2014 NFL mock draft mania: Speculation surrounding Johnny Manziel heats up

Yahoo! Sports Staff
Yahoo SportsMay 5, 2014

Editor's note: The article was updated May 5 to reflect the latest mock by Josh Norris of Rotoworld.

After the longest wait perhaps in the sport's history, NFL draft week is finally here. And while there's been plenty of speculation up to this point, the guessing games and "reports" will pick up in the final days and hours leading to Round 1 on Thursday.

So is Jadeveon Clowney the Texans' choice at No. 1? The Texans say they know, but are keeping it to themselves. Would Johnny Manziel then be the second choice to the Rams? Perhaps.

Here's Yahoo Sports' one-stop shopping for what experts Shaun King and Eric Edholm of Shutdown Corner, and partners from Pro Football Talk and Rotoworld believe will happen on the draft's opening night.

[Full mock draft analysis: King | Edholm | PFT | Rotoworld's collection]

       
1. HOUSTON TEXANS
Khalil Mack, LB,
Buffalo
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
2. ST. LOUIS RAMS
Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson Khalil Mack, LB,
Buffalo
3. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina Khalil Mack, LB,
Buffalo
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
4. CLEVELAND BROWNS
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville Jake Matthews, OT,
Texas A&M
Derek Carr, QB,
Fresno State
Mike Evans, WR,
Texas A&M
5. OAKLAND RAIDERS
Aaron Donald, DT,
Pittsburgh
Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn Aaron Donald, DT,
Pittsburgh
6. ATLANTA FALCONS
Greg Robinson, OT,
Auburn
Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan Khalil Mack, LB,
Buffalo
Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
7. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Mike Evans, WR,
Texas A&M
Mike Evans, WR,
Texas A&M
Mike Evans, WR,
Texas A&M
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
8. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
C.J. Mosley, LB,
Alabama
Blake Bortles, QB,
Central Florida
Blake Bortles, QB,
Central Florida
Blake Bortles, QB,
Central Florida
9. BUFFALO BILLS
Jake Matthews, OT,
Texas A&M
Anthony Barr, LB/DE, UCLA Jake Matthews, OT,
Texas A&M
Jake Matthews, OT,
Texas A&M
10. DETROIT LIONS
Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama Aaron Donald, DT,
Pittsburgh
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
11. TENNESSEE TITANS
Blake Bortles, QB,
Central Florida
Justin Gilbert, CB,
Oklahoma State
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville Taylor Lewan, OT,
Michigan
12. NEW YORK GIANTS
Eric Ebron, TE,
North Carolina
Aaron Donald, DT,
Pittsburgh
Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
13. ST. LOUIS RAMS
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama Calvin Pryor, S,
Louisville
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama Kyle Fuller, CB,
Virginia Tech
14. CHICAGO BEARS
Calvin Pryor, S,
Louisville
Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota C.J. Mosley, LB,
Alabama
Calvin Pryor, S,
Louisville
15. PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Louis Nix III, DT,
Notre Dame
Bradley Roby, CB,
Ohio State
Marquise Lee, WR,
USC
Ra'shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
16. DALLAS COWBOYS
Timmy Jernigan, DT, FSU Zack Martin, G/OT, N.D. Dee Ford, DE, Auburn Zack Martin, G/OT, N.D.
17. BALTIMORE RAVENS
Taylor Lewan, OT,
Michigan
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU Taylor Lewan, OT,
Michigan
Jimmie Ward, S,
Northern Illinois
18. NEW YORK JETS
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State Eric Ebron, TE,
North Carolina
Eric Ebron, TE,
North Carolina
Justin Gilbert, CB,
Oklahoma State
19. MIAMI DOLPHINS
Zack Martin, OT,
Notre Dame
Johnny Manziel, QB, TAMU to Browns (trade) Xavier Su'a-Filo, G,
UCLA
Eric Ebron, TE,
North Carolina
20. ARIZONA CARDINALS
Anthony Barr, LB,
UCLA
Derek Carr, QB,
Fresno State
Anthony Barr, LB,
UCLA
Dee Ford, DE/OLB,
Auburn
21. GREEN BAY PACKERS
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama Jason Verrett, CB,
TCU
Ryan Shazier, LB,
Ohio State
22. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Dee Ford, DE/OLB,
Auburn
Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State Justin Gilbert, CB,
Oklahoma State
C.J. Mosley, LB,
Alabama
23. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Marqise Lee, WR,
USC
Xavier Su'a-Filo, G,
UCLA
Bradley Roby, CB,
Ohio State
Xavier Su'a-Filo, G,
UCLA
24. CINCINNATI BENGALS
Kyle Fuller, CB,
Virginia Tech
Kyle Fuller, CB,
Virginia Tech
Ryan Shazier, LB,
Ohio State
Morgan Moses, OT,
Virginia
25. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Justin Gilbert, CB,
Oklahoma State
Jason Verrett, CB,
TCU
Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M to Bucs (trade)
26. CLEVELAND BROWNS
Bradley Roby, CB,
Ohio State
Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, 'Bama to 'Phins (trade) Trai Turner, G, LSU Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
27. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State Dee Ford, DE/OLB, Auburn Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU Marcus Martin, C/G
USC
28. CAROLINA PANTHERS
Morgan Moses, OT,
Virginia
Marqise Lee, WR,
USC
Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State Jason Verrett, CB,
TCU
29. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Ra'shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota Teddy Bridgewater, QB, L'ville to Jags (trade) Zack Martin, OT,
Notre Dame
Dominique Easley, DT, Florida
30. SAN FRANCISCO 49ers
Jason Verrett, CB,
TCU
Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State Kyle Fuller, CB,
Virginia Tech
Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
31. DENVER BRONCOS
Xavier Su'a-Filo, G,
UCLA
Ryan Shazier, LB,
Ohio State
Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
32. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska Joel Bitonio, OL, Nevada Kony Ealy, DE,
Missouri
Joel Bitonio, OL, Nevada

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