2014 NFL Mock Draft Picks 21-32 by Kevin
21. Green Bay Packers – Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
Green Bay could do a lot of things. Aaron Donald could be worth a look for the d-line, but he’s a bit under-sized. They really need a safety to pair with Morgan Burnett and Pryor is a big hitter who can make plays.
22. Philadelphia Eagles – HaHa Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
Clinton-Dix was the top-rated safety for forever but even if he’s the #2 safety, that’s cool. Philly needs another OLB and could make a splash at wide receiver, but safety needs to be their chief concern.
23. Kansas City Chiefs – Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
Dwayne Bowe can’t do it alone anymore and the Chiefs don’t have a top-level talent at tight end right now. It’s time to get one.
24. Cincinnati Bengals – Cyrus Kouandijo, OT, Alabama
Cincy could go corner or safety and I really like homegrown linebacker Ryan Shazier here. But they also need tackle help. So, here goes nothing.
25. San Diego Chargers – Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
San Diego’s secondary is a big reason why they lost so many close games in 2013. if they can land a potential stud corner like Gilbert, it should help take a lot of pressure off the offense.
26. Cleveland Browns (via Colts) – Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
Here is Cleveland’s quarterback. They could still wait another round or swing a trade for someone. Who knows, its the Browns. But if Carr here, he’ll be hard to pass up. He’s got some flaws, but he also has a cannon attached to his shoulder. A real, live cannon.
27. New Orleans Saints – Kony Ealy, DE/OLB, Missouri
Ealy is perfect for the 3-4 scheme and could be a real handful at the next level. The Saints are still trying to add the right pieces and could use another OLB.
28. Carolina Panthers – Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
Matthews has to be the most underrated wide receiver in this draft. He has great size and fundamentals, and even showed at the combine he can run. Steve Smith is on life support and Carolina’s other wide receivers used to do your taxes. It’s time for an upgrade.
29. New England Patriots – Taylor Lewan, T, Michigan
Bill Belichick is all about value. And trades. And hoodies. So he’ll either snag a great value pick in Lewan or trade down, whilst wearing said hoodie.
30. San Francisco 49ers – Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
Everyone says wide receiver here, so let’s deviate a tad. Shazier is an athletic, hard-hitting linebacker who I think could actually fit any scheme. The 49ers like players like that.
31. Denver Broncos – Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
Champ Bailey is crawling on the floor in “help, I can’t get up” mode. It’s time for some corner help in Denver.
32. Seattle Seahawks – Dee Ford, DE, Auburn
Ford is pretty explosive coming from the outside, so he could go a lot earlier. He’s under-sized, though, so it could hurt his stock a bit. With Michael Bennett departing, Seattle should add another punch-deliverer here.
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