2014 NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Round 1

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5. Oakland Raiders
Jadeveon Clowney
DE, South Carolina

How fortunate for the Raiders, the most talented player in the draft falls right into their lap. Head coach Dennis Allen has said that with this pick they will choose the best player available, and who else would that be if Clowney is available? One of the best defensive end prospects to come out since the likes of Julius Peppers, the Raiders would drool over the sight of Clowney falling here. They have already massively improved the pass rush, now imagine Clowney lining up alongside Justin Tuck, Lamarr Woodley and Antonio Smith. Now that is a scary sight especially when you include promising 2nd year rusher Sio Moore. This pick is the perfect way to vault the Raider defense into the next level- a must when you play against Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers 4 times a year. Look at Raiders to be building their team like the Seahawks did three years ago with Matt Hasselbeck.