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|1||Houston Texans||Jadeveon Clowney||DE||South Carolina|
|2||St. Louis Rams (From WSH)||Greg Robinson||OT||Auburn|
|3||Jacksonville Jaguars||Blake Bortles||QB||Central Florida|
|4||Buffalo Bills (From CLE)||Sammy Watkins||WR||Clemson|
|5||Oakland Raiders||Khalil Mack||OLB||Buffalo|
|6||Atlanta Falcons||Jake Matthews||OT||Texas A&M|
|7||Tampa Bay Buccanners||Mike Evans||WR||Texas A&M|
|8||Cleveland Browns (From MIN)||Justin Gilbert||CB||Oklahoma State|
|9||Minnesota Vikings (From CLE) (Via BUF)||Anthony Barr||OLB||UCLA|
|10||Detroit Lions||Eric Ebron||TE||UNC|
|11||Tennessee Titans||Taylor Lewan||OT||Michigan|
|12||New York Giants||Odell Beckham Jr.||WR||LSU|
|13||St. Louis Rams||Aaron Donald||DT||Pittsburgh|
|14||Chicago Bears||Kyle Fuller||CB||VA. Tech|
|15||Pittsburgh Steelers||Ryan Shazier||LB||Ohio State|
|16||Dallas Cowboys||Zack Martin||OT||Notre Dame|
|17||Baltimore Ravens||CJ Mosley||LB||Alabama|
|18||New York Jets||Calvin Pryor||S||Louisville|
|19||Miami Dolphins||Ja’wuan James||OT||Tennessee|
|20||New Orleans Saints (From ARI)||Brandin Cooks||WR||Oregon State|
|21||Green Bay Packers||Ha-Ha Clinton Dix||S||Alabama|
|22||Cleveland Browns (From PHI)||Johnny Manziel||QB||Texas A&M|
|23||Kansas City Chiefs||Dee Ford||DE||Auburn|
|24||Cincinnati Bengals||Darqueze Dennard||CB||Michigan State|
|25||San Diego Chargers||Jason Verrett||CB||TCU|
|26||Philadelphia Eagles (Via CLE) (From IND)||Marcus Smith||DE||Louisville|
|27||Arizona Cardinals (From NO)||Deone Bucannon||S||Washington St.|
|28||Carolina Panthers||Kelvin Benjamin||WR||FSU|
|29||New England Patriots||Dominique Easley||DT||Florida|
|30||San Francisco 49ers||Jimmie Ward||S||Northern Illinois|
|31||Denver Broncos||Brandon Roby||CB||Ohio State|
|32||Minnesota Vikings (Via SEA)||Teddy Bridgewater||QB||Louisville|
Draft Day Trades:
- Bills acquire No. 4 Pick (Sammy Watkins) from Browns for No. 9 pick (Anthony Barr), plus 2015 1st & 4th round picks
- Browns acquire 8th pick (Justin Gilbert) from Minnesota for 9th pick (Anthony Barr)
- The Cardinals traded No. 20 (Brandin Cooks) to New Orleans for No. 27 (Deone Bucannon) and their third-rounder, Pick No. 91.
- The Browns traded Pick No. 26 (Marcus Smith), and their third-rounder, Pick No. 83, to move up to No. 22 (Johnny Manziel)
- Vikings acquire the 32th pick (Teddy Bridgewater) for the 40th pick and 108th pick
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By Matthew Wieselthier
Before the season, this game was circled on the calendar as a game that could decide the NFC South. The Saints heading to the Georgia Dome to face the Falcons was to be a top game of the season. However, the Falcons have looked terrible. They’ve been bruised up at the WR position with Roddy White being on and off the field and Julio Jones being on the IR. The RB position has been inconsistent with no option looking great and maybe could there be regrets on losing Michael Turner. Whatever the case may be, the RB turntable of Stephen Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers, and Jason Snelling has been far from good. And now, a Super Bowl favorite has turned into the laughing stock of the NFL.
The Saints are one year since “Bountygate” and cannot be more thankful. At this point in the season last year, they were 5-6 and missing Sean Payton, who was suspended due to the bounty problems of the past. This season, they got their head coach back and have been successful ever since. The Saints are 8-2 and are on top of the NFC South. They are averaging 28.8 points per game, which is good for 2nd in the league. Drew Brees has the 4th best passer rating in the NFL (106.7) and the defense is 5th best in the league, giving up 18.8 points per game.
In this preseason-hyped game that has turned sour, the Saints should be able to march into the Georgia Dome and take the win with ease.
Prediction: Saints 31- Falcons 17
Matthew Wieselthier is the Sports Director at WPOB 88.5 FM, Plainview. He is also the PA announcer at all sporting events at POBJFKHS. You can follow him on twitter at @wieselsports66.