Which team is set to reach in the first round?

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

Jameis Winston

The Bucs need a franchise quarterback to throw to their big and strong receivers and tight ends. Although many have questions about Winston’s character and talent, I think he is by far the best quarterback in the draft and will be a winning quarterback at the next level.

2. Tennessee Titans:

Leonard Williams

The Titans may select Marcus Mariota, but I do not think he is a NFL quarterback and will not achieve success. The Titans should take Leonard Williams because he is a game changing defender due to his massive size, motor, and quickness off of the line.

3. TRADE Cleveland Browns via Jacksonville Jaguars:

The GM of the Browns, Ray Farmer, needs to find a franchise quarterback if he is going to keep his job and lead the Browns to the playoffs. Mariota has talent and may be able to succeed in the right offense with quality skill players, which the Browns do not possess.

4. Oakland Raiders:

Kevin White

The Raiders seem to found their starting quarterback, Derek Carr, but they need to find him weapons. The Raiders already signed Michael Crabtree, but Kevin White is a big physical wide receiver that should immediately experience success in the pros.

5. Washington Redskins:

Dante Fowler Jr

During the offseason, the Redskins lost a few outside pass rushers and desperately need a replacement. Fowler is the best pass rusher in the draft and could provide the Redskins with a versatile defensive player.

6. New York Jets:

Amari Cooper

The Jets will be in a difficult position because they can either draft the top wide receiver in the draft or one of the best pass rushers. Cooper has been compared to Odell Beckham Jr who caught the league by storm last season and displayed plays that we have never seen.

7. Chicago Bears:

Vic Beasley

The Bears, which prided themselves on their defense, has seen their defense falter over the past few years. The Bears can drastically improve their unit with an outside linebacker like Vic Beasley, who did everything at Clemson on defense.

8. Atlanta Falcons:

Shane Ray

The Falcons’ desperately need a playmaker like Shane Ray on their defense. Last season, Osi Umenyiora was second on the team with only 2 sacks. Ray has the talent and speed to become the next Von Miller, who has established himself as the premier Defensive End in the league.

9. New York Giants:

Brandon Scherff

The Giants’ offensive line rarely gave Eli Manning enough time to find open receivers. Next season, the Giants have the ability to become the best offense in football, if Manning has enough time in the pocket to find Cruz, Donnell, or ODB.

10. St. Louis Rams:

Ereck Flowers

The Rams were able to develop a nasty defensive line over the past few drafts, but the offense still remains a question mark. The addition of a huge yet agile offensive lineman like Flowers should provide Nick Foles with more time.

11. Minnesota Vikings:

DeVante Parker

Teddy Bridgewater was able to experience success last season toward the end of the campaign. If the Vikes can add his former number one receiver from college, he may take the next step and lead the Vikings to one of the Wild Card positions.

12. TRADE Jacksonville Jaguars via Cleveland Browns:

Randy Gregory

If the Jaguars trade out of the 3 position, they will likely lose the opportunity to acquire Dante Fowler Jr. However, Randy Gregory may have a higher ceiling as an edge rusher due to his outrageous size and speed.

13. New Orleans Saints:

Danny Shelton

The Saints experience a nightmare season last year because the offense did not have success and the defense took a dramatic fall. However, the Saints have the potential to revamp their unit with a player like Danny Shelton because he can dominate the middle.

14. Miami Dolphins:

Trae Waynes

The Miami Dolphins made significant gains on the defensive line, but the secondary needs assistance. Waynes is the best corner in a draft that does not appear to have a shut down corner. Waynes has incredible speed, which should make him an attractive option.

15. San Francisco 49ers

Arik Armstead

The 49ers lost significant pieces on their defense when Patrick Willis, Justin Smith, and Chris Borland left the team. Armstead is a punishing defensive tackle who will command opposing offenses to double team him.

16. Houston Texans:

Jaelen Strong

This offseason, the Texans were forced to cut the best player in their franchise’s history. Strong was a stud at Arizona State. Although he does not possess great size, he is a consistent receiver who could help the Texans’ offense.

