Final 2014 NFL MOCK DRAFT
Updated (5/8/14) 9:30am
1. Houston Texans: 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, with the freak athleticism of Javon Kearse. 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.
2. St. Louis Rams (via Washington): Greg Robinson OT, Auburn
LT Greg Robinson crushed the Combine with freakish athleticism to go along with his great size (4.53/40 yard dash). He’s the #1 OT prospect and could go as high as the #2 pick. 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 lasted past the top 6 picks.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Sammy Watkins WR, Clemson
A true #1 WR option at 6’1, 185lbs. 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/faster, he grades out similarly to AJ Green and Julio Jones.
4. Cleveland Browns: Johnny Manziel QB, Texas A&M
Johnny Football checked in at 5’11 ¾, 207lbs at the combine, he ran well and by all accounts interviewed very well. 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 Drew Brees comparisons, just because he’s short doesn’t mean he plays like all other short QB’s. To me, his play most resembles Doug Flutie with all the scrambling and ability to make positive plays when it seems everything has broken down, the question is can he play within the pocket on a consistent basis? He struggled in college when teams made a concentrated effort to contain him between the tackles and not allow him to run free and improvise The big question is how teams will 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.
5. Oakland Raiders: Khalil Mack OLB/DE, Buffalo
The 6’3, 240lb Mack has jumped 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 his best fit as an OLB in the 3-4 but will be just fine as a 4-3 SAM LB who rushes the passer and can slide down to DE.
6. Atlanta Falcons: Jake Matthews OT, Texas A&M
At 6’5, 305lbs, Matthews looks to be the clear #2 OT in the draft (some reports have Taylor Lewan jumping to the #2 OT). He excels as a pass protector with experience as a right and left tackle, his future is at left tackle. 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 but lacks the upside of LT Greg Robinson.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 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.
8. Minnesota Vikings: Blake Bortles QB, UCF
At 6’5, 230lbs Bortles has the size and athletic ability you want in your Franchise QB. Some scouts have gone as far to call him “Andrew Luck-Lite” and a “Ben Roethlisberger clone”, I’m not there yet but he’s an intriguing prospect and is quickly rising up draft boards. More tape shows he’s terribly inconsistent with accuracy and footwork issues, I think he needs more time. Also, I’m not seeing anything more than average arm strength. *Combine: The only top QB to compete in all the drills, he really helped himself and seems to be the NFL scouts #1 QB.
9. Buffalo Bills: 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.
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, great speed and great ball skills. Could be the first CB of the board come draft day and can help out in the return game. *Combine: Stock up, best 40 for all CB’s with 4.37
*Projected Trade Down*
11. Tennessee Titans: Anthony Barr OLB, UCLA
11. Tennessee Titans: 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 but needs some time.
12. New York Giants: 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 Greg Robinson but he’s a day one starter on the left side. *Combine: Showed incredible athleticism for a man his size, running the fastest 40 yard dash of all the O-Lineman. Stock is all over the place with off the field concerns.
13. St. Louis Rams: Haha Clinton-Dix FS, Alabama
Dix is the #1 safety prospect and is trying to fight off FS Calvin Pryor to be the first Safety selected. 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.
14. Chicago Bears: Aaron Donald DT, Pittsburgh
Bengals DT Geno Atkins comparisons are legit. Moving up, could go as early top 7 now. 6’1, 290lbs. Undersized but a big time talent with production too match. Dominant at the Senior Bowl, beats guards and centers with speed/leverage and surprising power. Great leverage/hands. *Combine: Great combine to match his Senior Bowl; he is now the #1 DT on many scouts’ boards.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kyle Fuller CB, Virginia Tech
6’0, 195lbs. Up and down season, flashes shutdown CB traits at times, inconsistent. Combine: Stock Up, 4.49 (40). Has all the ability to be the #1 corner in this year’s class.
16. Dallas Cowboys: Kony Ealy DE/OLB/DT, Missouri
I seem to be higher on the 6’5, 275lb DE/OLB/DT 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. Long and versatile, Ealy has played DE/OLB and even DT. I would take him as high as the Falcons/Bucs pick in round one.
17. Baltimore Ravens: Calvin Pryor FS, Louisville
He’s going in the 1st Round, just need to find the right spot for him. First Round talent and the clear #2 Safety, A big hitting 6’2, 205lb with a complete skill set. Pryor can cover anyone at every level of the secondary.
