If he is going to become an NFL star, Jameis Winston will need steady play from fellow rookies Ali Marpet and Donovan Smith along the offensive line.
Tampa Bay took the best player in the draft in Jameis Winston with the first pick and with five selections among the first 78 picks, the New Orleans Saints notably added to its roster, as well. It was the Atlanta Falcons, however, which stood out among NFC South clubs during the 2015 NFL Draft.
Jameis Winston's first day as part of the NFL began with a social media uproar and ended with the No. 1 overall pick already signing his rookie deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Big names -- Adrian Peterson of the Vikings, Chargers QB Philip Rivers and Chiefs pass rusher Justin Houston -- are being discussed as draft weekend trade chips. They are among 10 valued veterans who could change address this week if the price is right.
But while fans and media focus on whether the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, or maybe Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota -- or whatever happens at No. 1 -- the team itself is busy with other matters, other players. Lots of other players.
The most important draft in the history of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' franchise -- per GM Jason Licht -- is here, and the franchise is in 'total agreement' about what to do with the first overall pick. Alas, Licht is not telling.
Starting with the first overall pick, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have eight selections in the 2015 draft. Who should Tampa target in this draft?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the clock, with quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota the expected targets. Who would you take with the top pick in the 2015 draft?
The past two Heisman Trophy winners will not be at the 2015 NFL Draft, with Marcus Mariota reportedly planning on watching the event from Hawaii.
Opinions vary on FSU QB Jameis Winston's pro day workout Tuesday, but there might be only one opinion that matters, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers claim they'll leave campus impressed. All signs are the Buccaneers are building to announce Winston as the top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

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