Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack speaks at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Mock Draft Update: Shuffling in the Top 10


1. Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

The Texans could trade this pick, but I don’t think any team will be able to afford it. If they are willing to pay up, Houston’s getting a heck of a coup for this pick. Clowney with J.J. Watt is undoubtedly the most intriguing possibility in this draft defensively.

2. St. Louis Rams (f/WSH): Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo

The Rams have to take Mack, right? The thought of adding him to their pass rush is ridiculous.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

The Jaguars took Justin Blackmon in the top 5 a couple of years ago, but Watkins is too intriguing a playmaker to pass on if both of the top defenders are gone. Unless the Jags view some QB in this draft as way better than the others, I could definitely see them snagging Watkins.

4. Cleveland Browns: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn

Drafting Robinson would give the Browns a phenomenal pair of bookend tackles with he and Joe Thomas.

5. San Francisco 49ers (f/OAK): Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M 

**BLOCKBUSTER TRADE**

The Niners deal this year’s first, second, and third as well as a 2015 first and maybe some throw in picks to the Raiders for the rights to add the big playmaker out of Texas A&M.

6. Atlanta Falcons: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

Falcons take the best tackle on the board to help their protection of Matt Ryan. This is a safe and boring pick, but necessary.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

The Bucs make a huge splash and take the polarizing signal caller out of Texas A&M and get the Love Smith era started off with a bang.

8. New York Giants (f/MIN): Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan 

**TRADE**

The Giants move up four spots, sending a third round pick to the Vikings for the rights to select Taylor Lewan to protect Eli Manning’s blind side and fill their biggest need.

9. Buffalo Bills: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

The Bills get Clinton-Dix to replace Jairus Byrd on the back end of a young, up-and-coming secondary.

10. Detroit Lions: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

The Lions make a bit of a splash here and take the most athletic tight end in the draft, a big speedy playmaker who could take a lot of attention off of Calvin Johnson.

11. Tennessee Titans: Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA

The Titans, moving to a 3-4 defense, add a fantastic athlete here in Anthony Barr who has loads of potential as a pass rusher.

12. Minnesota Vikings (f/NYG): Blake Bortles, QB, UCF

The Vikings were able to move down and add an additional pick, maybe more, and still get the QB they prefer.

13. St. Louis Rams: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

The Rams pair their first pick of Khalil Mack with the electrifying Justin Gilbert, the top cornerback prospect in the draft.

14. Chicago Bears: Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh

Donald will be a beast in the middle of the Bears’ defense. He is an extremely hard worker who knows how to get after the ball carrier.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

The Steelers make a bit of a surprising pick here with Kyle Fuller but this is a player that is really on the rise and fits Pittsburgh’s scheme.

16. Arizona Cardinals (f/DAL): Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame

The Cardinals beat the Ravens and Dolphins to the punch, and draft Martin to be their new right tackle with Jared Veldheer as the new left tackle.

17. Baltimore Ravens: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

With most of the top linemen off the board, the Ravens go after one of the top playmakers at wide receiver still available. Beckham has strong mitts and explosive ability after the catch.

18. New York Jets: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

The Jets address their void at CB with the selection of Dennard, who is one of the best prospects left on the board and fills a big need.

19. Miami Dolphins: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama

With the top right tackle candidates off the board, the Dolphins take what many believe to be the top non-pass rushing linebacker in the draft.

20. Dallas Cowboys (f/ARZ): Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

Dallas trades down with Arizona, picking up an extra mid-round pick and change while still getting Calvin Pryor. The Cowboys have a ton of picks in the later rounds so they could use some extra picks to stockpile in 2015 or cash in on a veteran available that could fill a need.

21. Green Bay Packers: Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State

The Packers take the ultra-athletic tackling machine out of Ohio State who can play all over the formation.

22. Philadelphia Eagles: Marqise Lee, WR, USC

Philly replaces DeSean Jackson with a player that has better potential in the NFL than Jackson did coming out. Lee would be a great fit with this explosive offense.

23. Kansas City Chiefs: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

The Chiefs add a machine at the receiver position with speed, quickness, and strong hands.