*Projected Trade Up*
18. New York Jets: Odell Beckham, Jr. WR, LSU
18. New York Jets: Odell Beckham, Jr. WR, LSU
A team will be trading up for OBJ. Game breaking, speed WR who could push himself into the mid-1st Round. 5’11, 185lbs, a threat to score on every play. Great Combine (4.43) 40 yard dash. Comps to DeSean Jackson and Percy Harvin are real and accurate.
*Projected Trade Up*
19. Miami Dolphins: Zack Martin OT/OG, Notre Dame
19. Miami Dolphins: Zack Martin OT/OG, Notre Dame
Most think he is now a lock for top 12 and a needy team may trade up for him. 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.
20. Arizona Cardinals: Derek Carr QB, Fresno State
The brother of former #1 pick David Carr, Derek Carr stands 6’2, 215lbs 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. For a comparison, Jay Cutler would work. *Stock is on the decline after a rough bowl game and more film study; I might have him too high given the real problems he has when under extreme pressure. Maybe late round 1/early round 2 will be his final landing spot. *9’ 1/8 Hands – smaller than you want. *Senior Bowl update: Clearly the top QB in Mobile, showing off his big arm compared to the competition
21. Green Bay Packers: C.J. Mosley LB, Alabama
A top ten talent who may fall a bit due to his position and injury concerns. 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.
22. Philadelphia Eagles: Brandin Cooks WR, Oregon State
Smaller WR but battles and very impressive in the red zone. Similar to a combination of Panthers Steve Smith and Giants Victor Cruz. *Combine: Stock up with the blazing/top WR 40 yard dash (4.33) and impressive hands in WR drills.
*Projected Trade Down*
23. Kansas City Chiefs: Marqise Lee WR, USC
23. Kansas City Chiefs: Marqise Lee WR, USC
The 6’0, 190 lb. wide receiver has game breaking speed to go along with polished route running. Injuries have derailed the last two years to go along with poor QB play and quite a few drops. When healthy, he’s a true game breaker. Comparisons have been made to Reggie Wayne.
24. Cincinnati Bengals: Bradley Roby CB, Ohio State
After the 2012 season I thought for sure Roby would be a top 10 pick and the first CB off the board. Some off the field trouble and an up and down 2013 will push him down a bit but he clearly has first round potential and has shown the ability to be a lock down #1 corner. Good size at 5’11, 185lbs. Combine: Stock Up
25. San Diego Chargers: 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.
26. Cleveland Browns (via Indianapolis): 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? *Stock Up on the field, Stock down off the field issues.
27. New Orleans Saints: Darqueze Dennard CB, Michigan State
Dennard is fighting off contenders (Justin Gilbert/Verrett/Fuller/Roby) 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. *Combine: Stock up with a 4.51 40 yard dash. Long speed is no longer a question.
28. Carolina Panthers: Morgan Moses OT, Virginia
A giant 6’6, 320lb Left Tackle prospect who’s moving into the 1st round discussion. Virginia continues to pump out great OT prospects.
29. New England Patriots: Ra’Shede Hageman DT/DE, 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 with some Ed “Too Tall” Jones thrown in, big time upside and should move up the draft board. Another guy I’m higher on than most, but I just love the upside and athletic ability. He started out as a TE, then moved to DE and finally found a home at DT. The knocks are he plays too high and doesn’t use great leverage, these are correctable and when they are he’ll be a real nightmare to scheme against. *Stock up, great combine
*Projected Trade Up*
30. San Francisco 49ers: Cody Latimer WR, Indiana
30. San Francisco 49ers: Cody Latimer WR, Indiana
1st/2nd round buzz. Stock way up. Has all the tools with Height/Weight/Speed but he has been inconsistent.
31. Denver Broncos: Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State
6’2, 225lb pure speed LB in the mold of Bucs Lavonte David. Best fit would be as a 4-3 Will backer but creative D-Coordinator will find a spot for him in any scheme.
32. Seattle Seahawks: Joel Bitonio OG/OT, Nevada
Stock Up, late 1st round buzz.
