Last update: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Major changes.
Next update: Next week. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.
The order of this 2014 NFL Mock Draft is somewhat random.
St. Louis Rams: Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State 2013 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/7): Chance Warmack, G and Cordarrelle Patterson, WR
The Rams spent a first-round pick on a defensive tackle in 2012, but they could do so again sometime soon. Kendall Langford, signed to a 4-year, $24 million contract last offseason, has been a big disappointment. He won't be around much longer at his high salary if he continues to struggle.
Dallas Cowboys: Aaron Lynch, DE, South Florida 2013 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/7): Sheldon Richardson, DT
Anthony Spencer is a free agent, so the Cowboys will attempt to find another complement for DeMarcus Ware this offseason. If they can't, they'll definitely need to do so the following spring.
Aaron Lynch is a dynamic pass-rusher, but didn't play in 2012 because he transferred from Notre Dame to South Florida. He had 5.5 sacks in limited action as a freshman for the Irish.
Two of Chicago's key defensive tackles, Henry Melton and Amobi Okoye, will be free agents in March. Losing Melton would be especially painful, so if that happens, they'll need to find a solution sometime soon.
What's better than one Stanford offensive tackle? Two Stanford offensive tackles! Jonathan Martin, who played well on the blind side at the end of his rookie campaign, will permanently slide over to that position if Jake Long is not re-signed. That'll open up a big need at right tackle.
Taylor Mays was so bad at safety that the Bengals had to move cornerback Nate Clements over to the position during the 2012 campaign. If they can't find an upgrade at safety this offseason, they'll have to do so the following spring.
The Ravens wanted Dont'a Hightower, but the Patriots moved ahead of them and stole him. Maybe Ozzie Newsome will select another SEC linebacker as a successor for Ray Lewis and/or potential replacement for free agent Dannell Ellerbe sometime soon.
The Falcons had some poor linebacker play this season, save for Sean Weatherspoon. Stephen Nicholas cannot be allowed to be on the field all three downs, as he struggled immensely in pass coverage.
San Francisco 49ers: Scott Chrichton, DE/OLB, Oregon State 2013 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/7): Matt Elam, S
The 49ers can afford to take one of the best players available on the board with this pick because they have fewer needs than most teams. They could stand to find depth at the rush linebacker position.
I've been told the Texans have a good amount of interest in nose tackle John Jenkins, but they strongly want to pick an inside linebacker in the first round this April. If they pass on a nose tackle, they may look for one the following spring.
The Steelers have to get it right with one of these first-round five-techniques at some point. Ziggy Hood and Cameron Heyward have shown very little throughout their brief NFL careers, so Pittsburgh will have to bring someone in to challenge them if they disappoint yet again in 2012.
New York Giants: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State 2013 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/7): Alec Ogletree, LB
As I've written repeatedly in my 2013 NFL Mock Draft, Prince Amukamara looks like the real deal, but the Giants need help across from him. Corey Webster, who has been torched often this year, could be cut this coming offseason because he'll be due $7 million in 2013.
Green Bay Packers: Adrian Hubbard, DE/OLB, Alabama 2013 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/7): Keenan Allen, WR
The Packers selected Nick Perry in the first round last April, but he hasn't done crap yet. If he's a no-show again in 2013, Ted Thompson may take a mulligan and opt to use another early selection on a rush linebacker.
New Orleans Saints: Deshazor Everett, CB, Texas A&M 2013 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/7): Dion Jordan, DE/OLB
The Saints are never shy about spending an early selection on a cornerback. They'll have to do so again soon, as two of their top three shaky corners will be entering contract seasons in 2014.
New England Patriots: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers 2013 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 2/7): Kawann Short, DT
The Patriots' receiver position is a mess. Wes Welker is a free agent in his mid-30s, while the disappointing Brandon Lloyd won't be around much longer. It's so bad that even Randy Moss is being discussed as a possible solution. Bringing him in would make things so much worse.
The Broncos have a huge void in the middle of their defense. They have to upgrade their interior lineman, safeties and inside linebacker positions. Keith Brooking was a huge liability in pass coverage this past season.
Ik a lot of people are saying the 49ers will take a qb, but there is no way we should take one right there. He will just be unsuccessful. I really like solomon Thomas and i think he would be a great pick.Right now he doesnt seem like the #2 pick but his stock is going to continue to rise. Hopefully we can trade down a few picks and pick him and select a qb in next years loaded class. If we arent able to land thomas i wouldnt mind going mike williams or corey davis
DARRAIN WINSTON (Baker Kansas)? Should look at him. Had 54 tackles 2 TFL 10 INT 21 PBU 2 FF & 2 FR. How are you missing all these players at all these different positions? There's so many players at so many positions that you miss. Only way you seem to notice them is if we point them out.
Pre-Combine and Pro Day mock draft for the 2017 NFL Draft. Since the season isnt done yet there are still plenty of moves to take place before the draft so these selections could change. This years mock draft is the second I have done. Last year I created one, and while it was awesome, alot of teams shook it up early and nearly nobody could have predicted what happened. Im back at it again with a what I would do draft as of now and after the combine and pro days wrap up I will change it to what I think will happen. I hope everyone enjoys this and gets an idea of the prospects many people have their eye on as my draft is based off mostly what I have heard from scouts. Admittedly, as the prospects go, my words of praise for the prospects get a lot less. Enjoy!