Lupagus 2014 NFL Mock Draft (Picks 12-22)

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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.

22Philadelphia 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.






  1. The Bucs were not good against the run last year? They were first in rushing yards per game, which would be a little misleading because teams threw all of the, but they also led in rushing yards per attempt, which would make them the best run stopping unit in the NFL. Not sure how it would be possible to do better than that. They could use a D tackle no doubt if Miller leaves but they were amazing against the run last year.

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    • They were very good vs the run.. I dont know were he got his information fron

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      • Yup you are right. Think I got their pass rank mixed with their run rank when I posted this. Changed my comment but not the pick.

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  2. ^ teams threw all over them^

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  3. Bengals drafted two DT in the 2nd (Still) and 3rd (Thompson) rounds last year for development and depth.

    I can’t think they’ll draft another in the 1st round this year.

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    • Fred,you’re right and what they WILL do is draft a wideout or linebacker(they will probably lose a LB thru FA)

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  4. Won’t throw up over the Gilbert pick at 12th, because he’s a player and McBride, while good, isn’t great. That said, the opportunity cost of going defense over offensive line on day 1 is much too great for Reese to go that route. His defense is 8th in the league, and nowhere near broken. On the other hand, “the offense is broken” quote from owner John Mara, and coach Coughlin calling the offense’s play “putrid” is reflective of a unit shut out twice in 2013, almost last in the league in rushing, a franchise QB with a handful of years left being beaten and sacked more than any time in his career and now on crutches, with the OC resigning… the only real pick at 12 is O-line. FA isn’t the answer to fix this line, because the Giants can’t afford it. Consider rookie 1st round pick Justin Pugh is a $1.8M APY hit against the 2014 CAP, whereas Center FA acquisition David Baas is a $8M APY hit against the 2014 CAP… Reese could get an OT and a OT/Guard on day 1, and pay less than HALF, COMBINED, of what he’d pay for a single starter quality FA O-lineman. Alex Mack would cost Reese $10M against the CAP. It just makes no financial sense, when Reese is trying to FAs like Joseph who’ll demand big money. Still, if Reese went Gilbert I could see it, but he’d have to get La’el Collins, Cyril Richardson or Xavier Su’a-Filo with the 43rd. Because if they’re not there at 43 and he closes the books on day 1 with no starter quality O-lineman, John Mara will choke the daylights out of him.

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