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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 #11
April 16, 2014


17 Baltimore
C.J. Mosley
    Alabama
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     +9
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
234
Alternate Pick #1
Jason Verrett
Alternate Pick #2
Stephon Tuitt
With Michigan mauler Taylor Lewan out of the picture, the Jonathan Ogden-sized hole on the right side of their porous offensive line could go unfulfilled in Round 1 as notorious value-drafter Ozzie Newsome may struggle to make a reach for Morgan Moses at #17. Conversely, inside linebacker is not as major of a need, although C.J. Mosley does represent a significant upgrade over Josh Bynes. However, Mosley could finally fill the void of an elite level inside linebacker the Ravens have been lacking since the departure of #52 and is a great value in the middle of the first round. A former member of the Crimson Tide, Ozzie Newsome would love to add an even more distinct Alabama flair to a defense that already includes Terrence Cody and Courtney Upshaw. Beyond addressing right tackle, look out for a defensive back like rising Kyle Fuller or a big defensive end like Kony Ealy if Baltimore stays at this spot.
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
With the 2014 NFL Draft fast approaching we have moved away from last week's CMD, taking the polarizing Manziel and we're back where we started, taking USC's Marqise Lee. Over the last few weeks we've looked at the frailties of our pass game in 2013, we've looked at the thought process of our GM, and most Jet Fans have come to the conclusion that the 18th pick should be used to either help the Passing game (WR, TE) or our faltering Pass Defense (CB, FS). It has been a while (5 years) since the Jets used a 1st round pick on a player who plies his trade on the Offensive side of the ball. It's worth noting that our last Offensive RD1 pick was also a product of USC (Mark Sanchez), so let's hope Lee can have more success at the next level than his fellow alumni.
~Rich Tinley, Jets Analyst @tinley24
19 Miami
Zack Martin
    Notre Dame
    OG
    Reach/Value:     -16
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
308
Alternate Pick #1
Eric Ebron
Alternate Pick #2
Jace Amaro
The "Big 3" OTs - Robinson, Matthews, and Lewan - are all gone well before Miami is set to pick in CMD#11. The same goes for LB Mosley, who'd be an ideal upgrade at MLB. Should they all be gone, and Miami doesn't trade down, then this selection comes down to SS Pryor (like last week), TE Ebron (in previous DRAFTSIM models), or a second-tier OL prospect. If the 'phins are laser-focused on continuing their crusade to overhaul their pathetic OL (which allowed a franchise-record 58 sacks in 2013) then that "second-tier" becomes "first bill". Morgan Moses, David Yankey, Xavier Su'a-Filo, and Zack Martin may all be considered but only one of them makes sense in the mid-First Round: the one that made a living in South Bend most recently. Why? He has the potential to play multiple positions along the OL and is expected to excel as an OG (if RT isn't his thing). In this scenario he falls into Miami's lap, but will that be the case on Draft Day?
20 Arizona
Kyle Fuller
    Virginia Tech
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -10
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
190
Alternate Pick #1
Jeremiah Attaochu
Alternate Pick #2
Stephon Tuitt
Let me be very clear. There isn't enough room in this box to tell you how good I think Kyle Fuller is. He's got size (6' with nearly 33" arms), speed (4.49 40-yd), and a playmaking mentality. Fuller is very solid in coverage and plays the run like a Linebacker. One of the most versatile players in the Draft, Fuller can play outside at Corner, inside at Nickel, back deep at Safety, and has even played in the box as a Linebacker . His versatility will give Cardinals' Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles a bunch of different ways to disguise what he is doing. Since Mathieu and Fuller can both play 3 positions (Nickel, Corner, Safety), having them on the field together would make it difficult for Offenses to figure out where the trio is going to line up. While the addition of Antonio Cromartie helps temporarily, the selection of Fuller would give the Cardinals young bookend Corners like they've never had before in the desert. ~Jordan Plocher, Cardinals Analyst
21 Green Bay
Ryan Shazier
    Ohio State
    OLB34
    Reach/Value:     -13
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
237
Alternate Pick #1
Calvin Pryor
Alternate Pick #2
Eric Ebron
In this week's DRAFTSIM, the Packers are faced with a "Sophie's Choice" dilemma. Shazier, Pryor or Beckham, Jr. Yes, I'm including a WR because I firmly believe if the right one is there, the Packers would pull the trigger. Having said that, Shazier, who had 144 tackles, seven sacks, and 23.5 TFL in 2013, is the perfect antidote to the Packers' defensive playmaking woes. Whether he would play outside or inside in the Packers' 3-4 is up for debate. One thing that can't be argued, however, is that having a guy like Shazier who can make plays from sideline to sideline would be a huge boost to the Packers' Defense.
