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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Community Edition (Post Free Agency)

Having worked out the kinks with the first multi-writer 2014 NFL mock draft and with free agency in full swing, it felt like the perfect time for a second run-through.  How have things changes for teams as both the priorities and the general managers in charge changed for this latest addition?


-  Participants:  Sayre Bedinger, Joe Wedra, Geoff Zlobinsky, MacKenzie Pantoja and Erik Lambert

-  Time limit per pick:  3 minutes

-  Trading:  Players and future picks are fair game

-  Communication:  Facebook chat

Teams were divided among the writers completely at random via a hat drawing.  Each will explain the reasoning behind their selections.  Please feel free to comment on the results for your team.  Enjoy!

1. Houston Texans:  Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo

Erik Says:  I imagine this pick will get dissected a little bit so let me defend it.  Part of picking a football player is asking the question how much can he do for your team?  Yes, Jadeveon Clowney is potentially the best pass rusher and the Houston Texans also need a quarterback but from a pure football point of view, Khalil Mack is the best player in this draft.  He can do everything.  Not only is he a great pass rusher, he’s also a dedicated tackler in space and equally instinctive in coverage.  There really is no way for a team to game plan against him because he can find different ways to beat you.  Putting him on the outside with J.J. Watt nearby is going to change the landscape of that AFC South division even before the Texans get their quarterback.

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (f/STL via WSH): Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

Trade: 7th pick, 5th and 7th rounders in ’14 and 1st in ’15 to Rams

MacKenzie Says:  I thought I got good value in trading up, and, after I traded up, taking Clowney was a matter of common sense. Clowney is an outstanding prospect, the best in this year’s draft, and he fills a need for the Bucs without question.

3.  Jacksonville Jaguars: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

Geoff Says:  Blaine Gabbert is gone and Chad Henne is the main man for the moment but Teddy Bridgewater is the most pro-ready prospect on the board at quarterback.  He’s smart, efficient, calm under pressure and has some good physical traits that can be nurtured.  A defensive guy like Gus Bradley will see a lot of Russell Wilson in him.

4. Cleveland Browns: Blake Bortles, QB, UCF

Joe Says:  I felt Bortles perfectly fit needs here. Obviously, there was a ton of talent on the board, but in the end, this Cleveland team needs a franchise QB. Let’s just say I think Bortles is that guy. With protection, he’ll thrive in this offense.

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

Joe Says:  Needing a rejuvenated fan-base, the team is going with Manziel here. I think “Johnny Football” will bring an excitement to Raider Nation. Although there are needs elsewhere, they can be addressed later. I couldn’t pass up a player as electric as Manziel. Nobody like Johnny will be there in the 2nd.

6. Atlanta Falcons: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn

MacKenzie Says:  Sam Baker wasn’t great last year and the Falcons need a right tackle even if he bounces back, and Robinson is a guy who could still have this kind of value playing right tackle. His short leash as a pass blocker is concerning, but no one can deny his incredible physical skill set and potential.

7. New England Patriots (f/STL via TB): Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

Trade: 29th pick, 2nd and 4th in ’14 and 1st and 3rd in ’15 to Rams

Geoff Says:  Trading back doesn’t work anymore for the Patriots.  Tom Brady is running out of time.  This team needs to get him a serious weapon on the outside.  Sammy Watkins has the least bust factor thanks to his speed, agility, toughness and gamebreaking skill.  So I did what it took to get him.

8. Minnesota Vikings: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

Geoff Says:  Free agency has really helped the Minnesota Vikings solve some of their issues on defense.  They also re-signed Matt Cassel as a good veteran stopgap at quarterback but they still need a future face of the franchise.  In terms of physical upside, Derek Carr ranks with the best.  His arm, athleticism, confidence and poise can flourish given some time.

9. Buffalo Bills: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

Joe Says:  Tackle was obviously a need here and Jake Matthews was the clear fit. I wasn’t sure if he would fall, but I’m glad he did. I expect Matthews to start right away and make an impact.

