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2014 NFL Mock Draft 6.0

Three Rounds. No Trades. Shake-ups abound.


Round 1

1. Houston Texans: Khalil Mack - OLB - Buffalo

From what I'm hearing Houston is higher on Mack than Clowney so for now, Mack's the pick.

2. St. Louis Rams: Jake Matthews - OT - Texas A&M

Matthews is the most "NFL Ready" of the OT prospects and Fischer has a long history with the Matthews family.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jadeveon Clowney - DE - South Carolina

Clowney again falls to Jacksonville and Gus Bradley would quickly swipe him up.

4. Cleveland Browns: Sammy Watkins - WR - Clemson

Now most would think QB here, but Cleveland seems to have made it a priority to solidify the WR spot opposite Josh Gordon.

5. Oakland Raiders: Blake Bortles - QB - Central Florida

Bortles still is the top QB taken but ends up in QB needy Oakland.

6. Atlanta Falcons: Greg Robinson - OT - Auburn

Atlanta must solidify the offensive line and Sam Baker isn't the long term answer at LT.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Evans - WR - Texas A&M

I've heard Evans won't fall past this pick so that's where he stays.

8. Minnesota Vikings: Derek Carr - QB - Fresno State

Carr must have a guarantee from some team that he'll be taken in the first round, otherwise his comments the other day are foolish. Minnesota would be a good spot for him to land.

9. Buffalo Bills: Eric Ebron - TE - North Carolina

The Bills need to give E.J. Manuel a weapon to keep pressure off him and C.J. Spiller.

10. Detroit Lions: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - S - Alabama

Clinton-Dix immediately starts for a porous Detroit secondary.

11. Tennessee Titans: Justin Gilbert - CB - Oklahoma State

Tennessee would love to get a CB to replace Verner.

12. New York Giants: Aaron Donald - DT - Pittsburgh

The Giants need to improve their defensive line and I've heard Donald won't slide past 12.

13. St. Louis Rams: Calvin Pryor - S - Louisville

This seems a little high for Pryor but he's the best coverage safety in this draft.

14. Chicago Bears: Jason Verrett - CB - TCU

Verrett is a perfect CB to come in and begin to replace the aging Bears secondary.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kony Ealy - DE - Mizzou

Pittsburgh needs to shore up their defensive line and Ealy is a versatile DE.

16. Dallas Cowboys: Anthony Barr - OLB - UCLA

Barr can immediately step in for recently departed Demarcus Ware.

17. Baltimore Ravens: Taylor Lewan - OT - Michigan

Lewan falls and the Ravens select the best player available which is also a position of need for them.

18. New York Jets: Zach Martin - OT- Notre Dame

The Jets need some quality youth infusion into their offensive line.

19. Miami Dolphins: Cyrus Kouandjio - OT - Alabama

I hate this pick. However, I've heard the Dolphins are absolutely smitten with Kouandjio and may take him here.

20. Arizona Cardinals: Ryan Shazier - OLB - Ohio State

Shazier gives the Cardinals defense an OLB who can make plays all over the field.

21. Green Bay Packers: C.J. Mosley - ILB - Alabama

This may end up being one of the steals of the draft as Mosley is a fantastic ILB.

22. Philadelphia Eagles: Odell Beckham, Jr. - WR - LSU

The Eagles improve their WR corps by adding Beckham after setting DeSean Jackson free.

23. Kansas City Chiefs: Marqise Lee - WR - USC

Lee would be a perfect fit for Andy Reid to play opposite Dwayne Bowe.

24. Cincinnati Bengals: Dee Ford - DE - Auburn

Cincinnati needs to produce more pass rush from their front four.

25. San Diego Chargers: Louis Nix III - DT - Notre Dame

The Chargers would be elated if Nix were available at 25.

26. Cleveland Browns(via Indianapolis): Johnny Manziel - QB - Texas A&M

How fun would it be to watch Johnny Football squirm in the Green Room if he fell this far?

27. New Orleans Saints: Bradley Roby - CB - Ohio State

Roby gives the Saints a top notch CB to learn from Champ Bailey.

28. Carolina Panthers: Morgan Moses - OT - Virginia

The Panthers desperately need to address the offensive line in the draft.

29. New England Patriots: Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Louisville

Bellichick surprises us all and takes the guy no one thinks they need as Tom Brady's eventual successor.

30. San Francisco 49ers: Brandin Cooks - WR - Oregon State

Harbaugh has said they need to get a third WR and with Michael Crabtree's injury history, Cooks may end up being the second WR.

31. Denver Broncos: Scott Crichton - DE - Oregon State

A pair of Beavers taken right in a row, Crichton gives Denver some added pass rush.

32. Seattle Seahawks: Jace Amaro - TE - Texas Tech

Amaro gives Russell Wilson a quality receiving TE that can also block when needed.

