The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine has come and gone, giving teams a better idea of who they might draft on May 8. Following the four-day event, a few players have seen their stock rise.
Prior to the combine, Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel had been the favorites to be taken with the No.1 overall selection. Now, Blake Bortles might be the most likely choice to go to the Houston Texans.
In Indianapolis, the former UCF quarterback impressed with his throwing ability. Manziel may have had the more star-studded college career, but Bortles has the tools that most general managers look for in an NFL quarterback. He was stellar in his passing drills, showcasing good arm strength and accuracy.
Even if Manziel doesn’t go with the first pick, his combine performance didn’t hurt his draft stock. The quarterback may not have thrown, but he showed off his incredible athletic ability. He’ll likely be a top five pick.
Below is a mock 2014 NFL Draft, following the Scouting Combine.
1) Houston Texans, QB Blake Bortles, Central Florida
2) St. Louis Rams (via Washington), DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
3) Jacksonville Jaguars, QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
4) Cleveland Browns, QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
5) Oakland Raiders, WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson
6) Atlanta Falcons, OT Greg Robinson, Auburn
7) Tampa Bay Buccaneers, OLB Khalil Mack, Buffalo
8) Minnesota Vikings, OLB Anthony Barr, UCLA
9) Buffalo Bills, TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina
10) Detroit Lions, CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
11) Tennessee Titans, OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
12) New York Giants, OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan
13) St. Louis, DT Timmy Jernigan, Florida State
14) Chicago Bears, DE Dee Ford, Auburn
15) Pittsburgh Steelers, DT Louis Nix, Notre Dame
16) Dallas Cowboys, ILB C.J. Mosley, Alabama
17) Baltimore Ravens, DE Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame
18) New York Jets, WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M
19) Miami Dolphins, WR Marqise Lee, USC
20) Arizona Cardinals, DE Kony Ealy, Missouri
21) Green Bay Packers, CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State
22) Philadelphia Eagles, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
23) Kansas City Chiefs, C Marcus Martin, USC
24) Cincinnati Bengals, DT Ra’Shede Hageman, Minnesota
25) San Diego Chargers, S Calvin Pryor, Louisville
26) Cleveland (via Indianapolis), WR Odell Beckham, LSU
27) New Orleans Saints, CB Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State
28) Carolina Panthers, OT Zack Martin, Notre Dame
29) New England Patriots, TE Jace Amaro, Texas Tech
30) San Francisco 49ers, WR Davante Adams, Fresno State
31) Denver Broncos, CB Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida
32) Seattle Seahawks, OG David Yankey, Stanford