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Playoffs
01-15-2014, 02:08 PM
Dane Brugler Mock (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/nfldraftscout-DaneBrugler)

1. HOUSTON TEXANS

(2-14) Blake Bortles, QB, UCF: Losing the final 14 games of last season, the Texans deserve this top spot. But despite the forgettable season, Houston isn't a complete re-build and new head coach Bill O'Brien inherits a roster that only needs a few tweaks. If the Texans keep this pick, it would be a surprise if they went in any other direction but quarterback and while Teddy Bridgewater seems to be the favorite, don't count out Bortles here.

2. ST. LOUIS RAMS (FROM WASHINGTON)

(7-9) Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina: This would be a tough pill to swallow for the Redskins, who have earned a top-five pick so far this season, but traded this pick to the Rams two years ago in the Robert Griffin deal. Expect the Rams to offer up this pick for ransom, similar to two years ago, but if they keep it, GM Les Snead and his staff have the luxury of going best player available, which is the Clowney.

3. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

(4-12) Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville: The Jaguars played themselves out of the first overall pick by winning a few games down the stretch, but imagine their luck if Bridgewater is still on the board when they pick at three. This new regime needs to identify who the quarterback of the future will be to lead Jacksonville out of mediocrity.

4. CLEVELAND BROWNS

(4-12) Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: Brandon Weeden won't be back in Cleveland, Jason Campbell is a stopgap and while Brian Hoyer is still in the team's long-term plans, he's coming off an ACL injury and Cleveland needs to add a young arm to the mix. Manziel will certainly create colorful discussions between now and May, not only on Twitter and your local bar, but also scouting war rooms around the league. He will be an option for the Browns here.

5. OAKLAND RAIDERS

(4-12) Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson: The Raiders need upgrades at several positions, most importantly quarterback. But they might be left in a spot where they guy they want isn't left on the board. If that's the case, Watkins would be a nice consolation prize.
...http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/nfldraftscout-DaneBrugler

_King_
01-15-2014, 02:20 PM
I like that no one knows who the hell we're going to take.

So many options.

badboy
01-15-2014, 02:26 PM
same page Rob Rang has Bridgewater going #1.

Playoffs
01-15-2014, 02:31 PM
same page Rob Rang has Bridgewater going #1 (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/nfldraftscout-RobRang).Thanks, missed that...

1. HOUSTON TEXANS

(2-14) Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville: Local star Johnny Manziel is the more dynamic athlete. Central Florida's Blake Bortles may possess an even higher upside and new Texans' head coach Bill O'Brien was quite complimentary of him after he and the Nittany Lions faced UCF in September. But due to his accuracy, underrated athleticism and experience in a pro-style scheme, Bridgewater appears to be the best fit in O'Brien's offense. With the immediate results expected in today's NFL, adding the draft's most consistent and pro-ready quarterback to a roster already teeming with talent seems too logical not to occur.

2. ST. LOUIS RAMS (FROM WASHINGTON)

(7-9) Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina: Owners of this lofty pick due to the Robert Griffin III trade, the Rams are in a terrific position to improve their team immediately or for the future. The Rams already boast one of the league's top defensive end tandems in Robert Quinn and Chris Long but that may not stop them from adding the draft's most talented player in Clowney or trading the rights to this pick to whichever team offered the greatest bounty to take South Carolina's superstar or one of the quarterbacks.

3. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

(4-12) Blake Bortles, QB, UCF: The Jaguars may have the least talented roster in the NFL but the team played hard under head coach Gus Bradley and were a respectable 3-5 on the road. Improving at home could get a kick-start with the selection of Bortles, a local standout and prototypically-built pocket passer whose consistent improvement has his stock skyrocketing.

4. CLEVELAND BROWNS

(4-12) Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn: Regardless of the identity of Cleveland's next head coach, the Browns are expected to draft a quarterback with this pick. A passionate fan base might love the idea of Johnny Manziel, but the gusts and grass of FirstEnergy Field may not be the best fit for a quarterback so reliant on his mobility and lacking elite size or arm strength. Otherwise, pairing the most dominant run blocker in the draft in Robinson with All Pro left tackle Joe Thomas could give the Browns the bookend tackles to make a quarterback drafted later likelier to enjoy success.

5. OAKLAND RAIDERS

(4-12) Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: With general manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen each on the hot seat, big changes could be coming in Oakland. Regardless of who's in charge, an upgrade at quarterback is necessary. The late Al Davis would have loved Manziel's magical playmaking ability and considering this club's lack of identity on offense, no team is more in need of a lightning rod like Johnny Football.

