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Corey's Mock Draft 1.0 (Round 1)

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This Mock Draft is based off of pre-combine scouting, free agency and resigning. Each pick has a little write up in regard to why the player could/will fit into the organization.

1 - HOU: Jadeveon Clowney, DE , South Carolina
Houston struggled at QB last year so that could be an option but Clowney is too good and has too much freakish athletic ability to pass on. Pair him up with Watt and the return of Cushing and look out
2 - STL: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
With Long now hurt again…the offensive line needs to improve fast! Bradford isn’t getting younger and his time in St. Louis could be in question. This being said, a running game is always a QB’s best friend as well as ball control in the difficult NFC West.
3 - JAX: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Gus Bradley coached and saw what a young QB can do while in Seattle. Manziel will sell tickets and bring the Jaguars back into the NFL. The lack of playmakers allow Manziel to do what he does best – make plays on his own
4 - CLE: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
With Weeden saying he is out, the Browns are in need of a QB to become their guy! Bridgewater can bring a good body type, strong arm, and mobility if needed.
5 - OAK: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
True to Raiders form, they pick a skill player who is arguably the best one in this year’s draft. Watkins will be a day 1 starter who can allow the QB more help on the outside.
6 - ATL: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Matthews will come in and help out this offensive line ASAP. The Falcons struggled with both the running and passing game while make sure they can improve, Mattews is the smart team need for a struggling Falcons team.
7 - TB: Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
More team speed and a defensive play maker to add depth. Barr was a former running back in college who converted to OLB so his ability to read formations could help him evolve sooner. In addition, Barr can rush the passer if needed so this addition will help face other NFC North teams.
8 - MIN: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
The Vikings QB situation has been a complete disasters for the past few years and counting. Bortles came on the seen late in the year as well as in the Senior Bowl. He could become a franchise QB for the Vikings if they allow him to learn the system and handoff to Adrian Peterson early in his career.
9 - BUF: Khalil Mack, LB , Buffalo
Teaming up Kiko Alonso just made their defense a top priority! Mack brings physicality and an attitude to a hard nose city as well as 4 years of playing at a high level. His 6’3’’/245 lb body type with outstanding instincts makes this pick one to watch for years to come.
10 - DET: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
Justin is a playmaker at both special teams and defense. He is big, fast, and athletic enough to play man to man or zone off while jumping routes. Gilbert brings another explosive player to the Lions (Bush & Johnson) but in the other side
11 - TEN: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
An experiences 4 year starter at Michigan who has both size and technique. The Titans need to focus on running the ball with Johnson (who has been struggling) and keeping the QB Locker upright and more time to focus on his reads rather than running all the time.
12 - NYG: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
The Giants need help on defense but with all the LB’s off the board and the best CB taken as well, they focus on replacing Hakeem Nicks. Evans is a big target at 6’5’’/225 lbs. He played in the SEC against draft ready defenses and also put up nearly good numbers in his two years at Texas A&M.
13 - STL: Marqise Lee, WR , USC
Solid player with upside and outside potential. Now that the Rams picked up an OT, they now can focus on another playmaker and or option for Bradford. Tavon Austin played well late but the Rams lacked outside players. Lee gives the Rams this option.
14 - CHI: Tim Jernigan, DT, Florida State
The Bears Defense needs help all over. Do they focus on the front line or the secondary? The Bears have always pride themselves on physical play on defense and adding a DT will help the LB’s flow and be untouched at the second level. Jernigan is a little undersize but played fast and furious for the Florida State team on their way to a National Title.
15 - PIT: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama
Either OL or Safety are the picks here. Safety is a real need of improvement after Polamalu continues to get hurt and be a step slower. Clinton Dix brings good size and length as well as range and ball skills. Should start day 1 for the Steelers and help out immediately.
16 - BAL: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
This is a great fit for him and the Ravens. Benjamin brings a big target for Flacco as well as the physical play the Ravens like in their WR’s. Flacco likes to throw downfield and this pick would allo him to have two big time WR’s out wide.
17 - DAL: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
A good instinctive player with good size. Pryor brings enforcer mentality to a lacking physical defense. The Cowboys need a defensive playmaker and captain to help limit other teams to less points per game.
18 - NYJ: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
This is a great fit for the Jets. Ebron is a 1st round talent TE who brings size, speed, and hand to help give whoever the QB is a security blanket. This one player will stretch the middle of the field and help the WR’s face more open situations.
19 - MIA: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
After the offseason they had with all the OL drama, it seems to me that the Dolphins need to start over and find a solution at line. Zack Martin is a quality lineman who played at a high level for Notre Dame. He will make sure will move on from last year.
20 - ARI: Cyrus Kouandjio, OL , Alabama
Another OL off the board. Arizona plays in the NFC West and ball control is an important part of winning. Kouandjio will help both the running game and passing game. Standing 6’5’’ and holding nearly 320 pounds. This OT will offer protection and carries.
21 - GB: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE , Washington
With Finley hurt and questions about his return, the most likely pick here for the Packers is to replace him with a TE. Ebron is off the board so they turn to Autsin Saferian-Jenkins. This addition gives Rodgers a huge target at 6’6’’ as well as another option for that offense.
22 - PHI: Darqueze Dennard, CB , Michigan State
This team has a dynamic offense with multiple options to pick from. Chip Kelly has delivered on that promise but now he needs to locate defenders. Dennard is a physical corner with amazing ball skills. This can only help the team.
23 - KC: Kony Ealy, DL , Missouri
This team is in need of a defensive pass rusher after what happen late in the season last year. Ealy has good physical qualities as well as athleticism to handle different fronts.
24 - CIN: Bradley Roby, CB , Ohio State
Roby has good speed and played at a high level program for 3 years. He does come with concerns that are non-football related but his play speaks for itself. He has that fighting attitude the team and coach look for.
25 - SD: Jason Verrett, CB , TCU
Chargers need help in a few areas but none more than at CB. Verrett offers a solid corner with above average ball skills to go with speed. Playing at TCU he was matched up with #1 WR’s each and every week.
26 - CLE: Odell Beckham, WR , LSU
Playmaking WR that played well at LSU with mod 4.4 speed. Not ideal size but can match up well against division opponents. With the addition of Bridgewater already. The Browns now have a tag team to grow together.
27 - NO: Dee Ford, DE , Auburn
With Will Smith on his way out and in need of a pass rusher. The best available player is Dee Ford. He has an explosive first step and a fluid athletic ability to play up as well as down.
28 - CAR: Brandin Cooks, WR , Oregon State
Steve Smith is not getting younger and LaFell might be on the way out. Cooks brings that “X” factor to a team in need of it outside of Cam Newton. Cooks is fast and quick but has the hands to match.
29 - NE: David Yankey, G , Stanford
Making sure Tom Brady isn’t touched should be the Patriots main priority. This is not a sexy pick but it is one the team needs to make. The Patriots have proven they can plug in WR’s and RB’s so free agency will cover those areas.
30 - SF: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
Defense is what the 49ers do best. With Boldin resigning this allows the team to focus on an interior DL to help stop the run. The Seahawks seem to run well against the 49ers and this will help with depth and run stopping opportunities
31 - DEN: Marcus Roberson, DB , Florida
With Champ Bailey getting closer to retiring, the Broncos need to add depth fast. Peyton Manning looks to be in a position to play another few years and with Decker on his way out, he still has enough playmakers to throw to.
32 - SEA: Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
Michael Bennett may leave if they can’t find the right price to keep him. Both TE Miller and WR Rice are too expensive however most TE and WR’s are off the board. Russell Wilson was struggling at times because of the play of the OL. Injuries and inconsistent lineups need to stop and adding Morgan will help deliver a stronger running and passing game as well as offer even that much more depth.

