Let's boil it down to the basics: A group of executives at 32 multimillion-dollar companies are about to spend several of those millions, and risk their company's future, on a 21-year-old college kid.
The 2015 NFL Draft began Thursday April 30, kicking off at 8:00 pm EST at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Ill.
Below are the live 2015 NFL draft order for the first round:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked QB Jameis Winston from Florida State.
Tennessee Titans picked QB Marcus Mariota from Oregon.
Jacksonville Jaguars picked DE Dante Fowler Jr. from Florida.
Oakland Raiders picked WR Amari Cooper from Alabama.
Washington Redskins picked OT Brandon Scherff from Iowa.
New York Jets picked DE Leonard Williams from USC.
Chicago Bears picked WR Kevin White from W. Virginia.
Atlanta Falcons picked OLB Vic Beasley from Clemson.
New York Giants picked OT Ereck Flowers from Miami.
St. Louis Rams picked RB Todd Gurley from Georgia.
Minnesota Vikings picked CB Trae Waynes from Michigan State.
Cleveland Browns picked DT Danny Shelton from Washington.
New Orleans Saints picked OT Andrus Peat from Stanford.
Miami Dolphins picked WR DeVante Parker from Louisville.
San Diego Chargers picked RB Melvin Gordon from Wisconsin.
Houston Texans picked CB Kevin Johnson from W. Forest.
San Francisco 49ers picked DE Arik Armstead from Oregon.
Kansas City Chiefs picked CB Marcus Peters from Washington.
Cleveland Browns picked C Cameron Erving from Florida State.
Philadelphia Eagles picked WR Nelson Agholor from USC.
Cincinnati Bengals picked OT Cedric Ogbuehi from Texas A&M.
Pittsburgh Steelers picked Bud Dupree from Kentucky.
Denver Broncos picked OLB Shane Ray from Missouri.
Arizona Cardinals picked OT D.J. Humphries from Florida.
Carolina Panthers picked OLB Shaq Thompson from Washington.
Baltimore Ravens picked WR Breshad Perriman from Central Florida.
Dallas Cowboys picked CB Byron Jones from UConn.
Detroit Lions picked OG Laken Tomlinson from Duke.
Indianapolis Colts picked WR Phillip Dorsett from Miami.
Green Bay Packers picked S Damarious Randall from Arizona State.
New Orleans Saints picked ILB Stephone Anthony from Clemson.
New England Patriots picked DT Malcom Brown from Texas.
The draft continues tomorrow, May 1.
Meet the NFL Draft 2015 Round 1 Picks
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