Friday April 24th, 2015

The 2015 NFL draft starts on Thursday night at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

The Buccaneers, who finished last season 2–14, have the first pick in the draft, which is set to begin at 8 p.m. ET​. Tampa Bay is widely expected to select either former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston or former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota with the top pick. The Titans hold the No. 2 pick and have been mentioned in numerous trade rumors over the past few days.

Last season, the Houston Texans took defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 pick. The Giants selected offensive rookie of the year Odell Beckham Jr. with the No. 12 pick, and the Rams took defensive rookie of the year Aaron Donald a pick later. 

The draft is the first since 2006 to be held somewhere besides Radio City Music Hall in New York. This year's draft occurs earlier than last year's, when a scheduling conflict moved it back to May 8-10.

For more on this year's draft, The MMQB's Peter King predicts who teams will pick in his latest mock draft, while Greg Bedard breaks down who teams should pick. You can also check out SI.com's ranking of the top 300 prospects in the draft or read Richard Deitsch's breakdown of the TV networks' plan for covering the draft

You can also keep track of the latest news and rumors here

How to watch

First round date: April 30

Time: 8 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN, NFL Network

Live stream: You can view the NFL Network's draft live stream here and ESPN's NFL draft coverage here

SI's position-by-position draft rankings: QB | WR | RB | TE | C | OG | ILB | CB | S | DT | EDGE

First round selection order:

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2. Tennessee Titans

3. Jacksonville Jaguars

4. Oakland Raiders

5. Washington Redskins

6. New York Jets

7. Chicago Bears

8. Atlanta Falcons

9. New York Giants

10. St. Louis Rams

11. Minnesota Vikings

12. Cleveland Browns

13. New Orleans Saints

14. Miami Dolphins

15. San Francisco 49ers

16. Houston Texans

17. San Diego Chargers

18. Kansas City Chiefs

19. Cleveland Browns (pick via Buffalo)

20. Philadelphia Eagles

21. Cincinnati Bengals

22. Pittsburgh Steelers

23. Detroit Lions

24. Arizona Cardinals

25. Carolina Panthers

26. Baltimore Ravens

27. Dallas Cowboys

28. Denver Broncos

29. Indianapolis Colts

30. Green Bay Packers

31. New Orleans Saints (pick via Seattle)

32. New England Patriots

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.