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2014 NFL Mock Draft: BGN Post-Super Bowl Edition

Josh Collacchi and Mike Kaye examine the first mock draft with a set draft order. including trades!

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Now that one of the worst Super Bowls in recent memory has concluded with the Seahawks winning 348 to nothing, the focus is now on the upcoming draft. The draft order is now set (for the most part), and the rumors will start to fly.

Fellow BGN analyst Mike Kaye and I have put together a two round mock draft with trades for your viewing pleasure. This mock comes on the heels of Dan Kadar's SB Nation mock and the mocks released by Mel Kiper and Todd McShay earlier this week. Unlike the others, our mock goes two rounds deep and includes trades:

Pick Team Analyst Pick Logic Trade
1 Texans Mike QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville The Texans considered swindling the Browns into trading up for Johnny Manziel, but when the price didn't their liking, they went with their new franchise quarterback.
2 Buccaneers (via STL via WSH) Josh (Trade to Mike) DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina The Rams got pretty desperate to unload this pick and Tampa Bay took advantage. Clowney will now be partnered with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy in Lovie Smith's defense. From TB: 7th, 39th and a 5th Rd.
3 Vikings (via JAX) Mike (Trade to Josh) QB Derek Carr, Fresno State The Minnesota Vikings get their quarterback, and the NFC North returns to being one of the best divisions in football. Rodgers, Cutler, Stafford, and now Carr are the leaders in the division. From MIN: 8th, 3rd Rd. and 6th Rd.
4 Cleveland Browns Josh QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M The Browns need a quarterback, and Manziel is the pick over Blake Bortles, because of the simple fact that rumors are the Browns front office likes Manziel more than most teams.
5 Oakland Raiders Mike QB Blake Bortles, Central Florida The Raiders feel the quarterbacks dwindling and go for their favorite passer of the bunch. Bortles fits Greg Olsen offense as a pocket passer with mobility. Consider Bortles Diet Andrew Luck Lite (yes, you read that correctly).
6 Atlanta Falcons Josh OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M Matthews might be the best player in this draft on the offensive side of the football, and the Falcons happen to have a need at offensive line. A perfect marriage at number six.
7 St. Louis Rams (via TB) Mike (Trade to Josh) OLB Khalil Mack, Buffalo With the selection of Mack, the Rams front seven is among the best in football. The Rams ended up getting a great value and the best player available. Keep in mind what the Broncos do with Von Miller, Mack will be used to his strengths as a pass rusher often.
8 Jaguars (via MIN) Josh (Trade to Mike) WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson The Jaguars need help on offense but they are smart and refuse to reach for a quarterback. Instead, they go for a deep threat that will take the top off opposing defenses. Watkins is a terrific athlete with the ability to score from anywhere.
9 Buffalo Bills Mike TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina While the Bills wanted to a wide receiver here, they didn't feel Mike Evans was worth the pick. Instead, they go with a unique and athletic tight end that will be huge asset for E.J. Manuel.
10 Detroit Lions Josh WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M Evans is the third Aggie taken in the top ten, and will be going to the best situation in Detroit. Lining up on the opposite side of Calvin Johnson, Evans will see single coverage. The Lions now have one of the scariest wide-out tandems in the NFL.
11 Tennessee Titans Mike CB Jason Verrett, Texas Christian The Titans are more than likely going to lose Alterraun Verner to free agency. He is leaving for the highest bidder and they need a replacement across from Jason McCourty. They go with the top cornerback on their board.
12 New York Giants Josh DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh The Giants need to get more pressure on the quarterback, and with Clowney and Mack gone, the best option for them is Aaron Donald. Donald is "undersized", but is just one of the better players in the draft. His speed and quickness at the defensive tackle position is incredible, and he will be a good player in the NFL.
13 St. Louis Rams Mike OT Greg Robinson, Auburn By some stretch of outrageous luck, the Rams are able to grab their top-rated offensive tackle, despite passing on him with their earlier pick. Jake Long needs to move to right tackle at this point in his career and Robinson is an absolute mauler at offensive tackle.
