2014 NFL Mock Draft Archives

Archived mock drafts from the 2014 NFL Draft. Data in this section contains mock drafts, draft grades, and other predictions.

Version 1: (From both Josh and Tom) (Completed on February 1, 2014)

Tom’s First 2014 NFL Mock Draft

Team Player Position College
1.Texans Jadeveon Clowney OLB South Carolina
2.Rams Johnny Manziel

(Traded to Browns)

QB Texas A&M
3.Jaguars Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville
4.Browns Sammy Watkins

(Traded to Rams)

WR Clemson
5.Raiders Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M
6.Falcons Blake Bortles

(Trade to Titans)

QB UCF
7.Buccaneers Khalil Mack OLB Buffalo
8.Vikings Derek Carr QB Fresno State
9.Bills Anthony Barr OLB UCLA
10.Lions Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
11.Titans Taylor Lewan

(Traded to Falcons)

OT Michigan
12.Giants CJ Mosley ILB Alabama
13.Rams Greg Robinson OT Auburn
14.Bears Louis Nix III DT Notre Dame
15.Steelers Zach Martin OL Notre Dame
16.Ravens* Mike Evans WR Texas A&M
17.Cowboys* Marqise Lee

(Traded to Chiefs)

WR USC
18. Jets Eric Ebron TE North Carolina
19. Dolphins Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama
20. Cardinals Kyle Van Noy OLB BYU
21. Packers Jace Amaro TE Texas Tech
22. Eagles Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State
23. Chiefs Kony Elay

(Traded to Cowboys)

DE Missouri
24. Bengals HaHa Clinton-Dix S Alabama
25. Charges David Yankey OG Stanford
26. Browns Tre Mason

(subject to trade)

RB Auburn
27. Saints Bradley Roby CB Ohio State
28. Panthers Kelvin Benjamin WR Florida State
29. Patriots Timmy Jernigan DT Florida State
30. 49ers Dee Ford DE Auburn
31. Seahawks CJ Fiedorowicz TE Iowa
32. Broncos AJ McCarron QB Alabama

*not yet determined

  • Prediction: AJ McCarron’s combine will be unimpressive, but will lead him to a backup role in his first few years and become one of the most prolific passers of the 21st century

 

Josh’s First 2014 NFL Mock Draft

Josh’s Mock Draft 1.0 (February Edition)

1. Houston Texans – QB, Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

2. St. Louis Rams (PICK TRADED WITH FALCONS FOR 1 and 2) – DE, Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina

3. Jacksonville Jaguars – QB, Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville

4. Cleveland Browns -QB, Blake Bortles, UCF

5. Oakland Raiders – WR, Sammy Watkins, Clemson

6. Atlanta Falcons (PICK TRADED TO RAMS FOR 1) – LT, Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 3-4 OLB, Anthony Barr, UCLA

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

9. Buffalo Bills – 3-4 OLB, Khalil Mack, Buffalo

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

11. Tennessee Titans – FS, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama

12. New York Giants – ILB, C.J. Mosely, Alabama

13. St. Louis Rams – WR, Mike Evans, Texas A&M

14. Chicago Bears – NT, Louis Nix III, Notre Dame

15. Pittsburgh Steelers – LT, Greg Robinson, Auburn

16. Baltimore Ravens* (PICK TRADED TO CHARGERS FOR 1 AND 3) – CB, Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State
17. Dallas Cowboys* (PICK TRADED TO CHIEFS FOR 1 and 3) – WR, Marqise Lee, USC

18. New York Jets – WR, Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State

19. Miami Dolphins – LT, Taylor Lewan, Michigan

20. Arizona Cardinals – OT, Zach Martin, Notre Dame

21. Green Bay Packers – TE, Eric Ebron, North Carolina

22. Philadelphia Eagles – 4-3 OLB, Kyle Van Noy, BYU

23. Kansas City Chiefs (PICK TRADED TO COWBOYS FOR 1) – DL, Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh

24. Cincinnati Bengals – 4-3 OLB, Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

25. San Diego Chargers (PICK TRADED TO RAVENS FOR 1) – LT, Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama

26. Cleveland Browns – OG, David Yankey, Stanford

27. New Orleans Saints – CB, Bradley Roby, Ohio State

28. Carolina Panthers – WR, Odell Beckham Jr., LSU

29. New England Patriots – DL, Timmy Jernigan, Florida State

30. San Francisco 49ers – DE, Kony Ealy, Missouri

31. Denver Broncos – DE, Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame

32. Seattle Seahawks – TE, Jace Amaro, Texas Tech

 

