2014 NFL Draft: Five Bold Predictions
Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) warms up before facing the Russell Athletic Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports
Listed below are five predictions for tomorrow’s draft, some are more bold than others. There is no question that this year the NFL Draft will be more exciting then ever. So clear your calendar, lock the kids upstairs, and settle in because the draft is finally here!
BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF THE 2014 NFL DRAFT:
1. Teddy Bridgewater is the 1st quarterback selected
I just don’t know why I get this funny feeling that teams will have watched Bridgewater actually play and realize that he has all the skills to be a franchise quarterback. He moves in the pocket makes accurate throws and didn’t show near as many flaws as what is being reported.
2. Six quarterbacks will go in the first round
Those six are Bridgewater, Manziel, Bortles, Carr, Garopollo, McCarron. Of course some trading will go on but some teams like the Titians, Cardinals, Bengals, Patriots could take a quarterback and let them sit for a year. Of course we could also only see one or two taken as well. I do believe there will be some movement in the back of round one with teams wanting to move up to get their quarterback.
3. Four tight ends will go in the first round
This could be a stretch but in a weak tight end class teams in need could reach for a guy. The four I see are Ebron, Amaro, Niklas, Serferian-Jenkins. Teams like the Bills, Jets, Giants, Packers, Patriots, and Seahawks all have a big need for a tight end.
4. The Bengals will select a quarterback in the first three rounds
To me there just seems to be some underlying issues with the team and Andy Dalton. I think he wants a lot more money than the team is willing to pay and they might want to cover their rears incase a agreement is not made because they for sure will not want to pay the outrageous cost of the franchise tag.
5. The most trades in draft history are completed with at least one player for picks trade
There are two theories with this draft, one is that teams will not want to give up picks because it is such a deep draft and two, teams will want to maneuver around much more because it is a deep draft. I believe the most movement in the draft will be in the first 10 picks and the last 10 picks.