14 Chicago Bears Josh DT Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota Hageman said at the Senior Bowl that he has played from a 0 tech to a 7 tech, inside and outside. So going to the Bears is a perfect fit for everyone. The Bears get a versatile player who can dominate at his best.
15 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan St. Ike Taylor should not be allowed to return to Pittsburgh but likely will. However, they need to upgrade the cornerback position badly and more for a young talent that some consider a top 10 pick.
16 Baltimore Ravens Josh C.J. Mosley, Alabama Despite the Ravens having needs at other postions, Mosley is the best player on the board by far, and will help Baltimore right away, inside or outside.
17 Dallas Cowboys Mike OLB Anthony Barr, UCLA The Cowboys clearly need upgrades at outside linebacker and a jack-of-all trades like Barr could help open up their Tampa 2 defense. He can play either outside linebacker role and take Justin Durant out of the starting lineup.
18 New York Jets Josh WR Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State The Jets desperately need a playmaker, but they also need a guy who can get the ball in the endzone. Geno Smith now has a player who is dominant inside the "paint" if you will, and the Jets get their top target at 19.
19 Miami Dolphins Mike OT Zack Martin, Notre Dame The Dolphins have holes throughout their offensive line and what better way to solve that problem, than with a guy that can play anywhere in the trenches. Martin is likely a left guard or right tackle in the NFL and would be an upgrade at either position.
20 Arizona Cardinals Josh DE/OLB Dee Ford Ford has cemented himself as one of the better speed rushers in this class, and John Abraham is not going to be able to play forever. Ford will fit in well with the talent around him.
21 Green Bay Packers Mike S Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, Alabama The Packers needs help in their secondary but strongly at safety. He is a big hitter and can serve as an enforcer for Green Bay.
22 Chargers (via PHI) Josh (Trade to Mike) OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan The Chargers added their right tackle last season but will bookend him at left tackle with Lewan. He is a far upgrade over King Dunlap. From SD: 25th, 4th Rd, 6th Rd
23 Kansas City Chiefs Mike TE Jace Amaro, Texas Tech The Chiefs got by with Anthony Fasano at tight end last season and he was barely ever in the lineup. This season they'll have a young stud to serve as Alex Smith's new Vernon Davis.
24 Cincinnati Bengals Josh CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State Despite popular opinion, the Bengals need a corner, there were too many injuries, and in today's NFL, a shutdown corner is hard to find, but a luxury to have. Gilbert has that potential.
25 Eagles (via SD) Mike (Trade to Josh) S Calvin Pryor, Louisville In addition to getting 4th and 6th rounders, the Eagles still get their target in Calvin Pryor. He should be starting on day one, and is instantly the best safety on the Eagles roster.
26 Cleveland Browns (via IND) Josh DE Kony Ealy, Missouri A lot of people in the draft community have Ealy as a top 15 pick. Whereas he may or may not be, he is definitely a great pick at 26 to Cleveland. New head coach Mike Pettine will get the most out of him, and he is versatile enough to move around the formation.
27 New Orleans Saints Mike NT Louis Nix, Notre Dame Rob Ryan's defense needs a better anchor than Broderick Bunkley. Nix is a solid player that gets drafted lower than he should because of injury woes.
28 Carolina Panthers Josh WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt Matthews was the best player on the field during the first day of Senior Bowl practice, and although he faded a bit during the week, he is still one of the better receivers in this class. Matthews will be Cam Newton's favorite target within the first season.
29 New England Patriots Mike WR Allen Robinson, Penn State Robinson was developed by Bill O'Brien, who is Bill Belchick's protege. The Patriots have a huge need in the play-maker department. Robinson is the type of route runner and smart play that Belchick wants.
30 San Francisco 49ers Josh WR Odell Beckham Jr., LSU Beckham is the best slot receiver in this draft, and the Niners need a playmaker other than Vernon Davis inside. He will be one of Colin Kaepernick's favorite targets on third downs.
