UCLA's all-time passing touchdowns leader, Brett Hundley, was drafted in the fifth round by the Green Bay Packers in the 2015 NFL draft. Hundley was the sixth of seven quarterbacks selected in the 2015 draft. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)
UCLA's all-time passing touchdowns leader, Brett Hundley, was drafted in the fifth round by the Green Bay Packers in the 2015 NFL draft. Hundley was the sixth of seven quarterbacks selected in the 2015 draft. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (top) was picked second overall in the 2015 NFL draft even though he does not have the baggage that comes with FSU’s Jameis Winston. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Claire-ification: Jameis Winston’s pick shows NFL continues to draft talent over character

With the first pick in the 2015 NFL draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Jameis Winston, a quarterback from Florida State. In its description of the highly-touted recruit, Sports Illustrated labelled Winston as a player who “will stand in to make the throw even when he knows the big hit is coming.” By selecting a 21-year-old embroiled in controversy, the Buccaneers are standing in and making a play, all the while knowing that a big hit is coming. Read more...

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (top) was picked second overall in the 2015 NFL draft even though he does not have the baggage that comes with FSU’s Jameis Winston. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Inside linebacker Eric Kendricks was the first Bruin selected in the 2015 NFL draft. Kendricks was picked by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round with the 45th overall pick. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Inside linebacker Eric Kendricks was the first Bruin selected in the 2015 NFL draft. Kendricks was picked by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round with the 45th overall pick. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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