2014 NFL mock draft

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Jadeveon Clowney was the No. 1-ranked prospect in the 2011 247Composite.

247Sports looks ahead to the 2014 NFL Draft with an early look at who could be on track to hear their name called in the first round.

This projection includes 10 players rated as five-stars and 16 four-stars in the 247Composite. Half of the 32 prospects in this mock were ranked in the top 50 of their respective class in the 247Composite and it includes seven five-stars from the 2011 class.

1. Jacksonville Jaguars- Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
247Composite Ranking: Five-star, No. 1 overall, No. 1 weakside defensive end, No. 1 prospect in South Carolina (Class of 2011)
A transcendent prospect, Clowney could become the first consensus top prospect in recent memory to also go No. 1 in the draft. He’s talented enough to make a major impact regardless of team or scheme.

2. Oakland Raiders-Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
247Composite Ranking: Five-star, No. 2 overall, No. 1 offensive tackle, No. 1 prospect in Maryland (Class of 2011)
Still growing as a player, Kouandjio presents the most athletic upside of any prospect along the offensive line in this class and would provide the Raiders with a major building block along the offensive front.

3. Buffalo Bills- Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 37 overall, No. 5 offensive tackle, No. 6 prospect in Texas (Class of 2011)
Son of 14-time pro-bowler Bruce Matthews, Jake has a chance to be the second offensive tackle from Texas A&M to be taken in the top three in as many years. Matthews is also capable of playing multiple positions, including both tackle spots and center.

4. Arizona Cardinals- David Fales, QB, San Jose State
247Composite Ranking: Two-star, No. 167 JUCO prospect, No. 4 JUCO QB (Class of 2012)
Fales combines one of the strongest arms in the nation with near flawless mechanics and accuracy. Carson Palmer is merely a stopgap for the Cardinals and Fales would provide a long-term option at quarterback.

5. Cleveland Browns- Marqise Lee, WR, USC
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 45 overall, No. 4 athlete, No. 5 prospect in California (Class of 2011)
Cleveland has bolstered its defense in recent years and the dynamic Lee would give new head coach Rob Chudzinski a lethal weapon on the other side of the ball.

6. New York Jets- Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 61 overall, No. 5 athlete, No. 12 prospect in California (Class of 2010)
The Jets were unable to address pass-rusher in the 2013 draft after missing out on Barkevious Mingo and Dion Jordan. Barr, who is a converted H-Back, was more productive than both Mingo and Jordan despite 2012 being his first season playing the position.

C.J. Mosley is projected to be the second of three more first-round picks for Alabama.

7. Miami Dolphins- Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 156 overall, No. 11 OT, No. 4 prospect in Arizona (Class of 2009)
Miami is looking for a replacement for Jake Long and fellow “Michigan Man” Lewan would present a long term solution at the position, while also being strong enough to play right tackle if needed.

8. Tennessee Titans- Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 100 overall, No. 5 dual threat QB, No. 20 prospect in Florida (Class of 2011)
A highly instinctive quarterback with an uncanny feel for the game and outstanding accuracy, Bridgewater is a near opposite of current Titans starter, Jake Locker.

9. San Diego Chargers- Aaron Lynch, DE, South Florida
247Composite Ranking: Five-star, No. 9 overall, No. 1 strongside DE, No. 3 prospect in Florida (Class of 2011)
Back in 2011, Lynch was the breakout star on a Notre Dame defensive line that included Louis Nix and Stephon Tuitt. Now at USF, look for Lynch to regain his five-star form and develop into a top draft pick.

10. Tamp Bay Buccaneers- C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 77 overall, No. 3 inside LB, No. 2 prospect in Alabama (Class of 2010)
A likely first-rounder had he entered the 2013 draft, Mosley would provide the Buccaneers two top young linebackers when paired with Lavonte David.

11. Philadelphia Eagles- Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 63, No. 4 DT, No. 13 prospect in Florida (Class of 2010)
Don’t be surprised if the Eagles and Chip Kelly once again target the line of scrimmage in the first round, with Nix being an ideal candidate to take over at nose tackle in Philly’s 3-man front.

12. Kansas City Chiefs- Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
247Composite Ranking: Five-star, No. 19 overall, No. 3 WR, No. 7 prospect in Florida (Class of 2011)
The Chiefs could use a versatile playmaker like Watkins. Andy Reid has shown a penchant for selecting similar players in Philadelphia and Watkins is an ideal fit on a young, but talented Chiefs roster.

13. Detroit Lions- Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
247Composite Ranking: Three-star, No. 610 overall, No. 44 CB, No. 53 prospect in Georgia (Class of 2010)
The addition of Roby coupled with 2013 pick Darius Slay would move the Lions towards shoring up a secondary that faces that plays in the same division as Aaron Rodgers.

14. Dallas Cowboys- Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU
247Composite Ranking: Five-star, No. 5 overall, No. 1 DT, No. 2 prospect in Louisiana (Class of 2011)
Dallas failed to address the defensive line in the 2013 draft and Johnson is an ideal scheme fit in Monte Kiffin’s 4-3 defense. “Freak” would also be a welcome addition at Valley Ranch after the Cowboys missed on former LSU teammate, Bennie Logan.

15. Carolina Panthers- Loucheiz Purifoy, CB, Florida
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 269 overall, No. 23 CB, No. 46 prospect in Florida (Class of 2011)
Corner looks to be a big need for the Panthers and Purifoy is long, athletic, and battle-tested after facing top SEC wideouts for the past few seasons.

