The NFL regular season is starting to wrap things up, and that means it is time to update the latest 2014 NFL draft projections with a new mock draft. Big news out of college football this week means big changes in the first-round projection.
Perhaps the biggest news of the week is that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has chosen to return to school for his junior season. This, paired with a torn ACL by LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger, means that there is the potential for a lot of fresh names in the first round.
As more players start to hint that they're going to either declare or return to school, the landscape of the first round could change dramatically. It's also important to understand that this is a projection of what may occur, not a selection based on personal preference.
Fortunately, thanks to social media websites like Twitter, getting feedback on team needs and selections is almost immediate and, oftentimes, quite telling. However, in many cases, there is tremendous disagreement, even among a team's fanbase, regarding the best way to proceed.
So, with that, let's take a look at this latest one-round projection for the 2014 NFL draft, with the order based on the results at the end of the previous week.