One Round Mock Draft


updated: 5/6/14 - FINAL



By Glenn Bernardi

Also See Fitzy's Mock
Matt B's Mock
This mock will not project trades.




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1. Houston Texans - DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina

Texans owner Bob McNair is singing the praises of Clowney, saying its obvious that he is the best player in this draft. If that doesn't give you an idea of which way the Texans are leaning, nothing will.



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2. St. Louis Rams (VIA WAS) - OT Greg Robinson, Auburn

There are some thoughts that Jeff Fisher's close relationship with Bruce Matthews may influence this pick and the Rams may opt for Jake, but I believe Greg Robinson is too physically imposing to pass on for another tackle. This young man looks like Larry Allen and he is the most dominating left-tackle prospect I have seen since Tony Boselli and Orlando Pace.



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3. Jacksonville Jaguars - QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

No-one has more respect in the scouting community than Gil Brandt and he has personally anointed Johnny Football the best player in this draft and the guy he would take with the #1 Overall Pick.



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4. Cleveland Browns - OLB Khalil Mack, Buffalo

The Mack Daddy is the #2 player in this draft on my board (behind Manziel) and I believe he will have a Hall of Fame NFL career if he stays healthy.



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5. Oakland Raiders - OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

Matthews has everything it takes to be a franchise left-tackle including the pedigree and the best O-line coach you can wish for since he emerged from the womb.



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6. Atlanta Falcons - OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan

The gap between Lewan and Matthews is razor thin and I would imagine that Falcons GM, Thomas Demitroff, will be happy with either one of them.



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7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson

This is the best case scenario for Tampa Bay. I'm not sure if it will actually happen, but if Watkins falls to #7 they would be jumping for joy in the Bucs war-room.



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8. Minnesota Vikings - QB Blake Bortles, Central Florida

Bortles has prototypical size and arm strength and he's also a better than advertised athlete who can make plays with his legs. He has a high ceiling.



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9. Buffalo Bills - WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M

Great size, good speed and he was a playmaking machine for Johnny Manziel at A&M. This is the kind of talented BIG WR who makes QB's look good. When in doubt just throw it up to Evans and more often than not he will come down with it.



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10. Detroit Lions - OLB Anthony Barr, UCLA

Barr has his detractors, but elite pass rushers are more precious than gold in the NFL and this kid has elite pass rusher potential. He's a better fit for the 3-4, but Detroit will find a way to turn him lose much like Denver unleashes Von Miller from the 4-3.



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11. Tennessee Titans - CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State

Gilbert has a terrific size/speed ratio and he pulled down 7 INT's in 2013. He's also an explosive return man who had a slew of TD returns in college.



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12. New York Giants - DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh

Some people have Donald rising into the TOP 10 and I can see that happening, but if he's on the board here its a great pick for the Giants at a position of need.



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13. St. Louis Rams - WR Odell Beckham, LSU

Beckham is a home-run hitter who can score from anywhere on the field and he has displayed better route running skills than people anticipated during the draft evaluation phase. While he lacks the prototypical size, he is well built to sustain the NFL pounding at a sturdy 6" 0' - 200 Pounds.



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14. Chicago Bears - OLB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

Shazier is a size/speed freak and he was a tackling machine at OSU. Despite his being a consensus first rounder, I think he remains slightly underrated.



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15. Pittsburgh Steelers - CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech

Fuller is a terrific corner with size, speed, great hips and anticipation. Blankets WR's all over the field, sometimes running their routes better than they do, and his technique is superb. Also extremely physical, he hits like a strong safety and he will come up and blast ball carries at the LOS too.



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16. Dallas Cowboys - FS Haha Clinton-Dix, Alabama

The Cowboys defense was historically bad last year and they didn't get better by losing Ware. Dix offers good value here at a position of need.



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17. Baltimore Ravens - TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina

There's a big difference between serviceable TE's, which is what they have now, and a potentially elite playmaking TE, which is what Ebron is.



