2014 NFL Mock Draft
Written by Curt Popejoy on 07/13/2012
This order was created at random using a highly scientific algorithm. I simulated 2 seasons of Madden and this was the order it spit out for the 2014 draft. You have something better, you come find me at Twitter at www.twiter.com/nfldraftoard and let me know. Also, before you say anything, yes, some of the players in this 2014 mock draft are also in my 2013 mock draft. Crazy how that works, huh?
1. Oakland Raiders-Logan Thomas, QB Virginia Tech-Of all the underclassmen Quarterbacks who could end up first round picks in 2013, Thomas is the one I can see hanging back in order to secure a high pick in 2014, and the prize he gets for that is a one way ticket to Oakland.
2. Seattle Seahawks-Tajh Boyd, QB Clemson-Boyd has the look of a guy who could develop quickly and end up a RGIII type of player and that would put him firmly at the top of the first round and to a team that needs a quarterback desperately.
3. Buffalo Bills-Sammy Watkins, WR Clemson-A big part of the reason Boyd could end up being drafted this his is he’s got a young man like Watkins to throw to. A simply remarkable talent with an almost unlimited ceiling.
4. Chicago Bears-Jadeveon Clowney, DE South Carolina-If Clowney does everything that people think he can, than a top 5 pick is almost a lock, and the Bears would be happy to have a dominant pass rusher.
5. Arizona Cardinals-Kareem Martin, DE North Carolina-Another pass rush prospect with a huge upside and the physical build to come in and contribute very quickly in the NFL.
6. Cincinnati Bengals-Aaron Lynch, USF DE-This is being a little presumptive, but Lynch left Notre Dame and headed to USF, and is going to end up the next dominant pass rusher to come out of that football program.
7. Indianapolis Colts-Marqise Lee, WR USC-I think Lee might be a better prospect than his teammate Robert Woods is for 2013 and would be a excellent target for Andrew Luck.
8. Washington Redskins-Justin Hunter, WR Tennessee-The run on dominant No.1 wide outs continue in the first round with Hunter who would be a huge target for RGIII with deep speed.
9. New York Jets-Michael Dyer, RB Arkansas State-Dyer is going to explode at Arkansas State once he gets on the field and by the time he’s a Senior might be the best back in the nation.
10. Miami Dolphins-Anthony Johnson, DT LSU-Another year, another great defensive lineman from LSU. Johnson is a remarkable physical presence and I only expect him to get better and better.
11. Dallas Cowboys-Quandre Diggs, CB Texas-I fully expect Diggs to blow up in 2012 and end up one of the top CBs in the 2013 NFL draft but if he should decide to return, I fully expect him to be one of the elite players in 2014.
12. Cleveland Browns-William Gholston, DE Michigan State-The Browns always seem to be searching for a defensive playmaker on the line and I expect big things out of Gholston over the next 2 years. A definite option for an early out in 2013.
13. Minnesota Vikings-DeAndre Hopkins, WR Clemson-Watkins gets all of the pub, but make no mistake Hopkins can play. He’s got nice size and great speed and works the entire field.
14. Tennessee Titans-Justin Gilbert, CB Oklahoma State-Another Big 12 corner with a huge ceiling. Excellent ball skills and also an accomplished return man, I can see him making his way to the first round with 2 strong seasons.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers-Taylor Lewman, OT Michigan-The Steelers have begun to piece together a very good offensive lineman and adding Lewman who I think can develop into a franchise RT in the NFL would make perfect sense here. There are some other excellent young offensive linemen who could end up among the top of the round, but Lewman is very good.
16. Detroit Lions-Malcolm Brown, RB Texas-The Lions are a team on the come up, and adding a real playmaker in the backfield could put them over the top. Brown is a touchdown waiting to happen every time he touches the football.
17. Atlanta Falcons-Bennie Logan, DT LSU-The Falcons seem to have the pieces in place on offense, but can really use a dynamic athlete along that interior defensive line. Logan has the look of a real elite player in a couple of seasons.
18. Baltimore Ravens-Damontre Moore, LB Texas A&M-Moore has the look of a Von Miller type of pass rusher and would pair up really well with Courtney Upshaw to create a dynamic tandem coming off the edge.
19. Philadelphia Eagles-Tyler Bray, QB Tennessee-The Eagles will at some point have to cut ties with Mike Vick, and if they do, a player like Bray could help them forget him rather quickly. If not for all the talent in this group, Bray likely goes higher.
20. Kansas City Chiefs-Cyrus Kouandjio, OT Alabama-By the time this draft actually gets here, I won’t be at all shocked if Kouandjio is a top ten prospect. The Chiefs have struggled to put their offensive line together, and this young man would really help.
21. Green Bay Packers-Carrington Byndom, CB Texas-2 Longhorn corners in the first round and the Packers might be getting the more complete of the 2. Byndom is good at everything, and is a top tier athlete who’d start for the Packers right away.
22. St. Louis Rams-Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE Washington-The Rams and quarterback Sam Bradford need playmakers on offense, and all accounts are Seferian-Jenkins can be that guy in a couple of seasons. Great natural athlete, he just needs to learn how to play football and he’ll tap into all that potential.
23. New Orleans Saints-Timmy Jernigan, DT Florida State-The Saints offense hasn’t been an issue, but on defense they need a more consistent presence on the interior d line and Jernigan has the look of a really fireplug type 4-3 nose tackle.
24. Denver Broncos-Kenny Stills, WR Oklahoma-A bit under the radar because of the talent at the position, but Stills is a sure handed target to who run all the routes and make plays all over the field for Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
25. Carolina Panthers-Marcus Roberson, CB Florida-Another natural coverage player and the next great Gators corner. He’d be an excellent fit in the Panthers scheme with his combination of size and speed.
26. Indianapolis Colts-Joseph Randle, RB Oklahoma State-The Colts offense should be humming in the passing game by now, but adding a home run threat at RB like Randle would definitely help Andrew Luck and the Colts offense. He’s got that rare breakaway speed paired with good NFL size that teams covet.
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Corey Lemonier, DE-Great all around player with a high motor, excellent athleticism and a good cluster of pass rush moves.
28. Jacksonville Jaguars-Shariff Floyd, DT Florida-The Jags are picking high in this draft, because it was a simulated order, but they are still working to re-build. Floyd is a local kid and a very promising young player who is a very athletic 300lb tackle who can rush the passer and stop the run.
29. San Diego Chargers-Seantrel Henderson, OT Miami-Henderson is a massive pile of humanity and has tons of talent. But some injury and off field concerns will push him down in the first round.
30. New York Giants-CJ Mosley, LB Alabama-Mosley is one of those players the Giants love that can play all over the field. Mosley is super versatile and can help the Giants at all 3 LB spots.
31. New England Patriots-Cameron Fleming, OT Stanford-The Patriots always seem to find steals late in the round, and getting Fleming this late would certainly qualify. He’s a little undersized now, but he’s tall enough that he can add 15-20lbs pretty easily and stay just as athletic as he is now.
32. Houston Texans-Karlos Williams, S Florida State-The Texans have always been undermanned in the defensive secondary, but adding a guy like Williams gives them a big physical presence in the back 4, who can hit and cover.
Last Edited: 07/13/2012