Final Mock Draft

The NFL Draft is on Thursday and JagNation Editor Charlie Bernstein takes his final shot at figuring this out. Welcome to the JagNation Mock Draft, Final Version.

St. Louis (1-15)- Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma- There's no reason to believe that the Rams are going to pass on yet another potential franchise quarterback after missing the boat on both Matt Ryan and Mark Sanchez in consecutive seasons. Bradford lit up his pro day and in the private workout with the Rams, and he will be the first-overall pick in this draft.

Other options: Jimmy Clausen if they can trade back with Cleveland.

2. Detroit (2-14)- Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska- Although we believe it makes sense for the Lions to take a left tackle with this pick, the temptation of the best defensive tackle prospect in decades is too great to pass on.

Other options: Russell Okung or Trent Williams as they may decide to spend the pick protecting Matt Stafford.

3. Tampa Bay (3-13)- Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma- The Bucs need some beef up front and McCoy is the obvious pick here. Gerald McCoy would be the best at his position in most drafts and he should be a long-term fixture on the Tampa line.

Other options: Ndamukong Suh if he's available, and possibly Eric Berry.

4. Washington (4-12)- Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma- Williams has been climbing up draft boards and there are many who believe he will be the best tackle in the draft. Williams will replace the recently retired Chris Samuels.

Other options: Russell Okung.

5. Kansas City (4-12)- Eric Berry, S, Tennessee- As bad as the Chiefs offensive line is, they simply can't pass on a talent like Eric Berry. Berry will improve their secondary greatly and make the 30th ranked defense from a season ago one step closer to respectability.

Other options: Russell Okung or Trent Williams, as the Chiefs have a need at tackle.

6. Seattle (5-11)- Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State- It's a desperation situation for the Seahawks on the offensive line as they have been looking for a replacement for Walter Jones. Okung is a great value at the sixth overall selection and it allows the Seahawks to make a luxury pick at #14.

Other options: Trent Williams, Eric Berry or Earl Thomas.

7. Cleveland (5-11)- Earl Thomas, S, Texas- Some draft experts believe that Thomas is the best safety in this draft and the acquisition of Thomas will greatly upgrade the Browns secondary. This is a possible spot for the Browns to trade down.

Other options: Joe Haden, Eric Berry or Sam Bradford if they can trade up.

8. Oakland (5-11)- Joe Haden, CB, Florida- The Raiders will have a decision to make at the end of the season with Pro Bowl corner Nnamdi Asomugha and the selection of Haden buys them a little leverage if they choose to let Asomugha walk.

Other options: Brian Bulaga, Bruce Campbell or Jimmy Clausen.

9. Buffalo (6-10)- Brian Bulaga, OT, Iowa- The Bills have a horrible situation on the offensive line and Bulaga will sure up their line.

Other options: Anthony Davis, Jimmy Clausen or Dan Williams.

10. Jacksonville (7-9)- Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame- The Jaguars haven't drafted a quarterback in any round since 2003 and they can't afford to pass on another potential franchise signal caller.

Other options: Joe Haden, Earl Thomas or Dan Williams.

11. Denver - from Chicago (7-9)- Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama- The Broncos have a need at inside linebacker and the ultra-productive, heady leader of the national champs will fit right in and make an immediate impact.

Other options: Dan Williams, Joe Haden, Earl Thomas or Dez Bryant.

12. Miami (7-9) - Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee- Williams is the perfect nose tackle and will be an excellent replacement for Jason Ferguson.

Other options: Brandon Graham, Earl Thomas or C.J. Spiller.

13. San Francisco (8-8) - Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers- The 49ers are building a championship team the right way and spending a high first-round pick on a left tackle makes perfect sense.

Other options: Joe Haden, Brian Bulaga or C.J. Spiller

14. Seattle - from Denver (8-8) - C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson- Seattle hasn't had anything close to a legitimate running back since Shaun Alexander, and Spiller will make for a home-run first round of the draft for Pete Carroll and the Seahawks.

Other options: Brian Bulaga, Earl Thomas, Devin McCourty or Kyle Wilson

15. New York Giants (8-8) - Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, USF- Pierre- Paul is a freak of an athlete and his selection could pave the way for a draft day trade of Osi Umenyiora.

Other options: Rolando McClain, Derrick Morgan, Kyle Wilson or Devin McCourty

16. Tennessee (8-8)- Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech- The Titans are rebuilding the defense and Morgan will be a nice replacement for the departed Kyle Vanden Bosch.

Other options: Jason Pierre-Paul, Rolando McClain or Kyle Wilson.