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22 Philadelphia
Calvin Pryor
    Louisville
    SS
    Reach/Value:     -7
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
207
Alternate Pick #1
Jeremiah Attaochu
Alternate Pick #2
Dee Ford
Philly flirted with a WR last week (USC WR Lee) but CMD#11 is back on the DB bandwagon. Why? The Eagles' secondary was horrendous last season. Letting go of the likes of Colt Anderson, Patrick Chung, and Kurt Coleman shows the team is aware of that fact. So do the signings of Malcolm Jenkins and Nolan Carroll. Is it enough? Jenkins will likely take over the duties at FS but what about the other spot? They re-signed Allen but he hasn't shown much thus far as a pro. A prospect like Calvin Pryor may appeal to Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman. Pryor has the mentality and attitude of a LB (he hits like a truck) but has the instincts and athleticism of a CB. He's a stud in-the-box who can hold his own in coverage. Placing him opposite Jenkins would completely remake Philly's deep secondary. Pryor posted 7 INTs, 217 tackles, and 8 forced fumbles in 38 games for Louisville. He reminds some analysts of Steelers legend Troy Polamalu.
23 Kansas City
Odell Beckham Jr.
    LSU
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
207
Alternate Pick #1
Jason Verrett
Alternate Pick #2
David Yankey
The Chiefs have three obvious holes in the starting lineup: Free Safety, Wide Receiver, and Right Guard. The Chiefs have barely looked at Free Safety and Right Guard in Free Agency, only signing backup G/T Jeff Linkenbach. At WR, the team flirted with DeSean Jackson and almost signed Emmanuel Sanders. Word around Chiefs Kingdom is that they are high on Guard Rishaw Johnson and Free Safety Sanders Commings. The Chiefs seem to be telegraphing a desire to draft at least one WR in a draft that is very deep at that position. Although it is tempting to pass on a WR in RD1 and draft one later, keep in mind that the team sent their RD2 pick in this draft to SF for Alex Smith. The Chiefs would like to see either Odell Beckham Jr. or Brandin Cooks on the board. board. With both available, they take Beckham due to his ability to beat press coverage and create separation.
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
Roby is not the most popular pick here, but it fills the biggest need. There's no question that he has special physical tools and is the type of CB you can put on an island. If his mental approach is the question, the strong Bengals locker room might just be the place to mature him into a pro. Leon Hall is coming off his 2nd season-ending Achilles tear. Pacman Jones had a great year but is aging (30) and showing signs of wear and tear. Dre Kirkpatrick is showing signs of life but is running out of time to prove he's not a bust. With such a young offense, its time the back end of the defense joins the youth movement. Roby just might be the fastest DB in this draft is also not afraid to be physical. He has great hands and also has value as a returner. Roby needs to improve technique since he's mostly been reliant upon his athleticism, but the upside with this kid is as high as any player in this draft. Can the players and coaches in Cincy help him reach that ceiling?



25 San Diego
Jason Verrett
    TCU
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +4
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
182
Alternate Pick #1
Stephon Tuitt
Alternate Pick #2
Morgan Moses
CB appears to be a major priority, as expected, in the First Round of this CMD. With our Cardinals analyst grabbing Kyle Fuller at 20 and the Bengals analyst grabbing Bradley Roby one spot ahead of the Chargers, which is certainly a plausible scenario, this leaves Verrett as the last man standing in terms of First Round Cornerbacks. There are a lot of prospects at the top of this draft that carry a lot of risk - a guy like Justin Gilbert immediately comes to mind for me - but Jason Verrett is not one of them, in my opinion. His small stature is well-documented, but that is really the ONLY knock on this guy. He is a fierce competitor, has excellent speed and quickness, hits well, has fluid hips and solid technique... basically all you want in a DB prospect. For the Chargers, the guy with the highest floor might be the best option to quickly turnaround an atrocious secondary.
26 Cleveland
Blake Bortles
    UCF
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +15
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
232
Alternate Pick #1
Derek Carr
Alternate Pick #2
David Yankey
I hope all of you draftniks caught the movie Draft Day! An excellent story, and I won't spoil it for you here, so let's get mocking! If Bortles should slip this far, the Browns should take him. He's been mocked by many as the first overall pick off the board. Waiting until the second round doesn't work, as Houston will snipe Bortles ahead of Derek Carr with the 33rd pick. No, if the Texans really want Bortles here, they will have to ship their RD2, RD4, and RD7 picks to get him according to our Interactive Trade Value Chart. The Browns could take Carr with the newly-acquired RD2#33 pick. Whether it's Bortles or Carr, the Browns will groom either with a focus on game management skills, footwork, and mechanics. ~Mike Sudds, Browns Analyst
27 New Orleans
David Yankey
    Stanford
    OG
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
315
Alternate Pick #1
Eric Ebron
Alternate Pick #2
Xavier Su'a-Filo
After attempting to snatch Odell Beckham with a Grab, the 27th pick for New Orleans in this DRAFTSIM is OG David Yankey. The Saints still had Oregon State wideout Brandin Cooks available (or CB Lamarcus Joyner of FSU), but the Stanford product is a top-caliber lineman. Yankey excels atpulling and run-blocking, and he's solid in pass protection. He's versatile enough to slide to Tackle in an emergency. Yankey gives the Saints flexibility, both fiscal and in starting rotation. With Free Agency around the corner for Jahri Evans and Ben Grubbs, the cap hit will be much too high to absorb both current starting Guards (look for Grubbs to take the hit). The danger in this pick is some still consider Yankey a "Day Two" selection who needs to get much stronger. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the Saints like what they see here.