10. Detroit Lions: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

Sayre Says:  The Lions need another playmaker in the secondary, and Gilbert gives them that and then some. With some of the pieces they’ve brought in/retained offensively, they need to start trying to create more opportunities for those guys to make plays by getting someone like Gilbert who can create turnovers.

11. Tennessee Titans: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

MacKenzie Says:  Another easy pick, Taylor Lewan was the best player available and fills a major need for the Titans. Never had to hesitate, Lewan reminds a lot of Nate Solder and would be nice value at pick 11.

12. New York Giants: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama

Joe Says:  Mosley will be the perfect option for this defense. Bringing speed and athleticism to the scene, Mosley does fill a need that the team has. He has the ability to play anywhere, something that sealed the deal here.

13. Philadelphia Eagles (f/STL): Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

Trade:  22nd pick and 3rd in ’14 and 3rd and 6th in ’15 to Rams

Geoff Says:  The Eagles have decent players in their secondary but no difference-makers who alter the landscape of the game.  Calvin Pryor is that type.  He is a tough, physical safety who can blitz the quarterback, tackle and retains enough athleticism to be a factor in coverage.

14.  San Francisco 49ers (f/CHI): Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

Trade:  30th pick, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rounders to Bears

Sayre Says:  For the second consecutive year, the Niners trade up for a DB, and get a guy who can be a staple in their secondary for years to come. Dennard doesn’t have top 10 athleticism but he’s a sound all around corner who can be great in the aggressive 49er defense.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

Erik Says:  It’s true that another secondary piece could’ve been added here, or perhaps a pass rusher or an offensive lineman but the truth is Mike Evans was the best available on the board and the Pittsburgh Steelers need more size out of their wide receivers.  Evans is every bit of 6’5″ with better-than-advertised speed and outstanding leaping ability that allows him to beat defenders to the high point for the football.  He has very good instincts and doesn’t mind playing physical.  Big Ben will love having him across from Antonio Brown.

16. Dallas Cowboys: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

MacKenzie Says:  It’s no secret that the Cowboys secondary last season was pretty weak. I was a huge fan of Barry Church out of Toledo, but the Cowboys need someone to start opposite him, and Clinton-Dix could fill that role immediately. He’s a very complete safety with above average size, athleticism, and instincts.

17. Baltimore Ravens: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

Joe Says:  How could I pass on a player like Ebron who fell so far? I think this guy is a top-10 pick and the fact  that I didn’t have to give up any picks to take him was incredible. I expect Ebron to be a deadly partner next to Dennis Pitta. Look for a lot of “Sports Center Top-10 plays” with this guy at the next level.

18. New York Jets: Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA

Sayre Says:  With Ebron going off the board it made passing on Anthony Barr impossible.  The UCLA outside linebacker is a pass rushing force who is just beginning to scratch the surface of his potential.  Rex Ryan will bolster an already good front seven with this kid who easily could’ve been a top ten pick.

19. Miami Dolphins: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame

Sayre Says:  With Branden Albert at left tackle, the Dolphins upgrade at either RT or possibly one of the guard positions with this pick. Martin is a fast-rising prospect who can step in and start immediately for Miami.

20. St. Louis Rams (f/ARZ): Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

Trade:  22nd pick, 4th and 7th to Cardinals

Erik Says:  It’s becoming clearer in the NFC West that if a team wants to compete they have to be big and physical, even at the wide receiver position.  There are still some questions about Kelvin Benjamin regarding his inconsistent hands.  What is clear is he’s a 6’5″ monster with deceptive quickness who can get himself open or outfight defenders for the ball in congested areas of the field.  He also has a knack for making the big catches in the big moments.  With more work he can become a terrific go-to target for Sam Bradford against those physical secondaries in the division.

21. San Diego Chargers (f/GB): Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

Joe Says:  We moved up with Arizona here because we couldn’t afford to lose a potential huge piece in this secondary. Verrett is going to fill in right away. This secondary needs help, and I think he is the guy to make a difference.

