2014 NFL Mock Draft – Jadeveon Clowney #1?

Jadeveon Clowney 2014 NFL Mock DraftNow that all the major pro days are over and all the scouts have seen the top prospects in person, the draft board is taking shape.

The recent pro days of Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel ‘wowed’ scouts and have been the talk of sports media. I don’t know how much a pro day really matters in the overall scheme of things, but they can majorly help a player’s draft stock. Both players did just that, there stock is as high as ever.

Many of the teams picking in the top 10 need quarterbacks. Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Derek Carr and Manziel are all in play to be taken in the first round. A team in the second round could even trade up to take a sleeper, like Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo or Alabama’s A.J. McCarron.

Here is the first round of our 2014 NFL Mock Draft.

1. Houston Texans – DE Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina)

2. St. Louis Rams – OT Greg Robinson (Auburn)

3. Jacksonville Jaguars – QB Blake Bortles (UCF)

4. Cleveland Browns – QB Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M)

5. Oakland Raiders – WR Sammy Watkins (Clemson)

6. Atlanta Falcons – OT Jake Matthews (Texas A&M)

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – LB Khalil Mack (Buffalo)

8. Minnesota Vikings – QB Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville)

9. Buffalo Bills – OT Taylor Lewan (Michigan)

10. Detroit Lions – CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)

11. Tennessee Titans – LB Anthony Barr (UCLA)

12. New York Giants – DT Aaron Donald (Pittsburgh)

13. St. Louis Rams – CB Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama)

14. Chicago Bears – DT Timmy Jernigan (Florida State)

15. Pittsburgh Steelers – CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State)

16. Dallas Cowboys – DE Kony Ealy (Missouri)

17. Baltimore Ravens – WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M)

18. New York Jets – WR Brandin Cooks (Oregon State)

19. Miami Dolphins – OT Zack Martin (Notre Dame)

20. Arizona Cardinals – DE Dee Ford (Auburn)

21. Green Bay Packers – OLB Ryan Shazier (Ohio State)

22. Philadelphia Eagles – WR Odell Beckham (LSU)

23. Kansas City Chiefs – WR Marquise Lee (USC)

24. Cincinnati Bengals – CB Bradley Roby (Ohio State)

25. San Diego Chargers – DT Louis Nix III (Notre Dame)

26. Cleveland Browns – CB Kyle Fuller (Virginia Tech)

27. New Orleans Saints – ILB C.J. Mosley (Alabama)

28. Carolina Panthers – OT Cyrus Kouandjio (Alabama)

29. New England Patriots – FS Calvin Pryor (Louisville)

30. San Francisco 49ers – WR Kelvin Benjamin (Florida State)

31. Denver Broncos – CB Jason Verrett (TCU)

32. Seattle Seahawks – WR Allen Robinson (Penn State)


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Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot ClicksGuyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.

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