NFL Draft 2014: Final Mock Draft from the Phinsider

Al Bello

We've finally reached the magical day - NFL Draft day! After months of rumors and speculation, we finally reach the night when we get some answers. Let's take one more shot at predicting the first round.

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Houston Texans
Battle Red Blog
Jadeveon Clowney DE 6'5-1/4" 266 South Carolina
The Texans are said to be looking for a Robert Griffin III like trade for them to move out of the top spot, but expecting someone to give them three number one selections and a number two is unlikely. They "settle" for the best player in the Draft.
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St. Louis Rams
Turf Show Times
Sammy Watkins WR 6'0-3/4" 211 Clemson
Jeff Fisher has never selected an offensive lineman in the first round of the NFL Draft.  Assuming that holds true, at least for this pick, St. Louis grabs the top offensive weapons to put around Sam Bradford with their extra pick from the RG3 trade.
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Jacksonville Jaguars
Big Cat Country
Khalil Mack OLB 6'2-5/8" 251 Buffalo
The Jaguars have needs all over the field, and they just about have the pick of the field.  They take Mack, who still has an outside shot to come off the board before Clowney tonight, and suddenly the Jaguars could be adding pressure to opposing quarterbacks.
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Cleveland Browns
Dawgs by Nature
Mike Evans WR 6'4-3/4" 231 Texas A&M
The Browns need a quarterback, and they have their choice of any from this Draft, but instead look to add a weapon to the offense before addressing the signal caller.  Evans gives the Browns someone opposite Josh Gordon - and an insurance policy in case another drug suspension comes down for Gordon.
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Oakland Raiders
Silver and Black Pride
Greg Robinson OT 6'5" 332 Auburn
Another team that needs a quarterback, but doesn't take one, the Raiders add the top pass protector in the draft and are happy with trying to revive Matt Schaub's career.
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Atlanta Falcons
The Falcoholic
Jake Matthews OT 6'5-18" 308 Texas A&M
The first five picks went poorly for the Falcons, who would likely be looking to snag Clowney or Mack.  Instead, they pick up Matthews, who solves a need by giving them protection for Matt Ryan.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bucs Nation
Johnny Manziel QB 5'11-3/4" 207 Texas A&M
This absolutely does not feel like a Lovie Smith pick, but it seems to make sense anyway.  There has been some speculation as of late that Johnny Football could be on the Bucs radar, and, in the end, they could wind up being the first team to take a quarterback.
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Minnesota Vikings
Daily Norseman
Blake Bortles QB 6'5" 232 UCF
The Vikings get a strong armed passer as they transition from a dome to an outdoor team.  It's exactly what they need, and the board fell perfectly for them.

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Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Rumblings
Eric Ebron TE 6'4-3/8" 250 UNC
The Bills add a quarterback's best friend in a pass catching, field opening tight end as the build the team around E.J. Manuel.  
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Detroit Lions
Pride of Detroit
Darqueze Dennard CB 5'10-7/8" CB Michigan State
Brandon Marshall.  Alshon Jeffery.  Jordy Nelson.  Randall Cobb. Cordarrelle Patterson.  Greg Jennings.  All of those names explain the Lions grabbing the top cornerback.
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Tennessee Titans
Music City Miracles
Jason Verrett CB 5'9-1/2" 189 TCU
The Titans need to either attack opposing quarterbacks or be able to cover receivers.  With the loss of Alterraun Verner, covering wide receivers is the more critical of the needs, and they address it early with the pick of Verrett.
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New York Giants
Big Blue View
Zack Martin G/OT 6'4" 308 Notre Dame
The Giants need to address the offensive line, with more of a need on the inside of the line instead of the tackle positions.  They grab Martin, who could play any of the five positions on the line, and give themselves some flexibility.
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St. Louis Rams
Turf Show Times
Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix S 6'1-3/8" 208 Alabama
Fisher looks to address the offensive line issues in the second round, adding Clinton-Dix to the Watkins pick earlier.  Other than the line, safety is probably the biggest need for St. Louis this year, and they now have the answer.
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Chicago Bears
Windy City Gridiron
Aaron Donald DT 6'0-3/4" 285 Pittsburgh
Chicago has to fix their defense, and it all starts in the middle of the line.  They have their choice of a big, gap filling Louis Nix or an athletic, pass rushing tackle in Donald.  They choose Donald given the difficulty of landing a pass rusher from the inside of the line.
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Pittsburgh Steelers
Behind the Steel Curtain
Taylor Lewan OT 6'7-1/8" 309 Michigan
The Steelers could use this pick to fill several needs, including wide receiver, defensive line, or linebacker.  They choose to grab the final of the four top offensive linemen, giving them an offensive tackle who should be able to dominate opposing defensive ends.