Playoffs
01-20-2014, 06:23 PM
Updated already... (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/mock-draft)

Rang

Jadeveon Clowney, DE South Carolina
Greg Robinson, OT Auburn
Blake Bortles, QB UCF
Johnny Manziel, QB Texas A&M
Teddy Bridgewater, QB Louisville


Brugler

Blake Bortles, QB UCF
Jadeveon Clowney, DE South Carolina
Teddy Bridgewater, QB Louisville
Johnny Manziel, QB Texas A&M
Sammy Watkins, WR Clemson


Jake Matthews falling...

Playoffs
02-11-2014, 03:21 PM
Pete Prisco Mock Draft No. 1 (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/pete-prisco/24439151/mock-draft-no-1-bortles-over-manziel-for-texans-with-top-pick)

1. Houston Texans -- Central Florida QB Blake Bortles: I know there will be a push for Johnny Manziel, but Bill O'Brien seems to be a pocket* passer guy.

2. St. Louis Rams (From Washington) -- Texas A&M T Jake Matthews: I know some think Greg Robinson has moved ahead of him, but this is the safe, sure choice.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars -- South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney: This is a premier pass rusher for a team that needs one in the worst way.

4. Cleveland Browns ** Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel : This would seem to be a natural fit. They need a quarterback in the worst way.

5. Oakland Raiders -- Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater: They finally get the passer they've been looking to get for years.

6. Atlanta Falcons -- Auburn T Greg Robinson: They have to get help for Matt Ryan up front. He took way too many shots last season.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Clemson WR Sammy Watkins: Vincent Jackson isn't a kid, and they lack the big-*time speed outside. Could go for a pass rusher.

8. Minnesota Vikings -- Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack: New coach Mike Zimmer has a big task in trying to rebuild that defense. He needs to get faster.

9. Buffalo Bills -- Alabama LB C.J. Mosley: They need speed next to Kiko Alonso. Mosley will be a 10*-year starter.

10. Detroit Lions ** Michigan State CB Darqueze Dennard: They go for the in-state product to help upgrade a secondary that needs it in the worst way.

11. Tennessee Titans -- USC WR Marqise Lee: They need a deep threat to go with Kendall Wright. Oh, they also might need a quarterback. But who?

12. New York Giants -- UCLA OLB Anthony Barr: They have little speed at linebacker, and it shows. Yes, they need offensive line help but they can wait on that.

13. St. Louis Rams -- Texas A&M WR Mike Evans: They have fast, smaller guys. They need a bigger receiver like Evans (6-foot-5, 225 pounds) to complement them.

14. Chicago Bears -- Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton*-Dix: Their secondary was bad in 2013. They need help on the back end.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Notre Dame DT Louis Nix: He is a perfect fit in their defense. They have to get better inside.

16. Baltimore Ravens -- Alabama T Cyrus Kouandjio: Both of Baltimore's tackles are unrestricted free agents. They'll lose at least one, maybe both.

17. Dallas Cowboys -- Florida State DT Timmy Jernigan: They could lose Jason Hatcher and they need help inside anyway. Did you see who they played there with some last season?

18. New York Jets -- North Carolina TE Eric Ebron: They have to get some help for the passing game. This kid has the look of a future star.

19. Miami Dolphins -- Notre Dame G-T Zack Martin: Miami has to improve that offensive line. Martin showed at the Senior Bowl he can play outside and inside.

20. Arizona Cardinals -- Michigan T Taylor Lewan: They have to get better at left tackle. Local kid who could step in and play right away.

21. Green Bay Packers -- Minnesota DT-DE Ra'Shede Hageman: The Packers have three defensive linemen scheduled to become free agents. They need to find a potential replacement.

22. Philadelphia Eagles -- Louisville S Calvin Pryor: They had big problems on the back end last season. Pryor would start right away.

23. Kansas City Chiefs -- LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr.: They have to get somebody to emerge opposite Dwayne Bowe. Beckham Jr. was a polished player for the Tigers.

24. Cincinnati Bengals -- Oklahoma State CB Justin Gilbert: With Leon Hall coming off an Achilles' tendon injury, Cincinnati must get younger at corner.

25. San Diego Chargers -- Florida CB Marcus Roberson: They had big problems outside last season, so they have to try and upgrade in a division where you face Peyton Manning twice.

