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I'm Joshua Mitchell and I Blog about the NFL, the NFL Draft, fantasy sports, and other sports topics. Im just a huge sports fan who takes a lot of time following the latest news. These are my thoughts – I use Wordpress and Twitter as an outlet to let my passion, dedication, and hard work be known.

2014 NFL Mock Draft (3 Rounds w/ Trades)

This will be fun, trust me.

Its my one and only…so I tried to be as lifelike as possible.

I’ve spent a lot of time over the years doing numerous mocks drafts, so while its saddens me this is my only true mock (despite a few way early on in the process), I feel just as prepared as ever.

I have been a lot of busier, and thus maybe haven’t put in the countless hours the many other draftniks dedicate to this time of year, but I have done my homework with the time available – as usual.

In fact, taking a step back has possibly opened my eyes to the things I would have typically become set on by now…

Here is my FINAL, and…well, my only Mock – and its not even a full 7 rounder like usual.

This is a tough business, a lot of inside information needs to be known to be accurate – and I’ve learned the hard way that unless your involved in the ‘behind the scenes’ process you’ll never be as correct as you desire to be. I’d love to be in that position but there hasn’t been an NFL team come looking for my services…..YET!

Brief Analysis:
*I have 16 Trades included, with the details listed. – two of which include current NFL players. RB LaMichael James going from the 49ers to the Ravens as part of a pick swap in the 2nd Round and QB Mike Glennon getting traded from Tampa to Denver for a 3rd Round selection.

*I have Cleveland dealing a 3rd, and 4th round this year and two future 2nd’s to Houston – in an after the pick trade to land Jadeveon Clowney. Why? They need a QB, but they secure themselves with Clowney incase a deal can’t get done and they set themselves up nicely to build around Bortles in the feature with added picks in coming years. Cleveland’s new coach is a defensive mined guy, it’s not being talked about – but they’d love Clowney.
ALSO…By keeping picks No.26 and No.35 – I was able to construct another move for them to trade back up in Round 1 to get Johnny Manziel. That’d be something interesting given all their picks. Manziel is my favorite player in the draft, but I think some of the Top 5 buzz is a smokescreen to get someone to jump on him too early.

*In another significant move – I have Detriot jumping back into Round 1 for a Safety. They can’t hardly take one of the top guys at 10 on value alone, but if they slide down the board a bit – it could be worth it to move back in given their need and the drop off at the positions from those top guys to the next tier.

*I love Aaron Murphy, I currently have him in the 3rd Round due to injury and height, but he could be the ‘Russell Wilson’ type of this draft. Him going higher than expected wouldn’t shock me – as early as top of 2nd round.

The trades are based on a standard value chart to each picks value – I made the trades up myself, there are no reports of any such deal.

If you have any questions regarding a pick, I love discussing my reasoning. @NFLDRaft_JAM24 or my personal @Josh_Mitch

Enjoy.

1st Round:

1. PT1 Houston (2-14) – Jadeveon Clowney, DE/OLB – South Carolina; *Junior: 6’6″ 268 *(RIGHTS TRADED TO CLEVELAND)
TEX get No.4 (Blake Bortles), No.71, No.106, 2015 2nd Round, 2016 2nd Round. CLEV gets No.1 (Jadeveon Clowney)
**After the pick trade, Texans adds picks and gets their QB. Bortles is more in the scope of traditional QB that O’Brien would prefer, but if they can’t manage a trade they’d be happy keeping Clowney and adding a QB in Round 2. Adding future picks is beneficial in building around Bortles in years to come, giving them flexibility with multiple high-picks in 2015,2016. Cleveland has the picks to get something of this sort done – Cleveland is the wild card, especially if they don’t see value in a Top 5 QB prospect. 4 total picks, two of which being upcoming 2nd rounders, could be a small prize to pay for Clowney.

