Blog mock draft 2014

The Second Annual Block Mock Draft is underway. Each participant has five minutes to make a pick. Go!

TRADE: The Raiders trade the No.5 pick and a first-rounder next year to the Texans for the No.1 pick.

1. Raiders: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina. “What can I say? Team need and best player in the draft.” — Spaceborn
2. Rams: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn. “Franchise LT. Will wind up being best player in the draft.” — Rocket
3. Jaguars: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo. “Best player available.” — Grant
4. Browns: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M. “They needed a QB with some attitude and someone who can find a way to win games.” — Crab15
5. Texans: Blake Bortles, QB, UCF. “I traded back hoping to land Manziel but the Brownies took him instad of Carr like they were supposed to.” — CFC
6. Falcons: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M. “Got to protect Matt Ryan.” — Grant
7. Buccaneers: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson. “I wanted to trade between 12 and 15.” — Michael
8. Vikings: Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh. “Perfect penetrating disruptive DT to take over from Kevin Williams.”
9. Bills: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan. “Mike Evans was VERY tempting. But it’s a deep draft for receivers and I think there’s a steep drop off in quality from Lewan to the next Tackle.”
10. Lions: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M. “The front office is dancing around the building.” — Rocket. “While secondary needs are huge, having Mike Evans to pair with Megatron will eliminate all receiver questions.Stafford has his weapons now.” — NF_Has
11. Titans: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA. “They think his pass rush will help the secondary and they have a higher grade on him than the DBs.” — Brotha Tuna

TRADE: The Giants trade the No.12 pick to the the Bears for the No.14 pick and Chicago’s third rounder in 2015.

12. Bears: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State. “Who had Gilbert falling to #12 in their mock, not me? I didn’t want to risk either St. Louis taking him or trading the spot to someone like Philly who would have jumped at the chance to take Gilbert. Anyway the Bears get the #1 rated CB to fill one of their biggest needs.”

TRADE: The Buccaneers trade Sammy Watkins to the Rams for pick No.13 and the Rams’ second round pick.

13. Buccaneers: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina.
14. Giants: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame. “The Giants have to do a better job protecting Eli Manning.” — Grant
15. Steelers: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State.
16. Cowboys: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama. “Wanted Donald. Had to go with the next Sexy pick…Fales was a bit too sexy for the 1st round.” — Leo
17. Ravens: Calvin Pryor, SS, Louisville. “With the departure of Mr. Ihedigbo, the Ravens decide to move Elam to his more natural position of Strong Safety.” — Razoreater.

TRADE: The Jets trade pick No.18 to the Browns for pick Nos. 26 and 71.

18. Browns: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU. “Josh Gordon, Beckham and Manziel will light up the scoreboard fellas! Browns still have early 2nd round pick #35 overall.” — Crab15

TRADE: The Dolphins trade pick No.19 to the Bengals for pick Nos. 24 and 88.

19. Bengals: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech. “Finally some real talent on the outside.” — Leo.

TRADE: The Cardinals trade pick No.20 to the Chiefs for pick Nos. 23 and 124.

20. Chiefs: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State. “Andy Reid likes fast little receivers like Desean Jackson. Cooks is a stronger Desean Jackson.” — Dude
21. Packers: C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama. “Packers get their Patrick Willis/Navarro Bowman ILB to make Dom Capers 3-4 much more effective.”

TRADE: Eagles trade pick No.22 to the 49ers for pick Nos.30, 94 and LaMichael James.

22. 49ers: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State.
23. Cardinals: Kony Ealy, OLB/DE, Missouri. “The Cardinals play a 4-3/3-4 hybrid. Ealy has the athleticism to play as a Rush Outside Linebacker or bulk up and play an attacking Defensive End.” — Allforfunnplay
24. Dolphins: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington. “OK before you start with the bad interview stuff my ‘sources’ say that Miami is the one spreading those rumor in the hopes they can get him lower then #19. Amaro might be too slow for the NFL. I’ve had Miami taking this guy from my first mock and I’m sticking with it.” — Coffee’s For Closers.

