Grades: 2015 NFL Draft Round 1

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1A-Buccaneers select: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

I don't think Winston is in the Andrew Luck class, but he is the best quarterback in this draft and Tampa Bay had to take him. It is the right move for the Bucs at No. 1 overall.

2C-Titans select: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

Why? Why not take the best defensive player in the draft? What if Mariota doesn't beat out Zach Mettenberger?

3B+Jaguars select: Dante Fowler Jr., OLB, Florida

I would have taken DT Leonard Williams here, but I love Dante Fowler and he fills a need for the Jags. Solid pick.

4BRaiders select: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

Again, why not DT Leonard Williams? I get pairing Cooper with Derek Carr, but in a division with Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning, the defense has to get better.

5B-Redskins select: Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa

Washington has a big need on the line, so I get this pick. This is a nice, solid selection -- but not a 'wow' pick, which they needed.

6B+Jets select: Leonard Williams, DT, Southern California

I love the player and there is great value with the pick, but does he fit with this New York team?

7ABears select: Kevin White, WR, West Virginia

I love this pick. Kevin White will help open up the passing game. Jay Cutler will love this, too. Great pick.

8BFalcons select: Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson

I know they need an edge rusher in the worst way, but this kid is one-dimensional. Bud Dupree would have been a better choice.

9B+Giants select: Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami (Fla.)

The Giants needed help up front. This is a kid scouts loved. He is tough and physical. I think he plays right tackle and moves Justin Pugh inside.

10C+Rams select: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia

I don't think the Rams are in a spot to be able to take a back this high. But then again, it's Jeff Fisher. He loves to run it.

11B+Vikings select: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State

This is the best corner in the draft and Mike Zimmer loves corners. He and Xavier Rhodes will form a nice duo in Minnesota.

12BBrowns select: Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

This is a good, solid pick for a team that needs to get better against the run. Can he push the pocket, though?

13BSaints select: Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford

Some think it's a shock to see the Saints take an offensive lineman in the first round, but it makes sense as they are trying to become more physical. Where does he play?

14ADolphins select: DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville

I think this is a great move by Miami. They had to get a go-to receiver for Ryan Tannehill, and this kid is exactly that.

15BChargers select: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

The Chargers made the move up to get him, and they needed a back. I don't like taking rushers high, but with Philip Rivers staying around, it makes sense. It will take the heat off.

16BTexans select: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest

This is smooth cover player who will be able to press for time as a starter right away. Jonathan Joseph is in the final year of his contract.

17B+49ers select: Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon

This kid has a ton of ability, but he didn't always play like it. Can he reach his potential on the next level? I think he can.

18AChiefs select: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

I love this pick. He can flat out cover, and the Chiefs need help outside. This is a really good selection, even with the off-field concerns.

19C+Browns select: Cameron Erving, C, Florida State

I love the player, but where does he play? He was a left tackle and a center in college, but they have those two spots pretty much set in Cleveland. Why not a receiver?

20BEagles select: Nelson Agholor, WR, Southern California

I like this kid a lot, and he will be perfect for the Chip Kelly offense. They had to get a receiver, so it works here.

21B-Bengals select: Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M

They said all along that they would pick a player who would not start this year. And they followed that plan. Ogbuehi now has time for him to recover from the ACL injury.

22A+Steelers select: Bud Dupree, DE, Kentucky

The Steelers had to get a young pass rusher, and they had to be shocked to see this kid still available here.

23B-Broncos select: Shane Ray, DE, Missouri

The Broncos made the move up to get him because Arizona would have taken him. This is great value, but he has some issues. DeMarcus Ware is getting up in the years.

24B+Cardinals select: D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida

This is a great value in Humphries. This kid will be a better NFL player than he was a college player. The toughest part will be the transition to right tackle.

25DPanthers select: Shaq Green-Thompson, OLB, Washington

I don't get this pick at all. They have a major need on the offensive line. Where does Thompson play?

26B+Ravens select: Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF

The Ravens needed speed outside in the worst way and this kid can fly. He just needs to be more consistent.

27A-Cowboys select: Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut

The Cowboys never thought this kid would be here. They have a major need at corner, and they land one at No. 27. He's much more than just an athlete.

28B+Lions select: Laken Tomlinson, OG, Duke

He is a nasty, tough football player who will help their running game. I like this pick a lot, especially after they dropped down.

29AColts select: Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami (Fla.)

I love the addition of speed. And this kid can fly. He's small and so is T.Y. Hilton, but there is no substitute for speed -- especially with Andrew Luck.

30B-Packers select: Damarious Randall, FS, Arizona State

This is a strange pick, unless they use him like a hybrid player. I still don't get it. They have other needs. Will he play some corner?

31C-Saints select: Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson

I don't think this is kid is a first-round talent. I know a lot of others disagree. They had other needs in New Orleans.

32B+Patriots select: Malcom Brown, DT, Texas

New England needed a power player in the middle, and this kid makes a ton of sense. He will take over for Vince Wilfork.