28 Carolina
Brandin Cooks
    Oregon St
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -5
Height:
5'10
Weight:
185
Alternate Pick #1
Allen Robinson
Alternate Pick #2
Jordan Matthews
At some point the Panthers are going to focus on getting bigger along the line of scrimmage. However, this DRAFTSIM affords us the chance to grab a breathtaking game-changer at RD1#28. The GM wants Hog-Mollies, but I'm pounding the table for us to grab a difference-maker while we can. Read this excellent write-up by Matt Bowen at The Bleacher Report takes a deeper look. Cooks' incredible lateral quickness, 4.33-speed, and YAC ability will cause Defensive Coordinators to focus on him, opening opportunities for the rest of our Offense. Kiper calls Cooks "a more-athletic Tavon Austin" who went in the Top 10 last year. I say he's a more mature DJAX and that he trumps any Hog-Mollie at Pick #28. The Panthers very well may build the trenches in the first two rounds. We'll look at that scenario next week, but for now, simply enjoy the thought of Mach 7 in Carolina. ~Erin Ford, Panthers Analyst @PanthersDrafter
29 New England
Eric Ebron
    North Carolina
    TE
    Reach/Value:     +16
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
250
Alternate Pick #1
Kony Ealy
Alternate Pick #2
Jace Amaro
This is the ideal situation for the Patriots and will have every New England fan begging Bill Belichick not to move down. Unfortunately, there is precedent for foregoing future stars at need positions, with the team having traded out of the draft slots that became Clay Matthews in 2009 and Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant in 2010. However, with a +16 value grade, even Belichick himself will have a hard time justifying not selecting Eric Ebron. The UNC Junior ran a 4.6 40 at the Combine at 6'4", 250lbs, confirming the athleticism and speed that he shows on tape. Even without (but especially with) Rob Gronkowski, the addition of Ebron addresses the offensive struggles that the team experienced down the seam and in the red zone.
30 San Francisco
Lamarcus Joyner
    Florida State
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -21
Height:
5'8"
Weight:
195
Alternate Pick #1
Marcus Martin
Alternate Pick #2
Bashaud Breeland
The Niners' biggest need for the 2014 NFL Draft has been CB, with Center and a deep-threat WR trailing by a couple furlongs. But with the arrest and booking of Aldon Smith, it may be time to start waxing up the Defensive End war drums. Kony Ealy is still on the board, and might help the Niners' transition away from Smith's slow-motion meltdown. But that's something we'll keep an eye on in the upcoming weeks. For now DRAFTSIM says Lamarcus Joyner for the 2nd week in a row. We love Joyner's competitiveness and skill set, but at just 5'-8", the Niners will feel they got the short end of the deal among those teams drafting in RD1. DraftTek is not alone in their Joyner punditry. NinersNation.com's draft database shows that ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper (among others) has the same projection. Don't sell Joyner short just yet, but we think Niners fans would feel short-changed if Trent Baalke weren't able to use the team's 11 draft picks to trade up for one of the premier CBs.
31 Denver
Kony Ealy
    Missouri
    DE43
    Reach/Value:     +12
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
273
Alternate Pick #1
Jace Amaro
Alternate Pick #2
Shayne Skov
GM John Elway's Free Agency acquisitions have not only made the Broncos AFC favorites for 2014, but he also set them up well for a Best Player Available (BPA) draft. CB and MLB will be addressed, but there may not be any worthy three-down MLBs available in the bottom of the first and CB may best be filled later in this deep and talented draft class. This BPA approach makes the very talented and athletic Kony Ealy a good option for the Broncos' RD1 pick. At 6'4 and 275 lbs., he has length, burst off the line, and an ability to bend the edge to wreak havoc in the back field. Ealy is extremely versatile. He can play as an upright DE on the right side while learning from an aging DeMarcus Ware or put his hand in the dirt and play the power left end position currently occupied by Derek Wolfe, who is coming back from a serious illness. In 2013 Ealy was First Team All-SEC when he totaled 42 tackles, 14 for loss, 8 sacks, 1 interception, 6 pass deflections, and 3 forced fumbles.
32 Seattle
Xavier Su'a-Filo
    UCLA
    OG
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'4''
Weight:
295
Alternate Pick #1
Morgan Moses
Alternate Pick #2
Allen Robinson
Xavier Su'a-Filo is a solid value pick here. Not reaching for a receiver in this deep WR class could prove profitable. Su'a-Filo could be the best Guard to come out in this draft class, filling one need on the O-Line for the Seahawks. Solidifying that line should and will be the primary focus during the draft. The Seahawks are a run-first team; they don't throw the ball much. Why waste an early-round pick on a WR when you're not even going to throw him the ball? Seattle got where they did last year on the back of Marshawn Lynch, not the arm of Russell Wilson. There has also been a lot of speculation that this pick could be used on Kelvin Benjamin, who has been compared to Sidney Rice. It now looks like they are going to sign the veteran Rice, who they released for cap and injury reasons, to a one-year incentive-laden deal and give him another chance to flourish with the Seahawks.

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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