1. Houston Texans – QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
2. St. Louis Rams -OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
3. Jacksonville Jaguars – QB Blake Bortles, UCF
4. Cleveland Browns – QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
5. Oakland Raiders – WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson
6. Atlanta Falcons – DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – OLB Anthony Barr, UCLA
8. Minnesota Vikings – QB Derek Carr, Fresno State
9. Buffalo Bills – DE Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame
10. Detroit Lions – CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State
11. Tennessee Titans – OLB Khalil Mack, Buffalo
12. New York Giants – DT Louis Nix III, Notre Dame
13. St. Louis Rams – WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M
14. Chicago Bears – OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan
15. Pittsburgh Steelers – ILB C.J. Mosley, Alabama
16. Baltimore Ravens – WR Marqise Lee, USC
17. Dallas Cowboys – FS Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, Alabama
18. New York Jets – OLB Trent Murphy, Stanford
19. Miami Dolphins – OT Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama
20. Arizona Cardinals – OLB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
21. Green Bay Packers – OT Greg Robinson, Auburn
22. Philadelphia Eagles – CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State
23. Kansas City Chiefs – OT Antonio Richardson, Tennessee
24. Cincinnati Bengals – CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
25. San Diego Chargers – DT Ra’Shede Hageman, Minnesota
26. Cleveland Browns – WR DaVante Adams, Fresno State
27. New Orleans Saints – WR Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State
28. Carolina Panthers – WR Allen Robinson, Penn State
29. New England Patriots – TE Jace Amaro, Texas Tech
30. San Francisco 49ers – WR Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
31. Denver Broncos – OG David Yankey, Stanford
32. Seattle Seahawks – TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina
Jason’s 3rd 1 Round 2014 Mock Draft (As of December, 27th, 2013)
1. Houston Texans – 2-13 – QB Teddy Bridgewater, Lousiville
The Texans need to find an answer at QB, as Matt Schaub likely won’t be there in 2014.
2. St. Louis Rams (f/Washington Redskins) – OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
The Rams need to find a true LT, who could also play RT, and Matthews is that. Especially now that Jake Long has a Torn ACL, and Rodger Saffold is a pending free agent.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars – 4-11 – DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
The Jags let Jeremy Mincey go with his release, so finding a stud pass rusher like Clowney would help the Jags defense.
4. Oakland Raiders – 4-11 – OLB Anthony Barr, UCLA
The Raiders lost Phillip Wheeler in free agency, so they replace him with the best OLB in the nation.
5. Cleveland Browns – 4-11 – QB Derek Carr, Fresno State
The Browns need a true franchise QB, and Carr just mind the right guy, and clearly Brandon Weeden is not the guy.
6. Atlanta Falcons – 4-11 – OLB Khalil Mack, Buffalo
The Falcons need to find a true pass rushing OLB, and Mack could be the answer.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 4-11 – OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan
The Bucs need a true top OT, and Lewan would help fill a much needed vacancy.
8. Minnesota Vikings – 4-10-1 – QB Blake Bortles, UCF
Clearly neither Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel, and Josh Freeman are the answers at QB, so the Vikings get a high riser in Bortles, who just might be the answer they need.
9. Buffalo Bills – 6-9 – DE Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame
The Bills could use another solid pass rusher at DE, since they let Mark Anderson go in the offseason after 1 year in Buffalo.
10. Tennessee Titans – 6-9 – WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson
The Titans could lose Kenny Britt in free agency, and Watkins is too good to pass up.
11. New York Giants – 6-9 – DT Louis Nix III, Notre Dame
I believe the Giants need a true DT/NT, and Nix fills that spot.
12. Detroit Lions – 7-8 – CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State
The Lions really need a stud CB, and Dennard is just that.
13. Pittsburgh Steelers – 7-8 – WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M
The Steelers will need a WR if they lose Emmanuel Sanders in free agency, so they take my 2nd best WR in Evans.
14. New York Jets – 7-8 – OT Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama
The Jets need to find a long term answer at RT, and Kouandjio fits that.
