2014 NFL Draft final top 200: Jadeveon Clowney finishes at the top, where he started

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The South Carolina star pass rusher goes wire-to-wire at the top, like some of the great prospects before him. But this year's draft will be defined by the success of the quarterbacks.

In our first set of 2014 NFL Draft rankings that came out last May, South Carolina pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney was the top player. Like Andrew Luck in 2012 and Ndamukong Suh in 2010, Clowney never moved off the No. 1 spot. Like those two, Clowney is a rare talent.

When talking about these generational prospects, current comparisons are rarely apt. For Luck, it was John Elway. For Suh, it was Joe Greene. How good can Clowney be? How about the next Bruce Smith? Forget the scheme or the system. It can be molded around Clowney.

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The talent of the draft this year goes much deeper than Clowney. When Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said this was the deepest draft he's ever seen, he was right. There will be debates on where a player is ranked and ultimately draft, but there isn't one about far into the draft starters will be found. Second- and third-round picks this year should be coveted. Top wide receivers go at least 12 deep. There's a strong group of offensive tackles. Cornerbacks come in all shapes and sizes, but have plenty of skill.

Then, there are the quarterbacks. Throughout the whole draft process, Matthew Fairburn and I have said they're all flawed, but have great potential. Some teams are going to love Johnny Manziel and hate Teddy Bridgewater. Another team will be just the opposite. Another team will have Blake Bortles at the top. Someone is going to love Tom Savage (though maybe they shouldn't). As it is with any draft, this one will be defined by the quarterbacks. With the rest of players in this draft, if there are a couple franchise quarterbacks, this could become an all-time great draft.

Below, at last, is our final top 200 for the 2014 NFL Draft.

