Players chosen in the 2014 NFL draft who achieved immediate success in the league include Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, and Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Beckham was named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year, and Donald was the Defensive Rookie of the Year.Continue Reading
Players chosen in the 2014 draft have played only one full season as of July 2015, so there is still time for those who may not have had great rookie seasons. But some teams pulled off the goal of drafting a player who became an immediate star. None fit that definition better than Beckham Jr., the 12th overall pick. He caught 91 passes for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in only 12 games, led the NFL in receiving yards per game, and was selected for the Pro Bowl.
Donald, the 13th pick overall, was one of the NFL's top pass rushers and tallied nine sacks. He was also a Pro Bowl selection. Bridgewater, the 32nd overall draft pick, became the Vikings' starting quarterback in week three and had a respectable 6-6 record in his starts. He completed 64 percent of his passes and threw for 2,919 yards and 14 touchdowns.Learn more about American Football