NFL Draft 2014: Updated Order, Day 2 Predictions and Round 1 Results

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NFL Draft 2014: Updated Order, Day 2 Predictions and Round 1 Results
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The first round of the 2014 NFL draft is in the books, and the results were as astonishing and compelling as ever, beginning with the No. 1 overall selection of Jadeveon Clowney to the Houston Texans.

Clowney is the first defender taken with the top choice since the Texans took Mario Williams—now a member of the Buffalo Bills. Speaking of that latter team, they made a bold trade up and spent a 2015 Round 1 pick to do so, acquiring Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

That opportunity presented itself thanks to the Cleveland Browns' willingness to trade down. New general manager Ray Farmer would trade up twice more on the evening, nabbing Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert and Texas A&M Heisman quarterback Johnny Manziel.

And there's more where that came from, prompting Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman to tweet this:

Here is a look at all 32 picks in the books so far, along with predictions for Friday's second and third rounds and an updated draft order.

 

2014 NFL Draft Round 1 Results
Pick Team Player Position School
1. Texans Jadeveon Clowney DE/OLB 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 OG/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/OLB Auburn
24. Bengals Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
25. Chargers Jason Verrett CB TCU
26. Eagles* (from IND) Marcus Smith DE/OLB 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

Asterisk indicates trade was made to acquire pick.

 

Day 2 Draft Predictions: 1st 3 Off the Board

Oakland Raiders (via Houston, No. 33 overall): Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

The best quarterback left on the board is Carr, and the Raiders have been rumored to be interested in him. Although they have Matt Schaub already, they can move into the Houston Texans' spot from No. 36 and still hang onto their third-round choice.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday that the Texans are mulling trading out of the first pick in the second round, while colleague Ed Werder noted how Carr's family lineage could rule out landing with the Texans:

Bleacher Report expert Matt Miller weighed in on the potential smokescreen tactics Oakland has been using regarding Carr, along with the dilemma besetting Houston:

The Texans need a quarterback of their own, yet should have faith in reputed QB guru and head coach Bill O'Brien to mold anyone general manager Rick Smith brings in. How long can they afford to wait for a quality option, though?

Carr has exceptional arm talent and threw a ridiculous 50 touchdown passes as a senior. His superior life experience to the other underclassmen that were chosen ahead of him should make Carr marketable to teams seeking a mature, fiery leader under center.

"He's very, very accurate and very athletic. He has a ton of velocity but can make the touch throws as well. To me, he's a guy that could really rip it, get it out of his hands really quick," said Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter, per SFGate.com's Vic Tafur.

One underrated element to Carr's game is his speed, as he ran a 4.69-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

The Raiders need some excitement, and there's no guarantee that Schaub will pan out after an awful 2013 campaign in Houston. This would be a neat, full-circle sort of trade up by Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, and he can give his QBs a receiver weapon early in Round 3 from the deep pool of playmakers available.

 

Washington Redskins (No. 34 overall): Kony Ealy, DL, Missouri

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Depth is necessary across the defensive line, and Ealy is the best possible fit for Washington at this point. Ealy is athletic enough to stand up and has the functional strength and leverage to make an immediate impact in the rotation.

The National Football Post's Dion Caputi shares Miller's opinion in that he feels Kony should be off the board already:

Washington needs to make a splash, and can get a first-round caliber talent early in the second after losing out on a No. 2 overall choice thanks to the Robert Griffin III trade. Veteran safety Ryan Clark shores up the secondary, so the focus must shift to the front seven.

Perhaps a disappointing 4.93-second 40 time at the combine may be hurting Ealy's stock and caused him to fall that far.

But some players just have better game speed, which could very well be the case with Ealy here. Registering eight sacks this past year in the SEC can't be a fluke, and it suggests Ealy could even start right away in the pros.

Just look at what's happened in the NFC East this offseason. The Redskins can't have enough dynamic players in the trenches to stymie the Philadelphia Eagles' high-octane offense, and the Dallas Cowboys have once again invested a first-round pick in the offensive line. A slew of signings in free agency also fortified the New York Giants' O-line, creating an even bigger need for a spark in the defensive trenches.

All of these factors point to Ealy as a logical choice to land in the nation's capital at No. 34.

 

Cleveland Browns (No. 35 overall): Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State

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Hailing from a pro-style offense in Happy Valley, Robinson has an understanding of NFL concepts, a developed route tree and the size, physicality and ball skills to match.

It's easy to get lost in how many wideouts are great in this class, per the Philadelphia Daily News' David Murphy:

Robinson is also ranked No. 6 in CBSSports.com's prospect rankings, behind only Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandin Cooks—all of whom were drafted in the top 20.

