Thanks to Roger Goodell's announcement earlier this week that the 2014 NFL draft will be held in May, the event is still nearly a full year away. Even so, NFL scouting departments are already starting to work on scouting the nation's top college football players in preparation for next May.
It is still completely unknown where each team will pick in the draft order. Nonetheless, we can speculate on players who could match up with each team based upon its projected needs and where each team and prospect is likely to fall in the draft order.
In each of the following 32 slides, we have identified one player who would make sense as a potential early-round selection (not necessarily a first-round pick) for each NFL team. While the team may not ultimately end up needing a player at this position, the player identified is one who each corresponding team should at least be considering preliminarily.
Teams are listed in alphabetical order.
All information on free-agency years are via Spotrac.