A lot of the attention surrounding the 2014 NFL Draft will rightfully be centered on the skill position players who will hear their names called on the first night of the draft, but that would overlook a number of players who very well could shape their teams' future. Ask any coach, and he'll likely tell you that a franchise's fortunes often start up front with the offensive linemen, and it could be a banner year for the group in the first round.

How many could wind up going on May 8 this year? NFL Media analyst Charles Davis thinks the number could be surprisingly high.

"I think the easy call would be six," Davis said on "Path to the Draft." "I wouldn't be surprised if we even got to seven. Joel Bitonio from Nevada, he could jump in there along with a Morgan Moses or Cyrus Kouandjio to get us to seven offensive linemen in the first round."

This year's draft is considered one of the deepest in recent memory, and that certainly stands out when looking at draft boards. Three offensive tackles -- Auburn's Greg Robinson, Texas A&M's Jake Matthews and Michigan's Taylor Lewan -- are considered to be elite prospects and will probably be among the first dozen picks. Notre Dame's Zack Martin has a number of landing spots in the draft but has solidified himself as a first-round lock based on buzz in the scouting community.

After that group of linemen though, the rest of the first round starts to become a guessing game.