The 2015 Buccaneer draft review
1
Jameis
Winston
2
Donovan
Smith
2
Ali
Marpet
4
Kwon
Alexander
5
Kenny
Bell
6
Kaelin
Clay
7
Joey
Iosefa
RdSelectionPos
1Jameis WinstonQB
2Donovan SmithT
2Ali MarpetT
4Kwon AlexanderLB
5Kenny BellWR
6Kaelin ClayWR
7Joey IosefaRB

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The Bucs picked from 1st and 2nd alternately through the draft. They traded their 3rd round pick and a 4th round pick to Indianapolis for the additional 2nd round pick. Various other trades took place to leave the Bucs with a selection in each of the final four rounds.


1 - QB Jameis Winston - Florida State
The first overall selection of the 2015 draft and immediately won the starting quarterback job. Proceeded to have not just the best season of any Buccaneer rookie QB but of any NFL rookie passer and became only the third rookie ever to pass for over 4,000 yards in a season. Showed tremendous leadership on and off the field and certainly looks after one year as being a true franchise quarterback. Won the 2013 Heisman Trophy and a national championship with the Seminoles before declaring for the NFL draft as a junior.

2 - T - Donovan Smith - Penn State
Won the starting left tackle job in training camp. Did not miss a start from then on and solidified the blind side on the line that posted the second most rushing yards of any NFL team during 2015. Did not allow a sack whilst a two-year starter with the Nittany Lions and became the 34th overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft.

2 - Ali Marpet - Hobart
Immediately won the starting right guard spot during training camp. Started 13 games during his rookie season and proved adept in both the run and passing games, missing three starts at mid-season through injury. Played at Division III Hobart where he started every game in 2014 and was invited to the Senior Bowl where he earned recognition by NFL scouts.

4 - LB - Kwon Alexander - LSU
Had a stunning rookie season by not only winning the starting middle linebacker role in training camp but then starting 12 games there and becoming a unanimous all-NFL rookie selection in the process. Was suspended for the final four games of the season for violating the League's banned substance policy from an over-the-counter energy drink. Was the Bucs' 4th round pick and the only defensive player drafted in 2015.

5 - WR - Kenny Bell - Nebraska
Was injured in the pre-season and hence missed the entire 2015 campaign. Was always seen on the sideline at games charting plays for the offense.

6 - WR - Kaelin Clay - Utah
Did not make the team out of training camp but did play for the Baltimore Ravens and had a punt return touchdown in a Monday Night game against Cleveland.

7 - RB - Joey Iosefa - Hawaii
Did not make the team out of training camp but did see some time with the New England Patriots later in the year.