This article is one of a 32-part series in which the goal is to identify one relatively unheralded player selected in the 2014 NFL Draft who appears to be an especially good schematic fit with his new NFL team.
The Pac-12 characterizes itself as the conference of champions and the 2015 NFL draft could certainly add to the league's reputation if four of its players wind up among the top seven picks as this very early first round mock draft projects.
A total of 68 selections were made during the 2nd and 3rd rounds of the 2014 NFL draft and there were plenty of head-scratchers among them. What were the most shocking developments? The Patriots taking investing a second round pick in a QB makes the list... but just barely.
The Panthers may have struck gold with defensive tackles Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short with their first two picks of the 2013 draft but linebacker A.J. Klein could prove a surprising 'diamond in the rough,' himself.
Could a provision in the collective bargaining agreement which gives clubs the option of adding a fifth year to rookie deals spark draft-day trades and push the value of quarterbacks? Some in the league think so.