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Prospect Comparison: OT Brandon Scherff vs. Cedric Ogbuehi

September 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Left Tackle is always a position in demand during the NFL Draft, and this year will be no different. Many years underclassmen will dominate the top of the OT rankings, but two seniors stand out as potential top ten picks. Cedric Ogbuehi of Texas A&M and Brandon Scherff of Iowa have their ups and downs, but are good prospects that can be potential franchise left tackles.

Size:

The bigger the better for offensive lineman, as long as they can move effectively. Iowa’s Brandon Scherff stands at 6’5 320 pounds with good girth and a back end anchor that can work against power rushers. Cedric Ogbuehi is no slouch himself at 6’5 300 pounds, but he has a thinner gut and lower body that has been a bit of trouble against more power rushers. Scherff’s frame is a little bit dumpy and not as defined, while Ogbuehi has a muscular frame that looks impressive and more like a linebacker than an offense tackle. Even with that, Scherff gets the size advantage and it also will allow him to be versatile and move positions down the line if need be.

Advantage: Brandon Scherff

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Athleticism:

Athletic ability is Cedric Ogbuehi’s calling card. He moves off the snap tremendously well and has a very solid kick slide. He has fluid footwork and rarely lets a speed rusher get around him to get pressure on the quarterback. Ogbuehi has also been used as a lead blocker on outside runs, QB runs, and screens. Brandon Scherff does move well for a player of his size. He stays balanced and has fluidity for a 320 pounder. He can get caught kick sliding to the edge though and struggles against speed. Scherff does have explosive ability in the run and pass game and his quickness off the snap is pretty special. Both players have solid athletic ability, but Ogbuehi gets the athletic advantage.

Advantage: Cedric Ogbuehi

Pass Blocking:

Brandon Scherff’s explosive play helps him against pass rushers and he can usually put down a power rusher with ease. He does have short arms, so when he faces speed rushers with a variety of pass rush moves, he does not always keep them away from his body. Scherff’s kick slide is solid, but he does play too high in it and his pad level can lead to technique problems. He punches well and wins more than he loses, even against some of the best pass rushers in the Big Ten. Scherff wins with technique and power over pad level and foot speed. Ogbuehi has a huge wingspan and athletic feet that he will use to put down opposing pass rushers. He is lightning quick to engage and get into his kick slide, especially if defenders attempt to seal go around the edge on him. Having QBs like Johnny Manziel and Kenny Hill have definitely helped him do his job well, but there is no doubt he is a major talent. Pass blocking is a strength for both players, and both should be solid handling the blind side in the NFL but Ogbuehi gets the advantage with his long arms and dominance against speed rushers. He is much more inconsistent than Scherff (see the 2014 Arkansas game,) but the upside is there.

Advantage: Cedric Ogbuehi

Run Blocking:

Brandon Scherff is a dominant force in the run game. He uses his size, anchor, and strength to his advantage. He stays low in the run game and explodes through his pads to jolt the defender, even on stunts. He almost always finished blocks and will try to lay the opposing defender on the ground. The killer attitude combined with his size and strength provided a sealed edge for outside runs and not allowing defensive linemen to disengage and make plays vs. the runner on inside runs. Cedric Ogbuehi is a solid run blocker but unspectacular. He plays more of a finesse run blocking game and tries to keep punching the defender instead of making immediate contact. He does use good pad level in the run game and can secure the opponents pads, not allowing them to shed the block and get at the RB. Scherff definitely takes this category and a power run team may prefer him.

Advantage: Brandon Scherff

The first senior offensive tackle to come off the board will likely be one of these two men, and it may come down to personal preference and scheme from the team that takes them. Scherff lacks pass protection upside, but his size and power make him an ideal candidate in that scheme. Ogbuehi has all the physical upside but his inconsistency, especially in the run game, puts more risk into drafting him.

NFL Draft Preview: UCLA vs. Arizona State

September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Pac-12 has some good teams this year with plenty of draft able talent and the highlight is the Thursday night game of UCLA against Arizona State pitting one of the top underclass WRs going against some excellent defensive prospects.

Quarterback:

Brett Hundley, Junior, UCLA

Brett Hundley is likely to be one of the most polarizing prospects in the 2015 or 2016 NFL Draft. Though he was injured last week, he looks likely to play against Arizona State and showcase his size and athletic ability. It is rare to get a 6’3 223 pound quarterback who has the arm to make NFL throws. The pure potential of Hundley could put him into the first round of the NFL Draft, though he still has struggles throwing accurately and reading defenses. Will a team take a chance high to develop him or could he fall due to lack of polish? If he plays through this game with his elbow injury with success, it could go a long way to establishing his toughness and putting him in the first round.

Taylor Kelly, Arizona State

Taylor Kelly unfortunately won’t be playing against UCLA due to a foot injury suffered against Colorado this season, but he is a prospect worth knowing. Kelly is on the smaller side, likely to come in just under 6’2 203 pounds, but he is mobile and excellent at rolling out in the pocket to throw the ball down the field. He has a gunslinger mentality, and often forces the ball into coverage leading to interceptions. Kelly is a tough player who takes plenty of shots and keeps going, and if he comes back healthy while effective, he could be a midround pick despite his size.

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Tight End:

De’Marieya Nelson, Arizona State

Nelson is a prototypical H-Back who can play TE and/or FB in the NFL. He has replaced record setting ASU TE Chris Coyle this year and has made the move from working primarily out of the back field (15 rushes last year,) to being in line. Nelson is on the smaller side at 6’2 235 pounds, but he has a high football IQ to find holes in the zone to make catches. His forte is in the blocking game where he has a low pad level and actually uses his lack of size to his advantage. Nelson has a lot of functional strength and decent anchor, but he isn’t the best athlete. The lack of size, speed, and athletic ability likely pushes him out of the draft, but he could be intriguing for a team to pick up as a free agent or take a chance on late.

Wide Receiver:

Jaelen Strong, Redshirt Junior, Arizona State

Strong is the toast of the senior WR class. He has excellent size at 6’3 215 pounds with huge hands that help him secure footballs. Strong uses his big body to box out corners and has his most success going up for passes above his head and fighting for the hard ones. He is a long strider with solid speed, though he is unlikely to be a deep threat at the professional level. Strong has a similar game to Chargers WR Keenan Allen in how he uses his route running and hands to win man-to-man battles. With a good season and workouts, Strong could end up in the late first round, but is likely a solid second day pick.

Offensive Line:

Malcolm Bunche, UCLA

Bunche is a former Miami Hurricane who transferred to UCLA for graduate school and immediately has become their starting LT. He is massive at 6’7 327 pounds, and excels in the run game with a big anchor and lower body power. His pass protection leaves a lot to be desired and he struggled mightily last year against top pass rushers and that trend seems to continue. He is a major candidate to move inside to guard as a pro. It is rare to find a player with his size and functional run strength, so Bunche is a high upside pick in the later rounds.

Defensive Line:

Ellis McCarthy, Junior, DT, UCLA

McCarthy is one of the top interior defensive line prospects this year and for good reason. He has the body of a nose tackle (6’5 325 pounds,) with the snap quickness of a 3-technique. He has an excellent first step and creates disruptions in the backfield every drive. He has improved by leaps and bounds every year of his college career and will be versatile to play 5-tech, 3-tech, 1-tech or even 0-tech in some NFL systems. UCLA allows McCarthy to work to his strengths and rush the passer while collapsing the pocket. Keep an eye out for McCarthy to be a gamechanger against Arizona State.

Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA

Odighizuwa has been a name many looked to last year to have an impact, but multiple torn knee ligaments kept him off the field and back for his fifth year at UCLA. Early this season, Odighizuwa has flashed the potential he showed early in his college career. His long arms and big trunk lead to a solid combination of finesse and power to beat OTs and get pressure on the quarterback. His combination of athleticism and experience make him an intriguing midround candidate. He hasn’t lived up in terms of production (only has 6.5 sacks over his first three years starting and none so far this season, but he is a moldable prospect teams could fall in love with.

Linebacker:

Eric Kendricks, UCLA

A leader on the UCLA defense, Eric Kendricks brings a solid combination of tackle production, coverage ability, and quickness to the table. Though only 230 pounds (and he may tip the scales under that this offseason,) Kendricks hits hard and wraps up bigger runners extremely well. He is a technician at the insider linebacker position and profiles to play inside in a 3-4 or at SAM in the NFL. He has good lateral quickness, though doesn’t always explode from his hips. The NFL seems to let undersized linebackers drop, often for no reason, but Kendricks plays like a top 50 pick. Look for his draft stock to be on the rise.

Defensive Back:

Anthony Jefferson, SS, UCLA

Jefferson is an undersized strong safety, only 190 pounds, without good speed. He is often a liability in coverage and could definitely have struggles at the NFL level. Jefferson does provide some special teams ability and could make the NFL in return coverage. A late rounder at best, he will need to improve on the field to improve his stock.

Damarious Randall, FS, Arizona State

Arizona State doesn’t have many defensive pro prospects, but Damarious Randall is a jitterbug safety who flows in and out of deep coverage. He is on the smaller side and doesn’t give you much in the run game, but as a special teamer and coverage reserve, Randall could be an intriguing prospect and playmaker. A late rounder a the moment, a good end of the season and offseason could move him up.

Prospect Comparison: Amari Cooper vs. Nelson Agholor

September 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

Amari Cooper vs. Nelson Agholor

Two of the most storied programs in college football, Alabama and USC, both bring two top-notch WR prospects who should have an immediate impact at the NFL level. Both have seen some major changeover in offensive system and QBs over the last few years, but still find ways to be productive and prove their NFL talent.

Size:

Neither player is the size and physical freak combination we have seen from absolute top tier WRs in recent years (AJ Green and Julio Jones being the common example,) but both have their strengths. Agholor comes in at a solid height at 6’1 190 pounds, though his thin lower body leaves him susceptible to injury. Especially in the lower body, shots to Agholor can really rock him. Adding muscle may be helpful. Cooper checks in at a similar size to Sammy Watkins last year at 6’1 210 pounds, and his build shows it. He still has a bit of fragility to him, but Cooper has added muscle and is sustaining more shots this year successfully. Both have solid size to make catches, though not at an elite height.

Advantage: Amari Cooper

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Athleticism/Speed:

The athletic ability of both players is apparent. Cooper has excellent body control and has the athletic ability to go up for balls. He doesn’t always utilize his athleticism to the fullest extent, but appears to be improving in that area. Straight line speed is not his strength (though not a huge weakness). He is likely a 4.50-4.55 type player, so just good enough. Agholor definitely wins the straight-line speed category, likely coming in at .1 faster than Cooper (4.40-4.45). Agholor is faster than most corners as well as bigger than them, so he provides a deep threat and a man-to-man matchup nightmare with his athletic ability. He can whiff on body control at times for hard catches, but is definitely an NFL athlete.

Advantage: Nelson Agholor

Route Running:

This is not even a close comparison. Amari Cooper is one of the most refined route runners as a college WR in a long time. He has almost a full route tree from streaks, curls, comebacks, outs, slants, drags, and more. He has great cutting ability and utilizes his route running to get separation. He does sometimes go off the beaten path and move off of the route when reading coverage, but it seems to work. There could be an adjustment period due to the lack of top speed, but his cuts and mental fortitude in routes should put him in an elite route running class. Agholor can be a little lazy at times and has a limited route tree. It appears to be expanding this year, but he does waste foot movement when making cuts, especially on post routes. He loses speed coming out of his breaks which has turned into turnovers for his QB. It is an area that needs improvement from Agholor.

Advantage: Amari Cooper

Catching:

Both players have trouble securing the easy passes and have too many drops over the course of their careers. Cooper really struggled with catches below his chest or at chest level as a sophomore, often cradling the ball and allowing it to bounce off of his body incomplete. Agholor started off his junior campaign with a few dropped passes on 3rd down and looks like he often tries to turn and run before securing the football. Amari Cooper seems to have improved into his junior season and has more concentration. He still is a body catcher, but is on the upswing. Agholor appears to be improving as the season goes on, but this will be the biggest knock on both prospects down the stretch. Cooper gets a slight edge, but neither has great ball skills.