16. Chicago Bears- De'Anthony Thomas, WR, Oregon
247Composite Ranking: Five-star, No. 17 overall, No. 1 all-purpose back, No. 2 prospect in California (Class of 2011)
Chicago’s offense could use a spark and while not as refined as a Tavon Austin, “The Black Mamba” would provide just that for the Bears and new head coach, Marc Trestman. Thomas could also serve as a great replacement to Devin Hester in the return game.

17. Minnesota Vikings- Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami
247Composite Ranking: Five-star, No. 2 overall, No. 1 OT, No. 1 prospect in Minnesota (Class of 2010)
While he’s yet to put it all together, Henderson has shown flashes of brilliance and could follow an arc similar to that of 2013 draftee and fellow right tackle, D.J. Fluker, who was a late-riser throughout the draft process.

18. New York Giants- Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 243 overall, No. 20 weakside DE, No. 6 prospect in North Carolina (Class of 2010)
The Giants are always looking to replenish their defensive line and Martin is one of the more athletic edge rushers in this draft class. The UNC product would be an ideal replacement for recently-departed Osi Umenyiora and an aging Justin Tuck.

19. St. Louis Rams- Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State
247Composite Ranking: Three-star, No. 52 OG, No. 24 prospect in Mississippi (Class of 2009)
Protecting Sam Bradford is of utmost importance to the Rams and Jackson presents a potential anchor along the interior.

20. Indianapolis Colts- James Hurst, OT, North Carolina
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 36 overall, No. 4 OT, No. 1 prospect in Indiana (Class of 2010)
Andrew Luck took too many hits as a rookie and Hurst, a hometown product, would give the Colts an upgrade on the OL.

21. New Orleans Saints- Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 90 overall, No. 8 OT, No. 1 prospect in Tennessee (Class of 2011)
The massive Richardson would give the Saints another able body at OT along with 2013 draft pick Terron Armstead. While likely a best fit at right tackle, “Tiny” is capable of playing on either side of the line, should Armstead take a few years to develop.

22. Cincinnati Bengals- Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
247Composite Ranking: Five-star, No. 7 overall, No. 2 safety, No. 2 prospect in Florida (Class of 2011)
It’s no secret the Bengals love drafting from top SEC programs like Alabama and Georgia. Cincinnati missed on Eric Reid in the 2013 draft and Clinton-Dix is anything but a consolation.

23. St. Louis Rams via Washington Redskins- Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 30 overall, No. 2 all-purpose back, No. 5 prospect in Texas (Class of 2010)
Running back is an area of need for the Rams and this pick received from the Robert Griffin III trade two years ago gives St. Louis the flexibility to take a versatile back like Seastrunk in the first round.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers- Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 32, No. 3 strongside DE, No. 3 prospect in Georgia (Class of 2011)
Tuitt is an ideal fit for Pittsburgh on multiple fronts, being a scheme fit and embodying what the Steelers look for in players, both physically and mentally.

25. Atlanta Falcons- Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 44 overall, No. 3 tight end, No. 2 prospect in Washington (Class of 2011)
Seferian-Jenkins has been the best all-around tight end in college football for a few seasons and would give Matt Ryan another weapon in the passing game, while providing an instant replacement for Tony Gonzalez.

26. Baltimore Ravens- Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 249 overall, No. 30 WR, No. 6 prospect in Maryland (Class of 2010)
Wide receiver is a position of need for the Ravens and Coleman is a big-bodied target that would be an ideal fit opposite a burner like Torrey Smith.

27. Green Bay Packers- Craig Loston, safety, LSU
247Composite Ranking: Five-star, No. 9 overall, No. 1 safety, No. 2 prospect in Texas (Class of 2009)
It’s taken Loston a while to fulfill his considerable promise as a prospect, but he’s came on for LSU in 2012 and is one of the more explosive defensive backs in this draft class.

28. New England Patriots- Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
247Composite Ranking: Three-star, No. 291 overall, No. 19 athlete, No. 43 prospect in Texas (Class of 2010)
One of several talented cornerbacks from the Big 12, Gilbert has good size and is capable in both coverage and run support.

29. Houston Texans- Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
247Composite Ranking: Three-star, No. 393 overall, No. 13 dual threat QB, No. 63 prospect in Texas (Class of 2011)
While he signed an extension in 2012, Matt Schaub isn’t getting any younger and has yet to get a talented Texans team over the hump in the playoffs. In what would be a dream scenario for Texas A&M fans, Houston could afford to bring Manziel along slowly while learning to be a professional quarterback.

30. Seattle Seahawks- Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 228, No. 7 athlete, No. 3 prospect in Nevada (Class of 2009)
A versatile playmaker with ability to rush the passer and play in space, Van Noy presents outstanding value at this point in the first round.

31. Denver Broncos- Trent Murphy, DE, Stanford
247Composite Ranking: Three-star, NR DE/state of Arizona
The Broncos are looking to replace pass rusher Elvis Dumervil after a much-publicized contract snafu. Murphy has been highly productive coming off the edge for Stanford and could provide an immediate solution.

32. San Francisco 49ers- Christian Jones, OLB, Florida State
247Composite Ranking: Five-star, No. 21 overall, No. 3 OLB, No. 3 prospect in Florida (Class of 2010)
The 49ers roster is loaded to the point where oftentimes they just draft what they term as the prospect with the best size-speed-athleticism combo and Jones could fit the bill.

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