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Zach Berman's mock NFL draft

1. Houston Texans Jadeveon Clowney DE, South Carolina Even if it's not Houston making this pick, Clowney is the most talented player in the draft and plays a premium position.

1. Houston Texans

Jadeveon Clowney DE, South Carolina

Even if it's not Houston making this pick, Clowney is the most talented player in the draft and plays a premium position.

2. St. Louis Rams

Greg Robinson T, Auburn

This could be a potential trade spot for Atlanta, Buffalo, or Detroit. If St. Louis keeps the pick, it helps protect Sam Bradford.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars

Khalil Mack OLB, Buffalo

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley will find creative ways to use Mack. Sammy Watkins is not a bad consolation prize if Mack is off the board.

4. Cleveland Browns

Sammy Watkins WR, Clemson

The Browns bypass Johnny Manziel to take Watkins, forming one of the NFL's best wide-receiver duos with Josh Gordon.

5. Oakland Raiders

Mike Evans WR, Texas A&M

The Raiders could be compelled to draft an offensive lineman, but Evans' potential helps a team devoid of playmakers.

6. Atlanta Falcons

Jake Matthews OL, Texas A&M

The Falcons are candidates to trade up, but they still land a safe, starting tackle by staying at No. 6. Penn Charter's Matt Ryan will be happy.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Johnny Manziel QB, Texas A&M

With Evans off the board, the Bucs go with his college quarterback. Josh McCown will help groom the former Heisman Trophy winner.

8. Minnesota Vikings

Aaron Donald DT, Pittsburgh

New coach Mike Zimmer knows defense. Donald can thrive under the coach who helped develop Geno Atkins.

9. Buffalo Bills

Taylor Lewan T, Michigan

The Bills need to protect EJ Manuel, and Lewan is a Day 1 starter. Coach Doug Marrone, a former offensive lineman, will be pleased with this pick.

10. Detroit Lions

Justin Gilbert CB, Oklahoma State

If the Lions cannot trade for Watkins, they might trade down and address a cornerback later in the round. This is the best spot to get Gilbert, who will help their secondary.

11. Tennessee Titans

Kyle Fuller CB, Virginia Tech

The Titans will think hard about an edge rusher, but Fuller still fills a need and is arguably the top cornerback in the draft.

12. New York Giants

Zack Martin OL, Notre Dame

The Giants take an offensive linemen in the first round for the second straight season. Tom Coughlin will value Martin's versatility.

13. New York Jets (trade with St. Louis)

Odell Beckham WR, LSU

The Rams auction their pick, and the Jets' surplus of picks helps them land another receiver and a potent returner.

14. Chicago Bears

Calvin Pryor S, Louisville

The Bears cannot get the defensive tackle they want here, so they address another need with the hard-hitting Pryor.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers

Darqueze Dennard CB, Michigan State

The Steelers like tough, physical players. Dennard fits that description.

16. Dallas Cowboys

Anthony Barr LB/DE, UCLA

The Cowboys need to improve their pass rush, and Barr has the potential to be a difference maker - even in a 4-3.

17. Baltimore Ravens

Eric Ebron TE, North Carolina

The Ravens continue adding playmakers to their offense. Fans in Audubon will be happy to know Joe Flacco gets another target.

18. St. Louis Rams (trade with Jets)

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix S, Alabama

The Rams move back and still are able to land a safety that can start on Day 1. If Clinton-Dix gets past this spot, the Eagles could be lucky.

19. Miami Dolphins

Morgan Moses OL, Virginia

If the Dolphins cannot move up to acquire Zack Martin, they'll take their chances with the promising Virginia lineman.

20. Arizona Cardinals

CJ Mosley LB, Alabama

The Cardinals don't have many pressing needs, and they can look at Derek Carr here. Mosley has too much value, though, and he helps replace Karlos Dansby.

21. Green Bay Packers

Stephon Tuitt DL, Notre Dame

The Packers could go with an inside linebacker at this spot, but they instead go with a five-technique defensive lineman who has experience in the 3-4.

22. Eagles

Marqise Lee WR, USC

The Eagles will focus on Lee's first two seasons when he was among the best receivers in college football and enjoy the value of a player who can score whenever he touches the ball.

23. Minnesota Vikings (trade with Chiefs)

Blake Bortles QB, UCF

Andy Reid does not have a second-round pick, so he finds a willing trade partner in Minnesota, which gets a quarterback without using a top-10 pick.

24. Cincinnati Bengals

Bradley Roby CB, Ohio State

The Bengals stick with value. It helps when that value fills a need.

25. San Diego Chargers

Louis Nix DL, Notre Dame

The Chargers might be tempted to go with a cornerback, although they can find one later. Nix is a hard-to-find anchor in a middle of the defensive line.

26. Cleveland Browns

Derek Carr QB, Fresno State

The Browns use their extra first-round pick on a quarterback for offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to develop.

27. New Orleans Saints

Brandin Cooks WR Oregon State

The Saints might look for defense at this spot, but Cooks in Sean Payton's offense is too intriguing.

28. Carolina Panthers

Cyrus Kouandjio OL, Alabama

The Panthers need a wide receiver, although that will be easier to find in the second round than a potential starting tackle.

29. Jacksonville Jaguars (trade with Patriots)

Teddy Bridgewater QB, Louisville

The Jaguars could wait until the second round, but this allows them to jump the Texans and get a potential building block at quarterback.

30. San Francisco 49ers

Cody Latimer WR, Indiana

The 49ers have enough resources to move up for a top receiver or cornerback. If they stay at No. 30, the fast-rising Latimer makes sense.

31. Denver Broncos

Ryan Shazier LB, Ohio State

Broncos coach John Fox will enjoy the speedy Shazier, who could be off the board before Denver gets a chance.

32. Seattle Seahawks

Joel Bitonio T, Nevada

The Seahawks can trade back into Day 2 to save money. If they stay still, a versatile offensive lineman makes sense.