Kevin Nogle's #MockMonday 2014 NFL Mock Draft 4.0

Chris Chambers

The Phinsider #MockMonday schedule has completed its first cycle, with last week's consensus mock draft. That means, it's time for me to post my next projection. So, welcome to Nogle's Mock Draft 4.0.

It's #MockMonday once again, meaning it's time for our next Phinsider projection of May's NFL Draft. The schedule has completed a full rotation of mocks, meaning we are back to me with my fourth Mock Draft of the year.

You can follow my #MockMonday picks below:

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Houston Texans
Battle Red Blog
Blake Bortles QB 6'5" 232 UCF
The Texans have three options with this pick, taking Bortles, the big bodied quarterback, Jadeveon Clowney, the dynamic pass rusher and top rated prospect, or Teddy Bridgewater, the quarterback most ready to start from day one. In the end, the need for a quarterback rules out Clowney, and Bortles' ceiling is higher than Bridgewater, even if he is more raw today.
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St. Louis Rams
Turf Show Times
Teddy Bridgewater QB 6'2" 214 Louisville
The Rams shake up the 2014 edition of the NFL Draft by snagging Bridgewater with the second overall selection. Just four years after selecting Sam Bradford with the number one overall pick, there's a lot of talk that the Rams could be considering a move on from the oft-injured signal caller. Taking Bridgewater puts competition on the roster for Bradford, and, at the least, gives St. Louis an option if Bradford is hurt again.

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Jacksonville Jaguars
Big Cat Country
Johnny Manziel QB 5'11" 207 Texas A&M
The Jaguars make it three-for-three at quarterback by taking the most electrifying - and polarizing - player in the Draft. Johnny Football may not have been their top choice of the three, but he is still on the board. He immediately comes in as the competition for Chad Henne, and should supplant him as the starter at some point during the season.

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Cleveland Browns
Dawgs by Nature
Greg Robinson OT 6'5" 332 Auburn
Well, that did not go as planned. With all three quarterbacks off the board, the Browns turn to the offensive line, giving them perhaps the best tackle tandem in the league and being able to dominate defensive lines as they open holes for new running back Ben Tate. The Browns defense is really strong, and picking up Jadeveon Clowney, who is still on the board, should be a consideration, but the weakness of the team is the offense, and they have to work on fixing that.

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Oakland Raiders
Silver and Black Pride
Jadeveon Clowney DE 6'5" 266 South Carolina
Things are mighty rough when you miss out on the three quarterbacks and have to settle for the top rated player in the Draft. That's exactly what happens for Oakland in this scenario. The Raiders signed multiple free agents at the defensive end position this year, but Clowney is too talented to not pull the trigger.

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Atlanta Falcons
The Falcoholic
Jake Matthews OT 6'6" 308 Texas A&M
With the board falling the way it did here, the Falcons jumping up into the top four to grab Jadeveon Clowney would not be a surprise. Atlanta does need to address the offensive line, so if they do not move up to grab Clowney, adding Matthews should be the right move.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bucs Nation
Sammy Watkins WR 6'1" 211 Clemson
The Buccaneers land the top player at the receiver position, a position of need even before the trade sending Mike Williams to Buffalo. Knowing what a Lovie Smith team looks like, skipping wide receiver for Khalil Mack or Anthony Barr would not be out of the question.

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Minnesota Vikings
Daily Norseman
Derek Carr QB 6'2" 214 Fresno State
A quarterback moving up draft boards to be selected with the eighth overall pick should sound pretty familiar. Carr pulls off the 2012 Ryan Tannehill move by landing with Minnesota in 2014. Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder are not the answer at quarterback in Minnesota, so they move on to the Carr era.
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Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Rumblings
Khalil Mack OLB/DE 6'3" 251 Buffalo
A rotation of Mario Williams, Manny Lawson, Jerry Hughes, and Khalil Mack at defensive end would give the Bills a scary pass rushing combination. Mack would take a little development to playing with his hand in the dirt, but he's been discussed as a darkhorse option for the first overall pick, and he's an incredible talent.

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Detroit Lions
Pride of Detroit
Mike Evans WR 6'5" 231 Texas A&M
Ridiculous. Evans being on the board for the tenth pick gives Detroit Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate, and Evans as their top three receiving threats for Matthew Stafford. Ridiculous.

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Tennessee Titans
Music City Miracles
Justin Gilbert CB 6'0" 202 Oklahoma State
If the Vikings do not grab Derek Carr, Tennessee could be looking to grab him as insurance for Jake Locker. With Carr off the board, however, they look to bolster a secondary that lost Alterraun Verner this offseason.

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New York Giants
Big Blue View
Anthony Barr OLB 6'5" 255 UCLA
New York should be ecstatic to see Barr still on the board here. They pick up a top pass rusher and fill a need at the same time.

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St. Louis Rams
Turf Show Times
Zack Martin OT/G 6'4" 308 Notre Dame
The Rams can use the offensive line help, and selecting Martin gives them someone who has the versatility to play just about anywhere on the line. He provides the depth behind Jake Long, but also could be used at right tackle or one of the guard positions when Long is healthy. Skipping Taylor Lewan is a risk, but Martin's versatility gives him the edge.