17. San Diego Chargers: gurly

Todd Gurly

The Chargers’ playoff hopes were diminish last season because they did not have a semblance of a running game. When Gurly was on the field last season, he was dynamic and one of the best running backs over the past decade.

18. Kansas City Chiefs:

Andrus Peat

The Chiefs lost one of their best offensive lineman when Brandon Albert left during free agency. The addition of Peat will solidify one of the tackle positions and help Matt Cassel stay upright throughout the season.

19. Cleveland Browns

Branden Perriman

If the Browns traded inside the top three to acquire Marcus Mariota, they may be forced to lose this pick as well. However, Perriman will be a solid addition to a team that lacks an talent at the skill positions. Perriman brings extreme speed and size, which has him rising on many draft boards.

20. Philadelphia Eagles:

Landon Collins

If the Eagles do not trade up in the draft for Marcus Mariota, they will fill the holes in their secondary. Landon Collins is the best safety in the draft and will provide the Eagles with a big hitting safety that can play the run and the pass.

21. Cincinnati Bengals:

La’el Collins

The Bengals’ offensive line has been impressive over the past few seasons, but they can inject youth into the unit. La’el Collins is a behemoth from LSU and should be an impact player at either the guard or tackle position.

22. Pittsburgh Steelers:

Marcus Peters

The Steelers’ will be without two longtime starters in their secondary when Troy Polumalu and Ike Taylor retired this offseason. Without the off the field issues, Peters would have been the first corner selected because of his size and ability to intercept passes.

23. Detroit Lions:

Malcolm Brown

The interior of the Lions’ defensive line took a hit this offseason when they lost both Suh and Fairley to free agency. Although they traded for Haloti Ngata, Brown should be able to anchor the second defensive tackle position in their 4-3 defense.

24. Arizona Cardinals:

Bud Dupree

The Kentucky outside linebacker has risen up the draft board over the past month, but this draft is full of pass rushing linebackers. The Cardinals were able to thrive with a blitz heavy defense under Bowles, but Dupree should allow them to be less predictable.

25. Carolina Panthers;

DJ Humphries

The Panthers need an offensive line that will not let every pass rusher sack Cam Newton. Newton is a big man and take many hits, but Humphries should help extend Newton’s career.

26. Baltimore Ravens:

Dorial Green Beckham

The Ravens lost their number one wide receiver when Torrey Smith cashed in with the 49ers. Beckham is one of the most talented and physical wide receivers in the draft, but he has not played in a year and has major character issues.

27. Dallas Cowboys:

Melvin Gordon

The Cowboys had the best rushing attack in the league last season, but lost their number one running back, DeMarco Murray. However, Gordon should be able to fill Murray’s shoes because he has everything that one wants in a running back.

28. Denver Broncos:

TJ Clemmings

The Broncos need to protect Peyton Manning because this could be his last season and he cannot protect himself outside of the pocket. If the Broncos do not select a new right tackle, they may improve their defense, which was awful toward the end of last season.

29. Indianapolis Colts:

Eli Harold

The Colts’ defense is not on par with the other AFC heavy-weights and it is quickly aging. The Colts need a new defense and Harold could be a key player to build around. Harold possesses high end athleticism, which should allow him to become a solid player.

30. Green Bay Packers:

Jalen Collins

The Green Bay Packers want to win the Super Bowl and they realized that the two teams in the Super Bowl had the best secondaries in the league. The Packers need extra corners because their current corners are aging and Collins is a potential starter.

31. New Orleans Saints:

Kevin Johnson

The Saints desperately need to hit on their draft picks this offseason because their defense could use new faces. Outside of shut down corner, Keenan Lewis, the Saints do not have a quality corner. Johnson has solid size for a corner at 6’0″ and always shows up on the field.

32. New England Patriots:

Byron Jones

The Patriots’ secondary took a hit this offseason when they lost Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. Jones must play at a starter’s level if the Patriots are going to make the Super Bowl again.

ESPN.com top 20 athletes over the last 20 years

ESPN.com is celebrating its 20th year and accumulated a list of the twenty best athletes over the past twenty years. The list only counted the accomplishments during the 20 years.

