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2015 NFL Draft: Recap of first round picks

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2015 NFL Draft: Recap of first round picks

A recap of all 32 picks in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft with draft profiles for each player.

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

Vegas sets Mitchell Trubisky’s pass TD total at 26.5

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Vegas sets Mitchell Trubisky’s pass TD total at 26.5

If Mitchell Trubisky has the kind of break out year in his second season under Matt Nagy that Bears fans are hoping for, he should have no problem cashing an OVER 26.5 passing TDs ticket for bettors who want to back him.

Per Bet Chicago, Caesars is rolling out division props and they set Trubisky’s touchdown pass total for 2019 at 26.5 and his pass yard total at 3,744.5.

While both those marks would be career highs for Trubisky, this number will surely be seen as a slight by the hometown fans and continue to add to the polarizing nature of the quarterback formerly known as the Pretty Boy Assassin.

In Chicago, and if you’re team Mitch, this number is ridiculously low and you’re probably already pounding the over.

Outside of Chicago, and with some analytical support, there’s a lot of doubt about Trubisky’s future as a viable option as an NFL starter, so I’d guess the Pro Football Focus crowd is probably gonna take the under.

We rolled out some props of our own on the Under Center podcast last week including:

Will Mitch Trubisky pass for 10 or more touchdowns than Craig Kimbrel has saves? (Including playoffs for both)

26.5 regular season passing touchdowns probably gives Kimbrel the edge, but it’s right in range. 

And that Trubisky – Kimbrel prop prompted this bold response from our own Bears insider JJ Stankevitz:

I don’t think I’m in the 40 club with my guy JJ, but the OVER certainly feels like the move here. At least it better be if the Bears are gonna make any sort of NFC North title defense. 

 

Former Bear Greg Olsen randomly walks into marriage proposal, catches whole thing on video

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Former Bear Greg Olsen randomly walks into marriage proposal, catches whole thing on video

Scenario: you're walking down the street and randomly walk into a marriage proposal. What do you do?

For former Bear and current Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, the answer was to capture the magical moment on video. 

Olsen was in Nashville this week to give a keynote speech at a healthcare conference. While walking back to his hotel on Thursday, he randomly stumbled into a marriage proposal. His first response: hit record on his phone and capture the whole thing on video.

"Did she say yes? I got it on video, dude," Olsen said emphatically. "I'm going to send it to you!

"She said yes and I got it all on video, and you don't even know me, but I'm going to send it to you."

The couple, according to the Panthers, is Max Harvat and Brooke Hartranft. The two were visiting Nashville for the week, but Harvat didn't necessarily plan the proposal. It was as much of a sporadic moment for him as it was random for Olsen.

"Oh my god, you're my hero," Harvat said to Olsen after the proposal.

As it turns out, Harvat grew up a Panthers fan. However, he had no idea that Olsen was the person recording the proposal in the moment, only happy that someone caught it on video. When he stood up, he realized who the mystery man was.

“When I stood up, I looked over and I started having a mini heart attack," Harvat said to panthers.com. "I was like, ‘I’m 90 percent sure that’s Greg Olsen from the Panthers!’

“I'm a huge Carolina fan. I was like, ‘Oh my God, you're telling me that Greg Olsen just recorded the whole thing?’ I was so excited. It was amazing."

The moment wasn't just special for Havrat and Hartranft, though.

"It's the best thing I've ever witnessed," Olsen said in the video.

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