Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Top RB/S prospects for 2014 NFL draft
By Andrea Adelson
ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. weighs in Tuesday with his top prospects for 2014 at running back and safety.
Here are the ACC players who made his lists:
Nobody from the league was listed as a Top 5 prospect, though Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. made the "up next" category. Kiper said of Wilder: "Has the bloodlines, and shows off good power, bouncing off tacklers." Note: Wilder is a junior.
No. 5 Tre Boston, North Carolina. Kiper says of Boston, "I might be a little higher on Boston than some others, but I really like his ability to cover. Like a lot of college safeties, he spent time at cornerback and wide receiver in high school. But the thing about Boston is he could have stayed at corner for the Heels and been pretty good, but he has the size and range to be really good at safety."
Florida State safety Lamarcus Joyner is listed in the "up next" category.