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2014 NFL Mock Draft No. 4: Sammy Watkins, Johnny Manziel moving up

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With a couple of days of free-agency moves in the books, it's time for another mock draft, No. 4 for me if you are counting.

There are some changes based on what happened during the open of the free-agent period, but there's a long time to go before teams actually do the drafting. There are more moves to be made and more over-analysis of draft-eligible players.

But here goes Mock 4.

Mock 5 comes next Wednesday.

1. Houston Texans -- Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida: Call me stubborn, but for now I am keeping him in the top spot.

2. St. Louis Rams -- Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson: They will get a big-play receiver outside to go with Tavon Austin inside.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina: This is a team that has to fix the pass rush. Even if they get help in free agency, you can never have enough.

4. Cleveland Browns -- Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville: They have Brian Hoyer and might add Matt Schaub if he's let go. But neither of those two is a franchise player.

Johnny Football goes from No. 8 in Prisco's last mock to No. 5 to the Raiders. (USATSI)
Johnny Football goes from No. 8 in Prisco's last mock up to No. 5 to the Raiders. (USATSI)

5. Oakland Raiders -- Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: They have to do something. There is a huge hole at the quarterback spot.

6. Atlanta Falcons -- Greg Robinson, T, Auburn: They got a big powerful guard in Jon Asamoah in free agency, so adding a power tackle would really help.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo: Imagine their defense if they could add this talent to that side of the ball?

8. Minnesota Vikings -- Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State: Matt Cassel is coming back, but is he really the long-term answer? Didn't think so.

9. Buffalo Bills -- Jake Mathews, T, Texas A&M: They need help on the right side and this could mean a move of Cordy Glenn from left to right.

10. Detroit Lions -- Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State: They need help outside with their coverage players. Gilbert can provide that.

11. Tennessee Titans -- Taylor Lewan, T, Michigan: They let David Stewart go, so they take his replacement.

12. New York Giants -- Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA: They still have big problems at linebacker, even if they do sign O'Brien Schofield.

13. St. Louis Rams -- Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama: They need help on the back end. He would bring range.

14. Chicago Bears -- Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh: Did you see the inside of their defense. If they re-sign Henry Melton, this could change.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M: They need a big threat to go with Antonio Brown. There isn't much else.

16. Dallas Cowboys -- Tim Jernigan, DT, Florida State: This makes too much sense, although the loss of DeMarcus Ware could force a pass rusher.

17. Baltimore Ravens -- Marqise Lee, WR, USC: Even with Jacoby Jones coming back and Marlon Brown emerging, they need more help.

18. New York Jets -- Darqueze Denard, CB, Michigan State: Take a look what they have now. There isn't much.

19. Miami Dolphins -- Zack Martin, G-T, Notre Dame: He would be a nice addition to a line that needs a lot of help.

20. Arizona Cardinals -- Ra'Shede Hegeman, DE, Minnesota: He is a big body who could step in at end in the 3-4. Darnell Dockett isn't a kid anymore.

21. Green Bay Packers -- Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina: With Jermichael Finley a free agent coming off injury, they have to get a threat in the middle of the field.

22. Philadelphia Eagles -- Louis Nix, NT, Notre Dame: They have Bennie Logan, but he could easily move to end. This would give them more bulk.

23. Kansas City Chiefs -- Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State: He can fly and they need help for Dwayne Bowe.

24. Cincinnati Bengals -- Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech: Fuller is on the rise after a nice combine and the Bengals need corner help.

25. San Diego Chargers -- Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State: They have to get better outside in coverage. Roby has speed. He's just inconsistent.

26. Cleveland Browns (From Indianapolis) -- Jason Verett, CB, TCU: They need an upgrade from Buster Skrine, so they try this corner from TCU.

27. New Orleans Saints -- Dee Ford, DE, Auburn: After signing Jairus Byrd, they need edge help for their pass rush. Ford can provide that.

28. Carolina Panthers -- Cyrus Kouandijo, T, Alabama: With Jordan Gross retiring, they have to get a left tackle. Kouandijo has some injury concerns, but that seems to be overblown.

29. New England Patriots -- C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama: With Brandon Spikes likely moving on, they get a thumper for their run defense.

30. San Francisco 49ers -- Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU: He can fly and they lack that dimension on their offense.

31. Denver Broncos -- Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State: He would bring much-needed speed to the linebacker group.

32. Seattle Seahawks -- Morgan Moses, T, Virginia: They need some help up front on their line. He can play guard or tackle.

 
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