*Projected Trade Up*
33. Houston Texans: Teddy Bridgewater QB, Louisville
33. Houston Texans: Teddy Bridgewater QB, Louisville
*Stock seems to be way down unless this is a brilliant smokescreen. Teddy Bridgewater is my #1 QB prospect and has everything you look for in a franchise QB. At 6’2, 215lbs he was able to pack on 15 pounds for the combine but scouts still worry about his slim build, particularly his lower half. 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. *Combine: Disappointing he didn’t work out as he could have distinguished himself as the #1 QB. Also, a poor Pro Day has drastically impacted his projected landing spot. It’s possible he lasts until the first pick in the second round, which is nuts. I truly have no clue why he wouldn’t be a top 8 pick.
34. Washington Redskins: Jason Verrett CB, TCU
Top 15 talent. An undersized CB (5’10, 175lbs) with maybe the best skill set at his position, I have to think his size pushes him down the draft. *Combine: Stock Up, 4.38 (40 yard dash) as smooth and gifted as any CB in the draft. Looks like he will be in the first round
35. Cleveland Browns: Carlos Hyde RB, Ohio State
Hyde is my #1 RB this year, a big back at 6’0, 240lbs who can do it all. Power, good speed for his size, pass protection and can catch out of the backfield.
36. Oakland Raiders: Xavier Su’a-Filo OG/T, UCLA
Top Guard prospect. 6’3, 305lbs. Could go in the 1st Round as the first true Guard selected. Great Combine.
37. Atlanta Falcons: Dee Ford DE/OLB, Auburn
1st, 2rd Round. Elite pass rusher, Put on a show at the Senior Bowl. He could good go top 25 now. *Combine: Medical Red Flag, did not participate.
38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 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.
39. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jimmy Garoppolo QB, Eastern Illinois
*Stock Up, high 2nd round buzz. Rising QB prospect, same school and similar size to Tony Romo. 6’2, 220lbs. Quick release, average arm.
40. Minnesota Vikings: Kyle Van Noy DE/OLB, BYU
At 6’3, 235lbs Kyle Van Noy will excel as a 3-4 OLB pass rusher or 4-3 DE. Quick first step off the snap with great pass rush moves, he terrorizes the quarterback and actually has solid pass coverage skills.
41. Buffalo Bills: Cyrus Kouandjio OT, Alabama
The 6’5, 310lb Bama Left Tackle has tremendous strength and athleticism and continues to get better with every snap. He has as much upside as any O-Lineman in the draft with a strong punch and improving footwork. Struggled in his bowl game, getting caught lunging and off balance. He could start off at Right Tackle in the NFL but his future is at Left Tackle. *Combine: Huge Medical Red Flag, reports of an arthritic knee that is hereditary. Stock on the decline.
42. Tennessee Titans: Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB, Nebraska
Huge at 6’2, 215lbs. A big former WR, still learning the CB position. Big time upside with coaching to improve technique. The new Legion of Boom type CB. *Stock up with a great Combine
43. New York Giants: Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE, Washington
One of the four Elite TE’s in the class. 6’6, 255lbs, a gifted athlete and pass catcher who can block. *Combine: Medical Red Flag, did not participate.
44. St. Louis Rams: 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. His game speed is there. Stock Up with 4.46 40 yard dash, better than expected
45. Detroit Lions: 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. Stock up with a great pro day and improved 40 time.
46. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jace Amaro TE, Texas Tech
The 6’5, 260lb TE is an elite pass catching TE. 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 moves well for a man his size. *Combine: Ran slower than expected
47. Dallas Cowboys: Jimmy Ward SS, Northern Illinois
5’11, 190lbs, rising prospect. Now looking like he could go late 1st round.
48. Baltimore Ravens: Bishop Sankey RB, Washington
5’10, 200lbs. Three down back, this year’s Gio Bernard.
49. New York Jets: Bashaud Breeland CB, Clemson
*Reports say he could go as high as Round 2. Another big CB.
50. Miami Dolphins: Gabe Jackson OG, Mississippi State
Big mauler at Guard, starts from day one. Athletic for his size. 6’4, 335lbs.
51. Chicago Bears: Demarcus Lawrence DE/OLB, Boise State
High 2nd round buzz
52. Arizona Cardinals: Marcus Smith DE/OLB, Louisville
2nd Round, Stock Up
53. Green Bay Packers: Dion Baily FS, USC
54. Philadelphia Eagles: Jeremiah Attaochu DE/OLB, Georgia Tech
Can rush the passer, didn’t show well at the Senior Bowl as he was moved around too much and not allowed to play DE and rush the QB.
