2014 NFL Mock Draft
1. Houston Texans | Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
Matt Schaub is old and inconsistent, Case Keenum is no franchise QB, however, taking a Star DE and the best overall player in the draft over the past couple of years to pair with a superstar like J.J. Watt is a sure recipe for success in the NFL.
2. St. Louis Rams | Sammy Watkins WR Clemson
Watkins is a surefire playmaker and a #1 receiver that the Rams haven't had since Torry Holt. The Rams WR situation needs a change in order for Sam Bradford to develop as a player.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars | Blake Bortles QB UCF
The Jags can be a talented team under Gus Bradley as they've shown in their winning streak this past season, and they're in a situation to take best player available. However, even though Bortles may not be it, he could be the next step in the right direction.
4. Cleveland Browns | Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M
The Browns are extremely high on Johnny Football, there has even been speculation that Cleveland would trade up to get him. Manziel is dynamic and hopefully for the Browns that could translate into the next level.
5. Oakland Raiders | Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville
I originally had Teddy Bridgewater going #1 for 3 straight mocks, but recently I had though Clowney would make a better fit. In this mock the Raiders would surely be glad to get a crack at the best signal caller in this draft, especially with the inconsistent and wavering play of both Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin.
6. Atlanta Falcons | Anthony Barr OLB UCLA
Atlanta's Defense has been nothing short of terrible all year, and with the scheme currently being run by Defensive Coordinator Mike Nolan, the "Over Athletic" Anthony Barr would fit right in.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Greg Robinson OT Auburn
Tampa just can not afford to pass on the most athletic Tackle in the draft, with potentially the most upside of an Offensive Lineman, with Robinson's phenomenal play during Auburn's national title run, Robinson is a Top 10 draft pick.
8. Minnesota Vikings | Derek Carr QB Fresno State
The Vikings reportedly met with Carr extensively during the Senior Bowl, and despite his poor play during both the Bowl Game Loss to USC and during the Senior Bowl, perhaps the Vikes will still pull the trigger.
9. Buffalo Bills | Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M
Buffalo has struggled with inconsistent play at Tackle spots all year, and would be extremely lucky if Jake Matthews somehow drops to them at #9.
10. Detroit Lions | Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State
The Lions haven't had a decent cornerback since Dick "Night Train" Lane throughout the 50's and 60's, their secondary has been somehow held together by the string that is Louis Delmas, taking a player like Justin Gilbert here would be extremely beneficial.
11. Tennessee Titans | C.J. Mosley ILB Alabama
The only thing missing from the Titans having one of the league's top defenses is a premiere inside linebacker, Alabama's C.J. Mosley could fit the bill.
12. New York Giants | Khalil Mack OLB Buffalo
Every mock i've posted Khalil Mack has gone to The Giants and you guys haven't been too overjoyed. But with this kind of value coming at 12, it's something that the Giants haven't had in the First Round since JPP in 2012.
13. St. Louis Rams | HaHa Clinton-Dix S Alabama
T.J. McDonald is a young and promising piece of the Rams secondary, however Darian Stewart isn't good and a playmaking, hard-hitting Safety is exactly what the Rams could use.
14. Chicago Bears | Ra'Shede Hageman DT Minnesota
Henry Melton was a huge reason why the Bears defense was so dominant just two years ago, but with Melton out with an ACL tear this year they've been terrible up front and with Melton being a Free Agent Hageman could fit in nicely.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers | Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
Pittsburgh's secondary is so old. Ike Taylor is terrible, and William Gay and Cortez Allen are both in need of replacement. If the Steelers defense wants to get back to its once great form, Dennard wouldn't be a poor selection.
16. Dallas Cowboys | Louis Nix III DT Notre Dame
Not often does such an amazing run stuffer come into the world. With the terrible play from the defensive tackles of the Cowboys from a run stuffing standpoint, Nix has to be the pick here if they don't decide to take a player in the secondary.
17. Baltimore Ravens | Eric Ebron TE North Carolina
Although Baltimore's Offense hasn't looked the same since losing Anquan Boldin this past season, however maybe WR isn't the pick here. A dynamic Tight End that can stretch the field could be just as useful as a a sure handed receiver. Especially if they don't decide to go WR in the First Round, there is sure talent to be found in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.
18. New York Jets | Marqise Lee WR USC
The Jets have a stellar front line on both sides of the ball, but what they don't have is a solid receiver, and haven't had one for quite a while. A dynamic pass catching receiver could fit nicely at #18 to the Jets.
19. Miami Dolphins | Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama
The Dolphins Offensive Line situation was so terrible this year, with injuries, and Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin, that taking Kouandjio at #19 could be a great choice.
20. Arizona Cardinals | Taylor Lewan OT Michigan
Even though Taylor Lewan has had some question marks, he is the kind of player that has extreme talent and upside if he plays to top potential. If he does, it could work out great for the Cardinals.
21. Green Bay Packers | Jace Amaro TE Texas Tech
With Jermichael Finley coming off a bad neck injury and him being a Free Agent, The Pack could definitely look into taking a pass catching Tight End with their first round selection.
22. Philadelphia Eagles | Calvin Pryor S Louisville
The Eagles Safety situation hasn't been good since Brian Dawkins, and the Patrick Chung situation didn't work out. Granted the Eagles secondary isn't good, but a a great playmaking safety could definitely help.
23. Kansas City Chiefs | Allen Robinson WR Penn State
Allen Robinson has played great this year at Penn State, and the Chiefs could look into grabbing possibly the best receiver off the board at #23 to pair alongside Dwayne Bowe could definitely better their Squad.
24. Cincinnati Bengals | Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State
Vontaze Burfict played great this year but a presence on the outside is greatly needed. Shazier is a great athlete and pass rusher and could greatly help out the team.
25. San Diego Chargers | Kony Ealy DE Missouri
San Diego could use an elite pass rusher and Kony Ealy could end up being a steal outside the top 20.
26. Cleveland Browns | Kyle Van Noy OLB BYU
D'Qwell Jackson is a beast, but what they're missing is a great force off the edge to pair with Mingo. Van not could be that guy.
27. New Orleans Saints | Scott Chricton OLB Oregon State
Junior Galette played well this year, but considering the fragile state of that run defense, it wouldn't hurt having a stud OLB on the team.
28. Carolina Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin WR Florida State
Kelvin Benjamin is not only a terrific pass catcher with great size and speed, but has all the tools to be a dominant #1 receiver in the NFL to pair with Cam Newton. It would be a smart choice to pull the trigger at the end of the first round.
29. New England Patriots | Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Washington
When the Patriots had Aaron Hernandez, their offense was among the the top in the NFL. Don't expect for them not to grab ASJ here at 29.
30. San Francisco 49'ers | Marcus Roberson CB Florida
A physical corner with above average size and good speed could fit well into Jim Harbaugh's system. Roberson's long arms help him to defend the ball better than most other corners in this years draft.
31. Denver Broncos | Stephen Tuitt DT Notre Dame
Terrance Knighton has played well during the past few games of the season and into the playoffs, but a real force clogging up the middle could better the Denver defense.
32. Seattle Seahawks | Zack Martin OL Notre Dame
I see Seattle taking Zack Martin here to better sure up the line, but that could flip-flop with Timmy Jernigan depending on the week.
Thanks for reading and please leave your thoughts, comments, concerns down in the comments section below and through the poll!
P.S. I know you all hate Khalil Mack but that's too bad. So long as I see Mack going to the Giants it will happen.