Re-Drafting The First Round Of The 2014 NFL Draft

Most people associate the 2014 NFL draft with wide receivers. There is a good reason for that as many of those receivers are the best in the NFL today. Some of these recievers include Odell Beckham Jr

Most people associate the 2014 NFL draft with wide receivers. There is a good reason for that as many of those receivers are the best in the NFL today. Some of these recievers include Odell Beckham Jr, Mike Evans, Sammy Watkins, Brandin Cooks, and many more as you will soon find out in this article. Ultimately, when it is all said and done, this will probably go down as the greatest wide receiving draft class of all time.

Despite the fact that this is a great receiving class, it does not mean we should ignore the rest of the draft, as there were some great players drafted in other positions. Like every draft, some teams made the right draft choices and some made very poor choices (hint hint: Cleveland Browns). To be fair, some of these choices looked good on draft day, but circumstances such as injuries have forced many to question the selections two years later.

In the end, sometimes you just never know with the draft and luck plays a big factor in many cases. The uncertainty of the draft is what makes it fun to go back and look at the first round and see how teams would change their picks if they had the chance. For instance, we all know Tom Brady would be taken number one overall if we had a re-do of the draft. Players such as Antonio Brown and Richard Sherman would be taken much higher than the 6th and 5th round round, respectively.

Now it is time to shift focus back to the 2014 draft. Yes, it may have only been two years ago, but it is already at the point where some teams wish they had a mulligan on the draft and could go back in time to change their pick. Therefore, it is natural for us to do a re-drafting of the first round in the 2014 NFL Draft.

32 Houston Texans - Derek Carr

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Original Pick: Jadeveon Clowney

Oh, how Houston would love to have this selection back. They have had nothing but a revolving door at the quarterback position since Bill O'Brien's arrival and their current signal caller, Brock Osweiler does not appear to be the saviour the Texans thought he was going to be.

To be fair, I do understand Houston's perspective in drafting Jadeveon Clowney. The Texans wanted to have a dominant front line with Clowney and JJ Watt and perhaps this could still be a possibility, if both can stay healthy, but you never pass on a franchise quarterback and the Texans made this mistake.

What are they missing out on? Currently, Carr is leading the Raiders to first place in their division and is an MVP candidate. He is composed and clutch, exactly what you want in a quarterback. I am sure this is a decision that will come back to haunt the Texans for years, as Carr is only getting better.

31 St. Louis (Los Angeles) Rams - Odell Beckham Jr.

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Original Pick: Greg Robinson

Greg Robinson is a good offensive lineman (despite his recent benching) and many teams that win in the playoffs are built strongly in the trenches, so I can understand the logic behind this pick. However, when you have a chance to draft a once in a generation wide receiver, you take it every time. How long have the Rams been waiting for a legitimate number one receiver? A very long time and they had their chance with Odell Beckham Jr.

Beckham Jr. is easily one of the game's top wide receivers and is showing no signs of slowing down. He is not even close to his prime and will continue to get better playing under an offensive minded coach, Ben McAdoo. Beckham already has over 3,500 receiving yards and over 30 touchdowns in parts of three seasons.

30 Jacksonville Jaguars - Khalil Mack 

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Original Pick: Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles still has a chance to be a really good quarterback in the NFL. I am just not sure Bortles will ever be what the Jaguars were expecting when they shocked many by drafting him third overall. He did have an outstanding season in his second year, but has taken a dramatic step back this year, which is very worrisome to all Jaguar fans.

The Raiders made a great selection with their pick. Khalil Mack is quickly becoming one of the best defensive players in the game and by the time it is all said and done, I think he will win at least one defensive player of the year award. Mack has great burst and can pursuit the quarterback like very few in the NFL. He is also great at pursuing opposing running backs and never gives up on any play. He could improve his cover skills, but he is still young and has a ton of time to improve that.

29 Buffalo Bills - Aaron Donald 

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Original Pick: Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins is a great talent and in my opinion, worth the gamble for the Bills (they traded up to get him). However, to this point, Watkins has not worked out. A lot of this can be blamed on injuries, but ultimately, I do not think the Bills have figured out how to use Watkins properly. We have seen flashes where he is dominant, catching deep ball after deep ball, but then there are games where he is not even targeted.