22. Arizona Cardinals (f/STL): Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

MacKenzie Says:  Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald are still two outstanding receivers, but with Andre Roberts gone, Arizona could use someone to work out of the slot. Cooks is your man. That would be a nice group of receivers; Cooks, Floyd and Fitz is reminiscent of Demaryius Thomas, Decker, and Welker. Now all they need is a better quarterback.

23. Kansas City Chiefs: Marqise Lee, WR, USC

Erik Says:  Wide receiver was a primary need at the start of free agency and remains so.  The Kansas City Chiefs need a dynamic threat on the outside.  With Cooks off the board it was easy enough to let Marqise Lee fall in their laps.  The USC star is a gamebreaker with the ball in his hands.  His combination of speed, acceleration and route running allow him to take all varieties of passes and turning them into touchdowns.  He has good hands, is very tough and has a fiery passion for the game that will infect his teammates.

24. Cincinnati Bengals: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

MacKenzie Says:  I can’t put Fuller’s ability to stop the run into words. I’ve never seen a corner in the same realm as him. We’re talking about a corner who got 14.5 TFLs sophomore year. I have tons of anecdotes about his amazing run stopping, yet he’s got the athleticism of a typical cornerback. One of the most underrated prospects in this draft.

25. Green Bay Packers (f/SD): David Yankey, OG, Stanford

MacKenzie Says:  Green Bay could use help in the interior O-line, and Yankey is as good as it gets. Just dominant for Stanford, plays hard and plays mistake free football. His football IQ is as good as it gets out of the college ranks.

26. Cleveland Browns: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

Joe Says:  This was an easy decision. The former Louisville standout was a super threat in college and I think he’ll fill in nicely next across from Josh Gordon at the receiver spot.

27. New Orleans Saints: Dee Ford, DE/LB, Auburn

Erik Says:  This really wasn’t a hard pick to make.  Having won a huge coup by landing Jairus Byrd in free agency, all the New Orleans Saints really needed was an outside pass rusher to compliment Cameron Jordan and Junior Gallette.  Dee Ford is the perfect fit.  His speed, quickness and athleticism allow him to beat blockers in a variety of ways coming off the edge, as he did repeatedly for Auburn.  His body type is a natural at 3-4 outside linebacker, which Rob Ryan will make full use of as his already good defense forges ahead with a chance to become great.

28. Carolina Panthers: Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State

Sayre Says:  The Panthers have a scary situation on their hands at the WR position, so adding Adams here is a bit out of necessity but I love his ability to go up and get the ball at its highest point and he is also a great red zone threat.

29. St. Louis Rams: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama

Erik Says:  Safe to say given the bevy of picks scooped up in the trades that Rams fans will be happy with anybody taken here.  In truth a lot has been said about the murky health status of Cyrus Kouandjio.  Is his knee healthy or isn’t?  Based on medical findings things have checked out.  Health concerns are understandable, but St. Louis can feel comfortable taking him at #29.  The kid is already a massive human being at age 20.  His strength was evident repeatedly while run blocking for Alabama and his long arms and deceptive athleticism offers tremendous upside as a pass blocker.  Jeff Fisher can start him out on the right side and if he progresses enough he could eventually replace Jake Long on the left.

30. Chicago Bears: Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh

Erik Says:  I consider myself very fortunate that things played out this way.  From the very beginning I knew I wanted to move back for extra picks with Chicago if possible.  San Francisco had the most to offer despite the large drop back.  I knew with reasonable confidence that the Chicago Bears would have one defender at a need position available even if they picked at #30, so I made the deal to pick up an extra 2nd, 3rd and 4th rounder.  To think that Aaron Donald, a dynamic interior pass rusher who I would’ve chosen at #14 was still there is a blessing.  The kid is a wrecking ball at the defensive tackle position.  So quick and so explosive he’s often through a gap before offensive linemen can react.  Chicago’s line will benefit instantly from his presence.

31. Denver Broncos: Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State

Sayre Says:  After all the upgrades the Broncos made to their defense this pick was almost a no-brainer for me. I think Shazier is scheme-diverse with incredible athletic ability, range, and leadership. He is a perfect fit for the Denver defense.

