Chicago chosen to host 2015 NFL Draft

Though the NFL Season has come to a close, the excitement has only begun. My favorite time of the year is rapidly approaching, and that is the NFL Draft.

The NFL Draft has had its share of memorable moments. From reaches, to drastic falls, to the fans booing the commissioner year in and year out, the draft never fails to entertain.

Of course, what you see on television is only a small portion of what goes into the draft. Physical, mental, and character tests are just some of the things that go into a draft board.

Teams also have to weigh in presumed potential alongside previous production in order to find the boom rather than the bust.
No team has more work to do when it comes to this than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team accrued only 2 wins with 14 losses leaving them with the dubious honor of being the worst team in the NFL, and the first team to pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
But how does the team determine which player to take?

With the recent release of Josh McCown and the organization’s clear lack of faith in young gun-slinger Mike Glennon, quarterback would seem optimal.

Of course, one would have to worry about this class and their lack of a sure-fire professional quarterback.

This has been the case before with certain draft classes where no sure-fire quarterback prospects and has led to such regrettable reaches as Christian Ponder, Mark Sanchez, and most notably David Carr who was selected first overall in 2002.
Meanwhile, other non-QB first picks such as Mario Williams, Jake Long, and Eric Fisher have all shown to not only belong, but thrive in the league.

Though many teams haven’t shown the willingness to part with the first overall pick, this season would be a sure fire case as the Bucs have plenty of medium needs, but not one sure fire positional flaw. You can also cite the Super bowl Champion Patriots as a team famous for turning seven draft picks into 10+ draft picks year in and year out.

The debate of what to do with the first pick is consistent, constant, and never ending. The Bucs will have until April to do so, and are now on the clock.

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