Mel Kiper NFL Mock Draft 2014: Notable Picks from ESPN Guru’s Fifth Mock

April 29, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While anybody can put together a mock of the 2014 NFL draft, few have the gravitas of ESPN's guru Mel Kiper Jr.
Kiper is one of the biggest names in draft prognostication, and when each one of his mocks comes out, it's a big day for football fans.
On Tuesday, he unveiled his fifth edition, which you can view on ESPN.com (subscription required). Here's a look at each of the 32 picks.
Perhaps the most surprising first-round pick from Kiper was one he didn't make at all.
Conspicuous by his absence was Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater was also missing in Kiper's fourth mock draft (subscription required), which covered Rounds 1 and 2.
In his last edition, the ESPN guru had the Cardinals QB going 33rd overall, so perhaps that's where he'd fall once again.
Looking at those who did get into the first round, Kiper's top nine picks remained the same. The highlight of that top nine is Jadeveon Clowney going first overall. This isn't much of a sur...

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