Santos 2014 NFL Mock Draft
1. Houston Texans: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Houston’s biggest problem is the QB position, like the Chiefs the only piece they truly needed was a solid game manager and that is all the Texans need as well, Free Agency and in house prospects are not the answer. Luckily this year’s draft has a handful of good prospective young QBs. I believe if they go QB with this selection it will be Johnny Football (HS).
2. St. Louis via Washington: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Obviously the Rams are in a great position to make a trade and I would not be surprised if they made the move happen before the draft starts but if they stay they could go in a variety of ways with Barr, Watkins, or offensive line, which I believe would be the smartest move. Jake Long is a timely vet and deserved his second chance with the Rams but the late season injury could hinder his ability to remain a prolific Left Tackle. Their best bet is to take the young Matthews boy who comes from a long line of family football players. He is an instant plug-in on the left or right side and reminds me of Joe Thomas.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jadeveon Clowney, DE/OLB, South Carolina
The Jags are in a great spot here at #3 they could take their QB or their dynamic DE for years to come. I believe the team would prefer the overhyped DE from South Carolina, not only is Gus Bradley a defense guy, but Clowney would fit perfect in the Jags defensive scheme and since this draft has a little QB depth they could easily sneak in the late first round or find a QB in the second or third to compete with Henne for the starting job.
4. Cleveland Browns: Blake Bortles, QB, UCF
The Browns are in dire need of a QB, for years they have teased their fans with one guy after another but a franchise QB is the priority.(HS).
5. Oakland Raiders: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
I feel sorry for Raiders fans, because like the Browns it seems they can never find the answer for the QB position. Some people may seem this is a big reach for Carr but I believe he has all the intangibles of a spread QB and could easily elevate the passing game and use the group of WRs in Oakland to his benefit. McFadden is out the door and a run game will not be the emphasis in Oakland anymore. Derek Carr has played in sunny California for four years under a spread offense that could easily translate to the pros.