APizzle90's Mock Draft (Round 1)
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APizzle90's Mock Draft (Round 1)

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1 - HOU: Jadeveon Clowney, DE , South Carolina
The idea of him and JJ Watt on the same line has to be very tempting. Especially considering the Texans don't need a top tier QB because their team is not as bad a they preformed last year. They can wait until the 2nd round.
2 - STL: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Its opinion as to who is the best OT is between Robinson, Lewan and Matthews. They can all go here. But in the end, the Rams need to protect their franchise player in Sam Bradford and Matthews is the best guy for that job.
3 - JAX: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Jacksonville needs a QB and someone who can put butts in seats and Johnny Football can do both.
4 - CLE: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
I previously had the Browns moving up to #1 and drafting Johnny Football but I think they stay put and take Sammy Watkins. Watch out for a possible trade here with Detroit who is in love with Watkins and will need to leap over Oakland to get him.
5 - DET: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
TRADE!!!!! The Lions need a #2 wide reciever to compliment Megatron and I think the Lions will trade up to get Evans because he is clearly the 2nd best reciever on the board and he is a need. Not a want, a need.
6 - ATL: Khalil Mack, LB , Buffalo
Great football instincts and a special ability to rush the passer, Khalil Mack will help the Falcons' defense in a great way. Arguably the best player in this draft.
7 - TB: Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
Great rush linebacker who might transition to defensive end, Barr and Lavonte David will help the Bucs get a pass rush that is one of the most impressive in the NFL.
8 - MIN: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
With the biggest arm in the draft and the ball with the best velocity, Blake Bortles will really help open up the passing game for Minnesota. Stretching the field for Cordarrelle Patterson is something the Vikings had trouble doing last year: not anymore.
9 - BUF: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
Robinson looks to be the best run blocking lineman available and the Bills feel this will help the offense get back to basics and take some pressure off of young EJ Manuel.
10 - OAK: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
TRADE!!!!! Oakland loves Derek Carr. They move back 5 spots and add extra picks in this year and next years draft and still get their guy in Carr.
11 - TEN: Darqueze Dennard, CB , Michigan State
Truly a value pick as the Titans have the pick of the litter when looking at cornerbacks. Dennard is regarded as the top available so the Titans take the plunge.
12 - NYG: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
The G-Men have one goal in mind. Protect ELI at all costs and Taylor Lewan can do just that for many years to come. Now I know they got Pugh last yeat but they need depth on the O-Line.
13 - STL: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama
After selecting Jake Matthews with the No. 2 overall pick earlier, the St. Louis Rams make a pick on the defensive side of the ball, improving their secondary. General manager Les Snead and head coach Jeff Fisher should have the honor of taking the first safety off the board in Ha’Sean "Ha Ha" Clinton-Dix from Roll Tide.
14 - CHI: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
Probably not an ideal fit for a one-gap scheme, but has ideal size to produce as a two-gapping 3-4 nose. The question is whether the Bears plan to transition over to that front. If so, Nix might be the perfect foundation for that construction project.
15 - PIT: Aaron Donald, DL , Pittsburgh
Pitt DT Aaron Donald put together one of the best defensive seasons in Pitt history in 2013, and he has moved himself into a low 1st round/high 2nd round grade. If the Steelers can find a way to draft Donald, he looks to be the type who could come in and start from day one.
16 - DAL: Tim Jernigan, DT, Florida State
With Aaron Donald off the board the next best defensive lineman who fits the Cowboys scheme is Timmy Jernigan, and he happens to be one of the top talents still on the board. Jernigan was simply outstanding for the Seminoles defense this year, by far their most dominant defender. Jernigan's stout run defense was key in their win over Auburn in the National Championship game and would tremendously help the Cowboys defense in 2014.
17 - BAL: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
Ebron has good value in the middle of the first round. He led all ACC tight ends in receptions and built a reputation for making impressive catches on the outside and down the seam.
