Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) steps out of bounds before crossing the goal line as Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Doran Grant (12) makes the tackle in the second half of the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game at Sun Life Stadium. The Tigers won 40-35. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Mock Draft Update: 7th Round Sunset

This version of the 2014 NFL mock draft finishes with a flurry in the 7th round.  How do teams round out their rosters?

To review the previous rounds, click below.  Enjoy!

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

#216. Houston Texans – Tre Boston – SS – North Carolina

An experienced and tough tacklers with great vocal leadership who can work his way into the lineup.

#217. Washington Redskins – Kirby Van Der Kamp – P – Iowa State

Precise, polished, and powerful punter who can greatly help the Washington Redskins special teams.

#218. Cleveland Browns – Jeff Mathews – QB – Cornell

Teddy Bridgewater is the man now but Jeff Mathews has the size, arm and intangibles to become his backup and compete for the starting job.

#219. Oakland Raiders – Brock Coyle – ILB – Montana

Instinctive and tough tackler who brings the work ethic and character the Oakland Raiders need for their defense.

#220. Atlanta Falcons – Antonio Andrews – RB – Western Kentucky

Has the size and vision with the power and receiving ability to develop into a starter for the Atlanta Falcons.

#221. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Michael Campanaro – WR – Wake Forest

Mike Evans has the outside but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers choose to add Campanaro as a savvy and slippery inside guy.

#222. Jacksonville Jaguars – Shaq Evans – WR – UCLA

Gets off the line fast and makes the tough catches but isn’t a “playmaker.”  Just a solid possession receiver the Jacksonville Jaguars can use.

#223. Minnesota Vikings – Jacob Pedersen – TE – Wisconsin

Loads of blocking experience will help get him on the field but the Minnesota Vikings will see his value as a pass catcher on play action.

#224. Buffalo Bills – Reggie Jordan – TE – Missouri Western

A very raw athlete with correctable issues.  Has great pass catching potential the Buffalo Bills can find use of in a myriad of ways.

#225. Carolina Panthers (f/NYG) – Blake Annen – TE – Cincinnati

Blake Annen comes from a prove tight end program and showed his athletic promise at his pro day.  The Carolina Panthers can use another big target.

#226. St. Louis Rams – Ricardo Allen – CB – Purdue

Feisty cornerbacks are a trademark of the Jeff Fisher defenses.  Ricardo Allen isn’t big but he talks and plays like he is.

#227. Detroit Lions – Ethan Westbrooks – DE – West Texas A&M

Martin Mayhew loves defensive linemen and he continues to reload his front with this raw but talented pass rusher.

#228. Tennessee Titans – Derrell Johnson – OLB – East Carolina

Don’t be fooled by his limited height.  Derrell Johnson brings power and tenacity off the edge and is a perfect fit for the one-gap defense of the Tennessee Titans.

#229. Miami Dolphins (f/DAL) – Charles Leno – OT – Boise State

Charles Leno isn’t a polished gem but he has intriguing versatility at tackle which the Miami Dolphins need in bunches.

#230. Pittsburgh Steelers – Cody Hoffman – WR – BYU

He doesn’t have premier speed but at 6’4″, Cody Hoffman gives Big Ben and the Pittsburgh Steelers that big, sure-handed target they badly need.

#231. Dallas Cowboys – Bruce Gaston – DT – Purdue

Size, experience and strength should make Bruce Gaston a great run plugger under the right coach.  The Dallas Cowboys have theirs in Rod Marinelli.

#232. Indianapolis Colts (f/BAL) – Mike Pennel – DT – Colorado State-Pueblo

Speaking of run pluggers, that was a problem that haunted the Colts in 2013.  The massive Mike Pennel from Colorado State-Pueblo should help.

#233. New York Jets – Morgan Breslin – OLB – USC

This could be a late round steal for the New York Jets.  Morgan Breslin has that Jared Allen ability to overcome limited athleticism to simply sack quarterbacks.

#234. Miami Dolphins – Aaron Lynch – DE – South Florida

A pure upside pick for the Dolphins in Aaron Lynch who has the physical promise of a future star as a pass rusher.

#235. Oakland Raiders (f/ARI) – Zach Fulton – OG – Tennessee

The offensive line gets more help for the Oakland Raiders.  Zach Fulton has physical upside along with the mentality to get better.