31 Denver Broncos Mike C Travis Swanson, Arkansas The Broncos need to upgrade their center position after a year of injuries. Swanson would be great protecting Peyton Manning and eventually Brock Osweiler. He is a very smart player as well and is good for the run.
32 Seattle Seahawks Josh OG Cyril Richardson, Baylor Cyril Richardson is a perfect Seahawk. A great run blocker, and can punish people moving forward. He will be a great addition to an already good running game. The best guard in this draft going to the best fit for all parties involved.
33 Houston Texans Mike OLB/ILB Kyle Van Noy, BYU Whoa! This guy dropped but that is likely due to his lack of a true position. That doesn't matter as Romeo Crennel will make him as a multiple purpose linebacker in his 3-4 defense.
34 Washington Redskins Josh OL Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama New head coach Jay Gruden is an advocate of having good offensive linemen, and for good reason. Kouandjio is the best on the board, and can play tackle or guard, which is perfect for a Redskins team who needs a lot.
35 Jacksonville Jaguars Mike QB Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois The Jaguars were able to coach Garoppolo in the Senior Bowl and he got one-on-one time at practice. The Jaguars do need a starting quarterback and after passing in the first, they go with a passer here.
36 Cleveland Browns Josh WR Marqise Lee, USC Lee has issues with drops, but still is a steal in the second round. Opposite of Josh Gordon with Johnny Manziel under center, Lee will be in a good situation to succeed.
37 Oakland Raiders Mike DT Will Sutton, Arizona State Sutton is an absolute force as a 4-3 nose tackle and is deceptively quick. He could anchor the Broncos defense in a similar way to Terrance Knighton has for the Broncos. He's a bit short but more technically sound.
38 Atlanta Falcons Josh DE Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech Attaochu played as a 3-4 OLB and a 4-3 DE in college, and proved his abiilty at both. After taking an offensive lineman in the first, the Falcons help their pass rush with Attaochu at 38 overall.
39 Rams (via TB) Mike (Trade to Josh) DT Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame With the addition of Tuitt, the Rams front seven is set for a decade. Long, Tuitt, Brockers, Quinn, Mack, Laurinaitis and Ogletree is something to be afraid of.
40 Minnesota Vikings Josh DE Trent Murphy, Stanford Jared Allen might not be back next year, and the Vikes need some help at defensive end. Murphy is a good fit for the Vikings as he can help in the run game as well as rush the passer. While not nearly the pass rusher that Allen was, he can still contribute at a high level in Minnesota.
41 Buffalo Bills Mike OT Morgan Moses, Virginia The Bills need to protect their starting quarterback and need a bookend to Cordy Glenn. Moses is a very talented tackle prospect that would probably be best served at right tackle.
42 Detroit Lions Josh CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State Roby is a better athlete than he is a cornerback, but shows flashes of brilliance. Some seem to think he guesses too much, and does not trust his physical ability as he should. I expect good coaching to turn the athletic Roby into a good corner at the next level.
43 Tennessee Titans Mike RB Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona The Titans will move on from Chris Johnson in the offseason and need a replacement. Carey will be the lighting to Shonn Greene's thunder in Tennessee.
44 New York Giants Josh OG David Yankey, Stanford After passing on some good tackles in the first, the Giants add one of the better guards in the country in David Yankey. Yankey will start from day one, and help the Giants running game come back to what Eli needs it to be.
45 St. Louis Rams Mike RB Tre Mason, Auburn While the discovery of Zac Stacy is huge, he proved to not be that durable, so adding a second back to make it a rotation is probably for the best. Stacy can be the powerback with Mason serving as a change-of-pace.
46 Chicago Bears Josh S Deone Bucannon, Washington State Bucannon is among the best safeties in the draft this year, and the Bears need a significant upgrade over Chris Conte and Major Wright. Expect Bucannon to compte for a starting job right away.
47 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike OLB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State The Steelers are likely to move on from Jason Worilds, who will sell himself to the highest bidder. Shazier is an absolute athlete with range and can easily take his spot.
