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NFL Draft 2014: Full first round results

Get caught up on the first round of the NFL Draft with results and analysis from Thursday night.

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Draft picks by school, conference, stars

As is custom, SEC schools and their recruiting grounds dominated the opening rounds, but members of the ACC, Big Ten, Mountain West, and Pac-12 had strong weekends as well. Among schools, LSU led the way.

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Watch Dee Ford find out the Chiefs drafted him

Ford got to share the biggest phone call of his career with friends and family in Alabama.

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Why do we watch the NFL Draft?

Record ratings mean that the league will pat itself on the back and keep pushing until the bubble bursts.

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What are the mock drafts telling us?

The only consensus among mock drafts heading into the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft is that there is no consensus. Case in point: The Texans are projected to select players from four different positions across five mock drafts.

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Texans really don't want Derek Carr

The Texans have zero interest in drafting Derek Carr, or they're pulling off the most elaborate bluff of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Will the Texans trade back from No. 33?

The Houston Texans are the subject of NFL Draft trade rumors once again. Will they deal the No. 33 overall pick? Can they afford to wait on a quarterback any longer?

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Bridgewater diagnosed with heart issue at Combine

Teddy Bridgewater got a brief heart scare during his pre-draft physical at the NFL Combine, but follow-up exams indicated he was fine.

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NFL Draft sets ratings record

Fans apparently didn't mind the wait, tuning into the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft in record numbers Thursday.

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First round NFL Draft grades roundup

Still struggling to figure out what you think of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft? Here's a rundown of the highlights and lowlights according to the internet!

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2nd-round mock draft

Could the Houston Texans take Derek Carr? How highly will Virginia offensive tackle Morgan Moses come off the board? Those are just two of the pressing issues in the second round of the draft.

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2014 NFL Draft grades: Round 1 in review

It's too early for draft grades, but here are our initial reactions to the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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The best available players after the 1st round

The talent left in the draft shows the depth of this year's class.

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Vikings trade up, draft Teddy Bridgewater

Not wanting to let Bridgewater slide to the Texans, Minnesota pulled off a trade with the Seahawks for the last pick of Round 1.

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Complete Round 1 results

The first round was full of twists and turns as quarterbacks took a tumble down draft boards. Take a look at the complete results for the first round.

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Teddy Bridgewater headed to the Vikings

Teddy Bridgewater is finally headed to the NFL with the Vikings after a long pre-draft process during which he weathered seemingly every possible criticism. What does the future hold for the former Louisville star?

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Broncos take Bradley Roby at No. 31

Bradley Roby snuck into the end of the first round, going to the Broncos at No. 31. Roby is one of the most athletically-gifted players at his position.

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49ers pick S Jimmie Ward at No. 30

Jimmie Ward is going to San Francisco at No. 30 after falling under the radar at a smaller school.

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Easley goes No. 29 to New England

Dominique Easley snuck into the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, going No. 29 overall to the Patriots.

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Benjamin drafted by Panthers at No. 28

Kelvin Benjamin was instrumental in Florida State's win over Auburn in the BCS National Championship Game. Now he could become a key red zone target for the Panthers after being selected No. 28 overall.

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Cardinals take Deone Bucannon

After toiling on a bad Washington State team, Deone Bucannon is stepping into the spotlight.

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Eagles take Marcus Smith at No. 26

The Eagles picked up a defensive end late in the draft, selecting Marcus Smith with the No. 26 overall pick.

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Can Manziel make it work in Cleveland?

For the third time since 2007, the Browns have used the 22nd pick in the draft on a quarterback. Now it's time for the electric Heisman Trophy winner to prove he's not another Brandon Weeden or Brady Quinn.

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Homeless guy making Browns' draft decisions

Jimmy Haslam finally found his ideal general manager.

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The Johnny Manziel Mood Board

Johnny Manziel had many feels Thursday night. We tracked them all.

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Chargers pick up Verrett at No. 25

Jason Verrett fell to No. 25 due to concerns about his size, but he has the physicality and athleticism to be a star for the Chargers.

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Bengals takes Darqueze Dennard at No. 24

Darqueze Dennard is the second cornerback selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, going No. 24 overall to the Bengals.

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Dee Ford headed to Chiefs at No. 23 overall

Dee Ford may not be a total package of size and athleticism like Jadeveon Clowney or Kony Ealy, but his speed and pass-rushing repertoire was good enough to make him the No. 23 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Browns trade up again, finally draft Manziel

Cleveland traded with the Eagles to take Manziel at No. 22.

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Manziel drafted by the Browns at No. 22

Johnny Football is headed to the Browns, where he will be a lightning rod for media attention but could also compete for playing time if he has a hot start in training camp.

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Saints trade up, draft Brandin Cooks

The Saints swapped with the Cardinals, then used the pick to hand Drew Brees another weapon.

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Clinton-Dix goes to Green Bay

Alabama has long been known for defense, partially due to the play of Clinton-Dix in recent years. He should be a much-needed upgrade to the Packers' defense.

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Cooks drafted 20th overall by Saints

Brandin Cooks is headed to New Orleans after being selected with the No. 20 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Ja'Wuan James joins Dolphins at No. 19

Ja'Wuan James went No. 19 overall to the Miami Dolphins, becoming the fifth offensive tackle selected.

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Eric Ebron pick adds to Lions offensive arsenal

Lions double down on their pass offense.

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Calvin Pryor goes to Jets at No. 18

The former Louisville star is now taking his talents to the New York Jets in hopes of becoming an elite player.

