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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1

2015 NFL Draft - April 2015
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Round 1

1 Tampa Bay Jameis Winston** QB Florida State 6' 5" 240
DraftSite's comments:Winston over Mariota, that seems to be the thinking in Tampa Bay where on field performance will outweigh off field concerns.
2 Tennessee Marcus Mariota* QB Oregon 6' 4" 215
DraftSite's comments:The more and more I hear about how pleased the Titans are with Zach Mettenberger it makes me think it's a smokescreen. Mariota will be too good to pass up. If Mariota is not taken by the Titans here I suspect it will be because they find a trade partner and move down the board.
3 Jacksonville Leonard Williams* DT USC 6' 5" 295
DraftSite's comments:While having more forces coming off the edge would be beneficial at this point you take the best player on the board, or in this case the entire Draft. Jacksonville moved from 32nd in sacks in 2013 to tied for 6th in 2014 so Gus Bradley is starting to rub off on defense.
4 Oakland Kevin White WR West Virginia 6' 3" 210
DraftSite's comments:I have finally been swayed. Kevin White was one of the stars of the Combine and the season for that matter. Oakland is devoid of a true #1 or even a #2 receiver on their roster so the need for a pass catcher is there.
5 Washington Brandon Scherff OT Iowa 6' 5" 315
DraftSite's comments:Scherff did not have the greatest Combine but he remains the top tackle...for now. Ereck Flowers could be the surprise here and could be the top lineman off the board and the same can be said for Andrus Peat.
6 NY Jets Amari Cooper* WR Alabama 6' 1" 205
DraftSite's comments:The Jets land a wide receiver despite landing another defensive minded coach.
7 Chicago Danny Shelton DT Washington 6' 2" 345
DraftSite's comments:With the switch to the 3-4 the need for a huge defensive tackle to stuff the middle now trumps the needs in the secondary. Chicago will probably use all but 1 or 2 picks on the defensive side of the football. 2013 saw the Bears give up the most points in franchise history, 2014....the second most so at least there was a little improvement.
8 Atlanta Vic Beasley OLB Clemson 6' 2" 235
DraftSite's comments:It wasn't the fact that Vic Beasley tore things up at the Combine that is moving him up the board. Beasley did it at 246 pounds, vice the 235 range where he played most of the last two seasons at Clemson.
9 NY Giants Dante Fowler Jr.* DE Florida 6' 3" 265
DraftSite's comments:Defensive end might not be the biggest need, but with Fowler still on the board here the Giants cannot ignore him. Fowler would be plugged into that line that rotates frequently and make an immediate splash.
10 St. Louis Andrus Peat* OT Stanford 6' 6" 310
DraftSite's comments:Sure the Rams are trying to trade Sam Bradford. Getting a receiver is an option if Cooper or White is still on the board but here the Rams know they need to continue to build that strong running game and get another tackle to pair with Greg Robinson for years to come.
11 Minnesota Trae Waynes* CB Michigan State 6' 1" 185
DraftSite's comments:Trae Waynes just became this years Justin Gilbert by taking the lead by a large margin at the cornerback position. You have to like what the Vikings have in Xavier Rhodes, finding a compliment in Waynes here would really help in a division where you have to face Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford twice a year.
12 Cleveland Randy Gregory* DE Nebraska 6' 5" 250
DraftSite's comments:DeVante Parker is tempting here, especially after the Josh Gordon suspension. Here it comes down to the scenario in front of us. Randy Gregory and Shane Ray remain on the board and everyone knows Barkevious Mingo has flashed potential but a consistent pass rush off the edge would go a long way for Cleveland.
13 New Orleans Shane Ray* OLB Missouri 6' 2" 245
DraftSite's comments:We just talked about Gregory and Ray being on the board and now they are gone in back-to-back picks.
14 Miami DeVante Parker WR Louisville 6' 3" 205
DraftSite's comments:The days of Mike Wallace in Miami look to be numbered. The Dolphins get a wide receiver to pair with Jarvis Landry as they help Ryan Tannehill take the next step for the offense. The Dolphins could look for a corner or a defensive tackle to replace Jared Odrick who looks like he will be on the move.
15 San Francisco La'el Collins OT LSU 6' 5" 310
DraftSite's comments:San Francisco would like to land DeVante Parker but with him off the board they go to the offensive line. San Francisco needs to stop being so "cute" on offense and just get back to running the football.
16 Houston Malcom Brown DT Texas 6' 3" 325
DraftSite's comments:Brown played at The University of Texas and he can beef up a line with J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney patrolling the edges.
17 San Diego Melvin Gordon* RB Wisconsin 6' 1" 205
DraftSite's comments:After resigning King Dunlap, offensive tackle needs go to the back burner. Ryan Matthews has done nothing other than struggle to stay healthy. A huge and consistent threat out of the backfield would do wonders for Philip Rivers.
18 Kansas City Jaelen Strong* WR Arizona State 6' 3" 210
DraftSite's comments:I scored as many touchdowns for Kansas City last season as their wide receivers did...that is all you need to know.
19 Cleveland Trade Icon Devin Smith WR Ohio State 6' 0" 190
DraftSite's comments:Cleveland still lands a receiver, perhaps the one near the top of the board with the most big play potential. If this is the direction of the Browns expect them to get a few more possession type receivers in the middle rounds.
20 Philadelphia Landon Collins* S Alabama 6' 0" 215
DraftSite's comments:Collins will likely fall out of the top 10 and I suspect if we see teams like Washington or Chicago trade back, he could be the target. If Collins doesn't go here expect Cincinnati and Pittsburgh to wage a war for his services.
21 Cincinnati Arik Armstead* DE Oregon 6' 7" 295
DraftSite's comments:Cincinnati thinks long and hard about this pick and one could argue this one could be more out of spite than need. Armstead would be perfect with the Steelers and the Bengals need help along along a line that totaled only 20 sacks last season. Here they pick between Armstead and edge rusher Bud Dupree with Pittsburgh getting the scraps.
22 Pittsburgh Bud Dupree DE Kentucky 6' 3" 250
DraftSite's comments:Pittsburgh can't ignore this type of speed rushing ability and with Cincinnati taking Armstead it makes Dupree their choice clear.
23 Detroit Eddie Goldman* DT Florida State 6' 3" 320
DraftSite's comments:Been calling this one for months, Does Suh come back and what about Nick Fairley? Sometimes it's not about filling the biggest need but keeping the strength you already have.
24 Arizona Eric Kendricks ILB UCLA 6' 0" 230
DraftSite's comments:Brett Hundley has to be attractive here but The Cardinals are practically drooling over Eric Kendricks and not hiding their interest.
25 Carolina Ereck Flowers* OT Miami 6' 5" 315
DraftSite's comments:I still feel Flowers could be the best offensive tackle from this class when we look back a few years down the road.
26 Baltimore Todd Gurley* RB Georgia 6' 1" 220
DraftSite's comments:Wide receiver is a bigger need with Torrey Smith hitting the market and Steve Smith being closer to 40 then 30. The Ravens have showed us year in and year out that Ozzie Newsome drafts the best player available. Ozzie knows with Gurley he can grab the best running back in this draft and grab some receivers later or try to land someone during free agency.
27 Dallas Danielle Hunter* DE LSU 6' 5" 245
DraftSite's comments:Dallas likes LSU players and the Cowboys will turn their focus to building the defensive line like they have the offensive line over the last four years.
28 Denver Benardrick McKinney* OLB Mississippi State 6' 4" 245
DraftSite's comments:The Broncos would love to land Eric Kendricks here if he gets past the Cardinals. McKinney is a terrific consolation prize.
29 Indianapolis Shaq Thompson* OLB Washington 6' 2" 230
DraftSite's comments:What a dynamic player for the Colts as they have need at linebacker and in the secondary. Thompson could wind up as a safety and the Colts have the luxury of finding where he fits their team best.
30 Green Bay Jordan Phillips** DT Oklahoma 6' 5" 335
DraftSite's comments:Funny how the Packer fans were beating me up most of the season saying the Packers would not be looking at a defensive tackle in the draft, yet now everyone else seems to be following suit. B.J. Raji is likely gone and Letroy Guion may want more money than the Packers are willing to offer so Phillips becomes the solution to their dilemma.
31 Seattle Cameron Erving OT Florida State 6' 5" 320
DraftSite's comments:A player with the versatility of Cameron Erving would be immediately welcomed. He was primarily a tackle but he played guard and center this past season. It's no secret the running game suffered when center Max Unger went down to injury so finding depth is a priority.
32 New England Marcus Peters* CB Washington 5' 11" 195
DraftSite's comments:A troubled yet talented corner...music to the ears of Bill Belichick. Will Darrelle Revis come back to the Patriots? Now that Revis has a ring he may look for another huge payday. If their is one team willing to take a first round flyer on Peters due to their structure and culture, it's the Patriots.

