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

Last update: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. Major changes in both rounds.
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The order of this 2014 NFL Mock Draft is based on my NFL Power Rankings.

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  1. Minnesota Vikings: Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State
    Jared Allen is playing out the final year of his contract. It’ll be interesting to see what the Vikings will do with him. Allen will be 32 a month prior to the 2014 NFL Draft, so Minnesota could opt to go younger.

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    Pick change; previously A.J. McCarron, QB

  2. Chicago Bears: Loucheiz Purifoy, CB, Florida
    The Bears will have to address their two cornerback positions next offseason, as Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings both have expiring contracts.

    A 6-1 corner with a potential high 4.3 40, Loucheiz Purifoy is a beast on special teams in terms of blocking kicks. He had two blocks in 2012.

  3. St. Louis Rams: Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee
    The Rams signed Jake Long this offseason, but they still need tackle help because Rodger Saffold will be a free agent next spring. Besides, who knows how long their current left tackle will be able to hold up?

  4. New York Giants: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
    One area the Giants neglected in the 2013 NFL Draft that I thought they should have addressed was the cornerback position. As it stands now, Corey Webster is projected to start, which is not good news based on how frequently he was torched this past season.

    Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, a third-team All-American, intercepted four passes and had 16 pass break-ups as a sophomore.



  5. Cincinnati Bengals: Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas
    The Bengals just drafted Margus Hunt, but they have Michael Johnson hitting free agency soon. With Carlos Dunlap recently extended, it’s very unlikely that Johnson will be retained.

    Pick change; previously Scott Crichton, DE

  6. Indianapolis Colts: Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida
    The Colts did nothing in the 2013 NFL Draft to address the cornerback position. They’ll have to endure Greg Toler’s struggles at the No. 2 corner position in 2013.

  7. Atlanta Falcons: Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU
    The Falcons didn’t address defensive tackle even though they have a hole there next to Jonathan Babineaux. Peria Jerry will be given one more chance to prove himself.

    Pick change; previously De’Anthony Thomas, RB

  8. St. Louis Rams: HaHa Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
    The Rams just drafted T.J. McDonald, but they’ll have to find another safety upgrade sometime soon.

    Pick change; previously Anthony Johnson, DT



  9. Houston Texans: C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama
    The Texans really wanted to add some inside linebackers in the 2013 NFL Draft, but never got around to it (Arthur Brown was snagged off the board right before they picked in Round 2). They remain pretty thin at the position.

    Pick change; previously A.J. Johnson, ILB

  10. Baltimore Ravens: Kyle Van Noy, DE/OLB, BYU
    Rush linebacker is not an immediate need, but Terrell Suggs will be entering his contract year in 2014. What if he slows down at 31? What if Courtney Upshaw and John Simon don’t develop?

    Ozzie Newsome lands the best player available. I wanted to slot Kyle Van Noy around the 16th pick, but couldn’t find a spot for him. Van Noy logged 13 sacks in 2012. He was espcially hot down the stretch, recording 5.5 sacks in his final three games.

  11. Green Bay Packers: A.J. Johnson, ILB, Tennessee
    The Packers released Desmond Bishop earlier in the offseason. On top of that, the rapidly aging A.J. Hawk will have an expiring contract soon. Ted Thompson will have to address the inside linebacker position in the near future.

    Pick change; previously Christian Jones, ILB

  12. New Orleans Saints: Adrian Hubbard, DE/OLB, Alabama
    The Saints had several holes to fill in the 2013 NFL Draft, so they weren’t able to obtain a pass-rusher until the sixth round with Rufus Johnson. They’ll probably need to do so earlier next April.

    Pick change; previously Khalil Mack, DE/OLB



  13. Denver Broncos: Craig Loston, S, LSU
    Considering what happened at the end of the Baltimore playoff game, it was shocking to see the Broncos fail to address the safety position in the 2013 NFL Draft. Something tells me they’ll regret that.

    Pick change; previously HaHa Clinton-Dix, S

  14. San Francisco 49ers: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
    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 help at cornerback, especially given that as a 33-year-old, Carlos Rogers will be due more than $6 million. Also keep in mind that Nnamdi Asomugha and Tarell Brown have expiring contracts next March.

  15. New England Patriots: Ra’shede Hageman, DE/DT, Minnesota
    Bill Belichick loves size in his defensive linemen. Ra’shede Hageman fits the bill at 6-6, 310. The Patriots could definitely stand to upgrade the interior of their defensive line.

  16. Seattle Seahawks: Trent Murphy, DE/OLB, Stanford
    The Seahawks signed Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril this offseason, but both were inked to short-term deals. Seattle will have to find a long-term successor for Chris Clemons.

    Pick change; previously Jackson Jeffcoat, DE



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