Round 2

1. Houston: Zach Mettenberger - QB - LSU

Bill O'Brien has said he likes prototypical QBs and Mettenberger fits the bill.

2. Washington: Darqueze Dennard - CB - Michigan State

Dennard gives Washington a quality cover corner.

3. Cleveland: Xavier Su'a-Filo - G - UCLA

Cleveland lands another top prospect with Su'a-Filo who can play immediately.

4. Oakland: Allen Robinson - WR - Penn St.

Robinson is an aggressive WR who would do well in most offenses.

5. Atlanta: Kyle Van Noy - OLB - BYU

Atlanta desperately needs someone to rush the passer.

6. Tampa Bay: Chris Borland - ILB - Wisconsin

Lovie Smith would love to have Borland manning the middle of his defense.

7 Jacksonville: Jimmy Garappolo - QB - Eastern Illinois

Jacksonville missed out on the top five QBs and take Jimmy G.

8. Minnesota: Trent Murphy - DE - Stanford

Murphy is a non-stop, high motor guy, similar to recently departed Jared Allen.

9. Buffalo: Jimmie Ward - S - Northern Illinois

Buffalo needs to fill the massive hole left by Jarius Byrd's departure.

10. Tennessee: Carlos Hyde - RB - Ohio State

Hyde gives the Titans a powerful and versatile back to punish opposing run defenses.

11. New York Giants: Jordan Matthews - WR - Vanderbilt

The Giants have a need at WR and I don't think they're set on Rueben Randle.

12. St. Louis: Cody Latimer - WR - Indiana

Latimer posted impressive numbers and has great game film.

13. Detroit: Kyle Fuller - CB - Virginia Tech

Detroit needs to improve their secondary, even after signing Cassius Vaughn.

14. Pittsburgh: Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Florida State

Benjamin would give Big Ben a big target in the red zone.

15. Dallas: Timmy Jernigan - DT - Florida State

Dallas needs to improve their interior pass rush, well their pass rush in general.

16. Baltimore: Marcus Martin - C - USC

Martin would be the long-term answer at C for the Ravens.

17. New York Jets: Deone Bucannon - S - Washington State

The Jets need a playmaker at the safety spot.

18. Miami: Ra'Shede Hageman - DT - Minnesota

A massive man who can be in the NT rotation for Miami.

19. Chicago: DaQuan Jones - DT - Penn State

Jones is a versatile and high motor defensive lineman.

20. Arizona: Lamarcus Joyner - S - Florida State

Joyner can play the cover safety or line up on the slot WR.

21. Green Bay: Ed Reynolds - S - Stanford

The safety run is on. Reynolds is smart and instinctive on the back end.

22. Philadelphia: Terrence Brooks - S - Florida State

Brooks can easily man the center field role and packs a wallop when he hits.

23. Cincinnati: Joel Bitonio - OT - Nevada

The Bengals need to reinforce their offensive line.

24. San Francisco: Weston Richburg - C - Colorado State

Richburg will sit a year before taking over the starting job.

25. San Diego: Jeremiah Attaochu - OLB - Georgia Tech

Attaochu is a terrific pass rusher and would immediately upgrade that position for the Chargers.

26. New Orleans: Gabe Jackson - G - Mississippi State

Jackson is a talented G that will improve the interior of Drew Brees's line.

27. Indianapolis Colts: Pierre Desir - CB - Lindenwood

What?! No WR?!? I know, everyone is shocked. However, the Colts focus on improving an area of need since the next available interior offensive line and safety prospects would all be significant reaches.

Desir provides NFL caliber size and athleticism. However, he is not a great technical corner. Playing at the lower level, he relied on his athleticism to an extensive degree. He is a fluid athlete, who has a compact back-pedal and an excellent break on the ball. He does need to work on some areas of his game but with proper coaching, could develop into a high quality starting NFL CB.

28. Carolina: David Yankey - G - Stanford

Carolina continues to re-make their offensive line.

29. San Francisco: Marcus Roberson - CB - Florida

Roberson is a quality cover CB who can play in sub-packages immediately.

30. New England: Austin Sefarian-Jenkins - TE - Washington

New England finally lands the TE they need.

31. Denver: Yawin Smallwood - ILB - Conecticutt

Smallwood would be a solid contributor on the Denver defense.

32. Seattle: Davante Adams - WR - Fresno State

Seattle just keeps getting richer. Even after resigning Sydney Rice, the Seahawks add another quality WR to help replace Golden Tate.

Round 3

1. Houston: Jack Mewhort - OT - Ohio State

Houston needs to upgrade their offensive line.

2. Washington: Shayne Skov - ILB - Stanford

Skov helps alleviate the pain of London Fletcher's retirement.

