Before FA Mock draft 2014

Round 1

  1. Houston Texans: Blake Bortles, QB, UCF
    The last time the Texans had the first pick they took DE Mario Williams. While they could pull that same move, their HC O’Brien is said to be a QB guru and he would love to get his hands on a guy with as much potential as Bortles. He may not be the most polished of the QBs in this draft but he is probably be the most physically gifted and if properly developed he could turn into a blend of Luck and Roethlisberger.

  2. St. Louis Rams: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
    The Rams do not seem ready to give up on Bradford and last year the paid heavily to get him a LT. Unfortunately the LT they brought in, Jake Long, tore his ACL so it may be in their best interest to bring in the guy with the most upside to replace him. Robinson is a monster when run blocking and has an amazing kick-slide, but is not as polished in his other areas of pass protection. If Long is able to recover Robinson could play at RT replacing the likely departing Saffold and when Long is gone he can move to LT.

  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
    The Jags HC Gus Bradley loves tuff QB killing defenses so it is likely that he would fall in love with a guy with Clowney’s potential if there is no QB he likes at 3. If Clowney plays up to the level believed he can Luck, Locker, and Bortles will be wishing they are in a different division.

  4. Cleveland Browns: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
    Supposedly the Browns are in love with Derek Carr but are unwilling to take him at no. 4 instead opting to take a guy to help him grow early. Just thinking of the pairing of Gordon and Watkins will scare the shit out of any defense not to mention Cameron Jordan doing damage in the short to intermediate yardage and redzone.

  5. Oakland Raiders: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
    The Raiders had a carousel of QBs last year ranging from an UDFA and a guy who should be a TE in Pryor. While I have doubted MEziel because he likes to throw the ball up for grabs way too often, makes horrible reads, and acts like a self-indulgent ass clown some team will fall for the hype machine and as of now it is the Raiders.

  6. Atlanta Falcons: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
    The Falcons lack a consistent pass, rush but they lack also lack the ability to protect their semi-Franchise QB in Matt Ryan. He has some explosive weapons in White and Jones but if he doesn’t have time to hit them it means nothing. Matthews is the most technically sound tackle in the draft and the Falcons will be licking their chops if he is around.

  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
    While they do have Glennon the Bucs brought in a new coaching staff and for the most part when that happens a new QB is taken unless the one there is a beast and Glennon has not proven he can be consistent yet so why not bring in the most consistently rated QB in the draft. Bridgewater will be overlooked by many because he doesn’t have the wow factor like MEziel or Bortles, but he does everything well.

  8. Minnesota Vikings: Khalil Mack, LB Buffalo
    The Vikings defense SUCKED last year and nearly always seemed to be playing on skates when facing the run. To fix the horror that was the defense last year the Viking brought in defensive master mind as HC in Mike Zimmer. He has proven he can work miracles with those who lack talent but if he can get a versatile and punishing guy lack Mack to command his defense Zim would be happy. Think about all the havoc that can be caused with him and Griffen moving around and attacking from all angles.

  9. Buffalo Bills: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
    This is purely a BPA pick, although I am sure the Bills would love Gilbert to have someone who can pick off Brady, Tannehill, whatever is going on with the Jets QB situation and return them to the house.

  10. Detroit Lions: Hasean (Haha) Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
    The Lions secondary blows and with the likelihood of Delmas moving on in FA a replacement would be a smart idea and taking they guy who is rated as the Top S would make them happy.

  11. Tennessee Titans: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
    Verner is moving on and so the Titans should try to find a replacement early. Dennard is a beast when playing press cover, which is the way that the NFL’s defense are moving towards using more often.

  12. New York Giants: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
    It always seems like the Giants have a need for a LT, but it never gets addressed, maybe this is the year that it finally happens, hopefully if for the Giants the added protection will get Eli one step closer to being ELITE like he claims to be.

  13. St. Louis Rams: Aaron Donald, DT, Pitt
    After addressing the LT situation early the Rams may want a CB but with none worth this high of a pick it is likely this selection will be a BPA and so Donald is the pick and well pretty sure this pick will get Fisher wet.

  14. Chicago Bears: Ra’Shede Hagemen,DE\DT, Minnesota
    The Bears defensive line is potentially losing a very good young DT in Henry Melton so way not grab a replacement who could be a lot more versatile than he ever dreamed of being.

  15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Louise Nix III, NT, Norte Dame
    The Steelers defense is old and rigor-mortis is starting to set in. While their DBs are pretty well aged their DLine is nearly as arthritic as well. In a 3-4 defense a NT is the most important position there is and Nix is one of the best, this is a match made in heaven if there ever was one.

  16. Dallas Cowboys: Anthony Barr, DE\LB, UCLA
    This sort of depends on if they keep the overpriced DeMarcus Ware. Barr would be a good piece to rebuild an aging defense.

  17. Baltimore Ravens: Marqise Lee, WR, USC
    The Ravens are in cap hell after paying Flacco and can barely field a team now, which resulted in them having to trade away their intermediate-over the middle-do everything WR Boldin. In steps Lee, the do everything WR of USC. While hampered by injuries this past season he is still one of the top WRs in the draft.

