1. Houston — Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
Texans prefer to trade down but might not get offer they like.
2. St. Louis (from Washington) — Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews also a possibility.
3. Jacksonville — Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
Wouldn’t be surprised to see Johnny Manziel here. Jags need someone who will sell tickets.
4. Cleveland — Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
Perfect partner for Josh Gordon, and I never bought the Manziel groundswell.
5. Oakland — Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Raiders play it safe, get surefire starter.
6. Atlanta — Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
Team most likely to trade up.
7. Tampa Bay — Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Buccaneers make biggest splash in the draft.
8. Minnesota — Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
Coordinator Norv Turner gets his QB later.
9. Buffalo — Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
Bills possible trade partner for Browns.
10. Detroit — Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
First corner off the board is a playmaker.
11. Tennessee — Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
Titans officially give up on Jake Locker.
12. N.Y. Giants — Zack Martin, OL, Notre Dame
Versatile, trustworthy lineman fits need.
13. St. Louis — Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
Too good a player for the Rams to pass up.
14. Chicago — Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
First safety off the board.
15. Pittsburgh — Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
If the Browns trade down from No. 4, Fuller could be their target.
16. Dallas — Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
Cowboys try to boost pass rush when Manziel’s not around.
17. Baltimore — Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
A partner at the back end of the defense for Matt Elam, last year’s first-rounder.
18. N.Y. Jets — Odell Beckham, WR, LSU
Jets need help for whoever is QB.
19. Miami — Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
Dolphins would prefer OT, but the best are gone.
20. Arizona — C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
Cardinals pass on a QB in favor of best player available.
21. Green Bay — Stephon Tuitt, DT, Notre Dame
Should help the run defense.
22. Philadelphia — Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
DeSean Jackson’s replacement has none of the character concerns.
23. Kansas City — Marqise Lee, WR, USC
Another weapon for QB Alex Smith.
24. Cincinnati — Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
A great value this late in the round.
25. San Diego — Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
Athleticism makes up for some bad game tape.
26. Cleveland (from Indianapolis) — Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Board falls perfectly for Browns. Bridgewater a close call over Derek Carr.
27. New Orleans — Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
Lot of potential with this pick.
28. Carolina — Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
Panthers could go WR here.
29. New England — Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
Patriots are always looking for trades.
30. San Francisco — Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
49ers could trade up or go with WR.
31. Denver — Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
Worth the risk this late in round.
32. Seattle — Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
Deep roster allows Seahawks to take best player that falls this far.
Rest of Browns picks:
- No. 35 (second round) — Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska
- No. 71 (third) — Ja’Wuan James, OT, Tennessee
- No. 83 (third) — Trai Turner, OG, LSU
- No. 106 (fourth) — Christian Jones, LB, Florida State
- No. 127 (fourth) — Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech
- No. 145 (fifth) — Storm Johnson, RB, Central Florida
- No. 180 (sixth) — Devin Street, WR, Pittsburgh
- No. 218 (seventh) — Chris Davis, CB, Auburn
** No. 26 acquired from Colts in trade for RB Trent Richardson.
** No. 83 acquired from Steelers for 2013 fourth-round selection (No. 111).
** No. 127 acquired from Colts for 2013 fifth-round selection (No. 139).
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