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Matt’s 2015 NFL Mock Draft

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April 27, 2015:  FINAL Mock Draft

 

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston, Florida State

Winston seems to be locked in as the first overall pick in the draft.

 

2. Tennessee Titans: QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon

Whether to the Titans or to another team via trade, it seems likely that Mariota will go second overall.

 

3. Jacksonville Jaguars: DE Dante Fowler Jr., Florida

It is time for the Jaguars to spend a first round pick on a defender and Fowler fits their scheme well.

 

4. Oakland Raiders: DL Leonard Williams, USC
Wide receiver is a common selection here, but if Williams is still around, he could be the pick.

 

5. Washington Redskins: OLB Vic Beasley, Clemson
Washington added to their defensive line in free agency, but they still need to improve their pass rush.

 

6. New York Jets: WR Amari Cooper, Alabama
It seems likely that the Jets are going with Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback, so they should continue to build the offense around them.

 

7. Chicago Bears: WR Kevin White, West Virginia
With Brandon Marshall traded away, the Bears have a need at wide receiver.

 

8. Atlanta Falcons: DE Alvin Dupree, Kentucky
With new head coach Dan Quinn in tow, the Falcons are looking to build their defense––specifically their pass rush.

 

9. New York Giants: OT Brandon Scherff, Iowa
Protecting Eli Manning is of the utmost importance for the Giants.

 

10. St. Louis Rams: OT Andrus Peat, Stanford
While the Rams selected Greg Robinson in the first round last season, they still have holes on their offensive line.

 

11. Minnesota Vikings: CB Trae Waynes, Michigan State
Waynes would be a good fit in the Vikings’ defensive scheme and the team is known to be looking for a cornerback.

 

12. Cleveland Browns: WR DeVante Parker, Louisville
The addition of Parker completes the Browns overhaul of their wide receiving corps.

 

13. New Orleans Saints: OLB Shane Ray, Missouri
A lack of pass rush really hurt New Orleans last season, so expect them to address the position early in the draft.

 

14. Miami Dolphins: RB Todd Gurley, Georgia
Lamar Miller may have rushed for over 1,000 yards last season, but the Dolphins may still want Gurley.

 

15. San Francisco 49ers: DE Arik Armstead, Oregon
Armstead is a high-upside defensive end and would be Justin Smith’s replacement.

 

16. Houston Texans: WR Breshad Perriman, UCF
The Texans can go plenty of different directions, but adding a speedy makes sense here.

 

17. San Diego Chargers: RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
Assuming the Chargers don’t trade Phillip Rivers away to acquire Marcus Mariota, adding Gordon would make sense here, bolstering their run game.

 

18. Kansas City Chiefs: C Cameron Erving, Florida State
Andy Reid loves to draft linemen in the first round and the Chiefs need help on the offensive line.

 

19. Cleveland Browns (via Buffalo): DT Danny Shelton, Washington
Adding Shelton at nose tackle would help shore up the Browns’ run defense.

 

20. Philadelphia Eagles: CB Byron Jones, UConn
The Eagles have displayed plenty of interest in Jones throughout the draft process and he fits what they are looking for at cornerback.

 

21. Cincinnati Bengals: OT La’el Collins, LSU
Collins is a perfect fit for Cincinnati and will wait on the bench until next season, when both starting tackles become free agents.

 

22. Pittsburgh Steelers: CB Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest

Pittsburgh desperately needs secondary help and Johnson would be a good scheme fit.

 

23. Detroit Lions: DT Malcom Brown, Texas
Adding Brown would allow the Lions to continue playing with two top defensive tackles.

 

24. Arizona Cardinals: OLB Randy Gregory, Nebraska
Off-the-field issues drop Gregory, but he lands in a great spot in Arizona under Bruce Arians.

 

25. Carolina Panthers: OT Ereck Flowers, Miami (FL)
The additions of Jonathan Martin and Michael Oher won’t stop the Panthers from drafting an offensive lineman early.

 

26. Baltimore Ravens: CB Marcus Peters, Washington
Baltimore needs to add another cornerback and Peters would be a great long-term partner for Jimmy Smith.

 

27. Dallas Cowboys: DT Eddie Goldman, Florida State
A run-stuffing defensive tackle, Goldman will be a day one starter for the Cowboys.

 

28. Denver Broncos: OT D.J. Humphries, Florida
The Broncos need to improve their offensive line and Humphries fits their new offensive scheme.

 

29. Indianapolis Colts: S Landon Collins, Alabama
Collins’ stock has been dropping recently, but Indianapolis would be a good landing spot for him.

 

30. Green Bay Packers: LB Eric Kendricks, UCLA
Desperate for inside linebackers, the Packers add one of the best in the draft.

 

31. New Orleans Saints (via Seattle): WR Phillip Dorsett, Miami (FL)
Multiple receivers are available at this point, but Dorsett would be an excellent scheme fit in Sean Payton’s offense.

 

32. New England Patriots: WR Nelson Agholor, USC
The Patriots are always a tough team to predict, but Agholor presents good value here and New England could use another receiver.