Weekly FoS 2014 NFL Mock Draft: 1st Round

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Feb 25, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan State Spartans defensive back Darqueze Dennard back pedals in a footwork drill during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

11. Tennessee Titans
Darqueze Dennard

The Titans need to beef up their secondary and Dennard fits the physical profile that they like, small guys who can hit. The Titans have their pick here of guys who could fill voids on either side of the ball but Dennard gives the the most bang for their buck.

12. New York Giants
Taylor Lewan

The Giants need to beef up their line a bit more, even after signing Geoff Schwartz in free agency. Lewan was considered a Top 5 pick going into the college season but has seen his “stock” drop throughout the year. Says here his stock rises as draft day approaches and the Giants protect Eli Manning with this pick.

13. St. Louis Rams
Justin Gilbert

Ha-Ha Clinton Dix is a popular pick in this spot but the Rams go with the higher rated player in Gilbert who fills Cortland Finnegan‘s vacancy giving Jeff Fisher a young dynamic core of defensive backs.

14. Chicago Bears
Louis Nix

The Bears would love to see Donald fall, taken by their old coach in Tampa Bay, but instead they ended up with Notre Dame product Nix here. Still a beefy defensive tackle is just what the doctor ordered in Chicago. A safety could also be a pick here with Dix still on the board.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers
C.J. Mosley

The Steelers could go in a number of direction, including safety or corner, but with the top two corners off the board go with the safe pick in Mosley. Mosley pairs with Jarvis Jones as the future of the historic and vaunted part of the Steelers defense. Mosley is just the type of intelligent instinctual player that can excel in that defense.