Friday, December 27, 2013

2014 NFL MOCK DRAFT (4 Rounds)


4 Rounds

Updated: (1/9/14)



1. Houston Texans: Teddy Bridgewater QB, Louisville

Teddy Bridgewater is the #1 QB prospect and has everything you look for in a franchise QB.  At 6’3, 200lbs he is a little light but I have no doubt he can put on 10-15lbs during the draft process to settle down his critics.  A strong, accurate passer who excels at keeping his cool in the pocket and throwing on the run when pressure forces him outside.  Great vision and touch to go along with his leadership and command in the huddle.

Team Needs: Franchise QB, RT, ILB, S, CB

2. St. Louis Rams (via Washington): Jake Matthews OT, Texas A&M

At 6’5, 305lbs, Matthews is the #1 offensive tackle prospect in a deep/talented class.  He excels as a pass protector with experience as a right and left tackle, his future is at left tackle although he may start off at RT.  With NFL bloodlines, he has been around the game his entire life and carries himself like a pro.  He’s the safest pick in the draft.

Team Needs: OT, S, WR, CB (*Trade down alert) *Rams #2 pick is for sale, maybe they can move down and still pick LT Jake Matthews or even DE Clowney even though they have DE’s Robert Quinn/Chris Long.  WR Sammy Watkins would look good here too.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jadeveon Clowney DE, South Carolina

The 6’6, 270lb Defensive End is a freakish athlete with unlimited upside.  He compares favorably to a combination of pro bowl DE’s Julius Peppers and Robert Quinn.  I don’t care that his stats were down in 2013, all I’m doing is projecting his game to the next level and he has a great future.  It seems pretty clear that he was just protecting himself from injury, which is understandable considering what former teammate RB Marcus Lattimore went through last year.  His size/speed/power can’t be denied and he should be a double digit sack machine as soon as he enters the NFL. 

Team Needs: Franchise QB, DE, RT,

4. Cleveland Browns: Blake Bortles QB, UCF

At 6’4, 230lbs Bortles has the size, average arm strength and athletic ability you want in your QB.  Some scouts have gone as far to call him “Andrew Luck-Lite”, I’m not there yet but he’s an intriguing prospect and is quickly rising up draft boards. More tape shows he terribly inconsistent with accuracy and footwork issues, I think he needs more time.

Team Needs: Franchise QB, RB, WR, OG, nickel CB

5. Oakland Raiders: Johnny Manziel QB, Texas A&M

I’ll list Johnny Football at 6’0, 200lbs. his true numbers will come out at the combine.  Last year I had him pegged as an upside 3rd round pick but this year I’ve seen increased arm strength and improved accuracy which puts him right in the mix as a top 10 pick.  I don’t see the Brees/Wilson comparisons, just because he’s short doesn’t mean he plays like all other short QB’s.  To me, his play most resembles a better Tony Romo with all the scrambling and ability to make positive plays when it seems everything has broken down, the big difference is that he has the “IT” factor and just finds a way to win.  The big question is how will teams evaluate his personality, ability to lead a franchise and off the field question marks.  He’s simply a playmaker and his skills on the field can’t be denied.


Team Needs: Franchise QB, DE, WR, CB, RT

6. Atlanta Falcons: Anthony Barr OLB, UCLA

A gifted pass-rusher at 6’4, 245lbs, he has made the switch from FB/RB to elite rush linebacker.  Barr is capable of playing in any scheme but his best fit as a 3-4 OLB.  If he goes to a 4-3 team he would play 4-3 SAM LB and be used like Von Miller.  Tremendous upside

Team Needs: DE/OLB, OT/OG, TE

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Khalil Mack OLB, Buffalo

The 6’3, 240lb Mack is right there with Anthony Barr in the ranks.  A former Hoops player, who only played one season of football in high school, he received few offers at the D1 level.  Buffalo was happy to have him and used him all over the field to get after the QB.  He can line up anywhere but again is best fit as an OLB in the 3-4 but will be just fine as a 4-3 SAM LB who rushes the passer.