2. St.Louis (Washington (3-13) – Khalil Mack, OLB/DE – Buffalo; **Senior: 6’3″ 245
**They’re building one of the leagues best defenses. Sure, Robinson and Watkins make a lot of sense but Mack is too tempting to pass on if they can’t make a deal. They need OT help, but I think the Robinson talk is more leverage than anything – with Atlanta, or possibly Buffalo, to move down from this spot. They’ll look to add OL help at some point early, I just don’t believe it’s here. You can’t afford another Top 10 WR even though Watkins probably makes the most sense, and they have too many ‘other’ needs to take Manziel.

3. PT2 Tampa Bay (FROM Jacksonville (4-12)) – Sammy Watkins, WR – Clemson; *Junior: 6’1″ 200
JAGS get No.7, No.38, and 2015 4th Round. TB gets No.3
**Jacksonville could use Watkins, or even a QB – but they could also use added picks even more. They’d probably prefer either Clowney or Mack with Watkins the next most likely choice – but they can afford to move down and still add a QB or another player that’ll help them just as much.

4. PT1 Cleveland (4-12) – Blake Bortles, QB – UCF; **Junior: 6’3″ 228 *(RIGHTS TRADED TO TEXANS)
CLEV gets No.1 (Jadeveon Clowney). TEX get No.4 (Blake Bortles), No.71, No.106, 2015 2nd Round 2015 2nd Round
**See description of Pick 1. No one is talking about Clowney and Cleveland, but they have the pick ammo to get a deal down. Manziel is probably the options for all reports if they make the pick here for themselves, but I think the Browns could get creative in this draft. Hence, the splash I having them making. By the way, their coach, a defensive minded guy, would love Clowney and he fits their system.

5. PT3 Buffalo (FROM Oakland (4-12) – Greg Robinson, OT – Auburn; **Sophomore: 6’5″ 315
OAK gets No.9, No.73, 2015 6th Round. BUF gets No.5
**Oakland almost has to trade down if Watkins or Mack are gone. They added Donald Penn and Austin Howard so a premiere OT prospect is unlikely, but not impossible. I also don’t see them taking Mike Evans, or even Odell Beckham here – so trading down with a team targeting a certain player could be likely, and helpful, in this spot. A QB may also be an option. Buffalo has been rumored to be targeting Robinson, a potential franchise LT…and they need to jump Atlanta is they want.

6. Atlanta (4-12) – Jake Matthews, OT – Texas A&M; Senior; 6’5″ 305
**They’ll be tempted to trade up, but why? If they want an OT prospect its very likely either Robinson or Matthews (if not both) will be available a this pick. Also, Taylor Lewan makes it three potential options depending on which player they rate higher. Matthews is no consolation prize, he could be the best – player – of the class when it’s all said and done. If they make a move up, they’ll run themselves short on picks in the draft to help fill other needs as well.

7. PT2 Jacksonville (FROM Tampa Bay (4-12) – Darqueze Dennard, CB – Michigan State; Senior: 5’11″ 190
TB gets No.3 JAGS get No.7, No.38, and 2015 4th Round.
**Jacksonville can slide down, and in that scenario still have the option at Manziel or adding a receiver like Mike Evans – so you can see why it might be beneficial to move down. I think Gus Bradley, having come from Seattle is looking for that smashmouth corner and in a somewhat surprising move pulls the trigger on Dennard here. Jacksonville needs a QB, so Manziel is highly likely in this scenario, but I have them using the pick they obtained by moving down to move back into Round 1 to grab Bridgewater (See Below, pick #24). Dennard fits the style and what they’re building in Jacksonville.

8. PT4 St.Louis (FROM Minnesota (5-10-1) – Taylor Lewan, OT – Michigan; **Senior: 6’8″ 310
MINN gets No. 13, No.75, No.188. STL gets No.8
**Most people will believe a trade up in this scenario would be for either Manziel or the big-wideout Evans – but after securing the defensive with Mack at No.2 it’ll be smart to add Lewan to play RT alongside fellow Michigan alumni Jake Long. They need to sure up the offensive to make sure they can protect whomever the quarterback is, and establish a run game. If they stay put at No.13 a safety or another OL like Martin or Moses would be most likely.