Meanwhile, defensive tackle is one of the most under-looked positions in the game and Aaron Donald is one of the best in the NFL. What do we often hear quarterbacks and coaches talk about? That pressure up the middle is the most disruptive for a quarterback. Donald is a player that defensive lines are built around and the best part about Donald is he can also line up as a defensive end as well. Ultimately, the Bills defense would be wrecking havoc with Aaron Donald as a defensive tackle.

28 Oakland Raiders - Mike Evans 

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Original Pick: Khalil Mack

Oakland sure is happy there is no re-draft.  This way they get to keep two of the top players in this class that they selected in the first and second rounds. (Mack and Carr, repsectively).

The biggest reason we have Evans over other receivers like Sammy Watkins is because Evans is a more well rounded receiver. Watkins is mostly known for his deep routes, whereas Evans can do it all. He can catch short, intermediate, and deep routes. Evans is also able to line up against any corner and take them to school, which was just witnessed in his most recent game against Richard Sherman. Finally, Evans is a great 50-50 ball receiver. If his quarterback is in trouble and needs to throw the ball up, there is a good chance Evans will be there.

27 Atlanta Falcons - Jake Matthews

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Original Pick: Jake Matthews

Protecting the blindside of a quarterback is one of the most important positions in football. The importance is only increased if you have a top end quarterback like Matt Ryan, which is why it made sense for the Falcons to draft left tackle Jake Matthews 6th overall. Matthews is rapidly improving and quickly becoming one of the better tackles on one of the best offenses. It is no conincidence that as Matthews dramatically improved, so did the Falcons running and passing game.

I understand many people may be thinking that I should have Zack Martin on this list over Matthews, as Martin has had a much more immediate impact than Matthews. However, I am still in the belief that long term, Matthews has a higher ceiling and not to mention Atlanta had a bigger need for a tackle than need for a guard.

26 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Anthony Barr

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Since Mike Evans ended up going higher in the re-draft, we must choose a new player for Tampa. The player chosen is defensive stud Anthony Barr. In his two plus seasons, Anthony Barr has been nothing short of remarkable and considering how poor Tampa Bay's defense has looked at times, this is an easy choice.

In his rookie season, Barr had 49 combined tackles and two sacks. In his sophomore season he recorded 68 combined tackles with 3.5 sacks. So far this season, Barr has already totaled 70 combined tackles and four sacks. This is the exact type of improvement that you want from a high end draft pick. The only issue with Barr has been that he is missed time due to injury, however this is the NFL and you cannot really expect players to stay healthy every game.

25 Cleveland Browns - Blake Bortles

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Original Pick: Justin Gilbert

Justin Gilbert has many off field issues and was not able to perform even when on the field. He is not even on the team anymore. To make matters even worse, the Browns missed out on many good opportunities for drafting franchise changing players. However, there is bright spot for the Browns in relation to this article. The re-draft for the eighth overall pick in this article is for someone that they would not have been able to take originally, anyway (Blake Bortles was selected third overall).

Bortles has taken a major step back this year after a very good sophomore season, but there are still signs that he is a franchise quarterback. After all, you do not throw for close to 4,500 yards in a season and not have a ton of talent. Bortles just needs to put everything together and learn how to consistently perform. When he figures out how to take that next step, he will be a great quarterback.

24 Minnesota Vikings - Sammy Watkins

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Original Pick: Anthony Barr

After losing out on Anthony Barr in this re-draft, Minnesota shifts their focus to offense. Therefore, they select wide receiver Sammy Watkins with the 9th overall pick. Minnesota has been lacking a true deep threat and Watkins fits this role perfectly. Could you imagine how much more explosive the Minnesota offense would look with Steffon Diggs, Sammy Watkins, and Adrian Peterson (assuming he is healthy)? You could even throw in Cordarrelle Patterson into this mix and you have a very dangerous offense. Too bad for the Vikings this is all hypothetical and at best, they will likely remain an average offense for the rest of the year.

Overall, Sammy Watkins may have been a risky pick because of all the injuries, but if he ever stays healthy consistently, he will be one of the game's best play-makers.

23 Detroit Lions - Zack Martin

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Original Pick: Eric Ebron

Simply put, Zack Martin is one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL, and probably the best overall guard. As a result, he has helped Dallas in becoming the best offensive line in football. The Martin factor can be seen in his individual awards. In just two seasons, Martin has two Pro Bowl selections and has made the All Pro team both times, as well. The Cowboys offensive line is so good that they could make average running backs into good running backs and good running backs into superstar running backs. For instance, Darren McFadden rushed for over 1,000 yards last season.

