Tuesday, April 29, 2014

2014 NFL draft

Here are four mock drafts

1. Houston:      Bortles       Clowney    Clowney   Clowney
2. St. Louis:     Robinson    Robinson   Watkins    Robinson
3. Jacksonville: Watkins      Mack        Manziel    Mack
4. Cleveland:    Bridgewater Matthews Carr        Watkins
5. Oakland:      Evans          Watkins    Robinson Evans

So the only two players projected to go in the top five by all four mock drafts are Greg Robinson and Sammy Watkins.  Shaun King has Clowney going sixth and doesn't have Manziel in his top five quarterbacks.

*** 5/8/14

The draft is under way.

1.  Houston takes Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
2.  St. Louis picks Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
3.  Jacksonville selects Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

Cleveland trades first round pick to Buffalo Bills for Bills first round pick (9th) and 2015 first and fourth round picks.

4.  Buffalo selects Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
5.  Oakland drafts Khalil Mac, LB, Buffalo
6.  Atlanta selects Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
7.  Tampa Bay select Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

Cleveland trades 9th pick and fifth round pick to Minnesota for 8th pick

8.  Cleveland takes Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State (and not Manziel as expected by the ESPN panel).  Crowd chanting Cleveland sucks.

9.  Minnesota select Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
10.  Barry Sanders announces Detroit selects Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
11.  Tennessee selects Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
12.  New York Giants take Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
13.  St. Louis selects Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
14.  Chicago selects Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
15.  Pittsburgh takes Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State
16.  Dallas, here it is, selects ... not Johnny Manziel, but Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
17.  Baltimore selects C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama
18.  New York Jets take Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
19.  Miami takes Ja'Wuan James. OT, Tennessee

New Orleans trades first round (20) to Arizona first round (27) and third round pick.

20.  Arizona selects Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
21.  Green Bay selects Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama

Cleveland trades first round pick (26) and third round pick for Philadelphia first round pick (22)

22.  Cleveland selects ... Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M (at last)  [the same spot where they had previously selected Brady Quinn and Brandon Weeden]

23.  Kansas City selects Dee Ford, DE, Auburn
24.  Cincinnati selects Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
25.  San Diego selects Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
26.  Philadelphia selects (not Marquise Lee but) Marcus Smith, OLB, Louisville
27.  Arizona takes Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State
28.  Carolina takes Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
29.  New England takes Dominique Easley, DT, Florida
30.  San Francisco selects Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois (not Marquise Lee)
31.  Denver takes Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

Seattle trades first round pick to Minnesota for second round pick (40) and fourth round pick (108)

32.  Minnesota selects (talking Bridgewater...) Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

which means Derek Carr to Houston tomorrow?

*** 5/4/14

Nope, Derek Carr is taken by Oakland with the 36th pick.

Marqise Lee is taken by Jacksonville with the 39th pick.

After having drafted Sammy Watkins in the first round, the Bills trade Stevie Johnson to San Francisco for a conditional fourth round pick.

*** 5/14/14

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