24. Cincinnati Bengals: Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State

The Bengals take the best defender on the board, an explosive defensive tackle with violent hands.

25. San Diego Chargers: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame

The Chargers fill their need at nose tackle with the best true 3-4 nose in the entire draft. They pair Nix back with his UND teammate Manti Te’o in the middle of the defense.

26. Cleveland Browns (f/IND): Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

The Browns were able to get Greg Robinson with their first pick, and get their guy at QB late in the first. They could take Carr at #4 overall.

27. New Orleans Saints: Demarcus Lawrence, DE/LB, Boise State

The Saints take a rising pass rush prospect who fills a high priority need for them at the bottom of round one.

28. Carolina Panthers: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama

The Panthers need to address their offensive line early in the draft and Kouandjio is a powerful tackle who can step in and start right away.

29. New England Patriots: Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota

The most popular pick for the Pats in mock drafts, Hageman presents an athletic option at defensive tackle to rotate in for New England.

30. Oakland Raiders (f/SF): Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

The Raiders’ trade down in the first round wasn’t done in blind faith. They are able to cash in on the fall of Teddy Bridgewater at the bottom of round one.

31. Denver Broncos: Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

The Broncos taking a WR? Get outta here. Get ready for this as a very real possibility. Cody Latimer is a name on the rise. He could be a sleeper late first rounder for a number of teams, Denver included.

32. Seattle Seahawks: Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

The Seahawks get their new right tackle at the bottom of round one and fill a hole on the offensive line.

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  • Erik Lambert

    I love the aggressiveness of the 49ers pick but don’t feel Trent Baalke is that desperate for a big wide receiver, even one as promising as Evans.

  • John Colvin

    The bears need this first round desperately for the defensive backfield. I would turn the draft off if they traded out of the first round unless they got really good selections as compensation. I fear their hope is that the second and third rounds are full of gems.

    • SayreBedinger

      Would have penciled them in for a CB but I couldn’t find a place to slot Aaron Donald before their pick. He’s undeniably the BPA at that point and at a position of need for them.

      • brian mckendry

        Donald would be the best pick, we can get a starting safety, like bucannon, ward ,brooks, or joyner in the 2nd

      • John Colvin

        The Giants is a team I stick him with in my mind. I don’t think he falls to 14th pick and I thoroughly believe our safety position is what should be addressed first. When people say the safety play in the second round is starter material, same can be said for a lot of DT’s in the second round.

  • Viking Fan

    I like how the Vikings trade back but I think they would go Justin Gilbert or C.J. Mosely. Then trade back into the late first for Bridgewater or Carr

    • Ken Tomlin

      Exactly my thought. Gilbert-rd 1, trade back into bottom of 1st for Carr or draft Garoppolo in 2nd. Telvin Smith(OLB) or Deonne Buccanon(SS) in 3rd, maybe both. Lamin Barrow(ILB) or best OG in 4th rd.

    • SayreBedinger

      I hadn’t thought a ton about Mosley to the Vikes but that is a pick that would make a lot of sense.

    • mike

      Like your thinking here. I’ll go with Mosley. Instead of Teddy, take a chance on Garoppolo.

  • Bob

    Another silly mock. The Raiders need impact players and this is not the way to do it.

    • baronmwd

      In a draft as deep as this one the Raiders came out the big winner in this trade. There is not any one player that could have a bigger impact as the 3 players they will get with the picks acquired from SF.

      • SayreBedinger

        REASON.

    • SayreBedinger

      Dude the Raiders picked up 3 extra picks and got a guy that a month ago was a top 5 lock. Come on, Bob, just admit that Raiders fans won’t be satisfied with any mock draft pick

      • Bob

        First, It is unlikely that a team will give four picks for a number 5. Last year the Raiders got a one and two for a number 3. That is what I would expect. That being the case, then why trade down? You guys have to stop playing fantasy football as the NFL is not fantasy football.

        • SayreBedinger

          LOL so now I’ve given your team too much in a trade?

