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Fifth-year option tracker for 2014 first-round picks

AP

Here’s a look at the status of the fifth-year options for each first-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft:

1. Jadeveon Clowney: Option picked up by the Texans.

2. Greg Robinson: Hasn’t played well for the Rams and surely won’t have his option picked up.

3. Blake Bortles: The new regime in Jacksonville hasn’t decided yet whether to commit to Bortles.

4. Sammy Watkins: The Bills think highly of Watkins and will want him around in 2018.

5. Khalil Mack: Option picked up by the Raiders.

6. Jake Matthews: Falcons plan to pick up his option.

7. Mike Evans: Option picked up by the Buccaneers.

8. Justin Gilbert: Has no fifth-year option because he was already released.

9. Anthony Barr: The Vikings have said they want to see a more motivated Barr and could motivate him by declining to pick up his option, but that seems unlikely for a two-time Pro Bowler.

10. Eric Ebron: A close call, Ebron has played well but not as well as some of the players drafted after him.

11. Taylor Lewan: Will definitely have his option picked up.

12. Odell BeckhamOption picked up by the Giants.

13. Aaron Donald: Option picked up by the Rams.

14. Kyle Fuller: After missing the entire 2016 season, probably won’t have his option picked up.

15. Ryan Shazier: Option picked up by the Steelers.

16. Zack Martin: Cowboys will pick up his option.

17. C. J. Mosley: Will definitely have his option picked up.

18. Calvin Pryor: Will probably have his option picked up.

19. Ja’Wuan James: Will probably have his option picked up.

20. Brandin Cooks: The Patriots wouldn’t have traded for Cooks just to rent him for a year, so he’ll have his option picked up.

21. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: Will definitely have his option picked up.

22. Johnny Manziel: No option to pick up because he has been released.

23. Dee Ford: Coming off a 10-sack season, will probably have his option picked up.

24. Darqueze Dennard: Hasn’t developed into a starter and probably won’t have his option picked up.

25. Jason VerrettThe Chargers plan to pick up his option.

26. Marcus Smith: Hasn’t become a starter and probably won’t have his option picked up.

27. Deone Bucannon: Probably will have his option picked up.

28. Kelvin Benjamin: Panthers will pick up his option.

29. Dominique Easley: Has already been released by the Patriots and signed with the Rams, so he has no option to pick up.

30. Jimmie Ward: A starter last year before getting hurt, will probably have his option picked up.

31. Bradley Roby: Broncos will pick up his option.

32. Teddy Bridgewater: A difficult case. If the Vikings don’t think Bridgewater will ever be the same again after last year’s knee injury, they may decide not to pick up his option, which would have been unthinkable a year ago.

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8 Responses to “Fifth-year option tracker for 2014 first-round picks”
  1. justintuckrule says: Apr 12, 2017 9:43 AM

    It’s like Cleve tried to waste its picks.

  2. bassplucker says: Apr 12, 2017 10:33 AM

    Interesting class. The guys who have turned out have turned out really well and the rest have busted pretty badly. Only Barr, Bortles and Bridgewater seem to be in that gray area.

  3. 5280broncosfan says: Apr 12, 2017 11:39 AM

    Elway would be foolish not sign pick up Roby’s option. Roby plays great when he starts. Talib is a sketchy dude on and off the field, and is on the wrong side of 30, so his skills will start to diminish sooner than later. Roby and Harris should be seen as the future CB tandem in Denver.

  4. granadafan says: Apr 12, 2017 11:44 AM

    If I may make a suggestion, can you put the name of the teams who drafted the player on the list?

  5. jeff2380 says: Apr 13, 2017 11:59 AM

    If you don’t know what team drafted those players than you should probably go look at ice skating web site.

  6. bkostela says: Apr 20, 2017 3:22 PM

    If I could make a suggestion, it would be helpful if you posted the deadline teams have until to pick up the option. Also, salary of the option for each player. Thanks!

  7. bkostela says: Apr 20, 2017 3:28 PM

    1. Fifth year options should be voided if the player is traded.

    2. Supplemental picks should be done away with entirely, or (now that they are tradable) begin at the end of the fifth round. It is a dated system that has no relevance in today’s free agency structure.

  8. Lisa_the_Greek says: Apr 24, 2017 1:31 PM

    jeff2380 says:
    Apr 13, 2017 11:59 AM

    If you don’t know what team drafted those players than you should probably go look at ice skating web site.
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    I will definitely do that, but I think you have unrealistic expectations for most football fans.

    Most of us have better things to do than committing every detail of a draft that happened 3 years ago to memory. It would’ve been much easier for PFT to include that information in this article.

    You also shouldn’t necessarily feel like you’re a better football fan because you can remember that stuff. Some would argue that you’re just wasting time and energy by doing that… especially when anyone could just find it on Wikipedia

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