NFL Mock Draft 2014: Will Johnny Manziel be #1

The first day of the 2014 NFL Draft is on Thursday May 8th, which just happens to be my birthday.  Perhaps my Sports Prophet status will align the stars and my predictions will come true.  As many of you may know, I am not the biggest college football on the planet.  I derive my information from the little game tape I've seen of the top prospects, the words of wisdom by well known experts like Mel Kiper Jr. and my own personal belief of what each team needs and may do during the draft.

I see teams that would be willing to trade back like the Rams and Falcons to acquire more draft picks.  Possibly the Titans or Cardinals will move up in the draft to get the quarterback they covet.  At least 4 of the 5 teams with the first picks in the draft need quarterbacks.  They can certainly use that as leverage and make a sweet deal for a player or more picks.  Maybe even a 1st round pick in 2015.

With the knowledge that I have and by my best hypothesis, I give you The Sports Prophet's NFL Mock Draft 1.0 for 2014.

1. Houston Texans - Jadeveon Clowny (DE) - Remember Mario Williams
2. St. Louis Rams - Greg Robinson (OT) - Bradford is hurt too often
3. Jacksonville Jaguars - Johnny Manziel (QB) - Gotta put butts in the seats
4. Cleveland Browns - C.J. Mosley (LB) - This is a defensive division
5. Oakland Raiders - Sammy Watkins (WR) - The Raiders always draft Wide Receivers
6. Atlanta Falcons - Jake Matthews (OT) - Gotta keep Matty Ice safe
7. Tampa Bay Bucs - Khalil Mack (LB) - They need to compliment Lavonte David
8. Minnesota Vikings - Teddy Bridgewater (QB) - They must Ponder they're future
9. Buffalo Bills - Timmy Jurnigan (DT) - It starts in the trenches and they have a new QB
10. Detroit Lions - Taylor Lewman (OT) - Stafford needs more time & protection
11. Tennessee Titans - Blake Bortles (QB) - Jake Locker is hurt too often
12. New York Giants - Zack Martin (OT) - The Giants O-Line is old & broken
13. St. Loius Rams - Marqise Lee - (WR) - Solid defense, lack of offense
14. Chicao Bears - Haha Clinton Dix - (S) - The Bears desperately need secondary help
15. Pittsburgh Steelers - Louis Nix III - (DT) - Casey Hampton used to dominate
16. Dallas Cowboys - Anthony Barr - (LB) - The defense is a mess. Sean Lee  & Ware are ?
17. Baltimore Ravens - Justin Gilbert (CB) - They need to rebuild that defense
18. New York Jets - Cyrus Kouandjio (OT) - The O-Line is weakening with a new QB
19. Miami Dolphins - Darqueze Dennard (CB) - May have to move up to get a huge need
20. Arizona Cardinals - Kony Ealy (DE) - They play in a defensive division
21. Green Bay Packers - Calvin Pryor (S) - They give up way too many long balls
22. Philadelphia Eagles - Aaron Donald (DT) - They can take over this division
23. Kansas City Chiefs - Jace Amaro  (TE) - Smith needs more weapons to throw to
24. Cincinnati Bengals - Ryan Shazier (LB) - He'll help a defense reliant on LB's
25. San Diego Chargers - Dee Ford (LB) - They also need versatile Linebackers
26. Cleveland Browns - LaMarcus Joyner (CB) - He may solidify a solid secondary
27. New Orleans Saints - Stephon Tuitt (DE) - Another toy for Rex Ryan
28. Carolina Panthers - David Yankey (OG) Protect your franchise
29. New England Patriots - Eric Ebron (TE) May have to move up
30. San Francisco 49ers - Scott Crichton (DE) Must keep pressure with front 4
31. Denver Broncos - Derek Carr (QB) Peyton will retire eventually
32. Seattle Seahawks - Antonio Richardson (OT) Protect your future for another 10+ years


Anonymous said...

I like your mock draft. Not sure about what player will go where but I agree with your position of need and who will make the trades. When's mock 2.0? Haha.

Jason Feirman said...

Hahaha Mock 2.0 will probably come out in a few weeks. I'm with you on position of need. This is the direction I think these teams should be thinking about going. Thanks for the comment.