2015 NFL Draft: 5 Best Picks of the 1st Round
The first round is officially over, and it is time to look at the best picks in round one.
1. Washington Redskins: OL Brandon Scherff- Iowa
This was the best pick of the first round. No matter who the quarterback was for the Redskins they were always getting beat up. Leonard Williams was stil on the board at this time, but the Redskins looked past him and addressed arguably their biggest needed. This was a great pick for Washington.
2. Pittsburgh Steelers: OLB Bud Dupree- Kentucky
This talented young prospect fell right into the Steelers' lap. They could not pass up an opportunity to draft this player. Their pass rush was weak last year, and along with losing two players in their secondary they need to get to the quarterback quick. Bud Dupree was a great pick for Pittsburgh. He will be a beast.
3. Tennessee Titans- QB Marcus Mariota- Oregon
After much speculation that they may have wanted to move this pick, they get their QB. Marcus Mariota is a terrific quarterback that will thrive in the NFL. He has all the abilities and all the potenital in the world to be a starter for a long time in Nashville. When you think you have a chance to get your franchise QB you take it, and the Titans did.
4. San Diego Chargers- RB Melvin Gordon- Wisconsin
After losing Ryan Mathews this season is essential that the Chargers get a runningback, and they do so at pick 15 with Melvin Gordon. He is an all around great runningback that will add a whole different dimension to that offense. He is much more durable the Mathews was, so Chargers fans can expect to see him on the field a lot.
5. New England Patriots- DT Malcom Brown- Texas
After Laken Tomlinson was drafted by Detroit many expected the Patriots to trade out of the first round. The Colts helped the Patriots stay in the first round by drafting WR Phillip Dorsett. Many thought that the Colts would draft Brown, and when they didn't the Patriots could not pass him up. With Brown and Easley, the Patriots can transition to a 4-3 defense and have quickly developed a very strong front seven. Experts thought that Brown would be long gone by the Patriots pick. So it is safe to say that at 32 the Patriots got great value in Malcom Brown.