15. St. Louis Rams – 7-8 – QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
This may be a surprise pick, but the Rams need to move on from Sam Bradford, and Manziel would help fill the role.
16. Green Bay Packers – 7-7-1 – OT Cameron Erving, Florida State
The Packers could use some help at Tackle, as Derek Sherrod has had injury issues.
17. Chicago Bears – 8-7 – CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon
Both Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman are pending free agents, so getting Ekpre-Olomu makes sense.
18. Baltimore Ravens – 8-7 – ILB C.J. Mosley, Alabama
The Ravens need to find help at ILB next to last years 2nd round pick, Arthur Brown. And Darryl Smith isn’t the answer.
19. Dallas Cowboys – 8-7 – FS Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, Alabama
The Cowboys need to find a true hard hitting Safety, and Clinton-Dix is just that.
20. San Diego Chargers – 8-7 – OG David Yankey, Stanford
The Chargers need a OG badly, and Yankey is the top guy in this years class.
21. Miami Dolphins – 8-7 – OT Greg Robinson, Auburn
The Dolphins need to find an answer at LT, ever since they lost Jake Long, and Tyson Clabo isn’t the long term answer.
22. Philadelphia Eagles – 9-6 – WR Marqise Lee, USC
The Eagles may need a WR if Jeremy Maclin isn’t back next year, so Lee makes sense.
23. Cincinnati Bengals – 10-5 – OT Antonio Richardson, Tennessee
The Bengals could use another top tier Tackle.
24. Cleveland Browns (f/Indianapolis Colts) – CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State
The Browns could use another CB to go opposite Joe Haden.
25. Arizona Cardinals – 10-5 – QB Brett Hundley, UCLA
The Cardinals need an answer at QB, and Hundley may be the right fit.
26. New Orleans Saints – 10-5 – OLB Trent Murphy, Stanford
The Saints may lose Parys Haralson in free agency, so picking up a pass rushing threat at OLB makes sense.
27. Kansas City Chiefs – 11-4 – OLB Vic Beasley, Clemson
The Chiefs could use another pass rusher at OLB.
28. New England Patriots – 11-4 – CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
The Pats need help at CB, as Ras-I Dowling proved to be a bust of a pick.
29. San Francisco 49ers – 11-4 – WR DaVante Adams, Fresno State
I know some have Adams lower, but the 49ers need a WR, and GM Trent Baalke has been to several Fresno State games, so he is obviously interested in him.
30. Carolina Panthers – 11-4 – WR Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State
The Panthers need another WR threat, as Steve Smith is getting older, and injury prone.
31. Denver Broncos – 12-3 – OLB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
The Broncos could use a good pass rusher at OLB.
32. Seattle Seahawks – 12-3 – DT Ra’Shede Hageman, Minnesota
The Seahawks need a DT, so Hageman makes sense.
Jason’s 2nd 1 Round 2014 Mock Draft (As of november, 26th, 2013)
1. Houston Texans – 2-9 – QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
It’s obvious that Matt Schaub isn’t the future for the Texans at QB, and if the Texans keep the #1 pick, it’s got to be Bridgewater.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars – 2-9 – QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon
Mariota isn’t the most polished QB in this draft, but he may have the highest upside. And the Jags need to find a true answer at QB, as Gabbert and Henne are clearly not the answers.
3. Atlanta Falcons – 2-9 – DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
The Falcons need help along the front 7, and Clowney is the best DE in this draft, and the best defensive player in this year class.
4. Minnesota Vikings – 2-8-1 – OLB Anthony Barr, UCLA
The Vikings have a question mark at OLB. Is it Erin Henderson, Desmond Bishop, or who? Both are on 1-year contracts, and neither have the capability that Barr has.
5. St. Louis Rams (f/Washington Redskins) – OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
The Rams have an uncertainty in Rodger Saffold at RT, and Matthews has the potential to play on the right side, and left side, so it makes sense.
6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 3-8 – OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan
The Buccaneers could use another top tier Tackle, so Lewan makes sense.
