2014 NFL Mock Draft

Mock draft 2.0: Diabolical duo for Detroit

By Chase Goodbread |

College Football 24/7 writer

Published: April 8, 2014 at 01:07 p.m.


  1. Pick No.
    1
    DE
    South Carolina
     
    Maybe not the safest pick, but could be safer than any of the quarterbacks.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    OT
    Auburn
     
    Rams could easily take Jake Matthews here, but Robinson is the more powerful player.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    OLB
    Buffalo
     
    Mack is an impact defender who would be on the field all three downs, in more than one role.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    WR
    Clemson
     
    There are worse ways to start a franchise turnaround than with a human highlight reel on offense.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    OT
    Texas A&M
     
    A quarterback prospect will be around later; a pass protector like Matthews won't.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    OLB
    UCLA
     
    Barr valuable in that he, like Mack, will be on field in every situational package.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    QB
    Central Florida
     
    Josh McCown signing gives Buccaneers a trusted veteran who can bridge a QB transition, but is not a long-term solution.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    QB
    Texas A&M
     
    Picture Johnny Football in purple, and extra hard to corral on turf.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    TE
    North Carolina
     
    Whether it's EJ Manuel or someone else, the Bills' quarterback could use a downfield tight end threat.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    WR
    Texas A&M
     
    Double team Megatron now.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    QB
    Louisville
     
    A Bridgewater/Jake Locker quarterback battle would be one of most intriguing in the league.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    CB
    Oklahoma St.
     
    Best cover man in the draft is a good value at pick No. 12, plus a need filled for Giants.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    FS
    Alabama
     
    With Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson in the division, Rams pick up a center fielder to combat extended pass plays.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    DT
    Pittsburgh
     
    Hard to find upside for an interior pass rusher, and Donald has it.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    OT
    Michigan
     
    A super value pick for Pittsburgh, if Lewan isn't gone in the top 10.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    FS
    Louisville
     
    Pryor gives Dallas much-needed help at safety and will bring an enforcer's attitude.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    NT
    Florida St.
     
    With defensive lineman Arthur Jones moving on, this pick makes good sense for Baltimore.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    WR
    USC
     
    A silky-smooth threat on the outside, be it Lee or someone else, is a must for Geno Smith's development.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    OT
    Notre Dame
     
    Martin has more versatility to play multiple spots up front than any offensive lineman in draft.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    CB
    Michigan St.
     
    This is a great value pick for the Cardinals here, as Dennard could go to Pittsburgh at No. 15 or even higher.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    ILB
    Alabama
     
    Packers fans will love Mosley's lunch pail work ethic and keen ability to defend the pass.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    CB
    TCU
     
    Eagles stick with defense here and fight temptation to replace DeSean Jackson too soon; plenty of solid receivers in Round 2.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    WR
    LSU
     
    Beckham is a poor man's Sammy Watkins, in the most complementary sense.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    CB
    Ohio St.
     
    Outstanding combine helped solidify Roby as a first-round talent.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    OLB
    Ohio St.
     
    Buckeyes fall on back-to-back picks as Chargers get athletic stopper to help league's 13th-ranked third-down defense.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    QB
    Fresno St.
     
    Browns not waiting another 10 picks to address this need in second round.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    DE
    Auburn
     
    Ford would do well to remind older Saints fans of Pat Swilling.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    WR
    Oregon St.
     
    QB Cam Newton needs an explosive new weapon in the passing game.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    NT
    Notre Dame
     
    Vince Wilfork is back, yes, but the Bill Belichick defense starts in the middle. Nix bridges a key position upon Wilfork's final exit.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    CB
    Virginia Tech
     
    If Fuller isn't the best cornerback available at this point, it will have been a long day for those ahead of him.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    DE
    Missouri
     
    Ealy is a versatile athlete who could play every down in a variety of roles in the Broncos front.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    Su'a-Filo is a good fit for Seattle as a more athletic offensive line makes sense for Russell Wilson's ever-moving pocket.
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