55. Cincinnati Bengals: Timmy Jernigan DT, Florida State
A bit undersized at 6’2, 298lbs for a 0/1 technique. But, that doesn’t stop him from being a dominant force inside using great leverage and quickness to beat bigger centers and guards.
56. San Francisco 49ers (via Kansas City): Marcus Martin OC, USC
Stock up, Top center on many boards
57. San Diego Chargers: Pierre Desir CB, Lindenwood
Great size at 6’1, 195lbs and great Senior Bowl. Round 2 looks probable now. Long and smooth with great ball skills.
58. New Orleans Saints: Deone Bucannon S, Washington State
Big hitting safety
59. Indianapolis Colts: David Yankey OG/RT, Stanford
Battling to be the 1st guard off the board. 2nd round talent at 6’5, 300lbs, athletic for his size and versatile who can play guard and tackle. Poor Combine and stock is on the decline.
60. Carolina Panthers: DaVante Adams WR, Fresno State
1st round talent, Michael Crabtree clone.
61. San Francisco 49ers: Keith McGill CB, Utah
Big, Physical Legion of Boom type CB at 6’3, 215lbs. Moving up. Combine, Stock Up. Round 2.
62. New England Patriots: Troy Niklis TE, Norte Dame
2nd Round, Huge 6’7, 265lb TE. Now the #4 TE in the class.
63. Denver Broncos: JaWuan James OT, Tennessee
RT who could find his way into round 2.
64. Seattle Seahawks: Jarvis Landry WR, LSU
Potential to be a #1 WR, good size/game speed. Better game speed than 40 yard dash time.
65. Houston Texans: Lamarcus Joyner CB/S, Florida State
Joyner (5’7”) is this year’s Honey Badger, a playmaker who lines up a Safety and nickel corner.
66. Washington Redskins: Antonio “Tiny” 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. *Combine: Rumors swirling about his medicals (Knee), going so far that he made need to “Redshirt his rookie season”
67. Oakland Raiders: Zach Mettenberger QB, LSU
Much improved in all areas, great size (6’5, 235lbs), classic drop back/pocket QB. Knee injury might knock him down the draft but incredible upside.
68. Atlanta Falcons: Ed Reynolds FS, Stanford
69. Tampa Bay: Tom Savage QB, Pitt
2nd round Buzz. Ideal size and arm strength. He’s not accurate, so that’s a bit of a problem. I don’t get the high 2nd round buzz but it’s out there.
70. Jacksonville: Christian Jones OLB/ILB/DE, Florida State
Great size/speed combo at 6’4, 230lbs, can play any LB spot and slide down to DE. Can play in any scheme but best fit would be at OLB in the 3-4 Defense. I would take him late in the 1st Round, he’s going to be great.
71. Cleveland Browns: Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida
Solid man cover corner, disciplined with good technique. Needs more fire as he avoids contact. Great size at 6’0, 185lbs, he could go late first round. Stock down with 4.61 40 yard dash.
72. Minnesota Vikings: Louchiez Purifoy CB, Florida
Big CB (6’1, 190lbs) who loves to gamble, fiery competitor. Gets caught out of position or burned while going all out for picks. Elite athletic ability to go along with NFL size and looks for contact. *Combine: Surprisingly slow 40 at 4.61, I thought he would be faster. Stock Down
73. Buffalo Bills: Martavis Bryant WR, Clemson
Big time upside WR, all the physical tools are there. Great combine. Major buzz, 2nd round
74. New York Giants: Dominique Easley DE/DT, Florida
Top 10 pick if he’s healthy. Elite first step off the line, has elite speed and power. Missed season due to injury.
75. St. Louis Rams: A.J. McCarron QB, Alabama
Good size (6’3, 220lbs) and purely a pocket QB. His tools are not remarkable, needs talent around him for success.
76. Detroit Lions: Weston Richburg C, Colorado State
May be the best Center in the draft, Stock Up
77. San Francisco 49ers (via Tennessee): Scott Crichton DE/OLB, Oregon State
1st round talent at 6’3” 265lbs. Crichton’s best fit is as a 4-3 DE but he is scheme diverse and could play OLB or 5 technique in a 3-4. Great power moves when attacking the QB, needs to expand his finesse moves at the next level.
