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NFL Draft 2014: Complete Listing of Final Results and Grades

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 09:  Jadeveon Clowney displays his Houston Texans jersey as he is introduced at Reliant Stadium on May 9, 2014 in Houston, Texas. Clowney was selected by the Texans with the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Steven CookContributor IIISeptember 15, 2016

Now that the 2014 NFL draft is over with, the outlook is complete for all 32 teams' draft classes, and grades can begin to be assessed.

Teams go into the draft with different priorities relative to their organization's roster and emphasis entering 2014, and certain squads failed to address those throughout the seven rounds and 256 picks at Radio City Music Hall.

Just as well, other clubs continued building promising and fitting building blocks for the future.

Let's break down grades for every team and highlight a few notable teams. 

2014 NFL Draft: Results and Grades
TeamComplete PicksGrade
Arizona CardinalsSS Deone Bucannon (27), TE Troy Niklas (52), DE Kareem Martin (84), WR John Brown (91), QB Logan Thomas (120), DE Ed Stinson (160), WR Walt Powell (196)B
Atlanta FalconsOT Jake Matthews (6), DL Ra'Shede Hageman (37), S Dez Southward (68), RB Devonta Freeman (103), LB Prince Shembo (139), CB Ricardo Allen (147), LB Marquis Spruill (168), LB Yawin Smallwood (253), LB Tyler Starr (255)B+
Baltimore RavensILB C.J. Mosley (17), DT Tim Jernigan (48), S Terrence Brooks (79), TE Crockett Gilmore (99), DT Brent Urban (134), RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (138), G John Urschel (175), QB Keith Wenning (194), WR Michael Campanaro (218)A-
Buffalo BillsWR Sammy Watkins (4), OT Cyrus Kouandjio (44), LB Preston Brown (73), CB Ross Cockrell (109), G Cyril Richardson (153), LB Randell Johnson (221), T Seantrel Henderson (237)C-
Carolina PanthersWR Kelvin Benjamin (28), DL Kony Ealy (60), G Trai Turner (92), S Tre Boston (128), CB Bene Benwikere (148), RB Tyler Gaffney (204)B
Chicago BearsCB Kyle Fuller (14), DT Ego Ferguson (51), DT Will Sutton (82), RB Ka'Deem Carey (117), S Brock Vereen (131), QB David Fales (183), P Pat O'Donnell (191), T Charles Leno (246)B-
Cincinnati BengalsCB Darqueze Dennard (24), RB Jeremy Hill (55), DE William Clarke (88), C Russell Bodine (111), QB A.J. McCarron (164), LB Marquis Flowers (212), WR James Wright (239), CB Lavelle Westbrooks (252)B-
Cleveland BrownsCB Justin Gilbert (8), QB Johnny Manziel (22), OL Joel Bitonio (35), LB Charles Kirksey (71), RB Terrance West (94), CB Pierre Desir (127)B+
Dallas CowboysOT Zack Martin (16), DE Demarcus Lawrence (34), LB Anthony Hitchens (119), WR Devin Street (146), DE Ben Gardner (231), LB Will Smith (238), S Ahmad Dixon (248), DT Ken Bishop (251), CB Terrance Mitchell (254)B-
Denver BroncosCB Bradley Roby (31), WR Cody Latimer (56), T Michael Schofield (95), LB Lamin Barrow (156), C Matt Paradis (207), LB Corey Nelson (242)C+
Detroit LionsTE Eric Ebron (10), OLB Kyle Van Noy (40), C Travis Swanson (76), CB Nevin Lawson (133), DE Larry Webster (136), DT Caraun Reid (158), WR T.J. Jones (189), K Nate Freese (229)C+
Green Bay PackersFS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (21), WR Davante Adams (53), DT Khyri Thornton (85), TE Richard Rogers (98), LB Carl Bradford (121), C Corey Lindsey (161), WR Jared Abbrederis (176), CB Demetri Goodson (197), WR Jeff Janis (236)B+
Houston TexansDE Jadeveon Clowney (1), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (33), TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (65), DT Louis Nix (83), QB Tom Savage (135), DE Jeoffrey Pagan (177), RB Alfred Blue (181), RB Jay Prosch (211), CB Dre Hal (216), S Lonnie Ballentine (256)A-
Indianapolis ColtsOL Jack Mewhort (59), WR Donte Moncrief (90), DE Jonathan Newsome (166), LB Andrew Jackson (203), T Ulrick John (232)C
