What You May Have Missed from Day One of the 2015 NFL Draft

Looking back at the first day of the NFL Draft

Here is the full first round from yesterday's draft:

2015 First-Round Selections

Pick

Team

Name

Position

School

1-1

Tampa Bay

Jameis Winston

QB

Florida State

1-2

Tennessee

Marcus Mariota

QB

Oregon

1-3

Jacksonville

Dante Fowler

DE

Florida

1-4

Oakland

Amari Cooper

WR

Alabama

1-5

Washington

Brandon Scherff

T

Iowa

1-6

New York Jets

Leonard Williams

DE

Southern California

1-7

Chicago

Kevin White

WR

West Virginia

1-8

Atlanta

Vic Beasley

DE

Clemson

1-9

New York Giants

Ereck Flowers

T

Miami

1-10

St. Louis

Todd Gurley

RB

Georgia

1-11

Minnesota

Trae Waynes

DB

Michigan State

1-12

Cleveland

Danny Shelton

DT

Washington

1-13

New Orleans

Andrus Peat

T

Stanford

1-14

Miami

DeVante Parker

WR

Louisville

1-15

San Diego

Melvin Gordon

RB

Wisconsin

from San Francisco

1-16

Houston

Kevin Johnson

DB

Wake Forest

1-17

San Francisco

Arik Armstead

DE

Oregon

from San Diego

1-18

Kansas City

Marcus Peters

DB

Washington

1-19

Cleveland

Cameron Erving

G

Florida State

from Buffalo

1-20

Philadelphia

Nelson Agholor

WR

Southern California

1-21

Cincinnati

Cedric Ogbuehi

T

Texas A&M

1-22

Pittsburgh

Bud Dupree

LB

Kentucky

1-23

Denver

Shane Ray

DE

Missouri

from Detroit

1-24

Arizona

D.J. Humphries

T

Florida

1-25

Carolina

Shaq Thompson

LB

Washington

1-26

Baltimore

Breshad Perriman

WR

Central Florida

1-27

Dallas

Byron Jones

DB

Connecticut

1-28

Detroit

Laken Tomlinson

G

Duke

from

Denver

1-29

Indianapolis

Phillip Dorsett

WR

Miami

1-30

Green Bay

Damarious Randall

DB

Arizona State

1-31

New Orleans

Stephone Anthony

LB

Clemson

from

Seattle

1-32

New England

Malcom Brown

DT

Texas

Some takeaways:

1) Despite originally being slated as one of the 27 prospects at the draft, LSU OL La'el Collins opted to not attend due to an ongoing investigation.

LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins was expected to be taken in the first round, but on Thursday morning, his agent attempted to pull him out of the draft. Chase Goodbread of College Football 24/7 has more on the reasoning behind that.

La'el Collins leaving NFL draft to meet with Louisiana authorities http://t.co/aaqm417Ypq — Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) April 29, 2015

Collins was not taken in the first round.

2) There was a general lack of trading last night.

On Thursday morning, we wrote about how typically, the first round is filled with trades and you can never really be exactly sure of what can happen. Well, we were only partly right. The first round last night went away from the 14-trade average, as there were only four that involved first round.

3) Chiefs OT Brandon Scherff to Washington was the first surprise of the draft.

Washington was up with the fifth overall pick and defensive tackle Leonard Williams was still available. Even though Williams is regarded by most analysts as the most talented player in the draft, Washington decided to take Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff with the next pick to help bolster their line instead.

The New York Jets took Williams next with the sixth overall pick.

4) After all the hoopla, QB Marcus Mariota went second overall to the Tennessee Titans.

There was no shortage of rumors surrounding Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota prior to the draft, as he was linked to the Eagles, Browns, Chargers and Jets, among others. After months of speculation, the Titans kept the No. 2 pick and drafted Mariota as their next franchise quarterback.

It will be interesting to see the battle between Mariota and current starter Zach Mettenberger come training camp.

5) The St. Louis Rams say they picked the top player on their board, and that was RB Todd Gurley.

The pessimists regarding the future of the running back position were quieted in the first round of the 2015 draft when Georgia running back Todd Gurley was taken by the St. Louis Rams 10th overall.

Five picks later, the Chiefs' division rival, the San Diego Chargers, traded up to get Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon. Gordon has been frequently compared to Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles among NFL executives.

That's two running backs in the first round and two in the top 15 draft selections.

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6) Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said he got one of his "impact players."

John Dorsey said that there were 10 to 12 impact players in the 2015 NFL draft last week at his pre-draft press conference.

Last night, he confirmed that one of them was the Chiefs' first-round selection, defensive back Marcus Peters.


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With the 18th pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft the Chiefs select DB Marcus Peters

7) Speaking of that, the Chiefs defensive back draft picks have historically been good to them.

Marcus Peters is the 6th DB to be drafted by the #Chiefs in the first round since 1967. All of the other 5 all made at least one Pro Bowl. — BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) May 1, 2015

8) A division rival drafted a local favorite.

The Denver Broncos traded up in the draft to take defensive end Shane Ray, who played at the University of Missouri and is actually from Kansas City, Mo.

Ray was named the SEC's Defensive Player of the Year in 2014.

9) DE Randy Gregory was not selected in the first round.

Nebraska's Randy Gregory, who once wrote that he was worthy of the No. 1 overall selection, was not taken in the first round and is still available for Friday night.

Gregory failed a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine earlier this year.

That noted, NFL analyst Mike Mayock is still calling him one of the draft's best remaining prospects.

10) Here's a cheat sheet of whom the Chiefs will be up against this season after the 2015 first round:

2015 Regular Season Schedule

WK

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME (CT)

1ST RD. PICK

1

Sun, Sep 13

at Houston

12:00 PM CBS

Wake Forest DB Kevin Johnson

2

Thu, Sep 17

vs Denver

7:25 PM CBS/NFL

Missouri DE Shane Ray

3

Mon, Sep 28

at Green Bay

7:30 PM ESPN/WatchESPN

ASU DB Damarious Randall

4

Sun, Oct 4

at Cincinnati

12:00 PM CBS

Texas A&M OT Cedric Ogbuehi

5

Sun, Oct 11

vs Chicago

12:00 PM FOX

West Virginia WR Kevin White

6

Sun, Oct 18

at Minnesota

12:00 PM CBS

Michigan State DB Trae Waynes

7

Sun, Oct 25

vs Pittsburgh

12:00 PM CBS

Kentucky LB Bud Dupree

8

Sun, Nov 1

vs Detroit

8:30 AM FOX

Duke OL Laken Tomlinson

9

BYE WEEK

10

Sun, Nov 15

at Denver

3:25 PM CBS

Missouri DE Shane Ray

11

Sun, Nov 22

at San Diego

7:30 PM NBC

Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon

12

Sun, Nov 29

vs Buffalo

12:00 PM CBS

NO PICK

13

Sun, Dec 6

at Oakland

3:05 PM CBS

Alabama WR Amari Cooper

14

Sun, Dec 13

vs San Diego

12:00 PM CBS

Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon

15

Sun, Dec 20

at Baltimore

12:00 PM CBS

UCF WR Breshad Perriman

16

Sun, Dec 27

vs Cleveland

12:00 PM CBS

Washington DT Danny Shelton

17

Sun, Jan 3

vs Oakland

12:00 PM CBS

Alabama WR Amari Cooper

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