"With the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select... Jameis Winston, quarterback, Florida State." Not a very surprising pick by the Bucs, but none-the-less a good one. Tampa desperately needed a QB considering their number one prior to the draft was Mike Glennon. If the Bucs can get a good defense together over the next couple years, they could be a good team soon.
With the second overall pick, the Tennessee Titans took Heisman winning Hawaiian QB, Marcus Mariota, from Oregon. Mariota is known as a running quarterback, but in reality, he is a great passing QB. Last year, he had a 68.3% completion percentage and had 48 passing touchdowns and only 15 running(which isn't bad, it's just that the amount of passing TDs makes 15 look so meager). So the Titans are getting a quality player. But Marcus is getting the raw end of the deal. Of all the teams in the NFL, the Titans are the worst in my opinion. They are absolutely terrible. Marcus Mariota's career is over before it even began. Such a waste of talent.
At three, the Jaguars took Dante Fowler Jr., the defensive end from Florida. This was a controversial pick considering Leonard Williams was still on the board. Williams was the number one player in the draft according to Mel Kiper Jr. The difference in the two is that Williams is bigger. But the Jags stayed local, rather than getting someone all the way across the country. Fowler Jr. has crazy potential and talent and will help the Jags try to rise up in their division.
With the fourth pick, the Raiders almost couldn't have gone wrong... and they didn't. Oakland took Amari Cooper, the wide receiver from Alabama. Nick Saban said that Amari might be his favorite player that ever played for him. Cooper probably has the most talent in the draft and young QB Derek Carr needs help on offense. After getting the "mediocre" Michael Crabtree, the Raiders now have two above-average receivers. The Raiders could be on the rise.
Brandon Scherff went to the Redskins at number five. Scherff is an offensive lineman from Iowa. He was by far the best O-lineman in the draft. Linemen aren't the pretty picks in the draft, but they are quality picks, especially with the help RGIII needs. Look at the Cowboys, for example. They drafted an offensive lineman in the first round three times in the last four years and now have the best line in the NFL.
-Blake McBride, MHS