NFL Draft Schedule 2014: TV Start Time, Live Stream Coverage and More

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NFL Draft Schedule 2014: TV Start Time, Live Stream Coverage and More
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After an entertaining opening round, the 2014 NFL draft rolls on for six more rounds over the next two days. While the players drafted in Round 1 are the headliners, there's still plenty of work left to do for front offices to complete successful classes.

It will be interesting to see if the chaotic trends of Day 1 carry over to the remaining rounds or if things begin to stabilize with most of the big names off the board. The NFL probably hopes its the former after Mike Humes of ESPN noted the record ratings for Thursday:

Perhaps the extra couple weeks of hype worked after all. Let's check out all of the important viewing information for Friday and Saturday, followed by a look back at the first round and a breakdown of some intriguing prospects still on the board.

 

 

Draft Information

Where: Radio City Music Hall in New York City

When: 7 p.m. Friday (Rounds 2-3) and noon Saturday (Rounds 4-7)

Watch: NFL Network and ESPN

Live Stream: NFL Draft Live

 

Round 1 Results

2014 NFL Draft - Round 1
Pick Team Player Position School
1 Texans Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
2 Rams (from WSH) Greg Robinson OT Auburn
3 Jaguars Blake Bortles QB UCF
4 Bills* Sammy Watkins WR Clemson
5 Raiders Khalil Mack OLB Buffalo
6 Falcons Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M
7 Buccaneers Mike Evans WR Texas A&M
8 Browns* Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State
9 Vikings* Anthony Barr OLB UCLA
10 Lions Eric Ebron TE North Carolina
11 Titans Taylor Lewan OT Michigan
12 Giants Odell Beckham Jr. WR LSU
13 Rams Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh
14 Bears Kyle Fuller CB Virginia Tech
15 Steelers Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State
16 Cowboys Zack Martin OT Notre Dame
17 Ravens C.J. Mosley ILB Alabama
18 Jets Calvin Pryor FS Louisville
19 Dolphins Ja'Wuan James OT Tennessee
20 Saints* Brandin Cooks WR Oregon State
21 Packers Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix FS Alabama
22 Browns* Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M
23 Chiefs Dee Ford DE Auburn
24 Bengals Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
25 Chargers Jason Verrett CB TCU
26 Eagles* (from IND) Marcus Smith DE Louisville
27 Cardinals* Deone Bucannon SS Washington State
28 Panthers Kelvin Benjamin WR Florida State
29 Patriots Dominique Easley DT Florida
30 49ers Jimmie Ward SS Northern Illinois
31 Broncos Bradley Roby CB Ohio State
32 Vikings* Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville

Picks via NFL.com; *Denotes Trade

 

Top Remaining Prospects

Marqise Lee, WR, USC

The fact that Lee didn't get selected in the opening round was one of the biggest surprises on Day 1. There was a high number of teams drafting in the second half of the round that had a need at the position but went in another direction. The Carolina Panthers took a wideout but opted for Kelvin Benjamin.

If Lee was able to enter the draft following his monster 2012 season, he could have been a top-10 pick. Instead, his stock apparently dropped considerably following an injury-plagued junior campaign, causing him to fall out of Round 1 completely.

A chart from John Pollard of Stats does show Lee was still able to make plays at every level, just not with the same frequency:

Ultimately, at this point, Lee is nothing short of a bargain. While he comes with some risk, given the injury concerns, the upside is enormous if he can return to full strength. He would make sense for the Cleveland Browns at No. 35 as they look to build around Johnny Manziel.

 

Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

There was a time early in the draft process when it appeared Carr could go as early as No. 8 to the Minnesota Vikings. That was before the quarterback class as a whole took a hit, which resulted in Blake Bortles being the only one selected inside the top 20.

Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater were taken in the late stages of the round, leaving Carr as the best available quarterback. The slide could easily get a prospect down, but he tried to keep things positive by looking ahead to Day 2:

Carr enjoyed a monster senior season that saw him rack up 50 touchdowns and over 5,000 yards. He finished his college career with a terrific 113-to-24 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He showed off a very good combination of arm strength and accuracy in the process.

The biggest concern is probably the lower-level competition he faced at Fresno State. It makes the jump to the NFL a little tougher, increasing the risk of taking him in the first round. He becomes a safer option starting in the second round and could end up going right away at No. 33.

 

Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame

Nix possesses the talent necessary to become a star at the next level. At Notre Dame, there were times when he showed the ability to dominate games. It didn't happen on a regular basis, however, which probably concerned teams and prevented him from going in the opening round.

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Front offices tend to play it more conservative with their first pick. Boom-or-bust options like Nix need one team to fall in love for them to come off the board early, and it appears that didn't happen. But he shouldn't have to wait much longer.

Once again, it's an issue of value. Nix is a potential game-changer at the defensive tackle position. That makes him a good option for the Atlanta Falcons at No. 37. Atlanta finished 31st in the league against the run last season.

 

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