2014 NFL Mock Draft: Duke's #MockMonday 2.0

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As the NFL draft nears, the Phinsider breaks out its first two round mock for #MockMonday.

After a week off, #MockMonday returns with my first two round mock of the year.

You can follow my picks below:

Round 1:

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Houston Texans
Battle Red Blog
Player Jadeveon Clowney DE 6'5" 274 South Carolina
Since no QB has separated himself as the consensus top pick, the Texans take the best player on the board and make their defense scary.

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St. Louis Rams
Turf Show Times
Blake Bortles QB 6'5" 232 UCF
This not a conventional pick, but it makes sense. Bradford has never established himself as a true franchise QB, despite getting paid like one. Why should the Rams continue to build around him? They could save over $10M by releasing Bradford and could replace him with a potentially better player in Bortles. They have invested heavily in the WR position and the OL over the past few seasons in both the draft and free agency. They have a tough defense. Perhaps they decide its time to move on from Bradford.

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Jacksonville Jaguars
Big Cat Country
Johnny Manziel QB 5'11" 210 Texas A&M
The Jags need a franchise QB and take a chance on the boom or bust prospect in Manziel. He is a high profile player that will bring some relevance to the Jaguars both in the media and in ticket sales. They have some playmakers on offense and a top QB may put them in contention in a fairly weak division.

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Cleveland Browns
Dawgs by Nature
Sammy Watkins WR 6'1" 205 Clemson
The Browns could take a chance on Bridgewater here, but decide to add a dynamic WR to pair with Josh Gordon. In another fairly weak division, having two big threats on the outside can help them compete, potentially for a division title.

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Oakland Raiders
Silver and Black Pride
Greg Robinson OT 6'5" 320 Auburn
The Raiders tried to sign Roger Saffold this offseason, but that deal was botched somehow. Robinson is the best player on the board and gives them a franchise LT to build around.

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Atlanta Falcons
The Falcoholic
Eric Ebron TE 6'4" 245 UNC
The Falcons could take Khalil Mack here, but instead give Matt Ryan another weapon on offense. HoF TE Tony Gonzalez is no longer there and Ryan will miss that option if the Falcons can't replace him. This may be a little high for Ebron, but the Falcons won't take a chance on missing him.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bucs Nation
Mike Evans WR 6'5" 225 Texas A&M
This is a 'Mike for Mike' swap. The Bucs traded their #2 WR Mike Williams to Buffalo this offseason. Vincent Jackson is 31 years old. The Bucs can add a big target to be the #2 guy and eventually take over the #1 role.

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Minnesota Vikings
Daily Norseman
Teddy Bridgewater QB 6'3" 205 Louisville
The Vikings need a franchise QB to compete in the very tough NFC North. They have some offensive weapons in AP, Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Kyle Rudolph. Bridgewater could start immediately and make that team a contender in that division.

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Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Rumblings
Khalil Mack OLB 6'3" 248 Buffalo
The Bills hope that Ebron falls to them, but will gladly take Mack. He will give them a versatile defender that can provide a pass rush from the OLB spot.

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Detroit Lions
Pride of Detroit
Marqise Lee WR 6'0" 200 USC
This is a bit high for Lee, but the Lions have shown interest in the top WRs, including Lee, despite adding Golden Tate this offseason. Lee gives them a run after catch threat who will take pressure off Megatron.

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Tennessee Titans
Music City Miracles
Jake Matthews OT 6'5" 305 Texas A&M
If Jake Matthews falls into this range, the Silver Fox may attempt to trade up to get him. The Titans can use Matthews at either tackle spot, giving Jake Locker more protection.

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New York Giants
Big Blue View
C.J. Mosley LB 6'2" 232 Alabama
The LB corps for the Giants has been a weakness for a few years. Mosley provides an instinctive leader who can strengthen that group immediately.

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St. Louis Rams
Turf Show Times
Taylor Lewan OT 6'7" 315 Michigan
Having 2 first round picks proves valuable for the Rams as they address the OT position as everyone expects them to AND a potential franchise QB. This OT from Michigan can start out on the right side and eventually replace another former OT from Michigan.