Team Needs: DE/OLB, O-Line, TE, and another DT to pair with McCoy

8. Minnesota Vikings: Derek Carr QB, Fresno State

The brother of former #1 pick David Carr, Derek Carr stands 6’3, 205lbs with a huge arm and athletic ability.  Some people seem to think Carr is simply a system QB only capable of throwing quick slants out of the shotgun; those people would be wrong and are letting his last name cloud their judgment.  He has the arm to make every throw and the confidence to sneak it into tight windows.  He does have issues with footwork and changing his arm angles (sidearm) when under pressure, it appears he simply trust his arm strength in any situation which leads to interceptions.   


Team Needs: Franchise QB, DE, OG, and another S to pair with Smith

9. Buffalo Bills: Sammy Watkins WR, Clemson

A true #1 WR option at 6’1, 180lbs.  He’s a threat to score from anywhere on the field with great speed and run after the catch ability to go along with great hands.  Although he’s a little smaller he looks similar to Larry Fitzgerald coming out of Pitt.

Team Needs: OT/OG, OLB, S, WR (to go along with Johnson/Woods)


10. Detroit Lions: Justin Gilbert CB, Oklahoma State

The 6’1, 195lb corner has ideal size for today’s NFL.  He had a down year last year but turned everything around with a dominate 2013 campaign.  He’s the total package at corner with great size, good speed and great ball skills.  Could be the first CB of the board come draft day.

Team Needs: CB, #2 WR, S, OG/OC


11. Tennessee Titans: Kony Ealy DE, Missouri

I seem to be higher on the 6’5, 275lb DE than most; he’s a matchup nightmare with his size/speed combo and ability to line up anywhere on the D-Line and attack the QB.  I would take him as high as the Falcons/Bucs pick in round one.

Team Needs: CB (if Verner leaves), DE/Pass-Rush, Future OT’s, RB (if CJ gets cut), QB


12. New York Giants: Greg Robinson OT, Auburn

Only a redshirt sophomore, the 6’5, 320lb O-Tackle is everything you look for in a franchise Left Tackle.  He has quick feet and surprising athleticism for such a big guy.  Already an elite run blocker in Auburn’s offense, his pass protection skills are not far behind.  I would be shocked if such an upside prospect last past the top 15 picks.

Team Needs: OG/OC, OT (if they move Justin Pugh to OG), CB, OLB


13. St. Louis Rams: Haha Clinton-Dix S, Alabama

Dix is the #1 safety prospect and it’s not really all that close.  The free safety has the speed to keep up with WR’s and the size to lay out any TE that chooses to cross his path.

Team Needs: OT, S, WR, CB

14. Chicago Bears: Louis Nix III NT/DT, Notre Dame

The Vince Wilfork clone stands 6’2, 340lbs.  He can play in any defensive front as either a NT or DT.  Surprising agility for a guy of his body type, he does more than just occupy blockers and stuff the run as he can get to the QB with his power moves.  Must prove he’s %100 healthy after missing time this year.

Team Needs: DT, CB, S, OG, and QB if Cutler leaves

15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cyrus Kouandijo OT, Alabama

The 6’5, 310lb Bama Left Tackle has tremendous strength and athleticism and continues to get better with every snap.  He has the most upside of any O-Lineman in the draft with a strong punch and improving footwork.  He could start off at Right Tackle in the NFL but his future is at Left Tackle.

Team Needs: OT, CB, S, Youth on the DL


16. Dallas Cowboys: Ra’Shede Hageman DT, Minnesota

This monster is 6’6, 310lbs with a rare size/speed/power resume and one of the best prospects in the draft at any position.  Reminds me of former Jags DT John Henderson, big time upside and should move up the draft board.

Team Needs: All levels on Defense, DT, DE, CB, S


17. Baltimore Ravens: Marqise Lee WR, USC

The 6’0, 190 lb wide receiver has game breaking speed to go along with polished route running and good hands.  Injuries have derailed the last two years to go along with poor QB play.  When healthy, he’s a true game breaker.