    • Zach Haugen

      Dude, are you kidding me. They just trade raped the 49ers. They got a RG3 type haul, which btw will not happen. But how can you be upset as a raiders fan. They got the most nfl ready qb and a buttload of picks to add more playmakers

  • Guy Smith

    I Don’t know how some rumors get started, but one I am hearing says Dallas is trading Dez Bryant, their 2014 first And next years 1st and 3rd rounders to Houston for the First pick this year and Andre Johnson.

    • baronmwd

      That is a big rumor. One I’m fairly certain is false. Clowney is not worth two first rounders & a third. And I’ll take Dez over Johnson anyday.

    • Julien Bélair

      Huge

  • will hall

    If the Boys can trade back, pick up an extra pick and still get Pryor. I LUV IT.

    • baronmwd

      I’m OK with this trade and grab of Pryor but I would have been happier if they would have gotten Shazier or Jernigan then tried to get Ward in 2nd.

    • SayreBedinger

      BOOM

  • Josh Hart

    I think I’d be sick if the Browns took Carr and left Teddy on the board.

    • SayreBedinger

      I could see them passing on all QBs at 4 overall for Carr.

  • nc0gnet0

    Lions picking a TE? Get off the crack pipe.

    • SayreBedinger

      Hate to break it to you, I’m not the only one who thinks so.

      • nc0gnet0

        First off, no way the niners pay that much to trade with Oakland. Oakland would be much more likely to trade with Detroit, and get more value for the trade. If lions can’t get evans or watkins, they will focus on a DB/CB

  • afannaz

    although dramatic and intriguing, i can’t envision harb-baalke doing something this costly to the rest of their draft. this trade would not be good (enough) for the 49ers, to invest next years 1st rounder as well as their top three rounds worth of picks this year. they have a couple of other pressing needs to fill that are equally important. go 9ers!

    • SayreBedinger

      I think what you’ve said is a fair assessment. I would say however that their extra picks in the top three rounds provide more than enough ammo to make this deal.

  • Johnny

    I’ll take ILB CJ Mosley to the Dolphins.. He’s the BPA and a NEED.. Plus he is the top ILB in the draft.. The Dolphins can easily find their RT in the 2nd round.. It’s a deep draft at Tackle… Either it be Bitonio, Moses, or even Cyrus.. All if those guys can immedietly start at RT with new acquisition Brandon Albert at LT.. Nice Mock..
    (Don’t think SF will give up the farm for WR Evans, but I don’t care, Phins got Mosley at 19, which is a steal!)

    • SayreBedinger

      Mosley would be a great pickup for the ‘Phins. Mosley is a very pro-ready LB who could be a DROTY candidate.

    • Willy

      It isnt a deep draft for Tackles, not sure what names your looking at but this is 1 of the weakest drafts for Tackles in years. There are 2 top Tackles, 1 good one, then its pretty much a bunch of fill-in, non-starters from that point on.

      • Johnny

        Look it up .. Deep on Tackles… Short on Guards …

        • Willy

          I dont need to look it up, I lay out drafts myself & know this draft very well. This isnt a deep draft for Tackles & even worse for Centers. Compare the quality & number of good Tackles vs other years, there are only 3 top OT’s in this draft & then a bunch of depth players. It’s a deep draft for WR’s, OLB…

          • Johnny

            Greg Robinson
            Jake Matthws
            Taylor Lewan
            Zack Martin
            Cyrus Kouandjio
            Morgan Moses
            Antonio Richardson
            Jack Mewhort
            Joel Bitonio
            Billy Turner
            JaWuan James

            All day 1 starters at atleast RT..

          • Johnny

            Just looking AT THIS MOCK.. I see 6 Tackles going in the 1st round!!! (I’d say 5).. But teams are not drafting 5 to 6 Tackles in the 1st round for depth… Get your facts straight kid..

          • Johnny

            But maybe the NFL Network, Draft Scout, NFL. com.. And professional draft analysts like Mayock, Jeremiah, and Kiper (people who do this for a living)… ARE ALL WRONG AND YOUR RIGHT!!!!!