User Comments

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:30 PM
Above Average -- Great picks they really make sense. Like the explanations.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:49 PM
Excellent -- I think Nix is like Star louti on kc n will go higher but great draft
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 4:28 PM
Excellent -- I think Nix is like Star louti on kc n will go higher but great draft
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 7:23 PM
Above Average -- I like a lot of it outside the box picks like Evans to NYG but its not all roses i don't see where ealy fits with houston at full strength not sure about Moses as a player but the need fits
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 8:29 PM
-- Good posting and examples! Each player fits and make sense
Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:46 PM
Excellent -- Good draft and each player fits the teams needs well."
Friday, February 21, 2014 8:50 AM
Excellent -- I loved the picks and solid details for why they work within each team.
Friday, February 21, 2014 1:15 PM
Excellent -- Good draft and the Seahawks need more help with their oline. I also liked the TE choice for the Jets
Friday, February 21, 2014 2:14 PM
Excellent -- Solid mock draft with good write ups. Cooks to Panthers is a good one and Mack to Buffalo. Well done!
Friday, February 21, 2014 2:21 PM
Poor -- seem like your mock is over rated bro, I'm guessing you're doing a lot of the rating yourself.
Friday, February 21, 2014 3:01 PM
Excellent -- Don't think so. I like your "poor" rating and showing what you know
Saturday, February 22, 2014 11:33 PM
Above Average -- Where is San Fran? I think this is mostly based off of top needs for teams. Many teams will not draft on need but best available. Example: seahawks. If Aron Donald is still there, they will take him no matter what.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 9:12 PM
Poor -- barr will never go above mack
Monday, March 10, 2014 1:21 PM
Average -- cant see Mosley falling out of the first round

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