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

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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