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.
Two trades -- one down, one up a spot -- carried the Cleveland Browns to No. 8 overall with just one quarterback off the board. But GM Ray Farmer was not in the market for a quarterback. CB Justin Gilbert was the man the team coveted.
Brian Hoyer is coming off of ACL surgery and has 18 career games under his belt, which is why coach Mike Pettine said the Cleveland Browns will address the quarterback position in the 2014 NFL Draft, perhaps even drafting two passers from a deep prospect pool.
Due to a tight hamstring which kept him out of the combine, Alabama running back Eddie Lacy won't be able to participate at the school's scheduled pro day Wednesday. Lacy, considered by most to be this year's top back, hasn't scheduled a work out at this time.