Team Needs: OT, WR, CB


18. New York Jets: Mike Evans WR, Texas A&M

The jacked 6’5, 225lb WR is a Vincent Jackson clone with the jump ball ability of an Alshon Jeffery.  So I’m very high on his potential as a pro with his size mismatch against any DB and his yard after catch power.  Love his whole game.

Team Needs: Offensive playmakers, WR, TE, OG, OLB, S


19. Miami Dolphins: Taylor Lewan OT, Michigan

Lewan is a giant at 6’7, 305lbs and compares favorably to former Michigan #1 pick Jake Long.  An elite run blocker right now and his pass protection skills have improved.  He’s really a mauler with a mean streak (off the field as well?).  He may not have the upside of the younger more athletic LT prospects in this deep Tackle draft but he’s a day one starter on the left side.

Team Needs: OT/OG, DT, CB

20. Arizona Cardinals: Cameron Erving OT, Florida State*Returning

The 6’6, 310lb blind side protector of all world QB Jameis Winston has great athletic ability and nimble feet for a man of his size.  As great as he is now his athletic tools give him unlimited upside and he should become even more dominate.

Team Needs: OT, OLB, Future QB

21. Green Bay Packers: Antonio Richardson OT, Tennessee

“Tiny” Richardson goes 6’6, 330lbs and has held down the Left Tackle spot for two years.  With his size/athletic ability he has tremendous upside but needs some improvement in hand placement and footwork to become the true Franchise Left Tackle.

Team Needs: O-Line, TE, CB, LB, D-Line


22. Philadelphia Eagles: Darqueze Dennard CB, Michigan State

Dennard is fighting off contenders to be the first CB off the board.  The 5’11, 185lb corner is physical and battle tested.  He excels in man coverage and fights for position on every play, the mindset of a linebacker in a corners body is a huge benefit while going against the monster WR’s at the next level.

Team Needs: 2 CB’s, S, OLB


23. Kansas City Chiefs: Eric Ebron TE, North Carolina

The new era of athletic, pass catching Tight Ends continues with the 6’4, 245lb Eric Ebron.  He plays and lines up like an oversized WR and that’s a good thing for today’s NFL as he’s a matchup nightmare who can’t be covered by slower LB’s or smaller CB’s. 

Team Needs: WR, TE, DE, ILB


24. Cincinnati Bengals: C.J. Mosley LB, Alabama

A top ten talent who may fall a bit due to his position.  The 6’2, 230lb linebacker can do it all as an inside linebacker or weak side in a 4-3 Defense.  What sets him apart is his ability to cover receivers; he has great speed, technique, and instincts as the leader of the Alabama Defense.  His skill set translates nicely to the next level and is scheme diverse.

Team Needs: youth at CB, S, OLB


25. San Diego Chargers: Kyle Van Noy DE/OLB, BYU

At 6’3, 235lbs Kyle Van Noy will excel as a 3-4 OLB pass rusher.  Quick first step off the snap with great pass rush moves, he terrorizes the quarterback and actually has solid pass coverage skills.

Team Needs: Pass-rush, OLB, 2 CB’s, O-Line


26. Cleveland Browns (via Indianapolis): Jordan Matthews WR, Vanderbilt

Ideal size at 6’3, 200lbs with great hands but average speed.  He’s polished and ready to contribute right out of the gate.  He won’t post gaudy Combine numbers but his game speed is there.

Team Needs: Franchise QB, RB, WR, OG, nickel CB


27. New Orleans Saints: Cedric Ogbuehi OT, Texas A&M

Here’s your upside Left Tackle of the future.  The 6’5, 300 pounder has worked at Right Tackle and Guard while Jake Matthews man’s Left Tackle.  Excels at both run blocking and pass blocking, his versatility will allow him to start anywhere from day one.

