The next generation of NFL talent has a home now that the 2014 NFL draft's wild proceedings have climaxed with Mr. Irrelevant at Radio City Music Hall in New York—which means it's time to break down the stats each first-round rookie will post next season.
Like the fickle thing that is attempting to pick the draft's proceedings, stat predictions for the most notable rookies can be a difficult tightrope to walk. Remember last year, when the St. Louis Rams took the draft's top receiver in Tavon Austin? The West Virginia product responded with 40 receptions for 418 yards and four scores.
Sorry, but there is no exact science when it comes to stats. We knew what Austin had to offer, but we couldn't have predicted the organizational ineptitude at all levels that would see his talents flounder in his debut season.
Still, stat predictions can serve a purpose as an examination of a prospect's skill set married with his new home—which includes his schematic fit and chemistry with both the coaching staff and the players already on the roster.
Let's get started.