Jeremiah now projects Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr, who is reportedly high on the list of the Oakland Raiders and was called the draft's best "natural thrower" by Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine, to be chosen by the Arizona Cardinals with the No. 20 overall pick. Jeremiah has Cleveland taking Bridgewater with the second of its two first-round picks, at No. 26 overall.
If a February report that 17 NFL quarterback coaches preferred Carr over Manziel still holds true, it should be no surprise that Carr's name is somewhere in the top three on the quarterback boards of at least some clubs, if not many.
Which would mean that at least one among Manziel, Bridgewater and Bortles is not.
A few other notables from Jeremiah's latest mock draft:
» Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby has to like what he sees. Jeremiah's previous mock pegged him for the No. 20 pick to Arizona, and now has him headed to Pittsburgh at No. 15. A year ago, the difference between the reported contracts of the No. 15 pick (Kenny Vaccaro) and the No. 20 pick (Kyle Long) was more than $1 million.
» Johnny Jacksonville? It has a ring to it, for sure. The aforementioned Manziel goes to the Jaguars with the No. 3 overall pick in Jeremiah's latest mock. A fan base that has been short on offensive excitement for some time could certainly warm up to Manziel's scrambling exploits, assuming they translate to the next level. Manziel, for what it's worth, was in Jacksonville this week.