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Chicago Bears
Windy City Gridiron
Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix FS 6'1" 208 Alabama
The safety position has been an area of concern for the Bears and they get a chance to upgrade the FS position in order to defend the passing attacks within that division.

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Pittsburgh Steelers
Behind the Steel Curtain
Justin Gilbert CB 6'0" 202 Oklahoma State
With A.J. Green, Gordon, Watkins, and Torrey Smith in the division, the aging Steelers defense needs a top CB to defend against these WRs.

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Dallas Cowboys
Blogging the Boys
Aaron Donald DT 6'0" 285 Pittsburgh
The Cowboys need help along the defensive line and add a 3-tech that can be disruptive in the backfield in both run and pass defense.

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Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Beatdown
Zach Martin OT/OG 6'4" 308 Notre Dame
The Ravens could use some help up front and Martin is the best player on the board. He can play a variety of positions and the Ravens will put him in the best spot to succeed.

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New York Jets
Gang Green Nation
Darqueze Dennard CB 5'11" 199 Michigan State
The Jets could use some offensive playmakers, but they did sign Chris Johnson and Eric Decker. They have little at the CB position and failed to address it in free agency. They will have to get a CB and won't pass up the chance to get Dennard.

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Miami Dolphins
The Phinsider
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE 6'6" 276 Washington
This is an unconventional pick, but it makes sense. They may want to take a RT here, and while I like some of the prospects, I can't see them taking one. ASJ has been my favorite prospect in this draft since before the 2013 draft. He gives Tannehill a big target across the middle and especially in the red zone. ASJ has better hands than any of the other top TE prospects, and has nearly as many career TDs (21) and Ebron, Amaro, and Niklas combined (28). The Dolphins are clearly looking at pass catches and have stated they want to score more points. Why not draft the TE that's better at scoring TDs than everyone else?

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Arizona Cardinals
Revenge of the Birds
Ra'Shede Hageman DT 6'6" 310 Minnesota
Hageman gives the Cardinals another potential dominant 5-tech that can stuff the run and get after the passer.

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Green Bay Packers
Acme Packing Company
Anthony Barr OLB 6'5" 255 UCLA
The Packers add an athletic OLB prospect to bolster their pass rush. Some may question Barr falling this far, but some draft analysts I've read say that his athleticism and speed make him an intriguing prospect, but his tape doesn't show as many impact plays as you'd think it should.

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Philadelphia Eagles
Bleeding Green Nation
Brandin Cooks WR 5'10" 189 Oregon State
The Eagles jettisoned speed threat DeSean Jackson this offseason due to apparent character issues. They replace him with another speedy WR that may end up being a better overall WR than Jackson.

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Kansas City Chiefs
Arrowhead Pride
Odell Beckham Jr. WR 5'11" 198 LSU
The Chiefs need another WR to pair with Bowe. They get another former LSU Tiger than gives them a threat in both the receiving game and return game.

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Cincinnati Bengals
Cincy Jungle
Louis Nix DT 6'2" 331 Notre Dame
The Bengals have maybe the best defensive tackle in the NFL with Geno Atkins. However, they only have average players at the 1-tech spot. Nix would give the Bengals perhaps the best defensive tackle combo in the NFL.

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San Diego Chargers
Bolts from the Blue
Kony Ealy DE/OLB 6'4" 273 Missouri
The Chargers need to build up their pass rush if they hope to contend in their division. Ealy gives them a good pass rushing presence off the edge.

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Cleveland Browns
Dawgs by Nature
Derek Carr QB 6'2" 214 Fresno State
The Browns like what they have in Brian Hoyer, but how much to they like him? Adding Carr gives them a good QB prospect that they hope can put this team in a playoff spot.

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New Orleans Saints
Canal Street Chronicles
Kyle Fuller CB 6'0" 190 Virginia Tech
The Saints add a CB that can help that improving defense shut down some teams in the division that are tough or getting tougher at the WR position.

