2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated 7-Round Predictions After Free-Agency Rush
Any 2014 NFL mock draft following the annual free-agency rush has to account for the movement of scores of NFL players. However, just because a team has possibly filled a hole via free agency doesn't mean it won't double down and pick a younger, cheaper player at the same position.
Does Matt Schaub's arrival disqualify the Oakland Raiders from drafting a quarterback? Will re-signing Julian Edelman prevent the New England Patriots from adding a receiver?
So which teams have changed their plans in the 2014 NFL draft due to their free-agent losses and gains? Check out this full seven-round mock draft to find out.
Note: This mock draft was finished prior to the announcement of compensatory selections. You can find a full list of those at the NFL Labor website.
1. Houston Texans
The Houston Texans could go a lot of different ways with this pick. Shore up their offensive line for the next decade with Greg Robinson. Give J.J. Watt help with Jadeveon Clowney. More likely, the Texans will be drafting their next franchise quarterback.
Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles isn't the most polished quarterback in this class (that would be Teddy Bridgewater) nor is he the most exciting (Johnny Manziel) but he may be the exact player that Texans coach Bill O'Brien is looking for.
He is a good athlete, has an above-average arm and throws the ball with accuracy when he has time. However, as Greg Bedard of MMQB.com explained, he certainly is not without faults:
Bortles has sloppy footwork even in a clean pocket. More troublesome is that when he feels pressure, Bortles will stare down receivers, his footwork breaks down even more and the likelihood of a turnover increases greatly. In this way, he is similar to another unfinished NFL pocket passer: the 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick. But Bortles doesn’t have Kaepernick’s wheels to help in the playmaking department.
If O'Brien feels that he can be patient and fix some of those flaws in Bortles' game, the Texans could very well be rewarded down the line.
2. St. Louis Rams (via Washington)
The trade that netted the Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III keeps on paying off for the St. Louis Rams. With this year's portion of the compensation, they have the chance to add a blue-chip player on either side of the football.
While Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins is awfully tempting, adding Auburn tackle Greg Robinson to protect quarterback Sam Bradford and allow him time to find receivers Tavon Austin, Chris Givens, Stedman Bailey and company is too hard to pass up.
Robinson is a skilled run-blocker who has enough athleticism to hold up at either right or left tackle in the NFL. If the Rams want to make up for their disastrous pick of Jason Smith in 2009, this is the way to do it.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars are more than a quarterback away from competing for the playoffs. While adding Johnny Manziel, Derek Carr or Teddy Bridgewater may be tempting, selecting the best player available is the course to take.
Tyson Alualu and Jason Babin don't strike much fear in the hearts of opposing quarterbacks and offensive coordinators. Adding a sublimely talented defensive end like South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney, however, would give the rest of the AFC South pause.
Despite a less-than-stellar season for the Gamecocks, Clowney causes opponents to change their game plans to avoid his presence. He has the speed, agility and pass-rush moves to provide consistent pressure on the quarterback.
4. Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns have to be coming into the 2014 NFL draft expecting to find their quarterback of the future. If they have some patience, they might be able to add a quarterback and get another game-changing prospect.
Adding Clemson wideout Sammy Watkins to a receiver group that already features Josh Gordon is a scary thought for the rest of the AFC North. They are both dynamic receivers with size and speed, and both are elusivene with the ball in their hands.
If the Browns are unable to land a quarterback later in the draft—there are plenty of talented options to choose from—and if they are comfortable with Brian Hoyer for 2014, taking Watkins may be worth the risk.
5. Oakland Raiders
Don't for a second count the Oakland Raiders out of the quarterback market because of Matt Schaub's presence. Adding Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel wouldn't fix all—or even most—of Oakland's myriad problems, but a franchise quarterback is a good piece to build around.
While he does his best work passing from inside the pocket, Manziel's mobility and creativity will mask some of the problems Oakland faces on offense.
If the Raiders eschew drafting a quarterback, there are still blue-chip prospects on each side of the ball available. Manziel's former left tackle Jake Matthews would be a nice consolation prize for losing Roger Saffold and Jared Veldheer, while versatile Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack can find a fit in any NFL defense.
6. Atlanta Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons need an offensive tackle. They should probably draft an offensive tackle. However, filling needs can only take you so far in the NFL.
When a talent like Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack falls into your lap, you don't fill in a box on your offseason checklist and draft Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews. You draft by far the best player on the board.
