FoS’s Weekly Friday 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Which QB for the Cleveland Browns?

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Dec 31, 2013; El Paso, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Anthony Barr (11) during the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the 2013 Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium. UCLA defeated Virginia Tech 42-12. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

6. Atlanta Falcons
Anthony Barr

  • Possibly the worst case scenario with Clowney, Robinson and Matthews off the board. The Falcons choose the next best pass rusher in the draft with Barr. While not a perfect fit with the Falcons the team must bolster one of their lines with their high first round pick. Expect them to try to trade back at this point.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Stephon Tuitt
DE, Notre Dame

  • Lovie Smith makes his mark in his first draft with the Bucs. Instead of going with a receiver in Sammy Watkins, he takes a swing with Tuitt. The Bucs will have to decide where they go at QB, is Mike Glennon their guy, but Tuitt could be  a game changer.

8. Minnesota Vikings
Blake Bortles
QB, Central Florida

  • The Vikings defense needs retooled and under new coach Mike Zimmer but his confidence in his abilities to get the most out of his players lets him focus on the offensive side of the ball. Bortles big arm and athleticism makes him a perfect fit as the Vikings move to their outdoor stadium in the future. The Vikings have to consider Derek Carr if the other 3 QBs are off the board but that is too much like Christian Ponder for their liking.

9. Buffalo Bills
Sammy Watkins
WR, Clemson

  • The top WR in the draft falls a little bit here. He could be in play in a number of places above this. Watkins gives the Bills insurance with Stevie Johnson and continues the development of EJ Manuel.

10. Detroit Lions
Mike Evans
WR, Texas A&M

  • With new coach Jim Caldwell on board the Lions look to take some coverage and attention away from Megatron with the selection of Evans. Evans has the body type and control to make a huge impact in the league and gets drafted high to do so. The Lions may hope for Watkins, a different type of player then Evans, to fall here as a better compliment to Johnson.

11. Tennessee Titans
Khalil Mack
OLB, Buffalo

  • With offensive coach Ken Whisenhunt now at the head drafting an offensive player would make sense. The Titans have to make a decision on Chris Johnson and have invested heavily in the offensive line. With Mack Whiz gets an aggressive edge setter for Ray Horton’s 3-4/hybrid scheme.