|2014 NFL Mock Draft|
|1. Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney - DE (USC)|
|Houston takes what many consider the best defensive prospect in a decade or something ridiculous like that. He may not be the best fit but he has the ability to play with his hand off the ground.|
|2. St. Louis Rams: Greg Robinson - OT (Auburn)|
|St. Louis fortifies their offensive line and should allow Sam Bradford and Zac Stacy the time and space to make plays.|
|3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Khalil Mack - OLB (Buffalo)|
|Jacksonville needs a pass rush and I think Mack is the player to do it. He can fit in their LEO spot and help lead a defense against division leader Andrew Luck.|
|4. Cleveland Browns: Sammy Watkins - WR (Clemson)|
|While I think Cleveland should address their QB needs and make a splash, I think they'll look to bolster their supporting cast for Hoyer and the future QB. Watkins across from Gordon will be almost unfair.|
|5. Oakland Raiders: Mike Evans - WR (Texas A&M)|
|The Raiders need play makers and they also need to win now. That eliminates the QB but puts the big WR Evans in their cross hairs. Schaub should be able to utilize Evans just as he did with Andre Johnson in Houston.|
|6. Atlanta Falcons: Jake Matthews - OT (Texas A&M)|
|The Falcons need to invest in keeping Matt Ryan upright. Getting Matthews is a HUGE step in the right direction.|
|7. Tampa Bay Buccs: Johnny Manziel - QB (Texas A&M)|
|Johnny Manziel is finally off the board. If Evans were to fall here, I think he would be the pick. But, in this instance, they go with the future. With a deep WR class, TB can address those needs later.|
|8. Minnesota Vikings: Justin Gilbert - CB (Okla St)|
|Mike Zimmer built the Bengals defense with a great front 4 and 1st rounders in the secondary. There are no first round picks on the Bengals front line but that isn't the case with the DBs. Zimmer follows a similar path by getting the drafts most dynamic corner.|
|9. Buffalo Bills: Taylor Lewan - OT (Mich)|
|The Bills move to protect their QB investment and improve their rushing ability. Lewan has a mean-streak that should fit in well in blue collar Buffalo.|
|10. Detroit Lions: Darqueze Dennard - CB (MSU)|
|After failing to trade up for a WR, the Lions take a guy out of their backyard to help them with their secondary woes.|
|11. Tennessee Titans: Blake Bortles - QB (UCF)|
|The Titans are ready to move on from Locker and Blake Bortles is the perfect for the Whiz's offensive philosophy.|
|12. New York Giants: Zack Martin - OT (ND)|
|New York could use some help on both lines and Martin offers the kind of versatility teams covet.|
|13. St. Louis Rams: Hasean Clinton-Dix - S (Alabama)|
|The Rams shore up their secondary with Clinton-Dix and should allow them to compete against the Super Bowl champs and the 49ers.|
|14. Chicago Bears: Aaron Donald - DT (Pitt)|
|The Bears need to shore up the middle of their defense in many areas and Aaron Donald is a penetrating defensive tackle that can disrupt offenses and offer some relief to the linebackers.|
|15. New York Jets: Odell Beckham Jr. - WR (LSU)|
The Jets make the move for a play making WR that is sorely needed. Beckham can blow the roof off the defense and should make life easier for whomever ends up winning he QB battle.
*TRADE* with Pittsburgh Steelers
|16. Dallas Cowboys: Anthony Barr - OLB (UCLA)|
The Cowboys need a replacement for Ware at defensive end and while Barr is a little raw, he has the skill set needed to be successful as a pass rusher and the size to set the edge.
|17. Baltimore Ravens: C.J. Mosley - ILB (Alabama)|
The Ravens get the best player available and also happens to fill a big need in the middle of their defense. Mosley could be the new leader they are looking for in the middle.
|18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kyle Fuller - CB (Va Tech)|
*TRADE* with New York Jets
The Steelers trade back and still get their man in CB Kyle Fuller. Fuller has the size to battle AJ Green and Gordon in the competitive AFC North.
|19. Miami Dolphins: Cyrus Kouandjio - OT (Alabama)|
Miami needs help along the offensive line and they are reportedly a fan of Alabama's Kouandjio. He has been getting knocked as a health concern (knee) but his team doctor as refuted those claims.
|20. Arizona Cardinals: Ryan Shazier - OLB (OSU)|
The Cardinals nab the OSU physical freak that should add an exciting piece to their 34 defense. Shazier is probably more suited for the middle but has potential and speed for the outside.
|21. Green Bay Packers: Eric Ebron - TE (UNC)|
With Jermichael Finley's future in doubt the Packers make the move to provide Aaron Rodgers will a replacement weapon for the middle of the field.
|22. Philadelphia Eagles: Calvin Pryor - S (Louisville)|
The Eagles get much needed help in the secondary as Pryor will bring a physical presence to the Philly D. A WR to replace DeSean Jackson is also an option here.
|23. Kansas City Chiefs: Brandin Cooks - WR (OSU)|
The Chiefs and their QB need some help on the outside and Cooks is the type of WR that can play all over the field. He is a precise route runner with blazing speed and ankle-breaking moves.
|24. Cincinnati Bengals: Bradley Roby - CB (OSU)|
The Bengals inject some youth to their defensive secondary with Roby. With Leon Hall recovering from his second Achilles injury, and Adam Jones and Terrance Newman in their 30's, the Bengals must address the corner position.
|25. San Diego Chargers: Jason Verrett - CB (TCU)|
The Chargers get the last of the top corners in the draft. Verrett could be the best corner in this draft if it wasn't for his height (5'9").
|26. Cleveland Browns: Teddy Bridgewater - QB (Louisville)|
Bridgewater is the future of the Browns. He is a great leader with smarts, accuracy, and an ability to move well in the pocket and out of it. The perfect fit for Kyle Shanahan's offensive scheme.
|27. New Orleans Saints: Jeremiah Attaochu - OLB (GT)|
|New Orleans could go for help along the offensive line but instead opt for the pass rushing OLB for their Rob Ryan defense.|
|28. Carolina Panthers: Morgan Moses - OT (Virginia)|
|The Panthers need to replace Steve Smith and Jordan Gross. They choose to build from the inside-out with Morgan Moses. They can address their WR needs with their next pick.|
|29. Minnesota Vikings: Derek Carr - QB (FSU)|
Derek Carr finally finds a home as the Vikings move back into the 1st round to take a QB perfectly suited for OC Norv Turner's offense.
*TRADE* with New England Patriots
|30. San Francisco 49ers: Marqise Lee - WR (USC)|
|The 49ers stay put and still get a WR that can step onto the field immediately and contribute to a winning season. Lee had a phenomenal 2012 and its a good bet he returns to form.|
|31. Denver Broncos: Xavier Su'a Filo - OG (UCLA)|
|Denver tabs the best interior lineman in the draft and adds some protection for Peyton's neck.|
|32. Seattle Seahawks: RaShede Hageman - DT (Minn)|
|The Seahawks reload their defensive line with Hageman. If he can develop some consistency, he will fit right in with the dominant defense Pete Carroll has put together.|