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2 Round Mock Draft: Trades, Wow Picks, & A Lot More

Nearly 3 weeks away from the NFL draft, I take a look at how I expect the 1st 2 rounds to go.

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When I did this a little over a month ago, there were some names in there that many didn't think belong. As we get closer, it seems more and more that the Joel Bitinio's, Morgan Moses', Demarcus Lawrence's of the world will end up in the 1st round. In this mock draft, I worked in a few trades that I thought were possible, as well as went by more best player available. The 1st round, I offered a "what I would do tab" to go along with "what I think will happen.

Here's how it shakes out.

Team What I think Will Happen What I Would Do The Why In 10 Words or Less Acquired
1. Houston Texans Jadeveon Clowney, Edge Rusher, South Carolina Jadeveon Clowney Duh
2. St. Louis Rams Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn Greg Robinson A potential transcendent talent, too gifted to pass on.
3. Detroit Lions(Trade from 10) Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh 1st WTF moment of the draft, but actually makes sense
4. Cleveland Browns Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M Teddy Bridgewater Browns play it "safe" while acquiring top talent. Smart.
5. Oakland Raiders Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson Sammy Watkins The bashing of Raiders on draft day stops here.
6. Atlanta Falcons Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan Khalil Mack I believe Atlanta will take the best OT available.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA Xavier Su'a-Filo Surprised? Tampa takes XSF. Helps both QB & Doug Martin.
8. Minnesota Vikings Khalil Mack-Edge Rusher, Buffalo Johnny Manziel QB slide continues. Mack at SLB should flourish under Zimmer
9. Buffalo Bills Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M HaHa Clinton Dix Buffalo gives E.J Manuel a big target on the perimeter.
10. Jacksonville Jaguars(Trade from 3) Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Lousiville Fans will do whatever dance his hot in the streets Nick Fairley & a 4th rd pick
11. Tennesee Titans Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State Anthony Barr Ray Horton gets his version of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
12. New York Giants Zack Martin, OT/OG, Notre Dame C.J Mosley The Giants take Martin to help keep Eli Manning upright.
13.St. Louis Rams Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville Literally Anyone Else The Rams like flash, & that's Pryor. I have my doubts.
14. Chicago Bears HaHa Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama Timmy Jernigan HCD takes questionable angles, but is still an upgrade.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers Kyle Fuller, CB, Viriginia Tech Kyle Fuller No Lewan, Steelers take the best CB in the draft.
16. Dallas Cowboys Timmy Jernigan, DT, FSU Jimmie Ward, S, NIU Dallas' run defense was digusting in '13. Jernigan helps this.
17. San Francisco 49ers(trade from 30) Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State SF needs help in the secondary. Roby is an upgrade.
18. New York Jets Anthony Barr, Edge Rusher, UCLA Odell Beckham Jr I can't imagine Rex passing up on this talent.
19. Miami Dolphins C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama Morgan Moses OL is a major need, but Mosley is BPA here.
20. Arizona Cardinals Eric Ebron, TE, UNC Ryan Shazier A QB is tempting, but it's good value for Ebron.
21. Houston Texans(trade from 33) Blake Bortles, QB, UCF Houston trades back into the 1st and gets a QB.
22. Philadelphia Eagles Dee Ford, Edge Rusher, Auburn Dee Ford Philly upgrades it's pass rush by adding Ford.
23. Kansas City Chiefs Jimmie Ward, S, NIU Dominique Easley Ward is an excellent pick & bolsters the Chiefs secondary.
24. Cincinnati Bengals Jason Verrett, CB, TCU Jason Verrett Sticky cover CB who could be a steal here.
25. San Diego Chargers Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU Bradley Roby Beckham is simply the best player available. Easy selection.
26. Cleveland Browns Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M Brandin Cooks The value here is excellent for Manziel. Browns fans rejoice.
27. New Orleans Saints Demarcus Lawrence, Edge Rusher, Boise State Kelvin Benjamin The Saints continue to transform their defense by adding Lawrence.
28. Carolina Panthers Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia Cyrus Kouandjio Panthers pick for need here & take the best OT available.