7. Oakland Raiders – 4-7 – WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson
Might be a steal, and the Raiders lack explosiveness, and just plain great weapons, and if Terrelle Pryor is to succeed at QB, he needs better weapons.
8. Cleveland Brown – 4-7 – QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
The Browns need a franchise QB, and Manziel has the potential to be just that, and this makes sense all around.
9. New York Giants – 4-7 – DE Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame
The Giants need many things, but DL help is at the top, in my opinion, thus Tuitt makes sense. They lost Osi Umenyiora, so this makes a lot of sense.
10. Buffalo Bills – 4-7 – DT Louis Nix III, Notre Dame
The Bills could use another big body DT. They have a great front 7, and great front 4. They cut Mark Anderson in the offseason, so they could have a dynamic DL in Mario Williams, Marcel Dareus, Kyle Williams, and now Louis Nix III.
11. Pittsburgh Steelers – 5-6 – OT Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama
The Steelers have a serious need for youth along the O-Line. And Kouandjio is among the best Tackle prospects in the nation, and thus it makes sense.
12. Baltimore Ravens – 5-6 – WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M
The Ravens need more weapons for Joe Flacco to succeed. They traded away Anquan Boldin, who is doing great in San Francisco, so they get a dynamic WR in Evans.
13. San Diego Chargers – 5-6 – OG David Yankey, Stanford
The Chargers lost Louis Vasquez in free agency, so they have a need at Guard, and Yankey is my top OG in this class.
14. New York Jets – 5-6 – OLB Khalil Mack, Buffalo
The Jets need youth along the linebacker core. And Mack is a dynamic play making OLB. So it makes sense to me.
15. Tennessee Titans – 5-6 – CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State
The Titans lost Cortland Finnegan 2 offseasons ago, and never really replaced him, so now they do so, by getting Roby, and teaming him with McCoutry.
16. Miami Dolphins – 5-6 – OT Cameron Erving, Florida State
It’s clear Tyson Clabo isn’t the answer at Tackle, so they get a young, stud LT, who has tremendous upside.
17. St. Louis Rams – 5-6 – QB Brett Hundley, UCLA
A bit of a surprise indeed. But Sam Bradford to me isn’t the future. He hasn’t produced, and is injury prone. This pick may not be the most likely, but it makes sense to me.
18. Green Bay Packers – 5-5-1 – CB Lochiez Purifoy, Florida
The Packers need secondary help, and CB is among the top needs. So Purifoy makes sense. Dynamic CB, who has speed, and good size.
19. Detroit Lions – 6-5 – CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon
The Lions still need CB depth, and Ekpre-Olomu will step in as a starter right away.
20. Philadelphia Eagles – 6-5 – FS Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, Alabama
The Eagles are in need a true stud Safety. And Clinton-Dix is just that.
21. Chicago Bears – 6-5 – ILB C.J. Mosley, Alabama
The Bears need to replace Brian Urlacher, who was clearly low-balled, and he decided to retire, so they get younger at ILB. And Mosley is just that, plus he can play Inside and Outside.
22. Dallas Cowboys – 6-5 – OLB Trent Murphy, Stanford
The Cowboys may need a OLB/DE if Anthony Spencer leaves after 2013. Plus Murphy is younger, and cheaper compared to Spencer.
23. Cincinnati Bengals – 7-4 – OLB Vic Beasley, Clemson
The Bengals get younger at OLB, and Beasley is a dynamic pass rusher.
24. Arizona Cardinals – 7-4 – QB Zach Mettenberger, LSU
The Cards need a franchise QB, and clearly Carson Palmer isn’t the future, but he can be a great mentor for Mettenberger.
25. Cleveland Browns (f/Indianapolis Colts) – WR Marqise Lee, USC
The Browns seem likely to trade Josh Gordon in the offseason, so this makes sense to get a play maker at WR.
