NFL Draft 2014: Power Ranking Top Prospects on Best Projected Pro Career

April 5, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a talented 2014 draft class, a host of players are getting ready to enter the NFL and have long, fruitful careers.
While judging which players will have the most successful career would appear to be a good way for teams to order their draft boards, this isn't always how it's done. 
Certain positions are viewed with more value, and teams will often reach for a player to fill a need. Evidence of this can be found in any draft. Let's take a quick look back at the 1999 draft, which I pick simply because 15 years seemed like a logical distance to travel back in time. 
As it turns out, it brings us back to a rather infamous draft. 
That year, the first three players taken were quarterbacks. They were, in order, Tim Couch, Donovan McNabb and Akili Smith. That is one great pick surrounded by two colossal busts.
Oh, that also happened to be the year that Saints coach Mike Ditka traded every pick the Saints had in the draft to move up to No. 4 to s...

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