2015 NFL DRAFT

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CBSSports.com and the NFL team bloggers from FanSided.com team up to give you the second annual "Real" Live Football Mock Draft. Acting as General Manager of each of the NFL's 32 teams, the FanSided crew makes the best pick available for their franchise, based on team needs, best available players and other key issues.

The Draft is complete. Check out the decisions each blogger made for the team they follow and read their reasons for making the picks they did. Agree? Disagree? Have it out on the message boards below.

Then on Thursday, April 22, be sure to check out CBSSports.com's live coverage of the NFL Draft with Inside the Draft Live. Get a complete and interactive draft experience, with live on-location video updates, instant draft pick analysis and more.

 
2010 NFL Mock Draft
1. St. Louis Rams - Justin Stine, Ramblin' FanHighlights
St. Louis Rams
Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma: The St. Louis Rams have passed up the likes of Matt Ryan and Mark Sanchez in the past two years. They will not pass on yet another potential franchise quarterback. Bradford has rare accuracy that is valuable at the NFL level. He also has the arm strength and size you look for in a signal caller. The NFL is a quarterback-driven league, so the acquisition of Bradford sets St. Louis in the right direction. He does have some durability concerns and he doesn't come from a pro-style offense, but his rare accuracy and football IQ more than make up for those questions.
2. Detroit Lions - Brian Miller, for SideLion ReportHighlights
Detroit Lions
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska: Suh is explosive and will help the Lions do something they haven't done since 1992 -- create pressure on the opposing offense. Suh's speed and raw power, coupled with the veteran steel the team added gives the Lions one of the better defensive lines in the NFL. Pick up Suh and the D-line is set for years to come. He's possibly the top player in this year's draft, regardless of position.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Dustin Staggers, The Pewter PlankHighlights
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma: There is no question that the Buccaneers want to land one of the top two defensive tackles in this draft class, so Tampa Bay rejoices as Gerald McCoy falls into their laps. He is a more dynamic pass-rusher than Suh, and he is stout against the run as well. McCoy has been compared to Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams, and if he lives up to that billing the fans in Central Florida will be in for a treat. McCoy is one of the rare, well-rounded players who can step in and immediately be a difference maker along the interior line.
4. Washington Redskins - Ryan Estorninos, Riggo's RagHighlights
Washington Redskins
Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State: Ten years ago, the Redskins drafted LT Chris Samuels from Alabama, in hopes of securing a franchise tackle to last them a decade. With his retirement the Redskins need to re-address this position as they look forward to beginning the Mike Shanahan era. With the recent acquisition of Donovan McNabb, the Redskins have addressed the quarterback position and must now protect their investment. At 6-foot-5, 300 pounds, Okung has the size and ability to match up with the NFC East's famed pass rushes. He is excellent at picking up blitzes, moves well and many scouts consider him a "day-one starter."
5. Kansas City Chiefs - Patrick Allen, Arrowhead AddictHighlights
Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Berry, S, Tennessee: Eric Berry is a playmaker. Compared to Ed Reed, the former Volunteer runs like a corner and has the ball skills to match. Berry is also more than willing to sacrifice his body and make the sure tackle. He will be a leader in the defensive backfield for many years. His work ethic and experience would make him a valuable member of any defense. His dynamic playmaking ability is also showcased on special teams, where he will be able to make an impact in his rookie season. Scott Pioli will love Berry and his "never quit" attitude.
6. Seattle Seahawks - Shaun Dolence, 12th Man RisingHighlights
Seattle Seahawks
Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma: Williams is the obvious pick. The Seahawks are able to select one of the more talented prospects in the draft and fill one of their most glaring needs on the offensive line. Williams is an exceptional athlete with outstanding agility and should be a perfect fit in Seattle's zone-blocking scheme. Alex Gibbs has said before that top-10 talent is not necessary for his blocking scheme, but the Seahawks are desperate and the offensive line was terrible last season. If Williams can stay focused and develop a professional work ethic, he could be the successor to Walter Jones on the left side of Seattle's offensive line.
Bust-O-Meter: Trent Williams - Jon Dove, NFLMocks.com http://nflmocks.com/2010/04/13/3-bust-o-meter-trent-williams/

