Bryan Ferrer’s 2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

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Nov 29, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Bulls linebacker Khalil Mack (46) during the first half against the Bowling Green Falcons at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

6. Atlanta Falcons
Khalil Mack
LB, Buffalo

The Falcons have the talent to bounce back quickly and get back into playoff contention. Being able to draft a sure tackler and a LB who can go from sideline to sideline this would be an absolute great addition for the Falcons.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Teddy Bridgewater
QB, Louisville

I know this is my mock draft, but it’s no secret new head coach Lovie Smith wants a franchise QB in Tampa Bay and I am a huge Bridgewater fan and with him available at 7 is a steal. In free agency they loaded up with some key signings on the defensive side of the ball. With the new logo and uniforms in Tampa this is the perfect time to bring in a franchise QB too as a new era in Tampa Bay looks promising.

8. Minnesota Vikings
Jake Matthews
Tackle, Texas A&M

There was a ton of buzz going on with this pick in my first mock draft and how the Vikings passed on drafting a franchise QB? At 8, I just don’t believe Blake Bortles is a top 10 pick or even a franchise QB. For the fans who only follow the draft to see which skill position player your team drafts, this makes two years in a row now that the Vikings would have disappointed you. Anyone can hand the ball off to Adrian Peterson, but not everyone can block for him. Matthews is an excellent addition to their offensive line as that’s two franchise tier tackles in two drafts.

9. Buffalo Bills
 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Safety, Alabama

With letting Jairus Byrd go to free agency I would answer right back with selecting a safety that is a proven winner. Adding more players who are accustomed to winning is something Buffalo could use in the locker room. I like the additions of some free agents on defense, Keith Rivers and Brandon Spikes now draft a stud in the secondary.

10. Detroit Lions
Darqueze Dennard
CB, Michigan State

Nothing changes here from my previous mock as now I am more confident with this pick compared to considering a WR here since Detroit signed Golden Tate in free agency. That offense is going to be lethal now it’s just a matter of stopping the opposing offense.