Join Date: Apr 2008
Re: National Football Post Mock Drafts 2014
NFP -- Greg Gabriel Mock
We have done two previous mock drafts at the NFP this year, but those were done by Eric Galko from Optimum Scouting and myself using an alternating pick method. This time, I'm going it alone.
Anyone who has read my articles or followed me on twitter knows that I am a believer that this years quarterback class will not be taken as high as many in the media believe. Some feel that three or four quarterbacks will get drafted in the top 10. While I feel that there will be (maybe) three quarterbacks taken in the first round, I dont feel any are deserving of top 10 status. In saying that, I still believe one could go that high, but if it does happen, the team making that selection is reaching. They would be better off trading down a few slots. That being said, here is my guess of how the first round could look come May 8th. As soon as one trade is made this mock will be out the window, but then again, thats the problem with mocks.
1 Houston Texans - Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
Houston has a QB need, but a QB is not one of the top 10 best players in this draft, let alone the best. Based on 2013, tape, Clowney was not the best player, but he is the most talented. When Clowney is on his game, he can be an extremely dominant and disruptive player. With people like J.J. Watt in the Houston locker room, I feel that Clowney will play to his potential. Houston will look for a QB with their next pick.
2 St. Louis Rams Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M
3 Jacksonville Jaguars Sammy Watkins WR Clemson
4 - Cleveland Browns Greg Robinson OT- Auburn
5 Oakland Raiders Taylor Lewan OT Michigan
6 Atlanta Falcons Khalil Mack OLB Buffalo
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Evans WR Texas A&M
8 Minnesota Vikings Derek Carr QB Fresno State
9 Buffalo Bills Eric Ebron TE North Carolina
10 Detroit Lions Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma St.
11 Tennessee Titans Ha Ha Clinton-Dix DS Alabama
12 New York Giants Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh
13 St. Louis Rams Marqise Lee WR USC
14 Chicago Bears Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan St.
15 Pittsburgh Steelers C.J. Mosley LB Alabama
16 Dallas Cowboys Anthony Barr DE/OLB UCLA
17 Baltimore Ravens Calvin Pryor DS Louisville
18 New York Jets Odell Beckham Jr. WR LSU
19 Miami Dolphins Zack Martin OT Notre Dame
20 Arizona Cardinals Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville
21 Green Bay Packers Ryan Shazier LB Ohio State
22 Philadelphia Eagles Brandin Cooks WR - Oregon State
23 Kansas City Chiefs Davante Adams WR Fresno State
24 Cincinnati Bengals Kyle Fuller DC VPI
25 San Diego Chargers Jason Verrett CB TCU
26 Cleveland Browns Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M
27 New Orleans Saints Kony Ealy DE Missouri
28 Carolina Panthers Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama
29 New England Patriots RaShede Hageman DT Minnesota
30 San Francisco 49ers Dee Ford OLB/DE Auburn
31 Denver Broncos Bradley Roby CB Ohio State
32 Seattle Seahawks Louis Nix III DT Notre Dame