7. Cleveland Browns - Steve DiMatteo, Dawg Pound DailyHighlights
Cleveland Browns
Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame: With safety Eric Berry -- a would-be no-brainer for the Browns -- already taken off the board, Cleveland turns to another of its many looming needs: quarterback. Mike Holmgren has made it a habit of pointing out the Browns' need to find a franchise quarterback, and, despite many Browns fans' preconceived notions about Notre Dame quarterbacks, it would be hard to pass up on Clausen. Cornerback Joe Haden was the next logical choice, but the acquisition of cornerback Sheldon Brown buys the team some time and opens the door to draft Clausen. Holmgren's draft history suggests that he is not afraid to take a chance on a quarterback in the hope that he might just develop into something special. It's a strategy like this that could very well lead to Clausen donning the brown and orange on draft day.
Bust-O-Meter: Jimmy Clausen - Jon Dove, NFLMocks.com http://nflmocks.com/2010/04/13/4-bust-o-meter-jimmy-clausen/

8. Oakland Raiders - Chris Shellcroft, Just Blog BabyHighlights
Oakland Raiders
Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland: In 2009, the Oakland Raiders accomplished an amazing feat of ineptitude at the position of offensive tackle. Cornell Green on the right was the NFL's most penalized tackle, and Mario Henderson on the left allowed more sacks than any other lineman in the league. Campbell is far from a sure bet. His injuries and inconsistent play make him as big a gamble as you'll find in the top 10. However, his athletic prowess and ideal size for Tom Cable's zone blocking scheme make Campbell the perfect candidate to earn another one of those massive Al Davis endorsed checks. While the quest to either develop or discover a franchise QB continues in Oakland, the search means little if there is no protection for the passer. Hopefully, Campbell will lead Al's Army of Darkness for years to come.
Bust-O-Meter: Bruce Campbell - Jon Dove, NFLMocks.com http://nflmocks.com/2010/04/14/2-bust-o-meter-bruce-campbell/

9. Buffalo Bills - Kyle Giunta, BuffaLowdownHighlights
Buffalo Bills
Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa: Bills fans know that the main factor behind their decade-long playoff drought is poor offensive line play. Well, that and 10 different starting quarterbacks in as many years. As every truly talented quarterback will tell you, however, it all starts and ends with the quality of the offensive line. Bryan "The White Buffalo" Bulaga would make an immediate impact for the Bills. Bulaga will likely start at left tackle and hopefully protect Bills quarterbacks for years to come. At 6-foot-5, 318 pounds Bulaga has quick feet, even faster hands, and a long wingspan, all of which allows him to push the rush to the outside with ease. His passionate play might just inject some much-needed life into an otherwise forgettable Bills O-line.
10. Jacksonville Jaguars - Terry O'Brien, Black & TealHighlights
Jacksonville Jaguars
Earl Thomas, CB, Texas: After signing Aaron Kampman, the Jaguars are less desperate to fill their pass rush need. However, they do have a hole at the safety position and Thomas can step right in and fill that void. Thomas is an interesting prospect because some feel he has the skills to also play the cornerback position. Those skills will also come in hand in three- or four-receiver sets because he could help eliminate mismatches. His versatility will make him a very attractive pick.
11. Denver Broncos (from Chicago) - Kim Constantinesco, Predominantly OrangeHighlights
Denver Broncos
Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State: With Brandon Marshall on his way to sunny Florida, the Broncos have no choice but to bring in the talented yet controversial wide receiver. Bryant can help fill part of the void that Marshall's departure brings. He's got good size (6-foot-2, 225 pounds) and he's a big down-the-field threat. He's the total package when it comes to speed, hands and route-running. He can make an immediate impact as a rookie, and he's got the title of No. 1 receiver written all over him -- if he remembers to bring his cleats and keeps a positive attitude.
Bust-O-Meter: Dez Bryant - Jon Dove, NFLMocks.com http://nflmocks.com/2010/04/10/9-bust-o-meter-dez-bryant/

