USA TODAY Sports tracked every pick of Thursday's first round of the NFL draft.
1. Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney, DE South Carolina
Short bio: Clowney disappointed during his junior campaign when his production dropped off dramatically, but no one has ever questioned Clowney's natural ability. He's been compared to Julius Peppers and Mario Williams.
Quick take: How does Clowney fit into Romeo Crennel's 3-4 defense? Clowney will serve in the same role as Willie McGinest once did as an outside linebacker with the New England Patriots under Crennel's supervision. Clowney will be asked to rush the passer. The Texans should know Clowney better than anyone. The team's new strength coach, Craig Fitzgerald, served in the same role for South Carolina during Clowney's freshman year.
2. St. Louis Rams: Greg Robinson, OT Auburn
Short bio: Robinson is 6-5 and 332 pounds of pure nasty. Over the past decade, no offensive tackle at the collegiate level has proven to be more dominant at the point of attack. Robinson can step in Day 1 and improve a team's rushing attack, and he has the natural ability to develop into a top-notch pass protector.
Quick take: The Rams may have signed LT Jake Long to a $34 million contract last offseason, but he's an injury risk, and the Rams are unsettled at right tackle. Greg Robinson can start immediately at either right tackle or guard. His talent invokes comparisons to former Ram, Orlando Pace.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Blake Bortles, QB Central Florida
Short bio: Bortles is a developmental prospect with all the physical tools to intrigue teams. But he's far from a polished passer. Bortles excels throwing on the run. He needs to refine his overall mechanics to reach his full potential.
Quick take: In a stunning turn of events, the Jaguars selected a quarterback not named Johnny Manziel. Blake Bortles presents the better long-term potential for a franchise desperately in need of a quarterback upgrade. Bortles, an in-state product, will likely sit behind incumbent Chad Henne for a period before he's ready to take over the reins of the offense.
The Cleveland Browns traded their pick to the Buffalo Bills for a first-rounder next season and the Bills' fourth round pick. More here.
4. Buffalo Bills: Sammy Watkins, WR Clemson
Short bio: For teams in search of a true No. 1 wide receiver, Watkins is desirable. Watkins simply plays with a level of explosiveness and sense of urgency that will have teams considering him in the Top 10 despite a very deep wide receiver class.
Quick take: The Bills made a bold move to acquire the No. 1 wide receiver in the draft class. The Bills clearly made it a priority to build around last year's first round pick, QB EJ Manuel. Watkins is a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver to pair with Robert Woods and Stevie Johnson. Johnson, in particular, should benefit by sliding him inside to the slot.
5. Oakland Raiders: Khalil Mack, LB Buffalo
Short bio: Mack leaves Buffalo tied for an NCAA record with 75 tackles for loss. Mack is equally adept rushing the passer as he is dropping in coverage. Teams like how Mack approaches the game and how intensely he plays when the lights come on.
Quick take: Mack, an expected Top 3 selection, slid slightly to the Raiders' satisfaction. Mack adds a legitimate presence to the Raiders defense that opposing offenses will now have to account for. He will play opposite Sio Moore, which will provide great flexibility in their defensive scheme. Both can drop into coverage and get after the quarterback.
6. Atlanta Falcons: Jake Matthews, OT Texas A&M
Short bio: Matthews may not be as physically gifted as Robinson, but he's the best technician and pass blocker among the offensive linemen. Matthews was an All-American at right tackle in 2012 and left tackle in 2013. There is also a belief he can play all five offensive line positions.
Quick take: The Falcons' talent on the offensive side of the football is at their skill positions, not the offensive line. Last season QB Matt Ryan was sacked 44 times and hit 100 times in total. Matthews is a plug-and-play talent and the best pass blocker in the class.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Evans, WR Texas A&M
Short bio: Watkins is the top wide receiver target, but some teams may actually prefer Evans due to the size disparity between the two. Watkins has everything in a top receiver prospect expect prototype size; he's 6-1 and 211 pounds. Evans is 6-5, 230 pounds and a constant mismatch.
Quick take: Last season, QB Josh McCown revitalized his career by throwing to a pair of massive wide receivers in Chicago, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey. McCown signed with the Buccaneers in the offseason to be their starting quarterback. He'll now have the same luxury in Tampa with the addition of Evans, who is a carbon copy of Vincent Jackson.
The Vikings traded with the Browns to move up a spot, and gained a fifth-round pick from this year's draft.
8. Cleveland Browns: Justin Gilbert, CB Oklahoma State
Short bio: Gilbert has all the qualities teams want in a top cornerback prospect. He's 6-0, 202 pounds with 33 1/8-inch arms, runs a 4.37-second 40-yard dash and is a proven ballhawk at the collegiate level. He's also a explosive returner.