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Carolina Panthers
Cat Scratch Reader
Cyrus Kouandjio OT 6'7" 322 Alabama
The Panthers added some WRs in free agency. Not enough to skip over it in the draft, but enough to go after an OT prospect that fits their run-heavy scheme.

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New England Patriots
Pats Pulpit
Timmy Jernigan DT 6'2" 299 Florida State
The Pats need some help along the defensive line and add the best defensive tackle still on the board.

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San Francisco 49ers
Niners Nation
Dee Ford DE/OLB 6'2" 252 Auburn
Aldon Smith can't seem to stay out of trouble and the 49ers could look to replace him in a season or two. They take Ford here to develop and work in the rotation.

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Denver Broncos
Mile High Report
Ryan Shazier OLB 6'1" 237 Ohio State
The Broncos are pretty set on offense and continue to build up the defense by adding a speedy playmaking OLB to pair with Von Miller.

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Seattle Seahawks
Field Gulls
Allen Robinson WR 6'3" 220 Penn State
The Seahawks have a speed threat with Percy Harvin, but need a big WR to work the middle of the field.

Round 2:

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Houston Texans
Battle Red Blog
Tom Savage QB 6'4" 228 Pittsburgh
Having taken Clowney in the first, the Texans now address the QB position.

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Washington Redskins
Hogs Haven
Calvin Pryor FS 5'11" 207 Louisville
Washington's defense was terrible last year, especially the secondary. Pryor is the best player available and presents an immediate upgrade to that defense.

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Cleveland Browns
Dawgs by Nature
Jason Verrett CB 5'10" 189 TCU
Cleveland addressed the offense in round one and now address the defense by adding a small, but instinctive corner that can make Cleveland's already formidable defense even scarier.

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Oakland Raiders
Silver and Black Pride
Jace Amaro TE 6'5" 265 Texas Tech
The Raiders add Amaro to give Schaub another weapon to go along with MJD and James Jones.

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Atlanta Falcons
The Falcoholic
Morgan Moses OT 6'6" 314 Virginia
Keeping Matt Ryan protected is a priority for the Falcons and they add a long armed OT that will keep NFC South edge rushers off of the QB.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bucs Nation
Troy Niklas TE 6'7" 270 Notre Dame
The Bucs are making like Lovie Smith's former team and building a basketball team the receiving positions. Niklas is a better receiver at TE than he gets credit for and he, Jackson, and Evans, will be tough to defend.

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Jacksonville Jaguars
Big Cat Country
DeMarcus Lawrence DE 6'3" 253 Boise State
Lawrence is not a well known name, but is a pretty good edge defender. HC Gus Bradley is building a tough defense and adding another edge presence helps.

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Minnesota Vikings
Daily Norseman
Joel Bitonio OT/OG 6'4" 302 Nevada
The Vikings bring in Bitonio to fill a spot at OG.

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Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Rumblings
Jimmie Ward SS 5'11" 193 Northern Illinois
The loss of Jairus Byrd will hurt the Bills so they will attempt to replace him with the playmaking safety from Northern Illinois.

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Tennessee Titans
Music City Miracles
Bradley Roby CB 5'11" 194 Ohio State
The Titans lost a good CB in Alterraun Verner. They will need to find a CB in this draft and Roby is the best option for them here.

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New York Giants
Big Blue View
Cameron Fleming OT 6'5" 323 Stanford
The Giants need help on the OL and add a big RT to the mix.

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St. Louis Rams
Turf Show Times
Stephon Tuitt DT 6'6" 304 Notre Dame
Former Miami Dolphin Kendall Langford has been a bust free agent signing for the Rams. Tuitt gives the Rams a pass rushing presence from the interior.

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Detroit Lions
Pride of Detroit
Scott Crichton DE 6'3" 273 Oregon State
The Lions went offense in the first and now add a defensive end prospect to pair with sophomore Ziggy Ansah to get after those pesky NFC North QBs.

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Pittsburgh Steelers
Behind the Steel Curtain
Xavier Su'a-Filo OG 6'4" 307 UCLA
The Steelers look to continue trying to solve their OL woes with the a top guard prospect from UCLA.