Advantage: Amari Cooper

After Catch:

Nelson Agholor’s speed and athletic ability make him dynamic after the catch. He is elusive in the open field and can likely find use in the screen game at the next level to be a true weapon. He has solid juking ability and is a terror one on one. Amari Cooper brings more of a stout presence after the catch, utilizing his body and some power to evade tacklers. Though he may not have the straightline speed, he can accelerate quickly and take on defenders at full speed. This is a definite strength for both players, though Agholor may have more of that home run ability that teams looks for.

Advantage: Nelson Agholor

As a whole, both players might be slightly overhyped. Cooper’s lack of speed and focus when catching the football takes him out of the elite WR class of year’s past. Agholor is fast, but also slight with technique problems of his own. Cooper has potential to be a #1 WR in the NFL and will likely be drafted highly based on that potential and pedigree. Agholor could fall the way of USC WRs past (Robert Woods, Marqise Lee, etc,) and fall further than expected on draft day.

NFL Draft Preview: Mississippi State vs. LSU

September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

QuarterBack:

Dak Prescott, Junior, Mississippi State

Prescott is a polarizing junior prospect whose grade differs depending on you talk to. At 230 pounds, he can handle the beating of a quarterback but it appears he will come in under 6’1 which is a kiss of death for quarterback prospects. Prescott has plenty of physical tools include a tight spiral and excellent deep touch passing. He has a bit of a gunslinger mentality which can cause turnovers, but he has been improving through his college career. With some height and football intelligence issues, Prescott could be a prospect who declares early but is disappointed as a 2nd day pick at best.

Running Back:

Kenny Hilliard, LSU
Terrance McGee, LSU

LSU has churned out numerous RBs into the NFL, most recently 2nd round pick Jeremy Hill, and next in line are Kenny Hilliard and Terrance McGee. LSU brought in 5 star recruit Leonard Fournette at RB, but he has not been able to hold off the productive seniors.
Kenny Hilliard is big bodied at 232 pounds but has good acceleration and vision to pick up plenty of yards. Hilliard averages over 5 yards a carry over the course of his college career by being tough to bring down and picking up an extra yard or two on ever rush. He may not be an every down back with his lack of receiving talent, but as a later round short yardage back with some upside, Hilliard is a name to follow.
Terrence McGee has been a complimentary player for his LSU career, a homerun threat to give an outside presence for players like Hilliard and Hill. McGee has solid size at 217 pounds, and also isn’t catching many passes in college, but he has a good top gear of speed and is utilized on a lot of counter and toss plays to the outside. McGee has been underutilized as an LSU runner, he averaged over 7 yards a carry as a junior on 86 carries, and has some upside with his size and speed. McGee is another later round flier type RB.
Advantage: Todd Gurley

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Offensive Line:

La’el Collins, OT, LSU

The top prospect in this game, La’el Collins started every game of his junior (and senior season thus far,) at LT. He also started every game of his sophomore year at LG, showing some versatility to kick inside if teams need him to. Collins is a physical freak standing at 6’5 321 pounds with long trunks for arms and legs. His physical prowess allows him to keep athletic defensive ends at bay in pass protection or maul them in the run game. He does need development as he can get caught in a lazy presnap set at times or get confused on stunts and more difficult defensive states. Collins has a shot at the first round, and is a player to track this season.

Vadal Alexander, Junior, OG, LSU

Alexander is only a junior, but going into his 2nd year starting at left guard and his 340 pound frame has allowed him to be a dominant run blocker with pulling ability to boot. This combination makes him one of, if not the, top guard prospect in the country. Even though many teams are moving away from a power run scheme, Alexander’s football intelligence and size can be a benefit and create running lanes at the NFL level.

Blaine Clausell, OT, Miss. St.

Clausell has been starting at Left Tackle since late in his freshman year. He is towering at 6’7, but doesn’t have the anchor or consistency to be a top tier NFL prospect. He is an above average pass blocker and average run blocker who struggles with top tier talent. He could be a candidate to move inside in the NFL, and the experience should make an easy transition to a role in the pros. Clausell is a late round pick who could play multiple NFL positions.

Safety:

Justin Cox, Miss. St.

The Bulldogs starting FS Justin Cox provides good size with a big coverage range. Standing at 6’3, Cox can match up with TEs well or cover the back end of the defense. He is very tight hipped and doesn’t have the closing speed or fluidity that most NFL teams will look for. He has upside in both special teams and coverage at the next level. A solid midround pick, Cox could help himself with a good game against LSU.

Prospect Comparison: Melvin Gordon vs. Todd Gurley

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

As the NFL moves more toward passing the football, the RB position is falling out of vogue. In the last two NFL Drafts, there has not been a RB drafted in the first round, but that should change for the 2015 NFL Draft. There are two contenders for the top RB spot at this point, both juniors, Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and Georgia’s Todd Gurley. These are two very different RBs, so NFL teams will have to make a decision on who to invest in.

Size:

The size difference between the two RBs is clear from the beginning. Todd Gurley is a hulking 6’1 226 pounds with hulking arms, legs, and trunk to run through opposing defenders. Melvin Gordon is not a slouch listed at 6’1 207 pounds, but he does not have near the bulk that Gurley does. Gordon has size that matches with a typical 3-down NFL RB, but Gurley has that special size that puts fear in opposing defenses.

Advantage: Todd Gurley

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Speed/Athleticism:

In a pure speed sense, Melvin Gordon would likely win in a foot race (being 20 pounds lighter than your opponent would do that,) but athletic ability puts this very close. Todd Gurley already has some big time documented speed to hang his hat on, running track for Team USA and completing the 7th fastest 60-meter hurdle time in UGA history (8.12 seconds). On the field, he has some good wiggle to him and cuts extremely well. His athleticism is recognizable and that dangerous combination of size and athletic ability make him an absolute monster. Melvin Gordon has the “shot out of a cannon” look after getting the snap and hits his third gear very quickly. In the open field, he is near impossible to catch up to. He also has the short range athletic ability to make him an athletic nightmare. Both players get pluses in this category, but Gordon has a bit more athletic versatility to him.

Advantage: Melvin Gordon

Elusiveness:

This is where both players diverge in style. Todd Gurley is elusive by using his size to his advantage. He is rarely brought down by one defender, and arm tackles seem to fall off of Gurley due to his footwork. Gurley has a balance of power and finesse that forces him to be a focus for defenses. Gordon’s play is the prototypical elusive player. He is big enough to take punishment, but seems to always be moving and wiggling so defenders don’t get a clean shot on him. He has the type of cutting ability of a LeSean McCoy that punishes bad angles or poor tackling technique. In a power run scheme, Gordon might falter, but Wisconsin has adjusted their scheme to him and he has shown that a ZBS or spread scheme would make him dangerous. I’ll take Gurley’s combination of power and elusiveness, but this is another area both players excel in.

Advantage: Todd Gurley

Vision:

One of the most important, and hardest to improve, elements of a RBs game is their vision to identify holes, cut back lanes, and open space to maximize their yardage. Both players still have to improve in this element of their game, but neither is deficient. Melvin Gordon has been used on a lot of one cut runs this season so far which requires good vision, and there has been improvement. He has a tendency to kick to the outside a bit too much and go for the big play, but he does identify defensive schemes and their weaknesses well. He can find running lanes when not apparent and often makes a big play due to his vision. Todd Gurley is solid, though he will often create lanes trusting his body and athletic ability vs. his vision. The Georgia offense this year has been made to put Gurley in space and may cover some vision questions. There are concerns Gurley could end up like Trent Richardson, a bit too tenuous, so Gordon gets the edge.

Advantage: Melvin Gordon

Health/Work Load:

Todd Gurley has had two years of a near full workload, and going on his third in 2014. As a sophomore in 2013, Gurley suffered an injury that brings up a red flag on his scouting report. Gurley suffered a thigh injury against Clemson in the opening game and missed most of his time due to an ankle injury sustained during the LSU game. Gurley’s running style often leaves him open to leg injuries, similar to someone like Darren McFadden. Gurley not only has a more upright running style, but he runs very straight legged, which leaves him open to big leg impacts on his ankles, knees, and thighs. Toss in that he will leave his college career with over 600 carries, and there is some fear about his health and previous workload. Gordon falls on the other end of the spectrum. He has stayed healthy, but has never carried a full load in college. Gordon only had 62 carries as a redshirt freshman, and he split early 50/50 with James White last season as a sophomore. This season, Corey Clement is lessening the load and there will be concerns about if Gordon can handle 3-down back duties and carries. Gordon gets the nod due to a clean bill of health, but there are question marks for both.

Advantage: Melvin Gordon

Pass Catching

With Melvin Gordon’s physical make-up, there would be an expectation that is an excellent pass catcher, but that is not the case. He has combined for 3 catches so far in his college career and does not appear to be a big part of the passing game this season for Wisconsin. Todd Gurley on the other hand has been active in the screen and short passing game. He has good, soft hands, and doesn’t use his body to cradle passes. Gurley could be a real threat getting the ball in space.

Advantage: Todd Gurley

Pass Blocking:

Both runners are solid pass blockers at this point in their careers. Gurley’s size and balance makes him a formidable blocker. Gordon stands in tall, but has had his issues with blocking Des who have come free. Gurley is a slightly better blocker but it is not a deficiency of either players

Advantage: Todd Gurley

This is a tougher comparison than most think. The obvious answer is Gurley with his size, speed, athleticism, and pass catching. The other hand is the health issues and running style with Gurley that are not apparent with Gordon. It will be a close battle, but ultimately Gurley will go higher due to his “physical freak” nature, though picking Gordon might be a safer option to have an explosive RB free from injuries.

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2014 NFL Draft: Best Available Players for Round 3

