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11 Darqueze Dennard
19 Justin Gilbert
22 Jason Verrett
27 Kyle Fuller
36 Bradley Roby
48 Lamarcus Joyner
59 Bashaud Breeland
87 Keith McGill
93 Jaylen Watkins
104 Stanley Jean-Baptiste
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NFL 2014 Mock Draft
Round 1 - Picks 17-32

CMD #12
April 23, 2014


17 Baltimore
Kyle Fuller
    Virginia Tech
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -10
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
190
Alternate Pick #1
Jason Verrett
Alternate Pick #2
Morgan Moses
Options abound for Baltimore at #17, and, assuming Taylor Lewan is off the board, there are multiple directions the Ravens could go with this pick. One includes addressing the right tackle position with the next best player there, which could be Virginia's Morgan Moses, but he could be seen as too much of a developmental project for a first round selection. Kony Ealy, Ra'Shede Hageman, and Timmy Jernigan could also get looks to secure the defensive line, or Newsome could eye Calvin Pryor as a potential pairing with 2013 rookie Matt Elam. Despite the options, it would be hard to argue with the choice of Kyle Fuller, the Hokie corner with excellent size and instincts. With Fuller, Baltimore lands a stellar replacement for the departed Corey Graham.
18 NY Jets
Marqise Lee
    USC
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
192
Alternate Pick #1
Odell Beckham Jr.
Alternate Pick #2
Eric Ebron
If pre-draft visits are anything to go by, the Jets have serious interest in strengthening both the WR and CB spots early in the upcoming Draft. No fewer than 10 WR's make the list, along with 7 CB's, most of whom are graded in the RD1-RD2 range. With 3 CB's already off the board in our latest CMD, the value looks heavily stacked in favor of taking WR here. Marqise Lee looks the best option here, but don't discount Odell Beckham Jr or Brandin Cooks. All 3 guys have their positives but I would still give Lee the edge because of the fantastic numbers he achieved in 2012. Lee also runs excellent routes and is an important ingredient in a Rookie making the successful transition from the College game to the NFL.
~Rich Tinley, Jets Analyst @tinley24
19 Miami
Eric Ebron
    North Carolina
    TE
    Reach/Value:     +4
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
245
Alternate Pick #1
Jace Amaro
Alternate Pick #2
Timmy Jernigan
If the Dolphins are hoping to fix their offensive line then Dennis Hickey and the rest of the Miami front office wouldn't be pleased with the output of DRAFTSIM this time around. Picks 2, 9, 12, and 16 are the top OTs. What now? Reach for a second-tier OT in Moses or Bitonio? Or an OG like Yankey or Su'a-Filo? Of course, there are rumors that the Dolphins actually love Kouandjio, despite his potential health problems. Smokescreen? Hard to say. Should they remain steadfast and use pick 19 on a position other than OL it could be to add weapons for Tannehill, who is likely entering his "make-or-break" season as the Dolphins' starter. Miami wanted an athletic threat at the TE position last season but saw their pass-catching match-up nightmare (Dustin Keller) suffer a horrific knee injury during the preseason. A duo of Clay - a Free Agent next Spring - and Ebron would give the 'phins a TE set that would have the potential to upstage Gronkowski/Hernandez from a few years ago.
20 Arizona
Jeremiah Attaochu
    Georgia Tech
    OLB34
    Reach/Value:     -8
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
252
Alternate Pick #1
Calvin Pryor
Alternate Pick #2
Ra'Shede Hageman
The Cardinals desperately need some young home-grown pass-rushing talent on the outside. Historically they've been making do by signing aging edge-rushers and getting the last bit of production out of them (see Bertrand Berry & John Abraham). While Abraham was still very productive last year, his next season might be his last in the desert. The other way the Cardinals have been getting sacks is by manufacturing pressure through the exotic blitz packages of both Ray Horton and Todd Bowles. In this DRAFTSIM the Cardinals try and address their need early by drafting Georgia Tech's career sack leader, Jeremiah Attaochu. Attaochu has the explosive athleticism and the lower-leg flexibility to provide constant pressure off the edge. Hopefully he can develop into the consistent 3-4 Outside Linebacker rushing off the edge that the Cardinals have been lacking. ~Jordan Plocher, Cardinals Analyst
21 Green Bay
Calvin Pryor
    Louisville
    FS
    Reach/Value:     -9
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
207
Alternate Pick #1
Odell Beckham Jr.