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Chicago Bears
Windy City Gridiron
Aaron Donald DT 6'1" 285 Pittsburgh
Versatility is the name of the game again with pick 14, as the Bears pick up a dominant inside defensive lineman who can play outside as well. In a 3-4 scheme, using Donald as a defensive end is almost unfair for opposing offensive lines.

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Pittsburgh Steelers
Behind the Steel Curtain
Darqueze Dennard CB 5'11" 199 Michigan State
Pittsburgh needs youth in the secondary, and Dennard gives them a press-corner that should fit the scheme perfectly.
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Dallas Cowboys
Blogging the Boys
Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix S 6'1" 208 Alabama
The Cowboys need to upgrade their secondary, and especially the safety position. Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix fills that need.
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Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Beatdown
Taylor Lewan OT 6'7" 309 Michigan
The Ravens are running to the podium to turn in their card for Lewan. A tandem of Eugene Monroe and Lewan solidifies the tackle position for Baltimore and provides the team with a natural replacement for Monroe in a couple of years.

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New York Jets
Gang Green Nation
Eric Ebron TE 6'4" 250 North Carolina
Adding offensive weapons around Michael Vick/Geno Smith is a must. Ebron is the top tight end in the Draft, and will become his quarterback's best friend. It's a perfect fit.

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Miami Dolphins
The Phinsider
Calvin Pryor S 5'11" 207 Louisville
Louis Delmas signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins, meaning the team will again be looking to fill the safety position next year. Drafting Pryor gives them a dynamic safety option who could push to start this year, or develop behind Delmas for 2015. It would also allow the team to push Jimmy Wilson back to cornerback, slotting him as the nickel back. Ideally, Miami is drafting an offensive lineman in this position, but none of the first round tackles are still on the board. Pryor and defensive tackle Timmy Jerningan are the top rated players (according to my big board) still available, and you could make an argument for a defensive tackle, but the nod goes to the safety here.

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Arizona Cardinals
Revenge of the Birds
Jason Verrett CB 5'10" 189 TCU
A natural cornerback who can play both the boundary and in the slot, Verrett should solidify the cornerback position for the Cardinals.

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Green Bay Packers
Acme Packing Company
C.J. Mosley LB 6'2" 234 Alabama
The Packers add a talented middle linebacker who could be off the board much earlier than this in another scenario. He would be a perfect fit in the Packers' system.

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Philadelphia Eagles
Bleeding Green Nation
Timmy Jernigan DT 6'2" 299 Florida State

The Eagles need to shore up their defensive line, starting with a nose-tackle. Jernigan can eat up blocks, but is athletic enough to get after a quarterback as well.

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Kansas City Chiefs
Arrowhead Pride
Odell Beckham, Jr. WR 5'11" 198 LSU

The Chiefs need to upgrade their offensive weaponry, and they have their choice of potential answers at this point. They select the best rated wideout in Beckham, and should end up with a dynamic threat with the ball in his hands.

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Cincinnati Bengals
Cincy Jungle
Dee Ford DE 6'2" 252 Auburn
The Bengals add a pass rusher to a defense that was 10th in the league in sacks last year. Ford had a great Senior Bowl and backed it up at the Combine. He should be exactly what Marvin Lewis wants.

Keep up with all of our Mock Draft coverage

25_-_san_diego_chargers_2014_draft_pick
San Diego Chargers
Bolts from the Blue
Louis Nix III DT 6'2" 331 Notre Dame
Nix give the Chargers the dominant middle of the line defender they need.

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Cleveland Browns
Dawgs by Nature
Kelvin Benjamin WR 6'5" 240 Florida State
Cleveland is working on rebuilding their offense, having already picked up an offensive tackle earlier in the round. With an already strong defense, Cleveland's needs are primarily protecting the quarterback, giving him more weapons, and finding a quarterback. Two of three complete, with an early second round pick likely providing the third.

27_-_new_orleans_saints_2014_draft_pick
New Orleans Saints
Canal Street Chronicles
Ryan Shazier LB 6'1" 237 Ohio State
Rob Ryan gets a linebacker with the speed to blitz and get after quarterbacks. Sounds like exactly what Rob Ryan would want.

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Carolina Panthers
Cat Scratch Reader
Brandin Cooks WR 5'10" 189 Oregon State
A small, explosive wide receiver to catch passes from Cam Newton. Steve Smith is now in Baltimore, so the Panthers pick up his replacement in Cooks.

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New England Patriots
Pats Pulpit
Kony Ealy DE 6'4" 273 Missouri
Ealy needs time to develop, which he should get with the Patriots. He could develop into a dominant pass rusher and would be a perfect down-the-road replacement for the aging defensive line the Patriots have.

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San Francisco 49ers
Niners Nation
Ra'Shede Hageman DT 6'6" 310 Minnesota
Hageman gives the 49ers a large presence in the middle of their defensive line and should help slow down Marshawn Lynch in a crowded NFC West.

31_-_denver_broncos_2014_draft_pick
Denver Broncos
Mile High Report
Marqise Lee WR 6'0" 192 USC
Peyton Manning needs as many receivers as he can get. Lee gives him a sharp route runner who should be able to get on the same page with Manning pretty quickly.

32_-_seattle_seahawks_2014_draft_pick
Seattle Seahawks
Field Gulls
Allen Robinson WR 6'3" 220 Penn State
The Seattle defense is still the strength, while the offense saw Golden Tate leave. Bringing in a Robinson gives Russell Wilson a big target as Tate's replacement.
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