2014 NFL Draft Order: Full List of Picks for Every Team

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IDecember 29, 2013

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01:  Ben Tate #44 of the Houston Texans celebrates with DeAndre Hopkins #10, Chris Myers #55 and Greg Jones #33 after scoring in the second quarter at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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After entering the season with serious hopes of advancing to the Super Bowl and then starting the season at 2-0, the Houston Texans dropped their 14th straight game to lock up the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

The draft isn't scheduled to begin until May 8, but with the season coming to an end for all but 12 lucky teams, there are plenty of thoughts shifting towards draft orders and prospects.  

The Texans' draft position, as well as all of the top-20 picks, are set in stone. The rest of the order will determined by the results from the playoffs. 

Here is how things stand now:

2014 NFL Draft Order as of Dec. 29
Pos.Team
1Houston Texans
2St. Louis Rams (from Redskins)
3Jacksonville Jaguars
4Cleveland Browns
5Oakland Raiders
6Atlanta Falcons
7Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8Minnesota Vikings
9Buffalo Bills
10Detroit Lions
11Tennessee Titans
12New York Giants
13St. Louis Rams
14Chicago Bears
15Pittsburgh Steelers
16Baltimore Ravens
17Miami Dolphins
18New York Jets
19Dallas Cowboys
20Arizona Cardinals
21Green Bay Packers
22San Diego Chargers
23Philadelphia Eagles
24Kansas City Chiefs
25Cincinnati Bengals
26Cleveland Browns (from Colts)
27New Orleans Saints
28New England Patriots
29San Francisco 49ers
30Carolina Panthers
31Denver Broncos
32Seattle Seahawks

In a season where nearly everything unraveled into disaster for Houston, at least the Texans didn't find a way to blow their shot at the coveted first pick. 

Texans interim head coach Wade Phillips had this to say, via Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle, following his team's 14th straight loss: "We got in a whirlwind and it never ended."

The ironic/evil twist to all of this is that one of the top quarterbacks in this draft is Fresno State's Derek Carr. He is the younger brother of David Carr—who the Texans selected first overall in their first draft. 

SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 29:  Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Fresno State Bulldogs calls an audible against the San Jose State Spartans late in the fourth quarter on November 29, 2013 at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California.  The Spartans won 62-52.
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In case I have to remind anyone, David Carr's career never lived up to the expectations that come along with being taken No. 1 overall.

Before Texans fans shrivel up into a ball of post traumatic stress, however, there aren't a lot, if any, projecting the younger Carr to go No. 1. It would appear that Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney are the two most likely targets for the top spot. 

Of course, the Texans may also look to add some talent to the offensive trenches. Especially considering that tackle Jake Matthews of Texas A&M is rated by CBS as the best prospect in this class: 

RankPlayerPos.SchoolClass
1Jake MatthewsOTTexas A&MSr
2Jadeveon ClowneyDESouth CarolinaJr
3Anthony BarrOLBUCLASr
4Teddy BridgewaterQBLouisvilleJr
5Sammy WatkinsWRClemsonJr
6Cyrus KouandjioOTAlabamaJr
7Darqueze DennardCBMichigan StateSr
8Mike EvansWRTexas A&MSo (redshirt)
9Cameron ErvingOTFlorida StateJr (redshirt)
10Khalil MackOLBBuffaloSr (redshirt)
Source: CBS Sports

COLLEGE STATION, TX - NOVEMBER 09:  Jake Matthews #75 of the Texas A&M Aggies waits on the bench during the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Kyle Field on November 9, 2013 in College Station, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Scott Halleran/Getty Images

In the end, I expect the Texans to take a long look at all quarterbacks given Matt Schaub's regression this past season. Also, while Case Keenum did an admirable job as a rookie starter, his 78.2 quarterback rating doesn't exactly scream "future franchise quarterback." 

Meanwhile, the Washington Redskins (3-13) finished with the NFL's second-worst record, which is amazing news for the St. Louis Rams. 

Thanks to the trade that netted the Redskins the right to draft Robert Griffin III, the Rams will be drafting second this season. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders will round out the top five of the draft. With all three of those struggling franchises in need of identifying their quarterback of the future, there is going to be a big emphasis on signal-callers early in this draft. 

That should set up for an entertaining draft, as there will undoubtedly be teams, which draft a little lower but are also looking for a quarterback, exploring the opportunity to move up. 

The too-short regular football season may be over, but at least for playoff-robbed fans like myself, we can start thinking about the draft.