Clowney taken No. 1 in NFL draft

NEW YORK - The Houston Texans have made South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon (jah-DAY'-vee-ahn) Clowney the first pick in the NFL draft.

The St. Louis Rams addressed need with the second overall pick by taking Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson.

The Jacksonville Jaguars made the first surprise selection by choosing UCF quarterback Blake Bortles with the third overall pick.

The Buffalo Bills selected Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins with the fourth pick after a trade with the Cleveland Browns.

The Oakland Raiders have taken Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack with the fifth overall pick.

The Atlanta Falcons picked up some badly needed protection for quarterback Matt Ryan, selecting offensive tackle Jake Matthews of Texas A&M with the No. 6 pickt.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans with the seventh overall pick.

The Minnesota Vikings selected UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr with the ninth overall pick.

The Vikings traded down one spot with Cleveland, picking up a fifth-round pick to do it.

The Vikings entered Thursday night with needs at quarterback and all over the defense. But the Jacksonville Jaguars chose Blake Bortles at No. 3 and the Vikings decided to pass on quarterbacks Johnny Manziel to address a defense that ranked 31st in the league last season.

The Detroit Lions picked North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron with the No. 10 selection.

Detroit added Ebron on Thursday night even though it has Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria at his position.

The Chicago Bears drafted Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller with 14th pick in hopes of boosting a defense that ranked among the league's worst last season.


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