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1 - HOU: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
If I were the Houston Texans, I would draft Jadeveon Clowney and not look back. I think Clowney is by far the best prospect and would be a nightmare with JJ Watt on the other side. But, I am not the Houston Texans and I have heard that they will likely draft a QB. From what I am hearing, it is between Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles. I think Manziel has the bigger upside, but I also think he could be a giant bust. I like what I see from Bortles, and think he’d be a good pick to replace Schaub.
2 - STL: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
I believe the rams could trade this pick to the falcons allowing Atlanta to grab Clowney. They would then get the sixth pick and could draft one of the three top tackles or even Sammy Watkins. But since I cannot predict trades, I will give the rams Greg Robinson. He played on a great running team and showed he can run block and his athleticism should help him in pass protection. I believe he is the best tackle in the draft, and could help the rams right away.
3 - JAX: Jadeveon Clowney, DE , South Carolina
Jadeveon Clowney is the best player in the draft, and the Jaguars are lucky that he’s available with the third pick. Clowney is an athletic freak, but has work ethic concerns. If he answers those questions, he will be a star. Gus Bradley is a defensive coach and could use a star like Clowney. Jacksonville needs a QB, but they can get one later in the draft. Clowney is just too hard to pass up, and will even be a star in the wasteland that is the Jacksonville Jaguars.
4 - CLE: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
Sammy Watkins is the best WR prospect since AJ Green and Julio Jones. I think he will be a star. He has great hands, route running, and athleticism. I think he could (and should) be the number two pick, but needs from other teams may push him back in the draft. Cleveland needs a QB, but I think they draft one later and give Hoyer a chance. The Browns need a WR to complement Gordon. I think Sammy Watkins is the second best player in the draft (behind Clowney), and will help Cleveland right away.
5 - OAK: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Jake Matthews is one of the great offensive tackle prospects in this year’s draft. Matthews has great bloodlines, with his dad being in the hall of fame and having many other family members who have been in NFL or are in the NFL. Matthews played right tackle two years ago while future number two pick Luke Joeckel played left tackle, but then he made the seamless transition to left tackle last year. Oakland has a ton of needs, but drafting Matthews to protect Schaub’s blindside would be the best.
6 - ATL: Khalil Mack, LB , Buffalo
Khalil Mack is a great pass rushing prospect who is flying up many team’s boards. Mack has great athleticism and power, and was completely dominate this past season. He did not play the greatest competition while at the University of Buffalo, but he did play against Ohio State and was the best player on the field. He is versatile enough to play with his hand on the ground or standing up. The falcons missed out on the top two OT prospects so they can get Mack here to help their pass rush.
7 - TB: Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
Anthony Barr is one of the most athletic freaks in this year’s draft. He is a great pass rusher, can play 4-3 DE or 3-4 OLB (or even 4-3 OLB) at the next level. He reminds me of Dion Jordan from last year’s class (who I believe could be a stud in the future), as well as guys like Jason Pierre-Paul and Aldon Smith. He is an absolute athletic stud, having switched from RB to defense two years ago. Mike Evans would make sense here too, but Tampa’s poor pass rush might make Barr a better choice.
8 - MIN: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Teddy Bridgewater is one of the more intriguing prospects in the draft. Some viewed him as the number one pick before the draft and by far the top QB prospect, but he has fallen down many boards during the draft process. He is still a very good QB prospect, but his poor pro day didn’t match the great pro days of Manziel and Bortles. I think he’ll be solid, but I like both Manziel and Bortles more. Minnesota is said to not like Manziel so Bridgewater may be the choice for Minnesota.
9 - BUF: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
Eric Ebron is the best TE prospect I have seen since Vernon Davis came out of Maryland. He reminds me of Davis. He is a great athlete and a huge mismatch problem. He isn’t as fast as Davis, but he may be more athletic and more of a complete TE. He may need to bulk up to help his blocking, but he is fantastic as a receiving TE. Mike Evans would make sense here too, but I see Ebron as a once in a generation TE talent and I don't see that in Evans at WR.
