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With just a few hours until Roger Goodell strides to the podium in New York, I couldn’t withstand the impulse to finally toss up a full first-round mock draft. I recognize that there will be a number of trades and other surprises to blow this up, but I would be remiss if I didn’t submit my own dartboard.

Part of me (the wide-eyed fanboy) wants to see Cleveland grab Watkins at No. 4 and somehow trade back up to get their hands on Manziel.

Naturally, the idea of Manziel playing in Houston would be interesting for a couple reasons.

The NFL is using the “Walk-Up Song” convention for the draft, and well, I’d suggested WWE/boxing-style entrances on FOX Sports Radio, so it works. I’d love to see a Floyd Mayweather-type entrance. And, Manziel’s selection by the Texans would create chaos in the Dallas Cowboys war room.

Anyway, I’d pieced together much of this at the start of the week and I’ll just transcribe it from the wrinkled, coffee-stained piece of paper. Here goes nothing. manziel

1. Houston Texans — Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

2. St. Louis Rams — Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn

3. Jacksonville Jaguars — Khalil Mack, OLB/DE, Buffalo

4. Cleveland Browns — Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

5. Oakland Raiders — Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

6. Atlanta Falcons — Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

8. Minnesota Vikings — Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

9. Buffalo Bills — Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

10. Detroit Lions — Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

11. Tennessee Titans — Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

12. New York Giants –- Odell Beckham, WR, LSU

13. St. Louis Rams — Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

14. Chicago Bears — Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh

15. Pittsburgh Steelers — Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

16. Dallas Cowboys — Anthony Barr, OLB/DE, UCLA

17. Baltimore Ravens — Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

18. New York Jets — Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

19. Miami Dolphins — Zack Martin, G/T, Notre Dame

20. Arizona Cardinals — Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

21. Green Bay Packers — C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama

22. Philadelphia Eagles — Ha Ha Clinton Dix, S, Alabama

23. Kansas City Chiefs — Marqise Lee, WR, USC

24. Cincinnati Bengals — Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

25. San Diego Chargers — Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

26. Cleveland Browns — Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State, WR

27. New Orleans Saints — Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State

28. Carolina Panthers — Xavier Su’a-Filo, OL, UCLA

29. New England Patriots — Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois

30. San Francisco 49ers — Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame

31. Denver Broncos — Joel Bitonio, OL, Nevada

32. Seattle Seahawks — Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State