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NFL Draft Order 2014

The 2014 NFL Draft Order for the first round is as follows:

1. Houston Texans
2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins)
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
4. Cleveland Browns
5. Oakland Raiders
6. Atlanta Falcons
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8. Minnesota Vikings
9. Buffalo Bills
10. Detroit Lions
11. Tennessee Titans
12. New York Giants
13. St. Louis Rams
14. Chicago Bears
15. Pittsburgh Steelers
16. Dallas Cowboys
17. Baltimore Ravens
18. New York Jets
19. Miami Dolphins
20. Arizona Cardinals
21. Green Bay Packers
22. Philadelphia Eagles
23. Kansas City Chiefs
24. Cincinnati Bengals
25. San Diego Chargers
26. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis Colts)
27. New Orleans Saints
28. Carolina Panthers
29. New England Patriots
30. San Francisco 49ers
31. Denver Broncos
32. Seattle Seahawks

The 49ers, of course, are selecting thirtieth as of now. Do not expect this to be where they end up taking a player, however. Almost all signs point towards them trading up, though there is an outside chance they will actually trade out of the first round.

So 49ers fans will need to keep one eye on the television from relatively early on. Each team has ten minutes to make a selection. The highest the 49ers are presumed to consider trading up is 14 or so–and that is not being very conservative. The 49ers would likely trade into 16 at the highest.

Nevertheless, if the 49ers do surprise us and mortgage the draft for Sammy Watkins, I am sure quite a few fans would not be upset. Do the 49ers have holes to fill? Absolutely. Do they have players in the second and third round they would no doubt want to obtain? Sure. Still, how often does a receiver like Watkins come into the NFL? Now, I do not expect this to happen. A smarter move would be to jump up for Odell Beckham Jr. or a cornerback in the first round and then select Martavis Bryant in the second round, thus solidifying the receiving corps (hopefully) for the long haul or helping boost both main positions of need.


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