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2015 NFL Draft Results: First Round Looks Great for Jets

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The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft is in the books. For the New York Jets, it looks pretty good.

Let me give you all some advice, friends. Don't overthink this one. I'll be honest. In the lead up to the Draft, I was overthinking it. I was skeptical of whether the Jets should pick Leonard Williams. With the defensive line already full of young talent, could he make it that much better? Wouldn't a player at another position have a bigger impact? Then the Jets picked Williams, and I got to thinking. Words of the best personnel guy in the NFL today and his Draft philosophy came to mind.

"We take the best player," general manager Ozzie Newsome said.

Sometimes it really is that simple. Two years ago, I was full of criticism when the Jets took Sheldon Richardson. I said defensive line wasn't a weakness. I wasn't sure how the pieces would fit. Now, you might say that John B wasn't smart enough to see what a good move that was. And you'd have a point. What you can't say is John B is dumb enough to make the same mistake twice. The Jets just added a heck of a player tonight. Through this entire process, I have gotten the impression that if we took positional value and need out of the equation, most people would rate Williams as the most talented player in this class. Can he play with Muhammad Wilkerson, Richardson, Quinton Coples, and Damon Harrison? Sure. The first three are quite versatile, and so is Williams. The Jets have four defensive linemen who can line up pretty much anywhere now and win their assignments.

We will have plenty more to come. For now, here are the first round results.

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1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston Florida State
2 Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota Oregon
3 Jacksonville Jaguars DE/OLB Dante Fowler Jr. Florida
4 Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper Alabama
5 Washington OL Brandon Scherff Iowa
6 New York Jets DL Leonard Williams USC
7 Chicago Bears WR Kevin White West Virginia
8 Atlanta Falcons DE/OLB Vic Beasley Clemson
9 New York Giants OL Ereck Flowers Miami
10 St. Louis Rams RB Todd Gurley Georgia
11 Minnesota Vikings CB Trae Waynes Michigan State
12 Cleveland Browns DT Danny Shelton Washington
13 New Orleans Saints OL Andrus Peat Stanford
14 Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker Louisville
15 San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon Wisconsin
16 Houston Texans CB Kevin Johnson Wake Forest
17 San Francisco 49ers DL Arik Armstead Oregon
18 Kansas City Chiefs CB Marcus Peters Washington
19 Cleveland Browns C Cameron Erving Florida State
20 Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor USC
21 Cincinnati Bengals OL Cedric Ogbuehi Texas A&M
22 Pittsburgh Steelers DE/OLB Bud Dupree Kentucky
23 Denver Broncos DE/OLB Shane Ray Missouri
24 Arizona Cardinals OL D.J. Humphries Florida
25 Carolina Panthers LB Shaq Thompson Washington
26 Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman Central Florida
27 Dallas Cowboys CB Byron Jones Connecticut
28 Detroit Lions OL Laken Tomlinson Duke
29 Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett Miami
30 Green Bay Packers S Damarious Randall Arizona State
31 New Orleans Saints LB Stephone Anthony Clemson
32 New England Patriots DT Malcom Brown Texas