The Star’s NFL mock draft 4.0
04/26/2014 6:47 PM
04/26/2014 6:47 PM
DE Jadeveon Clowney, S. Carolina
Houston wants Blake Bortles, so a trade-down is possible.2. St. Louis Rams
OT Jake Matthews, Texas A
Plug-and-play tackle with great bloodlines is a sure thing.3. Jacksonville Jaguars
LB Khalil Mack, Buffalo
Can be the cornerstone of Gus Bradley’s defense for years.4. Cleveland Browns
WR Mike Evans, Texas A
Sammy Watkins is bigger name, but Evans is the better fit.5. Oakland Raiders
WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson
Big-time playmaker will help Oakland’s “win now” effort.6. Atlanta Falcons
OT Greg Robinson, Auburn
High-upside mauler who fills a need.7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina
Would love Evans, but Ebron is nice consolation prize.8. Minnesota Vikings
DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
New coach Mike Zimmer can build defense around him.9. Buffalo Bills
OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan
Natural LT will help keep E.J. Manuel upright.10. Detroit Lions
OLB Anthony Barr, UCLA
Barr is raw but has upside as a pass rusher.11. Tennessee Titans
QB Derek Carr, Fresno St.
Reports have linked Titans to record-setting QB.12. New York Giants
DT Ra’Shede Hageman, Minn.
Fits the prototype of a Giants D-lineman.13. St. Louis Rams
CB Darqueze Dennard, Mich. St.
Coordinator Gregg Williams will like his physicality.14. Chicago Bears
S Calvin Pryor, Louisville
Fills need and is an intimidating hitter.15. Pittsburgh Steelers
WR Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
Big Ben needs a downfield threat.16. Dallas Cowboys
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A
Jerry Jones can’t help but take the home-state star.17. Baltimore Ravens
OT Zack Martin, Notre Dame
Versatility and toughness make him rock solid.18. New York Jets
WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State
Super-productive slot receiver will help young QB.19. Miami Dolphins
LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama
Three-down plug-and-play linebacker fills a need.20. Arizona Cardinals
QB Blake Bortles, Central Fla.
Could easily go earlier, but Cards will take this.21. Green Bay Packers
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
Can do a little bit of everything and fills a need.22. Philadelphia Eagles
CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma St.
Ball skills and athleticism can help on back end.23. Kansas City Chiefs
OLB Dee Ford, Auburn
Natural 3-4 pass-rusher who can help Houston and Hali.24. Cincinnati Bengals
LB Ryan Shazier, Ohio St.
Speedy tackler who can add some juice to front seven.25. San Diego Chargers
CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State
Has the athleticism and ball skills to be a top corner.26. Cleveland Browns
QB Jimmy Garoppolo, E. Illinois
Browns complete their offense with high-upside QB.27. New Orleans Saints
DE Demarcus Lawrence, Boise St.
Rex Ryan can never have too many pass rushers.28. Carolina Panthers
WR Marqise Lee, USC
Once a surefire top-15 pick; Panthers get a bargain.29. New England Patriots
DT Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame
Pats add another young, gifted lineman to the mix.30. San Francisco 49ers
WR Cody Latimer, Indiana
Boasts size, strength and hands to be good possession receiver.31. Denver Broncos
OLB Kyle Van Noy, BYU
The Broncos need pass-rush insurance for Ware and Miller.32. Seattle Seahawks
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Wash.
Another weapon for QB Russell Wilson.