NFL: Redrafting the 1st Round
By Eric Szczepinski-@eszczepinski2 & Josh Givens-@mythoughtsinorb
Wish you your team could re-draft the 2014 NFL draft? Well that’s exactly what we did! Eric took the odd picks and Josh took the evens. We left the draft order the way it was the day going in. Knowing what we know now what would you change? Take a look at what we thought!
- Houston – Khalil Mack (OLB)
Actual pick – Jadeveon Clowney (DE)
Why: In his rookie campaign, Mack has posted 75 tackles and 4 sacks. He has been the ultimate outside linebacker in his first season and proves to be the worthy of the top selection.
- St. Louis – Aaron Donald (DT)
Actual pick – Greg Robinson (OT)
Why: Donald has been very good in his rookie year. They love him. He’d never make it to the Rams next pick, so they take him here.
- Jacksonville – Teddy Bridgewater (QB)
Actual pick – Blake Bortles (QB)
Why: Bridgewater’s 14 TD’s and 12 INT’s won’t blow you away, but Bridgewater showed consistent improvement and the signs of a franchise signal caller.
- Cleveland – Odell Beckham Jr. (WR)
Actual pick – Trade back with Buffalo to number 8; selected Justin Gilbert
Why: Do I have to explain it? Amazing year. Amazing talent.
- Oakland – CJ Mosley (ILB)
Actual pick – Khalil Mack (OLB)
Why: With Khalil Mack off the board, Oakland looks for the next best thing. Mosley has been an anchor at ILB and has racked up 133 tackles and 3 sacks.
- Atlanta – Jake Matthews (OT)
Actual pick – Jake Matthews (OT)
Why: The Falcons needed O-line help then, they still need it now. They’d do it again.