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NFL 2014 Consensus Mock Draft (Picks 1-32)

Drafttek.com uses a computer model to simulate a 7-round 2014 NFL Mock Draft. Each team has an analyst who supplies data on 2014 NFL Draft team needs. The team needs are matched up against a list of 2014 NFL Draft prospect rankings (aka "Big Board") in order to generate each selection in our 2014 NFL Mock Draft.


2014 Consensus Mock Draft - 7 Rounds
CMD #12
April 23, 2014


The Most Sought After Position

There are six teams among the top-10 who could potentially select a Quarterback in round 1: Houston, Jacksonville, Cleveland, Oakland, Tampa Bay and Minnesota. However in our current Consensus Mock Draft, only two of those teams actually do so. If fact only two QBs are projected to be selected in the entire first round. Offensive Tackle fares better, our model projects a total of four OTs in round one.

Wide Receivers and Pass Rushers are next, both positions are represented by a total of five projected first rounders. In first place, as is often the case, is Cornerback. NFL teams can never have enough of them, at least good ones. Drafttek's CMD#12 projects a total of six CBs to punch tickets in round 1: Justin Gilbert, Darqueze Dennard, Kyle Fuller, Bradley Roby, Jason Verrett and Lamarcus Joyner.


1 Houston
Jadeveon Clowney
    South Carolina
    OLB34
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
266
Alternate Pick #1
Teddy Bridgewater
Alternate Pick #2
Khalil Mack
For the 2nd week, Clowney is the choice. HC Bill O'Brien has made some statements that 1) the Texans may not select a QB in the 1st Round and 2) they may select more than one QB in the draft. After recording a 4.53 forty (at 266 lbs.), a vertical of 37.5", and a standing broad jump of 10'4" at the Combine, questions of work ethic began to disappear. Although some pundits feel Clowney is better-suited as a 4-3 DE, new HC Bill O'Brien stated in a recent interview that his defensive philosophy employs "multiple fronts", rather than a 3-4 or 4-3 exclusively. Houston's team defense ranked 28th in the League, tied for 29th with only 32 sacks, and Pro Football Focus gave them a -44.4 grade in pass coverage (due largely to the lack of QB pressure). As for the Texans' need at QB, this scenario assumes Ryan Fitzpatrick (acquired in Free Agency) can hold down the fort, and a "QB of the Future" will be drafted later to be groomed (and wait until you see who's available at #33!)
2 St Louis
Greg Robinson
    Auburn
    LOT
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
332
Alternate Pick #1
Sammy Watkins
Alternate Pick #2
Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix
Ideally, the Rams would like to trade down this pick. It may be easier said than done. In an interview with Rich Eisen of the NFL Network, Rams GM Les Snead noted he had more inquiries about the Number 2 pick two years ago than he's had for the same selection this year. ESPN's Adam Schefter expects Jadeveon Clowney, Greg Robinson, Khalil Mack, and Sammy Watkins to be the first four picks in the draft, in no particular order. Of the four, Robinson represents the best match for the Rams, both in terms of value and need. For many weeks, Robinson has remained the selection at Number 2 in this DRAFTSIM. Robinson visited the Rams earlier in April, and the team will be visiting Auburn shortly to conduct a private workout. ~Frank Dobozy, Rams Analyst
3 Jacksonville
Teddy Bridgewater
    Louisville
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
214
Alternate Pick #1
Sammy Watkins
Alternate Pick #2
Johnny Manziel
Jacksonville did a little more homework on the former Louisville standout Teddy Bridgewater, bringing him in for a second workout. Smokescreen or genuine interest, most draft experts say that Bridgewater is the most NFL-ready QB in this draft. Some also say that he could be in for a freefall on draft night. Nonetheless, Jacksonville is desperate for a franchise QB and Dave Caldwell feels like need meets value. So with Clowney off the board, and electing to bypass on the dynamic Sammy Watkins, the Jags secure their future trigger man in Bridgewater. Or could this be a smokescreen to divert interest from the guy they really covet? Either way, this will be an interesting selection and should shape the rest of their draft.
4 Cleveland
Sammy Watkins
    Clemson
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
205
Alternate Pick #1
Johnny Manziel
Alternate Pick #2
Blake Bortles
