There are two certainties in life, as the saying goes -- death and taxes -- but when it comes to the 2015 NFL Draft, it's difficult to qualify anything as certain. There are wild trades. There are crazy picks. There are risers, and there are fallers.
In combing through the news, analysis, notes, and rumors, however, College Football 24/7 whittled down these five nuggets you can take to the bank in Chicago (with no need to pay taxes on them, either).
1. There will be only two first-round QBs
Sure, Baylor's Bryce Petty and UCLA's Brett Hundley have all the tools to be the third QB off the board, but they're several years away from being NFL starters, and NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes they actually won't be more than backups in the league. That means Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston will be the only quarterbacks coming off the board in the first round.
2. Jameis Winston will go No. 1 overall
Don't believe the recent talk that the Buccaneers have changed their minds and are falling in love with Marcus Mariota. They are going to take Winston with the first pick, just as they have been planning to do for months. There are always draft rumors that surface in the two weeks leading up to the cards getting turned in, and this is one of them.
3. It will be another deep year for WRs
There were 33 wideouts taken last year in the draft, five of which went in the first round. The 2015 class could come close to equaling those numbers. Amari Cooper and Kevin White figure to be gone in the top 10, and DeVante Parker, Breshad Perriman, and maybe Jaelen Strong could be taken in the top 20. Throw in fast-rising prospect Nelson Agholor and Dorial Green-Beckham, and the first round alone is going to be loaded.
Considering how wide receivers are surprisingly one of the safest picks in the draft, it should come as no surprise that it's another good year for the position.
4. Two RBs will go in Round 1
For a while, the running back position appeared to be barred from the first round of the draft. This year, though, the tailback is back in vogue, thanks in part to two special talents in Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon. Given Gurley's questionable medicals coming off an ACL injury, it's tough to say which of the two will come off the board first, but make no mistake -- both will be picked before the first round is over.
5. Edge rusher will be 2015's most talked-about position
There will be plenty of debate over Mariota and Winston as well as the wide receivers, but the one position you'll hear about most in the draft will be edge rusher. That's because the 2015 crop might be the best in half a decade, and there should be a big run on them in the first 15 picks. Led by Dante Fowler, Jr., Vic Beasley, Shane Ray, and even the falling Randy Gregory, be prepared to hear plenty about how these players can help get to the quarterback.