The Armchair Quarterback's Guide To The NFL: 2014 Mock Draft

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Let Mock Draft Season Officially Begin

This week’s Armchair Quarterback will be a little different than the norm because with the NFL Combine over it’s officially mock draft season. So this week instead of my usual “Take of the Week” I’m just giving you my first mock draft of the season complete with a few sentences explaining each pick.

I’ve tried my best to study each team for their team needs and spent time looking over the top prospects including watching at least some game footage of everyone in my first round mock. However, I will readily admit that I don’t know your favorite team as well as you do (unless your team is the Chiefs). So if I have your team picking someone at a position that you don’t agree with or you think there is a different player available that would be much better suited for your team, please let me know. I’ll take all that info into account when I release my second version next month. Likewise, if you’re a diehard fan of the college that one of these prospects is from and you think I have evaluated him wrong, let me know.

All criticism/suggestions are welcome. A pet peeve of mine is mock drafts where the person who created it clearly has no knowledge of my favorite team. So help me to not be that person.

The mock draft starts on the next page.

After reading the mock draft don’t forget to check out the “Armchair QB Odds and Ends of the Week” for my beer review of the week (Rogue’s Mocha Porter) plus my rant of the week.

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  • Ken Tomlin

    As a Viking fan, I can understand the need for a LB, but our bigger need is in the secondary!! When your pass defense is ranked in the bottom 3 in almost all categories, you need some serious help!! Rhodes(CB) and Smith(FS) are our only good DB’s. Our other DB’s are either FA’s we won’t re-sign or players that wouldn’t even be a back-up’s back-up!! So, my hope is either we take Gilbert at 8. Pairing him with Rhodes( our 1st rd CB from last year) and we now have 2 high quality CB’s for the next 8-10 yrs. If, we don’t take Gilbert, we should trade back into the mid-to late teens(13-17). We do that we’ll pick up an extra 2nd and 3rd( according to draft trade chart), then we take whatever CB/S is highest on our board. Of course until we see who we get in FA, that may change who we pick in 1st rd. Not a bad mock draft, by the way. Not as bad as some, and better than others!!

  • Tristian

    If you think andy Reid is passing on Odell Beckham if he is there at 23 you are nuts sir. But overall I like the picks and I too despite being predominantly man to man think the steelers will snag Dennard if he is there at 15. I also think especially the top 10 looks accurate in my opinion. I do think the texans pass on manziel first no matter what and that drops him to Jacksonville at 3. Cleveland could do alot since they have 2 picks but lyle tell me your thoughts on the rams not taking a QB yet again. I live in stl and though not a fan i personally think they are too invested in Bradford given how injury prone he is. I believe he is the 3rd best QB in the division after wilson first then palmer though im a niner fan

    • Lyle Graversen

      Personally, I don’t believe in Bradford at all, but I think the Rams will go all out to give him a chance this year. Then next year they’ll move on if he struggles. The reason I PAS’s d on Beckham is the WR depth. They can get a good WR in the 3rd, but not an elite defensive lineman.