Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks before the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports
1. Houston: QB Blake Bortles, Central Florida
The Texans desperately need a signal caller, and drafting Jadeveon Clowney won’t help with that. For Houston to revitalize the franchise, they must bring in someone with all the tools to bring them back to relevancy. That person is Blake Bortles.
2. St. Louis: OT Greg Robinson, Auburn
The Rams resigned Roger Saffold, but his recent injury history is a cause for concern. Drafting Robinson here provides insurance at RT is Saffold doesn’t work out, and also gives them someone to replace Harvey Dahl if they choose to use him at guard.
3. Jacksonville: DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
Clowney has made it this far, but he’s still the best prospect in the 2014 draft class. The Jags snatch Clowney (I know, it’s heartbreaking), and pray they can get a quarterback later in the draft.
4. Cleveland: QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
Cleveland could go a variety of ways here, but quarterback makes the most sense. Manziel has everything you want in a franchise player: explosion, swagger, and talent. All of which the Browns have lacked for the better part of the last decade.
5. Oakland: WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson
Try and name someone in the Raiders’ receiving corps. Exactly. Oakland needs a play-maker on the offense who isn’t named Darren McFadden, and should give Schaub someone to throw to.