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2014 NFL Draft - First Round Recap!

The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft was completed last night, and all we can say is…

 

WOW!

 

There were thrills, chills, shocks and tears!

 

As expected, the Houston Texans selected DE Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 overall pick and the St. Louis Rams took OT Eric Robinson with the second selection.

 

After that, things got crazy!

 

The Jacksonville Jaguars surprised everybody and made Blake Bortles the first QB taken.

 

Then the Buffalo Bills traded the 8th pick, and their first pick in 2015, to Cleveland in order to take WR Sammy Watkins. Most draft experts thought the Browns would take QB Johnny Manziel with their first pick, but the Browns selected DB Justin Gilbert out of Oklahoma St.

 

Meanwhile, Manziel waited in the green room while team after team passed on him. His wait ended when the Browns moved into the 22nd spot and made "Johnny Football” their QB of the future.

 

Don’t miss the action tonight when round two of the 2014 NFL Draft kicks off at 7:00 PM ET on the NFL Network and, of course, right here on NFL RUSH!

 

Draft Fun Facts

 

Jadeveon Clowney became the first defensive lineman to be chosen first overall since 2006, when these same Houston Texans took Mario Williams.

 

The Atlanta Falcons choice with the 6th overall pick, T Jake Matthews, became the 10th son of a Pro Football Hall of Fame player/coach to be drafted into the league. His father Bruce Matthews played for 18 seasons in the NFL and made the Pro Bowl 14 times.

 

QB Blake Bortles was selected earlier than any other player in Central Florida history. He joins QB Daunte Culpepper as the only players in school history to be chosen in Round 1.

 

LB Khalil Mack (Oakland, 5th pick) is the first player from the University of Buffalo to be drafted in Round 1.

 

What was the highlight of round one?

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  • Minnesota Vikings

    May 18, 2014

    jgreenbaum · starter

    it was browns not picking jonny foot ball when they traded us

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    May 13, 2014

    crasher4444 · rookie

    bridgewater to vikings is the highlight of the decade

  • Seattle Seahawks

    May 12, 2014

    lilbull25 · draftee

    sammy watkins wr i luv offense wr also

  • Los Angeles Rams

    May 11, 2014

    yeoslakers · practice squad

    eric robinson? greg!

  • San Francisco 49ers

    May 10, 2014

    zeerehman780 · draftee

    I think that manziel got tired of waiting.and why didn't he come in the top 10 picks?

  • Detroit Lions

    May 10, 2014

    fantaandfootball · draftee

    ebron eric best lion ever!

  • Minnesota Vikings

    May 10, 2014

    vikingfan728 · mvp

    teddy bridgewater is the man

  • New England Patriots

    May 10, 2014

    patsnation123 · 2nd string

    i agree with you mattyswag

  • Seattle Seahawks

    May 9, 2014

    56b · draftee

    Jadeveon Clowney is the best player on defense i play DE also sweet!!!

  • New Orleans Saints

    May 9, 2014

    coolbrees0908 · draftee

    logan thomas

  • New England Patriots

    May 9, 2014

    pamodzi23 · practice squad

    That's a dew

  • Denver Broncos

    May 9, 2014

    fandb18 · veteran

    what about the broncos?

  • New England Patriots

    May 9, 2014

    patsnation123 · 2nd string

    FIRST COMMENT... I THINK and the highlight was that johnny football had to wait till 22 pick same as ray lewis!! and ray was the one who said that cleavland should take him a minute before they actually picked him

  • Seattle Seahawks

    May 9, 2014

    mattyswag · practice squad

    I think the player who will be the most explosive in the NFL will be WR Sammy Watkins. He's one of the most explosive players I've seen and he's one of the best in this draft.

  • San Francisco 49ers

    May 9, 2014

    343lover · draftee

    49ers

  • Minnesota Vikings

    May 9, 2014

    popcultureben · 2nd string

    defietly the vikes trading the seahwkas for 31 gettin teddy bridgewater!

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    May 9, 2014

    troy123ben · draftee

    shazier going to the steelers

  • Green Bay Packers

    May 9, 2014

    jstar101 · rookie

    NICE

  • Tennessee Titans

    May 9, 2014

    sherrodcopeland · draftee

    what up all youll

  • Green Bay Packers

    May 9, 2014

    max1 · practice squad

    ha ha clinton-dix to the packers!

  • Houston Texans

    May 9, 2014

    swatt101 · 2nd string

    go clowney

  • Green Bay Packers

    May 9, 2014

    rogersthrow11 · draftee

    ha ha ha ha ha is ours

  • Green Bay Packers

    May 9, 2014

    rogersthrow11 · draftee

    first comment!