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Draft Day Arrives: Winston or Mariota? Which Players Will Have an Immediate Impact on the League? 2015 NFL Draft Preview

Preparation meeting opportunity coupled with endless gym hours and film sessions paying off as childhood dreams become a reality for a lot of athletes this weekend. Chicago, Illinois will play host to the 2015 NFL Draft and the speculation finally comes to an end. As everyone awaits commissioner Goddell stepping to the podium announcing “with the number 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select…” we have a few questions of our own.

Will Tampa Bay select a QB in Jameis Winston that won 26 straight games including a National Championship and Heisman? Or will they go with the Heisman winner from Oregon in Marcus Mariota? One thing looks to be for certain a lot of teams are trying their best to land that #2 spot in hopes that Mariota lands there. Which powerhouse running back will have the first 1,000 yard season: Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon or T.J. Yeldon? Is Gurley ready for that NFL workload after the injury? Will Dante Fowler, Jr. live up to his high expectations? Who will get an instant boost on defense by drafting the Florida star who is sure to have an immediate impact?

The scouting reports and predictions roaming in the back of analysts minds will be tested as the following teams strategically build what they hope will be a solid core group for years to come.

Here’s the 1st round draft order for this year:

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2. Tennessee Titans
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
4. Oakland Raiders
5. Washington Redskins
6. New York Jets
7. Chicago Bears
8. Atlanta Falcons
9. New York Giants
10. St. Louis Rams
11. Minnesota Vikings
12. Cleveland Browns
13. New Orleans Saints
14. Miami Dolphins
15. San Francisco 49ers
16. Houston Texans
17. San Diego Chargers
18. Kansas City Chiefs
19. Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo Bills)
20. Philadelphia Eagles
21. Cincinnati Bengals
22. Pittsburgh Steelers
23. Detroit Lions
24. Arizona Cardinals
25. Carolina Panthers
26. Baltimore Ravens
27. Dallas Cowboys
28. Denver Broncos
29. Indianapolis Colts
30. Green Bay Packers
31. New Orleans Saints (from Seattle Seahawks)
32. New England Patriots

Plus a few of our favorite prospects to keep an eye on.

WR, Amari Cooper, Alabama
WR, Devante Parker, Louisville
C, Cameron Erving, Florida St.
LB, Dante Fowler Jr, Florida
CB, Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest

The 2015 NFL Draft will be broadcast live April 30th at 8pm EST on ESPN as well as NFL.com – Be sure to hit us on Twitter @SwaysUniverse and let us know who your team is or who they need to be drafting this weekend!

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