26. Cleveland Browns (From Indianapolis) -- Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin: Cleveland needs a weapon outside to go with Josh Gordon. Benjamin would give them a huge complementary target.

27. New Orleans Saints -- Virginia OT Morgan Moses: Right tackle Zach Strief is an unrestricted free agent. If the Saints can't get him re*signed, this makes sense. If Strief re-signs, they could draft a receiver or pass rusher.

28. Carolina Panthers -- TCU CB Jason Verrett: They got by with so*-so corner play last season. It's time they upgraded it. The pass rush can't cover it up forever.

29. New England Patriots -- Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro: With Rob Gronkowski coming off another injury and Aaron Hernandez in jail, they need another weapon in the middle of the field. They love double-*tight looks for when Gronk does come back.

30. San Francisco 49ers -- Ohio State CB Bradley Roby: He is a talented corner with good size. Doesn't everybody want that now?

31. Denver Broncos -- Auburn DE Dee Ford: With Von Miller coming off an injury and Shaun Phillips getting up in age, adding another pass rusher makes sense.

32. Seattle Seahawks -- Tennessee G-T Antonio Richardson: They had trouble up front on the line this season and Breno Giacomini is a free agent.

kiwitexansfan
02-11-2014, 03:29 PM
That mock makes a lot of sense.

Can live with Bortles, not my 1st choice but can live with it.

infantrycak
02-11-2014, 04:23 PM
The Rams pick doesn't make sense at all to me. They have a 1st and the #33 at OT and 2 1sts at DE. Benefit to either is marginal. Then they have them taking Evans later in the 1st. If they are going to take a WR why not Watkins at #2? They could still end up with a 1st round RT if they want.

HOU-TEX
02-11-2014, 04:39 PM
The Rams pick doesn't make sense at all to me. They have a 1st and the #33 at OT and 2 1sts at DE. Benefit to either is marginal. Then they have them taking Evans later in the 1st. If they are going to take a WR why not Watkins at #2? They could still end up with a 1st round RT if they want.

I agree. I can't see them passing on what seems to be an easy layup considering they haven't had a true WR1 the past few years. They have decent T's, but may need interior help if they part ways with Wells and Dahl

They're going to have to take a DB or two within the first couple days too. Their secondary stinks

Playoffs
02-11-2014, 05:05 PM
The Rams pick doesn't make sense at all to me...

Jake Long tore his ACL and Saffold is UFA.

Rams have traded out of every RGIII pick -- I expect same this year.

Playoffs
02-11-2014, 08:57 PM
Rob Rang (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/mock-draft)


DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (6-6, 268, 4.65)
OT Greg Robinson, Auburn (6-5, 320, 5.38)
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (5-11, 210, 4.45)
QB Blake Bortles, Central Florida (6-3, 230, 4.78)
QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville (6-3, 220, 4.65)
OLB Khalil Mack, Buffalo (6-3, 248, 4.66)
WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson (6-1, 200, 4.49)

mussop
02-12-2014, 10:20 PM
same page Rob Rang has Bridgewater going #1.

Maybe Rang isn't so bad after all! :kitten:

Playoffs
02-26-2014, 03:17 PM
NFL MOCK DRAFT - 2/26/2014 (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/mock-draft/expert/rob-rang)
ROB RANG
1. HOUSTON TEXANS
(2-14) Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina: Quarterback is the logical starting point for the Texans but this class has unique depth at the position, allowing head coach Bill O'Brien to wait until the second or even third round. Clowney - who demonstrated the athleticism at the Combine to easily transition to a pass rushing linebacker in defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel's scheme -- would provide an immediate impact opposite superstar J.J. Watt, likely spurring a quick return to the playoffs for a club just one year removed from earning the AFC's top seed.

