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

Last update: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Major changes in all 3 rounds.
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  1. Arizona Cardinals: Khalil Mack, DE/OLB, Buffalo
    Khalil Mack made the biggest jump in a recent mock draft. Mack completely dominated the Ohio State offensive line. The Buckeyes simply couldn’t do anything about him. Mack is now in the conversation to be a top-15 pick. He’d fill a need across from Sam Acho in Arizona.

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  2. San Diego Chargers: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
    The Chargers’ pathetic defense has made every single quarterback look like a Pro Bowler this year. They have a dreadful cornerback situation, which could be remedied with the use of a first-round pick in May’s draft.

  3. Miami Dolphins: James Hurst, OT, North Carolina
    Jonathan Martin is good at opening up running lanes, but is terrible as a blind-side pass protector. The Dolphins need to find a legitimate franchise left tackle because Ryan Tannehill has taken a ridiculous 24 sacks through five games. That’s the most in the NFL by a wide margin.

  4. Green Bay Packers: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins is an absolute stud. He’ll be a matchup nightmare, much like Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham. With Jermichael Finley heading for free agency, Green Bay could grab Seferian-Jenkins, if he’s available, as an upgrade at the tight end position.

    Pick change; previously HaHa Clinton-Dix, S



  5. Dallas Cowboys: Ra’shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
    I have no idea what the Cowboys were thinking when they passed on Sharrif Floyd at No. 18 overall. Moving down and then selecting a third-round center made it clearer than ever that they need a real general manager. In the meantime, Jerry Jones will continue to run the team into the ground.

    Perhaps Jones will suddenly realize that Dallas has a glaring need on the interior of its defensive front. Ra’shede Hageman would be a nice fit as Monte Kiffin’s three-technique – just as Floyd would have been.

  6. Baltimore Ravens: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
    It should be quite apparent that the Ravens desperately need help at receiver. Neither Jacoby Jones nor Marlon Brown should be a No. 2 wideout in the NFL. Think Baltimore misses Anquan Boldin?

  7. Chicago Bears: Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU
    Henry Melton, an impending free agent, tore his ACL recently. This could make it easier for the Bears to keep him, but they’ll need a replacement if he walks.

  8. Cincinnati Bengals: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
    Defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has done a great job of getting the most out of Terence Newman and Pacman Jones, but the Bengals will have to get younger at cornerback sooner or later.

    Pick change; previously Marcus Roberson, CB



  9. Detroit Lions: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
    It might still be early, but Darius Slay and Bullet Bill Bentley have been major disappointments for the Lions thus far. If they continue to struggle, the front office will consider a cornerback in the first round – as long as it satisfies their “BPA” model.

    Bradley Roby, who is yet another player who screwed up by not declaring early, has taken a tumble in my 2014 NFL Mock Draft because of poor play. He still has tremendous talent though, so maybe the Lions will think they can turn him around.

    Pick change; previously Aaron Colvin, CB

  10. Cleveland Browns: Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington
    The Browns apparently plan on courting Ben Tate in free agency, but what if he never hits the market or chooses to sign elsewhere?

    Pick change; previously Lache Seastrunk, RB

  11. San Francisco 49ers: Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida
    The 49ers need to fix their secondary. Their group of cornerbacks isn’t very strong, as Carlos Rogers has understandably declined at 32. He’s due $6.25 million next year, so San Francisco could cut ties with him.

    Pick change; previously Vic Beasley, DE/OLB

  12. New England Patriots: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
    Aqib Talib is having a great season. However, he’s an impending free agent, so he’ll command a big contract. The Patriots will have to find a replacement if they can’t retain him.

    Pick change; previously Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB



  13. New Orleans Saints: Scott Crichton, DE/OLB, Oregon State
    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.

  14. Kansas City Chiefs: A.J. Johnson, ILB, Tennessee
    I’d have to think Andy Reid would look at his offensive and defensive line before the linebacking corps, but A.J. Johnson is the top prospect available. He’d be a big upgrade over Akeem Jordan.

  15. Seattle Seahawks: Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee
    The Seahawks’ biggest issue right now is pass protection. They have so many injuries on the offensive line, but that was an area that had to be upgraded even before multiple blockers went down.

  16. Denver Broncos: Cyril Richardson, G/OT, Baylor
    What’s better than Peyton Manning and four awesome targets? Peyton Manning and four awesome targets with upgraded protection. Zane Beadles, the weak link on a solid Denver front, is an impending free agent.



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