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Off-Season 1st round mock draft 2.1

I know, I just made one. But, as realwillthrill pointed out, I forgot Anthony Barr. When I plug him in, the whole draft will change, so I had to remake it.

Houston #1: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville. With a good QB, Houston is most likely back in the playoffs. Bridgewater is the best one available.

St. Louis (via Washington) #2: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M. Roger Saffold is likely gone in FA, and Jake Long is injury prone. Matthews is a great talent, and is a great pick here.

Jacksonville #3: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida. Bortles has the highest ceiling of any QB, and Jacksonville needs some help.

Cleveland #4: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson. This gives Cleveland a great complement to Josh Gordon on the outside. A WR core with Watkins, Gordon, Jordan Cameron, and Joe Thomas makes any QB seem better then they are.

Oakland #5: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M. Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen are both getting warmer seats as we go along. I think they take Manziel, and hope they get their "savior" here.

Atlanta #6: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina. Atlanta gets lucky here, as one of the best prospects falls onto their laps at #6.

Tampa Bay #7: Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo. Tampa could use another OLB to pair with Lavonte David. He could play a Von Miller type role with Tampa with Lovie Smith.

Minnesota #8: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State. Minnesota is a good QB away from having a great offense. They have great pieces everywhere else, including Adrian Peterson, Greg Jennings, Cordarelle Patterson (we know this), Kyle Rudolph, Matt Kalil, and John Sullivan. Minnesota might be slightly hesitant after Christian Ponder, but I think they pull the trigger.

Buffalo #9: Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA. This gives Buffalo a very dangerous OLB, who could do well with Mario Williams, Marcel Dareus, and Kyle Williams.

Detroit #10: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M. After seeing the success Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall had in Chicago this year, I don't think the Lions would mind using their later picks on a LT and CB. Evans and Calvin Johnson is more scary then Jeffery and Marshall in my opinion.

Tennessee #11: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn. Tennessee needs an OT because theirs are aging and leaving.

New York Giants #12: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State. They need a CB, and Gilbert fits the mold as one they want,

St. Louis #13: Marqise Lee, WR, USC. This gives St. Louis a much needed #1 WR. Tavon Austin is NOT a #1 WR. Lee is great for that role, if he returns to his 2012 form.

Chicago #14: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame. The Bears could use a DT, as Henry Melton tore his ACL and was on the franchise tag.

Pittsburgh #15: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State. Pittsburgh could use another CB, because Ike Taylor is aging (but still good) and they have no standout #2. Dennard is a good CB.

Baltimore #16: Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M. On the 2nd time, this make even more sense. Not only can Cedric play OT, he has experience at OG. If Osemele was for some reason better at RT, Cedric could go back to OG if needed.

Dallas #17: Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State. Dallas needs a 4-3 DT and Jernigan fits that.

New York Jets #18: Eric Ebron, TE, UNC. This gives Geno Smith a good weapon to help his development out.

Miami #19: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama. This seems like a steal at 18. Miami needs O-Line help. Bryant McKinnie isn't their answer at LT either.

Arizona #20: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan. This is a very good pick and Lewan should be a good LT for a while.

Green Bay #21: HaHa Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama. Green Bay needs a good S next to Morgan Burnett. Jerron McMillan and M.D. Jennings aren't cutting it.

San Diego #22: Cameron Erving, OT, Florida State. San Diego needs a LT for Philip Rivers, and I don't have too much faith in King Dunlap. Erving and D.J. Fluker would be a good combo.

Philadelphia #23: Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson. This gives Phili a good OLB to go with Trent Cole.

Kansas City #24: Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame. Tuitt and Dontari Poe could clog up a lot of space for Tamba Hali and Justin Houston for the future.

Cincinatti #25: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri. Ealy gives the Bengals a good DE to replace Michael Johnson, who is very likely to leave in FA.

Cleveland (via Indianapolis) #26: Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA. Hundley could succeed in Cleveland right away because of the talent around him (unless they hire Josh McDaniels). He has weapons, he has protection, they have a defense. All they need is a RB.

New Orleans #27: C.J. Mosely, LB, Alabama. This is a great selection. Mosely is a very good prospect. He is a good do-it-all LB who can cover, pass rush, and run stop. Great for Rob Ryan.

San Francisco #28: Ra'Shede Hagemen, DT, Minnesota. The 49ers could use a NT, and Hagemen could not only do that, but is a good value as well.

New England #29: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech. NE could use a TE with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez having problems (different problems). Amaro is a good value and he fills a need.

Carolina #30: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State. Like I said before, Cam Newton needs a huge weapon to compliment Steve Smith. They will also need another WR to replace him eventually.

Denver #31: David Yankey, OL, Stanford. Denver could use a good OL, and Yankey is a very good one. He can play 4 of the 5 positions on the O-Line, though Denver will have him at LG, because the other positions are solid with Ryan Clady, Orlando Franklin, and Louis Vasquez.

Seattle #32: Zach Martin, OL, Notre Dame. Seattle needs an OG, and Martin, next to Yankey, Cyril Richardson, and Gabe Jackson, is one the best ones there.

Don't be afraid to comment and criticize. I take lots of suggestions.

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