The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft has come to a close with some suprising late picks and trades. However, what wasn't surprising was the players selected in the top 10. If you've been following draft news and mock drafts for a while, the players in the top 10 had seemed to be on every NFL Draft scout's watch list - a little surprising considering the amount of talent in this year's Draft class.
But with all the last minute trades that keep fans guessing, adding to all the excitement that is the NFL Draft, the first round ended pretty well, with majority of fans happy with the players picked-up by their teams.
The most shocking pick of the night seemed to be Johnny Manziel who was not selected until the 22nd overall pick, regardless of the fact that he was in the top 10 on many experts' mock drafts.
Take a look at the full list of first round picks, and the trades that impacted positioning.
First Round Trades
1. The Cleveland Browns acquired first round pick no. 9 from the Bills in 2014, and the Bills 2015 first-round and fourth-round picks. In return, Buffalo received the Browns 2014 no. 4 first-round pick.
2. The Minnesota Vikings aquired pick no. 9 from the Browns in 2014 and the Browns no. 145 pick overall in the fifth round. Cleveland received the no. 8 pick in the 2014 Draft.
3. The New Orleans Saints acquired pick no. 20 in the 2014 NFL Draft from Arizona. In return, the Arizona Cardinals received pick no. 24 in 2014 and the Saints' third-round pick in 2014, no. 91 overall.
4. The Cleveland Browns aquire pick no. 22 in 2014 from Philadelphia, and the Eagles aquire pick no. 26 in 2014 and the Browns third-round pick in 2014.
5. The Seattle Seahawks gave their 32nd overall pick in 2014 to the Minnesota Vikings in return for the Vikings second-round and fourth-round picks in 2014.
First Round Picks
|Pick No.||Name||School||Position||Drafted By|
|1||Jadeveon Clowney||South Carolina||DE||Houston Texans|
|2||Greg Robinson||Auburn||OT||St. Louis Rams|
|3||Blake Bortles||UCF||QB||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|4||Sammy Watkins||Clemson||WR||Buffalo Bills|
|5||Khalil Mack||Buffalo||OLB||Oakland Raiders|
|6||Jake Matthews||Texas A&M||OT||Atlanta Falcons|
|7||Mike Evans||Texas A&M||WR||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|8||Justin Gilbert||Oklahoma State||CB||Cleveland Browns|
|9||Anthony Barr||UCLA||OLB||Minnesota Vikings|
|10||Eric Ebron||North Carolina||TE||Detroit Lions|
|11||Taylor Lewman||Michigan||OT||Tennessee Titans|
|12||Odell Beckham Jr.||LSU||WR||New York Giants|
|13||Aaron Donald||Pittsburgh||DT||St. Louis Rams|
|14||Kyle Fuller||Virginia Tech||CB||Chicago Bears|
|15||Ryan Shazier||Ohio State||OLB||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|16||Zach Martin||Notre Dame||OT||Dallas Cowboys|
|17||C.J. Mosley||Alabama||ILB||Baltimore Ravens|
|18||Calvin Pryor||Louisville||S||New York Jets|
|19||Ja'Wuan James||Tennessee||OT||Miami Dolphins|
|20||Brandin Cooks||Oregon State||WR||New Orleans Saints|
|21||Ha Ha Clinton-Dix||Alabama||S||Green Bay Packers|
|22||Johnny Manziel||Texas A&M||QB||Cleveland Browns|
|23||Dee Ford||Auburn||DE||Kansas City Chiefs|
|24||Darqueze Dennard||Michigan State||CB||Cincinnati Bengals|
|25||Jason Verrett||TCU||CB||San Diego Chargers|
|26||Marcus Smith||Louisville||DE||Philadelphia Eagles|
|27||Deone Bucannon||Washington State||S||Arizona Cardinals|
|28||Kelvin Benjamin||Florida State||WR||Carolina Panthers|
|29||Dominique Easley||Florida||DT||New England Patriots|
|30||Jimmie Ward||Northern Illinois||S||San Francisco 49ers|
|31||Bradley Roby||Ohio State||CB||Denver Broncos|
|32||Teddy Bridgewater||Louisville||QB||Minnesota Vikings|
What did you think about the results of the first round? Which pick surprised you the most? Let us know in the comments below.
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