Biggest Questions Still Remaining for 2014 NFL Draft Class After Pro Days

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Biggest Questions Still Remaining for 2014 NFL Draft Class After Pro Days
Mary Ann Chastain

We’re finally done with pro days, and while many things were answered in some ways, there are still many questions that weren’t.

I always say that pro days get overrated by the media—especially those of us for whom draft analysis isn’t a full-time job due to other jobs, writing assignments, family. It’s a trap I find even hardworking people falling into, because it’s easy to read about them and get excited one way or the other.

Normally, more prominent draftniks don’t do this—that is, didn’t do this until this year when we had NFL Network’s Mike Mayock come away from a lackluster pro day for Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater and a fantastic one for Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and swap their places in his rankings.

Now, I respect what Mayock does and listen when he speaks, but a bad pro day (or a great one) doesn’t eliminate years' worth of games, does it? It might drive you back to look at a player again, but most of the time it doesn’t do much.

What we do notice throughout the draft is that players "rise" and "fall," but that is mostly true for the media. Scouts and teams have their boards and they don’t change radically like ours can in the media. What you see in the media is course correction—where we catch up with teams.

Ultimately, pro days don’t answer all that many questions we can have—and in some cases only prove to fog things up more.

So here are some things we’re still wondering even after the pro days are done.

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