When is the NFL Draft 2014? 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Blake Bortles NFL Draft 2014

Former USF QB Blake Bortles is the favorite to go No. 1 in the draft. (Getty)

The 2014 NFL draft has a class fully stocked with talent. Johnny Football, Jadeveon Clowney and Blake Bortles will all be vying for top spot starting this Thursday, May 8, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. You Can Watch Live on the NFL Network and ESPN

Where can I watch NFL draft


The draft starts at 8 p.m. (ET). You can stream the action live on NFL.com if you don’t have cable. The draft continues on through May 9 (starting at 6:30 p.m.) and concludes on May 10 (starting at 12 p.m. ET)/

2. Clowney Is the Most Likely Number 1 Pick/h2>
Where will Jadeveon Clowney go in the 2014 draft


Oddsmaker Paddy Power has Clowney as favorite to go No. 1. The South Carolina defensive end looks likely to end up at the Houston Texans. Though there are reports that Texans may be tempted to take Johnny Manziel as their first choice. Blake Bortles (5/1) and Khalil Mack (10/1) could also go No. 1.

3. Here’s the Draft Order For the 1st Round

Bob McNair 2014 NFL Draft

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair. (Getty)

Round 1:

1. Houston Texans

2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins)

3. Jacksonville Jaguars

4. Cleveland Browns

5. Oakland Raiders

6. Atlanta Falcons

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8. Minnesota Vikings

9. Buffalo Bills

10. Detroit Lions

11. Tennessee Titans

12. New York Giants

13. St. Louis Rams

14. Chicago Bears

15. Pittsburgh Steelers

16. Dallas Cowboys

17. Baltimore Ravens

18. New York Jets

19. Miami Dolphins

20. Arizona Cardinals

21. Green Bay Packers

22. Philadelphia Eagles

23. Kansas City Chiefs

24. Cincinnati Bengals

25. San Diego Chargers

26. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis Colts)

27. New Orleans Saints

28. Carolina Panthers

29. New England Patriots

30. San Francisco 49ers

31. Denver Broncos

32. Seattle Seahawks

Read the full order here at NFL.com.

4. This May Be the Last Draft in New York
NFL Draft 2014 New York


The Daily News reported a week before the 2014 draft that there was a strong possibility that the NFL draft could go on the road by 2015. The News also says that a move like that would necessitate extending the draft to four days. The reason for the move is reported to be the fact the NFL wants a better deal from Radio City Music Hall for hosting the event.

5. The Draft is Being Recorded For a Documentary

Johnny Manziel NFL Draft 2014

Wherever Johnny Manziel goes, the HBO cameras will be watching. (Getty)

There will be cameras from HBO’s Hard Knocks following 16 NFL teams, according to the Daily News. Teams like the New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks will let the cameras into their “war rooms.” Allowing the viewer to see what goes on during an NFL team’s draft preparations.