Player Rankings from User Mock Drafts

Player Pos. Avg. Rank
Leonard Williams DT
Jameis Winston QB
Marcus Mariota QB
Brandon Scherff OT
Amari Cooper WR
Shane Ray OLB
Randy Gregory DE
Landon Collins S
Andrus Peat OT
Vic Beasley OLB
Jaelen Strong WR
Kevin White WR
Melvin Gordon RB
Trae Waynes CB
Dante Fowler Jr. DE
Malcom Brown DT
Danny Shelton DT
La'el Collins OT
Shaq Thompson OLB
DeVante Parker WR
Bud Dupree DE
Todd Gurley RB
P.J. Williams CB
Benardrick McKinney OLB
Cameron Erving OT
Eddie Goldman DT
Devin Funchess TE
Ereck Flowers OT
Cedric Ogbuehi OT
Eric Kendricks ILB
Jordan Phillips DT
Jacoby Glenn CB
Danielle Hunter DE
Gerod Holliman S
Brett Hundley QB
Marcus Peters CB
Michael Bennett DT
Devonte Fields DE
Tre Jackson OG
Tevin Coleman RB
Arik Armstead DE
Ty Sambrailo OT
Jalen Collins CB
Jordan Jenkins OLB
Hroniss Grasu OC
Denzel Perryman OLB
Derron Smith S
T.J. Yeldon RB
T.J. Clemmings OT
Rashad Greene WR

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* = Junior; ** = Sophomore; *** = Freshman