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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1

2015 NFL Draft - April 30th, 2015 through May 2nd, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois

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Round Pick   Team Player Position School Height WeightComments
11
Tampa Bay Jameis Winston ** QBFlorida State6' 4"230This is looking like a slam dunk. The Buccaneers have done their homework and feel they have their franchise quarterback.
12
Tennessee Marcus Mariota * QBOregon6' 4"220I think Mariota is the pick here...the question will be who is making the selection. Unless we hear about a definitive deal coming down the pike my guess is the Titans select Mariota and then wait to see what type of deal comes their way.
13
Jacksonville Amari Cooper * WRAlabama6' 1"210Putting Amari Cooper here but again I think this could be another team. If I were GM of the Jags I would look for a team wanting Cooper and orchestrate a trade before he becomes a Raider. Move down the board and target Todd Gurley to take some pressure off of Blake Bortles.
14
Oakland Leonard Williams * DTUSC6' 4"300The Raiders need receivers and they could still take one here but this is a value pick. Khalil Mack was a great selection and by the end of the season we saw how he is going to lead this defense, pair Mack with Williams and the front seven is starting to look tough.
15
Washington Dante Fowler Jr. * DEFlorida6' 3"260Fowler is just the best pass rusher left at this point and the Redskins need a replacement for Brian Orakpo and Ryan Carrigan is a free agent after this season so they can ill afford to have another big name loss on the edge.
16
NY Jets Vic Beasley OLBClemson6' 3"245Surprise! I think the Jets will take one of two players that would both be surprises here. Beasley fills the outside pass rush void but don't be surprised if there was an early play for Todd Gurley here. I think the Jets wait until Round 2 or 3 before going after a running back but a Gurley pick here could send some shockwaves throughout the draft board.
17
Chicago Kevin White WRWest Virginia6' 3"215Defense will be the focal point but I think the Bears knew long ago the chance was they could trade Brandon Marshall and get either Cooper or Kevin White at #7 to pair with Alshon Jeffrey.
18
Atlanta Bud Dupree DEKentucky6' 4"270I have heard rumblings that Atlanta could be looking at #3 or #4 to move up for Dante Fowler. If the Falcons stay put they take an edge rusher as a run starts to begin and they take Bud Dupree.
19
NY Giants Ereck Flowers * OTMiami6' 5"315Flowers goes a bit higher than expected and is the first lineman off the board here. This would provide the Giants the opportunity to move Justin Pugh inside to guard. The Giants could continue the trend and take an edge rusher or a corner or even Todd Gurley. Many different areas the Giants can go.
110
St. Louis Brandon Scherff OTIowa6' 5"320Brandon Scherff offers the most versatility there although they could prefer Ereck Flowers or Andrus Peat if either is on the board.
111
Minnesota Trae Waynes * CBMichigan State6' 0"185Waynes has to be the pick here. In a division with Matthew Stafford and Aaron Rodgers why not take someone to pair with future Pro Bowler Xavier Rhodes and form a dynamic corner combo.
112
Cleveland Danny Shelton DTWashington6' 2"340I think a wide receiver is a likely target but there seem to be more candidates still in play for the selection at #19 provided the Browns are not in the Marcus Mariota sweepstakes.
113
New Orleans DeVante Parker WRLouisville6' 3"210Two years in a row they Saints take a receiver but they have an extra first round pick where they would likely address a pass rushing or pass coverage need.
114
Miami Todd Gurley * RBGeorgia6' 1"220This could be late for Gurley who could go as early as #6. I feel teams near the top could take Gurley if they trade and move down and address a need with another pick they acquire in the deal (are you listening Jacksonville).
115
San Francisco Arik Armstead * DEOregon6' 7"295Armstead to me is still risky but there are a ton of needs along the front seven. I suspect a linebacker comes a little later or is the target if we see the Niners trade back. Don't be surprised if this is Marcus Peters or Kevin Johnson.
116