12. Miami Dolphins - Brian Miller, PhinPhanaticHighlights
Miami Dolphins
Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama: The Dolphins linebacking core has been gutted this offseason, a transition that was spearheaded by the addition of free agent Karlos Dansby. Adding the top-rated inside linebacker will be a step in the right direction for the defensive unit in Miami. McClain possesses the football knowledge and instincts that Bill Parcells covets. Not only is McClain a quick, reliable tackler, but he will also be able to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks with his ability to rush from the inside. The 2009 Butkus Award winner will be a coach on the field for the Dolphins, as he quickly becomes a well-respected leader of the defense. Dan Williams was a thought, but McClain will make offenses die hard for years to come.
13. San Francisco 49ers - Eric Melendez, Niner NoiseHighlights
San Francisco 49ers
Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers: The 49ers needed a right tackle in last year's draft, but WR Michael Crabtree was available, thanks to the Raiders. The 49ers could not pass Crabtree up, but this year they really need to use the 13th selection on an offensive tackle to improve the protection on the line. Davis is your standard big lineman, but he is also quick on his feet and has the athletic ability and agility to be a Pro Bowl tackle in the NFL. The question is can he turn ability into actualization.
Bust-O-Meter: Anthony Davis - Jon Dove, NFLMocks.com http://nflmocks.com/2010/04/12/5-bust-o-meter-anthony-davis/

14. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) - Shaun Dolence, 12th Man RisingHighlights
Seattle Seahawks
C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson: The Seahawks have an excellent opportunity here to upgrade their defensive line by selecting a player like Derrick Morgan, but C.J. Spiller is too good to pass up at 14 overall. Seattle's offense lacks a true playmaker or anyone who scares opposing defenses. C.J. Spiller is a real home run threat and is the type of player Pete Carroll loves to have on his football team. Spiller will add a dynamic element to Seattle's offense and should excite the 12th Man with his big-play ability.
15. New York Giants - Paul Graziano, GMen H.Q.Highlights
New York Giants
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida: With questions surrounding Osi Umenyiora's status with the team, Jason Pierre-Paul makes too much sense here to ignore. Not only is he the best player available, but he immediately fits a need and will excel in the Giants' 4-3 scheme. He's a downhill guy who can get to the quarterback, and also has the athleticism to drop into coverage if needed. Derrick Morgan could also be a possibility here, but Pierre-Paul is the speed-rusher the Giants need to make up for Umenyiora's drop in production.
Bust-O-Meter: Jason Pierre-Paul - Jon Dove, NFLMocks.com http://nflmocks.com/2010/04/14/1-bust-o-meter-jason-pierre-paul/