Josh’s 10 Thoughts/ Predictions of the 2014 NFL Draft (Version 1.0)

1. 4 quarterbacks will be picked in the top 10.

2. The only chance a RB goes round one will be the Browns at 26. If this were the case, they would pick Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde.

3. A team will trade up for DE Jadeveon Clowney if the Texans pass on him.

4. The Rams will trade out of #2 because a team will be looking for a QB or Clowney.

5. LT Greg Robinson could easily be a top 10 or even a top 5 pick after the combine.

6. Mike Evans will prove he’s the best WR in this draft at the end of his rookie season.

7. QB Derek Carr will turn out a bust (just like his brother).

8. DE Kony Ealy and DE Dee Ford could both be top 15 picks after the combine.

9. The Patriots will try to trade out of round one, but if they cannot, they would pick Eric Ebron (if he possibly fell), Jace Amaro, or Timmy Jernigan.

10. Johnny Manziel will show he’s the best overall player in the draft. He will be one of the most exciting players in the NFL, and will take the Texans (if he’s picked by them) to the playoffs his rookie season.

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Version 2 (Post NFL Combine): (From both Josh and Tom) (Completed on March 5, 2014)

Tom’s Second 2014 NFL Mock Draft

 

1. Texans Clowney 17. Ravens Martin
2. Rams (Browns)

Manziel

18. Jets Ebron
3. Jags Bridgewater 19. Dolphins Jernigan
4. Browns (Rams)

Sammy Watkins

20. Cards Amaro
5. Raiders Matthews 21. Packers Clinton-Dix
6. Falcons Khalil Mack 22. Eagles Dee Ford
7. Bucs Gilbert 23. Chiefs Roby
8. Vikings Bortles 24. Bengals Kony
9. Bills Matthews 25. Chargers Yankey
10. Lions Mike Evans 26. Browns (Rams)

Verret

11. Titans Dennard 27. Saints Van Noy
12. Giants CJ Mosley 28. Panthers Lee
13. Rams Robinson 29. Patriots Robinson
14. Bears Aaron Donald 30. 49ers Best defensive passrusher available
15. Steelers Calvin Pryor 31. Broncos Nix
16. Cowboys RaShede Hageman 32. Seahawks Kouandijo

 

Josh’s Second 2014 NFL Mock Draft

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

2. St. Louis Rams (PICK TRADED WITH BROWNS FOR 1st AND 3rd ROUND PICKS) – Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

3. Jacksonville Jaguars – Blake Bortles, QB, UCF

4. Cleveland Browns (PICK TRADED TO RAMS FOR 1st ROUND PICK (2nd Overall)) – Greg Robinson, LT, Auburn
5. Oakland Raiders (PICK TRADED TO VIKINGS FOR 1st AND 3rd ROUND PICKS) – Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

6. Atlanta Falcons – Khalil Mack, 3-4 OLB, Buffalo

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jake Matthews, LT, Texas A&M

8. Minnesota Vikings (PICK TRADED TO RAIDERS FOR 1st ROUND PICK) – Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

9. Buffalo Bills – C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama

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

11. Tennessee Titans – Ha Ha Clinton Dix, FS, Alabama

12. New York Giants (PICK TRADED TO CARDINALS TO 1st AND 3rd ROUND PICKS) – Anthony Barr, 3-4 OLB, UCLA

13. St. Louis Rams – WR, Mike Evans, Texas A&M

14. Chicago Bears – DL, Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh

15. Pittsburgh Steelers – Taylor Lewan, LT, Michigan

16. Dallas Cowboys – Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

17. Baltimore Ravens – Zach Martin, LT, Notre Dame

18. New York Jets (PICK TRADED TO PACKERS FOR 1st AND 4th ROUND PICKS) – Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

