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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Mock v. 1.0 from 'Raptor'

'Raptor' adds his first official mock draft to the one done by 'Invictus' earlier this week.

One of these guys is beloved by millions. The other is Roger Goodell
One of these guys is beloved by millions. The other is Roger Goodell
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So, what to do in the offseason when the New York Giants aren't playing? I know! Blindly guess at which players teams are going to pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Between now and May 8 NFL Draft prospects' stock will rise, fall, rise, and fall again. There will be guys who are on nobody's radar who will shoot into the first round (Dontari Poe), and "sure-fire locks" who will plummet off the face of the first round (Damontre Moore). The Shrine Game will happen, the Senior Bowl will happen, the combine (aka: Underwear Olympics) will happen. Schools will hold pro-days, teams will have workouts, and scouts will be digging into every dusty nook and cranny looking for a reason to not draft a prospect. Fans and draftniks will almost come to blows over which prospect their team should draft to win the 2014 Super Bowl, or if their team took another, it would cause the end of all life on Earth as we know it.

Ahh, draft season.

And without further ado, my first (official) 2014 Mock Draft. Don't worry, there will be plenty more wrong guesses to come.


Houston Texans

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Lousiville

In 2006 the Texans faced a similar choice. This time they go quarterback.


Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

I'm expecting a trade, either for Clowney or a QB. But, absent that, the Rams need to protect Bradford.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

The Jags take another stab and finding a much-needed franchise QB.


Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State The Browns need a QB. Being the Browns they take David Carr's little brother.


Oakland Raiders Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M The QB fest continues with Oakland taking Johnny Football. He is exciting, and they need something to be excited about


Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn The Falcons are desperate for a pass rush, but they aren't doing anything if Matt Ryan can't stay upright.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina The Bucc's steal the best player in the draft. Need and potential character concerns drop him down.


Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota Fitting, and if Mike Zimmer is the head coach, he's going to want another Geno Atkins.


Buffalo Bills Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo Another defensive player stays home. Buffalo gets stronger against the run and adds another stud LB.


Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M Not the best receiver on my board, and another potential problem for a team with too many penalties already, but the prospect of having Megatron and Evans to is too much.


Tennessee Titans Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan Titans ownership wants the running game to improve, so they take the best available OL.


Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson The Giants make up for Hakeem Nicks and get Eli the best receiver in the draft. They also knock out another need and add a dynamic return man.


St. Louis Rams Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina The Rams could still use more receiving talent, and Ebron is a nightmare mismatch at tight end.


Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame The Bears fix a horrid run defense by adding one of the biggest, meanest defensive tackles in the draft.


Pittsburgh Steelers Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan Dennard is the best cover corner in the draft, and a tough football player. Perfect for the Steelers


Trent Murphy, DE/OLB, Stanford The DC position in Dallas is up in the air, so they're getting a guy who can play DE or eventually take over for DeMarcus Ware.


Baltimore Ravens Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA I can't believe Barr fell this far, and neither can Newsome. The Ravens add another talented and versatile linebacker to their defense. There will be receivers in the 2nd round.


Marquise Lee, WR, UCLA The Jets need an actual offensive weapon in the worst way, and Lee is one of the best in the draft


Miami Dolphins Zack Martin, OT/G, Notre Dame Martin can play guard or tackle, and the Dolphins need both. Strangely enough, he goes where Pugh went last year.


Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma St. Pure value pick. Besides, they have the original Patrick Peterson, why not bookend him with this years'?


Green Bay Packers Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech Jermichael Finley's career might be over, and he's a free agent. They get another athletic freak TE to keep A-A-Ron's cupboard full.


Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio St. I really have no clue what Chip Kelly could be looking for, so I went with the best athlete still on the board.


Kansas City Chiefs C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama A massive steal here. Mosley slipped through the cracks to land in the perfect situation. He will fit well in KC's Ryan-inspired defense.


Jason Verrett, CB, TCU The Bengals strengthen their secondary with one of the quickest cover corners in the draft.


David Yankey, OG, Stanford The Chargers take a first round OL for the second time in two years, nabbing the best pure guard in the draft.


Kelvin Benjamin, WR, FSU The Browns already have one of the best WR's in the league in Josh Gordon. Now they get a massive No. 2.


Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee I could have gone a couple ways with this one, but I decided to protect Drew Brees.


Allen Robinson, WR, Penn St. The Panthers need help in the secondary, but it's time to start building around Cam.


* Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh Justin Smith can't play forever, and Donald's incredible first step and unrelenting motor make him a fine understudy.


* Cyrus Kouandijo, OT, Alabama If Brady wants to play until he's 50, he's going to need some more protection. Kouandijo has tremendous athletic upside to bookend Nate Solder.


* Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, TE, Washington ASJ has lost ground on the other TE's, but he's the most complete in the class. He adds a much needed receiver, and support for an offensive line that has faded a bit. And yet another guy stays home.


* Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

The Broncos add the second-best defensive end in the draft to put pressure on the passer with Von Miller. With their offense, teams will have to throw the ball, and these two will feast.