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Mock Draft 3.1

There is certainly one thing I lack. I'm pretty good at making mock drafts, but what I do need to improve on is staying up to date on who is staying and leaving. The Ogbuehi staying in school and some other observations entice me to remake it.

Houston #1: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville. Houston needs a QB. Bridgewater is the best one.

St. Louis #2: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M. They need another OT, and Matthews is by far the best one available.

Jacksonville #3: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina. Gus Bradley probably wants a dominant defense in Jacksonville like he had in Seattle. Clowney is a great building block for that.

Cleveland #4: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson. There are better QB options later in the draft, and adding a guy like Watkins, along with Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron, make any QB better.

Oakland #5: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida. Bortles has the highest ceiling of any QB, and I think it's a great value to get him here.

Atlanta #6: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA. I believe Atlanta is looking for just a pass-rusher here, and I think that's the one reason he is the pick over Khalil Mack.

Tampa Bay #7: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo. Tampa could use another OLB, and Mack fits that bill perfectly.

Minnesota #8: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M. Manziel is the best QB and Minnesota would probably have no concerns about taking him here.

Buffalo #9: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M. Buffalo needs a #1 WR. Evans complements Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods very well.

Detroit #10: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn. They really need a starting OT, and Robinson is the best one here.

Tennessee #11: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State. Alterraun Verner is hitting FA, and another CB could definitely be in order next to Jason McCourty.

New York Giants #12: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina. Ebron could be a very good TE for Eli. Ebron has really broken out this year, and I believe he definitely deserved the John Mackey Award. Either way, Brandon Myers hasn't shown to be very good. They could use another weapon for Eli, because Hakeem Nicks is likely leaving in FA.

St. Louis #13: HaHa Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama. St. Louis needs another S next to T.J. McDonald. Clinton-Dix is a fine option here.

Chicago #14: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame. They need a DT, as Melton tore his ACL and was on the franchise tag.

Pittsburgh #15: Marqise Lee, WR, USC. Pittsburgh actually has a need at WR. Antonio Brown is the only proven WR after this season. Lee is a very good all-around WR to go with.

Dallas #16: Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State. I put Dallas at 16 just for no reason really. They need a 4-3 DT and Jernigan definitely does that well.

Cleveland #17 (Via Baltimore, a projected trade): Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State. I had to think of a trade because this is the crappiest board possible for Baltimore. No good WR's. Ebron is gone. Clinton-Dix is gone. Greg Robinson is gone. It might not be Cleveland but somebody would probably jump to Baltimore's pick to get Derek Carr. Either way, Cleveland takes another swing at a franchise QB.

New York Jets #18: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech. Their rival Giants took Ebron, so the Jets take the next best TE. Amaro should also be a great help for Geno Smith.

Miami #19: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan. They need a LT and Lewan is better then the rest of them.

Arizona #20: Cameron Erving, OT, Florida State. They need a LT to help and Erving looks solid and ready.

Green Bay #21: Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota. Green Bay could use a good NT and Hagemen also is a very good value.

Philadelphia #22: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State. Phili could use another CB and Dennard is a great value pick here as well.

Cincinnati #23: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama. This is a good pick for Cincinnati as he is a project with lots of potential. He can sit on the bench 1 year while Whitworth is starting at LT again, and then he can take over. Learning behind someone as good as Whitworth would certainly help him become better.

Kansas City #24: Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame. This gives K.C. another monster D-Linemen to go along with Dontari Poe.

San Diego #25: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU. San Diego could use a CB, and Verrett is a good pick here.

Baltimore (from Indianapolis via Cleveland) #26: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt. Matthews is a great all-around receiver that Joe Flacco needs. He is 6'3", has great hands and route running, and set records in the best conference in college football. He has questionable speed, but you know how that turns out (Anquan Boldin, Larry Fitzgerald, Jerry Rice, etc).

New Orleans #27: C.J. Mosely, LB, Alabama. New Orleans could use a good MLB, and Mosely does that.

San Francisco #28: Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State. Another WR is one of the more important priorities with the best NTs and CBs gone. Robinson is a very good one.

New England #29: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington. NE needs a TE with their current TEs having problems.

Carolina #30: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State. Carolina could use a huge WR, and Benjamin would be the guy here. Cam Newton would love a guy like this.

Denver #31: David Yankey, OL, Stanford. I believe Zach Martin is the better prospect, but Martin has actually never played OG, but he has too in the pros because he is too small. Denver could use someone who is ready to start right away.

Seattle #32: Cyril Richardson, OL, Baylor. Ditto with what I said about Denver. They could use an OG, but they would likely take Richardson over Zach Martin just because Richardson is more pro-ready.

There we go. That trade is very unlikely, but its possible.

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