FoS Weekly 2014 NFL Mock Draft – 1st Round

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Oct 25, 2013; Provo, UT, USA; Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Kyle Van Noy (3) attempts to rush around the block of Boise State Broncos offensive linesman Travis Averill (73) during the second half at Lavell Edwards Stadium. Brigham Young won 37-20. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

11. Tennessee Titans
Kyle Van Noy
Linebacker, BYU

  • The Texans, under new DC Ray Horton, bring in Van Noy who can play multiple roles in the hybrid defense. Van Noy is best at rushing the passer but is athletic enough to cover running backs and tight ends. The Titans could look at Mike Evans here to replace Kenny Britt.

12. New York Giants
Justin Gilbert
CB,  Oklahoma State

  • The Giants add youth to their defensive backfield. If Robinson is available here expect Coughlin to snap him up instead to shore up Eli’s offensive line. Gilbert can play great press coverage allowing the Giants to get after the QB. Dennard out of MSU is an option here as well.

13. St. Louis Rams
Calvin Pryor
S, Louisville

  • Pryor is a player that will rise up draft boards throughout the process. He is a strong hitter to round out a young defense for the Rams. Clinton-Dix and Eric Ebron would also be options here for the Rams

14. Chicago Bears
Aaron Donald
DT, Pittsburgh

  • The Bears have great needs on defense and Donald has shown that he can be the centerpiece in the middle of a defensive line with his strength. Donald showed well in the Senior Bowl he can show his strength at the Combine.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers
Greg Robinson
OT, Auburn

  • Robinson will most likely not fall this far but if he does he is the perfect selection for the Steelers that they can’t pass up. Robinson should be placed on the left side and protect Big Ben for as many years Ben has left in the league.