Nate Davis, USA TODAY Sports
With Super Bowl XLVIII in the books, it's time to broaden focus again on all 32 NFL teams rather than just the Seahawks and Broncos. In less than three weeks, the scouting combine will be in full swing, so let's get pre-draft season started with USA TODAY Sports' latest mock draft:
1. Houston Texans - Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: His game and personality will draw plenty of scrutiny over the next three months. But given his unique talent, Lone Star State roots and Houston's hole under center, Manziel could be the perfect pick at No. 1.
2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins) - Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M: Jadeveon Clowney will be very tempting, but the Rams already have two excellent defensive ends (Robert Quinn, Chris Long). A big-bodied receiver to complement Tavon Austin might also be a strong consideration. But with Rodger Saffold headed for free agency and Jake Long suffering a major knee injury six weeks ago, protecting QB Sam Bradford, who's recuperating from a torn ACL himself, is priority No. 1. (But don't be shocked if the Rams try to deal down and capitalize one last time on their Robert Griffin III draft windfall.)
3. Jacksonville Jaguars - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina: The hype didn't quite match the production in 2013, but he's widely regarded as the best player available, and his unique talents have evoked whispers of Lawrence Taylor 2.0. The Jags also desperately need a quarterback but might be able to target a guy like Fresno State's Derek Carr, who played well for coach Gus Bradley and his staff at the Senior Bowl, later in Round 1 or early in Round 2.
4. Cleveland Browns - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville: He's more polished and probably more NFL-ready than Manziel, so don't be surprised at all if Bridgewater heads to Houston. But there's little doubt the Browns will be starting fresh under center, and a Bridgewater-Josh Gordon pairing could be a pretty productive tandem for the next decade.
5. Oakland Raiders - Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson: Oakland's last 1,000-yard receiver? Randy Moss in 2005. Before that it was Jerry Rice in 2002. Watkins would be a step in the right direction for an offense that's lacked explosiveness since it lost Super Bowl XXXVII 11 years ago.
6. Atlanta Falcons - Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn: Matt Ryan was sacked a career-high 44 times in 2013 behind a line that lost Tyson Clabo to a salary cap decision before Sam Baker and Mike Johnson went down to injury. The powerful Robinson might not be ready to guard Ryan's blind side right away, but he could learn the ropes on the right side assuming Baker is able to recover.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo: Linebackers have a lot of responsibility in Lovie Smith's Cover 2 scheme. Teaming Mack with all-pro Lavonte David and Mason Foster would give the Bucs quite a talented trio.
8. Minnesota Vikings - Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida: By the end of 2013, the Vikings had seemingly thrown in the towel on QBs Christian Ponder and Josh Freeman. Bringing Bortles aboard and giving him some time to apprentice under veteran Matt Cassel and OC Norv Turner could be the long-term fix for an offense that has plenty of talent elsewhere.
9. Buffalo Bills - Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA: Buffalo's scheme has been in constant flux in recent years and will surely be tweaked again as Jim Schwartz replaces Mike Pettine as coordinator. But Barr appears versatile enough for any playbook and would make quite an addition next to Kiko Alonso.
10. Detroit Lions - Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M: Calvin Johnson has plenty of years left, but the wear and tear is starting to show. Evans is another big body (6-5, 225) who would probably flourish in single coverage against second-tier corners.
11. Tennessee Titans - C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama: Colin McCarthy can't stay healthy, and veteran Moise Fokou isn't the long-term answer. But Mosley might be, whether new coordinator Ray Horton goes with a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme.
12. New York Giants - Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State: Can't ever have enough corners, especially when you're facing Chip Kelly's Eagles offense twice a year.
13. Rams - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama: Maybe a little early for a safety - St. Louis is awash with options with its pair of first rounders - but the Rams struggled noticeably on the back end in 2013.
14. Chicago Bears - Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State: Given Chicago's woeful play against the run and the likely departure of DT Henry Melton, Jernigan is made to order.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers - Marqise Lee, WR, USC: They'd probably love a bigger body like Evans' to supplement diminutive Antonio Brown, but the talented Lee (6-0, 195) is probably too good to pass up as a replacement for Emmanuel Sanders.
*16. Baltimore Ravens - Taylor Lewan, T, Michigan: Starting tackles Eugene Monroe and Michael Oher are ticketed for free agency. Even if the Ravens manage to re-sign one, they'll probably need to draft another to protect $120 million QB Joe Flacco.
*17. Dallas Cowboys - Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh: A defense that ranked last in the NFL in 2013 needs help. Donald might be the perfect addition to a line that's charged with creating pressure without much blitz help in Dallas' scheme.
18. New York Jets - Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame: The Jets lack talent at the skill spots, but fresh blood on the O-line is also a necessity with Austin Howard set to leave and D'Brickashaw Ferguson in decline.
19. Miami Dolphins - Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama: Miami couldn't protect QB Ryan Tannehill (league-high 58 sacks), couldn't run the ball and saw its O-line depleted by scandal. Addressing the blocking is imperative.
20. Arizona Cardinals - Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State: An upgrade opposite Patrick Peterson becomes a bigger priority with injured nickelback Tyrann Mathieu's 2014 season in doubt.
21. Green Bay Packers - Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina: Jermichael Finley is unsigned and, unfortunately, a medical risk anyway. This offense is deadly when it has an athletic tight end working the hashes.
22. Philadelphia Eagles - Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville: Kelly would probably like some new toys on offense, especially with WRs Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper about to hit the market. But the league's leakiest pass defense needs to be patched first.
23. Kansas City Chiefs - Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame: Underwhelming starter Tyson Jackson is coming off the books and a replacement is needed to prevent or exploit the double teams NT Dontari Poe is sure to see.
24. Cincinnati Bengals - Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri: The Tigers have produced several stellar defensive linemen in recent years (Aldon Smith, Sheldon Richardson), and Cincinnati will probably be in the market after franchise DE Michael Johnson's disappointing 2013 campaign.
25. San Diego Chargers - Dee Ford, DE, Auburn: He's only 6-2, 243 pounds, but he was fabulous at the Senior Bowl and looks ready to convert to outside linebacker - a spot the Bolts have struggled to lock down - for a 3-4 defense.
26. Browns (from Indianapolis Colts) - Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State: The Buckeye stays in state for a team that desperately needs someone to carry the load to offset the pressure on whomever is under center in 2014.
27. New Orleans Saints - Louis Nix, NT, Notre Dame: The Saints have gone defense with their top pick the past six drafts. That could continue as they seek an anchor for DC Rob Ryan's three-man front.
28. Carolina Panthers - Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida: Carolina's secondary could be decimated by free agency, not good with Drew Brees and Matt Ryan occupying four dates on the regular-season schedule.
29. New England Patriots - Ra'shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota: He's scheme-versatile, perfect for a team that alternates fronts, and replenishes a line that saw graybeards Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly go down with injuries last year.
30. San Francisco 49ers - Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State: Huge target (6-5, 233) could be a necessity if Anquan Boldin moves on.
31. Denver Broncos - Loucheiz Purifoy, CB, Florida: Age, injuries and free agency are all issues Denver faces at corner.
32. Seattle Seahawks - Daquan Jones, DT, Penn State: He's got size (6-3, 323) and is decent against the run and pass, making him a good option for a D-line that could see its depth raided in free agency.
*Subject to coin flip