9. PT3 Oakland (FROM Buffalo (6-10)) – Mike Evans, WR – Texas A&M; **Sophomore: 6’5″ 218
BUF gets No.5 OAK gets No.9, No.73, 2015 6th Round.

10. Detroit (7-9) – Odell Beckham Jr., WR – LSU; *Junior: 5’11″ 188

11. Tennessee (7-9) – Aaron Donald, DT/DE – Pittsburgh; Senior: 6’0″ 285

12. PT5 Cleveland (FROM NY Giants (7-9) – Johnny Manziel, QB – Texas A&M; **Sophomore: 6’1″ 200
NYG get No.26, No.35. CLEV gets No.12, No.152

13. PT4 Minnesota (FROM St.Louis (7-9) – CJ Mosley, MLB/OLB – Alabama; Senior: 6’2″ 235
STL gets No.8. MINN gets No. 13, No.75, No.188.

14. Chicago (8-8) – Hasean Clinton-Dix, FS/SS – Alabama; *Junior: 6’1″ 210

15. Pittsburgh (8-8) – Eric Ebron, TE – UNC; *Junior: 6’4″ 245

16. Dallas (8-8) – Anthony Barr, OLB/DE – UCLA; Senior: 6’4″ 248

17. Baltimore (8-8) – Morgan Moses, OT – Virginia; Senior: 6’6″ 335

18. NY Jets (8-8) – Zack Martin, OG/OT – Notre Dame; **Senior: 6’4″ 305

19. PT6 Lions (FROM Miami (8-8) – Calvin Pryor, FS/SS – Louisville; *Junior: 6’2″ 208
MIA gets No.45, No.76, 2015 3rd Round. DET gets No.19

20. Arizona (10-6) – Derek Carr, QB – Fresno State; **Senior: 6’3″ 205

21. PT7 San Francisco (FROM Green Bay (8-7-1) – Justin Gilbert, CB/FS/KR – Oklahoma State; Senior: 6’0″ 195
GB gets No.30, No.77. SF gets No.21

22. Philadelphia (10-6) – Brandin Cooks, WR – Oregon State; *Junior: 5’10″ 188

23. PT8 Saints (FROM Kansas City (11-5) – Kyle Fuller, CB/FS/SS – Virginia Tech; Senior: 6’0″ 180
KC gets No.27, No.126, 2015 5th Round. NO gets No.23

24. PT9 Jacksonville (FROM Cinncinnati (11-5) – Teddy Bridgewater, QB – Louisville; *Junior: 6’3″ 220
CINN gets No.38(PT2) No.70, No.179. JAGS gets No.24, No.239

25. San Diego (9-7) – Jason Verrett, CB/KR – TCU; Senior: 5’10″ 182

26. PT5 Giants (FROM Cleveland (Indianapolis 11-5) – Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE – Washington; *Junior: 6’6″ 268
CLEV gets No.12, No.152. NYG get No.26, No.35

27. PT8 Kansas City (FROM New Orleans (11-5) – Marqise Lee, WR – USC; *Junior: 6’0″ 195
NO gets No.23. KC gets No.27, No.126, 2015 5th Round

28. Carolina (12-4) – Cody Latimer, WR – Indiana; *Junior: 6’2″ 215

29. New England (12-4) – Stephon Tuitt, DE/DT – Notre Dame; *Junior: 6’5″ 302

30. PT7 Green Bay (FROM San Francisco (12-4) – Marcus Martin, C – USC; *Junior: 6’3″ 310
SF gets No.21. GB gets No.30, No.77

31. Denver (13-3) – Ryan Shazier, OLB – Ohio State; *Junior: 6’2″ 230

32. PT10 Atlanta (FROM Seattle (13-3) – Kony Ealy, DE/OLB – Missouri; **Junior: 6’5″ 275
SEA gets No.37, No.103. ATL gets No.32, 2016 6th Round.

