26 Top Prospects to Attend 2015 NFL Draft

Twenty-six top prospects, who are expected to be selected on Thursday or Friday night, are confirmed to attend the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago, the NFL announced today.

The NFL Draft, which had been held in New York since 1965, returns to Chicago for the first time since 1964. Chicago served as the location for the NFL Draft in 1938, 1942-44, 1951, and 1962-64.

The players confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:

1) Arik Armstead DE Oregon 14) Benardrick McKinney LB Mississippi St.
2) Vic Beasley DE Clemson 15) DeVante Parker WR Louisville
3) La’el Collins T Louisiana St. 16) Andrus Peat T Stanford
4) Landon Collins S Alabama 17) Breshad Perriman WR Central Florida
5) Bud Dupree LB Kentucky 18) Shane Ray DE Missouri
6) Cameron Erving T Florida St. 19) Brandon Scherff T Iowa
7) Dante Fowler, Jr. DE Florida 20) Danny Shelton DT Washington
8) Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin 21) Devin Smith WR Ohio St.
9) Randy Gregory DE Nebraska 22) Jaelen Strong WR Arizona St.
10) Todd Gurley RB Georgia 23) Laken Tomlinson G Duke
11) D.J. Humphries T Florida 24) Trae Waynes CB Michigan St.
12) Kevin Johnson CB Wake Forest 25) Kevin White WR West Virginia
13) Byron Jones CB Connecticut 26) Leonard Williams DT Southern California

2015 NFL DRAFT FACTS & FIGURES

WHAT: 80th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.
WHERE: Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois.
WHEN: 7:00 PM CT/8:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 30 (Round 1).
6:00 PM CT/7:00 PM ET, Friday, May 1 (Rounds 2-3).
11:00 AM CT/Noon ET, Saturday, May 2 (Rounds 4-7).
The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 10:30 PM CT. In 2014, the first round consumed three hours and 39 minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 10:00 PM CT. The second and third rounds took four hours and 12 minutes in 2014. The draft will conclude by approximately 6:00 PM CT on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took seven hours and four minutes in 2014.
DRAFTING: Representatives of the 32 NFL clubs by telephone communication with their general managers, coaches and scouts.
ROUNDS: Seven Rounds – Round 1 on Thursday, April 30; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, May 1; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, May 2.
There will be 256 selections, including 32 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 14 teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.
The following 32 compensatory choices will supplement the 224 regular choices in the seven rounds –Round 3: New England, 33; Kansas City, 34; Cincinnati, 35. Round 4: San Francisco, 33; Denver, 34; Seattle, 35; Cincinnati, 36; Baltimore, 37. Round 5: Carolina, 33; Seattle, 34; Baltimore, 35; Kansas City, 36; Kansas City, 37; Carolina, 38; Houston, 39; Baltimore, 40. Round 6: Seattle, 33; Green Bay, 34; Houston, 35; Pittsburgh, 36; Green Bay, 37; Seattle, 38; St. Louis, 39; Houston, 40; Kansas City, 41.Round 7: Denver, 33; Denver, 34; Denver, 35; New England, 36; San Francisco, 37; Indianapolis, 38; Arizona, 39.
Cleveland (Nos. 12 and 19) and New Orleans (Nos. 13 and 31) have two selections in the first round. Buffalo and Seattle do not have first-round picks. All other teams have one first-round selection.
TIME LIMITS: Round 1: 10 minutes per selection. Round 2: Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 6: Five minutes per selection. Round 7 and All Compensatory Picks: Four minutes per selection.
TELEVISION & RADIO: The 2015 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN 2 and can be heard nationwide on Westwood One Radio and SiriusXM NFL Radio.
INTERNET: Starting at 8:00 PM ET on Thursday, April 30, NFL Draft LIVE Presented by Courtyard provides comprehensive online coverage of the first round of the NFL Draft. Host Matt “Money” Smith anchors the coverage from Los Angeles, alongside NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein and a rotation of NFL Network analysts. From Chicago, Colleen Wolfe and Bucky Brooks provide interviews with the first round selections and additional analysis, while Dave Dameshek roams throughout Draft Town in Chicago’s Grant Park providing the sights and sounds. Additionally, NFL Media senior fantasy analystMichael Fabiano provides immediate fantasy analysis of the picks as they happen from the NFL Network newsroom.NFL Draft LIVE continues Friday, May 1 at 7:00 PM ET and Saturday, May 2 at Noon ET. On Saturday,NFL Draft LIVE is the only place to see every single pick in Rounds 4-7 live.

