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1st round pick for each team in the 2014 NFL Draft (barring trade)

1st round pick for each team in the 2014 NFL Draft (barring trade)
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Here is the 1st round pick for each team based on who got picked before them and based on certain needs.

Buffalo Bills: Jake Matthews OT

With Mike Evans already off the board, it was a choice between Matthews and Ebron. Matthews is the safe pick who can play RT or LT and be pretty good at it. With the Bills giving up 48 sacks and two of EJ Manuel’s knee injuries caused by low hits in the pocket due to the RT being godawful, Matthews will give the Bills a guy who can hold the edge rusher long enough for Manuel to dissect a defense and make a play. He would be an instant contributor and unlike Ebron will not take two years to help the team. With Hodor already off the board, Matthews is the best pick.

New York Jets: Brandin Cooks WR

Last year the Jets wanted Tavon Austin but St. Louis traded up and snatched him away from them. Cooks is a do-it-all WR that gives the Jets a legit playmaker that they have lacked for years. For a young QB like Geno Smith, he is the perfect weapon. While he may be on the short side, he is a very good route runner, has electrifying speed and Smith is used to small wide receivers while at West Virginia. If the Jets’ #1 goal is to surround Smith with weapons to help him develop, Cooks would be a good choice. It was either him or Darqueze Dennard but Jet fans would riot if that was the choice.

Miami Dolphins: Zack Martin OT

The offensive line was a train wreck for the Fins last year and they have fixed some of it by signing Brandon Albert to man the LT position. However the LG and RT position are areas that could use an upgrade. Zach Martin comes from Notre Dame and had the best Senior Bowl by a lineman and a very good Combine. Martin could line up at RT or LG and immediately be better than the players that were there last year. With this being Tanny’s make or break year, having a good lineman like Martin will allow Tanny to make his reads and not suffer David Carr syndrome It was between Martin and Lewan and with the bullying thing, I doubt the Fins would want to draft Incognito 2.0. Therefore Martin is the only choice.

New England Patriots: Kelvin Benjamin Tank

Brady has around five years left before he hangs up the towel. Before he retires, Brady wants to win at least one more Super Bowl so he can be named the greatest QB of all time. To achieve this, the Patriots should go with the  method the Broncos are doing of giving Peyton so much talent that even Brandon Weeden would look like Drew Brees. Kelvin Benjamin would be a very good choice as he is a mismatch whenever he is on the field. Standing at 6’5 240, KB is very hard to bring down and can win jump balls with ease. He has drop problems but 95% of the time those were from running up field before catching the football, a problem that is easily coachable. Brady would love to have a guy like KB who by himself would catch 10+ TD passes in his rookie year. With the Broncos and Patriots going in an arms race, the Patriots would take another step ahead by getting a stud like this.

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