Jacksonville JaguarsQB Blake Bortles (3), WR Marqise Lee (39), WR Allen Robinson (61), G Brandon Linder (93), CB Aaron Colvin (114), LB Telvin Smith (144), DE Chris Smith (159), C Luke Bowanko (205), RB Storm Johnson (222)A-
Kansas City ChiefsDE Dee Ford (23), CB Phillip Gaines (87), RB De'Anthony Thomas (124), QB Aaron Murray (163), G Zach Fulton (193), T Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (200)C
Miami DolphinsOT Ja'Wuan James (19), WR Jarvis Landry (63), T Billy Turner (67), CB Walt Aikens (125), TE Arthur Lynch (155), LB Jordie Tripp (171), WR Matt Hazel (190), DE Terrance Fede (234)B-
Minnesota VikingsOLB Anthony Barr (9), QB Teddy Bridgewater (32), DE Scott Crichton (72), RB Jerick McKinnon (96), G David Yankey (145), CB Antone Exum (182), CB Kendall James (184), DT Shamar Stephen (220), LB Brandon Watts (223), CB Jabari Price (225)B+
New England PatriotsDT Dominique Easley (29), QB Jimmy Garoppolo (62), C Bryan Stork (105), RB James White (130), T Cameron Fleming (140), G Jon Halapio (179), DE Zach Moore (198), S Jemea Thomas (206), WR Jeremy Gallon (244)C-
New Orleans SaintsWR Brandin Cooks (20), CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste (58), LB Khairi Fortt (126), S Vinnie Sunseri (167), LB Ronald Powell (169), T Tavon Rooks (202)B+
New York GiantsWR Odell Beckham (12), C Weston Richburg (43), DT Jay Bromley (74), RB Andre Williams (113), S Nat Berhe (152), LB Devon Kennard (174), CB Bennett Jackson (187)B
New York JetsFS Calvin Pryor (18), TE Jace Amaro (49), CB Dex McDougle (80), WR Jalen Saunders (104), WR Shaq Evans (115), T Dakota Dozier (137), LB Jeremiah George (154), CB Brandon Dixon (195), WR Quincy Enunwa (209), DE IK Enemkpali (210), QB Tajh Boyd (213), LB Trevor Reilly (233)B+
Oakland RaidersOLB Khalil Mack (5), QB Derek Carr (36), OG Gabe Jackson (81), DT Justin Ellis (107), CB Keith McGill (116), CB T.J. Carrie (219), DE Shelby Harris (235), S Jonathan Dowling (247)A-
Philadelphia EaglesDE Marcus Smith (26), WR Jordan Matthews (42), WR Josh Huff (86), CB Jaylen Watkins (101), DE Taylor Hart (141), S Ed Reynolds (162), DT Beau Allen (224)C
Pittsburgh SteelersOLB Ryan Shazier (15), DL Stephon Tuitt (46), WR Dri Archer (97), WR Martavis Bryant (118), CB Shaquille Richardson (157), C Wesley Johnson (173), LB Jordan Zumwait (192), DT Dan McCullers (215), TE Rob Blanchflower (230)B+
San Diego ChargersCB Jason Verrett (25), OLB Jeremy Attaochu (50), G Chris Watt (89), DT Ryan Carrethers (165), RB Marlon Grice (201), WR Tevin Reese (240)B+
San Francisco 49ersSS Jimmie Ward (30), RB Carlos Hyde (57), OG Marcus Martin (70), ILB Chris Borland (77), G Brandon Thomas (100), WR Bruce Ellington (106), CB Dontae Johnson (129), DE Aaron Lynch (150), CB Keith Reaser (170), CB Kenneth Acker (180), DT Kaleb Ramsey (243), FB Trey Millard (245)A-
Seattle SeahawksWR Paul Richardson (45), OL Justin Britt (64), DE Cassius Marsh (108), WR Kevin Norwood (123), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (132), DT Jimmy Staten (172), T Garrett Scott (199), S Eric Pinkins (208), FB Kiero Smal (227)D+
St. Louis RamsOT Greg Robinson (2), DT Aaron Donald (13), CB Lamarcus Joyner (41), RB Tre Mason (75), S Maurice Alexander (110), CB E.J. Gaines (188), QB Garrett Gilbert (214), T Mitchell Van Dyk (226), S C.B. Bryant (241), DE Michael Sam (249), C Demetrius Rhaney (250)A-
Tampa Bay BuccaneersWR Mike Evans (7), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (38), RB Charles Sims (69), G Kadeem Edwards (143), T Kevin Pamphile (149), WR Robert Herron (185)B
Tennessee TitansOT Taylor Lewan (11), RB Bishop Sankey (54), DT DaQuan Jones (112), CB Marqueston Huff (122), LB Avery Williamson (151), QB Zach Mettenberger (178)A-
Washington RedskinsLB Trent Murphy (47), OT Morgan Moses (66), G Spencer Long (78), CB Bashaud Breeland (102), WR Ryan Grant (142), RB Lache Seastrunk (186), TE Ted Bolser (217), K Zach Hocker (228)C
NFL.com/Steven Cook's grades