78. Dallas Cowboys: Kareem Martin DE, North Carolina
6’5, 370lbs, long and fast. North Carolina keeps pumping out great DE prospects
79. Baltimore Ravens: Donte Moncrief WR, Ole Miss
Rising WR prospect, could go round 2, 3.
80. New York Jets: Tre Mason RB, Auburn
Complete 3 down RB, starter from day one. 5’10, 200lbs with speed. The Godfather Gil Brandt has him as the best RB in the class.
81. Miami Dolphins: Lache Seastrunk RB, Baylor
(5’9, 210lbs). Explosive, 1 cut and go style runner, could go as high as round 2. *Stock Up
82. Chicago Bears: E.J. Gaines CB, Missouri
5’10, 195lbs. Stock up.
83. Cleveland Browns (via Pittsburgh): Chris Borland ILB, Wisconsin
Round 2 talent. Comps to Zack Thomas
84. Arizona Cardinals: Jeremy Hill RB, LSU
Top 5 RB prospect, could go as high as Round 2. At 6’2, 225lbs, Hill combines power and speed with great vision. Some have him as the #1 RB prospect. This is too low for a talent like Hill, most likely mid-high round 2
85. Green Bay Packers: C.J. Fiedorowicz TE, Iowa
86. Philadelphia Eagles: Terrance Mitchell CB/S, Oregon
Overshadowed at Oregon as the #2 CB but solid all around.
87. Kansas City Chiefs: Trai Turner OG, LSU
Stock up, round 2 or 3.
88. Cincinnati Bengals: Preston Brown LB, Louisville
89. San Diego Chargers: Trent Murphy DE/OLB, Stanford
Gifted pass rusher at 6’5, 260lbs. Powerful/violent hands help beat more athletic blockers. Limited athleticism showcased at the Senior Bowl, stock down a bit.
90. Indianapolis Colts: DaQuan Jones DT, Penn State
91. New Orleans Saints: Jackson Jeffcoat DE/LB, Texas
2nd, round talent. May have to stick at LB at his size.
92. Carolina Panthers: Paul Richardson WR, Colorado
Could go as high as 2nd round. Stock on the decline in loaded WR class
93. New England Patriots: Cyril Richardson OG, Baylor
A powerful 6’5, 330lbs who can also move. Had a rough Senior Bowl and his stock is down, still worth a second round pick.
94. San Francisco 49ers: Anthony Johnson DE/DT, LSU
95. Denver Broncos: Jaylen Watkins CB, Florida
Smooth, great technique. Big at 6’0, 195 lbs. Lots of talent with the Gator CB’s this year. Stock Up, fastest 40 of all the Gator CB’s.
96. Minnesota Vikings (via Seattle): Ego Ferguson DT, LSU
97. Pittsburgh (compensatory): Brandon Coleman WR, Rutgers
Big, 6’6, WR. Upside pick
98. Green Bay (compensatory): Victor Hampton CB, South Carolina
99. Baltimore (compensatory): Jack Mewhort T/G, Ohio State
Looks like he will move inside to Guard or RT.
100. San Francisco (compensatory): Dakota Dozier OG, Furman
Stock Up. 3rd-5th round
101. Houston Texans: Billy Turner OT/OG, North Dakota State
A lot of buzz at the Senior Bowl, potential plug and play guard and mid round steal
102. Washington Redskins: Kelcy Quarles DT, South Carolina
Moving into the second round. Now some off the field questions.
103. Atlanta Falcons: Arthur Lynch TE, Georgia
Rising TE prospect played well at the Senior Bowl, complete TE.
104. New York Jets (Via Tampa Bay): Jared Abbrederis WR, Wisconsin
Great showing at the Senior Bowl, catches everything
105. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ka’Deem Carey RB, Arizona
5’10, 200lbs, great vision and explosive. Can catch the ball and pass protect. *Combine: slow 40, stock down.
106. Cleveland Browns: Brandon Thomas OT/OG Clemson
Rising prospect but just tore his ACL at the Saints team visit. There was 1st/2nd round talk pre injury.
107. Oakland Raiders: Bruce Ellington WR, South Carolina
108. Minnesota Vikings: Aaron Lynch, DE South Florida
Former Notre Dame Stud, transferred and his production never got back to his ND days. He could be Greg Hardy.
