Arkush: 2014 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

Will the Texans take a quarterback with the first pick? How will the Bears improve the defense in the first round?

Hub Arkush makes his initial predictions for the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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1. Texans

Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

Clearly best player in the draft. He and Watt will be sick together.

WATCH: Hub Arkush breaks down Jadeveon Clowney, Chicago Football's top prospect.

2. Rams

Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

Shored up tackles in free agency. Bradford desperate for weapons.

WATCH: There are a lot of talented WRs in this draft. Watkins is clearly the best one.

3. Jaguars

Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

Jags desperate for a QB. He's the best one in the draft.

WATCH: Is Bortles good enough to be the No. 1 pick?

4. Browns

Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo

Not sold on top QBs. Mack a perennial All-Pro.

WATCH: Mack has separated himself from a pack of solid LBs.

5. Raiders

Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn

Hard to believe he could fall this far.

WATCH: Hub Arkush breaks down Chicago Football's top offensive linemen prospect.

6. Falcons

Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

Falcons must get better up front.

7. Buccaneers

Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

How does one secondary cover Vincent Jackson and Benjamin?

WATCH: Hub Arkush profiles Chicago Football's No. 2 WR prospect.

8. Vikings

Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA

Mike Zimmer can't believe he's still there.

WATCH: Barr is a tremendous athlete who is in this draft's group of top LBs.

9. Bills

Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

Bills didn't want to lose Jairus Byrd, they just couldn't afford him.

WATCH: Two safeties stand out this year. Louisville's Pryor is one of them.

10. Lions

C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama

Lions greatest need happens to be the best player still on the board.

WATCH: Chicago Football's No. 3 LB still may be a top 10 pick.

11. Titans

Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State

A staple for Ken Whisenhunt's offense.

WATCH: Hub Arkush breaks down the only RB Chicago Football gave a first-round grade.

12. Giants

Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

Offensive line faded badly last year.

13. Rams

Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State

Not a need but too much talent to pass on.

14. Bears

Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

Best player available fits one of the Bears' greatest needs.

WATCH: Will the top CB in the draft be on the boards for the Bears?

15. Steelers

Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame

Starting to retool aging defense.

WATCH: Chicago Football gave three Notre Dame prospects a first-round grade.

16. Cowboys

Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State

Have to find some pass rush; Lawrence a typical Jones pick.

17. Ravens

Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

Ravens are stunned by their good fortune.

18. Jets

Marqise Lee, WR, USC

Eric Decker is a No. 2. Jets hope Lee can be their No. 1.

19. Dolphins

Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame

Must rebuild their offensive front; Martin a safe pick.

20. Cardinals

Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

Lots of choices here, but Ebron is too good to pass.

WATCH: How long will the best TE in the draft be on the board?

21. Packers

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

Pack wanted Ebron, but thrilled to get a top safety.

WATCH: Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor have separated themselves from the other safeties.

22. Eagles

Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

Need depth at corner and Kelly can't go exclusively offense.

23. Chiefs

Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota

Plug and play in Tyson Jackson's spot.

24. Bengals

Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

Plug and play in Michael Johnson's spot.

25. Chargers

Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State

Mike McCoy's new Demaryius Thomas.

26. Browns

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

Only if another club doesn't trade up for him.

WATCH: Will Chicago Football's No. 2 QB fall to the bottom of the first round?

27. Saints

Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama

You can't mess around with Drew Brees' blind side.

28. Panthers

Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

Wide receiver a greater need, but Dennard's a day one starter.

29. Saints

Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame

Nix is Vince Wilfork II.

WATCH: Hub Arkush profiles the top DT on Chicago Football's draft board: Louis Nix.

30. 49ers

DaQuan Jones, DT, Penn State

Age and injury about to be a problem on D-line

31. Broncos

Tre Mason, RB, Auburn

Perfect for what they want to do.

32. Seahawks

Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi

Just what the doctor ordered and nice value here.

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