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16. Tennessee Titans - Josh Graves, Titan SizedHighlights
Tennessee Titans
Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech: This is a great pick for the Titans. They are lucky that a top-10 talent like Morgan fell to them at this position. Morgan has a lot of the same characteristics as the recently departed Kyle Vanden Bosch. He is tough against the run and is able to generate a consistent pass rush. He might not be as flashy as Jason Pierre-Paul, but in my opinion he will have a better career.
17. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina) - Eric Melendez, Niner NoiseHighlights
San Francisco 49ers
Joe Haden, CB, Florida: Filling their biggest hole on offense with a tackle with the 13th pick, being able to pick four spots later allows the Red and Gold to go after some secondary help. Haden is a physical corner who can use his speed to change directions and not let a wide receiver beat him deep. The Niners secondary gave up too many big pass plays last season. With their aging secondary, Haden should start right away and help limit the big plays surrendered in San Francisco.
18. Pittsburgh Steelers - Chris Viola, Nice Pick, CowherHighlights
Pittsburgh Steelers
Mike Iupati, G, Idaho: Since the Pittsburgh Steelers lost Alan Faneca after the 2007 season, the offensive line has surrendered a whopping 99 sacks. Coupled with their increasing inability to run the football, particularly in short yardage situations, the offensive line badly needs an infusion of skill and toughness at almost every position. A 330-pound mauler, Iupati is the best guard available in the draft. He'll be a starter opposite the Tongan Bulldozer, Chris Kemoeatu, from day one.
19. Atlanta Falcons - Troy Heinzman, Blogging DirtyHighlights
Atlanta Falcons
Sean Weatherspoon, OLB, Missouri: The Falcons address their biggest need, improving their pass rush, with this selection. Michigan's Brandon Graham is a tempting option, but Witherspoon fits in better with the Falcons 4-3 scheme. He is a tackling machine and the Falcons absolutely love this guy's leadership on the field. He can pressure the QB, but the real bonus here is how dynamic he is in the passing game, an area where the Falcons ranked near the bottom of the league in 2009.
20. Houston Texans - Ben Nance, Toro TimesHighlights
Houston Texans
Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State: In an effort to bolster the back end of their defense, the Texans select a corner from a mid-major with tremendous upside. Wilson has great body control and ball skills, and his physical play will fit well with Houston's plans. He will have to improve in some areas but Wilson has the potential to be a solid pro.
21. Cincinnati Bengals - Nate Wilkinson, Stripe HypeHighlights
Cincinnati Bengals
Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan: Many pundits are projecting Oklahoma tight end Jermaine Gresham to the Bengals, but I believe that is unlikely given the presence of tight end Chase Coffman, a third-rounder last year. With current ends Antwan Odom rehabbing a torn Achilles tendon and Robert Geathers declining a bit, Graham makes a lot of sense. Graham had a solid week at the Senior Bowl and provides the consistent effort and pass rush skills that would impress head coach Marvin Lewis and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. USC safety Taylor Mays is also a possibility, but the safety position can be addressed later. Premier pass rushers carry more value in the draft and this pick proves it again.
22. New England Patriots - Jamie Pacheco, Musket FireHighlights
New England Patriots
Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB, Texas: The Patriots will be thrilled if Sergio Kindle falls into their laps at 22. He fits their prototypical mold at outside linebacker, and spent much of his collegiate career in opponents' backfields. Kindle provides a boost to the Patriots' lackluster pass rush and instantly makes the defense better.
23. Green Bay Packers - Jclombardi, Lombardi Ave.Highlights
Green Bay Packers
Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, TCU: Although he may physically look like a second-round choice, he has great potential as a first-round OLB. Hughes is an undersized DE who got pushed around on running plays, but he will fit as a speed pass specialist OLB in the 3-4 defense. At the combine, he ran 4.69 seconds at the 40 yard dash and put up good numbers in the bench press. He had a consistent season showing his ability to be an athletic speed pass rusher with solid numbers (55 tackles and 11. 5 sacks). He has enough leverage and length to disengage from blocks and get to ball carriers who bounce outside. He hustles downfield and gets through trash inside to make tackles. Overall, he needs only to improve against the run to develop into an overall solid linebacker for the Packers.
24. Philadelphia Eagles - Scott Tunstall, Inside the IgglesHighlights
Philadelphia Eagles
Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida: With the top two cornerbacks off the board, Andy Reid and new GM Howie Roseman will turn to the offensive line. Jamaal Jackson's injury status and advancing age leaves a hole in the middle of the line. Nick Cole is an adequate stopgap, but he's not a long-term solution. Pouncey is a superb athlete and physical blocker who brings experience and leadership. And Reid loves the bigs. With Shawn Andrews gone, a legit talent is needed. Pouncey will represent a significant upgrade at the position.
25. Baltimore Ravens - Joe Barnes, The Ebony BirdHighlights
Baltimore Ravens
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma: The Ravens addressed their wide receiver need by signing Donte Stallworth and trading for Anquan Boldin. With this pick, they add another offensive weapon in Gresham. One of the best physical specimens in the draft, the former Sooner can make an immediate impact next season. With the Todd Heap era looking just about over, Gresham can become a huge contributor at tight end and give Joe Flacco yet another weapon as the Ravens try to groom him into one of the league's best quarterbacks. While needs on the defensive line and secondary still need to be addressed, the Ravens just can't pass up the opportunity to draft a tight end of Gresham's talent.
26. Arizona Cardinals - Scott Allen, Raising ZonaHighlights
Arizona Cardinals
Jared Odrick, DT/DE, Penn State: Scouts say he is a quick, athletic player who can provide a consistent bull rush. He was the 2009 Big Ten defensive player of the year. He fits right in with the Cardinals' pass rush, and can learn to be an outstanding NFL player from the likes of Darnell Dockett. Odrick is someone who can make an immediate impact. He is considered one of the top five defensive linemen in the draft.
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27. Dallas Cowboys - Dan Telvock, The Landry HatHighlights
Dallas Cowboys
Taylor Mays, S, USC: Taylor Mays is a physical freak at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds. He has a frame similar to that of former Cowboy Roy Williams. If Mays can play his entire career in Dallas the way Williams did in his first two seasons with the 'Boys, then maybe the sports pundits might shut their traps about this kid. He delivers punishing hits and has the ability to close on receivers quickly. He had one bad season at USC. Big deal! The Cowboys need someone who can be an intimidating force in the secondary and no matter what people say, Mays can do that. Watch him shine in blue and silver, folks.
Bust-O-Meter: Taylor Mays - Jon Dove, NFLMocks.com http://nflmocks.com/2010/04/10/10-bust-o-meter-taylor-mays/