Overall, Martin would be a huge addition for the Lions. They have a great quarterback in Matthew Stafford and one of the most important things for a team is to protect their franchise player.

22 Tennessee Titans - Taylor Lewan

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Original Pick: Taylor Lewan

The Titans used their 11th overall pick on Taylor Lewan and I am betting that if they were in the same position today, they would make the same choice. With their old school style of play, Lewan is the perfect choice. If you want to have a good ground attack, you are going to need good offensive lineman and Lewan has been very good in helping DeMarco Murray and the Titans run game this year.

Perhaps and more importantly, if you use a number two overall pick on a franchise quarterback, you are going to want to do everything you can to protect him, right? Again, Lewan fits the bill. I understand people will point out that Lewan has struggled at times, but this year has been a huge step forward for him. He is still young and will continue to get better. Overall, Lewan's development may have been slower than expected, but the Titans are finally starting to see promise in the young tackle.

21 New York Giants - Jadeveon Clowney

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Original Pick: Odell Beckham Jr.

To be honest, if I wrote this article at this same time last year, Clowney might not even be on this list. That is a testament to how far he has come in a year and it also shows that some players take longer than others to make their mark. Of course, the reason Clowney took longer than expected to have a major impact for the Texans is injuries. However, he appears to have gotten over that hump and is well on his way to being a Pro Bowl player. This year Clowney is having great success pressuring the quarterback, stuffing the run, and accumulating numerous tackles for losses.

Overall, Clowney has been so impressive this year that veteran nose tackle Vince Wilfork referred to him as the team's best defensive player, even when J.J. Watt is healthy. That sounds like a stretch to me, but Wilfork obviously knows better.

20 St. Louis (L.A.) Rams - Greg Robinson

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Original Pick: Aaron Donald

Since St. Louis decided to pass on Greg Robinson with their first pick in this re-draft for Odell Beckham Jr, we are going to assume that they still would want to address the tackle position, which is why they can use their 13th selection on Greg Robinson. Like many of the aforementoned o-linemen in this article, Robinson has not lived up to the hype yet and has even looked bad at times in his career. As a result, people may say this is too high of a spot for Robinson, especially since he has been a healthy scratch as recently as his last game.

However, it is too early to conclude he will not have a good NFL career, as he is still young and some offensive linemen take longer to develop. It also does not help Robinson is playing for a coach that is defensive minded and does not have the best track record with offensive players. If Robinson's time in L.A. is coming to an end, it is very likely he will go to another team and develop into the player we expected.

19 Chicago Bears - C.J. Mosley

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Original Pick: Kyle Fuller

As a general football fan, I miss the days when the Bears were a good team. It is just better for the league. Lately, draft choices such as Kyle Fuller do not help the Bears current predicament. If they had the chance to re-draft, it would be easy for them to decide on C.J. Mosley. Linebacker has been a sore spot for Bears ever since the departure of Brian Urlacher, even with the signing of Danny Trevathan. To be fair, Trevathan still deserves more time to establish himself in Chicago, but this is more about Mosley than him. Mosley is one of the better linebackers in the game and is especially good at stopping the run. Do not think the Bears could have used that in a division with Adrian Peterson?

In the end, the Bears are probably still regretting their selection and missed out on a defensive game changer in Mosley.

18 Pittsburgh Steelers - Deone Bucannon

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Original Pick: Ryan Shazier

Ryan Shazier has the potential to be a star in the NFL. However, to this point in his career, injuries have set him back, which is why the Steelers would pass on him in this re-draft. Instead, they would take a player to fill the role of Troy Polamalu, in Deone Bucannon. Bucannon has taken a little bit of a step back this year in terms of statistics, however he still remains one of the better safeties/linebackers in the game.

Coincidentally, Pittsburgh has one of the weakest defenses in the league, especially for a team that has Super Bowl aspirations. Ultimately, I think Bucannon would be a great fit for the Steelers because of his versatility. He can line up as a safety, which was his original position, or play linebacker and cover tight ends and stuff the run. Overall, Shazier looked like a good pick and still may be, but if the Steelers had a chance, I think they would go in a different direction.

