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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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Baltimore - K. Gausman 1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs - J. Arrieta
Houston - B. Peacock 6:05 PM
Cleveland - C. Carrasco
San Francisco - T. Hudson 6:05 PM
Washington - D. Fister
St. Louis - A. Wainwright 6:05 PM
Philadelphia - K. Kendrick
Chicago WSox - J. Danks 6:05 PM
NY Yankees - S. Greene
Tampa Bay - D. Smyly 6:07 PM
Toronto - M. Stroman
Atlanta - M. Minor 6:10 PM
Cincinnati - M. Latos
Seattle - F. Hernandez 6:10 PM
Boston - J. Kelly
Kansas City - Y. Ventura 7:05 PM
Texas - C. Lewis
Pittsburgh - J. Locke 7:10 PM
Milwaukee - Y. Gallardo
Detroit - R. Ray 7:10 PM
Minnesota - T. Milone
Miami - H. Alvarez 7:40 PM
Colorado - F. Morales
San Diego - O. Despaigne 8:40 PM
Arizona - J. Collmenter
LA Angels - H. Santiago 9:05 PM
Oakland - S. Gray
NY Mets - J. Niese 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - D. Haren
Pittsburgh 21 FINAL
Philadelphia 31
Carolina 6:30 PM
New England
NY Giants 6:30 PM
NY Jets
Jacksonville 6:30 PM
Detroit
Oakland 7:00 PM
Green Bay
Chicago 9:00 PM
Seattle
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Buffalo
Tennessee 8/23/14 6:00 PM
Atlanta
Dallas 8/23/14 6:00 PM
Miami
Washington 8/23/14 6:30 PM
Baltimore
New Orleans 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Indianapolis
Minnesota 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Kansas City
St. Louis 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Cleveland
Houston 8/23/14 8:00 PM
Denver
San Diego 8/24/14 3:00 PM
San Francisco
Cincinnati 8/24/14 7:00 PM
Arizona
(21) Texas A&M 8/28/14 5:00 PM
(9) So Carolina
Wake Forest 8/28/14 6:00 PM
ULM
Boise State 8/28/14 7:00 PM
(18) Ole Miss
Tulane 8/28/14 7:00 PM
Tulsa
Temple 8/28/14 8:15 PM
Vanderbilt
Rutgers 8/28/14 9:00 PM
Washington St
Weber State 8/28/14 9:30 PM
(19) Arizona State
Real Salt Lake 8:00 PM
FC Dallas
Montreal 7:30 PM
Winnipeg
Toronto 8/23/14 3:00 PM
Edmonton
Calgary 8/24/14 2:00 PM
Ottawa
Saskatchewan 8/24/14 6:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 8/29/14 6:30 PM
Montreal
Winnipeg 8/31/14 2:00 PM
Saskatchewan
Toronto 9/1/14 12:00 PM
Hamilton
Edmonton 9/1/14 3:30 PM
Calgary
Chicago 6:30 PM
Atlanta
Los Angeles 9:00 PM
Phoenix
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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 pm
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pm
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis Noon
Sep 14 - vs. New England Noon
Sep 21 - at New Orleans Noon
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pm
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pm
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit Noon
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo Noon
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay Noon
Nov 2 - vs. Washington Noon
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago Noon
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay Noon
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina Noon
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets Noon
Dec 14 - at Detroit Noon
Dec 21 - at Miami Noon
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago Noon

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