It’s hard to judge a team’s needs before free agency and it’s hard to judge some players before the combine, but here’s how Round 1 should shake out.
1. Houston Texans
Blake Bortles, QB, UCF
The Texans will take a QB first overall, we’re just not positive which one and Bortles’ name has been in some reports.
2. St. Louis Rams (via WAS)
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
You can question his motivation in his junior season, but he’s still a game-changing pass rusher.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Perhaps the most naturally talented QB in the draft, but is viewed to have a lower upside.
4. Cleveland Browns
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
The front-office turmoil makes this an interesting pick, but the Browns need a QB of the future – again.
5. Oakland Raiders
Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
Has slid down some mock drafts, but is a can’t-miss talent the Raiders won’t pass u