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2015 NFL Mock Draft

Last update: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014.
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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    *** 2015 NFL Mock Draft (3 rounds) updated Nov. 26. This NFL Mock Draft will be updated at least once per week (Tuesday afternoons and other times for important events.). Check out old versions of this 2015 NFL Mock Draft in the archived mock draft section. Follow @walterfootball for NFL Draft updates. ***

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
    TRADE! OK, a little too early to project trades, especially given that the draft order isn't even close to being set yet, but if the Jaguars are picking No. 1, as they were in this update, they will almost certainly look to move out of that spot. Blake Bortles has struggled this year, but he hasn't had much of a chance, so he'll be the starter again in 2015.

    There will be plenty of interest from teams looking to land Mariota - or perhaps even Jameis Winston - and the Buccaneers might be most desperate after what has transpired in recent weeks. Tampa has to find a franchise quarterback to be competitive in the NFC South. I also considered the Jets as the team to make a move. I said that I may have that happening in my next update, but I now have reason to believe that the Buccaneers would be the favorite to move up. I'll explain why in the near future.

    To move up to No. 1, the Buccaneers dealt the third-overall pick, their second-round selection and their 2016 first-rounder.

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  2. Oakland Raiders: Leonard Williams, DE/DT, USC
    The Raiders lost their ability to trade down because they won in Kansas City. Perhaps the Jaguars will lose again, but if not, Oakland will be stuck in this spot.

    Leonard Williams is not a bad consolation prize. He has been absolutely dominant at USC, and the Raiders are really hurting up front. Antonio Smith has been their best interior lineman, and he has been manhandled in run support. Smith won't be around much longer anyway, so Oakland needs a long-term solution at defensive tackle/five-technique.

    Pick change; previously Randy Gregory, DE/OLB

  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska
    The Jaguars need offensive line help much more than another player on the defensive front, but reaching for an inferior prospect to fill a hole would not be wise, and it's something teams usually don't do anyway.

    The top prospect on the board, by a wide margin, is Randy Gregory. Besides, it's not like Jacksonville couldn't use Gregory; Chris Clemons had a great performance at Indianapolis, but he has been a big disappointment this year otherwise. Clemons turned 33 in October, so it's not like he'll be around much longer anyway.

    Pick change; previously Leonard Williams, DE/DT



  4. Tennessee Titans: Shane Ray, DE/OLB, Missouri
    The Titans have to find tons of defensive help. One major need in particular is a pass-rushing upgrade because Kamerion Wimbley is not getting the job done. They'd love to land Shane Ray, who is the No. 2 edge rusher in this class. He has been unstoppable this year and has risen in this mock draft recently as a consequence.

  5. New York Jets: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
    There is so much controversy surrounding Jameis Winston, from the alleged sexual assault, to the crab legs, to the autographs, to his suspension for shouting a stupid meme in the student union (funny that the old farts running Florida State didn't know what it meant). However, Winston is too talented not to go high in the first round.

    Winston is also too good for the Jets to pass up. I'd be worried about him in New York, but the team is in desperate need of a franchise quarterback, as it's clear that Geno Smith is not the answer.

  6. Washington Redskins: Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
    Jason Whitlock said the Redskins were trying to focus on obtaining Jameis Winston with this pick when he ruined a recent episode of PTI. It's more likely that they'll either upgrade their secondary or find some protection for Robert Griffin. They haven't been able to protect very well, and it's disconcerting that third-round rookie Morgan Moses hasn't been able to find his way into the starting lineup despite the team's issues at right tackle. Moses finally started at San Francisco, and he was abysmal.





  7. New York Giants: Brandon Scherff, OT/G, Iowa
    There's been talk that the Giants could jettison left tackle Will Beatty following this season. Beatty is too expensive for someone so injury-prone and unreliable. If the Giants cut Beatty, they'll almost certainly consider a blind-side protector early in the 2015 NFL Draft, as protecting Eli Manning will be paramount so that he cuts down on the interceptions.

  8. Carolina Panthers: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
    It's possible that the Panthers could double up on receivers in the 2015 NFL Draft. They really have nothing beyond Kelvin Benjamin. If the top tackles are off the board, Carolina could take Amari Cooper to give them a pair of lethal receivers. Cooper is the best player available, as he is on the same level as A.J. Green and Julio Jones.

  9. Minnesota Vikings: Landon Collins, S, Alabama
    The Vikings have a trio of talented defensive backs in Harrison Smith, Xavier Rhodes and Captain Munnerlyn, but they could use a fourth. As it so happens, the best player on the board fills a need at safety next to Smith.



  10. New Orleans Saints: Dante Fowler, DE/OLB, Florida
    The Saints got rid of Victor Butler, so they definitely need to work on finding an upgrade across from Junior Galette. Anyone who can tackle would fit in well, as their putrid defense couldn't even stop Andy Dalton.

  11. St. Louis Rams: P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State
    The Rams are another team that is missing out on a quarterback, but like the Titans, they can go with the top player on their board. That could be P.J. Williams, who would fill a need in the secondary.

    Pick change; previously La'El Collins, OT/G

  12. Houston Texans: Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
    The Texans could target the wide receiver position in the first round this upcoming April. Andre Johnson won't be on the team much longer, so Houston will have to find a new starting wideout across from DeAndre Hopkins.



  13. Chicago Bears: Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington
    The Bears have a very poor linebacking corps that will only get worse shortly once Lance Briggs moves on. Chicago needs help on every level of its defense, so taking the best prospect available for its stop unit has to be the front office's strategy.

    Pick change; previously P.J. Williams, CB

  14. Miami Dolphins: La'El Collins, OT/G, LSU
    Another first-round pick on an offensive lineman? It's certainly possible. The Dolphins need help on the interior in the immediate future. Long term, another tackle will be needed because the injury-prone Branden Albert may not last very long.

    Pick change; previously Trae Waynes, CB

  15. Cleveland Browns: Leonard Floyd, DE/OLB, Georgia
    Barkevious Mingo does some things well, but he has failed to develop into a great pass-rusher. Jabaal Sheard, meanwhile, will be hitting free agency in March. With all that in mind, if Mingo continues to disappoint in terms of getting to the quarterback, the Browns will want to bring in someone who can accomplish that.

  16. Cleveland Browns: DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
    The Browns almost have to draft a receiver with one of their two first-round picks, don't they? Having Miles Austin start for a second year just can't happen.


    Go to 2015 NFL Mock Draft: Picks 17-32

    Sorry for cutting this 2015 NFL Mock Draft into two halves; I've received complaints about load times and putting the mock draft on two pages saves bandwidth.

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