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This mock draft is from after the combine, and will be updated throughout the draft process.

1 - HOU: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
If I were the Houston Texans, I would draft Jadeveon Clowney and not look back. I think Clowney is by far the best prospect and would be a nightmare with JJ Watt on the other side. But, I am not the Houston Texans and I have heard that they will likely draft a QB. From what I am hearing, it is between Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles. I think Manziel has the bigger upside, but I also think he could be a giant bust. I like what I see from Bortles, and think he’d be a good pick to replace Schaub.
2 - STL: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
I believe the rams trade this pick to the falcons allowing Atlanta to grab Clowney. They would then get the sixth pick and could draft one of the three top tackles or even Sammy Watkins. But since I cannot predict trades, I will give the rams Greg Robinson. He played on a great running team and showed he can run block and his athleticism should help him in pass protection. I believe he is the best tackle in the draft, and could help the rams right away.
3 - JAX: Jadeveon Clowney, DE , South Carolina
Jadeveon Clowney is the best player in the draft, and the Jaguars are lucky that he’s available with the third pick. Clowney is an athletic freak, but has work ethic concerns. If he answers those questions, he will be a star. Gus Bradley is a defensive coach and could use a star like Clowney. Jacksonville needs a QB, but they can get one later in the draft. Clowney is just too hard to pass up, and will even be a star in the wasteland that is the Jacksonville Jaguars.
4 - CLE: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Johnny Manziel is the most controversial prospect in this year’s draft (more than Clowney and Michael Sam). Some people love him, other people hate him. Johnny Football has been great on the field, the only on-field concern is his size. Russell Wilson is shorter and just won the Super Bowl, so that helps Manziel. Other concerns for Manziel are off the field issues. If Johnny focuses on football, he can be a star. Cleveland needs a QB, and if Manziel could help them win right away.
5 - OAK: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Teddy Bridgewater is one of the more intriguing prospects in the draft. Some viewed him as the number one pick before the draft and by far the top QB prospect, but he has flown under the radar throughout the draft prospect. He is still a very good QB prospect, but he is not seen as the top prospect by many anymore. He has good size and athleticism. I think he’ll be solid, but I like both Manziel and Bortles more. He is still an upgrade over what Oakland has, and should help them early.
6 - ATL: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Jake Matthews is one of the great offensive tackle prospects in this year’s draft. Matthews has great bloodlines, with his dad being in the hall of fame and having many other family members who have been in NFL or are in the NFL. Matthews played right tackle two years ago while future number two pick Luke Joeckel played left tackle, but then he made the seamless transition to left tackle last year. He is a great athlete and would be a great fit in Atlanta to protect Matt Ryan’s blindside.
7 - TB: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
Sammy Watkins is the best WR prospect since AJ Green and Julio Jones. I think he will be a star. He has great hands, route running, and athleticism. I think he could be the number two pick, but needs from other teams will push him back in the draft. Tampa Bay needs another WR threat to help Vincent Jackson. If they want Mike Glennon to develop, he needs some weapons. I think Sammy Watkins is the second best player in the draft (behind Clowney), and will help Tampa Bay right away.
8 - MIN: Khalil Mack, LB , Buffalo
Khalil Mack is a great pass rushing prospect who is flying up many team’s boards. Mack has great athleticism and power, and was completely dominate this past season. He did not play the greatest competition while at the University of Buffalo, but he did play against Ohio State and was the best player on the field. He is versatile enough to play with his hand on the ground or standing up. The Vikings can’t afford to reach for a QB here, so Mack would make sense.
9 - BUF: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
Eric Ebron is the best TE prospect I have seen since Vernon Davis came out of Maryland. He reminds me of Davis. He is a great athlete and a huge mismatch problem. He isn’t as fast as Davis, but he may be more athletic and more of a complete TE. He may need to bulk up to help his blocking, but he is fantastic as a receiving TE. I think Buffalo could surprise people this year if they get EJ Manuel some targets, and Ebron would help greatly in Manuel’s development.
10 - DET: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
Justin Gilbert is a very talented cornerback from Oklahoma State. I think he’s the second best corner to Dennard, but the consensus is he will be the first corner taken. He absolutely lit it up at the combine, and is showing teams that he is worthy of a high selection. He has the size, speed, athleticism, and smarts you would want out of a cornerback. His technique could use a bit of work, but nothing too out of the ordinary. Detroit needs secondary help, and he can help them from day one.
11 - TEN: Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
Anthony Barr is one of the most athletic freaks in this year’s draft. He is a great pass rusher, can play 4-3 DE or 3-4 OLB at the next level. He reminds me of Dion Jordan from last year’s class (who wasn’t great as a rookie but should be in the future), as well as guys like Jason Pierre-Paul and Aldon Smith. He is an absolute athletic stud, having only played defense for two years. He switched from RB a couple years ago, and now he is a possible top ten pick. Barr will fit well in Tennessee.
