Mock draft 1.0
By Charles Davis |
NFL Media analyst
Published: Jan. 16, 2014 at 12:04 p.m.
Note: The 2014 NFL Draft order is not yet official. Selections Nos. 21-32 are determined by the results of the playoffs. A coin flip between the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys will determine picks No. 16 and No. 17.
Pick No.1 HOU Teddy Bridgewater QBLouisville
A very fluid pick here for the Texans. This is not set in stone.
Pick No. 2 STL Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M
Sam Bradford is the Rams' QB. They have to protect him.
Pick No. 3 JAC Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M
Yes, the Jags will start over at QB, too. Johnny Football could be their guy.
Pick No. 4 CLE Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
If Johnny Manziel is gone, the Browns might continue to fortify a good defense.
Pick No. 5 OAK Marqise Lee WR USC
The Raiders need players at a number of positions, and Lee is a game breaker.
Pick No. 6 ATL Anthony Barr OLB UCLA
Barr is a terrific player who can really rush the passer.
Pick No. 7 TB Khalil Mack OLB Buffalo
Many scouts have Mack rated higher than Anthony Barr.
Pick No. 8 MIN Blake Bortles QB Central Florida
No player will be more scrutinized in the pre-draft process.
Pick No. 9 BUF Taylor Lewan OT Michigan
The Wolverines' stalwart has plenty of nasty to him.
Pick No. 10 DET Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan St.
Home-state cornerback is a good fit for Lions.
Pick No. 11 TEN Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama
The Titans are still trying to solidify their offensive line.
Pick No. 12 NYG Greg Robinson OT Auburn
More protection for Eli Manning is needed.
Pick No. 13 STL Sammy Watkins WR Clemson
Watkins would give the Rams more speed to try to catch San Francisco and Seattle.
Pick No. 14 CHI Louis Nix III DT Notre Dame
Stopping the run is a priority for the Bears in 2014.
Pick No. 15 PIT C.J. Mosley ILB Alabama
Tough and physical linebacker would be perfect fit in Pittsburgh.
Pick No. 16 BAL Mike Evans WR Texas A&M
A helpful target for Joe Flacco, but offensive line is a need, too.
Pick No. 17 DAL Ha Ha Clinton-Dix S Alabama
The safety position has been an issue for years in Dallas.
Pick No. 18 NYJ Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio St.
The Jets' defensive line is very good, but they could use some playmakers on the edges.
Pick No. 19 MIA Zack Martin OT Notre Dame
Offensive line is a big need, and this LT really impressed me vs. Stanford's terrific defense.
Pick No. 20 ARI Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma St.
A long CB to pair with All-Pro Patrick Peterson.
Pick No. 21 GB Stephon Tuitt DE Notre Dame
Tuitt can play the run and rush the passer.
Pick No. 22 PHI Calvin Pryor FS Louisville
Pryor would give the Eagles a physical presence in the secondary.
Pick No. 23 KC Kelvin Benjamin WR Florida St.
The Chiefs need to establish a presence downfield, and Benjamin could provide it.
Pick No. 24 CIN Bradley Roby CB Ohio St.
Roby must clean up a few things, but he has plenty of ability.
Pick No. 25 SD Jace Amaro TE Texas Tech
Antonio Gates can't go on forever ... can he?
Pick No. 26 CLE Derek Carr QB Fresno St.
They'll be tempted to take a runner here, but QBs are hard to turn down.
Pick No. 27 NO Antonio Richardson OT Tennessee
Keeping Drew Brees upright is always a priority for New Orleans.
Pick No. 28 CAR Carlos Hyde RB Ohio St.
It's time to start over at the RB position, and Hyde is this year's Eddie Lacy (and possibly better).
Pick No. 29 NE Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Washington
It was a somewhat disappointing season for him, but a good pre-draft circuit puts him back on the map.
Pick No. 30 SF Timmy Jernigan DT Florida St.
Jernigan would give the 49ers another good player to fortify a dynamic defense.
Pick No. 31 DEN Jason Verrett CB TCU
Verrett's size will give them pause, but his playmaking is exceptional.
Pick No. 32 SEA Allen Robinson WR Penn St.
Robinson is underrated nationally, but he is a good route runner with tremendous ball skills.