48 Baltimore Ravens Josh OT Jack Mewhort, Ohio State Mewhort is going to help the Ravens from day one. He will assume the right tackle positions and help the Ravens run game get back to what is was during the Super Bowl year.
49 Dallas Cowboys Mike CB Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State The Cowboys may let go of Brandon Carr or at least try to upgrade their secondary. Morris Claiborne has been a bust thus far and Carr was a poor signing. Joyner could be a play-maker that they move around in the secondary.
50 New York Jets Josh TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington ASJ is a physical freak and a matchup nightmare. Pairing him with Kelvin Benjamin and Geno Smith will have two huge targets to throw to. The Jets finally have weapons, now it is on Geno to get it done.
51 Miami Dolphins Mike OLB Telvin Smith, Florida State The Dolphins wasted a ton of money on mediocre linebackers last offseason and need to have those high-priced players battle against talented young guys for spots. Smith can play WILL linebacker for the Dolphins and may be an upgrade to Phillip Wheeler.
52 Arizona Cardinals Josh OT Antonio Richardson, Tennessee "Tiny" is not a small man after all. At 6'6 and over 325 poinds, he is a monster of a human being. In addition to that, he is a darn good tackle as well. Handling some of the best talent in the SEC is no small feat, and Tiny did it well.
53 Green Bay Packers Mike ILB Chris Borland, Wisconsin If Borland was 6-foot-2, he would be a Top 10 pick. He has the type of versatility and smarts to be a force for Dom Capers. He is also a high character guy that could captain the defense in the near future.
54 Philadelphia Eagles Josh DE/OLB Marcus Smith, Louisville He has the size and speed that Billy Davis and Chip Kelly like. He will team with his college teammate, Pryor, to help upgrade the Eagles talent on defense. Smith really jumped out this season at Louisville and can rotate as pass rusher as a rookie.
55 San Francisco 49ers (via KC) Mike CB Pierre Desir, Lindenwood The small school product could be to modeled into a starting cornerback or safety. He is talented, but needs serious coaching.
56 Cincinnati Bengals Josh ILB Yawin Smallwood, Connecticut Smallwood is among the best linebackers in this class, and will excel in Cincinnati with the talent around him. Playing with Burfict and Geno Atkins will benefit him a ton, and allow him to fly around and make tackles.
57 San Diego Chargers Mike CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Nebraska The Chargers have literally no starter-worthy cornerbacks. They change that in one pick with a guy, who has serious size and skill.
58 Indianapolis Colts Josh OG Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State Jackson is a great value here for the Colts, who desperately need help at guard. Andrew Luck will be the happiest man in the organization after hearing Jackson is his new teammate.
59 New Orleans Saints Mike S Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois Roman Harper is done and Kenny Vaccarro recently tore his ACL. The Saints need depth at the safety position and Ward has a reputation of causing turnovers.
60 Carolina Panthers Josh WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State While "double-dipping" at wide receiver is unlikely, Brandin Cooks would help the Panthers offense immensely and is a steal at 60th overall. He will be a star in the slot should the Panthers use him that way. With Jordan Matthews and Brandin Cooks, Cam Newton is smiling ear-to-ear.
61 New England Patriots Mike ILB Shane Skov, Stanford The Patriots seem destined for a seperation from Brandon Spikes after a missed meeting caused him to be shutdown for the playoffs. Skov is another smart player that Belichick will covet.
62 San Francisco 49ers Josh DL Timmy Jernigan, Florida State Jernigan joins his former Seminole teammate in Tank Carradine, and one day both of them will thrive playing next to each other with Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman playing behind them. Jernigan has conditioning issues, but nothing that locker room cannot fix.
63 Denver Broncos Mike S Ahmad Dixon, Baylor The Broncos secondary needs some work and Dixon is a steady player that can start from the jump.
64 Seattle Seahawks Josh TE Troy Niklas, Notre Dame The next Notre Dame tight end product is Troy Niklas, and he may be one of the best. A huge frame at 6'6 and 270 pounds and the ability to run, catch, and block. Niklas will turn into Russell Wilson's best friend as a safety valve on those rollout plays.

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