2014 NFL Mock Draft

Mock draft 2.0

By Charles Davis |

NFL Media analyst

Published: Feb. 10, 2014 at 01:32 p.m.

  1. Pick No.
    1
    DE
    South Carolina
    If a QB is taken here, expect it to be UCF's Blake Bortles.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    OT
    Texas A&M
    There's uncertainty over LT Jake Long's recovery, and a need to protect QB Sam Bradford.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    QB
    Texas A&M
    Head coach Gus Bradley and OC Jedd Fisch are the right personalities for Johnny Football.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    QB
    Louisville
    He's still in play for the first pick with Houston. The Browns are in restart mode, again.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    WR
    Clemson
    Fast, strong, sure hands -- he's a true playmaker.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    OT
    Auburn
    Pass rushers are needed, but the OL has to be improved to help unleash the Falcons' firepower.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    OLB
    UCLA
    This former RB is now a feared defender, and he can rush the passer which is a must vs. division foes Brees, Ryan and Newton.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    QB
    Central Florida
    A stunning ascent for the pride of Oviedo, Fla. He'll need to bring a big coat as the Vikes play outside for the next two seasons.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    OLB
    Buffalo
    It's too perfect, isn't it? The scourge of the MAC is rated higher that UCLA's Anthony Barr by many scouts.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    CB
    Oklahoma St.
    A dual threat as a returner, he can cover and makes plenty of plays on the ball.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    ILB
    Alabama
    Titans seeking more speed and striking ability on defense.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    OT
    Michigan
    Eli Manning needs help, and Lewan provides it along with that extra bit of nasty, as well.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    WR
    USC
    Injuries slowed him last season, but his ceiling is high. He would complement 2013 first-rounder Tavon Austin quite well.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    NT
    Notre Dame
    The Bears really need help shoring up their run defense, and if Nix's medical checks out after a late-season injury, he's ideal.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    WR
    Texas A&M
    Tall, rangy receiver who can run. He fits the Steelers' need for bigger bodies at the position.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    FS
    Alabama
    The Cowboys changed defensive coordinators again. They need players to make Rod Marinelli's schemes work.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    OT
    Notre Dame
    Exceptional Senior Bowl week helps convince the Ravens that he's the guy to help get Ray Rice untracked.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    TE
    North Carolina
    What really helps a young QB? A TE who can work the seams and create easier throws. Ebron is gifted.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    OT
    Alabama
    There's no question that OT is a need for the Dolphins, and the big man from Alabama can fill it.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    CB
    Michigan St.
    Long speed is the only question mark for this former Spartan. If he runs well at the combine, look out.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    CB
    Ohio St.
    He was a bit inconsistent last season, but he has plenty of ability.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    FS
    Louisville
    Big hitter, but in today's NFL, his ability to cover is what makes him a first-rounder.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    DE
    Notre Dame
    Kansas City gets a guy that can play the run and rush the passer as the Chiefs set their sights on Denver.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    NT
    Florida St.
    Geno Atkins must return from injury, and Jernigan provides a great tag-team partner.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    DE
    Missouri
    He's not as publicized as DE teammate Michael Sam, but Ealy is a more versatile player who can rush from different spots.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    WR
    LSU
    This pick will get heavy, heavy discussion in the Browns' draft room. A runner is a possibility, but so is help for Josh Gordon.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    DE
    Auburn
    He should convert to OLB, but will serve as pass rusher in nickel and sub packages. He dominated the Senior Bowl practices and game.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    RB
    Ohio St.
    The best RB in college football by the end of last season, he can assume the run-game load for the Panthers.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    DT
    Pittsburgh
    Popular thought is a TE selection here, but when have the Pats been conventional?
  30. Pick No.
    30
    WR
    Florida St.
    Back to the WR well for the Niners. Benjamin is a youngster that can be groomed.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    CB
    TCU
    Many battles will be had in draft rooms about his size, but he's a real ballhawk that makes a ton of plays.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    WR
    Penn St.
    Sidney Rice and Golden Tate could be gone, but the former Nittany Lion has exceptional ball skills .
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