Lupagus 2014 NFL Mock Draft (Picks 23-32)

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23.  Kansas City Chiefs – Brandin Cooks WR, Oregon St.
I’ve been mocking Derek Carr here previously and while I think he’s still very much in play, the Chiefs may be in win now mode.  If they are, they shouldn’t hesitate to grab a playmaker like Cooks.  All they really have at wide receiver is a slow Dwayne Bowe.  Cooks gives them a speedier option who doesn’t lack confidence.

24. Cincinnati Bengals – Dee Ford DE, Auburn
The Bengals look for a pass rusher to help fill the production lost with Michael Johnson moving to Tampa Bay this offseason.  Ford is extremely quick off the edge, and could develop into a yearly double digit sack man.

25. San Diego Chargers - Kyle Fuller CB, Va. Tech
The Chargers secondary was historically bad last season and they have to bring in some playaz. Fuller has locked down the third corner position on my list and would start for the Bolts right away.

26. Cleveland Browns (From Colts) – Xavier Su’a-Filo G, UCLA
Seems like just about every Draft guru out there loves this guy, and the Browns have a need at guard.  He will start from day one, and could develop into a Pro Bowler.

27. New Orleans Saints – Morgan Moses OT, Virginia
Ford’s off the board so the Saints decide to upgrade their offensive line.  Moses is a beast of a man who is nimble as a dancer.  He could end up starting very early in his pro career.

28. Carolina Panthers – Marqise Lee WR, USC
The Panthers have lost basically all their receivers and offensive lineman this offseason and have to start rebuilding.  With the top 5 tackles off the board they look at getting Cam Cam another target.  Lee is a fluid route runner with good size.  He’d come in as no worse than the no. 2.

29. New England Patriots - Louis Nix III, DT Notre Dame
The Pats need help along the defensive line and Nix is a big body who they could view as the eventual replacement for Vince Wilfork.  Nix is coming off a sub par Senior year but he has the talent to thrive under proper tutelage.

30. San Francisco 49ers - Ra’Shede Hageman DE, Minnesota
The 49ers were looking for a young buck to someday take over for Justin Smith.  Hageman is just the man for the job.  He’s frustratingly inconsistent but when he’s on, he’s lights out.  Jim Harbaugh could be the perfect coach to keep that match consistently  lit under his ass, assuring he’s always going 100%.

31. Denver Broncos - Ryan Shazier OLB, Ohio St.
The Broncos like the Bucs, addressed basically all their needs in free agency so they can cherry pick here.  Shazier is an athletic freak, and will fit in somewhere on this Broncos defense.

32. Seattle Seahawks – Kelvin Benjamin WR, FSU
The Seahawks are the Champs but still have plenty of needs.  Most of those fall on the offensive side of the ball, specifically targets for Russell Wilson.  Benjamin is a huge target who would replace the size they lost when they let Sidney Rice go in free agency.

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