109. Buffalo Bills: Craig Loston SS, LSU
110. St. Louis Rams: Daniel McCullers DT/NT, Tennessee
Huge, biggest guy at the senior Bowl at 6’6, 350lbs.
111. Detroit Lions: Yawin Smallwood LB, Connecticut
112. Tennessee Titans: Aaron Murray QB, Georgia
Polished college QB. 6’0, 201lbs.
113. New York Giants: Charles Sims RB, West Virginia
Underrated RB who should go higher. Complete 3 down RB with pass catching skills. Plays like Matt Forte.
114. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Baltimore): Will Sutton DT, Arizona State
Undersized DT but great tape, how far will he drop due to size? 6’0, 315lbs, he’s short with short arms and the added 15 pounds is not good weight.
115. New York Jets: Walt Aikens CB, Liberty
6’1, 205lbs. Impressive Senior Bowl
116. Miami Dolphins: Shayne Skov ILB, Stanford
117. Chicago Bears: Telvin Smith, LB/S Florida State
Another great FSU prospect. 3rd, 4th Round. Jacked but very lean, may have to move to Safety
118. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ed Stinson DE/DT, Alabama
119. Dallas Cowboys: Seantrel Henderson OT, Miami
Physically gifted RT, former #1 prospect out of high school. Does he love football? Massive at 6’6, 330lbs and very well put together, he has the biggest wingspan of anyone at the Senior Bowl and that really helps him at Offensive Tackle. *Quit during his Pro Day, No clue where he lands now.
120. Arizona Cardinals: Aaron Colvin CB, Oklahoma
Tore his ACL at the Senior Bowl, just terrible news and he will fall down boards a bit. 5’11, 185lbs.
121. Green Bay Packers: Andre Hal CB, Vanderbilt
122. Philadelphia Eagles: Robert Herron WR, Wyoming
Stock up, mid round WR
123. Kansas City Chiefs: Cameron Fleming OT, Stanford
Right Tackle, 2/3 Round
124. Cincinnati Bengals: Logan Thomas QB Virginia Tech
Big project QB. Huge at 6-5, 250lbs. Very inconstant, has all the tools but needs to be broken down and rebuilt in terms of mechanics. Teams may want him as a TE.
125. San Diego Chargers: Chris Smith DE/OLB, Arkansas
Round 2, 3. Undersized but fast and athletic
126. New Orleans Saints: Tyler Larsen C, Utah State
127. Cleveland Browns (via Indianapolis): Ross Cockrell CB Duke
128. Carolina Panthers: Wesley Johnson OT, Vanderbilt
Underrated O-Line prospect.
129. San Francisco 49ers: Terrence Brooks S, Florida State
130. New England Patriots: Devonta Freeman RB, Florida State
131. Denver Broncos: Josh Mauro DE/DT, Stanford
132. Seattle Seahawks: De’Anthony Thomas RB/WR, Oregon
DAT didn’t run the expected blazing 40, his best position may be slot WR.
133. Detroit (compensatory) Trevor Reilly DE/OLB, Utah
134. Baltimore (compensatory) Carl Bradford DE/OLB, Arizona State
Declared early, 2/3 round.
135. Houston (compensatory) Antone Exum CB/S, Virginia Tech
Injuries will knock him down. Big, versatile CB who will likely stick at Safety.
136. Detroit (compensatory) Caraun Reid DT, Princeton
Great Senior Bowl, pass rusher inside in the 4-3 Defense.
137. New York Jets (compensatory) Xavier Grimble TE, USC
138. Baltimore (compensatory) Kevin Norwood WR, Alabama
139. Atlanta (compensatory) James Hurst OT, North Carolina
Broken Leg in final game drops him down a bit, solid Left Tackle
140. New England (compensatory) Zach Fulton OG/OC, Tennessee
141. Houston Texans: Lamin Barrow ILB, LSU
142. Washington Redskins: Ronald Powell DE/OLB, Florida
143. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jacob Pederson TE, Wisconsin
144. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dri Archer RB/WR, Kent State
Impressive Combine with the fastest 40 yard dash at 4.26
145. Cleveland Browns: Andrew Jackson LB Western Kentucky
146. Seattle Seahawks (via Oakland): George Uko DE, USC
147. Atlanta Falcons: Andre Williams RB, Boston College
Ran a better 40 than expected, can he catch out of the backfield?
