The 2014 NFL draft looks as unpredictable as ever, but despite it being unclear as to whom the Houston Texans will draft or whether they will even keep the No. 1 overall pick, predictions are running as rampant as ever in the final weeks leading up to this year’s event.
South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, a number of quarterbacks and even dark horses like Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack could be in play to be the first selection in the draft. The pick itself could also be in play; the Texans are reportedly “trying hard” to deal it, according to Bleacher Report’s Dan Pompei.
What happens at the top will shape the rest of the draft to come, but there’s little doubt that there will be some players picked surprisingly early while others fall further than expected. A few teams just might actually do what they’re expected to do. And with even the No. 1 overall pick potentially on the move, trades should be plentiful.
There isn’t even one pick that can be considered a stone-cold lock in this year’s draft. Nonetheless, we can take a look at players’ draft stocks and how they fit teams, as well as what each individual team might be looking to get out of this year’s draft, in order to predict some of the action that could play out May 8-10.