Just Blog Baby 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Round One 9.0

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Leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, JBB Podcast cohost and resident draft geek Rory Anderson will be releasing a weekly version of his three round mock draft with comments from editor Chase Ruttig. Here are his Round One thoughts. 

Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) rushes into the end zone for a touchdown during the second half of the Russell Athletic Bowl against the Miami Hurricanes at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

#1 Houston Texans: Teddy Bridgewater, QB UL 

Rory’s Take: With the news from John McClain that the Texans will take a quarterback with this pick, I cannot in good sense put anyone else other than Bridgewater here. He is clearly the best quarterback in this draft and would be the sort of quarterback that could do something with the weapons in Houston.

Chase’s Take: Teddy Bridgewater is the best QB in this draft and unless you really are buying the Johnny Manziel hype you shouldn’t be looking at anybody else as your top QB. Bridgewater’s concerns about small hands and an inflated height at college are out there which is something to watch at the Combine, but the tape will show you that Bridgewater is just a slight notch above the rest of the QB’s out there this year. He might not be an Andrew Luck and could struggle to adjust, but he is going to be a starting QB in this league for a long time which is what the Texans need after Schaub fell to earth last season.

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  • Sterling Archer

    With holes all over the team, and having 2 players who show great potential, and a ton of talent available in the round you have the raiders wasting the 5th pick of the draft on a TE that even in the best evaluations of him have a mid to late first round (I have seen 15 as the Highest) yet we would waste the 5th pick on him with a host of other players and holes???

  • jimenez

    Sammy watkins to the brown when they have no qb & a tight end at #5 to the raiders that have no qb or pass rush.. I guess they really let any idiot post an article nowadays huh? Are you guys hiring? My cousin with down syndrome is looking for a job.

  • Sebastian Cosentino

    So Derek Carr to Oakland in round 2. I’m jiggy with it.

  • Rees Britton

    What about David Ausberry? They had high hopes for him before he hurt his shoulder. Now with Rivera emerging as a solid TE, why in gods name would we pick a TE?

  • Dean Thomas

    I’d like to see Oakland address the OL in free agency (some good ones out there), load up defense through the draft and retain good players, and perhaps bring in Freeman at QB. I was watching his games from a few years ago over the weekend, he looked pretty damn good when Olsen was in Tampa.