2014 NFL Mock Draft

Mock draft 4.0: Bridgewater has dramatic fall

By Daniel Jeremiah |

NFL Media analyst

Published: March 20, 2014 at 01:41 p.m.

  1. Pick No.
    1
    DE
    South Carolina
     
    The buzz is building for Blake Bortles to land in this spot, but I'm holding to my belief that the Texans will take the best available talent and that's Clowney.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    OT
    Auburn
     
    Robinson will immediately upgrade the Rams' rushing attack and he has all of the tools to develop into an elite pass protector.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    WR
    Clemson
     
    The Jaguars pass on a quarterback here and select a receiver with Pro Bowl potential.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    OT
    Texas A&M
     
    Matthews has played both right and left tackle in college. He would line up at right tackle for the Browns and give them one of the top tackle tandems in the NFL.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    QB
    Central Florida
     
    The Raiders quietly filled some holes in free agency, but they still need a long-term solution at the quarterback position.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    OLB
    Buffalo
     
    The Falcons need help along the offensive line, but they also have a glaring need for a dynamic edge rusher. Mack fits that description.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    OT
    Michigan
     
    Lewan's combination of athleticism and toughness would be a nice addition to the Buccaneers' offense.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    QB
    Texas A&M
     
    The Vikings have a strong running game that would complement Manziel's style of play.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    WR
    Texas A&M
     
    Evans' combination of size, speed and ball skills would fit nicely in Doug Marrone's offense.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    CB
    Oklahoma St.
     
    The Lions have some talented young cornerbacks on their roster. However, Gilbert is a true difference maker and he would be tough to pass up.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    OLB
    UCLA
     
    Barr's speed off the edge would be a welcome addition to Ray Horton's defense.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    TE
    North Carolina
     
    The Giants need more weapons on offense and grabbing the top tight end in the draft would be a good place to start.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    FS
    Alabama
     
    The Rams could look at the receiver position, but there will be plenty of talented pass catchers still on the board in the second and third rounds. Clinton-Dix is a ballhawking safety that would complement the physical play of T.J. McDonald.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    NT
    Florida St.
     
    Jernigan has both the strength to hold the point of attack and the quickness to shoot through gaps and disrupt.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    WR
    LSU
     
    Beckham is gaining steam as we head toward the draft. He is explosive with the ball in his hands and he's a weapon in the return game as well.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    DT
    Pittsburgh
     
    The Cowboys just signed Henry Melton, but that shouldn't scare them away from Donald. He is a dominant interior defender, but he has the quickness and athleticism to slide out to defensive end if needed.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    FS
    Louisville
     
    The Ravens took a safety in the first round last year, but they need another one after the departure of James Ihedigbo in free agency.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    WR
    Oregon St.
     
    The Jets need offensive playmakers and Cooks is an explosive weapon with outstanding production.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    OT
    Notre Dame
     
    Miami moved quickly to sign Branden Albert, but there is still plenty of work to be done to rebuild this offensive line.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    CB
    Ohio St.
     
    Roby had a few rough outings during the 2013 season, but his 2012 tape is outstanding and he's starting to gain steam in personnel circles.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    ILB
    Alabama
     
    Mosley would be a perfect fit in Dom Capers' defense. He is very tough, instinctive and productive.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    CB
    Michigan St.
     
    Dennard had an average combine workout, but he's very consistent on tape.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    WR
    USC
     
    Lee didn't run quite as fast as anticipated, but he's electric with the ball in his hands.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    CB
    Virginia Tech
     
    The Bengals have a loaded roster, but there are a few question marks at the corner position.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    NT
    Notre Dame
     
    Nix was an inconsistent player on tape, but he has the size and quickness to develop into a disruptive three-down player.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    QB
    Louisville
     
    I still view Bridgewater as the top quarterback in this draft class, but he has failed to generate excitement among the personnel executives I've talked to. If he falls past the Titans at pick No. 11, I think it's realistic he could slide all the way down to this spot.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    DE
    Auburn
     
    Ford's stock took off after a dominant week at the Senior Bowl, and he built off that performance by putting together an impressive pro day. He has double-digit sack potential.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    WR
    Florida St.
     
    The Panthers are in desperate need of wide receivers and Benjamin would be a lethal red-zone weapon for Cam Newton.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    Su'a-Filo would provide a nice upgrade to the interior of the Patriots' offensive line. He is very smart, athletic and nasty. Those are three traits shared by current Patriots guard Logan Mankins.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    CB
    TCU
     
    The 49ers have a stacked roster and they should be in position to simply take the best available player. Verrett can play inside or outside, and he has outstanding awareness and ball skills.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    OLB
    Ohio St.
     
    Shazier ran a sub-4.40 40-yard dash at 237 pounds during Ohio State's pro day. He is an outstanding blitzer and he has the athleticism to mirror tight ends all over the field.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    OT
    Virginia
     
    Moses has excellent size and length. He isn't a great athlete, but he stays on his feet and rarely gets beat in pass protection. He is a Day 1 starter at right tackle.
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