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Art_Vandalay


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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 5:36 pm    Post subject: 2014 Mock Draft Reply with quote

1. Texans - Jadeveon Clowney, Edge Player

After being unable to find a trade partner, the Texans decide to go with the safe pick. Johnny Football will be taken into strong consideration but in the end, you gotta go with the "once in a generation" player.

2. Rams - Greg Robinson, OT

With Clowney off the board, the Rams are going to have a hard time trading this pick away. They have a huge need at the Tackle position and Greg Robinson is the best player on the board.

Trade - Detroit sends a 2014 1st, 2nd, and 2015 2nd to Jacksonville for the #3 overall pick

3. Detroit - Sammy Watkins, WR

Outside of Calvin, who consistently gets double and triple-teamed, no other receiver was capable of stepping up and beating single coverage. Golden Tate was added but he isn't nearly the gamebreaker Watkins is projected to be.

4. Browns - Mike Evans, WR

Lacking a threat opposite Josh Gordon, Cleveland adds the massive Mike Evans, giving them a huge mismatch on either side of the field. If whichever QB is starting for Cleveland fails this year, they'll have no one to blame but themselves.

Trade - Buffalo sends a 2014 1st, 4th, and Stevie Johnson to Oakland for the #5 overall pick

5. Buffalo - Odell Beckham Jr, WR

With Clowney, Watkins, and Evans off the board, Oakland finds themselves in a difficult situation and the Bills take advantage. They get a bargain to move into the top 5 to grab Beckham. He'll replace the disgruntled Stevie Johnson and also provide value as a punt returner.

6. Falcons - Taylor Lewan, OT

Jake Matthews can also be the pick here but I'll go with Lewan due his "nastiness." The organization didn't make it a secret that attitude was a concern on the O-line. Matt Ryan took a cheap shot on Matt Ryan and the O-line failed to come to their QB's defense. Lewan isn't afraid to mix it up.

7. Buccaneers - Khalil Mack, LB

If Tampa was on the fence about taking a QB, Mack still being on the board should change their mind. Ideally, he's a 3-4 edge player but is more than capable of being a hybrid SAM/DE in a 4-3, ala Von Miller.

8. Vikings - Anthony Barr, Edge Player

Mike Zimmer is a defensive-minded coach who has a good history of coaching up freakish athletes like Michael Johnson and Carlos Dunlap. At 6'5, 255, Barr offers a lot of potential.

9. Oakland - Aaron Donald, DT

Oakland made their D-line a priority but could use another interior pass-rusher. Pat Sims is strictly a run-stuffer and Antonio Smith is far from a star. Donald has Warren Sapp-like potential and should immediately see significant snaps in the D-line rotation.

10. Jacksonville - Johnny Manziel, QB

When trading back, Jacksonville probably anticipated still getting a quality player but didn't think Manziel would still be on the board. Johnny Football has a unique and electrifying skillset and will certainly fill up the Jaguars' empty stadium. This is a good pick in all aspects.

11. Titans - Justin Gilbert, CB

In need of a pass-rusher and with newly acquired UCLA's Defensive Coordinator, Lou Spanos, now coaching the LBs, Anthony Barr would have been the perfect fit. However, with all the top pass-rushers off the board, they jump on the best available CB in Gilbert. He provides good size and tremendous athletic ability

12. Giants - Eric Ebron, TE

The Giants offense was painful to watch last year. Eli Manning had no running game, was under duress every other play, and didn't get much from his receivers. The O-line was prioritized in free agency, and now they add a matchup nightmare for opposing LBs and Safeties in Eric Ebron

13. Rams - Haha Clinton-Dix, FS

The Rams safety play for the last couple of years has been downright dreadful. 13 is the perfect spot to grab the best safety in the draft. Haha provides great instincts, good coverage ability, and powerful hitting.

14. Bears - Calvin Pryor, FS

If you could choose one play to sum up the Bears' season, it would have to be Aaron Rodgers throwing a deep TD pass to Randall Cobb in the final minute of week 17 to take the Packers to the playoffs. Cobb didn't have a defender within 10 yards of him. Their secondary play was like that all season. Calvin provides an immediate upgrade.

15. Steelers - Kyle Fuller, CB

Ike Taylor offers very little at this point in his career at age 35 and Cortez Allen was flat-out dreadful last year. Fuller provides an upgrade at the position and fits the Steelers identity. He's a physical CB who isn't afraid to help in run support.

Trade - Denver sends a 2014 1st, 2nd, and 4th to Dallas for the #16 overall pick

16. Broncos - CJ Mosley, LB

The Broncos are able to obtain the last piece of the puzzle. The one gaping hole they have left is at MLB. Mosley is everything you want in a LB. He's extremely athletic, can cover, and can play the run. It was a hefty price to move up but it's no secret the Broncos window is closing. Gotta do what you gotta do.

17. Ravens - Jake Matthews, OT

The Ravens find themselves in a great position, having the luxury of choosing between Zack Martin and Jake Matthews. The ultimately go with Matthews to fill the hole left by Michael Oher's. It wouldn't be far-fetched to call Matthews an upgrade over Oher either.

18. Jets - Brandin Cooks

With an embarrassing display of offense in 2013, I think it's safe to say the Jets' top targets are going to be Beckham, Ebron, and Cooks. With Cooks still on the board, it's an easy pick. Cooks has a Tavon Austin-like skillset and has the potential to take it to the house every play.

