The 2015 NFL Draft is going to be overrun by Florida State Seminoles, starting with quarterback Jameis Winston. The Heisman Trophy winner is not a flawless prospect, but at this point that shouldn't be expected from a player entering just his second starting season. The potential, though, is boundless.
Winston, however, is not the top choice in my first 2015 mock draft. That would be Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory. A year from now, Gregory could turn himself into the best pass rushing prospect in the draft thanks to his length and athleticism. But the order is the greater reason why Winston isn't the top pick.
NFL Draft grades
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For all of you angry fans, the draft order was based on Super Bowl odds provided by Bovada. The Jacksonville Jaguars had the worst odds of winning the Super Bowl and get the top choice. Since they just took quarterback Blake Bortles with the No. 3 pick, they obviously won't take Winston next year.
This mock draft features six Florida State players. If that comes true, it would tie Miami's record for most players from one school taken in the first round.
Of course, a year from now plenty of these players won't even be considered first-round talents. The fun of mock drafts is projecting and watching a player develop. For all we know right now -- and no one truly knows for sure -- Winston could be the next Matt Barkley. Or he could be the next Bortles, or Andrew Luck or Cam Newton. The same can be said for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota or even Baylor's Bryce Petty.
For now, here's my first 2015 NFL mock draft. Share your own in the comments.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska
2. Oakland Raiders: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
3. Tennessee Titans: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
4. Cleveland Browns (via Buffalo Bills): Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
5. New York Jets: Shilique Calhoun, DE/OLB, Michigan State
6. Minnesota Vikings: Tre Jackson, G, Florida State
7. Washington Redskins: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor
9. Miami Dolphins: Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
10. Cleveland Browns: Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Eastern Illinois
11. St. Louis Rams: Devin Funchess, TE, Michigan
12. New York Giants: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
13. Detroit Lions: Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
14. Dallas Cowboys: Mario Edwards, DE, Florida State
15. San Diego Chargers: Leonard Williams, DT, Southern California
16. Pittsburgh Steelers: P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State
17. Kansas City Chiefs: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
18. Houston Texans: Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
19. Cincinnati Bengals: Cedric Reed, DE, Texas
20. Baltimore Ravens: Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M
21. Atlanta Falcons: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
22. Arizona Cardinals: Markus Golden, DE/OLB, Missouri
23. Chicago Bears: Landon Collins, S, Alabama
24. Carolina Panthers: Cameron Erving, OT, Florida State
25. New Orleans Saints: Noah Spence, DE/OLB, Ohio State
26. Indianapolis Colts: Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa
27. Philadelphia Eagles: Josh Shaw, CB, Southern California
28. Green Bay Packers: Doran Grant, CB, Ohio State
29. New England Patriots: Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina
30. San Francisco 49ers: Arie Kouandjio, G, Alabama
31. Denver Broncos: Ramik Wilson, MLB, Georgia
32. Seattle Seahawks: Tyler Johnstone, OT, Oregon