This is just an opinion piece/fun exercise, but I welcome any positive feedback or discussion! First 7-Round mock of 2014. This mock draft represents a reasonably realistic scenario that is ripe with NFL talent.
RD. 1 (9) - Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M
Stock is down because of Greg Robinson. He's very good though, and has significant experience at RT. More valuable than Luke Joeckel was at this time last year, and such a huge upgrade from Erik Pears.
RD. 2 (41) - Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Washington
He'd be the Kiko Alonso of Offense for so many reasons. We need a TE with elite potential. We should still re-sign Chandler as a 1 to 2 year bridge until ASJ is ready to take over in a lead role.
RD. 3 (73) - Jackson Jeffcoat DE Texas
Reminds me a lot of Michael Johnson from 2009 draft. Superior athlete with the potential to be a great edge rusher. Jim Schwartz needs as many of those as possible.
RD. 4 (105) - De'Anthony Thomas OW Oregon
I firmly believe he is better than Tavon Austin. I hesitate to use 'OW' "Offensive Weapon" designation, but it applies here. Turning the corner is his job.
RD. 5 (137) - Dakota Dozier OG Furman
The Bull Dozier. I'm praying that Doug Marrone's reputation as a master O-Line coach comes to fruition. Even with merely adequate training, D.a.D.o.z. could still probably be a visibly better LG than Doug Legursky.
RD. 6 (169) - Ronald Powell OLB Florida
Athleticism is worth the 6th round-pick "risk." Last year 1BD took a kicker that never actually played, and the 2013 class was still considered a success. Elite athleticism and potential.
RD. 7 (201) - James Wilder Jr. RB Florida State
Two RBs you say? Yep, because the Bills are a run-first team, and that blueprint can still win Super Bowls. Possible steal at RB, and he cares enough to play Special Teams too. Familiarity with EJ Manuel from FSU days.