USC's Marqise Lee is the only player ahead of Robinson still on the board, but he doesn't bring to the table as much of what the Browns should be looking for. Cleveland needs another threat opposite Josh Gordon, because Greg Little just isn't going to cut it with his frequent drop issues.

Lee is more of a slot option, while Robinson is a surefire outside weapon, and NBC Sports noted how much he improved his measurable athleticism at the Nittany Lions' pro day:

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With those types of testing numbers, it was frankly surprising that Robinson fell out of Round 1. Cleveland should provide new franchise QB Manziel with another bigger, friendly target to toss the pigskin to, creating nightmare matchups for opposing secondaries in the process.

Uncertainty about quarterbacks is still a prominent theme on Day 2 of the draft. The Texans seem reluctant to take a flier on the signal-caller who seemed to be the consensus best remaining on the board. They may even luck into trading out of No. 33 and gaining valuable assets because of their lack of conviction about any individual at the position, but they must find a better solution than Ryan Fitzpatrick or Case Keenum.

Plenty of movement could happen at the top of Round 2, and given the depth of this draft, NFL fans will want to stay parked in front of the TV on Friday evening. There are still plenty of starters available, and Ealy and Robinson are just two of them.

 

Round 2 Draft Order
Pick Team
33 Houston Texans
34 Washington Redskins
35 Cleveland Browns
36 Oakland Raiders
37 Atlanta Falcons
38 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
39 Jacksonville Jaguars
40 Seattle Seahawks (from Minnesota Vikings)
41 Buffalo Bills
42 Tennessee Titans
43 New York Giants
44 St. Louis Rams
45 Detroit Lions
46 Pittsburgh Steelers
47 Dallas Cowboys
48 Baltimore Ravens
49 New York Jets
50 Miami Dolphins
51 Chicago Bears
52 Arizona Cardinals
53 Green Bay Packers
54 Philadelphia Eagles
55 Cincinnati Bengals
56 San Francisco 49ers (from Kansas City Chiefs)
57 San Diego Chargers
58 New Orleans Saints
59 Indianapolis Colts
60 Carolina Panthers
61 San Francisco 49ers
62 New England Patriots
63 Denver Broncos
64 Seattle Seahawks

Source: NFL.com

 

Round 3 Draft Order
Pick Team
65 Houston Texans
66 Washington Redskins
67 Oakland Raiders
68 Atlanta Falcons
69 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
70 Jacksonville Jaguars
71 Cleveland Browns
72 Minnesota Vikings
73 Buffalo Bills
74 New York Giants
75 St. Louis Rams
76 Detroit Lions
77 San Francisco 49ers (from Tennessee Titans)
78 Dallas Cowboys
79 Baltimore Ravens
80 New York Jets
81 Miami Dolphins
82 Chicago Bears
83 Philadelphia Eagles (from Cleveland Browns through Pittsburgh Steelers)
84 Arizona Cardinals
85 Green Bay Packers
86 Philadelphia Eagles
87 Kansas City Chiefs
88 Cincinnati Bengals
89 San Diego Chargers
90 Indianapolis Colts
91 Arizona Cardinals (from New Orleans Saints)
92 Carolina Panthers
93 New England Patriots
94 San Francisco 49ers
95 Denver Broncos
96 Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle Seahawks)
97 Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory selection)
98 Green Bay Packers (compensatory selection)
99 Baltimore Ravens (compensatory selection)
100 San Francisco 49ers (compensatory selection)

Source: NFL.com

 

Round 4 Draft Order
Pick Team
101 Houston Texans
102 Washington Redskins
103 Atlanta Falcons
104 New York Jets (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
105 Jacksonville Jaguars
106 Cleveland Browns
107 Oakland Raiders
108 Seattle Seahawks (from Minnesota Vikings)
109 Buffalo Bills
110 St. Louis Rams
111 Detroit Lions
112 Tennessee Titans
113 New York Giants
114 Jacksonville Jaguars (from Baltimore Ravens)
115 New York Jets
116 Miami Dolphins
117 Chicago Bears
118 Pittsburgh Steelers
119 Dallas Cowboys
120 Arizona Cardinals
121 Green Bay Packers
122 Philadelphia Eagles
123 Cincinnati Bengals
124 Kansas City Chiefs
125 San Diego Chargers
126 New Orleans Saints
127 Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis Colts)
128 Carolina Panthers
129 San Francisco 49ers
130 New England Patriots
131 Denver Broncos
132 Seattle Seahawks
133 Detroit Lions (compensatory pick)
134 Baltimore Ravens (compensatory pick)
135 Houston Texans (compensatory pick)
136 Detroit Lions (compensatory pick)
137 New York Jets (compensatory pick)
138 Baltimore Ravens (compensatory pick)
139 Atlanta Falcons (compensatory pick)
140 New England Patriots (compensatory pick)

