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Spencer's Mock Draft 2.0 (Round 1)

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All picks are based off of reading articles, listening to analysts, watching college football, and knowing the needs of NFL teams.

1 - HOU: Jadeveon Clowney, DE , South Carolina
With Bill O'Brien having the history of being a great Quarterback coach, I feel as though he will either try to mold Keenum or fix Schaub for this next year. Also, Clowney is way too good to pass up. Imagine the Watt and Clowney pass rush. WOW.
2 - STL: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
I will say this once. There is no way that the Rams will be picking in the #2 spot next spring. Jax, Oak,and Min all have an opportunity to trade up, but the Cle make the most sense because they have some extra picks available to trade, but since that hasn't happened yet, the Rams are drafting here and will take the best tackle in the draft.
3 - JAX: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Everyone knows about the Quarterback struggles in Jacksonville. Enter Bridgewater here for now, but I fully expect a team to trade up to #2 to nab him.
4 - CLE: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
There will be many arguements with who the best available QB after Bridgewater is and I am not about to suggest who that is, but unlike Oakland, the Browns are QB that can play now away from being competitive for once in thier decade and a half life in Cleveland. Manziel can play sooner than the other two top Quarterbacks. Enter him here.
5 - OAK: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
Dennis Allen can finally hand select his own field general. There is no doubt the Raiders take a QB here. Bortles needs to be molded, but has all of the physical attributes of an elite QB for the future.
6 - ATL: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
Atlanta is an extremely talented team, but in 2013 the injuries just kept piling up. The defense struggled and needs some help, but the offensive line is atrocious. Greg Robinson will fit in nicely and allow Matt Ryan get back into his 2012-form.
7 - TB: Kony Ealy, DL , Missouri
New coach Lovie Smith is a defensive genius and with good friend Leslie Frazier coming in as the new Defensive Coordinator, the Bucs will go defense here. Koney Ealy is a little underrated because he played in the Midwest, but boy is he good.
8 - MIN: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
We don't know who will be running the show for the Vikings in 2014, but we all know that they don't have a franchise quarterback. Enter the next best available QB here. Carr struggled in his bowl game against USC, but had a great final year at Fresno State. He is very accurate and has a cannon for an arm. He can be a difference maker in Minnesota.
9 - BUF: Khalil Mack, LB , Buffalo
Buffalo needs a lot of things and one of them is a linebacker. Khalil Mack did not get the credit he deserved this year because of playing at Buffalo, but boy does he deserve it. Have you seen that helmet he wears? It's scary.
10 - DET: Darqueze Dennard, CB , Michigan State
I think we can all say that if Detroit knew how to hold onto the football, then they would be a playoff team. Great offense and pass rush, but do need some help in the secondary. Dennard was one of the best players on one of the best defenses in the country and could start on almost any team in the NFL. They'll take the best cornerback here.
11 - TEN: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
The Titans need a lot of help in numerous places, so you can't really go wrong with this mock pick in January, but with offensive-minded Ken Whisenhunt being named the new head coach, whether the QB is Jake Locker or somebody else, the Titans need some weapons. With the #11 pick they will take Sammy Watkins. Watkins is an explosive player who will make the worst Qb look great.
12 - NYG: Cyrus Kouandjio, OL , Alabama
To me, this is the easiest pick in the draft to predict. If you listend to Tom Coughlin, he spoke of the offense being the side of the ball that needed the most work. Yea Eli Manning was bad this year, I get it, but in most instances, he didn't have any time to throw. He needs help on the O-Line and he will get it here at #12.
13 - STL: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama
Some weeks the Rams were a great team and other weeks they were dreadful. They have a great pass rush, offensive weapons, and a solid QB. One thing they are missing is a smart-physical safety. Enter Clinton-Dix here to start from day 1 of training camp.
14 - CHI: Stephon Tuitt, DL , Notre Dame
Did you watch the bears last season? I happened to catch a few games and their rush defense was one of the worst in the league. I have no doubt that they will pick a lineman or linebacker at this spot.
15 - PIT: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
Pittsburgh kind of faces the same situation as the Giants. I could see the steelers either trading back and picking up a OL or selecting the next available WR at this position. They need help at both spots, but I feel that the offensive line needs played better towards the end of the year, so they will go with red zone and deep ball threat, Mike Evans.
16 - BAL: Marqise Lee, WR , USC
Joe Flacco sure did miss Anquan Boldin this year. The whole offense seemed to suffer because of the lack of talent at the wide reciever position. Enter Marqise Lee here. A quick WR that is a receptions machine and has the ability to make the spactacular plays.
17 - MIA: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
With all of the chaos in the Dolphins' locker room this season, it would be idiotic for them not to repair their offensive line. They lost two starters and desperately need some talent back in the five man front.
18 - NYJ: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE , Washington