19. Miami Dolphins – Dee Ford, DE, Auburn

20. Arizona Cardinals (PICK TRADED TO GIANTS FOR FIRST ROUND PICK) – CB, Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State
21. Green Bay Packers (PICK TRADED TO JETS FOR 1st ROUND PICK) – WR, Marqise Lee, USC

22. Philadelphia Eagles – Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

23. Kansas City Chiefs – Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

24. Cincinnati Bengals – Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

25. San Diego Chargers – Kyle Fuller, CB, VIrginia Tech

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

27. New Orleans Saints – Kyle Van Noy, 4-3 OLB, BYU

28. Carolina Panthers – Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State

29. New England Patriots – Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech

30. San Francisco 49ers – Timmy Jernigan, DL, Florida State

31. Denver Broncos – Louis Nix III, NT, Notre Dame

32. Seattle Seahawks – Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington

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Version 3: (From both Josh and Tom) (Completed on April 2, 2014)

Tom’s Third 2014 NFL Mock Draft

1. Texans Jadeveon Clowney 17. Ravens Zach Martin
2. Rams Greg Robinson 18. Jets Odell Beckham
3. Jags Teddy Bridgewater 19. Dolphins Timmy Jernigan
4. Browns Sammy Watkins 20. Cards Kony Ealy
5. Raiders Mike Evans 21. Packers Louis Nix
6. Falcons Khalil Mack 22. Eagles Dee Ford
7. Bucs Jake Matthews 23. Chiefs Brandon Cooks
8.Vikings Blake Bortles 24. Bengals Kelvin Benjamin
9. Bills Eric Ebron 25. Chargers Kyle Fuller
10. Lions Calvin Pryor 26. Browns Derek Carr
11. Titans Justin Gilbert 27. Saints David Yankee
12. Giants Aaron Donald 28. Panthers Allen Robinson
13. Rams HaHa Clinton-Dix 29. Patriots RaShede Hageman
14. Bears Darqueze Denard 30. 49ers Kyle Van Noy
15. Steelers Taylor Lewan 31. Broncos Bradley Roby
16. Cowboys Anthony Barr 32. Seahawks Jace Amaro

 

Josh’s Third 2014 NFL Mock Draft

1. Houston Texans – Blake Bortles, QB, UCF

2. Atlanta Falcons (Trade from Rams) – Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

3. Jacksonville Jaguars – Khalil Mack, 3-4 OLB, Buffalo

4. Detroit Lions (Trade from Browns) – Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

5. Oakland Raiders – Greg Robinson, LT, Auburn

6. St. Louis Rams (Trade from Falcons) – Jake Matthews, LT, Texas A&M

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

8. Minnesota Vikings – Anthony Barr, 3-4 OLB, UCLA

9. Buffalo Bills – Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

10. Cleveland Browns (Trade from Lions) – Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

11. Baltimore Ravens (Trade from Titans) – Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

12. New York Giants – Aaron Donald, DL, Pittsburgh

13. St. Louis Rams – Ha Ha Clinton Dix, FS, Alabama

14. Chicago Bears – Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

15. San Francisco 49ers (Trade from Steelers) – Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

16. Dallas Cowboys – Timmy Jernigan, DL, Florida State

17. Tennessee Titans (Trade from Ravens) – Kyle Fuller, CB, VIrginia Tech

18. New York Jets – Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

19. Miami Dolphins – Taylor Lewan, LT, Michigan

20. Arizona Cardinals – Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

21. Green Bay Packers – Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

22. Philadelphia Eagles – Dee Ford, DE, Auburn

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

24. Denver Broncos (Trade with Bengals) – C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama

25. San Diego Chargers – NT, Louis Nix III, Notre Dame

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

27. New Orleans Saints – Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State

28. Carolina Panthers – Zach Martin, OT, Notre Dame

29. Minnesota Vikings (Trade with Patriots) – Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

30. Pittsburgh Steelers (Trade with 49ers) – Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

31. Cincinnati Bengals (Trade with Broncos) – Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

32. Seattle Seahawks – Xavier Su’a-Filo, OL, UCLA

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Version 4: (From both Josh and Tom) (Completed on May 5, 2014)

