BGN Mock Draft 1.0
1 Jacksonville Jaguars QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville (Josh)
With the first pick, the new Jaguars get their new leaders. Bridgewater is the most complete quarterback prospect in this class, and will be a top 20 NFL field general right away.
While the Buccaneers could probably use an upgrade at quarterback, their pass rush is so inconsistent that it does not matter how many Pro Bowl defensive backs they have. Clowney is an easy fix at defensive end.
3 Minnesota Vikings QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon (Josh)
The Vikings will likely have a new coach next season, and there aren't many who want Christian Ponder, Josh Freeman, or Matt Cassel. Mariota is the second best behind Bridgewater, and will start from day one.
4 New York Giants WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson (Mike)
Hakeem Nick is as good as gone and Watkins is a blue chip prospect that will take advantage of weak NFC East secondaries for years. Eagles fans should loathe every bit of this.
5 Houston Texans OLB Anthony Barr, UCLA (Josh)
The Texans defense is missing a pure pass rusher, and Barr is the best in the class. With Barr and Watt, the Texans defense will be good for years.
6 Pittsburgh Steelers OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (Mike)
The Steelers have Mike Adams at left tackle and he is a turnstile in the NFL, so move him to right and have Matthews be your ultimate blindside protector.
7 St. Louis Rams (via WSH) WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M (Josh)
Mike Evans has drawn Vincent Jackson comparisons, Brandon Marshall comparisons, and even some to Jimmy Graham. He is one of the most NFL-ready prospects this year and will make an immediate impact for the Rams.
8 Atlanta Falcons OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan (Mike)
This is not a sexy pick but Matt Ryan seriously needs an upgrade over Sam Baker at left tackle. Lewan is the ideal fit for the Falcons and is premium player in this draft.
9 Buffalo Bills OLB Khalil Mack, Buffalo (Josh)
With Mack, the Bills add a versatile player that can do anything, he and Alonso will be one of the best tandems in the AFC for years to come.
10 Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (Mike)
Cleveland is somewhat in an odd place as they had several different styles of quarterbacks to start the year and they are not content with an of them. Chud did well with Cam Newton and his mobility in Carolina, he will repeat the dynamic play with Johnny Football.
11 Philadelphia Eagles DE/OLB Vic Beasley, Clemson (Josh)
This is the pass rusher that Eagles fans have been longing for, one of the best first steps in college football and can be a double digit sack guy right away if he adds some weight. Beasley will take a lot of pressure off the secondary with a consistent pass rush.
12 Miami Dolphins OT Cameron Irving, FSU (Mike)
The Dolphins made a deal for the aging Bryant McKinnie, which tells you they have serious issues on the blindside. It is important that they manage Ryan Tannehill's protection.
13 St. Louis Rams S Hasean Clinton-Dix, Alabama (Josh)
Clinton-Dix is the best safety in this draft, and the Rams have a need at that position. A perfect fit for both parties as HHCD will start from day one.
14 Oakland Raiders OLB C.J. Mosley, Alabama (Mike)
Mosley is a complete linebacker, who seemingly can play anywhere. He can give the Raiders their very own Von Miller to terriorize Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers.
15 Tennessee Titans WR Marqise Lee, USC (Josh)
With Kenny Britt almost out of town, the Titans will need a playmaker at the WR position. Last year they took Justin Hunter and two years ago Kendall Wright, and adding Marqise Lee to the Titans offense will help Jake Locker.
16 Baltimore Ravens NT Louis Nix III, Notre Dame (Mike)
The Ravens defense has been rough this season and could use an anchor. While this may seem like a pick out of left field, Nix will likely serve as the cream filling in the Balitmore defensive line.
17 Arizona Cardinals OT Antonio Richardson, Tennessee (Josh)
The Cardinals have needed a solid left tackle for years, and the Levi Brown experience did not work. Richardson is a mammoth of a tackle and will look to be the anchor for Bruce Arians' offensive line with Jonathan Cooper.
18 Dallas Cowboys CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon (Mike)
The Cowboys secondary has not improved despite the presence of Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne. Addinganother young stud to the secondary would allow Carr to move to free safety or move Claiborne into the slot.
19 New York Jets TE Eric Ebron, UNC (Josh)
Geno Smith has been a lot better than most people would have given him credit for, but he needs some more weapons. Eric Ebron is the best tight end in this year's class and will be a staple in the Jets offense from day one.
20 Chicago Bears QB Zach Mettenberger, LSU (Mike)
Jay Cutler is likely done in Chicago and Marc Trestman will want to get his hand-picked successor. Mettenberger in a true leader and has a quality arm that will allow him to excel in any offense.
21 San Diego Chargers CB Jason Verrett, TCU (Josh)
Jason Verrett is the best corner in this class, and the Chargers could use that, especially since they are currently 29th in the NFL in pass coverage, per PFF.
22 Carolina Panthers WR Allen Robinson, Penn State (Mike)
The Panthers desperately need a number two wide receiver, who can take over for Steve Smith down the road. Smith has been mediocre this season and needs help and a successor.
23 Detroit Lions OG Cyril Richardson, Baylor (Josh)
The Lions need another weapon, but with a deep wide receiver class, one will be available later. With Cyril Richardson, the Lions interior offensive line is set. He and Warford will be among the league's best tandems.
24 Cleveland Browns (via IND) TE Jace Amaro, Texas Tech (Mike)
The Browns are likely to deal one of their play-makers this offseason and Chud loves tight ends (because he played the position) so Amaro fits with Jordan Cameron in two-tight end sets.
25 Green Bay Packers OT Cyrus Koundjio, Alabama (Josh)
Koudandjio is best suited to play right tackle in the NFL, and he will fit in perfectly with the Packers. Don Barclay and David Bakhtiari are not getting the job done so far.
26 New England Patriots OLB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State (Mike)
Shazier is a Bill Belichick-type player, who can play multiple positions. He will fit in well with Jerod Mayo in 2014.
27 San Francisco 49ers CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State (Josh)
Roby has struggled at times this season, but with great safeties in San Francisco, he will be able to play his style of football. When Roby is good, he is one of the best corners in college football. The 49ers will get the most out of him, and fill the only "hole" in that already stout defense.
28 Cincinnati Bengals DE Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame (Mike)
The Bengals pass rush needs some more stability and Michael Johnson is a free agent in the offseason. Pruitt has a winning pedigree and could be a solid left end for the Cincinnati.
29 Seattle Seahawks WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (Josh)
The only thing missing in the Seattle Seahawks offense is a guy who can go up and make plays. Golden Tate is a good receiver, but Jordan Matthews can spread the field for Percy Harvin underneathe, and make plays over the top for Russell Wilson.
30 Denver Broncos OG Zack Martin, Notre Dame (Mike)
The Broncos suffered several injuries to their offensive line this season and need to bring in the reinforcements this summer. Martin could start right away from the Broncos offense.
31 New Orleans Saints OLB Kyle Van Noy, BYU (Josh)
Van Noy is exactly what the Saints need to make that defense one of the best in the NFC. Van Noy is a pure pass rush with great speed, and can cause havoc for opposing quarterbacks. Van Noy's pass rush will help the Saints secondary and will ultimately get that high powered offense on the field more.
32 Kansas City Chiefs QB Tajh Boyd, Clemson (Mike)
Alex Smith has run the West Coast offense well, but his is strictly a short-term fix for Andy Reid. Boyd likely needs time to grow in the NFL, so he can sit and learn behind Smith for a year or two.
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