2014 NFL Draft Picks: List of Prospects Selected by Each Team

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIMay 11, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08:  Khalil Mack of the Buffalo Bulls poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #5 overall by the Oakland Raiders during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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There we have it. After 256 selections, the 2014 NFL draft reached its conclusion.

Each team improved through the draft; although, it will still be some time before we fully realize the impact of this draft class on the NFL as a whole.

Coming away with a good draft haul can propel a franchise into the NFL's elite. However, a poor draft can set a team back for years.

So, which team figures to benefit most this year?

As teams begin to scramble for undrafted free agents, let's take a team-by-team look back through the draft's seven rounds.

 

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
117C.J. MosleyILBAlabama
248Timmy JerniganDTFlorida State
379Terrence BrooksFSFlorida State
399Crockett GillmoreTEColorado State
4134Brent UrbanDTVirginia
4138Lorenzo TaliaferroRBCoastal Carolina
5175John UrschelOGPenn State
6194Keith WenningQBBall State
7218Mike CampanaroWRWake Forest
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A great selection in linebacker C.J. Mosley was the highlight of the draft for the Ravens. Mosley is an agile, athletic linebacker who will fit nicely in Baltimore's defensive scheme.

 

Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
124Darqueze DennardCBMichigan State
255Jeremy HillRBLSU
388Will ClarkeDEWest Virginia
4111Russell BodineCNorth Carolina
5164AJ McCarronQBAlabama
6212Marquis FlowersOLBArizona
7239James WrightWRLSU
7252Lavelle WestbrooksCBGeorgia Southern
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The Bengals made a great choice in Darqueze Dennard in Round 1. Unfortunately, the team followed it up with a couple questionable picks in Jeremy Hill and AJ McCarron—not exactly great fits or positions of dire need.

 

Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
18Justin GilbertCBOklahoma State
122Johnny ManzielQBTexas A&M
235Joel BitonioOTNevada
371Christian KirkseyOLBIowa
394Terrance WestRBTowson
4127Pierre DesirCBLindenwood
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The Browns made the draft's biggest splash selecting Johnny Manziel at No. 22 overall. It will be interesting to see how he fares in his rookie season with a potential suspension looming for Josh Gordon.

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
115Ryan ShazierOLBOhio State
246Stephon TuittDENotre Dame
397Dri ArcherRBKent State
4118Martavis BryantWRClemson
5157Shaquille RichardsonCBArizona
5173Wesley JohnsonOTVanderbilt
6192Jordan ZumwaltILBUCLA
6215Daniel McCullersDTTennessee
7230Rob BlanchflowerTEMassachusetts
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Pittsburgh added some nice pieces to its defensive front, however, the team still lacks youth in the secondary. Ryan Shazier should be a great fit, but it was a surprise this team didn't add a cornerback or safety in the early rounds.

 

AFC South

Houston Texans

Houston Texans' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
11Jadeveon ClowneyDESouth Carolina
233Xavier Su'a-FiloOGUCLA
365C.J. FiedorowiczTEIowa
383Louis NixDTNotre Dame
4135Tom SavageQBPittsburgh
6177Jeoffrey PaganDEAlabama
6181Alfred BlueRBLSU
6211Jay ProschFBAuburn
7216Andre HalCBVanderbilt
7256Lonnie BallentineFSMemphis
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Jadeveon Clowney was the draft's top prospect, and fittingly went No. 1 overall to the Texans. After adding Louis Nix later in the draft, the team's defensive front looks very scary this season.

 

Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
259Jack MewhortOTOhio State
390Donte MoncriefWRMississippi
5166Jonathan NewsomeDEBall State
6203Andrew JacksonILBWestern Kentucky
7232Ulrick JohnOTGeorgia State
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The Colts didn't have many picks to work with. The team did make the most of them, though, selecting Jack Mewhort to boost the offensive line and Donte Moncrief to give Andrew Luck a much-needed additional weapon.

 

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
13Blake BortlesQBCentral Florida
239Marqise LeeWRUSC
261Allen RobinsonWRPenn State
393Brandon LinderOGMiami
4114Aaron ColvinCBOklahoma
5144Telvin SmithILBFlorida State
5159Chris SmithDEArkansas
6205Luke BowankoCVirginia
7222Storm JohnsonRBCentral Florida
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It looked to be a risk selecting Blake Bortles at No. 3 overall, however, the Jaguars did a nice job of getting him some help quickly. Selecting Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson in the second round were great moves for the Jaguars.