TRADE: Chargers trade pick No.25 to the Texans for pick Nos. 33 and 101.

25. Texans: Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State. “Steal of the draft so far, how he made it to this point is amazing. Texans get the 2nd best OLB at the bottom of the first round and sure up their weak pass rush.” — Coffee’s For Closers.
26. Jets: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU. “Short but physical. Dominated Beckham head to head.” — Jack Hammer
27. Saints: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State.
28. Panthers: Marqise Lee, WR, USC. “They thought of going with Morgan Moses for serious need, but Lee is a better value for another need.” — Brotha Tuna
29. Patriots: Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State. “Vince Wilfork is coming off a torn Achilles and Patriots run defense was ranked 30th in NFL last year, enough said.” — Crab15
30. Eagles: Jimmy Ward, SS, Northern Illinois. “They could go with Louis Nix as they have virtually no depth behind Bennie Logan, but they fill a bigger need by selecting Ward.” — runman49
31. Broncos: Dee Ford, OLB, Auburn. “Broncos are going to right a wrong caused by a fax machine costing them Elvis Dumervil.” — Rocket
32. Seahawks: Joel Bitonio, G, Nevada. “Breno Giacomini has now given his loyalties to Ryan in New York. Forget about it. Pete brings in the kid from the Calabro-Sicilian family.” — Razoreater.

Round No.2 starts in 45 minutes at 2:30 Pacific Time.

        1. Gonna have to pass on that offer, #14 is too far down. And you’re only offering 1300 points for my 3000 point slot. Would take #14 and your 2015 #1 as well to start the conversation.

            1. Raiders take Jadeven Clowney, DE South Carolina. What can I say? Team need and best player in the draft.

              1. I like the move, in my first all 32 mock with trades I made the same move.

  1. If the site is getting a lot of hits with the draft the hamsters could be getting overworked.

    1. I didn’t say anything but I wondered if 9am would be a bit early for some. No biggie.

  2. With the 4th pick, the Browns select Johnny Football!! They needed a QB with some attitude and someone who can find a way to win games.

  3. how many rounds are we going? only one round makes trading back problematic. but if you only go one round maybe someone trading back should list who their targets in later rounds would be?

    1. We can try to do two rounds. We’ll take a lunch break after Round 1 and see who wants to keep going.

      1. I can see that for Gordon but Manziel hasn’t been linked with that kind of thing. Hopefully he’s clean.

  4. CFC has been on the clock for 8 minutes. MWNiner is free to leap frog him, but I don’t think MWNiner is here…

    1. Grant do you want to take a time out and see if more show up in the next few minutes? We can keep making picks for them but maybe some are just tied up and will show soon.

    1. Good with me…I gotta a meeting at 10 but should be short….ill tell them I have more important matters to tend to.

  5. Rumor has it that Texans like Bortles. Bill O’Brien was quoted as saying, “I haven’t seen any tape of the kid but I stay up late at night on Instagram checking out his girlfriend. Any young man who can pull that type of woman is a winner in my book. Looking forward to taking Brent and his girlfriend out to dinner.”

    Reporter, “but coach, his name is Blake.”

    O’brien, “Don’t backtalk me boy. His name is whatever I say it is.”

    1. I like to say I work from home but I travel so often it’s more accurate to say I work from my car and a hotel room.

    1. CFC is on the clock right now for the Texans. I will pick for the Falcons. You will pick for the Bucs. Rocket will pick for the Vikings. Then we’ll see where we’re at.

  6. Houston Texans select Blake Bortles. I traded back hoping to land Manziel but the Brownies took him instad of Carr like they were supposed to. ,,i,, ( >< ) ,,i,, Crab15

    1. Cool. I’m on the clock. The Falcons take Jake Matthews. They have to protect Matt Ryan. Michael is on the clock for the Bucs.

  7. Grant how bout next year we do this on the saturday before the draft? I would love to take part but on a work day i just ca’nt pay close enough attention.

