2015 NFL DRAFT

2015 NFL Mock Drafts

Dane Brugler
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NFLDraftScout.com Analyst


The Tennessee Titans have been doing their due diligence on several of the top wide receiver talents in this draft class, including West Virginia's Kevin White and Alabama's Amari Cooper, who they will consider at No. 2 overall or a trade back situation in the top 10.

The Titans also met with Oklahoma's Dorial Green-Beckham, who might be the most talented pass-catcher this class has to offer but will likely fall on draft day due to off-field concerns. If Tennessee doesn't draft a receiver in the first round, Green-Beckham could be in play for the franchise with the first pick in the second round if available. Neither Kendall Wright nor Justin Hunter has proven to be worthy of the "No. 1 receiver" label, but DGB could give Zach Mettenberger or whoever is under center for the Titans that type of dynamic target.

NFL Mock Draft - 4/15/2015
Round 1
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

(2-14)
Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State: Nothing has changed at the top. The Buccaneers have a need at quarterback and Winston is believed to be their target with the No. 1 overall pick.
2. Tennessee Titans

(2-14)
Leonard Williams, DT, Southern California: It won't take long to find the wildcard of the first round as the Titans could go in a number of directions here, including trading back with a team needing a quarterback. Mariota is also in the conversation for Tennessee, but Williams is the current favorite to be the pick at No. 2.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars

(3-13)
Dante Fowler Jr., OLB, Florida: Pass rusher makes the most sense for Jacksonville with this pick, the question is, which one best fits coach Gus Bradley's scheme? The answer could come down to Fowler or Vic Beasley.
4. Oakland Raiders

(3-13)
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama: The Raiders failed to land a marquee free agent and it looks more and more likely that this pick will be a pass-catcher to help second-year starting quarterback Derek Carr. Bigger question might be, which receiver does Reggie McKenzie like the most?
5. Washington Redskins

(4-12)
Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson: With Brian Orakpo in Tennessee, the Redskins have an opportunity to replace him in the first round. Beasley has Von Miller-like flashes on tape and his combine numbers back that up.
6. NY Jets

(4-12)
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon: The wild card of the 2015 NFL Draft: who will draft Mariota? He could easily be gone in the top five, but if still on the board for the Jets at No. 6, it makes a lot of sense for New York to pull the trigger and land the Jets' quarterback of the future.
7. Chicago Bears

(5-11)
Kevin White, WR, West Virginia: This pick has to be defense, right? After the Brandon Marshall trade, wide receiver is now a possibility and with White still on the board, it's a match that makes sense.
8. Atlanta Falcons

(6-10)
Shane Ray, DE, Missouri: The Falcons have been active adding front-seven defenders via free agency, but that won't stop Atlanta from targeting a "Leo" pass rusher at this pick. Ray is far from a flawless prospect, but he might have the best first-step quickness in this draft class.
9. NY Giants

(6-10)
Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State: The Giants have a chance to draft the top offensive lineman in this class, but if Waynes is still on the board, they'll have a shot at the top cornerback as well. Prince Amukamara, who is a free agent after the 2015 season, has averaged less than nine starts through his first four NFL seasons.
10. St. Louis Rams

(6-10)
Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa: The Rams invested in a top 10 offensive lineman last year (Greg Robinson) and it makes sense to do so again this year, especially if Scherff is available.
11. Minnesota Vikings

(7-9)
DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville: Minnesota added Mike Wallace to the wide receiver depth chart, but the Vikings are still in search of a No. 1 caliber pass catcher. Parker has the talent to fill that need.
12. Cleveland Browns

(7-9)
Danny Shelton, DT, Washington: Cleveland needs to revamp the front-seven in order to stop the run and a good place to start is at nose tackle. Shelton won't have the same type of production in the NFL like he did at Washington, but he should be a long-term anchor for a three-man front.
13. New Orleans Saints

(7-9)
Arik Armstead, DT, Oregon: The Saints have Cam Jordan under contract for the 2015 season, but might not be able to retain him long-term. Although raw, Armstead is one of the most impressive talents in this class with Calais Campbell potential.
14. Miami Dolphins

(8-8)
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia: The Dolphins could go in several directions with this pick, including the top talent on the board, which will likely be Gurley. If the trainers and doctors give the front office two thumbs up, this becomes a much easier selection to project.
15. San Francisco 49ers

(8-8)
Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska: With his issues going well beyond one failed drug test, Gregory could easily fall on draft day. The 49ers have shown in the past that they aren't shy about taking chances on talented players who might have a few issues.
16. Houston Texans

(9-7)
Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky: Houston drafted a pass rusher No. 1 overall last year in Jadeveon Clowney, but all 32 NFL teams could use more help at the position. Especially for the Texans, who are expected to lose Whitney Mercilus to free agency next year.
17. San Diego Chargers

