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DC.Com Staff Gives Predictions With 1st-Round Mock


IRVING, Texas – Draft day has arrived.

Only a few hours remain before the real draft occurs, but there's still time left to predict what's about to take place and where future stars will land. 

The staff put together a first-round mock draft, along with some commentary on each pick.

Here are the results:

1)     HOU – Jadeveon Clowney – DE, South Carolina 
Eatman: Players like him come around every few years

2)     STL – Greg Robinson – OT, Auburn

Helman: They need some young help on the outside

3)     JAX – Johnny Manziel– QB, Texas A&M

Broaddus: Will look to add franchise quarterback here

4)     CLE – Sammy Watkins – WR, Clemson
Kavner: Most dynamic receiver pairs with Gordon as 1-2 punch

5)     OAK – Khalil Mack – OLB, Buffalo
Kavner: The Raiders add a pass rusher some considered at No. 1

6)     *ATL – Jake Matthews – OT, Texas A&M
*Eatman: Bloodlines and skill hard to beat

7)     TB – Mike Evans – WR, Texas A&M
Helman: This makes a dangerous tandem with Vincent Jackson

8)     MIN – Aaron Donald – DT, Pittsburgh
Broaddus: This is Zimmer's Geno Atkins

9)     BUF – Eric Ebron – TE, North Carolina
Helman: E.J. Manuel gets his safety blanket

10)  DET – Justin Gilbert – CB, Oklahoma State
Broaddus: Cornerback's been held hostage here for years

11)  TEN – Anthony Barr – OLB, UCLA
Eatman: Angry fist-pounding around in Cowboys' war room

12)  NYG – Taylor Lewan – OT, Michigan
Helman: Top 10 prospect falls into their lap

13)  STL – Kyle Fuller– CB, Virginia Tech
Broaddus: Great selection, my favorite corner in draft

14)  *CHI – Calvin Pryor – S, Louisville
*Eatman: Bears bolster struggling position in 2013

15)  *PIT – Odell Beckham – WR, LSU
*Kavner: Big Ben's got serious speed with Beckham and Antonio Brown

16)  DAL – Zack Martin – OG, Notre Dame
Helman: No Barr, no Donald, Martin best available at this point

17)  *BAL – HaHa Clinton-Dix – S, Alabama
*Eatman: If he's half the player Ed Reed was, it'll be a great pick

18)  NYJ – Darqueze Dennard – CB, Michigan State
Broaddus: Need a true starter opposite Dee Milliner, fits the bill

19)  MIA – Cyrus Kouandjio – OT, Alabama
Kavner: Lost some key offensive linemen, now they upgrade

20)  ARI – Blake Bortles – QB, Central Florida
*Broaddus: Addresses QB future now with this pick *

21)  GB – Jimmie Ward – S, Northern Illinois
Kavner: Some may see this as a reach on defense – I don't

22)  PHI – Brandin Cooks – WR, Oregon State
Eatman: Chip Kelly gets on same side as Oregon State standout

23)  *KC – Marqise Lee – WR, USC
*Helman: Chiefs need more weapons alongside Dwayne Bowe

24)  CIN – Bradley Roby – CB, Ohio State
Broaddus: Bengals have long history with Ohio State players

25)  SD – Louis Nix – NT, Notre Dame
Eatman: Chargers add the best nose man in the draft

26)  CLE – Teddy Bridgewater – QB, Louisville
*Broaddus: Been chasing this position for years; Hope he's the answer *

27)  NO – Dee Ford – DE, Auburn
Helman: Ford gives Rob Ryan a dynamic pass rusher to work with

28)  CAR – Joel Bitonio – OT, Nevada
Kavner: They lost some pieces and need to protect Cam Newton

29)  *NE – Austin Seferian-Jenkins – TE, Washington
*Eatman: This pick restores what was once a strong suit in New England

30)  SF – Kelvin Benjamin – WR, Florida State
Kavner: Tons of first-round receivers, and the 49ers add the biggest

31)  DEN – C.J. Mosley – ILB, Alabama
Broaddus: Last season's starters gone, huge upgrade for Broncos

32)  SEA – Xavier Su'a-Filo – OG, UCLA
Helman: Perfect fit for their needs at left guard

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