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Jameis Winston picked first in the 2015 NFL Draft by Buccaneers

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The NFL Draft is unlike any other sporting event on the planet as the next generation of players learn their fate.

The weeks leading up to the draft have been filled with debate, mock drafts and even a fair bit of controversy this year.

2015 will always go down as a draft which saw the battle of the quarterbacks as Florida State's Jameis Winston went up against Oregon's Marcus Mariota.

The two were highly expected to be the first two picks in the draft for weeks before the NFL arrived in Chicago.

The first draft held in Chicago for 51 years saw its first pick as anything but a surprise as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked Winston.

The 2013 Heisman trophy winner became the first pick of this year's draft after the Buccaneers resisted the urge to trade away the top pick.

Winston will now remain in Florida but make the move south to Tampa Bay to take up his role as the Buccaneers starting quarterback.

Winston to the Buccaneers had been expected for several weeks despite his Seminoles teams falling to Mariota's Ducks in the Rose Bowl last season.

Tampa Bay haven't had the best of luck drafted quarterbacks in the past and they will now be hoping that their latest pick is a big improvement.

Buccaneers fans have been excited having the first pick in this year's draft ever since suffering through a 2-14 season in 2014.

Opinions have been mixed for weeks about who the Buccaneers should have drafted but Winston will surely be a popular choice amongst all of the fans in Tampa.

What about Marcus?

With Winston being taken first by the Buccaneers, all eyes turned towards Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota who was largely seen as Winston's only real rival for the first pick.

Despite a lot of trade speculation, the Tennessee Titans didn't trade away the second pick in the draft and used it on the former Oregon quarterback.

Mariota will now offer competition to Zach Mettenberger who was 0-6 as a starting quarterback in Tennessee last season before going down with an injury.

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