Mike Adams (baseball)

NFL Mock Draft: The Beat Writers Play GM

Of everyone who covers the NFL, it's the beat writers — those who follow a particular franchise on a daily basis — who know their respective teams best. With that in mind, here's one way the first round of Thursday's draft could unfold, with beat writers making the selections for the teams they cover, along with explanatory comments:

Tampa Bay (Rick Stroud, Tampa Bay Times): Jameis Winston, QB, FSU. "The Buccaneers feel he's the best player in the draft, not just the best quarterback. They have chalked up his mistakes to lack of maturity."

Tennessee (Jim Wyatt, The Tennessean): Leonard Williams, DE, USC. "A dominant defensive lineman like...