Mack can play any linebacker position and even put a hand in the dirt and get after the quarterback. He isn't at his best moving backwards, but his coverage skills aren't a detriment to his overall game. Mack is a player whom the opposing offense has to account for on every play.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New head coach Lovie Smith might be tempted to draft a quarterback here—Teddy Bridgewather anyone?—but Jake Matthews is a safe pick for a coach who just vouched for Josh McCown and a team that last year drafted Mike Glennon.
Matthews is adept at either tackle position—the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just signed Anthony Collins to play left tackle—and has a very balanced skill set. He isn't a mauler, but uses his superb technique and above-average athleticism to win in pass protection as well as in the run game.
If the board falls like this, I wouldn't be surprised to see Tampa Bay try and trade out of the No. 7 spot for a team wanting to jump the Minnesota Vikings to get Bridgewater.
8. Minnesota Vikings
Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder, while far from horrible, are not championship-caliber quarterbacks. If the Minnesota Vikings have a chance to draft a quarterback like Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater, they won't hesitate to upgrade the most important position in football.
Bridgewater reportedly underwhelmed at his Louisville pro day, but that won't scare off all NFL teams. In games, Bridgewater shows off an accurate arm, good touch, solid athleticism and the ability to get to his second read and beyond.
Add his strong work ethic and humble attitude to the equation and you have a package that an NFL team will fall in love with.
If the Vikings pass on Bridgewater, Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr could be an option.
9. Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills are a team on the rise. Their defensive front can be a bear to block, but their offense is a weapon or two short of reaching the playoffs.
North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron will be a tempting option here for the Bills, but I see them targeting a big receiver to go with the speedy options already on their roster.
They don't come much bigger than Texas A&M wideout Mike Evans. At the NFL combine, Evans measured in at 6'5" with 35" arms that make him seem even taller.
He doesn't have the long speed to separate from NFL corners, but look for him to thrive in the intermediate areas and the red zone.
10. Detroit Lions
Don't draft the player. Draft the player that he will become.
UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr is far from a finished project. Darren Page at DetroitLionsDraft.com nails it in his scouting report. He states that Barr "has little to no concept of how to use his hands and often fails to use them at all…struggles to shed blocks, has no real countermeasures to get free other than trying to bull through it."
On the other hand, Barr's freak athleticism—6.82 in the three-cone drill and a 4.45 40-yard dash at his pro day—helps you overlook some of his faults.
If the Lions pass on Barr, look for them to trade down and target a cornerback like Justin Gilbert, Darqueze Dennard or Bradley Roby.
11. Tennessee Titans
After losing starting cornerback Alterraun Verner this offseason, the Titans are likely in the market for a cornerback. They'll have to weigh that yearning against the prospect of playing a season with Jake Locker and Charlie Whitehurst as the possible quarterbacks.
Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr would be tempting here, but Locker might get one more chance to show that he can be a productive NFL signal-caller.
In that case, they might go with Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard, a physical cornerback who can play press at the line and relieve some stress on his safeties. He isn't the fastest corner in the draft, but his strength and technique at the line of scrimmage helps mitigate the lack of elite speed.
12. New York Giants
The New York Giants have holes at all levels of each side of the ball, but their bailiwick is drafting defensive linemen. If they can pass on upgrading their secondary and offensive weapons, Minnesota defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hageman is a great fit.
With the loss of Justin Tuck and Linval Joseph, the Giants are awfully thin along their interior. Hageman is adept at knifing through blocks and disrupting plays in the backfield.
If he can lower his pad level, refine his hand usage and stay up with his film work, Hageman has the ability to be the next great Giants lineman.
13. St. Louis Rams
The St. Louis Rams have added a ton of talent along the defensive front—Robert Quinn, Chris Long, Alec Ogletree and Michael Brockers come to mind—and they are close to becoming a dominant squad.
Adding versatile Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley to the mix would only further the youthful and speed-driven movement on the St. Louis defense. He can play inside and outside and will mix well with Ogletree and James Laurinaitis.
If the Rams choose to move in a different direction, safeties Ha Ha Clinton-Dix of Alabama and Calvin Pryor of Louisville could be options.
14. Chicago Bears
After losing defensive linemen Julius Peppers and Henry Melton this offseason, the Chicago Bears are going to be on the lookout for a dominant defensive lineman to place next to the newly signed Lamarr Houston.
