Every year the draft concludes with a few hundred draft hopefuls selected over the course of three days. Yet, once the lights go out at Radio City Music Hall after day three, the work is just beginning NFL teams.
In day two of the 2014 NFL draft, we saw some true dynasty gems surface in some favorable spots. There were some great values had, as well as some big time surprise picks that some would consider reaches by a few rounds.
Over the last few seasons, rookie draft prospects have entered the NFL more and more prepared to step in and contribute right away. This is a sign of excellent coaching at both levels, and is also a sign that rookies are better preparing themselves for life in the big leagues.
Size and speed always get noticed in the NFL. At 6’5 and 240 pounds with 4.6 speed, former Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has both. The redshirt sophomore burst onto the scene in 2013 by catch 15 touchdowns and averaging 18.7 yards per reception.
Dri Archer was able to transform himself from nobody to somebody all in 4.26 seconds. Archer entered the combine relatively unknown to the public. The small stature running back was able to put up big numbers in his college career but fell off the map after an injury plagued senior season.
Love him or hate him, Johnny Football is the most polarizing player in the 2014 NFL Draft class. Win or lose, he’s sure to put asses in the seats and at the end of the day, coed asses in the sheets. Manziel took the world by storm back in 2012…