Which NFC North trades up to grab the draft's best wide receiver? Arthur Arkush takes his first crack at a 2014 NFL Mock Draft.
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Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
They managed a league-worst 11 takeaways in 2013. Deep QB class will present solid options at No. 33.
2. Lions (projected trade with Rams)
Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
Detroit foregoes bigger defensive needs for luxury pick that gives it best WR corps in football.
Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
Gus Bradley’s ascending defense acquires its cornerstone piece.
Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
Team in perennial rebuild mode takes passer with most tantalizing upside.
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Taking Greg Robinson would just make too much sense for the unconventional Raiders.
Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
This is an ideal situation for Matt Ryan, who was battered last season.
Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
Evans replaces jettisoned Mike Williams, gives Josh McCown a QB-friendly WR tandem like he had in Chicago.
Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
Mike Zimmer is quietly stockpiling a young and explosive group of pass rushers.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
Letting Jarius Byrd get away for $9 million annually looking better and better.
10. Rams (from Lions)
Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Les Snead strengthens reputation for draft-day larceny while still addressing top need.
C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
Ray Horton thrilled to get arguably the draft’s most instinctive, NFL-ready defender.
Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
Ebron misses out by arriving one year after Mike Pope’s departure, but Eli Manning gets dynamic, much-needed tight end.
Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
Rams acquire first-rounder in 2015, plus two Day One starters at glaring need positions.
Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
Bears in ideal position to have aging No. 1 CB “Peanut” Tillman mentor his succesor.
Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
In its heyday, the Steelers defense was impenetrable up the middle with Casey Hampton clogging inside. This is Nix’s specialty.
Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
Henry Melton is coming off reconstructive knee surgery, plus the Cowboys need multiple penetrating linemen.
Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
Lewan is an upgrade over Michael Oher and should add tenacity to a toothless run-blocking offensive line.
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
Benjamin and Eric Decker would make an intriguing perimeter tandem for whoever is under center for Gang Green.
Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
Miami continues turning page on cancerous offensive line situation from a year ago. Martin is a plug-and-play opposite newly-acquired Branden Albert.
Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
Bruce Arians knows Carson Palmer is a placeholder, and Carr boasts the arm talent to excel in Arians’ vertical attack.
Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
Shazier could slide inside for the Pack and bring speed and playmaking ability that A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones simply can’t.
Marqise Lee, WR, USC
Chip Kelly again goes back to the Pac-12 well for Lee, a playmaker in space that can help replace Jackson and thrive in Philly’s wide-open offense.
Odell Beckham, WR, LSU
Alex Smith needs more weapons, and Beckham is a solid complement to physical possession receiver Dwayne Bowe.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Cincinnati isn’t sold on Andy Dalton. Many NFL clubs aren’t sold on Bridgewater, who falls into Bengals’ lap.
Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
The Bolts’ secondary was a mess in and they cut high-price free agent Derek Cox. Dennard has the length and physicality that coordinator John Pagano covets.
Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
Ben Tate lacks durability and Hyde gives them another bruiser in between the tackles to make ground game the feature attraction while young QB develops.
Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
Rob Ryan can’t have too many players that know the way home, and Ealy could be perfect fit as rush ‘backer in Saints’ attacking scheme.
Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
Perhaps the draft’s worst-kept secret is Carolina’s desperate situation at receiver. Cooks brings the speed and competitiveness that left with Steve Smith.
Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame
Versatile five-technique for a 'D' that needs help.
Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
Bradley Roby is a better prospect, but the Niners’ off-field issues lead them to a safer pick to reinforce their unstable defensive backfield.
Xavier Su'a-Filo, OL, UCLA
Denver’s offensive line was badly exposed in the Super Bowl, and Su’a-Filo can start immediately for the departed Zane Beadles.
Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi
Seattle must find a replacement for Golden Tate, and a strong contingency plan for fragile Percy Harvin. Moncrief looks the part of a potential No. 1 wideout.