NFL Draft Order 2014: Final 7-Round Predraft Breakdown

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NFL Draft Order 2014: Final 7-Round Predraft Breakdown
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Perhaps the only thing fans around the NFL have truly learned during the draft process is to expect the unexpected starting on May 8. The lack of certainty surrounding the draft class should make for quite a spectacle with the potential for numerous surprising selections.

For example, most of the early focus was on the quarterbacks. Not only does it remain the single most important position on the field, but several teams near the top of the draft order need an upgrade. So the expectation was a quarterback-heavy start to the draft.

Alas, Peter King of TheMMQB.com reported in the weeks leading up to draft day that most of those franchises were considering going in another direction in the first round and then grabbing a quarterback later in the draft:

I've heard that at least four quarterback-needy teams—Houston (first pick), Jacksonville (3), Cleveland (4) and Oakland (5)—are strongly considering passing on quarterbacks with their first picks and waiting until their second or third selections. Simple reason: They're not in love with any of the quarterbacks, and there are too many other good players who are surer things than a quarterback you have sincere doubts about. For that reason, there could be more quarterbacks taken in round two than round one.

In turn, the entire outlook for the opening round changed and some of the top quarterback prospects went from top-10 potential to maybe slipping into Round 2. The opposite was true for coveted players at other positions, who have seen their stocks rise as the quarterbacks fell.

Even Jadeveon Clowney, who's been the most common choice for the top overall prospect in the class, hasn't been free from criticism. Although his athletic ability is off the charts, especially for a player of his size and strength, questions remain about his work ethic.

Although he won't be able to answer those questions until he joins a team and goes through his first full season at the NFL level, he remains confident in himself. David Newton of ESPN passed along comments from the South Carolina defensive end following his pro day:

I can pretty much do it all. Anything on defense I can help. I can be a playmaker. I am a playmaker. I've got what it takes, I believe, to go out there and set the tone for the next guy coming up. And to help my team out winning games.

Every team I've ever played with, we've never had a losing season. Never. Before I got there, I watched them lose. Not just here. Back in high school, middle school. I was like, 'Man, that ain't going to be my team when I play on that team.'

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Clowney joins Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel as the most polarizing prospects in the class. Both players have undeniable playmaking ability and star power, but whether that will translate to long-term success in the NFL is up for debate.

Ultimately, the draft should wind up being seven rounds of intrigue as certain players get selected well before the projections and others slide well beyond when they were expected to come off the board. Every team's task is trying to maximize value amid the chaos.

Above all else, it should make for a very interesting event, which is important when it comes to keeping fans involved for over 250 picks across three days.

 

Complete 2014 NFL Draft Order

 

