NFL Draft 2014: Full List of Results and Rookie Predictions for Top Stars

Nate Loop@Nate_LoopFeatured ColumnistMay 13, 2014

Jadeveon Clowney, defensive end de Carolina del Sur, sostiene un jersey de los Texans de Houston luego de ser la primera selección del draft de la NFL. A su lado el comisionado de la liga, Roger Goodell, el jueves 8 de mayo de 2014. (Foto AP/Craig Ruttle)
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The 2014 NFL draft came and went, with three days of young athletes receiving phone calls bearing news that their dreams were now a reality and riches were on the way. Now, it is up to each rookie to fulfill their potential and make an impact in the league.

Our perception of each and every player shifts immediately. They are on a team, and that means a spot on the depth chart is on its way. The top players are now potential starters, Sleeper picks are second- and third-stringers and late-round draft picks are fighting for a spot on the 53-man roster.

Here is the full list of results from the NFL draft, as well as a few predictions on how some of the top players might fare in their rookie seasons.

2014 NFL Draft Results
Round 1
PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
1.TexansJadeveon ClowneyDE/OLBSouth Carolina
2.Rams (from WSH)Greg RobinsonOTAuburn
3.JaguarsBlake BortlesQBUCF
4.Bills*Sammy WatkinsWRClemson
5.RaidersKhalil MackOLBBuffalo
6.FalconsJake MatthewsOTTexas A&M
7.BuccaneersMike EvansWRTexas A&M
8.Browns*Justin GilbertCBOklahoma State
9.Vikings*Anthony BarrOLBUCLA
10.LionsEric EbronTENorth Carolina
11.TitansTaylor LewanOTMichigan
12.GiantsOdell Beckham Jr.WRLSU
13.RamsAaron DonaldDTPittsburgh
14.BearsKyle FullerCBVirginia Tech
15.SteelersRyan ShazierOLBOhio State
16.CowboysZack MartinOG/OTNotre Dame
17.RavensC.J. MosleyILBAlabama
18.JetsCalvin PryorFSLouisville
19.DolphinsJa'Wuan JamesOTTennessee
20.Saints*Brandin CooksWROregon State
21.PackersHa'Sean Clinton-DixFSAlabama
22.Browns*Johnny ManzielQBTexas A&M
23.ChiefsDee FordDE/OLBAuburn
24.BengalsDarqueze DennardCBMichigan State
25.ChargersJason VerrettCBTCU
26.Eagles* (from IND)Marcus SmithDE/OLBLouisville
27.Cardinals*Deone BucannonSSWashington State
28.PanthersKelvin BenjaminWRFlorida State
29.PatriotsDominique EasleyDTFlorida
30.49ersJimmie WardSSNorthern Illinois
31.BroncosBradley RobyCBOhio State
32.Vikings*Teddy BridgewaterQBLouisville
Round 2
PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
33.TexansXavier Su'a-FiloOGUCLA
34.Cowboys*Demarcus LawrenceDEBoise State
35.BrownsJoel BitonioOTNevada
36.RaidersDerek CarrQBFresno State
37.FalconsRa'Shede HagemanDTMinnesota
38.BuccaneersAustin Seferian-JenkinsTEWashington
39.JaguarsMarqise LeeWRUSC
40.Lions*Kyle Van NoyOLBBYU
41.Rams*Lamarcus JoynerCBFlorida State
42.Eagles*Jordan MatthewsWRVanderbilt
43.GiantsWeston RichburgCColorado State
44.Bills*Cyrus KouandjioOTAlabama
45.Seahawks*Paul RichardsonWRColorado
46.SteelersStephon TuittDT/DENotre Dame
47.Redskins*Trent MurphyOLBStanford
48.RavensTimmy JerniganDT/DEFlorida State
49.JetsJace AmaroTETexas Tech
50.Chargers*Jeremiah AttaochuOLBGeorgia Tech
51.BearsEgo FergusonDTLSU
52.CardinalsTroy NiklasTENotre Dame
53.PackersDavante AdamsWRFresno State
54.Titans*Bishop SankeyRBWashington
55.BengalsJeremy HillRBLSU
56.Broncos* (from SF)Cody LatimerWRIndiana
57.49ers*Carlos HydeRBOhio State
58.SaintsStanley Jean-BaptisteCBNebraska
59.ColtsJack MewhortOTOhio State
60.PanthersKony EalyDEMissouri
61.Jaguars*Allen RobinsonWRPenn State
62.PatriotsJimmy GaroppoloQB Eastern Illinois
63.Dolphins*Jarvis LandryWRLSU
64.Seahawks Justin BrittOTMissouri
Round 3
PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
65.TexansC.J. FiedorowiczTEIowa
66.RedskinsMorgan MosesOTVirginia
