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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles Add Pass Rush

Josh Collacchi takes a look at the latest draft order and what some possibilities could be for the 2014 NFL Draft.

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With the first 20 picks locked in, (except for the coin flip between the Ravens and Cowboys), the top 20 is set. The remaining picks are sorted by their respective records and seeding given that team made the playoffs. The Eagles will not have a top 20 pick this season, and that is far from what most of us expected.

Keep in mind that a lot more film needs to be watched, and a lot more football is to be played as far as the last 12 picks goes. But here is the Playoff Mock.

Pick Team Selection School
1 Houston Texans QB Teddy Bridgewater Louisville The Texans need a quarterback, and Teddy Bridgwater is the most pro ready in this year's class, and is a top five lock.
2 St. Louis Rams (via WSH) T Jake Matthews Texas A&M The Rams can get more value should they trade back here, but if not the best player of need is Jake Matthews.
3 Jacksonville Jaguars QB Derek Carr Fresno State The Jags finally get their quarterback, and Cecil Shorts will be elated with the selection of Carr.
4 Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel Texas A&M The Browns will have a new head coach, and chances are it is someone who wants a new quarterback. Manziel is a flashy athlete who has improved in the passing game.
5 Oakland Raiders WR Sammy Watkins Clemson The Raiders desperately need a playmaker on offense, and Sammy Watkins is just that.
6 Atlanta Falcons DE Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina The Falcons get lucky here and get a generational talent in Clowney. Don't be fooled, he is the real deal.
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers ILB C.J. Mosley Alabama The Bucs need another linebacker who can maximize the talent on that defense. Mosley is the best defensive player not named Clowney in the draft this year.
8 Minnesota Vikings LB Khalil Mack Buffalo The Vikings need a quarterback, but a new coach will want to get the best player should they want a QB like David Fales later in the draft. Mack has minimal weaknesses and will instantly make the Vikings defense better.
9 Buffalo Bills TE Eric Ebron North Carolina The BIlls need to add more weapons for E.J. Manuel, and perhaps the most dynamic tight end in this class is avaiable for the taking. Ebron will help right away and become a top tier tight end in the NFL.
10 Detroit Lions WR Kelvin Benjamin Florida State Calvin Johnson is impossible to cover. So is Kelvin Benjamin. This could be one of the best wide receiver duos we have seen. How are you going to stop them?
11 Tennessee Titans DT Louis Nix Notre Dame The Titans lack an interior presence on that defensive line, and Louis Nix can fix that right away. Some scouts have compared him to Vince Wilfork, which is not a smokescreen. Nix can play.
12 New York Giants OT Greg Robinson Auburn The Giants need to protect Eli Manning, while also getting the running game going. Robinson is an incredible talent in the run game, and while there is not much tape on him in pass protection, his potential is nearly untapped.
13 St. Louis Rams OLB Anthony Barr UCLA Speaking of untapped potential, Barr is one of the best athletes in the draft, and could be a steal at the 14 position. The Rams are missing just a few pieces on defense, and this could be one of them.
14 Chicago Bears DT Ra'Shede Hageman Minnesota The Bears run defense was among the worst in NFL history this season, and Hageman is a presence in the middle. The selection of Hageman here will start the rebuild of a storied defense.
15 Pittsburgh Steelers WR Mike Evans Texas A&M The Steelers have three slot receivers on their roster, but no number one. Evans can be that guy, and the Steelers offense will be back should Evans be the guy we think he can be,
16 Baltimore Ravens WR Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt Matthews may be the most pro ready of the big bodied receivers in this class, and the Ravens need one badly. Expect him to become one of Flacco's favorite targets right away.
17 Dallas Cowboys QB Blake Bortles UCF This just seems like a Jerry Jones pick if there ever was one. Romo is not getting any younger, and with his injury history, the Cowboys need to develop a quarterback soon.
18 New York Jets CB Darqueze Dennard Michigan State The Jets once had one of the best secondaries in football, but those days are gone. Dennard is a perfect fit for Rex Ryan's defense as he can do everything.
19 Miami Dolphins OT Cedric Ogbuehi Texas A&M The Dolphins seem to have a quarterback, but he is running for his life almost every third down. Ogbuehi is the second best pure tackle in this draft, and will start immediately for Miami.
20 Arizona Cardinals OT Cameron Erving Florida State The Cardinals need a tackle every year, and Cameron Erving is one of the better pass blockers in this class. Bruce Arians will love the former Seminole in his vertical offense.
21 Green Bay Packers S HaHa Clinton-Dix Alabama The Packers need a playmaker in the secondary, and Clinton-Dix can do just that. The best safety in this year's draft is a steal for the Packers at 21.
22 San Diego Chargers CB Jason Verrett TCU The Chargers need a quick fix at the cornerback position, and Jason Verrett may be the most pro ready corner in this year's class. He is technically sound, and can do most anything on the defensive side of the ball.
23 Kansas City Chiefs WR Brandin Cooks Oregon State The Chiefs need a playmaker other than Jamaal Charles on that offense, and Brandin Cooks can do just that. Cooks is lightning quick, but can go get the ball with the best of them as well. Rare trait for a guy his size.
24 New Orleans Saints DE/OLB Vic Beasley Clemson The Saints need a pass rusher, and Vic Beasley may be the most improved pass rusher this season, he has dominated at times and has one of the quickest first steps in college football.
25 Philadelphia Eagles DE/OLB Jeremiah Attaochu Georgia Tech With the 25th pick, the Eagles select a pass rusher who can add another weapon to the front seven. A corner or safety is likely here as well, but with the depth in this draft, the Eagles can get secondary help in the second and third rounds.
26 Cincinnati Bengals OLB Ryan Shazier Ohio State The Bengals have one of the best young linebackers in the NFL in Vontaze Burfict, adding Shazier would shore up that front seven and cement it as one of the best in football.
27 Cleveland Browns (via IND) WR Marqise Lee USC The Browns need another weapon to pair with Josh Gordon, and Marqise Lee this late in the first is a steal for the Browns. With Manziel, Josh Gordon and now Lee, the AFC North may be in for a long ten years.
28 San Francisco 49ers DE Stephon Tuitt Notre Dame The 49ers adding Tuitt to an already spectacular defense is almost unfair, but Tuitt adds depth and versatility, not to mention the perfect fit for the Niners scheme. Tuitt has been much discussed in the draft community, but can be an absolute star.
29 New England Patriots DT Dominique Easley Florida If Easley were not hurt, he would be a top 15 draft pick. Bill Belichick loves adding value picks to his team, and talented SEC players to his defense. Easley is one of the best interior linemen in this draft, and will pay immediate dividends in New England.
30 Carolina Panthers WR Davante Adams Fresno State The Panthers need another pass catcher for Cam Newton. The best wide receiver on the board at this time is the former Fresno State star, who is a perfect fit for the Panthers to be Newton's top target for years to come.
31 Denver Broncos OL Zach Martin Notre Dame The Broncos offensive line is not as good as some give them credit for, which is a testament to Peyton Manning's ability. Martin can play anywhere on the line, and can start right away in Denver.
32 Seattle Seahawks TE Jace Amaro Texas Tech The Seahawks lack a vertical threat at the tight end position, and that is one of their only needs. Jace Amaro is one of the better pass catcher's in this class, and will soon be Russell Wilson's go-to target in the red zone.

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