Houston Cameron Erving OTFlorida State6' 5"315I have liked a DT here for awhile but it is looking more and more like the versatility of Cameron Erving intrigues the Texans. With the dependable center Chris Myers gone the Texans could look at Erving as an immediate replacement.
117
San Diego Melvin Gordon * RBWisconsin6' 1"215This looks like Gordon or a lineman as it is looking like Philip Rivers isn't going anywhere. The Chargers always need pass rushers and that is an area they could address early just as they have in years past.
118
Kansas City Marcus Peters * CBWashington6' 0"195We know Jeremy Maclin is not the only answer at wide receiver and the Chiefs surrendered a ton of sacks a season ago. Marcus Peters has a lot of interest from the organization as the Chiefs have been one of the teams that have looked at him hard and have not wavered since the news of his dismissal and clashing with coaches broke.
119
Cleveland Trade Icon Breshad Perriman * WRCentral Florida6' 2"195The Browns got their run stuffer early so they do what they failed to do last season...take a receiver early.
120
Philadelphia Nelson Agholor * WRUSC6' 0"200If the Eagles do not wind up moving up for Marcus then I think this will be a wide receiver. The Eagles still need secondary help and this could be Byron Jones but grabbing a top notch wide receiver should be a top priority. Also hearing Phillip Dorsett. Although Dorsett is very fast his 5'10" frame would prove Chip Kelly's reasoning for the jettison of DeSean Jackson last year was pure bull.
121
Cincinnati Andrus Peat * OTStanford6' 7"315The best linemen available at this point in the draft.
122
Pittsburgh Shane Ray * OLBMissouri6' 3"245This team has liked Kevin Johnson for a long time but the Steelers are always looking for pressure off the edge and they could be the winners of the Shane Ray sweepstakes.
123
Detroit Malcom Brown DTTexas6' 3"325With Malcolm Brown sliding a bit here the Lions take him over Eddie Goldman, a player I had with the Lions for quite some time.
124
Arizona Kevin Johnson CBWake Forest6' 0"190People may not look at cornerback as the biggest need but I feel the Cardinals have addressed many of their biggest needs in free agency. Here the Cardinals take the best player available while avoiding Shane Ray and Randy Gregory if any or both players are available.
125
Carolina Jake Fisher OTOregon6' 6"305The Panthers could be a surprise and go after a running back perhaps trading out of Round 1 to land one. Here the Panthers address the hole left by Jordan Gross and his retirement last season as the Panthers were awful in pass protection.
126
Baltimore Byron Jones CBConnecticut6' 1"200This team needs help at corner and in Byron Jones the Ravens get perhaps the best athlete at the position.
127
Dallas Randy Gregory * OLBNebraska6' 5"235Dallas makes a reach here with Gregory. Gregory is a top 10 or even top 5 talent to some but there are a number of people who feel his stock will land him on the outside of round 1. A corner is a possibility here but Gregory going to Dallas makes sense as they are a perfect team to take a chance on his character concerns.
128
Denver Eric Kendricks ILBUCLA6' 0"230With the scheme change in Denver another body on the inside at linebacker makes a lot of sense for Denver.
129
Indianapolis Landon Collins * SAlabama6' 0"230We have had Landon Collins falling here for some time. I think the Colts will have a choice of safeties if Collins is still here the pick could still be Demarious Randall from Arizona State.
130
Green Bay Eddie Goldman * DTFlorida State6' 4"335Both starting defensive tackles are back in the fold but that should change as after next year one if not both are gone. Goldman gives the Packers a legitimate starter for the future.
131
Seattle Eli Harold * OLBVirginia6' 3"245Harold now gives the Saints the pass rusher they are looking for off the edge since they landed DaVante Parker in this scenario at #13.
132
New England Eric Rowe CBUtah6' 1"205You don't lose corners like Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner and not look to replace a corner. The Patriots have looked long and hard at wide receivers as well as offensive guards and defensive tackles but here they get versatility with a player that is primarily a corner with a bit of safety experience to boot.

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