Final 2014 Mock Draft - Predictions for all first round picks

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The NFL Draft is just minutes away, so here is my final mock draft - including potential trades on an action packed night at Radio City Music Hall.

1. Houston Texas - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

It seems the Texans won't be going for a quarterback at number one overall, leaving the best player on the board in Jadeveon Clowney sitting in their lap. Teaming up with JJ Watt, Clowney could wreak havoc as the Texans look to slow down Andrew Luck in the AFC South.

2. St. Louis Rams - Greg Robinson, T, Auburn

The Rams could look to trade out here but it may cost too much for a team to do it. Instead, the Rams choose to pick Auburn tackle Greg Robinson, who will be able to play right tackle or guard instantly with his dominant run blocking in the NFL before transitioning to left tackle once he's developed his technique. 

3. *PROJECTED TRADE* (Jacksonville Jaguars ->) Detroit Lions - Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

All the talk this week has been surrounding a potential trade up from the Lions regarding Clemson's Watkins, and here they manage to create a devastating duo at wide receiver with Watkins and Calvin Johnson. Jacksonville are able to trade back and stockpile picks in a bid to improve their roster.

4. *PROJECTED TRADE* (Cleveland Browns ->) Atlanta Falcons - Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo

Some had thought that Atlanta would move up to select Clowney, but the price will have no doubt scared them off. Instead, they are able to jump above Oakland to select the second best pass rusher in this class in Mack. With defensive co-ordinator Mike Nolan running multiple 3-4 and 4-3 looks, a hybrid type player like Mack would be a great fit for them.

5. Oakland Raiders - Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh

The Raiders' offseason moves suggest that they are in "win now" mode - which would be great...if it was 2009. It isn't, and with ageing pass rushers like Justin Tuck and Lamarr Woodley and a run-stuffing nose tackle in Pat Sims, adding a penetrating 3-technique in Donald, who possesses an elite first step, would instantly improve their defensive line.

6. Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta) - Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

With Watkins off the board, Cleveland could move down and still bag a wide receiver in Texas A&M's Mike Evans. A huge receiver with an outstanding ability to make contested catches, Evans was a star this season and could form a promising tandem with Browns WR Josh Gordon.

7. *PROJECTED TRADE* (Tampa Bay Buccaneers ->) New York Jets - Odell Beckham, WR, LSU

The Jets need a wide receiver and after Watkins and Evans both went in the top six picks, they here decide to make a huge jump up to bag Beckham. A speedy receiver with great playmaking ability, Beckham would team up with Eric Decker to immediately improve the weapons around QB Geno Smith.

8. Minnesota Vikings - Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

Eight picks in, and the first quarterback is off the board. The Vikings missed badly in 2011 on Christian Ponder and GM Rick Spielman needs to get his signal caller in place, and here they manage to get Bortles. Often called 'a poor man's Andrew Luck', Bortles possesses prototypical size and pocket presence to be a star, but needs some coaching mechanically.

9. Buffalo Bills - Jake Matthews, T, Texas A&M

Often linked with a trade up, instead the Bills sit tight and get one of the steals of the draft in Matthews. A plug-and-play tackle with picture-perfect technique, Matthews has experience at both left and right tackle, giving Buffalo flexibility with Cordy Glenn already in place.

10. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Detroit) - Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

It's no secret that Jacksonville need a quarterback and have done for some time now. There have been murmurings over interest from the Jaguars in Manziel, and here they're able to get their man even after a trade down. With the whole franchise needing a spark, the playmaking, freelancing quarterback could be the man to reinvigorate the Jaguars.

11. Tennessee Titans - Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA

The Titans hired Ray Horton as their new defensive co-ordinator this offseason, meaning the 3-4 defense is coming to Tennessee. As a result, they need to add some pass rush after disappointing displays from Kamerion Wimbley, and Barr - who worked with Titans linebackers coach Lou Spanos at UCLA - is a high risk, high reward pick given his raw game right now.

12. New York Giants - Taylor Lewan, T, Michigan

For the second year in a row, the Giants can look to offensive line with their first pick. Last year it was Justin Pugh, who is better at guard or right tackle, and after watching Will Beatty struggle last season, Lewan can come in and add some aggression to the Giants offensive line.

13. St. Louis Rams - HaSean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

The Rams have done a good job of adding young talent to their defence in recent years, with Robert Quinn, Michael Brockers, Janoris Jenkins and Alec Ogletree now forming one of the most promising defensive units in the NFL. What's missing? Safety help. Here they can add Clinton-Dix, the best safety on the board with great tackling and ability in coverage.

14. Chicago Bears - Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

The Bears simply need to spend this pick on defense. Whether it's safety, defensive line, linebacker or cornerback, they simply need help to move on from an ageing unit. Here the first cornerback comes off the board with Fuller, a corner with great size, athleticism and ball skills to make a difference in the Bears' secondary.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers - Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

The Steelers are in a similar position to the Bears in that they just need to add some youth to their defense, and they also choose to go cornerback here. Dennard is an aggressive press corner who will fit well in the Steelers scheme and will be a valuable part of Dick LeBeau's defense.

16. *PROJECTED TRADE* (Dallas Cowboys ->) San Francisco 49ers - Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

After the early run on wide receivers, the 49ers move up to snag one before the Ravens have chance. With the most picks in the draft and a loaded roster, the 49ers need to package up their picks to add another weapon for Colin Kaepernick. Cooks is a great athlete who will add some dynamism to the slot, playing between Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin.