Nobody has had a more dominant stretch heading into the draft than University of Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald. After dominating the Senior Bowl, Donald backed it up with a strong performance at the NFL Scouting Combine. All of that comes after a senior season that found him nearly unblockable in one-on-one situations.
Adding some talented youth to the linebacker position should also be a priority for the Bears' front office. With linebacker C.J. Mosley off the board, however, the value just isn't there.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers' secondary is aging. Troy Polamalu is entering his 12th season. William Gay and Ike Taylor aren't getting any younger.
An injection of youth needs to happen sooner rather than later.
Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby didn't always play up to his potential at Ohio State, but he has an NFL body and skill set. He is ready to contribute as a rookie.
There are plenty of other options at cornerback for the Steelers. Oklahoma State standout Justin Gilbert will likely get a long look here as well.
16. Dallas Cowboys
Other than quarterback—and Tony Romo isn't going anywhere—the Dallas Cowboys could stand to improve nearly ever position group on the field. If that is the case, they need to target the best player available.
In this scenario, North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron is the best player on the board. He has enough size, strength and tenacity to develop into a strong blocker, with the hands and speed to be a top-flight receiving threat.
Pairing him with veteran Jason Witten, who turns 32 this year, could be beneficial to both parties.
17. Baltimore Ravens
But don't discount the possibility that general manager Ozzie Newsome could be looking for the former Panther's eventual replacement in this draft.
Oregon State receiver Brandin Cooks is adept at getting open underneath and, with his blazing speed, has the ability to take a short slant and take it to the house.
The Ravens may opt to draft Terrell Suggs' successor instead, if they fall in love with a specific pass-rush specialist or two.
18. New York Jets
Geno Smith didn't have an Andrew Luck-esque rookie season. He also wasn't throwing to the likes of Reggie Wayne. Look for his New York Jets to target some offensive weapons early in the 2014 NFL draft.
LSU receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has the exact brand of playmaking ability that the Jets have been lacking. He has the ability to catch slightly off-target throws, burn cornerbacks down the field with his speed and will come much cheaper than trading for Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson.
With former Jets Antonio Cromartie in Arizona and Darrelle Revis in New England, picking another first-round cornerback is an option here as well.
19. Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins' offensive line has been a train-wreck as of late, both on and off the field. Bringing in free agent Branden Albert will help, but they still need versatile pieces to fit in at guard and right tackle.
Notre Dame tackle Zack Martin projects as a guard in the NFL, but he has enough ability to play tackle in a pinch. Put him in between Albert and center Mike Pouncey and you will have a dominant left side of the line.
If the Dolphins fall in love with one of the myriad receiver options in this draft, they could pull the trigger on one here.
20. Arizona Cardinals
Andre Roberts' departure will be felt by the Arizona Cardinals. Larry Fitzgerald—who turns 31 this season—is still a top receiver and Michael Floyd is on his way, but adding another target to go with offseason acquisition Ted Ginn Jr. will be a priority in Glendale, AZ.
USC receiver Marqise Lee—an afterthought now after critical acclaim last season—is incredibly productive as a receiver and return man. Lee's hands rightly take a lot of criticism, but his ability to get open will earn him plenty of opportunities to refine his craft.
Safety is another position that might get some attention in the draft, with Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix still on the board. I think Tony Jefferson is a fine player, but that position is ripe for an upgrade.
21. Green Bay Packers
Morgan Burnett, Chris Banjo and Sean Richardson are the three safeties currently on the Green Bay Packers. That needs to change.
It would be a dream scenario for the Packers to have their pick of the three top safeties in this class: Hasean Clinton-Dix from Alabama, Calvin Pryor from Louisville and Jimmie Ward from Northern Illinois.
Clinton-Dix has nice closing speed and hits like a truck. Paired with Burnett, he should have the opportunity to showcase his coverage skills as well, taking on tight ends, slot receivers and playing the deep half.
Of the three top safeties, Clinton-Dix has the fewest holes in his game at this point.
22. Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles made a big splash in landing safety Malcolm Jenkins in free agency. Look for them to add another safety in the 2014 NFL draft, especially since Jenkins hasn't played a full 16-game season in his first five years in the league.
With Hasean Clinton-Dix picked one selection earlier by the Green Bay Packers, Louisville safety Calvin Pryor becomes the best player on the board. He is a strong hitter who is better in coverage than he sometimes gets credit for.
