The 2015 NFL Draft Round One Review starts with QB and ends with Defensive Tackle which is ironically fitting. Here are some observations from a totally thrilling day one.
Pick 1 - QB Jameis Winston to Buccaneers - Tampa Bay fans were ecstatic to get the highly touted Winston. Posting up a pic of himself holding a plate of crab claws was either funny if you are not invested or worrisome if you are getting ready to lay a few million on a future face of the franchise.
Pick 2 - QB Marcus Mariota to Titans - Tennessee got it right. Nobody blew them away with an offer and they didn't blink.
Pick 3 - OLB Dante Fowler Jr. to Jaguars - Jacksonville got sorely needed edge pressure.
Pick 4 - WR Amari Cooper to Raiders - Oakland got a stud. They were due.
Pick 5 - OG Brandon Scherff to 'Skins - Washington starts the early run on offensive linemen. Protecting RGIII is a good idea but they let DT Williams slide. Opps.
Pick 6 - DT Leonard Williams to Jets - New York gets "the best player in the draft" and prove it's better to be lucky than good. Jet's fans rejoice.
Pick 7 - WR Kevin White to Bears - Chicago is ecstatic White was available and they now officially have a player that can blow the top off of a defense.
Pick 8 - OLB Vic Beasely to Falcons - Atlanta needed improvement on D in a big way. Pressure always helps.
Pick 9 - OG Ereck Flowers to Giants - New York followed Washington's lead and continues the offensive lineman run. Perhaps the Cowboys have shown the NFC the path to prosperity?
Pick 10 - RB Todd Gurley to Rams - Fisher gets his sledgehammer with all world Gurley and look for the Rams to join Seattle and the Cowboys in the power running game.
Pick 11 - CB Trae Waynes to Vikings - Minnesota gets much needed help in the secondary.
Pick 12 - NT Danny Shelton to Browns - Cleveland upgrades a burgeoning defensive unit. Don't look now, Browns have picks to burn.
Pick 13 - OT Andrus Peat to Saints - New Orleans continues the offensive lineman run for good reason.
Pick 14 - WR DeVante Parker to Dolphins - Wide Receiver is today's RB as they go early and often in the modern NFL.
Pick 15 - RB Melvin Gordon to Chargers - San Diego upgrade their departed RB position in a big way and two RB's have now gone in the first round.
Pick 16 - CB Kevin Johnson to Texans - Houston needed help on defense and got it with their first pick.
Pick 17 - DT Arik Armstead to 49ers - San Fran's needs to upgrade the talent on both sides of the ball. NT is a great place to start.
Pick 18 - CB Marcus Peters to Chiefs - Kansas City has a knack for finding good CB talent. They snapped up the uber talented though troubled Peters and are smiling like the Cheshire cat.
Pick 19 - OC Cameron Erving to Browns - Cleveland front office continues to make solid football moves and you have to wonder how long this last. With their plethora of picks the Browns could take a huge step forward with a major talent influx.
Pick 20 - WR Nelson Agholor to Eagles - Chip Kelly has to be smiling. I had predicted earlier the Eagles would be sitting pretty for a WR. They were and Chip did. Nelson is a complete player who has RB cred. DeSean who?
Pick 21 - OT Cedric Ogbuehi to Bengals - Another offensive lineman goes and the Bengals address a position of need with a solid player.
Pick 22 - OLB Bud Dupree to Steelers - Pittsburgh gets a steal (pun intended) as the offensive lineman run is pushing some serious talent down the boards. Steelers don't blink and snap Dupree up.
Pick 23 - Shane Ray to Broncos - Denver trades up as they get a third leg for the milk stool now having Ray, DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller on the edges. Ouch!
Pick 24 - OT D.J. Humphries to Cardinals - Arizona joins the need pick contingent as another offensive lineman goes off the board.
Pick 25 - OLB Shaq Thompson to Panthers - Carolina takes the first true linebacker and hit a home run.
Pick 26 - WR Breshad Perriman to Ravens - Baltimore gets a position of need and a BPA all in one pick. Well done.
Pick 27 - CB Bryon Jones to Cowboys - WR and OLinemen runs push the uber-athletic UConn product to Dallas and they jump at the chance to add him to their talent depleted defense. Is Byron Jones a Safety or Cornerback?
Pick 28 - OG Laken Tomlinson to Lions - Another offensive lineman and the second round gets richer.
Pick 29 - WR Phillip Dorsett to Colts - Luck needed an upgraded target. Dorsett will absolutely blow the top off defenses. Blazing speed and good hands on the diminutive WR. Lots of upside.
Pick 30 - FS Damarious Randall to Packers - Ball hawking playmaker is an perfect fit on the Green Bay defense.
Pick 31 - ILB Stephone Anthony to Saints - A bit of a reach but a solid talent. Saints are adding pieces as they rebuild.
Pick 32 - DT Malcom Brown to Patriots - Brown was the big drop of the first round and New England is the team to reap the benefit. Isn't that Belichick guy there?
Several teams tie for biggest reaches with no egregious transgressions since the players chosen were solid, just not first round value. Props to the Titans for not blinking and taking their man. Kudos to the Cowboys and Jerry Jones for somehow remaining patient. The run on offensive linemen and to a smaller degree wide receivers pushed a ton of talent into the bottom of the round and top of the second. Look for a few trades to go down when the bell sounds tonight. Going to be fun!
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