1. Jadeveon Clowney | 6'5 1/4, 266 pounds | Defensive end | South Carolina *

2. Teddy Bridgewater | 6'2 1/8, 214 pounds | Quarterback | Louisville *

3. Jake Matthews | 6'5 1/2, 308 pounds | Offensive tackle | Texas A&M

4. Khalil Mack | 6'2 5/8, 251 pounds | Outside linebacker | Buffalo

5. Sammy Watkins | 6'0 3/4, 211 pounds | Wide receiver | Clemson *

6. Greg Robinson | 6'5, 332 pounds | Offensive tackle | Auburn **

7. Mike Evans | 6'4 3/4, 231 pounds | Wide Receiver | Texas A&M **

8. Eric Ebron | 6'4 3/8, 250 pounds | Tight end | North Carolina *

9. C.J. Mosley | 6'2, 234 pounds | Middle linebacker | Alabama

10. Ha'Sean "Ha Ha" Clinton-Dix | 6'1 3/8, 208 pounds | Safety | Alabama *

11. Taylor Lewan | 6'7 1/8, 309 pounds | Offensive tackle | Michigan

12. Louis Nix | 6'2 3/8, 326 pounds | Defensive tackle | Notre Dame *

13. Aaron Donald | 6'0 3/4, 285 pounds | Defensive tackle | Pittsburgh

14. Xavier Su'a-Filo | 6'4 1/8, 307 pounds | Guard | UCLA *

15. Johnny Manziel | 5'11 3/4, 207 pounds | Quarterback | Texas A&M **

16. Blake Bortles | 6'5, 232 pounds | Quarterback | Central Florida *

17. Kony Ealy | 6'4, 273 pounds | Defensive End | Missouri *

18. Jason Verrett | 5'9 1/2, 189 pounds | Cornerback | TCU

19. Odell Beckham Jr. | 5'11 1/4, 198 pounds | Wide receiver | LSU *

20. Ra'Shede Hageman | 6'5 7/8, 310 pounds | Defensive tackle | Minnesota

21. Darqueze Dennard | 5'10 7/8 199 pounds | Cornerback | Michigan State

22. Anthony Barr | 6'4 7/8, 255 pounds | Outside Linebacker | UCLA

23. Zack Martin | 6'4, 308 pounds | Offensive tackle / Guard | Notre Dame

24. Calvin Pryor | 5'11 1/8, 207 pounds | Safety | Louisville *

25. Bradley Roby | 5'11 1/4, 194 pounds | Cornerback | Ohio State *

26. Ryan Shazier | 6'1, 237 pounds | Outside linebacker | Ohio State *

27. Jimmie Ward | 5'11, 193 pounds | Safety | Northern Illinois

28. Dee Ford | 6'2, 252 pounds | Defensive end | Auburn

29. Marqise Lee | 5'11 3/4, 192 pounds | Wide Receiver | Southern California *

30. Brandin Cooks | 5'9 3/4, 189 pounds | Wide receiver | Oregon State *

31. Justin Gilbert | 6'0 1/8, 202 pounds | Cornerback | Oklahoma State

32. Kyle Fuller | 5'11 3/4, 190 pounds | Cornerback | Virginia Tech

33. Derek Carr | 6'2 3/8, 214 pounds | Quarterback | Fresno State

34. Stephon Tuitt | 6'5, 304 pounds | Defensive end/tackle | Notre Dame

35. Cyrus Kouandjio | 6'6 3/4, 322 pounds | Offensive tackle | Alabama *

36. Jace Amaro | 6'5 3/8, 265 pounds | Tight end | Texas Tech *

37. Demarcus Lawrence | 6'2 7/8, 251 pounds | Defensive end | Boise State *

38. Gabe Jackson | 6'3 1/4, 336 pounds | Guard | Mississippi State

39. Jordan Matthews | 6'3 1/8, 212 pounds | Wide receiver | Vanderbilt

40. Joel Bitonio | 6'4 1/4, 302 pounds | Offensive tackle / Guard | Nevada

41. Antonio Richardson | 6'5 3/4, 336 pounds | Offensive tackle | Tennessee *

