The Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos have big decisions in free agency with stars DeMarco Murray, Ndamukong Suh and Julius Thomas. The clubs could look to the 2015 draft for cheaper, young talent.
Jameis Winston may come up with plenty of off-field concerns but in a division boasting the likes of Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Cam Newton, Tampa Bay doesn't have much choice but to gamble on the best quarterback in the draft.
With the regular season ending, first 20 picks of the 2015 NFL Draft are now set with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers "earning" the No. 1 overall pick for the first time since 1987. That year the club selected local hero Vinny Testaverde. Will the Bucs elect to do the with Jameis Winston or go for the "safer" pick in Marcus Mariota?
The Jaguars (and Oakland Raiders) are big fans of Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. Not that the clubs want to select either quarterback after investing in the position last spring. No, the Jags and Raiders are hoping the QBs rise to set up trade opportunities. Could St. Louis or Houston be willing to move up?
Quarterbacks Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston may be the headliners but a strong class of defensive linemen could prove the real story of the 2015 NFL draft. With the NFL and NCAA seasons under way, Senior Analyst Rob Rang projects what may happen in the first round.
Sure, there is a whole season of NFL and college football action left to determine what will happen in the 2015 draft, but given a projected selection order (including a Super Bowl XLVIII rematch), here is how NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst Rob Rang envisions the first 32 picks going.