2014 NFL Mock Draft: Joe Marino’s Seven-Round Projections (4/12/14)

Kyle Van Noy could give the NFC West another prime defensive talent. (Photo: Kirby Lee — USA Today Sports)

17. Baltimore Ravens – Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame: With the departure of Michael Oher, the Ravens have a glaring hole at offensive tackle. Not only would this pick replace Oher, but Martin has the potential to be an upgrade and provides versatility.

18. New York Jets – Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State: Even with the lucrative contract given to Eric Decker, the Jets are in desperate need of targets for Geno Smith. Robinson has No. 1 receiver upside and carries a strong resume coming out of the Big Ten.

19. Miami Dolphins – Jason Verrett, CB, TCU: The way this draft has shaped up, no offensive lineman would be a good value at No. 19, so the Dolphins should turn their attention to the secondary. Verrett can cover, blitz and play the run at a high level.

20. Arizona Cardinals – Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU: Van Noy is arguably the most instinctive linebacker in this draft and is a transcendent talent. The NFC West features some the NFL’s best defenses; the selection of Van Noy would allow the Cardinals to keep pace.

21. Green Bay Packers – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama: The Packers’ top position of need is safety and this pick could give them the best safety in the draft class. Clinton-Dix would allow the Packers to be more aggressive defensively with his ability to cover ground and defend in single-high looks.

22. Philadelphia Eagles – Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State: No team in the NFL gave up more passing yards per game last season than the Eagles. Robey has the athleticism and playmaking upside to become a No. 1 cornerback and shore up Philadelphia’s pass defense.

23. Kansas City Chiefs – Marqise Lee, WR, USC: The Chiefs receiving options outside of Dwayne Bowe are lacking. Lee would add a playmaker in an offense that needs just that.

24. Cincinnati Bengals – Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech: The Bengals’ secondary is aging; they are in need of some youth. Coming off a strong senior season, Fuller is an intriguing option that can challenge and replace Cincinnati’s veterans.

25. San Diego Chargers – Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame: The Chargers were tied for the fourth-most yards allowed per rushing attempt in the NFL this past season. Nix, the top nose tackle in the draft class, would improve their rushing defense up front.

26. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis) – Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida: If Bortles gets out of the top seven and no team trades up, the Browns would be in good shape to get him with this pick. Bortles’ accuracy is lacking, but he is a fierce competitor with the mental makeup of a franchise quarterback.

27. New Orleans Saints – Dee Ford, OLB, Auburn: Ford is an ideal fit for the Saints who brings the edge-rushing presence that Rob Ryan covets in his defense.

28. Carolina Panthers – Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt: The Panthers’ top three receivers from 2013 are no longer on the team, and the additions of Jericho Cotchery and Jason Avant don’t present long-term replacements. Matthews dominated the SEC and is a skilled pass catcher.

29. New England Patriots – Xavier Su’a-Filo, G, UCLA: The Patriots could get the draft’s top interior offensive lineman to address an area they could use some youth and upgrade. While more pressing needs exist for the Patriots, this value could be too good to pass up on.

30. San Francisco 49ers – Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota: Hageman is extremely talented but very inconsistent. San Francisco presents the perfect situation for him to grow and meet his potential.

31. Denver Broncos – Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State: Shazier is an explosive, playmaking linebacker who would fit well in the Broncos defense and is the best player on the board at this point. They can wait and get the cornerback and receiver help they need in later rounds.

32. Seattle Seahawks – Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State: Surrounding Russell Wilson with weapons should be a high priority for the Seahawks. Benjamin has a massive catch radius and Seattle is the perfect spot for him to succeed.

See pages 3-8 for rounds 2-7.

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4 Responses to “2014 NFL Mock Draft: Joe Marino’s Seven-Round Projections (4/12/14)”

  1. Ed Schaus says:

    No tackle drafted? Really? Are we really go into the next year with only Pears and Hairston? Are the Bills hiding the medical information that Hairston is game ready and won’t have an injury problem in 2014?

  2. ted langter says:

    No way the Packers take Attaucho in the second round. He is a DE who masquerades as an OLB. He looked horrible in the senior bowl trying to do anything but rush the qb. He played horribly on run plays right at him and can’t cover anybody even when they are close to the line.

  3. Tom says:

    No Tackle? They will take a tackle day 2 if they don’t at 9. We souldn’t take a safety, give Duke, Meeks and Searcy a chance to show what they have. Graham may even play there.

  4. TheOUTLAW says:

    Mack makes no sense for the Browns. Remember that they drafted an OLB last year in the first and signed one as a free agent. If they go outside the box it’d likely be for Clowney who also is not a need but he’s a better player.




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