32. Seattle Seahawks: Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame

Sayre Says:  Losing some talent up front via free agency, the Seahawks cash in on one of the best defenders available in the entire draft. Nix should go much higher than this, so the Seahawks are happy to snatch him up here at the bottom of round one.

Stay tuned for Day 2 action of this latest 2014 NFL mock draft:  Community Edition.

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  • Henry Owen

    The Rams are getting a TON of picks in this mock.

    • Erik Lambert

      Oh and I plan to use them accordingly.

  • Tracyl

    If you are not going to take the mock draft seriously why do it at all?

    • Julien Bélair

      Fair question here

    • Erik Lambert

      That depends. Which team are you supporting, Tracyl?

      • joseph t

        he speaks on behalf of most of the teams, this draft is weird and very unrealistic, I honestly am confused with half the picks

  • chargersfanfromswitzerland

    the only player i would trade up a few spots in the first is lee!!
    verett will be there at 25, if not, then we can still get kyle fuller with the 25th, which one i would actually take over verett!!

    • Julien Bélair

      I LOVE Verrett but if we trade up for him I’ll throw my TV out my window and punch my girlfriend after

      • Erik Lambert

        Domestic violence is never the answer, Julien.

      • Joe Wedra

        SD is desperate for a CB. Why risk not taking one of the most elite CB’s in this draft?

        • Julien Bélair

          Im ok with verrett im not with trading up and loose a precious pick

  • tru

    Not feeling this mock!

  • tru

    Somebody musta been bored

    • Joe Wedra

      We actually worked really hard at this one. Nobody was bored, I can guarantee you that!

  • Cataclysm Bitb

    No way the Pats would trade up for Watkins. If anything they may trade up to get a 20 something pick to get a DT, DE and/or a TE.

  • Nick Hesterly

    Packers would NEVER and I repeat NEVER waste a first on a guard…

    • Joe

      They took Derrick Sherrod in the first round idiot

      • Nick Hesterly

        Derek Sherrod is and was drafted as a OT idiot

        Packers two starting guards were selected in the 4th round.

        It’s far more likely they’ll draft a FS, ILB or TE early than a OG.

  • Thehost36

    So ur telling me the eagles are shopping d jax for a 3rd rd pick. Which i dont beleive. But were gonna give up a. 3rd and a 6th and our 22 spot for a safety. Sounds like bad pick management to me.

  • Tyrone

    I’m so glad you are not a GM you would be the laughing stock of the NFL this mock draft is horrible! !! Why would the rams trade out the top 10 and they need all the help they can get.

    • Erik Lambert

      Don’t judge too quickly, Tyrone. There’s a long way to go in this draft. Originally I had no intention to drop out of the top ten but when I saw the opportunity to get three first round picks in 2015 and an extra five picks in 2014 I couldn’t turn it down.

  • loverpoint

    For the 49ers to trade up to #14 and be faced with the dilemma of taking Dennard or Evans. True CB is to position of need. But fans are split on this. It would be a no win for Baalke unless Dennard can become a shut down CB.

    For the Rams to trade down and miss out on Watkins, Evans, or Lee and Safety Pryor so they can take Benjamin and Kouandjio would cause someone to lose their job by the end of the season. I don’t care how many picks they gather up in those trades.

    • Erik Lambert

      I know a dozen Rams fans who would disagree, LP.

      • roger paul


        • Erik Lambert

          Fair enough.

    • roger paul

      EAXACTLY…..this was a stupid exercise as far as the Rams moves go….

    • Panther Hines

      Evans isn’t the type of WR the Niners need. They already have the big physical types but have zero wrs who can run a 4.4

  • William Rhoads

    The lions will not take gilbert if they can trade up with Atlanta and nab Watkins they will! CB take time to see the light in the NFL like two to three years! So with that in mind they will go either WR/ LB because they have to win now it more important to get one of the these Watkins/Barr pick up CB later rounds people seem to forget that the four CB drafted 3 our coming into there 3rd yr and one coming in on his second year! You can not compare last year to this year the scheme played by the ex coaching staff was terrible and predictable and playing 10 yards back on every snap was dumb and thus made that scheme clearly hard on CB ! you will see a big deference in this year defense especially if we sign the FA safety from last week visit !

