Barring a stunning turn of events, Jameis Winston is set to be the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft. (Photo: Phil Sears — USA Today Sports)
BBD Editor: Dan Hope
The wait is finally over. After months of speculation about how the 2015 NFL draft will play out, the pieces will begin falling into place Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, when the first round begins.
If the pre-draft rumor mill is any indication, we are in for another draft full of surprises and unpredictability (per usual). While Jameis Winston is widely presumed to be the player the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will draft at No. 1 overall on Thursday night, the Tennessee Titans’ intentions for the No. 2 overall pick—perhaps selecting Marcus Mariota, perhaps selecting a non-quarterback or possibly trading down—remain unclear.
Ultimately, we will find out what happens at No. 2, and what other moves shake up the first round, in less than 24 hours from the time of this post’s publication. Nonetheless, I have taken my final shot at projecting how the top picks in the draft will play out.
These projections are a reflection of what I think will happen in the draft, and not necessarily a reflection of what players I would select at each respective pick. To see which players I would take first in this year’s draft, check out my Top 100 Prospects board.