Team Needs: O-Line, OLB, CB


28. San Francisco 49ers: Allen Robinson WR, Penn State

The 6’3, 210lb WR is a big, physical receiver who’s impressive going over the middle with ability to gain yards after the catch.  Top flight speed is not his game, compares favorably to Anquan Boldin when he was at Florida State.

Team Needs: WR, CB, youth on D-Line

29. New England Patriots: Jace Amaro TE, Texas Tech

The 6’5, 260lb TE is a Mini-Gronk.  A huge target and matchup nightmare, he has great hands/size/speed proven by the fact that he just broke the single season record for most receiving yards by a Tight End in NCAA history.  He’s a great athlete and moves well for a man his size. 

Team Needs: TE, O-Line, D-Line, CB

30. Carolina Panthers: Kelvin Benjamin WR, Florida State

The redshirt sophomore is an absolute Beast at 6’6, 235lbs.  He is truly fun to watch and has become must see TV anytime he has the ball in his hands.  He doesn’t run, he glides and with his long strides it looks like every step is 5 yards.  He’s faced top NFL corner prospects and they simply can’t cover him, it’s really not fair.  Can you tell I’m a fan?

Team Needs: Future #1 WR, CB, OT/OG, S



31. Denver Broncos: Zack Martin OT/OG, Notre Dame

The 6’4, 300lb Martin has been holding down Left Tackle for the Irish but it’s his versatility is what makes him so valuable.  People want to move him inside to guard but I see the feet of a Left Tackle with improved teaching at the next level.  He can start day one at guard or right tackle and build on his tools to be a future left tackle.

Team Needs: Interior O-Line, D-Line, CB

32. Seattle Seahawks: Stephon Tuitt DE/DT, Notre Dame

The 6’6, 320lb Tuitt can play anywhere on the D-Line in any scheme.  Playing a lot like former Georgia Bulldog Richard Seymour, He can play 5 technique in the 3-4 or DE and DT in the 4-3.  If his weight is down and he’s 100% healthy he should be a top 15 pick.  He’s the total package with size/power and a quick burst of the line.

Team Needs: OT/OG, youth D-Line, WR, TE




33. Houston Texans: Morgan Moses OT, Virginia

34. Washington Redskins: La’el Collins OT, LSU

35. Cleveland Browns: Carlos Hyde RB, Ohio State

36. Oakland Raiders: Michael Sam DE, Missouri

37. Atlanta Falcons: Cyril Richardson OG, Baylor

38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE, Washington

39. Jacksonville Jaguars: Zach Mettenberger QB, LSU

Much improved in all areas, great size.  Knee injury might knock him down the draft but incredible upside.

40. Minnesota Vikings: Benardrick McKinney LB/DE, Mississippi State

41. Buffalo Bills: Vic Beasley DE/OLB, Clemson

42. Tennessee Titans: JaWuan James OT, Tennessee

43. New York Giants: Bradley Roby CB, Ohio State

A #1 CB prospect.

44. St. Louis Rams: DaVante Adams WR, Fresno State


45. Detroit Lions: Jarvis Landry WR, LSU

46. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jason Verrett CB, TCU

47. Dallas Cowboys: Xavier David Yankey OG, Stanford

48. Baltimore Ravens: James Hurst OT, North Carolina

49. New York Jets: Odell Beckham, Jr. WR, LSU

50. Miami Dolphins: Louchiez Purifoy CB, Florida

51. Chicago Bears: Timmy Jernigan DT, Florida State

Need to find a spot for him in the first round

52. Arizona Cardinals: A.J. McCarron QB, Alabama

Good size and purely a pocket QB.  His tools are not remarkable, needs talent around him for success.

53. Green Bay Packers: Dominique Easley DT/DE, Florida

Top 10 pick if he’s healthy.

54. Philadelphia Eagles: Lamarcus Joyner CB/S, Florida State

55. San Francisco 49ers (via Kansas City): Trent Murphy DE/OLB, Stanford

56. Cincinnati Bengals: Deone Bucannon S, Washington State

57. San Diego Chargers: Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida

58. Indianapolis Colts: Brandin Cooks WR, Oregon State

59. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State

Need to find a spot for him in the first round.

