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05/08/2014 08:26 pm ET Updated May 08, 2014

NFL Draft 2014 First-Round Results: Texans Make Jadeveon Clowney The No. 1 Overall Pick

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The clock at the 2014 NFL Draft is finally ticking. The mock drafts will be obsolete shortly but the latest line of caps worn by players selected will be garish in perpetuity.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell officially opened the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft by stepping to the podium at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Thursday night and announcing that the Houston Texans had just 10 more minutes to reveal their selection. The Texans earned the first overall selection by finishing the 2013 season with an NFL-worst record of 2-14. Following months of speculation that the Texans could trade out of the top spot in the first round, Houston went ahead and kept the pick. They also used it on the player that has long been expected to be taken with the No. 1 overall selection: defensive end Jadeveon Clowney out of South Carolina.

"It feels great," Clowney told ESPN's Suzy Kolber after getting his hug from Goodell. "I'm glad to be a part of the organization. I'm ready to get to work."

After Clowney was off the draft board and the St. Louis Rams were on the clock, the spotlight shifted to quarterback Johnny Manziel, wide receiver Sammy Watkins and the remaining players on the scene at Radio City Music Hall.

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  • 1. Houston Texans: Jadeveon Clowney, DE - South Carolina
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  • 2. St. Louis Rams: Greg Robinson, OT - Auburn
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  • 3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Blake Bortles, QB - UCF
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  • 4. Buffalo Bills: Sammy Watkins, WR - Clemson
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    Bills traded up to No. 4. They sent the Browns their 2014 No. 9 overall pick, a 2015 first-round pick and 2015 fourth-round pick, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported.
  • 5. Oakland Raiders: Khalil Mack, OLB - Buffalo
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  • 6. Atlanta Falcons: Jake Matthews, OT - Texas A&M
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  • 7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Evans, WR - Texas A&M
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  • 8. Cleveland Browns: Justin Gilbert, CB - Oklahoma State
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    Browns traded up one spot to No. 8. They dealt the Vikings a fifth-round pick, along with the No. 9 pick, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reported.
  • 9. Minnesota Vikings: Anthony Barr, OLB - UCLA
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    Vikings traded down to No. 9.
  • 10. Detroit Lions: Eric Ebron, TE: North Carolina
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  • 11. Tennessee Titans: Taylor Lewan, OT - Michigan
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  • 12. New York Giants: Odell Beckham Jr., WR - LSU
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  • 13. St. Louis Rams: Aaron Donald, DT - Pittsburgh
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  • 14. Chicago Bears: Kyle Fuller, CB - Virginia Tech
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  • 15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ryan Shazier, OLB - Ohio State
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  • 16. Dallas Cowboys: Zack Martin, OG - Notre Dame
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  • 17. Baltimore Ravens: C.J. Mosley, ILB - Alabama
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  • 18. New York Jets: Calvin Pryor, FS - Louisville
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  • 19. Miami Dolphins: Jawuan James, OT - Tennessee
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  • 20. New Orleans Saints: Brandin Cooks, WR - Oregon State
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    The Saints traded up to No. 20. The Cardinals received New Orleans' No. 27 pick and their third-rounder (91 overall), Sports Illustrated reported.
  • 21. Green Bay Packers: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, FS - Alabama
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  • 22. Cleveland Browns: Johnny Manziel, QB - Texas A&M
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    The Philadelphia Eagles traded the 22nd pick to the Browns and moved down to 26th. The Browns dealt their third-rounder (86th overall), Albert Breer of the NFL Network reported.
  • 23. Kansas City Chiefs: Dee Ford, DE - Auburn
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  • 24. Cincinnati Bengals: Darqueze Dennard, CB - Michigan State
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  • 25. San Diego Chargers: Jason Verrett, CB - TCU
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  • 26. Philadelphia Eagles: Marcus Smith, DE - Louisville
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  • 27. Arizona Cardinals: Deone Bucannon, SS - Washington State
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  • 28. Carolina Panthers: Kelvin Benjamin, WR - FSU
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  • 29. New England Patriots: Dominique Easley, DT - Florida
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  • 30. San Francisco 49ers: Jimmie Ward, SS - Northern Illinois
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