Cleveland (from Houston)– Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M – Cleveland swaps the 4 th , 65 th and 83 rd pick acquired from Pittsburgh to Houston for the 1 st pick. The Browns covet Manziel and have acquired the necessary weapons to go get him.
St. Louis (from Washington)– Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina – Snead wanted to move out of the pick but Jeff Fisher won’t allow the team to pass a generational DE. Clowney/Quinn will spend 10 years terrorizing the NFC East
Jacksonville – Khalil Mack OLB Buffalo – Jags go for the LEO; surprising those who though Shad Khan really meant a 1 st round Quarterback.
Houston (from Cleveland) – Blake Bortles QB UCF – BOB’s guy
San Francisco 49ers (from Oakland)– Sammy Watkins WR Clemson – San Francisco trades the 30 th pick, the 56 th pick acquired from Kansas City, the 77 th pick acquired from Tennessee, 94 th pick, SF’s 7 th rd pick, NO’s 7 th rd pick and Carolina’s 7 th rd pick to Oakland for the 5 th pick. The Raiders need the depth of players, the Niners choose a different route other than moving picks to later years like NE for so many years and go to add one of the draft’s elite players to their team. With Carradine & Lattimore coming back from injury, the Niners don’t have need of all the picks they have acquired.
Atlanta Falcons – Greg Robinson OT Auburn – Dominant athlete at the Tackle position and also the best player available. The Falcons attempted to trade up to 1 or 2 for Clowney or Mack, but were denied.
Tennessee Titans (from Tampa Bay)– Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville – The Tennessee Titans trade the 11 th pick, Tennessee’s 4 th rd pick & 2015 2nd round pick to Tampa Bay for the 7 th pick. Once Bridgewater fell past Houston at 4, Titans tried to work a deal with the Raiders and Falcons but couldn’t match the number of picks being offered by the 49ners and Falcons were uninterested in trading out at this price. Once Robinson was taken, the Bucs decided to move back.
St Louis Rams (from Minnesota) – Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M – The Rams trade the 13 th and 75 th picks to Minnesota for the 8 th pick. The board didn’t shape up greatly for Minnesota who chooses to move down rather than make a pick here.
Buffalo Bills – Eric Ebron TE North Carolina – A need and the Best Player Available
Detroit Lions – Zach Martin OT Notre Dame – See Buffalo above.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Tennessee)– Louis Nix 111 – DT Notre Dame – The perfect interior player for Lovie Smith’s defense – combination of Nix & McCoy will be fearsome at generating constant interior pressure.
NY Giants – Taylor Lewan OT Michigan – Giants need an OT and Lewan will qualify as best available on most boards.
Minnesota Vikings (from St. Louis)– Derek Carr QB Fresno State – like the Titans, Jags, and Vikings taking their 2 nd QB in 4 years. The hope is Norv Turner can work magic with Carr’s footwork and hope the arm talent is able to shine.
Chicago – Ha Ha Clinton Dix S Alabama – Bears defense was historically awful – look for them to draft in every level of the Defense.
Pittsburgh – Jeremiah Attaochu OLB Georgia Tech – He can rush the passer in a 3-4; the Steelers attempt to get their defense back to the level they once were here.
Baltimore – Anthony Barr OLB UCLA – Barr’s fall stops at the Ravens; he’s raw; he’s also uniquely gifted; Ozzie has faith in the staff’s ability to get the most out of him.
Dallas – Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh – Perfect Defensive Tackle for Rod Marinelli’s defense. Dallas fans are grateful Jerry Jones didn’t draft a Wide Receiver.
NY Jets – Mike Evans WR Texas A&M – Does anyone have a bigger WR need than the Jets?
Miami – Cyrus Kouandijo OT Alabama – do they really have a choice given the Martin situation and the beating Ryan Tannenhill has taken?
Arizona – Dee Ford OLB Auburn – just what the defense needed, another play-maker. Will any division in football pay defense like the NFC West?
Green Bay – Loucheiz Purifoy CB Florida – A team that values length and athletic ability at corner.
Philadelphia – RaShede Hageman DE Minnesota – JJ Watt body type; perfect for 3-4 defensive end.
Kansas City – Marquise Lee WR USC – Chiefs don’t have a Jets size hole at WR but their leading receiver last year was their Running Back. Reid likes his smaller, quick receivers.
Cincinnati – Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State – Their only more pressing need is a QB, but they won't be able to take one here.
San Diego – Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State – A mini Corner run with the 3 rd one in the last 5 picks. San Diego needs a big upgrade at the position.
Cleveland – Carlos Hyde RB Ohio State – Browns essentially trade T-Rich for Hyde. Young QB Manziel gets a sustaining back to go along with elite WR and top 10 TE.
New Orleans – Odell Beckham, Jr WR LSU – a BPA move; Saints could also actually use a play-making Wide Receiver. More toys for Payton and Brees.
Carolina – Jace Amaro TE Texas Tech – Okay, maybe Panthers need receivers more than the Jets?
New England – Stephan Tuitt DE Notre Dame – TE or D-line – Belichick goes D-Line here; Tuitt fits the build of the New England prototype.
Oakland – Zach Mettenberger QB LSU – I’d rather have Mett at 30 than Bortles at 3, but I’d have rather had Bridgewater than either to be honest. I actually like Mett a lot; Raiders have time to let the injury heal and have plenty of picks to draft other positions
Denver – CJ Mosley LB Alabama – My belief is he falls on injury concerns but he is a sideline to sideline LB who knows how to use his length to keep blockers off him and redirect receivers in the pass game.
Seattle – Dominique Easley DT Florida – No one knows him better than Dan Quinn and they can afford to let him get healthy.
Houston - Calvin Pryor S Louisville
Washington – Davonte Adams WR Fresno State
Houston (from Cleveland) - Shayne Skov ILB Stanford
Oakland – Kelvin Benjamin WR Florida State
Atlanta – Kony Ealy DE Missouri
Tampa Bay – Austin Seferian Jenkins TE Washington
Jacksonville – AJ McCarron QB Alabama
Minnesota – Timmy Jernigan DT Florida State
Buffalo – Brandin Cooks WR Oregon State
Tennessee – Kyle Van Noy LB BYU
NY Giants – Troy Niklas TE Notre Dame
St Louis – Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
Detroit – Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State
Pittsburgh – Jarvis Landry WR LSU
Dallas - Telvin Smith LB Florida State
Baltimore – Allen Robinson WR Penn State
NY Jets – Tre Mason RB Auburn
Chicago – Will Sutton DT Arizona State
Miami – David Yankey OG Stanford
Arizona – Morgan Moses OT Virginia
Green Bay – Christian Jones LB Florida State
Philadelphia – Lamarcus Joyner S Florida State
Cincinnati – Kyle Fuller CB Virginia Tech
Oakland (from Kansas City via San Francisco) – Jason Verrett CB TCU
San Diego – Xavier Su’a Filo OG UCLA
New Orleans –Bradley Roby CB Ohio State
Indianapolis – Antonio Richardson OT Tennessee
Carolina – Brandon Coleman WR Rutgers
San Francisco – Deone Buchanan S Washington State
New England – Richard Rodgers TE California
Denver – Keith McGill CB Utah
Seattle – Gabe Jackson OG Mississippi State