Written by Bryan Perez on April 30, 2015
The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft is in the books, and while we won’t truly know whether a team “hit” or “missed” on their pick for a few seasons, it’s worth taking a look at how the round played out and whether there were any questionable decisions made.
The top of the round went as expected, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selecting Jameis Winston (QB, FSU), followed by the Tennessee Titans picking Marcus Mariota (QB, Oregon). I’m more confident in Mariota’s likelihood for NFL success, largely because of his off-the-field character and decision making. That said, you can’t question either team’s decision to go with the obvious top-two quarterbacks. If they both pan out, it will be a long time before Tampa or Tennessee is picking this high again.
The Jacksonville Jaguars decided that Dante Fowler (EDGE, Florida) was their guy despite the best player in the class, (read more…)