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2014 NFL Draft Results: Grades and Order Listing for Each Franchise Before Day 2

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Tim KeeneyContributor IMay 9, 2014

The first round of the 2014 NFL draft was unsurprisingly surprising. 

Er, something like that. 

The first two picks—Jadeveon Clowney to the Houston Texans and Greg Robinson to the St. Louis Rams—went according to plan, but then the "norm" went out the window. The Jacksonville Jaguars took Blake Bortles at No. 3, Johnny Manziel slipped all the way to No. 22, the Philadelphia Eagles took a former quarterback in Marcus Smith to help their pass rush, Teddy Bridgewater slipped in at the end of the first round and there were plenty of other unforeseen developments. 

Here's a look at how the entire first round played out, along with each team's grade:

2014 NFL Draft: Round 1 Results and Grades
PickTeamPlayerGrade
1Houston TexansJadeveon ClowneyA
2St. Louis RamsGreg RobinsonA
3Jacksonville JaguarsBlake BortlesB-
4Buffalo BillsSammy WatkinsB+
5Oakland RaidersKhalil MackA
6Atlanta FalconsJake MatthewsA-
7Tampa Bay BuccaneersMike EvansA-
8Cleveland BrownsJustin GilbertB
9Minnesota VikingsAnthony BarrB-
10Detroit LionsEric EbronB+
11Tennessee TitansTaylor LewanA-
12New York GiantsOdell Beckham Jr.B+
13St. Louis RamsAaron DonaldA
14Chicago BearsKyle FullerB
15Pittsburgh SteelersRyan ShazierB
16Dallas CowboysZack MartinA-
17Baltimore RavensC.J. MosleyB+
18New York JetsCalvin PryorB+
19Miami DolphinsJa'Wuan JamesC+
20New Orleans SaintsBrandin CooksA
21Green Bay PackersHa Ha Clinton-DixA-
22Cleveland BrownsJohnny ManzielA
23Kansas City ChiefsDee FordB
24Cincinnati BengalsDarqueze DennardA-
25San Diego ChargersJason VerrettA-
26Philadelphia EaglesMarcus SmithB-
27Arizona CardinalsDeone BucannonB-
28Carolina PanthersKelvin BenjaminC+
29New England PatriotsDominique EasleyB
30San Francisco 49ersJimmie WardB
31Denver BroncosBradley RobyB
32Minnesota VikingsTeddy BridgewaterA

Having two first-round picks clearly tends to help a little bit—the only teams that entered Thursday with two selections ended up as arguably the night's biggest winners. 

The St. Louis Rams, a team rumored to be interested in moving their picks, made away like bandits, getting the draft's best offensive lineman—a stud in the run game who will be helpful in the physical NFC West—and the best interior defensive lineman, adding to what is now arguably the top D-line in the league. 

Praise was seemingly endless—and deserving—all night long, but this comparison by CBS Sports' Will Brinson was undoubtedly the most fitting:

Then you had the Cleveland Browns, who not only traded down to get cornerback Justin Gilbert at No. 8 and traded up to snag Manziel at No. 22, but added a 2015 first-round draft pick, as well. 

Gilbert pairs with Joe Haden to create one of the most talented cornerback tandems in the league (while also allowing Buster Skrine to move to the slot), and that extra pick will be nice down the road but grabbing the electrifying quarterback so late in the first round is the true gem. 

Shortly after his brilliant night, general manager Ray Farmer summed up his new QB, via the team's official Twitter feed:

Another winner on the night, the Minnesota Vikings, didn't start with two picks but ended up that way after making a late deal with the Seattle Seahawks. 

Anthony Barr at No. 9 gives them a game-changing pass-rusher with the tantalizing potential to develop into a three-down player, and Bridgewater at No. 32 is going to look like a steal in a couple of years. 

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah put it simply: 

Heck, even the consensus "losers" of the night because of perceived reaches did well to fill needs. 

The Miami Dolphins badly needed offensive line help and added Ja'Wuan James, while the Philadelphia Eagles selected Marcus Smith to help the pass rush. 

Both players were typically regarded as second-round prospects, which is why the selections will be criticized, but it's hard to blame front offices for being aggressive and taking the guys they wanted. 

And now a look ahead to Day 2:

Round 2 and 3 Draft Order
PickOverallTeam
133Houston Texans
234Washington Redskins
335Cleveland Browns
436Oakland Raiders
537Atlanta Falcons
638Tampa Bay Buccaneers
739Jacksonville Jaguars
840Seattle Seahawks (from Minnesota)
941Buffalo Bills
1042Tennessee Titans
1143New York Giants
1244St. Louis Rams
1345Detroit Lions
1446Pittsburgh Steelers
1547Dallas Cowboys
1648Baltimore Ravens
1749New York Jets
1850Miami Dolphins
1951Chicago Bears
2052Arizona Cardinals
2153Green Bay Packers
2254Philadelphia Eagles
2355Cincinnati Bengals
2456San Francisco 49ers (from Kansas City)
2557San Diego Chargers
2658New Orleans Saints
2759Indianapolis Colts
2860Carolina Panthers
2961San Francisco 49ers
3062New England Patriots
3163Denver Broncos
3264Seattle Seahawks
Round 3
165Houston Texans
266Washington Redskins
367Oakland Raiders
468Atlanta Falcons
569Tampa Bay Buccaneers
670Jacksonville Jaguars
771Cleveland Browns
872Minnesota Vikings
973Buffalo Bills
1074New York Giants
1175St. Louis Rams
1276Detroit Lions
1377San Francisco 49ers (from Tennessee)
1478Dallas Cowboys
1579Baltimore Ravens
1680New York Jets
1781Miami Dolphins
1882Chicago Bears
1983Philadelphia Eagles (from Cleveland)
2084Arizona Cardinals
2185Green Bay Packers
2286Philadelphia Eagles
2387Kansas City Chiefs
2488Cincinnati Bengals
2589San Diego Chargers
2690Indianapolis Colts
2791Arizona Cardinals (from New Orleans)
2892Carolina Panthers
2993New England Patriots
3094San Francisco 49ers
3195Denver Broncos
3296Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle)
3397Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory)
3498Green Bay Packers (compensatory)
3599Baltimore Ravens (compensatory)
36100San Francisco 49ers (compensatory)

The first round is over, but the excitement is just coming to a head.

With tremendous talents such as Louis Nix III, Marqise Lee, Kony Ealy, Timmy Jernigan, Jace Amaro, Ra'Shede Hageman and Derek Carr still remaining, there are sure to be plenty more "winners" over the weekend. 

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