2014 NFL Mock Draft
by DJ Boyer
2014 Mock Draft 15.0
** San Francisco currently has a 3rd round selection from Kansas City (Alex Smith) which escalates into a 2nd rounder.
1. Houston Jadeveon Clowney Defensive End South Carolina
This is a tough call at the top of the draft but we am staying with Clowney at this time to pair with J.J. Watt to form a duo at defensive end that will scare any offensive line coach or offensive coordinator in the league. There is no question the Texans will take a quarterback at some point and they have a quarterback coaching guru in Bill O’ Brien at the helm. Is Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel or Teddy Bridgewater light years ahead of say Derek Carr, A.J. McCarron or Jimmy Garrapolo? .
2. St. Louis (Wash) Greg Robinson Offensive Tackle Auburn
The biggest question here may not be who are the Rams taking but rather who is making the selection. The Rams are in a great position to trade down and acquire more picks but if they stay put Robinson gets the nod over Matthews as the first offensive lineman off the board. While we feel Matthews is more pro ready, Robinson is the most dominant run blocker in the draft. The Rams offensive output last season was inconsistent but Zac Stacy and the ground game started to come together towards the end of the season and so did the wins.
3. Jacksonville Blake Bortles Quarterback Central Florida
The Jaguars are in a can’t lose position here because they can draft a quarterback or take Jadeveon Clowney if he falls to #3 as this team has the fewest sacks in the NFL over the last three seasons. Manziel would put people in the seats, something needed in Jacksonville but I think the Jags as the rest of the NFL will see that Bortles may be the only franchise quarterback in this draft.
4. Cleveland Johnny Manziel Quarterback Texas A&M
You never know what the Browns are going to do but they have a boatload of draft picks. For teams at the top of the order they seem to like Manziel more than anyone so he seems to be the logical selection to be the next entrant into the quarterback carousel.
5. Oakland Sammy Watkins Wide Receiver Clemson
Quarterback is a need but you need people to catch the football as well. Oakland has been without a legitimate #1 receiver for some time and if they resist taking a quarterback here then Watkins is the most logical selection available.