17 Dallas Cowboys - Dee Ford

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Original Pick: Zack Martin

Unfortunately for the Cowboys, they lose out on the great Zack Martin in this re-draft and ultimately, have to shift their focus to another position. Cowboy fans should not be too concerned about this because it seems like the strength of their management is to obtain great offensive lineman.

Nevertheless, the consolation prize, Dee Ford, is a pretty good consolation prize. After all, what is the weakest area for the Cowboys? The pass rush. Undoubtedly, this is something Ford excels at and would greatly improve the Cowboys defense. In his third season, Ford is having a breakout year and establishing himself as one of the best pass-rushers in football. In just 10 games this year, Ford already has 10 sacks and if it was not for an ankle injury, that number could be much higher.

16 Baltimore Ravens - Allen Robinson

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Original Pick: C.J. Mosley

Do not worry Ravens fans, you may lose out on CJ Mosley, but your team will find a great replacement, as they always do. After all, Baltimore consistently has one of the best defenses in the NFL.

In this re-draft, the Ravens will select Allen Robinson with the 17th pick. Originally, Robinson was selected in the 2nd round, which goes to show that all teams passed on a great talent. Robinson has taken a bit of step back this season, but I put more of that on coaching and Blake Bortles. After all, it is very likely that Jacksonville will be changing coaches at the end of the season and Bortles has been highly inconsistent this season.

Overall, would it not be great to see Robinson lined up with Steve Smith Sr.? In addition, Smith Sr. is not going to be around forever and the Ravens are going to need a replacement and perhaps Robinson could have been that guy.

15 New York Jets - Devonta Freeman

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Original Pick: Calvin Pryor

Instead of the Jets paying a lot of money to an aged running back this offseason, they could have had a very similar and younger player had they decided to draft Devonta Freeman. To be fair, Pryor did look like a good choice at the time and still may end up being a good choice, but Freeman has been a game-changer at times in his short NFL career. This is something the Jets desparately need to complement their two stud receivers in Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.

Imagine how much Freeman would have been able to help take pressure off of Ryan Fitzpatrick. Perhaps he would stop throwing 2323 interceptions a game (yes, I know it is an exaggeration). To be clear, I am not saying Matt Forte is a bad player by any means. He is a great running back, however he is at an older age now and you can even see him slowing down this year. Freeman would have been a great player for the Jets.

14 Miami Dolphins - Joel Bitonio

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Original Pick: Ja'Wuan James

If there is one thing the Cleveland Browns are pretty good at, it is producing good offensive lineman. Joel Bitonio is no exception and Cleveland did very well to be able to grab him in the 2nd round. Along with Joe Thomas, Bitonio has helped form one of the best left side duos of offensive lineman in the NFL (yet, they still suck).

Yes, it is true that Bitonio has battled some injuries the last two seasons, but when he is playing he can be an offensive line cornerstone. This is especially important when you are paying your quarterback a ton of money like the Dolphins are. Miami has also had one of the worst offensive lines over the last few seasons and Bitonio would have done well in helping them fix this issue. Well, you cannot blame Miami for a lack of effort, as Ja'Wuan James was supposed to be a good o-lineman, but that just has not panned out yet. He still may develop into a great player, but Bitonio is something special.

13 New Orleans Saints - Ryan Shazier

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Original Pick: Brandin Cooks

Brandin Cooks is a great player and was a great pick by the Saints, but knowing that they would have Michael Thomas a couple seasons later, I am not sure they would need Cooks in a re-draft. The other issue is that New Orleans does not really need outstanding talent at the wideout spot because they have Drew Brees who can turn most average players into good players.

Additionally, and probably more importantly, if the Saints ever want to get back to the glory land, they need to fix their attrocious defense. Ryan Shazier would have been a perfect player to help them start this turnaround. Yes, he has battled some injuries, but the talent to be a defensive game changer is still there. He would be able to help the Saints brutal run defense. In the end, it is difficult to change the Saints pick, but they need defense above anything and Shazier would have been a good fit.

12 Green Bay Packers - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

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Original Pick: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

People may be surprised that I am keeping Ha Ha Clinton-Dix at number 21 for the Green Bay Packers. I understand he has taken a step back this season, especially in terms of statistics, but that does not mean we can dismiss his whole body of work. He was outstanding last season with a combined total of 100 tackles. He is also able to create turnovers by forcing fumbles and intercepting the quarterback, which shows his versatility.

