Friday morning one-liners


USA Today named Bills QB E.J. Manuel as one of the winners in the first round because of WR Sammy Watkins’ arrival.

Said Dolphins T Ja’wuan James after going 19th overall, “I’m a smart, tough offensive lineman.”

The Patriots added a disruptive presence to their defensive line.

S Calvin Pryor hopes to be an enforcer for the Jets defense.

The “bonanza never came” so the Ravens picked LB C.J. Mosley.

Breaking down new Bengals CB Darqueze Dennard.

Said Browns coach Mike Pettine of the potential media distractions that come with QB Johnny Manziel, “It’s something in the coming days we’ll discuss how we handle it. I’m not saying it’s going to be an issue, but it’s something we’ll have to address and have a plan for.”

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said LB Ryan Shazier fit the team’s need for a defensive playmaker.

The Texans discussed Jadeveon Clowney playing outside linebacker on Thursday night.

The Colts are ready to take their first steps in the 2014 draft.

A positive review of the Jaguars’ decision to draft QB Blake Bortles.

The Titans say they have no concerns over T Taylor Lewan’s character.

The Broncos reportedly had interest in LB C.J. Mosley, who came off the board well before they picked CB Bradley Roby.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid offered a simple explanation for selecting Dee Ford in the first round.

The Raiders consider themselves fortunate that LB Khalil Mack was on the board when the fifth pick was up.

CB Jason Verrett was a popular pick with his new Chargers teammates.

Some praise for the Cowboys’ decision to pass on Johnny Manziel.

Giants WR Rueben Randle can discuss life at LSU with new teammate Odell Beckham.

Having Johnny Football on the board at No. 22 helped the Eagles pick up extra picks in a trade.

Looking ahead to the Redskins’ matchups with 2014’s first-round picks.

What will the Bears do on the second day of the draft?

TE Eric Ebron proposed to his girlfriend at the Empire State Building before going 10th to the Lions.

An Instagram picture of S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in a Packers shirt proved to be foreshadowing.

Vikings LB Anthony Barr’s desire to switch to defense paid off in the long run.

T Jake Matthews went sixth to the Falcons, giving him some familial bragging rights.

Forecasting the second day of the draft for the Panthers.

Saints coach Sean Payton explained why the team traded up to pick WR Brandin Cooks.

Said Buccaneers G.M. Jason Licht of adding Mike Evans to Vincent Jackson at wide receiver, “We’ve got the twin towers now.”

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said a quarterback pick “wasn’t going to happen” in the first round.

Standing pat worked out well for the Rams.

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh called S Jimmie Ward a “vicious” tackler.

The Seahawks stuck to their script on Thursday night.