If the Eagles are able to trade or choose to release DeSean Jackson, adding a receiver could become a priority for Philadelphia.
23. Kansas City Chiefs
With Tyson Jackson no longer a part of the Kansas City Chiefs defense, Andy Reid might be looking to bring in a replacement. Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt is a good place to start.
Tuitt sets the edge well as a 5-tech defensive end and has more upside as an NFL pass-rusher than did Jackson.
The Chiefs are another team that might be on the lookout for wide receiver talent at No. 23. If Odell Beckham Jr. or Brandin Cooks drops into their range, each would both be a great complement to Dwayne Bowe.
24. Cincinnati Bengals
With defensive end Michael Johnson now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, the Cincinnati Bengals will be looking to replace his ability to pressure the quarterback and stop the run in the 2014 NFL draft.
Across from Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins, Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy would see a lot of single blocks. He has Johnson's size and length and can use his speed to get in the quarterback's face.
Safety and quarterback are two other positions that I can see the Bengals addressing early in the draft.
25. San Diego Chargers
The San Diego Chargers couldn't stop the pass in 2013. According to NFL.com, they gave up over 4,000 yards and an average of 8.0 yards per attempt through the air. They allowed 23 touchdowns and picked off only 11 passes.
Adding some talent at cornerback certainly won't hurt.
Oklahoma State Justin Gilbert had a poor 2012 season, but bounced back in 2013. The long-armed corner showed good vision, excellent anticipation and the ability to get his hands on the football. If the Chargers want a pure man corner this late in the draft, Gilbert is going to be your guy.
26. Cleveland Browns
Adding Sammy Watkins and a potential franchise quarterback is a dream come true for the Cleveland Browns. After missing out on Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles, their patience pays off.
Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr has a live arm, fantastic athleticism and can make all the NFL throws. He needs to clean up some footwork in the pocket, but he will find working with Watkins, Jordan Cameron and Josh Gordon much to his liking.
If Carr is gone, look for the Browns to trade into the second round and take a look at Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger.
27. New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints have a need at outside linebacker; getting an upgrade Kyle Knox—who played four defensive snaps last year—should be a priority this offseason.
Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier is a perfect fit. He flies around the field with his unreal athleticism and isn't afraid to make a play on the ball. Injuries are a bit concerning, but if he checks out medically, New Orleans could get one of the most explosive players in the draft.
If the Saints want an upgrade on offense, adding a tight end like Notre Dame's Troy Niklas to complement Jimmy Graham might be the choice.
28. Carolina Panthers
With Nate Chandler and Byron Bell as your starting tackles, you have some work to do in the offseason. You might even be desperate enough to take a prospect sliding due to off-the-field issues.
Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan is a top-12 talent, but an assault charge might push him down the board. Michael Rothstein from ESPN.com has Lewan's side of the story:
According to the Ann Arbor News, which earlier reported the charges, Lewan was being investigated for his role in an incident taking place on the 1200 block of South University Avenue around 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 1, following Michigan's loss to Ohio State.
The News reported that two Ohio State fans said they were assaulted in the incident.
At the NFL combine last month, Lewan denied being in any sort of altercation.
"I went over the Ohio State incident once before. I wasn't in any fight of any kind," Lewan said. "I was actually breaking something up and some guy said that I slugged him, but that's not who I am off the field, that's not the kind of person I am.
"It might seem that way because of the way I play football, but that's not the way I am as a person."
If Carolina does its due diligence and is comfortable from a legal standpoint, Lewan is a no-brainer talent-wise.
29. New England Patriots
The Vince Wilfork situation is far from over, but things aren't looking pretty. Amid reports of Wilfork cleaning out his locker, the New England Patriots will certainly be doing some extra work on defensive tackles until his status is sorted out.
One name that they are sure to look at more than once is Notre Dame nose tackle Louis Nix III. Like Wilfork, Nix is more of a pocket-pusher than a sack artist, but is adept at eating up double-teams and keeping his linebackers clean to make plays.
If Wilfork ends up staying with New England, tight end is an area to focus on. Seeing Nix' teammate Troy Niklas at the end of the first round wouldn't surprise me in the least.
30. San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers signed Antoine Bethea to take over for the exiting Donte Whitner, but that won't preclude them from drafting a talented safety somewhere in the 2014 NFL draft.
