2014 NFL Mock Draft Round 6: Faciane to swim with the Dolphins

With the 2014 NFL Draft fast approaching I have come up with my pick for who I believe will be taken and starting now the Houston Texans and new Head Coach Bill O’Brien are on the clock. With a total of 256 picks in seven rounds – including a total of 32 compensatory picks awarded to a total of 13 teams – there are 256 young men who will have their names called and it is my thought that there are three former FIU players who may be taken in later rounds.

Round 6

Pick (overall)

1 (177). Houston Texans

David Fales, Quarterback, San Jose State University

2 (178). Washington Redskins

Denicos Allen, Linebacker, Michigan State University

3 (179). Jacksonville Jaguars

Brandon Linder, Offensive Guard, The University of Miami(Fla.)

4 (180). Cleveland Browns

Ed Stinson, Defensive End, The University of Alabama

5 (181). Houston Texans (from Oakland Raiders)

Kevin Pamphile, Offensive Tackle, Purdue University

6 (182). Atlanta Falcons

Marcel Jensen, Tight End, Fresno State University

7 (183). Chicago Bears (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Prince Shembo, Linebacker, Notre Dame

8 (184). Minnesota Vikings

Shamar Stephen, Defensive Tackle, The University of Connecticut

9 (185). Buffalo Bills

Jeff Janis, Wide Receiver, Saginaw Valley State University

10 (186). Tennessee Titans

Ahmad Dixon, Strong Safety, Baylor University

11 (187). New York Giants

Jay Bromley, Defensive Tackle, Syracuse University

12 (188). St. Louis Rams

Michael Sam, Defensive End, The University of Missouri

13 (189). Detroit Lions

Brock Coyle, Linebacker, The University of Montana

14 (190). Miami Dolphins

Isame Faciane, Defensive Tackle, Florida International University

The second former Panther off the board in the 2014 NFL Draft in my mind is Isame Faciane. This was a hard decision that I thought over until the deadline as to have the Dolphins, who I have taking Faciane’s former teammate Sam Miller in the seventh round, go with this pick or No. 234 overall to the same team.

One of the defensive leaders of this past season’s Panthers team, he is in a draft that is very deep on the defensive line. I do not believe that he will be taken any higher than this but I know he is probably worth a pick.

Faciane, along with several other former Panthers, had some great workouts with the Dolphins and this is one of the organizations that has been interested in the defensive tackle since this past football season.

My ear to the ground in Miami Gardens, where the Phins play, is that out of the three Faciane is the most likely if undrafted to get a call to mini-camp but I think deep down the organization knows that it wants Faciane enough to spend the No. 190 on him.

Faciane put up some pretty above average stats for a 1-11 team in his final collegiate year. These include 53 total tackles. 32 were solo. He had 11.5 tackles for loss of 30 yards, and 2.5 sacks for 11 yards lost. He also had a fumble recovery and two pass breakups. The part to not forget though is that he had two blocked kicks including a game saving block against the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. Again, that was the only win for the Panthers in 2013 that year and without that play the Panthers would not have won.

The former No. 99 is getting support from friend and family in his native Louisiana, as shown with a banner made by his former middle school and the current students wishing him good luck.

15 (191). Chicago Bears

Dontae Johnson, Cornerback, North Carolina State University

16 (192). Pittsburgh Steelers

Trey Millard, Fullback, Oklahoma University

17 (193). Kansas City Chiefs (from Dallas Cowboys)

Shaquille Richardson, Cornerback, The University of Arizona

18 (194). Baltimore Ravens

Rajion Neal, Runningback, The University of Tennessee

19 (195). New York Jets

A.C. Leonard, Tight End, Tennessee State University

20 (196). Arizona Cardinals

Richard Rodgers, Tight End, The University of California

21 (197). Green Bay Packers

Jon Halapio, Offensive Guard, The University of Florida

22 (198). New England Patriots (from Philadelphia Eagles)

Cornelius Lucas, Offensive Tackle, Kansas State University

23 (199). Cincinnati Bengals

Victor Hampton, Cornerback, South Carolina University

24 (200). Kansas City Chiefs

Corey Linsley, Center, The Ohio State University

25 (201). San Diego Chargers

Derrell Johnson, Linebacker, East Carolina University

26 (202). New Orleans Saints

Deion Belue, Cornerback, The University of Alabama

27 (203). Indianapolis Colts

Russell Bodine, Offensive Guard, The University of North Carolina

28 (204). Carolina Panthers

Bennie Fowler, Wide Receiver, Michigan State University

29 (205). Jacksonville Jaguars (from San Francisco 49ers)

LaDarius Perkins, Runningback, Mississippi State University

30 (206). New England Patriots

Daniel Sorenson, Strong Safety, Brigham Young University

31 (207). Denver Broncos

Reggie Jordan, Fullback, Missouri Western State University

32 (208). Seattle Seahawks

Albert Wilson, Wide Receiver, Georgia State University

33 (209). New York Jets (compensatory selection)

Blake Annen, Tight End, The University of Cincinnati

34 (210). New York Jets (compensatory selection)

Kevin Graf, Offensive Tackle, The University of Southern California

35 (211). Houston Texans (compensatory selection)

Andre Hal, Cornerback, Vanderbilt University

36 (212). Cincinnati Bengals (compensatory selection)

Tre Boston, Free Safety, The University of North Carolina

37 (213). New York Jets (compensatory selection)

Zach Moore, Defensive End, Concordia-St.Paul University

38 (214). St. Louis Rams (compensatory selection)

Mike Davis, Wide Receiver, The University of Texas

39 (215). Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory selection)

Christian Bryant, Free Safety, The Ohio State University

About the Author

Rhys Williams
: Sports Director, Class of 2016, Physical Education: Coaching (Major), Communication Arts (Minor), Sports Enthusiast with a Focus on Football and Track & Field.

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