NFL Draft: A Look at the Day 1 Skill Players

NFL Draft: A Look at the Day 1 Skill Players

This article is part of our NFL Draft series.

With Day 1 of the 2015 NFL Draft in the books, let's look at the skill players selected in the first round, held Thursday night in Chicago.

Jameis Winston, TB (QB, Florida State) 6-4/231
Round 1, pick No. 1 overall

Winston's on-field track record and experience in a pro-style system at Florida State long made him a logical choice for the Bucs in the top overall draft slot, assuming off-field concerns attached to the 21-year-old QB were not deemed a deterrent. With that in mind, coach Lovie Smith said earlier this month the Bucs "feel comfortable with who Jameis Winston is, what he's done and what we think he will do in the future as much as anything." Entering Thursday's draft, Mike Glennon topped Tampa Bay's QB depth chart, but it will be a massive upset if Winston doesn't start out of the gate. Assuming the Bucs' line can provide an adequate level of pass protection, Winston carries some intriguing fantasy upside as a rookie, working with offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter and a talented trio of 6-foot-5 pass-catchers, namely wideouts Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, as well as tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. From a fantasy standpoint, Winston certainly has the arm and pocket presence to put up some useful numbers in his first NFL season, but he'll need to tidy up in the decision-making department, after turning in a 25:18 TD:INT ratio last season. Note that in his Heisman campaign in 2013, Winston recorded a 40:10 mark

Want to Read More?
Subscribe to RotoWire to see the full article.

We reserve some of our best content for our paid subscribers. Plus, if you choose to subscribe you can discuss this article with the author and the rest of the RotoWire community.

Get Instant Access To This Article Get Access To This Article
RotoWire Community
Join Our Subscriber-Only NFL Chat
Chat with our writers and other RotoWire NFL fans for all the pre-game info and in-game banter.
Join The Discussion
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mike Doria
NFL Editor for RotoWire. Roots for the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, Celtics and the underdog. Plus the McGill Redmen.
ADP Analysis: Peterson Looking Good, Gibson Flying Too High
ADP Analysis: Peterson Looking Good, Gibson Flying Too High
Training Camp Notes: August 13
Training Camp Notes: August 13
2020 Football Draft Kit: Rookies to Watch
2020 Football Draft Kit: Rookies to Watch
NFL Observations: Don't Fight The Fed?
NFL Observations: Don't Fight The Fed?