2014 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 – Picks 17-32

Last update: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Major changes in all 4 rounds.
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    *** This 2014 NFL Mock Draft (4 rounds) was updated Feb. 12. This mock draft will be updated at least once per week (Tuesday afternoons and other times for important events.). Check out old versions of this 2014 NFL Mock Draft in the archived mock draft section. Follow @walterfootball for updates. ***

  1. Baltimore Ravens: C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama
    The Ravens had their eye on Dont’a Hightower as a possible replacement for Ray Lewis a couple of years ago. Perhaps they’ll finally land an inside linebacker from Alabama. Baltimore took Arthur Brown in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, but this position could still be addressed because Daryl Smith happens to be a free agent.

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  2. New York Jets: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
    The Jets need to add more play-makers to the roster because Geno Smith is surrounded by the worst supporting cast in the NFL. The top weapon who can be added to the roster is Eric Ebron, a stud tight end out of North Carolina. Kellen Winslow proved to be an insufficient replacement for Dustin Keller, so this is a position New York will look to upgrade this offseason.

  3. Miami Dolphins: Zack Martin, OT/G, Notre Dame
    Zack Martin had an outstanding Senior Bowl, and there’s talk that despite his short arms, he could be used at left tackle. Worst-case scenario, he’s a stud guard. Miami needs help at both positions in the wake of the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin incident.

    Also, here’s something to keep in mind: As Charlie Campbell noted on our NFL Draft Rumors page, “Dennis Hickey has a huge inclination to go for high-character players. If a player is perceived to be a thug, gang-banger or have a drug issue, that could knock them off Miami’s board. I could see Zack Martin being a fit.”

  4. Arizona Cardinals: Ra’Shede Hageman, DE/DT, Minnesota
    Darnell Dockett, 33 in May, is due $5.75 million this upcoming season. He’s no longer the pass-rusher he once was, and Arizona lacks a long-term replacement for him. That would change with the selection of Ra’Shede Hageman, who was a monster for Minnesota this past year. Even if the Cardinals keep Dockett at his high price, they could definitely use Hageman as a depth rotational player in 2014 before asking him to start in 2015 and beyond.



  5. Green Bay Packers: Louis Nix, NT, Notre Dame
    The Packers spent last year’s first-round pick on a defensive lineman, but that doesn’t mean that Ted Thompson won’t double dip there. B.J. Raji happens to be a free agent, and his price tag is simply too high for Green Bay. Louis Nix is a steal here for the Packers.

  6. Philadelphia Eagles: Kony Ealy, DE/OLB, Missouri
    The Eagles would love to address their secondary with this pick, but Kony Ealy is way too good to pass up. Ealy is the best player available, and he would fill a need anyway. The only linebacker who consistently put pressure on the quarterback was Trent Cole, and he won’t last beyond next year because he’s due $10 million in 2015. Another pass-rusher is currently needed anyway.

  7. Kansas City Chiefs: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
    The Chiefs need another outside receiver to start across from Dwayne Bowe. I recently mocked Jace Amaro here, but I’ve been told that Kelvin Benjamin is way more likely to be chosen by Kansas City. Either player makes a ton of sense.

  8. Cincinnati Bengals: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
    Mike Zimmer did a great job of getting the most out of Terence Newman and Pacman Jones, but he’s moved on to be the head coach in Minnesota. The Bengals will have to compensate with some new corners. Darqueze Dennard happens to be one of the top players available.

    Pick change; previously Taylor Lewan, OT



  9. San Diego Chargers: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
    The Chargers’ defense made every single quarterback look like a Pro Bowler early in the year. They have a dreadful cornerback situation, which could be remedied with the use of an early-round pick in May’s draft. They’re getting one of the top players available at a major position of need.

    Pick change; previously Darqueze Dennard, CB

  10. Cleveland Browns: David Yankey, G/OT, Stanford
    Teams that spend early picks on quarterbacks usually take an offensive player to complement that signal-caller with their next selection. Think Matthew Stafford-Brandon Pettigrew, Sam Bradford-Rodger Saffold, Andrew Luck-Coby Fleener, etc. As noted in my Browns team needs page, Shawn Lauvao is a free agent, but he needed to be upgraded anyway. Both he and Oniel Cousins stunk it up at this position.

  11. New Orleans Saints: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
    The Saints spent last year’s first-round pick on a safety, but they could easily double dip at the position. Malcolm Jenkins will be a free agent in March, but he’s never lived up to expectations anyway. New Orleans needs to find a better player next to Kenny Vaccaro.

  12. Carolina Panthers: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
    Jordan Gross is a free agent this season. He has said he’ll only play for Carolina, but he also discussed retirement. Even if he comes back, the Panthers will need to think about bringing in a long-term solution at left tackle, as well as an immediate upgrade over right tackle Byron Bell, who couldn’t block Junior Galette.

    Pick change; previously Odell Beckham, WR



  13. New England Patriots: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
    With Aaron Hernandez gone forever and Rob Gronkowski coming off a serious knee injury, the Patriots may want to bring in another talented tight end. Jace Amaro could be the first tight end off the board, so he’s a steal at his juncture.

  14. San Francisco 49ers: Odell Beckham, WR, LSU
    Anquan Boldin and Mario Manningham will both be free agents next March. The 49ers will need a new receiver to complement Michael Crabtree. Even if Boldin is retained, Odell Beckham makes sense as a new slot receiver.

    Pick change; previously Jason Verrett, CB

  15. Denver Broncos: Stephon Tuitt, DE/DT, Notre Dame
    The Broncos have some issues at defensive end. Shaun Phillips, 33 in May, surprised many by playing extremely well after struggling in San Diego the previous season. Unfortunately, his contract expires in March. Robert Ayers also happens to be a free agent.

    Pick change; previously Ryan Shazier, LB

  16. Seattle Seahawks: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
    The Seahawks need to focus on getting Russell Wilson some help. Most think that upgrading the receiver position will help, but Seattle could use a better tight end than Zack Miller, especially if a talent like Austin Seferian-Jenkins is available.

    Pick change; previously Cyrus Kouandjio, OT



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