The picks are based on each teams top 3 needs (from NFL.com). No imagined trades, just a straight down the line draft from picks 1 to 32.
1. Texans. QB Johnny Manziel- I think that Houston will appreciate his combine results as well as his in-game ability to view the field, create opportunity with his running & elusiveness as well as his accuracy on the run and in the pocket.
2. Rams. WR Sammy Watkins- The Rams will provide the firepower needed for Bradford. If that doesnt translate to a productive season (playoffs) Bradford will be gone next year imo.
3. Jaguars. QB Teddy Bridgewater- The Jags have two nice options at WR in Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon. If Blackmon can stay on the football field, adding a very smart and mature Bridgewater could change the direction of this franchise. The most complete QB in the draft IMO.
4. Browns. QB Blake Bortles- Cleveland was hoping for Bridgewater to fall to the 4th spot but Bortles could be just as good. Adding a QB who can produce points help out the Browns solid defense could spell success in the AFC north for the Browns and trouble for teams like the Steelers, Bengals & Ravens.
5. Raiders. OT Greg Robinson- With Sammy Watkins, Bridgewater and Bortles off the board, Oakland plays it safe and provides help for Pryor at the offensive line by drafting the best offensive line prospect in the country.
6. Falcons. DE Jadaveon Clowney- The Falcons come up big here for their defense and draft possibly the best player at his position in the entire draft. An instant start/disrupter who when in the zone can single handedly take over an entire game with his play.
7. Buccaneers. TE Eric Ebron- I dont expect the Bucs to take Ebron at this pick. I think its a reach but I had to honor the top 3 needs by NFL.com. I could have Kony Ealy or Stephon Tuitt here but I think that, like Ebron, drafting them at 7 is a reach, so if the Bucs reach it will be to provide help for Glennon and Jackson in the passing game. Ebron will be a much welcomed addition.
8. Vikings. DE Kony Ealy- Minnesota will most likely pick up AJ McCarron in the 2nd round. They pick up Ealy here to fill in the DE need.
9. Bill. LB Khalil Mack- SCARY! I feel sorry for Geno, Tannehill and Brady, as well as for the player who's job it is to keep this beast of a man away from their QB when he blitz. Mack will also do well in run/pass coverage. A complete LB, instant starter and the 1st taken in the draft. Kiko Alonzo and Khalil Mack will be a nice tandem for years to come.
10. Lions. CB Justin Gilbert- The Lions will either draft the best CB or best Safety at this position. There's no way they go offense IMO. The Lions avg. 25ppg this year but it was the defense that failed them, in particular stopping the passing game.
11. Titans. S HaHa Clinton Dix- Tennessee will take the best cover safety in this years draft, making every cowboy fan in the country just that more disappointed.
12. Giants. LB C.J. Mosley- The Giants make a safe pick here and go with the versatile Mosley while still leaving Anthony Barr on the board to be drafted.
13. Rams. OT Jake Matthews- The 2nd OT to be taken in the draft but possibly the most versatile. Matthews ability to play OT, G, C & LS makes this pick a no-brainer for a Rams team that needs an addition to the O-line. This will be a great value pick as well, as Matthews is a top 3 to top 5 draft talent, but given the needs of other teams fell down 13 into the hands of a rising team in a very tough NFC west. Watkins and Matthews will pay dividends for a Rams team that racked up on 1st round picks from the Redskins.
14. Bears. DT Timmy Jernigan- The Bears need a presence at the interior of their defensive line. Jernigan isnt a overwhelming freak at DT but he's fantastic at is using his hands to get past blockers. He's also good at staying on his feet when blockers go low. Because he doesnt have the best speed he has developed patience utilizing his hands and body control to be at the right spot on running plays plugging the hole, rarely outrunning the play.
15. Steelers. OT Taylor Lewan- The Steelers will fill a need as well as add youth to their offensive line. Lewan is considered by some to be a top 10 talent and the Steelers will draft for value here. Hopefully they dont swing and miss like they've done in the past.