NFL Draft Order 2014
Round Pick Team
1 1 Houston Texans
1 2 St. Louis Rams (from WSH)
1 3 Jacksonville Jaguars
1 4 Cleveland Browns
1 5 Oakland Raiders
1 6 Atlanta Falcons
1 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1 8 Minnesota Vikings
1 9 Buffalo Bills
1 10 Detroit Lions
1 11 Tennessee Titans
1 12 New York Giants
1 13 St. Louis Rams
1 14 Chicago Bears
1 15 Pittsburgh Steelers
1 16 Dallas Cowboys
1 17 Baltimore Ravens
1 18 New York Jets
1 19 Miami Dolphins
1 20 Arizona Cardinals
1 21 Green Bay Packers
1 22 Philadelphia Eagles
1 23 Kansas City Chiefs
1 24 Cincinnati Bengals
1 25 San Diego Chargers
1 26 Cleveland Browns (from IND)
1 27 New Orleans Saints
1 28 Carolina Panthers
1 29 New England Patriots
1 30 San Francisco 49ers
1 31 Denver Broncos
1 32 Seattle Seahawks
2 33 Houston Texans
2 34 Washington Redskins
2 35 Cleveland Browns
2 36 Oakland Raiders
2 37 Atlanta Falcons
2 38 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2 39 Jacksonville Jaguars
2 40 Minnesota Vikings
2 41 Buffalo Bills
2 42 Tennessee Titans
2 43 New York Giants
2 44 St. Louis Rams
2 45 Detroit Lions
2 46 Pittsburgh Steelers
2 47 Dallas Cowboys
2 48 Baltimore Ravens
2 49 New York Jets
2 50 Miami Dolphins
2 51 Chicago Bears
2 52 Arizona Cardinals
2 53 Green Bay Packers
2 54 Philadelphia Eagles
2 55 Cincinnati Bengals
2 56 San Francisco 49ers (from KC)
2 57 San Diego Chargers
2 58 New Orleans Saints
2 59 Indianapolis Colts
2 60 Carolina Panthers
2 61 San Francisco 49ers
2 62 New England Patriots
2 63 Denver Broncos
2 64 Seattle Seahawks
3 65 Houston Texans
3 66 Washington Redskins
3 67 Oakland Raiders
3 68 Atlanta Falcons
3 69 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3 70 Jacksonville Jaguars
3 71 Cleveland Browns
3 72 Minnesota Vikings
3 73 Buffalo Bills
3 74 New York Giants
3 75 St. Louis Rams
3 76 Detroit Lions
3 77 San Francisco 49ers (from TEN)
3 78 Dallas Cowboys
3 79 Baltimore Ravens
3 80 New York Jets
3 81 Miami Dolphins
3 82 Chicago Bears
3 83 Cleveland Browns (from PIT)
3 84 Arizona Cardinals
3 85 Green Bay Packers
3 86 Philadelphia Eagles
3 87 Kansas City Chiefs
3 88 Cincinnati Bengals
3 89 San Diego Chargers
3 90 Indianapolis Colts
3 91 New Orleans Saints
3 92 Carolina Panthers
3 93 New England Patriots
3 94 San Francisco 49ers
3 95 Denver Broncos
3 96 Minnesota Vikings (from SEA)
3 97 Pittsburgh Steelers
3 98 Green Bay Packers
3 99 Baltimore Ravens
3 100 San Francisco 49ers
4 101 Houston Texans
4 102 Washington Redskins
4 103 Atlanta Falcons
4 104 New York Jets (from TB)
4 105 Jacksonville Jaguars
4 106 Cleveland Browns
4 107 Oakland Raiders
4 108 Minnesota Vikings
4 109 Buffalo Bills
4 110 St. Louis Rams
4 111 Detroit Lions
4 112 Tennessee Titans
4 113 New York Giants
4 114 Jacksonville Jaguars (from BAL)
4 115 New York Jets
4 116 Miami Dolphins
4 117 Chicago Bears
4 118 Pittsburgh Steelers
4 119 Dallas Cowboys
4 120 Arizona Cardinals
4 121 Green Bay Packers
4 122 Philadelphia Eagles
4 123 Cincinnati Bengals
4 124 Kansas City Chiefs
4 125 San Diego Chargers
4 126 New Orleans Saints
4 127 Cleveland Browns (from IND)
4 128 Carolina Panthers
4 129 San Francisco 49ers
4 130 New England Patriots
4 131 Denver Broncos
4 132 Seattle Seahawks
4 133 Detroit Lions
4 134 Baltimore Ravens
4 135 Houston Texans
4 136 Detroit Lions
4 137 New York Jets
4 138 Baltimore Ravens
4 139 Atlanta Falcons
4 140 New England Patriots
5 141 Houston Texans
5 142 Washington Redskins
5 143 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5 144 Jacksonville Jaguars
5 145 Cleveland Browns
5 146 Seattle Seahawks (from OAK)
5 147 Atlanta Falcons
5 148 Minnesota Vikings
5 149 Buffalo Bills
5 150 Jacksonville Jaguars (from DET)
5 151 Tennessee Titans
5 152 New York Giants
5 153 St. Louis Rams
5 154 New York Jets
5 155 Miami Dolphins
5 156 Chicago Bears
5 157 Pittsburgh Steelers
5 158 Dallas Cowboys
5 159 Jacksonville Jaguars (from BAL)
5 160 Arizona Cardinals
5 161 Green Bay Packers
5 162 Philadelphia Eagles
5 163 Kansas City Chiefs
5 164 Cincinnati Bengals
5 165 San Diego Chargers
5 166 Indianapolis Colts
5 167 New Orleans Saints
5 168 Carolina Panthers
5 169 New Orleans Saints (from NE via PHI)
5 170 San Francisco 49ers
5 171 Denver Broncos
5 172 Seattle Seahawks
5 173 Pittsburgh Steelers
5 174 New York Giants
5 175 Baltimore Ravens
5 176 Green Bay Packers
6 177 Houston Texans
6 178 Washington Redskins
6 179 Jacksonville Jaguars
6 180 Cleveland Browns
6 181 Houston Texans (from OAK)
6 182 Atlanta Falcons
6 183 Chicago Bears (from TB)
6 184 Minnesota Vikings
6 185 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from BUF)
6 186 Tennessee Titans
6 187 New York Giants
6 188 St. Louis Rams
6 189 Detroit Lions
6 190 Miami Dolphins
6 191 Chicago Bears
6 192 Pittsburgh Steelers
6 193 Kansas City Chiefs (from DAL)
6 194 Baltimore Ravens
6 195 New York Jets
6 196 Arizona Cardinals
6 197 Green Bay Packers
6 198 New England Patriots (from PHI)
6 199 Cincinnati Bengals
6 200 Kansas City Chiefs
6 201 San Diego Chargers
6 202 New Orleans Saints
6 203 Indianapolis Colts
6 204 Carolina Panthers
6 205 Jacksonville Jaguars (from SF)
6 206 New England Patriots
6 207 Denver Broncos
6 208 Seattle Seahawks
6 209 New York Jets
6 210 New York Jets
6 211 Houston Texans
6 212 Cincinnati Bengals
6 213 New York Jets
6 214 St. Louis Rams
6 215 Pittsburgh Steelers
7 216 Houston Texans
7 217 Washington Redskins
7 218 Cleveland Browns
7 219 Oakland Raiders
7 220 Atlanta Falcons
7 221 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7 222 Jacksonville Jaguars
7 223 Minnesota Vikings
7 224 Buffalo Bills
7 225 Carolina Panthers (from NYG)
7 226 St. Louis Rams
7 227 Detroit Lions
7 228 Tennessee Titans
7 229 Dallas Cowboys (from CHI)
7 230 Pittsburgh Steelers
7 231 Dallas Cowboys
7 232 Indianapolis Colts (from BAL)
7 233 New York Jets
7 234 Miami Dolphins
7 235 Oakland Raiders (from ARI)
7 236 Green Bay Packers
7 237 Philadelphia Eagles
7 238 Dallas Cowboys (from KC)
7 239 Cincinnati Bengals
7 240 San Diego Chargers
7 241 St. Louis Rams (from IND)
7 242 San Francisco 49ers (from NO)
7 243 San Francisco 49ers (from CAR)
7 244 New England Patriots
7 245 San Francisco 49ers
7 246 Denver Broncos
7 247 Seattle Seahawks
7 248 Dallas Cowboys
7 249 St. Louis Rams
7 250 St. Louis Rams
7 251 Dallas Cowboys
7 252 Cincinnati Bengals
7 253 Atlanta Falcons
7 254 Dallas Cowboys
7 255 Atlanta Falcons
7 256 Houston Texans

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