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2015 NFL Mock Drafts

Pete Prisco
By Pete Prisco
CBSSports.com Senior NFL Columnist

Is there anything tougher than putting together a mock draft before free agency begins?

So much can change the focus of a team's needs in a one-week span. Even so, it's time to unveil my first mock. Why? Fans eat them up, and my bosses love them. It's fun, but tough to do.

While so much can change the next two months, one thing I don't see changing is Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the first pick. They have no other choice in my eyes.

In this mock (one is coming every week until the April 30-May 2 draft), I have the Eagles trading up to the sixth spot to get Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. It's a bold move, but one I think they should make if possible.

NFL Mock Draft - 05/08/2014
Round 1
1. Houston Texans

Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina: I still think they might trade back to take a quarterback, but I am sticking with this pick for now.
2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)

Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn: They could play him at guard for a year and then move him to left tackle. Or he could just take over at right tackle.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars

Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo: They could move back and take a quarterback like Johnny Manziel, but for now I will give them Mack.
4. Cleveland Browns

Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: OK, I am biting. I just don't get it. But I am biting.
5. Oakland Raiders

Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson: They love speed. They need speed. They get speed.
6. Atlanta Falcons

Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M: They have to upgrade their line and instead of moving up to take a pass rusher they stay put and land a good player at a need spot.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M: They need a young receiver to go with Vincent Jackson, who isn't a kid anymore.
8. Minnesota Vikings

Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh: They get their next John Randle here to really stockpile talent inside.
9. Buffalo Bills

Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan: He can move to the right side and give Buffalo a nice combo at tackle.
10. Detroit Lions

Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech: I think he is the top-ranked corner, and they have a need. So he's the pick.
11. Tennessee Titans

Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA: He is an edge rusher on a team that needs and edge rusher. It works.
12. New York Giants

Zack Martin, OG, Notre Dame: Line versatility is key for Martin and his stock is rising.
13. St. Louis Rams

Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State: They pass on the safeties and opt to take a corner to go with their young duo.
14. Chicago Bears

Hasean Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama: They have big problems on the back end and he would bring range to a unit that needs it.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU: I think they pass on the corners left here and take a receiver to help the passing game.
16. Dallas Cowboys

Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State: They have to get defensive line help and he would provide it.
17. Baltimore Ravens

Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina: He isn't a huge need, but the talent is there. The Ravens would see the value.
18. New York Jets

Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State: Their corner situation isn't good, so why not pick up a guy some have as the top-rated corner?
19. Miami Dolphins

Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia: He played both left and right tackle at Virginia and would play on the right side in Miami.
20. Arizona Cardinals

Blake Bortles, QB, UCF: They need a young quarterback to develop and he is a Bruce Arians' style of passer.
21. Green Bay Packers

Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State: They have to get faster and he plays faster than C.J. Mosley.
22. Philadelphia Eagles

Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State: They get Desean Jackson's replacement without even moving up.
23. Kansas City Chiefs

Marqise Lee, WR, Southern California: He was considered among the top receivers before the season, so there's value here. They need receiver help.
24. Cincinnati Bengals

Jason Verrett, CB, TCU: If he's an inch taller, he goes a lot higher. They have age in their secondary.
25. San Diego Chargers

Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame: They need help in the middle of their line in the worst way. I think this would be a steal for them.
26. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis)

Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana: They got Manziel earlier. Now they get him some receiver help outside to go with Josh Gordon.
27. New Orleans Saints

Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State: Champ Bailey isn't a kid, so why not draft one at a position of need?
28. Carolina Panthers

Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama: They have a huge hole at left tackle and he would be a day one starter.
29. New England Patriots

Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville: The one thing they lack in the secondary is the big thumper. He could be that guy.
30. San Francisco 49ers

Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska: They need a corner and he's a bigger corner in the mold of the Seattle corners.
31. Denver Broncos

C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama: They have to get an inside linebacker and he would be a steal if he falls down here.
32. Seattle Seahawks

Joel Bitonio, OG, Nevada: He is a tough guy who could step in at right tackle or help at guard.
Round 2
33. Houston Texans

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville: They pass on a quarterback in round one, and get one in the second.
34. Washington Redskins

Marcus Martin, C, Southern California: They need to get better inside and he could help make that happen.
35. Cleveland Browns

Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State: He could help in the slot and would be a valuable player to have in terms of versatility.
36. Oakland Raiders

Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State: He was a guy they are said to love. In this draft, they get him in the second round.
37. Atlanta Falcons

Jimmie Ward, SS, Northern Illinois: They have to get better on the back end and this kid is a playmaker.
38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington: They have a lot of tight ends, but none in this class.
39. Jacksonville Jaguars

Weston Richburg, C, Colorado State: They made a run at Alex Mack and didn't get him. So why not a young center to build around?
40. Minnesota Vikings

Kyle Van Noy, OLB, Brigham Young: With a defensive coach, they continue to pick on that side of the ball.
41. Buffalo Bills

Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State: They are said to be looking to beef up the defensive line. So why not take a pass rusher here?
42. Tennessee Titans

Keith McGill, CB, Utah: He's a bigger corner who would help fill the void left by Alterraun Verner leaving.
43. New York Giants

Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin: They need help at linebacker and this is a Tom Coughlin type of player.
44. St. Louis Rams

Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State: His red-zone abilities will give them something they do not have now.
45. Detroit Lions

Jawuan James, OT, Tennessee: The right tackle spot needs upgrading.
46. Pittsburgh Steelers

Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson: They need to get younger and better on the corner. He's a riser.
47. Dallas Cowboys

Dee Ford, DE, Auburn: They are looking for help with the pass rush, and he could provide it.
48. Baltimore Ravens

Ra'shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota: This would be a typical Ravens pick: Great value.
49. New York Jets

Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State: They need help to go with Eric Decker.
50. Miami Dolphins

Xavier Su'a Filo, OG, UCLA: They have to get that line fixed, so why not two picks there in the first two rounds?
51. Chicago Bears

Dominique Easley, DT, Florida: He is coming off knee surgery, but he is a top-10 talent when healthy.
52. Arizona Cardinals

Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State: They could use a thumper in the back two of their secondary.
53. Green Bay Packers

Terrence Brooks, FS, Florida State: Again speed is needed on defense and he would help fill a position of need.
54. Philadelphia Eagles

Stephon Tuitt, DT, Notre Dame: Some thought he could be a first-round pick. So if he falls, it's a steal.
55. Cincinnati Bengals

Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State: If they are going to run it more, they need a feature back.
56. San Francisco 49ers (from Kansas City)

Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina: They took a corner in the first here, so now they address another position of need.
57. San Diego Chargers

Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood: They have to get help outside for their coverage units.
58. New Orleans Saints

Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt: They have to get more help in the passing game and Matthews would seem to be a good fit.
59. Indianapolis Colts

Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State: Yes, they signed Hakeem Nicks, but Reggie Wayne is coming off a major injury. Why not more help?
60. Carolina Panthers

Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers: Have you seen their depth chart at receiver? This is a big target who can help Cam Newton in the red zone.
61. San Francisco 49ers

Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State: There is some age creeping in up front, and he would be a valuable reserve for now.
62. New England Patriots

Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech: He is a pass-catching tight end who would fit nicely with Rob Gronkowski.
63. Denver Broncos

Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice: They have to get a replacement for Champ Bailey outside to go with Chris Harris and Aqib Talib.
64. Seattle Seahawks

Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson: The other receiver opposite Sammy Watkins has some big-time skills as well.

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