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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars nab a quarterback

With 100 days until draft day, it seems plausible that the Texans and Rams could both pass on quarterbacks and allow Teddy Bridgewater to fall to the Jaguars.

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As of Monday, the 2014 NFL Draft is exactly 100 days away, which means my first mock draft of the year is probably really wrong. Enjoy.

# Team Player Pos. School
1 Houston Texans Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
2 St. Louis Rams (via Redskins) Sammy Watkins WR Clemson
3 Jacksonville Jaguars Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville
4 Cleveland Browns Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M
5 Oakland Raiders Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M
6 Atlanta Falcons Khalil Mack DE Buffalo
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kony Ealy DE Missouri
8 Minnesota Vikings Blake Bortles QB Central Florida
9 Buffalo Bills Mike Evans WR Texas A&M
10 Detroit Lions Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
11 Tennessee Titans Anthony Barr OLB UCLA
12 New York Giants Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State
13 St. Louis Rams Greg Robinson OT Auburn
14 Chicago Bears Ra'Shede Hageman DT Minnesota
15 Pittsburgh Steelers C.J. Mosley LB Alabama
16 Baltimore Ravens Eric Ebron TE North Carolina
17 Dallas Cowboys Louis Nix DT Notre Dame
18 New York Jets Marqise Lee WR USC
19 Miami Dolphins Taylor Lewan OT Michigan
20 Arizona Cardinals Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama
21 Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton-Dix S Alabama
22 Philadelphia Eagles Kelvin Benjamin WR Florida State
23 Kansas City Chiefs Calvin Pryor S Louisville
24 Cincinnati Bengals Jason Verrett CB TCU
25 San Diego Chargers Xavier Su'a-Filo G UCLA
26 Cleveland Browns (via Colts) Odell Beckham Jr. WR LSU
27 New Orleans Saints Zack Martin OT Notre Dame
28 Carolina Panthers Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
29 New England Patriots Jace Amaro TE Texas Tech
30 San Francisco 49ers Bradley Roby CB Ohio State
31 Denver Broncos Jimmie Ward S Northern Illinois
32 Seattle Seahawks Gabe Jackson G Mississippi State

A few explanations for the first couple picks:

If I were in charge of the Texans, I would absolutely select a quarterback with the first selection and that quarterback would be Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater. However, the decision-making for the first pick will reportedly be led by owner Bob McNair, who has publicly gushed about South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney.

Still so far from draft day that might not mean much, but it could also mean plenty. Especially from the franchise that famously passed on the consensus top pick to take a freakishly athletic defensive end, Mario Williams, who looks to be a decent comparison for Clowney.

After that I generally hate taking a wide receiver so early, but there really isn't a premium position that the Rams have a strong need to address. I wouldn't be surprised if they traded down and made wide receiver a more economical option, but with players like Robert Quinn, Chris Long, Jake Long and Sam Bradford already in place, there isn't much need to look elsewhere.