2014 NFL Mock Draft by FFToolbox Writer, Matt De Lima

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2014 NFL Mock Draft

Round 1 of 2 Rounds

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1. LAR: Jared Goff, QB, Cal*
Fresh start in Los Angeles, Hard Knocks is coming to town, a big headline trade to the No. 1 spot. Everything points to making a splash and you can't do anything but draft a QB here. So Goff or Wentz? The whispers are leaning towards Goff. Hopefully the rest of the draft is used accumulating pass-catching threats for him to use in the coming years.
2. PHI: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
Philly is content taking whichever QB lands in their lap. In this case, that QB is Wentz. Personally, I think he's the better prospect due to his experience in a pro-style offense and really great footwork.
3. SD: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss*
The safest prospect in this draft class. Pencil him in on the left side for the next decade for a team in the Top 5. Does San Diego NEED a left tackle? That's debatable; however, Tunsil projects as a much better player than the incumbents.
4. DAL: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State*
Dallas has to be excited about the teams trading up since that pushes better options into their range. Now they'll likely have their choice between Bosa, Jalen Ramsey, Myles Jack and DeForest Buckner. Any of those defenders would be a boost for this team.
5. JAX: Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State*
Scouts are raving about Ramsey and while he is a great prospect, the title of the "best" corner from this draft class has changed hands multiple times in the past year. His size is really exciting though, which makes him a literal big difference maker.
6. BAL: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA*
The injury concerns can place him anywhere in the top 8. Plus athleticism give him a very high ceiling. Jack was the Bruins' best player since arriving on campus.
7. SF: DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
The 49ers could be lined up to draft an Oregon defensive linemen in the first round in consecutive seasons. Buckner is better than his former teammate Arik Armstead. Given his length, frame and strength, he won't be on the board beyond this point.
8. CLE: Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame*
Stanley has a comparable talent ceiling as Tunsil. While lacking some technical refinement, he can clean that up under the tutelage of Joe Thomas.
9. TB: Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky
Spence should be a lock inside the top 10 or 15 if it weren't for his well-documented drug problem. I think a team or two will be confident enough in the young man to know he has moved past his issues and draft him based on the player he is and will become, which is an excellent one.
10. NYG: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State*
There is something to be gained in having one stud running back. Elliott can be that player and provide stability to a position the Giants have been lacking for years now.
11. CHI: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson*
Clemson has been churning out pass rushers for years and Lawson is no different. There are a number of teams in this range who could use help on the edge so expect Lawson to hear his name somewhere between Chicago and Atlanta's pick at 17.
12. NO: Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida*
If Hargreaves were a couple inches taller, he'd be right up there with Ramsey. Love his aggression, his body control. This is a player who could have 7 or more INTs just about every year.
13. MIA: Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
The idea of pairing this guy with Suh, Wake and Super Mario would be a nightmare for opposing defenses. Rankins has some pass-rushing ability inside. He can move well laterally and has enough pop to push the pocket. The Dolphins are loaded at defensive line, but that's why I like this pick even if it doesn't satisfy a textbook need.
14. OAK: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State*
This may be a touch early but NFL teams are looking for height at the cornerback position and because you need so many corners with the game already so pass-happy, I think we're going to see more and more DBs selected in the first and second rounds.
15. TEN: A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama*
The Titans are in need of more competition at NT. Robinson is an absolute anchor and his strengths are against the run. Some may see him as a two-down player early in his career so I wouldn't be shocked to see him slide into the 20s.
16. DET: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State*
Passing the ball 700 times isn't going to win a championship in Detroit. So how about you work on the offensive line, which will allow you to run the ball more effectively. That's been missing for a long time from your arsenal.

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FFToolbox 2014 NFL Mock Drafts

FFToolbox Writer Dated Predicted 1-2-3-4-5-6
Matthew Brandon Apr-25 J. Goff, C. Wentz, L. Tunsil, J. Ramsey, J. Bosa, M. Jack
Mark Niemi Apr-22 J. Goff, C. Wentz, L. Tunsil, J. Bosa, J. Ramsey, D. Buckner
Mark Morales-Smith Apr-22 C. Wentz, J. Goff, J. Ramsey, J. Bosa, L. Tunsil, M. Jack
Matt De Lima Apr-22 J. Goff, C. Wentz, L. Tunsil, J. Bosa, J. Ramsey, M. Jack
Forrest N Long Apr-22 J. Goff, C. Wentz, L. Tunsil, J. Bosa, J. Ramsey, D. Buckner
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