          • Johnny

            BOOOOM!!!!

          • Johnny

            lol

          • Miami Jules (Julian)

            I just sent you an invite on F/B, cheers!.

          • Willy

            And that is funny how? I own a home, truck, car, boat and vacation every year in the Carribean. You constantly show you’re immaturity with every reply.

          • Johnny

            Good for you buddy!!!

          • Miami Jules (Julian)

            Hey Johnny… only 9 days left … I bet you can’t wait, and neither can I…. I have my own mock out and I have CJ Mosley in the 1st and then of course, JaWuan James in the 2nd BUT James has been trending up again in the last week, so I hope the Phins end up trading down… I also like Mewhort but obviously I could only pick one so I have James. Be well my friend.

          • Johnny

            Where’s it at bro ??

          • Willy

            I read all of them, in fact I help write for their sites. Show me where they have 5 Tackles going in the 1st round. And by the way, they are right about these things only 10-20% of the time but Im guessing you didnt know this.

          • Johnny

            And I guess your right 100% of the time… lol ..
            Done with you.. Yes, I’m sure your writing for NFL Network, NFL . com, Draft Scout, CBS Sports, Fox Sports…. Man, you must be a famous “GHOST” writer…. Please!!!!

          • Johnny

            Also I’m sure that Mayock asks for your opinion.. Since the 80′s.. Your a joke.. OUT..

          • Willy

            They are Not all day 1 starters, sorry but you need to do alot more reading on these prospects. Only the first 2-3 guys will go in the 1st round. And there are only 4 instant starters> Robinson, Matthews, Lewan, Z.Martin.

          • Johnny

            So.. Your saying only Robinson, Mathews and Lewan “will go in the 1st round”???? Your crazy!!! So, Zach Martin won’t go in the 1st round.. is what your saying?? Not only will Zach Martin go in the 1st round..HE MIGHT NOT MAKE TO #19 TO THE DOLPHINS!!! And If he somehow makes it to #19, you really think the Dolphins will pass on Martin?? Bro.. Whatever your smoking must be great!! Can I buy some from you??? Crazy!!!

          • Willy

            I’m not crazy & I help write the draft logs on the players, so I’m very familiar with the players & their values. It isnt impossible but it is expected that only 2-3 Tackles go in the 1st round. You have to look at team needs vs player values, expectations…
            I asked you to look at previous years to see the difference compared to what is projected for this year but apparently you didnt. I’ll give you last year for instance. 1st round- 5 Tackles went, 2nd round- 1 Tackle, 3rd round- 3 Tackles went, 4th round- 2 Tackles went, 5th round- 4 Tackles went, 6th round- 3 Tackles went, 7th round- 4 Tackles went. That’s 18 Tackles but it’s the 5 in the 1st round I care the most about, that Wont happen this year, not with the large number of excellent WR’s out there & also the sheer amount of Defensive players; CB’s, Safety’s, OLB’s….and that doesnt even take into account how many teams will pick QB’s in the 1st round this year.

          • Johnny

            Team needs:::: How many teams need OLine??? Anwer that one.. And you’ll see 7-8 teams need Tackles.. Let alone Guards… That’s why Zach Martin won’t even fall to #19… ATL, St Lou, Det. Pitt. NYJ, Balt. Dolphins, Seattle.. etc…etc..

          • Willy

            Wake up. Youre all too willing to say Im wrong but not willing to see that Mayock or any of the so called NFL guys could be wrong. I told you, they are correct 10-20% of the time, do the research. And I dont give a rats butt if you believe I write for NFL sites. Anyone that knows me, knows I write for several sites. The only clueless person here is you.

          • Johnny

            Wake up… Your in your Moms basement right now!!! BSing behind a computer screen… You can dream… But come back to reality once in awhile…
            I’m done with you!!!

          • Willy

            I’m 45 years old & write for a living. Grow up!

          • Johnny

            LOL

          • Willy

            Martin will be turned into a GUARD, he is too short to remain a Tackle in the NFL but if you knew anything about football you’d know this already. Just give it a rest, you have no idea of what your talking about.

