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Beebe 2014 NFL mock draft

While the 2013 NFL Draft continues to smolder following its completion last weekend, we take an extremely early look at how next year's draft could shape up.

Dion Jordan was a pretty epic first-round pick for the Miami Dolphins. What will the team do for an encore in 2014?
Dion Jordan was a pretty epic first-round pick for the Miami Dolphins. What will the team do for an encore in 2014?

How about that 2013 NFL Draft, huh? Just when you thought Jeff Ireland had traded up for a left tackle, he goes all Network on the Dolphins fanbase and selects Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan. NFL Network loved the pick. I loved the pick. Jon Gruden didn't love the pick, and reacted to it as if a Nazi propaganda film had just been thrown up on the Radio City big screen. Like Gruden's opinion matters, though. He's the CEO of the Fired Football Coaches of America for a reason.

I don't think it's hyperbole to say that the Jordan selection was among the most epic draft picks in Dolphins history. Few people (myself included) actually thought Miami had a prayer of drafting Jordan. And if not for the Raiders' decision to say, "Screw it, let's take what we can get and allow the Dolphins to pants us," the Oregon speed-rush extraordinaire wouldn't be a Dolphin; he'd be playing for his college coach in Philadelphia, or gutting it out with the Utah Lions, or serving as the centerpiece of Cleveland's infantile 3-4 defensive scheme. When Jordan says he feels like he was drafted by the right team, he means it. No team drafting in the top 11 this year could've provided him with the kind of potential success and longevity that Miami currently offers. In fact, you can make the case that Kevin Coyle's goal to mold this defense into a premier attacking, speed-oriented unit was realized when the team turned in its No. 3 overall card on Thursday night. The Dolphins are now a team that can get after you with anyone in their front seven ... and they will get after you.

Which brings us to the 2014 NFL Draft, just 360 days from now. Believe it or not, the Dolphins do not have a glaring need or weakness when April 2014 rolls around; rather, the team can draft BPA throughout, while adding depth in the trenches. This is all great news if you're trying to line up a few Super Bowl runs, and I believe the Dolphins will be poised to do just that within the next two years.

In the meantime, here's a super-early look at how the first round of 2014's NFL Draft could shake out:

1 Oakland Raiders Jadaveon Clowney DE South Carolina
2 Jacksonville Jaguars Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville
3 New York Jets David Fales QB San Jose State
4 San Diego Chargers Taylor Lewan OT Michigan
5 Dallas Cowboys Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M

Carolina Panthers

Marqise Lee WR USC
7 Buffalo Bills Stephon Tuitt DE Notre Dame
8 Cleveland Browns Anthony Barr DE/OLB UCLA
9 Detroit Lions Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M
10 Arizona Cardinals

Cassius Marsh

11 Philadelphia Eagles Bradley Roby CB Ohio State
12 Tennessee Titans Tajh Boyd QB Clemson
13 Minnesota Vikings C.J. Mosley ILB Alabama
14 Kansas City Chiefs Loucheiz Purifoy CB Florida
15 Baltimore Ravens Sammy Watkins WR Clemson
16 New Orleans Saints Cyrus Kouandijo OT Alabama
17 Washington Redskins Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Washington
18 Indianapolis Colts Kyle Van Noy DE/OLB BYU
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trent Murphy DE Stanford
20 St. Louis Rams David Yankey OT/G Stanford
21 Pittsburgh Steelers Deshazor Everett CB Texas A&M
22 Chicago Bears Aaron Lynch DE South Florida
23 Cincinnati Bengals Marcus Roberson CB Florida
24 New York Giants Scott Crichton DE Oregon State
25 Miami Dolphins Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix S Alabama
26 Atlanta Falcons Ryan Shazier ILB/OLB Ohio State
27 Houston Texans Logan Thomas QB Virginia Tech
28 Green Bay Packers Chaz Green OT Florida
29 New England Patriots Louis Nix DT Notre Dame
30 San Francisco 49ers Anthony Johnson DT LSU
31 Denver Broncos Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB Oregon
32 Seattle Seahawks Cyril Richardson OT/G Baylor