Alternate Pick #2
Louis Nix
How bad are the Packers' Safety issues? Both of last year's starters opposite Morgan Burnett are gone - one cut, the other allowed to walk in Free Agency. In additon, Burnett proved incapable of carrying the load back there after signing a big contract extension. And it wasn't just coverage issues; opposing receivers felt free to run through the Packers' defensive backfield with full impunity, no fear of getting their clock cleaned at any time. Enter Calvin Pryor. There may be better all-around Safeties in this draft, but none that will put more fear into receivers than Pryor. The Packers need a guy like Pryor and then perhaps to double-up with a more versatile Safety later in the draft.
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22 Philadelphia
Odell Beckham Jr.
    LSU
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
198
Alternate Pick #1
Dee Ford
Alternate Pick #2
Ryan Shazier
The flip-flop between picks to shore up a suspect defense and find the future at WR continues. Last week Louisville safety Pryor was the choice. In CMD10 it was USC WR Lee. Both are gone in this scenario. While Kelly's team could use a top CB for the future, the three best-suited for the Eagles in Round 1 (Gilbert, Dennard, Fuller) are all gone. Should the cards fall this way on Draft Day, a WR is the likely selection. With Lee flying high as a Jet, Pick 22 is either OBJ or Cooks, the Beaver. Either would work in Philly's system, but the former LSU star is the guy here. Why? He has a visit scheduled with the Eagles' draft contingent this week. (Philly has set up a meeting/already met with 5 WR prospects; Cooks has not been one of them.) The Beckham vs Cooks debate rages on. Both have superb athleticism, agility, and accumulate great YAC. Either would work in Philly but due to his slightly larger frame, arms, and overall stature, Beckham (3-year starter for the Tigers) is the choice.
23 Kansas City
Brandin Cooks
    Oregon State
    WRS
    Reach/Value:     -8
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
189
Alternate Pick #1
Jason Verrett
Alternate Pick #2
Xavier Su'a-Filo
This is a classic case of how one team's personnel decisions affect another team. With the Eagles releasing DeSean Jackson, that puts another team in the running for one of the second-level Wide Receivers in the Draft. This narrows the Chiefs' options. The Chiefs would like to see Beckham Jr. and Cooks on the board when they pick here. In this DraftSim, the Eagles select Beckham Jr., leaving the Chiefs with Cooks. Either player is a fine selection to fill the chronic hole the Chiefs have opposite Dwayne Bowe. How bad are the Chiefs WRs not counting Bowe? The second-ranked Chief WR on the roster according to ProFootballFocus.com was Junior Hemingway who ranked #102 in the NFL. That's not a hole at WR #2; that's the Grand Canyon. Cooks is on the smaller side, but he has the speed to take the lid off the Defense and open up room underneath for Bowe, Charles, Fasano, et al.
24 Cincinnati
Bradley Roby
    Ohio State
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -12
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
194
Alternate Pick #1
Jason Verrett
Alternate Pick #2
Kony Ealy
Cincy has only a few major needs, but CB takes priority here. The secondary is the oldest group on the team, and battle injury issues every season. Newman's the oldest Bengal (35), Jones is past his prime, Hall's coming off his 2nd torn Achilles, Kirkpatrick's still deciding if he wants to boom or bust, plus you have some no-namers who most likely won't make the roster. It's time to add some solid youth to the back end of the defense. Cincy will have to figure out whom they like between Roby and Verrett with this pick. I think with Verrrett's medical history , Roby is the choice here. Roby is lightning fast, a willing tackler, and confident playing on an island with WRs. He needs to clean up his technique and overall maturity, but could be a star in the NFL. He also has value as a punt and kick returner although he wasn't asked to do it much at OSU.



25 San Diego
Jason Verrett
    TCU
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
182
Alternate Pick #1
Louis Nix
Alternate Pick #2
Lamarcus Joyner
No change from last week as the Bolts select Jason Verrett again with the 25th Overall pick. This may sound like a "ho hum" pick, given the lack of buzz surrounding this guy but, let's not forget Chargers fans, that this is quite possibly the BEST cover corner in the draft. In an age of big, tall, and fast Wide Receivers, short CBs are being overlooked. When you dig a little deeper, though, it becomes quite apparent that Verrett could be a steal. Matt Bowen thinks Verrett is an "Overlooked Gem" and I, for one, agree with him wholeheartedly. Sometimes the best picks aren't the sexiest and this could be a case of just that.