May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

  1. DT           Louis Nix III         Notre Dame

  2. OT          Morgan Moses Virginia

  3. DE           Scott Crichton    Oregon State

  4. RB           Tre Mason          Auburn

  5. G             Gabe Jackson    Mississippi State

  6. DE           Trevor Reilly       Utah

  7. DE           Jackson Jeffcoat               Texas

  8. QB          Zach Mettenberger       LSU

  9. WR         Donte Moncrief                Mississippi

  10. ILB          Christian Jones  Florida State

  11. OLB        Carl Bradford     Arizona State

  12. QB          Tom Savage        Pittsburgh

  13. DT           Will Sutton          Arizona State

  14. G             Cyril Richardson                Baylor

  15. ILB          Chris Borland     Wisconsin

  16. CB           Phillip Gaines     Rice

  17. RB           Ka’Deem Carey Arizona

  18. S              Terrence Brooks               Florida State

  19. CB           Bashaud Breeland           Clemson

  20. RB           Terrance West  Towson

  21. C             Travis Swanson Arkansas

  22. CB           Jaylen Watkins  Florida

  23. OT          Cameron Fleming            Stanford

  24. WR         Martavis Bryant                Clemson

  25. G             David Yankey     Stanford

  26. DT           Daquan Jones    Penn State

  27. CB           E.J. Gaines         Missouri

  28. OLB        Telvin Smith       Florida State

  29. DE           Chris Smith         Arkansas

  30. RB           Charles Sims       WVU

  31. CB           Keith McGill        Utah

  32. C             Marcus Martin  USC

  33. OLB        Morgan Breslin                USC

  34. DT           Anthony Johnson            LSU

  35. G             Dakota Dozier    Furman

  36. OT          Billy Turner         North Dakota State

  37. DE           Kareem Martin North Carolina

  38. WR         Jared Abbrederis             Wisconsin

  39. OLB        Christian Kirksey               Iowa

  40. WR         Robert Herron   Wyoming

  41. OT          Antonio Richardson        Tennessee

  42. ILB          Shayne Skov      Stanford

  43. RB           Andre Williams  Boston College

  44. TE           C.J. Fiedorowicz                Iowa

  45. OLB        Jordan Tripp       Montana

  46. DT           Justin Ellis            Louisiana Tech

  47. CB           Pierre Desir        Lindenwood

  48. G             Trai Turner          LSU

  49. S              Ahmad Dixon     Baylor

  50. DT           Caraun Reid        Princeton

  51. G             Anthony Steen Alabama

  52. DE           Will Clarke           WVU

  53. OT          James Hurst       UNC

  54. QB          A.J. McCarron    Alabama

  55. WR         Bruce Ellington  South Carolina

  56. CB           Ross Cockrell      Duke

  57. DE           George Uko       USC

  58. WR         Devin Street       Pittsburgh

  59. QB          Brett Smith         Wyoming

  60. RB           Lache Seastrunk               Baylor

  61. RB           Dri Archer            Kent State

  62. CB           Loucheiz Purifoy               Florida

  63. S              Craig Loston       LSU

  64. G             Chris Watt           Notre Dame

  65. CB           Marcus Roberson            Florida

  66. TE           Arthur Lynch      Georgia

  67. DE           James Gayle       Virginia Tech

  68. S              Ed Reynolds       Stanford

  69. DE           Brent Urban       Virginia

  70. WR         Kevin Norwood                Alabama

  71. CB           Rashaad Reynolds           Oregon State

  72. S              Dion Bailey          USC

  73. ILB          Max Bullough    Michigan State

  74. CB           Victor Hampton                South Carolina

  75. DE           Taylor Hart          Oregon

  76. ILB          Lamin Barrow    LSU

  77. CB           Antone Exum    Virignia Tech

  78. DT           Daniel McCullers              Tennessee

  79. C             Bryan Stork         Florida State

  80. WR         Brandon Coleman            Rutgers

  81. RB           De’Anthony Thomas      Oregon

  82. OLB        Howard Jones   Shepard

  83. QB          Aaron Murray    Georgia

  84. WR         Josh Huff             Oregon

  85. ILB          Jordan Zumwalt                UCLA

  86. S              Tre Boston          North Carolina

  87. ILB          Yawin Smallwood             Uconn

  88. CB           Walt Aikens        Liberty

  89. WR         Jeff Janis             Saginaw Valley State

  90. C             Tyler Larsen        Utah State

  91. CB           Terrance Mitchell             Oregon

  92. DT           Kelcy Quarles     South Carolina

  93. DE           Ethan Westbrooks           West Texas A&M

  94. G             Brandon Thomas              Clemson

  95. RB           Devonta Freeman           Florida State

  96. ILB          Preston Brown  Louisville

  97. CB           Chris Davis          Auburn

  98. DT           Deandre Coleman           California

  99. OLB        Adrian Hubbard                Alabama

  100. CB           Aaron Colvin      Oklahoma

  101. G             Michael Schofield            Michigan

  102. CB           Dontae Johnson               North Carolina State

  103. S              C.J.Barnett         Ohio State

  104. RB           James White      Wisconsin

  105. WR         L’Damian Washington    Missouri

  106. CB           Bennett Jackson               Notre Dame

  107. DE           Michael Sam      Missouri

  108. S              Brock Vereen    Minnesota

  109. WR         Michael Campanaro        Wake Forest

  110. TE           Crockett Gilmore             Colorado State

  111. S              Kenny Ladler      Vanderbilt

  112. WR         T.J. Jones             Notre Dame

  113. S              Vinnie Sunseri   Alabama

  114. WR         Shaq Evans         UCLA

  115. OT          Austin Wentworth          Fresno State

  116. RB           Storm Johnson  UCF

  117. OLB        Prince Shembo Notre Dame

  118. QB          Logan Thomas   Virginia Tech

  119. RB           Marion Grice      Arizona State

  120. DE           Josh Mauro       Stanford

  121. S              Marqueston Huff             Wyoming

  122. G             Wesley Johnson               Vanderbilt

  123. QB          David Fales         San Jose State

  124. S              Ty Zimmerman  Kansas State

  125. OLB        Kasim Edebali    Boston College

  126. TE           Richard Rodgers               California

  127. ILB          Avery Williamson             Kentucky

  128. WR         Tevin Reese       Baylor

  129. C             Gabe Ikard          Oklahoma

  130. CB           Andre Hal           Vanderbilt

  131. OLB        Devon Kennard                USC

  132. CB           Ricardo Allen      Purdue

  133. CB           Deion Belue      Alabama

  134. S              Dezmen Southward        Wisconsin

  135. ILB          Khairi Fortt          California

  136. DE           Ed Stinson           Alabama

  137. TE           Xavier Grimble  USC

  138. C             Russell Bodine   North Carolina

  139. DE           Jeoffrey Pagan  Alabama

  140. OLB        Kevin Pierre-Louis           Boston College

  141. OT          Cornelius Lucas                Kansas State

  142. RB           Antonio Andrews            Western Kentucky

  143. S              Hakeem Smith  Louisville

  144. G             Jon Halapio         Florida

  145. WR         Ryan Grant         Tulane

  146. TE           Joe Don Duncan               Dixie State

  147. P             Kirby Van Der Kamp        Iowa State

  148. ILB          DeDe Lattimore                South Florida

  149. OLB        Ron Powell         Florida

  150. WR         Matt Hazel         Coastal Carolina

  151. G             Ryan Groy           Wisconsin

  152. DT           Ryan Carrethers               Arkansas State

  153. DT           Jay Bromley        Syracuse

  154. S              Daniel Sorensen               BYU

  155. G             Kadeem Edwards             Tennessee State

  156. WR         Mike Davis          Texas

  157. RB           Kapri Bibbs          Colorado State

  158. TE           Jake Murphy      Utah

  159. ILB          Jeremiah George             Iowa State

  160. WR         John Brown        Pittsburg State

  161. OT          Seantrel Henderson       Miami

  162. RB           Rajion Neal         Tennessee

  163. CB           Nevin Lawson    Utah State

  164. RB           Tyler Gaffney    Stanford

  165. WR         Jalen Saunders  Oklahoma

  166. S              Sean Parker        Washington

  167. CB           Kendall James   Maine

  168. QB          Keith Wenning  Ball State

  169. CB           Lavelle Westbrooks        Georgia Southern

  170. G             Brandon Linder Miami

  171. S              Isaiah Lewis        Michigan State

  172. DE           Cassius Marsh   UCLA

  173. CB           Bene Benwikere              San Jose State

  174. WR         Cody Hoffman  BYU

  175. OT          Charles Leno      Boise State

  176. TE           Jacob Pedersen                Wisconsin

  177. RB           James Wilder Jr.               Florida State

  178. RB           Darrin Reeves    UAB

  179. DT           Shamar Stephen              Uconn

  180. QB          Connor Shaw     South Carolina

  181. C             James Stone      Tennessee

  182. ILB          Brock Coyle        Montana

  183. S              Nickoe Whitley Mississippi State

  184. K             Chris Boswell     Rice

  185. OLB        Denicos Allen     Michigan State

  186. DE           Ben Gardner      Stanford

  187. OLB        Tyler Starr           South Dakota

  188. S              Jamea Thomas  Georgia Tech

  189. CB           Shaquille Richardson      Arizona

  190. WR         Bennie Fowler   Michigan State

  191. DT           Kerry Hyder        Texas Tech

  192. OG         John Urschel      Penn State

  193. S              Jonathan Dowling            Western Kentucky

  194. DE           Aaron Lynch       USF

  195. DE           Larry Webster   Bloomsburg

  196. TE           Jordan Najvar    Baylor

  197. RB           Jerick McKinnon               Georgia Southern

  198. OT          Kevin Graf           USC

  199. DT           Villiami Moala    California

  200. FB           J.C. Copeland     LSU

  201. OT          Matt Patchan     Boston College

  202. RB           LaDarius Perkins               Mississippi State

  203. RB           David Fluellen    Toledo

  204. C             Corey Linsley     Ohio State

  205. DE           IK Enemkpali      Louisiana Tech

  206. TE           Marcel Jensen   Fresno State

  207. CB           Carrington Byndom         Texas

  208. DT           Zack Kerr             Delaware

  209. ILB          Andrew Jackson               Western Kentucky

  210. WR         Austin Franklin  New Mexico State

  211. FB           Trey Millard        Oklahoma

  212. RB           Isaiah Crowell    Alabama State

  213. FB           Jay Prosch           Auburn

  214. TE           Asa Watson       North Carolina State

  215. QB          Tajh Boyd           Clemson

  216. WR         Chandler Jones San Jose State

  217. WR         Damian Copeland            Louisville

  218. OLB        Carlos Fields Jr. Winston Salem

  219. RB           Lorenzo Taliaferro           Coastal Carolina

  220. CB           Travis Carrie       Ohio

  221. DE           Zach Moore        Concordia St. Paul

  222. TE           Blake Annen      Cincinnati

  223. RB           Senorise Perry  Louisville

  224. G             Chris Burnette   Georgia

  225. K             Anthony Fera    Texas

  226. DT           Ken Bishop         Northern Illinois

  227. WR         Quincy Enunwa Nebraska

  228. TE           Colt Lyerla           Oregon

  229. P             Pat O’Donnell    Miami

  230. G             Zach Fulton         Tennessee

  231. RB           Henry Josey       Missouri

  232. TE           Chris Coyle          Arizona State

  233. TE           Trey Burton        Florida

  234. OLB        Boseko Lokombo             Oregon

  235. S              Darwin Cook      WVU

  236. WR         Bernard Reedy  Toledo

  237. TE           Alex Bayer          Bowling Green

  238. WR         Kain Colter          Northwestern

  239. OT          Donald Hawkins                Texas

  240. WR         Willie Snead       Ball State

  241. RB           Alfred Blue         LSU

  242. CB           Keith Reaser      Florida Atlantic

  243. FB           Ryan Hewitt       Stanford

  244. DT           Calvin Barnett    Oklahoma State

  245. QB          Jeff Mathews    Cornell

  246. TE           Michael Flacco   New Haven

  247. RB           Tim Flanders      Sam Houston State

  248. OT          Kenarious Gates               Georgia

  249. TE           Rob Blanchflower            Umass

  250. S              Pierre Warren   Jacksonville State

  251. RB           Damien Williams               Oklahoma

  252. C             Zac Kerin              Toledo

  253. RB           Jerome Smith    Syracuse

  254. OLB        Jonathan Brown               Illinois

  255. WR         Eric Ward             Texas Tech

  256. CB           Brandon Dixon  Northwest Missouri State

  257. RB           Ben Malena        Texas A&M

  258. WR         Jeremy Gallon  Michigan

  259. QB          Dustin Vaughan                West Texas A&M

  260. RB           George Atkinson III         Notre Dame

  261. OT          Jeremiah Sirles  Nebraska

  262. ILB          James Morris     Iowa

  263. OLB        Shaquil Barrett  Colorado State

  264. WR         Albert Wilson     Georgia State

  265. DT           Bruce Gaston    Purdue

  266. DE           Chaz Sutton        South Carolina

  267. WR         Kenny Shaw       Florida State

  268. DT           Eathyn Manumaleuna   BYU

  269. WR         Josh Stewart      Oklahoma State

  270. S              Christian Bryant                Ohio State

  271. RB           Silas Redd            USC

  272. K             Cairo Santos       Tulane

  273. G             Spencer Long     Nebraska

  274. QB          Stephen Morris                Miami

  275. TE           Ted Bolser           Indiana

  276. WR         Tracy Moore      Oklahoma State

  277. FB           Gator Hoskins    Marshall

  278. WR         Solomon Patton               Florida

  279. CB           Kameron Jackson             California

  280. QB          Garrett Gilbert  SMU

  281. DE           Chidera Uzo-Diribe          Colorado

  282. FB           Chad Abram       Florida State

