2014 NFL Mock Draft

Mock draft 1.0: Manziel out of first round

By Charley Casserly |

NFL Media analyst

Published: May 5, 2014 at 11:04 a.m.



  1. Pick No.
    1
    DE
    South Carolina
     
    Best talent in draft, but not ideal for the 3-4 defense. Trading back for Khalil Mack is a possibility. All the focus now is on trading up for a QB at the end of the first round.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    OT
    Auburn
     
    Robinson is the best tackle in the draft. Play him on the right side and then he can eventually replace Jake Long on the left side.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    OLB
    Buffalo
     
    Sammy Watkins is a possibility here, but Mack is too good of a pass rusher to pass up.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    WR
    Clemson
     
    This would give the Browns two dynamite receivers.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    OT
    Michigan
     
    Mike Evans is a possibility here, too.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    OT
    Texas A&M
     
    The Falcons improve their pass protection immediately. I think they will try to deal to get a pass rusher.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    WR
    Texas A&M
     
    The Bucs could use a receiver, but don't count out Aaron Donald here.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    QB
    Central Florida
     
    Bortles needs a year to develop, and with Matt Cassel on the roster, the Vikings donít have to play him in Year 1.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    TE
    North Carolina
     
    Ebron gives the Bills a threat at tight end. Best player available at this point in the draft.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    CB
    Oklahoma St.
     
    The Lions have needed cornerbacks for years. They get a good one in Gilbert.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    OLB
    UCLA
     
    Barr will be the Titans' best pass rusher from Day 1.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    OT
    Notre Dame
     
    The Giants need to get a tackle. Martin is an immediate upgrade on the left side.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    DT
    Pittsburgh
     
    Projected trade to Cowboys
    St. Louis holds this pick, but I foresee a trade with Dallas. Cowboys beat Chicago to land Donald.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    FS
    Louisville
     
    If Donald is available, the Bears take him over their needs in the secondary.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    CB
    Virginia Tech
     
    Fuller fits the Steelers' system. He's a physical player who plays zone and press well. Don't count out an OT here, though.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    FS
    Alabama
     
    Projected trade to Rams
    The Rams would get this pick in a trade with Dallas. They need a free safety to go with strong safety T.J. McDonald.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    ILB
    Alabama
     
    Best player available here, but do they take Cyrus Kouandjio instead?
  18. Pick No.
    18
    WR
    LSU
     
    Adding a speed receiver is important for the Jets.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    OT
    Alabama
     
    The Dolphins need help on the offensive line, especially at right tackle. Does he pass the physical?
  20. Pick No.
    20
    WR
    Oregon St.
     
    The Cardinals will take the best player available. Look for a QB in the second round. I could see a trade down here, too.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    DE
    Notre Dame
     
    Tuitt will start in his first year at defensive end. The Packers need a safety, but there are none left with first-round abilities.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    NT
    Notre Dame
     
    CB and WR are needs, too, but I can't get the Saints game from last season's playoff out of my mind -- New Orleans controlled the line of scrimmage running the ball.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    WR
    USC
     
    The Chiefs need a vertical threat at receiver. Lee fits the need.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    CB
    Ohio St.
     
    The Bengals need a cornerback. Roby has talent that needs to be refined.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    CB
    Michigan St.
     
    The Chargers might look at an O-lineman here, but there are some good ones in the second round. Corners are scarce in this draft. This will be a popular pick for those teams needing a QB to try to get ahead of Cleveland.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    QB
    Fresno St.
     
    With their second pick, the Browns get a quarterback to work with for the future.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    CB
    TCU
     
    This will be a close call with an OT also a possibility. The Saints need an OLB. Do they reach for Dee Ford or Marcus Smith?
  28. Pick No.
    28
    OT
    Virginia
     
    I believe GM Dave Gettleman will take an offensive lineman over a receiver or cornerback here.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    DT
    Minnesota
     
    Both Wilfork and Kelly were hurt last year. Trading back is possible, as is a tight end.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    WR
    Indiana
     
    The 49ers need a speed wide receiver. The top cornerbacks are gone at this point.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    OLB
    Ohio St.
     
    The Broncos could use a cover linebacker.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    TE
    Texas Tech
     
    They could pick a defensive lineman here, but probably will trade back with a team needing a QB.
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