SEC dominates recent NFL mock drafts

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It’s that time of the year where NFL mock drafts are about to take over your life. Some are close, and some aren’t even remotely close, but we always have ESPN’s Mel Kiper and his wonderful hair to keep us all entertained.

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Oh, and speaking of Kiper, he has Johnny Manziel going No. 1 overall to the Houston Texans, and he has Jake Matthews and Jadeveon Clowney going No. 2 and No. 3. That would be a pretty solid start for the SEC, I’d say.

Here are four mock drafts that each have 10 SEC players going in the first round:

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Mel Kiper’s Mock Draft 1.0:

1. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M (Houston Texans)
2. Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M (St. Louis Rams)
3. Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina (Jacksonville Jaguars)
9. Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn (Buffalo Bills)
12. C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama (New York Giants)
13. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (St. Louis Rams)
17. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama (Dallas Cowboys)
19. Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama (Miami Dolphins)
27. Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee (New Orleans Saints)
30. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU (San Francisco 49ers)

NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks’ Mock Draft 1.0:

1. Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina (Houston Texans)
2. Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn (St. Louis Rams)
4. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M (Cleveland Browns)
7. Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
11. HaHa Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama (Tennessee Titans)
17. Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri (Dallas Cowboys)
23. Odell Beckham, WR, LSU (Kansas City Chiefs)
24. CJ Mosley, LB, Alabama (Cincinnati Bengals)
26. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (Cleveland Browns)
31. Travis Swanson, C, Arkansas (Denver Broncos)

NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah’s Mock Draft 1.0:

1. Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina (Houston Texans)
4. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M (Cleveland Browns)
6. Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn (Atlanta Falcons)
9. CJ Mosley, LB, Alabama (Buffalo Bills)
10. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (Detroit Lions)
11. Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M (Tennessee Titans)
20. Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama (Arizona Cardinals)
21. HaHa Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama (Green Bay Packers)
27. Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri (New Orleans Saints)
28. Jarvis Landy, WR, LSU (Carolina Panthers)

Sport Illustrated’s Mock Draft 4.0:

2. Jadevon Clowney, DE, South Carolina (St. Louis Rams)
3. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M (Jacksonville Jaguars)
5. Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M (Oakland Raiders)
11. CJ Mosley, LB, Alabama (Tennessee Titans)
12. Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn (New York Giants)
13. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (St. Louis Rams)
14. HaHa Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama (Chicago Bears)
26. Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt (Cleveland Browns)
27. Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama (New Orleans Saints)
32. Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri (Seattle Seahawks)

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  • I just can’t wrap my head around anyone picking Beckham over Landry. I may not be a so called “expert” but, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Landry is the better receiver. Sure Beckham may be the better all-purpose guy but as a true receiver Landrynis the better player. Landry is the more reliable guy in key situations and is clearly a go to guy. He’s tough and physical for his size and he has highly underestimated speed and quickness. IMO Landry should be the 1st-2nd rd pick and Beckham the the 2nd-3rd guy. Apparently Daniel Jerimiah is the only other person that realizes this.

  • Johnny Manziel is not going top 5. I doubt he will even go top 10.

  • I concur. it seems like my boy Kony is all over the place. they probably won’t figure him out until after the combines. I don’t know enough about Odell to have an opinion on him. but while Jordan Matthews may not have the speed to separate himself going down field he always creates just enough space as the ball is arriving.