Yesterday's conclusion of the NFL's regular season set the official order for the first 20 picks of the 2014 draft.

The order of the final 12 picks won't be determined until the playoffs end and the Lombardi Trophy is awarded.

Another important date for the NFL draft exists before the Super Bowl kickoff February 2, however, with underclassmen facing a January 15 deadline to apply for early entry.

The first round of the 2014 NFL draft won't occur until May 8 but that hasn't stopped Dane Brugler and I from already projecting which of those underclassmen may come out and which NFL teams will select them with these updated mock drafts.

While new coaching staffs and free agency will obviously play key roles in determining what transpires in May, at this early point it is already clear that the St. Louis Rams and Cleveland Browns - with two first round picks apiece - possess the ammunition to make big waves.

Ironically enough, by trading the No. 2 overall pick to Washington two years ago so that the Redskins could select quarterback Robert Griffin III, the Rams now own the second overall pick in 2014. They also possess their own first round pick, No. 13 overall.

The dual selections give general manager Les Snead and head coach Jeff Fisher plenty of options for a club considering the presence of "franchise" quarterback Sam Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in 2010 and a legitimate Defensive Player of the Year candidate in pass rusher Robert Quinn. Would the Rams consider adding another quarterback to push the oft-injured Bradford? If the old adage that one can never have enough pass rushers in the NFL is true, could the Rams select Jadeveon Clowney and worry about playing time later for Quinn, steady veteran Chris Long and 2012 first round defensive tackle Michael Brockers later?