Monday, April 28, 2014

NFL Mock Draft 2.0 2014

1. Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney                                              DE       South Carolina
Quarterback is still their biggest need. But with some good options in the second round and a rare talent available, I have been convinced by the NFL Network that Clowney is the best choice.

2. St. Louis Rams: Sammy Watkins                                                   WR      Clemson
I know that they need a tackle, but the Rams can solidify their receiving core and finally have a true number one. Watkins is going to make their offense more explosive then they would with any tackle in this draft and they can still get a solid tackle next round.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Teddy Bridgewater                                       QB      Louisville
 He is my favorite QB in the draft and apparently the Jags agree because he has visited them twice. With Toby Gerhart, Justin Blackmon, Cecil Shorts III, and defensive guru Gus Bradley I think Bridgewater may be the missing piece to a Jacksonville team that didn’t look half bad in the second half of the season.

4. Cleveland Browns: Greg Robinson                                                OT       Auburn
They will get their franchise quarterback with their second pick but right now they need to protect him. Greg Robinson is a beast and you can plug and play him at right tackle with Joe Thomas on the other side. The Quarterback they grab will be well protected.

5. Oakland Raiders:  Jake Mathews                                                   OT       Texas A&M
The Jared Veldheer replacement will lock down the left side for many years to come.

6. Atlanta Falcons: Khalil Mack                                                         OLB    Buffalo 
Atlanta is in serious need of a pass rusher, Clowney is off the board so the next best option is Khalil Mack who can fill the biggest need in the draft.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Evans                                              WR      Texas A&M
Besides Vincent Jackson their best receiver is Louis Murphy. So If Evans is available I would sprint to the podium and give the starting quarterback of this team a new weapon.
8. Minnesota Vikings: C.J. Mosley                                                     ILB     Alabama
Mike Zimmer loves his defense and why not draft an impact leader and face of his new defense.

9. Buffalo Bills: Taylor Lewan                                                           OT       Michigan
If the Bills move Cordy Glenn over to the right side and put Lewan, who I think is just as good as last year’s Lane Johnson, on the right side they will allow E.J. Manuel to play at his full potential.

10. Detroit Lions: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix                                                FS        Alabama
An Instant upgrade to their secondary and is an absolute machine. Safety is also a bigger need then cornerback so why not take the best safety in the draft.

11. Tennessee Titans: Anthony Barr                                                   OLB    UCLA
Barr is hard hitting and explosive, something the Titans need. While he has never played in a 4-3 I actually think he may be a better DE in the pros then OLB. I think he has the skill set to be a edge rushing DE who can also stop the run. He is one of my favorite players in this draft.

12. New York Giants: Eric Ebron                                                      TE       North Carolina
How many interceptions did Eli Manning throw last season, 27. That is nine more than touchdowns. Enter Eric Ebron a check down tight end who Eli can pass short to instead of those downfield picks. With Ebron on the field he can make more plays instead of Eli.

13. St. Louis Rams: Justin Gilbert                                                      CB       Oklahoma St.
First Watkins, now a lockdown cornerback who will practice against Watkins every day. Everyday they will make each other better. Gilbert and Watkins will make the Rams an explosive team.

14. Chicago Bears: Aaron Donald                                                      DT       Pittsburgh
Aaron Donald is an athletic defensive tackle who can play all over the defensive line and restore a big need for the Bears.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Darqueze Dennard                                        CB       Michigan St.
He just looks like a Steeler, a press coverage monster who has drawn comparisons to Darrelle Revis. 

16. Dallas Cowboys:  Johnny Manziel                                                QB      Texas A&M
Manziel is available and I am not sure Jerry can resist. I don’t like this pick, but I think it will be a blockbuster decision that will keep Johnny Football in Texas and make Dallas the most talked about team once again.

17. Baltimore Ravens:  Calvin Pryor                                                  FS        Louisville
With this pick the Ravens might start looking like the Ravens of old with two talented safeties, Matt Elam and Calvin Pryor.

18. New York Jets: Odell Beckham Jr.                                              WR      LSU
Odell Beckham, Eric Decker, Chris Johnson and either Mike Vick or Geno Smith could be a scary offense if you think about it.

