Draft headquarters 2014 mock draft

Updated: october 10th, 2013


(1) Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville

quarterback
On track to own the first overall pick in 2014, the jacksonville jaguars will head into may's draft looking for a talented player who can make an immediate impact at the quarterback position. Depending on who you favor as the top quarterback in the country, there is no denying that louisville's teddy bridgewater has the type of tools to come in and produce early in his career as the jaguars begin to build around him.

(2) jadeveon clowney, south carolina

defensive end
There has been much talk about south carolina's jadeveon clowney in recent weeks relating to his work ethic, attitude, and more than anything, his decision to sit out of a game against kentucky. While the work ethic questions are a legitimate concern, clowney is a rare talent with the type of complete package of tools that does not come around often. For a new York Giants defense that has produced just five sacks this season, and has justin tuck headed for free agency this upcoming offseason. While the offensive line may arguably be their largest hole, pairing clowney with Jason Pierre-Paul and Damontre Moore is too good of an opportunity to pass up.

(3) jake matthews, texas A&M

offensive tackle

Through four games, the Pittsburgh steelers have given up 15 sacks, which is sixth-worst in the league. In addition, left tackle Mike Adams has been benched following his poor play up front. If there is any team in the league that is craving for a lights out blind side pass protector, it's the steelers. Texas A&M's Jake Matthews, the son of hall of fame offensive lineman bruce matthews, is a near-luke joeckel clone, owning a similar style of play to his former aggie teammate. Like joeckel, matthews is as reliable of a pass protector as there is in college football, and is also a near-lock to be a Top 5 pick in may.

(4) anthony barr, ucla

defensive end/outside linebacker

of the buccaneers 13 sacks this season, only three of them have come from the defensive end position. After having invested several draft picks to boost their pass rush, the results have yet to come. Adrian Clayborn has returned from injury and is entrenched as a solid starter on one side, while da'quan bowers remains one of the most disappointing players from the 2011 Draft. Daniel Te'o-Nesheim is a free agent at the end of the season and WIlliam Gholston is a developing rookie. TO inject some explosiveness into their pass rush, adding a player like ucla's anthony barr would provide them with consistent production, as well as a versatile athlete capable of making plays all over the field. a quarterback is not out of the conversation here either, depending on the play of mike glennon the remainder of the season.

(5) taylor lewan, michigan

offensive tackle

Through five games, the oakland raiders have given up 18 sacks on the year, good for fourth-worst in the nfl. while jared veldheer is injured and they are piecing their offensive line together, adding a stable, consistent, and at times dominant left tackle to their roster would be a beneficial move. michigan's taylor lewan fits the mold of former wolverine jake long as a massive, physically-imposing player capable of paving holes in the run game and being a reliable blind side protector in the passing game.

(6) brett hundley, ucla

Quarterback

With three quarterbacks with starting experience currently on the roster, the remainder of the season will determine what direction the vikings take in 2014. However, when push comes to shove, two of the quarterbacks are scheduled to be free agents this offseason (Matt Cassel has a player option to return), and Christian ponder's future is in doubt following the addition of josh freeman. At this point, a new quarterback will be running the vikings in 2014, the question is just who will it be? ucla's brett hundley has been on a steady rise in scouting circles ever since he debuted as a redshirt freshman a year ago. While he still has some things to refine, he has displayed the type of tools and qualities that you look for in a top-tier first round pick.

(7) (from washington) - marqise lee, usc

wide receiver

This pick was acquired in the deal that brough robert griffin iii to washington. the st. louis rams passing game has not developed as the team has hoped. brian quick has not lived up to the billing as the no. 33 overall pick in 2012, chris givens has reached his ceiling as a one-dimentional player, and austin pettis is, at best, a no. 3 receiver on a playoff team. while tavon austin is still being added more and more to the gameplan, the team is craving for a legitimate no. 1 receiver. usc's marqise lee is in the same situation as south carolina's jadeveon clowney. he's dealt with injuries and has not had the chance to break through yet in 2013. however, from a talent perspective, he is in a class of his own for the 2014 draft and should be drafted as such in may.