148. Minnesota Vikings: Storm Johnson RB Central Florida
Stock Up, mid round buzz.
149. Buffalo Bills: Vinnie Sunseri S, Alabama
150. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Baltimore): Deion Belue CB, Alabama
151. Tennessee Titans: Michael Schofield, OT Michigan
Pure Right Tackle
152. New York Giants: Deandre Coleman DE/DT, California
153. St. Louis Rams: Anthony Steen OG, Alabama
154. New York Jets: Terrance Hackney OT, Bethune-Cookman
155. Miami Dolphins: Tre Boston S, North Carolina
156. Chicago Bears: Max Bullough ILB, Michigan State
157. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ahmad Dixon S, Baylor
158. Dallas Cowboys: Stephen Morris QB Miami
Up and down season due to injury, throws a beautiful deep ball but inconstant with all short to intermediate throws. 6’1, 210lbs.
159. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Detroit): Ed Stinson DE/DT, Alabama
160. Arizona Cardinals: Addrian Hubbard, DE/OLB Alabama
161. Green Bay Packers: Jordan Zumwalt OLB, UCLA
162. Philadelphia Eagles: Brock Vereen S, Minnesota
163. Kansas City Chiefs: Tajh Boyd QB, Clemson
*Stock Down. 6’0, 220lb QB. Solid skill set, needs time to improve footwork and accuracy.
164. Cincinnati Bengals: Kameron Jackson CB, Cal
165. San Diego Chargers: Chris Davis CB, Auburn
166. Indianapolis Colts: Isaiah Crowell RB, Alabama State
Georgia transfer with elite talent.
167. New Orleans Saints: Josh Huff WR, Oregon
Rising slot WR
168. Carolina Panthers: Hakeem Smith SS, Louisville
169. Philadelphia Eagles (via New England): Taylor Hart DE, Oregon
170. San Francisco 49ers: Tyler Starr LB South Dakota
171. Denver Broncos: Jeremy Gallon WR, Michigan
172. Seattle Seahawks: Richard Rogers TE, California
Rising TE prospect.
173. Pittsburgh (compensatory) Jalen Saunders WR, Oklahoma
174. New York Giants (compensatory) Mike Davis WR, Texas
Great showing at the Senior Bowl, speed/deep threat. Drops are a problem. 6’0, 195lbs
175. Baltimore (compensatory) Jeff Janis WR, Saginaw Valley
176. Green Bay (compensatory) Charles Leno OT Boise State
177. Houston Texans: Marion Grice RB, Arizona State
178. Washington Redskins: Terrance West RB, Towson
Could be the top small school prospect in the entire draft.
179. Jacksonville Jaguars: Viliami Moala DL, Cal
180. Cleveland Browns: Bryan Stork C, Florida State
181. Oakland Raiders: Marcel Jensen TE, Fresno State
182. Atlanta Falcons: Marqueston Huff S, Wyoming
183. Chicago Bears(via TB): James Wilder Jr. RB, Florida State
184. Minnesota Vikings: Bennett Jackson, CB Notre Dame
185. Buffalo Bills: Jeff Mathews QB, Cornell
Great size at 6’3, 220 lbs. Level of competition is the question.
186. Tennessee Titans: Shamar Stephen DT Connecticut
187. New York Giants: Anthony Harris S, Virginia
188. St Louis Rams: Rashaad Reynolds CB, Oregon State
189. Detroit Lions: David Fales QB, San Jose State
Arm strength is not great and only 6’1, 220lbs.
190. Miami Dolphins: Kevin Pierre-Louis LB Boston College
Great Combine, great speed and fluid for any LB spot
191. Chicago Bears: Christian Kirksey LB Iowa
192. Pittsburgh Steelers: Shilique Calhoun DE/OLB, Michigan State
193. Dallas Cowboys: Calvin Barnett DT, Oklahoma State
194. Baltimore Ravens: Corey Linsley OC, Ohio State
195. New York Jets: Dontae Johnson S North Carolina State
196. Arizona Cardinals: Jeoffrey Pagan DE, Alabama
Injury, Stock Down
197. Green Bay Packers: Travis Swanson C, Arkansas
198. New England Patriots (via Phi): Kapri Bibbs RB, Colorado State
31 TD’s this season, good lord this guy can find the end zone.
199. Cincinnati Bengals: Morgan Breslin DE/OLB, USC
Combine snub. Played though injuries all year, good value.
