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Dave65's Mock Draft (Round 1)

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I made picks for each team based on Best Player Available in conjunction with their needs. For instance, The Jaguars need QB help and DL help. Jadeveon Clowney is higher rated than all available QBs. I did the same for all teams. All this just for fun. Round 2: 1 (33). HOU QB Teddy Bridgewater Louisville 2 (34). WAS S Jimmy Ward Northern Illinois 3 (35). SEA DE/DT Stephen Tuit Notre Dame 4 (36). OAK QB Jimmy Garopollo 5 (37). ATL TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Washington 6 (38). TB DE Marcus Smith Louiville 7 (39). NO LB Kyle Van Noy BYU 8 (40). MIN DT Ra'Shede Hageman Minnesota 9 (41). BUF LB Jeremiah Attoucho Georgia Tech 10(42). TEN WR Davante Adams Fresno State 11(43). NYG WR Kelvin Benjamin 12(44). STL OT Cyrus Kouandjio Alabama 13(45). DET DE Scott Crichton Oregon 14(46). PIT OG Gabe Jackson Miss. State 15(47). DAL DE Kony Ealy Missouri 16(48). BAL WR Allen Robinson Penn State 17(49). NYJ OT Jack Mewhort Ohio State 18(50). MIA RB Bishop Sankey Washington 19(51). CHI DT Timmy Jernigan FSU 20(52). ARI OT Antonio Richardson Tennessee 21(53). GB TE Jace Amaro Texas Tech 22(54). PHI FS Brock Vereen Minnesota 23(55). IND (TRADE CIN)C Marcus Martin USC 24(56). SF WR Donte Moncrief Ole Miss 25(57). SD OT Ja'Wuan James Tennessee 26(58). NO OT Morgan Moses Auburn 27(59). CIN LB Chris Borland Wisconsin 28(60). CAR WR Cody Latimer 29(61). TB (TRADE SF) TE Troy Niklas Notre Dame 30(62). NE OG David Yankey Stanford 31(63). DEN RB Carlos Hyde Ohio State 32(64). SEA OT Seantrel Henderson Miami