67.Dolphins*Billy TurnerOTNorth Dakota State
68.FalconsDezmen SouthwardSWisconsin
69.BuccaneersCharles SimsRBWest Virginia
70.49ers*Marcus MartinCUSC
71.BrownsChristian KirkseyOLBIowa
72.VikingsScott CrichtonDEOregon State
73.BillsPreston BrownILBLouisville
74.GiantsJay BromleyDTSyracuse
75.RamsTre MasonRBAuburn
76.LionsTravis SwansonCArkansas
77.49ers (from TEN)Chris BorlandILBWisconsin
78.Redskins*Spencer LongOGNebraska
79.RavensTerrence BrooksSFlorida State
80.JetsDexter McDougleCBMaryland
81.Raiders* Gabe JacksonOGMississippi State
82.BearsWill SuttonDTArizona State
83.Texans* (from PIT)Louis NixDTNotre Dame
84.CardinalsKareem MartinDENorth Carolina
85.PackersKhyri ThorntonDTSouthern Mississippi
86.EaglesJosh HuffWROregon
87.ChiefsPhillip GainesCBRice
88.BengalsWill ClarkeDEWest Virginia
89.ChargersChris WattOGNotre Dame
90.ColtsDonte MoncriefWROle Miss
91.Cardinals*John BrownWRPittsburg State
92.PanthersTrai TurnerOGLSU
93.Jaguars*Brandon LinderOGMiami (Fla.)
94.Browns*Terrance WestRBTowson
95.BroncosMichael SchofieldOTMichigan
96.Vikings (from SEA)Jerick McKinnonRBGeorgia Southern
97.SteelersDri ArcherRB/WRKent State
98.PackersRichard RodgersTECalifornia
99.RavensCrockett GillmoreTEColorado State
100.49ersBrandon ThomasOG/OTClemson
Round 4
PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
101.Eagles*Jaylen WatkinsCBFlorida
102.RedskinsBashaud BreelandCBClemson
103.FalconsDevonta FreemanRBFlorida State
104.Jets (from TB)Jalen SaundersWROklahoma
105.Patriots*Bryan StorkCFlorida State
106.49ers*Bruce EllingtonWRSouth Carolina
107.RaidersJustin EllisDTLouisiana Tech
108.Seahawks*Cassius MarshDEUCLA
109.BillsRoss CockrellCBDuke
110.RamsMaurice AlexanderSUtah State
111.Bengals*Russell BodineCNorth Carolina
112.TitansDaQuan JonesDTPenn State
113.GiantsAndre WilliamsRBBoston College
114.Jaguars (from BAL)Aaron ColvinCBOklahoma
115.JetsShaquelle EvansWRUCLA
116.Raiders*Keith McGillCBUtah
117.BearsKa'Deem CareyRBArizona
118.SteelersMartavis BryantWRClemson
119.CowboysAnthony HitchensOLBIowa
120.CardinalsLogan ThomasQBVirginia Tech
121.PackersCarl BradfordOLBArizona State
122.Titans*Marqueston HuffCBWyoming
123.Seahawks*Kevin NorwoodWRAlabama
124.ChiefsDe'Anthony ThomasRBOregon
125.Dolphins*Walt AikensCBLiberty
126.SaintsKhairi ForttOLBCalifornia
127.Browns (from IND)Pierre DesirCBLindenwood
128.PanthersTre BostonSNorth Carolina
129.49ersDontae JohnsonCBNorth Carolina State
130.PatriotsJames WhiteRBWisconsin
131.Bears*Brock VereenSMinnesota
132.SeahawksKevin Pierre-LouisOLBBoston College
133.LionsNevin LawsonCBUtah State
134.RavensBrent UrbanDT/DEVirginia
135.TexansTom SavageQBPittsburgh
136.LionsLarry WebsterTE/DEBloomsburg
137.JetsDakota DozierOTFurman
138.RavensLorenzo TaliaferroRBCoastal Carolina
139.FalconsPrince ShemboOLBNotre Dame
140.PatriotsCameron FlemingOTStanford
Round 5
PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
141.Eagles*Taylor HartDEOregon
142.RedskinsRyan GrantWRTulane
143.BuccaneersKadeem EdwardsOGTennessee State
144.JaguarsTelvin SmithOLBFlorida State
145.Vikings*David YankeyOGStanford
146.Cowboys* (from OAK)Devin StreetWRPittsburgh
147.FalconsRicardo AllenCBPurdue
148.Panthers*Bene BenwikereCBSan Jose State
149.Buccaneers*Kevin PamphileOTPurdue
150.49ers* (from DET)Aaron LynchDESouth Florida
151.TitansAvery WilliamsonILBKentucky
152.GiantsNat BerheSSan Diego State
153.Bills*Cyril RichardsonOGBaylor
154.JetsJeremiah GeorgeILBIowa State
155.DolphinsArthur LynchTEGeorgia
156.Broncos*Lamin BarrowOLBLSU
157.SteelersShaquille RichardsonCBArizona
158.Lions*Caraun ReidDTPrinceton
159.Jaguars (from BAL)Chris SmithOLB/DEArkansas
160.CardinalsEd StinsonDEAlabama
161.PackersCorey LinsleyCOhio State
162.EaglesEd ReynoldsSStanford