  283. OLB        Xavius Boyd        Western Kentucky

  284. RB           Roderick McDowell         Clemson

  285. CB           Charles Sawyer Mississippi

  286. RB           Adam Muema   San Diego State

  287. RB           Stephen Houston            Indiana

  288. WR         Jaz Reynolds      Oklahoma

  289. QB          Bryn Renner       North Carolina

  290. ILB          Stephon Robertson        James Madison

  291. WR         Marcus Lucas     Missouri

  292. G             Andrew Norwell               Ohio State

  293. TE           A.C. Leonard      Tennessee State

  294. K             Cody Parkey       Auburn

  295. TE           Gabe Holmes     Purdue

  296. DT           Beau Allen          Wisconsin

  297. WR         D.J. Coles             Virginia Tech

  298. OT          Matt Hall              Bellhaven

  299. S              Avery Patterson               Oregon

  300. OT          Bryce Quigley    San Diego State

  301. TE           Blake Jackson   Oklahoma State

  302. FB           Nikita Whitlock  Wake Forest

  303. WR         Torrence Allen  West Texas A&M

  304. C             Jonotthan Harrison         Florida

  305. TE           Kaneakua Friel  BYU

  306. P             Tom Hornsey     Memphis

  307. S              Alden Darby       Arizona State

  308. DT           Khyri Thornton  Southern Mississippi

  309. RB           Jeremy Smith    Oklahoma State

  310. WR .       Kenny Bell           Alabama

  311. DT           Johnnie Farms   Memphis

  312. ILB          Greg Blair            Cincinnati

  313. S              Jeremy Deering                Rutgers

  314. CB           Dexter McDougle            Maryland

  315. RB           Venric Mark       Northwestern

  316. DT           Demonte McAllister       Florida State

  317. WR         Isaiah Burse        Fresno State

  318. RB           Brendan Bigelow              California

  319. C             Matt Armstrong               Grand Valley State

  320. WR         Noel Grisby        San Jose State

  321. S              Brian Jackson     Oregon

  322. P             Steven Clark       Auburn

  323. DT           Garrison Smith  Georgia

  324. OLB        Marquis Flowers              Arizona

  325. RB           Glasco Martin    Baylor

  326. TE           Nic Jacobs           McNeese State

  327. ILB          Glenn Carson     Penn State

  328. TE           Asante Cleveland             Miami

  329. WR         Gregory Hardin North Dakota

  330. C             Gus Handler       Colorado

  331. WR         Ryan Lankford   Illinois

  332. DE           Colton Underwood         Illinois State

  333. QB          Kenny Guiton    Ohio State

  334. S              Isaiah Newsome              Louisiana Monroe

  335. CB           Keon Lyn             Syracuse

  336. WR         Kevin Ozier         Arizona State

  337. OLB        Brad Daly             Montana State

  338. P             Tyler Campbell  Mississippi

  339. C             Khalil Wilkes       Stanford

  340. S              Nat Berhe           San Diego State

  341. OLB        Corey Nelson     Oklahoma

  342. RB           Jeff Scott             Ole Miss

  343. DT           Tim Jackson        North Carolina

  344. DT           Chris Whaley      Texas

  345. TE           Jerod Monk        Baylor

  346. DE           J.R. Collins           Virginia Tech

  347. K             Chandler Catanzaro        Clemson

  348. P             Brian Schmiedebusch     Bowling Green

  349. OT          Rob Crisp             North Carolina State

  350. FB           C.J. Zimmerer    Nebraska

  351. TE           Jake Long            Nebraska

  352. K             Cade Foster        Alabama

  353. TE           Cameron Brate Harvard

  354. RB           James Sims         Kansas

  355. QB          Keith Price         Washington

  356. DT           Byran Jones        Arkansas

  357. OG         Antwan Lowery                Rutgers

  358. OLB        Marcus Whitfield             Maryland

  359. WR         Tony Washington             Appalachian State

  360. CB           Jabari Price         North Carolina

  361. RB           Marcus Coker    Stony Brook

  362. P             Matt Yoklic          Pittsburgh

  363. WR         Allen Hurns         Miami

  364. OT          Kelvin Palmer    Baylor

  365. OG         Austen Bujnoch                Cincinnati

  366. TE           Nehemiah Hicks               Texas A&M

  367. WR         Alex Amidon      Boston College

  368. RB           Wesley Tate       Vanderbilt

  369. S              Jerry Gates         Bowling Green

  370. DE           Ryne Giddins     South Florida

  371. CB           Jimmy Legree    South Carolina

  372. P             Cody Webster   Purdue

  373. WR         Chris Boyd           Vanderbilt

  374. OG         Trey Hopkins      Texas

  375. OLB        Jamal Merrell     Rutgers

  376. S              Daytawion Lowe              Oklahoma State

  377. DT           Kaleb Ramsey    Boston College

  378. WR         Corey Brown      Ohio State

  379. WR         Devon Smith      Marshall

  380. CB           Marcus Williams               North Dakota State

  381. DT           Donte Rumph    Kentucky

  382. QB          Tyler Russell       Mississippi State

  383. OT          Josh Wells           JMU

  384. TE           Eric Waters         Missouri

  385. OG         Dallas Lee            Georgia

  386. RB           Branden Oliver  Buffalo

  387. DE           Jamil Merrell      Rutgers

  388. S              Malcolm Willis   Penn State

  389. CB           Damante Horton              Washington State

  390. RB           Jordan Hall          Ohio State

  391. S              Demetrius Wright            USC

  392. WR         Mike Williams    California (Pa)

  393. P             Richie Leone      Houston

  394. DE           Colby Way           Buffalo

  395. OG         John Martinez   USC

  396. OT          Michael Philipp Oregon State

  397. OLB        Mike Olson         Wake Forest

  398. RB           Trey Watts          Tulsa

  399. ILB          Dan Fox                Notre Dame

  400. K             Jeff Budzien      Northwestern

  401. DT           Jeffery Whitaker              Auburn

  402. S              Shamiel Gary     Oklahoma State

  403. OG         Marcus Hall         Ohio State

  404. OLB        Shaun Lewis       Oklahoma State

  405. P             Cody Mandell    Alabama

  406. S              Tre’ Porter          Texas Tech

  407. DT           Derrick Hopkins                Virginia Tech

  408. OT          David Hurd          Arkansas

  409. CB           Todd Washington            Southeastern Louisiana

  410. DT           Luther Robinson               Miami

  411. DT           Wade Keliikipi    Oregon

  412. S              Mark Joyce         South Florida

  413. OG         Mason Walters Texas

  414. DE           Jason Ankrah     Nebraska

  415. S              Isaiah Johnson  Georgia Tech

  416. DT           Chris Davenport               Tulane

  417. RB           Brennan Clay     Oklahoma

  418. ILB          Steele Divitto     Boston College

  419. S              Elisha Olabode  TCU

  420. CB           Jordan Love        Georgia

  421. P             Harrison Waid    San Jose State

  422. OLB        Terrence Lewis Texas Tech

  423. OT          Parker Graham Oklahoma State

  424. WR         Ben Edwards      Richmond

  425. OG         Andrew Rodriguez          Nebraska

  426. S              A.J. Marshall      Wake Forest

  427. S              Jason Hendricks                Pittsburgh

  428. RB           A.J. Blue               UNC

  429. DT           Kamal Johnson  Temple

  430. CB           Ciante Evans      Nebraska

  431. OLB        Carl Fleming       Indiana (Pa)

  432. S              Jacques Washington       Iowa State

  433. TE           Zane Fakes         Ball State

  434. DE           Corey Miller       Tennessee

  435. QB          Jordan Lynch      Northern Illinois

  436. DT           E.J. Dunston       UCF

  437. P             Baker Swedenburg         Mississippi State

  438. OG         Brian Clarke        Bloomsburg

  439. C             Matt Paradis      Boise State

  440. S              Nick Perry           Alabama

  441. CB           L.J. Jones            Fresno State

  442. OT          Brent Qvale        Nebraska

  443. OLB        Tahj Jones           LSU

  444. K             Vincenzo D’Amato          California

  445. DT           Damien Jacobs  Florida

  446. CB           John Fulton        Alabama

  447. OLB        Jonathan Newsome       Ball State

  448. OG         Will Jackson        Georgia Tech

  449. OT          Fou Fonoti          Michigan State

  450. DT           Lawrence Virgil Valdosta State

  451. DE           Tyler Scott           Northwestern

  452. TE           Matt Lengel        Eastern Kentucky

  453. CB           Jeremy Brown   Florida

  454. FB           Maurice Hagens               Miami

  455. OLB        Darrin Kitchens Florida

  456. ILB          Keith Smith         San Jose State

  457. CB           Louis Young        Georgia Tech

  458. S              Tanner Miller     Iowa

  459. DT           Maurice Couch  Tennessee

  460. QB          Brendon Kay      Cincinnati

  461. OLB        Eddie Lackey      Baylor

  462. CB           Kenneth Acker  SMU

  463. DT           Quinton Washington      Michigan

  464. WR         Javontee Herndon          Arkansas

  465. OLB        Spencer Shuey  Clemson

  466. OG         Tyler Shatley      Clemson

  467. DE           Darryl Cato-Bishop         North Carolina State

  468. OT          Kyle Lichtenberg              Iowa State

  469. ILB          Chris Young        Arizona State

  470. DE           Tevin Mims         South Florida

  471. CB           B.J. Lowery         Iowa

  472. S              Adrian Phillips    Texas

  473. DT           Robert Thomas Arkansas

  474. S              Jordan Love        Towson

  475. OG         Will Simmons     East Carolina

  476. OT          Davonte Wallace              New Mexico State

  477. OLB        Brandon Watts  Georgia Tech

  478. S              Abdul Smith       Temple

  479. ILB          Caleb Lavey        Oklahoma State

  480. S              Sam Holl               Baylor

  481. DE           David Gilbert      Miami

  482. P             Paul Layton         Temple

  483. OLB        Steven Jenkins  Texas A&M

  484. QB          James Franklin  Missouri

  485. ILB          Marquis Spruill  Syracuse

  486. K             Andrew Furney                Washington State

  487. CB           Barry Browning Stanford

  488. OG         Ronald Patrick   South Carolina

  489. DT           Shaq Rowell       WVU

  490. DE           Jake Metz           Shippensburg

  491. OLB        David Mackall    Delaware

  492. ILB          Jack Tyler             Virginia Tech

  493. OLB        T.J. Stripling        Georgia

  494. DE           Walker May        Vanderbilt

  495. TE           Gabe Linehan    Boise State

  496. OG         Nicholas Kaspar                San Jose State

  497. CB           Tyler Patmon     Oklahoma State

  498. S              A.J. Highsmith   Miami

  499. ILB          D.T. Shackelford               Mississippi

  500. TE           Beckett Wales   Syracuse

  501. OLB        Kevin Greene    USC

  502. OG         Grant Enger        Oregon State

  503. DT           Jacobbi McDaniel             Florida State

  504. QB          Nathan Scheelhaase       Illinois

  505. DE           Jacques Smith   Tennessee

  506. OT          Jimmy Bennett Uconn

  507. CB           Najja Johnson   Buffalo

  508. K             Zach Hocker       Arkansas

  509. DE           Denico Autry      Mississippi State

 

 

Fanspeak's Writers Featured Mock Drafts: AFC North

May 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Staff Writer Matt Pearce:

 

Here are a couple disclaimers on these mocks before you read them:

1) These are mock drafts done using On the Clock by various Fanspeak.com writers. This is for FUN! This is not predicting what will happen, just showing some options that our writers were able to do with On the Clock!

2) Writers used various big boards so the rankings will change. Again, anything can happen in the NFL Draft but you will see players in various places on these mocks because different big boards were used.

3) Its not the same mock draft for all 32 teams. Why do you see the same player going 3 times in a division? Because these are 32 different simulations run, therefore a player can go to various teams depending on how their draft played out.

4) Some GMs used On the Clock regular and some used On the Clock Premium with trades, we used both to show the variability!

5) Some of the writers wrote up descriptions and others just gave their picks. Enjoy and enjoy the NFL Draft!

 

AFC NORTH:

Cleveland Browns:

The 2014 NFL Draft is just a few days away so it is time to post my final mock drafts for all of the AFC North teams using Fanspeak's On the Clock Mock Draft Simulator. Up first are the Cleveland Browns. For this draft I used the Premium version, but completed no trades. If you want to see how the draft turned out for the other 31 teams, click here.

Sammy Watkins

First Round (#4 overall): Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson The Browns will be best off if they pass over a quarterback with their first pick and select one of the elite talents another position. This is because they can get a good quarterback later in the draft. With that being said the best option for them at number four is Watkins. Adding him to their receiving corps that already features Josh Gordon would create a fearsome duo that would not only be über-talented, but also very young as Gordon is still only 23-years old. A second wide receiver is badly needed and adding Watkins would be a great help to the rookie quarterback who will be selected later.

First Round (#26 overall, from Indianapolis): Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State After passing on a quarterback at number four, Cleveland gets their quarterback at number 26 which is the pick their received from Indianapolis in the Trent Richardson trade. This year the quarterback position is filled with uncertainty and nobody knows if the quarterbacks will fall or if there will be a run on them early. Here the Browns get the signal caller who has been linked to them the most throughout the draft process. If Cleveland can add Watkins and Carr to their offense with their first two picks, they will be heading in the right direction.

