NFL Draft - First Round Tracker

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1. Houston Texans

Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney - DE - South Carolina

Height: 6'5 | Weight: 266 | Status: Junior

No surprise with the first overall pick as the Texans decided they couldn't pass on the opportunity to pair Clowney with former Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt in the defensive front seven.

2. St. Louis Rams (via Washington Redskins)

Greg Robinson

Greg Robinson - OT - Auburn

Height: 6'5 | Weight: 332 | Status: Redshirt Sophomore

With the Rams protection problems on the offensive line, Robinson was an easy pick once it was determined the team wouldn't trade down.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars

Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles - QB - UCF

Height: 6'5 | Weight: 232 | Status: Redshirt Junior

First surprise of the draft and it was a big one. Bortles going this high, and before Johnny Manziel, will be a talking point for years.

4. Buffalo Bills (via Browns)

Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins - WR - Clemson

Height: 6'1 | Weight: 211 | Status: Junior

The Bills paid a lot to move up from No. 9 to No. 4 but grabbed the premier receiver in the draft. Watkins should be a great help for young QB E.J. Manuel.

5. Oakland Raiders

Khalil Mack

Khalil Mack - OLB - Buffalo

Height: 6'3 | Weight: 251 | Status: Redshirt Senior

Ideal scenario for the Raiders with Mack falling to them at No. 5. The Raiders needed help on the defensive line and got one of the best pass rushers in the draft.

6. Atlanta Falcons

Jake Matthews

Jake Matthews - OT - Texas A&M

Height: 6'6 | Weight: 308 | Status: Senior

With Clowney and Mack off the board, the Falcons land a strong consolation prize and strengthen their offensive line rather than their defensive line.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mike Evans

Mike Evans - WR - Texas A&M

Height: 6'5 | Weight: 231 | Status: Redshirt Sophomore

Another Texas A&M product drafted not named Johnny Manziel. Evans skyrocketed up the draft boards all off-season long and landed where many predicted he would.

8. Cleveland Browns (via Vikings)

Justin Gilbert

Justin Gilbert - CB - Oklahoma State

Height: 6'0 | Weight: 202 | Status: Senior

The second surprise of the draft had the Browns trading down to No. 9, then feeling they had to jump one spot to take Gilbert, who many had ranked in the teens.

9. Minnesota Vikings (via Browns, Bills)

Anthony Barr

Anthony Barr - OLB - UCLA

Height: 6'5 | Weight: 255 | Status: Redshirt SophomoreSenior

Barr's predicted fall on team's draft boards wasn't nearly as severe as thought as the UCLA edge rusher remained in the Top 10.

10. Detroit Lions

Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron - TE - North Carolina

Height: 6'4 | Weight: 250 | Status: Junior

A lot of people thought the Lions would select a defensive player but they instead opted to make their offence even more explosive, adding Ebron alongside Calvin Johnson as weapons for QB Matthew Stafford.

11. Tennessee Titans

Taylor Lewan

Taylor Lewan - OT - Michigan

Height: 6'7 | Weight: 309 | Status: Redshirt Senior

The Titans get terrific value at No. 11 with Lewan, who many teams considered just as good as Robinson and Matthews, falling to them. Jake Locker, or a rookie QB the Titans take later in the draft, will benefit greatly from this pick.

12. New York Giants

Odell Beckham

Odell Beckham - WR - LSU

Height: 5'11 | Weight: 198 | Status: Junior

The early run on wide receivers continued with Beckham, who made a late run up draft boards. Many thought the Giants would draft help for Eli Manning on the offensive line but instead they got him help in the receiving corps.

13. St. Louis Rams

Aaron Donald

Aaron Donald

Height: 6'1 | Weight: 285 | Status: Senior

The Rams went with a defensive lineman with their second pick which was a bit of a surprise, but with the top three receivers off the board, St. Louis made a good value pick in Donald.

14. Chicago Bears

Kyle Fuller

Kyle Fuller - CB - Virginia Tech

Height: 6'0 | Weight: 190 | Status: Senior

As expected, the Bears addressed their secondary and grabbed Fuller, who made a late run up the draft boards to jump Darqueze Dennard as the second best rated CB in the draft.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers

Ryan Shazier

Ryan Shazier - LB - Ohio State

Height: 6'1 | Weight: 237 | Status: Junior

One of Shazier's strengths is his versatility, with draftniks debating whether he projects best as a linebacker or safety at the next level.

16. Dallas Cowboys

Zack Martin

Zack Martin - OL - Notre Dame

Height: 6'4 | Weight: 308 | Status: Redshirt Senior

With everyone wanting Jerry Jones to make the exciting pick and grab Johnny Manziel, the Cowboys instead played it safe and grabbed Martin, the versatile offensive lineman from Notre Dame.