19. Miami Dolphins: Zach Martin                                                       OT       Notre Dame
The Dolphins need offensive linemen and ones without baggage. Zach Martin is a talented, baggage free lineman who can play any position on the line.

20. Arizona Cardinals:  Blake Bortles                                                QB      Central Florida
I was never a big Bortles fan because I feel he is very raw and won’t be a successful starter right away. But, Arizona would be perfect for him, he can sit until Carson Palmer retires and learn from him. Also QB guru Bruce Arians, who I believe is the best QB developer coaching right now, can mold him like he did with similar athlete Ben Roethlisberger.

21. Green Bay Packers: Dee Ford                                                      DE       Auburn
With the addition of Julius Peppers the packers instantly have a better pass rush, but it can get better. Dee Ford can fill that need at 3-4 outside linebacker and mesh well alongside Clay Mathews.

22. Philadelphia Eagles: Brandin Cooks                                             WR      Oregon State
Cooks himself has said he would be a great replacement for Jackson, I completely agree. I really like Cooks and think Chip Kelly will find many uses for the former Beaver who caught 10 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown in 2 games against Kelly in college.

23. Kansas City Chiefs: Marqise Lee                                                 WR      USC
I have said this before and I will say it again. I have personally seen Marqise Lee live and he is amazing. Lee is the fastest and most athletic player on the field. Sadly he has had some durability issues, but I think he can be very successful at the next level.

24. Cincinnati Bengals: Kony Ealy                                                     DE       Missouri
Pass rushers are considered the weak point of this draft and Kony Ealy is really the last of the top tier so if given the chance the Bengals should take him to replace now Tampa Bay Buccaneer Michael Johnson.

25. San Diego Chargers: Bradley Roby                                              CB       Ohio St.
I had a difficult time picking between Bradley Roby and Kyle Fuller, but after comparing I decided Roby would be a better fit because of his physical advantage. I think Roby has the capability to be a number 1 corner fill the Chargers biggest need by far. He has some off the field issues and if this current alleged DUI is in fact as bad as it seems he may slip.

25. Cleveland Browns: Derrick Carr                                                  QB      Fresno St.
They locked down their offensive line and now they can grab the quarterback who will have some nice protection. I really like Derrick and think he will have a far better career then his older brother. I am no Costner but I think I have drafted a nice 1st round for Cleveland, and maybe even a playoff season.

27. New Orleans Saints: Kyle Fuller                                                  CB       Virginia Tech
While the Chargers decided Roby over Fuller does not mean he is a bad player. Fuller is a very good corner who is 2nd on Mike Moyock’s top corner list. He can learn from maybe the best ever, Champ Bailey and become a starting corner for the next 10 years.

28. Carolina Panthers: Kelvin Benjamin                                             WR      Florida St.
Cam Newton has a big arm right? Don’t the Panthers also have a HUGE need at receiver, and Kelvin Benjamin is what, like 6-5 and falling down the draft boards. This pick is literally a no brainer Benjamin would fit perfectly in the Panthers offense.

29. New England Patriots: Louis Nix III                                           DT       Notre Dame
Imagine Nix and Vince Wilfork together on the same line. That is a nightmare for every Quarterback in the NFL and will turn a weakness into strength. Tight End can wait.

30.  San Francisco 49ers: Jason Verrett                                              CB       TCU
Quality player and filling a big need. This pick has 49ers all over it and I think Verrett can be a top notch slot corner or a quality outside corner.

31. Denver Broncos: Chris Borland                                                    ILB     Ohio St.
Inside Linebacker is the biggest need for the Broncos and Borland who is a second round talent slips into the first round because of need. I see him as a solid starter who is just another addition to the Broncos Improving Defense.

32. Seattle Seahawks: Timmy Jernigan                                               DT       Florida St.
The 49ers took a quality player to add to their defense so why can’t the Hawks. When your defense is amazing, why not add slipping defensive tackle Jernigan, who knows a thing or two about winning championships like his new team does. The Hawks defense can be even more unstoppable.

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