BBD Editor: Dan Hope
The biggest surprise of the first round of the 2015 NFL draft is that it really wasn’t all that surprising at all. As most draft prognosticators expected going in, the top three picks off the board were Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Florida edge defender Dante Fowler.
All in all, I correctly projected nine of the first 18 picks in my own pre-draft, seven-round mock before closing out my first-round projection with nine of 10 players who are all still on the board heading into Day 2.
Momentum is clearly not on my side as I now re-examine my projections for the rest of the draft, but nonetheless, I have compiled an updated look at how Rounds 2 and 3 of the draft could play out, taking into account both my original predictions but also how the draft has played out so far and which players are still available with Thursday of the draft in the books and Friday of the draft on the horizon.