(9-7)
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin: San Diego has been doing its homework on several of the top running backs in this draft class, including Gordon. He might be the early favorite for offensive rookie of the year if he lands with the Chargers.
18. Kansas City Chiefs

(9-7)
Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest: With Sean Smith and Jamell Fleming both entering contract years, the cornerback position is one direction the Chiefs could go with this pick and Johnson fits the mold of what Kansas City looks for in the position.
19. Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo)

(7-9)
La'el Collins, OT, LSU: The Browns need to add depth on the offensive line and Collins would give the team a long-term option at right tackle to replace Mitchell Schwartz, who is likely playing his final season in Cleveland this year.
20. Philadelphia Eagles

(10-6)
Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut: Connecting the pro day dots, Chip Kelly has paid close attention to big, athletic defensive back prospects this spring. Eric Rowe is in the conversation, but Jones is the better fit and should surprise no one if he's drafted this high.
21. Cincinnati Bengals

(10-5-1)
Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami (Fla.): Entering the final year of his contract, Andrew Whitworth turns 34 years old this season and even if he does fit into the Bengals' long-term plans, it might be at left guard. Flowers would bring an edge to the Bengals front.
22. Pittsburgh Steelers

(11-5)
Jalen Collins, CB, LSU: The Steelers need a pass rusher, but with the top names off the board the focus shifts to another need on defense: cornerback. Collins needs a lot of technique work, but this physical traits are first round quality.
23. Detroit Lions

(11-5)
Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford: The Lions have a few stopgap options at right tackle, but Peat is arguably the top offensive tackle in this draft class. Stability (Peat) is better than serviceable (current right tackle situation).
24. Arizona Cardinals

(11-5)
Cameron Erving, C, Florida State: The Cardinals released incumbent starting center Lyle Sendlein last month and Erving is a plug-and-play option in the first round.
25. Carolina Panthers

(7-8-1)
D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida: The Panthers need help on the offensive line, specifically at left tackle, making Humphries a possibility here. A Charlotte native, he is still very unpolished, but his feet and lower body are first-round quality.
26. Baltimore Ravens

(10-6)
Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF: It's a fair bet that the Ravens will pick a receiver at some point, and Perriman has as much potential as any pass-catcher in this draft class.
27. Dallas Cowboys

(12-4)
Marcus Peters, CB, Washington: Brandon Carr has disappointed and Morris Claiborne has been the one blemish on an otherwise flawless first-round resume for the Cowboys the past five years, making cornerback a need in this year's draft. Peters has his baggage, but the reward outweighs the risk at this point.
28. Denver Broncos

(12-4)
T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh: The Broncos' offensive line is going through changes this off-season and with right tackle Chris Clark better suited as a back-up, Clemmings would be a logical addition in Denver to help keep Peyton Manning healthy.
29. Indianapolis Colts

(11-5)
Landon Collins, SS, Alabama: Veteran safety Mike Adams had a better than expected 2014 season and recently re-signed with the Colts, but he is 34 and Indianapolis has little depth behind him.
30. Green Bay Packers

(12-4)
Eric Rowe, CB, Utah: With Tramon Williams and Davon House leaving via free agency, the Packers have unproven depth behind Casey Hayward and Sam Shields. Rowe is a good-sized athlete who impressed in 2014, moving from safety to cornerback.
31. New Orleans Saints (from Seattle)

(7-9)
Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA: The Saints are expected to draft defense heavy and Odighizuwa would be a good fit as a versatile rusher in coordinator Rob Ryan's scheme.
32. New England Patriots

(12-4)
Malcom Brown, DT, Texas: The Patriots drafted an interior defensive lineman in the first round last year (Dominique Easley), but still need depth and Brown becomes a steal at this point in the draft.
Round 2
33. Tennessee Titans

(2-14)
Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma: The Titans brought in the troubled wide receiver for a visit and if he's still available in the second round, the talent might be worth the risk.
34. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

(2-14)
Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon: Whoever is under center for the Bucs won't have a chance for success in the NFL if he doesn't have time to throw, an issue Fisher will help alleviate.
35. Oakland Raiders

(3-13)
Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami (Fla.): The Raiders are revamping their front seven and could use an enforcer vs. the run like Perryman at linebacker.
36. Jacksonville Jaguars

(3-13)
Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State: While Denard Robinson showed flashes last season, the Jaguars need a bell-cow option at running back who can eat carries and give defenses trouble.
37. NY Jets

(4-12)
Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia: The Jets addressed the important position on the roster in the first round and add a high upside player at the second most important position in the second round.
38. Washington Redskins

(4-12)
Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State: Although his size is nothing to get excited about, Darby has the athleticism to stay in phase in coverage and stay on top of receivers.
39. Chicago Bears

(5-11)
Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State: Transitioning to a 3-4 scheme in Chicago, Goldman offers the Bears a versatile option for nose tackle or at the five-technique spot.
40. NY Giants