42. Ja'Wuan James | 6'6, 311 pounds | Offensive tackle | Tennessee

43. Tim Jernigan 6'1 5/8, 298 pounds | Defensive tackle | Florida State *

44. Morgan Moses | 6'6, 314 pounds | Offensive tackle | Virginia

45. Austin Seferian-Jenkins | 6'5, 262 pounds | Tight end | Washington *

46. Kelvin Benjamin | 6'5, 240 pounds | Wide receiver | Florida State**

47. Kyle Van Noy | 6'3 1/8, 243 pounds | Outside linebacker | BYU

48. Jarvis Landry | 5'11 1/2, 205 pounds | Wide receiver | LSU *

49. Lamarcus Joyner | 5'8, 184 pounds | Safety/Cornerback | Florida State

50. Dominique Easley | 6'2, 288 pounds | Defensive tackle | Florida *

51. Troy Niklas | 6'6 1/2, 270 pounds | Tight end | Notre Dame *

52. Deone Bucannon | 6'1, 211 pounds | Safety | Washington State

53. Davante Adams | 6'2, 216 pounds | Wide receiver | Fresno State **

54. Jeremiah Attaochu | 6'3, 252 pounds | Outside linebacker | Georgia Tech

55. Zach Mettenberger | 6'5, 224 pounds | Quarterback | LSU

56. Antone Exum | 5'11 5/8, 213 pounds | Cornerback | Virginia Tech

57. Donte Moncrief | 6'2 3/8, 221 pounds | Wide Receiver | Ole Miss *

58. Scott Crichton | 6'2 7/8, 273 pounds | Defensive end | Oregon State *

59. Bishop Sankey | 5'9 1/2, 209 pounds | Running back | Washington *

60. Victor Hampton | 5’9, 197 pounds | Cornerback | South Carolina

61. Bashaud Breeland | 5'11 3/8, 197 pounds | Cornerback | Clemson *

62. Allen Robinson | 6'2 5/8, 220 pounds | Wide receiver | Penn State *

63. DaQuan Jones | 6'3 3/4, 322 pounds | Defensive tackle | Penn State

64. Trai Turner | 6'2 5/8, 310 pounds | Guard | LSU *

65. Pierre Desir | 6'1, 191 pounds | Cornerback | Lindenwood

66. Brandon Coleman | 6'6, 225 pounds | Wide receiver | Rutgers *

67. Weston Richburg | 6'3 3/8, 298 pounds | Center | Colorado State

68. Brandon Thomas | 6'3 1/4, 317 pounds | Offensive tackle/Guard | Clemson

69. Ego Ferguson | 6'3, 315 pounds | Defensive tackle | LSU *

70. Cody Latimer | 6'2, 215 pounds | Wide receiver | Indiana *

71. Jack Mewhort | 6'6, 309 pounds | Offensive tackle | Ohio State

72. Marcus Martin | 6'3, 320 pounds | Center | Southern California *

73. Ka'Deem Carey | 5'9 3/8, 207 pounds | Running back | Arizona *

74. Marcus Smith | 6'3 3/8, 251 pounds | Defensive end | Louisville

75. Carlos Hyde | 5'11 7/8, 230 pounds | Running back | Ohio State

76. Marcus Roberson | 6'0 1/4, 191 pounds | Cornerback | Florida *

77. Ed Stinson | 6'3, 287 pounds | Defensive end/tackle | Alabama

78. David Fales | 6'1 5/8, 226 pounds | Quarterback | San Jose State

79. Will Sutton | 6'0 1/2, 303 pounds | Defensive tackle | Arizona State

80. Dion Bailey | 5'11 3/4, 201 pounds | Safety | Southern California *

81. C.J. Fiedorowicz | 6'6, 270 pounds | Tight end | Iowa

82. Jared Abbrederis | 6'1, 195 pounds | Wide receiver | Wisconsin

83. Jimmy Garoppolo | 6'2 1/4, 226 pounds | Quarterback | Eastern Illinois

