2014 Round One Mock Draft

This mock draft is by GhostofFredDean74 and Phoenix49ers, active members of our forum community. They can often be found in the Draft War Room forum discussing the NFL Draft with other fans.

Version 2 - Updated March 19, 2014

1

Houston Texans

QB Blake Bortles, UCF

Houston secures their QB of the future.

2

Atlanta Falcons

DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina

TRADE: Falcons give up next year's #1 pick to move up and land Clowney.

3

Jacksonville Jaguars

WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson

Watkins talent combined with Justin Blackmon's off-field issues make this pick a no-brainer.

4

Cleveland Browns

QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville

Tough call between him and Manziel, but Teddy gets the nod despite his uneven pro-day.

5

Oakland Raiders

OT Greg Robinson, Auburn

Again, tough call passing on Johnny Football, but o-line is a priority.

6

St. Louis Rams

OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

Rams GM Les Snead moves down, solidifies their line and gets a 2015 1st round pick.

7

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

OLB Khalil Mack, Buffalo

Arguably the top pass rushing prospect in the draft falls into Lovie Smith's lap.

8

Minnesota Vikings

QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

Johnny Football finally finds a home.

9

Buffalo Bills

TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina

WR Mike Evans could go here, but the need for an athletic, playmaking TE is even greater.

10

Detroit Lions

CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma St.

Perfect pick for a team in dire need of CB talent.

11

Tennessee Titans

OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan

Titans look to rebuild their aging, underperforming offensive line.

12

New York Giants

DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh

Disruptive interior force for a thin defensive line.

13

St. Louis Rams

Hasean

Rams are just trolling the rest of the league now on draft day.

14

Chicago Bears

DT Timmy Jernigan, Florida St.

Nice fit for a revamped defensive line.

15

Pittsburgh Steelers

OLB Anthony Barr, UCLA

Pass rush is their bread and butter and this is not a deep draft for 3-4 OLBs.

16

Dallas Cowboys

DT RaShede Hageman, Minnesota

Huge, extremely talented but very raw player to replace Jason Hatcher.

17

Baltimore Ravens

WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M

Ravens add a huge downfield weapon to their offense.

18

New York Jets

WR Brandin Cook, Oregon St.

Perfect compliment to newly signed WR Eric Decker.

19

Miami Dolphins

OL Zack Martin, Notre Dame

More talent for their revamped and much publicized offensive line.

20

Arizona Cardinals

LB Ryan Shazier, Ohio St.

Big, fast and athletic linebacker to replace Karlos Dansby.

21

Green Bay Packers

S Calvin Pryor, Louisville

Worked out perfectly for the Packers as they fill their glaring need at FS.

22

Philadelphia Eagles

NT Louis Nix, Notre Dame

Quality depth behind Bennie Logan; eventual starter in the middle of their defense.

23

Kansas City Chiefs

OT Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama

With no real RT on the roster and no second round pick, the Chiefs must go offensive line here.

24

Cincinnati Bengals

CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan St.

D2 falls a little, but to the benefit of the Bengals.

25

San Diego Chargers

CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech

Fills an obvious need for quallty CBs in the Chargers secondary.

26

Cleveland Browns

CB Bradley Roby, Ohio St.

Eventual starter opposite Joe Haden and immediate impact at nickel and special teams.

27

New Orleans Saints

WR Odell Beckham, LSU

Another weapon for Brees falls into the Saints laps.

28

Carolina Panthers

WR Marqise Lee, USC

Could use safety help, but they get great value here in the falling Lee.

29

Oakland Raiders

QB Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois

TRADE: Raiders swap with the Patriots to get their QB.

30

San Francisco 49ers

CB Jason Verrett, TCU

Ferociously competitive, quick and athletic defensive back who will battle for the starting job as nickel corner.

31

Denver Broncos

LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama

Badly in need of fresh talent at LB.

32

Seattle Seahawks

WR Kelvin Benjamin, Florida St.

The rich get richer as the huge WR from Florida St. goes to Seattle.