Second Round (#35 overall): C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama Moving to the defense in the second round, the Browns have a need at inside linebacker next to Karlos Dansby (who will be 33-years old in November). This draft class has little depth at inside linebacker and there is a drop off after Mosley, who is the best in the draft. If Cleveland is serious about addressing this position, they will target him as he is clearly the best in the draft. Considering the lack of depth at the position in the draft and the lack of quality players at this position for the Browns in their 3-4 defensive scheme, an inside linebacker could be taken early.

Third Round (#71 overall): Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson Another need on the defensive for Cleveland is a number two cornerback to play next to All-Pro Joe Haden. Breeland is a cornerback who has been underrated throughout the draft process due many other good cornerback prospects in this draft. Schematically, he will fit in playing opposite of Haden in Cleveland's aggressive defensive that features much blitzing. Due to great depth at the cornerback position, expect the Browns to wait until the second day of the draft to select one.

Third Round (#83 overall, from Pittsburgh): Trai Turner, G, LSU The three main needs on offense for Cleveland are quarterback, wide receiver and guard. Having addressed the first two in the first round, it was time to address guard by taking Turner. At 6-foot-3 tall and weighing 310 pounds he looks the part of a road grading guard, but has surprising athleticism which would allow him to succeed in offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme.

Fourth Round (#106 overall): Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia While this is the same pick that my previous Browns' mock draft had, it makes too much sense to change if Sims is on the board. He is a perfect fit for the zone-blocking scheme that the Browns will run this season. Also, he is is complete running back who can catch the ball and pass block as well as run. He will be the number two running back behind Ben Tate, but will complement Tate well.

Fourth Round (#127 overall, from Indianapolis): Justin Ellis, DT, Louisiana Tech Defensive line isn't much of a need for the Browns, but a backup nose tackle could be taken. At 334 pounds, he fits perfectly as a 3-4 nose tackle who stuffs the run and takes up blockers. Defensive line is one of those positions where teams can never have enough depth, so expect Cleveland to add one in the mid-to-late rounds of the draft.

Fifth Round (#145 overall): Brock Vereen, S, Minnesota In free agency the Browns signed Donte Whitner to a four-year contract to play strong safety, but competition is needed at the other safety position. Vereen may not be the ideal free safety, but he has the versatility to play both free and strong safety as well as contributing on special teams which is what teams should be looking for in the later rounds.

Sixth Round (#180 overall): Xavier Grimble, TE, USC Jordan Cameron had a breakout season last year at tight end, but behind him there isn't much depth at tight end. Another tight end should be added in the draft and Grimble is another massive target (6-foot-5) who scored 11 touchdowns on just 69 career catches in college.

Seventh Round (#218 overall): Nevin Lawson, CB, Utah State In the seventh round teams should just look to select the best player available and that happened to be Lawson. While he would have to fight for a roster spot, he fits the defensive scheme and played well against the lower competition he faced at Utah State.

Pittsburgh Steelers:

The 2014 NFL Draft is just a few days away so it is time to post my final mock drafts for all of the AFC North teams using Fanspeak's On the Clock Mock Draft Simulator. Up next are the Pittsburgh Steelers. For this draft I used the Premium version, but completed no trades. If you want to see how the draft turned out for the other 31 teams, click here. Justin Gilbert

First Round (#15 overall): Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

In the first round, the Steelers should be looking to address their aging defense unless wide receiver Mike Evans somehow falls to their pick. With that being said, this pick should be the best defensive player available and that was Gilbert. Generally considered to be the number one cornerback in the draft, the Steelers would be doing good to get him at number 15. He would instantly come in and help shore up their cornerback position where multiple players are needed. A ballhawk, he intercepted seven passes last year. Whenever he touches the ball he is a threat to score as he had eight touchdowns in college (six on kick-off returns and two on interception returns).

Second Round (#46 overall): Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame

Continuing to add to the defense I took Tuitt here to address the defensive line since I went cornerback in the first round. If the Steelers opt to go defensive line in the first round, then they would likely go cornerback in round two. If Tuitt was in the draft last year, he would have been a top pick as he had a dominant season. However, this year was different as he had weight problems which stemmed from an offseason surgery. Due to this he wasn't this same player––which will make him fall in the draft. A team like Pittsburgh will overlook an issue like this and select him. They have done this in the past and have been rewarded greatly.

Third Round (#97 overall, compensatory pick): Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee

Another player who was considered to be a first round prospect entering the year, Richardson didn't play as well as he was expected to this season. Due to this, and a lackluster pre-draft process, he has been falling down draft boards. Pittsburgh has been needing offensive line help for years now, so seeing a player of this caliber fall to them in the third round is something they would pounce on. He could come in an play left or right tackle for the Steelers depending on where they would prefer him to play.

Fourth Round (#118 overall): Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers

With a need at wide receiver and their top three receivers being under 6-foot tall, the Steelers are likely looking for a bigger target for quarterbackBen Roethlisberger. At 6-foot-6, Coleman fits the bill perfectly. Not only does he have outstanding size, but he knows how to use it. Receivers this size don't come around all the time so the Steelers would be smart to grab him in the mid-rounds to add to their receiving corps and give Roethlisberger a big target to throw to.

Fifth Round (#157 overall): Jordan Zumwalt, LB, UCLA

While not as big of a need as the defensive line or cornerback, the Steelers need an inside linebacker to play next to Lawrence Timmons. They may not be able to find that in the fifth round, but Zumwalt could fight for the job at the very worst. If he doesn't win the job he has the ability to become a core special teams player. He already possesses a nastiness to him that would fit in well on the Steelers' defense.

Fifth Round (#173 overall), compensatory pick): Josh Mauro, DE, Stanford

More than one draft pick is needed to address the defensive line as there is not only a need for starters, but a need for depth. Enter Mauro, who played in a 3-4 defensive in college at Stanford which was similar to the Steelers run. He may be a bit undersized at the moment (271 pounds), but at 6-foot-6 he has a good frame to build upon.

Sixth Round (#192 overall): Russell Bodine, OL, North Carolina

The only pick that is the same from my last Steelers' mock draft, Pittsburgh needs interior offensive line depth and Bodine can provide that. Playing both guard and center in college, he would be a backup who can play all three interior spots. Depth is needed in the interior and considering the Steelers have suffered numerous injuries on their line, it would be a good idea to add some depth late in the draft.

Sixth Round (#215 overall, compensatory pick): Jake Murphy, TE, Utah

Heath Miller has been the Steelers' tight end for a while now, but he is starting to get old and there isn't much depth behind him. Murphy is 6-foot-4 and weighs 249 pounds while possessing massive 10 inch hands. He could sit behind Miller for a few years and then take over as the starter.

Seventh Round (#230 overall): Kendall James, CB, Maine

A small school cornerback, it wouldn't hurt to take a flier on James in the seventh round. Pittsburgh needs youth at the position and he has the potential to develop into a contributor in a few years.

 

Baltimore Ravens:

The 2014 NFL Draft is just a few days away so it is time to post my final mock drafts for all of the AFC North teams using Fanspeak's On the Clock Mock Draft Simulator. Up next are the Baltimore Ravens. For this draft I used the Premium version, but completed no trades. If you want to see how the draft turned out for the other 31 teams, click here.

Odell Beckham Jr

First Round (#17 overall): Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU Despite adding veteran Steve Smith in free agency this offseason, the Ravens still have a need at wide receiver. While that need may not be as important as before, Baltimore doesn't pass up talented players when they are on the board and that is the case with Beckham Jr. here. With this pick the Ravens would have him, Torrey Smith and Marlon Brown at the position in the future with Steve Smith in the picture for a year or two. This would be a significant upgrade over what the Ravens had last year. So far this offseason has been dedicated to improving the offensive around quarterback Joe Flacco and this draft pick would continue this.

Second Round (#48 overall): Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois In the draft last year the Ravens selected safety Matt Elam with their first round pick, but another safety is needed this year as well. Elam was playing out of position last year at free safety and the Ravens. This offseason the Ravens haven't really addressed the free safety position which makes me believe they will in the draft with a player like Ward. Ward can come in and be the ball-hawking free safety the Ravens have been missing since Ed Reed left. Ward can also move down and play slot cornerback at times. With Elam and Ward at safety the Ravens would have a young duo and could disguise coverages well as both have experience playing the other safety position.

Third Round (#79 overall): Billy Turner, OT, North Dakota State While Baltimore has addressed left tackle and center this offseason, right tackle is still a need. Turner––who played left tackle for the Bison––can come in an compete with last year's fifth-round pick Ricky Wagner for the starting right tackle job. Turner may need some time to develop due to playing in the FCS, but he has the raw tools needed to develop into a NFL-caliber offensive lineman. He also the versatility to move inside to guard if need be, and the Ravens are known to like offensive linemen who can play multiple positions.

Third Round (#99 overall, compensatory pick): Terrance West, RB, Towson The third-straight small school selection here, West could come in and compete for snaps at running back right away. General manager Ozzie Newsome is known to like small school prospects. While three in a row may be a bit of overkill, they all make sense. West is a local prospect playing at Towson which is very close to Baltimore. Therefore, the Ravens will have been paying close attention to the FCS star who carried the Tigers to the FCS Championship Game where they lost to North Dakota State.

Fourth Round (#134 overall, compensatory pick): Taylor Hart, DE, Oregon With the loss of Arthur Jones to Indianapolis in free agency, the Ravens need some depth on the defensive line. Hart could challenge DeAngelo Tyson for the starting spot which Jones vacated. Hart has experience in a 3-4 defense as Oregon used this scheme as well. They also were an aggressive, blitzing team so the transition from one defense to another shouldn't be too tough.

Fourth Round (#138 overall, compensatory pick): Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon Another free agent who left and wasn't replaced was cornerback Corey Graham who left for Buffalo. Baltimore may believe that Chykie Brown can replace Graham, but I have my doubts. Therefore, I think the Ravens will draft a cornerback early in the draft to fill their third cornerback spot. Mitchell possess great ball skills in coverage and can line up throughout the secondary.

Fifth Round (#175 overall, compensatory pick): Crockett Gillmore, TE, Colorado State This offseason the Ravens re-signed Dennis Pitta and signed Owen Daniels to fix their tight end position, However, they still only have two on the roster so another should be added in the draft. Neither of those two are above-average blockers so a tight end like Gillmore who is an excellent blocker will likely be added in the later rounds of the draft.

Sixth Round (#194 overall): Connor Shaw, QB, South Carolina The Ravens have made it known that they are looking for competition for Tyrod Taylor at their backup quarterback position. They haven't signed any free agent quarterbacks though which means Baltimore will be looking for one in the draft. A three-year starter who saw action in all four of his years at South Carolina could be that guy.

Cincinnati Bengals:

The 2014 NFL Draft is just a few days away so it is time to post my final mock drafts for all of the AFC North teams using Fanspeak's On the Clock Mock Draft Simulator. Up next are the Cincinnati Bengals. For this draft I used the Premium version, but completed no trades. If you want to see how the draft turned out for the other 31 teams, click here. Darqueze Dennard

First Round (#24 overall): Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

Cincinnati has two major needs on their defense: cornerback and defensive end. With that in mind, I set out to try and fill those needs in the first and second round while still getting good value with the selections. In the first round Dennard was one of the top players still on the board and the clear cut best player at either cornerback or defensive end. He is a press-man cornerback who should excel in the Bengals' scheme. At cornerback the Bengals need some help. Leon Hall is going to turn 30 during the season and is coming off his second torn Achilles tendon, Terence Newman will be 36 in early September, Adam Jones will turn 31 in season and Dre Kirkpatrick was drafted with the 17th overall pick in 2012, but has dealt with multiple injuries and when he has played it hasn't gone well. With all that in mind, expect cornerback to be addressed early and don't be surprised if the pick is Dennard in the first round.

Second Round (#55 overall): Marcus Smith, DE, Louisville

Having addressed the need at cornerback in the first round, I turned to defensive end in the second round with Smith. While Teddy Bridgewater received all of the press, Smith quietly had an excellent season recording 14.5 sacks in 13 games including two sacks in their bowl game against Miami (FL). He may not have a perfect fit in either 4-3 or 3-4 defense due to his size (6-foot-3, 251 pounds), but his pass rushing ability is unquestioned. The Bengals will be hoping he can take over the starting job and replace Michael Johnson who left for Tampa Bay in free agency.