This is the season for conflicting reports, WIKI leaks, and misinformation. There have been conflicting comparisons between Watkins and A.J. Green of late. Per Rotoworld, NFL.com's Charlie Casserly prefers Green, who was Casserly's top overall talent in 2011. Meanwhile, ESPN's Mel Kiper gives the nod to Watkins. Honestly, I don't care for either comparison. Peter King captures the essence of Sammy's unique skill set, calling him a RB/WR hybrid. What Watkins lacks in height, arm length, hand size, and leaping ability (Green), he makes up in elusiveness, physicality, speed, and superior blocking. King's well balanced, in-depth analysis shows how Watkins has the ability to make big plays out of short passes. ~Mike Sudds, Browns Analyst
5 Oakland
Khalil Mack
    Buffalo
    OLB43
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
251
Alternate Pick #1
Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix
Alternate Pick #2
Jake Matthews
Mack to Oakland continues to pick up steam as it continues to look like Watkins will likely be off the board by the time Oakland picks at #5. However, Mike Evans remains a significant threat as the top positional priority in this draft remains finding an elite-level receiver. While there is strong depth at the position, Raiders brass must not only ask themselves if they can get a quality receiver in Round 2 (for which the answer is most certainly "yes"), but also whether they can find a pass catcher who is capable of being the go-to-guy that no one on the roster has proven they can be. That answer is a little more tricky, and, if McKenzie does not see that level of talent there, he may reach a bit for the Texas A&M receiver who is beginning to look like a Top Ten pick. Right now, however, smart money is on Dennis Allen adding the player with elite talent and no significant concerns to his rebuilding defense.
6 Atlanta
Anthony Barr
    UCLA
    OLB34
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
255
Alternate Pick #1
Jake Matthews
Alternate Pick #2
Darqueze Dennard
Once again, Barr is the selection . . . and for good reason! ProFootballFocus is painfully blunt in their assessment of the Atlanta Falcons' defense during the 2013 season: -8.9 in run defense, -44.4 in pass rush, and -35.1 in pass coverage for an UN-grand total of -70.6 in total defense. Will the much-anticipated switch from their traditional 4-3 base alignment to more 3-4 schemes correct this deficit? Not unless some of the plethora of Defensive Ends on the current roster can advance past Cro-Magnon status and play the OLB34 position on 2 feet. Both Clowney and Mack are off the board, but UCLA's Anthony Barr played OLB in the Bruins' 3-4 scheme and he is at his best rushing the passer . . . and, with his quickness, draws comparisons to a young DeMarcus Ware. Before drawing your conclusions, watch the Bruin's highlights from last year.
7 Tampa Bay
Mike Evans
    Texas A&M
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -10
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
225
Alternate Pick #1
Johnny Manziel
Alternate Pick #2
C.J. Mosley
The Buccaneers currently are not in possession of a franchise QB, and the team is performing due diligence on most of the major prospects: Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, and Derek Carr. There's also Day 2/Day 3 prospects Jimmy Garoppolo and Gale Gilbert. Each team only gets 30 official pre-draft visits, so for the Bucs to use five of those on QB prospects says something about how HC Lovie Smith values the position. Or more importantly, how he views the long-term viability of the QBs currently on the Bucs' roster. A couple items lead us to believe that WR Mike Evans is still the best prospect for the team at pick #7. First, for a team who has a "tolerable" situation QB for 2014 with Glennon and McCown, drafting one of the "flawed five" would not advance the team to the extent that Evans would, given the Bucs' dearth at WR. Secondly, don't be surprised if one or two of the top five QB (include Bortles and subtract Gilbert) were available to Lovie in RD2.
8 Minnesota
Johnny Manziel
    Texas A&M
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
207
Alternate Pick #1
Blake Bortles
Alternate Pick #2
Darqueze Dennard
This may be the final time we see a QB selected here for the Vikings. After months of going back and forth on whether GM Rick Spielman would grab a signal-caller early, this analyst is starting to be convinced that he will choose to pass. First, good ol' Sid Hartman came out with this piece, which shed some light on the Vikings' draft plans (if you can trust Sid, that is). Then, a few hours later, I see this story from Peter King that leads me to believe Spielman is actually thinking straight - or maybe he just wants to postpone his pink slip for another year. Either way, count me in the "BPA at 8, wait for a QB camp" from here on out. Subject to change, of course!



