NFL Draft 2014: Full Selection Order and Latest Expert Mock Predictions

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistMay 7, 2014

Jan 1, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) runs off the field after the second quarter of the Capital One Bowl against the Wisconsin Badgers held at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports
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Like Frodo nearing Mount Doom, the journey is almost over. You've waded through all of the mocks, read the rumors, retweeted the tweets, studied the YouTube clips, read until your eyes felt like they would bleed. You are ready for the NFL draft. 

But why not get a few more expert mocks under your belt, maybe dip your toes into the latest draft buzz one more time? And hey, you want to go through the entire draft order one more time? Yeah you do. 

Below, you'll find all you need to fulfill the last little bit of draft hankering you are feeling. Don't forget to throw the ring in the lava, okay?

 

The Expert Mocks

Expert 1st-Round NFL Mock Drafts
PickTeamMatt Miller (B/R)Todd McShay (ESPN)Daniel Jeremiah (NFL.com)Timothy Rapp (B/R)*
1Houston TexansJadeveon ClowneyJadeveon ClowneyJadeveon ClowneyJadeveon Clowney
2St. Louis Rams (via WAS)Sammy WatkinsGreg RobinsonGreg RobinsonGreg Robinson
3Jacksonville JaguarsTeddy BridgewaterSammy WatkinsKhalil MackKhalil Mack
4Cleveland BrownsJohnny ManzielJohnny ManzielJohnny ManzielJohnny Manziel
5Oakland RaidersGreg RobinsonKhalil MackSammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
6Atlanta FalconsKhalil MackJake MatthewsTaylor LewanJake Matthews
7Tampa Bay BuccaneersMike EvansMike EvansMike EvansMike Evans
8Minnesota VikingsBlake BortlesBlake BortlesC.J. MosleyBlake Bortles
9Buffalo BillsJake MatthewsTaylor LewanJake MatthewsTaylor Lewan
10Detroit LionsJustin GilbertDarqueze DennardJustin GilbertJustin Gilbert
11Tennessee TitansAnthony BarrJustin GilbertKyle FullerAnthony Barr
12New York GiantsEric EbronAaron DonaldZack MartinEric Ebron
13St. Louis RamsHa Ha Clinton-DixOdell BeckhamCalvin PryorCalvin Pryor
14Chicago BearsAaron DonaldHa Ha Clinton-DixAaron DonaldAaron Donald
15Pittsburgh SteelersTaylor LewanKyle FullerDarqueze DennardDarqueze Dennard
16Dallas CowboysKony EalyZack MartinAnthony BarrRa'Shede Hageman
17Baltimore RavensZack MartinEric EbronEric EbronC.J. Mosley
18New York JetsOdell BeckhamBrandin CooksOdell BeckhamHa Ha Clinton-Dix
19Miami DolphinsC.J. MosleyMorgan MosesRyan ShazierZack Martin
20Arizona CardinalsDerek CarrRyan ShazierBlake BortlesDerek Carr
21Green Bay PackersJimmie WardC.J. MosleyAustin Seferian-JenkinsLouis Nix III
22Philadelphia EaglesDee FordCalvin PryorHa Ha Clinton-DixOdell Beckham Jr.
23Kansas City ChiefsBrandin CooksMarqise LeeBrandin CooksBrandin Cooks
24Cincinnat BengalsKyle FullerJason VerrettBradley RobyKyle Fuller
25San Diego ChargersDarqueze DennardAnthony BarrJason VerrettTimmy Jernigan
26Cleveland Browns (via IND)Cody LatimerCody LatimerMarqise LeeCody Latimer
27New Orleans SaintsDavante AdamsDee FordMarcus MartinDee Ford
28Carolina PanthersMorgan MosesJoel BitonioMorgan MosesMarqise Lee
29New England PatriotsDominique EasleyStephon TuittRa'Shede HagemanJace Amaro
30San Francisco 49ersAllen RobinsonRa'Shede HagemanStanley Jean-Baptiste Jason Verrett
31Denver BroncosRyan ShazierXavier Su'a-FiloJoel BitonioRyan Shazier
32Seattle SeahawksJason VerrettKony EalyXavier Su'a-Filo Allen Robinson
*Expert used very loosely in this case

Matt Miller's mock can be found here via Bleacher Report.

Todd McShay's mock can be found here via ESPN Insider (subscription required).

Daniel Jeremiah's mock can be found here via NFL.com.

 

The Buzz

Has there ever been more buzz surrounding a prospect than Johnny Manziel? Not just because of his game on the field, but because of the Johnny Football persona he brings with him, the answer to that question appears to be "no."

