The 2013 NFL regular season is over and so is the first round of the playoffs, so we know the 2014 draft order from 1 through 24. The NFL draft is always one of my favorite nights of the year and with the NFL season over, a good chunk of the draft order set, and team needs pointed out, we can begin the mock drafts.
The 2014 NFL draft has a good crop of top quarterbacks available, so this years QB class is way more deeper than last years. This years draft is also absolutely loaded with wide receivers and play makers. The Houston Texans own the #1 overall pick after starting the season 2-0, but collapsing after that and finishing the season on a 14 game losing streak to finish 2-14. The Texans don't have a plethora of needs, so with the right picks they can be back in playoff contention as early as next year. We saw Matt Schaub lose the starting QB spot as he looked disastrous in 2013 and backup Case Keenum looked average at best. Many people expect the Texans to go QB with that #1 pick, but Texans owner Bob McNair has stated that the Texans are also open to trading the pick to add even more picks.
I have enlisted the help of a friend to have a two man mock draft tonight so there are differing opinions and picks in this mock draft. It's also more fun and unpredictable. We will alternate picks. I will make the first pick, he will make the second, I will make the third, he will make the fourth, and so on in that order. Hope you enjoy this mock everyone.
1.Houston Texans: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville.
2.St.Louis Rams (From The Washington Redskins): Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson.
3.Jacksonville Jaguars: Blake Bortles, QB, University of Central Florida.
4.Cleveland Browns: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M.
5.Oakland Raiders: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina.
6.Atlanta Falcons: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA.
7.Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Khalil Mack, DE/OLB, Buffalo.
8.Minnesota Vikings: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State.
9.Buffalo Bills: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M.
10.Detroit Lions: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State.
11.Tennessee Titans: Ha-Sean Clinton Dix, S, Alabama.
12.New York Giants: C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama.
13.St.Louis Rams: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M.
14.Chicago Bears: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State.
15.Pittsburgh Steelers: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan.
16.Baltimore Ravens: Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson.
17.Dallas Cowboys: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri.
18.New York Jets: Marqise Lee, WR, USC.
19.Miami Dolphins: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn.
20.Arizona Cardinals: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama.
21.Green Bay Packers: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech.
22.Philadelphia Eagles: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
23.Cincinnati Bengals: Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida.
24.Kansas City Chiefs: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU.
Any objections or comments about this mock? Feel free to leave a comment or tweet me @ScoreboardSteve.