Tom’s Fourth 2014 NFL Mock Draft

 

 

1. Texans Jadeveon Clowney 17. Ravens Taylor Lewan
2. Rams Greg Robinson 18. Jets Marquise Lee
3. Jaguars Johnny Manziel 19. Dolphins Zach Martin
4. Browns Sammy Watkins 20. Cardinals Dee Ford
5. Raiders Jake Matthews 21. Packers Ryan Shaizer
6. Falcons Khalil Mack 22. Eagles Kyle Fuller
7. Buccaneers Mike Evans 23. Chiefs Cody Latimer
8. Vikings Blake Bortles 24. Bengals Kony Ealy
9. Bills Eric Ebron 25. Chargers Louis Nix
10. Lions Darqueze Dennard 26. Browns Teddy Bridgewater
11. Titans Justin Gilbert 27. Saints Austin Seferian Jenkins
12. Giants Ha Clinton Dix 28. Panthers Cyrus Kouandjio
13. Rams Odell Beckham 29. Patriots Ra’Shede Hageman
14. Bears Aaron Donald 30. 49ers Jason Verrett
15. Steelers Brandin Cooks 31. Broncos CJ Mosley
16. Cowboys Anthony Barr 32. Seahawks Xavier Su’aFilo

 

Josh’s Fourth 2014 NFL Mock Draft

  1. Houston Texans

The Needs: QB, OLB, RT

The Pick: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

The Analysis: Jadeveon Clowney is the best player in the draft and deserves to be #1 overall. The draft will have some solid QB’s in the second round where the Texans can get their starter (McCarron?).

  1. St. Louis Rams

The Needs: QB, DL, OL

The Pick: Greg Robinson, OL, Auburn

The Analysis: The Browns are in desperate need of a quarterback, but Robinson is an elite tackle and will make an immediate effect in the Rams offense. The Browns also have the 26th pick where Carr or Bridgewater could still be available.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Needs: QB, OL, DL

The Pick: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo

The Analysis: In my opinion, Mack is the best player in all of the draft. He has great size and speed listed at 6’3” and 251 pounds. He can rush the quarterback or drop into coverage. He can very well be compared to Von Miller. In five years, he will be getting over 20 sacks a season and giving opposing quarterbacks nightmares.

  1. Cleveland Browns

The Needs: QB, RB, OL

The Pick: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

The Analysis: Sammy Watkins is arguably the best player in the entire draft. The Browns would have two playmakers in their offense (the other being Josh Gordon) that will drive defensive coordinators crazy. Watkins has blazing speed, runs good routes, and will make plays when the ball is in his hands.

  1. Oakland Raiders

The Needs: QB, WR, OL

The Pick: Mike Evans

The Analysis: Mike Evans is one of the most versatile receivers in the draft. At 6’5 and running a 4.55 40, he is an absolute threat for defenses. In my eyes (and hopefully the Raiders), he could be the next Calvin Johnson. New QB Matt Schaub can’t argue against this pick.

  1. Atlanta Falcons – Jake Matthews, LT, Texas A&M
  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
  1. Tennessee Titans (Trade from Vikings) – Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
  1. Buffalo Bills – Taylor Lewan, LT, Michigan
  1. Detroit Lions – Ha Ha Clinton Dix, FS, Alabama
  1. Minnesota Vikings (Trade from Titans) – Anthony Barr, 3-4 OLB, UCLA

 