And as the draft draws near, the buzz only increases.

Where to begin? How about in Jacksonville, where according to Don Banks of Sports Illustrated, Manziel isn't keen to go.

From what I've been told, Manziel's family is not rooting for Houston to be his NFL home, believing that staying in Texas will make his already challenging transition to professional football that much more challenging.

Their thinking is that Manziel will find it far easier to distance himself from his "Johnny Football'' persona and focus completely on football if he's not near the circle of peers who comprised his college-era partying crowd. His family is said to be in favor of anywhere but Houston, but I'd have to think Dallas would pose the same set of complications in their view.

I've also heard that Manziel himself isn't wild about the idea of landing in Jacksonville, one of the NFL's smaller markets, and that the Jaguars would not be his first choice of employers. It's not a preference based on people, only location.

Manziel might just need to get used to the idea of playing in Jacksonville, however, per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle:

No matter where he ends up, Manziel plans on punishing those teams that didn't select him, per SportsCenter on Twitter:

It still seems likely Manziel will end up in Cleveland, and Jacksonville are trying to drum up trade interest for teams looking to get ahead of them to select Johnny Football. Or maybe the Jags are hoping they can trick the Browns into trading up to the No. 3 pick (remember Trent Richardson?).

Speaking of trades, the St. Louis Rams remain a primary source of trade rumors at their No. 2 pick, given their history of trading back. Jason La Canfora has an interesting tidbit in that regard:

Meanwhile, there have been whispers the San Francisco 49ers might try to trade up to land a receiver like Mike Evans. But Christopher Hansen of Bleacher Report doesn't see that happening:

Who knows what to believe? One thing that most folks do believe is that Jadeveon Clowney will be the top overall pick. But who will take him?

Could the Atlanta Falcons move up? They could really use a pass-rusher. Or how about the Buffalo Bills?

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Bills are interested in moving up the board:

The Bills, we’re told, have been burning up the phone lines in an effort to work out a deal that would vault them from No. 9 to No. 1 or No. 2.  The targets are believed to be defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and tackle Greg Robinson.

It’s unclear what it would take to get a deal done.  With both the Texans and Rams hoping to slide down, the Bills could spark a bidding war for a bargain.  Regardless of the cost, it appears that G.M. Doug Whaley, who could have a new boss by the end of the year, hopes to make the team dramatically better, quickly.

Here's what you should expect, in other words, on Thursday night—a slew of trades, some surprising selections, a ton of drama and a memorable beginning to one of the more intriguing drafts in recent memory.

 

