2014 NFL Draft Projections: Potential Landing Spots for Top Defenders

January 1, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Jadeveon Clowney, Anthony Barr, Kony Ealy and Darqueze Dennard are but a few of the top defensive prospects that could be selected early in the 2014 NFL draft.
Given the need many bad NFL teams have at the quarterback position, however, there's a chance they could slide down the board a bit on draft day. 
Here's a look at where some of the top draft analysts project the top defenders to land, along with my prediction for where they'll end up:
Jadeveon Clowney Could Potentially Slide Out of Top Five
Before the 2013 season began, Jadeveon Clowney was being hailed by many in the media as the next guaranteed NFL superstar. After his phenomenal 2012 season, during which he tallied 13 sacks, 23.5 tackles for a loss and three forced fumbles, it was easy to assume he'd continue to dominate.
Clowney's junior season at South Carolina didn't go as planned—putting it mildly—and the player who was once thought to be a lock as the top pick ...

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