2014 NFL Mock Draft
It's Mock Draft Season folks. We all get to show our GM skills and whip out our Crystal Balls. Let me get this started.
#1 pick, Houston Texans - QB, Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville.
Here is the best possible place for this young man to play. They have a stellar defense and solid offense. There is talent all over the place on this team. All they really ever had to find was a franchise QB. Something they have yet to draft with success. Bridgewater has all the tools around him on offense to be a sure thing at his position. Clearly the best fit in years at first pick. You couldn't ask for a better team.
#2 pick, St.Louis Rams - WR, Sammy Watkins, Clemson.
I think this is a no brainer because they play on turf and he is a rare talent, and I would also say he has more upside to be a sure #1 WR over Tavon Austin. They have another pick that they could use on an offensive linemen later in the 1st round. This pick is purely a gift from the Redskins in the name of Sammy Watkins.
#3 pick, Jacksonville Jaguars - DE, Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina.
This is something that this team can not pass on, a game changing pass rusher. The Jaguars will be able to find a QB in the 2nd round this year. Jacksonville could gamble on a guy like Derek Carr and see what risk or reward he could be for them out of the 2nd round. Defense wins championships. Take Clowney!!!
#4 pick, Cleveland Browns - FS, Hasean Clinton-Dix, Alabama.
I feel like teams are picking up on what type of impact this position can have on a team over the last few years and picks. This team's strength is with it's defense. Keep building the defense. Haden needs some more help in the back and T.J Ward could use a solid wing man. Clinton-Dix is a sure pick and his stock is rising fast.
#5 pick, Oakland Raiders - OLB, Anthony Barr, UCLA.
I think this may be viewed as a reach, but I think with UCLA being so close the scouts for the Raiders had to have had their eyes on him. He could provide help on the opposite side Sio Moore in the future. This is certainly a high reward pick and I think Barr is someone who has the long term potential to be a franchise name.
#6 pick, Atlanta Falcons - OT, Jake Matthews, Texas A&M.
I don't think anyone can pass a talent like this up and especially The Falcons. This guy is a sure starter at left tackle. They can kick Sam Baker over to right tackle. The Falcons didn't draft a single offensive linemen last year. Matthews is an All Pro type talent.
#7 pick, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - QB, Blake Bortles, UCF.
I think at this point this is the most obvious move for this team. New Head Coach means franchise QB. They would be nuts not to take this kid. This should be a no brainer for Lovie Smith. Smith is blessed to have the defensive talent already there to coach. He needs a franchise QB. Glennon could be starter, or trade bait.
#8 pick, Minnesota Vikings - ILB, CJ Mosley, Alabama.
I think they are weak in the middle and I Mosley is a field general. Some say his football IQ is machine like. His understanding of the game at a pro level will exceed all expectations. People understand that players like Luke Kuechly can really make a difference on the field. Mosley is in the same breed of linebacker Kuechly. You have to know where he is at all times. What a talent to pair with Greenwood.
#9 pick, Buffalo Bills - OT, Greg Robinson, Auburn.
Manuel needs a better left tackle and I think Glenn is way more suited for the right side anyhow. Robinson has been gaining plenty of attention. He could be gone by this point. In any case they take best left tackle prospect for their franchise QB EJ Manuel.
#10 pick, Detroit Lions - WR, Mike Evans, Texas A&M.
I think another big bodied wide out is exactly what Stafford needs. The Bears did it with Jeffery and Marshall. I think with the trend going towards taller, lengthier defensive backs it makes sense to do the same with receivers. He would fit right into this offense and provide a solid option outside of Megatron.
#11 pick, Tennessee Titans - TE, Eric Ebron, North Carolina.
This team shouldn't waste another high pick on the defensive line. The offensive line is strong and I think Ebron is talented enough to pair with Delanie Walker. There is nothing wrong with having two threatening Tight Ends. If you have two Tight Ends who are natural mismatches you provide a harder scheme to defend against. Plus Whisenhunt loves him some tight ends.
#12 pick, New York Giants - OLB, Khalil Mack, Buffalo.
I think he makes the 3 man linebacker crew complete taking over weak side linebacker in their 4-3 defensive set. Mack has been gaining tons of attention and his stock is rising. He is certainly worth a look and could be an All Pro type star if coached well and playing in the right scheme that shows off his strengths. Small school player, but big time talent.
#13 pick, St. Louis Rams - OG David Yankey, Stanford.
I don't see how you pass the highest rated player at this key of a position this late in the draft. Yankey has had time at left tackle so he is flexible. Besides Zac Stacy will certainly benefit from having such a quality anchor to the ground game. This type of guard is rare and I think he could be an immediate starter for this team on the right or left side guard position. This kid is talented.
#14 pick, Chicago Bears - CB, Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State.
He will likely have a solid combine and I expect his stock to jump. The Bears are getting old at this position and Gilbert could compete at Nickel until one of the other two starters is cut, or traded. He is has a high ceiling and is certainly worth the pick. If anything he is a solid starter for the long haul. He has good size and speed. Teams are looking towards taller defensive backs and Gilbert falls under that category.