 

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
111Taylor LewanOTMichigan
254Bishop SankeyRBWashington
4112DaQuan JonesDTPenn State
4122Marqueston HuffFSWyoming
5152Avery WilliamsonILBKentucky
6178Zach MettenbergerQBLSU
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Taylor Lewan and Bishop Sankey will do wonders for this offense. Lewan is a mauler in the trenches, and Sankey is a well-rounded running back. The late addition of Zach Mettenberger also gives this team some leeway with Jake Locker.

 

AFC East

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
14Sammy WatkinsWRClemson
244Cyrus KouandjioOTAlabama
373Preston BrownILBLouisville
4109Ross CockrellCBDuke
5153Cyril RichardsonOGBaylor
7221Randell JohnsonOLBFlorida Atlantic
7237Seantrel HendersonOTMiami
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Trading up for Sammy Watkins at No. 4 overall was a brilliant move by the Bills. EJ Manuel continues to develop as an NFL quarterback, and having Watkins in the fold will do wonders.

 

Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
119Ja'Wuan JamesOTTennessee
263Jarvis LandryWRLSU
367Billy TurnerOTNorth Dakota State
4125Walt AikensCBLiberty
5155Arthur LynchTEGeorgia
5171Jordan TrippOLBMontana
6190Matt HazelWRCoastal Carolina
7234Terrence FedeDEMarist
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The Dolphins addressed their needs along the offensive line, however, the team took a big reach for Ja'Wuan James in the first round. He now has some lofty expectations to live up to.

 

New England Patriots

New England Patriots' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
129Dominique EasleyDTFlorida
262Jimmy GaroppoloQBEastern Illinois
4105Bryan StorkCFlorida State
4130Jame WhiteRBWisconsin
4140Cameron FlemmingOTStanford
6179Jon HalapioOGFlorida
6198Zach MooreDEConcordia
6206Jemea ThomasCBGeorgia Tech
7244Jeremy GallonWRMichigan
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New England put together one of the draft's most puzzling hauls. Dominique Easley has great upside, but is recently removed from ACL surgery. Jimmy Garoppolo may be a talented prospect, but adding a signal-caller in the second round wasn't expected for this team.

 

New York Jets

New York Jets' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
118Calvin PryorFSLouisville
249Jace AmaroTETexas Tech
380Dexter McDougleCBMaryland
4104Jalen SaundersWROklahoma
4115Shaq EvansWRUCLA
4137Dakota DozierOTFurman
5154Jeremiah GeorgeILBIowa State
6195Brandon DixonCBNorthwest Missouri State
6209Quincy EnunwaWRNebraska
6210IK EnemkpaliDELouisiana Tech
6213Tajh BoydQBClemson
7233Trevor ReillyOLBUtah
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The Jets had a great draft. Calvin Pryor adds a physical presence in the secondary, and Jace Amaro will give a big, fast target to whoever winds up under center this season.

 

AFC West

Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
131Bradley RobyCBOhio State
256Cody LatimerWRIndiana
395Michael SchofieldOTMichigan
5156Lamin BarrowOLBLSU
6207Matthew ParadisCBoise State
7242Corey NelsonOLBOklahoma
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Bradley Roby was a phenomenal first-round selection for Denver. He fills a big need and will be a nice complement to Aqib Talib. Denver also got deeper at wide receiver, adding the talented Cody Latimer in the second round.

 

Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
123Dee FordDEAuburn
387Phillip GainesCBRice
4124De'Anthony ThomasRBOregon
5163Aaron MurrayQBGeorgia
6193Zach FultonOGTennessee
6200Laurent Duvernay-TardifOTMcGill
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It was a rather perplexing draft for the Chiefs. Dee Ford was not only a reach in the first round, but he doesn't seem to fill an immediate need. Adding De'Anthony Thomas in the fourth round was a great move, as he'll be a fine replacement for the departed Dexter McCluster.

 

Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
15Khalil MackOLBBuffalo
236Derek CarrQBFresno State
381Gabe JacksonOGMississippi State
4107Justin EllisDTLouisiana Tech
4116Keith McGillCBUtah
7219Travis CarrieCBOhio
7235Shelby HarrisDEIllinois State
7247Jonathan DowlingSSWestern Kentucky
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Khalil Mack in the first round and Derek Carr in the second round began a great haul for the Raiders. This team improved in a big way on both sides of the ball.

 

San Diego Chargers

San Diego Chargers' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
125Jason VerrettCBTCU
250Jeremiah AttaochuOLBGeorgia Tech
389Chris WattOGNotre Dame
5165Ryan CarrethersDTArkansas State
6201Marion GriceRBArizona State
7240Tevin ReeseWRBaylor
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The Chargers needed a cornerback in a big way and got a great one in Jason Verrett. Speedy and versatile, Verrett can play both outside and in the slot. 