(8) khalil mack, buffalo

defensive end/outside linebacker

the atlanta falcons have had an unexpected and disappointing start to the 2013 season. with receiver julio jones is out for the season, there is hard to find optimism, sitting four games back in the divison. looking to 2014, the team is lacking a premier pass rusher, and could use their projected top pick to upgrade the defensive end position. Osi Umenyiora was only signed to a two-year deal and kroy biermann is on injured reserve. Past those two, the team has developmental players who are years away from making a consistent contribution. Buffalo's khalil mack may be the most underrated player nationally, as he has developed into one of the most explosive pass rushers in the country. A versatile player who could play end in the 4-3 or outside linebacker in the 3-4, mack has the type of tools to bring immediate production to a falcons team that could use it.

(9) sammy watkins, clemson

Wide receiver

FOR CAM NEWTON TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP AS AN NFL QUARTERBACK, THE CAROLINA PANTHERS MUST UPGRADE HIS SUPPORTING CAST. STEVE SMITH IS A RELIABLE AND DEPENDABLE NO. 1 RECEIVER, HOWEVER THE TEAM LACKS AN ADDITIONAL THREAT CAPABLE OF TAKING OVER A GAME. WHILE BRANDON LAFELL HAS SHOWN GLIMPSES OF WHAT HE COULD DEVELOP INTO, HE HAS YET TO TAKE THAT NEXT STEP. FINDING ANOTHER PREMIER WIDE RECEIVER WOULD DO WONDERS FOR NEWTON'S DEVELOPMENT. SAMMY WATKINS IS A SUPREMELY TALENTED RECEIVER PROSPECT WHO CAME ON STRONG AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011 BEFORE DEALING WITH INJURIES AND TAKING A BACK SEAT TO DEANDRE HOPKINS A YEAR AGO. THIS YEAR, he has caught 29 passes for 481 yards and three touchdowns, and is on track to be one of the first two-or-three receivers drafted next may.

(10) cyrus kouandjio, alabama

Offensive tackle

The bills currently rank sixth-worst in the NFL in sacks allowed with 15. After he spent some time inside at guard in training camp, there is reason to think that Buffalo could kick cordy glenn inside for the future. a former massive prospect from georgia that most, including myself, thought would project better inside at guard, adding Glenn at guard in addition to drafting a top left tackle would be a beneficial move for the bills. ALABAMA'S CYRUS KOUANDJIO IS A YOUNG TALENT who is IN HIS SECOND SEASON AS THE BLINDSIDE PASS PROTECTOR FOR THE CRIMSON TIDE. IN THE MOLD OF RUSSELL OKUNG, KOUANDJIO HAS ENORMOUS UPSIDE WITH HIS COMBINATION OF SIZE, STRENGTH, AND NIMBLE FEET. ADDING A PLAYER LIKE KOUANDJIO TO PLAY LEFT TACKLE AND MOVING Glenn inside TO HIS MORE NATURAL POSITION Of guard WOULD GIVE buffalo an upgraded offensive line TO PROTECT E.j. manuel.

(11) mike evans, texas A&M

wide receiver

While geno smith has taken the starting quarterback job and ran with it, the new york jets still lack talent at the wide receiver position. With Santonio holmes' contract entering the first years of non-guaranteed salaries (due close to $15 million in 2014 and 2015), he is not expected to return. In addition, Stephen hill is still developing and coming into his own. texas A&M's mike evans has had a tremendous start to the 2013 season, averaging 138-receiving yards per game, good for third in the country. at 6'5, 255 pounds, evans has a massive frame that he is still growing into and has the type of frame that presents massive upside at the next level.

(12) ha ha clinton-dix, alabama

safety

The Philadelphia defense currently ranks tied for third-worst in the NFL in pass defense. Much of that can be attributed to the inconsistent play from the safety position where newly-signed Patrick Chung and Nate Allen have not lived up to the expectations that the team had for them. While Earl Wolff has shown some promise, he is still developing, and with Allen scheduled to be a free agent in 2014, an upgrade is expected to come. HA'SEAN "HA HA" CLINTON-DIX IS A FORMER TOP RECRUIT WHO HAS DEVELOPED INTO A FINE PLAYMAKER FOR THE CRIMSON TIDE DEFENSE. WITH FOUR INTERCEPTIONS AS A SOPHOMORE, CLINTON-DIX Has built off of his 2012 campaign by producing 24 tackles for the Alabama defense thus far in 2013. ADDING Clinton-Dix WOULD BE A STRONG MOVE TO SOLIDIFY THE SAFETY POSITION FOR THE FUTURE IN Philadelphia, however Ha Ha will have questions to answer this offseason regarding his in-season suspension for taking illegal benefits.

