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Laithe71's Mock Draft (Round 1)

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This is every pick in the order that it should be in (1-20) as of December 31st. The 21-32 picks are my belief of how the playoffs will play out. This is a draft with no trades, I'll do one with trades once the season ends and all picks are in-play.

1 - HOU: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
Remember how the Texans shocked the world in 2006 by selecting Mario Williams instead of Reggie Bush? It will happen again here and will eventually play-out into the Texans favor yet again as Carr will be looked on as the best QB coming out of this class.
3 - JAX: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Jaguars need a QB and a fan-base... Face it, he puts fans in the seats and could possibly be a "franchise QB"
4 - CLE: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
The Browns are looking for a new Head Coach. With Josh Gordon in place at WR and a Cameron at TE and two franchise O-lineman in Thomas and Mack, a QB is all the Browns need to have an explosive offense.
5 - OAK: Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
Oakland has a horrible defense, they can start at upgrading their passrush with Barr, who unlike Clowney, plays with a high motor and can do multiple things in a defense.
6 - ATL: Jadeveon Clowney, DE , South Carolina
Why was Atlanta so bad this year, yes they need to protect Matt Ryan. but their defense needs a passrush and still obviously miss John Abraham. So they take Clowney who fell a little in this draft because of noted "motivation issues".
9 - BUF: Khalil Mack, LB , Buffalo
A Buffalo player staying in Buffallo? although he doesn't fit the 4-3 scheme, I'm sure they can find a star like Mack spots to put him in the Defense standing up and Rushing Tom Brady, facing the horrible O-line of the Dolphins and rushing Tannehill, or getting sacks against whoever the JEts QB will be. Mack is a straight up football player who had his own against Ohio State.
10 - DET: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
Jim Schwartz is out of Detroit. But the draft pick they get isn't. The Lions need to protect Stafford in the future, and Lewan can do that.
11 - TEN: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
Will the Titans keep their coach? and if so, will Locker stay at QB? Either way, we aren't exactly sure if Kenny Britt will stay on the team. If the Titans can select Watkins to pair up with Kendall Wright, that offense could be dangerous in terms of speed.
12 - NYG: Antonio Richardson, OL , Tennessee
Giant's were horrible this year. Sorry Giants fans, but 7-9 doesn't take you far. So, where do you start with this team? I say you protect Eli Manning's blinside with a LT.
13 - STL: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
If Bradford is given another playmaking pass-catcher and still doesn't show his full potential, can we safely say he's a bust? Sorry Rams fans, but I'm giving him one last chance to show he's a franchise QB. Let's give him a playmaker on offense and see what he does.
14 - CHI: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama
They have the receivers, the runningback, if they resign Cutler, they have a good offense. (Besides the O-line). So, do the Bears take O-line or defense? With Tillman and Jennings both leaving the Bears from the corner position, and Briggs getting one year older. Not to mention Urlacher leaving set back their run-defense way back. The Bears need to upgrade their defense if they hope to make the playoffs.
15 - PIT: Ra'Shede Hageman, DL , Minnesota
The Steelers aren't getting any younger. Their O-line has never been really any good. But the Steelers need to upgrade their D-line. Hageman is a great addition.
16 - DAL: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
Cowboys: Offense, check. Defense? ummm no where close. The Cowboys should honestly use all their picks on defense. Especially along that D-line. Nix at DT is a great start.
18 - NYJ: Ryan Shazier, LB , Ohio State
Give Geno Smith a weapon, or upgrade the Pass rush for the defense. Well, I know what Rex Ryan is choosing.
19 - MIA: Cyrus Kouandjio, OL , Alabama
The Dolphins Offensive Line is horrible. Plain and simple.
20 - ARI: Cedric Ogbuehi, OL , Texas A&M
The Cardinals defense was good this year. But their O-line still isn't where it needs to be.
21 - PHI: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB , Oregon
I predicted the Eagles to lose at home in the Wild-card round against the Saints. They'll lose because Drew Bress will have a field-day against the Eagles secondary. So who does the former Oregon coach pick in the first round of this years draft?
22 - KC: Jace Amaro, TE , Texas Tech
The Chiefs will lose against the Colts in the Wild-card game. Their Defense is great, but Alex Smith needs recievers to throw to. An upgrade at TE is very logical here.
23 - SF: Jason Verrett, CB , TCU
The 9ers go into Green Bay this weekend and do what? Lose to Aaron Rodgers and his passing attack. 49ers need help on the back-end of their defense, well, here you go.
24 - CIN: Trent Murphy, LB, Stanford
The Chargers will go into Cincinnatti and beat the Bengals, who are undefeated at home. For the third year straight, the Bengals will go home after the Wild-Card round of the Playoffs and Marvin Lewis could possibly be fired. The Bengals can take best player availble, or they can take someone to upgrade their passrush, either way it all leads up to Murphy.
25 - NO: Vic Beasley, DE, Clemson
I think the Saints will beat the Eagles, but won't get close to the Seahawks in round 2. Rob Ryan will want to upgrade his defense in New Orleans.
26 - IND: Marqise Lee, WR , USC
Sorry Colts, your going to lose to New England despite beating the Chiefs one week earlier. Reggie Wayne might be done, even if he isn't, getting Luck another weapon isn't a bad idea.
27 - CAR: Odell Beckham, WR , LSU
Green Bay does it again and one week after defeating the 49ers, they defeat the Panthers, so here they are drafting in the 27-spot. SuperCam needs another weapon to throw to. Case-closed.
28 - DEN: Darqueze Dennard, CB , Michigan State
Peyton Manning loses yet again in the playoffs, to the Chargers, who barely survive in Cincinnatti the week before. Yes, the greatest offense in NFL history doesn't showcase in the superbowl and Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are complete dissapointments. Peyton Manning yet again shows that he can't win big playoff games. So where do the Broncos start? On defense, selecting a replacement for Champ Bailey should help.
29 - GB: Stephon Tuitt, DL , Notre Dame
Green Bay's miracle season ends in Seattle. Defense is what the Packers need, and it's what they'll get in Tuitt
30 - SD: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
As with the Packers, the Chargers miracle season ends before the superbowl. A new regime in San Diego, yet, the same, dissapointing loss in New England once again. Since the Chargers are backed-up so far in this years draft by winning close games in Cincinnatti and Denver, they are backed-up into the 30th spot. They can't draft a much-needed O-lineman. So, they stick with upgrading the back-end of that defense.
31 - NE: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
The Patriots, under all circumstances, make the Superbowl, but fall short yeat again, making Tom Brady 3-3 in Superbowls. With Hernandez gone forever and Gronk constantly injured, the Patriots will pick a TE to pair with Gronk when healthy.
32 - SEA: Shawn Oakman, DE, Baylor
If all receivers are healthy, this offense is dangerous. So I disagree with anyone saying the Seahawks need a WR. Let's build that defense even more!

User Comments

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 2:55 PM
Below Average -- Bridgewater will not be 3rd QB taken and too many players drafted that aren't needed by the particular team
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 2:27 PM
Below Average -- Detroit is not drafting Lewan. The offensive line is fine.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 6:46 PM
Below Average -- Teddy is going first.
Sunday, January 5, 2014 10:08 PM
Poor -- No way Carr goes first, he may not go in the first after the whole process plays out

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