2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Sports Illustrated unveils updated projections

Photo: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Sports Illustrated has unveiled the second edition of its 2014 NFL Mock Draft. We are still eight months away from league commissioner Roger Goodell taking the podium in New York City, however, so one should expect tons of changes.

The purpose of this exercise is really just to figure out how teams have looked in the early going, and where some of the most talented young college stars in the nation might best fit. For example, it looks like Jacksonville is going to end up with the No. 1-overall pick. If the franchise still believes Blaine Gabbert is the answer at quarterback, Jadeveon Clowney might slot in nicely in that spot. If not, there is a glut of elite passers the franchise – and several others – may snatch up in the early going.

Once again, the SEC leads the way with 11 of the top 32 selections. The Pac-12 boasts a solid eight, the Big Ten (which only had one in taken in the actual first round of the 2013 Draft) has four and the ACC has three. The Big 12 and American each have one, Notre Dame has two, BYU has one and even Buffalo is represented.

32. Denver Broncos: Adrian Hubbard, OLB, Alabama Crimson Tide

31. Seattle Seahawks: Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon Ducks

30. New Orleans Saints: Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU Cougars

29. Houston Texans: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin Badgers

28. New England Patriots: Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

27. Chicago Bears: Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina Tar Heels

26. Cincinnati Bengals: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU Horned Frogs

25. Dallas Cowboys: Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State Sun Devils

24. Miami Dolphins: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

23. Kansas City Chiefs: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt Commodores

22. Atlanta Falcons: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo Bison

21. San Francisco 49ers: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon Ducks

20. Baltimore Ravens: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington Huskies

19. Green Bay Packers: Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama Crimson Tide

18. Detroit Lions: Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State Buckeyes

17. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis): Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M Aggies

16. Tennessee Titans: Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee Volunteers

15. St. Louis Rams: Dominique Easley, DT, Florida Gators

14. New York Jets: Marqise Lee, WR, USC Trojans

13. Buffalo Bills: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA Bruins

12. San Diego Chargers: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson Tigers

11. New York Giants: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama Crimson Tide

10. Philadelphia Eagles: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M Aggies

9. Carolina Panthers: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State Buckeyes

8. Arizona Cardinals: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama Crimson Tide

7. Pittsburgh Steelers: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan Wolverines

6. St. Louis Rams (from Washington): Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M Aggies

5. Minnesota VikingsTajh Boyd, QB, Clemson Tigers

4. Cleveland Browns: Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA Bruins

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon Ducks

2. Oakland Raiders: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina Gamecocks

1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville Cardinals