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    2014 NFL Mock Draft: Patriots Select Athletic-Freak Defensive Tackle



    1. Houston Texans (2-14): Jadeveon Clowney, pass rusher, South Carolina It appears NFL teams aren’t as excited about this year’s quarterback crop as the media is. It also seems that the negativity surrounding Clowney has disappeared. Clowney can be a star in Romeo Crennel’s Texans defense.

    2. St. Louis Rams from Washington Redskins (3-13): Greg Robinson, offensive tackle, Auburn The Rams showed glimpses of promise last season while going 7-9, but if they hope to compete with the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers in the NFC West, they must build for the future by drafting the best available players. In this case, that’s Robinson, who can be the next Orlando Pace.

    3. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-12): Khalil Mack, pass rusher, Buffalo Head coach Gus Bradley knows to build a team through defense from his time with Pete Carroll and the Seahawks. Mack can play strong-side linebacker or defensive end in Bradley’s 4-3 under defense.

    4. Cleveland Browns (4-12): Sammy Watkins, wide receiver, Clemson The Browns can pick up a quarterback with their later first-round pick. They can give that signal-caller some help by taking Watkins here. Watkins and Josh Gordon would make an intimidating receiver duo.

    5. Oakland Raiders (4-12): Mike Evans, wide receiver, Texas A&M The Raiders missed out on DeSean Jackson in free agency and could use a legitimate No. 1 receiver. Evans doesn’t have elite speed, but his size (6-foot-5, 231 pounds) could make him a game-changer.

    6. Atlanta Falcons (4-12): Jake Matthews, offensive tackle, Texas A&M The Falcons didn’t add an offensive lineman in free agency, and Matt Ryan could use some better protection. Matthews has the potential to be a franchise left tackle.

    7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12): Anthony Barr, pass rusher, UCLA Some might see Barr as a reach at No. 7 overall, but he has raw upside that can be molded like clay. He’s extremely athletic and can play linebacker or defensive end.

    8. Minnesota Vikings (5-10-1): Johnny Manziel, quarterback, Texas A&M The Vikings shouldn’t be happy going into 2014 with Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder at quarterback. Manziel would be a great fit in an offense with running back Adrian Peterson and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.

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    2014 NFL Mock Draft: Easy Moves with Big Upside for Each First-Round Team
    1. Houston Texans: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
    After not having his name mentioned near the top of the draft throughout much of the college football season, Blake Bortles seems like a lock to be the first quarterback taken off the board when the NFL draft begins............

    2. St. Louis Rams (via Washington Redskins): Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
    This one just looks like a home run.
    Maybe the St. Louis Rams decide to go with a safer pick or even trade down in the draft. But with Sammy Watkins on the board, ..............

    3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
    For a while, the thought process seemed to be that the Jacksonville Jaguars would nab a quarterback with the No. 3 overall pick. Now, it appears they are comfortable with keeping Chad Henne at the top of the depth chart.
    Head coach Gus Bradley spoke about that and said he favors bringing in a young quarterback to wait in the wings and learn, ………

    4. Cleveland Browns: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
    The Cleveland Browns are done waiting for a savior at QB and will pull the trigger on one of the most polarizing figures in college football over the last two seasons.
    Johnny Manziel is still considered a boom or bust prospect in the draft, but with the talent that the Browns have on offense, getting a dual-threat quarterback like Manziel will change the franchise for the next several years..........

    5. Oakland Raiders: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
    Teddy Bridgewater didn't participate during many of the important workouts in the NFL Scouting Combine. He didn't fare well during the Louisville pro day in throwing drills.
    But what is known about Bridgewater is that he can play the quarterback position and proved that throughout his career with the Cardinals. While the Raiders have locked up veteran Matt Schaub, ...............

    7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
    In one of the deepest divisions in the NFL—though it didn't look that way in 2013—the Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to upgrade defensively to stack up with the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints...........

