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2015 NFL Mock Draft
The 2015 Draft will be another big draft. It will feature a bevy of quarterbacks and defensive players who skipped out on 2014 to polish their game for another year. This is extremely early, but let’s project some picks anyways. Who will draft Jameis Winston? Where will Marcus Mariota go? Find out below.
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1. Texans: Marcus Mariota QB Oregon
If the Texans pick top 10 two years in a row, its time to bring in a franchise QB. Mariota is billed as a prototypical NFL “new age” type of running/passing threat at QB.
2. Rams: Jameis Winston QB Florida State
With all the pain Missouri is in, a guy like Jameis Winston might be the right pick in more ways than football. Granted he has his issues, I think he matures in his final college season.
3. Jaguars: Randy Gregory DE Nebraska
The Jags would like to draft an offensive threat here, but stay true to the board as usual.
4. Browns: Stefon Diggs WR Maryland
Diggs is a speedy WR who can help alleviate the loss of Josh Gordon, whether that is temporary or long term.
5. Raiders: Andrus Peat OT Stanford
The Raiders stay true to the board and draft help for Derek Carr up front.
6. Falcons: Amari Cooper WR Alabama
Atlanta will likely look for a long term replacement for Roddy White.
7. Panthers: Cedric Ogbuehi OT Texas A&M
Cam can’t buy good luck. All of his WRs leave town and two starters on the line bounce as well.
8. Vikings: Leonard Williams DE USC
The Vikings are relying on a bevy of young players up front on D. If no one emerges they must continue to look.
9. Browns: Shilique Calhoun DE Michigan State
After grabbing a top WR, the Browns can stay true to the board with their pick from Buffalo.
10. Lions: Melvin Gordon III RB Wisconsin
Reggis Bush and Joique Bell are good players but Melvin Gordon is in a different class in the traditional 3 down role.
11. Titans: Landon Collins S Alabama
Youth is needed behind veteran Bernard Pollard.
12. Giants: Ray Drew DE Georgia
The Giants haven’t been that Super Bowl winning threat since their defensive line quietly fell apart via injury and free agency.
13. Bears: Bryce Petty QB Baylor
If the Bears pick anywhere near the top 10, its likely time to groom a replacement for Jay Cutler.
14. Colts: PJ Williams CB Florida State
Admittedly, the Colts have a pretty good set at CB with Loucheiz Purifoy and Vontae Davis. Their group at safety leaves a lot to be desired coverage-wise though.
15. Steelers: Cameron Erving OT Florida State
This group at tackle doesn’t have a player with franchise potential. Irving would be an attractive candidate at this point.
16. Ravens: La’el Collins OT LSU
Outside of of Eugene Monroe, the Ravens need to upgrade their tackles.
17. Cowboys: Brett Hundley QB UCLA
Tony Romo can’t play forever. Hundley here is a bargain Jerry Jones shouldn’t pass up.
18. Jets: Ronald Darby CB Florida State
We’ll see if “the other best corner in the game” Dee Milliner (his words) lives up to that hype.
19. Dolphins: Todd Gurley RB Georgia
I initially had the Dolphins going tackle, but after thinking about it this pick is much better used on a top flight ball carrier. Yeah RBs are getting devalued, but this year has a great class at the position.
20. Cardinals: Devin Funchess TE Michigan
This pick should be Devonte Fields, but he just got suspended five days ago.
21. Packers: Mario Edwards DT Florida State
A team in need of a push in the middle of that defensive line.
22. Chargers: TJ Yeldon RB Alabama
Even if Ryan Matthews continues to develop into a reliable starter the Chargers could always use a young dynamic threat alongside. Danny Woodhead will turn 30 this season.
23. Redskins: KeiVarae Russell CB Notre Dame
The Skins have spent the big money on offense… when will it trickle down building some quality youth in the defensive backfield?
24. Eagles: Vic Beasley OLB Clemson
The Eagles have made it no secret they covet fast, athletic players on defense.
25. Bengals: Dante Fowler DE Florida
After suring up the offense its time to reload on the defensive depth.
26. Patriots: Noah Spence DE Ohio State
The Pats covet players who can move all over the defensive side of the ball. Spence has the power to play DE but a linebacker’s frame.
27. 49ers: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB Oregon
This team has traditionally relied on older corners, and should draft more youth.
28. Chiefs: Brandon Scherff OT Iowa
People are very quietly whispering the B word after Eric Fisher’s rookie campaign and less than successful preseason this year. He’s probably not a bust but certainly not living up to his draft position yet.
29. Buccaneers: Trae Waynes CB Michigan State
The Bucs traded Revis and elected to sign Alturann Verner to pick up the slack. Depth could always help.
30. Saints: Nelson Agholor WR USC
Yes Brandin Cooks is a Saint but we’ve yet to see if his role will be a typical one or more of a Sproles-type. Agholor is more traditional.
31. Seahawks: Alex Carter CB Stanford
The “best corner in da game” and his buddies need depth after losing Brandon Browner.
32. Broncos: A.J. Johnson ILB Tennessee
This is a pick I routinely mocked in 2013. The Broncos still need a reliable ILB a year later.