    • Joe Wedra

      This is a deep WR class. They won’t trade up for a WR.

      • Julien Bélair


  • 65yt

    Thats a lot of trade ups. You really think the Bucs would give THAT many picks to St Louis for Clowney? Why not a Franchise QB Bortles has had two interviews with TB already. They also got a lot of flack for giving trades up before. But ok.

    • Erik Lambert

      Clowney is the mirror of Julius Peppers, who was a monster in the Lovie Smith defense for Chicago. I understand your reservations but Smith is a respected coach who gets the most out of his players, especially on defense. If Clowney would thrive with anybody, it would be him. Also keep in mind they still have a solid 2nd round pick to get that quarterback and an offensive coordinator noted for quarterback development.

      • Geoff Zlobinsky

        Exactly Erik. They’ve signed McCown, so they can wait to draft somebody like Garoppolo or Mettenberger and develop them for a year. Clowney is a much much better prospect than any of these quarterbacks, who are being way overhyped due to the significance of the position.

  • Ken Tomlin

    As a Viking fan, I’d still go with Gilbert at 8, but I’d be just as happy to see them get Carr!

  • Nicholas Wong

    LOL i completely disagree, no way the Rams trade out of the ten. The Rams have gone to long without a true number 1 receiver.

    • Erik Lambert

      Why have one really good receiver when you can have two or three and still enough picks left over to bolster the roster elsewhere?

  • Lukeskywalker88

    If GB trades down for a guard, I will be very disappointed.

  • Diegoblue

    In this deep trade no way the Chargers trade up to get Verrett and if Nix is still on the board at 25 he might get taken by us.. Still can get a CB in the 2nd or 3rd

  • joe

    I want bucannon over pryor for eagles….

    • Nick Hesterly

      You must not watch football

  • roger paul

    you must think the Rams are idiots….

    • Erik Lambert

      Not at all. I think you’re letting the first round dictate the end-all-be-all of this draft, Roger. There is a lot of time left and plenty of move to be made.

  • BlueBoltFan

    I disagree with San Diego trading up for Jason Verrett when Kyle Fuller would do an excellent job. Even if Cincy takes one of the cornerbacks, the other would still be available.

    I also like Dee Ford as an option, especially if the corners are gone. A good pass rush helps the secondary too!

  • Joe

    The Bucs trading up and giving up the farm for Clowney when they need a 3rd WR, a guard and a TE? These mock drafts keep getting worse

  • James North

    The Rams CAN’T be that stupid!

    • Erik Lambert

      Don’t prepare the cyanide yet, Jim.

      • James North

        Erik, my aggravation threshold is about to be maxed out.

        • Erik Lambert

          To you, what are the Rams primary needs?

          • James North

            #1 An O.T. to help keep our QB healthy. #2 A safety with size and cover skills. #3 A possession receiver to open up the field for our speed guys

          • Erik Lambert


          • James North

            What are you thinking about the Ram’s draft, Erik?

          • Erik Lambert

            Accept my friend request on Facebook and I’ll tell you.

  • Nick Mansoor

    If The Chargers were to trade up in the first round, it won’t be for Jason Verrett. They would trade up for probably Dennard or Gilbert. They will most likely play it safe in the 1st and draft the best player available.

  • bk

    I really don’t think Evans drops to Pitt, but I like it.. I don’t see NE giving up that much.. maybe move up for Evans if he drops or up for Ebron/Amaro if they slide to say 16-20.
    I think Pitt would like to move down and SF move up if there is someone they are enamored with…
    Without a strong QB class I don’t see a bunch of trades this year…not enough difference between say the 3rd WR and the 8th wr or even the CB’s…

  • Tyrone

    Like I said good thing you are not the GM you should stick to Madden no way will the rams trade all the way down to pick a tackle who is projected to go in the 5 round I really think you were born yesterday

    • Erik Lambert

      Nearly every grade I’ve seen placed on Kouandjio is a 1-2, meaning it’s between first and second. I got him at 29th which right in that area. You were born yesterday if you think he’s a 5th rounder.