          • Johnny

            I WILL BET MY HOUSE AND MY CONDO ATLEAST 4 TACKLES GO IN THE 1ST ROUND!!! (Not 3 like your predicting)

          • Willy

            Bitonio is a Guard, not a Tackle. He played Tackle previously but is under-sized and switched over to Guard in 2013. Zach Martin is expected to move to Guard after he’s drafted, as he’s undersized as well. Same thing is expected to happen with Thomas & Dozier, their too small to play Tackle in the NFL.

  • 65yt

    9ers dont need a WR that bad

    • SayreBedinger

      No but they have a billion picks and getting a potential game-changer like Evans is an opportunity they should strike on while the iron’s hot.

  • Joe Wedra

    And with the 5th pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, Colin Kaepernick becomes the happiest man in the world!

  • chas territo

    What a farce, you have the Bills who don’t need a replacement for Byrd taking Dix?? They are more interested in fixing their offense, not defense, at least with the 1st pick. They are more likely drafting the play making, field stretching TE by the name of Eric Ebron. GO BILLS!!

    • Willy

      I agree. The Bills should be looking at TE & probably WR high in the draft. The writer also stretched when he had the Dolphins taking anyone for defense first when the their still rebuilding their offensive line. As fun as mock drafts are to read, 99% of them arent worth the paper their written on.

  • Derek Crews

    With as much researching that the Jaguars are doing at quarterback offense and defense of line and linebacker maybe the Jaguars has zeroed in on their wide receiver at the number three pick in the draft Sammy Watkins

  • Willy

    I cant see most of these picks happening. You have to take into account the teams most pressing needs, vs the quality/impact… of the players available. There may be some surprise picks for sure but not to this degree, sorry. As for trading up or down, you have to take into account that some of these teams dont have a ton of salary cap space, so they may be looking to trade out of the 1st round. There are alot of variables that go into a draft that you simply havent taken into account here.

    • SayreBedinger

      Do you have a mock draft, Willy? I will hold off on responding to your comment until I see a first round mock draft from you.

      • Willy

        I do but it isnt the traditional (though I could make 1 with ease) mock draft where you choose 1 name per team, per round, as 99% of the time it isnt worth much. My draft is a list of several players that would be ideal choices per round. Since no one but Bill Belichick knows what he will do, it almost seems pointless to do. I know its fun to write them, fun to read them but like I said, only Bill knows what he wants & what he likes.

  • Chris Schroeder

    If you honestly think the Raiders will trade that far down to the 49ers you have to be smoking some serious crack. The Raiders need an impact player because of their schedule. This is a must win season for RM and staff. I could see them trading with the Buccaneers but there is no way they’re going to forgo a top 7-8 talent, just so they can get a few more pics from the bottom of the scrap pile. Yeah ok dude. Also they added several players in free agency that plugged several holes. That right there should tell you they’re looking for quality not quantity in this coming draft.

    • SayreBedinger

      The Raiders have a proven track record of adding quality players, so you’re right, I should adjust my mock.

  • Paul Kawalerski

    This mock draft is a complete joke from 2 aspects. First, the 49ers trade to move up. Really, is there simply nothing better that you can write about rather than making up these insane draft situations. That is never going to happen. Second, the Bills selecting a safety in the 1st round? Obviously this writer has done little to no homework on the Bills. Maybe the rest of the league thought the Bills were going to be devastated by Byrd flying the coupe, but the Bills are not. They feel comfortable with their present players and didn’t mortgage the farm to keep a safety. OT, WR, TE that’s the 1st round possibilities. Just check out their pre-draft visits.

    • SayreBedinger

      Thanks for your comment Paul. You may be right about Clinton-Dix to the Bills and the trade might never happen, but everything is still on the table at this point.

  • Willy

    Hey Sayre, please take “Johnny” off of here, I know you can as I write for Fansided (among other places) as well. Shove him in a Spam folder or something as all he wants to do is attack me for no reason other than he doesnt share my opinion & thinks Mayock… is some genious.