2014 NFL Mock Draft Picks 21-32 by Ian
21. Green Bay Packers – Jace Amaro TE Texas Tech. Most of us saw the hits Jermichal
Findley took this past season, who knows if and when he will be back playing in
Green Bay. Amaro is a big target who may remind some of Rob Gronkowski.
22. Philadelphia Eagles – Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State. Shocked to see Gilbert still
on the board, the Eagles rush this pick to the podium. Gilbert is right around the
prototypical NFL cornerback size at 6 foot, 200 pounds, he also has shown all the
tools needed to play CB at the next level. Could be a major steal for the Eagles.
23. Kansas City Chiefs – Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama. Brandon Albert is a free agent,
and Eric Fisher will be moving to LT to ﬁll the spot Albert vacates. This leaves a hole
at RT for the Chiefs that Kouandjio can ﬁll.
24. Cincinnati Bengals – Jason Verrett CB TCU. Pacman Jones got plently of reps at
corner for the Bengals last season and Dre Kirkpatrick has been MIA since being
drafted by Cincinnati. Verrett is a bit undersized but can cover the slot immediately
and eventually become a good number two corner. Remember this is a passing
league, you can never have enough talented defensive backs.
25. San Diego Chargers – Bradley Roby CB Ohio State. I had trouble naming the
starting corners for the Chargers, turns out they are Shareece Wright and Richard
Marshall. Playing Manning twice a year and the availability of a talented young CB
like Roby should make this pick an easy one. Roby had an up and down year at Ohio
State but there is little doubt about his talent. Expect a good combine out of Roby.
26. Cleveland Browns – Allen Robinson WR Penn State. Wide receiver is not the biggest
need for the Browns but Robinson is a solid receiver. He can be a good number 2
guy next to Josh Gordon, and another weapon for their top pick, Blake Bortles.
27. New Orleans Saints – Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State. The Saints switched to a 3-4
defense and still need a OLB that ﬁts the scheme. Shazier is an athlete and played a
similar system at Ohio State. Offensive tackle should also be considered but the
players available OT are not worth the 27th overall pick.
28. Carolina Panthers – Odell Beckham Jr. WR LSU. If you haven’t seen ﬁlm on the LSU
wide receivers yet, you should look some up. Both are excellent run blockers and
give a ton of effort. Beckham is also a multitalented receiver who could ﬁnally be the
number two receiver that Steve Smith and Cam Newton have been looking for.
29. New England Patriots – Louis Nix III DT Notre Dame. Vince Wilfork is nearing the
end of his excellent career, he does not move like he used to and injuries are wearing
him down. Louis Nix III is a similar player to Wilfork and could be a good ﬁt as his
30. San Francisco 49ers – Stephon Tuitt DE Notre Dame. Justin Smith will not play
forever. A team with less needs than most, taking a scheme ﬁt, best player available
is the way to go.
31. Denver Broncos – Timmy Jernigan DT Florida State. Terrance Knighton is all but
gone, searching for a more lucrative deal that Denver can’t offer with their current cap
situation. Jernigan is a talented DT they can pair with last years top pick Sylvester
32. Seattle Seahawks – Austin Seferian- Jenkins TE Washington. Sticking to an in state
prospect, the Seahawks grab a big, versatile tight end who will help in the red zone.
Only concern is that Jenkins has had some off the ﬁeld troubles.