2014 NFL Mock Draft

Mock draft 3.0: Blake Bortles to Texans

By Charles Davis |

NFL Media analyst

Published: Feb. 27, 2014 at 05:53 p.m.

  1. Pick No.
    1
    QB
    Central Florida
     
    Did everything at the combine to show that he's willing to stand up and be "The Guy."
  2. Pick No.
    2
    DE
    South Carolina
     
    Another pass rusher for the Rams?! You can never have enough.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    QB
    Texas A&M
     
    His style of play will be modified, yet nurtured and welcomed by the Jaguars' staff.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    QB
    Louisville
     
    His pro day carries extra scrutiny now since he sat out the workout at the combine.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    WR
    Clemson
     
    Seems like a perfect pick for the Raiders, doesn't he?
  6. Pick No.
    6
    OT
    Auburn
     
    He wowed us at the combine. New OL coach Mike Tice's smile will be huge.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    OLB
    Buffalo
     
    Athletic, and edgy ... just what new head coach Lovie Smith wants for his defense.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    OLB
    UCLA
     
    A versatile player for the Vikings to use as they try to disrupt Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler and Matthew Stafford.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    WR
    Texas A&M
     
    A big-time running mate for Stevie Johnson, as promised by head coach Doug Marrone.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    CB
    Oklahoma St.
     
    Gets the nod over Darqueze Dennard of Michigan State.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    ILB
    Alabama
     
    More than looked the part in field drills, and he looks even better on game tape.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    OT
    Texas A&M
     
    Talent that fills a need makes for a good draft pick. Eli Manning would approve.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    OT
    Michigan
     
    Lots of talk about a WR here, but they can't afford to pass on O-line help. Lewan was terrific at the combine.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    NT
    Florida St.
     
    Extra bulk to help the Bears' dismal run defense. Aaron Donald of Pitt would be tempting here.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    CB
    Michigan St.
     
    Steelers seeking help throughout their defense. Dennard brings talent and toughness.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    OT
    Notre Dame
     
    He was lost in the shuffle in Indy, but Martin is a really good player who can play guard and maybe center, too.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    FS
    Alabama
     
    Performed well at the combine. Rangy, center fielder who is better than advertised in man coverage.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    TE
    North Carolina
     
    His explosiveness was evident at the combine. The Jets and QB Geno Smith need him.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    OT
    Alabama
     
    Did not test as well in Indy as desired, but he's talented and would fill a crying need for the Dolphins.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    DE
    Auburn
     
    Flies off the edge, and can work into the rotation similar to the way Aldon Smith did in San Francisco.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    FS
    Louisville
     
    A hammer in the run game, and has good range vs. the pass.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    CB
    Ohio St.
     
    A strong finish to his season coupled with an impressive combine sends him to the NFC East champs.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    DT
    Pittsburgh
     
    What a season, Senior Bowl and combine for the former Pitt Panther. Now squarely in first-round discussion.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    DE
    Missouri
     
    Versatile, and the Bengals will never shy away from adding good defenders.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    NT
    Notre Dame
     
    The Chargers continue to fortify their playoff team with the big nose tackle.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    RB
    Ohio St.
     
    Browns need a runner to help their young QB acclimate, and Hyde eats carries.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    DT
    Minnesota
     
    This youngster showed his skills in Indy, and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will bring out the best in him.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    RB
    Auburn
     
    Put on a very nice performance at the combine.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    TE
    Texas Tech
     
    A disappointing combine, but his game tape shows he can play. His pro day will be much better, I'm sure.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    WR
    LSU
     
    Dazzled in Indy, so much so that the 49ers might pass up the bigger body in Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    CB
    TCU
     
    Ran 4.38 in the 40-yard dash, had a vertical jump of 39 inches and had the best footwork of the cornerbacks in Indy. I am not worried about his size.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    WR
    Oregon St.
     
    His 4.33 40-yard dash got everyone's attention. So did his good routes, and sure hands during field drills.
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