The 2015 Rose Bowl is an NFL scout's dream with two talent-laden teams led by future first round quarterbacks. The talent extends far beyond Mariota and Winston, however, as nearly two dozen Florida State and Oregon prospects are currently projected by NFLDraftScout.com as potential 2015 draft picks.
While most of the conference championships turned into blowouts, Georgia Tech gave Winston and the Seminoles quite a scare. Proving yet again that he has rare on-field poise, Winston guided Florida State to the win. He did, however, get some noteworthy help, including from fellow projected first round pick, cornerback P.J. Williams.
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.
Much of the credit for Florida State's 51-14 thrashing of Clemson will go to freshman sensation Jameis Winston and for good reason. The player who made the greatest impact in this game, however, was Joyner, whose three turnovers helped spark FSU to a 27-7 halftime lead.