Third Round (#88 overall): Marcus Martin, C, USC

On the offensive side of the ball, the Bengals only glaring need is at center. In my previous Bengals' mock draft I selected Martin with this pick and seeing that he was on the board here, I saw no reason to change it. A 35-game starter for the Trojans, he started as a guard in his freshman and sophomore seasons, but transitioned to center as a junior. Since the Bengals are a team without many major needs, don't be surprised if they draft a center in the first three rounds as they try and shore up the positions that need help the most.

Fourth Round (#123 overall): Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina

In free agency the Bengals lost wide receiver Andrew Hawkins to the Cleveland Browns as Cincinnati declined to match his restricted free agency offer sheet. He was the Bengals' explosive slot receiver. Drafting Ellington would allow the Bengals to replace Hawkins with a very similar player. At 5-foot-9, Ellington is limited to the slot, but he is a quick receiver who had 49 catches last year. While at South Carolina he also played point guard for the basketball team. Now that he is focusing on just one sport, he is sure to get better.

Fifth Round (#164 overall): Kelcy Quarles, DT, South Carolina

Back-to-back South Carolina players here with Quarles after Ellington. Some more depth could be used at defensive tackle as nobody really stepped up last season when starter Geno Atkins went down with a torn ACL. Quarles plays the three-technique defensive tackle position like Atkins, so he would be a good player to bring in as a backup. Having played in the SEC, he will have played against the best competition available.

Sixth Round (#199 overall): Preston Brown, LB, Louisville

Releasing James Harrison this offseason, the Bengals could stand to add some depth at the linebacker position. Brown would be a good addition here in the sixth round. In 2011 he played strongside linebacker and moved to the middle in 2012 and led the Cardinals in tackles the next two seasons. He is also a Cincinnati native so this would be a homecoming of sorts for him.

Sixth Round (#212 overall, compensatory pick): Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami (FL)

With many picks and few needs, the Bengals can afford to take a risk or two on a prospect. Henderson has all the physical tools that offensive tackles need in the NFL. However, he was never able to put it all together at Miami after being the number one prospect in the country as a high school senior. Depth is always needed on the offensive line. It wouldn't hurt the Bengals to try and develop him.

Seventh Round (#239 overall): Aaron Lynch, DE, South Florida

Going along with the last pick, Lynch has some severe off-the-field issues, but has undeniable talent on the field. There are questions about his attitude and work ethic as well as some off-the-field stuff. As a true freshman at Notre Dame he flashed great potential. If a coach can sort him out, he could be a late-round steal for a team. Cincinnati has never shied away from players like this so it wouldn't be a surprise to see them take a flier on him.

Seventh Round (#252 overall, compensatory pick): Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, Coastal Carolina

A big running back (229 pounds), Taliaferro played a big role in Coastal Carolina making it all the way to the FCS quarterfinals this year. BenJarvus Green-Ellis will be a free agent at the end of the year so the Bengals will be looking for a bigger back to compliment the explosive Gio Bernardnext year. It would make sense to try and draft one this year and see what they can do.

Fanspeak's Final 2014 NFL Draft Big Board

May 7, 2014 in Big Board, Uncategorized

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  1. DE           Jadeveon Clowney  South Carolina    RO 1d