17. San Francisco - Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State- The 49ers have a good defense, but they need to upgrade the secondary and special teams. Wilson makes both units better.

Other options: Devin McCourty, Mike Iupati or Devin McCourty

18. Pittsburgh (9-7) - Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida- The Steelers offensive line is the least talented unit on their team and Pouncey is a "plug and play" guy who can start for 10 years.

Other options: Mike Iupati, Anthony Davis or Devin McCourty.

19. Atlanta (9-7)- Sean Weatherspoon, OLB, Missouri- Weatherspoon will be a day one starter for the Falcons as they can certainly use another playmaker on that defense.

Other options: Mike Iupati, Devin McCourty or Jermaine Gresham.

20. Houston (9-7)- Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers- The Texans can use more help in the secondary and with Earl Thomas already gone, Devin McCourty will go a long way in the quest to replace Dunta Robinson.

Other options: Kyle Wilson, Ryan Matthews, Maurkice Pouncey or Mike Iupati

21. Cincinnati (10-6)- Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma- The Bengals need a tight end desperately and Gresham is the best tight end in the draft. Good character guy as well.

Other options: Dez Bryant, Brandon Graham, Taylor Mays or Sergio Kindle.

22. New England (10-6)- Brandon Graham, OLB, Michigan- As the Patriots try and rebuild what was once a championship caliber defense, they find Brandon Graham sitting in their laps.

Other options: Dez Bryant, Sergio Kindle or Sean Weatherspoon.

23. Green Bay (11-5)- Charles Brown, OT, USC- The Packers need to get younger and more talented at the tackle position, and Brown will provide just that and compete for a starting job immediately.

Other options: Mike Iupati, Maurkice Pouncey, Kareem Jackson or Sergio Kindle.

24. Philadelphia (11-5)- Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho- Andy Reid loves to take big guys early and Iupati could sure up the interior of the Philadelphia line.

Other options: Maurkice Pouncey, Taylor Mays, Devin McCourty or Kareem Jackson.

25. Baltimore (9-7)- Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State- Character concerns caused Bryant to drop, but the Ravens are more than happy to turn in the draft card with this top-10 talent.

Other options: Jermaine Gresham, Sergio Kindle, Patrick Robinson or Kareem Jackson.

26. Arizona (10-6)- Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas- The Cardinals can use more playmakers and pass-rushers and Kindle can be a solid outside linebacker in their 3-4.

Other options: Charles Brown, Rodger Saffold or Jared Odrick.

27. Dallas (11-5) - Taylor Mays, S, USC- The best defense in the NFC gets much better as Taylor Mays will patrol the back end of the defense and he will be the best Cowboys safety since Darren Woodson.

Other options: Charles Brown, Rodger Saffold or Mike Iupati

28. San Diego (13-3) - Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State- Without Tomlinson, and Sproles reportedly on the trade block, it's no secret that the Chargers will be looking to pick a running back early and Matthews is a first-round lock.

Other options: Jared Odrick, Sergio Kindle or Ricky Sapp.

29. New York Jets (9-7) - Jerry Hughes, OLB/DE, TCU- Hughes will find immediate success in Rex Ryan's attacking 3-4 defense and he could be insurance if Vernon Gholston continues to be a bust.

Other options: Ricky Sapp, Taylor Mays or Sergio Kindle.

30. Minnesota (12-4) - Brian Price, DT, UCLA- On the surface, it would appear as if the Vikings are loaded at DT, but Pat Williams is 37 years old and Kevin Williams will be 30 before opening day. Price represents a good value at pick #30.

Other options: Jared Odrick, Patrick Robinson, Kareem Jackson or Taylor Mays.

31. Indianapolis (14-2) - Rodger Saffold Jr., OT, Indiana- Saffold has had a marvelous offseason as he's gone from a virtual unknown and finishes as a first-round pick. Bill Polian believes that his AFC champs must get better on the offensive line if they're going to get another shot at the Super Bowl.

Other options: Jared Odrick, Jerry Hughes or Charles Brown.

32. New Orleans (13-3) - Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State- In the three games that the Saints lost last season, they were gashed in the running game. Odrick will assist in run stoppage.

Other options: Daryl Washington, Taylor Mays or Ricky Sapp.

Charlie Bernstein is the Editor-in-Chief of JagNation.com, a member of the Pro Football Writers of America, and also the co-host of CB Sports Radio on ESPN 1420 in St. Augustine, FL. You can contact him at charlie@jagnation.com or follow him on twitter @nflcharlie


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