2014 NFL Mock Draft: First-round predictions


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As we anxiously await the start of the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs, there are a number of teams around the league who are getting a jump on the offseason. While teams analyze their roster for the upcoming year, they will need to identify their weakness and positions where they can improve as they look to add talent in free agency and the draft.

With picks No. 1 through No. 24 of the NFL Draft order currently set, we can begin to take a better look at the 2014 NFL Draft, as we continue to roll out our mock drafts with the latest predictions for how it could all play out.

What prospects could be on your favorite team’s radar?

Here is a quick look at the latest first-round projections:

ROUND 1
1. HOUSTON TEXANS

(2-14)
 Teddy Bridgewater, quarterback, Louisville
2. ST. LOUIS RAMS (FROM WASHINGTON)

(7-9)
 Jadeveon Clowney, defensive end, South Carolina
3. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

(4-12)
 Blake Bortles, quarterback, UCF
4. CLEVELAND BROWNS

(4-12)
 Anthony Barr, linebacker, UCLA
5. OAKLAND RAIDERS

(4-12)
 Johnny Manziel, quarterback, Texas A&M
6. ATLANTA FALCONS

(4-12)
 Jake Matthews, offensive tackle, Texas A&M
7. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

(4-12)
 Sammy Watkins, wide receiver, Clemson
8. MINNESOTA VIKINGS

(5-10-1)
 Derek Carr, quarterback, Fresno State
9. BUFFALO BILLS

(6-10)
 C.J. Mosley, linebacker, Alabama
10. DETROIT LIONS

(7-9)
 Darqueze Dennard, cornerback, Michigan State
11. TENNESSEE TITANS

(7-9)
 Kony Ealy, defensive end, Missouri
12. NY GIANTS

(7-9)
 Khalil Mack, linebacker, Buffalo
13. ST. LOUIS RAMS

(7-9)
 Greg Robinson, offensive tackle, Auburn
14. CHICAGO BEARS

(8-8)
 Stephon Tuitt, defensive line, Notre Dame
15. PITTSBURGH STEELERS

(8-8)
 Louis Nix III, defensive tackle, Notre Dame
16. BALTIMORE RAVENS

(8-8)
 Taylor Lewan, offensive tackle, Michigan
17. DALLAS COWBOYS

(8-8)
 Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, safety, Alabama
18. NY JETS

(8-8)
 Mike Evans, wide receiver, Texas A&M
19. MIAMI DOLPHINS

(8-8)
 Cyrus Kouandjio, offensive tackle, Alabama
20. ARIZONA CARDINALS

(10-6)
 Antonio Richardson, offensive tackle, Tennessee
21. GREEN BAY PACKERS

(8-7-1)
 Eric Ebron, tight end, North Carolina
22. Philadelphia Eagles

(10-6)
 Justin Gilbert, cornerback, Oklahoma State
23. San Diego Chargers

(9-7)
 Cedric Ogbuehi, offensive tackle, Texas A&M
24. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

(11-5)
 Marqise Lee, wide receiver, USC
25. CINCINNATI BENGALS

(11-5)
 Ryan Shazier, linebacker, Ohio State
26. CLEVELAND BROWNS (FROM INDIANAPOLIS)

(4-12)
 Allen Robinson, wide reciever, Penn State
27. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

(11-5)
 Trent Murphy, defensive end, Stanford
28. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

(12-4)
 Jace Amaro, tight end, Texas Tech
29. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

(12-4)
 Bradley Roby, cornerback, Ohio State
30. CAROLINA PANTHERS

(12-4)
 Brandin Cooks, wide receiver, Oregon State
31. DENVER BRONCOS

(13-3)
 Travis Swanson, center, Arkansas
32. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

(13-3)
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, tight end, Washington

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  • Harold

    Hilarious to think of Manziel as a Raider!

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      somebody’s going to draft him, why not the Raiders

    • Tom Weissmann

      He is the fastest QB with an arm in the draft.

  • kyle

    In no way would st.louis take clowney and an OT with their first two picks… terrible mock

    • Bill

      Exactly, Fisher never takes an O linemen in the first. And the Rams are the last team that would need Clowney based on the emergence of Robert Quinn

  • Jimmy DeMarco

    I understand that Dallas certainly needs a safety. But if Hageman is still on the board when Dallas picks, I gotta pass on Dix. We can always get Bailey, Pryor, Reynolds or Zimmerman in the next 2 rounds.

  • http://sbpra.com/paulvsuffriti Paul V. Suffriti

    I like the Jace Amaro selection…..Pats need a top TE…..no guarantees Gronk will play a full season…..ever.

  • Calman21

    psst…the Chargers will pick after the Bengals and Chiefs….

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      Ya KC and the Bungholes are eliminated this Mock is not in the right order.

    • Thomas E. Hopkins

      psst…not unless they make the super bowl. I think we’re safe.

  • Zachery Klausman

    Josh The St Louis Rams need to trade back and draft 2 Offensive Linemen in the first round period. Our line is F-ing horrible and I am sick of it. I am hoping we resign Saffold and Long is healthy and Barrett Jones takes over at Center then if we draft 2 dominate nasty OL in the first round THE RAMS would finally have a line worth a dam!!! What do the Seahawks and 49ers have? DOMINATE OL’s! You win this game in the TRENCHES! Big hogs get it done and we freaking need some!!!!

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Your draft is not in the right order on the bottom end.

  • Paul Newbold

    Nice try at the mock Josh, I know its not an easy task. However, this mock has mistakes starting with the draft order. I think you need to go back to your big board and re think this one.

  • Joseph Bulger

    Giants haven’t taken a LB in the 1st round in 30 years. This will be no different, especially with a broken offense that was shut out twice, with no running game, #1 WR Hakeem Nicks off to FA, and an O-line that earned Eli crutches.

  • Gerardo Pucheta Figueroa

    Packers don’t draft any kind of receivers as high picks. This year 1st pick is for a Safety!! I really hope!! :(

  • AnthonyD

    Cleveland will riot if Anthony Barr is picked, and then go around and select Robinson over Matthews from
    Vandy or Cooks from OKST with our late 1st. Anthony Barr?? Come on man. It will be Watkins, QB, or Clowney if still available.

  • Joe Lawrence

    No way the Packers take a TE first when they need Safety and ILB help desperately. Thompson (GM) has said a TE is NOT a top priority. They will get a TE somewhere in the round 3-5 range.