 

NFC North

Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
114Kyle FullerCBVirginia Tech
251Ego FergusonDTLSU
382Will SuttonDTArizona State
4117Ka'Deem CareyRBArizona
4131Brock VereenFSMinnesota
6183David FalesQBSan Jose State
6191Pat O'DonnellPMiami
7246Charles Leno Jr.OTBoise State
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The Bears started the draft nicely by selecting Kyle Fuller in the first round, however, the team's draft quickly went downhill after that with some questionable selections in the third and fourth rounds.

 

Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
110Eric EbronTENorth Carolina
240Kyle Van NoyOLBBYU
376Travis SwansonCArkansas
4133Nevin LawsonCBUtah State
4136Larry WebsterDEBloomsburg
5158Caraun ReidDTPrinceton
6189T.J. JonesWRNotre Dame
7229Nate FreeseKBoston College
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Matthew Stafford must be a very happy man. The quarterback now has more weapons than he will know what to do with after the Lions selected Eric Ebron in the first round. Watch out for the Lions offense this season.

 

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
121Ha Ha Clinton-DixFSAlabama
253Davante AdamsWRFresno State
385Khyri ThorntonDTSouthern Miss
398Richard RodgersTECalifornia
4121Carl BradfordOLBArizona State
5161Corey LinsleyCOhio State
5176Jared AbbrederisWRWisconsin
6197Demetri GoodsonCBBaylor
7236Jeff JanisWRSaginaw Valley State
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Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the Packers may be one of the best fits in the entire draft. Green Bay needed a safety who can play center field, and Clinton-Dix has the fluidity and athleticism to do just that.

 

Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
19Anthony BarrOLBUCLA
132Teddy BridgewaterQBLouisville
372Scott CrichtonDEOregon State
396Jerick McKinnonRBGeorgia Southern
5145David YankeyOGStanford
6182Antone ExumCBVirginia Tech
6184Kendall JamesCBMaine
7220Shamar StephenDTConnecticut
7223Brandon WattsOLBGeorgia Tech
7225Jabari PriceCBNorth Carolina
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After grabbing pass-rushing specialist Anthony Barr early, the Vikings traded back into the first round to select Teddy Bridgewater. Now the team has its quarterback of the future and a viable signal-caller in front of Adrian Peterson.

 

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
16Jake MatthewsOTTexas A&M
237Ra'Shede HagemanDTMinnesota
368Dezmen SouthwardFSWisconsin
4103Devonta FreemanRBFlorida State
4139Prince ShemboOLBNotre Dame
5147Ricardo AllenCBPurdue
5168Marquis SpruillILBSyracuse
7253Yawin SmallwoodOLBConnecticut
7255Tyler StarrOLBSouth Dakota
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Jake Matthews will certainly solidify the offensive line in a big way, but the team's best selection was Ra'Shede Hageman in the second round. Stout against the run and athletic enough to rush the passer from the interior, he'll be a major defensive upgrade in Atlanta.

 

Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
128Kelvin BenjaminWRFlorida State
260Kony EalyDEMissouri
392Trai TurnerOGLSU
4128Tre BostonSSNorth Carolina
5148Bene BenwikereCBSan Jose State
6204Tyler GaffneyRBStanford
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Well, the Panthers got their receiver in Kelvin Benjamin. He may not have tremendous upside, but at least he'll provide Cam Newton with a big target on the outside.

 

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
120Brandin CooksWROregon State
258Stanley Jean-BaptisteCBNebraska
4126Khairi ForttILBCalifornia
5167Vinnie SunseriSSAlabama
5169Ronald PowellOLBFlorida
6202Tavon RooksOTKansas State
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Selecting Brandin Cooks was a great move by New Orleans. It's never a bad idea to give Drew Brees some weapons, and Cooks will be a great replacement for the versatile Darren Sproles.

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
17Mike EvansWRTexas A&M
238Austin Seferian-JenkinsTEWashington
369Charles SimsRBWest Virginia
5143Kadeem EdwardsOGTennessee State
5149Kevin PamphileOTPurdue
6185Robert HerronWRWyoming
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The Buccaneers didn't pull any punches and went offense early. Mike Evans and Austin Seferian-Jenkins will give this team's aerial attack some much-needed size and speed.