  2. WR         Sammy Watkins  Clemson

  3. OLB        Khalil Mack         Buffalo

  4. OT          Jake Matthews Texas A&M

  5. DT           Aaron Donald    Pittsburgh

  6. OT          Greg Robinson  Auburn

  7. QB          Blake Bortles      Central Florida

  8. OLB        Anthony Barr     UCLA

  9. WR         Mike Evans         Texas A&M

  10. OT          Taylor Lewan     Michigan

  11. TE           Eric Ebron            UNC

  12. S              Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix        Alabama

  13. QB          Johnny Manziel                Texas A&M

  14. CB           Justin Gilbert     Oklahoma State

  15. DT           Louis Nix III         Notre Dame

  16. WR         Brandin Cooks   Oregon State

  17. S              Calvin Pryor        Louisville

  18. WR         Odell Beckham Jr.  LSU

  19. DT           Timmy Jernigan     Florida State

  20. QB          Teddy Bridgewater  Louisville

  21. OT          Zack Martin        Notre Dame

  22. CB           Darqueze Dennard  Michigan State

  23. QB          Derek Carr          Fresno State

  24. DT           Ra’Shede Hageman  Minnesota

  25. ILB          C.J. Mosley         Alabama

  26. OLB        Dee Ford             Auburn

  27. OLB        Ryan Shazier     Ohio State

  28. CB           Kyle Fuller           Virginia Tech

  29. DE           Kony Ealy             Missouri

  30. TE           Jace Amaro         Texas Tech

  31. OLB        Kyle Van Noy     BYU

  32. G             Xavier Su’a-Filo UCLA

  33. CB           Jason Verrett    TCU

  34. TE           Austin Seferian-Jenkins   Washington

  35. OLB        Jeremiah Attaochu          Georgia Tech

  36. OT          Cyrus Kouandjio               Alabama

  37. DT           Dominique Easley            Florida

  38. CB           Bradley Roby     Ohio State

  39. WR         Marqise Lee       USC

  40. S              Jimmie Ward      Northern Illinois

  41. OT          Morgan Moses Virginia

  42. WR         Jordan Matthews            Vanderbilt

  43. DE           Scott Crichton    Oregon State

  44. WR         Allen Robinson  Penn State

  45. RB           Tre Mason          Auburn

  46. WR         Davante Adams                Fresno State

  47. G             Gabe Jackson    Mississippi State

  48. DE           Stephon Tuitt    Notre Dame

  49. DE           Trevor Reilly       Utah 

  50. OT          Joel Bitonio         Nevada

  51. DE           Jackson Jeffcoat               Texas

  52. QB          Zach Mettenberger       LSU

  53. WR         Donte Moncrief                Mississippi

  54. RB           Carlos Hyde        Ohio State

  55. DE           Demarcus Lawrence       Boise State

  56. OT          Ja’Wuan James Tennessee

  57. S              Lamarcus Joyner              Florida State

  58. QB          Jimmy Garoppolo            Eastern Illinois

  59. WR         Kelvin Benjamin               Florida State

  60. S              Deone Bucannon             Washington State

  61. DE           Marcus Smith    Louisville

  62. ILB          Christian Jones  Florida State

  63. OLB        Carl Bradford     Arizona State

  64. QB          Tom Savage        Pittsburgh

  65. DE           Trent Murphy    Stanford

  66. C             Weston Richburg             Colorado State

  67. DT           Will Sutton          Arizona State

  68. G             Cyril Richardson                Baylor

  69. ILB          Chris Borland     Wisconsin

  70. CB           Phillip Gaines     Rice

  71. RB           Ka’Deem Carey Arizona

  72. S              Terrence Brooks               Florida State

  73. WR         Jarvis Landry      LSU

  74. TE           Troy Niklas          Notre Dame

  75. CB           Bashaud Breeland           Clemson

  76. RB           Terrance West  Towson

  77. C             Travis Swanson Arkansas

  78. CB           Stanley Jean- Baptiste   Nebraska

  79. DT           Ego Ferguson     LSU

  80. CB           Jaylen Watkins  Florida

  81. OT          Cameron Fleming            Stanford

  82. RB           Jeremy Hill          LSU

  83. WR         Martavis Bryant                Clemson

  84. G             David Yankey     Stanford

  85. DT           Daquan Jones    Penn State

  86. CB           E.J. Gaines         Missouri

  87. OLB        Telvin Smith       Florida State

  88. WR         Cody Latimer     Indiana

  89. DE           Chris Smith         Arkansas

  90. OT          Jack Mewhort   Ohio State

  91. RB           Charles Sims       WVU

  92. CB           Keith McGill        Utah

  93. C             Marcus Martin  USC

  94. OLB        Morgan Breslin                USC

  95. RB           Bishop Sankey   Washington

  96. DT           Anthony Johnson            LSU

  97. G             Dakota Dozier    Furman

  98. WR         Paul Richardson                Colorado

  99. OT          Billy Turner         North Dakota State

  100. DE           Kareem Martin North Carolina

  101. WR         Jared Abbrederis             Wisconsin

  102. OLB        Christian Kirksey               Iowa

  103. WR         Robert Herron   Wyoming

  104. OT          Antonio Richardson        Tennessee

  105. ILB          Shayne Skov      Stanford

  106. RB           Andre Williams  Boston College

  107. TE           C.J. Fiedorowicz                Iowa

  108. OLB        Jordan Tripp       Montana

  109. DT           Justin Ellis            Louisiana Tech

  110. CB           Pierre Desir        Lindenwood

  111. G             Trai Turner          LSU

  112. S              Ahmad Dixon     Baylor

  113. DT           Caraun Reid        Princeton

  114. G             Anthony Steen Alabama

  115. DE           Will Clarke           WVU

  116. OT          James Hurst       UNC

  117. QB          A.J. McCarron    Alabama

  118. WR         Bruce Ellington  South Carolina

  119. CB           Ross Cockrell      Duke

  120. DE           George Uko       USC

  121. WR         Devin Street       Pittsburgh

  122. QB          Brett Smith         Wyoming

  123. RB           Lache Seastrunk               Baylor

  124. RB           Dri Archer            Kent State

  125. CB           Loucheiz Purifoy               Florida

  126. S              Craig Loston       LSU

  127. G             Chris Watt           Notre Dame

  128. CB           Marcus Roberson            Florida

  129. TE           Arthur Lynch      Georgia

  130. DE           James Gayle       Virginia Tech

  131. S              Ed Reynolds       Stanford

  132. DE           Brent Urban       Virginia

  133. WR         Kevin Norwood                Alabama

  134. CB           Rashaad Reynolds           Oregon State

  135. S              Dion Bailey          USC

  136. ILB          Max Bullough    Michigan State

  137. CB           Victor Hampton                South Carolina

  138. DE           Taylor Hart          Oregon

  139. ILB          Lamin Barrow    LSU

  140. CB           Antone Exum    Virignia Tech

  141. DT           Daniel McCullers              Tennessee

  142. C             Bryan Stork         Florida State

  143. WR         Brandon Coleman            Rutgers

  144. RB           De’Anthony Thomas      Oregon

  145. OLB        Howard Jones   Shepard

  146. QB          Aaron Murray    Georgia

  147. WR         Josh Huff             Oregon

  148. ILB          Jordan Zumwalt                UCLA

  149. S              Tre Boston          North Carolina

  150. ILB          Yawin Smallwood             Uconn

  151. CB           Walt Aikens        Liberty

  152. WR         Jeff Janis             Saginaw Valley State

  153. C             Tyler Larsen        Utah State

  154. CB           Terrance Mitchell             Oregon

  155. DT           Kelcy Quarles     South Carolina

  156. DE           Ethan Westbrooks           West Texas A&M

  157. G             Brandon Thomas              Clemson

  158. RB           Devonta Freeman           Florida State

  159. ILB          Preston Brown  Louisville

  160. CB           Chris Davis          Auburn

  161. DT           Deandre Coleman           California

  162. OLB        Adrian Hubbard                Alabama

  163. CB           Aaron Colvin      Oklahoma

  164. G             Michael Schofield            Michigan

  165. CB           Dontae Johnson               North Carolina State

  166. S              C.J.Barnett         Ohio State

  167. RB           James White      Wisconsin

  168. WR         L’Damian Washington    Missouri

  169. CB           Bennett Jackson               Notre Dame

  170. DE           Michael Sam      Missouri

  171. S              Brock Vereen    Minnesota

  172. WR         Michael Campanaro        Wake Forest

  173. TE           Crockett Gilmore             Colorado State

  174. S              Kenny Ladler      Vanderbilt

  175. WR         T.J. Jones             Notre Dame

  176. S              Vinnie Sunseri   Alabama

  177. WR         Shaq Evans         UCLA

  178. OT          Austin Wentworth          Fresno State

  179. RB           Storm Johnson  UCF

  180. OLB        Prince Shembo Notre Dame

  181. QB          Logan Thomas   Virginia Tech

  182. RB           Marion Grice      Arizona State

  183. DE           Josh Mauro       Stanford

  184. S              Marqueston Huff             Wyoming

  185. G             Wesley Johnson               Vanderbilt

  186. QB          David Fales         San Jose State

  187. S              Ty Zimmerman  Kansas State

  188. OLB        Kasim Edebali    Boston College

  189. TE           Richard Rodgers               California

  190. ILB          Avery Williamson             Kentucky

  191. WR         Tevin Reese       Baylor

  192. C             Gabe Ikard          Oklahoma

  193. CB           Andre Hal           Vanderbilt

  194. OLB        Devon Kennard                USC

  195. CB           Ricardo Allen      Purdue

  196. CB           Deion Belue      Alabama

  197. S              Dezmen Southward        Wisconsin

  198. ILB          Khairi Fortt          California

  199. DE           Ed Stinson           Alabama

  200. TE           Xavier Grimble  USC

  201. C             Russell Bodine   North Carolina

  202. DE           Jeoffrey Pagan  Alabama

  203. OLB        Kevin Pierre-Louis           Boston College

  204. OT          Cornelius Lucas                Kansas State

  205. RB           Antonio Andrews            Western Kentucky

  206. S              Hakeem Smith  Louisville

  207. G             Jon Halapio         Florida

  208. WR         Ryan Grant         Tulane

  209. TE           Joe Don Duncan               Dixie State

  210. P             Kirby Van Der Kamp        Iowa State

  211. ILB          DeDe Lattimore                South Florida

  212. OLB        Ron Powell         Florida

  213. WR         Matt Hazel         Coastal Carolina

  214. G             Ryan Groy           Wisconsin

  215. DT           Ryan Carrethers               Arkansas State

  216. DT           Jay Bromley        Syracuse

  217. S              Daniel Sorensen               BYU

  218. G             Kadeem Edwards             Tennessee State

  219. WR         Mike Davis          Texas

  220. RB           Kapri Bibbs          Colorado State

  221. TE           Jake Murphy      Utah 

  222. ILB          Jeremiah George             Iowa State

  223. WR         John Brown        Pittsburg State

  224. OT          Seantrel Henderson       Miami

  225. RB           Rajion Neal         Tennessee

  226. CB           Nevin Lawson    Utah State

  227. RB           Tyler Gaffney    Stanford

  228. WR         Jalen Saunders  Oklahoma

  229. S              Sean Parker        Washington

  230. CB           Kendall James   Maine

  231. QB          Keith Wenning  Ball State

  232. CB           Lavelle Westbrooks        Georgia Southern

  233. G             Brandon Linder Miami

  234. S              Isaiah Lewis        Michigan State

  235. DE           Cassius Marsh   UCLA

  236. CB           Bene Benwikere              San Jose State

  237. WR         Cody Hoffman  BYU

  238. OT          Charles Leno      Boise State

  239. TE           Jacob Pedersen                Wisconsin

  240. RB           James Wilder Jr.               Florida State

  241. RB           Darrin Reeves    UAB

  242. DT           Shamar Stephen              Uconn

  243. QB          Connor Shaw     South Carolina

  244. C             James Stone      Tennessee

  245. ILB          Brock Coyle        Montana

  246. S              Nickoe Whitley Mississippi State

  247. K             Chris Boswell     Rice

  248. OLB        Denicos Allen     Michigan State

  249. DE           Ben Gardner      Stanford

  250. OT          Justin Britt           Missouri

  251. OLB        Tyler Starr           South Dakota

  252. S              Jamea Thomas  Georgia Tech

  253. CB           Shaquille Richardson      Arizona

  254. WR         Bennie Fowler   Michigan State

  255. DT           Kerry Hyder        Texas Tech

  256. OG         John Urschel      Penn State

  257. S              Jonathan Dowling            Western Kentucky

  258. DE           Aaron Lynch       USF

  259. DE           Larry Webster   Bloomsburg

  260. TE           Jordan Najvar    Baylor

  261. RB           Jerick McKinnon               Georgia Southern

  262. OT          Kevin Graf           USC

  263. DT           Villiami Moala    California

  264. FB           J.C. Copeland     LSU

  265. OT          Matt Patchan     Boston College

  266. RB           LaDarius Perkins               Mississippi State

  267. RB           David Fluellen    Toledo

  268. C             Corey Linsley     Ohio State

  269. DE           IK Enemkpali      Louisiana Tech

  270. TE           Marcel Jensen   Fresno State

  271. CB           Carrington Byndom         Texas

  272. DT           Zack Kerr             Delaware

  273. ILB          Andrew Jackson               Western Kentucky

  274. WR         Austin Franklin  New Mexico State

  275. FB           Trey Millard        Oklahoma

  276. RB           Isaiah Crowell    Alabama State

  277. FB           Jay Prosch           Auburn

  278. TE           Asa Watson       North Carolina State

  279. QB          Tajh Boyd           Clemson

  280. WR         Chandler Jones San Jose State

  281. WR         Damian Copeland            Louisville

  282. OLB        Carlos Fields Jr. Winston Salem

  283. RB           Lorenzo Taliaferro           Coastal Carolina

  284. CB           Travis Carrie       Ohio

  285. DE           Zach Moore        Concordia St. Paul

  286. TE           Blake Annen      Cincinnati

  287. RB           Senorise Perry  Louisville

  288. G             Chris Burnette   Georgia

  289. K             Anthony Fera    Texas

  290. DT           Ken Bishop         Northern Illinois

  291. WR         Quincy Enunwa Nebraska

  292. TE           Colt Lyerla           Oregon

  293. P             Pat O’Donnell    Miami

  294. G             Zach Fulton         Tennessee

  295. RB           Henry Josey       Missouri

  296. TE           Chris Coyle          Arizona State

  297. TE           Trey Burton        Florida

  298. OLB        Boseko Lokombo             Oregon

  299. S              Darwin Cook      WVU

  300. WR         Bernard Reedy  Toledo

  301. TE           Alex Bayer          Bowling Green

  302. WR         Kain Colter          Northwestern

  303. OT          Donald Hawkins                Texas

  304. WR         Willie Snead       Ball State

  305. RB           Alfred Blue         LSU

  306. CB           Keith Reaser      Florida Atlantic

  307. FB           Ryan Hewitt       Stanford

  308. DT           Calvin Barnett    Oklahoma State

  309. QB          Jeff Mathews    Cornell

  310. TE           Michael Flacco   New Haven

  311. RB           Tim Flanders      Sam Houston State

  312. OT          Kenarious Gates               Georgia

  313. TE           Rob Blanchflower            Umass

  314. S              Pierre Warren   Jacksonville State

  315. RB           Damien Williams               Oklahoma

  316. C             Zac Kerin              Toledo

  317. RB           Jerome Smith    Syracuse

  318. OLB        Jonathan Brown               Illinois

  319. WR         Eric Ward             Texas Tech

  320. CB           Brandon Dixon  Northwest Missouri State

  321. RB           Ben Malena        Texas A&M

  322. WR         Jeremy Gallon  Michigan

  323. QB          Dustin Vaughan                West Texas A&M

  324. RB           George Atkinson III         Notre Dame

  325. OT          Jeremiah Sirles  Nebraska

  326. ILB          James Morris     Iowa

  327. OLB        Shaquil Barrett  Colorado State

  328. WR         Albert Wilson     Georgia State

  329. DT           Bruce Gaston    Purdue

  330. DE           Chaz Sutton        South Carolina

  331. WR         Kenny Shaw       Florida State

  332. DT           Eathyn Manumaleuna   BYU

  333. WR         Josh Stewart      Oklahoma State

  334. S              Christian Bryant                Ohio State

  335. RB           Silas Redd            USC

  336. K             Cairo Santos       Tulane

  337. G             Spencer Long     Nebraska

  338. QB          Stephen Morris                Miami

  339. TE           Ted Bolser           Indiana

  340. WR         Tracy Moore      Oklahoma State