  • Tyrone

    What have he shown to be considered as a first round pick. You mean to tell me with all that talent they would trade all the way down to the bottom of the draft for him??? How are they gonna be able to compete in the NFC west??? They need a number 1 receiver, a corner most of all A SAFETY…so this mock draft shows you know nothing about football just stupid. .the only way they would trade is if its with the Browns or the Falcons you idiot. ..and if they were to draft a tackle don’t you think it would be um a guy by the name Greg Robinson smh you should never do a mock draft ever again stick to drafting on madden

    • Erik Lambert

      I traded down for picks, Tyron, not a player. The problem I have with so many people is they always get infatuated with one name on a board. I believe that it takes a team to win a championship and the more high picks you use the more talent you inevitably collect. Besides, this draft isn’t over yet and this 2014 class is deep at every position you just mentioned. Also don’t discount the possibility of using those picks I acquired as trade bait for proven players elsewhere. There’s more than one way to build a winner.

    • Panther Hines

      Jesus Tyrone, have some class…

  • joseph t

    the Cardinals don’t need a better QB, Palmer is just fine, once we upgrade our O-line he will have a great season, our biggest need if we do draft Cooks in the first would be a Safety followed by a starting OLB.

  • Steve Batchelor

    While I can see Lovie jumping up and down in joy over selecting Clowney, I can’t see this scenario taking place. Giving up 3 picks especially the 1st next year added to the first this year I just can’t see it. That would leave the Bucs with just 2 more picks. I’d rather see them stay at 7 the way this mock plays out and either select Watkins outright, because of the drama with Williams and them being so thin at WR, or getting the 4 picks from the Pats which I don’t see happening unless BB has a brain fart…

  • IronMountain

    Chargers won’t trade up, especially when there are more CB’s, WR’s, OL, Dl, and OLB’s on the board.

  • Steve Batchelor

    One other reason I don’t see BB trading up and giving up so much for Watkins is because Brady makes the most out of what he’s got and there are a plethora of WR’s in this draft that would suffice without giving up this draft and next years. Not going to say it can’t happen…Bet if it did Brady would jump Giselle and give her lots of pleasure…lol…

  • James Schroeder

    Do you still think the Raiders take Johnny football 5th? May I please have an update after the Matt Schaub acquisition?

    • Erik Lambert

      I doubt it. If they do get a young guy, it will be between the 2nd and 4th rounds.

      • James Schroeder

        Erik, who do you see the Raiders taking at number 5?, or do you see them trading down to perhaps get that 6th rounder back?

        • Erik Lambert

          There are four names for them to consider at #5: Watkins, Matthews, Clowney and Bortles in that order. Bortles is the most talented QB in this draft, he’s just not ready. Put him behind Schaub and let him develop. Watkins would give Schaub his Andre Johnson. Matthews is the best pass protector in this draft. Clowney is too much of a talent to pass. Get one of them, then trade back in the 2nd round to get that 6th back.

          • Chris Schroeder

            Great info Erik, thanks!

          • Erik Lambert

            My pleasure!

  • Nevin Paustian

    Green Bay won’t waste a first round pick on a guard when they already have two of the best guards in the league already on their team. If they felt like their center position was going to require the use of a first round pick to fill, then they would have offered dietrich-smith more money to stay.

  • BlueBoltFan

    I would not trade up fro Jason Verrett with Kyle Fuller and Bradley Roby still on the board. Even if they weren’t, I’d go pass rush (Dee Ford) or NT (Nix), even go after a WR. The only way I’d even consider a trade up was if Dennard or Gilbert or maybe Anthony Barr fell to that spot.

  • Panther Hines

    Beckham Jr was not a Louisville standout….and cant see the Panthers reaching that far for Davante Adams. I really like Adams but not @ 28 when Matthews was still avail