NFL Draft 2014: Highlighting This Year's Most Explosive Athletes

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NFL Draft 2014: Highlighting This Year's Most Explosive Athletes
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There are some things that cannot be taught to a player making the transition from college to the NFL. One of those things is the ability to be explosive.

Yes, there are many athletes with track-team speed looking to make a name for themselves in the NFL, but explosiveness goes beyond that. It is a player who can make that first move, someone who can evade a defender and somehow get into position before an opponent even knows what hit them.

These players can become, at worst, special teams aces, and, at best, dynamic playmakers that can change the course of a game for a team, and that's what gets them on this list.

While getting on this list is based on speed and playmaking ability primarily, the rankings themselves are based on where they are likely to go in the draft. I tried to provide a combination of high and low draft picks in order to better showcase the explosive players on all days of the draft.

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