 

NFL Draft LIVE’s coverage of the 2015 NFL Draft also includes live hits each day from the NFL Draft Social Media Command Center situated in Draft Town with Molly Qerim analyzing social trends and monitoring instant fan reactions to their team’s selections via social media.

 

NFL Fan Pass provides a unique way to experience the 2015 NFL Draft with unparalleled access leading up to and during the three-day event. Visit NFL.com/fanpass for exclusive interviews with draft prospects and NFL legends plus exclusive videos from NFL Draft events and backstage in Chicago.

 

The popular Fan War Rooms are back, offering innovative ways for fans to follow the Draft and allowing them the opportunity to discuss a team’s strategy and immediately react once a player is selected.

MOBILE: Exclusively for Verizon customers, NFL Mobile offers a live stream of the NFL Network’s 2015 NFL Draft coverage, where fans can watch in it’s entirely the excitement of every pick, from every round live from Chicago. Others features available through NFL Mobile are a live draft tracker, and all of the news and on-demand video featuring draft and team analysis. Access to the live stream is included at no extra charge with The More Everything Plan from Verizon. Customers not on The More Everything Plan can subscribe to NFL Mobile Premium for $5/month. For more information, visit your app store or vzw.com/nfl. Data usage applies for app download and use. Available on iOS, Android, Windows 8, and Blackberry devices.Live streaming of the 2015 NFL Draft will be available on mobile phones via NFL Mobile from Verizon and on tablets, PCs and Xbox One via Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/Watch), available today for AT&T U-Verse, Cox, Dish, Optimum, Verizon FiOS and many more providers, and on Windows, IOS 7 Android devices.

 

2015 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER

 

 #  Team  Win  Loss  Tie WinningPct.  Win  Loss  Tie Strength ofSchedule
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 14 0 .125 123 130 3 .486
2. Tennessee Titans 2 14 0 .125 129 126 1 .506
3. Jacksonville Jaguars 3 13 0 .188 131 124 1 .514
4. Oakland Raiders 3 13 0 .188 146 110 0 .570
5. Washington Redskins 4 12 0 .250 127 129 0 .496
6. New York Jets 4 12 0 .250 139 117 0 .543
7. Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 135 120 1 .529
8. Atlanta Falcons 6 10 0 .375 122 131 3 .482
9. New York Giants 6 10 0 .375 131 125 0 .512
10. St. Louis Rams 6 10 0 .375 136 120 0 .531
11. Minnesota Vikings 7 9 0 .438 121 134 1 .475
12. Cleveland Browns 7 9 0 .438 121 132 3 .479
13. New Orleans Saints 7 9 0 .438 123 130 3 .486
14. Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 131 125 0 .512
15. San Francisco 49ers 8 8 0 .500 135 121 0 .527
16. Houston Texans 9 7 0 .563 114 141 1 .447
17. San Diego Chargers 9 7 0 .563 131 125 0 .512
18. Kansas City Chiefs 9 7 0 .563 131 125 0 .512
19. Cleveland Browns
(from Buffalo)
9 7 0 .563 132 124 0 .516
20. Philadelphia Eagles 10 6 0 .625 125 130 1 .490
21. Cincinnati Bengals 10 5 1 .656 127 128 1 .498
22. Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 114 139 3 .451
23. Detroit Lions 11 5 0 .688 120 135 1 .471
24. Arizona Cardinals 11 5 0 .688 134 122 0 .523
25. Carolina Panthers 7 8 1 .469 125 130 1 .490
26. Baltimore Ravens 10 6 0 .625 120 133 3 .475
27. Dallas Cowboys 12 4 0 .750 114 142 0 .445
28. Denver Broncos 12 4 0 .750 133 122 1 .521
29. Indianapolis Colts 11 5 0 .688 122 133 1 .479
30. Green Bay Packers 12 4 0 .750 123 132 1 .482
31. New Orleans Saints (from Seattle) 12 4 0 .750 134 121 1 .525
32. New England Patriots 12 4 0 .750 131 124 1 .514

 

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