ESPN’s List:

20) Sidney Crosby

19) Barry Bonds

18) Mia Hamm

17) Floyd Mayweather Jr

16) Usain Bolt

15) Brett Favre

14) Tim Duncan

13) Lance Armstrong

12) Lionel Messi

11) Shaquille O’Neal

10) Derek Jeter

9) Michael Phelps

8) Kobe Bryant

7) Peyton Manning

6) Serena Williams

5) Roger Federer

4) Tom Brady

3) Tiger Woods

2) LeBron James

1) Michael Jordan

However, this list has engendered debates because of the inclusion of known cheaters and other questionable names.

My List:

20) Floyd Mayweather Jr

Over the past 20 years, there has not been a better boxer than Floyd “Money” Mayweather and his record speaks directly to his success, 47-0. However, Mayweather has avoided the second best fighter during this period Manny Pacquio, which keeps him far from the top of the list.

19) Brett Favre

The NFL has never seen a quarterback has durable or daring as Brett Favre. During his 20 year career, Favre played in over 300 games, holds many of the all-time passing records, won an MVP, and starred on a Super Bowl winning team. Before this season, Favre accumulated the most passing touchdowns, yards, attempts, completions, and interceptions.

18) Alex Ovechkin

Since being drafted number one in the 2004 NHL draft, Ovechkin has been the most dominant and consistent player in the NHL. Although he has never won Lord Stanley’s Cup, he has led the league in goals five times and won the MVP award 3 times. Crosby has experienced more success than Ovechkin in the playoffs, but Alex’s consistency and injury free career gives him the nomination.

17) Shaquille O’Neal

Shaq has been one of the most interesting and successful players over the past 20 years. Besides for his 4 championships, 3 Finals MVPs, regular season MVP, Shaq may have more nicknames than any player in the history of the NBA. Throughout his 19 year career, Shaq averaged 24 points, 11 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.3 blocks.

16) Albert Pujols

During the first 11 seasons of his career, Pujols was one of the most accomplished players in the history of MLB. Pujols finished top 3 in the MVP voting 9 times and won the award 3 times. Although he has not experienced the same success with the Angles, he recently hit his 500th home run and still is a threat to hit 30 home runs and accumulate 100 RBI per season. In addition to his individual success, Pujols has won 2 WS trophies and boasts a .323/.431/.599 split in the postseason.

15) Tim Duncan

The Big Fundamental has been one of the most underrated players due to his reticent behavior on and off the court. However, Duncan has won as many championships and more games than any other NBA player over the past 20 years. Along with his postseason success, Duncan has won 2 MVPs and averaged 20 points and 11 rebounds over the course of his career. Although Duncan is clearly on the downside of his career, he still possesses incredible efficiency and has the opportunity to add to his championship total.

14) Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez pitched during an era when hitting was at an all time high and he still dominated the league. From 1997-2003, Pedro led the league in ERA and WHIP five times, finished top 3 in the Cy Young voting 6 times, and won the award 3 times. Many consider Pedro’s 2000 season one of the best pitching performances of all time. Pedro’s great numbers, 1.74 ERA, 284 K, and 0.737 WHIP, are magnified considering the next closest pitcher’s ERA was 3.70 and the average ERA was nearly 5. Besides Martinez’s individual success, he helped the Red Sox win their first championship in 86 years.

13) Lionel Messi

The 27 year old forward may not be the biggest guy on the pitch, but he is the most talented. In terms of individual awards, Messi has won every important award, three Ballon d’Or, Player of the Year, and UEFA Player of the Year. In addition, he has led Barca to La Liga titles and Argentina to the World Cup final.

12) Lance Armstrong

Although Armstrong was known for his 7 victories in the Tour de France race, his influence ranged far from the bike. He raised millions of dollars for cancer research and was an inspiration for many. However, all of his victories and dignity was stripped because of doping. His accomplishments should not be diminished.

11) Alex Rodriguez

Another known cheater on this list is A-Rod. Before the recent steroid allegations, he was considered one of the best hitters of all time because of his ability to hit for average, power, and play exquisite defense. Since his first full season, in which he hit .358 with 36 home runs at age 20, Rodriguez has finished in the top 3 in MVP voting 6 times and won the award 3 times. Although Rodriguez has not experienced postseason success, .263/.369.444, he finally won a championship in 2009 with the Yankees.