12 - NYG: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
Taylor Lewan is a great offensive tackle prospect from Michigan. I like what I see from his tape. He is a fluid left tackle and can dominate in both the run and pass game. His technique is solid, but has room for improvement. He is a very good athlete for his size, which will allow him to flourish at offensive tackle. He lit it up at the combine and is shooting up draft boards. He is worthy of a top ten pick, but I think the Giants will get fortunate that he falls to them.
13 - STL: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is arguably the best safety prospect in this year’s draft. He dominated last year at Alabama, in the SEC against the greatest teams. He is an all-around talented safety, he can cover, tackle, and play zone. There is nothing that he can’t do. He isn’t the most complete prospect, he does have some holes in his game. There is no doubt in my mind that he can come in day one and learn on the job. The rams have a great front seven but need secondary help, and Ha Ha would fit well.
14 - CHI: Aaron Donald, DL , Pittsburgh
Aaron Donald is one of the best defensive tackle prospects in this year’s draft. Unlike most defensive tackles, he is an exceptional pass rusher. He is an interior pass rush specialist. He isn’t great against the run but he holds his own pretty well. He is a bit undersized, but in a passing league it is important to have pass rushers. He may have been the best athlete at the combine with his great speed and strength. He is shooting up draft boards. Donald would be a great fit in Chicago.
15 - PIT: Darqueze Dennard, CB , Michigan State
Darqueze Dennard is the best NFL cornerback prospect in my opinion (but most like Gilbert more). He has size, good athleticism, and looks like he could be a shutdown press corner. With the Seattle Seahawks winning the Super Bowl with massive corners, I’m expecting bigger corners to get more of a look from teams. Dennard was dominant on a great defense and he is almost six feet tall. Pittsburgh has an aging defense (especially their secondary), and Dennard can give them youth and talent.
16 - DAL: Kony Ealy, DL , Missouri
Kony Ealy is a great defensive end prospect from Missouri. Being overshadowed recently by his openly gay teammate Michael Sam (who is also a defensive end), Ealy is a great player in his own right. Sam will likely be picked in rounds 3-5, Ealy is a guy who could be picked anywhere from middle of round one to round two. Ealy isn’t the most polished prospect in the draft, but he is still very good at getting to the QB. Dallas could use some help rushing the passer, and Ealy would be a great fit.
17 - BAL: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
Mike Evans is a giant WR prospect in the 2014 NFL draft. Giant is an understatement, this guy is a six-foot five-inch wide receiver who can get the jump ball like no other. He is a raw route runner and doesn’t have the greatest hands, but his hands are good enough and his route running should improve. He reminds me of the WR version of Jimmy Graham, both raw coming out of college with great intangibles and measurables. Baltimore could use a WR, and he could develop into a great WR for them.
18 - NYJ: Marqise Lee, WR , USC
Marquise Lee is one of the best WR prospects in the 2014 NFL draft. Last year his teammate Robert Woods was drafted, and most experts believed that Lee was the better player and prospect. Lee wasn’t dominant this year like some expected, but he has all the tools to be a stud at the next level. He has good hands and is a very solid route runner. He finds ways to get open and makes the most of his opportunities. He is a very good athlete. The Jets need WRs, and he can help right away.
19 - MIA: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
Zach Martin is one of the best o-line prospects in the draft. He can play all 5 positions. His versatility and impressive combine should help push him up draft boards. There is no secret that the Miami Dolphins offensive line has received criticism for bad play and poor leadership, and now they need some talented youth to finally turn the corner. Zach Martin can take over for Jonathan Martin or Richie Incognito, or play anywhere else on the line. Martin would be a great fit in Miami.
20 - ARI: Tim Jernigan, DT, Florida State
Tim Jernigan is one of the best defensive tackle spots in this year’s draft. He was dominant on a national championship team, but was not in the national championship game. Auburn’s extremely fast offensive made him look tired, slow, and out of shape. This may cause him to fall but I’m sure he will work hard on getting in better shape. Arizona runs a 3-4 defense and I think he can play all over the line. Their front is talented but getting older, and they could use some talented youth.
21 - GB: C.J. Mosley, OLB, Alabama
C.J. Mosley is the next great linebacker prospect from Alabama. I think he is one of the most complete linebacker prospects in a while, he can stop the run, cover the pass, and rush the passer. Some people compare him to former Alabama linebacker Rolando Mcclain (bust), but I think Mosely is a much better prospect. He is talented enough to be a top ten pick, but teams have needs greater than linebacker. I think he will slip in the draft for that reason, and the Packers will be lucky to get him.