17. Baltimore Ravens - Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

The Ravens added Steve Smith at receiver in free agency but need to continue to add weapons around Joe Flacco. Dennis Pitta is back from injury but Owen Daniels doesn't offer much for the future. Ebron is an athletic tight end who can make plays after the catch but needs to improve his fundamentals when catching the ball.

18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from New York Jets) - Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

With that trade down with the Jets, Tampa can afford to draft their quarterback of the future in Carr. The Fresno State star needs some work and can sit behind Josh McCown initially, and with such a strong connection to offensive co-ordinator Jeff Tedford, the strong armed Carr could be a great fit with the Buccaneers.

19. Miami Dolphins - Zack Martin, OL, Notre Dame

Miami's offensive line was like a turnstile last season, and whilst they added tackle Branden Albert in free agency, they should still look to add another lineman in this draft. Martin, who played at left tackle for Notre Dame, maybe doesn't have the ideal size to play there in the pro's, but will be valuable at guard or right tackle.

20. Arizona Cardinals - Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

The Cardinals can generally go with the best player available here and with a need at safety, Louisville's Pryor makes a lot of sense for Bruce Arians' Arizona. Pryor is an aggressive hitter but can also play in coverage, and will make their secondary all the more intimidating alongside Tyrann Mathieu and Patrick Peterson.

21. Green Bay Packers - CJ Mosley, LB, Alabama

Green Bay are devoid of playmakers in the middle of their defense and can take another chance on an Alabama star with injury concerns - just as they did with Eddie Lacy last year. Mosley is a do-it-all linebacker who can play the run and get back in coverage and if healthy, could be a steal.

22. *PROJECTED TRADE* (Philadelphia Eagles ->) Cleveland Browns - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

There have been murmurings that Kansas City or Cincinnati could take Bridgewater, and through fear of missing on a quarterback, the Browns move up a few spots to grab the Louisville star who is still the best quarterback in the class with accuracy, vision, pocket awareness and mobility.

23. Kansas City Chiefs - Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA

It's well known that Chiefs head coach Andy Reid loves to draft 'trench' players early on - either defensive or offensive line. Having lost Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah in free agency, they can grab the best guard in the draft in Su'a-Filo. Strong in the run game and with athleticism to pass protect, Su'a-Filo can instantly make an impact on Kansas City's line.

24. Cincinnati Bengals - Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

Despite drafting Dre Kirkpatrick in 2012, the Bengals can still improve at cornerback with Leon Hall coming off injury. Verrett - despite his size - is an aggressive corner with ball skills who can play in the slot or on the outside - as long as he isn't matched up against 6ft 5in receivers who can push him about.

25. San Diego Chargers - Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame

The Chargers struggled against the run last season and nose tackle Cam Thomas left in free agency. Nix is coming off a down year which was troubled by injury, but whilst he's a run-stuffing nose tackle, he also has enough burst to get into the backfield and disrupt the passing game too.

26. Philadelphia Eagles - Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

Chip Kelly has to improve his secondary in the draft and can do it here even by trading down. Gilbert has great speed and ball skills, but needs to clean up his footwork and can look a bit stiff when turning at times, but with few playmakers at defensive back for Philadelphia, he would instantly help them.

27. New Orleans Saints - Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State

Shazier may not be a great fit for a 3-4 team given his size, but there is one thing he can offer in droves - speed. Shazier flies around the field making plays, and his versatility in coverage and as a blitzer would be a great weapon for a defensive co-ordinator like Rob Ryan in New Orleans.

28. Carolina Panthers - Morgan Moses, T, Virginia

The Panthers' need for a wide receiver is well documented. They needed some anyway but then lost Brandon LaFell and Steve Smith in free agency, leaving Cam Newton with a bunch of ageing or unproven receivers. Despite this, the retirement of Jordan Gross is huge and leaves the Panthers with a gaping hole at left tackle, and with a deep wide receiver class, they can afford to take a chance on Moses, a huge tackle who has flashed ability in pass protection.

29. New England Patriots - Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota

The Patriots can certainly stand to add some youth and athleticism to their defensive line, and Hageman can certainly offer that. His get off from the line can be inconsistent at times but when he wins off the snap, the huge defensive tackle is a dominant force in the backfield and can be helped along in the NFL with gradual progression with the Patriots.

30. Dallas Cowboys (from San Francisco) - Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

The Cowboys need anything on defense after a shocking year last season. The loss of DeMarcus Ware is huge to their pass rush and whilst Ealy can be inconsistent at times, he's strong and can win in a number of ways when he's on his game, making this a decent value pick having traded down.

31. *PROJECTED TRADE* (Denver Broncos ->) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State

Denver have spent heavily on players like Peyton Manning, DeMarcus Ware and Wes Welker, but they won't be around forever and GM John Elway needs to add some youth, making a trade down sensible. Here, Tampa Bay can pair their new quarterback Carr with his favourite target from college, Davante Adams. A superb athlete with body control and the ability to make catches in traffic, Adams would be a great complement to Vincent Jackson.

32. Seattle Seahawks - Joel Bitonio, OL, Nevada

Seattle love to throw a curveball in the draft and this could be something of a shock too. They certainly need more help on the offensive line and Bitonio, who can play right tackle or guard, is a late riser who may well sneak into the first round with a team like the Seahawks.