2. ST. LOUIS RAMS (FROM WASHINGTON)
(7-9) Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn

3. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
(4-12) Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

4. CLEVELAND BROWNS
(4-12) Blake Bortles, QB, UCF

5. OAKLAND RAIDERS
(4-12) Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

6. ATLANTA FALCONS
(4-12) Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo

7. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
(4-12) Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

8. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
(5-10-1) Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

9. BUFFALO BILLS
(6-10) Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA

10. DETROIT LIONS
(7-9) Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

11. TENNESSEE TITANS
(7-9) Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

12. NY GIANTS
(7-9) Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

13. ST. LOUIS RAMS
(7-9) Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

14. CHICAGO BEARS
(8-8) Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State

15. PITTSBURGH STEELERS
(8-8) Hasean Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama

16. DALLAS COWBOYS
(8-8) Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh

17. BALTIMORE RAVENS
(8-8) Marqise Lee, WR, Southern California

18. NY JETS
(8-8) Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

19. MIAMI DOLPHINS
(8-8) Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame

20. ARIZONA CARDINALS
(10-6) Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

21. GREEN BAY PACKERS
(8-7-1) C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama

22. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
(10-6) Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville

23. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
(11-5) Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

24. CINCINNATI BENGALS
(11-5) Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State

25. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
(9-7) Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

26. CLEVELAND BROWNS (FROM INDIANAPOLIS)
(4-12) Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA

27. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
(11-5) Dee Ford, DE, Auburn

28. CAROLINA PANTHERS
(12-4) Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida

29. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
(12-4) Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame

30. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
(12-4) Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

31. DENVER BRONCOS
(13-3) Stephon Tuitt, DT, Notre Dame

32. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
(13-3) RaShede Hageman, DT, Minnesota

PapaL
02-26-2014, 03:21 PM
I must have missed that year.

likely spurring a quick return to the playoffs for a club just one year removed from earning the AFC's top seed

Number19
02-26-2014, 06:56 PM
Notice Rang has Khalil Mack going at #6.

Mack made a very good showing at the Senior Bowl and again at Indy and as a result has moved up the boards. I'm liking him at SS OLB, over Clowney.

Mack brings pass defense, run support and pass rush. Clowney may be the better athlete, but Mack is a better fit for the team. I've read that OB likes to move big OLB's into the ILB position and Mack would fit this role very well, also.

Playoffs
04-21-2014, 02:46 PM
Rob Rang 4/21 w/trades (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/mock-draft/expert/rob-rang)1. HOUSTON TEXANS

(2-14) Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina: Every franchise picking No. 1 overall is hoping that an Andrew Luck-like can't miss quarterback is available to them. Unfortunately for Bill O'Brien and the Texans, there isn't one of that caliber available this year. Taking Clowney, unquestionably the most gifted player in the 2014 draft, and pairing him with J.J. Watt gives Houston the best opportunity to win right away.
2. ATLANTA FALCONS (FROM ST. LOUIS)

(4-12) Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo: The Falcons are desperate to land an impact pass rusher to star in defensive coordinator Mike Nolan's scheme and with Mack, one of this draft's blue-chip talents, almost surely off the board by the sixth pick, Atlanta will have to be aggressive. St. Louis Rams' general manager Les Snead previously worked under Atlanta's Thomas Dimitroff and may be willing to facilitate the trade given the likelihood that the Rams can still address their biggest area of concern -- the offensive line -- with one of the top tackles likely to be available a little later.
3. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

(4-12) Blake Bortles, QB, UCF: Given head coach Gus Bradley's defensive background, the Jaguars would likely take either Clowney or Mack if available. With each off the board, however, Jacksonville instead takes the more traditional route of building with the draft's top passer.
4. CLEVELAND BROWNS

(4-12) Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: Veteran Brian Hoyer is a serviceable quarterback but he, like virtually every other quarterback the Browns have trotted out since Bernie Kosar, lacks the star power to turn around this rudderless franchise. Do I have questions about Manziel's ability to hold up in the ultra-physical AFC North, especially at gusty and grassy FirstEnergy Stadium? Sure, but waiting to see which quarterback may fall to No. 26 (or lower) could mean more of the same for a long-suffering fan base. If he is not chosen here, Manziel could be in for quite a slide.
5. OAKLAND RAIDERS

(4-12) Sammy Watkins, WR
6. ST. LOUIS RAMS (FROM ATLANTA)

(7-9) Greg Robinson, OT
7. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

(4-12) Mike Evans, WR
8. MINNESOTA VIKINGS

(5-10-1) Derek Carr, QB
9. BUFFALO BILLS

(6-10) Jake Matthews, OT
10. DETROIT LIONS

(7-9) Aaron Donald, DT
11. TENNESSEE TITANS

(7-9) Anthony Barr, OLB
12. NY GIANTS

(7-9) Taylor Lewan, OT
13. ST. LOUIS RAMS

(7-9) Hasean Clinton-Dix, FS
14. CHICAGO BEARS

(8-8) C.J. Mosley, ILB
15. PITTSBURGH STEELERS

(8-8) Justin Gilbert, CB
16. DALLAS COWBOYS

(8-8) Timmy Jernigan, DT
17. BALTIMORE RAVENS

(8-8) Zack Martin, OG
18. NY JETS

(8-8) Odell Beckham Jr., WR
19. MIAMI DOLPHINS

(8-8) Eric Ebron, TE
20. ARIZONA CARDINALS

(10-6) Demarcus Lawrence, DE
21. GREEN BAY PACKERS

(8-7-1) Calvin Pryor, FS
22. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