Source: NFL.com

 

Round 5 Draft Order
Pick Team
141 Houston Texans
142 Washington Redskins
143 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
144 Jacksonville Jaguars
145 Minnesota Vikings (from Cleveland Browns)
146 Seattle Seahawks (from Oakland Raiders)
147 Atlanta Falcons
148 Minnesota Vikings
149 Buffalo Bills
150 St. Louis Rams (from Jacksonville Jaguars)
151 Tennessee Titans
152 New York Giants
153 St. Louis Rams
154 New York Jets
155 Miami Dolphins
156 Chicago Bears
157 Pittsburgh Steelers
158 Dallas Cowboys
159 Jacksonville Jaguars (from Baltimore Ravens)
160 Arizona Cardinals
161 Green Bay Packers
162 Philadelphia Eagles
163 Kansas City Chiefs
164 Cincinnati Bengals
165 San Diego Chargers
166 Indianapolis Colts
167 New Orleans Saints
168 Carolina Panthers
169 New Orleans Saints (from New England Patriots through Philadelphia Eagles)
170 San Francisco 49ers
171 Denver Broncos
172 Seattle Sehawks
173 Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory selection)
174 New York Giants (compensatory selection)
175 Baltimore Ravens (compensatory selection)
176 Green Bay Packers (compensatory selection)

Source: NFL.com

 

Round 6 Draft Order
Pick Team
177 Houston Texans
178 Washington Redskins
179 Jacksonville Jaguars
180 Cleveland Browns
181 Houston Texans (from Oakland Raiders)
182 Atlanta Falcons
183 Chicago Bears (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
184 Minnesota Vikings
185 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Buffalo Bills)
186 Tennessee Titans
187 New York Giants
188 St. Louis Rams
189 Detroit Lions
190 Miami Dolphins
191 Chicago Bears
192 Pittsburgh Steelers
193 Kansas City Chiefs (from Dallas Cowboys)
194 Baltimore Ravens
195 New York Jets
196 Arizona Cardinals
197 Green Bay Packers
198 New England Patriots (from Philadelphia Eagles)
199 Cincinnati Bengals
200 Kansas City Chiefs
201 San Diego Chargers
202 New Orleans Saints
203 Indianapolis Colts
204 Carolina Panthers
205 Jacksonville Jaguars (from San Francisco 49ers)
206 New England Patriots
207 Denver Broncos
208 Seattle Seahawks
209 New York Jets (compensatory selection)
210 New York Jets (compensatory selection)
211 Houston Texans (compensatory selection)
212 Cincinnati Bengals (compensatory selection)
213 New York Jets (compensatory selection)
214 St. Louis Rams (compensatory selection)
215 Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory selection)

Source: NFL.com

 

Round 7 Draft Order
Pick Team
216 Houston Texans
217 Washington Redskins
218 Cleveland Browns
219 Oakland Raiders
220 Atlanta Falcons
221 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
222 Jacksonville Jaguars
223 Minnesota Vikings
224 Buffalo Bills
225 Carolina Panthers (from New York Giants)
226 St. Louis Rams
227 Detroit Lions
228 Tennesse Titans
229 Dallas Cowboys (from Chicago Bears)
230 Pittsburgh Steelers
231 Dallas Cowboys
232 Indianapolis Colts (from Baltimore Ravens)
233 New York Jets
234 Miami Dolphins
235 Oakland Raiders (from Arizona Cardinals)
236 Green Bay Packers
237 Philadelphia Eagles
238 Dallas Cowboys (from Kansas City Chiefs)
239 Cincinnati Bengals
240 San Diego Chargers
241 St. Louis Rams (from Indianapolis Colts)
242 San Francisco 49ers (from New Orleans Saints)
243 San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina Panthers)
244 New England Patriots
245 San Francisco 49ers
246 Denver Broncos
247 Oakland Raiders (from Seattle Seahawks)
248 Dallas Cowboys (compensatory pick)
249 St. Louis Rams (compensatory pick)
250 St. Louis Rams (compensatory pick)
251 Dallas Cowboys (compensatory pick)
252 Cincinnati Bengals (compensatory pick)
253 Arlanta Falcons (compensatory pick)
254 Dallas Cowboys (compensatory pick)
255 Atlanta Falcons (compensatory pick)
256 Houston Texans (compensatory pick)

Source: NFL.com

 

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