26. San Francisco 49ers – 7-4 – CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
The 49ers need CB help, they did lock up Tramaine Brock, but Carlos Rogers has a large cap number, and could be a cap cut, and Tarell Brown could leave for more money than the 49ers can afford.
27. Carolina Panthers – 8-3 – OT Antonio Richardson, Tennessee
The Panthers could use a new Tackle, with Jordan Gross not exactly spectacular.
28. New England Patriots – 8-3 – DT DaQuan Jones, Penn State
The Pats could use more D-Line help. And Vince Wilfork isn’t getting any younger.
29. Kansas City Chiefs – 9-2 – DT Timmy Jernigan, Florida State
The Chiefs need to replace Glenn Dorsey, who left for San Fran, and has played really good there, so it makes sense to get younger with Jernigan.
30. New Orleans Saints – 9-2 – DT Ra’Shede Hageman, Minnesota
The Saints need more youth among the D-Line, and Hageman is a riser, who could rise up farther come May 2014.
31. Denver Broncos – 9-2 – OLB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
The Broncos need more talent at OLB, and a better pass rusher, plus with so much talent, this could be a luxury pick.
32. Seattle Seahawks – 10-1 – TE Jace Amaro, Texas Tech
The Seahawks have struck out with Zach Miller, so they get my top TE in Amaro, a play maker.
Jason’s 1st 1 Round 2014 Mock Draft (As of November, 7th, 2013)
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 0-8 – QB Teddy Bridgewater, Lousiville
The Buccaneers clearly need a franchise QB, and Bridgewater will bring that.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars – 0-8 – QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon
The Jags need to find a QB who can be the future, and it’s clear neither Chad Henne or Blaine Gabbert are the answer.
3. Minnesota Vikings – 1-7 – DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
The Vikings get a steal here, while they may be hoping Mariota or Bridgewater fall to them, they take makybe the best player in Clowney to take over for the likely departing Jared Allen.
4. Pittsburgh Steelers – 2-6 – OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
The Steelers need to get younger on the O-Line, and Matthews will bring toughness to the O-Line, and is my top Tackle in this years class.
5. Atlanta Falcons – 2-6 – OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan
The Falcons need a new LT with the release of Tyson Clabo, so they turn to Lewan, who is my 2nd best Tackle, and bring a big body, and strong Tackle go their O-Line.
6. Houston Texans – 2-6 – QB Tajh Boyd, Clemson
The Texans are happy to land Boyd, who is my opinion is a francise capable QB.
7. New York Giants – 2-6 – OT Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama
The Giants need depth, and youth among the O-Line, and Kouandjio is a big body, and will be strength to the O-Line, and replace David Deihl.
8. Buffalo Bills – 3-6 – DE Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame
The Bills cut ties with Mark Anderson, only a year after landing him with a good sized deal. So they add a top notch DE and pass rusher to their D-Line, to go along with Mario Williams, Marcel Dareus, and Kyle Williams.
9. St. Louis Rams – 3-6 – DT Louis Nix III, Notre Dame
The Rams use this pick as sort of a luxury pick, and take my top DT/NT in Notre Dame’s Louis Nix III. He is a huge guy, who has good speed for a guy his size.
10. Baltimore Ravens – 3-5 – WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson
The Ravens need more fire power at the WR spot, and Watkins has speed, and the length to be a dominant WR in the NFL.
11. St. Louis Rams (f/Washington Redskins) – OG David Yankey, Stanford
The Rams need Guard help. And Yankey is my top Guard, and my only OG in my top 32 rankings.
12. Oakland Raiders – 3-5 – WR Marquise Lee, USC
The Raiders get more dynamic at WR with Lee. Who may be having a down year, but my feelings are this is due to uncertainty at QB, and the lack of a good coaching staff.
13. Philadelphia Eagles – 4-5 – OLB Anthony Barr, UCLA
You can never have too many pass rushers, so the Eagles take my top OLB, Anthony Barr, and add size and speed to their linebacker core.
14. Cleveland Browns – 4-5 – QB Brett Hundley, UCLA
The Browns take the QB, who they believe is their franchise QB for the future.