(10-6) Bradley Roby, CB
23. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

(11-5) Marqise Lee, WR
24. CINCINNATI BENGALS

(11-5) Ryan Shazier, OLB
25. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

(9-7) Louis Nix, DT
26. CLEVELAND BROWNS (FROM INDIANAPOLIS)

(4-12) Darqueze Dennard, CB
27. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

(11-5) Kyle Fuller, CB
28. CAROLINA PANTHERS

(12-4) Morgan Moses, OT
29. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

(12-4) Kony Ealy, DE
30. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

(12-4) Jason Verrett, CB
31. DENVER BRONCOS

(13-3) Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG
32. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

(13-3) Brandin Cooks, WR

ROUND 2
1. HOUSTON TEXANS

(2-14) Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh: O'Brien gets his prototypical NFL passer in Savage, who some scouts believe would rank as a top 10 prospect had he played his entire career with one program.
2. WASHINGTON REDSKINS

(3-13) Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
3. CLEVELAND BROWNS

(4-12) Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss
4. OAKLAND RAIDERS

(4-12) Jimmie Ward, SS, Northern Illinois
5. ST. LOUIS RAMS (FROM ATLANTA)

(7-9) Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana
6. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

(4-12) Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
7. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

(4-12) Dee Ford, DE, Auburn
8. MINNESOTA VIKINGS

(5-10-1) Kyle Van Noy, OLB, Brigham Young
9. BUFFALO BILLS

(6-10) Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State
10. TENNESSEE TITANS

(7-9) Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
11. NY GIANTS

(7-9) Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington
12. ST. LOUIS RAMS

(7-9) Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
13. DETROIT LIONS

(7-9) Dominique Easley, DT, Florida
14. PITTSBURGH STEELERS

(8-8) Stephon Tuitt, DT, Notre Dame
15. DALLAS COWBOYS

(8-8) Joel Bitonio, OG, Nevada: Gritty and versatile, Bitonio could team with recent first round picks Tyron Smith and Travis Frederick to give Dallas a strong young nucleus along the offensive line.
16. BALTIMORE RAVENS

(8-8) Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State: Ozzie Newsome could see Richburgh - viewed by some as a plug and play talent -- as an instant upgrade over incumbent starting center Gino Gradkowski.
17. NY JETS

(8-8) Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech: The Jets rely on their defensive line to supply their pass rush but could see this former Yellow Jacket as a fit as a traditional 3-4 edge rusher.
18. MIAMI DOLPHINS

(8-8) Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State
19. CHICAGO BEARS

(8-8) Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida
20. ARIZONA CARDINALS

(10-6) Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU: Bruce Arians may love Carson Palmer but adding a young passer to groom behind him would be wise.
21. GREEN BAY PACKERS

(8-7-1) Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington: The reigning Mackey Award winner possesses the length and reliable mitts to help ease the sting of the expected loss of Jermichael Finley.
22. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

(10-6) Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State: Chip Kelly gets the big receiver he prefers in his offense with a local standout.
23. CINCINNATI BENGALS

(11-5) JaWuan James, OT, Tennessee: The Bengals do a terrific job each year of filling holes and could see the underrated James as an ideal replacement for right tackle Anthony Collins, who left via free agency.
24. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

(12-4) Marcus Smith, DE, Louisville: With Aldon Smith's availability in question, the 49ers would be wise to seek reinforcements.
25. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

(9-7) DaQuan Jones, DT, Penn State: The Chargers boast two of the better young five-technique defensive ends in Corey Liuget and Kendall Reyes and could see the 6-4, 322-pound Jones as a quality nose guard candidate.
26. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

(11-5) Marcus Martin, C, Southern California: With veteran Brian de la Puente signing with the Chicago Bears, the highly physical, aggressive Martin could be counted on to start as a rookie.
27. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

(11-5) Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State
28. CAROLINA PANTHERS

(12-4) Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss: Due to the extraordinary depth at the position, the Panthers can afford to wait until Day Two to find receivers for Cam Newton.
29. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

(12-4) Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice
30. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

(12-4) Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
31. DENVER BRONCOS

(13-3) Davante Adams, WR
32. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

(13-3) Marcus Smith, DE, Louisville: Pete Carroll is always looking for edge rushers and with Cliff Avril only signed for one more year, adding depth at the LEO position is critical.

bah007
04-21-2014, 02:56 PM
Am I the only one who sees Moncrief and Marcus Smith each drafted twice?