1 - HOU: Khalil Mack, LB , Buffalo
This might not be the popular option, but I think it's the best fit for Houston and their scheme. Mack is the best 34 OLB in the draft. He is both more versatile and consistent than Clowney. Though Clowney may be the overall more tallented and gifted football player, Mack is the better fit and choice for the Texans.
2 - ATL: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
(TRADE) The Falcons trade up to take Sammy Watkins. The Falcons have all sorts of picks to play with this draft. In this scenario I see them giving up a 3 and 6 this year to go along with a 2 and 6 next. A pairing of Julio Jones and Sammy Watkins would give Matt Ryan on of the top duos to throw to and a room with Roddy White as the vet. Pretty scary.
3 - JAX: Jadeveon Clowney, DE , South Carolina
The Jags have a few needs in this draft. QB, WR, OL, DL, RB this goes on. I have them taking the best player available, both schematically and by skill. Clowney is the Classic LEO. Unreal length and speed he can make an immediate impart on Jacksonville's Defense, and you know Gus Bradley isn't passing him up.
4 - CLE: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
Ok, so hear me out a bit here Cleveland fans. I know Johnny Manziel is right with in your collective grasps, but this is a pick that makes too much sense to me. What good is it to have a running back like Ben Tate if you can't give him lanes to run through, or a QB like Johnny Manziel if you can't protect him? I know you already have Joe Thomas. Robinosn doesn't have to take his job, but would provide terrific insurance while starting off at either RT or even (GASP!!!) LG.
5 - OAK: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Oakland, I'm going to give you the same spiel I gave Cleveland. Jake Matthews is the best overall, complete offensive lineman in this draft. The Raiders franchise has spent a decade toiling, trying to build a franchise around skill players, without giving these players any help along the trenches. Matthews can do it all. He's great in both the run game and pass pro and would anchor that left side for a long time for the Silver and Black.
6 - STL: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
The Brian Quick experiment needs to come to an end. The 6'3 225 receiver as failed to live up to expectations, and that is an understatement. So what do you do when your big boddied receiver doesn't pan out? Get another one! Except this time pick a guy that has a little bit of a track record. Enter Mike Evans. Bradford needs a reliable big time target and that is Mike Evans. Athletic, big and strong Evans is a guy that can help put Sam Bradford over the top.
7 - TB: Odell Beckham, WR , LSU
A lot of Mocks have the Buccs going with Mike Evans. Seeing as I gave him to the Rams, I am giving the Buccs Odell Beckham Jr. The athletic, quick twitch receiver would be the perfect compliment to Vincent Jackson and would also contribute right away in the special teams game.
8 - MIN: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
The Viks need a QB above all else. With all the QBs still on the board the Vikings go with Johnny Manziel. Manziel starts right away, and in a backfield with AP and a receiver like Cordarrelle Patterson, the Vikings offense becomes extremely explosive.
9 - BUF: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
E.J. Manuel needs some help. The Drafts top TE is the guy to help him out. Athletic, big and strong he provides Manuel with a big redzone target and a reliable receiver with good hands.
10 - DET: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
Detroit plays in a pass happy division. With the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler and his monster receivers, a corner who can man up and take away options is a top priority. Gilbert is pretty special in press and even more special when he gets the ball in his hands, very Patrick Pertson-esque.
11 - TEN: Darqueze Dennard, CB , Michigan State
Dennard is a classic press corner. He's has great instincts, strong and disruptful and uses great technique. With the loss of an All-Pro Corner in Alteraun Verner, the Titans are in need of a difference maker at CB. Dennard can be that guy.
12 - NYG: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
At the beggining of the off-season I wouldn't have neccesarily said that Safety was a huge need for the Giants. But with Will Hill's pechant for putting things in his body that shouldn't be there, Antrel Rolle's ballooning cap and Stevie Brown coming of an injury, Safety looks like the best option to me. Pryor is by far the best safety in this draft. Routinely seen all over the field, he's a big hitter, a sure tackler and not a liability in coverage. He's be a great fit in an improving secondary
13 - STL: Aaron Donald, DL , Pittsburgh
As a Seahawks fan, this is the move I'd like to see least. I know DL isn't neccesarily at top priority, but could you imagine Long and Quinn on the outside and then Donald creating pressure from the inside? Scary. And as a Seahawks fan, I can attest to the importance and advantage having multiple pass rushers, and pass rush depth can provide.
14 - CHI: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama
The Bears back end was a mess last year. They need help at the Safety position badly. Pryor would be a great fit, but the Giants already nabbed him. Ha'ha Dix is the next Safety up. Here's a guy who exels in space and in traffic. He can come up and make a play in the box or he can break up a pass with the best of them. His one knock to me is tackling. I don't know if it's a loss of concentration or what, but at times he completely whiffs. When he does find the mark though, look out.
15 - PIT: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
I find Kyle Fuller to be a completely underrated player. A willing run defender, he has the wits and savy to be a really good corner. He struggles at times in man coverage, though if he lands somewhere he can get quality coaching (Pittsburg comes to mind) he has more than enough length to be a quality man cover guy.
16 - DAL: Bradley Roby, CB , Ohio State
Bradley Roby is a guy I find to be slightly overrated. That isn't to say he isn't a good player or worth a 1st round selection, he's just a little too inconsistent for my taste. Runs a little hot and cold at times, but when he's hot it's hard to find anyone who's better. The Cowboys need help in the secondary and Roby can provide an immediate lift. Structure wise for Roby's sake I'm not sure if I like Dallas for Roby however.