15. Miami Dolphins – 4-4 – CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State
The Dolphins have many needs, Tackle, maybe a TE, but CB is a huge need, so they take the top Cornerback is taken here. He brings decent size, and good speed. And is a good cover corner.
16. Tennessee Titans – 4-4 – CB Marcus Roberson, Florida
The Titans take a good CB prospect. And they view him as the replacement for the departed Cortland Finnegan, who left a year ago to go to the Rams.
17. Arizona Cardinals – 4-4 – QB Zack Mettenberger, LSU
The Cards take a solid QB, who they hope is their future at QB. Mettenberger has become one of the best QBs in the nation, and because of that, he has risen up draft boards.
18. San Diego Chargers – 4-4 – OT Cameron Erving, Florida State
The Chargers take a Tackle to be their future at LT. They have no real long term answer their, so why not take a solid Tackle, who is the main protector of Florida State’s Freshman QB Jamies Winston.
19. Green Bay Packers – 5-3 – ILB C.J. Mosley, Alabama
The Packers could very well make A.J. Hawk a cap casualty in the offseason, so Mosley makes sense, as he can play Inside or Outside. Another possibility is a NT.
20. Chicago Bears – 5-3 – OLB Vic Beasley, Clemson
The Bears could use a solid pass rusher, and Beasley is a high riser. While I have him ranked in the top 15, I usually do the big boards on the reasoing of I believe that certain player is the best at that spot, not certainly where they will be picked.
21P. New York Jets – 5-4 – OLB Khalil Mack, Buffalo
The Jets need a top notch pass rushing OLB, and Mack has risen up, he is from a small MAC school, and is a solid pass rusher. Good speed, and size.
22P. Dallas Cowboys – 5-4 – OT Antonio Rchardson, Tennessee
The Cowboys could move on from Doug Free, and take one of the best Tackles in Richardson. Known as Tiny, he surely is not Tiny. He is a big boy, and a massive force for the Tennessee Volunteer football team.
23P. Detroit Lions – 5-3 – OLB Trent Murphy, Stanford
The Lions could use a versatile opass rusher, who can play End and OLB.
24P. Carolina Panthers – 5-3 – OLB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
The Panthers could use a pass rusher, with dynamic play abilities, and good speed.
25P. Cincinnati Bengals – 6-3 – CB Louchiez Purifoy, Florida
The Bengals have had major issues at CB, Leon Hall went down this season, and they are rellying on Dre Kirkpatrick, a 2nd year player from Alabama, and veterans Adam Jones, and Terrence Newman. So CB is a huge need.
26P. San Francisco 49ers – 6-2 – FS Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, Alabama
The 49ers will use Clinton-Dix and Eric Reid, their 1st round pick in 2013 in the secondary as two dynamic play makers, and big hitters.
27P. New Orleans Saints – 6-2 – DE Aaron Lynch, South Florida
The Saints could be looking to cut ties with Will Smith, and by doing so, they get younger with Lynch.
28P. Cleveland Browns (f/Indianapolis Colts) – WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M
The Browns have already got, who they think is their franchise QB in Brett Hundley, so why not give him a big target in Evans. Plus they are gonna look to deal Josh Gordon, and if not, that gives Cleveland a dynamic dual threat at WR.
29P. New England Patriots – 7-2 – CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon
The Pats could use a young CB, who has speed, and good coverage skills.
30P. Denver Broncos – 7-1 – CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
The Broncos need to get younger at CB, and Champ Bailey isn’t getting any younger, and he may retire, so it’s best to get a young stud CB in the late 1st round.
31P. Seattle Seahawks – 8-1 – DT Timmy Jernigan, Florida State
The Seahawks need to possibly replace Michael Bennett, so they bring in a big DT who could play DE if need be.
32P. Kansas City Chiefs – 9-0 – DT Anthony Johnson, LSU
The Chiefs need to improve their DT spot. And Johnson could play some End, which they could use, as they let Glenn Dorsey leave to go to San Francisco, where he has done a good job.