  8. Grant, if you are going to delay it may I suggest creating a new thread that eliminates that extra chatter? That would make it easier to navigate.

  9. Schefter tweets: “Saw JJ throw his rings in anger against the wall after the Manzel pick, but I read his lips and he said at least Fales is still on the board”

          1. Its a WR receiver heavy draft so I was hoping to take Eric Ebron around the 12th pick and than hopefully Jordan Mathews at #38

      1. Had Falcons on my mind typed than thought about it. I guess I would have been fired today if I were a GM for Tampa

    1. I said Falcons by accident. Been having computer issues have to keep refreshing and thought we were on a break than found we weren’t. The Bucs took Sammy Watkins

  10. Taylor Lewan Offensive Tackle Michigan

    Mike Evans was VERY tempting. But it’s a deep draft for receivers and I think there’s a steep drop off in quality from Lewan to the next Tackle.

            1. Rockets pick is fine. Was just figuring they might want to reload later to get more D, but they would be glad to have Evans

              1. Scrolling the board to find the right place to reply, but yeah, Lions select Mike Evans. While secondary needs are huge, having Mike Evans to pair with Megatron will eliminate all receiver questions.Stafford has his weapons now.

        1. Dude, I’m on my iPad, didn’t see your offer until I posted my pick. Would’ve passed on your decent offer anyway.

        1. Otay

          Bears select Justin Gilbert. Who had Gilbert falling to #12 in their mock, not me? I didn’t want to risk either St. Louis taking him or trading the spot to someone like Philly who would have jumped at the chance to take Gilbert. Anyway the Bears get the #1 rated CB to fill one of their biggest needs.

  11. What happened to the big 49er move that all the “sources” say is going to happen? The two big WR’s are now both gone, would they make the move for a CB?

  12. Titans select Anthony Barr, UCLA

    They think his pass rush will help the secondary and they have a higher grade on him than the DBs

        1. Sweet deal for the giants to drop only two and get an extra 2015 3rd. Given the board I think this was a good move.

          1. It was a 100 point move, the Bears will likely have a mid to low third rounder next season so it made sense. I could have offered #117 this year at 60 points. He might have taken it but I was happy with the player I got for the exchange.

            1. i wouldn’t refer to that ridiculous trade chart too much. it’s been shown to be out dated incorrect.

              1. No it hasn’t. Baalke has said that some GM’s still use it exclusively and besides the trade didn’t even match the chart anyway.

              2. those are stupid GMs

                Today the Philadelphia Inquirer profiles Cade Massey, a professor at Penn’s Wharton School of business. Already with a study under his belt arguing that the conventional wisdom of the Draft Value Chart is all wrong, Massey was contracted by an unnamed NFL team to study the history of the draft for market inequalities. He discovered something that won’t come as a surprise to football fans: the draft is kind of a crap shoot.

                Link Study: NFL Teams Have No Idea What They’re Doing In The Draft

              3. That tile really imbues the article with a lot of credibility. Besides right or wrong they still use it so you’re still wrong on the original point.

              4. the title of the article is irrelevant compared to the analysis and conclusions of the study.

                I will say this, that the trade chart is a good rough starting point but should never be used as gospel for the draft as market conditions change the value of players and team needs constantly vary.

              1. Just having fun would not have done it in real life but the Bucs will be in good shape after 2 rounds

            1. I’ve wondered about this and supplemental picks.

              You can’t trade the picks you’re given from losing free agents, but can you draft a player and then trade that player?

    1. I would expect the Niners might be looking at that #18 spot with Dennard still available. Maybe grabbing Ha Ha?

    2. Hammer – If our guy is still available, Browns will trade 1st rounder #26 overall and 3rd rounder #71 overall for 18th pick.