60. San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Fuller CB, Virginia Tech

61. Carolina Panthers: E.J. Gaines CB, Missouri

62. New England Patriots: Ego Ferguson DT, LSU

63. Denver Broncos: Aaron Colvin CB, Oklahoma

64. Seattle Seahawks: Su’a-Filo OG, UCLA



65. Houston Texans: Jackson Jeffcoat DE, Texas

66. Washington Redskins: Jaylen Watkins CB, Florida

67. Oakland Raiders: Gabe Jackson OG, Mississippi State

68. Atlanta Falcons: Wesley Johnson OT, Vanderbilt

69. New York Jets (via Tampa Bay): C.J. Fiedorowicz TE, Iowa

70. Jacksonville Jaguars: Bishop Sankey RB, Washington

71. Cleveland Browns: Victor Hampton CB, South Carolina

72. Minnesota Vikings: Shayne Skov ILB, Stanford

73. Buffalo Bills: Seantrel Henderson OT, Miami

74. New York Giants: Christian Jones ILB/OLB, Florida State

Great size/speed combo, can play any LB spot.

75. St. Louis Rams: Tajh Boyd QB, Clemson

6’0, 200lb QB.  Solid skill set, needs time.

76. Detroit Lions: Travis Swanson C, Arkansas

77. San Francisco 49ers (via Tennessee): Bryan Stork C, Florida State

78. Dallas Cowboys: Jimmy Garoppolo QB, Eastern Illinois

Rising QB prospect

79. Baltimore Ravens: Ka’Deem Carey RB, Arizona

80. New York Jets: Tre Mason RB, Auburn

81. Miami Dolphins: Will Sutton DT, Arizona State

82. Chicago Bears: Morgan Breslin DE/OLB, USC

83. Cleveland Browns (via Pittsburgh): Terrence Brooks S, Florida State

84. Arizona Cardinals: Jeremiah Attaochu DE/OLB, Georgia Tech

85. Green Bay Packers: Marcel Jensen TE, Fresno State

86. Philadelphia Eagles: Addrian Hubbard, DE/OLB Alabama

87. Kansas City Chiefs: Anthony Johnson DE/DT, LSU

88. Cincinnati Bengals: Keith McGill CB, Utah

89. San Diego Chargers: Tre Jackson OG, Florida State

90. Indianapolis Colts: Ed Stinson DE/DT, Alabama

91. New Orleans Saints: Kelcy Quarles DT, South Carolina

92. San Francisco 49ers: Jack Mewhort T/G, Ohio State

93. New England Patriots: Brandon Coleman WR, Rutgers

Big, 6’6, WR. Upside pick

94. Carolina Panthers: Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB, Nebraska

95. Denver Broncos: Aaron Donald DT, Pittsburgh

Move up.

96. Minnesota Vikings (via Seattle): Ahmad Dixon S, Baylor



97. Houston Texans: Denzel Perryman, LB Miami

Should go higher, clone of a young former Cane LB: Jon Beason.

98. Washington Redskins: DaQuan Jones DT, Penn State

99. Atlanta Falcons: Charles Sims RB, West Virginia

100. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Aaron Lynch, DE South Florida

101. Jacksonville Jaguars: Joel Bitonio OT, Nevada

102. Cleveland Browns: Scott Crichton DE/OLB, Oregon State

103. Oakland Raiders: Paul Richardson WR, Colorado

104. Minnesota Vikings: Anthony Steen OG, Alabama

105. Buffalo Bills: Kareem Martin DE, North Carolina

106. St. Louis Rams: Daniel McCullers DT, Tennessee

107. Detroit Lions: Tyler Larsen C, Utah State

108. Tennessee Titans: Aaron Murray QB, Georgia

Polished college QB.