10 - DET: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
Justin Gilbert is a very talented cornerback from Oklahoma State. I think he’s the second best corner to Dennard, but the consensus is he will be the first corner taken. He absolutely lit it up at the combine, and is showing teams that he is worthy of a high selection. He has the size, speed, athleticism, and smarts you would want out of a cornerback. His technique could use a bit of work, but nothing too out of the ordinary. Detroit needs secondary help, and he can help them from day one.
11 - TEN: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Johnny Manziel is the most controversial prospect in this year’s draft (more than Clowney and Michael Sam). Some people love him, other people hate him. Johnny Football has been great on the field. His concerns are his off field issues and size. Russell Wilson is shorter and just won the Super Bowl, so that helps Manziel. Tennessee may be the surprise team in the QB market, and I think the new staff would want to start over with a potential star like Manziel.
12 - NYG: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
Taylor Lewan is a great offensive tackle prospect from Michigan. I like what I see from his tape. He is a fluid left tackle and can dominate in both the run and pass game. His technique is solid, but has room for improvement. He is a very good athlete for his size, which will allow him to flourish at offensive tackle. He lit it up at the combine and is shooting up draft boards. He is worthy of a top ten pick, but I think the Giants will get fortunate that he falls to them.
13 - STL: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
Mike Evans is a giant WR prospect in the 2014 NFL draft. Giant is an understatement, this guy is a six-foot five-inch wide receiver who can get the jump ball like no other. He is a raw route runner and doesn’t have the greatest hands, but his hands are good enough and his route running should improve. He reminds me of the WR version of Jimmy Graham, both raw coming out of college with great intangibles and measurables. St. Louis could use a WR, and he could develop into a great WR for them.
14 - CHI: Aaron Donald, DL , Pittsburgh
Aaron Donald is one of the best defensive tackle prospects in this year’s draft. Unlike most defensive tackles, he is an exceptional pass rusher. He is an interior pass rush specialist. He isn’t great against the run but he holds his own pretty well. He is a bit undersized, but in a passing league it is important to have pass rushers. He may have been the best athlete at the combine with his great speed and strength. He is shooting up draft boards. Donald would be a great fit in Chicago.
15 - PIT: Darqueze Dennard, CB , Michigan State
Darqueze Dennard is the best NFL cornerback prospect in my opinion (but most like Gilbert more). He has size, good athleticism, and looks like he could be a shutdown press corner. With the Seattle Seahawks winning the Super Bowl with massive corners, I’m expecting bigger corners to get more of a look from teams. Dennard was dominant on a great defense and he is almost six feet tall. Pittsburgh has an aging defense (especially their secondary), and Dennard can give them youth and talent.
16 - DAL: Kony Ealy, DL , Missouri
Kony Ealy is a great defensive end prospect from Missouri. Being overshadowed recently by his openly gay teammate Michael Sam (who is also a defensive end), Ealy is a great player in his own right. Sam will likely be picked in rounds 3-6, Ealy is a guy who could be picked anywhere from middle of round one to round two. Ealy isn’t the most polished prospect in the draft, but he is still very good at getting to the QB. Dallas could use some help rushing the passer, and Ealy would be a great fit.
17 - BAL: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is arguably the best safety prospect in this year’s draft. He dominated last year at Alabama, in the SEC against the greatest teams. He is an all-around talented safety, he can cover, tackle, and play zone. He isn’t the most complete prospect, he does have some holes in his game. There is no doubt in my mind that he can come in day one and learn on the job. The ravens filled one of their safety needs last year with Matt Elam, and Ha Ha would fill their other need at safety.
