2015 NFL DRAFT

2015 NFL Mock Drafts

Pete Prisco
By Pete Prisco
CBSSports.com Senior NFL Columnist


With a little more than a week before the NFL Draft, mocks are starting to matter and we're coming to the end of the over-done draft process.

So it's time to get serious in Mock No. 9 for me. With two to go -- depending on whether things change as we close in on the actual draft -- one thing I've been hearing is Miami receiver Phillip Dorsett will be a first-round pick. I moved him into the Cleveland Browns' No. 19 pick.

Another change: LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins is now the first offensive lineman drafted, going to the Giants at No. 9 overall. Teammate and cornerback Jalen Collins goes to the Packers at No. 30.

New to this first round is rangy Arizona State safety Damarious Randall, who I have the Colts taking at No. 29. He's one of two Sun Devils in this opening round (WR Jaelen Strong goes to the Chargers at No. 17).

NFL Mock Draft - 04/22/2015
Round 1
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

(2-14)
Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State: With under two weeks to go, don't believe the talk. Winston is still the guy.
2. Tennessee Titans

(2-14)
Leonard Williams, DT, Southern California: Will somebody move up to get Marcus Mariota? I don't think so. So the Titans stay put and take Williams, the best player on the board.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars

(3-13)
Dante Fowler Jr., OLB, Florida: With Williams gone, I think they go edge rusher. Is it Vic Beasley or Fowler? For now, I think it's Fowler.
4. Oakland Raiders

(3-13)
Kevin White, WR, West Virginia: I've had him in this spot for a while. They need speed outside and he can fly. Derek Carr will love him.
5. Washington Redskins

(4-12)
Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson: Washington needs edge-rush help and he has that type of ability. I am concerned about him as a run player. But he can come off the corner.
6. New York Jets

(4-12)
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon: I think the Jets get some big-time offers if this scenario plays out. For now, I will have them keep the pick and take Mariota. Remember, this is a new regime calling the shots.
7. Chicago Bears

(5-11)
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama: They need a weapon to go with Alshon Jeffrey, and Cooper is the most polished receiver in this class. Jay Cutler will love this kid.
8. Atlanta Falcons

(6-10)
Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky: Edge-rush help is a must as new coach Dan Quinn hopes to rebuild this defense. Dupree would give them a lot of scheme versatility.
9. New York Giants

(6-10)
La'el Collins, OT, LSU: He might be the most complete tackle in this draft. He's a power player who can also play guard. The Giants would love him.
10. St. Louis Rams

(6-10)
DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville: This is a receiver who the scouts like a lot more than draftniks. He is a polished player who has speed. The Rams need that.
11. Minnesota Vikings

(7-9)
Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State: Waynes looks to be the best corner in the class, and the Vikings could use another good, young corner. He would team with Xavier Rhodes to give them a nice duo for years.
12. Cleveland Browns

(7-9)
Danny Shelton, DT, Washington: Cleveland needs a power player in the middle of the defense. Shelton is that and he might be able to push the pocket.
13. New Orleans Saints

(7-9)
Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska: He got in trouble last week saying the city was boring on Twitter, but I'm putting him here anyway. The Saints need an edge rusher.
14. Miami Dolphins

(8-8)
Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa: I will continue to give them a guard who can help solidify the offensive line. Scherff also could play tackle.
15. San Francisco 49ers

(8-8)
Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon: This makes a lot of sense because of all the issues they have on defense. He could help take Justin Smith's spot if he retires.
16. Houston Texans

(9-7)
Shane Ray, DE, Missouri: Houston needs help off the edge. If Ray could develop into a top-tier rusher, the Texans would be scary up front with J.J. Watt alongside.
17. San Diego Chargers

(9-7)
Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State: San Diego needs to beef up their outside threats. Strong is a big, strong receiver who is faster than expected.
18. Kansas City Chiefs

(9-7)
T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh: He has the ability to be a special player on the next level. His athletic ability is outstanding.
19. Cleveland Browns

(7-9)
Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami (Fla.): Has blazing speed and the Browns have a real need at his position. Dorsett is far more than just a speed guy. He is a polished receiver.
20. Philadelphia Eagles

(10-6)
Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest: Philly has to improve its secondary and Johnson is a player who can cover. He isn't big, but could excel in man coverage.
21. Cincinnati Bengals

(10-5-1)
Malcom Brown, DT, Texas: He is a power player who can play inside and has also played outside. The Bengals have talent up front, but they could use more.
22. Pittsburgh Steelers

(11-5)
Marcus Peters, CB, Washington: Corner, corner, corner. They have to get somebody who can step in and start right away. Peters can do that, although he has some off-field concerns.
23. Detroit Lions

(11-5)
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia: Detroit needs a feature back and this kid might be too good to pass up. Word is the Lions are strongly considering a runner.
24. Arizona Cardinals

(11-5)
Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami (Fla.): They are continually trying to get better up front and right tackle Bobby Massie is in the final year of his deal. Flowers also could play guard.
25. Carolina Panthers

(7-8-1)
Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford: This line needs help in the worst way. Getting a tackle like Peat would make Cam Newton happy.
26. Baltimore Ravens

(10-6)
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin: Justin Forsett might not be the long-term answer, so why not get a back who could be. Gordon reminds me of Jamaal Charles.
27. Dallas Cowboys

(12-4)
Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma: A power player who fits a need. They have to get stronger in the middle.
28. Denver Broncos

(12-4)
D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida: Played on the left side at Florida, but could move to the right side for the Broncos. He's athletic enough to fit their system.
29. Indianapolis Colts

(11-5)
Damarious Randall, FS, Arizona State: Indy needs help on the back end and this is a rangy safety who could also play corner in a pinch.
30. Green Bay Packers

(12-4)
Jalen Collins, CB, LSU: They lost two corners in free agency, so why not add one here? Collins is a long corner who can play man coverage.
31. New Orleans Saints

(7-9)
Nelson Agholor, WR, Southern California: He would form a nice young duo with Brandin Cooks. He is a player who is polished and has produced at a big-time program.
32. New England Patriots

(12-4)
Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut: An athletic freak who's also a good cover corner. The Pats lost two top-level corners, so getting a young one is a must.

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