Bryan Ferrer’s 2014 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

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Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (4) stretches prior to working out during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

26. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis)
Kelvin Benjamin
WR, Florida State

In this scenario where a QB like Blake Bortles is still available it kind of stinks knowing that as I would have went a different route at 4. I would not select a running back in the first round and the Browns need a solid option opposite of Josh Gordon. Adding Bridgewater and Benjamin in round one would be considered a big win if I’m Cleveland. The only thing that scares me is that in two years the Browns will have a new leadership and scheme they want to implement.

27. New Orleans Saints
Dee Ford
DE, Auburn

I would focus on defense. Adding a defensive end like Ford is a legit pick here at 27.

28. Carolina Panthers
Jarvis Landry

The Panthers need to focus on getting Cam Newton help and the wide receiver position is where the Panthers should focus on here at 28. Steve Smith is 35 and Brandon LaFell is no more than a #2 wide out.

29. New England Patriots
Louis Nix 3rd
DT, Notre Dame

The Patriots could use help at corner back and although former Bowling Green State University grad Chris Jones played exceptionally well in the absence of Vince Wilfork, I would continue to bulk up that defensive line and add as many big bodies as I can.

30. San Francisco 49ers
Scott Crichton
DE, Oregon State

To me the offense is fine as they resigned Boldin. I would focus this pick on adding depth and getting younger on the defensive line.