(13) cameron erving, florida state

offensive tackle

NO TEAM GAVE UP MORE SACKS IN 2012 (58) THAN THE ARIZONA CARDINALS. WHILE THEY SHORED UP THE INTERIOR OF THE LINE BY ADDING JONATHAN COOPER IN THE 2013 DRAFT, THE OFFENSIVE TACKLE POSITION REMAINS A QUESTION MARK after trading Levi Brown to the pittsburgh steelers. TARGETING ONE OF THE TOP OFFENSIVE TACKLE PROSPECTS IN A DEEP CLASS AT THE POSITION FIGURES TO BE THE CARDINALS' STRATEGY. Florida State's Cameron Erving is as intriguing of a prospect at the tackle position as their is for the 2014 draft. a player who is just beginning to emerge on the national level, Erving is considered one of the top two tackles in the country by at least one nfl team. the natural left tackle would be a major upgrade for arizona.

(14) a.j. Mccarron, alabama

Quarterback

Following the unfortunate torn acl to brian hoyer, the cleveland browns are back to entrusting brandon weeden with the starting quarterback job. the assumption now is that the browns will use one of their two first round picks on a quarterback to lead them into the future. That quarterback could be alabama's a.j. mccarron. AS NATURAL OF A LEADER AS YOU'LL FIND AT THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL LEVEL, MCCARRON is ATTEMPTING TO DO THE UNTHINKABLE: WIN THREE straight BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AS A STARTING QUARTERBACK. WHETHER OR NOT THE CRIMSON TIDE CAN GO BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK, MCCARRON'S CALM UNDER PRESSURE, INTANGIBLES, AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ARE ALL IMPORTANT STATISTICS THAT SUGGEST HE HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE AS A STARTING QUARTERBACK IN THE NFL. MY TOP QUARTERBACK IN THE COUNTRY, MCCARRON HAS THE MAKINGS OF A FRANCHISE-CALIBER SIGNAL CALLER.

(15) de'anthony thomas, oregon

running back

ST. LOUIS own A TRUE RUNNING BACK-BY-COMMITTEE APPROACH. WHETHER IT'S zac Stacy, DARYL RICHARDSON, or Isaiah pead TOTING THE ROCK, THE TEAM LACKS EXPLOSION AND SUDDENNESS FROM THE POSITION. AMONG THE MOST ELECTRIC PLAYERS IN THE COUNTRY IS OREGON RUNNING BACK/WIDE RECEIVER DE'ANTHONY THOMAS. FITTING THE SAME MOLD AS ST. LOUIS' FIRST ROUNDER IN 2013 TAVON AUSTIN, THOMAS IS CAPABLE OF TAKING THE BALL THE DISTANCE ANY TIME THAT HE TOUCHES IT. WITH THREE BACKS CAPABLE OF CARRYING THE BALL BETWEEN THE TACKLES, ADDING ANOTHER DIMENSION TO THEIR RUNNING GAME WITH THE TANTALIZING THOMAS WOULD BE A BENEFICIAL ADDITION TO THE RAMS' RUNNING GAME.

(16) louis nix iii, notre dame

defensive tackle

The Tennessee Titans own one of the best young, up-and-coming defenses in the NFL. Although they signed Sammie Lee Hill in free agency this past offseason, the team could use another stout interior presence to add to its defensive line corps. Notre Dame's louis Nix is a fire hydrant of a defensive lineman, capable of eating up space and clogging running lanes. Adding him to a defense that is already well on its way would be a major upgrade.

(17) tajh boyd, clemson

quarterback

The recent struggles of Matt Schaub have been a large concern in houston, after he threw a pick-six four straight weeks, setting an NFL record. Despite signing a five-year contract extension just 11 months ago, Schaub's guaranteed money has run out and he is now clinging to his last opportunity to remain the Texans' starting quarterback. Clemson's Tajh boyd is an intriguing talent with his combination of arm strength and athleticism to escape the pocket and make plays with his legs. He would add another dimension to Houston's offense if they chose to replace schaub at the end of the season.

(18) stephon tuitt, notre dame

defensive end

After remaking their defense in the 2013 offseason, the Baltimore ravens will head to 2014 looking to continue to inject more young talent into their new front seven. one position they could look is at defensive end, where both marcus spears and chris canty are short term stop-gap options, and arthur jones is playing on a one-year deal. adding another presence up front makes sense. notre dame's stephon tuitt is a similar player to spears, in that he's a near-perfect fit as a 3-4 five technique capable of holding his ground in the run game and getting a good push as a pass rusher.