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C.J. Mosley to the Ravens

The two-time national champion brings a winning pedigree into the NFL.

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Zack Martin goes to Cowboys at No. 16

The Cowboys have selected versatile offensive lineman Zack Martin with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Steelers take Shazier at No. 15

Ryan Shazier is a Steeler after Pittsburgh selected him with the No. 15 pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Fuller goes to Bears at No. 14

Virginia Tech's best corner is now hoping his success translates to the NFL.

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Rams draft Aaron Donald at No. 13

At Pittsburgh, Aaron Donald was often overlooked. Now, Donald will have a chance to grab the spotlight.

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Odell Beckham Jr. drafted by Giants at No. 12

Known as a burner, it didn't take long for the LSU product to race off the board.

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Taylor Lewan selected by Titans at No. 11

Taylor Lewan is headed to the Titans with the No. 11 overall pick, where he is expected to shore up a shaky offensive line. Lewan was one of the most athletic linemen in the draft, but he played on an abysmal Michigan offense in 2013.

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Barry Sanders too short for the NFL

Someone get the HOF running back a stool.

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Lions select Eric Ebron at No. 10

UNC's Eric Ebron is the first tight end selected in the NFL Draft, going No. 10 overall to the Lions.

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Browns trade up one, grab Justin Gilbert

Cleveland is already making a lot of moves.

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What are the Bills doing?

Sammy Watkins should make an instant impact on an offensively challenged Bills team.

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Barr picked by Vikings

With the selection of Anthony Barr, the Vikings believe they have improved their pass-rush significantly.

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Sammy Watkins will take pressure off E.J. Manuel

The Bills landed one of this year's most dynamic talents, but can Watkins help the development of E.J. Manuel?

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Browns take Gilbert at No. 8

The Browns made another move out of left field, moving to the No. 8 spot to take cornerback Justin Gilbert out of Oklahoma State.

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Buccaneers grab Mike Evans

Mike Evans became the second wide receiver off the board in the NFL Draft, going No. 7 overall to the Buccaneers.

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Jake Matthews drafted by Falcons

Matthews keeps the trend of highly drafted Texas A&M offensive tackle prospects going strong.

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Bills trade up, draft Sammy Watkins.

The Browns moved down, allowing the Bills to jump up for one of the top offensive playmakers in the class.

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Greg Robinson gives Rams power in the trenches

Rams rookie will play left guard his first season.

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Jags fans' very rational reaction to Bortles

They needed a new QB, and they got one. Just not the one the fans wanted.

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Khalil Mack to the Raiders

The Raiders took Khalil Mack, one of the best linebacker prospects to come out in years.

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Sammy Watkins drafted by Bills at No. 4

The draft's top receiver didn't have too wait long, getting snatched up at the No. 4 spot by the Buffalo Bills, who traded up to acquire him.

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Bortles selected No. 3overall by the Jaguars

Blake Bortles is headed to the Jaguars with the No. 3 overall pick after a long pre-draft process during which he did his best to prove that he is the best quarterback in this year's class.

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Greg Robison goes No. 2 to Rams

Can the bulldozing offensive tackle have the same success in the NFL that he did at Auburn? The Rams think so.

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Clowney first defender picked No. 1 since 2006

Since 1967, only 15 defensive players have been taken first overall.

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Clowney drafted No. 1 overall by Texans

Jadeveon Clowney is off the 2014 NFL Draft board at No. 1 overall. The Texans got perhaps one of the most gifted players to enter the NFL in some time.

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Tracking the draft day trades

The NFL Draft is full of wheeling and dealing with picks and players exchanging hands frequently. Keep track of all the happening with our draft pick trade tracker.

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How to watch the NFL Draft online

The first round of the NFL Draft is set to start (we think) in just a few minutes. If you can't follow along from your television, ESPN and NFL Network have helpfully provided live-streaming options.

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Complete 2014 first-round draft order

The Texans are expected to kick off the first-round draft order for the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday. Chaos could promptly follow.

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Full TV schedule and 1st round NFL Draft order

The 2014 NFL Draft is just minutes away. Here's a primer to help you prepare, including the start time, TV schedule and full draft order for the first round.

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Explaining the selection process

The process of making a selection gets explained in detail. Sometimes, even NFL teams screw it up.

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Where's Johnny going?

Just a few more hours until the start of the NFL Draft, and still no one has a clue where Johnny Manziel will go. The Giants, Cowboys and Buccaneers are now reportedly interested. Do you have favorite NFL team? Well guess what, they also want Johnny Football.

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Explaining the trade value chart

The draft is an inexact science, but it has some very exact measurements when it comes to trades.

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McShay's mock: Manziel to Dallas

ESPN's draft guru breaks down what he expects in the first round of the NFL Draft.

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Kiper mocks Manziel to Tampa Bay

The most famous draft expert alive makes his predictions known on the eve of the draft.

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NFL Draft order for tonight's 1st round

From the Houston Texans to the Seattle Seahawks, we've got your draft order for the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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How to watch the NFL Draft online

Can't watch on TV? Here's how you can stream the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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NFL Draft 1st round TV schedule

The NFL Draft is here, and you've got a couple options for watching on TV.

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The final mock draft

The buildup to the NFL Draft is complete with the first round finally beginning tonight. Matthew Fairburn and Dan Kadar offer up their final first-round predictions.

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2014 NFL Draft final top 200

The South Carolina star pass rusher goes wire-to-wire at the top, like some of the great prospects before him. But this year's draft will be defined by the success of the quarterbacks.

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