The 2014 NFL draft was one of the more exciting drafts in recent memory. A rookie class loaded with talent—with arguably the deepest wide receiver class in NFL history—basically gift-wrapped one legitimate candidate for Offensive Rookie of the Year honors to every team.
Of the first 100 picks, 58 of them were on the offensive side of the ball, including 20 or more offensive picks in both the second and third rounds. Of those 58, 35 were skill-position players. And while not every team sent Roger Goodell to the podium with a playmaker’s name in the envelope early on, the majority of them swiped first-round talent for a second- or third-round price tag.
Of those first 35 rookie skill players, here are my top 10 candidates for Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2014.