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Pete Dougherty's mock draft: Who follows Clowney at No. 1?

May 7, 2014
 
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South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is the favorite to be selected No. 1 overall in the draft Thursday. / Getty Images

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1. TEXANS

Jadeveon Clowney, OLB, S. Carolina

Houston opts for most talented player in this draft.

2. RAMS

Greg Robinson, T, Auburn

St. Louis would prefer to trade back and gain extra picks.

3. JAGUARS

Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

QB Johnny Manziel or T Jake Matthews also possible.

4. BROWNS

Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

Cleveland might want to trade back and get QB later in round.

5. RAIDERS

Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo

GM Reggie McKenzie could be thinking QB if Manziel’s on board, or T Jake Matthews. Probably prefers a trade down.

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6. FALCONS

Jake Matthews, T, Texas A&M

Also need defensive help, might trade up for Clowney.

7. BUCCANEERS

Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

Other possibilities are QB if Manziel still on board, or T.

8. VIKINGS

Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

QB Blake Bortles or ILB C.J. Mosley also make sense here.

9. BILLS

Taylor Lewan, T, Michigan

Also might take TE Eric Ebron if they don’t trade out.

10. LIONS, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

S, Alabama

Need DBs badly, also might take CB such as Justin Gilbert.

11. TITANS

Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

A wild-card team, could go for QB Manziel or Bortles.

12. GIANTS

Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh

GM Jerry Reese puts premium on D-linemen, though Notre Dame OL Zack Martin and Ebron possibilities also.

13. RAMS

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

Rams could trade out with team that covets Ebron or Martin.

14. BEARS

Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

Bears badly need safety though also might covet DT Donald.

15. STEELERS

C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama

Also will look hard at CB such as Darqueze Dennard.

16. COWBOYS

Anthony Barr, DE/OLB UCLA

Also would have to think about OL Martin but more likely would go with outside pass rusher if they don’t trade out.

17. RAVENS

Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

CB like Dennard possible, or S if Clinton-Dix or Pryor on board.

18. JETS

Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

Need playmaking on offense but also could go with OL Martin or a CB such as Dennard or Ohio State’s Bradley Roby.

19. DOLPHINS

Zack Martin , T/G, Notre Dame

Desperate for OL help, might have to trade up for him.

20. CARDINALS

Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

Luxury pick for future, might go with QB Derek Carr also.

21. PACKERS

Ryan Shazier, ILB, Ohio State

Packers need dynamic every-down player for heart of ‘D’.

22. EAGLES

Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

Also could go for USC WR Marqise Lee, or a DL such as Florida State’s Timmy Jernigan or Notre Dame’s Stephon Tuitt.

23. CHIEFS

Marqise Lee, WR, USC

GM John Dorsey needs receiving weapons for Alex Smith.

24. BENGALS

Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

If they go CB also might take TCU’s Jason Verrett.

25. CHARGERS

Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

If run on CBs starts earlier, Chargers might have to look to DL.

26. BROWNS

Cyrus Kouandjio, T/G, Alabama

If they don’t take Manziel at No. 4 overall, they might take QB Bortles or Carr.

27. SAINTS

Dee Ford, OLB, Auburn

Might prefer ILB or CB if any of top group make it through.

28. PANTHERS

Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt

Other WR possibilities are Cody Latimer and Davante Adams.

29. NEW ENGLAND

Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame

Might go for another prototypical 3-4 DE, Ra’Shede Hageman.

30. 49ERS

Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

San Francisco needs a speed receiving threat and a 3-4 DL.

31. BRONCOS

Ra’Shede Hageman, DE, Minnesota

Also could be looking for OL help such as Xavier Su’a-Filo.

32. SEAHAWKS

Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State

Defending champs also might opt for TE or pass rusher.

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