17. Baltimore Ravens

C.J. Mosley

C.J. Mosley - LB - Alabama

Height: 6'2 | Weight: 234 | Status: Senior

Mosley is another versatile linebacker who draftniks considered a "typical" Ravens draft pick. He'll be tasked with joining the great tradition of solid LBs in Baltimore.

18. New York Jets

Calvin Pryor

Calvin Pryor - S - Louisville

Height: 5'11 | Weight: 207 | Status: Junior

Many thought the Jets would go receiver (especially with good talent still available at the position) or cornerback but they opted for different help in the secondary with Pryor, a hard-hitting safety known as the Louisville Slugger.

19. Miami Dolphins

JaWuan James

Ja'Wuan James - OT - Tennessee

Height: 6'6 | Weight: 311 | Status: Senior

The first prospect not on any mock drafts to go in the first round is James, an offensive tackle the Dolphins chose over Cyrus Kouandjio, among other higher rated tackles. The third big surprise of the draft.

20. New Orleans Saints (via Cardinals)

Brandin Cooks

Brandin Cooks - WR - Oregon State

Height: 5'10 | Weight: 189 | Status: Junior

The Saints gave up a third-round pick to move up in the first round and give Drew Brees yet another weapon in Cooks, one of the fastest and most exciting receivers in the draft.

21. Green Bay Packers

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - S - Alabama

Height: 6'1 | Weight: 208 | Status: Junior

This was a no-brainer for the Packers with Clinton-Dix falling to them at No. 21 and their big need at safety.

22. Cleveland Browns (via Eagles)

Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel - QB - Texas A&M

Height: 6'0 | Weight: 207 | Status: Redshirt Sophomore

Manziel is finally off the board. The Browns remained active in the first round, trading up to land Manziel at No. 22, a player many thought they would take at No. 4.

23. Kansas City Chiefs

Dee Ford

Dee Ford - DE - Auburn

Height: 6'2 | Weight: 252 | Status: Redshirt Senior

With not a lot of holes, the Chiefs had the luxury of taking whoever they had rated highest. Ford makes some sense too with Kansas City's current starting DEs getting up there in years.

24. Cincinnati Bengals

Darqueze Dennard

Darqueze Dennard - CB - Michigan State

Height: 5'11 | Weight: 199 | Status: Senior

This pick makes a lot of sense with the Bengals' need in the secondary and the value Dennard offers at No. 24. Some draftniks had him rated as high as Gilbert, who went in the Top 10.

25. San Diego Chargers

Jason Verrett

Jason Verrett - CB - TCU

Height: 5'10 | Weight: 189 | Status: Senior

That the Chargers picked a cornerback wasn't a surprise, but it was a mild surprise they took Verrett over Bradley Roby, who was still on the board.

26. Philadelphia Eagles (via Eagles, Colts)

Marcus Smith

Marcus Smith - LB - Louisville

Height: 6'3 | Weight: 251 | Status: Senior

Another pick that few, if any, had in their mock drafts. Smith had a second-round grade by many draftniks but should fit well in the Eagles 3-4 scheme.

27. Arizona Cardinals (via Saints)

Deone Bucannon

Deone Bucannon - S - Washington State

Height: 6'1 | Weight: 211 | Status: Senior

Now in the part of the first round where prospects not in many mock drafts are showing up, the Cardinals take a safety many draftniks gave a second-round grade to.

28. Carolina Panthers

Kelvin Benjamin

Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Florida State

Height: 6'5 | Weight: 240 | Status: Redshirt Sophomore

The Panthers were obviously going to take a receiver or offensive tackle, and opted for the giant pass catcher over Cyrus Kouandjio, the top-rated tackle left on the board.

29. New England Patriots

Dominique Easley

Dominique Easley - DE - Florida

Height: 6'2 | Weight: 288 | Status: Senior

Many thought Easley would fall out of the first round because of a serious knee injury early last season but the Patriots identified his potential, and if he's fully healthy, Easley will be a good pick for New England.

30. San Francisco 49ers

Jimmie Ward

Jimmie Ward - S - Northern Illinois

Height: 5'11 | Weight: 193 | Status: Senior

Ward was a bit of a strange pick for the 49ers considering the team's depth at safety, but picking this late in the first round means you have the luxury to take your highest rated player.

31. Denver Broncos

Bradley Roby

Bradley Roby - CB - Ohio State

Height: 5'11 | Weight: 194 | Status: Redshirt Junior

Even after signing Aqib Talib, the Broncos still needed a little help in the secondary and with Roby still available, he presented terrific value at the end of the first round.

32. Minnesota Vikings (via Seahawks)

Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Louisville

Height: 6'2 | Weight: 214 | Status: Junior

It was a mad dash for QB-needy teams to get back into the first round and grab one before the Texans picked at the top of Round 2. Bridgewater's fall lasted until the end of the first round.


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