Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Week 14 NFL Mock Draft

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-14) - Marcus Mariota (QB/Oregon)

Quarterback is the obvious choice for the Bucs, who will move on from Josh McCown and Mike Glennon this offseason. Mariota has been spectacular this season and was named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.

2. New York Jets (2-14) - Jameis Winston (QB/Florida State)

The Jets are a mess at quarterback. Rex Ryan will be one and there is a chance John Idzik will not return as well. No matter who takes the reigns in 2015, they will move on from Geno Smith and Michael Vick.

3. Oakland Raiders (3-13) - Amari Cooper (WR/Alabama)

Oakland has their QB in Derek Carr, now they need to find him weapons on offense. Cooper has been sensational this season and is a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13) - Leonard Williams (DE/USC)

Jacksonville is third in the NFL in sacks, but nobody on the team as more than 8.5. History has shown that without a main guy who can get to the quarterback, this approach does not last. Williams is the best defensive player in this draft.

5. Tennessee Titans (3-13) - Randy Gregory (DE/Nebraska)

Tennessee's roster is completely void of talent, so taking the best available player is paramount. Gregory fills a huge need for the Titans pass rush and free up Jurrell Casey from double teams.

6. Minnesota Vikings (5-11) - Andrus Peat (OT/Stanford)

Both Phil Loadholt (before hitting IR) and Matt Kalil have struggled this season for Minnesota. The Vikings may consider dealing one of their tackles this offseason.

7. New York Giants (6-10) - Shane Ray (OLB/Missouri)

With the Giants potentially overhauling their pass rush in the wake of Jason Pierre-Paul and other hitting free agency, the team will likely look for a new guy who can get to the quarterback. Ray has 14 sacks on the season.

8. Washington Redskins (6-10) - Brandon Scherff (OT/Iowa)

Right tackle has been a black hole for the Redskins this season. Washington will spend an early draft pick to address the issue.

9. Atlanta Falcons (6-10) - Melvin Gordon (RB/Wisconsin)

The Falcons rushing attack has struggled tremendously this season. Gordon, who has drawn comparisons to Jamaal Charles, could work well in their offense.

10. Cleveland Browns (8-8) - Shilique Calhoun (DE/Michigan State)

Jabaal Sheard is a free agent after the season and Barkevious Mingo has been a disappointment. Cleveland will look to bolster their pass rush this offseason.

11. New Orleans Saints (7-9) - PJ Williams (CB/Florida State)

New Orleans defense had been pitiful this season, especially in their secondary where receiver have blown past them.

12. Cleveland Browns (8-8) - Sammie Coates (WR/Auburn)

Josh Gordon is back, but don't be surprised if the Browns add another receiver for Johnny Manziel. Gordon wasn't exactly the most law-abiding player during his suspension as well, so this could be an insurance plan.

13. St. Louis Rams (8-8) - Kevin White (WR/West Virginia)

St. Louis needs more weapons on offense if they want their next quarterback to be successful. White has drawn comparisons to Larry Fitzgerald.

14. Chicago Bears (8-8) - Ronald Darby (CB/Florida State)

Chicago added Kyle Fuller last year, but the secondary lacks depth and Charles Tillman could become a cap casualty this offseason. Double-dipping at cornerback shouldn't come as a shock.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8) - Vic Beasley (OLB/Clemson)

James Harrison has played well since coming back from retirement, but there isn't much left in the tank, a new pass rusher is needed at some point.

16. San Francisco 40ers (9-7) - Jaelen Strong (WR/Arizona State)

There is a glaring problem with each of the wide receivers in San Francisco. The team will need to upgrade this unit, especially with younger talent.

17. Kansas City Chiefs (9-7) - Landon Collins (S/Alabama)

In the wake of Eric Berry's diagnosis, the Chiefs may be forced to move on without him. If Collins falls to them, this pick is a no-brainer.

18. Miami Dolphins (9-7) - Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (CB/Oregon)

With Cortland Finnegan and Brent Grimes aging, the Dolphins may seek a younger cornerback to play nickel before taking over Finnegan's spot.

19. Houston Texans (9-7) - Trae Waynes (CB/Michigan State)

Houston's secondary has been a liability throughout the season and Kareem Jackson is a free agent this Spring.

20. Dallas Cowboys (10-6) - Shaq Thompson (ILB/Washington)

Rolando McClain is a free agent after the season and Sean Lee has shown he is injury prone. Dallas may consider bringing in someone new for the middle of their defense.

21. Cincinnati Bengals (9-6-1) - Dante Fowler (DE/Florida)

The Bengals pass rush has regressed this offseason. They never replaced Michael Johnson and are now suffering due to it.

22. San Diego Chargers (10-6) - TJ Yeldon (RB/Alabama)

Ryan Mathews is a free agent this offseason, Donald Brown is not an every down back and Branden Oliver has cooled down from his hot start. San Diego will look for their new bell cow in the draft.

23. Carolina Panthers (7-8-1) - La'El Collins (OT/LSU)

The Panthers were unable to find a new left tackle after Jordan Gross retired last year. With Newton battered and bruised throughout the season due to poor protection, they will look to fix this issue immediately.

24. Philadelphia Eagles (10-6) - Kevin Johnson (CB/Wake Forest)

Chip Kelly would love to grab Ekpre-Olomu, but with him gone, he will look for another cornerback instead.

25. Detroit Lions (10-6) - Hroniss Grasu (C/Oregon)

Dominic Raiola is a 36-year-old free agent after the season and the Lions will likely move on from him.

26. Baltimore Ravens (10-6) - DeVante Parker (WR/Louisville)

Steve Smith is old and Torrey Smith is a free agent after the season. Baltimore will need to address their receivers for 2015.

27. Arizona Cardinals (11-5) - Markus Golden (DE/Missouri)

John Abraham is more than likely retiring in the offseason and Arizona will need to replace him.

28. Denver Broncos (12-4) - Denzel Perryman (ILB/Miami FL)

Upgrading the middle of the defense is needed for the Broncos, who have been forced to start undrafted free agent Steven Johnson this season.

29. Seattle Seahawks (10-6) - Shawn Oakman (DE/Baylor)

Cliff Avril among others is headed to free agency, meaning the Seahawks will need to find another pass rusher in 2015.

30. New England Patriots (13-3) - Rashad Greene (WR/Florida State)

Brandon LaFell has played well lately, but the Patriots could stand to upgrade Julian Edelman.

31. Green Bay Packers (13-3) - Eric Kendricks (ILB/UCLA)

Green Bay was reportedly interested in Ryan Shazier before Pittsburgh selected him. Perhaps they find their inside linebacker this year.

32. Indianapolis Colts (11-5) - Leonard Floyd (OLB/Georgia)

Robert Mathis is turning 34 in February and has missed all of 2014. The Colts may look for his replacement soon.

1 comment:

  1. be very surprised if browns take a wr in round 1. Ray Farmer has said he not a big fan of taking wrs early