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February 21, 2014

2014 NFL draft prospect profiles

The Observer will be profiling NFL draft prospects leading up to the draft, which is May 8-10. Links to previous profiles are here.

The Observer will be profiling NFL draft prospects leading up to the NFL draft, which is May 8-10. For up-to-the-minute updates, follow @josephperson and @jjones9 on Twitter. Links to the profiles so far:


Blake Bortles, Central Florida

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, who handled himself like the No. 1 pick at the combine and consulted Cam Newton.

A.J. McCarron, Alabama, who says he has been disrespected his whole college career.

Bryn Renner, North Carolina, who is throwing in Indy despite a November shoulder injury.

Running backs

Adam Muema, San Diego State

Andre Williams, Boston College

Tight ends

Eric Ebron, North Carolina, who said he wanted to run a 40 faster than Gio Bernard. He did.

Troy Niklas, Notre Dame

Wide receivers

Odell Beckham Jr., LSU

Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State

Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, who Mel Kiper says could be the next Steve Smith.

Allen Robinson, Penn State

Sammy Watkins, Clemson, whose goal is to dominate defenses.


Marcus Martin, Southern Cal

Offensive tackles

Cameron Fleming, Stanford

Seantrel Henderson, Miami

James Hurst, North Carolina, who hopes his body of work proves his worth to NFL.

Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama

Taylor Lewan, Michigan

Zack Martin, Notre Dame

Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

Jack Mewhort, Ohio State

Morgan Moses, Virginia

Antonio Richardson, Tennessee

Defensive ends

Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, who says he learns something new every day.

Dee Ford, Auburn

Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State

Michael Sam, Missouri, who would welcome more football questions, less about orientation.

Defensive tackles

Aaron Donald, Pitt


Anthony Barr, UCLA

Adrian Hubbard, Alabama


Ross Cockrell, Duke, who says he has turned a corner after a rough start with Blue Devils.

Pierre Desir, Lindenwood

Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech

Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State

Dontae Johnson, N.C. State, who has the size and speed the NFL is looking for.


HaHa Clinton-Dix, Alabama

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