  1. New York Giants – Zach Martin, OT, Notre Dame
  1. Dallas Cowboys (Trade from Rams) – Aaron Donald, DL, Pittsburgh
  1. Chicago Bears – Timmy Jernigan, DL, Florida State
  1. Pittsburgh Steelers – Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
  1. St. Louis Rams (Trade from Cowboys) – Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
  1. San Francisco 49ers (Trade from Ravens) – Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
  1. New York Jets – Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
  1. San Diego Chargers (Trade from Dolphins) – Kyle Fuller, CB, VIrginia Tech
  1. Arizona Cardinals – Blake Bortles, QB, UCF
  1. Green Bay Packers – C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama
  1. Philadelphia Eagles – Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
  1. Kansas City Chiefs – Marqise Lee, WR, USC
  1. Cincinnati Bengals – Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
  1. Miami Dolphins (Trade from Chargers) – 4-3 OLB, Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
  1. Cleveland Browns – Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
  1. New Orleans Saints – Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
  1. Carolina Panthers – Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
  1. Houston Texans (Trade with Patriots) – Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
  1. Baltimore Ravens (Trade with 49ers) – Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana
  1. Denver Broncos – Dee Ford, DE, Auburn
  1. Seattle Seahawks – Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

 

Josh’s First Round Draft Grades (Completed on May 8, 2014)
1. Texans: Jadeveon Clowney, DE: A. Clowney is the top player in the draft and Texans couldn’t pass up with Clowney-Watt on the outside.
2. Rams: Greg Robinson, OL: A+. Greg Robinson will be a top lineman in near years and Rams have solidified their OL. Now they need a legit QB.
3. Jaguars: Blake Bortles, QB: C+. Maybe too early? Bortles may be the top QB in the draft, but they could have gotten him later. Jags need more picks!
4. Bills (t): Sammy Watkins, WR: B-. Can’t argue Watkins’ talent, but the Bills traded TWO first round picks. Maybe it will be worth it.
5. Raiders: Khalil Mack: OLB: A+. In my opinion, Mack is the best of the best. He had no reason to be available at #5. Great move by the Raiders. Maybe their first round busts end here?
6. Falcons: Jake Matthews, OT: A. Falcons wanted Matthews and luckily he fell to #6. They also didn’t have to trade picks to get him.
7. Buccaneers: Mike Evans, WR: A. Mike Evans is legit #1 receiver. Mike Williams and Mike Evans will be tough to guard. Now, who’s throwing them the ball?
8. Browns (t): Justin Gilbert, CB: B+. Didn’t really understand this pick. Gilbert is great, but they had more needs. Gilbert and Haden will be scary though.
9. Vikings (t): Anthony Barr, OLB: B. Still questioning why Viking fans hate this pick. Barr dominated at college and isn’t even fully developed as a linebacker. He has A LOT of potential.
10. Lions: Eric Ebron, TE: B+. Ebron is the real deal tight end. CJ81 and Ebron will be tough for defenses. Lions should have drafted a DB because the Packers are still in their division.
11. Titans: Taylor Lewan, OL: B. The Titans have a very good O-line before this pick. Lewan is good, but the Titans need to replace Alterraun Verner. Should have gotten Dennard!
12. Giants: Odell Beckham, WR: B+. Hopefully, Beckham can stop Manning from throwing interceptions. The Giants needed a tackle and should have traded up for Lewan!
13. Rams: Aaron Donald, DL: A.
14. Bears: Kyle Fuller, CB: B-.
15. Steelers: Ryan Shazier, LB: B+.
16. Cowboys: Zach Martin, OL: B.
17. Ravens: C.J. Mosely, MLB: A-.
18. Jets: Calvin Pryor, S: B+.
19. Dolphins: Ja’Wuan James, OT: D+.
20. Saints (t): Brandin Cooks, WR: B+.
21. Packers: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S: A+.
22. Browns (t): Johnny Manziel, QB: A-.
23. Chiefs: Dee Ford, DE: B+.
24. Bengals: Darqueze Dennard, CB: A+.
25. Chargers: Jason Verrett, CB: B+.
26. Eagles (t): Marcus Smith, DE: C+.
27. Cardinals: Deone Bucannon, S: B-.
28. Panthers: Kelvin Benjamin, WR: C.
29. Patriots: Dominique Easley, DL: B.
30. 49ers: Jimmie Ward, S: B+.
31. Broncos: Bradley Roby, CB: A.
32. Vikings (t): Teddy Bridgewater, QB: A-.

 

 

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