        1. Let me know Jack, your player will still be there at #26 and that 3rd rounder will help your sorry defensive depth.

          1. Yeah, I missed an offer too in our format. Rookie mistake on my part for not checking back before posting.

  13. Ha ha Clinton-Dix

    Thought process: Wanted Donald. Had to go with the next Sexy pick…

    Fales was a bit too sexy for the 1st round

      1. Thanks Rocket…. The real story is that Jerry had Fales’ card ready to turn in, but Stephen wrestled him down crossed it out and picked Ha Ha

        1. Jerry wrote Fales card but as it got passed to the table someone wrote Ha Ha as a response and that was the name mistakenly called.

  14. I am jealous you guys are having to much fun! What is the over under QB Carr goes in the first round and the Niners take somebody other then a CB or WR? Let me know!

  15. With the departure of Mr. Ihedigbo, the Ravens decide to move Elam to his more natural position of Strong Safety, and with the 17th overall pick, select Calvin Pryor, Louisville, to take over the Free Safety position. The trick for Ozzie is finding a trading partner in the early second round, with the idea of targeting a guy like Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia….

      1. Ok you guys. Now a Jets fan would kill Jack before he could pick at 26 and Ohioans would be swooning and fainting all over the place at Crab15′s competency. Who is this guy? How long can he last? Am I dreaming? Is this Candid Camera?

  16. After trade with Jets, Browns select Odell Beckham Jr. with 18th pick. Josh Gordon, Beckham and Manziel will light up the scoreboard fellas! Browns still have early 2nd round pick #35 overall.

    1. That’s alot to give up when the 49ers gave up pick 31 and a third to go up to 18 last year. I think you would get fired for that.

          1. Leo,

            Actually I was looking at the wrong row. You only overpaid by 15 points. You hit it on the head value wise.

    1. Kansas City selects Brandin Cooks. Andy Reid likes fast little receivers like Desean Jackson. Cooks is a stronger Desean Jackson without the Cript ties.

    1. Kansas City selects Brandin Cooks. Andy Reid likes fast little receivers like Desean Jackson. Cooks is a stronger Desean Jackson without the Cript ties.

        1. Business is business brotha. :) ……Hey I have the Patriots at #29 and may want to drop down a bit. If anyone’s interested.

  17. Ok no offers so Packers select:

    CJ Mosley

    Packers get their Patrick Willis/Navarro Bowman ILB to make Dom Capers 3-4 much more effective.

  18. Eagles select Dee Ford, Auburn,…an edge rusher who has shown the ability to drop back in coverage…will be moved to OLB and fill a big hole.

        1. They can’t let the off field stuff dissuade them from taking BPA, especially considering Roby didn’t test over the legal limit.

        1. Too many issues on and off the field. Not a big enough upgrade over Culliver, who also has too many issues on and off the field.

  19. Chris Berman just tweeted “Johnny Manziel is selling autographed photos in Radio City Music hallway.”

      1. Roby was the last player I had on my board as a trade-up. If I had stayed pat, I probably wouldn’t have taken Verrett anyway. Most likely would have went DL with several top players likely available.

    1. James reuniting with his former coach who knows how to use him makes perfect sense. Perhaps the value chart makes it look like the Eagles got fleeced, but after seeing everyone of their targets at WR, OLB, S, and CB, fall of the board, they will gladly pick up an extra draft pick to move down a few spots and in all likely hood still get the player they want.

  20. Space,

    Roby was a good pick imo. I like Verrett too, but Roby has a chance to be the best CB in the draft if he takes to NFL Coaching.

  21. as acting GM of the Arizona Cardinals, I would like to trade Carson Palmer for a Reuben on rye sandwich.

  22. Arizona selects Kony Ealy DE/OLB from Missouri

    The Cardinals play a 4-3/3-4 hybrid. Ealy has the athleticism to play as a Rush Outside Linebacker or bulk up and play an attacking Defensive End.

  23. Miami selects Austin Seferian-Jenkins. OK before you start with the bad interview stuff my “sources” say that Miami is the one spreading those rumor in the hopes they can get him lower then #19. Amaro might be too slow for the NFL. I’ve had Miami taking this guy from my first mock and I’m sticking with it.

