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In this April 2, 2014 file photo, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney competes in a drill for NFL representatives at South Carolina football pro day in Columbia, S.C.

Pace yourself. The NFL draft starts Thursday night and ESPN, ESPN2 and the NFL Network will cover the thing through late Saturday.

Pre-2015 draft speculation starts Sunday morning.

But probably won't be another NFL draft featuring so many prominent Palmetto State personalities for decades.

Up for grabs: The Jadeveon Clowney Show, All-American wide receiver Sammy Watkins, Berkeley High School graduate Bruce Ellington and the best quarterbacks ever to play at Clemson and South Carolina, respectively.

Destination predictions:

Jadeveon Clowney

South Carolina defensive end

Round: 1

Team: Atlanta Falcons (trade with Houston Texans)

The Falcons want Clowney to chase Cam Newton and other quarterbacks around for the next decade or so. Texans head coach Bill O'Brien wants lots of good new players, including a quarterback.

Sammy Watkins

Clemson wide receiver

Round: 1

Team: Detroit Lions (trade with Oakland Raiders)

The Raiders traded down last year and might add extra picks again as they try to dig out of the AFC West basement. The Lions have the No. 10 pick and high interest in pairing Watkins with Calvin Johnson to give strong-armed Matthew Stafford perhaps the NFL's best pair of receivers.

Bruce Ellington

South Carolina wide receiver

Round: 2

Team: San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers need a speedy slot guy, have two picks in the second round and you know they got a great scouting report on Ellington from running back Marcus Lattimore.

Tajh Boyd

Clemson quarterback

Round: 5

Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is friends with like-minded Chad Morris, Clemson's offensive coordinator. Boyd would make an ideal development project at good value.

Connor Shaw

South Carolina quarterback

Round: 7

Team: San Francisco 49ers

Again, the 49ers have two picks in the round. Again, Lattimore is there for consultation. Shaw seems like Jim Harbaugh's kind of competitor, and Steve Spurrier started his NFL career in San Francisco. Makes for a nice practice squad alternative, at least.

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