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Default Ourlads 2014 Mock Draft

Mock 1.0
1. Houston Teddy Bridgewater* QB Louisville 6030 196 4.75
The Texans could go in more directions than shattered glass. New coach Billl O'Brien worked for years with George O'Leary Blake Bortles head coach at Central Florida, Johnny Manziel is right up the road in College Station & was one of the biggest playmakers in college football the last two years. Jadeveon Clowney may grow up and be all he can be playing opposite JJ Watt. A trade down is also a possibility. Teddy Bridgewater is an accurate (71% in 2013) and clutch quarterback who makes good decisions. Runs more of a traditional offense where the team huddles. Climbs the pocket well while keeping his eyes down the field. Good athlete that is smooth and consistent.

2. St. Louis f/Wash Jake Matthews LOT Texas A&M 6050 305 4.95

3. Jacksonville Johnny Manziel* QB Texas A&M 5115 205 4.55
Johnny Manziel has innate running and passing instincts as well as a feel for the pass rush. He completed 73% of his passes from the pocket, best among quarterbacks from BCS automatic qualifier conferences. Only one first round quarterback had a better down the field throwing percentage than Manziels, 48% of passes 25 yards or longer in the past three years – that was Robert Griffin III. Despite his lack of height, he only had 12 of 864 passes batted down. Teams that missed the boat on Russell Wilson because of measurables will be giving Manziel the once over twice.

4. Cleveland Sammy Watkins* WR Clemson 6010 205 4.45

5. Oakland Greg Robinson* LOT Auburn 6050 314 5.10
Greg Robinson, a declared junior, emerged as one of the draft’s top left tackle prospects during Auburn’s national championship run. Athletic with good lateral quickness to cut off the inside go. Can stone a bull rush. Powerful on down blocks. Locks out his long arms on a pass rusher’s breast plate, carrying them up the field.

6. Atlanta Jadeveon Clowney* DE South Carolina 6064 275 4.60
Falcons need a pass rusher and all the offensive linemen they can collect in this draft.A tightend would be nice too! Will Clowney be available at 6? It could happen. Physically, Jadeveon Clowney can come off the edge like he has a hornets nest in his britches and must be game planned for. He looks like the prototype NFL defensive end from his long athletic build to his Chinese dragon arm length. If only his flashes were graded you would think he was from another planet. But the whole film is graded and you rarely get the production his physical gifts warrant. Made many plays when he was unblocked. He was on a play count most of the year because of injury. Has an explosive arm-over move that you seldom see. Can completely dominate a portion of a game or can be walled off by a tight end. His 40 tackles, 3 sacks, and 11.5 tackles for loss are underachieving for the rare talent.

7. Tampa Bay Stephon Tuitt* DE Notre Dame 6050 303 4.95
The Tampa-2 is predicated on the ability of the front four to generate a pass rush. Tuitt should draw two blockers which will help free up others that are single blocked.If he draws a single block our money's on Tuitt to beat the blocker. He can also play down inside.He is a country strong versatile 4-3 or 3-4 tackle or end. Sets the edge with technique and guile. Can press the pocket as a pass rusher then make the quarterback throw out of the well by getting his long arms up. Hustles and takes good downfield angles in pursuit. Can stack the line of scrimmage and force the ball to bounce. Recorded 49 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, and 13 quarterback hurries.

8. Minnesota Blake Bortles* QB Central Florida 6040 227 4.75
The Vikings need a QB.( Looks like Christian Ponder is more of a backup,) A defensive end,a safety to play next to Harrison Smith another linebacker.Junior Blake Bortles is a prototype looking drop back NFL quarterback. He stands tall in the pocket and was the game manager in a run based offensive scheme. He ranked 21st in the country in total offense with 296.4 yards per game. He completed 67.8% of his passes and averaged 9.4 yards per attempt.

9. Buffalo Taylor Lewan OT Michigan 6070 315 5.25
Taylor Lewan elevated his game as a left tackle in 2014. He can set the edge with his lateral quickness and hook the defensive end. Positions and dominates the defender. A big man with a thick lower body. Good feet in space as a puller or can road grade as a base blocker.

10. Detroit Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State 5110 200 4.50

11. Tennessee Anthony Barr OLB/P UCLA 6040 245 4.48

12. New York Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State 6000 200 4.49
If the Giants didn't have bad luck with their corners they wouldn't have any luck at all. Gilbert is a rangy long armed playmaker that also doubles as a dynamic kick return specialist. He is a good sized corner who is always in position to make a play on the ball. Can turn and run with good hip flexibility or stick his foot in the ground and drive on the ball carrier in front of him. Good hands to pluck the interception or return kicks. Will miss tackles with just a shoulder hit at times.

13. St. Louis Marqise Lee* WR USC 6000 195 4.45
14. Chicago Louis Nix III* DT/NT Notre Dame 6020 326 5.30
The Bears must gum up the inside running lanes and Louis Nix III is just the guy to do it. Did you ever try to move an Oak tree that's deeply rooted? He can dig in.He has the talent to be the next Vince Wilfork. Stout at the point of attack. Gets push up the middle as a pass rusher. Explosive space occupier who absorbs blockers and keeps his linebackers free. Disruptive enough to force plays deep. Gets his hands up in the throwing lane. Quick off the ball and locks out and sheds. Finishes plays.

15. Pittsburgh Cyrus Kouandjio* OT Alabama 6050 310 5.10

16. Baltimore Mike Evans* WR Texas A&M 6050 225 4.55

17. Dallas Khalil Mack OLB Buffalo 6030 245 4.65
The Cowboys need to generate a pass rush opposite Demarcus Ware in the Tampa-2. Mack can widen out and bring it. His versatility as a hand-in-the-dirt pass rusher or a standup outside linebacker helps his stock. He features an explosive and sudden first step when rushing the passer. For the past four years he has been a disruptive playmaker despite teams’ accounting for him on every play. He led the Bulls with 100 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 10 passes defended, and 5 forced fumbles.
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