84. Lache Seastrunk | 5'9 1/2, 201 pounds | Running back | Baylor *

85. Billy Turner | 6'4 7/8, 315 pounds | Offensive tackle | North Dakota State

86. Charles Sims | 5'11 1/8, 214 pounds | Running back | West Virginia

87. David Yankey | 6'5 5/8, 315 pounds | Guard | Stanford *

88. Shayne Skov | 6'2, 245 pounds | Middle linebacker | Stanford

89. Tre Mason | 5'8 1/2, 207 pounds | Running back | Auburn *

90. Anthony Johnson | 6'2 1/4, 308 pounds | Defensive tackle | LSU *

91. Josh Huff | 5'11 1/4, 206 pounds | Wide receiver | Oregon

92. Chris Borland | 5'11 1/2, 248 pounds | Middle linebacker | Wisconsin

93. Christian Jones | 6'3 1/8, 240 pounds | Outside linebacker | Florida State

94. Kareem Martin | 6'5 7/8, 272 pounds | Defensive end | North Carolina

95. Robert Herron | 5'9 1/8, 193 pounds | Wide receiver | Wyoming

96. Devonta Freeman | 5'8 1/4, 206 pounds | Running back | Florida State *

97. Cody Hoffman | 6'3 7/8, 223 pounds | Wide receiver | BYU

98. De'Anthony Thomas | 5'8 5/8, 174 pounds | Running back / Wide receiver | Oregon*

99. Isaiah Crowell | 5'11, 224 pounds | Running back | Alabama State *

100. Dri Archer | 5'7 3/8, 173 pounds | Running back | Kent State

101. Gabe Ikard | 6'3 5/8, 304 pounds | Center | Oklahoma

102. Trent Murphy | 6'5, 250 pounds | Outside linebacker | Stanford

103. Terrance West | 5'9 1/4, 225 pounds | Running back | Towson *

104. Caraun Reid | 6'2 1/8, 302 pounds | Defensive tackle | Princeton

105. Andre Hal | 5'10 3/8, 188 pounds | Cornerback | Vanderbilt

106. Terrence Brooks | 5'10 7/8, 198 pounds | Safety | Florida State

107. Aaron Colvin | 5'11, 177 pounds | Cornerback | Oklahoma

108. James Hurst | 6'5, 296 pounds | Offensive tackle | North Carolina

109. Aaron Lynch | 6'5, 249 pounds | Defensive end | South Florida **

110. Keith McGill | 6'3 3/8, 211 pounds | Cornerback | Utah

111. L'Damian Washington | 6'3 7/8, 195 pounds | Wide receiver | Missouri

112. Travis Swanson | 6'5, 312 pounds | Center | Arkansas

113. Stanley Jean-Baptiste | 6'2 5/8, 218 pounds | Cornerback | Nebraska

114. Paul Richardson | 6'0 3/8, 175 pounds | Wide receiver | Colorado *

115. Cyril Richardson | 6'4 3/4, 329 pounds | Guard | Baylor

116. Jeremy Hill | 6'0 5/8, 233 pounds | Running back | LSU *

117. Arthur Lynch | 6'4 5/8, 258 pounds | Tight end | Georgia

118. Martavis Bryant | 6'3 3/4, 211 pounds | Wide receiver | Clemson *

119. Telvin Smith | 6'3, 218 pounds | Outside linebacker | Florida State

120. Bruce Ellington | 5'9 3/8, 197 pounds | Wide receiver | South Carolina *

121. Storm Johnson | 6'0, 209 pounds | Running back | Central Florida *

122. Xavier Grimble | 6'4, 257 pounds | Tight end | Southern California *

123. Terrance Mitchell | 5'11 1/8, 192 pounds | Cornerback | Oregon *

124. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif | 6’5, 315 pounds | Offensive tackle | McGill

