2014 NFL Mock Draft - Kevin Hanson

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Below are picks 11-20 of Kevin Hanson's 2014 NFL Mock Draft:

* Projected Trade: Browns send their second first-round pick (No. 26 overall) and their second-round (No. 35 overall) to the Titans for the 11th overall pick.

11. Cleveland Browns (draft history): Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

While they contributed to the moderate draft-day slide for Johnny Football by not selecting him at No. 4, they get their franchise quarterback by moving up to No. 11.

It has been a long time since the Browns have had a franchise quarterback. Since the franchise returned to Cleveland in 1999, the Browns have had a league-leading (or really a league-worst) 20 starting quarterbacks. Before an ACL injury sidelined him last season, Brian Hoyer played well last year and he even has a shot to become the team's starter in Week 1 even if they draft a quarterback like I'm projecting here.

One of the most exciting, improvisational and polarizing players in college football, Manziel, the first-ever freshman Heisman Trophy winner (in 2012), threw for 3,732 yards, 33 touchdowns and 13 interceptions and ran for another 686 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013.

With the ability to avoid pressure and make plays on the run, Manziel also improved quite a bit as a passer from the pocket in 2013. In addition, Alabama coach Nick Saban called him one of the most competitive players he has ever faced. That said, Manziel will need to learn (a la Russell Wilson) to better avoid hits instead of seeking that extra yard or two.

12. New York Giants (draft history): Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame

Considering Eli Manning was sacked a career-worst 39 times in 2013 and he struggled mightily, improving their ability to keep Manning upright in 2014 will be one of their priorities in this year's draft.

Despite his relatively short arms (32 7/8 inches) for a left tackle, Martin has started 52 games at the position for Notre Dame. That said, Martin has the versatility to also play right tackle and may be even better at guard.

* Projected Trade: Jets send their first-round pick (No. 18), their third-round pick (No. 80) and their second of three fourth-round picks (No. 115) to the Rams for the 13th overall pick.

13. New York Jets (draft history): Odell Beckham, Jr., WR, LSU

The Jets signed Eric Decker to a five-year deal in free agency, but they will still likely add a receiver (or two) early in the draft. More than likely, the Jets will need to move up if OBJ is their target. Dangerous in the open field, Beckham averaged 19.5 yards per reception last year with 59 catches for 1,152 yards and eight touchdowns.

14. Chicago Bears (draft history): Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

More than likely, the Bears will use this pick on defense and specifically on the defensive line or defensive backfield. Only the Vikings (30.0) gave up more points per game than the Bears (29.9), who ranked 30th in total defense (394.6 yards allowed per game).

As a playmaker on defense, Clinton-Dix has seven interceptions in 19 starts over his career and would be an immediate upgrade over Chris Conte.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers (draft history): Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

Not only did the Steelers add Mike Mitchell in free agency, but they re-signed starting cornerback Ike Taylor as well. That said, Taylor turned 34 years old on Cinco de Mayo and only signed a one-year deal.

The second cornerback off the board in my mock, Dennard, the recipient of the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given to the nation's best defensive back, was also a consensus first-team All-American.

16. Dallas Cowboys (draft history): Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA

The Cowboys ranked dead last in total defense (415.3 yards allowed per game) last season and can use upgrades at a variety of positions on defense. While Barr is a player many speculate could slide on draft day, I don't think he gets past the Cowboys if he's still on the board here.

A converted running back, Barr has played defense for only two seasons at UCLA. That said, he has had at least 20 TFL and double-digit sacks in both of those seasons.

17. Baltimore Ravens (draft history): Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

A first team All-ACC selection, Ebron set the conference record for most receiving yards in a season by a tight end this year. In fact, he has been compared to San Francisco's Vernon Davis, who previously held the record, due to his size and athleticism. That said, Ebron relies a bit too much on his athleticism, which has led to some inconsistency.

Rumor has it that the Ravens are high on Ebron and if he's available at this spot, he could be their target. While the Ravens gave Dennis Pitta a long-term extension this offseason, they initially drafted Ed Dickson in the same class as Pitta to form a dynamic duo although Dickson never lived up to their expectations.

* Projected Trade: Jets send their first-round pick (No. 18), their third-round pick (No. 80) and their second of three fourth-round picks (No. 115) to the Rams for the 13th overall pick.

18. St. Louis Rams (draft history): Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

One of the most versatile safety prospects in this year's draft class, Pryor (6-2, 208) is a devastating hitter at the position and had eight career forced fumbles. With solid coverage skills as well, Pryor had seven interceptions in his Louisville career and should hear his name called at some point in the middle of the first round.

19. Miami Dolphins (draft history): Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA

No team allowed more sacks last season than the Dolphins (58).

The Dolphins have made some moves in free agency to shore up their pass blocking by signing left tackle Branden Albert, guard Shelley Smith and even running back Knowshon Moreno, who excels in pass protection.

That said, it wouldn't surprise me if the Dolphins still used this pick on an offensive lineman, like Su'a-Filo, the top offensive guard in this year's draft class.

20. Arizona Cardinals (draft history): Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State

What he lacks in size (237 pounds), Shazier makes up for in speed (sub-4.4 forty) and production. Shazier ranked third in the nation in tackles (144) and was tied for second in tackles for loss (23.5).

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