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2014 NFL Draft - First Round Results

The first round will be held on Thu, May 8, 2014, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

As of Thu morning, May 8 before any possible wheeling and dealing, the Browns have "three of the first 35 selections and five of the first 85."

Cleveland's #26 pick in the first round came from the Indianapolis Colts when the Browns traded RB Trent Richardson to the Colt's for Indy's 1st round draft pick in 2014. On draft day, the Browns made a deal with Philly, so that the Browns could move up from 26 to 22.

Draft Order and Picks

1Houston TexansJadeveon Clowney* DE S Carolina
2St. Louis Rams (from Washington)Greg Robinson OT Auburn
3Jacksonville JaguarsBlake Bortles QB UCF
4Buffalo Bills trade up with ClevelandSammy Watkins WR Clemson
5Oakland RaidersKhalil Mack OLB Buffalo
6Atlanta FalconsJake Matthews OT Texas A&M
7Tampa Bay BuccaneersMike Evans WR Texas A&M
8Cleveland Browns trade down with Buffalo who had no 9 and then traded up with MN.Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma St
9Minnesota Vikings traded down from 8 with CleAnthony Barr OLB UCLA
10Detroit LionsEric Ebron TE N Carolina
11Tennessee TitansTaylor Lewan OT Michigan
12New York GiantsOdell Beckham Jr. WR LSU
13St. Louis RamsAaron Donald DT Pittsburgh
14Chicago BearsKyle Fuller CB Virginia Tech
15Pittsburgh SteelersRyan Shazier LB Ohio State
16Dallas CowboysZack Martin OT Notre Dame
17Baltimore RavensC.J. Mosley LB Alabama
18New York JetsCalvin Pryor S Louisville
19Miami DolphinsJa'Wuan James OT Tennessee
20New Orleans Saints moved up from 27 by trading with ArizonaBrandin Cooks WR Oregon State
21Green Bay PackersHa Ha Clinton-Dix S Alabama
22Cleveland Browns moved up from 26 by trading with PhiladelphiaJohnny Manziel QB Texas A&M
23Kansas City ChiefsDee Ford DE Auburn
24Cincinnati BengalsDarqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
25San Diego ChargersJason Verrett CB TCU
26Philadelphia Eagles moved down from 22 by trading with ClevelandMarcus Smith LB Louisville
27Arizona Cardinals moved down from 20 by trading with New OrleansDeone Bucannon S Washington State
28Carolina PanthersKelvin Benjamin WR Florida State
29New England PatriotsDominique Easley DT Florida
30San Francisco 49ersJimmie Ward S Northern Illinois
31Denver BroncosBradley Roby CB Ohio State
32Minnesota Vikings move up from second round by trading with SeattleTeddy Bridgewater QB Louisvillef

* Denotes draft-eligible non-senior

+ means not listed on Scouts Inc's Top 32

Top 32 Rated Players

SCOUTS INC.'S TOP 32 rated players, pre-draft, as of May 8, 2014:

Player Pos. School Grade
1. Jadeveon Clowney* DE S Carolina 98
2. Greg Robinson OT Auburn 97
3. Khalil Mack OLB Buffalo 96
4. Sammy Watkins* WR Clemson 96
5. Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M 95
6. Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh 94
7. Mike Evans* WR Texas A&M 94
8. Taylor Lewan OT Michigan 94
9. Zack Martin OT Notre Dame 93
10. O. Beckham Jr.* WR LSU 93
11. Eric Ebron* TE N Carolina 92
12. Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan St 92
13. H. Clinton-Dix* S Alabama 92
14. C.J. Mosley ILB Alabama 92
15. Kyle Fuller CB Virginia Tech 92
16. Morgan Moses OT Virginia 92
17. Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State 92
18. Blake Bortles* QB UCF 91
19. Brandin Cooks* WR Oregon St 91
20. Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma St 91
21. Calvin Pryor* S Louisville 91
22. Johnny Manziel* QB Texas A&M 90
23. Jason Verrett CB TCU 90
24. Marqise Lee* WR USC 90
25. Anthony Barr OLB UCLA 90
26. Bradley Roby* CB Ohio State 89
27. Stephon Tuitt DE Notre Dame 89
28. T. Bridgewater* QB Louisville 89
29. Dee Ford DE Auburn 89
30. J. Attaochu OLB Georgia Tech 89
31. Joel Bitonio OT Nevada 89
32. Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama 88
* Denotes draft-eligible non-senior

Tony Grossi Mock Draft

Grossi's final mock draft, published on May 8, 2014:

This final mock also extends to the Browns’ pick in the second round, No. 35 overall. I picked a cornerback there solely based on need. It would be voided if one is selected earlier after a trade.

