Through Round 1, the 2014 NFL draft has featured surprises left and right, and that's sure to carry over into the final six rounds.
As expected, Jadeveon Clowney was the first name called by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at Radio City Music Hall Thursday night. But after that, it was anyone's guess as to which names would be called, or which teams would be making bold trades to lock up their guys.
Johnny Manziel (Cleveland) and Teddy Bridgewater (Minnesota) finally found homes after their new teams traded with each other in the first round and passed up on picking one of the quarterbacks early on.
With 32 players finding out their NFL destinations, 68 more are set to have their names called Friday as Rounds 2 and 3 will get underway.
Let's break down the draft order for Friday's second and third rounds, as well as some storylines.
|2014 NFL Draft: Friday Order|
|8 (40)||Seahawks (from Vikings)|
|24 (56)||49ers (from Chiefs)|
|13 (77)||49ers (from Titans)|
|19 (83)||Eagles (from Steelers)|
|27 (91)||Cardinals (from Saints)|
|32 (96)||Vikings (from Seahawks)|
|33 (97)||Steelers (Compensatory)|
|34 (98)||Packers (Compensatory)|
|35 (99)||Ravens (Compensatory)|
|36 (100)||49ers (Compensatory)|
Note: Updated draft order via NFL.com.
Round 2 Storylines
Where Will Second-Tier Quarterbacks Go?
As unpredictable and surprising as it was, each of the three perceived top quarterbacks—Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater—came off the board in Round 1.
That means so long for Houston's potential of grabbing Bridgewater with its first pick of the second round.
Up next for NFL personnel to choose from is likely Derek Carr. The Fresno State product is the most experienced quarterback among the top gunslingers in the class, can command an offense and is used to putting up huge numbers while calling his plays on the fly.
Sports Illustrated's Stuart Mandel had an interesting potential scenario that could send Carr to the franchise that took his brother, David Carr, with the No. 1 pick in 2002:
It gets awfully cloudy after that. There's a good chance for players like Tom Savage, Jimmy Garoppolo and Zach Mettenberger to come off the board in Rounds 2 and 3. A.J. McCarron or Aaron Murray could even sneak in there if a team wants to invest.
Carr will come off the board almost without a doubt on Friday. After that, any one of four or five quarterbacks could have their names called before Saturday's tumultuous final day.
Who Will Land Marqise Lee?
Among the players whom many were surprised to not hear their names called Thursday was Marqise Lee.
The former USC standout and Biletnikoff Award winner figured to be one of the top wideouts in this year's class and looked to rival Odell Beckham Jr., Brandin Cooks and Kelvin Benjamin for mid to late first-round picks. That is, of course, after gems Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans came off the board early.
Instead, teams like the 49ers, Eagles and Ravens passed on the chance to get Lee or a wideout altogether.
The Panthers went after Benjamin with their late first-round pick, which left CBS Sports' Pete Prisco unimpressed, as Lee and others were still on the board:
As ESPN's Adam Schefter noted, Lee was among nine players who left Radio City Music Hall disappointed:
Injuries have been an issue for Lee, but his potential is nothing short of undeniable. When he had a strong passing system in place in 2012, he was unstoppable and went out for 200-yard performances nearly every time he took the field.
Whoever ends up with Lee on Friday will nab one of the biggest steals of the draft.
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