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Top 30 prospects invited to NFL draft

Posted by Dallas Miller on April 22, 2014 – 7:47 pm


A record 30 top prospects are confirmed to attend the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York, the NFL announced today.

Those prospects, who are expected to be selected on Thursday or Friday night, include four quarterbacks – Blake Bortles (Central Florida), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) and Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M).

The players confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:

1) Odell Beckham, Jr. WR Louisiana State
2) Blake Bortles QB Central Florida
3) Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville
4) Ha Ha Clinton-Dix S Alabama
5) Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
6) Brandin Cooks WR Oregon State
7) Kony Ealy DE Missouri
8) Eric Ebron TE North Carolina
9) Mike Evans WR Texas A&M
10) Kyle Fuller CB Virginia Tech
11) Jimmy Garoppolo QB Eastern Illinois
12) Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State
13) Ra’Shede Hageman DT Minnesota
14) Timmy Jernigan DT Florida State
15) Cyrus Kouandjio T Alabama
16) Cody Latimer WR Indiana
17) Marqise Lee WR Southern California
18) Taylor Lewan T Michigan
19) Khalil Mack LB Buffalo
20) Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M
21) Jake Matthews T Texas A&M
22) Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
23) Morgan Moses T Virginia
24) C.J. Mosley LB Alabama
25) Calvin Pryor S Louisville
26) Greg Robinson T Auburn
27) Bradley Roby CB Ohio State
28) Ryan Shazier LB Ohio State
29) Jason Verrett CB Texas Christian
30) Sammy Watkins WR Clemson

2014 NFL DRAFT FACTS & FIGURES

WHAT: 79th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.

WHERE: Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York City (Between 50th and 51st Streets).

WHEN: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, May 8 (Round 1).
7:00 PM ET, Friday, May 9 (Rounds 2-3).
Noon ET, Saturday, May 10 (Rounds 4-7).

The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 11:30 PM ET. In 2013, the first round consumed three hours and 33 minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 11:00 PM ET. The second and third rounds took three hours and 55 minutes in 2013. The draft will conclude by approximately 7:30 PM ET on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took seven hours and 26 minutes in 2013.

DRAFTING: Representatives of the 32 NFL clubs by telephone communication with their general managers, coaches and scouts.

ROUNDS: Seven Rounds – Round 1 on Thursday, May 8; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, May 9; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, May 10.

There will be 256 selections, including 32 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 13 teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.

The following 32 compensatory choices will supplement the 224 regular choices in the seven rounds –

Round 3: Pittsburgh, 33; Green Bay 34, Baltimore, 35. Round 4: Detroit 33; Baltimore, 34; Houston, 35; Detroit, 36; New York Jets, 37; Baltimore, 38; Atlanta, 39; New England, 40. Round 5: Pittsburgh, 33; New York Giants, 34; Baltimore, 35; Green Bay, 36. Round 6: New York Jets, 33; New York Jets, 34; Houston, 35; Cincinnati, 36; New York Jets, 37; St. Louis, 38; Pittsburgh, 39. Round 7: Dallas, 33; St. Louis, 34; St. Louis, 35; Dallas, 36; Cincinnati, 37; Atlanta, 38; Dallas, 39; Atlanta, 40; Houston, 41.

St. Louis (Nos. 2 and 13) and Cleveland (Nos. 4 and 26) have two selections in the first round. Indianapolis and Washington do not have first-round picks. All other teams have one first-round selection.

TIME LIMITS: Round 1: 10 minutes per selection. Round 2: Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 7: Five minutes per selection.

TELEVISION: NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN 2 will televise the draft on all three days.

INTERNET: On Thursday, May 8 at 8:00 PM ET and Friday, May 9 at 7:00 PM ET, NFL.com Live will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft from Radio City Music Hall. On Saturday, NFL.com Live will stream NFL Network’s coverage of Rounds 4-7 beginning at Noon ET. Throughout the live stream broadcasts, NFL.com’s “Cover it Live” blogging tool offers fans a unique forum to voice their opinions and interact with fellow fans and NFL Network analysts.

The popular “Fan War Rooms” are back, offering innovative ways for fans to follow the Draft, and allowing them the opportunity to discuss a team’s strategy and immediately react once a player is selected.

NFL Fan Pass provides a unique way to experience the NFL Draft with unparalleled access leading up to and during the event. Fans will be able to see exclusive behind-the-scenes video of the players attending New York City, in addition to inside access to Draft parties and events.

MOBILE: The NFL Mobile app from Verizon streams NFL Network’s 2014 NFL Draft Coverage in its entirety throughout the three days of the NFL Draft. Also available through NFL Mobile is a live draft tracker, and all news and video on-demand featuring draft and team analysis.

Draft Xtra – a feature of the NFL Mobile app – offers a comprehensive second-screen companion to NFL Network and NFL.com Live’s coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft. Draft Xtra will have both on-demand and live video featuring Elliot Harrison and Bucky Brooks conducting numerous interviews with NFL draftees, NFL greats and fans in attendance at Radio City Music Hall. Additionally, Draft Xtra will provide player profiles and fan participation components.

2014 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER

Team Win Loss Tie Winning Percentage Strength of Opp Win Opp Loss Opp Tie
# Schedule
1 Houston Texans 2 14 0 0.125 0.559 143 113 0
2 St. Louis (from Washington) 3 13 0 0.188 0.516 131 123 2
3 Jacksonville Jaguars 4 12 0 0.25 0.504 129 127 0
4 Cleveland Browns 4 12 0 0.25 0.516 131 123 2
5 Oakland Raiders 4 12 0 0.25 0.523 134 122 0
6 Atlanta Falcons 4 12 0 0.25 0.553 141 114 1
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4 12 0 0.25 0.574 147 109 0
8 Minnesota Vikings 5 10 1 0.344 0.512 130 124 2
9 Buffalo Bills 6 10 0 0.375 0.52 133 123 0
10 Detroit Lions 7 9 0 0.438 0.457 115 137 4
11 Tennessee Titans 7 9 0 0.438 0.504 129 127 0
12 New York Giants 7 9 0 0.438 0.52 132 122 2
13 St. Louis Rams 7 9 0 0.438 0.551 141 115 0
14 Chicago Bears 8 8 0 0.5 0.465 117 135 4
15 Pittsburgh Steelers 8 8 0 0.5 0.469 119 135 2
16 Dallas Cowboys # 8 8 0 0.5 0.484 123 131 2
17 Baltimore Ravens # 8 8 0 0.5 0.484 123 131 2
18 New York Jets 8 8 0 0.5 0.488 125 131 0
19 Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 0.5 0.523 134 122 0
20 Arizona Cardinals 10 6 0 0.625 0.531 136 120 0
21 Green Bay Packers 8 7 1 0.531 0.453 115 139 2
22 Philadelphia Eagles 10 6 0 0.625 0.453 115 139 2
23 Kansas City Chiefs 11 5 0 0.688 0.445 114 142 0
24 Cincinnati Bengals 11 5 0 0.688 0.48 122 132 2
25 San Diego Chargers 9 7 0 0.563 0.496 127 129 0
26 Cleveland (from Indianapolis) 11 5 0 0.688 0.484 124 132 0
27 New Orleans Saints 11 5 0 0.688 0.516 132 124 0
28 Carolina Panthers 12 4 0 0.75 0.494 126 129 1
29 New England Patriots 12 4 0 0.75 0.473 121 135 0
30 San Francisco 49ers 12 4 0 0.75 0.494 126 129 1
31 Denver Broncos 13 3 0 0.813 0.469 120 136 0
32 Seattle Seahawks 13 3 0 0.813 0.49 125 130 1

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