2014 NFL Mock Draft 6.0: Where Johnny Manziel isn't a first-rounder

Manziel is apparently slipping going into his pro day at College Station. (USATSI)
Manziel is apparently slipping going into his pro day at College Station. (USATSI)

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This is Mock Draft 6.0.

It's the first one without Johnny Manziel in the first round. I just think there's a chance he falls out of it.

This mock includes two trades. One has the Atlanta Falcons trading up from the sixth spot to the No. 2 spot to get South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

The other trade comes late with Cleveland trading with Arizona to move up to get Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who I have falling down into the No. 20 spot.

That's a shakeup for sure.

Only two months to go, right?

1. Houston Texans -- Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida: There are more league people believing this now more than ever.

2. Atlanta Falcons (Trade with St. Louis): Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina: They make the leap ahead of Jacksonville to get Clowney.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo: After Clowney goes, they stay put and take Mack to amp up their pass rush.

4. Cleveland Browns -- Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson: Can you imagine Watkins and Josh Gordon together?

5. Oakland Raiders -- Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State: They are too linked to him for me not to put him here.

6. St. Louis Rams (From Falcons) -- Greg Robinson, T, Auburn: He will give them a top tier tackle for a long time.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M: With Mike Williams in trouble, they need another threat outside.

8. Minnesota Vikings -- Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State: New coach Mike Zimmer will want to upgrade the corner spot. Dennard can help.

9. Buffalo Bills -- Jake Matthews, T, Texas A&M: He's too good a player to fall out of the top 10.

10. Detroit Lions -- Taylor Lewan, T, Michigan: They take the local kid to improve their front.

11. Tennessee Titans -- Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA: The move to more 3-4 looks means they need an outside rusher.

12. New York Giants -- Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh: I will keep him here for now after they lost Linval Joseph.

The Rams get a needed safety with range in Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix at No. 13. (USATSI)
The Rams get a needed safety with range in Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix at No. 13. (USATSI)

13. St. Louis Rams -- Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama: He would give them a lot of range on the back end.

14. Chicago Bears -- Tim Jernigan, DT, Florida State: They have to get better up front. They've added some bodies, but not enough.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech: He is a player teams are saying is rising up a lot of boards. Ike Taylor isn't a kid anymore.

16. Dallas Cowboys -- Zack Martin, G-T, Notre Dame: This would make their offensive line the strong point of the team after having so many problems.

17. Baltimore Ravens -- Ra'Shede Hegeman, DE, Minnesota: They lost Arthur Jones, so they take a bigger replacement.

18. New York Jets -- Odell Beckham, Jr., WR, LSU: They have to get some speed outside for that offense.

19. Miami Dolphins -- C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama: They spent big on linebackers last year and didn't get much bang for their buck. Mosley could help in a big way.

20. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis through Arizona), Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville: They wait, and when he falls, they move up to get him.

21. Green Bay Packers -- Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina: Yes, he has to work out better. But there is a ton of talent.

22. Philadelphia Eagles -- Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville: Did you watch their safeties last season? He is a thumper in the run game to go with Malcolm Jenkins.

23. Kansas City Chiefs -- Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon: He can fly and would help the offense in a big way.

24. Cincinnati Bengals -- Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State: They take the local kid to help their aging corner situation.

25. San Diego Chargers -- Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State: They have to get better outside. Gilbert is a nice man-cover player.

26. Arizona (From Indianapolis through Cleveland): DeMarcus Lawrence, OLB, Boise State: Here's another kid scouts are starting to really like.

27. New Orleans Saints -- Dee Ford, OLB, Auburn: They have to get somebody who can come off the edge.

28. Carolina Panthers -- Cyrus Kouandijo, T, Alabama: They have to get a left tackle with the retirement of Jordan Gross.

29. New England Patriots -- Louis Nix, NT, Notre Dame: It just makes too much sense with the uncertainty with Vince Wilfork.

30. San Francisco 49ers -- Marqise Lee, WR, USC: They need help outside and Lee has a chance to be special.

31. Denver Broncos -- Ryan Shazier, LB Ohio State: There is a need for speed and they have to get faster.

32. Seattle Seahawks -- Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame: Until they add a veteran player up front, I will keep him here.

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