18 - NYJ: Odell Beckham, WR , LSU
Odell Beckham Jr. is a very intriguing prospect in this year’s draft. He has good size and great athleticism, and has been playing in a pro style offense at LSU. This will really help Beckham transition into the NFL. He can run all the routes you could want, and should be able to step in and play day one. He doesn’t have perfect hands but they are still much better than average. The New York Jets are in need of playmakers. Beckham can play all over the offense and give Geno Smith a great weapon.
19 - MIA: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
Zach Martin is one of the best o-line prospects in the draft. He can play all 5 positions. His versatility and impressive combine should help push him up draft boards. There is no secret that the Miami Dolphins offensive line has received criticism for bad play and poor leadership, and now they need some talented youth to finally turn the corner. Zach Martin can take over for Jonathan Martin or Richie Incognito, or play anywhere else on the line. Martin would be a great fit in Miami.
20 - ARI: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
Calvin Pryor has been flying up draft boards recently. He is a very talented safety out of Louisville, and is finally getting the credit he deserves. I am not sure what made him so unknown until recently, but he has all the tools of being a first round pick. He is a very good athlete, he can cover and hit. He isn’t as good as Clinton-Dix in coverage, but is a great hitter and good enough in coverage. Arizona has a very good defense but has one giant hole at safety that Calvin Pryor could fill.
21 - GB: Tim Jernigan, DT, Florida State
Tim Jernigan is one of the best defensive tackle spots in this year’s draft. He was dominant on a national championship team, but was not in the national championship game. Auburn’s extremely fast offensive made him look tired, slow, and out of shape. This may cause him to fall but I’m sure he will work hard on getting in better shape. Green Bay runs a 3-4 defense and I think he can play all over the line. Their front needs some more young talent, and Jernigan can add that right away.
22 - PHI: Brandin Cooks, WR , Oregon State
Brandin Cooks has been flying up draft boards. He was the Biletnikoff award winner, so he has the skills to be a great NFL receiver. He absolutely tore it up at the combine by running the fastest time for wide receivers. He looks explosive, athletic, and NFL ready. His hands are very good and he runs great routes. He had great production at Oregon State. He is a bit undersized, but reminds me of DeSean Jackson. The Eagles controversially let Jackson go, and Cooks might be the guy to replace him.
23 - KC: Marqise Lee, WR , USC
Marquise Lee is one of the best WR prospects in the 2014 NFL draft. Last year his teammate Robert Woods was drafted, and most experts believed that Lee was the better player and prospect. Lee wasn’t dominant this year like some expected, but he has all the tools to be a stud at the next level. He has good hands and is a very solid route runner. He finds ways to get open and makes the most of his opportunities. He is a very good athlete. The Chiefs need a WR, and he can help right away.
24 - CIN: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
Kyle Fuller is a talented cornerback prospect from Virginia Tech. He has good size and instincts, but sometimes will over pursue and leave himself out of position. He sometimes bites on doubles moves and gets himself into trouble. He doesn’t have the speed and quickness to close on a WR so he needs to always play with great technique and not get too out of position. I think he is the 3rd best corner (behind Dennard and Gilbert) and will help a weak Bengals secondary.
25 - SD: Bradley Roby, CB , Ohio State
Bradley Roby is one of the better cornerbacks in this year’s draft class. He was graded as a high first round pick by most going into the season, but injuries and inconstant play has dropped him out of the first round in some experts’ opinions. However, he is now healthy and could shine during the draft process. He excelled at the combine. His mistakes are behind him. San Diego made the playoffs last year with probably the worst secondary in the league, and Roby could help fix that from day one.
26 - CLE: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
Derek Carr is shooting up draft boards and may even be a top ten pick. I’ve heard that many teams like him and some teams might take him over Manziel, Bridgewater, and Bortles. I think Carr will be the fourth QB drafted and might be able to start right away. He is similar to his brother but I think will be a better pro because he isn’t going to an expansion franchise like his brother. Cleveland took a Watkins with their first pick, now it is time to add a young QB to their team with Carr.
