The NFL Draft is always a tale of what ifs and what could have been. The best players from each class rarely get taken as high as they should have been. When we look back and reflect on these drafts years later, teams should be kicking themselves for some of their selections.
Every draft has its fair share of stars and solid players, but the 2014 class was especially loaded with talent. Many of these players went on to earn some of the most impressive personal accolades in the industry. Here are the best 10 players from the 2014 NFL Draft.
Ranking the 10 Best Players from the 2014 NFL Draft
#10. Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr. is a name that needs no introduction in the world of football. Known for his breathtaking one-handed catches, electrifying speed, and game-breaking open-field ability, Beckham Jr. has captivated fans and pundits alike with his extraordinary talent. From his days at LSU to becoming one of the most recognizable faces in the NFL, Odell has certainly left his mark on the game of football.
The Giants’ first-round pick at #12 overall, Beckham Jr., earned instant fame with his legendary one-handed catch against the Cowboys on Monday Night Football. He instantly became a fan favorite for every kid across the country. However, he was way more than just a one-trick pony. His early career heroics established him as one of the league’s most electrifying playmakers. Odell is, arguably, the most naturally talented receiver to come out of this class.
Unfortunately, injuries and lackluster quarterback play have prevented him from continuing his historic pace. After his first 3 years in New York, Odell posted 4,122 yards on 288 receptions and 35 touchdowns, according to Pro Football Reference. Since then, he only has managed to eclipse 1,000 yards in a season twice. Still, Odell’s early impact was so unbelievable that he still warrants the 10th spot on this list.