Blake Bortles - QB, UCF (93, #9)
Houston takes the quarterback they believe to be most ready for the NFL, opting for Bortles over Manziel and Bridgewater. The connections between Houston and Bortles continue to grow along with the decision to draft a quarterback rather than pair Clowney with Watt. On paper, Bortles is an ideal prospect, but he needs to improve his arm strength and accuracy (especially throwing left) to be a complete quarterback.
TRADE: ATL sends picks #6, #37, and #68 (2,420 pts) for STL pick #2 (2,600 pts).
Jadeveon Clowney - DE, South Carolina (96, #1)
Atlanta sees their opportunity and pounces on it. The Falcons give up their second and third round picks to swap up four spots in this mock (while in reality it may include 2015 draft picks) to get Clowney. For this to come to fruition, however, St. Louis would need to be ready to choose between Watkins and Robinson and must be able to realize that the return they require for this pick should not compare to the trove they received for the rights to pick Robert Griffin III (1st, 2nd, 1st, 1st), which they have used incredibly.
Sammy Watkins - WR, Clemson (95, #4)
Cleveland, pairing a new weapon with the best young wide receiver in football, drafts Sammy Watkins and surprises many by not choosing Manziel. The Browns have a solid roster already established and can continue to add to their arsenal with Watkins. Watkins has fantastic home run ability and good ball skills and separation, possibly giving the Browns the NFL's best wide receiver duo.
Derek Carr - QB, Fresno State (60, #133)
Oakland is searching for their quarterback of the future and reportedly prefer Carr to Manziel and select him at #5 in this mock. Carr's arm strength is his best asset. Combined with a good showing at the combine, Carr's insane college stats will likely land him a round one final grade.
Khalil Mack - OLB, Buffalo (96, #3)
TRADE: NYJ receives pick #8 (1,400 pts) from MIN for picks #18 and #49 (1,310 pts).
Mike Evans - WR, Texas A&M (94, #7)
Arming Geno Smith with weapons, New York adds Mike Evans, a big-bodied receiver with uncanny speed. Evans produced in a high-powered Texas A&M offense, proving himself in the SEC with 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns. Evans is the second-best wide receiver prospect behind Watkins, but could be picked third if teams decide to overlook Marqise Lee's most recent season.
C.J. Mosley - ILB, Alabama (93, #12)
Pairing Mosley with Kiko Alonso makes Buffalo a force defensively. With losses in free agency coming, Buffalo needs to bolster their front seven with day one starters, and Mosley fits the bill. The 6'2" senior dominates run plays, diagnosing and ending plays quickly. He will need to bulk up in the NFL, but that is much easier for players than learning instincts.
Justin Gilbert - CB, Oklahoma State (93, #10)
The Giants, needing another cornerback to rebuild what is quickly-deteriorating roster that lead a 2013 campaign among the most disappointing in the NFL. Gilbert is balanced and projects to be strong in all facets of being a next-level cornerback, but great in none.
Darqueze Dennard - CB, Michigan State
Timmy Jernigan - DT43, Florida State
Louis Nix - DT43, Notre Dame
(via NYJ) Johnny Manziel - QB, Texas A&M
Jake Matthews - OT, Texas A&M
Eric Ebron - TE, UNC
Calvin Pryor - FS, Louisville
Darqueze Dannard - CB, Michigan State
TRADE: Carolina receives pick #23 (760 pts) from Kansas City for picks #28 and #92 (792 pts).
Odell Beckham Jr. - WR, LSU
Jason Verrett - CB, TCU
Stephon Tuitt - DE34, Notre Dame
David Yankey - OG, Stanford
Taylor Lewan - OT, Michigan
Brandin Cooks - WR, Oregon State
Scott Cricton - DE, Oregon State
Jordan Matthews - WR, Vanderbuilt
Xavier Su'a-Filo - OG, UCLA
33.Dee Ford - OLB43, Auburn
34.Zack Martin - OG, ND
35.Shayne Skov - ILB, Stanford
36.Aaron Donald - DT, Pitt
37.Ryan Shazier - OLB, OSU
38.Trent Murphy - DE, Stanford
39.Bishop Sankey - RB, Wash
40.Jeremiah Attaochu - OLB, GT
41.Jace Amaro - TE, TX Tech
42.Kyle Van Noy - OLB43, BYU
43.Antonio Richardson - OT, Tenn
44.Gabe Jackson - OG, Miss St
45.Kelvin Benjamin - WR, Florida State
46.Carlos Hyde - RB, OSU
47.Jackson Jeffcoat - DE, Texas
48.Travis Swanson - C, Ark.
49.Ra'Shede Hageman - DE34, Minnesota
50.Marcus Roberson - CB, UF
51.A Seferian-Jenkins - TE,UW
52.Cyrus Kouandjio - OT, Alabama
53.Dominique Easley - DE, UF
54.Allen Robinson - WR, PSU
55.Jack Mewhort - OT, OSU
56.Dion Bailey - SS, USC
57.DaQuan Jones - DT34, PSU
58.Lamarcus Joyner - CB, FSU
60.Troy Niklas - TE, Notre Dame
61.Kelcy Quarles - DT, SCar
62.Weston Richburg - C, CSU
63.Yawin Smallwood, ILB, UConn
64.Paul Richardson - WR, Colorado
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