NFL Mocks' Interesting Ongoing 2014 NFL Mock Draft

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Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M offensive lineman Jake Matthews runs the 40 yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

While NFL Mock Drafts seem to take over the landscape of the internet as the draft approaches, good ones in and of themselves are time consuming and tiring. To complete a First Mock Draft, with descriptions and making sure you don’t miss someone, takes at minimum and hour or two. To complete 7 Round Mocks like some do is even more impressive. NFL Mocks has on an on going 7 Round NFL Mock right now which is exciting to wait for the next round to be published. Right now they have completed through Round 4 and include trades, add another hour or so. So lets see what they have given the Cleveland Browns so far:

Round 1 - #4

#4 – Cleveland Browns – Jake Matthews – OT – Texas A&M

With Watkins going off the board the Cleveland Browns are in a dilemma.  Do they go for an aggressive move or play the board.  Smart money always says go with the safe pick.  Jake Matthews if the most complete offensive tackle on the board.  He can slide across from Joe Thomas on that offensive line and excel from Day One.

They have Blake Bortles 1, Jadeveon Clowney 2 (to the Falcons) and Sammy Watkins going third (to the Detroit Lions). This leaves the Browns with choices between Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, Greg Robinson, Khalil Mack, Mike Evans and Matthews. They give the team the safe pick in Matthews which doesn’t make too many happy but could be solid. The two remaining “studs” according to all analysts are Robinson and Mack. Mack may be too redundant but Robinson seems to make more sense as a mauling right tackle over Matthews technically sound play.

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  • Craig Barker

    I don’t think there is any scenario where Mathews is taken ahead of Robinson. Not that Mathews isn’t or wont be a great player, I just believe that Robinson is better now and will be better in years to come.

    • Jared Mueller

      I agree. I wonder if any risk adverse GMs or teams would choose Matthews tho?

    • Jarod Cook

      The big deference between Robinson and Matthews is there experience at the position. Matthews has 3 years at RT, and 1 at LT all starting experience. Also Texas A&M runs a more balanced conventional offense. Verses Robinson only has 2 years starting experience at RT only. Also Auburn runs a more unconventional offense, that focuses heavily on running the ball. He wasn’t asked to pass block a lot, nor win a lot of one on one battles. Robinson has more upside but needs development, while Matthews is a more refined product and you know what your going to get from him. I personally like Matthews more, but either of them would be a fine addition.
      As for taking Garoppolo at #35 I like the pick. IMO he’s no better or worse then the top 4 QB’s on the board. And since they plan on sitting who ever they draft any way for a year, this pick makes sense. Let the other teams who need QB’s gamble with their 1st round picks, while the Browns secure quality talent at skill positions.