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2015 NFL Mock Draft

Last update: Thursday, April 17, 2014. Major changes.
Next update: Next week. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

The order of this 2015 NFL Mock Draft is based on the NFL Power Rankings.

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  1. New York Jets: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
    2014 NFL Mock Draft selection: Odell Beckham, WR

    Many Jet fans may complain about this mock being unrealistic because it has their team at No. 1 overall, but that would completely ignore the fact that Houston went from a divisional winner to owner of the worst record in the league. New York has very little talent on its roster, and it only made things worse by bringing in a terrible character for the locker room to be the team's new starting quarterback. The former Eagle will poison the Jets, who will be atrocious by the end of the 2014 season. Signing the equally awful Chris Johnson sealed Rex Ryan's fate, as I wrote in my Free Agent Signing Grades.

    It's a close call between Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, but the former has a slight edge right now. With most things being equal, Mariota is clean off the field. Baseball will hurt Winston a bit as well. NFL personnel might be worried that Winston will have interests elsewhere.

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  2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
    2014 NFL Mock Draft selection: Mike Evans, WR

    I currently have the Jaguars moving down and selecting a receiver in my 2014 NFL Mock Draft, so they'll have to address the quarterback position here. No matter how good its defense is, Jacksonville won't be able to compete with Indianapolis until it finds a competent passer.

    Jameis Winston was the No. 1 pick in a previous update, but I've moved Marcus Mariota ahead because he's clean off the field. Also, Winston has a slow release that he needs to fix.

  3. Cleveland Browns: Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska
    2014 NFL Mock Draft selection: Derek Carr, QB and Marqise Lee, WR

    There's a chance the Browns could take Khalil Mack if he falls to them at No. 4. Paul Kruger was a predictable disappointment as a free-agent acquisition. If Kruger has another lackluster campaign, Cleveland will definitely be in the market for a new rush linebacker across from Barkevious Mingo.

    It's still early, but Randy Gregory and Leonard Williams look to be the two best defensive prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft. Gregory had 16 TFL and 9.5 sacks for Nebraska in 2013. He can play in either the 4-3 or 3-4.

  4. Buffalo Bills: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
    2014 NFL Mock Draft selection: Jake Matthews, OT

    The Bills would love for Mike Evans to fall to them at No. 9; despite the addition of Mike Williams, Buffalo needs help at receiver, as Stevie Johnson won't be on the team much longer. Fortunately for the Bills, this also looks to be a strong receiver class, led by Amari Cooper.

  5. Dallas Cowboys: Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State
    2014 NFL Mock Draft selection: Taylor Lewan, OT

    Jeremy Mincey is expected to play a big role in Dallas' defense this year. Think about that for a second. The Cowboys will be searching for some new pass-rushers over the next couple of offseasons.

  6. Oakland Raiders: Cedric Ogbuhei, OT, Texas A&M
    2014 NFL Mock Draft selection: Sammy Watkins, WR

    The Raiders were going to pick Luke Joeckel if he fell to them in the 2013 NFL Draft. That didn't happen, but perhaps they can still land a Texas A&M offensive tackle. The position is a need, as newly signed Austin Howard was brought in to play guard.

  7. Washington Redskins: Leonard Williams, DE/DT, USC
    2014 NFL Mock Draft selection: None

    I mocked Stephon Tuitt to the Redskins atop the second round of a recent 2014 mock update, so they'd obviously consider Leonard Williams, who would really help them get a push up front. Jason Hatcher was signed this offseason, but he'll be 33 right after the 2015 NFL Draft, so a long-term solution will be needed, especially with Jarvis Jenkins hitting free agency in the spring.

  8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State
    2014 NFL Mock Draft selection: Johnny Manziel, QB

    Johnathan Banks, chosen in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, was a major disappointment as a rookie. He struggled mightily, so if that trend continues into his sophomore campaign, Tampa Bay will definitely consider spending its first-round selection on a cornerback.

  9. New York Giants: Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
    2014 NFL Mock Draft selection: Aaron Donald, DT

    There's a chance Will Beatty won't make it back from injury, and he could be a cap casualty at some point. Justin Pugh may not show the proper ability to play left tackle. If both of these things happen, the Giants will definitely be in the market for a new left tackle come 2015.

  10. Miami Dolphins: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
    2014 NFL Mock Draft selection: Zack Martin, OT/G

    The Dolphins didn't trust Lamar Miller as an every-down player, so they signed Knowshon Moreno to be their new starter. Moreno was only brought on for one year, however. Miami will need a long-term option at running back, and it's fortunate that the 2015 NFL Draft will be packed with talented prospects at the position.

  11. Minnesota Vikings: Devonte Fields, DE/OLB, TCU
    2014 NFL Mock Draft selection: Blake Bortles, QB

    The Vikings obviously need to bolster their ability to get to the quarterback in the wake of losing Jared Allen to the hated Bears. Devonte Fields may not be able to play defensive end in the 4-3 - though that's still up in the air - but he could definitely slide into the pass-rushing linebacker position in Mike Zimmer's defense.

  12. Carolina Panthers: Nelson Agholor, WR, USC
    2014 NFL Mock Draft selection: Morgan Moses, OT

    The Panthers are in desperate need of receivers and offensive linemen. I have them addressing the latter position in my 2014 mock because all of the second-tier wideouts were off the board, including USC's Marqise Lee. Well, Carolina can finally nab its Trojan receiver at this point.

  13. Kansas City Chiefs: Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
    2014 NFL Mock Draft selection: Xavier Su'a-Filo, G

    The Chiefs had some issues in their secondary this past season. Peyton Manning torched them in the second meeting, while Andrew Luck put together the second-greatest playoff comeback in NFL history by beating them downfield.

  14. Detroit Lions: Dante Fowler, DE, Florida
    2014 NFL Mock Draft selection: Anthony Barr, DE/OLB

    The Lions lost Willie Young in free agency this spring. Jason Jones may not be the same player after tearing his patellar tendon. The Lions may need lots of help across from Ziggy Ansah by next offseason.

  15. Houston Texans: Landon Collins, S, Alabama
    2014 NFL Mock Draft selection: Jadeveon Clowney, DE

    The Texans spent a second-round pick on D.J. Swearinger last April. He struggled in his rookie campaign, but he'll be given another chance. If he disappoints again, Houston will definitely consider a safety early in the 2015 NFL Draft.

  16. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
    2014 NFL Mock Draft selection: Eric Ebron, TE

    The Steelers would love to land Mike Evans, but unless they trade up, they don't have any sort of shot. They may have to wait another year, so it's a good thing that the 2015 receiver class looks to be a strong one.

    Go to 2015 NFL Mock Draft: Picks 17-32

    Sorry for cutting this into two halves; I've received complaints about load times and putting the mock draft on two pages saves bandwith.

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