Originally posted on The Sports Rocker  |  Last updated 9/8/13

Before the 2012 NFL Draft, Andy and I (mostly Andy), went long on how bad the Colts were stinking it up in order to land the top pick in the NFL Draft, and presumable select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. They did, and they did. This year in the NFL, there could also be some promising candidates to land a player a lot of national sports pundits are predicting, for now anyway, to be the number one pick in the 2014 draft, Jadeveon Clowney.

Let's review the candidates for Caving for Clowney.

Oakland Raiders

They will be terrible, no doubt, but being in the AFC West could actually damage their Caving for Clowney chances. With Terrell Pryor slotted at quarterback, he actually could buy a few victories on his legs alone. Darren McFadden is still the running back but that's about where the good ends. There is no threat at any receiving position or tight end. Thanks to their own division, they could get a challenge from the Chargers as AFC West bottom-feeders, but I'm not quite ready to make that distinction. Yet.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jags might actually be taking over the title as "The Worst Run NFL Team" away from the Raiders. In the 2011 draft, they took Blaine Gabbert in the first round with the 10th pick. For such a high value pick, the Jaguars might be in the same position next year, looking for a field general to take over for Gabbert. Of course, they'll need some weapons, too. Maurice Jones-Drew is on the downward slope of his career at 28 years old and Justin Blackmon suspended until the fifth game. With that being said, no one would say anything bad about the Jags if they took their top three picks and spent them on offensive linemen next year. Considering they're in a tough division already, and they play the NFC West this season, they're a lock for one of the top four picks.

Coming soon, Volume II.

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