5 Most Overhyped Prospects in 2014 NFL Draft

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5 Most Overhyped Prospects in 2014 NFL Draft
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Every year, writers and other media personalities like to latch onto a handful of players and hype them non-stop. Whether it's due to immense college success or a great story, these players end up becoming huge names before they are even drafted.

The end result is players not only having to prove themselves much more than they had to originally, but players ending up drafted higher than they might have been. Two years ago, Robert Griffin III's hype became so great that he almost overtook Andrew Luck for the first overall pick in the eyes of some, including Merril Hoge, despite Luck essentially being a sure thing.

There are several players in a similar situation this year, players who have been so highly regarded that their reputations and names are being looked at before all else.

These players are all talented, and I would be happy to have any on my team. They are still more hyped than they should be, and these five players have such hype that it may be doing a disservice to their careers.

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