The NFL Draft is full of questionable picks. Here are my first 10 picks.
Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney: DE, South Carolina
Clowney has lived up to all of the expectations. The Houston D will be unstoppable with him and JJ Watt.
2. St. Louis Rams: Teddy Bridgewater: QB, Louisville
Bridgewater is a solid QB who will replace Sam Bradford. There is tons of doubt in Bridgewater due to his struggles at the draft combine, and not running the 40-yard dash, yet he still is the best quarterback in the NFL Draft this year. He should use his sensational season at Louisville as a bit of motivation towards his NFL career.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Sammy Watkins: WR, Clemson
The Jags need a go-to receiver for Chad Henne. His name is Sammy Watkins, the best receiver in the draft.
4. Cleveland Browns: Johnny Manziel: QB, Texas A&M
Cleveland needs a QB, and Manziel is the answer to that. Manziel is a QB who has been all over the radar this year, and he will be great for this organization.
5. Oakland Raiders: Greg Robinson: OL, Auburn
Robinson is a hard-nosed, SEC offensive lineman who will protect Matt Schaub.
6. Atlanta Falcons: Khalil Mack: OLB, Buffalo
Mack at one point was considered a top 2 pick, but he’ll thrive alongside Osi Umeniyora in Atlanta.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Evans: WR, Texas A&M
Manziel’s favorite target will now become Mike Glennon’s favorite.
8. Minnesota Vikings: Anthony Barr: OLB, University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)
Barr is a hard-hitting player who will ignite the Vikings, despite the loss of star DE Jared Allen (now on the Bears).
9. Buffalo Bills: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: FS, Alabama
Clinton-Dix is not a player who intercepts passes, but he can lockdown any player he covers, and is good when blitzing the quarterback.
10. Detroit Lions: Justin Gilbert: CB, Oklahoma State (OSU)
Gilbert is probably the best cornerback in a draft since Patrick Peterson (Cardinals). He will lockdown all receivers at all costs.