What’s Worth Watching: The 2015 NFL Draft Kicks Off

Jameis Winston
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Jameis Winston

The 2015 NFL Draft (Thursday, April 30, 8/7c, ESPN/NFL Network)

It’s the unofficial start of the 2015 NFL season, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the clock. As the NFL draft begins live from Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre, the drama surrounding this year’s No.1 pick is low, with most experts agreeing Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will be the first player selected.

What happens after that is anyone’s guess, with rumors swirling that the Tennessee Titans, with the No. 2 pick, might trade their spot for future draft picks and a veteran quarterback. Or, they might use the pick and select Oregon star QB Marcus Mariota. Other top offensive prospects include Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper and Florida outside linebacker Dante Fowler, Jr., while USC’s Leonard Williams remains the in-demand defensive star. The wheeling and dealing between the decision makers has begun, and surprising trades are all but guaranteed.