Quick take: Mike Pettine's defensive system requires two strong man-cover cornerbacks. When he was the defensive coordinator with the Jets, he had Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie.The Browns already have Joe Haden. Gilbert, a prototypical cornerback, becomes Haden's bookend.
9. Minnesota Vikings: Anthony Barr, LB UCLA
Short bio: Barr may not be rated as highly by others, but he has limitless potential. After converting from running back to linebacker, Barr made 41.5 tackles for loss and 23.5 sacks in two seasons. Barr has the athleticism and flexibility off the edge to be a dynamic pass rusher and ideal 3-4 outside linebacker.
Quick take: With Jared Allen leaving via free agency, the Vikings had a void at defensive end. They may have re-signed Everson Griffen, but Barr has all the natural tools to be a 10-sack per year edge rusher. Barr also presents the versatility to start as a strong–side linebacker, like new coach Mike Zimmer once did with DE Michael Johnson in Cincinnati.
10. Detroit Lions: Eric Ebron, TE North Carolina
Short bio: Ebron is a fluid athlete at tight end that moves and catches more like a wide receiver at 6-4 and 250 pounds. He is a potential mismatch nightmare for opposing defense. Ebron is also an underrated blocker, who uses solid technique to get the job done.
Quick take: Eric Ebron Ebron is far more fluid and athletic then the current tight ends on the roster. He'll work the middle of the field and deep seam, while Calvin Johnson dominates on the outside and Golden Tate and Reggie Bush work underneath routes.
11. Tennessee Titans: Taylor Lewan, OT Michigan
Short bio: Lewan has all the natural tools to be a top notch left tackle. He's nearly 6-8, 309 pounds and runs a 4.87-second 40-yard dash. His play and technique have been inconsistent over his career, though.
Quick take: Lewan will likely replace David Stewart at right tackle. Stewart started 116 games on the strongside over the past eight seasons. The team parted ways with Stewart in the offseason. The dilemma is where free agency acquisition Michael Oher will play. Oher could slide inside, because Lewan doesn't have the body type to project to guard.
12. New York Giants: Odell Beckham, WR LSU
Short bio: While Watkins and Evans are the top-rated wide receiver prospects, Beckham may be the most pro-ready. Beckham is quick in and out of his routes and regularly makes difficult catches. He also adds value as a returner.
Quick take: Eli Manning is a happy man. After losing Hakeem Nicks in the offseason, the Giants replaced him with the most pro-ready wide receiver in the draft class. Beckham can make the type of catches that will help Manning and his erratic accuracy. Beckham should play outside and take pressure of Victor Cruz, who predominantly lines up in the slot.
13. St. Louis Rams: Aaron Donald, DT Pitt
Short bio: No player in this year's draft class was more productive or decorated than Donald. The undersized (6-0, 285) defensive tackle is lighting quick off the snap, but he can also anchor in the run game against much bigger offensive linemen.
Quick take: The Rams led the NFL is sacks last season. Their defensive line got even better with the addition of Donald. Donald will slide seamlessly into the Rams rotation alongside Michael Brockers and Kendall Langford. Donald will be expected to collapse the pocket on third down with Chris Long and Robert Quinn coming off the edge.
14. Chicago Bears: Kyle Fuller, CB Virginia Tech
Short bio: If not for an abdominal injury which cost him four games, Fuller would be in the conversation as the top cornerback in the class. Fuller is 6-0 with 32 ⅞-inch arms and 4.49 40-yard dash speed. Prior to his senior season, Fuller started 27 straight games.
Quick take: The top three cornerbacks on the Bears' roster will be 31 years or older during the upcoming season. Fuller is a physical presence on the outside who was primarily asked to stay in man-coverage in the Hokies' system. Fuller should be expected to start opposite Charles Tillman, even as a rookie.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ryan Shazier, LB Ohio State
Short bio: Very few linebackers that play in the NFL are as athletic as Shazier. At 238 pounds, Shazier ran an unofficial 4.39-second 40-yard dash. He also has a 42-inch vertical and 6.91-second 3-cone. On the field, Shazier is an aggressive sideline-to-sideline linebacker and an adept blitzer.
Quick take: The Steelers has gotten old on defense and didn't play to expectations during the 2013 campaign. In the offseason they made changes, including moving on from veteran ILB Larry Foote. Shazier will start next to Lawrence Timmons and infuse much-needed athleticism and pass rush ability into the linebacker corps.
