Out of the final pre-draft Big Board, 78 prospects were ultimately selected within the top 100 picks, with the Chicago Bears, Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers leading the way with five selections apiece.
With the selections of linemen Greg Robinson and Aaron Donald, the St. Louis Rams took a bold step towards contending in the NFC West. Record-numbers for defensive backs and the biggest reach of the first round highlight five takeaways from the first 32 picks.
First-time general manager Ray Farmer had a pretty stellar debut Thursday, trading down from No. 4 to raise eyebrows but Cleveland was smiling by the end of the night. The Browns bagged top cornerback Justin Gilbert, No. 2-rated QB Johnny Manziel and a 2015 first-round pick.
Two trades -- one down, one up a spot -- carried the Cleveland Browns to No. 8 overall with just one quarterback off the board. But GM Ray Farmer was not in the market for a quarterback. CB Justin Gilbert was the man the team coveted.