18 - NYJ: Marqise Lee, WR , USC
The Jets, of course, are in the process of revamping the receiving corps to help Geno Smith in his second season. Lee’s skillset could help replace the void left by Santonio Holmes, who was released earlier last month.
19 - CLE: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
TRADE!!!!! A draft where the Browns end up with Sammy Watkins and Teddy Bridgewater? You'd better believe it. Brandon Weeden is long gone, Jason Campbell isn't coming back and Brian Hoyer showed signs but he will be a backup at best. Why not get Bridgewater here? He's clearly the best player on the board here and he fits a team need.
20 - ARI: Dee Ford, DE , Auburn
Although Ford has increased his draft stock with a strong finish to the season and a superior Senior Bowl performance, most of the knocks on him come from him being undersized for the NFL DE position. Still, he is the best pass rusher available to Arizona in this scenario, and they will have the opportunity, assuming they don't allow me to pick any further, to take advantage of a talented draft and select a few o-lineman and a QB in the following rounds.
21 - GB: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
There is no question that the Green Bay Packers desperately need a safety. With HaHa off the boards, Pryor is the highest rated safety left on the board and it wouldn't be considered a reach for him to be picked here. He is confident enough to take on anybody and strong enough to make people want to avoid him in the middle of the field. He has great range, good instincts, and is very aggressive.
22 - PHI: C.J. Mosley, OLB, Alabama
If the Eagles are looking in the first round of May’s draft to find DeMeco Ryans’ successor, they could feasibly pounce at the opportunity to take C.J. Mosley, an inside linebacker who played at Alabama, the same school that produced Ryans.
23 - KC: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
The Chiefs lost both guards in free agency so that should be a priority to get in the first few rounds. They could go WR here as well.
24 - CIN: Jason Verrett, CB , TCU
They need to get younger at CB and they like former Horned Frogs. Plus Verret isn't afraid of anything and plays bigger than he is.
25 - SD: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
You can never have enough capable cornerbacks when you play Peyton Manning 2 sometimes 3 times a year.
26 - MIA: Xavier Su'a-Filo, OL , UCLA
TRADE!!!!! The Fins trade out of the 19th pick to get the 26th pick and extra picks this year and next year. They need help on the O-Line ASAP. They need to protect Tannehill and make sure he doesn't get sacked 58 times anymore like last season.
27 - NO: Kony Ealy, DL , Missouri
The thought of pairing Ealy with Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is too intriguing to pass up. Ealy is an extraordinary athlete who should be able to line up at end and outside linebacker, regardless of the formation
28 - CAR: Odell Beckham, WR , LSU
The Panthers needs to get a wide reciever, Beckham is the best reciever still on the board.
29 - NE: Ra'Shede Hageman, DL , Minnesota
There are only a limited amount of players available at this juncture who fit what Bill Belichick has traditionally looked for in prospects. One such individual is Ra'Shede Hageman, who would fill a big need in the interior of the defensive line. The Patriots don't have much of a pass rush in that area, but that would change with the addition of Hageman.
30 - SF: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
San Francisco needs to add a deep threat at wideout, and Kelvin Benjamin certainly fits that. The 49ers like Benjamin, but they may trade up for Mike Evans or Justin Gilbert if the opportunity presents itself. They have the ammo to do so with two picks in each of the second and third rounds.
31 - DEN: Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin
Wesley Woodyard signed with the Titans, but he looked out of place trying to play middle linebacker. Paris Lenon is a disaster. This is an area Denver may want to upgrade to help improve its defense, which couldn't get off the field in the Super Bowl. Seems high but multiple writers are predicting defense ROY award to Borland! Love to see the respect he's getting considering the emphasis they put on measurable's. He's been nothing but a outstanding player since day one at UW!
32 - SEA: Joel Bitonio, OL , Nevada
This pick may surprise some, but remember that the Seahawks chose Bruce Irvin in the middle of the first round a few years ago even though most had Irvin as a Round 2-3 player. Joel Bitonio simply fits what Seattle looks for in a prospect, and he would fill a major void at right tackle. Bitonio can play any position up front, including center, so Seattle will love his versatility.

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