|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFLThe first round of the 2015 NFL Draft has included various different college stars making their way into the show. Here's a look at some first round highlights.
The Obvious Quarterback Choices
It was no surprise that Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota respectively went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tennessee Titans with the first two picks. Winston has been heralded for being an NFL-ready quarterback while Mariota has led a dynamic offense in Oregon.
Amari Cooper Heads To Oakland
The Oakland Raiders will be hoping to get a good offensive target for quarterback Derek Carr. They might have gotten one with Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper.
Brandon Scherff To Protect RG3
The controversy over how long Robert Griffin III can last with the Washington Redskins has been one of the top non-political topics of discussion in Capitol area. Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff, who won the Outland Trophy last year as the college game's best offensive lineman, should make an impact.
Melvin Gordon Bolts To the Bolts
The San Diego Chargers chose Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon in the first round. Gordon had nearly 2,600 rushing yards last year.
Cedric Ogbuehi Falls
Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi was expected to be a top ten pick but he torn his ACL near the end of his college career. This caused him to fall to the later part of the first round where he was taken by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Bud Dupree To Join the Steel City
With concerns surrounding the age of the Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive stars, there will be a need to get some young replacements in the future. The Steelers drafted Kentucky offensive lineman Bud Dupree, who had 23.5 sacks in his college career, as a means of finding a new young star.
Malcolm Brown To the Pats
Texas defensive tackle Malcolm Brown should be expected to be a good replacement for Vince Wilfork at the same position. Brown led the Longhorns in tackles for a loss and sacks last year.
What the Saints Got In a Trade
The New Orleans Saints got the Seattle Seahawks' first rounder as a part of the Jimmy Graham trade. The Saints used this to get Clemson linebacker Stephone Anthony, the Tigers' leader in tackles from last year.