#236. Green Bay Packers – Demetrius Rhaney – C – Tennessee St.

Center took a big hit for the Green Bay Packers in free agency.  Demetrius Rhaney is a promising size-strength-speed prospect in this 2014 NFL mock draft.

#237. Philadelphia Eagles – John Brown – WR – Pittsburgh State

Is he a future DeSean Jackson?  Who knows.  Still, John Brown has blazing speed that the Philadelphia Eagles can find ways to harness.

#238. Miami Dolphins (f/DAL) – Kendall James – CB – Maine

Explosive lower body and great agility give Kendall James all he needs to make it with in Miami as a reserve with long-term starter upside.

#239. Cincinnati Bengals – Jason Bromley – DT – Syracuse

Pass rush from the interior is what drives the Cincinnati Bengals defense and Jason Bromley does that well.

#240. San Diego Chargers – Cameron Fleming – OT – Stanford

Depth at tackle can’t be overlooked for the San Diego Chargers.  Cameron Flemins has great size and power but needs time to clean up on technique.

#241. St. Louis Rams (f/IND) – Crockett Gilmore – TE – Colorado St.

There is more than one way to help block for the quarterback.  Crockett Gilmore will provide an example.

#242. Chicago Bears (f/SF) – Garrett Gilbert – QB – SMU

His size, accuracy, timing and pocket mobility make Garrett Gilbert an ideal project for Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman.

#243. Chicago Bears (f/SF) – Shamar Stephen – DT – Connecticut

New Bears D-line coach Paul Pasqualoni knows all about the physical upside Shamar Stephen has and what it can become.  He recruited the young man at Connecticut.

#244. New England Patriots – Tajh Boyd – QB – Clemson

The future of Ryan Mallett is in doubt and the New England Patriots need quarterback depth.  Tajh Boyd is a great value find at this stage of the 2014 NFL mock draft.

#245. Chicago Bears (f/SF) – Justin Britt – OT – Missouri

Tackle isn’t a pressing concern yet for the Bears but it’s a key position for their offense.  Justin Britt is widely overlooked despite the quickness and strength of a starter.

#246. Denver Broncos – Rajion Neal – RB – Tennessee

Montee Ball is the man for the Denver Broncos but Rajion Neal has enough versatility to warrant adding him to the mix at running back.

#247. Oakland Raiders (f/SEA) – Solomon Patton – WR – Florida

Every team is looking for a Darren Sproles-type playmaker on offense.  Solomon Patton gives the Oakland Raiders one.

#248. Dallas Cowboys (comp) – Denicos Allen – OLB – Michigan State

He will be chided for his short stature but teams may soon find the speed, instincts and punch Denicos Allen brings will provide impact plays.

#249. St. Louis Rams (comp) – Seantavius Jones – WR – Valdosta St.

There’s no harm in adding another target for Sam Bradford and Seantavius Jones is a big one (6’4″) from a small school.

#250. St. Louis Rams (comp) – Andrew Norwell – OG – Ohio State

The Rams like to run the ball and so does OhioState.  Andrew Norwell has great size and a physical mentality that fits the St. Louis mold.

#251. Dallas Cowboys (comp) – Eathyn Manumaleuna – DT – BYU

Run defense was a big problem for Dallas last year and Eathyn Manumaleuna has the strength and body control to help correct the problem.

#252. Cincinnati Bengals (comp) – Vinnie Sunseri – SS – Alabama

A torn ACL really hurt his stock but strong safety Vinnie Sunseri has the mind and the tackling ability to surprise everybody.

#253. Atlanta Falcons (comp) – Chandler Jones – WR – San Jose State

Another shorter receiver who finds ways to beat coverage across the middle with quickness and instinct.

#254. Dallas Cowboys (comp) – Luke Lucas – OT – Kansas State

Huge lineman who needs more bulking up before he’s ready.  If the light goes on though, he could be a “big” steal for Dallas.

#255. Atlanta Falcons (comp) – Xavier Grimble – TE – USC

Injuries and an unsettled program at USC hampered Xavier Grimble but the upside is there for anyone who bothers to look.

#256. Houston Texans (comp) – Cairo Santos – K – Tulane

Kicking was a nightmare for the Houston Texans last year.  Cairo Santos is still working on his distance, but he’s already very accurate.  A great way to end this 2014 NFL mock draft.


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