TSN projects Tajh Boyd reunion with Nuk Hopkins in 2014 NFL draft

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DeAndre Hopkins celebrates with Tajh Boyd after scoring a touchdown against Ball State

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DeAndre Hopkins celebrates with Tajh Boyd after scoring a touchdown against Ball State

The 2014 NFL draft is shaping up as the year of the quarterback.

And perhaps as the year of the Tiger, as well.

The Sporting News' early NFL draft projection has four quarterbacks going in the top six selections of the draft, with Oregon's Marcus Mariota, Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater and LSU's Zach Mettenberger going 1-2-3 to the Tampa Bay Bucs, Jacksonville Jaguars and Minnesota Vikings, respectively.

No. 6 on the list is Clemson's Tajh Boyd, who TSN pegs as the first-round pick of the Houston Texans, where he would be reunited with DeAndre Hopkins, with whom he combined as one of college football's top throw-and-catch tandems in 2012.

TSN doesn't expect Clemson's impact on the first round to stop there.

Wide receiver Sammy Watkins is projected as the No. 13 pick of the Philadelphia Eagles, while Vic Beasley is projected as the first-round the choice of the Chicago Bears, with the No. 21 selection.

Clemson and Alabama are the only schools with three projected first-rounders. Texas A&M, LSU, Oregon, UCLA and Ohio State are each projected with two first-round picks.

In addition to the four quarterbacks, other projected top-10 picks are Texas A&M offensive lineman Jake Matthews, Michigan offensive lineman Taylor Lewan, South Carolina defense end Jadeveon Clowney, UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr, BYU outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy, and Southern California wide receiver Marquise Lee.

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