(19) c.j. mosley, alabama

linebacker

THIS PAST OFFSEASON THE CHICAGO BEARS ATTEMPTED TO UPGRADE THEIR LINEBACKER CORPS BY BRINGING IN D.J. WILLIAMS AND JAMES ANDERSON. WHILE THEIR PLAY ON THE FIELD IS YET TO BE DETERMINED, BOTH ARE PLAYING ON ONE-YEAR DEALS AND LOOK THE PART OF SHORT-TERM STOP GAP OPTIONS AT THE POSITION. LOOKING TO 2014, AN UPGRADE COULD BE USED IN THE BEARS FRONT SEVEN. ALABAMA'S C.J. MOSLEY IS A TRULY TALENTED ATHLETE WITH THE RANGE AND SPEED TO PLAY SIDELINE-TO-SIDELINE. A PERFECT FIT AS AN inside or OUTSIDE LINEBACKER IN THE 4-3 DEFENSE, ADDING MOSLEY TO THEIR ROSTER WOULD be a strong upgrade to build around for the future on defense.

(20) ifo ekpre-olomu, oregon

cornerback

Through five games in 2013, the san diego chargers are sixth-worst in the nfl in pass defense. some of this can be attributed to the cornerback position where the team is starting shareece wright and lacks depth at the position. Quietly, oregon's ifo ekpre-olomu is quickly becoming one of, if not the best cornerback prospect for the 2014 draft. a talented athlete with the skillset and tools to develop into a legitimate no. 1 corner, Ekpre-Olomu would be a strong upgrade for San Diego's defense.

(21) paul richardson, colorado

wide receiver

in 2013, THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS are WITHOUT FIVE OF THEIR TOP SEVEN LEADING RECEIVERS FROM A YEAR AGO. THE TEAM'S PASSING GAME IS DEPENDING ON THE OFT-INJURED SLOT RECEIVER DANNY AMENDOLA BEING ABLE TO STAY HEALTHY, which he has yet to do again this SEASON. EVEN WITH AMENDOLA, THE PATRIOTS LACK TALENT AT THE FLANKER AND SPLIT END POSITION. KENBRELL THOMPKINS has flashed and shown promise for an undrafted free agent, however the jury is still out on AARON DOBSON AND JOSH BOYCE. AN UPGRADE IS NEEDED HERE AND THEY ARE EXPECTED BY SOME TO TARGET THE POSITION IN 2014. Colorado's paul richardson is still under the radar nationally, despite being the second-leading receiver in the country, averaging 155-yards per game receiving through four games. A lean 6'1, 170 pound receiver with the speed to stretch the field vertically, Richardson is a talented player who has shined with every opportunity he's had in 2013.

(22) gabe jackson, mississippi state

offensive guard

There is work to be done in dallas when it comes to building up the trenches. After making center travis frederick their first round pick in 2013, the cowboys still have glaring holes at both guard positions, enough so that they had to sign BRian Waters out of retirement. Gabe Jackson out of Mississippi State is a big, physical, and aggressive offensive lineman who uses his size to pave open holes in the run game, and has the anchor to stand up to the strongest of pass rushers. A future plug-and-play starter in the NFL, Jackson has drawn similar grades to North carolina's jonathan cooper from a year ago.

(23) loucheiz purifoy, florida

cornerback

The Detroit Lions currently own a middle-of-the-road pass defense led by veteran Chris Houston. Other than Dwight Bentley and Darius Slay who are young and still developing, the team lacks depth and starting-caliber talent at the position, and have been lacking there for a few years. Florida's Loucheiz purifoy is an athletic cover corner whose versatility to make plays on special teams in addition to his talented skillset as a cover corner are very attractive traits. Purifoy would be a major upgrade for Detroit's secondary.

(24) antonio richardson, tennessee

offensive tackle

thus far in 2013, the miami dolphins have allowed for sacks (24) than any team in the NFL. While you can argue whether or not jonathan martin should play right tackle instead of left, there is no doubt that an upgrade is needed in may. TENNESSEE'S ANTONIO RICHARDSON IS A MASSIVE 6'6, 330 POUNDER WHO is IN HIS SECOND SEASON AS THE VOLS' STARTING LEFT TACKLE. BLESSED WITH THE COMBINATION OF SIZE, STRENGTH, AND ATHLETICISM TO HOLD DOWN THE BLIND SIDE, ADDING RICHARDSON WOULD BE A STRONG ADDITION the dolphins line, and would pair favorably with Martin for the future.