  18. New York Jets: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
    What do you do when you have a QB who has accuracy issues? This question is what is plaguing the Jets seeing as Geno Smith is their QB. The answer is pretty easy get a wide receiver whose wingspan is double that of a full grown eagle and that is what they will be getting in Evans. He is not the most gifted and if played against physical he will fail to show up, but he will rescue poorly thrown balls as shown by him making MEziel into a top pick.

  19. Miami Dolphins: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
    The Phins lost their highly gifted TE Dustin Keller when a Texans CB drove threw his knee tearing it all to shit. Ebron is considered to be on Vernon Davis’ level of skill and if taken by the Phins he could make Tannehill look like an all pro just like Davis has done for 49ers QB Krappy-dick.

  20. Arizona Cardinals: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
    Bruce Arians believes in Carson Palmer at least publically but he is a smart man who has been around and improving QBs long enough to know that Palmer will not lead his team to the promise land but he can still be a good mentor for someone with Carr’s skill level for a year or so.

  21. Green Bay Packers: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
    Pryor is the Best player who can help with the big deficiency that is the Packers secondary. Maybe if they didn’t give up as many points as they score they could be a dominate team.

  22. Philadelphia Eagles: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
    The Eagles starting WRs are Riley Cooper and DJax. While both are talented one likes to short arm balls and is already complaining about his contract within a year or so after signing an extension so adding a guy who doesn’t lack toughness and likely won’t be a diva like DJax would be a good idea.

  23. Kansas City Chiefs: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
    The Chiefs offense last season could not hit any home runs if their life depended on it, so adding a dynamic playmaking WR would be a good way to go. Not only would he take pressure off Bowe but with another WR threat they would likely have more running lanes for Jamal Charles.

  24. Cincinnati Bengals: CB Jason Verrett
    With the absence of their DC it is likely that the secondary will start to dip seeing as he made them play higher than their actual level. Verrett would be able to start opposite of Hall or Kirkpatrick depending on which one is injured that week.

  25. San Diego Chargers: Zach Martin, OT\G, Norte Dame
    The Chargers would probably love to get a CB or a WR but with the top guys gone and a guy as versatile as Martin sitting right there they would be glad to take him. He can play any position on the OLine and would solidly protect Rivers bring him even closer to the level he was at just a few years ago.

  26. Cleveland Browns: Tre Mason, HB, Auburn
    The Browns get screwed by playing the odds and thinking Carr would be passed over by everyone, so instead of freaking out a grabbing for another Weedon like they did two years ago they try for a replacement of the bum of a RB they last picked Trent Richardson. Could this force them to trade for Mallett?

  27. New Orleans Saints: Dee Ford, DE\LB, Auburn
    They moved to a 34 defense last season and they still don’t have the right pieces to run it as well as they would like so they should add the speed demon Ford in an attempt to kill QBs.

  28. Carolina Panthers: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
    The Panthers GM has made slightly veiled statements about the future of Steve Smith so it is not without cause to believe they will target a WR early and even before these odd statements they had no one to play opposite Smith.

  29. New England Patriots: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
    The Patriots offense has been designed around using TEs unfortunately Gronk has been plagued by injuries and as of now only has one good leg to stand on and the other guy is awaiting trial for murder, so bringing in new blood to work with Brady could be a way to get them even further into the playoffs.

  30. San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia
    The 9ers have no holes minus the massive one of a competent QB but they are unwilling to admit that he is not advancing at all. Instead they opt to bring in some competition for their secondary.

  31. Denver Broncos: David Yankey, OG, Stanford
    The Broncos could always be willing to add some versatile depth to their OLine and an improvement over Zane Beadles. Either way protecting Manning from any unnecessary shots would prolong his short remainder of his career.

  32. Seattle Seahawks: Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
    Almost entirely a BPA selection here but then again they just released one of their starting DT Red Bryant. Adding Jernigan would just be another pain in the ass for opposing OLines.

121 comments on “Before FA Mock draft 2014

    • I know reporters have to generate a column and try to keep everyone interested, but these speculation pieces really annoy me. Of COURSE he’s a “possible” target for us. He’s a “possible” target for everyone else but the team cutting him.

      I could write dozens of articles like that –

      “Minnesota might make a play for (insert name here) – could fill a vital hole on the team.”

      I just wish they’d skip the possibles, the maybes, the coulds, and the potentials, and just report the news as it happens.

      But that’s just me.

  1. What troubles me is that we will play outdoors for two seasons as it was meant to be, only to then go back inside. Stunning architecture not withstanding, the Vikings should be playing with snow swirling on the field.

  2. Wish Toby the best. Little bummed about not gettin Verner, but it’s a good thing to not spend too much in FA. Happy with the Joseph signing, now lets focus on the draft! Trust in Spielman and Zim!

  3. Queensland governor (fuckhead mcgee) is flying Roger Goodel and NFL officials to Brisbane next week to try and bring an NFL game to suncorp stadium in the next couple of years! VIKINGS FOOTBALL DOWNUNDER!!!! SEND

    • He either wants full payment or retire? What is wrong with that logic? He could make I don’t know how much — but 10 million a year? Would he not take six million? These NFL players need to earn salaries more in line with the average Joe and maybe we start seeing more people who want to play because they have a passion for the game and not the green.

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