NFL Network Draftnik Charles Davis Takes His Turn At Sending OSU CB Justin Gilbert To The Steelers

On Monday, NFL Network draft analyst Charles Davis released another mock of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and he has the Pittsburgh Steelers taking the first cornerback off the board at 15th overall.

Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert is Davis’ selection for the Steelers being that two wide receivers, four tackles and one tight end have already been selected.

Davis writes:

My top-ranked CB heads to the Steel City to fortify a secondary that needs supporting.

Brief and to the point.

In total, Davis has four cornerbacks and six wide receivers being drafted in the first round of his latest mock. Bradley Roby out of Ohio State is his second cornerback off the board and he is followed by Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard and Virginia Tech’s Kyle Fuller later on in the round.

One of Davis’ most surprising picks in this mock is Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr being selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 11th overall selection. Oh, and he has Carr being selected before Texas A& M quarterback Johnny Manziel, who he has the St. Louis Rams selecting 13th overall.

If you are a Steelers fan, you certainly want a ton of quarterbacks to be drafted in the first round in hopes that it pushes a larger group of players Pittsburgh might be interested down the board.

Now that most of these major media mock drafts jumped the shark a few weeks ago, it appears as though they have turned around to make one more pass. Two more weeks, folks and we can start with the 2015 mock drafts.

  • mlc43

    I think Carr will be one of the best QBs to come out of this class, maybe the best.

  • Lewis

    Within the last couple of weeks Carr has been climbing up the charts. although Not sure why the change in thought with these mocks. But I might agree with that, if he ends up on a decent team. Unfortunately for him, I think the Browns are gonna take him with 26. Bortles could be really good, I see a lot of Roethlisberger in him.

  • Travis

    Zach mettenberger will be the best of this draft class. you heard it here first.

  • Wing t

    Would the steelers ever trade this years 1st, 2nd and next years 2nd round pick to move up in the top five to get Sammy Watkins.

  • ApexSteel

    I hope to God not.

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  • stellarsfan

    In a perfect world, trade with niners and in turn get Fuller, Benjamin/Matthews/Latimer, and Tuitt with our first 3 picks (maybe even LaMichael James). Dreaming, but what else am I suppose to do with two extra weeks?

  • moderatelysane

    You heard it here first. Brownies trade up with rams to take bortles. Jax takes mandrel. Vikings take Bridgewater steelers are choosing between barr and dennard.

  • moderatelysane

    And, no, “mandrel” isn’t a typo. That’s my spelling for Johnny monkey boy. MANDRILL : A primate species closely related to baboons.

  • Tullydew

    Why would they?

  • RMSteeler

    Final two weeks before draft: smoke, mirrors, innuendos, leaked real or unreal cllaims/stories of off field, trouble in 3rd grade, drugs in High School, domestic abuse charges, strip club dust offs, wants domed stadium to play in, warm weather team only wants/needs. And agent grandstanding/interviewing ad nauseum about how his guy’s the best since…, etc. Draftnick Wars. Sappisms. Least favorite part of the process for me. May check out of it all until the Time Arrives for the Real Show.

  • steelster

    so you may check out until may, ok.

  • Steelers@2010

    I disagree, I think he is a One Year Wonder Boy. To be honest with you, I don’t think neither of these guys are worthy of a Top 15th Pick.

  • Steelers@2010

    Dude! C’mon. That’s not the Steelers way at all. Remember, this is the Back N Gold we’re talking about, not the Redskins.

  • Steelers@2010

    Trade with the 49ers if they give up their two 2nd RD picks and a fourth. That’s the only way I see them dropping that far down in the draft.

  • dkoy85

    That’s what you do for a franchise QB, not a WR when you already have a very good #1.