2014 NFL Mock Draft
by Tyler Lurkins
Tyler’s newest 2014 NFL Mock Draft
5 Full Rounds
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1. Houston-Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida-Houston, of all teams, knows the value of an unstoppable 5 technique end. Yet, with any franchise, can they afford two, unstoppable, 5 technique ends? The value here lies in a QB or a trade down. Bortles has the size and stature of an NFL QB, and his willingness to compete during the combine shows great character.
2. St. Louis(via Washington)-Greg Robinson, T, Auburn-Read my Rams draft blog on possible trade scenarios for this pick. Until a trade is made, we can only assume the Rams are picking #2. Robinson is a run mauler with extreme athleticism. He is a great scheme fit for what the Rams are trying to accomplish. No matter how potent Watkins may be, he is still a 6’ receiver, and the Rams have plenty of those. With such disarray on the line right now, look for the Rams to spend their valuable cap space on a lineman, and find a reliable red zone threat in later rounds.
3. Jacksonville-Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina-Gus Bradley is looking to the future, and he sees some elite QB’s in next years draft. With very little talent on the roster, why abuse another rookie QB this year. Clowney will be a great asset to the motivator, Bradley. Look for the Jags to bring in Red Bryant to council and push what could a dominant star in the making. As far as QB, look for them to pursue Vick on a one year contract.
4. Cleveland-Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville-Though new OC Shanahan is praised for his ability to design an offense around a QB, it also seems his play calling clashes with prima donna QB’s. Manziel is not a good fit for this team or town. Bridgewater still shows accuracy and comes from a pro style offense. After he has his pro day, Bridgewater could once again rise to the top of the list.
5. Oakland-Derrick Carr, QB, Fresno St.-Why does Carr not gather the respect of other QB’s? He has the gun, the knowledge, performed well at the Sr. Bowl, and showed little flaws at the combine. Oakland needs an upgrade, Carr is that upgrade. He is a safe pick, and can at least manage the game better as good as any free agent or other rookie.