22 - PHI: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
Calvin Pryor has been flying up draft boards recently. He is a very talented safety out of Louisville, and is finally getting the credit he deserves. I am not sure what made him so unknown until recently, but he has all the tools of being a first round pick. He is a very good athlete, he can cover and hit. There isn’t much on the football field that Pryor can’t do. His tape is very impressive and shows that he can be a star. The Eagles need help at safety, and Pryor can help right away.
23 - KC: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
Kelvin Benjamin is one of the better wide receiver prospects in this year’s draft. He isn’t the most polished WR prospect, but he has great measureables and upside. He is very tall (6 feet 5 inches) and has good hands. He is inconsistent at times, but had the game winning catch in the National Championship Game. He is a winner and he plays big in big games. Kansas City could use another WR outside of Bowe, and with Bowe and Benjamin together they would have the twin towers.
24 - CIN: Jason Verrett, CB , TCU
Jason Verrett is one of the better cornerback prospects in the 2014 draft. People seem to have varying opinions on him, some believe he is the best corner in the draft and others believe he is borderline top five. I think he’s the third best cornerback prospect (behind Dennard and Gilbert) and should be a late first round pick. He looked good at the combine. The Bengals need secondary help if they want to push themselves over the playoff hump, and Verrett would fit well.
25 - SD: Bradley Roby, CB , Ohio State
Bradley Roby is one of the better cornerbacks in this year’s draft class. He was graded as a high first round pick by most going into the season, but injuries and inconstant play has dropped him out of the first round in most experts’ opinions. However, he is now healthy and could shine during the draft process. He excelled at the combine. His mistakes are behind him. San Diego made the playoffs last year with probably the worst secondary in the league, and Roby could help fix that from day one.
26 - CLE: Brandin Cooks, WR , Oregon State
Brandin Cooks has been flying up draft boards. He was the Biletnikoff award winner, so he has the skills to be a great NFL receiver. He absolutely tore it up at the combine by running the fastest time for wide receivers. He looks explosive, athletic, and NFL ready. His hands are very good and he runs great routes. He had great production at Oregon State. He is a bit undersized, but reminds me of Josh Gordon. Manziel needs weapons, and he would fit nicely with Josh Gordon in Cleveland.
27 - NO: Dee Ford, DE , Auburn
Dee Ford is one of the most athletic defensive ends in the 2014 NFL draft. He is a bit undersized, but has great speed for a pass rusher. His freakish athleticism makes him appealing to both 4-3 teams (where he’d play DE) and 3-4 teams (where he’d play OLB). He helped anchor a defense that almost won the National Championship, but now can help anchor a defense in the NFL. New Orleans runs a 3-4 and needs OLBs to rush the passer, and Dee Ford can be that guy.
28 - CAR: Odell Beckham, WR , LSU
Odell Beckham Jr. is a very intriguing prospect in this year’s draft. He has good size and great athleticism, but he is a very raw wide receiver. He does not run the greatest routes and his hands can be inconsistent at times, but a team that drafts him knows they are getting a player with great potential. He looked great at the combine, and could become a key weapon for Cam Newton. The Panthers need weapons to push themselves into Super Bowl contention, and Beckham is a great first step.
29 - NE: Ra'Shede Hageman, DL , Minnesota
Ra’Shede Hageman is a great defensive line prospect from Minnesota. Listed as a defensive tackle, I think he could play anywhere on a defensive line. He seems strong enough to play 3-4 nose tackle (although I wouldn’t play him there), and could play both ends in a 3-4. He is perfect for a 4-3 DT, but could slide to end in the 4-3 as well. His versatility and great athleticism makes him a fit for all defenses. New England could use a guy like him to help anchor their defense for years to come.
30 - SF: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
Louis Nix is a very talented defensive tackle prospect from Notre Dame. He is a big man, and has good movement for his size. He is extremely powerful inside and could be dominant in San Francisco. He can play 3-4 DE, 3-4 NT, or 4-3 DT. His combine was slightly disappointing, and some teams think he can only play nose tackle. I think he can help all across the Niners defensive line, and can give them the youth they desperately need. This is great value for Nix.
31 - DEN: Stephon Tuitt, DL , Notre Dame
Stephon Tuitt is a D-lineman from Notre Dame. A lot of people don’t see him as a first round pick, but I love his game. I think he is a better fit for a 3-4 defense, but he could still fit well in the 4-3 in Denver (people said Von Miller wouldn’t fit well in the 4-3). Tuitt can play all three positions in the 3-4 and could even play all four in the 4-3 (although I wouldn’t put him at 4-3 DE). His combine wasn’t great, but I think he will slide inside to DT in Denver and do just fine.
