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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Consensus mock gives Giants Eric Ebron

Jesse, Invictus, and Raptor combine forces to produce the latest 2014 NFL Mock Draft from Big Blue View.

This 2014 NFL Mock Draft uses a different format from the previous ones here at Big Blue View. Instead of each of us doing a draft, Jesse made picks 1-11, I made picks 12-21, and Invictus wrapped it up with picks 22-32. Each of our set of picks has had some input from the other two.

The pick made for the New York Giants is a true consensus.

So, without further ado let's get to the picks.


Houston Texans

Jadeveon Clowney, DE/OLB, South Carolina Houston Texans reporter John McClain I has insisted that the Texans won't draft Clowney and he's plugged in, but I think it's a mistake if they pass on him.


Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn The Rams are reportedly actively trying to shop this pick to trade down because they know that if they move down they can still target a top wide receiver or offensive lineman and further maximize their RG3 deal.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida Bortles is the hot quarterback prospect at the moment because he looks most like a NFL quarterback and people believe he has "it". I don't believe Jaguars will pass on Clowney if he's here.


Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson The Cleveland Browns don't love any of the top quarterbacks here (and hope they can get Carr/Manziel if one drops later) so they take Sammy Watkins to pair with Josh Gordon to give the Browns perhaps the most lethal wide receiver tandem in the league.


Oakland Raiders Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M The Raiders offensive tackle whirlwind has been crazy, but they still don't have a long term solution (Donald Penn is not that) at left tackle. Jake Matthews can be. The Raiders will apparently roll forward with Matt Schaub.


Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo The Falcons need a pass rusher, Mack is a top three prospect to many.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan The Buccaneers signed Anthony Collins who is a good player, but Emmet Cleary on the other side is a huge question mark. The Bears offesnive line and quarterback play derailed Lovie Smith in Chicago. In Tampa he tries to make it a priority (the news of Lewan's assault arraignment could change the pick)


Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville The Vikings are in the ideal spot here for them. They need a quarterback and they get to choose between three options. I prefer Bridewater personally, so that's my pick here.


Buffalo Bills Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M Stevie Johnson is not a No. 1 option. E.J. Manuel didn't play well last year and he needs a lot of help.


Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State This is becoming a pick that is extremely routine in mock drafts across the internet, but for good reason. If the season started today the Lions starting cornerback duo would be Chris Houston and Darius Slay (and they combined for more than a -15 PFF rating last year).


Tennessee Titans Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State This is a little more out of the box, but some team at some point is going to be trading down in the draft (and it's likely to be a number of teams trading down) so while I'm not sure they'd grab Dennard here they could move down a few slots and fill the hole created when Verner left in free agency.


Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina Jesse: My ideal pick prior to free agency was Justin Gilbert because he would have solved the cornerback talent issue as well as the return issue. Free agency has taken care of both of those needs so the Giants should be looking to add weapons to the offense. I think the depth at wide receiver in the draft means they can pass on that position here and still get a quality player even in the third round.

Raptor: Of the players available, Ebron brings the best combination of immediate impact and rare skill-set.

Invictus: BPAAPN. Otherwise known as "Best Player Available At Position of Need." For me, anyway. Considered Aaron Donald as well and its a bit of a toss up with the two in my eyes. Ebron wins in this scenario.


St. Louis Rams Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama With the 13th pick the Rams solidify a solid secondary with a big, rangy, play-making safety.


Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh The Bears have a serious need at defensive tackle, and just lost their best pass rusher to their division rival. They fix both of those with a single pick.


Pittsburgh Steelers Jason Verrett, CB, TCU There is age all over the Steelers' defense. Verrett is an excellent cover corner who brings youth and athleticism.


Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri The Cowboys desperately need to rebuild their defensive line, and take the best available defensive lineman.


Baltimore Ravens Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville The Ravens add a rangy, athletic safety to their defense.


Marqise Lee, WR, USC The Jets signed Eric Decker, but Lee is an explosive playmaker who can make an offense out of not much.


Miami Dolphins Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia Moses is a big offensive tackle who can move defensive linemen, but has very nice feet for pass protection


Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State Carr might have the biggest arm in this draft class, and seemingly everyone who meets him comes away impressed.


Green Bay Packers Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU Green Bay doesn't need any more play-makers, but they're getting one anyway. Defenses everywhere groan.


Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech Eagles have been linked to Fuller already, having been at his pro-day and meeting with him. Both safeties are gone, and they need secondary upgrades everywhere.


Kansas City Chiefs Zack Martin, OT/OG, Notre Dame Ouch. They lost Branden AlbertGeoff Schwartz, and Jon Asamoah. They have some young talent there, but not enough. Enter Martin.


CJ Mosley, ILB, Alabama Rey Maualuga is slow. They need fast. So they get Mosley.


David Yankey, OG, Stanford The Chargers were not a great blocking team last year. Yankey is one of my top guards available and with no real value left in the secondary at this point, it makes sense.


Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M Johnny Football is coming to Cleveland! He's got Jordan Cameron, Sammy Watkins, and Josh Gordon to throw to!


Dee Ford, OLB, Auburn Angry, explosive edge rusher that New Orleans was missing outside of Cam Jordan.


Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon St. Steve Smith clone fits Smith's previous home.


Timmy Jernigan, DT, FSU Jernigan can be considered value at this point. As a shade 1 tech, he can add some power on the inside that the Pats were missing when Wilfork was gone.


Allen Robinson, WR, Penn St. 49ers have few needs, but one of them is at wide receiver. Robinson has great upside.


Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA The Broncos lost Zane Beadles and get a better player in the process. Helps keep their most prized possession upright.


Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech I know this pick is a cop out and Seattle fans may not like it, but I mean, it works so beautifully.