16. Dallas Cowboys: Zack Martin, G Notre Dame
Short bio: Martin is generally considered the fourth-best offensive tackle prospect. His ability to play multiple positions adds to his overall value. Martin can be an All-Pro guard or even a starting center.
Quick take: The Cowboys have tried to replace Doug Free at right tackle for the past two years. They may have finally done it. Martin is a technically sound blocker that played at a high level for four years at Notre Dame. Martin also can move inside and form a dynamic left side between Tyron Smith and Travis Frederick.
17. Baltimore Ravens: CJ Mosley, LB Alabama
Short bio: Mosley is a highly instinctive inside linebacker that excels dropping into coverage. The primary concern with Mosley is his size at 234 pounds and injury history.
Quick take: Ray Lewis' replacement Daryl Smith was actually an improvement last season. However, he is 32 years old and playing under a one-year contract. Mosley also excels in coverage. He'll likely compete with Arthur Brown to start next to Smith. Mosley will then take over for Smith.
18. New York Jets: Calvin Pryor, S Louisville
Short bio: Pryor is an intimidating presence over the middle that has also shown the ability to make plays on the football when he drops into coverage. During his three seasons with the Cardinals, Pryor forced nine fumbles and intercepted seven passes.
Quick take: Last season, the Jets attempted to revive Ed Reed's career to help the back end of their defense. The experiment failed. The team also lacked a physical presence at the position after LaRon Landry signed with the Colts last offseason. Pryor will immediately add an intimidating force in the secondary and improve the team's overall coverage.
19. Miami Dolphins: Ja'Waun James, T Tennessee
Short bio: In four years with the Volunteers, James never missed a start at right tackle. Despite only playing on the strongside, James has the tools to project to the blindside. At 6-6 and 311 pounds with 35-inch arms, James is a technically-sound pass protector.
Quick take: The Dolphins obviously loved James and were afraid he wouldn't be available later in the draft due to the run on offensive tackles and need to immediately bolster their line. James started every game at right tackle for the Volunteers, and he'll slide into the same spot for the Dolphins from Day 1.
The Cardinals traded their pick to the Saints, and Arizona picked up New Orleans' third-round pick.
20. New Orleans Saints: Brandin Cooks, WR Oregon State
Short bio: The reigning Biletnikoff Award winner led college football with 1,730 yards and finished second with 128 catches. Cooks is blazing fast with 4.33-second 40-yard dash speed, but he also is very quick in and out of his routes.
Quick take: Drew Brees got another toy to play with in Cooks. Cooks is an explosive receiver that will challenge a defense with deep speed, but he's essentially a replacement for RB Darren Sproles. Sproles was Brees' security blanket and did most of his damage on underneath routes. Cooks has the same type of elusiveness.
21. Green Bay Packers: Ha-Ha Clinton Dix, S Alabama
Short bio: Clinton-Dix is the top safety prospect due to his deep coverage abilities and short-area burst to close on the football. He led Alabama with seven interceptions the past two seasons.
Quick take: The Packers finished last season with the 24th overall pass defense. A sore spot for the team was the safety position. Clinton-Dix not only fills a need, but he'll immediately upgrades the Packers' coverage ability. For the past three seasons, he has been the leader and last line of defense for the best defense in college football.
The Eagles traded their pick to Cleveland.
22. Cleveland Browns: Johnny Manziel, QB Texas A&M
Short bio: While Manziel is a truly unique talent and play-maker, there should be massive concerns about Manziel's ability to develop as a pocket passer. Teams will wonder how Manziel fits into their system and if his body can hold up at the NFL level.
Quick take: "Johnny Football" is now a member of the Dawg Pound. The Browns have been searching for a star quarterback since Bernie Kosar was released by Bill Belichick in 1993. It's the best fit for the unconventional quarterback. Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan already tailored his system to a similar talent, Robert Griffin III, who came out of the same college system.
23. Kansas City Chiefs: Dee Ford, DE Auburn
Short bio: A terror late in the season, Ford is an undersized (6-2, 252) pass rusher built to be a 3-4 outside linebacker. Ford is lighting quick off the snap with an ability to bend and play at a much lower pad level than bigger offensive linemen.
Quick take: The Chiefs might have Justin Houston and Tamba Hali already on the roster, but the defense dropped off dramatically when the duo was injured last year. Ford can immediately contribute as a part-time pass rusher, while providing much needed depth at a premium position.
24. Cincinnati Bengals: Darqueze Dennard, CB Michigan State
Short bio: For teams that prefer to press wide receivers, Dennard is the most physical cornerback at the line of scrimmage in the class. Dennard was regularly asked to shut down an opponent's top receiver — without safety help over the top.