Playoffs
04-21-2014, 03:01 PM
Am I the only one who sees Moncrief and Marcus Smith each drafted twice?

Waiting for him to fix those.

The Pencil Neck
04-21-2014, 06:13 PM
Am I the only one who sees Moncrief and Marcus Smith each drafted twice?

They're very popular players in high demand.

So they cloned them.

bah007
04-21-2014, 08:39 PM
They're very popular players in high demand.

So they cloned them.

I'd take one of each in a heartbeat.

Playoffs
05-08-2014, 01:48 PM
By Rob Rang

NFL MOCK DRAFT - 5/8/2014

ROUND 1
1. HOUSTON TEXANS

(2-14) Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina: The Texans' primary need is at quarterback not pass rusher but it appears that Bill O'Brien and Rick Smith have narrowed their choice to top pass rushers Clowney and Khalil Mack. Clowney isn't as polished out of the two-point stance as Mack but he's the premier talent of this class.
2. ST. LOUIS RAMS

(7-9) Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn: To compete in the ultra-physical NFC West division, priority No. 1 for the Rams must be to get tougher at the line of scrimmage. Robinson is a work in progress in pass protection but he's a dominant run blocker who could step in at right tackle or guard and be groomed to ultimately take over for Jake Long on the left side.
3. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

(4-12) Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo: After taking the safe route with offensive tackle Luke Joeckel a year ago, the Jaguars are on the prowl for a player likely to make a bigger impact with this selection. Mack (or Clowney, if available) offers immediate impact ability as a proven edge rusher who projects nicely as a LEO defensive end in Gus Bradley's scheme.
4. CLEVELAND BROWNS

(4-12) Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M: Manziel would excite the fan base and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan had success with the similarly dynamic Robert Griffin III in Washington. General manager Ray Farmer may want to start his tenure with a safe pick first, however, and they don't come much safer than Matthews, who teamed with Joe Thomas and Alex Mack, would give the Browns the best offensive line in the AFC North.
5. OAKLAND RAIDERS

(4-12) Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson: Taking a young quarterback here would make sense but aggressive spending in free agency is a strong indication that Raiders' general manager Reggie McKenzie is feeling the pressure to win now. Watkins' vacuum-like hands and first-step acceleration make him a big play waiting to happen.
6. ATLANTA FALCONS

(4-12) Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan: The Falcons could certainly use a pass rusher and may make the bold trade up to get one but given the investments made in the skill positions, Lewan would be a terrific consolation prize here. He has the length and physicality to play on the right side and provide an insurance policy in case incumbent left tackle Sam Baker once again struggles with injury.
7. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

(4-12) Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M: No one attacked free agency like Tampa, which gives head coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht plenty of options with this pick. Wide receiver is probably the likeliest scenario given the jettisoning of Mike Williams. Evans is a virtual clone of current Tampa star Vincent Jackson and would provide the Bucs with a monstrous duo of pass-catchers similar to the Brandon Marshall-Alshon Jeffery pairing Josh McCown enjoyed great success with a year ago.
8. MINNESOTA VIKINGS

(5-10-1) Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh: Put yourself in new head coach Mike Zimmer's position. He inherited Adrian Peterson. How can is the head coach to convince the game's best running back that Minnesota is trying to win now by taking a rookie quarterback here? Adding Donald, who some compare to former Vikings' great John Randle, sends the right message and is more in line with Zimmer's aggressive style.
9. BUFFALO BILLS

(6-10) Zack Martin, OG, Notre Dame: A four-year starter at left tackle for the Irish, Martin possesses the aggression, agility and versatility to start immediately in the NFL. Whether pushing Cody Glenn to the right side or switching positions, himself, his addition would provide an upgrade over current Bills' right tackle Eric Pears, providing young quarterback E.J. Manuel the bookend blockers to aid in his development.
10. DETROIT LIONS