If the criminally underrated Jimmie Ward—safety from Northern Illinois—makes it past New England, the 49ers might snatch him up in a hurry. He has excellent range and tracks the ball very well. Paired with the talented Eric Reid, San Francisco would have one of the better young safety tandems in the league.
Adding another young weapon for quarterback Colin Kaepernick should also be a priority. After missing on A.J. Jenkins, the 49ers might be a little shy about drafting a receiver this high, but you can't let past mistakes hinder future decisions.
31. Denver Broncos
Even with Aqib Talib in town, the Denver Broncos are going to feel the losses of Champ Bailey and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Drafting a young cornerback to groom alongside Talib is a must.
Virginia Tech corner Kyle Fuller fits the bill. He is a solid tackler and is willing to set the edge, but his injury history makes me wonder if he'll be a 16-game-a-year player in the NFL.
At his best, Fuller gets his hands on a lot of footballs. He sees the field very well and makes quick breaks on throws in his direction. If he is beaten, he has enough speed and acceleration to recover and make a play on the ball.
32. Seattle Seahawks
As Super Bowl champs with a lot of their roster intact, the Seattle Seahawks have free rein to take a risk or pick a luxury player.
Florida State receiver Kelvin Benjamin is just that sort of prospect. He is enormous—6'5" with long arms—but drops too many passes. He isn't as physical as an Anquan Boldin, but he has better speed.
If Benjamin can refine his game and continue to improve, he has the ability to become a No. 1 receiver who is dominant inside the red zone.
1. Houston—DT Tim Jernigan, Flrida State
2. Washington—TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
3. Cleveland—CB Jason Verrett, TCU
4. Oakland—DE Dee Ford, Auburn
5. Atlanta—OT Morgan Moses, Virginia
6. Tampa Bay—QB Zach Mettenberger, LSU
7. Jacksonville—RB Carlos Hyde, Ohio State
8. Minnesota—OLB Kyle Van Noy, BYU
9. Buffalo—OG Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA
10. Tennessee—DT DaQuan Jones, Penn State
11. N.Y. Giants—OG David Yankey, Stanford
12. St. Louis—SS Deone Bucannon, Washington State
13. Detroit—CB Pierre Desir, Lindenwood
14. Pittsburgh—DE Dom Easley, Florida
15. Dallas—DE Trent Murphy, Stanford
16. Baltimore—DT Will Sutton, Arizona State
17. N.Y. Jets—TE Jace Amaro, Texas A&M
18. Miami—OT Jack Mewhort, Ohio State
19. Chicago—WR Davante Adams, Fresno State
20. Arizona—CB E.J. Gaines, Missouri
21. Green Bay—TE Troy Niklas, Notre Dame
22. Philadelphia—CB Marcus Roberson, Florida
23. Cincinnati—OLB DeMarcus Lawrence, Boise State
24. San Francisco (via Kansas City)—QB Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois
25. San Diego—OC Marcus Martin, USC
26. New Orleans—WR Cody Latimer, Indiana
27. Indianapolis—ILB Chris Borland, Wisconsin
28. Carolina—WR Martavis Bryant, Clemson
29. San Francisco—OL Billy Turner, North Dakota State
30. New England—DE Scott Crichton, Oregon State
31. Denver—WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
32. Seattle—SS Ahmad Dixon, Baylor
1. Houston—WR Allen Robinson, Penn State
2. Washington—ILB Shayne Skov, Stanford
3. Oakland— RB Bishop Sankey, Washington
4. Atlanta—OLB Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech
5. Tampa Bay—DE Chris Smith, Arkansas
6. Jacksonville—DE Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas
7. Cleveland—RB Charles Sims, West Virginia
8. Minnesota—DT Ego Ferguson, LSU
9. Buffalo—CB Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State
10. N.Y. Giants—RB Tre Mason, Auburn
11. St. Louis—CB Jaylen Watkins, Florida
12. Detroit—SS Craig Loston, LSU
13. San Francisco (via Tennessee)—CB Phillip Gaines, Rice
14. Dallas—OT Antonio "Tiny" Richardson, Tennessee
15. Baltimore—CB Vic Hampton, South Carolina
16. N.Y. Jets—DE Kareem Martin, North Carolina
17. Miami—CB Bashaud Breeland, Clemson
18. Chicago—DE Josh Mauro, Stanford
19. Cleveland (via Pittsburgh)—OG Cyril Richardson, Baylor
20. Arizona—DL Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina
21. Green Bay—WR Jarvis Landry, LSU
22. Philadelphia—WR Josh Huff, Oregon
23. Kansas City—NT Caraun Reid, Princeton
24. Cincinnati—OT Ja'Wuan James, Tennessee
25. San Diego—OG Brandon Thomas, Clemson
26. Indianapolis—OG Joel Bitonio, Nevada
27. New Orleans—OLB Adrian Hubbard, Alabama
28. Carolina—CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Nebraska
29. New England—TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa
30. San Francisco—RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor
31. Denver—WR Paul Richardson, Colorado
32. Minnesota (via Seattle)—OT Seantrel Henderson, Miami
Note: This mock draft was finished prior to the announcement of compensatory selections. You can find a full list of those at the NFL Labor website.
