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NFL Mock Draft 2014: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select Blake Bortles

With the seventh overall pick in the 2014 Canal Street Chronicles community mock draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (represented by russty) select...

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Blake Bortles, QB, UCF

If Blake Bortles is still on the board, Lovie Smith has no choice but to take the best overall quarterback in the 2014 draft. Like Carl Hungus in the movie "Log Jamming," Lovie Smith was sent in to fix the "cable," and we all know what happens next. He fixes the cable.

I know, I know, Mike Glennon had a good year and they just brought in Josh McCown. It would appear that Lovie would go on and fill one of the many other holes with this pick. Some say they just might need a receiver. I think I may have read that somewhere, and even though Sammy Watkins is gone, Mike Evans would seem to be a great choice, but "That's just the fear talking dude. They pick Watkins, so we're supposed reach for Evans, you want a receiver? I'll get you a receiver with or without purple nail polish."

To me Mike Evans has about a one and six chance of being the second best receiver in this years draft. It's not like he's "human paraquat" or anything like that but, First picked (or as in this case second picked) isn't always the best pick. Reaching for Evans would be "very undude."

"Lots of strands in the old Duder's head". Brandin Cooks, Odell Beckham, Kelvin Benjamin, Marqise Lee, Jarvis Landry, Devante Adams and a homer pick Donte Moncrief of Ole Miss. In this years crop of receivers, there's Sammy Watkins a legit top 3 pick, and a bunch of other promising guys. That's really good news for Tampa. Lovie will abide.

New coach, new quarterback. McCown signed a two year deal so he's probably not the future, and I wouldn't bet my NFL life on Glennon. Lovie needs a guy to "really tie the room together", and this guy just fell in his lap.

The only question mark to me is, he played in the American Athletic Conference against the likes of Temple and Akron, hardly the best competition. Lovie should bring in a real good veteran quarterback to help the kid pick up the pro game, and maybe start the first few games of the season or even more. Someone like Josh McCown.

I really don't think Blake Bortles will be on the board at seven, I'd be so shocked I would spill my beverage, a White Russian of course. Well that's my story, and I know most here will disagree with me so let the "Micturition" begin.


Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this year's community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible.

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2014 CSC Community Mock Draft Hub.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Houston Texans QB Teddy Bridgewater - Louisville
Tee Word 30%
2 St. Louis Rams DE Jadeveon Clowney - South Carolina Kevin Sean Held 57%
3 Jacksonville Jaguars QB Johnny Manziel - Texas A&M Alex Swift 59%
4 Cleveland Browns WR Sammy Watkins - Clemson Shadow Flash 80%
5 Oakland Raiders LB Khalil Mack - Buffalo Khannar
6 Atlanta Falcons OT Greg Robinson - Auburn Dave Choate
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Blake Bortles - UCF russty
8 Minnesota Vikings
9 Buffalo Bills
10 Detroit Lions
Monkey Poop Battle
11 Tennessee Titans
12 NY Giants
13 St. Louis Rams
14 Chicago Bears
15 Pittsburgh Steelers
16 Dallas Cowboys
Ryan Edwards
17 Baltimore Ravens
Tee Word
18 NY Jets
Monkey Poop Battle
19 Miami Dolphins
20 Arizona Cardinals
Alex Swift
21 Green Bay Packers
22 Philadelphia Eagles
23 Kansas City Chiefs
24 Cincinnati Bengals
25 San Diego Chargers
26 Cleveland Browns
Shadow Flash
27 New Orleans Saints
Dave Cariello
28 Carolina Panthers
Ryan Edwards
29 New England Patriots
Shadow Flash
30 San Francisco 49ers
31 Denver Broncos
32 Seattle Seahawks