163.ChiefsAaron MurrayQBGeorgia
164.BengalsAJ McCarronQBAlabama
165.ChargersRyan CarrethersDTArkansas State
166.ColtsJonathan NewsomeDEBall State
167.SaintsVinnie SunseriSAlabama
168.*FalconsMarquis SpruillILBSyracuse
169.Saints (from NE via PHI)Ronald PowellOLBFlorida
170.49ersKeith ReaserCBFlorida Atlantic
171.Dolphins*Jordan TrippOLBMontana
172.SeahawksJimmy StatenDTMiddle Tennessee
173.SteelersWesley JohnsonOTVanderbilt
174.GiantsDevon KennardOLBUSC
175.RavensJohn UrschelOGPenn State
176.PackersJared AbbrederisWRWisconsin
Round 6
PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
177.TexansJeoffrey PaganDEAlabama
178.Titans*Zach MettenbergerQBLSU
179.Patriots*Jon HalapioOGFlorida
180.49ers*Kenneth AckerCBSouthern Methodist
181.Texans (from OAK)Alfred BlueRBLSU
182.Vikings*Antone ExumCBVirginia Tech
183.Bears (from TB)David FalesQBSan Jose State
184.VikingsKendall JamesCBMaine
185.Buccaneers (from BUF)Robert HerronWRWyoming
186.Redskins*Lache SeastrunkRBBaylor
187.GiantsBennett JacksonCBNotre Dame
188.RamsE.J. GainesCBMissouri
189.LionsTJ JonesWRNotre Dame
190.DolphinsMatt HazelWRCoastal Carolina
191.BearsPat O'DonnellPMiami (Fla.)
192.SteelersJordan ZumwaltOLBUCLA
193.Chiefs (from DAL)Zach FultonOGTennessee
194.RavensKeith WenningQBBall State
195.JetsBrandon DixonCBNorthwest Missouri State
196.CardinalsWalter PowellWRMurray State
197.PackersDemetri GoodsonCBBaylor
198.Patriots (from PHI)Zach MooreDEConcordia-St. Paul
199.Seahawks*Garrett ScottOTMarshall
200.ChiefsLaurent Duvernay-TardifOTMcGill
201.ChargersMarion GriceRBArizona State
202.SaintsTavon RooksOTKansas State
203.ColtsAndrew JacksonILBWestern Kentucky
204.PanthersTyler GaffneyRBStanford
205.Jaguars (from SF)Luke BowankoCVirginia
206.PatriotsJemea ThomasSGeorgia Tech
207.BroncosMatt ParadisCBoise State
208.SeahawksEric PinkinsSSan Diego State
209.JetsQuincy EnunwaWRNebraska
210.JetsIK EnemkpaliDELouisiana Tech
211.TexansJay ProschFBAuburn
212.BengalsMarquis FlowersOLBArizona
213.JetsTajh BoydQBClemson
214.RamsGarrett GilbertQBSMU
215.SteelersDaniel McCullersDTTennessee
Round 7
PickTeamPlayerPositionSchool
216.TexansDre HalCBVanderbilt
217.RedskinsTed BolserTEIndiana
218.Ravens*Michael CampanaroWRWake Forest
219.RaidersT.J. CarrieCBOhio
220.Vikings*Shamar StephenDTConnecticut
221.Bills*Randell JohnsonOLBFlorida Atlantic
222.JaguarsStorm JohnsonRBUCF
223.VikingsBrandon WattsOLBGeorgia Tech
224.Eagles*Beau AllenDTWisconsin
225.Vikings* (from NYG)Jabari PriceCBNorth Carolina
226.RamsMitchell Van DykOTPortland State
227.Seahawks*Kiero SmallFBArkansas
228.Redskins*Zach HockerKArkansas
229.Lions* (from CHI)Nate FreeseKBoston College
230.SteelersRob BlanchflowerTEMassachusetts
231.CowboysBen GardnerDEStanford
232.Colts (from BAL)Ulrick JohnOTGeorgia State
233.JetsTrevor ReillyOLBUtah
234.DolphinsTerrence FedeDEMarist
235.Raiders (from ARZ)Shelby HarrisDEIllinois State
236.PackersJeff JanisWRSaginaw Valley
237.Bills*Seantrel HendersonOTMiami (Fla.)
238.Cowboys (from KC)Will SmithILBTexas Tech
239.BengalsJames WrightWRLSU
240.ChargersTevin ReeseWRBaylor
241.Rams (from IND)Christian BryantSOhio State
242.Broncos* (from NO)Corey NelsonOLBOklahoma
243.49ers (from CAR)Kaleb RamseyDTBoston College
244.PatriotsJeremy GallonWRMichigan
245.49ersTrey MillardFBOklahoma
246.Bears*Charles LenoOTBoise State
247.RaidersJonathan DowlingCBWestern Kentucky
248.CowboysAhmad DixonSBaylor
249.RamsMichael SamDEMissouri
250.RamsDemetrius RhaneyCTennessee State
251.CowboysKen BishopDTNorthern Illinois
252.BengalsLavelle WestbrooksCBGeorgia Southern
253.FalconsYawin SmallwoodILBConnecticut
254.CowboysTerrance MitchellCBOregon
255.FalconsTyler StarrOLBSouth Dakota
256.TexansLonnie BallentineSMemphis
nfl.com, *Pick was traded

