A general view outside New York City's Radio City Music Hall, host of the NFL draft, prior to the start of the first round on Thursday.
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A pair of New York Giants fans pose for a photo before the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. The Giants had the No. 12 pick in Thursday's first round. Photo: The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports / The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports
All the attention might be on that other woman in Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles' life, but he brought his mother, Suzy Bortles, to Thursday's festivities as well. Photo: Craig Ruttle / FR61802 AP
New York Jets fans pose for a photo before Thursday's first round. Notorious for their -- uh -- passion on draft night, Jets fans were out in full force to see whom the team would nab with the No. 18 pick. Photo: The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports / The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports
A moment with mom
Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater poses for photos with his mother, Rose Murphy, upon arriving Thursday. Bridgewater is one of the top prospects at the quarterback position. Photo: Craig Ruttle / FR61802 AP
A little early for Halloween
A fan of the Cleveland Browns -- who would only be identified as "Pumpkin Head" -- is photographed before the draft at Radio City Music Hall. Photo: Adam Hunger / USA TODAY Sports
Call it 'Blue Steel'
Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack busts out an early favorite for pose of the night as he arrives for Thursday's first round. Mack is projected as a top 10 pick despite playing for a little-known school. Photo: Craig Ruttle / FR61802 AP
Manziel & Mama
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel stands with his mom, Michelle Manziel, for a photo before the draft. Manziel's future landing spot was one of the biggest talking points before the draft. Photo: Andy Marlin / USA TODAY Sports
Where the magic happens
A look inside Radio City Music Hall before the start of the first round Thursday night. Photo: Brad Penner / USA TODAY Sports
A closer look at the podium where players will make their entrance to the NFL. Photo: Adam Hunger / USA TODAY Sports
Roger Goodell is happy
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on with a loving smile prior to the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
The gang's all here
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell poses with the 30 draft prospects in attendance for Thursday's first round. Photo: The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports / The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell opens the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft with a speech to the viewers and fans in attendance. Photo: Cliff Hawkins / Getty Images North America
Your No. 1 pick
The predicted No. 1 pick became the actual No. 1 pick when the Houston Texans nabbed Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina with Thursday's first selection. Photo: Cliff Hawkins / Getty Images North America
Texans fans celebrate after Houston chose South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney as the No. 1 overall pick. After speculation ranging from an interest in Johnny Manziel to trading the pick, the Texans went with the consensus best player in the draft. Photo: David J. Phillip / AP
Big man goes No. 2
Greg Robinson of the Auburn Tigers poses with Roger Goodell after he was picked No. 2 overall by the St. Louis Rams. Robinson was the left tackle on Auburn's BCS runner-up squad. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
Staying in state
The Jacksonville Jaguars made Blake Bortles of the UCF Knights the first quarterback taken in the draft, snatching him up at No. 3 overall and keeping him in the state of Florida. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
We want Watkins!
The Buffalo Bills made a big trade with the Cleveland Browns to jump up and grab explosive wide receiver Sammy Watkins of the Clemson Tigers with the No. 4 overall pick. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
Sammy Watkins poses for a selfie photo with Roger Goodell after the Bills took him No. 4 overall. Photo: Adam Hunger / USA TODAY Sports
Coast to coast
Khalil Mack of the Buffalo Bulls will head across the country after the Oakland Raiders made the versatile linebacker the No. 5 pick in Thursday's first round. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
The first Aggie off the board ...
... wasn't Johnny Manziel. Offensive lineman Jake Matthews of Texas A&M went No. 6 to the Atlanta Falcons. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
The second Aggie off the board ...
... also not Manziel. The big, skilled Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans got the call at No. 7 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Photo: Frank Franklin II / AP
After the Minnesota Vikings took UCLA's Anthony Barr -- the first player not in attendance to be selected -- at No. 9, North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron went No. 10 to the Detroit Lions. Ebron even got to meet Barry Sanders, left. All this after proposing to his girlfriend on top of the Empire State Building early in the day. Photo: Craig Ruttle / FR61802 AP
Legend in the house
Roger Goodell talks to former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders. Sanders announced Eric Ebron as the Lions' pick at No. 10. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
Big man to Tennessee
Taylor Lewan of the Michigan Wolverines went at No. 11 to the Tennessee Titans. Lewan was the third offensive lineman off the board. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
A present for Eli
The New York Giants picked up some help for Eli Manning, nabbing LSU wide receiver Odell Beckam Jr. with the No. 12 overall pick. Photo: Craig Ruttle / FR61802 AP
Headed to the Windy City
After Pitt defensive lineman Aaron Donald went to the St. Louis Rams at No. 13, the Chicago Bears scooped up Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller at No. 14. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
Steel Curtain beefs up
The Pittsburgh Steelers added some heft to their defense, picking linebacker Ryan Shazier of Ohio State with the 15th overall pick. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
The next Ray Lewis?
After the Dallas Cowboys skipped over Johnny Manziel in favor of Notre Dame tackle Zack Martin, the Baltimore Ravens went for Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley with the No. 17 overall pick, looking to fill the void left since Ray Lewis' retirement. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
They like him!
The New York Jets snatched up Louisville safety Calvin Pryor with the 18th pick. Their notoriously harsh fans in attendance seemed to more or less approve with cheers. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
We're not impressed
Two fans look on with great facial expressions during Thursday's first round. Look alive, guys. Your teams made good moves. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
More offense, please
Tennessee offensive lineman Ja'Wuan James went to the Miami Dolphins at No. 19. Then came the New Orleans Saints, who added to a loaded offensive core by taking Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks at No. 20. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
Best name of the draft
Alabama free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is headed to Green Bay after the Packers made him the No. 21 overall selection Thursday night. Photo: Craig Ruttle / FR61802 AP
Alabama coach Nick Saban was on hand at Radio City Music Hall for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix's big draft moment. Photo: Adam Hunger / USA TODAY Sports
Here's Johnny! ... finally
It took longer than most people expected, but Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel finally heard his name called after the Cleveland Browns traded up to No. 22 to select him. Photo: Craig Ruttle / FR61802 AP
Is it a curse?
Johnny Manziel becomes the third quarterback taken by the Browns in the No. 22 slot in recent years, following Brandon Weeden in 2012 and Brady Quinn in 2007. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
After an agonizing wait, a relieved Johnny Manziel played his usual confident role as he walked on stage Thursday night. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
Who's happy? THIS guy!
Football fan James Spearman, of Avon, Conn., was just the happiest to see Johnny Manziel selected by the Cleveland Browns. His reaction was just the tip of the iceberg. Photo: Craig Ruttle / FR61802 AP
Charge in his step
After the Manziel storm quieted, TCU cornerback Jason Verrett went No. 25 to the San Diego Chargers. Photo: Adam Hunger / USA TODAY Sports
It's a great color for you
Bradley Roby of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked No. 31 overall by the Denver Broncos. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
Forget Johnny -- Teddy REALLY slipped
Teddy Bridgewater of the Louisville Cardinals, who was projected as a top-10 pick just a few months ago, fell all the way to No. 32 and the Minnesota Vikings after a bad showing at his pro day. Photo: Elsa / Getty Images North America
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