2nd Round:

33. Houston – Louis Nix, DT/NT – Notre Dame; **Junior: 6’3″ 335

34. PT11 Miami (FROM Washington) – Joel Bitonio, OT/OG – Nevada; **Senior: 6’4″ 315
WASH gets No.45, No.116, 2015 6th Round. MIA gets No.34

35. PT5 Giants (FROM Cleveland) – Carlos Hyde, RB – Ohio State; **Senior: 6’0″ 230
CLEV gets No.12, No.152. NYG get No.26, No.35

36. Oakland – Jimmy Garoppolo, QB – Eastern Illinois; Senior: 6’2″ 225

37. PT10 Seattle (FROM Atlanta) – Bradley Roby, CB – Ohio State; **Junior: 5’11″ 190
ATL gets No.32, 2016 6th Round. SEA gets No.37, No.103

38. PT9/PT2 Cincinnati (FROM Jacksonville (From Tampa Bay) – Kyle Van Noy, OLB/DE/ILB – BYU; **Senior: 6’3″ 235
JAGS gets No.24, No.239. CINN gets No.38(PT2) No.70, No.179

39. Jacksonville – Jordan Matthews, WR – Vanderbilt: Senior: 6’3″ 205

40. Minnesota – Tom Savage, QB – Pittsburgh; **Senior: 6’4″ 228

41. Buffalo – Jace Amaro, TE – Texas Tech; *Junior: 6’5″ 260

42. Tennessee – Dee Ford, OLB/DE – Auburn; **Senior: 6’2″ 240

43. NY Giants – Timmy Jernigan, DT – Florida State; *Junior: 6’2″ 298

44. St.Louis – Jimmie Ward, SS/FS/CB – Northern Illinois; Senior: 5’11″ 192

45. PT11/PT6 Washington (FROM Miami (FROM Detroit) – Cyrus Kouandjio, OT – Alabama; *Junior: 6’5″ 312
MIA gets No.34. WASH gets No.45, No.116, 2015 6th Round.

46. PT12 Chicago (FROM Pittsburgh) – Ra’Shede Hageman, DT/DE – Minnesota; **Senior: 6’6″ 310
PITT gets No.51, NO.117. CHI gets No.46

47. Dallas – Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG – UCLA; **Junior: 6’4″ 295

48. PT13 San Francisco (FROM Baltimore) – Kelvin Benjamin, WR – Florida State; **Sophomore: 6’5″ 235
PT13 BALT gets No.56, RB LaMichael James. SF gets No.48

49. NY Jets – Bruce Ellington, WR/KR – South Carolina; **Junior: 5’9″ 195

50. Miami – Chris Borland, MLB – Wisconsin; **Senior: 5’11″ 250

51. PT12 Pittsburgh (FROM Chicago) – Dominique Easley, DT/DE – Florida; Senior: 6’2″ 280
CHI gets No.46. PITT gets No.51, No.117

52. Arizona – Ja’Wuan James, OT – Tennessee; Senior: 6’6″ 320

53. Green Bay – Allen Robinson, WR – Penn State; *Junior: 6’3″ 205

54. Philadelphia – Deone Bucannon, SS/OLB – Washington State; Senior: 6’1″ 192

55. Cincinnati – Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB/FS/ATH – Nebraska; Senior: 6’2″ 220

56. PT13 Baltimore (FROM San Francisco (Kansas City) – Lamarcus Joyner, FS/CB/SS – Florida State; Senior: 5’8″ 195
SF gets No.48. PT13 BALT gets NO.56, RB LaMichael James

57. PT15 Tampa Bay (FROM San Diego) – AJ McCarron, QB – Alabama; **Senior: 6’4″ 205
SD gets No.69, No.95(PT14). TB gets No.57, Conditional 2015 6th Round.