Rex Ryan is returning next season, but did not receive an extension. This means one thing. You better win. Their defense was great last year, but the offense struggled with rookie Geno Smith throwing the pigskin. He needs weapons and weapons he will get. Plug Austin Seferian-Jenkins here. Some people have Eric Ebron as the best Tight End in the draft, but I would draft based on consistency and Seferian-Jenkins has been that over the past three years. He is a stud and a young QB's best friend.
19 - DAL: Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
The Dallas defense was a train wreck last year. They could go in many directions here, but I have them going OLB and taking the next best available. It's debatable that he is better than Mack, but I am not completely sold on Barr yet. With that being said, he would work great next to Sean Lee and supply the Cowboys with high sack potential.
21 - GB: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
Yes Green Bay needs a ton of help on defense, but I can't see them passing up on one of these stud tight ends. Aaron Rodgers continues to produce with players getting hurt year after year, but he needs a huge target in the redzone like Tom Brady used to have with Gronk. Give him Eric Ebron, who you could argue is the top TE in the draft.
22 - PHI: Ra'Shede Hageman, DL , Minnesota
The Eagles pass rush was ...well....there was't one in their loss to the saints. In particular, Bennie Logan could barely make it through the game. They need some youth and someone who can plug some holes. Minnesota's Ra"Shede Hageman will fit in perfectly and improve this already playoff team's chances for next year.
23 - KC: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
A stacked defense. Incredible special teams. The chiefs either need Peyton Manning or a lot of help for a conservative Alex Smith. Jordan Mathews would be a nice compliment to Dwane Bowe and Jamaal Charles and would make this KC tea m as almost complete as a team can be.
24 - CIN: Ryan Shazier, LB , Ohio State
What Cincy really needs is a Quarterback that won't turn the ball over, but we know that won't happen this year, but if you have a QB that continues to give the other team the ball, you should have a defense that can get the ball back. Shazier would be a great compliment to the already good Bengals' defense.
25 - SD: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
The Chargers are always close to being great. They need help in a few places, but I can't seem them passing up on a top 15 pick talent like Justin Gilbert. Great player and big gain here this late in the first round.
26 - CLE: Allen Robinson, WR , Penn State
Wouldn't it be cool if the Browns drafted Manziel AND Mike Evans. Just for old times sake? Yea that can't happen in this mock, but they will take an elite wide receiver with great potential in Allen Robinson. He has the height with decent hands and will make a big impact opposite of Josh Gordon.
27 - NO: Trent Murphy, LB, Stanford
Changing the defensive coordinator in New Orleans already showed great improvement from years previous. The saints already have all of the weapons they need on offense, so give them another intelligent and tough linebacker to get after Cam Newton and Matt Ryan. Trent Murphy is the guy here.
28 - NE: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
Vince Wilfork has been a work horse for Bill Belichick over the years, but after suffering his season ending ACL injury, he might be entering some down years. Louis Nix was a stud at Notre Dame and will fit perfectly into the Patriots' scheme.
29 - CAR: Brandin Cooks, WR , Oregon State
Cam Newton. Top 5 Defense. With an aging Steve Smith, more firepower is needed on the wings. Draft Biletnikof award winner, Brandin Cooks here, who reminds me of Steve Smith
30 - SF: Vic Beasley, DE, Clemson
I know Beasley hasn't decided on whether or not to enter the draft yet, but imagine Aldon Smith, Justin Smith and Vic Beasley rushing the passer. Good Luck.
31 - DEN: Tim Jernigan, DT, Florida State
Just like every other Peyton Manning team, this Denver team struggles on defense. Even when Von Miller actually played, the Broncos couldn't seem to get a great pass rush. Jernigan has a high motor and will help fill those gaps that Jamaal Charles loves to run through.
32 - SEA: Jace Amaro, TE , Texas Tech
The rich just seem to get richer. Any other year and Amaro would be the first TE taken.

User Comments

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 2:37 PM
Average -- It is an ok draft but where is Cameron Erving?
Monday, January 6, 2014 8:03 PM
Excellent -- Great explainations on each pick. Obviously nobody knows exact picks, but at least you give people ideas to think about.
Monday, January 6, 2014 8:48 PM
Above Average -- Not bad. Disagree with SEA taking a TE though.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 7:40 PM
Excellent -- Good input...I think Arizona will go OL though
Sunday, January 12, 2014 12:20 PM
Above Average -- Don't think the Lions pass up on Watkins, especially for Gilbert. Not a fan of him, and I do like Watkins. I do like the comments though, and the names are now updated.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:52 PM
Average -- Good comments.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 8:43 PM
Average -- Cooks and J Matthews in the 1st round I don;t agree also where is C Erving Fla State?
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:07 PM
Above Average -- I like it
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 1:03 PM
Excellent -- Erving is going back to school (Jan. 14 @ 8:43)
Sunday, January 19, 2014 3:22 PM
Average -- Ted loves big bodies lineman and witht he apck desperate for DL line help can't see him springing for a TE this early in the draft even as good as Ebron is
Sunday, January 26, 2014 2:32 PM
Average -- Good work,,,just a few too many reaches as per team needs.

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