The 2014 NFL Draft is finally here and with the day finally here Mocking the Draft put together their final position rankings and their top-200. No more fluff or another 50 or so words on each player, so here are the rankings.
33. Derek Carr | Quarterback | Fresno State
37. Demarcus Lawrence | Defensive end | Boise State
53. Davante Adams | Wide receiver | Fresno State
67. Weston Richburg | Center | Colorado State
78. David Fales | Quarterback | San Jose State
95. Robert Herron | Wide receiver | Wyoming
130. Brett Smith | Quarterback | Wyoming
147. Nevin Lawson | Cornerback | Utah State
153. Tyler Larsen | Center | Utah State
174. Marcel Jensen | Tight end | Fresno State
184. Crockett Gilmore | Tight end | Colorado State
185. Charles Leno | Offensive tackle | Boise State
194. Marqueston Huff | Safety | Wyoming
197. Kapri Bibbs | Running back | Colorado State
Quarterback (all analysis via Mocking the Draft):
4. Derek Carr | Fresno State
Derek Carr has one of the strongest arms in this draft class and throws to the deep portions of the field better than any of his competition. Carr's biggest flaw is his ability to deal with pressure in the pocket while maintaining proper throwing mechanics. He improved in this area as a senior, though, and has enough physical tools to have a shot at the first round.
6. David Fales | San Jose State
David Fales doesn't have the size or ability to drive the football that some other quarterbacks in this class do. He does have a strong understanding of the game, though, and possesses enough mobility to make up for his lack of physical tools. Often, Fales threw without enough torque in his lower body, which limited the velocity on his passes. On the plus side, Fales is able to throw receivers open with anticipation and has excellent accuracy to all areas of the field. If he can clean up his mechanics a bit, Fales could develop into a starter in the NFL. He could be the best value at quarterback in this draft class.
8. Brett Smith | Wyoming
For those looking for a lesser version of Manziel at a cheaper price, Brett Smith could be that guy. Like Manziel, Smith is a tremendous athlete with the ability to keep plays alive with his legs. He also has a strong arm and is willing to take chances down the field. Smith just needs to harness some of that aggressiveness and be a bit smarter with the football. Overall, he's a high-upside quarterback who could develop into a starter if he irons out some of his flaws.
19. Kapri Bibbs | Colorado State
9. Davante Adams | Fresno State
In two years for Fresno State, Davante Adams had over 230 catches, over 3,000 receiving yards and 38 touchdowns. The numbers alone are absurd, but Adams has the skill set to match. He's a lean athlete and a smooth route runner. When tasked with chasing down deep passes, Adams showed the ability to track the football and also had great leaping ability to high-point passes. He needs to work on plucking the ball out of the air and not letting it into his body, but Adams has a lot of subtle traits that make for a dangerous wide receiver in the NFL.
16. Robert Herron | Wyoming
Many consider Robert Herron to be a slot receiver, but he might be strong enough to do damage on the outside in the NFL. He's surprisingly strong with the ball in his hands and has a great release off the line of scrimmage. Herron wins with his quick cuts and ability to get separation in a hurry. He's aggressive when going after the football and has reliable hands. He just isn't the ideal size to play wide receiver, but a lot of his other skills translate well to the NFL game.
9. Marcel Jensen | Fresno State
Blocking is a bit of a lost art for college tight ends, but Marcel Jensen is cut from a different mold. The 270-pounder did his fair share of blocking for Fresno State throughout his career. He is strong enough to drive defenders off the ball and is smart about how he blocks as well. Of course, given his size, Jensen is never the fastest player on the field and has some trouble getting separation due to a lack of explosiveness when changing direction. That being said, Jensen rarely drops the ball and can be relied upon in the middle portion of the field.
10. Crockett Gilmore | Colorado State
Crockett Gilmore is a handful to deal with in coverage and the open field. He's not particularly fast, strong, or explosive on paper and definitely could add weight to his frame. But what Gilmore does have is reliable hands and an aggressive mentality that NFL quarterbacks will love. He refuses to be beat for the football in contested situations and hates to be brought down once he has the ball in his hands. If Gilmore can get stronger to become a more reliable blocker, he could be a nice option for teams looking to add a no. 2 tight end who has room to grow.
16. Charles Leno | Boise State
4. Joel Bitonio | Nevada
An offensive tackle at Nevada, Bitonio may move inside to guard because of his playing style. He's an aggressive blocker who keeps his legs moving through the whistle. When Bitonio gets his hands on a defender, he's hard to shed because of his strength and proper hand placement. Flashes good foot speed to handle speedier pass rushers. Needs to stay lower in his stance. Has some very impressive tape - Bitonio shut down UCLA edge rusher Anthony Barr in 2013.
1. Weston Richburg | Colorado State
No center at the Senior Bowl looked better than Richburg. He was virtually the only player to give defensive tackle Aaron Donald trouble in Mobile. Richburg flashes the speed to snap the ball and get into his stance in a hurry. He's a technician with his hands and consistently shows good placement along with footwork. Moves well both laterally and on the second level. Made the line calls at Colorado State.
5. Tyler Larsen | Utah State
Tyler Larsen makes a lot of sense for teams running a zone-blocking scheme. He has shown impressive movement skills and balance in space while at Utah State. He also has an ideal build for the center position and is both intelligent and technically sound in his game.
4. Demarcus Lawrence | Boise State
Demarcus Lawrence has an outstanding combination of length and athleticism to be a quality edge rusher in the NFL. He definitely needs to get stronger at the point of attack and work on disengaging from blocks, but when attacking the passer, but Lawrence is at his best when attacking the passer. He has excellent bend around the edge and changes directions with ease. Lawrence is still developing some pass rush moves, but his natural skill set could make him a first-round pick.
17. Shaquil Barrett | Colorado State
20. Nevin Lawson | Utah State
32. Bene Benwikere | San Jose State
12. Marqueston Huff | Wyoming
There you have it, all of the rankings from Mocking the Draft. Also, make sure to stay tuned to our NFL Draft hub as we will have news and rumor updates, plus each Mountain West draft pick as it comes through.