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2015 NFL Draft first-round results

The results of the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, held in Chicago on April 30, 2015.

1. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

Pro-ready pocket passer has a solid receiving core
Photo Credit: AP / Butch Dill

Pro-ready pocket passer has a solid receiving core with the Bucs but comes with off-field questions.

2. TENNESSEE TITANS: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

Smart passer with great mobility; can he transition
Photo Credit: AP / Thomas Boyd

Smart passer with great mobility; can he transition to pro-style offense?

3. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: Dante Fowler, Edge rusher, Florida

Athletic pass rusher can line up anywhere in
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jonathan Daniel

Athletic pass rusher can line up anywhere in the front seven.

4. OAKLAND RAIDERS: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

Smmoth route-runner can create separation with speed, agility.
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Smmoth route-runner can create separation with speed, agility.

5. WASHINGTON REDSKINS: Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa

Nasty blocker who can stick at tackle or
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jonathan Daniel

Nasty blocker who can stick at tackle or excel at guard.

6. JETS: Leonard Williams, DL, USC

Versatile lineman has good pass-rush moveset.
Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Versatile lineman has good pass-rush moveset.

7. CHICAGO BEARS: Kevin White, WR, West Virginia

Tall, fast, physical receiver fits as a great
Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Tall, fast, physical receiver fits as a great outside target opposite Alshon Jeffery.

8. ATLANTA FALCONS: Vic Beasley, Edge rusher, Clemson

Uses good mix of speed and hand usage
Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Uses good mix of speed and hand usage to rush passer; prototypical "LEO" in head coach Dan Quinn's scheme.

9. GIANTS: Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami (Fla.)

Has great length and measurables, but technique needs
Photo Credit: AP

Has great length and measurables, but technique needs refining.

10. ST. LOUIS RAMS: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia

Rare feature back has the complete package but
Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Rare feature back has the complete package but is coming off a torn ACL.

11. MINNESOTA VIKINGS: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State

Balanced cornerback with speed to handle deeper threats.
Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Balanced cornerback with speed to handle deeper threats.

12. CLEVELAND BROWNS: Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

Massive nose tackle eats up blockers and excels
Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Massive nose tackle eats up blockers and excels against the run.

13. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford

Pure tackle should find a home on left
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jonathan Daniel

Pure tackle should find a home on left or right side of line.

14. MIAMI DOLPHINS: DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville

Big target can make contested catches look easy.
Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Big target can make contested catches look easy.

15. CHARGERS (VIA 49ERS): Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

Badgers standout has great speed and burst.
Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Badgers standout has great speed and burst.

16. HOUSTON TEXANS: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest

Very good cover corner with fluid hips and
Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Very good cover corner with fluid hips and quick feet.

17. 49ERS (VIA CHARGERS): Arik Armstead, DL Oregon

Big versatile lineman with upside; converts speed to
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Joe Robbins

Big versatile lineman with upside; converts speed to power well.

18. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

Very talented cover corner, but was dismissed from
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Otto Greule Jr.

Very talented cover corner, but was dismissed from in 2014 due to reported coaching clash.

19. BROWNS (VIA BILLS): Cameron Erving, OL, Florida State

Versatile lineman and former defensive tackle is athletic
Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Versatile lineman and former defensive tackle is athletic with good feet.

20. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: Nelson Agholor, WR, USC

His route-running has shades of Reggie Wayne to
Photo Credit: AP / David Cleveland

His route-running has shades of Reggie Wayne to it.

21. CINCINNATI BENGALS: Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M

Joins Luke Joeckel, Jake Matthews as third first-round
Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Joins Luke Joeckel, Jake Matthews as third first-round Aggie lineman in three years.

22. PITTSBURGH STEELERS: Bud Dupree, Edge rusher, Kentucky

Athletic, explosive rusher is somewhat raw but can
Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Athletic, explosive rusher is somewhat raw but can play DE or OLB and get after passer.

23. BRONCOS (VIA LIONS): Shane Ray, Edge rusher, Missouri

Speedy rusher whose stock fell after citation for
Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Speedy rusher whose stock fell after citation for marijuana possession.

24. ARIZONA CARDINALS: D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida

Athletic lineman plays with quick feet.
Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Athletic lineman plays with quick feet.

25. CAROLINA PANTHERS: Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington

Freakish athlete excelled as two-way player; can play
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Freakish athlete excelled as two-way player; can play safety or LB.

26. BALTIMORE RAVENS: Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF

Son of ex-NFLer Brett Perriman shot up boards
Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Son of ex-NFLer Brett Perriman shot up boards due to great measurables.

27. DALLAS COWBOYS: Byron Jones, CB, UConn

Set Combine record for broad jump and has
Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Set Combine record for broad jump and has smarts, versatility to excel in NFL.

28. LIONS (VIA BRONCOS): Laken Tomlinson, OG, Duke

Strong blocker with a good anchor; was a
Photo Credit: AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Strong blocker with a good anchor; was a pre-med major at Duke.

29. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami (Fla.)

Incredible speed and acceleration despite small size.
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Joe Robbins

Incredible speed and acceleration despite small size.

30. GREEN BAY PACKERS: Damarious Randall, S, Arizona State

Athletic, versatile cover safety can play nickel cornerback
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Athletic, versatile cover safety can play nickel cornerback or over the top.

31. SAINTS (VIA SEAHAWKS): Stephone Anthony, LB, Clemson

Very aggressive, athletic linebacker with good speed and
Photo Credit: AP / Brynn Anderson

Very aggressive, athletic linebacker with good speed and range.

32. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: Malcom Brown, DT, Texas

Strong run defender can play inside or outside
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Strong run defender can play inside or outside in 3-4 scheme.

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