9 Buffalo
Jake Matthews
    Texas A&M
    ROT
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
305
Alternate Pick #1
Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix
Alternate Pick #2
Eric Ebron
I have been looking at the Bills' OL in depth to determine if adding a RT or a playmaker here is the real solution to the Bills' playoff drought. I looked here at Football Outsiders at our Adjusted Line Yards. Running up the middle, the Bills rank 11th in the NFL, and over each end they are 30th. It gets worse. The Bills ran the most in the NFL last season, but were the most predictable where they ran: 71% of the Bills' running plays went between the Guards (vs. NFL average of 54%)! OLBs and Safeties cheat in on the Bills because they never run outside. Moreover, the Bills rank 29th in effective sack protection. Ebron running a pattern or Evans leaping high won't change that reality. If future Pro Bowler Jake Matthews is available, there's an alternate reality: It's called playoffs. You ask, "Will taking OT here affect the Bills' ability to grab playmakers by the end of Day Two?" Read On!
10 Detroit
Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix
    Alabama
    FS
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
208
Alternate Pick #1
C.J. Mosley
Alternate Pick #2
Darqueze Dennard
The Apocalypse must be upon us! Mel Kiper and Todd McShay are now in agreement with my projection that the Lions will draft FS Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix in RD1. As I peruse the NFL team blogs, one thing becomes abundantly clear; interest in Clinton-Dix isn't confined to the Lions. In fact, there's considerable interest in the Alabama standout around the League, and some speculation that he could be drafted as high as 6th overall by Atlanta. Yes, Ha-Ha is becoming a highly touted commodity. The reason is simple, really: If you scan our DraftTek Team Needs page, you will see that the Bears, Browns, Broncos, Colts, Chiefs, Jets, Raiders, Rams, Titans, and Redskins have the need for an upgrade at FS. In fact, the FS position is the neediest in the entire draft! ~Mike Sudds, Lions Analyst
11 Tennessee
C.J. Mosley
    Alabama
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
234
Alternate Pick #1
Darqueze Dennard
Alternate Pick #2
Taylor Lewan
The Titans are in an unfortunate situation picking at 11. The players they are likely targeting (Matthews, Robinson, Bridgewater) are all off the board, and other players available that would fill holes (Nix, Barr, Ford) are viewed as "reaches" at this point of the draft. So the Titans decide C.J. Mosley presents the best value on the board. Mosley has an elite skillset that will allow him to seamlessly transition between 3-4 and 4-3 defensive schemes, which is a necessity for Ray Horton's defensive gameplan, who likes to mix up his packages. His ability to get off blocks, drop into coverage and his quickness into the backfield when blitzing will allow Horton to put Mosley where ever he's needed to confuse defenses. Players like Mosley aren't necessarily viewed too highly; they're viewed as "safe" picks, and after the failure of Aaron Curry in the 2009 Draft, teams seem to be afraid of the safe play, and would rather take the risk on "upside," but he's a great fit in Nashville.
12 NY Giants
Taylor Lewan
    Michigan
    LOT
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'7''
Weight:
309
Alternate Pick #1
Eric Ebron
Alternate Pick #2
Aaron Donald
Whatever metric you use to measure the offensive line performance of the 2013 team, the Giants don't measure up to their namesake. Whether the metric is the Offensive Hog Index, Pro Football Focus numbers (-59.6 pass blocking, -22.9 run blocking), or Football Outsiders it's clear the Giants couldn't block in 2013. While the Giants addressed Offensive Line in free agency there are still more questions than answers. Geoff Schwartz is a journeyman and sometimes-starter who had a breakout year in his fourth year, center J.D. Walton hasn't played a meaningful snap since early in the 2012 season, Will Beatty is coming off a broken leg and a number of broken performances, and Chris Snee had hip and elbow surgeries and is no spring chicken. Taylor Lewan has character issues, but he is very talented (6th on Greg Gabriel's board, 5th on Mel Kiper's, and 13th on DraftTek's) and is an ideal pick at 12th overall.
13 St Louis
Justin Gilbert
    Oklahoma State
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
202
Alternate Pick #1
Marqise Lee
Alternate Pick #2
Odell Beckham Jr.
Throughout the off-season, FS Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix has been inextricably linked to the Rams' Number 13 pick. As we inch closer to the draft, his availability at that spot is no longer a certainty. Many mock drafts - this one included - have Clinton-Dix chosen within the first ten picks. Instead, the selection remains - as it has for many weeks - CB Justin Gilbert. Gilbert fills the Rams' need for a third "starting" CB. Jeff Fisher and Les Snead have exhibited a tendency towards drafting fast, athletic players, with medium floors and high ceilings. Gilbert fits that description to a tee. The Rams have conducted a pre-draft visit with Gilbert, as they have with many of the other top CBs in the draft. The Rams could also be looking at Kyle Fuller and Bradley Roby with this pick. CBS Sports' Pete Prisco has heard rumblings about Fuller and Roby, indicating they could be the first two corners off the board in RD1.
14 Chicago
Aaron Donald
    Pittsburgh
    DT43
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
285
Alternate Pick #1
Darqueze Dennard
Alternate Pick #2
Timmy Jernigan
At this point, I am sure Bears fans are sick of seeing Aaron Donald's name at the 14 spot. And to be honest, I'm a bit tired of writing about him, too. The match is obvious - despite an off-season where Phil Emery bolstered the beleaguered DL with Lamarr Houston, Jared Allen, and Willie Young (while also re-signing Nick Collins and Jay Ratliff) there is still a hole at the incredibly-important 3-technique spot in the Bears' 4-3 defense. Donald not only brings the skillset and the resume to fill that role better than any DT in the Draft, but he also brings the intensity and desire you look for in a player you are selecting with your coveted RD1 pick. That said, there are numerous options on the board - and their selection will all depend on how the first 13 picks shake out. In the mix with Donald are R. Hageman, J Gilbert, D Dennard, H. Clinton-Dix, A. Barr, and C. Pryor.
15 Pittsburgh
Darqueze Dennard
    Michigan State
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +4
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
191
Alternate Pick #1
Jason Verrett
Alternate Pick #2
Marqise Lee
The Steelers manage to pull Dennard in the DRAFTSIM once more. The team would very much like to get a top-flight corner in the First Round and address their needs at receiver and linebacker in later rounds from those much-deeper classes. Dennard's squarely in the Steelers' sights with Coach Mike Tomlin and GM Kevin Colbert in attendance at the MSU Pro Day and Dennard subsequently visiting the team in Pittsburgh. He is a shutdown corner, skilled in press coverage, who can stand one-on-one against a team's #1 receiver. If the Steelers feel he's too stiff or too grabby they would likely consider a receiver here, likely a fluid route runner such as Marqise Lee or Odell Beckham Jr..
16 Dallas
Zack Martin
    Notre Dame
    OG
    Reach/Value:     -7
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
308
Alternate Pick #1
Timmy Jernigan
Alternate Pick #2
Kony Ealy
The title of this comment is "I don't think!" Based on the draft prospect invitations the Cowboys have issued and their value on the Big Board, "I don't think" their top 2 DL prospects (DT Aaron Donald and DE Anthony Barr) will be available at #16 (sure enough, Barr went to Atlanta at #6 and Donald went to Chicago at #14 in this simulation). The next 2 DL prospects (DT Timmy Jernigan and DE Kony Ealy) are potential "trade-down" targets and (are you ready for it) "I don't think" Dallas will reach for them. While most of this draft should concentrate on defensive needs, "Romo Friendly" is still pertinent and 1 more stud on the OL would benefit that cause. Zack Martin can learn the NFL game inside at OG in 2014 and become a potential replacement for Doug Free (who is a Free Agent in 2015) at ROT. Not your typical "Notre Dame OL"; footwork is extremely good, keeps his feet under him, plays with his butt low to accentuate his power on blocking technique, as illustrated against Stanford.