58. New Orleans – Weston Richburg, C – Colorado State; **Senior: 6’4″ 300

59. Indianapolis – David Yankey, OG/OT – Stanford; **Junior: 6’5″ 302

60. Carolina – Pierre Desir, CB/FS/KR – Lindenwood; **Senior: 6’1″ 205

61. San Francisco – Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB/DE – Georgia Tech; Senior: 6’2″ 240

62. PT16 Atlanta (FROM New England) – Troy Niklas, TE – Notre Dame; **Junior: 6’6″ 260
NE gets No.68, No.147. ATL gets No.62

63. Denver – Trai Turner, OG/OT – LSU; **Sophomore: 6’3″ 315

64. Seattle – Antonio ‘Tiny’ Richardson, OT – Tennessee; *Junior: 6’6″ 332

3rd Round:

65. Houston – Demarcus Lawrence, DE/OLB – Boise State; **Junior: 6’3″ 245

66. Washington – Carl Bradford, OLB/MLB – Arizona State; **Junior: 6’1″ 242

67. Oakland – Gabe Jackson, OG – Mississippi State; **Senior: 6’4″ 320

68. PT16 New England (FROM Atlanta) – Paul Richardson, WR – Colorado; **Junior: 6’1″ 178
ATL gets No.62. NE gets No.68, No.147

69. PT15 San Diego (FROM Tampa Bay) – Bryan Stork, C/OG/OT/TE – Florida State; **Senior: 6’4″ 308
TB gets No.57, Conditional 2015 6th Round. SD gets No.69, No.95(PT14)

70. PT9 Cincinnati (FROM Jacksonville) – Jack Mewhort, OT – Ohio State; **Senior: 6’6″ 310
JAGS gets No.24, No.239. CINN gets No.38(PT2) No.70, No.179.

71. PT1 Houston (FROM Cleveland) – Billy Turner, OT – North Dakota State; Senior: 6’5″ 310
CLEV gets No.1 (Jadeveon Clowney). TEX get No.4 (Blake Bortles), No.71, No.106, 2015 2nd Round, 2016 2nd Round.

72. Minnesota – Bishop Sankey, RB – Washington; *Junior: 5’10″ 210

73. PT3 Oakland (FROM Buffalo) – DaQuan Jones, DT – Penn State; Senior: 6’3″ 318
BUF gets No.5. OAK gets No.9, No.73, 2015 6th Round.

74. NY Giants – Donte Moncrief, WR – Mississippi; *Junior: 6’2″ 225

75. PT4 Minnesota (FROM St.Louis) – Scott Crichton, DE/OLB – Oregon State; **Junior: 6’3″ 262
STL gets No.8. MINN gets No. 13, No.75, No.188.

76. PT6 Miami (FROM Detroit) – Dakota Dozier, OG – Furman; **Senior: 6’3″ 302
DET gets No.19. MIA gets No.45, No.76, 2015 3rd Round.

77. PT7 Green Bay (FROM San Francisco (Tennessee) – Telvin Smith, OLB – Florida State; Senior: 6’2″ 220
SF gets No.21. GB gets No.30, No.77.