17 - BAL: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
Lewan is a little raw, but what he brings to the table is too much to pass up. He might not be the best fit for the Ravens scheme, but he brings that Ravens attitude. He's big, mean and nasty. Very athletic and has a bunch of room to grow and improve as a football player, high ceiling.
18 - NYJ: Marqise Lee, WR , USC
Marqise Lee is one of the most exciting players in football when you get the ball in his hands. Unfortunately getting the ball in his hands can be a problem at times. What I'm getting it is this past season he had a bit of a case of the drops. However that shouldn't deter the Jets from pulling the trigger. Lee is an A+ athlete who runs precise routes and has awesome after the catch ability.
19 - MIA: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
Miami is in need of help all along the line outside of center (And potentially center to start the season). Martin played Tackle at Notre Dame and odds are is more suited to play Guard in the NFL, but if push comes to shove he can play either. Awesome in pass protection and an even better run blocker. The Dolphins need help and Zack Martin is the guy.
20 - ARI: Ryan Shazier, LB , Ohio State
Here's another move as a Seahawks fan I hate. I would much rather see the Cardinals take a chance in a QB. Shazier is a freak of an athlete and adding him to an already championship caliber defense would make it that much better. Having lost a great LB in Carlos Dansby, Shazier is a guy that can fill that void right away. He's a pretty special player.
21 - GB: C.J. Mosley, OLB, Alabama
The Pack is in need of a difference maker at the ILB position. Enter C.J. Mosley. Mosley is a tackling machine. A 3 year starter at 'Bama, he is more athletic and physical than any other ILB that Pack currently hold on their roster.
22 - PHI: Brandin Cooks, WR , Oregon State
Cooks is Chip's kinda guy. Quick twitch athlete, explosive in space and a top competitor. Just the kind of guy that Chip is looking for to help take that offense to the next level
23 - KC: Xavier Su'a-Filo, OL , UCLA
The Chiefs lose help all over the line and need replacements in a bad way. Su'a-Filo is road grader at Guard and probably the most gifted athletically among this years class of Guards. Good in pass pro and great in the run game.
24 - CIN: Jason Verrett, CB , TCU
Verrett is the gritty hardnosed player it takes to play CB in the AFC North. Great in space and around the LOS, he's most suited as a slot corner in the NFL, but can play outside adequately as well.
25 - SD: Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
Barr Slides not becuase of skill but rather becuase of need. Luckily for San Diego the #2 34 OLB falls right into their lap.
26 - CLE: Dee Ford, DE , Auburn
Dee Ford fits more as a 34 OLB than as a 43 DE. Pairing Ford with last year's 1st round pick Barkevious Mingo would make for a terrifying pass rush duo.
27 - JAX: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
(TRADE) For the New Orleans Saints at #27, there just isn't anything that right off the bat stands out. The can fall back a couple spots, pick up some additional picks and still land a guy then want. Jaxonville passed on a QB early, but with the slide is able to trade back into the 1st round and pick up there guy in Blake Bortles. Bortles has played in Florida his whole life and is accustomed to the weather and should have no trouble playing in inclement condidtions.
28 - CAR: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
For some unknown reason Panthers management jettisoned essentially all of last years primary pass cathers, leaving Cam out to dry. Receiver is their #1 need to address. Matthews is probably my favorite receiver in the draft. He runs solid routes, has great hands and is athletic to boot. He immediately becomes Cam's #1 target and the Panthers' leading receiver.
29 - NE: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
The Pats are soon going to need a replacement for Vince Wilfork. At the moment Nix is nowhere near Wilfork's level. But he has the potential to be right up there. Nix has all the ability in the world and just needs the coaching and right environment to succeed.
30 - SF: Deone Bucannon, S , Washington State
Deone Bucannon is another one of those underrated players. He's not quite in Pryor's class, but I rate him above Clinton-Dix. He's a fairly sure tackler, with the occasional slip off. He can play up near the box and in coverage. The Niners are in need of a good Safety having let Donte Whitner walk. I think Bucannon has the ability to be the guy that replaces him.
31 - DEN: Joel Bitonio, OL , Nevada
One thing that was evident during the SB was that the Broncos could not protect Peyton Manning. Granted some of that was due missing Ryan Clady, but the fact is pressure was generated all along the line. All the lead up to the game was how Peyton got the ball off to fast for it to matter anyway. The Seahawks were able to take away his 1st option and the pass rush found home through out the game in the form of knock downs, hurries and sacks. To combat this, the Broncs need to fill some holes.
32 - CLE: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
(TRADE) Like the Saints, the Seahawks trade back and pick up a pick or two. Derek Carr has great footwork, a great release and while not the strongest deep ball passer, still posesses an accurate arm. With Ben Tate in the Backfield and Carr manning the helm, look for Josh Gordon to put up some crazy numbers.

User Comments

Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:31 PM
Average -- I also am mocking beckham to the Bucs but in a trade back. I love the pick!
Friday, April 25, 2014 4:05 PM
-- From the Mocker, I like the idea of a trade back by the Bucs for Beckham. There will definitely be some shenanigans this year in terms of trades I think.
Friday, April 25, 2014 7:15 PM
-- From the Mocker, I like the idea of a trade back by the Bucs for Beckham. There will definitely be some shenanigans this year in terms of trades I think.
Friday, April 25, 2014 7:44 PM
Average -- pitt yes fuller no way og second

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