29. New England Patriots Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State Gabe Jackson Belichick adds athleticism here. Best player type pick.
30. Baltimore Ravens(Trade from 17) Cyrus Kouandijo, OT, Alabama Alabama. SEC. Ozzie. Roll Tide. Much like the Anquan Boldin deal, this will turn into next to nothing. We'll call it pick 62.
31. Denver Broncos Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State Joel Bitinio The Broncos replace Zane Beadles here & protect Peyton Manning.
32. Seattle Seahawks Joel Bitinio, OG/OT, Nevada Gabe Jackson Seattle gets a much needed upgrade along the offensive line.
33. Green Bay Packers(trade from 22) RaShede Hageman, DL, Minnesota Terrance Brooks The Packers bank on Hageman's potential. Packers received a 3rd pick & a '15 pick.
34. Washington Redskins Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame Washington improves their shaky interior defensive line.
35. Cleveland Browns Brandin Cooks, WR, USC The Browns add much needed production opposite Josh Gordon.
36. Oakland Raiders Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech Oakland continues to add weapons for Schuab
37. Atlanta Falcons Jeremiah Attaochu, Edge Rusher, Georgia Tech Attaochu stays home & Atlanta gets their pass rusher.
38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kelvin Benjamin, WR, FSU In the end, Tampa gets their "twin towers."
39. Jacksonville Jaguars Marcus Martin, OC/OG, USC Jax improves their 31st run defense with the talented Martin.
40. Minnesota Vikings Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State The Vikings are lucky to have Carr fall here.
41. Buffalo Bills Terrance Brooks, S, FSU Buffalo replaces the rangy Jarius Byrd with another rangy safety.
42. Tennesee Titans Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State Ken Whisenhunt wants a workhorse back. That's Hyde.
43. New York Giants Kyle Van Noy, Football Player, BYU Van Noy improves on a lackluster linebacking corps.
44. St. Louis Rams Darqueze Dennard The Rams get good value here & upgrade their Nickel Defense
45. Detroit Lions Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri Detroit continues to add defensive line help with Ealy.
46. Pittsburgh Steelers Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana The Steelers add a big "safe" receiver with upside.
47. Dallas Cowboys Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State Crichton adds a much needed perimeter pass rush.
48. Baltimore Ravens Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State The Ravens not sold on Zuttah, add Richburg here
49. New York Jets Marqise Lee, WR, USC The Jets are thrilled to have Lee hall to 50.
50. Miami Dolphins Ju'Wuan James, OT, Tennesee The Dolphins look to fix their offensive line woes here.
51. Chicago Bears Dominique Easley, DT, Florida Hoping he stays healthy, the Bears fix their interior D-Line.
52. Arizona Cardinals Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU Arians swoons over Mettenberger's arm strength making him the future.
53. Green Bay Packers Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State Ted Thompson continues to strike gold at receiver in the 2nd round.
54. Philadelphia Eagles Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina Chip Kelly gets a new speedy toy to play with.
55. Cincinnati Bengals Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh Quarterback purgatory continues in Cincinnati.
56. San Francisco 49ers Martavius Bryant, WR, Clemson The receiver run continues as San Francisco gets their deep threat.
57. San Diego Chargers Philip Gaines, CB, Rice The corner situation in San Diego is awful. Gaines is a potential lockdown cover man.
58. New Orleans Saints Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State Robinson could flourish under Sean Payton.
59. Indianapolis Colts Marcus Smith, Edge Rusher, Louisville The possible heir apparent to Robert Mathis.
60. Carolina Panthers Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU The perfect security blanket for Cam Newton.
61. Baltimore Ravens Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame Not big on Tuitt, but he seems destined for Baltimore Pick From 49ers
62. New England Patriots Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, TE, Washington The Patriots hope to bring the best out of ASJ.
63. Denver Broncos Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood Desir would make for a great Nickel CB as he develops.
64. Seattle Seahawks Stanley Jean-Baptiste In Seattle, SJB will likely develop in Sherman. Anywhere else, bust candidate.