109. New York Giants: Trevor Reilly DE, Utah

110. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Baltimore): Donte Moncrief WR, Ole Miss

111. New York Jets: Arthur Lynch TE, Georgia

112. Miami Dolphins: Lache Seastrunk RB, Baylor

113. Chicago Bears: Max Bullough ILB, Michigan State

114. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jared Abbrederis WR, Wisconsin

115. Dallas Cowboys: Antone Exum CB, Virginia Tech

116. Arizona Cardinals: Andre Williams RB, Boston College

117. Green Bay Packers: Andre Hal CB, Vanderbilt

118. Philadelphia Eagles: Mike Davis WR, Texas

119. Kansas City Chiefs: Lamin Barrow ILB, LSU

120. Cincinnati Bengals: Brett Smith QB, Wyoming

Developmental QB.

121. San Diego Chargers: Shilique Calhoun DE/OLB, Michigan State

122. Cleveland Browns (via Indianapolis): Yawin Smallwood LB, Connecticut

123. New Orleans Saints: Telvin Smith, LB Florida State

124. San Francisco 49ers: Josh Mauro DE/DT, Stanford

125. Carolina Panthers: Chris Smith DE, Arkansas

126. New England Patriots: Chris Watt OG, Notre Dame

127. Denver Broncos: Chris Borland ILB, Wisconsin

128. Seattle Seahawks: De’Anthony Thomas RB/WR, Oregon


End Round 4



Best Players Available:


Dion Baily FS, USC

Calvin Pryor FS, Louisville 

Hakeem Smith SS, Louisville 

Craig Loston SS, LSU 

Anthony Harris FS, Virginia 

Kenny Ladler S, Vanderbilt


Deion Belue CB, Alabama

Rashaad Reynolds CB, Oregon State 

Chris Davis CB, Auburn

Pierre Desir CB, Lindenwood 


Dee Ford DE/OLB, Auburn

George Uko DE, USC 

Prince Shembo DE/OLB, Notre Dame

Devon Kennard OLB, USC

Deandre Coleman DE/DT, California

Carl Bradford OLB, Arizona State

Ed Stinson, DE Alabama


Michael Schofield, OT Michigan

Sean Hickey OT, Syracuse

Weston Richburg C, Colorado State

Zach Fulton OG, Tennessee

Brandon Linder OG, Miami


David Fales QB, San Jose State

Stephen Morris QB Miami

Logan Thomas QB Virginia Tech

Connor Shaw QB South Carolina


Kapri Bibbs RB, Colorado State

Marion Grice RB, Arizona State

James Wilder Jr. RB, Florida State


Xavier Grimble TE, USC 

Martavis Bryant WR, Clemson

Rob Branchflower TE, Massachusetts

Kasen Williams WR, Washington

Joe Don Duncan TE, Dixie State

Nick O’Leary TE, Florida State

Jacob Pederson TE, Wisconsin


Ryan Carrethers DT, Arkansas State

Nickoe Whitley S, Mississippi State

Caraun Reid DT, Princeton

Taylor Hart DE/DT, Oregon

Gabe Ikard C, Oklahoma

Ty Zimmerman S, Kansas State

Spencer Long OG, Nebraska

Marqueston Huff S, Wyoming

Tre Boston S, North Carolina

Calvin Barnett DT, Oklahoma State

Andrew Norwell OG, Ohio State

Chris Burnette OG, Georgia

James Stone C, Tennessee

Anthony Harris S, Virginia

Billy Turner OT, North Dakota State

Justin Britt OT, Missouri

Marcus Smith DE, Louisville

Eathyn Manumaleuna DT, BYU


Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB, Oregon *Returning

A great athlete listed at 5’10, 185lb, he may check in smaller at the combine.  He had an up and down season but flashes man to man cover ability with a quick burst out of his back pedal to make plays on the ball.

Brett Hundley QB, UCLA*Returning

Jeremy Hill RB, LSU*Returning

A.J. Johnson, LB Tennessee*Returning

Brandon Scherff OT, Iowa*Returning


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