19. Dolphins - Zack Martin, OG/OT

Ryan Tannehill set a franchise record last year..... by being sacked 58 times. With the board the way it is, it shouldn't take Miami more than a minute to make this pick. They've been targeting Zack Martin for the past couple of months and end up getting their guy. Tannehill can breathe a sigh of relief.

20. Cardinals - Derek Carr, QB

Make no mistake about it, QB was not a strength for this team last year. Carson Palmer had more turnovers than TDs and will be hitting age 35 during the season. I also refer to my explanation of Manziel going to the Rams at 13. You're not going to consistently beat the Seahawks or the Niners with an inferior QB with diminishing arm strength. Derek Carr is Bruce Arians' ideal QB. He has decent and great arm strength, which is what's needed run Arians' vertical offense.

21. Packers - Ryan Shazier, LB

AJ Hawk has been solid at best and has no competent player to play alongside in the middle of that 3-4 defense. Shazier is an athletic freak who loves to hit. He's your ideal 3-4 ILB.

22. Eagles - Dee Ford, Edge Player

Trent Cole was the leading sacker for the Eagles last year with an underwhelming 8 sacks. The Eagles also allowed 28 ppg and finished dead last in pass defense. Ford is a 3-4 pass-rusher with excellent speed and athletic ability. He provides that pass-rush Philly was lacking a year ago.

23. Chiefs - Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG

WR is also an option here but the Chiefs lost 3 starting linemen in free agency, including both of their guards. Su'a-Filo is a dynamic guard who provides great run-blocking ability and solid pass protection.

24. Bengals - Darqueze Dennard, CB

With Leon Hall coming off his 2nd achilles tear and Terence Newman and Pacman Jones being way past their primes, the Bengals will more than likely take the best CB on the board, which at this point is Dennard.

25. Chargers - Bradley Roby, CB

There's no reason Richard Marshall and Shareece Wright should be your starting CBs. Roby should help bolster the Chargers' bottom 5 pass defense.

26. Browns - Blake Bortles, QB

I'm not buying the "expensive analytics study" reportedly performed by the Browns that concluded Bridgewater was the best QB in the draft. If Bortles is still on the board at 26, they're taking Bortles.

27. Saints - Marqise Lee, WR

Lee's down year may have worked to his benefit. Instead of getting picked in the top 10, he gets to go to a more established team. With Marques Colston getting up there in age and Darren Sproles being traded, Lee will help with that lost production

28. Panthers - Morgan Moses, OT

This pick will either be an OT or WR. With this class being deep at the WR position, Carolina can afford to wait until the 2nd round. A tackle the caliber of Moses won't be available in the 2nd. With the retirement of Jordan Gross, this should be an easy choice for Carolina.

29. Patriots - Joel Bitonio, C/G

It's not common to see Tom Brady under constant pressure. The Patriots typically get good play out of their O-line, but that wasn't the case this past season. Ryan Wendell (center) and Dan Connolly (guard) both struggled this year. Bitonio possesses the versatility to contribute at both posistions.

30. 49ers - Allen Robinson, WR

Allen Robinson hasn't been talked about much but has been gaining steam as of late. He stands at 6'3, 220 and has the best leaping ability of any WR in the draft. A guy with his skillset is just what the Niners need if they want to compete with the Seahawks and their intimidating secondary.

31. Cowboys - Kony Ealy, DE

The Cowboys' defense last year was historically bad and they lost their two best D-lineman in Demarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher. In order for Rod Marinelli's defense to be successful, the defense needs to provide pressure with their front 4. Ealy stands at 6'4, 273 and has a high ceiling. He'll be expected to replace Demarcus Ware.

32. Seahawks - Kelvin Benjamin, WR

Benjamin's stock has been dropping due to character concerns, but you can't teach 6'5, 240 and 4.6 speed. If anyone can set him straight, it's the defending champs. There's just too much potential to pass on here.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If be good with Shazier for the Packers
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect Bengals pick
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a fan of Ealy but I love the trade down
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woa Art! What up man... From realgm bulls from way in the day to here....
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Horrible Titans pick. Titans have no need for a 1st round CB especially an overrated one. Bortles should be the pick.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6. Falcons - Taylor Lewan, OT

Jake Matthews can also be the pick here but I'll go with Lewan due his "nastiness." The organization didn't make it a secret that attitude was a concern on the O-line. Matt Ryan took a cheap shot on Matt Ryan and the O-line failed to come to their QB's defense. Lewan isn't afraid to mix it up.

Jake Matthews would be the pick there because Lewan won't pass the falcon filter based on his off field issues. Art my friend we talk about this every year that the falcons won't take players with character issues and off field problems which Lewan has quite a few. Every year it's proven correct when Blank put down that falcon filter after the vick fiasco Dimitroff went into full effect on the character stuff being the highest quality of a player even over talent it seems. I personally hate it because we lost out on guys like justin houston because of it. But it is what it is and it's what Dimitroff and the Falcons do i see no reason why they would change that this year after 5 years of not 1 guy with a character flaw.

Plus you add in that Matthews is a superb OT prospect that Lewan can't even compare to or be on the same level as, as a prospect right now and it's a no brainer. Plus we need a RT not a LT and Lewan has never played LT Matthews was an award winning RT.

Actually why is Lewan even in consideration to anyone after all that that matthews has going over him. Lewan is nasty thats all he has? Matthews can get pretty mean himself neither are push overs lol.
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