1. Houston—ILB Yawin Smallwood, UConn
2. Washington—CB Keith McGill, Utah
3. Atlanta—QB Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech
4. Tampa Bay—WR Brandon Coleman, Rutgers
5. Jacksonville—QB AJ McCarron, Alabama
6. Cleveland—FS Dion Bailey, USC
7. Oakland—OG Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
8. Minnesota—RB Jeremy Hill, LSU
9. Buffalo—RB Devonta Freeman, Florida State
10. St. Louis—RB Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona
11. Detroit—C Weston Richburg, Colorado State
12. Tennessee—RB Andre Williams, Boston College
13. N.Y. Giants—TE Arthur Lynch, Georgia
14. Jacksonville (via Baltimore)—DE Kareem Martin, North Carolina
15. N.Y. Jets—QB Brett Smith, Wyoming
16. Miami—WR Robert Herron, Wyoming
17. Chicago—FS Marqueston Huff, Wyoming
18. Pittsburgh—DE Anthony Johnson, LSU
19. Dallas—OG Anthony Steen, Alabama
20. Arizona—CB Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida
21. Green Bay—CB Terrance Mitchell, Oregon
22. Philadelphia—FS Terrence Brooks, Florida State
23. Cincinnati—QB Aaron Murray, Georgia
24. Kansas City—CB Rashaad Reynolds, Oregon State
25. San Diego—WR Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss
26. New Orleans—OT James Hurst, North Carolina
27. Cleveland (via Indianapolis)—DE Will Clarke, West Virginia
28. Carolina—FS Kenny Ladler, Wyoming
29. San Francisco—OC Travis Swanson, Arkansas
30. New England—OLB Christian Kirksey, Iowa
31. Denver—ILB Lamin Barrow, LSU
32. Seattle—WR Bruce Ellington, Maryland
Note: This mock draft was finished prior to the announcement of compensatory selections. You can find a full list of those at the NFL Labor website.
1. Houston—DE Marcus Smith, Louisville
2. Washington—NT Justin Ellis, Louisiana Tech
3. Tampa Bay—OLB Carl Bradford, Arizona State
4. Jacksonville—TE Marcel Jensen, Fresno State
5. Cleveland—ILB Jordan Zumwalt, UCLA
6. Seattle (via Oakland)—OG Dakota Dozier, Furman
7. Atlanta—CB Chris Davis, Auburn
8. Minnesota—ILB Jordan Tripp, Montana
9. Buffalo—OLB Trevor Reilly, Utah
10. Jacksonville (via Detroit)—WR Ryan Grant, Tulane
11. Tennessee—WR Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin
12. N.Y. Giants—DT Daniel McCullers, Tennessee
13. St. Louis—TE Crockett Gillmore, Colorado State
14. N.Y. Jets—FS Ed Reynods Stanford
15. Miami—RB Marion Grice, Arizona State
16. Chicago—LB Christian Jones, Florida State
17. Pittsburgh—CB Ross Cockrell, Duke
18. Dallas—QB David Fales, San Jose State
19. Jacksonville (via Baltimore)—DT George Uko, USC
20. Arizona—OG Michael Schofield, Michigan
21. Green Bay—CB Walt Aikens, Liberty
22. Philadelphia—DE Brent Urban, Virginia
23. Kansas City—FS Jemea Thomas, Georgia Tech
24. Cincinnati—OLB Telvin Smith, Florida State
25. San Diego—RB Terrance West, Towson
26. Indianapolis—CB Antone Exum, Virginia Tech
27. New Orleans—DE DeAndre Coleman, California
28. Carolina—WR Jeff Janis, Saginaw State
29. Philadelphia (via New England) — QB Tajh Boyd, Clemson
30. San Francisco—TE Richard Rodgers, California
31. Denver—OG Chris Watt, Notre Dame
32. Seattle—DE Aaron Lynch, South Florida
