The 2015 NFL draft is officially underway and 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is this year’s overall No. 1 pick. As expected, Winston will be heading to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his rookie season after playing two seasons for the Florida State Seminoles.
Check out our live list of this year’s draft picks below.
Notably, Jameis stirred up some controversy as a first-round favorite due to a sexual assault accusation that was brought against him during his freshman season as a redshirt quarterback. On the field though, Winston helped his team bring home a national championship his first year and then returned to the semifinals more recently. Winston weighs in at 231 pounds and stands 6’4 tall.
Unsurprisingly, another quarterback, Marcus Mariota, was selected second overall and will head to Tennessee to play for the Titans. Mariota showed out big at this year’s scouting combine and bested the rest of the quarterbacks with his 40-yard dash time—4.52 seconds!—vertical leap, broad jump, and more.
Watch NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who has been booed every time he’s stepped on the stage during the ceremony thus far, stumble over Mariota’s name below.
NFL Draft 2015, Round 1
#1. Jameis Winston (QB), Tampa Bay Buccaneers
#2. Marcus Mariota (QB), Tennessee Titans
#3. Dante Fowler Jr. (DE), Jacksonville Jaguars
#4. Amari Cooper (WR), Oakland Raiders
#5. Brandon Scherff (OT), Washington Washington Football Team
#6. Leonard Williams (DT), New York Jets
#7. Kevin White (WR), Chicago Bears
#8. Vic Beasley (DE), Atlanta Falcons
#9. Ereck Flowers (OT), New York Giants
#10. Todd Gurley (RB), St. Louis Rams
#11. Trae Waynes (CB), Minnesota Vikings
#12. Danny Shelton (DT), Cleveland Browns
#13. Andrus Peat (OT), New Orleans Saints
#14. Devante Parker (WR), Miami Dolphins
#15. Melvin Gordon (RB), San Diego Chargers
#16. Kevin Johnson (CB), Houston Texans
#17. Arik Armstead (DE), San Francisco 49ers
#18. Marcus Peters (CB), Kansas City Chiefs
#19. Cameron Erving (C), Cleveland Browns
#20. Nelson Agholor (WR), Philadelphia Eagles
#21. Cedric Ogbuehi (OT), Cincinnati Bengals
#22. Bud Dupree (OLB), Pittsburgh Steelers
#23. Shane Ray (DE), Denver Broncos
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