  24. If anybody wants to see a bad draft for the Niners just go and look at Kevin Lynch’s effort at the Chron. His first pick is fine; after that…not so much.

      1. The Houston Texans would like to offer the intelligent and dashingly handsome of a general manager from the Chargers #33 and #101 for their #25 selection.

        1. Well, how can I refuse such a generous offer from such a kind and equally intelligent and good looking fellow as yourself. I’ll take that deal.

          The Chargesr trade #25 to the Houston Texans for #33 and #101

    1. The Houston Texans select Ryan Shazier. Steal of the draft so far, how he made it to this point is amazing. Texans get the 2nd best OLB at the bottom of the first round and sure up their weak pass rush.

      1. i don’t follow the Texans too much so I could be wrong, but Shazier doesn’t seem to be a fit IMO.

        Crennel is a traditional 3-4 defensive coach. He has said that he will tailor the scheme to fit his players (so no two gapping for Watt), I still don’t think a 230 lb Shazier fits the Texan’s scheme. He’s more of a WILL linebacker with some blitzing skills. I think Ford who is a purer pass rusher and a bit bigger might have fit the Texans better.

        Again, I don’t know much about the Texans. Would you give some background info on why you chose Shazier?

          1. I’d actually play Shazier inside in a 3-4. with his speed and tackling ability he’d be a machine inside.

            1. Hmmm, I’m not so sure that would be an easy transition for him. He’s got great straight line speed but struggles changing direction, which he’d need to be able to do as an ILB. His best fit for mine will be in a position where he can use his athletic ability to pursue like weakside OLB in a 4-3.

              1. We’ll see Scooter. Personally I’ve envisioned Shazier moving inside in the 3-4 and I think the transition would be pretty easy for him. He’s a tackling machine.

              2. Yeah, I could well be wrong about him. I’m not that big a fan as a 3-4 candidate, but he does a lot of good things. In on a lot of plays, high motor guy, exceptional athleticism for the position. He could be the next DeMeco Ryans.

        1. 100% agree that Shazier is light for a 3-4 olb. If he was picked for the 49ers I’d make the same argument. He was far more productive then Ford and showed that his body could stay healthy for an entire season. I’d still agree that I’d like to see a little more beef on the boy in a 3-4 but he can survive as he stands on the weakside I believe.

          1. And if not then like Rocket said they can move him inside and still get about the same value from the pick given his athletic ability.

          2. the problem I think, is that if he’s on the weakside with Watt, the Texans aren’t going to have Watt tie up blockers. They’re going to turn Watt loose which leaves more blockers for everyone else…like the weakside linebacker.

              1. sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t. Aldon’s a big boy and can take on blockers and even jack them back with punch.

              2. I could keep defending it but I’ve already admitted we agree that he’s light for the position. To me he was the best OLB on the board and although system does matter I pulled the trigger anyway. He might be able to add another 5-8 pounds and keep his quickness which would probably be enough.

        2. Who the he!! is AFFP? All he does is sit around criticizing everyone’s picks. My mailman knows more about football than this guy.

          1. Kiper was obviously wrong about Marshal Faulk. But was right about Trev Alberts.

            I think Harbaugh thinks Tobin was right about the Colt’s incumbent QB over Trent Dilfer (who thought about sitting out for a year if he dropped too far because he refused to play for the Browns??? i think….he said he regretted making that decision and deciding not to sit out and report to Tampa.

            1. Kiper thought they couldn’t win with Harbaugh. That’s why he ripped Tobin. What he didn’t know is that Dilfer had told the Colts he would not sign and go back into the draft the following year if they picked him.

              Also, Tobin liked Harbaugh a lot. He had drafted him for Chicago out of college.

              The next season Harbaugh and the Colts were a Hail Mary away from the Super Bowl.

        1. I agree – if they are going to CB with the first round pick they want to be getting one of Dennard, Fuller or Gilbert.