125. Andre Williams | 5'11 3/8, 230 pounds | Running back | Boston College

126. Jeremy Gallon | 5'7, 185 pounds | Wide receiver | Michigan

127. Jackson Jeffcoat | 6'3, 247 pounds | Defensive End | Texas

128. Yawin Smallwood | 6'2 1/4, 246 pounds | Middle linebacker | Connecticut

129. E.J. Gaines | 5'10, 190 pounds | Cornerback | Missouri

130. Brett Smith | 6'3, 206 pounds | Quarterback | Wyoming *

131. Chris Smith | 6'1, 266 pounds | Defensive end | Arkansas

132. Seantrel Henderson | 6'7 1/8, 331 pounds | Offensive tackle | Miami

133. Michael Sam | 6'2, 261 pounds | Defensive end | Missouri

134. Carl Bradford | 6'0 3/4, 250 pounds | Outside linebacker | Arizona State *

135. Brent Urban | 6'7, 295 pounds | Defensive end | Virginia

136. Jaylen Watkins | 5'11 1/2, 194 pounds | Cornerback | Florida

137. Phillip Gaines | 6'0 3/8, 193 pounds | Cornerback | Rice

138. Anthony Steen | 6'2, 312 pounds | Guard | Alabama

139. Kevin Pierre-Louis | 6'1, 225 pounds | Outside linebacker | Boston College

140. Avery Williamson | 6'1, 246 pounds | Middle linebacker | Kentucky

141. Christian Kirksey | 6'2, 233 pounds | Outside linebacker | Iowa

142. Ross Cockrell | 6'0, 191 pounds | Cornerback | Duke

143. Mike Davis | 6'0, 197 pounds | Wide receiver | Texas

144. Jordan Zumwalt | 6'4, 235 pounds | Middle linebacker | UCLA

145. Devin Street | 6'2 7/8, 198 pounds | Wide receiver | Pittsburgh

146. Spencer Long | 6'5 320 pounds | Guard | Nebraska

147. Nevin Lawson | 5'9 1/2, 190 pounds | Cornerback | Utah State

148. Dakota Dozier | 6'3 5/8, 313 pounds | Guard | Furman

149. Corey Brown | 5'11 3/8, 178 pounds | Wide receiver | Ohio State

150. Antonio Andrews | 5'10 1/8, 225 pounds | Running back | Western Kentucky

151. Aaron Murray | 6'0, 207 pounds | Quarterback | Georgia

152. Cameron Fleming | 6'4 7/8, 323 pounds | Offensive tackle | Stanford *

153. Tyler Larsen | 6'4, 313 pounds | Center | Utah State

154. Loucheiz Purifoy | 5'11 1/2, 190 pounds | Cornerback | Florida *

155. Tom Savage | 6'3 7/8, 228 pounds | Quarterback | Pittsburgh

156. Craig Loston | 6'0 5/8, 217 pounds | Safety | LSU

157. Calvin Barnett | 6'2, 300 pounds | Defensive tackle | Oklahoma State

158. Larry Webster | 6'5 3/4, 252 pounds | Defensive end | Bloomsburg

159. Jemea Thomas | 5'9 1/4, 192 pounds | Cornerback | Georgia Tech

160. Cassius Marsh | 6'4, 252 pounds | Defensive end | UCLA

161. Richard Rodgers | 6'4, 257 pounds | Tight end | California *

162. Trevor Reilly | 6'5, 245 pounds | Outside linebacker | Utah

163. Russell Bodine | 6'3 1/8, 310 pounds | Center | North Carolina *

164. Logan Thomas | 6'6 1/8, 248 pounds | Quarterback | Virginia Tech

165. Tre Boston | 5'11 5/8, 204 pounds | Safety | North Carolina

166. Will Clarke | 6'6 1/4, 271 pounds | Defensive end | West Virginia

167. AJ McCarron | 6'3 1/4, 220 pounds | Quarterback | Alabama

168. Kenneth Acker | 6'0, 195 pounds | Cornerback | SMU

169. Jay Bromley | 6'3 1/8, 306 pounds | Defensive tackle | Syracuse

170. Walt Aikens | 6'0 5/8, 205 pounds | Cornerback | Liberty

171. Devon Kennard | 6'3, 249 pounds | Outside linebacker | Southern California

172. Justin Britt | 6'6, 315 pounds | Offensive tackle | Missouri

173. Hakeem Smith | 6'1, 197 pounds | Safety | Louisville

174. Marcel Jensen | 6'6, 270 pounds | Tight end | Fresno State

175. Max Bullough | 6'3 1/2, 249 pounds | Middle linebacker | Michigan State

176. Adrian Hubbard | 6'6, 257 pounds | Outside linebacker | Alabama

177. Chris Burnette | 6'2, 314 pounds | Guard | Georgia

178. Kelcy Quarles | 6'3 3/4, 297 pounds | Defensive tackle | South Carolina *

179. Wesley Johnson | 6'5 3/8, 297 pounds | Offensive tackle | Vanderbilt

180. Marion Grice | 6'0, 208 pounds | Running back | Arizona State

181. Jon Halapio | 6'3 1/2, 323 pounds | Guard | Florida

182. Taylor Hart | 6'6, 281 pounds | Defensive tackle | Oregon

183. Lamin Barrow | 6'1 3/8, 237 pounds | Middle linebacker | LSU

184. Crockett Gilmore | 6'5 7/8, 260 pounds | Tight end | Colorado State

185. Charles Leno | 6'4, 304 pounds | Offensive tackle | Boise State

186. Colt Lyerla | 6'3 7/8, 242 pounds | Tight end | -- *

187. Ahmad Dixon | 6'0, 212 pounds | Safety | Baylor

188. Rajion Neal | 5'11, 212 pounds | Running back | Tennessee

189. Greg Blair | 6'2, 252 pounds | Middle linebacker | Cincinnati

190. Michael Schofield | 6'6 5/8, 301 pounds | Offensive tackle | Michigan

191. Jalen Saunders | 5'8 7/8, 163 pounds | Wide receiver | Oklahoma

192. IK Enemkpali | 6'0 3/4, 261 pounds | Defensive end | Louisiana Tech

193. LaDarius Perkins | 5'7 3/8, 195 pounds | Running back | Mississippi State

194. Marqueston Huff | 5’11, 196 pounds | Safety | Wyoming

195. James Gayle | 6'3 7/8, 259 pounds | Defensive end | Virginia Tech

196. Tevin Reese | 5'10 1/2, 163 pounds | Wide receiver | Baylor

197. Kapri Bibbs | 5'9 3/8, 212 pounds | Running back | Colorado State *

198. Kerry Hyder | 6'2 1/2, 290 pounds | Defensive tackle | Texas Tech

199. Morgan Breslin | 6'2, 250 pounds | Outside linebacker | Southern California

200. Tajh Boyd | 6'0 5/8, 200 pounds | Quarterback | Clemson

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