2014 NFL Mock Draft Version 2.0 – Post Free Agency Edition

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Oct 5, 2013; Syracuse, NY, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) looks on prior to the game against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome. Clemson defeated Syracuse 49-14. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

5. Oakland Raiders
Sammy Watkins
Wide Receiver, Clemson

Previously: Jadeveon Clowney (Defensive End, South Carolina)


Sammy Watkins has been labeled the best wide receiver in the 2014 draft by many draftniks. The Oakland Raiders have a plethora of receivers, but lack a true number-one. Watkins can take this role from day one. He runs most routes well, he is fast and a good pass catcher. He can also play in the slot, forming a nasty trio with James Jones and Denarius Moore.


The Raiders were unable to sign free-agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson to a contract, and need a big play threat. While a stud defender like Jadeveon Clowney would be welcome, the Raiders have spent a large amount of money on defense in free agency and opt to select the draft’s most dynamic receiver to bolster the offense.