(25) ryan shazier, ohio state

linebacker

In the front seven on defense, the packers have done a nice job of using first round picks to upgrade their unit, adding nick perry in 2012 and datone jones in 2013. Looking to 2014, at inside linebacker, A.j. Hawk recently took a pay cut, signaling his time in green bay could be coming to an end, and brad jones has proven to be a solid, yet serviceable starting inside backer. adding another talented athlete to the mix would be beneficial. WHILE A BIT SMALL (6'2, 222) FOR AN INSIDE LINEBACKER, Ohio State's Ryan SHAZIER IS AN EXCITING PLAYER WITH HIS SPEED, RANGE, AND ABILITY TO PLAY SIDELINE-TO-SIDELINE. HE'S AN EXPLOSIVE TACKLER WITH THE FULL PACKAGE OF TOOLS TO START AND SUCCEED IN THE NFL both against the run, as well as in coverage. A VERSATILE PROSPECT, SHAZIER WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION TO A Packers ROSTER THAT LACKS MANY GLARING HOLES.

(26) jason verrett, tcu

cornerback

AS WAS EVIDENCED IN THE PLAYOFFS LAST SEASON, THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ER SECONDARY IS IN NEED OF AN UPGRADE. DESPITE ADDING NNAMDI ASOMOUGHA ON A CHEAP ONE-YEAR DEAL, CHRIS CULLIVER TORE HIS ACL IN CAMP, CARLOS ROGERS IS DUE $19 MILLION BETWEEN 2013, '14, AND '15, AND BOTH TARELL BROWN AND PERRISH COX WILL BE FREE AGENTS IN 2014. DESPITE ATTEMPTING TO IMPROVE THE CORNERBACK POSITION THROUGH ANY MEANS NECESSARY, THE 49ERS WILL STILL BE IN THE MARKET TO ADD A YOUNG, TALENTED, AND CHEAP CORNER THROUGH THE DRAFT IN 2014. TCU'S JASON VERRETT IS THE TOP SENIOR CORNERBACK IN THE COUNTRY. WERE HE PLAYING FOR A MORE HIGH-PROFILE SCHOOL, HE'D BE RECOGNIZED BY THE NATIONAL MEDIA AS A POTENTIAL SHUTDOWN CORNER IN THE NFL WHOSE AGGRESSION AND PHYSICAL PLAY MAKES HIM A FEISTY DEFENSIVE BACK FOR OPPOSING RECEIVERS TO MATCH UP AGAINST. HIS TOUGH DEMEANOR MATCHES THE MENTALITY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO DEFENSE AND WOULD BE A FINE BUILDING BLOCK FOR THE 49ER SECONDARY FOR THE FUTURE.

(27) ed reynolds, stanford

safety

Cincinnati owns one of the best defenses in pro football, however if there is one question mark, it is at the safety position where both george iloka and taylor mays have been rotated into the strong safety position alongside reggie nelson. to add that final piece to their defense, bringing in a top strong safety would be a strong move. stanford's ed reynolds is a polished defensive back who is expected to declare as a junior. After producing 47 tackles, five pass breakups, and six interceptions a year ago as a sophomore, he currently is second on the Cardinal roster in tackles with 32. A playmaking impact safety, reynolds would be a great addition to the cincinnati secondary.

(28) (From Indianapolis) - david yankey, stanford

offensive guard

This pick was acquired in the trade that sent trent richardson to indianapolis. the browns currently rank seventh-worst in the NFL in yards-per-carry at just 3.5. In addition, they've given up the second-most amount of sacks of any team in the league with 22. An upgrade is needed at the offensive guard position. THis year's draft is expected to have a handful of top prospects at the guard position, with Stanford's david yankey being one of them. A former tackle who kicked inside to guard in 2013, yankey is a stout interior presence who perfectly embodies stanford's physical approach of running the ball between the tackles and protecting the quarterback on offense.