Traded Round 1 Picks:
St Louis gets Washington 1st round pick (Robert Griffin)
Cleveland gets Indianapolis 1st round pick (Trent Richardson)

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11 Darqueze Dennard
Michigan State
CB
33 Ryan Shazier
Ohio State
OLB43
34 Ra'Shede Hageman
Minnesota
DE34
36 Bradley Roby
Ohio State
CB
39 Allen Robinson
Penn State
WRF
49 Carlos Hyde
Ohio State
RBF
53 DaQuan Jones
Penn State
DT34
82 C.J. Fiedorowicz
Iowa
TE
89 Jared Abbrederis
Wisconsin
WRF
92 Jack Mewhort
Ohio State
ROT
98 Cody Latimer
Indiana
WRF
99 Chris Borland
Wisconsin
ILB
101 Christian Kirksey
Iowa
OLB43
104 Stanley Jean-Baptiste
Nebraska
CB
120 Jonathan Brown
Illinois
OLB43
156 Denicos Allen
Michigan State
OLB43
167 Max Bullough
Michigan State
ILB
171 Beau Allen
Wisconsin
DT34
178 Isaiah Lewis
Michigan State
SS
206 Ricardo Allen
Purdue
CB
207 Brock Vereen
Minnesota
SS
218 Jacob Pedersen
Wisconsin
TE
228 Jeremy Gallon
Michigan
WRS
237 James Morris
Iowa
ILB
239 Christian Bryant
Ohio State
FS
244 John Urschel
Penn State
OG
245 Corey Linsley
Ohio State
OC
247 Ted Bolser
Indiana
TE
249 Ryan Groy
Wisconsin
OG
252 Glenn Carson
Penn State
ILB
254 Quincy Enunwa
Nebraska
WRF
259 Dezmen Southward
Wisconsin
SS
264 Kain Colter
Northwestern
WRS
275 Venric Mark
Northwestern
WRS
281 Kenny Guiton
Ohio State
QB
288 Jeremiah Sirles
Nebraska
ROT
294 Spencer Long
Nebraska
OG
302 Anthony Hitchens
Iowa
OLB43
303 Jeff Budzien
Northwestern
K
307 Andrew Norwell
Ohio State
OG
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