1. Houston: DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina

Highest pick ever for a pass rusher off a three-sack season.

2. St. Louis: OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

Trade down is still possible.

3. Jacksonville: WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson

After much debate, they turn to the surest offensive playmaker.

4. Cleveland: LB Khalil Mack, Buffalo

He is Mike Pettine’s personification of playing ‘like a Brown.’

5. Oakland: OT Greg Robinson, Auburn

It’s possible this player could draw trade action.

6. Atlanta: OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan

If no trade with Browns, Falcons would settle for third-best OT.

7. Tampa Bay: DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh

Coach Lovie Smith solidifies his defensive front.

8. Minnesota: LB Anthony Barr, UCLA

In the end, head coach Mike Zimmer turns to defense.

9. Buffalo: WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M

QB EJ Manuel can throw it up and let him get it.

10. Detroit: CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State

I can’t leave now. The only pick I never changed in 12 mocks.

11. Tennessee: QB Blake Bortles, Central Florida

Didn’t Ken Whisenhunt shepherd in Ben Roethlisberger as a rookie?

12. N.Y. Giants: OT Zack Martin, Notre Dame

Late, great former GM George Young is smiling down on this selection.

13. St. Louis: CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State

Prime spot for Browns trade-up from No. 26 if they didn’t trade earlier.

14. Chicago: FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama

At very least, takes over immediately for Devin Hester as kick returner.

15. Pittsburgh: CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech

Depth at wide receiver in this draft swings pick to cornerback.

16. Dallas: QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

Jerry Jones can’t resist. Nor should he.

17. Baltimore: LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama

Trade down possible here because Ozzie Newsome sees a few players he’d take.

18. NY Jets: WR Odell Beckham, Louisiana State

Third-best wideout falls in place for them.

19. Miami: OT Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama

Offensive line rebuild has been their offseason theme.

20. Arizona: TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina

Unexplained drop for athletic playmaker at tight end.

21. Green Bay: LB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

Packers need speed upgrade on defense.

22. Philadelphia: WR Marqise Lee, Southern California

Chip Kelly is well aware of him from his Oregon encounters.

23. Kansas City: WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State

Best available receiver.

24. Cincinnati: CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State

Bengals take a quarterback in the second round.

25. San Diego: CB Jason Verrett, Texas Christian

Chargers aren’t put off by his lack of height.

26. Cleveland: QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville

If they can’t or don’t move up, Ray Farmer’s top QB will back up Brian Hoyer.

27. New Orleans: QB Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois

Saints coach beats Jaguars and Patriots to the punch.

28. Carolina: WR Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State

Cam Newton can play that high-wire passing game with this towering receiver.

29. New England: DT Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame

As usual, Bill Belichick’s pick will be hailed as brilliant.

30. San Francisco: DT Ra’Shede Hageman, Minnesota

Plenty of picks give 49ers room to take chances.

31. Denver: OG Xavier Su’a-filo, UCLA

Absolute priority to keep inside pressure off Peyton Manning.

32. Seattle: TE Jace Amaro, Texas Tech

Now that he’s arrived, QB Russell Wilson always has to be supported.

Second Round

33. Houston: QB Tom Savage, Pittsburgh

Texans balk at parking another Carr in their garage.

34. Washington: OT Joel Bitonio, Nevada

Draft pick-deprived Redskins are desperate to trade Kirk Cousins.

35. Cleveland: CB Phillip Gaines, Rice

Only if a CB isn’t taken with first two picks.

My boring notes

I wish the Browns would draft Manziel. It would be good theatre this summer. And at least Manziel played well against good competition. He didn't pad his stats only against weak teams like Brady Quinn.

Grossi's hilarious comment about DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina who may go first in the draft: "Highest pick ever for a pass rusher off a three-sack season."

In my opinion, quarterback and wide receiver are the top two positions that receive special treatment from NFL rules. It's a scoring league. In the first round, especially for the first 10 picks, I would focus on players who receive special treatment from the NFL rules.

It seems St. Louis will stay with Sam Bradford for QB. The Browns could use another top-flight receiver. It's suppose to be wide receiver-laden draft, which means teams drafting near the bottom of the first round, like Cleveland's second pick, will have a chance to draft a quality receiver.

Will the Bengals, Steelers, and Ravens draft receivers in the first round?

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