Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks before the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2014: First Round USC Preview, Start Time and How To Watch


Draft Eligible Trojans
John Akiba | John Auran | Dion Bailey | Morgan Breslin
De’von Flournoy | David Garness | Kevin Graf | Kevin Greene | Xavier Grimble
Torin Harris | Devon Kennard | Marqise Lee | Abe Markowitz | Marcus Martin
John Martinez | Silas Redd | Marquis Simmons | Cody Skene | George Uko
Simione Vehikite | Demetrius Wright | Kyle Yatabe

The 2014 NFL draft finally kicks off tonight inside Radio City Music Hall after months of speculation and anticipation. By the end of the night, 32 NFL hopefuls will see their dreams fulfilled and hear their names called as the elite of the first round. Among those hopefuls are two USC stars whose roads to the draft have followed different paths.

Of the 22 draft eligible Trojans, Marqise Lee and Marcus Martin are the most likely to be chosen on day one.

Lee was expected to be a top pick last year but an injury-plagued 2013 hurt his stock and the electric wide out is now pegged to go late in the first. Rumors of the Miami Dolphin’s interest could see him land in the middle of the round while his first round slide could also benefit him with a selection from Super Bowl contenders like the Seattle Seahawks and San Fransisco 49ers.

Martin’s decision to leave school early for the pros was a surprise, but he has proven the wisdom in that decision as his stock has risen. Considered one of the top centers available, he may have worked his way into a first round selection. The fact that he accepted a late invitation to New York for the ceremonies at Radio City Music Hall could be a clue.

For more on the two potential first round selections and their pro prospects, check out Reign Of Troy’s pre-draft previews:

Network Coverage:

ESPN – Draft content will occupy the World Wide Leader in Sports for most of the day, with SportsCenter Special: On the Clock kicking off the dedicated draft coverage at 11:00 a.m.

Directly following, NFL Insiders will air from Radio City Music Hall at 12:00 p.m. and NFL Live will air at 1:00 pm.

Then the SportsCenter Special: Draft Countdown beginning at 4:30 p.m will lead into the beginning of the draft at 5:00 p.m.

Channel Listings
DirecTV: ………………….206
Dish: ……………………..140 (HD), 145 (SD)
AT&T U-Verse: …………1602 (HD), 602 (SD)
Verizon FiOS: ……………570 (HD), 70 (SD)
Time Warner Cable: …….Click here for your local guide.

NFL Network – NFL Network’s draft coverage goes wall-to-wall as well, with a day one preview Path to the Draft starting up at 7:00 a.m.

At 10:00 a.m. the network’s coverage shifts to the 2014 NFL Draft Kickoff which will handle all the lead up to the official start at 5:00 p.m.

Channel Listings
DirecTV: …………………..212
Dish: ……………………….154
AT&T U-Verse: …………..1630 (HD), 630 (SD)
Verizon FiOS: ……………..588 (HD), 88 (SD)
Time Warner Cable: ………Click here for your local guide.

Round One Draft Order

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

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  • UCLA Bleauz

    Did Gerald Bowman declare for the NFL Draft?……I could be wrong, but wasn’t he granted another year of eligibility by the NCAA?

    • Alicia de Artola

      You are correct, didn’t notice his name in there.