2014 Mock Draft 10.0: Clowney back on top

2014 Mock Draft 10.0: Clowney back on top
April 24, 2014, 1:00 pm
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Since I wasn't asked to go on the Arsenio Hall show there was plenty of time simply to focus on the latest CSNwashington 2014 mock draft. Click on through to see how the first two rounds and some of the third unfold at this point in the process, but first...

* Obviously, the overwhelming focus in these parts involves what the Redskins will do in the second round and beyond. Of course those other NFC East teams have their own needs and picks - including in the first round. Therefore, here's a draft primer on the New York, Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles for the first two rounds.

New York Giants
Picks: 12, 43
Needs: TE, OL, DE, DT, WR

First round: North Carolina's Eric Ebron is the clear-cut top TE in the draft and a no-brainer for the Giants if available at 12. Adding a premier offensive tackle at this point means moving up in the draft into the top-6 to be safe. Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald would replace Linval Joseph, who signed with the Vikings.

Second round: Pass rushers (Dee Ford, DeMarcus Lawrence) and interior defensive lineman (Stephon Tuitt) options exist. Three tight ends are expected to go in round two - Texas A&M's Jace Amaro, Washignton's Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Notre Dame's Troy Niklas - with a notable positional drop-off from there.

Dallas Cowboys
Picks: 16, 47
Needs: DT, DE, S, G

First round: Yikes that defense. Dallas finished last in the entire NFL last season and that was with Jason Hatcher and DeMarcus Ware. Another team that could use Donald, the Cowboys could possibly target Florida's Timmy Jernigan or the boom or bust Ra'Shede Hageman (Minnesota). Notre Dame OG Zach Martin will likely be the top offensive lineman around. What everyone wants to see is what Jerry Jones would do if Heisman Trophy winning QB Johnny Manziel were still on the board.

Second round: Dallas could go still go with a defensive lineman even if they tab one in the first. Lawrence, Jernigan, Scott Crichton (Oregon State) are likely candidates. Mississippi State's Gabe Jackson and Nevada's Joel Bitonio are guards projected in round two.

Philadelphia Eagles
Picks: 22, 54
Needs: CB, pass rusher, WR, S

First round: Replacing DeSean Jackson stands as obvious call, but the receiver class is a deep one, meaning Philly can wait a round or two. Oregon State's Brandin Cooks might make waiting difficult. The Eagles allowed the most passing yards in the NFL last season in part of pass coverage and pass rush woes. Plenty of corners will be available, including Virginia Tech's Kyle Fuller and Ohio State's Bradley Roby. UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr might fall into the early 20's while BYU's Kyle Van Noy is moving into first round conversations.

2nd round: If the Eagles dive into the wide receiver pool, Ole Miss' Donte Moncrief offers speed and elusiveness, LSU's Jarvis Landry brings route running and Clemson's Martavis Bryant is a 6-foot-3 target. Florida State defensive back Lamarcus Joyner can defend slot receivers and perhaps fit at safety.

For a complete mock of the first two rounds, CLICK HERE

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