(7-9) Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State: New defensive coordinator Teryl Austin inherits a unit that was terrible a year ago in creating turnovers. Safety Louis Delmas led the team with three interceptions and he's no longer on the roster. Veteran Chris Houston was the only cornerback on the team to intercept a pass. Gilbert is a proven playmaker who led the Big 12 with seven interceptions in 2013 and returned six kickoffs for scores over his collegiate career.
11. TENNESSEE TITANS

(7-9) Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA: The Titans tied for 21st in the NFL with 36 sacks recorded in 2013 with defensive tackle Jurell Casey chipping in a disproportionate 10.5 of them. With the Titans expected to transition to a 3-4 defense under Ray Horton, Casey's numbers are likely to fall, creating a need for more pass rushers. Only two years removed from playing on offense, Barr lacks the polish to rank as a top 10 pick for everyone but his tremendous blend of size (6-5, 255), speed (4.44) and flexibility made him a star rush linebacker in UCLA's 3-4 scheme.
12. NY GIANTS

(7-9) Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina: The Giants are looking for better protection and big play targets for Eli Manning and could see Ebron as capable of helping in both areas. With new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo expected to feature the position in his attack, Ebron's athleticism could make him an instant hit.
13. ST. LOUIS RAMS

(7-9) Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville: The Rams are expected to use their NFL-best three picks among the top 44 to fill their biggest areas of need - OL, WR, and FS. With the massive Greg Robinson added at No. 2 overall and the receiver class so deep, the Rams get their pick of the litter at safety. Pryor isn't quite as fluid in coverage as some of the other safeties in this class but to play for Jeff Fisher and in the NFC West, physicality is the priority.
14. CHICAGO BEARS

(8-8) C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama: Given the additions of defensive linemen Lamarr Houston, Jared Allen and Willie Young via agency, the Bears are likely to focus on the back seven in the draft. Possessing rare read and react skills and fluidity, Mosley is capable of starring at virtually any of the three linebacker roles in Chicago's 4-3 alignment.
15. PITTSBURGH STEELERS

(8-8) Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State: The once-proud Pittsburgh defense has fallen off in recent years and reinforcements are needed at all three levels. Given his polish, aggression and schematic fit, Dennard would make a lot of sense.
16. DALLAS COWBOYS

(8-8) Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: The Cowboys need lots of help on the defensive side of the ball but could Jerry Jones pass if the local hero was still on the board? Tony Romo's contract complicates matters but Jones hasn't been one to let finance (or logic, for that matter) ruin his flair for the dramatic on draft day.
17. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (FROM BALTIMORE)

(12-4) Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU: With one of the league's deepest rosters and 11 picks to play with, expect the 49ers to be aggressive on draft. Moving up to add a dynamic pass-catcher and returner like Beckham to complement Colin Kaepernick's big arm and possession wideouts Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin would make a lot of sense.
18. NY JETS

(8-8) Jason Verrett, CB, TCU: The Jets could use a playmaker on the offensive side of the ball it is easy to envision Oregon State's Brandin Cooks or Southern Cal's Marqise Lee in New York. Rex Ryan's success is built on defense, though. Verrett lacks the height scouts would prefer but he's a top 20 talent in every other way, demonstrating the pure athleticism and tenacity Ryan loves.
19. MIAMI DOLPHINS

(8-8) Hasean Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama: With millions invested in free agents Branden Albert and Shelley Smith and the top four offensive linemen off the board, the Dolphins may elect to look elsewhere rather than reach for a strongside blocker, as most presume. Miami added talented but injury-prone former Detroit Lions' free safety Louis Delmas but Clinton-Dix is a more fluid athlete and would be a nice value selection at this point in the draft.
20. ARIZONA CARDINALS

(10-6) Demarcus Lawrence
21. GREEN BAY PACKERS

(8-7-1) Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State: Given how the Packers' lack of speed was exposed by San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick to end each of the past two seasons, GM Ted Thompson is likely to target a back-seven defender here. Bucannon would be a surprise, but he's an intimidating hitter with size (6-1, 211), ball skills (15 career interceptions), durability (four-year starter) and leadership (three-time captain).
22. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

(10-6) Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State: Chip Kelly's offense is built around speedy playmakers who can defeat opponents one on one. After releasing Desean Jackson, Kelly and general manager Howie Roseman are expected to make finding a similarly gifted athlete a priority in the draft. Half of the Eagles' 2013 picks came from the Pac-12. Kelly may once again rely on his experience in the conference to target another former rival in Cooks, the reigning Biletnikof winner.
23. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

