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2014 NFL Mock Draft: NFL.com’s Charles Davis releases his first round projections

Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the NFL shield logo before the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

One day after ESPN’s Mel Kiper released his initial 2014 NFL Mock Draft, NFL.com’s resident college football expert, Charles Davis, released his picks on Thursday afternoon.

 

  1. PICK NO.
    1
    HOU
    QB
    LOUISVILLE
    A very fluid pick here for the Texans. This is not set in stone.
  2. PICK NO.
    2
    STL
    OT
    TEXAS A&M
    Sam Bradford is the Rams’ QB. They have to protect him.
  3. PICK NO.
    3
    JAC
    QB
    TEXAS A&M
    Yes, the Jags will start over at QB, too. Johnny Football could be their guy.
  4. PICK NO.
    4
    CLE
    DE
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    If Johnny Manziel is gone, the Browns might continue to fortify a good defense.
  5. PICK NO.
    5
    OAK
    WR
    USC
    The Raiders need players at a number of positions, and Lee is a game breaker.
  6. PICK NO.
    6
    ATL
    OLB
    UCLA
    Barr is a terrific player who can really rush the passer.
  7. PICK NO.
    7
    TB
    OLB
    BUFFALO
    Many scouts have Mack rated higher than Anthony Barr.
  8. PICK NO.
    8
    MIN
    QB
    CENTRAL FLORIDA
    No player will be more scrutinized in the pre-draft process.
  9. PICK NO.
    9
    BUF
    OT
    MICHIGAN
    The Wolverines’ stalwart has plenty of nasty to him.
  10. PICK NO.
    10
    DET
    CB
    MICHIGAN ST.
    Home-state cornerback is a good fit for Lions.
  11. PICK NO.
    11
    TEN
    OT
    ALABAMA
    The Titans are still trying to solidify their offensive line.
  12. PICK NO.
    12
    NYG
    OT
    AUBURN
    More protection for Eli Manning is needed.
  13. PICK NO.
    13
    STL
    WR
    CLEMSON
    Watkins would give the Rams more speed to try to catch San Francisco and Seattle.
  14. PICK NO.
    14
    CHI
    DT
    NOTRE DAME
    Stopping the run is a priority for the Bears in 2014.
  15. PICK NO.
    15
    PIT
    OLB
    ALABAMA
    Tough and physical linebacker would be perfect fit in Pittsburgh.
  16. PICK NO.
    16
    BAL
    WR
    TEXAS A&M
    A helpful target for Joe Flacco, but offensive line is a need, too.
  17. PICK NO.
    17
    DAL
    S
    ALABAMA
    The safety position has been an issue for years in Dallas.
  18. PICK NO.
    18
    NYJ
    OLB
    OHIO ST.
    The Jets’ defensive line is very good, but they could use some playmakers on the edges.
  19. PICK NO.
    19
    MIA
    OT
    NOTRE DAME
    Offensive line is a big need, and this LT really impressed me vs. Stanford’s terrific defense.
  20. PICK NO.
    20
    ARI
    CB
    OKLAHOMA ST.
    A long CB to pair with All-Pro Patrick Peterson.
  21. PICK NO.
    21
    GB
    DE
    NOTRE DAME
    Tuitt can play the run and rush the passer.
  22. PICK NO.
    22
    PHI
    FS
    LOUISVILLE
    Pryor would give the Eagles a physical presence in the secondary.
  23. PICK NO.
    23
    KC
    WR
    FLORIDA ST.
    The Chiefs need to establish a presence downfield, and Benjamin could provide it.
  24. PICK NO.
    24
    CIN
    CB
    OHIO ST.
    Roby must clean up a few things, but he has plenty of ability.
  25. PICK NO.
    25
    SD
    TE
    TEXAS TECH
    Antonio Gates can’t go on forever … can he?
  26. PICK NO.
    26
    CLE
    QB
    FRESNO ST.
    They’ll be tempted to take a runner here, but QBs are hard to turn down.
  27. PICK NO.
    27
    NO
    OT
    TENNESSEE
    Keeping Drew Brees upright is always a priority for New Orleans.
  28. PICK NO.
    28
    CAR
    RB
    OHIO ST.
    It’s time to start over at the RB position, and Hyde is this year’s Eddie Lacy (and possibly better).
  29. PICK NO.
    29
    NE
    TE
    WASHINGTON
    It was a somewhat disappointing season for him, but a good pre-draft circuit puts him back on the map.
  30. PICK NO.
    30
    SF
    DT
    FLORIDA ST.
    Jernigan would give the 49ers another good player to fortify a dynamic defense.
  31. PICK NO.
    31
    DEN
    CB
    TCU
    Verrett’s size will give them pause, but his playmaking is exceptional.
  32. PICK NO.
    32
    SEA
    WR
    PENN ST.
    Robinson is underrated nationally, but he is a good route runner with tremendous ball skills.

Topics: 2014 NFL Draft

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  • P2THAR

    Not sure the lions pass on Watkins at that point. And WR is prob a better option for SF.

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