2014 NFL Mock Draft: Cowboys Get Suprisingly Offensive in First Round

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LANDRY HAT MOCK DRAFT LOGOIt’s that time of year again. With the Dallas Cowboys sitting out once again on the post-season, we look ahead to the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft. We will now begin providing a new mock draft of the first round every week all the way up until the event in May. Obviously, the final two picks could swap depending on the outcome of the Super Bowl.

With no further ado, here is our first, first round NFL mock draft of the year:

Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M quarterback johnny Manziel. All Rights Reserved – USA Today Sports Photos

1. Houston Texans
Johnny Manziel
Quarterback, Texas A&M

2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
Jake Matthews
Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M

3. Jacksonville Jaguars
Teddy Bridgewater
Quarterback, Louisville

4. Cleveland Browns
Blake Bortles
Quarterback, Central Florida

5. Oakland Raiders
Greg Robinson
Offensive Tackle, Auburn

6. Atlanta Falcons
Jadaveon Clowney
Defensive End, South Carolina

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Taylor Lewan
Offensive Tackle, Michigan

8. Minnesota Vikings
Derek Carr
Quarterback, Fresno State

9. Buffalo Bills
Anthony Barr
Outside Linebacker, UCLA

10. Detroit Lions
Sammy Watkins
Wide Receiver, Clemson

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  • Scott.

    Interesting. I would not object to trading down picking up a pick if the can get an additional defensive lineman or safety. Once again I think Jerry feels with Johnson and Wilcox they have their safety to go with church. Jerry has said multiple times that Wilcox needs time since he only played safety for one year in college. They must like Johnson since he is still on team after back to back season ending injuries in the preseason. I have to admit I haven’t watched much Irish football and do not know much about your pick, but Richardson from Baylor is a beast and would immediately solidify the line for next 7-10 years. Would be nice if he could be had in 2nd round but he won’t be there when they pick unless they move back up.

    • Old Frog

      I agree that Rickardson will be gone before our current 2nd round pick. Best case is they get him in the bottom of the first if they trade down like they did last year for Frederick. Martin or Richardson would work for me although right now I favor Richardson but more will be revealed at the Senior Bowl and the Combine.

  • Chesney Blair

    Zach Martin is a REACH. Cyril Richardson, OT from Alabama, or trading down getting Yankey would be much better deal. I am up for trading down like you’ve mentioned as long as we get a three at least. Trading up and getting Donald would be wise in the second round. I don’t see the Steelers passing on him.

    • MercWithaMouth

      Not sold on Richardson, don’t know much about Yankey… At OG I would look at Sua Filo

      • Chesney Blair

        Yeah he got dominated by Aasron Donald but has the size to do well in the NFL. What about Gabe Jackson? I am not too familiar with Sua FIlo. I’ve heard of his name isn’t he a third round prospect? I wouldn’t mind if they get Donald, get a DE Ealy or Murphy, and nab a guard in the third round. Hopefully Jeffcoat will be there in the fourth round or trade up and get him in third?? Fifth round draft a qb? Hoffman-WR in later rounds??

  • jrcowboy49

    I do feel that the Cowboys need to draft a OG to complete the OL transformation and perhaps within the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd round. You have a highly paid aging and injury prone QB who could be one hit away from retirement. You need to provide protection for this until a future QB is drafted..

    • AceRuby

      They’ve been needing to remake that front line for the past 3 years already….

  • SmartThinking

    Against a lot of negative feedback, I’ve been campaigning through this forum for a month for Dallas to take a mean-spirited OG in the first round. It’s gratifying to see someone else finally voice the same opinion.

    There are many very good DE’s and DT’s in this draft, some true game-changers, and they all seem to be falling into the later rounds. Conversely, there are only a couple of really, really good OG’s in this draft.

    For a team with an aging QB coming off season-ending back surgery, coupled with coaches who want a more powerful offensive production, drafting a stud guard can make this team a contender within one season. Brian Waters’ acquisition was Exhibit A.

  • jrcowboy49

    DT Ra’shede Hageman is a beast and the pick!

  • ctcowboy1968

    Louis Nix please be there.

    • MercWithaMouth

      Uhhh NO! Just what dallas needs another injured DLineman not to mention a first rounder on top of it

  • Denver Bluestar

    Not sure I agree with player evals. No way a player like Mosley gets past Cowboys, but since he is likely top 10 that won’t happen. Boys could trade down depending on how things actually play out. They must find at least three defensive starters in this draft in order to get the defense to play at a competitive level. They need a DT more than a DE, also a safety perhaps in 1st if Dix falls or they get the kid from Louisville in 2nd. They just need to take highest rated defensive players in the first three to four rounds.

  • dk

    I agree that o line is a priority but i am not a big fan of using a first round pick on a guard. If there is a highly ranked o tackle i would take him then shuffle someone into a guard position. If i were drafting depending who was available trading down might be the best option, especially with the salary cap issues. So priority 1 is high quality o line. next and it is a must they need help all along the front 7 on defense. In a perfect world trade down use picks on defense and it is pretty easy to find help for the o line in free agency. Usually the most affordable free agents are decent quality o lineman