NFL Draft Order 2014: Full List of Selections for Entire Draft

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NFL Draft Order 2014: Full List of Selections for Entire Draft
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Now that the trivial nonsense of the NFL season is behind us, we are free to hone in on the NFL draft. 

With the Seattle Seahawks thrashing the Denver Broncos, 43-8, in the 2014 Super Bowl, the draft order for the May selection extravaganza is set. 

Of course, there will be numerous trades to shake up the order, as there already have been numerous trades factoring into this draft. WalterFootball.com has done a wonderful job of tracking those transactions, and those are reflected in the below draft order. 

Have a look at all the picks your favorite team are slotted for, and then I'll highlight the prime contenders for the No. 1 selection. After all, the Houston Texans are on the clock!

2014 NFL Draft Order
Round 1
Selection Team
1. Houston (2-14)
2. St. Louis - from Washington (3-13)
3. Jacksonville (4-12)
4. Cleveland (4-12)
5. Oakland (4-12)
6. Atlanta (4-12)
7. Tampa Bay (4-12)
8. Minnesota (5-10-1)
9. Buffalo (6-10)
10. Detroit (7-9)
11. Tennessee (7-9)
12. New York Giants (7-9)
13. St. Louis (7-9)
14. Chicago (8-8)
15. Pittsburgh (8-8)
16. Dallas (8-8)
17. Baltimore (8-8)
18. New York Jets (8-8)
19. Miami (8-8)
20. Arizona (10-6)
21. Green Bay (8-7-1)
22. Philadelphia (10-6)
23. Kansas City (11-5)
24. Cincinnati (11-5)
25. San Diego (9-7)
26. Cleveland - from Indianapolis (11-5)
27. New Orleans (11-5)
28. Carolina (12-4)
29. New England (12-4)
30. San Francisco (12-4)
31. Denver (13-3)
32. Seattle (13-3)
Round 2
Selection Team
1. Houston (2-14)
2. Washington (3-13)
3. Cleveland (4-12)
4. Oakland (4-12)
5. Atlanta (4-12)
6. Tampa Bay (4-12)
7. Jacksonville (4-12)
8. Minnesota (5-10-1)
9. Buffalo (6-10)
10. Tennessee (7-9)
11. New York Giants (7-9)
12. St. Louis (7-9)
13. Detroit (7-9)
14. Pittsburgh (8-8)
15. Dallas (8-8)
16. Baltimore (8-8)
17. New York Jets (8-8)
18. Miami (8-8)
19. Chicago (8-8)
20. Arizona (10-6)
21. Green Bay (8-7-1)
22. Philadelphia (10-6)
23. San Francisco - from Kansas City (11-5)
24. Cincinnati (11-5)
25. San Diego (9-7)
26. Indianapolis (11-5)
27. New Orleans (11-5)
28. Carolina (12-4)
29. New England (12-4)
30. San Francisco (12-4)
31. Denver (13-3)
32. Seattle (13-3)
Round 3
Selection Team
1. Houston (2-14)
2. Washington (3-13)
3. Oakland (4-12)
4. Atlanta (4-12)
5. New York Jets - from Tampa Bay (4-12)
6. Jacksonville (4-12)
7. Cleveland (4-12)
8. Minnesota (5-10-1)
9. Buffalo (6-10)
10. New York Giants (7-9)
11. St. Louis (7-9)
12. Detroit (7-9)
13. San Francisco - from Tennessee (7-9)
14. Dallas (8-8)
15. Baltimore (8-8)
16. New York Jets (8-8)
17. Miami (8-8)
18. Chicago (8-8)
19. Cleveland - from Pittsburgh (8-8)
20. Arizona (10-6)
21. Green Bay (8-7-1)
22. Philadelphia (10-6)
23. Kansas City (11-5)
24. Cincinnati (11-5)
25. San Diego (9-7)
26. Indianapolis (11-5)
27. New Orleans (11-5)
28. Carolina (12-4)
29. New England (12-4)
30. San Francisco (12-4)
31. Denver (13-3)
32. Minnesota - from Seattle (13-3)
Round 4
Selection Team
1. Houston (2-14)
2. Washington (3-13)
3. Atlanta (4-12)
4. Tampa Bay (4-12)
