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1. Houston Texans: DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
The Texans expectedly snagged Clowney, who now teams up with DL JJ Watt and OLB Whitney Mercilus to form one of the most dominant pass rushing units in the NFL.
2. St. Louis Rams: OT Greg Robinson, Auburn
Robinson is a physically dominant blocker. Robinson glistens with Pro Bowl potential, and with proper coaching, the former Auburn Tiger will wreak havoc.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Blake Bortles, UCF
Bortles is a very strong signal caller. He has great size and an impressive arm. We had Johnny Manziel slated at this selection, but the Jags went with the former UCF star at three.
4. Buffalo Bills (via Cleveland Browns): WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson
The Bills traded up to select the dynamic wideout. Watkins is a versatile offensive target for QB EJ Manuel. Buffalo sacrificed their 2014 ninth-overall pick, their 2015 first round selection, and their 2015 fourth-round pick.
5. Oakland Raiders: OLB Khalil Mack, Buffalo
Mack, a very talented edge rusher, was unexpectedly available at fifth overall. Mack will give opposing offenses nightmares with his athleticism and football skill-set. In a division shared with Peyton Manning and Phillip Rivers, pass rush is extremely valuable.
6. Atlanta Falcons: OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
Matthews will keep QB Matt Ryan upright in the pocket. Matthews is versatile enough to play either left or right tackle, and will pay dividends immediately. The Falcons found a fantastic bookend tackle.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaners: WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M
Evans is a tall, basketball-esque wideout. The Bucs will feature two 6’5″ receivers—Evans and WR Vincent Jackson—on the perimeter, mirroring the Chicago Bears’ strong aerial attack.
8. Cleveland Browns (via Minnesota Vikings): CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
Gilbert is an athletic cornerback that fills a need for Cleveland. He teams up with CB Joe Haden to form a talented young duo set to shut down opposing wideouts.
9. Minnesota Vikings (via Cleveland Browns): OLB Anthony Barr, UCLA
Barr is a fantastic edge rusher with exceptional edge rusher. In all likelihood, new HC Mike Zimmer is exuberant that the Vikes drafted a developing prospect with boatloads of potential.
10. Detroit Lions: TE Eric Ebron, UNC
Ebron will split defenses both horizontally and vertically, which will open running lanes and zone coverages. Ebron will partake in an offense quarterbacked by Matthew Stafford.
11. Tennessee Titans: OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan
Titans took OG Chance Warmack last year, and continued the theme of bolstering up front by selecting Lewan. Lewan excelled at Michigan, where his physical brutality dominated opposing defensive lines.
12. New York Giants: WR Odell Beckham, Jr., LSU
Beckham Jr. is a talented receiver out of LSU. He totaled 57 receptions for 1117 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013, and will team up with WR’s Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle.
13. St. Louis Rams: DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
The Rams have bolstered both line units thus far tonight. Donald is a 6’1″, 285-pound prospect with tremendous upside. The Rams’ defensive line was among the best in 2013; the expectations are even higher for this fall.
14. Chicago Bears: CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech
The Bears need defensive help, and Fuller’s versatility will give Chicago a schematic advantage. The Bears need to add youth to their defense, and Fuller will ease the transition.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers: OLB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
Shazier is a true playmaker. His pure football talent will be greatly appreciated in Pittsburgh. Shazier handles pressure very well.
16. Dallas Cowboys: OL Zack Martin, Notre Dame
While fans held their breath for QB Johnny Manziel, the Cowboys selected one of the safest picks this draft. Martin can play both tackle and guard, and has great value at pick 16.
17. Baltimore Ravens: ILB CJ Mosley, Alabama
Mosley is a fantastic three-down linebacker. He is intelligent and was highly productive in college. Former Ravens MLB Ray Lewis stated, Mosley “is a leader at the position.”
18. New York Jets: S Calvin Pryor, Louisville
The Jets could have added some offensive firepower, but Pryor is a big-hitting safety. The “Louisville Slugger” knows how to lay the lumber.
19. Miami Dolphins: OL Ja’Wuan James, Tennessee
James is undoubtedly a surprise first round selection. The 6’6″, 311-pound lineman was part of a fantastic O-Line unit at Tennessee.
20. New Orleans Saints (via Arizona Cardinals): WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State
Cooks is extremely explosive, and a low-cost trade (2014 first round pick and a 2014 third round pick) enabled the Saints to select the speedy prospect. Cooks may even replicate RB Darren Sproles in some capacity.
21. Green Bay Packers: FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
Clinton-Dix is a fantastic defensive back, who spent years under secondary guru Nick Saban at Alabama. Clinton-Dix is a great value pick at 21.
22. Cleveland Browns (via Philadelphia Eagles): QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
The Browns gave up two picks to snag the Heisman Trophy winner from one year ago. “Johnny Football” will be taking his talents up north and will undoubtedly energize the fan base.
23. Kansas City Chiefs: DE Dee Ford, Auburn
Ford is disruptive edge rusher, and will join OLB’s Justin Houston and Tamba Hali. The trio will collapse pockets in the AFC West.
24. Cincinnati Bengals: CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State
The physical cornerback slid all the way down to the 24th overall pick. The Bengals needed help at this position, and Dennard’s impact will be felt immediately.
25. San Diego Chargers: CB Jason Verrett, TCU
Verrett is a physical corner with top-tier athleticism. He is a fluid cornerback with great vision. His 5’9″ height hurt his stock, but regardless, San Diego selected a very talented football player.
26. Philadelphia Eagles (via Indianapolis Colts through Cleveland Browns): LB Marcus Smith, Louisville
Smith was over-drafted, but Philly traded down from 22 while collecting an extra pick. The Eagles may have been able to select Smith with an early second rounder, however.
27. Arizona Cardinals (via New Orleans Saints): S Deone Bucannon, Washington State
Bucannon is a 6’1″, 211-pound speedster. Like Verrett, Bucannon is a fluid athlete.
28. Carolina Panthers: WR Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State
Benjamin stands at a 6’5″, 240-pound frame. He is still considered a raw wideout, but nonetheless, Benjamin has the potential to emerge as a top receiver for Carolina down the road.
29. New England Patriots: DE Dominique Easley, Florida
Easley has had two ACL surgeries, but regardless is a talented defensive lineman. Easley disrupts pockets and brings youth to the Patriots’ relatively old defensive line.
30. San Francisco 49ers: S Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois
Ward registered 95 tackles in 2013. The Niners are just a few pieces away from a Super Bowl title, and they hope that Ward is part of a possible 2014 campaign.
31. Denver Broncos: CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State
Roby has tremendous value at the 31st overall pick. After losing CB Champ Bailey in free agency, the Broncos needed to gain an edge in the secondary.
32. Minnesota Vikings (via Seattle Seahawks): QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
Bridgewater has great character and comes from a pro-style system. He has a high football IQ and is the face of the future for Minnesota.