2015 NFL DRAFT

2015 NFL Mock Drafts

Pete Prisco
By Pete Prisco
CBSSports.com Senior NFL Columnist


We love mock drafts. But let's face reality: Any mock draft done before the NFL Scouting Combine, pro day workouts and free agency lacks all the necessary information.

But at least it's a start. And that's what Mock No. 1 is for me. I watch a ton of college football during the season -- probably more than most college football writers since I am bunkered in a hotel room every Saturday afternoon with a TV, a remote and a laptop in front of me.

I make a lot of player evaluations based on what I see each week, but until the combine and the interviews and the team gossip, plus the All-22 tapes are made available it's hard to lock in on guys.

I am not one to put a lot of stock in a combine workout, but if a corner or receiver were to run a 4.8, it would be a red flag.

The tape is what evaluations are all about. Any good general manager will tell you that.

But this is the silly season, a time when proclamations about top picks being decided already are made, which is pure foolishness. Nobody has done that yet -- especially without an Andrew-Luck-type player in this draft.

Let the process play out. We have three more months to play the Mock Draft Game. There will be a lot of them. So don't overreact to this one.

It's way too early for that.

NFL Mock Draft - 02/11/2014
Round 1
1. Houston Texans

(2-14)
Blake Bortles, QB, UCF: I know there will be a push for Johnny Manziel, but Bill O'Brien seems to be a pocket-passer guy.
2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)

(7-9)
Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M: I know some think Greg Robinson has moved ahead of him, but this is the safe, sure choice.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars

(4-12)
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina: This is a premier pass rusher for a team that needs one in the worst way.
4. Cleveland Browns

(4-12)
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: This would seem to be a natural fit. They need a quarterback in the worst way.
5. Oakland Raiders

(4-12)
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville: They finally get the passer they've been looking to get for years.
6. Atlanta Falcons

(4-12)
Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn: They have to get help for Matt Ryan up front. He took way too many shots last season.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

(4-12)
Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson: Vincent Jackson isn't a kid, and they lack the big-time speed outside. Could go for a pass rusher.
8. Minnesota Vikings

(5-10-1)
Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo: New coach Mike Zimmer has a big task in trying to rebuild that defense. He needs to get faster.
9. Buffalo Bills

(6-10)
C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama: They need speed next to Kiko Alonso. Mosley will be a 10-year starter.
10. Detroit Lions

(7-9)
Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State: They go for the in-state product to help upgrade a secondary that needs it in the worst way.
11. Tennessee Titans

(7-9)
Marqise Lee, WR, Southern California: They need a deep threat to go with Kendall Wright. Oh, they also might need a quarterback. But who?
12. New York Giants

(7-9)
Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA: They have little speed at linebacker, and it shows. Yes, they need offensive line help but they can wait on that.
13. St. Louis Rams

(7-9)
Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M: They have fast, smaller guys. They need a bigger receiver like Evans (6-foot-5, 225 pounds) to complement them.
14. Chicago Bears

(8-8)
Hasean Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama: Their secondary was bad in 2013. They need help on the back end.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers

(8-8)
Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame: He is a perfect fit in their defense. They have to get better inside.
16. Baltimore Ravens

(8-8)
Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama: Both of Baltimore's tackles are unrestricted free agents. They'll lose at least one, maybe both.
17. Dallas Cowboys

(8-8)
Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State: They could lose Jason Hatcher and they need help inside anyway. Did you see who they played there with some last season?
18. New York Jets

(8-8)
Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina: They have to get some help for the passing game. This kid has the look of a future star.
19. Miami Dolphins

(8-8)
Zach Martin, OT, Notre Dame: Miami has to improve that offensive line. Martin showed at the Senior Bowl he can play outside and inside.
20. Arizona Cardinals

(10-6)
Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan: They have to get better at left tackle. Local kid who could step in and play right away.
21. Green Bay Packers

(8-7-1)
Ra'shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota: The Packers have three defensive linemen scheduled to become free agents. They need to find a potential replacement.
22. Philadelphia Eagles

(10-6)
Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville: They had big problems on the back end last season. Pryor would start right away.
23. Kansas City Chiefs

(11-5)
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU: They have to get somebody to emerge opposite Dwayne Bowe. Beckham Jr. was a polished player for the Tigers.
24. Cincinnati Bengals

(11-5)
Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State: With Leon Hall coming off an Achilles' tendon injury, Cincinnati must get younger at corner.
25. San Diego Chargers

(9-7)
Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida: They had big problems outside last season, so they have to try and upgrade in a division where you face Peyton Manning twice.
26. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis)

(4-12)
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State: Cleveland needs a weapon outside to go with Josh Gordon. Benjamin would give them a huge complementary target.
27. New Orleans Saints

(11-5)
Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia: Right tackle Zach Strief is an unrestricted free agent. If the Saints can't get him re-signed, this makes sense. If Strief re-signs, they could draft a receiver or pass rusher.
28. Carolina Panthers

(12-4)
Jason Verrett, CB, TCU: They got by with so-so corner play last season. It's time they upgraded it. The pass rush can't cover it up forever.
29. New England Patriots

(12-4)
Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech: With Rob Gronkowski coming off another injury and Aaron Hernandez in jail, they need another weapon in the middle of the field. They love double-tight looks for when Gronk does come back.
30. San Francisco 49ers

(12-4)
Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State: He is a talented corner with good size. Doesn't everybody want that now?
31. Denver Broncos

(13-3)
Dee Ford, DE, Auburn: With Von Miller coming off an injury and Shaun Phillips getting up in age, adding another pass rusher makes sense.
32. Seattle Seahawks

(13-3)
Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee: They had trouble up front on the line this season and Breno Giacomini is a free agent.

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