Weekly Friday FoS 2014 NFL Mock Draft: 1st Round

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Dec 30, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders wide receiver

Jace Amaro

(22) looks for a penalty call against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the second half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

26. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis)
Jace Amaro, TE

After adding Watkins at #4 the Browns could go with Carr here but the smokescreen is so strong that it may just be smoke. If one of the top CBs or Safeties fall here they could be the pick. No ILB stands out with Mosely off the board. Instead they finish off their receiver grouping adding Amaro to Gordon, Cameron and Watkins.

27. New Orleans Saints
Jason Verrett, CB

The Saints take interest in Ryan Shazier, Kony Ealy and other rushers but settle on adding to their defensive backfield. With Cam Newton and Matt Ryan in their division they decide they can never have enough cover guys.

28. Carolina Panthers
Allen Robinson, WR

While other receivers continue to get praise Robinson is a steady player who should benefit from Steve Smith and long term replace him. The Panthers defense was stellar last year but may lose Captain Munnerlyn leading to them picking a corner here as another option.

29. New England Patriots
Marqise Lee, WR

With Lee on the board Bill Bellichick goes with a receiver some have said is the best in the draft. His Combine has him falling right into the Patriots lap. Tom Brady will love his route running even if he isn’t the deep threat the team needs.

30. San Francisco 49ers
Timmy Jernigan, DT

The 49ers draft for the future often but could look to move up in the draft for a dominate player. Jernigan is a fit for the future here for the team. They could look for a bigger receiver as well as more defensive back help here but with Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks always on their mind they beef up their front 7.