2014 NFL Mock Draft

Mock draft 4.0: Bridgewater to Browns

By Charles Davis |

NFL Media analyst

Published: March 18, 2014 at 10:15 a.m.


  1. Pick No.
    1
    DE
    South Carolina
     
    A QB gets strong consideration, but Texans opt for top QB disrupter.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    WR
    Clemson
     
    The most dynamic offensive playmaker in the draft pumps up the Rams' attack.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    OLB
    Buffalo
     
    Jags lean to head coach Gus Bradley's roots and build with defense.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    QB
    Louisville
     
    Not the greatest pro day, but three seasons of excellent game tape were not erased. Still, Browns could wait until pick No. 26 to take a QB (Derek Carr?).
  5. Pick No.
    5
    OT
    Auburn
     
    The OT with the most upside gets the nod over a QB, which is a huge need for the Raiders.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    OT
    Texas A&M
     
    An edge rusher would be nice. ... Keeping QB Matt Ryan healthy is vital.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    QB
    Texas A&M
     
    Free-agency moves allow Bucs to shoot for the magic.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    QB
    Central Florida
     
    Vikings start over for new head coach Mike Zimmer, but could still opt for defense.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    WR
    Texas A&M
     
    A desired target for a young QB.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    CB
    Oklahoma St.
     
    The top CB on my board, he's needed vs. passing attacks of the NFC North.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    OLB
    UCLA
     
    One of my favorite players in the draft, Barr will be directed to disrupt Colts QB Andrew Luck.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    OT
    Michigan
     
    Many needs on defense, but QB Eli Manning faced a lot of pressure in 2013.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    FS
    Alabama
     
    With the top OTs gone, Rams get center fielder to patrol secondary.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    NT
    Florida St.
     
    It might be a passing league, but people took the land route vs. Da Bears. The shoring-up process starts here.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    CB
    Michigan St.
     
    Steelers would be excited to see the former Spartans star still available.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    FS
    Louisville
     
    Cowboys seeking to upgrade safety position. Done.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    TE
    North Carolina
     
    Not a need pick, but too talented to pass up if he lasts this long.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    WR
    LSU
     
    The building continues around QB Geno Smith, but Rex Ryan might really want a CB.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    OT
    Notre Dame
     
    Dolphins hold their breath that Baltimore doesn't take the durable technician out of South Bend.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    CB
    Ohio St.
     
    All-Pro Patrick Peterson needs a complement on the corner.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    WR
    Oregon St.
     
    WR James Jones recently signed with Oakland. The flier from Corvallis is exactly what QB Aaron Rodgers is seeking.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    ILB
    Alabama
     
    An all-purpose LB who provides speed and thump needed in the NFC East.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    WR
    Florida St.
     
    Kansas City needs help keeping the running lanes open for RB Jamaal Charles.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    DE
    Auburn
     
    DE Michael Johnson departed in free agency, so a versatile pass rusher makes his way to the Midwest.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    WR
    USC
     
    Picture this smooth, big-play threat opposite WR Keenan Allen.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    If they fill their QB need at pick No. 4, this is a player who will really help protect him.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    CB
    Virginia Tech
     
    The big WRs in the NFC South create a need for bigger, talented CBs.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    WR
    LSU
     
    How can this team not have a plethora of WRs surrounding QB Cam Newton?!
  29. Pick No.
    29
    NT
    Notre Dame
     
    No more Vince Wilfork means the Pats need a big presence to try to replace him. "Irish Chocolate" is eager to try.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    DT
    Minnesota
     
    Motor not consistent, but 49ers' locker room and staff could bring out the best of him.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    CB
    TCU
     
    People are afraid of his lack of size. They should embrace his coverage and tackling skills.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    DT
    Pittsburgh
     
    The Geno Atkins comparisons are apt, and he helps the 'Hawks keep their inside pressure on QBs ramped up.
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