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2015 NFL Draft Round One Notes

SUPER SEMINOLE: Tampa Bay selected QB JAMEIS WINSTON with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, marking the first time a quarterback from Florida State has been chosen first overall.

Winston joins CHRISTIAN PONDER (2011) and E.J. MANUEL (2013) as the only Florida State quarterbacks to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

 2015 NFL DRAFT

TOP TWO QBs: Florida State QB JAMEIS WINSTON (No. 1; Tampa Bay) and Oregon QB MARCUS MARIOTA (No. 2; Tennessee) heard their names called with the first two picks of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Since the beginning of the common draft in 1967, quarterbacks have been taken with the first two picks of the same draft six times. Prior to 2015, ANDREW LUCK and ROBERT GRIFFIN III were selected with the top two picks of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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2015 NFL Draft Round-By-Round Slots

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2015 NFL Draft Notes

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2015 NFL Schedule Announced

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The NFL announced today its 17-week, 256-game regular-season schedule for 2015, which kicks off on Thursday night, September 10 in New England and concludes on Sunday, January 3 with 16 division games.

The season begins with the NFL’s annual primetime kickoff game. The opener on September 10 on NBC (8:30 PM ET) will spotlight the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium.

Week 1 is a CBS national weekend with the key doubleheader game on Sunday, September 13 (4:25 PM ET) featuring the Baltimore Ravens at the Denver Broncos.

NBC’s Sunday Night Football gets underway on September 13 when the Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants (8:30 PM ET).

Kickoff Weekend concludes on Monday, September 14 with an ESPN Monday Night Football doubleheader. The Atlanta Falcons will host the Philadelphia Eagles (7:10 PM ET) in the first game followed by the Minnesota Vikings at the San Francisco 49ers (10:20 PM ET).

ESPN will televise one game each Monday night in Weeks 2-16. There will be no Monday night game on the final regular-season weekend (Week 17) to provide more flexibility for the scheduling of the opening weekend of the NFL playoffs.

A select number of games will be “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences. Some of those contests were announced today, including the Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks (4:25 PM ET, CBS) in Week 3 and the Carolina Panthers at Dallas Cowboys (4:30 PM ET, CBS) on Thanksgiving Day. Other “cross-flexed” games will be decided during the season.

The regular season will conclude with Week 17 on Sunday, January 3. For the sixth consecutive year, all 16 games scheduled for Week 17 are division contests, enhancing the potential for more games with playoff ramifications.

The Pro Bowl will return to Hawaii on Sunday, January 31 (ESPN) and be played at Aloha Stadium. The season concludes the following week on Sunday, February 7 with Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium (CBS), capping a year-long celebration of the Super Bowl.

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2015 Preseason Schedule Announced

The NFL has finalized its 65-game 2015 preseason schedule, which includes a slate of eight nationally televised preseason games, the league announced today.

The 2015 preseason will kick off on Sunday, August 9 (NBC, 8:00 PM ET) in Canton, Ohio when the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game.

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Nine First-Year NFL Officials – Including Sarah Thomas & Walt Coleman IV – Named To 2015 NFL Officiating Roster

The NFL roster of game officials for the 2015 season will include nine first-year NFL officials, the league announced today.

The nine first-year NFL officials are graduates of the NFL Officiating Development program, which trains top college football officials in all aspects of NFL officiating. They will be on the field at team OTA sessions next month.

SARAH THOMAS will join the NFL as a line judge after officiating in Conference USA since 2007. Thomas is the first female to be assigned full-time to an NFL officiating crew and will be the second female to officiate in a regular-season NFL game. SHANNON EASTIN, an official in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, served as a line judge for the first three games of the 2012 NFL season.

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NFL Offseason Workout Program Dates Announced

Following is the NFL Offseason Workout Program calendar for 2015. Voluntary offseason workout programs are intended to provide training, teaching and physical conditioning for players.

As per Article 21 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each club’s official, voluntary nine-week offseason program is conducted in three phases:

Phase One consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.

Phase Two consists of the next three weeks of the program. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.

Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity, or “OTAs”. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

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2015 NFL Draft Order

Attached is the 2015 NFL Draft order for all seven rounds, including compensatory selections. The 2015 NFL Draft will be held on April 30-May 2 in Chicago.

The first round will begin at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, April 30.  The second and third rounds are set for Friday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. (ET) followed by rounds 4-7 on Saturday, May 2 at 12:00 PM ET.

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Adopted Resolution and Rules Change Proposals

The attached resolution and playing rules proposals were adopted today in voting by NFL clubs.

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NFL Announces 32 Compensatory Draft Choices To 14 Clubs

A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2015 NFL Draft have been awarded to 14 teams, the NFL announced today.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four. The 32 compensatory choices announced today will supplement the 224 choices in the seven rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft held on April 30-May 2 in Chicago.

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