The Draft Order

2014 NFL Draft Order
PickTeam
1 (Round 1)Houston Texans
2St. Louis Rams (via WAS)
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
16Dallas Cowboys
17Baltimore Ravens
18New York Jets
19Miami Dolphins
20Arizona Cardinals
21Green Bay Packers
22Philadelphia Eagles
23Kansas City Chiefs
24Cincinnat Bengals
25San Diego Chargers
26Cleveland Browns (via IND)
27New Orleans Saints
28Carolina Panthers
29New England Patriots
30San Francisco 49ers
31Denver Broncos
32Seattle Seahawks
33 (Round 2)Houston Texans
34Washington
35Cleveland Browns
36Oakland Raiders
37Atlanta Falcons
38Tampa Bay Buccaneers
39Jacksonville Jaguars
40Minnesota Vikings
41Buffalo Bills
42Tennessee Titans
43New York Giants
44St. Louis Rams
45Detroit Lions
46Pittsburgh Steelers
47Dallas Cowboys
48Baltimore Ravens
49New York Jets
50Miami Dolphins
51Chicago Bears
52Arizona Cardinals
53Green Bay Packers
54Philadelphia Eagles
55Cincinnati Bengals
56San Francisco 49ers
57San Diego Chargers
58New Orleans Saints
59Indianapolis Colts
60Carolina Panthers
61San Francisco 49ers
62New England Patriots
63Denver Broncos
64Seattle Seahawks
65 (Round 3)Houston Texans
66Washington
67Oakland Raiders
68Atlanta Falcons
69Tampa Bay Buccaneers
70Jacksonville Jaguars
71Cleveland Browns
72Minnesota Vikings
73Buffalo Bills
74New York Giants
75St. Louis Rams
76Detroit Lions
77San Francisco 49ers
78Dallas Cowboys
79Baltimore Ravens
80New York Jets
81Miami Dolphins
82Chicago Bears
83Cleveland Browns
84Arizona Cardinals
85Green Bay Packers
86Philadelphia Eagles
87Kansas City Chiefs
88Cincinnati Bengals
89San Diego Chargers
90Indianapolis Colts
91New Orleans Saints
92Carolina Panthers
93New England Patriots
94San Francisco 49ers
95Denver Broncos
96Minnesota Vikings
97Pittsburgh Steelers
98Green Bay Packers
99Baltimore Ravens
100San Francisco 49ers
101 (Round 4)Houston Texans
102Washington
103Atlanta Falcons
104New York Jets
105Jacksonville Jaguars
106Cleveland Browns
107Oakland Raiders
108Minnesota Vikings
109Buffalo Bills
110St. Louis Rams
111Detroit Lions
112Tennessee Titans
113New York Giants
114Jacksonville Jaguars
115New York Jets
116Miami Dolphins
117Chicago Bears
118Pittsburgh Steelers
119Dallas Cowboys
120Arizona Cardinals
121Green Bay Packers
122Philadelphia Eagles
123Cincinnati Bengals
124Kansas City Chiefs
125San Diego Chargers
126New Orleans Saints
127Cleveland Browns
128Carolina Panthers
129San Francisco 49ers
130New England Patriots
131Denver Broncos
132Seattle Seahawks
133Detroit Lions
134Baltimore Ravens
135Houston Texans
136Detroit Lions
137New York Jets
138Baltimore Ravens
139Atlanta Falcons
140New England Patriots
141 (Round 5)Houston Texans
142Washington
143Tampa Bay Buccaneers
144Jacksonville Jaguars
145Cleveland Browns
146Seattle Seahawks
147Atlanta Falcons
148Minnesota Vikings
149Buffalo Bills
150Jacksonville Jaguars
151Tennessee Titans
152New York Giants
153St. Louis Rams
154New York Jets
155Miami Dolphins
156Chicago Bears
157Pittsburgh Steelers
158Dallas Cowboys
159Jacksonville Jaguars
160Arizona Cardinals
161Green Bay Packers
162Philadelphia Eagles
163Kansas City Chiefs
164Cincinnati Bengals
165San Diego Chargers
166Indianapolis Colts
167New Orleans Saints
168Carolina Panthers
169New Orleans Saints
170San Francisco 49ers
171Denver Broncos
172Seattle Seahawks
173Pittsburgh Steelers
174New York Giants
175Baltimore Ravens
176Green Bay Packers
177 (Round 6)Houston Texans
178Washington
179Jacksonville Jaguars
180Cleveland Browns
181Houston Texans
182Atlanta Falcons
183Chicago Bears
184Minnesota Vikings
185Tampa Bay Buccaneers
186Tennessee Titans
187New York Giants
188St. Louis Rams
189Detroit Lions
190Miami Dolphins
191Chicago Bears
192Pittsburgh Steelers
193Kansas City Chiefs
194Baltimore Ravens
195New York Jets
196Arizona Cardinals
197Green Bay Packers
198New England Patriots
199Cincinnati Bengals
200Kansas City Chiefs
201San Diego Chargers
202New Orleans Saints
203Indianapolis Colts
204Carolina Panthers
205Jacksonville Jaguars
206New England Patriots
207Denver Broncos
208Seattle Seahawks
209New York Jets
210New York Jets
211Houston Texans
212Cincinnati Bengals
213New York Jets
214St. Louis Rams
215Pittsburgh Steelers
216 (Round 7)Houston Texans
217Washington
218Cleveland Browns
219Oakland Raiders
220Atlanta Falcons
221Tampa Bay Buccaneers
222Jacksonville Jaguars
223Minnesota Vikings
224Buffalo Bills
225Carolina Panthers
226St. Louis Rams
227Detroit Lions
228Tennessee Titans
229Dallas Cowboys
230Pittsburgh Steelers
231Dallas Cowboys
232Indianapolis Colts
233New York Jets
234Miami Dolphins
235Oakland Raiders
236Green Bay Packers
237Philadelphia Eagles
238Dallas Cowboys
239Cincinnati Bengals
240San Diego Chargers
241St. Louis Rams
242San Francisco 49ers
243San Francisco 49ers
244New England Patriots
245San Francisco 49ers
246Denver Broncos
247Oakland Raiders
248Dallas Cowboys
249St. Louis Rams
250St. Louis Rams
251Dallas Cowboys
252Cincinnati Bengals
253Atlanta Falcons
254Dallas Cowboys
255Atlanta Falcons
256Houston Texans

 

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