5. Jacksonville (4-12)
6. Cleveland (4-12)
7. Oakland (4-12)
8. Minnesota (5-10-1)
9. Buffalo (6-10)
10. St. Louis (7-9)
11. Detroit (7-9)
12. Tennessee (7-9)
13. New York Giants (7-9)
14. Jacksonville - from Baltimore (8-8)
15. New York Jets (8-8)
16. Miami (8-8)
17. Chicago (8-8)
18. Pittsburgh (8-8)
19. Dallas (8-8)
20. Arizona (10-6)
21. Green Bay (8-7-1)
22. Philadelphia (10-6)
23. Kansas City (11-5)
24. Cincinnati (11-5)
25. San Diego (9-7)
26. Cleveland - from Indianapolis (11-5)
27. New Orleans (11-5)
28. Carolina (12-4)
29. New England (12-4)
30. San Francisco (12-4)
31. Denver (13-3)
32 Seattle (13-3)
Round 5
Selection Team
1. Houston (2-14)
2. Washington (3-13)
3. Tampa Bay (4-12)
4. Jacksonville (4-12)
5. Cleveland (4-12)
6. Seattle - from Oakland (4-12)
7. Atlanta (4-12)
8. Minnesota (5-10-1)
9. Buffalo (6-10)
10. Jacksonville - from Detroit (7-9)
11. Tennessee (7-9)
12. New York Giants (7-9)
13. St. Louis (7-9)
14. New York Jets (8-8)
15. Miami (8-8)
16. Chicago (8-8)
17. Pittsburgh (8-8)
18. Dallas (8-8)
19. Jacksonville - from Baltimore (8-8)
20. Arizona (10-6)
21. Green Bay (8-7-1)
22. Philadelphia (10-6)
23. Kansas City (11-5)
24. Cincinnati (11-5)
25. San Diego (9-7)
26. Indianapolis (11-5)
27. New Orleans (11-5)
28. Carolina (12-4)
29. Philadelphia - from New England (12-4)
30. San Francisco (12-4)
31. Denver (13-3)
32 Seattle (13-3)
Round 6
Selection Team
1. Houston (2-14)
2. Washington (3-13)
3. Tampa Bay (4-12)
4. Jacksonville (4-12)
5. Cleveland (4-12)
6. Seattle - from Oakland (4-12)
7. Atlanta (4-12)
8. Minnesota (5-10-1)
9. Buffalo (6-10)
10. Jacksonville - from Detroit (7-9)
11. Tennessee (7-9)
12. New York Giants (7-9)
13. St. Louis (7-9)
14. New York Jets (8-8)
15. Miami (8-8)
16. Chicago (8-8)
17. Pittsburgh (8-8)
18. Kansas City - from Dallas (8-8)
19. Jacksonville - from Baltimore (8-8)
20. Arizona (10-6)
21. Green Bay (8-7-1)
22. New England - from Philadelphia (10-6)
23. Kansas City (11-5)
24. Cincinnati (11-5)
25. San Diego (9-7)
26. Indianapolis (11-5)
27. New Orleans (11-5)
28. Carolina (12-4)
29. Philadelphia - from New England (12-4)
30. San Francisco (12-4)
31. Denver (13-3)
32 Seattle (13-3)
Round 7
Selection Team
1. Houston (2-14)
2. Washington (3-13)
3. Cleveland (4-12)
4. Oakland (4-12)
5. Atlanta (4-12)
6. Tampa Bay (4-12)
7. Jacksonville (4-12)
8. Minnesota (5-10-1)
9. Buffalo (6-10)
10. New York Giants (7-9)
11. St. Louis (7-9)
12. Detroit (7-9)
13. Tennessee (7-9)
14. Dallas - from Chicago (8-8)
15. Pittsburgh (8-8)
16. Dallas (8-8)
17. Indianapolis - from Baltimore (8-8)
18. New York Jets (8-8)
19. Miami (8-8)
20. Oakland - from Arizona (10-6)
21. Green Bay (8-7-1)
22. New England - from Philadelphia (10-6)
23. Dallas - from Kansas City (11-5)
24. Cincinnati (11-5)
25. San Diego (9-7)
26. San Francisco - from Indianapolis (11-5)
27. San Francisco - from New Orleans (11-5)
28. San Francisco - from Carolina (12-4)
29. New England (12-4)
30. San Francisco (12-4)
31. Denver (13-3)
32 Seattle (13-3)

Source: WalterFootball.com

 

Top Contenders to Go No. 1 

A lot can change between now and May's draft. We still have the scouting combine and ample opportunity for players to experience some off-the-field issues that play into their draft stock. 