78. Dallas – Will Sutton, DT/DE – Arizona State; **Senior: 6’2″ 270

79. Baltimore – Trent Murphy, DE/OLB – Stanford; **Senior: 6’6″ 245

80. NY Jets – Keith McGill, CB/FS – Utah; **Senior: 6’2″ 205

81. Miami – Arthur Lynch, TE – Georgia; **Senior: 6’5″ 260

82. Chicago – Walt Aikens, CB – Liberty; Senior: 6’1″ 205

83. Cleveland (Pittsburgh) – Cyril Richardson, OG/OT – Baylor; **Senior: 6’5″ 335

84. Arizona – Davante Adams, WR – Fresno State; **Sophomore: 6’2″ 205

85. Green Bay – Terrence Brooks, FS/SS/CB – Florida State; Senior: 5’11″ 200

86. Philadelphia – Marcus Smith, DE/OLB – Louisville; Senior: 6’3″ 252

87. Kansas City – Russell Bodine, C/OG – UNC; **Junior: 6’3″ 305

88. Cincinnati – Travis Swanson, C – Arkansas; **Senior: 6’5″ 305

89. San Diego – Zach Mettenberger, QB – LSU; **Senior: 6’5″ 225

90. Indianapolis – Marcus Roberson, CB/KR – Florida; *Junior: 6’0″ 180

91. New Orleans – Aaron Murray, QB – Georgia; **Senior: 6’1″ 208

92. Carolina – Martavis Bryant, WR – Clemson; *Junior: 6’4″ 200

93. New England – Crockett Gillmore, TE – Colorado State; Senior: 6’6″ 250

94. San Francisco – Brandon Thomas, OG – Clemson; **Senior: 6’3″ 305

95. PT15/PT14 Tampa Bay (FROM Denver) – Anthony Steen, OG – Alabama; **Senior: 6’3″ 302
DEN gets QB Mike Glennon. TB gets No.95

96. Minnesota (Seattle) – Brock Vereen, SS/CB/FS – Minnesota; Senior: 5’11″ 202

97. Pittsburgh – Jarvis Landry, WR – LSU; *Junior: 6’0″ 195

98. Green Bay – Daniel McCullers, DT/NT – Tennessee; Senior: 6’6″ 350

99. Baltimore – Jeremy Hill, RB – LSU; **Sophomore: 6’1″ 235

100. San Francisco – Caraun Reid, DT – Princeton; **Senior: 6’2″ 305

BEST AVAILABLE:
Dri Archer, WR/RB – Kent State; Senior: 5’7″ 175
Aaron Colvin, CB/FS/SS – Oklahoma; Senior: 6’0″ 182
Wesley Johnson, OT/OG/C – Vanderbilt; **Senior: 6’5″ 290
Cameron Fleming, OT – Stanford; **Junior: 6’6″ 318
Tre Mason, RB – Auburn; *Junior: 5’9″ 192
Logan Thomas, QB – Virginia Tech; Senior: 6’6″ 248
CJ Fiedorowicz, TE – Iowa; Senior: 6’6″ 265
Kareem Martin, DE – UNC; Senior: 6’6″ 260
Phillip Gaines, CB – Rice; **Senior: 6’0″ 185
Brent Urban, DT/DE – Virginia; Senior: 6’7″ 295
Charles Leno, OG/OT – Boise State; Senior: 6’3″ 290
Shayne Skov, MLB – Stanford; **Senior: 6’3″ 250
Jackson Jeffcoat, DE/OLB – Texas; Senior 6’5″ 260
Jaylen Watkins, CB/FS – Florida; Senior: 6’0″ 188
Christian Jones, OLB/MLB/DE – Florida State; Senior: 6’4″ 240
Ego Ferguson, DT/DE – LSU; **Junior: 6’3″ 308
Dezmen Southward, SS/FS – Wisconsin; **Senior: 6’2″ 215
Kelcy Quarles, DT/DE – South Carolina; *Junior: 6’3″ 298
Charles Sims, RB – WVU; **Senior: 6’0″ 212
Bashaud Breeland, CB/FS – Clemson; **Junior: 6’0″ 195
Chris Smith, DE/OLB – Arkansas; Senior: 6’2″ 250
Ed Reynolds, FS/SS – Stanford; **Junior: 6’2″ 208
Trevor Reilly, DE/OLB – Utah; **Senior: 6’5″ 255
Gabe Ikard, C/OG – Oklahoma; **Senior: 6’4″ 295
Kevin Norwood, WR – Alabama; Senior: 6’2″ 195
Chris Watt, OG – Notre Dame; **Senior: 6’3″ 310
Louchiez Purifoy, CB/KR/WR – Florida; *Junior: 6’0″ 190
Marqueston Huff, FS/CB/ATH – Wyoming; Senior: 5’11″ 195
Dion Bailey, FS/SS/OLB – USC; **Junior: 6’0″ 205
John Brown, WR – Pittsburg State; Senior: 5’10″ 178
Josh Huff, WR – Oregon; Senior: 5’11″ 205

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