Hub Arkush: Mock Draft 4.0

Louisville safety Calvin Pryor, right, dives as he tries to tackle Connecticut running 
back Max DeLorenzo during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, in East 
Hartford, Conn., Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Louisville safety Calvin Pryor, right, dives as he tries to tackle Connecticut running back Max DeLorenzo during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, in East Hartford, Conn., Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

This is my final mock draft, with three different trades projected in the top 10 picks. To see my first three mock drafts, along with all of our other mocks, mailbags, columns and more, head to our Draft Content page.

On Draft Day, we will have our Chicago Football's staff Mock Draft, so be sure to check that out before Roger Goodell hits the stage.

1. Texans

Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

If they can’t trade down, and Lord knows they’re trying, Clowney is still a one-of-a-kind prospect.  

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

2. Falcons (projected trade with Rams)

Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn

Falcons don’t want to miss out on Robinson and Matthews so they trade up to be sure.

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

3. Jaguars

Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo

Don’t forget they got Luke Joeckel last year, Gus Bradley can’t leave this defensive talent on the board.

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

4. Lions (projected trade with Browns)

Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

Lions are surprised he’s still on the board and can’t wait any longer.

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

5. Raiders

Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

Now Reggie McKenzie can claim he knew what he was doing letting Jared Veldheer get away.

6. Rams (from projected trade with Falcons)

Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

With Evans and Tavon Austin together, this could get interesting.

7. Buccaneers

Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

Bucs in decent shape on defense but have to get help for Doug Martin and Josh McCown. 

8. Vikings

Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA

Vikes lean towards Blake Bortles but Mike Zimmer can’t resist this unique defensive talent.

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

9. Cowboys (projected trade with Bills)

Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh

Jerry Jones can’t sit still any longer and can’t stand the thought of not getting Donald.

WATCH: Aaron Donald has been rising up draft boards since the Senior Bowl. How high will he go?

10. Browns (from projected trade with Lions)

Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

Nice job for rookie GM trading down for extra picks; he can’t risk blowing first choice on Manziel.

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

11. Titans

Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

No matter how many mocks I do, Gilbert keeps landing here.

WATCH: When will the top CB in the draft come off the board?

12. Giants

Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State

Nobody sees this coming but let’s face it, linebackers have been a problem for Giants for several years.

13. Bills (projected trade with Rams)

C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama

Bills come back up, still have net gain of picks and know Mosley’s not getting past the Bears.

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

14. Bears

Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

Bears get luck — best play available fits biggest area of need.

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

15. Steelers

Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame

The Steelers are thrilled to draft the best five-technique prospect in this draft. 

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

16. Rams (from projected trade from Cowboys thru Bills)

Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

I still think it’s a mistake, but a risk worth taking at 16, not in the top 10.

17. Ravens

Zack Martin, OG, Notre Dame

Nice combination of value and need.

18. Jets

Marqise Lee, WR, USC

Jets pluck best wideout on the board and nice complement to Eric Decker.

19. Dolphins

Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

Charles Clay looks much better as a No. 2, and Ebron is a great security blanket for Ryan Tannehill.

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

20. Cardinals

Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

A nice fit for the Cardinals in this spot.

WATCH: Kevin Fishbain profiles the No. 2 CB on Chicago Football's draft board.

21. Packers

Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame

A definite reach with a sky-high ceiling, the closest thing to Gronk in this draft, but quite a project.   

22. Eagles

Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

A big reach here but Chip Kelly sees an updated model of DeSean Jackson without the baggage.

23. Chiefs

Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

Chiefs would like a wideout but that group is deep and their corners struggled second half of ’13.

WATCH: Fuller is climbing draft boards because of his size and physicality at corner

24. Bengals

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

Just because they’re the Bungles.

WATCH: Bridgewater’s stock has gone all over the place in the last month. Here’s his draft profile

25. Chargers

Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame

Chargers determined to plug up the middle of their “D.”

WATCH: Hub Arkush profiles one of the top DTs in the draft: Louis Nix

26. Browns

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama

Browns go strictly best available player here.

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

27. Saints

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

Not a need, but Saints are shocked he’s still there.

28. Panthers

Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss

Panthers have to go with best wideout on the board.

29. Patriots

Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota

Brings the kind of versatility Bill Belichick loves to move up and down the line in 30 or 40 fronts.

WATCH: An incredible athlete, will Hageman's upside push him up in the draft?

30. 49ers

Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

49ers continue to rebuild secondary.

WATCH: Roby hopes to continue the production he had at Ohio State in the NFL

31. Broncos

Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

This is a need pick and a slight reach.

WATCH: Can Verrett sneak into the back of the first round?

32. Seahawks

Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

Sidney Rice is a long shot to stay healthy as is Percy Harvin, but if Harvin and Benjamin can stay on the field together...

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

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