2014 NFL Mock Draft - Kevin Hanson
21. Green Bay Packers (draft history): C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
One of the most instinctive and best coverage linebackers in the country, Mosley is like a coach on the field and one of the best all-around linebackers in this year's draft class. In addition, he's an excellent value at this spot in the first round.
22. Philadelphia Eagles (draft history): Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
With the release of DeSean Jackson, who signed with the Redskins, it wouldn't surprise me if Chip Kelly and the Eagles added a replacement with Cooks. In addition, the team's best receiver, Jeremy Maclin, is returning from a torn ACL and only signed a one-year deal.
Although he's not the biggest receiver (5-9 3/4, 189 pounds), Cooks certainly does not lack speed (4.33 forty), strength (16 reps at 225) or production (Biletnikoff winner in 2013). Cooks caught 128 passes for 1,730 yards and 16 touchdowns in addition to 32 carries for 217 yards and two touchdowns in 2013.
23. Kansas City Chiefs (draft history): Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois
While I can see the Chiefs using this pick on a receiver, pairing Ward with strong safety Eric Berry helps the Chiefs address one of their bigger needs. While he's not the biggest safety prospect, Ward plays with physicality and he has the versatility to play either safety spot and is one of the best coverage safeties in this year's draft class.
24. Cincinnati Bengals (draft history): Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
With Terence Newman and Adam Jones north of 30, Leon Hall coming off an Achilles injury and Dre Kirkpatrick yet to live up to first-round expectations, adding a cornerback, and perhaps more than one, will likely be a focus early in the draft for the Bengals.
After a terrific season in 2012, Roby followed that up with a disappointing and inconsistent season in 2013. Displaying elite athleticism (sub-4.4 forty and 38.5-inch vertical) at the combine, Roby is also a capable and willing tackler in run support.
25. San Diego Chargers (draft history): Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
In the pass-happy NFL, you can never have too many good cornerbacks. And when you have to face Peyton Manning and the Broncos at least twice (and maybe three times like last season), it especially makes sense. The Chargers had only 11 interceptions, which ranked 26th in the NFL last season, and they allowed 4,139 passing yards (29th).
* 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.
26. Tennessee Titans (draft history): Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
It's certainly possible that the Titans trade back again with a quarterback-needy team looking to move up from the early second round to secure a quarterback. While I don't expect the Titans to take a quarterback if they stay put at No. 11, it's not out of the question if they take one in the trade-down scenario I've mocked. After all, they have a new coaching staff and the incumbent has had issues with both accuracy and durability.
As a function of Fresno State's style of offense, Carr posted astronomical numbers: 5,083 yards, 50 touchdowns and only eight interceptions. He threw for 400-plus yards eight times, which includes a pair of 500-yard games, but he had his worst game (30-54, 217 yards, two TDs, one INT) against his toughest competition (USC) in his final collegiate game.
That said, his offseason process (Senior Bowl, private workouts, etc.) has gone well. In addition, Carr has excellent arm strength, mobility and intangibles to become a successful starting quarterback in the NFL.
27. New Orleans Saints (draft history): Marcus Martin, C, USC
In my previous update, I had the Saints adding Martin's USC teammate Marqise Lee and that could be an option here as well. That said, there have been reports linking Martin and the Saints and there is a good chance that Martin won't be available when New Orleans is on the clock in Round 2.
Not only could Martin immediately start at center, but he has the experience and versatility to play guard as well.
28. Carolina Panthers (draft history): Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
One of the league's best teams last season, the Panthers will enter May's draft with some glaring weaknesses: wide receiver(s), offensive tackle and cornerback. In virtually all of the previous editions of my mock, I've had the Panthers going with a wide receiver here and I wouldn't rule that out. As deep as wide receiver is, however, another possibility would be for the Panthers to look for Jordan Gross' long-term replacement and then go receiver with their second-round pick (or even both second-day picks).
* Projected Trade: Jags send their second-round pick (39th overall), fourth-round pick (105th overall) and fifth-round pick (144th overall) to the Patriots.
29. Jacksonville Jaguars (draft history): Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Some may question his frame while his disappointing Pro Day performance did himself no favors. With Bridgewater slipping to the second round in some other mock drafts, he could be available this late and the Pats would likely be a willing trade partner for a team looking to move up to select their quarterback of the future.
Not only is Bridgewater a highly accurate passer (on tape), but he possesses the intelligence, intangibles and leadership you'd want in a franchise quarterback. The most polished quarterback in this year's draft class, Bridgewater remains my top-ranked quarterback prospect even if he is far from the first one off the board.
30. San Francisco 49ers (draft history): Marqise Lee, WR, USC
There have been some rumors that the 49ers are considering a trade up to acquire Mike Evans. If they don't trade up, Lee is a nice consolation prize.
For Lee and the Trojans as a team, 2013 was a disappointing season. Winning the Biletnikoff Award (see past winners) in 2012, Lee was nation's top collegiate receiver and finished with 118 receptions for 1,723 yards and 14 touchdowns last year.
Although he was slowed by injuries and put up inconsistent production, Lee had his best game of the season in the Las Vegas Bowl with seven catches for a season-high 118 yards and two touchdowns.
31. Denver Broncos (draft history): Ra'Shede Hageman, DT/DE, Minnesota
While his motor is inconsistent, there is no denying Hageman's talent and athleticism at his size. Based on talent and upside alone, Hageman could be off the board in the middle of the first round.
32. Seattle Seahawks (draft history): Joel Bitonio, OL, Nevada
Not only is Bitonio an excellent athlete, he is a versatile prospect that was worked out at tackle, guard and center.
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