2014 NFL Mock Draft Eagles Play It “Safe”

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Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) is tackled by Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Jarrick Williams (20) and linebacker C.J. Mosley (32) during the first quarter of the Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

8. Minnesota Vikings
CJ Mosley
Outside Linebacker, Alabama

Mosley was an outstanding player for Alabama, and while he has some health concerns, the Vikings need a strong pass rusher and Mosley would be a great fit. I could also see the Vikings taking linebacker Khalil Mack if they are worried about Mosley’s health concerns, or possibly quarterback in Derek Carr.

9. Buffalo Bills
Jake Matthews
Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M

The Bills have been missing something from their offensive line since they lost guard Andy Levitre to the Tennessee Titans via free agency. Matthews is possibly the best offensive tackle in the draft and he fills the hole that was left by the departure of Levitre.

10. Detroit Lions
Marqise Lee
Wide Receiver, USC

As I said before, the Lions need a threat opposite Calvin Johnson, if they lose out on Watkins I believe that Lee is their best bet. He isn’t as big as Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans, but he has great breakaway speed and is incredible after the catch. Mike Evans might be ranked higher on the Lions’ list right now, but that is bound to change after the NFL scouting combine.

11. Tennessee Titans
Ha’Sean “Ha Ha” Clinton-Dix
Position, School

Safety is a big need for this team and Clinton-Dix is the best one on the board.

12. New York Giants
Taylor Lewan
Offensive Tackle, Michigan

The Giants need to better protect Eli Manning so he reverts to his old form where he makes less mistakes and gains more wins. Lewan would be a huge upgrade for this offensive line.

13. St. Louis Rams
Mike Evans
Wide Receiver, Texas A&M

This pick is a steal, Evans is another incredible receiver. Evans would also be fantastic opposite another young receiver in Tavon Austin because he offers another young stellar target but with more size.

14. Chicago Bears
Khalil Mack
Outside Linebacker, Buffalo

This would be an extremely lucky pick for the Bears since they have needed a linebacker since the departure of middle linebacker Brian Urlacher, and Mack would have to fall quite a bit for this to work out.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers
Louis Nix III
Defensive Tackle, Notre Dame

Nix III offers size and talent to a defense that has failed to stop the run recently.

16. Baltimore Ravens
Kelvin Benjamin
Wide Receiver, Florida State

The Ravens may need to take top tight end prospect Eric Ebron here, but they certainly could use a wide reciever opposite Torrey Smith, especially considering how lost they were after wide receiver Jacoby Jone got hurt last year.

17. Dallas Cowboys
Timmy Jernigan
Defensive Tackle, Florida State

Considering how awful the Cowboys’ defense was last year, they need pass rusher like Jernigan desperately.

18. New York Jets
Odell Beckham Jr.
Wide Receiver, LSU

The Jets need a top wide receiver and Beckham Junior could be their guy. He is an explosive guy with a lot of talent.

19. Miami Dolphins
Zack Martin
Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame

The Dolphins are going to need some offensive line help since they have had issues this past year with their offensive line on and off the field. Martin is a great talent that should help fill these holes especially since he can play tackle or guard.

20. Arizona Cardinals
Cyrus Koujandjio
Offensive Tackle, Alabama

The Cardinals are a team on the rise, but they still need some offensive line help, and Koujandjio is the best offensive tackle left on the board.

21. Green Bay Packers
Eric Ebron
Tight End, UNC

The Packers have had issues with their tight end in the past. They thought they had a star in tight end Jermichael Finley, however injuries and other issues along with the possible departure of Finley may take him out of the equation. Ebron is the top tight end in this draft and the Packers would be lucky to land him.