Playoffs? Now that Manziel's in, let's dig into the NFL Draft
Sure, the Super Bowlâs nearly a month away. But with the next game still two days away and Johnny Manziel officially headed for the NFL, get the skinny on the next group of Sunday stars â videos, entry lists and yes, a (way too early) mock draft.
Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles & Sammy Watkins — expect all of them to hear their names called early in Round 1.
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Less than a week remains until we hit the deadline for players to declare early for the NFL Draft. And while there is plenty of time between now and Jan. 15 for somebody to make waves, the biggest splash has been made with Johnny Manziel's Wednesday declaration that he is indeed headed for the NFL Draft.
So with the four months to go before we even get to the draft — and the Super Bowl still a month away — why not take a look at who's available (and who's going high) when the Roger Goodell starts calling names May 5 in New York City.
First, the four biggest names to enter the draft are:
In terms of positions, QBs get the most love, but the deepest crop this year may be wide receiver. Clemson's Sammy Watkins, USC's Marqise Lee, Texas A&M's Mike Lee and Oregon State's Brandin Cooks lead a loaded field. So who's the best?
In the market for a running back?
And you can never have enough mock drafts. So while this was done before names had been entered and withdrawn from the draft, rendering much of this moot, here's a 2104 mock draft written in December 2013. You'll still love it. And hey, you'll see some of the names that stayed in school you'll need to remember for 2015.