Constant speculation, analysis and investigation has been conducted this off-season about the grandest off-season spectacle of them all in the NFL: The NFL Draft.
Since the very beginning of the college football season this past year, NFL scouts and College scouts alike have drooled and scrutinized over player performance. From the first snap of the NCAA season back in the fall of 2013, the NFL world has seen potential number one picks vary from Johnny Manziel to Teddy Bridgewater to Jadeveon Clowney to Blake Bortles to everyone in between. One thing that remains constant though has been everybody’s differing opinions about the NFL Draft itself. What makes the NFL Draft great is it’s ability to remain spontaneous and unpredictable and incredibly exciting. This year the Draft has perhaps one of the best draft classes in recent years not just for Quarterbacks, but for other positions as well. In a lot of ways the draft doesn’t mean much, but in other ways it can make or break one team’s season.
In my final mock draft before the draft (May 5th), you will see I have made some changes since my last mock draft earlier this month which you can view here. Since the playoffs started I wrote article after article detailing some potential NFL draft choices by various teams. My first were the top 8 picks of the draft, then the Bills and Lions, then another 8 picks, thenDolphins, Cardinals and Packers, then another 8 picks, and finally the Patriots and49ers to top it all off. (You can all click on those links if you so desire). Although some of my picks were perhaps a tad bit unwarranted, I believe with this mock I will do justice to some of those teams who were slighted or those players who were slighted in their analysis. As you can see this mock is a little bit mainstream, but with my explanations and analysis you can hopefully see the vantage point in which I am coming from. (Disclaimer: Do not take offense to any players who were omitted. Many times I would have liked to place a player in a certain position in the draft, however because other players line up better with individual team needs, some players were dropped down or not even included at all. If a good player is not listed, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are bad, it just means that there wasn’t room to fit him in terms of this draft organization.
I encourage you to give me your opinions and comments in the comment section below (keep it clean and read the entire mock before you jump to any conclusions, please). Remember that my draft may not necessarily be the same as those on Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Fox Sports or even Yahoo! Sports, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. Keep in mind, not even the most brilliant of football geniuses can predict something such as the NFL Draft.
Thus, without further delay, I give you my 2014 NFL Mock Draft, Part Two.