26 Cleveland
Xavier Su'a-Filo
    UCLA
    OG
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
307
Alternate Pick #1
Blake Bortles
Alternate Pick #2
Derek Carr
This is a pivotal pick for the Browns. If Houston passes on a QB in RD1, they will surely draft one with the first pick in RD2. With Blake Bortles and Derek Carr on the board, the Browns could offer a trade to Houston for the QB of their choice now, or settle for leftovers later. What makes this so appealing is that one of these QBs will be available in RD2. In this, I have a high degree of confidence. Passing on a QB here looks very safe, and nets the draft's most accomplished zone-blocking Guard in Su'a-Filo. Be sure to check out SI.com's excellent piece on "XSF" by Doug Farrar. Drafting the best WR and OG in this class gets the Browns off and running in grand style. ~Mike Sudds, Browns Analyst
27 New Orleans
Louis Nix
    Notre Dame
    DT34
    Reach/Value:     +6
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
331
Alternate Pick #1
David Yankey
Alternate Pick #2
Jace Amaro
Okay, Who Dats, betcha didn't think you'd see a Defensive Lineman heading up the first overall pick for the Saints this year, right? Well, now you can say you've seen everything! Broderick Bunkley and John Jenkins are already are on the roster, but Louis Nix III (or LN3, if you prefer) should not be passed over if he's sitting here at #27. With Nix, Bunkley, and Jenkins, the heat up front will stay red hot all game long with that rotation. Think of Nix as an updated version of B.J. Raji, only much better at holding up at the point of attack, stuffing the run, and collapsing the pocket. All of which Nix has been good at now, but imagine him with a couple of years under his belt at the NFL level. He won't be a pass-rushing phenom, but his agility and explosion make him a disruptive force up front. LN3 can sniff out screen passes and get into the backfield. His forte, however, will mainly be leaving carnage in his wake along the interior line--music to Rob Ryan's ears.
28 Carolina
Morgan Moses
    Virginia
    ROT
    Reach/Value:     -9
Height:
6'6''
Weight:
314
Alternate Pick #1
Timmy Jernigan
Alternate Pick #2
Ryan Shazier
Last week we looked at my ideal pick with us selecting Brandin Cooks. Though we need that type of playmaker, we also need to remember what Gettleman has said is needed: "It is a big man's game and don't let anyone tell you any different." Then he pointed out that we lost the playoff game against the 49ers because we were overwhelmed at the line of scrimmage. How many times did it seem like our Running Backs ran into a brick wall last year? Morgan Moses brings 6'6 and 325 lbs. of pure Hog Molly to a unit that needs some beef. Add this mauler to the right side of our line and look for "Double Trouble" to rebound in 2014. Last year, in fact, Moses helped UVA have their first 1,000-yard rusher since 2004. Also last year, which was his first on the left, he only gave up two sacks in 506 pass attempts. After starting 43 straight games at Virginia, consider him a healthy Jeff Otah. ~Erin Ford, Panthers Analyst @PanthersDrafter
29 New England
Kony Ealy
    Missouri
    DE43
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
273
Alternate Pick #1
Jace Amaro
Alternate Pick #2
Scott Crichton
In one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, this is probably a prime trade-down spot. However, despite that depth, pure 4-3 Defensive Ends are a bit of a rarity and New England may pounce on the opportunity to take a developmental prospect. Ealy projects well to the next level due to his size (6'4", 273), quickness (6.83 3 cone drill, best among DL), and pedigree (1st team All-SEC). The Missouri native also flashed his impressive athleticism against Indiana, returning an interception 49 yards for a touchdown. There may be more Pro-ready players in this class, but Belichick has often trusted in his coaching ability and gambled on the home run. Ealy could prove to be the big pick that reminds everyone of the coach's skills as a talent evaluator.
30 San Francisco
Lamarcus Joyner
    Florida State
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -18
Height:
5'8"
Weight:
195
Alternate Pick #1
Bashaud Breeland
Alternate Pick #2
Marcus Martin
Our DRAFTSIMs are in a holding pattern for now regarding the Niners' draft plans. May 3rd is the day where the team must decide whether or not to pick up the option on Aldon Smith's 5th year. That is, to pony up $9.75M to keep Smith in red and gold for the 2015 season. If GM Trent Baalke opts to let Smith walk after the 2014 season, then pass rush specialist (OLB34) will become a higher priority for the Niners. Even so, CB is still the imminent need for the 2014 draft. But would Baalke really pass up Kony Ealy or Dee Ford for Lamarcus Joyner? We love Joyner's competitiveness and skill set, but at just 5'-8", Joyner just doesn't project as a team's #1 corner. But, notwithstanding a trade, Joyner just may be the best option at pick #30. NinersNation.com's draft database shows that ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper (among others) has the same projection.