(11-5) Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA: With three blockers lost to free agency -- including Pro Bowl tackle Branden Albert -- former offensive line coach Andy Reid's top priority may be addressing the front wall. Su'a-Filo is reliable in pass protection and has the athletic ability to get out and block at the second level, traits that make him an ideal fit in Andy Reid's screen-heavy offense.
24. CINCINNATI BENGALS

(11-5) Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State: With one of the league's deepest rosters, the Bengals are one of the true wildcards of the 2014 draft and could go in a number of directions with this pick. Shazier's instincts, speed and athleticism make him an ideal candidate for the WILL linebacker role in Cincinnati's 4-3 alignment, prompting a potential shift of Vontaze Burfict and Rey Maualuga, respectively, to their more natural middle linebacker and strong-side positions.
25. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

(9-7) Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech: The Chargers boast young standouts at every level of the defense but cornerback is an obvious area of concern. Fuller is an instinctive, physical defender whose aggression and short-area quickness make him well-suited to defensive coordinator's zone-heavy scheme.
26. CLEVELAND BROWNS (FROM INDIANAPOLIS)

(4-12) Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State: If the board falls as I have it, the Browns' gamble that a talented quarterback would fall would certainly pay off. Carr's selection over Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater would surprise some but he has plenty of suitors around the league would love his arm, athleticism and experience in both spread and pro-style principles.
27. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

(11-5) Marqise Lee, WR, Southern California: The advancing age of Marques Colston and surprising trade of Darren Sproles means that the Saints are in the market for playmakers. Lee doesn't have the momentum of other receivers in this draft but savvy scouts haven't forgotten his dynamic athleticism.
28. CAROLINA PANTHERS

(12-4) Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State: Adding weapons for Cam Newton would seem to be Carolina's top priority but that appeared to be the case a year ago and it didn't stop Dave Gettleman from investing top picks in defensive linemen Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short. Roby has the athleticism and physicality to emerge as this year's top corner, an area of concern for the Panthers after losing top cover man, Captain Munnerlyn, to free agency.
29. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

(12-4) Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech: The Patriots attacked holes in their secondary via free agency and the offense has grown reliant on slot receivers and tight ends across the middle. With Rob Gronkowski proving unreliable, Amaro could offer a more immediate impact option at this point in the draft.
30. BALTIMORE RAVENS (FROM SAN FRANCISCO)

(8-8) Jimmie Ward, SS, Northern Illinois: With eight picks already at their disposal, the Ravens don't need to trade down but could take advantage of San Francisco's aggression to add more and still land a playmaker at a position of need. Ward's deep range and ability to cover up receivers in the slot would make him an ideal complement to last year's first round pick Matt Elam, a natural in-the-box safety.
31. DENVER BRONCOS

(13-3) RaShede Hageman, DT, Minnesota: Head coach John Fox is reportedly enamored with Hageman's raw tools and it isn't difficult to understand why as the 6-6, 310-pounder offers unbelievable athleticism and raw power. Forcing him to compete in a rotation like the one in Denver could be the best way to maximize Hageman's undeniable potential.
32. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (FROM SEATTLE)

(4-12) Blake Bortles, QB, UCF: The Seahawks only have six picks and with free agency chipping away at their roster, Pete Carroll and John Schneider will be looking to move out of this pick. The Jaguars, Texans and Raiders could each be willing to move up slightly to nab the talented, but raw Bortles. This pick, like all others in the first round, would come with a fifth-year option on the rookie contract.
ROUND 2
1. HOUSTON TEXANS

(2-14) Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville: While his slight frame could push him into the second round, Bridgewater's accuracy and intelligence fit in O'Brien's scheme.

HJam72
05-08-2014, 01:52 PM
Up to the second mocks: 1. Texans: Clowney

HJam72
05-08-2014, 01:53 PM
Up to the second mocks: 1. Texans: Manziel

HJam72
05-08-2014, 01:54 PM
Up to the second mocks: 1. Texans: Mack

HJam72
05-08-2014, 01:54 PM
Up to the second mocks: 1. Texans: Robinson

JB
05-08-2014, 01:59 PM
By Rob Rang

NFL MOCK DRAFT - 5/8/2014



Carr to 20 and 26? A new cloning process?

Playoffs
05-08-2014, 02:06 PM
Carr to 20 and 26? A new cloning process?

He fubar'd it.

Demarcus Lawrence to Cardinals.