16. Cowboys. CB Darqueze Dennard- Everyone is expecting "America's Team" to go safety, and they would have if Clinton Dix fell in their lap. With the Titans picking up Dix and Dennard falling to the mid round the Cowboys will pull the trigger and draft arguably the best CB in the draft.
17. Ravens. WR. Mike Evans- Anquan Boldin showed how trading him for a 6th round pick was just a stupid move. The Ravens will worry about their offensive line in a later round and will draft for value here with Evans being just the 2nd WR drafted since Watkins was picked up by the Rams with the #2 pick.
18. Jets. WR Jordan Matthews- I know, Matthews right??? Marquees Lee is on the board here, but I think the Jets will ultimately view Matthews as a more complete WR of the bunch taken in the 1st in relation to what he can do with his natural ability. He's not as explosive as Watkins, he doesnt have get-off speed like Lee or the name like Mike Evans (playing with Johnny football). What Matthews does have is this. #1. He was the most consistent WR in the NCAA the last 2 years, leaving college as the SEC all-time leader in receptions and yards. Doing this with poor QB play and being the only actual passing weapon on the team. He wont kill you with speed, but what he will do is give you a viable target on every single passing play, something that is most important if you're a #2 Possession WR. He runs routes better than every WR taken before him. He has outstanding hands and his vision makes up for his lack of speed by being able to find open field with the ball in his hands. At 6'3 he's a large target with a very good catch radius. He's also a fearless WR who will go over the middle and make the play regarless of who's lurking. Lets not forget that he's cousins to Jerry Rice and seems to have a very respectable work ethic (Asking for CB tape at the senior bowl. He impressed people with that). He may not have as high a ceiling as these other WR's, if you're looking for a rookie WR who can help you consistently on the field RIGHT NOW, Jordan Matthews is the most complete WR in this years draft....THERE, I SAID IT!
19. Dolphins. OT Zach Martin- The Fins need help at Tackle, Martin is sitting right here for the taking. Mike Mayock himself said that Zach Martin is even better than he thought after his time at the senior bowl. I think the Fins make a play on his talent.
20. Cardinals. OT Cyrus Kouandjio- Arizona needs an offensive tackle. Cyrus is 6'6, 311lbs, hard to get around, has long arms and decent bend.
21. Packers. S Calvin Pryor- Most thought that he would be a Cowboy if Dix was off the board. The Cowboys dont pull the trigger and the Packers pick up a nice safety to plug into their defense. Pryor's potential is favorable.
22. Eagles. Anthony Barr- The Eagles to their surprise have Anthony Barr fall right into their lap filling an immediate hole at the OLB position.
23. Chiefs. WR. Marquees Lee- The quick USC WR will compliment what Andy Reid is putting together out there in KC. This will also do wonders for Bowe and Smith as they have another target with very solid speed very quick off the line and dependable hands. He wont need to come in and "be the man or the answer" immediately which will allow him to grow and develop into a fine WR.
24. Bengals. CB. Lamarcus Joyner- The Bengals continue to add to their impressive defense.
25. Chargers. CB. Jason Verrett- The chargers added to their Oline last offseason and Rivers looked like his old self. Now the Chargers add to their secondary to help keep the opposing teams passing game in check.
26. Browns. OG Gabe Jackson- The Browns take care of another need while protecting their newly drafted QB on the interior.
27. Saints. OLB Ryan Shazier- This kids potential is out the park. With Vilma parting ways with the Saints as well as a need for the OLB position, the Saints dont hesitate and pull the trigger.
28. Panthers. WR Brandin Cooks- This was hard as it was a toss up between Cooks and Devante Adams. Cooks is a Panther.
29. Patriots. NT Louis Nix III- The Patriots find their replacement for Vince Wilfork.
30. 49ers. WR Davante Adams- The 49ers would love his size and speed as he stretches the field for them.
31. Broncos. CB Bradly Roby- The Broncos take the best CB available.
32. Seahawks. TE Jace Amaro- The Seahawks add another threat, this time to their TE position. Amaro will have success in seattle playing with that scheme and the intelligence of Russell Wilson.
There you have it. All 32 picks based on teams top 3 needs per NFL.com.
Edited by Villain The Foe, 19 February 2014 - 05:44 PM.