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Dallas Cowboys
Blogging the Boys
Carlos Hyde RB 6'0" 230 Ohio State
The Cowboys need a back to work with DeMarco Murray. Hyde can play all three downs and gives the Dallas running game some power.

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Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Beatdown
Kelvin Benjamin WR 6'5" 240 Florida State
The Ravens need another receiving threat. Steve Smith is a quick fix, but his presence allows the promising WR from FSU some time to develop.

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New York Jets
Gang Green Nation
Martavis Bryant WR 6'4" 211 Clemson
Eric Decker is the default #1 WR in New York. Stephen Hill appears to be a bust and with Benjamin off the board, the Jets look to Bryant to give them a big target for Geno Smith... or Michael Vick.

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Miami Dolphins
The Phinsider
Donte Moncrief WR 6'2" 221 Ole Miss
I know it's deep in the second round, and Miami still hasn't drafted an OL. There are several here they could look at, but there are also some in the 3rd and 4th rounds that will work too. With a run on WRs, Miami joins in and drafts my second favorite prospect in this draft. Moncrief has all the tools to be a true #1 WR in the NFL: speed, size, hands, quickness. He just needs a little development, which is great for Miami. He can play behind the current guys and move into a starting role by no later than 2015.

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Chicago Bears
Windy City Gridiron
Phillip Gaines CB 6'0" 193 Rice
Chicago continues to build up their secondary with an underated prospect from Rice.

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Arizona Cardinals
Revenge of the Birds
Kyle Van Noy OLB 6'3" 243 BYU
The Cardinals add an OLB with pass rushing potential to help them keep pace with the tough defenses in their division.

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Green Bay Packers
Acme Packing Company
Devante Adams WR 6'1" 212 Fresno State
The Packers lost James Jones to the Raiders in free agency, so they'll draft his replacement here.

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Philadelphia Eagles
Bleeding Green Nation
Jeremiah Attaochu OLB 6'3" 252 Georgia Tech
With all the trade rumors involving current Dolphin Dion Jordan and the Eagles, it appears they are in the market for a pass rushing OLB.

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Cincinnati Bengals
Cincy Jungle
Bishop Sankey RB 5'10" 209 Washington
Giovani Bernard was an excellent addition for the Bengals, but can he be an every down back? BenJarvus Green-Ellis is average and replaceable. A Sankey-Bernard bakcfield takes some pressure off of Dalton and the passing game.

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San Francisco 49ers
Niners Nation
Jordan Matthews WR 6'3" 212 Vanderbilt
The Niners need to add some speed to the outside to go along with Crabtree and Boldin. Matthews has speed AND size, which is a bonus.

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San Diego Chargers
Bolts from the Blue
Tre Mason RB 5'9" 207 Auburn
Ryan Mathews has never been that reliable, so the Chargers get Rivers another back that should be more reliable.

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New Orleans Saints
Canal Street Chronicles
Paul Richardson WR 6'0" 175 Wyoming
The Saints lost Darren Sproles to the Eagles in free agency and look to add another weapon for Brees here.

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Indianapolis Colts
Stampede Blue
Weston Richburg Center 6'3" 298 Colorado State
The Colts released Samson Satele and need to draft his replacement at center.

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Carolina Panthers
Cat Scratch Reader
Keith McGill CB 6'3" 211 Utah
The Panthers best CB left in free agency and they can use a bigger CB to defend those big WRs in their division.

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San Francisco 49ers
Niners Nation
LaMarcus Joyner CB 5'8" 184 Florida State
The Niners could use some help in the secondary.

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New England Patriots
Pats Pulpit
Bruce Ellington WR 5'9" 197 South Carolina
The Patriots can use a more reliable slot weapon for Brady.

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Denver Broncos
Mile High Report
Cody Latimer WR 6'3" 215 Indiana
The Broncos take a WR that needs some refinement, but would give Manning a fourth option now that Decker's in New York.

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Seattle Seahawks
Field Gulls
Dominique Easley DT 6'2" 288 Florida
Easley can be a value pick here as they redshirt him a year and then have a formidable pass rushing DT in 2015.
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