The 2015 NFL Draft will be another draft piled with Florida State football talent. As many as 12 players are projected to be drafted from the Seminoles, which would break the all-time record for players drafted from a single school within a three-year span.
Jameis Winston became the first ever Florida State player to be drafted first overall after the Buccaneers selected him in round one. With Winston drafted in the first round, it marked the first time in draft history that a single school has had three first round quarterbacks selected in a five-year span. Cameron Erving went in the first round as well, going to the Cleveland 19th overall. The two first round selections are up from a year ago, when Kelvin Benjamin was the only Florida State player to be selected in the first round, going 28th overall to the Carolina Panthers.
Florida State has had a long standing tradition of participation in the NFL draft, and this became the 32nd draft in a row that at least one Florida State player has been selected. No matter what team takes them, or what pick they are selected at, each player drafted will share the same bond of being a Florida State alumni, just as the fellow Noles drafted in the years before them.
You can follow along which FSU players are taken and where, as they will be posted below and updated live as the draft takes place.
Round 1 Pick 1: QB Jameis Winston - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
When he received the call from Tampa, Jameis WInston became the highest draft pick ever to come out of Florida State University after being selected first overall. With Winston becoming the clear future of the Bucs, his impact on the franchise in Year 1 is something to look forward to, based on our projections for him. Shortly after being picked, the Buccaneers announced that he will wear number 3 for the upcoming season. He also singlehandedly broke the Buccaneers team website after being drafted.
Round 1 Pick 19: C Cameron Erving - Cleveland Browns
The Browns selected Cameron Erving in the first round with some controversy about the pick. The Browns currently have Alex Mack at center, which means Erving will most likely be shifted to RG or RT.
Round 2 Pick 35: DE Mario Edwards - Oakland Raiders
Mario Edwards came off the board quickly in the 2nd round, joining Rodney Hudson and Menelik Watson in Oakland via the 35th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. He'll continue his tutelage under his former college position coach and new LB coach Sal Sunseri. Goodness sakes, can you imagine the practice battles about to ensue between Mario & Menelik? Talk about clash of the titans.
Round 2 Pick 39: DT Eddie Goldman - Chicago Bears
EDDIE! When this guy is on, he's going to wreck some interiors. 6'4 336 and that's not Michael Wyche fat, neitha.
GREAT another monster I have to deal with everyday! #EddieGoldman - congrats bro!!— Kyle (@Ky1eLong) May 2, 2015
Round 2 Pick 52: CB Ronald Darby - Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills continue to scoop up FSU guys at an astounding pace. Darby combines good size, coverage skills, and plus speed to project immediately on special teams and the 2-deep at corner.
The New Orleans Saints took P.J. Williams.
The New England Patriots took guard Tre' Jackson.
Jacksonville took Rashad Greene and he will compete to be the starting slot receiver in Jacksonville.
The Buffalo Bills took running back and special teams ace Karlos Williams.
The Buffalo Bills took FSU tight end Nick O'Leary with the 194th pick.
Bobby Hart was selected by the New York Giants with the 226th overall pick. Hart becomes the 11th Seminole taken in this year's draft, clinching the three-year record for FSU with 29 total draftees since 2013.