Quick take: At the start of the draft process, Dennard was considered the top cornerback prospect. He slid slightly due to less than ideal measurements and concerns about zone coverage ability. The Bengals, however, desperately needed to upgrade the cornerback position due to age and injury concerns.
25. San Diego Chargers: Jason Verrett, TCU CB
Short bio: Verrett has the best feet, backpedal and hips among the top cornerback prospects. He's also a willing tackler. The only thing holding him back is his height. He's 5-9.
Quick take: The Chargers finished 29th in pass defense last year, and Shareece Wright is the only starting-caliber cornerback on the roster. Verrett immediately adds to two areas for the Chargers. He can start opposite Wright and then slide inside to cover the slot against multiple-receiver sets.
26. Philadelphia Eagles: Marcus Smith, LB Louisville
Short bio: A former quarterback, Smith converted to defensive end as a freshman. By the end of his junior year, he was second in the FBS with 14.5 sacks. Smith is a good all around athlete, but he doesn't display great flexibility off the edge.
Quick take: As the Eagles continue their transition to a 3-4 defense, Smith provides a legitimate pass rusher opposite Connor Barwin. Trent Cole isn't an ideal fit for the system and he'll turn 32 in October. Smith should be a situational pass rusher early in his career and eventually take over for Cole.
27. Arizona Cardinals: Deone Bucannon, S Washington State
Short bio: Bucannon is often touted as an in-the-box safety due to a penchant for big hits. The safety, however, is a well-rounded player. He's a very good athlete at 6-1 and 211 pounds, and he snagged 15 career interceptions.
Quick take: With the selection of Bucannon, the Cardinals starting secondary is now complete. Bucannon should prove to be the perfect complement to Tyrann Mathieu at the safety position. Bucannon is a physical presence that can play up near the line of scrimmage, while Mathieu is tremendous in coverage.
28. Carolina Panthers: Kelvin Benjamin, WR Florida State
Short bio: At 6-5 and 240 pounds, Benjamin brings an entirely different dynamic to any offense. He did have issues with consistency, though. Last season, Benjamin only had three 100-yard receiving games. In nine games, he had four receptions or less.
Quick take: Benjamin is the perfect wide receiver for Panthers QB Cam Newton. At 6-5 and 240 pounds, Benjamin's catch radius is immense. Newton doesn't have to be nearly as accurate to complete a pass to him. Benjamin will have to develop quickly, because there isn't a true No. 1 receiver currently on the Panthers' roster.
29. New England Patriots: Dominique Easley, DT Florida
Short bio: If not for an ACL injury suffered in September, Easley could have been a Top 20 selection. Easley was explosive off the snap and impossible to block. Easley also suffered an ACL tear during the 2011 season.
Quick take: Easley immediately adds depth to multiple positions along the Patriots defensive line. He's played defensive end and defensive tackle during his career at Florida. Easley is an explosive up-field player that will provide plenty of push in the middle of the defense on third down.
30. San Francisco 49ers: Jimmie Ward, S Northern Illinois
Short bio: A versatile safety, Ward spent plenty of time playing close to the line of scrimmage for the Huskies. But where he truly excels is in coverage due to his long frame and instinctive play.
Quick take: The 49ers lost Donte Whitner in free agency. While the team did sign veteran S Antoine Bethea, Ward is accustomed to playing as an extra defender in the box. Last year's first round pick Eric Reid will continue to cover the backend of the defense, while Ward has the ability to cover in the slot and fill against the run.
31. Denver Broncos: Bradley Roby, CB Ohio State
Short bio: Roby entered the season as a potential Top 10 talent, but he was regularly beaten, particularly during the early portions of his junior campaign. Roby has the physical tools coaches want to mold, but there are concerns on and off the field.
Quick take: When a team packs the offensive firepower like the Broncos do, they need to complement it with strong play from their secondary. Roby is as physically gifted as any cornerback in this class. He'll join the Broncos' secondary rotation and likely play opposite Aqib Talib when Kayvon Webster slides inside to the slot.
The Seahawks traded their pick to the Minnesota Vikings.
32. Minnesota Vikings: Teddy Bridgewater, QB Louisville
Short bio: Bridgewater is a top quarterback prospect due to his approach to the game. No quarterback in this class is as mentally prepared for the next level. Bridgewater isn't as physically talented as others in the class.
Quick take: The Vikings attempted to trade back into the first round twice for a quarterback. They were successful the second time. Bridgewater is a curious fit in Norv Turner's vertical system, though. He is clearly the most efficient quarterback in this class, but he also has the worst completion percentage of any top quarterback prospect over 15 yards.