  341. FB           Gator Hoskins    Marshall

  342. WR         Solomon Patton               Florida

  343. CB           Kameron Jackson             California

  344. QB          Garrett Gilbert  SMU

  345. DE           Chidera Uzo-Diribe          Colorado

  346. FB           Chad Abram       Florida State

  347. OLB        Xavius Boyd        Western Kentucky

  348. RB           Roderick McDowell         Clemson

  349. CB           Charles Sawyer Mississippi

  350. RB           Adam Muema   San Diego State

  351. RB           Stephen Houston            Indiana

  352. WR         Jaz Reynolds      Oklahoma

  353. QB          Bryn Renner       North Carolina

  354. ILB          Stephon Robertson        James Madison

  355. WR         Marcus Lucas     Missouri

  356. G             Andrew Norwell               Ohio State

  357. TE           A.C. Leonard      Tennessee State

  358. K             Cody Parkey       Auburn

  359. TE           Gabe Holmes     Purdue

  360. DT           Beau Allen          Wisconsin

  361. WR         D.J. Coles             Virginia Tech

  362. OT          Matt Hall              Bellhaven

  363. S              Avery Patterson               Oregon

  364. OT          Bryce Quigley    San Diego State

  365. TE           Blake Jackson   Oklahoma State

  366. FB           Nikita Whitlock  Wake Forest

  367. WR         Torrence Allen  West Texas A&M

  368. C             Jonotthan Harrison         Florida

  369. TE           Kaneakua Friel  BYU

  370. P             Tom Hornsey     Memphis

  371. S              Alden Darby       Arizona State

  372. DT           Khyri Thornton  Southern Mississippi

  373. RB           Jeremy Smith    Oklahoma State

  374. WR .       Kenny Bell           Alabama

  375. DT           Johnnie Farms   Memphis

  376. ILB          Greg Blair            Cincinnati

  377. S              Jeremy Deering                Rutgers

  378. CB           Dexter McDougle            Maryland

  379. RB           Venric Mark       Northwestern

  380. DT           Demonte McAllister       Florida State

  381. WR         Isaiah Burse        Fresno State

  382. RB           Brendan Bigelow              California

  383. C             Matt Armstrong               Grand Valley State

  384. WR         Noel Grisby        San Jose State

  385. S              Brian Jackson     Oregon

  386. P             Steven Clark       Auburn

  387. DT           Garrison Smith  Georgia

  388. OLB        Marquis Flowers              Arizona

  389. RB           Glasco Martin    Baylor

  390. TE           Nic Jacobs           McNeese State

  391. ILB          Glenn Carson     Penn State

  392. TE           Asante Cleveland             Miami

  393. WR         Gregory Hardin North Dakota

  394. C             Gus Handler       Colorado

  395. WR         Ryan Lankford   Illinois

  396. DE           Colton Underwood         Illinois State

  397. QB          Kenny Guiton    Ohio State

  398. S              Isaiah Newsome              Louisiana Monroe

  399. CB           Keon Lyn             Syracuse

  400. WR         Kevin Ozier         Arizona State

  401. OLB        Brad Daly             Montana State

  402. P             Tyler Campbell  Mississippi

  403. C             Khalil Wilkes       Stanford

  404. S              Nat Berhe           San Diego State

  405. OLB        Corey Nelson     Oklahoma

  406. RB           Jeff Scott             Ole Miss

  407. DT           Tim Jackson        North Carolina

  408. DT           Chris Whaley      Texas

  409. TE           Jerod Monk        Baylor

  410. DE           J.R. Collins           Virginia Tech

  411. K             Chandler Catanzaro        Clemson

  412. P             Brian Schmiedebusch     Bowling Green

  413. OT          Rob Crisp             North Carolina State

  414. FB           C.J. Zimmerer    Nebraska

  415. TE           Jake Long            Nebraska

  416. K             Cade Foster        Alabama

  417. TE           Cameron Brate Harvard

  418. RB           James Sims         Kansas

  419. QB          Keith Price         Washington

  420. DT           Byran Jones        Arkansas

  421. OG         Antwan Lowery                Rutgers

  422. OLB        Marcus Whitfield             Maryland

  423. WR         Tony Washington             Appalachian State

  424. CB           Jabari Price         North Carolina

  425. RB           Marcus Coker    Stony Brook

  426. P             Matt Yoklic          Pittsburgh

  427. WR         Allen Hurns         Miami

  428. OT          Kelvin Palmer    Baylor

  429. OG         Austen Bujnoch                Cincinnati

  430. TE           Nehemiah Hicks               Texas A&M

  431. WR         Alex Amidon      Boston College

  432. RB           Wesley Tate       Vanderbilt

  433. S              Jerry Gates         Bowling Green

  434. DE           Ryne Giddins     South Florida

  435. CB           Jimmy Legree    South Carolina

  436. P             Cody Webster   Purdue

  437. WR         Chris Boyd           Vanderbilt

  438. OG         Trey Hopkins      Texas

  439. OLB        Jamal Merrell     Rutgers

  440. S              Daytawion Lowe              Oklahoma State

  441. DT           Kaleb Ramsey    Boston College

  442. WR         Corey Brown      Ohio State

  443. WR         Devon Smith      Marshall

  444. CB           Marcus Williams               North Dakota State

  445. DT           Donte Rumph    Kentucky

  446. QB          Tyler Russell       Mississippi State

  447. OT          Josh Wells           JMU

  448. TE           Eric Waters         Missouri

  449. OG         Dallas Lee            Georgia

  450. RB           Branden Oliver  Buffalo

  451. DE           Jamil Merrell      Rutgers

  452. S              Malcolm Willis   Penn State

  453. CB           Damante Horton              Washington State

  454. RB           Jordan Hall          Ohio State

  455. S              Demetrius Wright            USC

  456. WR         Mike Williams    California (Pa)

  457. P             Richie Leone      Houston

  458. DE           Colby Way           Buffalo

  459. OG         John Martinez   USC

  460. OT          Michael Philipp Oregon State

  461. OLB        Mike Olson         Wake Forest

  462. RB           Trey Watts          Tulsa

  463. ILB          Dan Fox                Notre Dame

  464. K             Jeff Budzien      Northwestern

  465. DT           Jeffery Whitaker              Auburn

  466. S              Shamiel Gary     Oklahoma State

  467. OG         Marcus Hall         Ohio State

  468. OLB        Shaun Lewis       Oklahoma State

  469. P             Cody Mandell    Alabama

  470. S              Tre’ Porter          Texas Tech

  471. DT           Derrick Hopkins                Virginia Tech

  472. OT          David Hurd          Arkansas

  473. CB           Todd Washington            Southeastern Louisiana

  474. DT           Luther Robinson               Miami

  475. DT           Wade Keliikipi    Oregon

  476. S              Mark Joyce         South Florida

  477. OG         Mason Walters Texas

  478. DE           Jason Ankrah     Nebraska

  479. S              Isaiah Johnson  Georgia Tech

  480. DT           Chris Davenport               Tulane

  481. RB           Brennan Clay     Oklahoma

  482. ILB          Steele Divitto     Boston College

  483. S              Elisha Olabode  TCU

  484. CB           Jordan Love        Georgia

  485. P             Harrison Waid    San Jose State

  486. OLB        Terrence Lewis Texas Tech

  487. OT          Parker Graham Oklahoma State

  488. WR         Ben Edwards      Richmond

  489. OG         Andrew Rodriguez          Nebraska

  490. S              A.J. Marshall      Wake Forest

  491. S              Jason Hendricks                Pittsburgh

  492. RB           A.J. Blue               UNC

  493. DT           Kamal Johnson  Temple

  494. CB           Ciante Evans      Nebraska

  495. OLB        Carl Fleming       Indiana (Pa)

  496. S              Jacques Washington       Iowa State

  497. TE           Zane Fakes         Ball State

  498. DE           Corey Miller       Tennessee

  499. QB          Jordan Lynch      Northern Illinois

  500. DT           E.J. Dunston       UCF

  501. P             Baker Swedenburg         Mississippi State

  502. OG         Brian Clarke        Bloomsburg

  503. C             Matt Paradis      Boise State

  504. S              Nick Perry           Alabama

  505. CB           L.J. Jones            Fresno State

  506. OT          Brent Qvale        Nebraska

  507. OLB        Tahj Jones           LSU

  508. K             Vincenzo D’Amato          California

  509. DT           Damien Jacobs  Florida

  510. CB           John Fulton        Alabama

  511. OLB        Jonathan Newsome       Ball State

  512. OG         Will Jackson        Georgia Tech

  513. OT          Fou Fonoti          Michigan State

  514. DT           Lawrence Virgil Valdosta State

  515. DE           Tyler Scott           Northwestern

  516. TE           Matt Lengel        Eastern Kentucky

  517. CB           Jeremy Brown   Florida

  518. FB           Maurice Hagens               Miami

  519. OLB        Darrin Kitchens Florida

  520. ILB          Keith Smith         San Jose State

  521. CB           Louis Young        Georgia Tech

  522. S              Tanner Miller     Iowa

  523. DT           Maurice Couch  Tennessee

  524. QB          Brendon Kay      Cincinnati

  525. OLB        Eddie Lackey      Baylor

  526. CB           Kenneth Acker  SMU

  527. DT           Quinton Washington      Michigan

  528. WR         Javontee Herndon          Arkansas

  529. OLB        Spencer Shuey  Clemson

  530. OG         Tyler Shatley      Clemson

  531. DE           Darryl Cato-Bishop         North Carolina State

  532. OT          Kyle Lichtenberg              Iowa State

  533. ILB          Chris Young        Arizona State

  534. DE           Tevin Mims         South Florida

  535. CB           B.J. Lowery         Iowa

  536. S              Adrian Phillips    Texas

  537. DT           Robert Thomas Arkansas

  538. S              Jordan Love        Towson

  539. OG         Will Simmons     East Carolina

  540. OT          Davonte Wallace              New Mexico State

  541. OLB        Brandon Watts  Georgia Tech

  542. S              Abdul Smith       Temple

  543. ILB          Caleb Lavey        Oklahoma State

  544. S              Sam Holl               Baylor

  545. DE           David Gilbert      Miami

  546. P             Paul Layton         Temple

  547. OLB        Steven Jenkins  Texas A&M

  548. QB          James Franklin  Missouri

  549. ILB          Marquis Spruill  Syracuse

  550. K             Andrew Furney                Washington State

  551. CB           Barry Browning Stanford

  552. OG         Ronald Patrick   South Carolina

  553. DT           Shaq Rowell       WVU

  554. DE           Jake Metz           Shippensburg

  555. OLB        David Mackall    Delaware

  556. ILB          Jack Tyler             Virginia Tech

  557. OLB        T.J. Stripling        Georgia

  558. DE           Walker May        Vanderbilt

  559. TE           Gabe Linehan    Boise State

  560. OG         Nicholas Kaspar                San Jose State

  561. CB           Tyler Patmon     Oklahoma State

  562. S              A.J. Highsmith   Miami

  563. ILB          D.T. Shackelford               Mississippi

  564. TE           Beckett Wales   Syracuse

  565. OLB        Kevin Greene    USC

  566. OG         Grant Enger        Oregon State

  567. DT           Jacobbi McDaniel             Florida State

  568. QB          Nathan Scheelhaase       Illinois

  569. DE           Jacques Smith   Tennessee

  570. OT          Jimmy Bennett Uconn

  571. CB           Najja Johnson   Buffalo

  572. K             Zach Hocker       Arkansas

  573. DE           Denico Autry      Mississippi State

 

User Submitted Mock Drafts: 4/04-4/11

April 11, 2014 in OTC: User Mock Drafts, Uncategorized

Mock 1 : Jordan- New Orleans Saints

Link to Mock Draft: http://fanspeak.com/ontheclock/draft.php?d=mgzujm

 

 

27
WR ODELL BECKHAM JR.
LSU
58
ILB CHRIS BORLAND
WISCONSIN
91
DE TRENT MURPHY
STANFORD
126
C BRYAN STORK
FLORIDA STATE
167
CB BENNETT JACKSON
NOTRE DAME
169
RB DRI ARCHER
KENT STATE
202
G WESLEY JOHNSON
VANDERBILT

 

 

Why I like it: 
The Saints window to contend is small given that Drew Brees is nearing the end of his career. The Saints are going to live and die with the success of Brees so adding a big play weapon for him makes a lot of sense. Beckham Jr. teamed up with Kenny Stills, Colston and Jimmy Graham could be extremely dangerous and tough for even the top defenses in the league to stop. Grabbing Borland and Murphy with the next two picks, continue's to improve the Saints defense to help get them over the hump. Borland could be an instant starter and Murphy should be at least a situational pass rusher as a rookie. Later in the draft Bennett Jackson could be a sub package corner and key special teamer. Grabbing Bryan Stork could give the Saints their future center (and he could push to start as a rookie), while Wesley Johnson late is a nice back-up option. He's capable of backing up every position, and could have a future as a starter in the interior of a line. Dri Archer could be the Darren Sproles replacment and at the very least offers the Saints a potential dynamic return man.

 

 

Mock 2: Alex- Dallas Cowboys :

Link To Mock Draft: http://fanspeak.com/ontheclock/sharedraft.php?d=lxudfh
33
G XAVIER SU'A-FILO
UCLA
45
DE SCOTT CRICHTON
OREGON STATE
56
DT DOMINIQUE EASLEY
FLORIDA
65
WR JARVIS LANDRY
LSU
78
CB E.J. GAINES
MISSOURI
101
DE MARCUS SMITH
LOUISVILLE
122
QB A.J. MCCARRON
ALABAMA
158
OT SEANTREL HENDERSON
MIAMI
170
DT JUSTIN ELLIS
LOUISIANA TECH
248
DE ETHAN WESTBROOKS
WEST TEXAS A&M
251
G JOHN URSCHEL
PENN STATE
254
RB MICHAEL DYER
LOUISVILLE

 

Why I like the  Mock:

 

This is obviously a trade mock and I think this could be a good strategy for the Cowboys. While they could potentially land a really good defensive tackle or end in the first round, given their cap restraints they could use a draft to stockpile picks. Here the Cowboys trade back and still wind up with a pretty productive draft. Su'a-Filo would team with Tyron Smith and Travis Fredrick to give the Cowboys a really strong young core to their offensive line. It fills a big need and would give Dallas a day 1 starter. Landing Scott Crichton and Marcus Smith would go a long way to improving their defensive end talent and pass rush ability. Also, adding Westbrooks late offers them a small school developmental guy. Dominique Easley would give the Cowboys the 3 tech that typically thrives in a Monte Kiffin defense, while later in the draft Justin Ellis could be the run plugger playing next to him. Corner E.J. Gaines could possibly be the nickel corner as a rookie and has the potential for more down the road. On offense Jarvis Landry would be a nice pick up as a slot receiver and A.J. McCarron would give the Cowboys a potential quarterback to replace Tony Romo in a couple of years.

 

 

Mock 3: Bill- Washington Redskins

Link to Mock Draft: http://fanspeak.com/ontheclock/sharedraft.php?d=zvvadr
46
OT JOEL BITONIO
NEVADA
71
DE STEPHON TUITT
NOTRE DAME
108
DT DAQUAN JONES
PENN STATE
110
C MARCUS MARTIN
USC
118
CB PIERRE DESIR
LINDENWOOD
142
TE ARTHUR LYNCH
GEORGIA
145
WR JOSH HUFF
OREGON
178
S VINNIE SUNSERI
ALABAMA
188
QB TAJH BOYD
CLEMSON
217
WR JALEN SAUNDERS
OKLAHOMA
Why I like this Mock:

 

This is another trade back scenario and one that the Redskins should highly consider. Here the Skins can land an instant starter at RT in Joel Bitonio. Not only can he play RT right now, but he's got the potential to move to guard down the road if need be. The Redskins also land center Marcus Martin early. He could challenge for the starting center job as a rookie, but even if he doesn't get it he should be starting by year two. In between those two picks are a pair of defensive linemen in Stephon Tuitt and DaQuan Jones. Tuitt would be a great fit for the Redskins 3-4 and has the upside to develop into an impact end and sack master. Jones is more of a nose tackle in a 3-4 and should offer solid rotational ability early in his career. With the first four picks focused on the lines, the Redskins would really be upgrading an area that has been generally ignored of late for them. The NFL game is still won or lost in the trenches, and the Skins need a boost there.  Corner Pierre Desir and safety Vinnie Sunseri give the Redskins a pair of guys who can be valuable back-ups/special teamers as rookies, but have the potential to become starters by year 2 or 3. Arthur Lynch could be a nice inline complementary TE to Jordan Reed and could challenge Logan Paulsen for his roster spot. Wide receivers Josh Huff and Jalen Saunders would give the Redskins some young guys to develop behind their top 3 receivers who are set for the next couple of years. Overall this draft offers good depth and hits on a number of Redskins needs.

2014 NFL Draft: Player Rankings Updated

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

The 2014 NFL Draft Player Rankings have been updated on our NFL Draft page. You can also see them here:

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