2014 NFL Mock Draft: Willy Shoup (Picks 17-32)

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17. Baltimore Ravens: OT Zack Martin, Notre Dame

-The Ravens need to bolster their offensive line, particularly at RT where there is a pretty big hole currently. Martin has great versatility and would be a nice pick up here by the Ravens.

18. New York Jets: WR Odell Beckham, LSU

-The Jets need weapons, and will gladly take Beckham if he falls to them at this spot. Beckham would be a nice complement to Eric Decker and give the Jets a pair of quality receivers to help in Geno Smith‘s development.

19. Miami Dolphins: G Xavier Su’a-filo, UCLA

-The Dolphins need to rebuild their offensive line and give Ryan Tannehill some protection. They would prefer a tackle here, but Su’a-filo isn’t a bad consolation prize.

20. Arizona Cardinals: QB Derek Carr, Fresno State

-The Cardinals could have the luxury to use this pick for the future and lock up their quarterback in Derek Carr. Carr has great potential and has really nice arm strength, which should entice HC Bruce Arians.

21. Green Bay Packers: TE Jace Amaro, Texas Tech

-The Packers need to replace Finley and Amaro has the big play ability to do just that. Amaro could end up being an improvement for Finley down the road for the Packers and would give Aaron Rodgers another weapon to play with. .

22. Philadelphia Eagles: CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State

-The Eagles could go a couple different directions, but adding a quality young corner makes a lot of sense. Dennard could be a good physical corner to help shut down some of the top receivers in the NFC East. There are some concerns about his deep speed, but if he’s allowed to press, he should do fine in keeping those receivers in check.

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23. Cincinnati Bengals: S Calvin Pryor, Louisville

-The Bengals don’t have many pressing needs, and can look to take a high upside pick with this selection. Pryor is a top 2 safety and a great pick at this spot for Cincinnati. He could be a day one starter for the Bengals and it could allow them to rotate their safeties for a year, and then cut Reggie Nelson after the season.

24. Kansas City Chiefs: WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State

-The Chiefs could go defense here, but with a top 4 WR still on the board they should take Cooks with this selection. He could be the deep threat complement to Bowe and give Kansas City a nice weapon to build around going forward.

25. San Diego Chargers: CB Jason Verrett, TCU

-The Chargers need to rebuild their secondary, especially since they play Peyton Manning twice a year. Verrett has good starting ability, but he can also come inside to play the slot and he would be an ideal match-up versus Wes Welker.

26. Cleveland Browns (via Indianapolis): CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State

-With a quarterback in the fold this pick will likely come down to a wide receiver or a corner back. With it being such a deep receiver draft there should be some very good options on the board when the Browns select in the early 2nd round. At corner though Bradley Roby is the last of what is considered the top group of corners. Cleveland should take Roby here and team him up with Joe Haden to form potentially one of the premier corner pairings in the NFL.

27. New Orleans Saints: OLB Dee Ford, Auburn

-The Saints could go receiver here, but building up this defense makes more sense. The Saints need edge rushing help and Dee Ford is the best edge rusher on the board. He could be a very good rusher from the outside linebacker spot and could team with Cameron Jordan to form a deadly pass rushing combination.

28. Carolina Panthers: OT Morgan Moses, UVA

-The Panthers starting offensive line from last season is pretty much gone, meaning the Panthers need some serious help here. This may be a slight reach, but Moses should be an immediate starter for them. Receiver is a consideration but it’s such a deep class the Panthers would be better off waiting till the 2nd round to fill that need.

29. New England Patriots: DT Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame

-The Patriots could go tight end here, but I think they will want to upgrade their defensive tackle depth chart, which is extremely thin right now. Tuitt has the upside and potential to be great at the next level, but he’s coming off a down season. The Patriots though could see him as a good fit for their team where he won’t be asked to be a focal point of this defense right off the bat.

30. San Francisco 49ers:  OLB Kyle Van Noy, BYU

-The 49ers could go any number of directions here. They are a prime team to trade up given their stockpile of draft picks. If they keep this pick they will probably consider corners and receivers first, but with both of those positions a little picked over they could turn their attention to a defensive lineman or a pass rusher. Given the concerns surrounding Aldon Smith the 49ers could opt to grab a versatile pass rusher like Kyle Van Noy at this spot to ensure their ability to get after the quarterback.

31. Denver Broncos: LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama

-The Broncos desperately need to upgrade their linebacking corps and Mosely is the best guy out there at this point. He’d be a great fit for the Broncos and should help in both coverage and run support. Mosely would be a steal here at this point, but he could slide with other teams choosing to address another need over an inside backer instead.

32. Seattle Seahawks: DE Kony Ealy, Missouri

-The Seahawks lost multiple defensive linemen in free agency and could really use a boost to their unit here. Ealy could play outside on early downs, but kick inside on passing downs. Other defensive linemen like Hageman and Nix will be under consideration as well. If any corners fall Seattle may choose to go that route instead.

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