10) Peyton Manning

Since entering the league in 1998, Manning has dominated the NFL regular season and became the best regular season quarterback of all time. By the time Manning retires, he will likely over take Favre’s records and throw for the most yards, completions, and touchdowns. In addition, Manning has the record for most MVPs, 4. However, Manning ranks 10 on the list because he has only won 1 Super Bowl, when many of his contemporaries have multiple titles.

9) Usain Bolt

Over the past two Olympic games, Bolt has stamped himself into the record book due to his blazing times. Bolt has won 6 gold medals, 2 in the 100 meters, 2 in the 200 meters, and 2 in the 4×100 meter relay. Bolt holds both the 100 and 200 Olympic records and was part of the 4×100 relay that set the Olympic record as well.

8) Kobe Bryant

Outside of Michael Jordan, Bryant may be the most competitive player on the list. Although he is a difficult teammate, his numbers and championships speak for themselves. Although Bryant is a high volume shooter, he shoots 45% and averages 25 points along with 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game. Although he has only won 1 MVP award, he owns 2 Finals MVPs and 5 rings. Unfortunately, injuries have taken their toll on Bryant, which may force Bryant into an early retirement.

7) Michael Jordan

Although Jordan is the best basketball player to ever live and one of the best athletes to compete, he did not play long enough during the time period. Although Jordan only played five seasons, he won three titles, three MVPS, three Final MVPs, three scoring titles, and 2 All Star game MVPS.

6) Roger Federer

Since his first Major Title in 2003, Federer has won 16 other Major Titles, an all time record. Federer may have won more majors if he did not have to play against the best clay court player in the history of tennis, Rafael Nadal. Along with his success in majors, Federer has won over 1000 matches and held the number one player in the world position for 237 consecutive weeks. Although Federer is 33, he still is ranked number 2 in the world and enters every tournament with a chance to win.

5) LeBron James

Since high school, everyone knew that LeBron James would be one of the best players of all time. Using his strength, size, and skill, LeBron has the ability to play any position on the floor. James has been incredible during the regular season, averaging 27 points, 7 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 50% from the floor. Although James has experienced his troubles in the playoffs, he has won two titles, two Finals MVPs, and 5 Eastern Conference titles. Unlike others in the top ten, James should continue to rise in the rankings as he wins more championships.

4) Serena Williams

While Federer has faced numerous rivals, Nadal and Djokavic, Serena has demolished every opponent in her path. Since wining her first major title at age 20, she has won 18 other single major titles and has the potential to win many more. Williams’ power and competitiveness makes her one of the most unique players of all time. Even at age 33, she is the favorite to win every major.

3) Tom Brady

Tom Brady is the highest ranked player that plays a team sport, which speaks to his dominance. Although 198 players were taken before him in the 2000 NFL Draft, he has been the best NFL player. Although he never had the best weapons, outside of his record setting 2007 season, he has won 4 Super Bowl championships, three Super Bowl MVPs, and 2 regular season MVPs. Although he will not retire with the passing records like Manning, he has achieved great success in the playoffs which makes him one of the two best quarterbacks in NFL history.

2) Michael Phelps

The Baltimore Bullet is the most decorated swimmer Olympian of all time and one of the most dominant competitors. Throughout three Olympic games, has won 22 medals, most of all time, 18 golds, nine more than any other Olympian, and holds 3 world records. During the 2008 Olympic games, Phelps won an incredible 8 gold medals, an Olympic record, and broke 7 world records in the process.

1) Tiger Woods

No player has dominated his or her sport like Tiger Woods over the past 10 years. In 1997, Woods exploded onto the scene when he won his first Masters at age 21. Over the next 17 years, Woods won 13 more Major titles and 79 PGA tour championships. Woods reached his peak in 2000-2001 when he won 4 straight major titles, the only person in PGA history to accomplish this feat. Although he has not won a major since 2008, he was named the PGA player of the year 2 times. Over the next few years, Woods can stamp his legacy as the best golfer in history, if he can pass Jack Nicklaus’ 18 major championships.