31 Denver
Timmy Jernigan
    Florida State
    DT43
    Reach/Value:     +13
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
299
Alternate Pick #1
Shayne Skov
Alternate Pick #2
Bashaud Breeland
This DRAFTSIM and this pick are the strongest argument yet for the Broncos trading out of pick 31 on May 8th. It's not that Timmy Jernigan isn't a great prospect and an excellent value here (He is both). The issue is that, despite an excellent off-season, the Broncos still have serious needs at CB and MLB and there aren't many of either likely to be available at that slot worthy of the pick. There's no guarantee there will be a buyer for the Broncos' pick here, but if there is John Elway should probably sell. Mike Klis argued against a trade back this week, but teams don't make decisions of that magnitude based on a fifth-year option. Andrew Mason's recent speculation on potential trade scenarios is a bit more fun (if unrealistic in terms of what the Broncos could hope to get). There's also the possibility of trading up, which actually could happen this year. With a visit from Mosley last week and another from Gilbert coming up, one has to wonder if the Broncos are considering it.
32 Seattle
Ra'Shede Hageman
    Minnesota
    DE34
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'6''
Weight:
310
Alternate Pick #1
Stephon Tuitt
Alternate Pick #2
Allen Robinson
After the Sidney Rice signing (which I predicted last week) Seahawks look like they are content with their receiving core. They may use a late round pick to add another developmental prospect at WR but there has been some speculation around using the newly-acquired Terrelle Pryor as a WR/ backup QB to help save some roster spots. With the pick of Ra'Shede Hageman we see a pick where value meets need for the team. Hageman possesses elite size at 6'6'' and 310 lbs and has the ability to bull rush blockers deep into the pocket. Hageman is one of the most versatile defensive linemen in the draft with the ability to line up at nose or three-technique, and can even play DE in some scenarios. With the addition of Hageman, Seattle's pass rush gets a great boost and much needed depth. I wouldn't put it past Carroll to throw Hageman on offense when in short-yardage situations to either run block or sneak out to catch a pass and show people why he was originally a TE. ~Rohan Kapur

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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5 Sammy Watkins
Clemson
WRF
14 Aaron Donald
Pittsburgh
DT43
15 Eric Ebron
North Carolina
TE
18 Timmy Jernigan
Florida State
DT43
27 Kyle Fuller
Virginia Tech
CB
28 Jeremiah Attaochu
Georgia Tech
OLB34
37 Morgan Moses
Virginia
ROT
48 Lamarcus Joyner
Florida State
FS
51 Christian Jones
Florida State
OLB43
54 James Gayle
Virginia Tech
OLB34
57 Kareem Martin
North Carolina
DE34
59 Bashaud Breeland
Clemson
CB
63 Martavis Bryant
Clemson
WRF
73 Seantrel Henderson
Miami (FL)
ROT
84 Kelvin Benjamin
Florida State
WRF
105 Tom Savage
Pittsburgh
QB
123 Terrence Brooks
Florida State
FS
124 Telvin Smith
Florida State
ILB
129 Bryan Stork
Florida State
OC
138 Devin Street
Pittsburgh
WRF
140 Andre Williams
Boston College
RBF
173 Russell Bodine
North Carolina
OC
174 James Hurst
North Carolina
LOT
176 Tajh Boyd
Clemson
QB
186 Matt Patchan
Boston College
LOT
188 Michael Campanaro
Wake Forest
WRF
190 Ross Cockrell
Duke
CB
191 Jack Tyler
Virginia Tech
ILB
198 Antone Exum
Virginia Tech
CB
201 Devonta Freeman
Florida State
RBC
205 Marquis Spruill
Syracuse
OLB43
221 Logan Thomas
Virginia Tech
QB
231 Brandon Thomas
Clemson
OG
235 Jay Bromley
Syracuse
DT43
240 Stephen Morris
Miami (FL)
QB
251 Isaiah Johnson
Georgia Tech
SS
256 Kevin Pierre-Louis
Boston College
OLB34
265 Tre Boston
North Carolina
FS
269 Justin Jackson
Wake Forest
OLB43
282 James Wilder Jr.
Florida State
RBF
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