200. Kansas City Chiefs: Brent Urban DE/DT Virginia
201. San Diego Chargers: John Brown WR, Pittsburgh State
202. New Orleans Saints: Brandon Linder OG, Miami
203. Indianapolis Colts: Devon Kennard OLB, USC
204. Carolina Panthers: Shaquille Richardson CB Arizona
205. San Francisco 49ers: Brett Smith QB, Wyoming
Developmental QB. Athletic, decent arm.
206. New England Patriots: Prince Shembo DE/OLB, Notre Dame
207. Denver Broncos: Nickoe Whitley S, Mississippi State
208. Seattle Seahawks: Michael Sam DE/OLB, Missouri
Pass rush specialist, can line up as a 4-3 DE and maybe OLB.
209. New York Jets (compensatory) Crockett Gillmore TE Colorado State
210. New York Jets (compensatory) Keon Lyn CB Syracuse
211. Houston (compensatory) Joe Don Duncan TE, Dixie State
212. Cincinnati (compensatory) Derrell Johnson LB East Carolina
213. New York Jets (compensatory) Jay Prosch FB, Auburn
214. St. Louis (compensatory) Russell Bodine OG/OC North Carolina
215. Pittsburgh (compensatory) Chris Watt OG, Notre Dame
216. Houston Texans: Chandler Jones WR, San Jose State
217. Washington Redskins: L'Damian Washington WR Missouri
218. Cleveland Browns: DeDe Lattimore ILB South Florida
219. Oakland Raiders: Colt Lyerla TE, Oregon
Big off the field questions but great athlete
220. Atlanta Falcons: Ty Zimmerman S, Kansas State
221. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kenny Ladler S, Vanderbilt
222. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ryan Grant WR, Tulane
223. Minnesota Vikings: Connor Shaw QB South Carolina
224. Buffalo Bills: Nevin Lawson CB Utah State
225. Carolina Panthers (via New York Giants): James Stone C, Tennessee
226. St Louis Rams: James Gayle DE Vigrinia Tech
227. Detroit Lions: Sean Hickey OT, Syracuse
228. Tennessee Titans: Pierre Warren FS, Jacksonville State
229. Dallas Cowboys (via Chi): Austin Wentworth OT Fresno State
230. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tevin Reese WR Baylor
231. Dallas Cowboys: Dez Southward S, Wisconsin
232. Indianapolis Colts (via Bal): Albert Louis-Jean CB, Boston College
233. New York Jets: Keith Wenning QB, Ball State
234. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Carrethers DT, Arkansas State
235. Oakland Raiders (via Ari): TJ Jones WR Notre Dame
236. Green Bay Packers: Dexter McDougle CB Maryland
237. Philadelphia Eagles: Andrew Norwell OG, Ohio State
238. Kansas City Chiefs: Gabe Ikard C, Oklahoma
239. Cincinnati Bengals: Glenn Carson, LB Penn State
240. San Diego Chargers: Chris Boswell K, Rice
241. San Francisco 49ers (via Ind): Silas Redd RB USC
242. San Francisco 49ers (via NO): Garrett Gilbert QB, SMU
Lots of late buzz
243. San Francisco 49ers (via Car): Anthony Fera K, Texas
244. New England Patriots: Matt Patchan OG Boston College
245. San Francisco 49ers: Sean Parker S Washington
246. Denver Broncos: Henry Josey RB, Missouri
247. Seattle Seahawks: Casey Pachall QB, TCU
248. Dallas (compensatory) J.C. Copeland FB LSU
249. St. Louis (compensatory) Jake Murphy, TE Utah
250. St. Louis (compensatory) Nick Addison CB, Bethune-Cookman
251. Dallas (compensatory) Eathyn Manumaleuna DT, BYU
252. Cincinnati (compensatory) Tracy Moore, WR Oklahoma State
253. Atlanta (compensatory) Donald Hawkins OT, Texas
254. Dallas (compensatory) Ryan Carrethers DT Arkansas State
255. Atlanta (compensatory) Marcus Williams CB North Dakota State
256. Houston (compensatory) Spencer Long OG, Nebraska
**END 7 ROUND MOCK**