be tough to judge due to playing in such a small conference.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
ASJ is the best tight end prospect to come around in a long time. You're looking at a potential Antonio Gates here. He does have off-field concerns that raise some flags, but ASJ is a tremendous talent.
Stephon Tuitt, DE/DT, Notre Dame
A disruptive pass rusher from the middle. Tuitt had 12 sacks as a sophomore and was a huge part in the defensive renaissance that brought the Irish back to the elite in college football. He plays 3-4 DE for Notre Dame. He could either play the 5 tech or the 3 tech in the NFL.
Which players will you have your eye on for the 2014 NFL Draft?