1. Houston — OT Cameron Fleming, Stanford
2. Washington — WR Willie Snead, Ball State
3. Jacksonville — C Tyler Larsen, Utah Stat
4. Cleveland — OT Justin Britt, Missouri
5. Oakland — DT Jay Bromley, Syracuse
6. Atlanta — C Bryan Stork, Florida State
7. Chicago (via Tampa Bay) — DE James Gayle, Virginia Tech
8. Minnesota — WR T.J. Jones, Notre Dame
9. Buffalo — DT Ryan Carrethers, Arkansas State
10. Tennessee — OL Conor Bofelli, Iowa
11. N.Y. Giants — WR Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest
12. St. Louis — OG Jon Halapio, Florida
13. Detroit — RB Storm Johnson, Central Florida
14. Miami — OLB Ronald Powell, Florida
15. Chicago — QB Jeff Mathews, Cornell
16. Pittsburgh — OG Brandon Linder, Miami (Fla.)
17. Kansas City (via Dallas) — DE Eathyn Manumaleuna, BYU
18. Baltimore — SS Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama
19. N.Y. Jets — RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon
20. Arizona — WR Jalen Saunders, Oklahoma
21. Green Bay — OLB Prince Shembo, Notre Dame
22. New England (via Philadelphia) — QB Tom Savage, Pitt
23. Cincinnati — P Kirby Van Der Kamp, Iowa State
24. Kansas City — WR Kevin Norwood, Alabama
25. San Diego — DE Ed Stinson, Alabama
26. New Orleans — QB Stephen Morris, Miami (Fla.)
27. Indianapolis — CB Ricardo Allen, Purdue
28. Carolina — DE Cassius Marsh, UCLA
29. San Francisco — ILB DeDe Lattimore, South Florida
30. New England — CB Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma
31. Denver — OG Russell Bodine, North Carolina
32. Seattle — QB Connor Shaw, South Carolina
1. Houston — SS Alden Darby, Arizona State
2. Washington — SS Sean Parker, Washington
3. Cleveland — WR Cody Hoffman, BYU
4. Oakland — WR Josh Stewart, Oklahoma State
5. Atlanta — FB Jay Prosch, Auburn
6. Tampa Bay — TE Joe Don Duncan, Dixie State
7. Jacksonville — OLB Tyler Starr, South Dakota
8. Minnesota — OG Kadeem Edwards, Tennessee State
9. Buffalo — DE Taylor Hart, Oregon
10. Carolina (via N.Y. Giants) — SS Hakeem Smith, Louisville
11. St. Louis — OLB Kasim Edebali, Boston College
12. Detroit — SS Isaiah Lewis, Michigan State
13. Tennessee — OLB Morgan Breslin, USC
14. Dallas (via Chicago) — WR Shaquelle Evans, UCLA
15. Pittsburgh — OT Matt Patchan, Boston College
16. Dallas — RB Henry Josey, Missouri
17. Indianapolis (via Baltimore) — DE Ben Gardner, Stanford
18. N.Y. Jets — PK Chris Boswell, Rice
19. Baltimore (via Miami) — WR Matt Hazel, Coastal Carolina
20. Oakland (via Arizona) — WR Tevin Reese, Baylor
21. Green Bay — NT Zack Kerr, Delaware
22. Philadelphia — OLB Devon Kennard, USC
23. Dallas (via Kansas City) — DT Calvin Barnett, Oklahoma State
24. Cincinnati — WR L'Damian Washington, Missouri
25. San Diego — CB Deion Belue, Alabama
26. St. Louis (via Indianapolis) — DT Shamar Stephen, UConn
27. San Francisco (via New Orleans) — DE Michael Sam, Missouri
28. San Francisco (via Carolina) — CB Bennett Jackson, Notre Dame
29. New England — FB Gator Hoskins, Marshall
30. San Francisco — PK Anthony Fera, Texas
31. Denver — CB Bene Benwikere, San Jose State
32. Seattle — TE A.C. Leonard, Tennessee State