2014 NFL Mock Draft
by Tyler Lurkins
The first 2014 NFL Mock Draft by any of the writers from newnfldraft.com is up. It is headlined by some top tier talent in Jadeveon Clowney and Teddy Bridgewater.
1. Houston-Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU-With so much talent, the Texans are again looking up to the Colts. Kubiak may have ran his time out in Houston, as has Schaub. Seeing the talent of Tannenhill in Miami, and knowing the NFL is a copy cat league, Cam Cameron will find his way to Houston as will Mettenberger. Mettenberger has NFL size and has always been highly rated. Flourishing in the new Cameron offense will propel Mettenberger to the first round .
2. Jacksonville-Jadeveon Clowney, DE, S. Carolina-Obviously if the Jags aren’t nabbing a QB, they’ll trade back. Bridgewater is the best, but has he overly impressed? Why draft a guy not named Luck, and put him in the drivers seat of a no talent team? Blackmon will be the only offensive weapon of note, and Joeckel is still developing. Bradley worked with players of questionable character in Seattle. Why not take one of the most dominant forces to come to the draft in years?.
3.Minnnesota-Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville-Not only does Freeman need to show he can lead this franchise, he also needs to keep a friendly salary cap number if he does. This offense has a hall of fame running back, a solid veteran WR, a highly athletic rookie WR, and a franchise LT. This team needs a head coach with a high paced offensive mind, and a franchise QB. Bridgewater is a phenomenal talent, but needs to show more poise and find a way to stay healthy.
4.Tampa Bay-Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State-Tampa has lost 11 of 12, dating back to last season. With this much paid talent, a team should at least be breaking .500, so Schiano, who wasn’t the top choice anyway, will be ousted.
5. New York Giants-Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA-Manning will be 33 at the end of the year, and due close to 35 million over the next two years. Coughlin will be gone, the talent is aging and seriously depleting, and the team may need to take a different direction. Wilson can develop at RB and Pugh at T. Cruz will be around, and JPP will be the face of the franchise. Like the Colts, the Giants need to reshuffle the deck, take their Super Bowl trophies, and start fresh with a new coach.