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18. New York Jets - WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State

Imagine Desean Jackson if he were a choirboy off the field who lives, sleeps and breathes football, a great team-mate and a joy to coach, and if he had the toughness and competitiveness of a Steve Smith on gameday. In many ways that describes Brandin Cooks who possesses 4.3 speed and is a terrific route runner.



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19. Miami Dolphins - OG Zack Martin, Notre Dame

Martin is the chalk pick for Miami because its such an obvious fit.



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20. Arizona Cardinals - FS Calvin Pryor, Louisville

Pryor and the Honey-badger would make quite a duo, and with Pat Peterson as the #1 Corner this has a chance to rival the Seahawks secondary.



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21. Green Bay Packers - ILB C.J. Mosley, Alabama

Mosley is a terrific player, but inside linebackers tend to slide. Good value at a position of need.



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22. Philadelphia Eagles - CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State

Some people think Dennard is the best press corner in the draft. You wish he had better size and speed, but he sticks to WR's like glue and doesn't let them come up for air.



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23. Kansas City Chiefs - DE Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame

People are sleeping on Tuitt because an injury has forced him to sit out most of the draft evaluation process, but if the Chiefs are smart they will have him on their radar with this pick. Tuitt has terrific athleticism for such a big, strong lineman and I believe he will be a monster at the next level.



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24. Cincinnati Bengals - QB Derek Carr, Fresno State

If Cinci had a legit franchise QB they might have been in the Super Bowl last year. They are that loaded, but Dalton is mediocre and despite the organizations public show of support, I think they know he's not the guy.



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25. San Diego Chargers - OT Cyrus Kouandijo, Alabama

Renowned Orthopedic, Dr. James Andrews, sent a letter to all 32 NFL clubs vouching for Kujo's health. If that knee holds up he could be a steal in this spot.



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26. Cleveland Browns (VIA IND) - QB Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois

People expect Bridgewater to slide and they expect Manziel, Bortles and perhaps even Carr to leap him, but Garoppolo coming off the board in RD 1 with Bridgewater and Carr still out there should cause quite a stir. Jimmy G. has a lightning quick release and he put up video game numbers in college. Other than Johnny Football, I think he has the highest ceiling of any QB in this draft.



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27. New Orleans Saints - WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt

This kid is 6' 3"/215, runs in the 4.4's, has terrific tape, led the SEC last year with 19 YPC, and he is the SEC's all-time leader with 262 Receptions for 3,759 Yards. His senior season he had 112 Receptions for 1477 Yards and 7 TD's, following a terrific Junior season where he had 94-1323-8. If you can figure out why this player has been so underrated by the draft community please let me know, but spare me the "he doesn't play as fast as he clocks" spiel because I've watched hours of his tape and I still haven't seen anyone catch him from behind, and I see a far more explosive player than the one the draft gurus have been describing. I'm betting the NFL scouts value this player a lot more than the draftniks, thats why I'm projecting him here.



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28. Carolina Panthers - WR Marqise Lee, USC

Lee is coming off a down year, but much of that can be attributed to injuries, poor QB play and a mid-season coaching change. One year ago Lee was coming off a monster season and he would have been a TOP 5 Pick were he draft eligible in 2013.



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29. New England Patriots - TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington

The Gronk/Hernandez duo that tore the league apart has officially imploded. Back to the drawing board with a 6' 6", 270 Pound former basketball player who reportedly runs in the 4.5's.



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30. San Francisco 49ers - CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State

Initially I had Roby hovering closer to 20-25 than 30, but a recent OVI arrest probably knocks him back to the late 1 or early 2 area. Good size, great speed and good hips, but he loses concentration and occasionally bites on double moves. Physically he's the whole package and some team will gamble on him in or around this area.



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31. Denver Broncos - CB Jason Verrett, TCU

The Broncos don't have many needs, but CB is one of them. Two inches taller and Varrett is a TOP 15 Pick, maybe the first Corner off the board.



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32. Seattle Seahawks - OT Morgan Moses, Virginia

Plug & Play RT who is good enough to play LT if given the opportunity, which he clearly won't get in Seattle unless Okung goes down, but he'll start on the right side from day one and probably do a terrific job. He has some really good tape.



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