In the early rounds of the 2014 NFL draft, teams will be looking for players who can quickly make big plays in one way or another.
Game-changers come in many different forms. A game-changer could be a skill-position player who can create yardage in the open field. It could be a defensive end who specializes in sacking the quarterback. It could be a defensive back with a penchant for takeaways.
In all of those cases, the players who have the most ability to be the greatest difference-makers on the field tend to rise to, or close to, the top of draft boards at their positions.
That said, the following slides are not intended to simply point out the best prospect in each position group (though in some of these cases, the player identified is the top prospect at his position).
More specifically, the following slides highlight the player at each position who stands out because of their ability to make the biggest difference within a single snap.
Some of these prospects could be very early draft picks, while others have more flaws and less consistency than the more highly-rated players at their position.
All of them share a propensity for making plays that can quickly shift the momentum or even outcome of a football contest.