27 - NO: Dee Ford, DE , Auburn
Dee Ford is one of the most athletic defensive ends in the 2014 NFL draft. He is a bit undersized, but has great speed for a pass rusher. His freakish athleticism makes him appealing to both 4-3 teams (where he’d play DE) and 3-4 teams (where he’d play OLB). He helped anchor a defense that almost won the National Championship, but now can help anchor a defense in the NFL. New Orleans runs a 3-4 and needs OLBs to rush the passer, and Dee Ford can be that guy.
28 - CAR: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
Kelvin Benjamin is one of the better wide receiver prospects in this year’s draft. He isn’t the most polished WR prospect, but he has great measureables and upside. He is very tall (6 feet 5 inches) and has good hands. He is inconsistent at times, but had the game winning catch in the National Championship Game. He is a winner and he plays big in big games. Carolina was a surprise playoff team last year but they got rid of all their receivers. Benjamin can step in day one and help Cam Newton.
29 - NE: Ra'Shede Hageman, DL , Minnesota
Ra’Shede Hageman is a great defensive line prospect from Minnesota. Listed as a defensive tackle, I think he could play anywhere on a defensive line. He seems strong enough to play 3-4 nose tackle (although I wouldn’t play him there), and could play both ends in a 3-4. He is perfect for a 4-3 DT, but could slide to end in the 4-3 as well. His versatility and great athleticism makes him a fit for all defenses. New England could use a guy like him to help anchor their defense for years to come.
30 - SF: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
Louis Nix is a very talented defensive tackle prospect from Notre Dame. He is a big man, and has good movement for his size. He is extremely powerful inside and could be dominant in San Francisco. He can play 3-4 DE, 3-4 NT, or 4-3 DT. His combine was slightly disappointing, and some teams think he can only play nose tackle. I think he can help all across the Niners defensive line, and can give them the youth they desperately need. This is great value for Nix.
31 - DEN: C.J. Mosley, OLB, Alabama
C.J. Mosley is the next great linebacker prospect from Alabama. I think he is one of the most complete linebacker prospects in a while, he can stop the run, cover the pass, and rush the passer. Some people compare him to former Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain (bust), but I think Mosely is a much better prospect. He is talented enough to be a top ten pick, but teams have needs greater than linebacker. I think he will slip in the draft for that reason, and the Broncos will be lucky to get him.
32 - SEA: Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
Morgan Moses is one of the best OT prospects in the draft. He is probably a RT but might be able to play on the left side. Seattle needs help on the o-line. They have a LT Okung and C Unger that are set, but the other 3 positions are up for debate. I like the two young rookies (from last year) Bailey and Bowie, who are tackles that played both RT and guard. I think they could start at guards and leave only RT as a position of need. That’s where Moses comes in, he could play RT in Seattle.

User Comments

Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:35 PM
Above Average -- Not bad, check mine out!
Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:33 PM
Below Average -- you used the words great or greatest 25 or mote times describing your picks I have to assume you are their agents and they are all in the hall of fame already or you better get those rose colored glasses off and become a football fan not a cheer leader
Friday, April 18, 2014 10:01 AM
Excellent -- Nice work
Sunday, April 20, 2014 7:49 PM
Excellent -- nice mock draft. i hope your right and mosley makes it to denver's pick but i think he'll be gone.
Monday, April 21, 2014 1:09 PM
Below Average -- good work
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:24 PM
Average -- Eh some of this doesn't make sense, but then your logic is right on with some. Pretty good overall
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:12 PM
Below Average -- Trades are must at this point in the mock draft season.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:12 PM
Excellent -- I like Bortles #1. everyone thinks its gonna be Clowney but i think Houston will take Bortles. they need a QB and he's the best in the draft.
Sunday, April 27, 2014 8:36 AM
Average -- I think the Bucs trade back and get wr or ol but I like seeing new names and not just mike Evans every time. Good job thinking outside the box
Sunday, April 27, 2014 11:17 AM
Average -- 28-32 very very logical


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