2014 NFL Mock Draft

Mock draft 5.0: Manziel to Rams

By Charles Davis |

NFL Media analyst

Published: April 21, 2014 at 06:33 p.m.


  1. Pick No.
    1
    DE
    South Carolina
     
    QB is still in the discussion in Houston, but it will be difficult for Texans to pass on draft's best pass rusher.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    OT
    Auburn
     
    It will be a tough choice with Sammy Watkins still on the board, but elite OTs are hard to find.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    OLB
    Buffalo
     
    Fans will clamor for QB Johnny Manziel or WR Sammy Watkins, but Jags go with nasty defender.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    WR
    Clemson
     
    Expect the Browns to address QB need later, adding a passer to throw to this dynamic star from Clemson.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    OT
    Texas A&M
     
    Too good a player to pass up here ... still believe UCF QB Blake Bortles is under consideration.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    OT
    Michigan
     
    OT is a must for Falcons, but if Mack is still available ... in any event, Lewan brings toughness desired by Atlanta brass.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    WR
    Texas A&M
     
    Vincent Jackson gets his "Mini Me" (OK, not so Mini) running mate.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    ILB
    Alabama
     
    So much discussion about a QB going here, but with new head coach Mike Zimmer, a longtime defensive coordinator, in town, a defender gets the nod.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    TE
    North Carolina
     
    Hard to pass on the chance to help young QB EJ Manuel with this talented Tar Heel.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    DT
    Pittsburgh
     
    Unexpected, but the 2015 option on starting DT Nick Fairley's contract was not picked up this offseason. CB or safety could be the pick here, as well.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    QB
    Fresno St.
     
    Hello! Big noise will be heard at Radio City Music Hall if the Titans make this pick. Some see QB Teddy Bridgewater getting picked here.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    OT
    Notre Dame
     
    Giants continue to retool offense, and need to keep Eli Manning protected. Martin can play LT or OG.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    QB
    Texas A&M
     
    Despite the need for a WR or safety, Rams opt for the former Aggies playmaker.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    FS
    Alabama
     
    Bears seeking patrolling free safety to combat passing attacks of Green Bay and Detroit. Clinton-Dix fits the bill.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    CB
    Oklahoma St.
     
    My top-ranked CB heads to the Steel City to fortify a secondary that needs supporting.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    OLB
    UCLA
     
    One of the top pass rushers in the draft and a bargain pick for the Cowboys, who might make him a full-time DE.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    FS
    Louisville
     
    Seen as an enforcer, this Louisville Slugger can also roam in coverage. Will pair with last year's first-round selection, Matt Elam.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    WR
    LSU
     
    Jets need a "jet" to help loosen coverages for WR Eric Decker to exploit underneath.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    CB
    Ohio St.
     
    Has been steadily rising in recent weeks. He can be a complete CB, and is very good on special teams, too.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    QB
    Central Florida
     
    Current starter Carson Palmer says that he's OK with his replacement being picked. Cards GM Steve Keim obliges.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    TE
    Washington
     
    Packers buy into getting the 2012 ASJ model -- a dynamic, physical, fast player with big-time hands.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    WR
    Florida St.
     
    Not the speedster that many anticipate, but it appears that the Eagles are seeking size, too.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    WR
    Oregon St.
     
    Cooks' 4.33 speed in the 40 is exactly what Kansas City needs to continue to open up its offense.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    CB
    Michigan St.
     
    Bengals are only too happy to welcome him as they continue to fortify their talented defense.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    CB
    Virginia Tech
     
    To beat Denver, you must match up with their pass-catchers, and Fuller has the size and toughness to do so.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    QB
    Louisville
     
    QB is the pick now, and Bridgewater is eager to prove he should have been the first QB off the board.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    NT
    Notre Dame
     
    In the NFC South, Atlanta, Carolina, and Tampa Bay will seek to run. "Irish Chocolate" helps discourage them from using that plan.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    WR
    USC
     
    The history of USC WRs with the Panthers has not been great, but this is a player that Cam Newton will welcome.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    DT
    Minnesota
     
    Pats always believe they will bring out a player's full potential, and Hageman has plenty.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    OLB
    Ohio St.
     
    Niners select speedy OLB, who might convert inside ... just as NaVorro Bowman did out of Penn State.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    OT
    Nevada
     
    Smart, tenacious OT who can play OG, too -- the pressure Seattle applied in the Super Bowl lingers.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    One of my favorites, his physical nature fits perfectly into Seattle's philosophy.
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