(6-10)
Donovan Smith, OT, Penn State: Passing on offensive line for defense in the first round, the Giants add a blocker in the second round to help protect Eli Manning.
41. St. Louis Rams

(6-10)
Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor: The Rams traded for Nick Foles, but he is a free agent after the season and Petty would offer a development option.
42. Atlanta Falcons

(6-10)
Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana: Right now Devonta Freeman is No. 1 on the running back depth chart, adding Coleman would give the Falcons another option out of the backfield.
43. Cleveland Browns

(7-9)
Nelson Agholor, WR, Southern California: Cleveland added Dwayne Bowe and Brian Hartline this offseason, but needs to bring in a young receiver and Agholor can play inside or outside.
44. New Orleans Saints

(7-9)
Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami (Fla.): The Saints want to add more speed at the receiver position and Dorsett and Brandin Cooks would give Drew Brees a pair of the fastest athletes in the league.
45. Minnesota Vikings

(7-9)
Preston Smith, DE, Mississippi State: Minnesota is looking to add another pass rusher to the mix and have done a lot of homework on Smith, who has the versatility to play inside and outside and provide a push.
46. San Francisco 49ers

(8-8)
Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State: The 49ers signed Torrey Smith to a lucrative free agent deal, but likely aren't done adding targets and Strong would be a terrific understudy behind Anquan Boldin.
47. Miami Dolphins

(8-8)
Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA: A prospect the Dolphins will likely consider in the first round, Kendricks is a tackling machine who can play inside or outside in Miami's defense.
48. San Diego Chargers

(9-7)
Shaq Thompson, OLB, Washington: While linebacker isn't the most pressing need on the roster, the Chargers have shown a lot of interest in Thompson, who could be a versatile chess piece.
49. Kansas City Chiefs

(9-7)
Devin Funchess, WR, Michigan: Funchess brings size to the Chiefs' depth chart and gives the offense options as a versatile target who can line up outside, inline or in the slot.
50. Buffalo Bills

(9-7)
Carl Davis, DT, Iowa: The Bills might have the most talented defensive line in the league, but Kyle Williams turns 32 over the summer and Davis provides depth.
51. Houston Texans

(9-7)
Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA: The Texans brought Hundley to Houston earlier this month for a meet-and-greet and he has the skills that likely has the attention of an offensive mind like coach Bill O'Brien.
52. Philadelphia Eagles

(10-6)
Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi State: A versatile defender who the Eagles could play inside or outside, McKinney has the size and length that Chip Kelly is looking for on defense.
53. Cincinnati Bengals

(10-5-1)
Danielle Hunter, DE, LSU: The Bengals ranked near the bottom of the league in sacks and pocket pressures last season and a player of Hunter's ability will help upgrade the pass rush.
54. Detroit Lions

(11-5)
Damarious Randall, FS, Arizona State: With Glover Quin entrenched at free safety, Randall would be a good fit as a nickelback early in his career for the Lions.
55. Arizona Cardinals

(11-5)
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska: A versatile offensive weapon, Abdullah joins the Cardinals' committee backfield that could use his creativity as a rusher and receiver.
56. Pittsburgh Steelers

(11-5)
Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota: With Heath Miller turning 33 years old this season, Williams would be an ideal understudy and eventual replacement for the Steelers.
57. Carolina Panthers

(7-8-1)
Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State: The Panthers already have speedsters Corey Brown and Ted Ginn on the roster, but Smith and Kelvin Benjamin would give Cam Newton a dangerous young duo at receiver.
58. Baltimore Ravens

(10-6)
A.J. Cann, OG, South Carolina: With both Kelechi Osemele and Marshal Yanda entering the final year of their contracts, Cann would be an excellent value pick for the Ravens here.
59. Denver Broncos

(12-4)
Ali Marpet, OG, Hobart: Denver has a few issues to address on the offensive line and Marpet could be the best interior lineman in this draft class three years down the road.
60. Dallas Cowboys

(12-4)
T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama: With the Cowboys' targets at defensive end off the board (Hunter, Harold, etc.), Dallas pulls the trigger on the top running back on its board.
61. Indianapolis Colts

(11-5)
Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami (Ohio): The Colts continue to bolster the secondary with Rollins, who could provide depth at safety or cornerback.
62. Green Bay Packers

(12-4)
Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma: A player with impressive movement skills for his size, Phillips has bust potential that drops him to the late second round, but worth the risk for the Packers.
63. Seattle Seahawks

(12-4)
Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn: A player with the size and home run speed of Coates will give Russell Wilson and the Seahawks a true deep threat.
64. New England Patriots

(12-4)
Duke Johnson, RB, Miami (Fla.): New England's current backfield could use an injection of explosiveness, and Johnson could flourish as part of the Patriots' running back committee.

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