Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the NFL shield logo and main stage before the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Todd McShay, Mel Kiper release final first round picks; Clowney to Texans

Thursday evening on ESPN, NFL Draft experts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay got together on national television and they made their final predictions before the actual NFL Draft gets kicked off next Thursday.

Both Kiper and McShay played the role of GM for the teams, and they made their picks at timed intervals just like the real deal.

To get things kicked off, McShay put his Rick Smith hat on as GM of the Houston Texans and he did not make any trade, he went right for the jugular with the selection of Jadeveon Clowney.

Next up as the Rams GM, Kiper wasted no time in pointing out that they need wide receiver help and that Sammy Watkins is just too good to pass up to fill that void.

Here’s a look at how their entire first round shaped out.

What’s notable is that there is no Teddy Bridgewater going in round one in the group of quarterbacks that were selected, as well as Johnny Manziel becoming the new face of the Browns franchise.

What did you think of the first round projections? Right? Wrong? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • http://heychrissmith.com heychrissmith

    I’m really intrigued by this draft. Moreso than most years. I like the picks of Justin Gilbert or Zack Martin. Guess we’ll wait and see come draft day!

  • metalhead65

    if the draft goes the way they say it will the bears will take dix over pryer or at least I hope they do! they need a safety and he is bigger stronger and faster than pryor plus played against better competition than he did.

  • tnafam

    how does Barr drop down to the 49ers? that’s some strong linebacker magnet that the 49ers got there. I definitely do not see Detroit picking Odell Beckham since they paid Golden Tate a lot of money. Beckham isn’t gonna go 10th overall to be the 3rd WR. I see him going to the Chiefs to replace Avery. Philly will either pick up Lee, Kelly loves Pac 12 players or Cooks who is similar to Desean but faster.. I think that is a bit high for Jordan Matthews. Latimer and Bruce Ellington pick is just dumb, these two guys are 3-4 round prospects.

  • Rocket99

    Texans are going to draft Manziel wether you like it or not. Kiper and McShay are such big idiots that they still predict Clowney to Texans. “If Clowney were a quarterback, and he was the best player in the draft, it’s easy. But that’s not the case.” -Bob McNair Now does that sound like the Texans are gonna draft Clowney? It really doesn’t. So I would recommend that on your next mock draft, CHANGE IT FROM CLOWNEY TO MANZIEL!!!