In the end, I blame more of Clinton-Dix's struggles this season on the fact that most of his fellow starters on defense are injured. It is hard to sustain your high level of play if everyone else around you is hurt and you are forced to play with second and third string players.

11 Cleveland Browns - Kelvin Benjamin

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Original Pick: Johnny Manziel

Of all teams in the NFL, Cleveland needs a re-draft the most. They wasted two first round picks in 2014 and yes, I mean wasted. Both players they originally selected are not even on the team anymore and it is only 2016. To make matters worse, they missed out on many franchise changing players, as this article has shown.

I feel like Cleveland made the selection of Johnny football in the interest of selling tickets and not winning football games. He had some talent, but he never really showed dedication to the game and was often more concerned about partying. That is why Cleveland would now select Kelvin Benjamin with a re-do. Benjamin has shown signs that he is a number one receiver. He has been slowed a bit by his ACL recovery this year, but once he gets over the mental aspect of that injury, he will be a consistent 1000 yard receiver and a great red zone threat.

10 Kansas City Chiefs - Jarvis Landry

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Original Pick: Dee Ford

Kansas City made a great pick with Dee Ford, but he has been taken higher in this re-draft, so they would shift their focus to Jarvis Landry. Is it just me, or would Jarvis Landry not be the perfect fit for the Chiefs offense? The Chiefs throw a ton of screen passes/short throws, which is something Jarvis Landry excels at. He would also be a great compliment to Jeremy Maclin and we would probably not be seeing Maclin struggle the way he has this year if Landry was on the team because Landry opens up so much space for other players.

Overall, Landry is a third down and short machine, which fits perfectly for the way Kansas City plays. Undoubtedly, Landry would push Kansas City even higher than they already are on the contenders list.

9 Cincinnati Bengals - Brandin Cooks

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Original Pick: Darqueze Dennard

Maybe Darqueze Dennard will develop into the player the Bengals thought they were getting, however for now, he remains a disappointment. He has started very few games for the Bengals thus far in his career, which is a major surprise considering he is a first round pick.

With the re-do, Cincinnati once and for all gets a major weapon to place beside AJ Green. Do not get me wrong, they have had some good receivers to compliment Green, like Marvin Jones Jr, however the Bengals decided to let him go as soon as he started to really hit his stride and establish himself. Could you imagine how much more dangerous AJ Green and the Bengals would be if they had a deep threat like Cooks? Green would be free to run his intermediate routes and tear defenses apart. Then the Bengals could run play-action and hit Cooks deep. Oh, what could have been.

8 San Diego Chargers - Jason Verrett

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Original Pick: Jason Verrett

Another choice in this article that may surprise some people. However, Jason Verrett has shown me enough to justify the San Diego Chargers selection of him 25th overall. He has shown the ability to be a lock down corner at times. He has been great at producing pass breakups and has already made the Pro Bowl in his short career.

Unfortunately for the Chargers and Verrett, he tore his ACL earlier this season and is on the injured reserve. It might take him a full season to get back to his previous level of play, but when he does the Chargers will be glad that they have a corner that can lock down receivers, especially since they are playing in a division with some great receivers (Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, Demaryius Thomas, and Emmanuel Sanders).

7 Philadelphia Eagles - Malcolm Butler

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Original Pick: Marcus Smith

I do not understand how some players go undrafted. Malcolm Butler is a perfect example of this confusion. Of course, he will always be remembered by many as the player that got the winning interception in the last few seconds of Super Bowl XLIX.

However, he has also developed into a very dependable cornerback. There are still some areas where he can improve, like the timing of his jumps, but overall, he is getting to the point where he can lock down one side of the field for you. Bill Belichick trusts him so much that there are times where Butler is pinned on a team's top receiver with no safety help. The safety of course, is used to help other players. Overall, if Butler continues to develop the way he has been, this may be one of the best undrafted free agent signings of all time. Certainly, the Eagles could have used Butler for their secondary.

6 Arizona Cardinals - Eric Ebron

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Original Pick: Deone Bucannon

Since Arizona loses out on Deone Bucannon in this re-draft, it is time to focus on their other positions of need. A receiving tight end is certainly a need for this team and a player like Eric Ebron would add a playmaker that Arizona has been lacking at the position.

