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.
Among the South team's standouts Wednesday were LSU's La'el Collins, Oklahoma's Daryl Williams and Georgia Tech's Shaq Mason -- and that was just along the offensive line. The defensive line was even better.
Scouts who watched Notre Dame's last-second 31-28 victory over LSU were probably attempting to focus on senior prospects like the Tigers' stud left tackle La'el Collins. Spectacular performances from underclassmen from both teams, however, stole the show.
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.
Overshadowed by the "other" games last Saturday was a strong all-around performance from Smallwood, a junior and two-time all-conference pick who has already announced his intentions to enter the 2014 draft.
If Saturday's upset win at Wisconsin was the junior's final game for the Nittany Lions, Robinson went out in style, showing the versatile skill-set that could result in a high selection in the 2014 NFL draft.
Plenty of others have been recognized for LSU's domination of Johnny Manziel and the Aggies November 23 but no one was more impressive than the junior left tackle, whose powerful run blocking and adept pass protection anchored the Tigers' 34-10 win.