(29) a.j. johnson, tennessee

linebacker

ON A ROSTER WITH FEW HOLES ENTERING THE 2013 SEASON, ONE POSITION THAT STANDS OUT AS NEEDING HELP IS INSIDE LINEBACKER. ALONGSIDE DERRICK JOHNSON IN THE 3-4 DEFENSE, AKEEM JORDAN is THE TEAM'S OTHER INSIDE LINEBACKER. ON JUST A ONE-YEAR DEAL, JORDAN LOOKS LIKE A SHORT-TERM STOP GAP UNTIL FOURTH ROUNDER NICO JOHNSON STEPS UP INTO THE ROLE, OR UNTIL AN ADDITIONAL UPGRADE IS MADE. ONE PLAYER WHO COULD FIT THAT ROLE IS Tennessee's A.J. Johnson. JOHNSON IS A HARD-HITTING INSIDE LINEBACKER WHO HAS CUT HIS TEETH MANNING THE MIDDLE FOR THE VOLS' DEFENSE. HIS EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCTION IN THE SEC SUGGESTS THAT HE MAY BE THE BEST TENNESSEE LinebACKER SINCE JEROD MAYO WAS A FIRST ROUND PICK OF New England IN 2008.

(30) vic beasley, clemson

defensive end/outside linebacker

The New Orleans defense has turned out to be one of the best surprises of the 2013 season, after being one of the worst defenses historically in NFL history a year ago. While the improved unit has plenty to like, there is still work to be done in upgrading this side of the ball. At the outside linebacker position, WILL SMITH IS PLAYING OUT OF POSITION AS A STAND UP RUSHER AND LIKELY WON'T BE ON THE ROSTER IN 2014 (BARRING ANOTHER PAY CUT) WITH A $10 MILLION SALARY. THE TEAM IS ALSO HOPING THAT JUNIOR GALLETTE AND MARTEZ WILSON CAN MAKE THE TRANSITION TO STAND UP RUSHERS AS WELL. Clemson's Vic Beasley leads the country in sacks this season with eight and has come on strong in 2013 after producing another eight sacks a year ago. A 6'2, 235 pound rusher, Beasley has the speed and quickness to work up the field from a standing rush linebacker position to be a perfect fit in new orleans' defense.

(31) austin seferian-jenkins, washington

tight end

THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS ATTEMPTED TO UPGRADE THEIR PASSING GAME IN 2013 BY BRINGING IN PERCY HARVIN. WHile his hip injury has not allowed FOR HIM TO PLAY, AN UPGRADE AT THE TIGHT END POSITION IS NEEDED IN 2014. ZACH MILLER IS A VETERAN OF THE NFL WHOSE BEST FIT WITH HIS CURRENT SKILLS IS AS A NO. 2 BLOCKING TIGHT END AND OCCASIONAL RECEIVER. DUE $10 MILLION OVER 2014 AND 2015, THE SEAHAWKS COULD STAND TO UPGRADE THE POSITION AND GET CHEAPER BY ADDING A YOUNG TALENT IN THE DRAFT. WASHINGTON'S AUSTIN SEFERIAN-JENKINS IS ARGUABLY THE MOST TALENTED AND MOST COMPLETE TIGHT END PROSPECT IN THE COUNTRY. THE 6'6, 275 LB TIGHT END OWNS THE RECEIVING AND BLOCKING SKILLS NEEDED TO CONTRIBUTE EARLY IN HIS NFL CAREER AND OWNS THE SKILLSET TO PROVIDE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT FOR HIS FUTURE TEAM. TEAMS MAY, HOWEVER, HAVE QUESTIONS FOR HIM AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED FOR DUI THIS PAST OFFSEASON.

(32) trent murphy, stanford

defensive end/outside linebacker

IN THE OFFSEASON THE DENVER BRONCOS LOST ELVIS DUMERVIL TO THE RAVENS IN WHAT AMOUNTED TO A CLEARING OF SALARY AFTER THE TEAM COULDN'T COME TO AN AGREEMENT ON A RESTRUCTURED CONTRACT. AFTER NOT ADDRESSING THE DEFENSIVE END POSITION IN THE DRAFT OR FREE AGENCY, THE POSITION SHOULD BECOME A PRIORITY IN 2014. Stanford's trent murphy is an intriguing player thanks to the combination of size and versatility that he can offer to an nfl team. At 6'6, 261, he has experience playing both end and outside linebacker. In denver's defense, he would likely play end opposite derek wolfe. For a team with few holes on its roster, adding an immediate producer in murphy would be a strong addition.

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