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Mock Draft 1.0: Full First Round

by David Seigerman
Feb 07, 2014 8:39 PM EST



The Houston Texans are on the clock. With Seattle's dismantling of Denver in Super Bowl XLVII, the 2013 NFL season is officially wrapped. And the countdown to 2014 is underway. The postseason is over, which means draft season is on. We finish our first official mock draft of 2014 -- a continuation of the mock that's slowly unfolded, eliminated team by eliminated team, since the end of the regular season -- with the two remaining picks: 31. Broncos: Zack Martin, T, Notre Dame The top priority in the offseason will be upgrading the secondary. TCU cornerback Jason Verrett is an option here, but he's a slot corner, and we all saw in the Super Bowl that the Broncos need physical corners. There's not one less on our board worth taking in the first round, so Denver goes with Priority 1A: protecting Peyton Manning. Seattle's defensive front got more facetime with Peyton than Papa John usually does, and its pressure was the key to stifling the best passing attack in NFL history. Martin is versatile enough to provide depth at either tackle spot, but he might be an even better prospect as a guard. 32, Seahawks: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU Yes, Jermaine Kearse and Doug Baldwin caught touchdown passes in the Super Bowl, and Golden Tate had his best NFL season. Percy Harvin is the one true game-changer among Seattle's receivers, but he'splayed 10 games over the last two seasons. Even in his healthy years in Minnesota, he was plagued by migraines. Beckham would be Harvin 2.0. He's a dynamic athlete who can be deadly after the catch. He'll give Seattle an option in the return game; Harvin returned a kickoff for a touchdown in the Super Bowl, but limiting his special teams touches would extend his shelf life as an offensive weapon. Official 2014 Mock Draft 1.0 1. Texans: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina 2. Rams (via Redskins): Jake Matthews, T, Texas A&M 3. Jaguars: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA 4. Browns: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville 5. Raiders: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson 6. Falcons: Cyrus Kouandjio, T, Alabama 7. Buccaneers: Taylor Lewan, T, Michigan 8. Vikings: C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama 9. Bills: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo 10. Lions: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt 11. Titans: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama 12. Giants: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina 13. Rams: Marqise Lee, WR, USC 14. Bears: Trent Murphy, DE, Stanford 15. Steelers: Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame 16. Cowboys: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State 17. Ravens: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M 18. Jets: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington 19. Dolphins: David Yankey, G, Stanford 20. Cardinals: Antonio Richardson, T, Tennessee 21. Packers: Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame 22. Eagles: Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State 23. Chiefs: Greg Robinson, T, Auburn 24. Bengals: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State 25. Chargers: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State 26. Browns (via Colts): Cyril Richarson, G, Baylor 27. Saints: Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida 28. Panthers: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State 29. Patriots: Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota 30. 49ers: Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado 31. Broncos: Zach Martin, T, Notre Dame] 32. Seahawks: Odell Beckham, WR, LSU