If you are new to the NFL draft, this time of year must seem like utter chaos. Everyone with an opinion just can’t wait to share it.
However, for draft fans, this is our favorite time of the year.
Hours of reviewing games, breaking down prospects and conducting analysis is building toward May 8 when we find out where we stand compared to the 32 NFL franchises. If you are trying to find consensus, you are in the wrong place.
The one position that is always among the most contested is quarterback. 2014 is no different, as there are four quarterbacks vying for the top spot. And depending upon whom you ask, every analyst or expert has a strong opinion about which quarterback should be drafted when.
The NFL put out this tweet showing that one of their insiders, Daniel Jeremiah believes Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is going to slide to the end of the first round to the Cleveland Browns.
For much of the season Bridgewater was lauded as the top prospect at the position. However, as the offseason has progressed, it has become paralysis by analysis, and Bridgewater is this year’s victim.
But what will happen with these quarterbacks? It’s anyone’s guess at this point. Most teams play it close to the vest this late in the draft season, and most anything out there could be construed as subterfuge. This makes any sort of mock draft a real challenge. Where and when these four young men are taken will have ripples throughout the rest of the first and second rounds.
Nevertheless, with only a few weeks to go, it is time for another projection: this time two rounds of draft goodness. Obviously, the biggest difference between this and what we will all see in May has to do with trades. With so many teams hoarding later picks, there will be some teams trading up. The key will be to find a seller who is prepared to move back.
|1||1||Houston Texans||Blake Bortles||Quarterback||UCF|
|2||2||St. Louis Rams (from Washington)||Jadeveon Clowney||Defensive End||South Carolina|
|3||3||Jacksonville Jaguars||Derek Carr||Quarterback||Fresno State|
|4||4||Cleveland Browns||Teddy Bridgewater||Quarterback||Louisville|
|5||5||Oakland Raiders||Greg Robinson||Offensive Tackle||Auburn|
|6||6||Atlanta Falcons||Eric Ebron||Tight End||North Carolina|
|7||7||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Sammy Watkins||Wide Receiver||Clemson|
|8||8||Minnesota Vikings||Johnny Manziel||Quarterback||Texas A&M|
|9||9||Buffalo Bills||Mike Evans||Wide Receiver||Texas A&M|
|10||10||Detroit Lions||Khalil Mack||Linebacker||Buffalo|
|11||11||Tennessee Titans||Justin Gilbert||Cornerback||Oklahoma State|
|12||12||New York Giants||Anthony Barr||Linebacker||UCLA|
|13||13||St. Louis Rams||Jake Matthews||Offensive Tackle||Texas A&M|
|14||14||Chicago Bears||Aaron Donald||Defensive Tackle||Pittsburgh|
|15||15||Pittsburgh Steelers||Bradley Roby||Cornerback||Ohio State|
|16||16||Dallas Cowboys||Kony Ealy||Defensive End||Missouri|
|17||17||Baltimore Ravens||Taylor Lewan||Offensive Tackle||Michigan|
|18||18||New York Jets||Odell Beckham Jr.||Wide Receiver||LSU|
|19||19||Miami Dolphins||Zack Martin||Offensive Tackle||Virginia|
|20||20||Arizona Cardinals||Dee Ford||Defensive End||Auburn|
|21||21||Green Bay Packers||C.J. Mosley||Linebacker||Alabama|
|22||22||Philadelphia Eagles||Brandin Cooks||Wide Receiver||Oregon State|
|23||23||Kansas City Chiefs||Ha Ha Clinton-Dix||Safety||Alabama|
|24||24||Cincinnati Bengals||Ryan Shazier||Outside Linebacker||Ohio State|
|25||25||San Diego Chargers||Jason Verrett||Cornerback||TCU|
|26||26||Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis)||Kelvin Benjamin||Wide Receiver||FSU|
|27||27||New Orleans Saints||Morgan Moses||Offense Tackle||Virginia|
|28||28||Carolina Panthers||Davante Adams||Wide Receiver||Fresno State|
|29||29||New England Patriots||Louis Nix III||Defensive Tackle||Notre Dame|
|30||30||San Francisco 49ers||Kyle Fuller||Cornerback||Virginia Tech|
|31||31||Denver Broncos||Darqueze Dennard||Cornerback||Michigan State|
|32||32||Seattle Seahawks||Ra'Shede Hageman||Defensive Tackle||Minnesota|
|1||33||Houston Texans||Marcus Smith||Defensive End||Louisville|
|2||34||Washington Redskins||Stephon Tuitt||Defensive End||Notre Dame|
|3||35||Cleveland Browns||Xavier Su'a-Filo||Guard||UCLA|
|4||36||Oakland Raiders||Marqise Lee||Wide Receiver||USC|
|5||37||Atlanta Falcons||Scott Crichton||Defensive End||Oregon State|
|6||38||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Lamarcus Joyner||Cornerback||Florida State|
|7||39||Jacksonville Jaguars||Carlos Hyde||Running Back||Ohio State|
|8||40||Minnesota Vikings||Calvin Pryor||Safety||Louisville|
|9||41||Buffalo Bills||Cyrus Kouandjio||Offensive Tackle||Alabama|
|10||42||Tennessee Titans||Timmy Jernigan||Defensive Tackle||FSU|
|11||43||New York Giants||Jimmie Ward||Safety||Northern Illinois|
|12||44||St. Louis Rams||Allen Robinson||Wide Receiver||Penn State|
|13||45||Detroit Lions||Jordan Matthews||Wide Receiver||Vanderbilt|
|14||46||Pittsburgh Steelers||Jace Amaro||Tight End||Texas Tech|
|15||47||Dallas Cowboys||Dominique Easley||Defensive Tackle||Florida|
|16||48||Baltimore Ravens||Marcus Martin||Center||Southern California|
|17||49||New York Jets||Jaylen Watkins||Cornerback||Florida|
|18||50||Miami Dolphins||Joel Bitonio||Offensive Tackle||Nevada|
|19||51||Chicago Bears||Pierre Desir||Cornerback||Lindenwood|
|20||52||Arizona Cardinals||Jimmy Garoppolo||Quarterback||Eastern Illinois|
|21||53||Green Bay Packers||Austin Seferian-Jenkins||Tight End||Washington|
|22||54||Philadelphia Eagles||Kyle Van Noy||Outside Linebacker||Brigham Young|
|23||55||Cincinnati Bengals||AJ McCarron||Quarterback||Alabama|
|24||56||San Francisco 49ers (from Kansas City)||Cody Latimer||Wide Receiver||Indiana|
|25||57||San Diego Chargers||Jarvis Landry||Wide Receiver||LSU|
|26||58||New Orleans Saints||Jeremiah Attaochu||Outside Linebacker||Georgia Tech|
|27||59||Indianapolis Colts||David Yankey||Guard||Stanford|
|28||60||Carolina Panthers||Antonio Richardson||Offensive Tackle||Tennessee|
|29||61||San Francisco 49ers||Chris Borland||Inside Linebacker||Wisconsin|
|30||62||New England Patriots||Trent Murphy||Defensive End||Stanford|
|31||63||Denver Broncos||Trevor Reilly||Outside Linebacker||Utah|
|32||64||Seattle Seahawks||Gabe Jackson||Guard||Mississippi State|
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