2014 NFL Mock Draft

Mock draft 2.0: Manziel back in first round

By Charley Casserly |

NFL Media analyst

Published: May 7, 2014 at 05:26 p.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 Buccaneers could use a receiver, but don't count out Aaron Donald here.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    ILB
    Alabama
     
    The Vikings are going to take best defensive player on the board.
  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
    CB
    Michigan St.
     
    Anthony Barr has to be a consideration, too.
  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
    FS
    Louisville
     
    Pryor fills a weak spot on the team.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    DT
    Pittsburgh
     
    They need a defensive tackle who can get upfield.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    WR
    LSU
     
    Ben Roethlisberger needs a big-time weapon. Cornerback is also a consideration.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    OLB
    UCLA
     
    He will help their pass rush.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    FS
    Alabama
     
    Will be a good complement at safety to Matt Elam.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    WR
    USC
     
    They need speed opposite Eric Decker. I see a trade up for Beckham.
  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
    QB
    Central Florida
     
    I think they take Anthony Barr if he was here. Bortles will be the quarterback of the future.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    DE
    Notre Dame
     
    Packers add to D-line.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    WR
    Oregon St.
     
    I see the Eagles trying to trade up for Beckham.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    CB
    Virginia Tech
     
    The Chiefs would probably trade back to take a receiver later in the draft and try to recoup a third-round pick.
  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
    TCU
     
    Cyrus Kouandjio has to be a consideration if he passes their physical.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    QB
    Louisville
     
    The green room wait stops for Bridgewater.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    OLB
    Ohio St.
     
    The Saints need a cornerback and outside linebacker, but the first-rounders have run out at those positions.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    OT
    Virginia
     
    Kelvin Benjamin could come into this discussion.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    QB
    Fresno St.
     
    Projected trade to Raiders
    Trade with New England here. Raiders move back into first round for Carr.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    WR
    Indiana
     
    They need a speed receiver.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    QB
    Texas A&M
     
    Projected trade to Jaguars
    Jaguars trade with Denver to get back into first round and land Manziel.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    TE
    Texas Tech
     
    They could pick a defensive lineman here, but probably will trade back with a team needing a quarterback.
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