In addition, having a big target like Ebron would certainly provide a security blanket for Carson Palmer, who is struggling this year. I feel like tight ends are great for older quarterbacks because it is easier to make throws in the middle of the field instead of high and on the outside.

Overall, Arizona would have a much more dangerous offense if they were able to consistently feed a tight end the ball in the middle of the field to complement the many deep sideline throws they make.

5 Carolina Panthers - Jordan Matthews

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Original Pick: Kelvin Benjamin

Carolina will lose out on Kelvin Benjamin in this re-draft, but they still need a playmaker for Cam Newton. Therefore, this re-draft has Jordan Matthews going to Carolina. Matthews is certainly a different player than Benjamin, but he is still an effective player. For example, Matthews may not be the 50-50 jump ball receiver that Benjamin is, nor the redzone threat, but he is a player that Newton would be able to rely on in clutch third down situations and Newton could even throw the occasional deep ball to him.

Playing alongside Newton, Matthews would be a candidate for 100 catches a year and 1,000 yards a year. But hey, I bet Matthews is not complaining about his quarterback situation with Carson Wentz, who looks like he could be one of the best quarterbacks in the league in a few years.

4 New England Patriots - Gabe Jackson

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Original Pick: Dominique Easley

New England has certainly made their fair share of draft picks that surprise the experts. When the Pats selected Dominique Easley with their 29th pick in 2014, it was no exception to the rule. Easley did show some promise at times, but overall, it is safe to say, the Easley experiment did not work and the Pats probably wish they could have a do-over on this selection.

Even when the Patriots won the Super Bowl in 2014, it is arguable that their weakest position was along the offensive line. Drafting a player like Gabe Jackson would have definitely have helped solve their offensive line problems. Jackson is one of the best pass protectors in the league and will only continue to get better. Oakland sure hit the jackpot when they were able to land this great o-lineman in the 3rd round.

3 San Franciso 49ers - Bradley Roby

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Original Pick: Jimmie Ward

Jimmie Ward was a good pick and he is a good player. In fact, if there was a 33rd pick in the first round, Ward would probably be my choice. However, in this re-draft, the 49ers will select Bradley Roby. You can never have enough solid cornerbacks on your team.

Now some may question if Roby is a product of playing alongside two great corners in Aqib Talib and Chris Harris, but I have seen enough from him to know that he would be a good player on any team. He has very good coverage skills.

Perhaps the thing I like about Roby the most is his versatility. He has started to play some some snaps at safety recently. Versatility like this never goes unnoticed with teams and having a player this at your disposal can be a big factor in case of injuries.

2 Denver Bronc0s - Jimmy Garoppolo

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Original Pick: Bradley Roby

The Denver Broncos did not select a quarterback early on in the drafts even though they knew Peyton Manning was going to retire soon. Why? They thought they had their future franchise quarterback in Brock Osweiler. Wow, the Broncos must be thankful that he left after seeing how he has performed with the Texans this year.

Jimmy Garoppolo has shown qualities that he is worth a first round pick, especially because of his position. He can make some incredible throws and has poise in the pocket. He also has great athletic ability and can scramble for first downs. Nonetheless, the quarterback transition could have been better for the Broncos if they had drafted a Garoppolo, even though Trevor Siemian is improving. Garoppolo would have gotten to learn from Peyton Manning for a couple of years and gotten familiar with the system of Gary Kubiak. Of course, it did not work out this way and the Broncos will wait to see if Siemian or Paxton Lynch is the answer.

1 Minnesota Vikings - Trai Turner 

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Original Pick: Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater was showing great promise as a quarterback.   Ultimately, if we were to do a re-do for more than the first round, Bridgewater is one of those players that could end up being the biggest steal by the time his career is over.  However, his major knee injury leaves too many question marks on his future and makes you wonder if he will ever be the same quarterback he once was.

Instead, Minnesota focuses on mauling guard Trai Turner in this re-draft.  Turner had his breakout season in 2015 and was a very big part of the Panthers Superbowl contending team.  This year, he has also played and started every game.  Turner would be a welcomed addition to a brutal Minnesota offensive line.  Their o-line has been so bad at times that if  Sam Bradford does not get the ball out of his hands right away, someone is going to be in his face trying to crush him.  No time for throws down the field.

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