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Talks are that Bill O'Brien wants a guy that has the ideal NFL size. That's neither Manziel or Bridgewater. But it is UCF's QB, Blake Bortles does have that ideal NFL size and if he comes out Todd McShay has him going in the top 5. If O'Brien were to fall in love with him and take him with the #1 pick that would really shake up the draft. The Rams would probably get a king's ransom for that #2 pick for a team to get Bridgewater or Manziel. Then there's the Jaguars sitting at #3 that absolutely have to take a QB. There's also a chance that a QB needy team at the top of the draft will pass on a QB early and take Aaron Murray in the 2nd or 3rd round.

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I highly doubt clowney is a possibility, and barring a trade down in front of us putting a QB team in the mix, I don't see Matthews falling to us either, however Mack is perfectly fine with me, just have to address the OL in FA for immediate impact, which I think is smarter anyway...by far OL is the most important thing for us to limit the gamble on.

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Talks are that Bill O'Brien wants a guy that has the ideal NFL size. That's neither Manziel or Bridgewater. But it is UCF's QB, Blake Bortles does have that ideal NFL size and if he comes out Todd McShay has him going in the top 5. If O'Brien were to fall in love with him and take him with the #1 pick that would really shake up the draft. The Rams would probably get a king's ransom for that #2 pick for a team to get Bridgewater or Manziel. Then there's the Jaguars sitting at #3 that absolutely have to take a QB. There's also a chance that a QB needy team at the top of the draft will pass on a QB early and take Aaron Murray in the 2nd or 3rd round.

I don't see them spending a #1 on Bortles. Just can't see it. We're so far out and there's no telling how things will play out once these guys have been picked apart after their workouts, interviews, etc. but I just have a hard time believing they'd take him with the #1 pick.

I still think Bridgewater or Manziel will be their pick if they stay at #1. No idea what St. Louis is doing but I doubt it's DE and Jax will probably go QB as well. That said I doubt Clowney gets past Cleveland or Oakland unless he does something in the next 5 months that completely turns teams off.

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Texans are without a doubt taking a QB. They are set on defense and just need a good offense to get back on track.

Don't know about the rest of them however.

I see 2 alternate scenarios for Houston. Either Houston stays put & takes Matthews #1 because there really isn't a QB worthy of the #1 pick or they trade down to #3 and draft still draft the top OT left, pick up a 2nd, 2nd round pick & draft AJ McCarron and Allen Robinson. Jax would make this trade to prevent Atlanta or Tampa from jumping them to #2 & drafting Clowney, so Jax takes Clowney #1.

That would set the top 3 as either:

Matthews/Watkins/Clowney

or

Clowney/Watkins/Matthews

Cleveland would go QB & Oakland goes with the #2 OT on the boards.

I really only see 1 QB going in the top 5 even though there are probably 4 teams that need them. IMO, not a great QB draft.

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Clowney and Matthews may very well be available when we pick, but which one we'll choose is the question. I'm sort of leaning towards Matthews after Ryan was sacked 9 times.

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2014 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

Four QBs go early in Todd McShay's projection of every first-round pick

Updated: December 18, 2013, 12:45 PM ET

By Todd McShay | ESPN Insider

Todd McShay's Mock Draft ESPN IllustrationWho will be the top picks in the 2014 NFL Draft? Todd McShay takes a look.

We still have a long way to go before the 2014 NFL draft kicks off on May 8, but we are beginning to see both the draft order and rankings of the top prospects take shape.

With that in mind, we've put together our first mock draft for 2014.

Some interesting trends are already beginning to emerge, including the fact that many of the teams likely to hold down high picks are in need of an upgrade at the quarterback position. Demand for QBs always seems to outweigh the supply, but what makes this year's class of quarterbacks so interesting at this point is the wide-ranging opinions on the top talents -- and as of now, we're not even sure if the likes of Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel are leaving school early for the NFL.

Here is our projection for all 32 first-round picks for the 2014 NFL draft.

(Notes: Draft order listed below is based on team winning percentages through Week 15 of the NFL season, and draft-eligible underclassmen are noted with an asterisk.)

1

Teddy Bridgewater*

Houston Texans (2-12)

COLLEGE: Louisville

AGE: 21

HT: 6-2

WT: 220

POS: QB

Analysis: This is a tough call right off the bat. I have Bridgewater ranked as the top quarterback prospect in this class, but just ninth overall. The question for the Texans is going to be this: Do you have a player at another position who grades out considerably higher? (Possibilities include Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews or South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney.) Because if not, given their need at QB and the importance of that position, my guess is that they'd talk themselves into taking Bridgewater -- or whichever QB ranks highest on their board in May.

Bridgewater has great football intelligence, is mentally and physically tough, and has proved he can beat opponents from inside the pocket; he can read defenses, has a quick release and is very accurate. If he isn't the top overall pick, it'll be because of questions about his durability. He'll also need to hold off UCF quarterback Blake Bortles during the draft process. Bortles isn't as polished as Bridgewater but does have a higher ceiling.