    8. Minnesota Vikings: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
    With new head coach Mike Zimmer bringing in Norv Turner as his offensive coordinator, the days of Christian Ponder starting behind center for the Minnesota Vikings might be over.
    In Derek Carr, the Vikings could be adding the piece that brings together a potent offense that already includes Adrian Peterson and an emerging star in Cordarrelle Patterson. As for their next few picks, expect the Vikings to go defensive after a horrific season in 2013.

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    2014 NFL Mock Draft: Jadeveon Clowney back on top

    Pray for the AFC South signal callers if Clowney comes to town.
    1. Houston Texans -- Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina — An absolute freak of nature, pairing Clowney with J.J. Watt will mean twice-yearly nightmare games for every quarterback in the AFC South.

    2. St. Louis Rams (via Washington Redskins) -- Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn — Either a wideout or a lineman makes sense here. Clowney going No. 1 probably eliminates the likelihood of St. Louis getting a bounty for this pick. Robinson can step in immediately, pave the way for Zac Stacy in the running game and give the Rams some versatility with Jake Long and Rodger Saffold.

    3. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo — The Jags would love Clowney to fall to three but this is a pretty fantastic scenario for them. They've got their choice of the top wideout (no one, even the Jags, knows what Justin Blackmon will do in 2014), another offensive lineman, any of the quarterbacks or Mack, a dynamic and potentially destructive pass rusher.

    4. Cleveland Browns -- Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M — The Browns didn't visit with Manziel but who have they talked to? Quarterback is their biggest need and Manziel's ability to roll out and hit deep throws would work wonderfully with Kyle Shanahan's offense.

    5. Oakland Raiders -- Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson — The top talent on the board for a talent-needy team. The combo of Matt Schaub and Watkins isn't going to set the NFL on fire but it would result in a substantially improved offense for Oakland in 2014.

    6. Atlanta Falcons -- Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M — Dagger for Thomas Dimitroff to have the two primary pass rushers off the board. The consolation prize isn't that bad though: a day-one starting left tackle who can protect Matt Ryan's blindside and give him time to find Roddy White and Julio Jones, something he didn't have in 2013.

    7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M — It's a run on Aggies! Mike Williams is listed as second on the depth chart but he's not that high in Lovie Smith's heart and quickly free falling out of favor with Tampa Bay's new regime. Evans is a mammoth target for either Mike Glennon or Josh McCown.

    8. Minnesota Vikings -- Blake Bortles, QB, UCF — Take two for the Vikings in picking a franchise quarterback after Christian Ponder didn't work out. It basically comes down Blake Bortles versus Teddy Bridgewater and though Bridgewater might be more pro ready, the upside and combo of Bortles arm + Norv Turner's offense is pretty tantalizing. Matt Cassel gives them a bridge if Bortles isn't ready yet.

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    2014 NFL Mock Draft



    1 Bortles Houston
    2 Clowney Atlanta
    3 Mack Jacksonville
    4 Watkins Cleveland
    5 Carr Oakland
    6 Robinson St Louis
    7 Evans Tampa

    #8 Minnesota Vikings: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
    Todd McShay reported over the weekend that the Vikings have Teddy Bridgewater as their top quarterback. This is false information, as Minnesota prefers at least one signal-caller over the Louisville product. However, until I find out more, I'm going to assume that McShay is at least semi-accurate in that the Vikings like Bridgewater enough to take him at No. 8 despite his awful Pro Day. This would be the opposite of what this front office did with Christian Ponder; Rich Spielman reached for Ponder, whereas he'd be landing a semi-steal with Bridgewater, who was expected to go No. 1 overall throughout most of the college season.

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    These guys update at least once a week and usually throw a 2nd, what-if trade scenario in half way through...

    NFL Draft Mock 2014 | NFL Draft Mock Draft

    Did you guys see these rumors? More smoke and mirrors? It is the season of smog clouds hiding the truth all over the NFL...

    Zach Mettenberger - LSU Tigers - 2014 Player Profile - Rotoworld.com

    Draft insider Tony Pauline is reporting that the Vikings are "heavily leaning towards" taking LSU QB Zach Mettenberger in the second round because they want an LB such as Buffalo's Khalil Mack in the first.