 

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
116Zack MartinOTNotre Dame
234Demarcus LawrenceDEBoise State
4119Anthony HitchensOLBIowa
5146Devin StreetWRPittsburgh
7231Ben GardnerDEStanford
7238Will SmithOLBTexas Tech
7248Ahmad DixonSSBaylor
7251Ken BishopDTNorthern Illinois
7254Terrance MitchellCBOregon
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Even though many fans wanted Manziel, the Cowboys opted for the safe pick in Zack Martin. This was a great choice. Martin handled himself very well at left tackle at Notre Dame and has the athleticism and versatility to play multiple positions along the offensive line.

 

New York Giants

New York Giants' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
112Odell Beckham Jr.WRLSU
243Weston RichburgCColorado State
374Jay BromleyDTSyracuse
4113Andre WilliamsRBBoston College
5152Nat BerheSSSan Diego State
5174Devon KennardOLBUSC
6187Bennett JacksonCBNotre Dame
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The selection of Odell Beckham Jr. was fantastic for this offense. Pairing the athletic and physical Beckham with the equally athletic Victor Cruz will give Eli Manning a nice one-two punch this season.

 

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
126Marcus SmithOLBLouisville
242Jordan MatthewsWRVanderbilt
386Josh HuffWROregon
4101Jaylen WatkinsCBFlorida
5141Taylor HartDEOregon
5162Ed ReynoldsFSStanford
7224Beau AllenDTWisconsin
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It was a rather interesting draft for the Eagles. The team decided to pass up big needs in the secondary early and reached for a linebacker instead. We'll have to wait and see how this all plays out.

 

Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
247Trent MurphyOLBStanford
366Morgan MosesOTVirginia
378Spencer LongOGNebraska
4102Bashaud BreelandCBClemson
5142Ryan GrantWRTulane
6186Lache SeastrunkRBBaylor
7217Ted BolserTEIndiana
7228Zach HockerKArkansas
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Washington didn't have many early picks to work with, however, the selection of Morgan Moses was brilliant. He's a very solid right tackle, will start right away and help keep Robert Griffin III upright.

 

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
127Deone BuchannonSSWashington State
252Troy NiklasTENotre Dame
384Kareem MartinDENorth Carolina
391John BrownWRPittsburgh State
4120Logan ThomasQBVirginia Tech
5160Ed StinsonDEAlabama
6196Walt PowellWRMurray State
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The Cardinals didn't come away with an overwhelmingly impressive haul. Although, Deone Bucannon gives Arizona the possibility of having one of the league's best secondaries this season.

 

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
130Jimmie WardSSNorthern Illinois
257Carlos HydeRBOhio State
370Marcus MartinCUSC
377Chris BorlandILBWisconsin
3100Brandon ThomasOTClemson
4106Bruce EllingtonWRSouth Carolina
4129Dontae JohnsonCBNorth Carolina State
5150Aaron LynchDESouth Florida
5170Keith ReaserCBFlorida Atlantic
6180Kenneth AckerCBSMU
7243Kaleb RamseyDEBoston College
7245Trey MillardFBOklahoma
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The Jimmie Ward pick in the first round made plenty of sense for this team. It filled a big need and got them a player who is a great schematic fit. Selecting Carlos Hyde in the second round was a bit iffy given the depth at the running back position in San Francisco.

 

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
245Paul RichardsonWRColorado
264Justin BrittOTMissouri
4108Cassius MarshDEUCLA
4123Kevin NorwoodWRAlabama
4132Kevin Pierre-LouisOLBBoston College
5172Jimmy StatenDTMiddle Tennessee State
6199Garrett ScottOTMarshall
6208Eric PinkinsFSSan Diego State
7227Kiero SmallRBArkansas
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This was another draft by the Seahawks that was just strange. Paul Richardson and Justin Britt, although solid players, were huge reaches in Round 2. They'll probably both become stars anyway due to the recent draft success of this team.

 

St. Louis Rams

St. Louis Rams' Selections
RoundPickSelectionPositionCollege
12Greg RobinsonOTAuburn
113Aaron DonaldDTPittsburgh
241Lamarcus JoynerCBFlorida State
375Tre MasonRBAuburn
4110Mo AlexanderSSUtah State
6188E.J. GainesCBMissouri
6214Garrett GilbertQBSMU
7226Mitchell Van DykOTPortland State
7241C.B. BryantFSOhio State
7249Michael SamDEMissouri
7250Demetrius RhaneyCTennessee State
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Greg Robinson was a solid first-round selection, however, Aaron Donald was even better. With Donald in the fold, this team could have one of the most ferocious defensive lines in the entire NFL this season.