 

St. Louis Rams

With two picks in the first 13 overall selections heading into Thursday's first round, St. Louis was assured to be a busy team early on and land some big-time performers.

Craig Ruttle/Associated Press

At No. 2, the Rams got one of the sure-thing tackles in the class in Greg Robinson, who is athletic enough at his size and stature to become one of the NFL's best linemen in a few seasons—and at the very least, help protect Sam Bradford

St. Louis made another splash with the 13th pick by grabbing Pittsburgh monster Aaron Donald, the best interior defensive lineman in the draft.

In drafting Donald, the Rams continued beefing up their defensive line by way of the draft as ESPN's Numbers Never Lie noted: 

Chris Long, Robert Quinn and now Donald all up front for the Rams? Count NFL.com reporter Ian Rapoport in as one of many impressed with St. Louis after the move:

St. Louis made another splash in Rounds 2 and 3 by grabbing Lamarcus Joyner and Tre Mason, two early impact players, but it was the safe moves on Day 1 that solidified a great grade for the Rams' draft. 

In order to have an outside shot at making the playoffs out of the NFC West, the Rams will need to be stout up front. Now, they have one of the best defensive lines in the NFL—and greatly improved their offensive line as well. 

 

Tennessee Titans

They might not have made an early-round move for a future quarterback, but the Titans produced some bold moves over the weekend that could give their offense some defining shape moving forward.

Mark Humphrey/Associated Press

With the 11th pick, Tennessee went with Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan—marking the second straight year the Titans went offensive line in Round 1. Starter Michael Roos is 31 and entering a contract year, so replacing him with one of the top tackles in the draft could give Tennessee a valuable piece to help solidify an otherwise rising offensive line.

Then came the intriguing pick.

Washington's Bishop Sankey became the first running back off the board at No. 54 to the Titans, figuring to be Chris Johnson's replacement as the swift-footed back alongside Shonn Greene. He wasn't the best back available, but the best fit.

Plus, Huskies fans will be happy to see Sankey reunited with former Washington star quarterback Jake Locker in the Titans' backfield.

All in all, the Titans had a pretty productive weekend with a small amount of picks, as their Twitter account noted:

A late-round pick who has great potential is Zach Mettenberger. The former LSU quarterback is a great pocket-passer, fitting into Ken Whisenhunt's scheme of having a strong-armed quarterback step into throws with speedy receivers Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter who can get separation.

Mettenberger is coming off a torn ACL suffered late in the college football season, but with Locker facing a make-or-break 2014 season, Mettenberger could develop and be ready to compete for the starting job by 2015. And if he doesn't, well, it was just a sixth-round pick.

Whoever is taking snaps in Tennessee should be protected in the coming years. With Chance Warmack and now Lewan, the Titans have invested two top-11 picks the last two seasons into the line along with free-agent signings Andy Levitre and Michael Oher

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