Just Blog Baby 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Post Senior Bowl Round One (8.0)

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Dec 31, 2013; El Paso, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Anthony Barr (11) during the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the 2013 Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium. UCLA defeated Virginia Tech 42-12. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

After the 2014 Senior Bowl, Just Blog Baby podcast cohost and resident draft geek Rory Anderson reset his draft board and started a new version of his three round 2014 NFL Mock Draft. Here are his round one thoughts, with the usual notes from editor Chase Ruttig.

#1 Houston Texans: Anthony Barr, OLB UCLA

Rory’s Take: It is said that Bill O’Brien is fond of bigger prototype quarterbacks and Schaub is similar to that. If there are any questions regarding the top end quarterbacks the Texans should look for another impact player and Barr is the most explosive pure 34 OLB and would fit Crennel’s system perfectly.

Chase’s Take: It is very much appearing that if the Houston Texans will be taking Clowney should they not draft a QB. Clowney might very well still be the best player in this draft regardless of position and new head coach Bill O’Brien might not be feeling Bridgewater like experts were earlier in the season. Rory has Barr here, and it is true that the UCLA product might be the best fit for the 3-4 defense. I just don’t see the #1 pick being spent on a pass rusher that isn’t Clowney personally.

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  • sickoe47

    The most logical choice for the raiders would be to trade back,twice if they can and select the best pass rusher or defensive lineman available.that whole selecting WR sammy Watkins is not an option and would cripple the rebuilding process severely.Bulking up the “trenches” on both sides of the ball is a must this time around.kony ealy,ra’shede hageman,louis nix lll,stephon tuitt and jackson jeffcoat would be an instant upgrade to the lack of a pass rush.

  • Dean Thomas

    I agree, if they can get a decent edge pass rusher in free agency, draft another one and move Houston to 3 technique (he would dominate guards). Raiders have personnel to run 3-4. All three Super Bowl wins by Oakland they ran a 3-4, time to go back!!

  • PJ

    No way twice! Keep it low, pick up pics for both sides in trenches and start building. Our biggest problems begin with no pass protection or pass rush. This has to be priority and pic up off wire skilled positions and sign our keepers and build deep at same time. Were to shallow across the board.

  • Jay Haskins

    So I take it you disagree with the idea of Raiders drafting Khalil Mack?