3. Oakland: Keith McGill - CB - Utah

McGill can come in and play CB for a talent deificient Oakland team.

4. Atlanta: Troy Niklas - TE - Notre Dame

Atlanta needs to replace recently retired Tony Gonzalez.

5. Tampa Bay: Antonio Richardson - OT - Tennessee

Richardson is a big-bodied OT who can play the RT spot immediately.

6. Jacksonville: Travis Swanson - C - Arkansas

After missing out on Mack, the Jaguars draft the best C available.

7. Cleveland: Tre Mason - RB - Auburn

Even after signing Ben Tate, Cleveland should have a quality backup plan. Maybe they'll take back Trent?

8. Minnesota: Dion Bailey - S - USC

Bailey is a quality safety who can hit.

9. Buffalo: Billy Turner - OT - North Dakota State

Buffalo needs a solid offensive lineman to protect their valuable assets.

10. New York Giants: Stephon Tuitt - DE - Notre Dame

Tuitt gives the Giants a versatile DE who can play immediately.

11. St. Louis: Stanley Jean-Baptiste - CB - Nebraska

A big, physical CB who often gets beat when he doesn't get his hands on a WR.

12. Detroit: Demarcus Lawrence - DE - Boise State

This could be a great fit or blow up spectacularly.

13. San Francisco: Chris Smith - DE - Arkansas

Smith will help ease the pain of losing Aldon Smith, if Aldon is out of course.

14. Dallas: Jackson Jeffcoat - DE - Texas

Dallas solidifies their DE position with the hard working Jeffcoat.

15. Baltimore: Ahmad Dixon - S - Baylor

Dixon is the best safety left and Baltimore is in desperate need of one.

16. New York Jets: Jarvis Landry - WR - LSU

Landry's slide ends with the Jets. Do you think he'd maybe want it to continue?

17. Miami: Dakota Dozier - G - Furman

Miami continues to revamp their offensive line.

18. Chicago: Kenny Ladler - S - Vanderbilt

Ladler is a smart versatile player but athletically limited.

19. Cleveland (from Pittsburgh): Antone Exum - CB - Virginia Tech

Exum would be a perfect match across from Joe Haden.

20. Arizona: Bashaud Breeland - CB - Clemson

Arizona snags the best Cb available to help their defense.

21. Green Bay: Dominique Easley - DT - Florida

Easley could go in Round 2 but teams may be scared from his knee surgeries.

22. Philadelphia: Terrence Mitchell - CB - Oregon

Chip Kelly brings in a duck because Ducks Fly Together!

23. Kansas City: Cyril Richardson - G - Baylor

The Chiefs lost both their starting and best back up Gs in free agency.

24. Cincinnati: Will Sutton - DT - Arizona State

Cincinnati has had success with former Sun Devils with potential attitude issues.

25. San Diego: Loucheiz Purifoy - CB - Florida

Purifoy gives the Chargers a quality cover CB.

26. Indianapolis Colts: Telvin Smith - OLB/S - Florida State

What?!? No WR here either?!? I know, I know. There must be something wrong with me.However, Smith is just too versatile to pass up and the Colts need a fast, athletic playmaker.

Telvin Smith ran the fastest 40 time at the OLB position and plays with that same speed. He is a bit small to be an NFL OLB but would make a terrific free safety. He has great anticipation and reads plays out very well. However, he has limited playing experience as a one year full-time starter.

27. New Orleans: Donte Moncrief - WR - Mississippi

New Orleans needs to prepare for life with Marquise Colston.

28. Carolina: Paul Richardson - WR - Colorado

After shoring up the offensive line, the Panthers grab a great WR with Richardson.

29. New England: Josh Mauro - DE - Stanford

I just see Richard Symour 2.0 in Josh Mauro. Not sure why, but I do.

30. San Francisco: Kelcy Quarles - DT - South Carolina

Quarles is a quality starter inside on the defensive line.

31. Denver: Anthony Steen - G - Alabama

A little high for Steen but Denver is in win now mode.

32. Minnesota (from Seattle): Carl Bradford - OLB - Arizona State

Bradford is a fly all over the field kind of OLB.

33. Pittsburgh (compensatory): E.J. Gaines - CB - Mizzou

Gaines gives Pittsburgh a solid CB who can contribute in sub-packages and on special teams.

34. Green Bay (compensatory): Jared Abbrederis - WR - Wisconsin

Green Bay would be elated to have this technically refined Badger coming to catch from Aaron Rodgers.

35. Baltimore (compensatory): Ka'Deem Carey - RB - Arizona

No one knows how this Ray Rice situation will play out and Carey finishes runs with authority.

36. San Francisco (compensatory): Trevor Reilly - OLB - Utah

Reilly will be a solid addition to an already stacked 49er defense.

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