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2014 NFL Draft: First (1st) Round - Picks 1-10 Live Blog

The Chicago Bears start the 2014 NFL Draft with the fourteenth (14th) pick, and we wait with bated breath. Stick around as we'll be live-updating the list and offering immediate analysis on what other teams do, and how it affects Chicago.

The NFL draft
The NFL draft
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It's finally here! After what has felt like an eternity, the NFL draft is finally here.

Don't get too comfortable though, because they might push it back even farther in 2015.

There are a lot of questions in this draft, with not a lot of teams telegraphing their needs.  The Bears look to need defense, but general manager Phil Emery has surprised fans before.  Where will Johnny Football go?  When will Clowney go? Who will make the first laughable choice?

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We'll be updating picks live all night, and providing our own instant analysis on not only what the Bears do, but what everyone else will do.

Round 1 - Pick 1


Houston Texans

Battle Red Blog

Jadeveon Clowney DE S. Carolina

To no one's real surprise, the Texans take one of the best pure athlete's the draft has seen in a while. While there will remain some questions about his work ethic until he proves otherwise, there's little doubt the Texans defense got a lot better on defense today.

Round 1 - Pick 2


St. Louis Rams

Turf Show Times

Greg Robinson OT Auburn

Acquired from the Redskins in the RGIII trade. The Rams could use several upgrades on offense, as their defense appears to be pointed in the right direction. Upgrading their offensive trenches is key when they have to play teams like the Seahawks and 49ers twice a year.

Round 1 - Pick 3


Jacksonville Jaguars

Big Cat Country

Blake Bortles QB Central Florida

The Jaguars needed a quarterback, so apparently Bortles is it.  Manziel said he didn't want to play there anyways. Still, Bortles at this spot seems high.  Good luck getting hit by Clowney and Watt, Blake.

Round 1 - Pick 4


Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Rumblings

Sammy Watkins WR Clemson

Acquired via trade with the Cleveland Browns. The Bills trade up to get themselves a receiver for EJ Manuel to throw to. Is it enough to help them dethrone the Patriots? Hard to say yes at this point, but an upgrade to a section on their roster for sure.

Round 1 - Pick 5


Oakland Raiders

Silver and 
Black Pride

Khalil Mack LB Univ. of Buffalo

Linebacker Kahlil Mack is a great pick for the Raiders, as many thought he could possibly go higher than five. That team still has some work to do, but this should be a great start.

Round 1 - Pick 6


Atlanta Falcons

The Falcoholic

Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M

Matt Ryan is probably happy.

Round 1 - Pick 7


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs Nation

Mike Evans WR Texas A&M

Lovie takes a WR.  Josh McCown might actually be the starter this year.

Round 1 - Pick 8


Cleveland Browns

Dawgs by

Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State

Acquired from the VIkings for the 9th pick and a 5th round slot.  They must have really, really wanted Justin Gilbert, and wanted to make sure Minnesota wouldn't take him? Weird. Kev Note: the pick makes sense, but making him cost an extra 5th doesn't.

Round 1 - Pick 9


Minnesota VIkings

Daily Norseman

Anthony Barr LB UCLA

The Vikings take linebacker Anthony Barr, who probably could have been the 8th pick if the Browns didn't get ants in their pants.

Round 1 - Pick 10


Detroit Lions

Pride of Detroit

Eric Ebron TE UNC

Lions bulk up some offense. Let's hope the Bears figure this middle linebacker situation out pretty soon.