Weekly FoS NFL Mock Draft: 1st Round (What Jared Would Do)

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Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies offensive linesman Jake Matthews (75) on the bench against the Duke Blue Devils during the first quarter in the 2013 Chick-fil-a Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

6. Atlanta Falcons
Jake Matthews

Protect Matt Ryan and help the run game with the technically sound, and most likely better his rookie year then Robinson, tackle. The Falcons would love an outside pass rusher, and hope Dee Ford falls to them in the second round. For now the Falcons take the solid pick in Matthews.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mike Evans

After getting rid of Mike Williams the Bucs add a solid, Vincent Jackson like receiver in Evans. He won’t have to be the #1 target to start his career and can grow into that role in a few season.

8. Minnesota Vikings
Derek Carr

Yes reaching for a QB hasn’t worked in the past for the Vikings, but they need to solve that position. Matt Cassell will give the team time to develop Carr who is the best fit for a Norv Turner offense. He has a big arm and the right swagger to answer the question at QB that the Vikings have had for years.

9. Buffalo Bills
Eric Ebron

E.J. Manuel needs protected and weapons. With the top 2 tackles off the board the Bills get Ebron to work the seams and provide a big target.

10. Detroit Lions
Aaron Donald

If reports that Nick Fairley isn’t impressing the team are correct, with Suh’s contract hanging out there, adding a DT makes sense. If those aren’t true then adding Justin Gilbert, Hasean Clinton Dix or another backend defender would be the pick.