Three Round 2013 NFL Mock Draft (before free agency)

3/6/2014 – by James Fedewa

The gray area… The dip, purgatory, gap-ville. Hurry up and wait… It’s the term between the Super Bowl and the NFL Draft (the area where football fans dread). Its three long months of boiling, and a good time to predict.

So what does a football fan do to ride the boil, other than avoid the NBA and read about spring training? These fans look to the NFL Draft. And if you like the draft, like thousands of other Americans, you are a DRAFTNIK. So assuming who would make NFL teams better, by watching hundreds of clips of on-line player video footage, is within this gray area.

Here my latest NFL Mock Draft of 2014. I’m not going to write stories about every selection (yet), but I will say that Jadeveon Clowney is clearly the number player in this draft and Houston should not reach with their number one overall selection. Houston does need a quarterback, and Teddy Bridgewater could be that choice, but he is just not a prototypical QB, so therefor he is not an A.) #1 selection. Blake Bortals has the tools and the body, but he was virtually unknown three months ago. Bortles stock is currently at its peak, but he is very raw and success may be a reach (and that equals gamble). Johnny Manziel is a huge wild card (and crazy talented), but Manziel’s rock-star attitude, reckless play and small size could lead him to a crash and burn. All three top tier quarterbacks have too much of a gamble to be a #1 overall pick.

1 Houston Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
2 St. Louis (from WAS) Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
3 Jacksonville Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
4 Cleveland Blake Bortles, QB, UCF
5 Oakland Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
6 Atlanta Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
7 Tampa Bay Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo
8 Minnesota Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
9 Buffalo Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
10 Detroit Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan St.
11 Tennessee Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
12 New York Giants Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
13 St. Louis Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
14 Chicago Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
15 Pittsburgh Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
16 Dallas Hasean Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama
17 Baltimore C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama
18 New York Jets Marqise Lee, WR, USC
19 Miami Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
20 Arizona Derek Carr, QB, Fresno St.
21 Green Bay Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
22 Philadelphia Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville
23 Kansas City Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
24 Cincinnati Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
25 San Diego Louis Nix III, NT, Notre Dame
26 Cleveland (from IND) Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
27 New Orleans Dee Ford, DE, Auburn
28 Carolina Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
29 New England RaShede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
30 San Francisco Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame
31 Denver Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
32 Seattle Xavier Su’a-Filo, G, UCLA
33 Houston Texans Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
34 Washington David Yankey, G, Stanford
35 Cleveland Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
36 Oakland Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU
37 Atlanta Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State
38 Tampa Bay Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
39 Jacksonville Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
40 Minnesota Trent Murphy, DE, Stanford
41 Buffalo Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
42 Tennessee Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
43 New York Giants Dominique Easley, DT, Florida
44 St. Louis Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
45 Detroit Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
46 Pittsburgh Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
47 Dallas Gabe Jackson, G, Mississippi State
48 Baltimore Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
49 New York Jets Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech
50 Miami Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State
51 Chicago Trevor Reilly, OLB, Utah
52 Arizona Antonio Richardson, OT, Ten
53 Green Bay Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
54 Philadelphia Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
55 Cincinnati Telvin Smith, OLB, Florida State
56 San Francisco (from KC) Marcus Martin, C, USC
57 San Diego Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida
58 New Orleans Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington
59 Indianapolis Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State
60 Carolina Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
61 San Francisco Louchiez Purifoy, CB, Florida
62 New England Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois:
63 Denver Carl Bradford, OLB, Arizona State
64 Seattle Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame
65 Houston AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama
66 Washington Christian Kirksey, OLB, Iowa
67 Oakland Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois
68 Atlanta Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanford
69 New York Jets (from TB) Ka’Deem Carey, RB, Arizona
70 Jacksonville Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina
71 Cleveland Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson
72 Minnesota Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska
73 Buffalo Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio State
74 New York Giants Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin
75 St. Louis Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon
76 Detroit Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State
77 San Francisco (from TEN) Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado
78 Dallas Kelcy Quarles, DT, South Carolina
79 Baltimore Billy Turner, OT,North Dakota State
80 New York Jets Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU
81 Miami Terrence Brooks, FS, Florida State
82 Chicago Marcus Smith, DE, Louisville
83 Cleveland (from Pitt) Travis Swanson, C, Arkansas
84 Arizona Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas
85 Green Bay Brandon Thomas, OG, Clemson
86 Philadelphia DaQuan Jones, DT, Penn State
87 Kansas City Joel Bitonio, OT, Nevada
88 Cincinnati Cyril Richardson, G, Baylor
89 San Diego Ja’Wuan James, OT, Tenn
90 Indianapolis Ego Ferguson, DT, LSU
91 New Orleans Jeoffrey Pagan, DE, Alabama
92 Carolina Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State
93 New England Keith McGill, CB, Utah
94 San Francisco Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State
95 Denver Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU
96 Minnesota (from SEA) Yawin Smallwood, ILB, Connecticut

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