32 - SEA: Allen Robinson, WR , Penn State
Allen Robinson is a very talented wide receiver from Penn State. The Seahawks may have just won the Super Bowl, but they still have needs at WR, TE, and offensive line. Jace Amaro would make sense here, but I think their TE situation will be solved before the draft. I don’t like any o-lineman here as much as I like Robinson. He has good size and athleticism, and could be a tall receiver to replace Sidney Rice. Russell Wilson needs some receiving threats, and Robinson would fit nicely in Seattle.

User Comments

Thursday, February 27, 2014 9:49 AM
Excellent -- Good stuff!
Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:46 PM
Above Average -- This is almost excellent for me! I don't think Bortles is going #1 and I think Bridewater is the best QB in the draft. Most of your picks make sense, but Minnesota can definatley reach for a QB with that pick. St Louis needs WR help
Thursday, February 27, 2014 8:37 PM
Average -- The Browns said they want Carr over Manziel
Thursday, February 27, 2014 8:51 PM
-- teams say a lot of things before the draft, and most of them are just smoke and mirrors. don't believe everything you hear.
Friday, February 28, 2014 7:04 PM
Above Average -- Nice! Though Mike Evans falls, still good!
Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:10 PM
Above Average -- very solid, it will be interesting to see what happens at the top. especially if the texans don't trade. Not sure if Clowney is the best player in the draft. Best athlete for sure.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 1:35 PM
Above Average -- Solid! I agree with most of the picks.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 2:48 PM
Average -- Jordan Matthews is a better fit for red zone. Seattle lost with Rice gone now.
Sunday, March 2, 2014 3:19 AM
-- i was thinking about jordan matthews over allen robinson but i think robinson is just the better player. there has been matthews talk tho in seattle. being from seattle and being a hawks fan i'd be fine with either.
Sunday, March 2, 2014 4:03 PM
Above Average -- Nice! I can see most of these picks happening.
Monday, March 3, 2014 5:44 PM
Below Average -- Dallas at 16 with Ravens at 17
Monday, March 3, 2014 8:32 PM
-- i edited this draft before the coin flip that gave dallas pick 16 and baltimore pick 17, so at the time it was right. thats kind of a sad reason to give my mock a low grade... but whatever floats your boat.
Monday, March 3, 2014 8:50 PM
Above Average -- Very solid. The only issues I have are that Clowney should go #1 and Mike Evans may not make it out of top 10, let alone fall to the Ravens. I also think 9 is a big high for Ebron who tested poorly at the Combine.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 4:33 AM
-- im not high on evans, and ebron didn't test poorly at the combine. ebron killed it, he ran fast and in my mind is a better prospect than vernon davis coming out of college and vernon was picked #6
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:39 AM
Excellent -- Excellent write ups! Thank you!!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 1:49 PM
Excellent -- really well done!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 6:08 PM
Above Average -- Pretty Good!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 7:31 PM
Above Average -- well done, well thought out.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 3:36 PM
Average -- Great! But I dont think Evans makes it past BUF, DET, or PIT.
Monday, March 10, 2014 11:44 PM
Excellent -- very well done!
Sunday, March 16, 2014 10:24 AM
Above Average -- Ha Ha Cli
Sunday, March 16, 2014 2:30 PM
Above Average -- Pretty good
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:50 PM
Average -- No way Mack/Watkins fall to 7-8. Barr is not a hybrid OLB/DE. He is an OLB in a 3-4 and a Will LB in a 4-3. Evans won't fall to 17. NO WAY Allen Robinson is a 1st rd pick.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:12 AM
-- i love watkins, but i chose him and Mack to fall cuz of needs of teams drafting early. someone has to fall. Barr is a hybrid OLB/DE. he could play 4-3 Will LB but thats not his primary position. I think Evans is overrated and Robinson fits with the hawks.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:44 PM
Excellent -- i don't think watkins and evans will fall that far but the rest is great
Saturday, March 22, 2014 8:14 AM
Poor -- Pointless read if you predict trades but not stand by them, go with your gut
Saturday, March 22, 2014 6:13 PM
-- i got a mock draft that will be with trades coming up in a few weeks. you must have only read like 1 or 2 of my picks since i hardly mentioned trades....
Sunday, March 23, 2014 6:07 AM
Excellent -- Love the Jets getting Lee rather than Beckham or some lesser light. Obviosuly, now Raiders not going QB, but this was done before Schaub. You sold me on Ebron going high. Nice job!
Sunday, March 23, 2014 12:52 PM
Excellent -- the QBs are a bit high and i think mack, watkins, evans are a bit too low. but most picks were good and the explanations were great
Sunday, April 6, 2014 7:46 AM
Above Average -- Please please let the bucs get Watkins! If Watkins is gone trade back or draft Evans. Good mock well done
Sunday, April 6, 2014 10:14 PM
Average -- Evans won't get past PIT. Good job
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 8:14 PM
Excellent -- i love the descriptions and the picks are great. evans is too low and bortles is too high but the rest seems great.


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