#15 pick, Pittsburgh Steelers - FS, Calvin Pryor, Louisville.
Hard hitting player with upside and has a knack for getting around the ball and knocking it loose. He is exactly the type of player the Steelers look for. He has really good size too 6'2 over 200 lbs. This might sound like reach now, but after combine I'm sure it will make sense. He has excellent football speed and his hard hitting tackles define intimidating defense.
#16 pick, Baltimore Ravens - WR, Marqise Lee, USC.
He is the former Biletnikoff Award winner his sophomore season. I don't see how that talent just disappears after a Junior year of injuries. His stock won't be affected as he is still a 1st round talent. The combine will help his stock, or keep him in the 1st round. His former teammate Woods is doing well in Buffalo. I don't see why Lee wouldn't help Flacco and company out.
#17 pick, Dallas Cowboys - OLB, Kyle Van Noy, Brigham Young.
There have been comparisons to Chad Greenway and certainly feel he could fit into this team's defensive scheme. He is a smart player and could play right away and start right away over Alex Albright at Sam linebacker. He has a knack for being around the ball and making plays just like current starter Sean Lee. Doesn't hurt to have two of kind.
#18 pick, New York Jets - WR, Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State.
You shouldn't let such a huge target with unlimited upside pass you by. They need help at WR right now. Even with talks of being interested in Emmanuel Sanders there should be some people looking to invest time in Kelvin Benjamin during the combine.
#19 pick, Miami - OT, Taylor Lewan, Michigan.
They are familiar with tackles out of Michigan except Long became too expensive and moved on. However Johnathan Martin doesn't look to fit in long term. This is a talented team, but they gave up the most sacks last season. You can't let Tannehill get hit this much over the next decade. Sure up the tackle position for your QB.
#20 pick, Arizona Cardinals - DT, Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh.
He is one of the more intriguing prospects and I think could easily make a name for himself. He can play almost any position on the edge and would likely have to bulk up for the inside in the NFL. I wouldn't be surprised to seem him in a Dwight Freeney type role on the edge.
#21 pick, Green Bay - DT, Ra'shede Hageman, Minnesota.
This team need depth along the defensive line. He adds depth and can play anywhere on the defensive line. I like his overall athleticism and he could start right away. He reminds a bit of Wilkerson with the Jets.
#22 pick, Philadelphia Eagles - DE, Kony Ealy, Missouri.
This guy is too talented to allow any other team to take him. They need some real help on the edge opposite Trent Cole. Vinny Curry looks like a serious busts.
#23 pick, Kansas City Chiefs - CB, Darqueze Dennard, Michigan.
They have had no success at this position recently. It killed them in the playoffs as well. Teams later in the year were able to pass all over this team including postseason. They need help here at this position. Dennard is talented enough to start this year.
#24 pick, Cincinnati Bengals - OT, Zack Martin, Notre Dame.
With a player at this position sitting around you can't let him drop any further. You need depth at this position. He is a future starter if not this year then next at either tackle position.
#25 pick, San Diego Chargers - TE, Jace Amaro, Texas A&M
I really don't think this is a pressing need, but Gates isn't getting any younger. They will eventually need to find a replacement. If his combine goes well this draft could see two tight ends taken in the first round. Based on talent alone he is a mismatch nightmare. Rivers needs more targets as well.
#26 pick, Cleveland Browns - OG, Xavier Su'a Filo, UCLA.
He is the perfect fit for this team and their offensive line. He is a class act and can start right away. He is a future All Pro. This is a no brainer here.
#27 pick, New Orleans - CB, Marcus Roberson, Florida.
They could use a solid future CB with this young man. He has a knack for getting on the ball and breaking up would be plays. He has potential to be a ball hawk with the right coaching. I think The Saints are a solid fit.
#28 pick, Carolina Panthers - WR, Odell Beckham Jr, LSU.
For some reason he reminds me of Steve Smith. He has toughness and grit. He doesn't have the blazing speed, but he has football speed. Rarely drops the ball and is a willing blockers like all LSU Tigers receivers. He would really help Newton down the line in the passing game.
#29 pick, New England Patriots - DT, Louis Nix, Notre Dame.
Wilfork went down last year and they didn't have much going for them in the middle of the defensive line. They can't have that happen again and this helps ensure the future.
#30 pick, San Francisco 49ers - WR, Allen Robinson, Penn State.
This is a no brainer. This young man is talented and he would compliment Crabtree well in the long run. He has size and strong hands. His speed isn't going stand out, but he has football speed.
#31 pick, Denver Broncos - DT, Stephen Tuitt, Notre Dame.
This might be a reach, but they could use some help up front in terms of depth. he is a solid young talent who has plenty of upside. He could easily be the starter in two years. Can't miss pick.
#32 pick, Seattle Seahawks - WR, Brandin Cooks, Oregon State.
He could be a sure threat for this team with Harvin and company. I like what he brings to the table and I think he would fit in with their scheme on offense. Wilson could always use more weapons in the passing game.
Last edited by truk83; 02-24-2014 at 06:04 PM.