Lupagus 2014 NFL Mock Draft (Picks 12-22)
12. New York Giants - Eric Ebron TE, UNC
The Giants lost Brandon Myers in free agency and now have an absolute empty cupboard at tight end. Ebron is a huge target who can create a ton of mismatches on the field and would give Eli a very secure and warm safety blanket. Obviously I’m not buying the recent talk that the Giants WILL NOT TAKE HIM.
13. St. Louis Rams – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix S, Alabama
The Rams need an impact player at safety and Ha Ha is the top of the class in this draft in my opinion. I’m now doing what I should have done back in mock 1.0. I’m locking this pick in. I’m extremely confident of this pick, the only thing that worries me is that Dix will be gone by now.
14. Chicago Bears - Calvin Pryor S, Louisville
The Bears are very pissed when Donald goes at pick 11 to the Titans. They take a deep breath, rub their palms together and take Pryor. He gives them a hard hitting playmaker in the secondary who will bring at on of excitement and energy to this defense.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers - Darqueze Dennard CB, Michigan St.
The Steelers need some youth, talent, and size added to their secondary. Dennard is a tough, physical corner who would be a natural fit in the yellow and black.
16. Dallas Cowboys - Zack Martin OT, Notre Dame
The Cowboys face a worst case scenario with both safeties and Aaron Donald off the board. So they bolster their offensive line with a guy who can play all the line positions and play them so well.
17. TRADE – San Francisco 49ers (From Baltimore Ravens) – Odell Beckham Jr. WR, LSU
The 49ers are reportedly smitten with ODBJr. and move up to get their man. He gives the team the deep threat they are lacking, and all it costs them is their first, a second and a 4th round pick, which they gladly give up since they already have more than they can handle.
18. New York Jets - Brandin Cooks WR, Oregon St.
The Jets need offensive playmakers in the worst way, and would love to find new WR Eric Decker a running mate here. With Beckham off the board, this pick defers to Cooks. He is a speed demon that the Jets can line up just about anywhere on the field. He gives the Jets one player that opposing defense will always have to account for.
19. Miami Dolphins - CJ Mosley LB, Alabama
The Dolphins were hoping to bolster their offensive line here, but it’ll have to wait. Without a good value for a pass protector they address their defense with Mosley. He’s a three down thumper who can cover, and is a vocal leader on the football field.
20. Arizona Cardinals - Anthony Barr OLB, UCLA
The Cardinals would be thrilled to see Barr still on the board. He is a little raw, but has great upside and can become a dominating force in this attacking Cardinals defensive scheme.
21. Green Bay Packers - Jimmie Ward S, NIU
The Pack make what seem deem a reach but he fills a huge need. Ward is a great center fielding type of safety with excellent coverage skills. He will be a nice ying to Morgan Burnett’s yang.
22. Philadelphia Eagles - Kyle Fuller CB, Virginia Tech
The Eagles were thinking wide receiver here but they can still find one with size in round 2. So instead they take one of the best players left on the board in corner Kyle Fuller. Fuller is a press man specialist, and could develop into one of the better corners to come out of this Draft class.