28. San Diego Chargers - Chris Bowen, Bolt BeatHighlights
San Diego Chargers
Terrence Cody, DT/NT, Alabama: Dan Williams is tempting here, but Cody is the best pure nose tackle in the 2010 Draft and San Diego is on the lookout for the next Jamal Williams. The Chargers rushing defense went from solid to slippery when Williams went down with an injury. Terrence Cody will make an immediate impact against the run. Furthermore, if he can improve his hand technique and stamina then he has the potential to be an effective interior pass rusher as well. It is hard to dominate a game from the nose tackle position, but if anyone can do it, Cody can. San Diego, CA has a new landmark and its name is Mt. Cody.
29. New York Jets - Marc A. Greenberg, The J-E-T PressHighlights
New York Jets
Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida: Say it with me... please sack the QB. Yes, the Jets will pick a DE with their first-round pick and hold their breath all season as they wait for that first-round pick to get a sack, unlike former first-rounder Vernon Gholston. This 6-foot-6, 290-pound defensive end can play with the best of them. He sacks, he stops the run, heck, he even got a DUI this past December. Just what Coach Rex Ryan loves; a hard-nosed playmaker with some character issues. He will definitely have Jets fans forgetting, uh, what's his name again?
Bust-O-Meter: Carlos Dunlap - Jon Dove, NFLMocks.com- http://nflmocks.com/2010/04/12/6-bust-o-meter-carlos-dunlap/

30. Minnesota Vikings - Dan Zinski, The Viking AgeHighlights
Minnesota Vikings
Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers: Antoine Winfield is getting old. Cedric Griffin blew out his knee in the NFC Title Game. Benny Sapp is a nice nickel corner but no one thinks he should be starting for an extended period. Add it all up and it's clear: cornerback is the Vikings' most glaring need going into the draft. Devin McCourty of Rutgers would appear to be their best corner option with the 30th overall pick. McCourty is fast and shows good instincts in zone coverage -- the latter is especially important given the Vikings' love of the cover 2. Plus he is solid in run support, a must for any Vikings corner. He would provide depth in the first year, and could develop as a replacement for Antoine Winfield down the road.
31. Indianapolis Colts - Josh Sanchez, Naptown's FinestHighlights
Indianapolis Colts
Charles Brown, OT, USC: The Colts offensive line struggled during Super Bowl XLIV and it ultimately cost them a win. Brown is a massive offensive lineman and has great upside. With the level of coaching he would receive in Indy, Brown could develop into one of the league's top offensive tackles. He has great footwork and quickness, and his long arms give him an advantage in pass protection, which is his strong point. What could Brown do for Peyton Manning? Deliver a better shot at a Super Bowl, possibly.
32. New Orleans Saints - Keith Null, Who Dat DishHighlights
New Orleans Saints
Everson Griffen, DE, USC: Head coach Sean Payton already said that the team would select the best player available with the 32nd pick regardless of need, and it just so happens the best player available, at least in this mock draft, is Everson Griffen. He is one of the highest rated defensive ends in the 2010 draft and was projected as a top-20 pick. For him to be available at 32 for the Saints is a very nice luxury for the defending Super Bowl Champs. A rare blend of size, strength and athleticism, Griffen can rush the passer with speed and finesse moves, or by bull rushing with sheer brute force. His versatile style netted him 18 sacks in his three seasons at USC. Rebuilding the defensive line has been a point of emphasis for the Saints this offseason, and Griffen should be able to come in and compete for a starting role immediately.
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