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Trade potential: Unlikely.

The pick: Odell Beckham, WR, LSU

Why? Steelers have lost three of their top four WRs in 14 months.

 

16 Cowboys

Top need: Defense (everywhere)

Trade potential: Up. Johnny Manziel or Aaron Donald could send the Cowboys up the board.

The pick: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

Why? Can’t wait for Twitter to gather enough hindsight to explain to me in 140 characters why it was so obvious all along that Manziel was a future (insert one: Hall of Famer, colossal bust).

 

17 Ravens

Top need: Right tackle

Trade potential: Down. Looking for offense.

The pick: C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama

Why? Ravens want Zack Martin, but he’s gone. Mosley is the best available.

 

18 Jets

Top need: Wide receiver

Trade potential: Unlikely.

The pick: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

Why? Might be early for Cooks, but the Jets need a No. 1 WR.

19 Dolphins

Top need: Right tackle

Trade potential: Down. New GM Dennis Hickey running a draft for first time.

The pick: Ja’Waun James, OT, Tennessee

Why? Dolphins have no one on the roster who has played right tackle.

 

20 Cardinals

Top need: Strong safety

Trade potential: Unlikely.

The pick: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

Why? Desperation at safety overrides rumors of QB here.

 

21 Packers

Top need: Free safety

Trade potential: Unlikely.

The pick: Ryan Shazier, ILB, Ohio State

Why? Shazier is a good fit if the top safeties are gone.

 

22 Eagles

Top need: Cornerback

Trade potential: Down. With only six picks, Philly could be a trade partner for the Vikings trying to get back into first round for the third consecutive year.

The pick: Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

Why? Receiver a possibility, but Fuller better all-around player.

 

23 Chiefs

Top need: Receiver

Trade potential: Unlikely.

The pick: Marqise Lee, WR, USC

Why? Dwayne Bowe is turning 30 and the Chiefs whiffed on Emmanuel Sanders.

 

24 Bengals

Top need: Cornerback

Trade potential: Down. Another potential partner for a team, such as the Vikings, looking to move up for a QB.

The pick: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

Why? Leon Hall has had two torn Achilles in two years. Adam Jones is old, and Terence Newman is older.

 

25 Chargers

Top need: Cornerback

Trade potential: Down. The Chargers also are a target for teams looking to jump ahead of the Browns for a QB.

The pick: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

Why? Tape allows Chargers to overlook injuries, lack of height.

 

26 Browns

Top need: Quarterback (assuming one wasn’t taken at No. 4).

Trade potential: Up. If the Browns want a quarterback and sense other teams lurking, they have the ammo to move up.

The pick: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

Why? No pressure, Blake. You’d just be the eighth quarterback they’ve drafted since 1999.

 

27 Saints

Top need: Receiver

Trade potential: Up. Saints really want a WR.

The pick: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

Why? Value at pass rusher trumps need at receiver.

 

28 Panthers

Top need: Receiver

Trade potential: Unlikely, considering depth of WRs.

The pick: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

Why? With several holes to fill at LT, CB and WR, the Panthers take a receiver they’re targeting.

 

29 Patriots

Top need: Defensive tackle

Trade potential: Possibly down because Bill Belichick believes he can find gems later.

The pick: Stephon Tuitt, DT, Notre Dame

Why? Tuitt can play anywhere on a line that’s aging.

 

30 49ers

Top need: Cornerback

Trade potential: Up. With 11 picks, the 49ers can go get a player they want.

The pick: Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

Why? Big and fast, although Richard Sherman might disagree.

 

31 Broncos

Top need: Middle linebacker

Trade potential: Down, if MLB is a reach here.

The pick: Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Gophers

Why? If Hageman truly wants to be good, this could be a great value pick for a conference champion.

 

32 Seahawks

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Detroit 12
FIU 2 FINAL
Miami 7
Toronto 114 FINAL
Philadelphia 103
Golden State 108 FINAL
Brooklyn 110
Phoenix 98 FINAL
Miami 115
LA Clippers 110 FINAL
Minnesota 105
New Orleans 93 FINAL
Dallas 102
Nashville 1 FINAL
NY Rangers 4
Carolina 2 FINAL
Chicago 5
Montreal 0 FINAL
San Jose 4
Virginia 59 FINAL
Syracuse 47
Baylor 59 FINAL
Texas 61
SE Louisiana 79 FINAL
Northwestern St 92
Central Arkansas 49 FINAL
Sam Houston St 76
Norfolk State 59 FINAL
Howard 61
Bethune-Cookman 50 FINAL
NC A&T 67
Hampton 75 FINAL
Delaware State 85
Lamar 69 FINAL
McNeese State 70
Nicholls 89 FINAL
New Orleans 79
Incarnate Word 62 FINAL
Stephen F Austin 83
NC Central 62 FINAL
Savannah State 49
Texas Southern 77 FINAL
Alabama A&M 75
Prairie View 67 FINAL
Alabama State 65
Oklahoma 70 FINAL
Iowa State 77
Grambling St 62 FINAL
Miss Valley St 66
Boston College 66 FINAL
Virginia Tech 59
Jackson State 62 FINAL
Ark-Pine Bluff 64
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NC A&T 58
Hampton 78 FINAL
Delaware State 63
Norfolk State 63 FINAL
Howard 60
NC Central 54 FINAL
Savannah State 65
Texas Southern 83 FINAL
Alabama A&M 46
Prairie View 42 FINAL
Alabama State 60
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Ark-Pine Bluff 74
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Cincinnati 58
(1) Connecticut 88 FINAL
South Florida 65
UCF 57 FINAL
East Carolina 67
Central Conn St 53 FINAL
Bryant 55
Wagner 66 FINAL
Robert Morris 60
Sacred Heart 75 FINAL
Fairleigh Dickinson 84
St Francis-NY 73 FINAL
Long Island 49
Mount St Marys 87 FINAL
St Francis-PA 90
Temple 56 FINAL
Houston 45
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(6) Baylor 75
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Kansas 68
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pmX10-6
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pmX19-3
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis NoonX34-6
Sep 14 - vs. New England NoonX30-7
Sep 21 - at New Orleans NoonX20-9
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pmX41-28
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pmX42-10
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit NoonX17-3
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo NoonX17-16
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay NoonX19-13 ot
Nov 2 - vs. Washington NoonX29-26
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago NoonX21-13
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay NoonX24-21
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina NoonX31-13
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets NoonX30-24 ot
Dec 14 - at Detroit 3:25 pmX16-14
Dec 21 - at Miami NoonX37-35
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago NoonX13-9

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