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2014 NFL Draft: Top 50 Prospect Rankings Updated

Josh Collacchi takes an updated look at the Top 50 players in this year's draft.

Scott Halleran

Every team has a big board, and every big board is different. But the big board is what separates the positions. For example, if the Eagles need a safety, and their top safety is on the board but is their 50th ranked player, the team may not take this safety at 22nd overall.

Big boards and positional rankings are the best ways to organize draft prospects, but the hardest to put together. Projecting NCAA prospects at their position is the easy part, now differentiating the players in one list, that is what separates the great front offices from the rest.

With the bowl season over, all the tape is set to watch. Over the next few months, the rankings will be finalized as everything about each prospect can be figured out. Keep an eye out for the updated positional rankings and mock drafts leading up until May.

Here are my top 50 players in the 2014 NFL Draft. Keep in mind these rankings are preliminary, and a lot more tape must be watched.

Num Name Position College
1 Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
2 Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M
3 Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville
4 Khalil Mack OLB Buffalo
5 Sammy Watkins WR Clemson
6 Derek Carr QB Fresno State
7 C.J. Mosley LB Alabama
8 Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
9 Greg Robinson OT Auburn
10 Cedric Ogbuehi OT Texas A&M
11 Louis Nix DT Notre Dame
12 Kelvin Benjamin WR Florida State
13 Mike Evans WR Texas A&M
14 Jason Verrett CB TCU
15 Anthony Barr OLB UCLA
16 Eric Ebron TE UNC
17 Vic Beasley DE Clemson
18 Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
19 Cyril Richardson OG Baylor
20 Hesean Clinton-Dix S Alabama
21 Jace Amaro TE Texas Tech
22 Jeremiah Attaochu DE/OLB Georgia Tech
23 Timmy Jernigan DT Florida State
24 Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State
25 Dominique Easley DT Florida
26 Brandin Cooks WR Oregon State
27 RaShede Hageman DT Minnesota
28 Taylor Lewan OT Michigan
29 Lamarcus Joyner DB Florida State
30 Kyle Van Noy OLB BYU
31 Marqise Lee WR USC
32 Stephon Tuitt DE Notre Dame
33 Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State
34 Allen Robinson WR Penn State
35 Deone Bucannon S Washington State
36 Blake Bortles QB UCF
37 Zach Martin OL Notre Dame
38 Dion Bailey S USC
39 Davante Adams WR Fresno State
40 Yawin Smallwood ILB UCONN
41 Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Washington
42 Bradley Roby CB Ohio State
43 Shayne Skov LB Stanford
44 Lache Seastrunk RB Baylor
45 Trent Murphy DE Stanford
46 Gabe Jackson OG Mississippi State
47 Bishop Sankey RB Washington
48 Cyrus Kounadjio OL Alabama
49 Chris Smith DE Arkansas
50 Kony Ealy DE Missouri

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