Jadeveon Clowney NFL Draft
Jadeveon Clowney, #7 of the South Carolina Gamecocks, raises a finger to the fans after a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark on Oct. 12, 2013. Wesley Hitt—Getty Images

Jadeveon Clowney Goes First in NFL Draft

May 08, 2014

Jadeveon Clowney is the first pick in the NFL draft. The Houston Texans picked the South Carolina defensive end at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Clowney was widely considered the best overall player in the 79th NFL Draft.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was booed loudly when he took the stage at the beginning of the night to begin the draft.

For the second pick the St. Louis Rams took Greg Robinson, an offensive tackle from Auburn.

Next, the Jacksonville Jaguars chose Blake Bortles, a quarterback from the University of Central Florida. Johnny Manziel or Johnny Football, who many analysts considered the best quarterback in the draft, was passed over for the first QB pick.

The Buffalo Bills, who traded for the fourth pick—giving their 9th pick for this draft as well as a 1st-round pick and 4th-round pick for the 2015 draft to Cleveland Browns—went with Sammy Watkins, a wide receiver from Clemson.

The Oakland Raiders selected Khalil Mack, a linebacker from the University at Buffalo as the 5th pick in the draft.

For the 6th pick, the Atlanta Falcons chose Jake Matthews, an offensive tackle from Texas A&M. He is the 7th member in his family to make it to the NFL.

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