2014 NFL Draft Picks By Team: Cardinals
Bucannon's excellent combine performances across multiple disciplines will push him up draft boards and possibly into the second or third round. In a class that has been lacking in top tier strong safety prospects, Bucannon is now in that mix.
Finished 2013 as a first team All-American and All-Pac-12 pick. Tons of experience with over 40 starts in his collegiate career. Tons of special teams experience. Big hitter who spent a lot of time in the box helping in run support. Takes great angles. Gets downhill in a hurry and looks to decleat his opponents.
Highpoints the ball well. Fast enough to challenge the football when in a deep half zone. Exceptional vertical and short area quickness. Above-average fluidity and will need some work in his man coverage technique. A little high cut, so will sometimes need an extra step to get his acceleration going. A bit over-aggressive at times, though. Bites on fakes. Shows a good feel for route recognition. Could be the top SS prospect on some boards, certainly in the Top 2 or 3.
Enough length to cover the slot man and most tight ends. Has a little bit of room on his frame to add more bulk.
Bucannon projects as a second rounder in th... [Read More
Yet another prototypical "Y" tight end out of Notre Dame, Niklas is one of this draft's better in-line blockers who can also contribute as a receiver. A well-balanced player with a long frame and surprising strength, the former outside linebacker is still learning to ins and outs of the position.
Great build and already has good musculature for a tight end. New to the position after making the move to TE during 2012's spring practice. Still developing his technique as a blocker. Good upper body strength. Needs to add power in his lower half. Has trouble anchoring down. Loses ground too easily and gets turned inside-out by power rushers. Decent knee bend. NFL pedigree.
Doesn't box out well considering his size. Needs to work on shielding with his frame in order to create separation to secure the catch. Average hands. Scouts are really focused on what he will be and not what he currently is at the moment. Draft stock soaring because of potential only.
Niklas projects as a late second to third round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Unlikely to take off as a rookie. A better blocker than receiver at this time. Still learning the position and very average with th... [Read More
Martin tested out very well at the NFL combine and because of that, he is now climbing most draft boards. Now securely considered a Top 100 prospect, Martin should be a lock to be selected in the early rounds.
An excellent size-strength-speed candidate. Projects as a 4-3 DE and would need to add a lot of bulk to transition to 3-4 DE. Really peaked as a senior with 11.5 sacks and 21.5 TFLs. Big hands, good speed, above-average length and position-best broad jump. Started every game for the last three seasons. Average burst off the line. Shows good awareness to feel the play. Doesn't have ideal change of direction or agility. Relies on his upper body strength and could afford to add some strength in his lower half. Inconsistent technique. Lunges too often and will get off-balance. Can anchor relatively well against double teams. As long as his pad level is good, he can succeed because of his long arms.
Decent motor. Didn't fare that well against UVA's Morgan Moses. Can quickly set the edge. Good pursuit through traffic. Can stack and shed quickly. Above-average speed to power moves.
Martin projects as a third round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.... [Read More