 

Jadeveon Clowney, DE/OLB, Houston Texans

Clowney was the most fearsome player in the NFL draft, but even he knows that he might not be the biggest terror on his new team. That honor belongs to J.J. Watt, and Clowney said he was ready to play follow the leader, as per Chris Wesseling of NFL.com.

"I talked to J.J. Watt," Clowney said. "He's like, 'Man I'm glad you're being a part of the Houston Texans, I'm ready to show you around.' He's gonna be like a leader to me, I'm gonna follow him and get ready to get going."

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was glad to hear Clowney take a measured approach in one of his first post-draft interviews.

Clowney knows that he has off-the-charts athletic ability, but that it must be paired with a deeper understanding of the NFL game.

If the Texans want to force offensive tackles into early retirement, then defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel would do well to pair up Watt and Clowney on the same side of their 3-4 front as often as possible. Watt can draw blockers and leave Clowney in one-on-one situations on the edge, and this could pave the way for a double-digit sack season in his rookie year.

 

Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars shocked the world by taking Blake Bortles with the No. 3 overall pick. They had glaring holes at multiple positions, and Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater were both thought to be more NFL-ready than Bortles, who is a raw talent.

However, ESPN's Ron Jaworski—never one to miss an opportunity to gush about a college quarterback—thought the Jaguars made a fine selection. From an interview on the Mike & Mike radio show, via ESPN.com's Michael DiRocco:

From a strategic standpoint of a team, I don't care if it's a quarterback or a tackle or a wide receiver, if that's the guy you like, go get him. Obviously Gus Bradley, [GM David] Caldwell, they all like Blake Bortles and he clearly to me is the kind of guy you can build your franchise around. 

Although he may be a franchise quarterback someday and doesn't face strong competition with his new team, he's still a player who needs to be brought along slowly. The Jaguars did him a solid by drafting wide receivers Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee, but rookie receivers struggle picking up complex NFL route trees and don't start to reach their potential until their second or third year in the league.

Of course, those two don't have the luxury of waiting in the wings like Bortles does, but it would a complete mess if all three had to contribute from the get-go. Then again, the Jaguars offense was a mess all last season, so maybe nobody will notice the difference.

Bortles shouldn't play until the latter half of the NFL season barring injury or a meltdown from Chad Henne, and his numbers will be pedestrian at best while the offense matures around him. No shame in that, as this is all part of the learning experience for the talented quarterback.

 

Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sammy Watkins was the first-choice wide receiver in the NFL draft, and nobody had any reason to expect otherwise. Watkins is a burner and should be a star in the league, but Evans isn't likely to be far behind him.

Just look at how close their numbers were in 2013.

2013 NCAA Stats, Watkins vs. Evans
PlayerGamesReceptionsYardsYards per CatchTouchdowns
Mike Evans13691,39420.212
Sammy Watkins131011,46414.512
Sports-reference.com

Watkins caught more short and intermediate passes in the Tigers offense, but Evans was an undeniable big-play threat.

Evans did have a superior passer in Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M, but Tajh Boyd was no slouch slinging the ball at Clemson either. Evans is also 6'5" and 231 pounds, making him one of the largest wide receivers in the league. It's little wonder there was an emphasis on Richard Sherman-esque cornerbacks with a player like Evans looming.

This is no knock on Watkins, but Evans might be better suited to contribute right away in the league. This is especially true if EJ Manuel struggles in his second season in the league.

Evans will produce a high-tower tandem at wide receiver with Vincent Jackson, one of the best wideouts in the league. ESPN Stats & Info noted the unusual tandem and just how difficult it is for tall wide receivers to make an impact in the league.

Still, not all of those towering wideouts are bestowed with the strong hands and natural ability of Evans. Evans will take some time to get a foothold in the NFL, but he could be a threat to get 10-plus catches in a game, let alone a season, by his second year in the league.