We covered this morning Tony Grossi’s “stunning” NFL Mock Draft. That draft was called stunning based on who the Cleveland Browns drafted at #4 but was also stunning for how far Teddy Bridgewater fell. For those who followed the draft last year, starting early, Geno Smith was seen as a high pick, even #1 overall, until he fell to the second round. Could Bridgewater, or even Johnny Manziel have the same fall? Don’t think Bortles has a chance at that. Now we take a look at NFL.Com Daniel Jeremiah’s NFL Mock Draft 4.0. Jeremiah is a great person to follow on Twitter and is a respected analyst, how does he see the QBs happening? Lets take a look:
PICK NO. 5 BLAKE BORTLES QB CENTRAL FLORIDAThe Raiders quietly filled some holes in free agency, but they still need a long-term solution at the quarterback position.
So the first QB off the board is indeed Bortles but “all the way down” at #5. For the Raiders this may be the best case scenario, having all 3 QBs available when their pick comes up at #5.
PICK NO. 8 JOHNNY MANZIEL QB TEXAS A&MThe Vikings have a strong running game that would complement Manziel’s style of play.
PICK NO. 26 TEDDY BRIDGEWATER QB LOUISVILLE
I still view Bridgewater as the top quarterback in this draft class, but he has failed to generate excitement among the personnel executives I’ve talked to. If he falls past the Titans at pick No. 11, I think it’s realistic he could slide all the way down to this spot.
PICK NO. 4 JAKE MATTHEWS OT TEXAS A&MMatthews has played both right and left tackle in college. He would line up at right tackle for the Browns and give them one of the top tackle tandems in the NFL.