Mock Draft 9.0

Sorry that I hadn't been able to make one last week, life got in my way.

Houston #1: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina. I still think Houston could take a QB later while they get their once-in-a-generation pass rusher who gets to play with J.J. Watt. That tandem would scare anybody and everybody.

St. Louis #2: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn. St. Louis will need an OT and Robinson and Matthews are the two best. Robinson could start out at RT (or LT if Jake Long isn't healthy). And he could move to LT when Long is gone.

Jacksonville #3: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M. Gus Bradley is trying to make the Jaguars like the Seahawks. Manziel shares a lot of qualities with Russell Wilson, so the Jaguars take their form of Wilson.

Cleveland #4: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson. The Browns could use a QB, but they also could wait for one round later. Watkins is a great talent and would be great next to Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron.

Oakland #5: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville. Oakland needs a QB and Bridgewater and Bortles are both there, so they are pretty lucky. They decide on Bridgewater for now.

Atlanta #6: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M. A no-brainer for the Falcons. They get a top-5 talent and it fills a huge need on their roster.

Tampa Bay #7: Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo. Tampa needs another OLB. This also is a great deal for Tampa. They get one of the best talents in the whole draft down at #7.

Minnesota #8: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida. Another no-brainer. Bortles is a step above the rest of the QB's and Minnesota definitely would take him at #8.

Buffalo #9: Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA. Buffalo also needs an OLB. Barr could play as a pass-rush specialist right away and then could become a starter later on.

Detroit #10: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State. Detroit needs another CB and Gilbert is the best CB in this draft.

Tennessee #11: C.J. Mosely, LB, Alabama. The Titans need a LB as well. Mosely is a very good all-around LB and could start right away.

New York Giants #12: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan. There's no other way the Giants would want this draft to go. A top rated OT falls onto their lap at #12. There's not even a question about who the pick would be if Lewan is here. They have a pretty big hole at RT.

St. Louis #13: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M. St. Louis needs a WR and Evans is a great pick at #13. He and Tavon Austin would complement each other greatly.

Chicago #14: Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State. The Bears need a DT, and Jernigan is one the best ones out here. He could really help restore their defense.

Pittsburgh #15: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State. The Steelers could use another CB and Dennard is a good pick at #15.

Dallas #16: Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh. Dallas needs a DT. Donald looked like a freak at the combine and would really help Dallas's depleted DL.

Baltimore #17: HaHa Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama. With our huge LT void filled and no WR at #17 worth taking, we turn to our need at FS. Clinton-Dix looks like he could be a great FS in this league and it would be a great pick IF he reached us. St. Louis, Chicago, and Dallas all have a need at S.

New York Jets #18: Eric Ebron, TE, UNC. Ebron is an amazing talent at #18 and the Jets get a good weapon for Geno Smith.

Miami #19: Zach Martin, OL, Notre Dame. Even with the Brandon Albert signing, the Dolphins still have questions at LG, RG, and RT. Martin could play all 3 of those positions and is a good value at #19.

Arizona #20: Ra'Shede Hageman, DL, Minnesota. The Cardinals could use reinforcements on the DL and Hageman is one of the best DL available at #20.

Green Bay #21: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville. GB has been missing an impact FS since Nick Collins. Pryor and Morgan Burnett would make a fine combo at S.

Philadelphia #22: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech. Phili could use another CB and Fuller is the best one available at this point.

Kansas City #23: Marqise Lee, WR, USC. KC could use another WR so they pick up Lee, who is falling a little bit.

Cincinnati #24: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State. The Bengals need a CB, and Roby struggled a bit, but he has some natural gifts. He could turn out to be one of the best CB's in the draft.

San Diego #25: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU. The Chargers really could use a CB to help their pass defense, and Verrett is the best CB left.

Cleveland #26: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State. The Browns need a QB, and they might as well address it now.

New Orleans #27: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri. New Orleans could use another D-Linemen and Ealy could start right away.

Carolina #28: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU. Carolina needs a WR. Beckham is a very good WR and will definitely start right away (But in Carolina, who wouldn't).

New England #29: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame. If Wilfork is released, NE will need a NT. Nix would be a great NT.

San Francisco #30: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State. San Fran could use a fast underneath WR to complement Boldin and Crabtree.

Denver #31: Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State. Denver would probably draft a CB, but the CB stock was depleted in the early-mid 20's. Shazier has great instincts and could start right away at LB for Denver.

Seattle #32: Xaivier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA. Seattle really needs an OG and Filo could start right away at OG. Another WR also be taken here, because all they have is Doug Baldwin, Percy Harvin (if he's healthy), and Jermaine Kearse (he looked pretty good in NFC Championship and Super Bowl).

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