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2

Jake Matthews

St. Louis Rams (6-8) (From WAS)

COLLEGE: Texas A&M

AGE: 21

HT: 6-5

WT: 309

POS: OT

Analysis: St. Louis owns this pick as part of the trade that brought Robert Griffin III to Washington during the 2012 draft. If this year's QB draft class were on the same level as that one, which had two elite prospects in RG III and Andrew Luck, then perhaps the Rams would consider taking a quarterback here. But I think that Sam Bradford can be the guy for them at QB when he's healthy, which is why they have to place a huge priority on keeping Bradford upright.

Enter Matthews, who has the pedigree, work ethic, durability and skills as both a run- and pass-blocker to be a very good player for St. Louis. He has the versatility to be plugged in at right tackle on day one opposite Jake Long, and to eventually replace Long at left tackle. With a healthy Bradford and improved offensive line, the Rams could be really good next season.

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3

Blake Bortles*

Oakland Raiders (4-10)

COLLEGE: UCF

AGE: 21

HT: 6-4

WT: 228

POS: QB

Analysis: The Raiders need to upgrade at the QB position, and even though he isn't the most well-known prospect, Bortles has the potential to be a top-10 pick. In fact, it wouldn't shock me if he ends up going ahead of Bridgewater.

Bortles has good size, arm strength and accuracy, and has proved he can win from inside the pocket. He also possesses good character and a strong football IQ. A nice bonus is that he's built to last in the NFL because he's big and mobile enough to move around. He isn't Cam Newton, but more of a cross between Joe Flacco and Ben Roethlisberger.

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4

Johnny Manziel*

Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10)

COLLEGE: Texas A&M

AGE: 21

HT: 6-0

WT: 200

POS: QB

Analysis: This will be a tough decision. Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley is hoping to find a leader at QB who can elevate the whole team, the way Russell Wilson did with Seattle in 2012. Is Manziel that guy? I think the key for Manziel is going to be how he interviews. Some teams are going to fall in love with his confidence, whereas others will be turned off by him. One reason why I think Manziel fits in Jacksonville is that offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch has proved throughout his career that he can successfully adapt his system to his personnel, which is a must for any team that brings in Manziel, given his exceptional mobility and improvisational skills.

Manziel doesn't have ideal size, but I've been really impressed this season with how he improved his delivery mechanics to get better velocity on his throws, and his improvement at going through his progressions. If he can continue to develop in the NFL, he has a chance to be really good.

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5

Jadeveon Clowney*

Atlanta Falcons (4-10)

COLLEGE: South Carolina

AGE: 20

HT: 6-5

WT: 258

POS: DE

Analysis: The Falcons are in dire need of an edge rusher, and in this scenario they'll get one in the form of our No. 1-ranked prospect in the draft. There's something of a gamble involved with Clowney in that his motor ran hot and cold toward the end of the season, but he isn't a bad kid and he has the potential to develop into a double-digit sack guy, a three-down lineman and a dominant player overall. I see a lot of Julius Peppers in him; Peppers hasn't always given the best effort, but I don't know of many teams that wouldn't want him. Clowney's a tremendous value if he drops this far; if it weren't for the number of QB-needy teams picking ahead of Atlanta, he'd go earlier.

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6

Derek Carr

Cleveland Browns (4-10)

COLLEGE: Fresno State

AGE: 22

HT: 6-2

WT: 209

POS: QB

Analysis: Quarterback is the Browns' top priority. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner wants a QB with size and the arm strength to push the ball down the field, and that's what Carr provides. He is a little bit of a reach here, but there's a lot to like about his game. He had a monster 2013 season (4,866 yards, 48 TDs to just 7 INTs), is very accurate and has great touch on short-to-intermediate throws, has a high football IQ and gets the ball out quickly. He can improve his deep-ball accuracy, but has the arm strength to make all the NFL throws and the maturity and experience to come in and play right away.

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It's hard to predict what cleveland will do since they don't have a coaching staff right now Hoyer was turning heads before his injury they might elect to stick with him also the Raiders need help everywhere so they are unpredictable as well. If we everyone goes BPA no way Matthews or Clowney make it out of the top 5. Clowney will beast at combine and/or pro day and it will be hard for teams to ignore his potential. I only hope we don't give in to the media pressure and make some god awful move to trade up.

With that being said the best case scenario for us would be for the Texans to pass on a QB which would undoubtedly cause a run on QBs causing one of the QB hungry teams under us to make us an offer we can't refuse. If Matthews or Clowney fall to us great if not we need to trade back and stockpile picks.

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The Jagwads can either take Clowney, since they've been trying unsuccessfully to find a pass rusher for about the past 15 years, or they can take Johnny Football, to try to sell tickets.

That is a well thought out reply.

TD's rebuilding of the team started with Ryan and the Dome sold out in 2009.

This also became a great blue print for teams like the Jags to follow.

It is all about putting people into seats.

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