    The Vikes desperately need a franchise signal-caller, but they also have a huge need for an edge rusher capable of disrupting opposing passing games. Coach Mike Zimmer's nights are presumably interrupted with nightmares of being helplessly carved up by Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford. Mack would afford the team a massive upgrade on the outside if Minnesota allots Mettenberger a grade not far below the top four QBs. Mettenberger could be a good fit in Norv Turner's vertical passing game, as Rotoworld's Josh Norris discussed in a recent "Draft Needs" video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainviking View Post
    These guys update at least once a week and usually throw a 2nd, what-if trade scenario in half way through...

    NFL Draft Mock 2014 | NFL Draft Mock Draft

    Did you guys see these rumors? More smoke and mirrors? It is the season of smog clouds hiding the truth all over the NFL...

    Zach Mettenberger - LSU Tigers - 2014 Player Profile - Rotoworld.com
    I think if Bortles and Manziel are off the board, I think Mettenberger is a good choice for the team. If both Barr and Mack are ALSO gone, I expect us to do a trade, maybe with the niners, and stock up on draft picks.

    Mettenberger fits either scenario. If JFM or Bortles is there at 8, I think they take him. If BOTH are there... I have NO idea.
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    http://www.draftsite.com/nfl/mock-draft/2014/

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    I think we're going to have 2 of the 3 QBs to choose from, and if Mack is there, we might go Defense instead...or maybe I'm just a crazy fool who's had his purple shades on for too long!?!??
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    2014 NFL Mock Draft--Post Free Agency - Backyard Banter

    This guys got some pretty interesting trade scenarios that seem to make sense...

    1. Bortles to HOU
    2. Clowney to Tampa Bay via trade with STL...they went off in FA and MJ can play the other end.
    3. Bridgewater to JAX
    4. Watkins to the 49ers via trade with CLE...they've got so many picks they can burn them.
    5. Carr to OAK...classic Raider reach.
    6. Mack to ATL
    7. Robinson to STL (traded back with TB)...I still think this guy goes earlier (top 3?)
    8. Mathews to NYG via trade with MIN (we'd get their 3rd, but have to give them our 5 or 6)
    9. Evans to BUF
    10. Ebron (TE) to DET
    11. Johny F'n Football right under our noses as CLE moves back up to grab him...
    12. Gilbert, CB to MIN...

    The Vikings saw what the Bills did last year, and try the same tactic. With no quarterback needy teams between the eighth and twelfth pick, it seemed safe. The unpredictable nature of the draft comes back to bite them.

    With no first round quarterbacks left, the Vikings don’t want to repeat the same mistake they made with Christian Ponder. They’ll grab another quarterback later to groom behind Matt Cassel.

    Nevertheless, Minnesota thought they were a shoo-in for Manziel. They panic and make a reach by taking Justin Gilbert. He is well regarded by many, but Gilbert has quite a few flaws.

    BYB Approval Rating: Thumbs down. Just because he is a consensus top player and a great athlete, doesn’t mean he will succeed.
    I like this pick. Gilbert's athleticism and return ability easily make him worth a gamble here, but there is also that slight feeling of yup, we just dropped out of the top ten, sure-fire range...But, It is also a good fit for him because we have Rhodes and Munnerlyn starting, so he's third CB and plays outside in the nickel, somewhat easing him into action with limited reps and keeping him more available as another weapon in our return game.
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    I think we stay at 8 and take Manziel if he is there. If he isn't then we take the best player available, probably a defensive guy and pick up a QB later. Its not like any of the QBs available this year are an RGIII or a Luck or a Newton with the possible exception of Manziel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RK. View Post
    I think we stay at 8 and take Manziel if he is there. If he isn't then we take the best player available, probably a defensive guy and pick up a QB later. Its not like any of the QBs available this year are an RGIII or a Luck or a Newton with the possible exception of Manziel.
    I agree with all except if the top-10 defensive players are all gone along with Manziel, we WILL trade down. Spielman really REALLY wants more picks, and Zimmer won't over-reach for defensive talent.
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