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Dallas Cowboys
Blogging the Boys
Anthony Barr OLB 6'4-7/8" 255 UCLA
The Cowboys have to rebuild their pass rush after DeMarcus Ware left in free agency.  Barr gives them the start to that puzzle.
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Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Beatdown
Calvin Pryor S 5'11-1/8 207 Louisville
The Ravens team Pryor with 2013 first round pick Matt Elam and have a dominant top to their defense.  
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New York Jets
Gang Green Nation
Ryan Shazier LB 6'1" 237 Ohio State
The defensive nature of Rex Ryan takes over and he picks up one of the top two linebackers in the draft.  Shazier has the flexibility to play multiple positions, and adds a pass rush threat from the position as well.
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Miami Dolphins
The Phinsider
C.J. Mosley LB 6'2" 234 Alabama
Rumors have spread that teams are worried about Mosley's knees, but those could be smokescreens as well.  With most of Miami's targets off the board at this point, this is either a trade down scenario or Miami takes Mosley. 
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Arizona Cardinals
Revenge of the Birds
Derek Carr QB 6'2-3/8" 214 Fresno State
Not the expected third quarterback off the board, but the Cardinals add a passer who could use some time to develop behind Carson Palmer, but could become exactly what they need down the line.
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Green Bay Packers
Acme Packing Company
Jace Amaro TE 6'5-3/8" 265 Texas Tech
The Packers need to address the tight end and wide receiver positions this year, rebuilding due to free agency departures.  With the depth of wide receivers in the draft - as well as the lack of a run on them so far in the selection process - they go tight end in the first round.
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Philadelphia Eagles
Bleeding Green Nation
Marqise Lee WR 5'11-3/4" 192 Southern California
That run on wide receivers does start now, however.  Chip Kelly adds another weapon to his offense.
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Kansas City Chiefs
Arrowhead Pride
Odell Beckham, Jr. WR 5'11-1/4" 198 LSU
Beckham probably does not last this long on the board, with someone trading up to grab him in front of the Chiefs.  Ideally for Kansas City, no one is able to make that happen and they land the wide receiver they seem to want.
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Cincinnati Bengals
Cincy Jungle
Bradley Roby CB 5'11-1/4 194 Ohio State
It's time for the Bengals to start rebuilding their secondary, which is getting old (and injured) fast. 

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San Diego Chargers
Bolts from the Blue
Louis Nix III DT 6'2-3/8" 326 Notre Dame
After years of needing to fix their offensive line, the Chargers come into this draft needing not OL help, but defensive line.  Nix sitting on the board still gives them great value at a need position.
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Cleveland Browns
Dawgs by Nature
Justin Gilbert CB 6'0-1/8" 202 Oklahoma State
Cleveland's top three needs are quarterback, cornerback, and wide receiver.  They already addressed the receiver, and they do not seem enamoured with Bridgewater, so they take the top remaining cornerback.
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New Orleans Saints
Canal Street Chronicles
Brandin Cooks WR 5'9-3/4" 189 Oregon State
Adding young wide receivers should be a priority for the Saints, and they add a good one with Cooks late in the first round.
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Carolina Panthers
Cat Scratch Reader
Jordan Matthews WR 6'3-1/8" 212 Vanderbilt
The Panthers have a need at wide receiver, wide receiver, and wide receiver.  They are completely changing out their pass catching corps this year, and Matthews gives them the big bodied receiver for Cam Newton.
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New England Patriots
Pats Pulpit
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE 6'5" 262 Washington
Insurance for the oft-injured Rob Gronkowski and a replacement for Aaron Hernandez.  Perfect fit for Bill Bellichick.
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San Francisco 49ers
Niners Nation
Kelvin Benjamin WR 6'5" 240 Florida State
The 49ers add another weapon to spread out the Seattle defense.
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Denver Broncos
Mile High Report
Xavier Su'a-Filo G 6'4-1/8" 307 UCLA
Adding protection for Peyton Manning is always an option for the Broncos.  Su'a-Filo should be ready to start at guard from day one.
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Seattle Seahawks
Field Gulls
Cyrus Kouandjio OT 6'6-3/4" 322 Alabama
The Seahawks need to address the offensive line, and they can afford to take the chance on Kouandjio's knees being healthy.  
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