Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mock 2014 NFL Draft

    One thing I'm sure about is that the Cleveland Browns will draft a quarterback.  Bad teams, and greedy owners are always fascinated by quarterbacks, especially those with unusual physical gifts.  The Browns are expected to lose Alex Mack to free agency, and currently Joe Thomas is the only other Brown who can block.   
         Next year they will need four new offensive linemen to protect the quarterback.  But if they don't get them, they will draft a kid quarterback anyway, and probably they will trade up if they have to in order to get one.  There won't be any money to upgrade the line and the rest of the team until the Pilot Flying J scandal is resolved and the Haslam family fortune is restored.  So whoever the Browns put back there will certainly be annihilated like Brian Hoyer (ACL), Jason Campbell (concussion), and Brandon Weeden (thumb, concussion). The Browns lead the league in hits on their quarterback by a a wide margin, and are number two in sacks allowed.

     Right now the Browns occupy the 7th position in the NFL draft, and there are some quarterback-cuckoo teams ahead of them including Jacksonville, Minnesota and Tampa Bay.  But Atlanta has a quarterback, and would be willing to trade their pick to Cleveland in exchange for about three first round picks (the ransom paid by the Redskins for  Robert Griffin III, who was pretty good for the second half of the season last year, before getting his knee torn up).  

1.  Jacksonville Jaguars will take QB Teddy Bridgewater.  Like the Browns, Jacksonville has an awful team and will certainly destroy Bridgewater.  But they will be happy to draft him for now.

2.  The Minnesota Vikings will take Fresno State QB Derek Carr, replacing Christian Ponder, who has achieved Antichrist status in Minnesota.  But the Vikings have some talent, so perhaps they may win a few games and drop down in the draft.

3.  The Atlanta Falcons still believe in Matt Ryan, and so they will deal their pick to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the Browns two Number Ones this year, and another one in 2015.  The Browns will take Johnny Manziel and ruin him.  

4.  Tampa Bay will be willing to wait while LSU QB Zack Mettenberger recovers from an ACL indury.

5.  The Houston Texans are weary of Matt Schaub and may want to go with a quarterback  but if the Browns trade up,  OT Jake Matthews from Texas A&M will pacify them.  
6.  The St Louis Rams will take South Caroline DE Jadeveon Clowney based on his upside potential, overlooking his off the field issues.

7.  The Atlanta Falcons, using the Browns pick, select OSU LB Ryan Shazier to stabilize their defense. 

8.  The Tennesee Titans draft UCLA Linebacker Anthony Barr.

9.  Oakland Raiders draft Clemson WR Sammy Watkins.

10. New York Giants  Texas A&M WR Mike Evans. Somebody has to catch the ball on that team. 

11.  St Louis Rams take  U Buffalo LB Khalil Mack.  

12.  Baltimore Ravens take Michigan T Taylor Lewan to block for Joe Flacco.  

13  Buffalo Bills select Alabama LB C J Mosely to anchor their defense.

14.  Pittsburgh Steelers select Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio

15. Atlanta, using Cleveland's pick, takes Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro to replace Tony Gonzalez.

16.  New York Jets go for Notre Dame NT Louis Nix.  Do they need a NT?  Not really but they love to draft linemen.  

17.  San Diego Chargers draft Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.  They need help on defense.

18.  Green Bay Packers take Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio to protect Aaron Rodgers.

19. Chicago Bears draft Alabama S Haha Clinton-Dix S.  Haha will stop opponents from laughing at their secondary.

20.  Arizona Cardinals select Michigan State CB Darqueze Dennard.

21.  Philadelphia Eagles go for Notre Dame DE  Stephon Tuitt

22.  Detroit Lions take Ohio State CB Bradley Roby.

23. Miami Dolphins: Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson who is probably better than Johnny Football anyway.  

24. Dallas Cowboys:  Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

25. Cincinnati Bengals: Clemson DE Vic Beasley.

26. San Francisco 49ers: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

27. Kansas City Chiefs: Marqise Lee, WR, USC

28. New England Patriots: Cameron Erving  FSU OT 

29. Carolina Panthers: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt, a target for Cam Newton.

30. New Orleans Saints:  Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota, another pass rusher for Rob Ryan's defense. 

31. Denver Broncos:  Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

32. Seattle Seahawks:  Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee

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