Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Central Florida Knights quarterback Blake Bortles celebrates a second half touchdown against the Baylor Bears during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Central Florida defeated Baylor 52-42. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Check out this 2014 NFL Mock Draft featuring first-round picks for all 32 teams. We’ll briefly evaluate the scenarios for each team drafting ahead of the Tennessee Titans. Will Tennessee have the opportunity to draft Anthony Barr or will one of the many pass-rush needy teams snatch him before he falls to No. 11? What happens if Barr isn’t available? Mock draft concludes with a TL;DR section that includes picks (no explanations) for all 32 picks.
Continue on for each projection leading to Tennessee. For the condensed version that includes all 32 picks, visit the TL;DR slide (Slide 12).
1. Houston Texans
A quarterback-needy team with the No. 1 overall pick and a quarterback-minded head coach? While Jadeveon Clowney is tempting, it’s hard to see this team pass up on their choice of quarterback prospect. This pick comes down to whether Bill O’Brien prefers the more pro-ready Teddy Bridgewater or the project who appears to have a higher ceiling and whom many have compared to Ben Roethlisberger…Blake Bortles. I’m leaning toward Bortles because of O’Brien’s connections with George O’Leary. Many of Bortles’ problems are correctable through coaching. Bortles makes valuable impression when he was the only one of the three major quarterbacks to throw at the NFL Combine.