Also, the Houston Texans could trade out of the No. 1 spot. Even if they do, as things stand now, there are only four players I see with the chance to go No. 1. 

 

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

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Teddy Bridgewater is my current bet on going No. 1. I believe South Carolina's defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney is the best player in this draft, but for the Houston Texans, finding their quarterback of the future is a necessity.

Of all the quarterbacks, Bridgewater is the safest pick.

Bridgewater's mechanics are polished. His footwork and release will need little work. Also, he is mature beyond his years on the field.

In a Monday Morning Quarterback column, Greg Bedard shared this look into Bridgewater's responsibilities in the Louisville offense: 

Bridgewater has vast responsibility at the line of scrimmage. First there is the kill system. Two or three plays are called in the huddle. Depending on the defense, Bridgewater has the ability to “kill” the first play, and run one of the others. It’s solely Bridgewater’s decision.

Bridgewater also has an audible system at his disposal, with the same goal as every good NFL system: stay out of bad plays. If the play Watson has called has little chance of success against a particular defense, Bridgewater can change the play entirely at the line of scrimmage.

Finally, Bridgewater redirects the offensive line protections by either identifying the middle linebacker in man-to-man protections, or directing the slide one way or the other in zone.

All of this will help Bridgewater transfer his skills to the NFL. 

Bridgewater has good accuracy and solid arm strength. He needs to bulk up to take an NFL pounding, but that is the only real knock on him. 

 

Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

If the Texans, or any other team that may draft first, were going to make their selection based on the best player available, there is little question that would be Jadeveon Clowney

That selection would not be made without some concern. Questions over Clowney's character aren't rare after a season where he was not always perceived to give maximum effort. 

Clowney is not oblivious to those concerns, and as Fox Sports' David Whitley passed along, Clowney would like people to know that, “I like to work when it's time to work and play when it's time to play.”

Now, would general managers prefer a player who likes to work all the time? Yes, but general managers also tend to like athletic freaks who have proven they can take over games. 

Clowney has certainly done that. 

Clowney has all the explosiveness of an elite pure pass-rusher. He also has the body of linemen big enough to play defensive end in a 3-4 or even defensive tackle in a 4-3. 

He is 6'6", 274 pounds and all muscle. 

A lot of health and hard work would have to go into his career, but Clowney has the kind of athletic potential that could land him in the Hall of Fame. 

 

Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

At 6'4", 230 pounds and with good mobility for his size, Bortles has drawn comparisons to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger

Bortles isn't as tall as "Big Ben," but he has the same broad frame that allows him to run out of tackles and extend plays. 

Bortles put up big numbers at Central Florida in a pro-style offense, and he has ample arm strength. This is wonderful for his draft stock. He didn't, however, face many elite teams. 

Bortles' mechanics are not where they need to be. His release is slow and his accuracy needs improvement. 

Those are improvements he can make, though. If Bortles flashes a quicker release and strong accuracy at the combine, he could certainly have a team grab him at No. 1. 

 

Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

The most exciting player in this draft is Johnny Manziel. I mean, honestly, he was one of the most exciting players I've ever seen on a college field. 

Of course, part of what makes him so exciting also makes him a bit of a risk.

Manziel has an innate ability to sense a rush. Combine this with his excellent mobility, and Manziel is slipping out of tackles before defenders have a chance to start making the tackles. 

This allows Manziel to create big plays out of what should have been a sack. That also puts him in harm's way, however, and at 6'1" and 210 pounds, Manziel may not be able to hold up to the pounding. 

Of course, similar size and style didn't keep Minnesota Vikings great Fran Tarkenton from having a career that had him retire as the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards and touchdown passes. 

I bring up Tarkenton because Gil Brandt was quoted by Peter King in MMQB as saying Manziel is, "a better version of Fran Tarkenton." 

Despite the question marks, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see Manziel go off the board first. This would apparently delight at least some of the Texans fans: 

The young man is a special talent. 

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