      1. Nope. I live in Columbus and I’ve seen every game of his collegiate career. For several reasons, I think he is Ahmad Carroll 2.0 and I don’t want any part of that.

          1. why did you take Benjamin for the Saints?

            I would have thought Corner (Champ Baily can’t be more than a stop gap measure), OL or Rush Linebacker (Parys Harelson is starting for them!).

            I probably would have gone with Dee Ford for the Saints.

              1. no worries…I’m just curious what you liked about Benjamin so much for the Saints.

                I guess you can’t say right now if you have plan for the NO pass rush in round 2.

              1. I’m guessing you think I should have traded back into the 1st. But guess I’ll see tomorrow. Thanks.

  25. Carolina takes Marquise Lee, WR, USC

    They thought of going with Morgan Moses for serious need, but Lee is a better value for another need.

      1. Thx, but the Charlotte FO is now scrambling to shore up the OL. I think if somehow Martin had dropped they would’ve tried to address WR in the second. But Moses vs Lee? Easy.

    1. didn’t Carolina decimate their receiving corp? I thought I read that none of their top 3 receivers from last season are back this year? crazy….Lee is a definite value at a position need IMO.

  26. I have to run errands. I’ve emailed my Chargers pick at #33 to Grant. Do my best to get back by #50 for my Miami pick.

  27. Not a sexy pick but the Patriots select Timmy Jernigan DT Florida State with the 29th pick. Vince Wilfork is coming off a torn Achilles and Patriots run defense was ranked 30th in NFL last year, enough said.

    1. I like Jernigan. With all the WR/CB/QB mania there is bound to be some stud front 7 talent falling Thursday.

      If the 49ers had a trade up deal in place hoping to grab Gilbert of Beckham, but Barr or Donald was somehow thereintsead, I’d think Baalke wouldn’t hesitate to grab either one.

    2. Louis Nix seems more like a Vince Wilfork replacement in terms of size and skill set. Jerrigan is more of a penetrator.

      something about Nix sets off my bust spider-sense so I can understand why someone would stay away from him. But I would be hard pressed to explain why I didn’t select Nix.

      Why did you select Jerrigan?

  28. Eagles select Jimmie Ward, SS, Northern Illinois, they could go with Louis Nix as the have virtually no depth behind Bennie Logan, but they fill a bigger need by selecting Ward.

  29. Broncos select: Dee Ford OLB Auburn

    Broncos are going to right a wrong caused by a fax machine costing them Elvis Dumervil.

  30. Breno Giacomini has now given his loyalties to Ryan in New York. Forget about it. Pete brings in the kid from the Calabro-Sicilian family, Joe Bitonio, G, Nevada…..

    1. From 2:30 to 4:30 I have to coach my kids baseball team can it wait longer or how can I email my picks to you. Tampa has 2 picks in the 2nd round

        1. Gran’t, I compiled a list of 49er draft tendencies that’s a bit lengthy for this blog. Mind if I email them to you when I get home this afternoon? You might find them useful for predictions/mocks.

  31. Kudos to all who took part in the 1st round you made it very entertaining. Spacebon ignore Grant, I may have disagreed with your first rd pick but in a draft this deep keeping both 2nd round picks could deliver a gold mine. Especially if you use our top 3rd rd pick to move up in the 2nd round. I think you can find 2 players in the 2nd rd as good as Lee

      1. Grant i agree with you on the trade up to get Roby. Where i disagreed with you was your desire to trade up a 2nd time to get Lee.

          1. Grant no draft picks for a returner. I thought Perrish Cox looked really good as a returner last preseason.

    1. Coach, thanks, that’s the way I see it. 49ers still have plenty of ammunition to move around if they want. There are other WR’s I like as 2nd rounders as well a couple I like in later rounds. No big.

  32. Hey Grant, et al.

    Came right in the door to something I need to work. Can someone take the Lions 2nd round pick for me?

  33. I know kids in high school that could put together a more functional website than the press democrat. This is terrible. And the mobile app is even worse. Get on them Grant. I know they are generating ad dollars…

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