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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 - Picks 17-32

Last update: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014.
Next update: Next week. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

*** This 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 updates. ***

  1. Detroit Lions: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
    The Lions have taken the top player on their draft board before, and they could use some help at running back with Reggie Bush being phased out. Melvin Gordon, who is viewed as the next Jamaal Charles, would help Matthew Stafford in the backfield.

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    Pick change; previously Todd Gurley, RB

  2. Baltimore Ravens: Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
    It's amazing that the Ravens have been able to maintain such a strong defense despite losing some future Hall of Famers. Their front seven is great, but their secondary is in shambles right now. They really need help at corner.

    Pick change; previously Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB

  3. San Diego Chargers: Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami
    The Chargers reached the AFC Championship a year ago, thanks in part to their offensive line, which blocked very well for Philip Rivers. That's not the case this season, and it'll only get worse with King Dunlap expected to hit free agency in March.

    Pick change; previously Melvin Gordon, RB

  4. San Francisco 49ers: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
    If the inconsistent Michael Crabtree leaves via free agency, the 49ers will definitely have to do something about the receiver position. They'd probably want an upgrade over Crabtree anyway, as he's been a big disappointment this season. Anquan Boldin, meanwhile, won't be able to do this much longer.

  5. Atlanta Falcons: Vic Beasley, DE/OLB, Clemson
    The Falcons can't be too upset with obtaining Jake Matthews at No. 6 overall this past May - though he has recently struggled with an injury - but they were one pick away from landing Khalil Mack, who has been great for the Raiders thus far. Here's their new edge rusher.

  6. Pittsburgh Steelers: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
    Cortez Allen was so bad against the Colts that he was actually trending on Twitter. The Steelers are in desperate need of help at the cornerback position, and they're definitely getting one of the better players available.

    Pick change; previously Ronald Darby, CB

  7. Indianapolis Colts: Markus Golden, DE/OLB, Missouri
    The Colts have been putting some pressure on the quarterback this year (with some exceptions), thanks to Bjoern Werner emerging, but they could still use another top-notch pass-rusher, as Robert Mathis won't be around much longer.

    Pick change; previously Arik Armstead, DE/DT

  8. Seattle Seahawks: Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky
    There are a number of reasons why the Seahakws have underachieved this year. One is a lacking pass rush. It'll only get worse in the offseason when Cliff Avril hits free agency. Alvin Dupree, who has been a monster this season, fits what Seattle looks for from an athleticism standpoint.

  9. Kansas City Chiefs: Arik Armstead, DE/DT, Oregon
    The Chiefs could use some help up front to help their woeful run defense. Players like Latavius Murray shouldn't be able to explode for 30 yards per carry.

    Pick change; previously Ereck Flowers, OT

  10. Cincinnati Bengals: Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State
    The Bengals have been soft in the middle of their defense this year. Geno Atkins hasn't looked right coming off his injury, but the main issue has been Domata Peko, who has just been awful. An upgrade is needed over him.

  11. Dallas Cowboys: Shilique Calhoun, DE/OLB, Michigan State
    The Cowboys couldn't get any pressure on Colt McCoy in an embarrassing Monday night defeat. Eli Manning also had all the time he needed to find Odell Beckham. That has to change. Several upgrades can be obtained on the defensive line.

    Pick change; previously Shaq Thompson, LB

  12. Philadelphia Eagles: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
    Chip Kelly likes tall defenders, but he's also shown an affinity for his former Oregon players, so I wonder if he would pick Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. I say he would, as his former corner would fill a huge need in a shaky secondary.

    Pick change; previously Alex Carter, CB

  13. Denver Broncos: Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA
    The Broncos have had issues at middle linebacker for quite some time, so perhaps they'll finally put those to rest by spending a first-round pick on an upgrade.

  14. Arizona Cardinals: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
    I was wondering where to put Todd Gurley, and I think this is a good spot. Andre Ellington is a spectacular pass-catcher, but he has struggled to run in between the tackles this season, averaging just 3.3 yards per carry. Ellington is too small to handle a full workload over an extended period of time anyway, so the Cardinals could really benefit from having a thunder-lightning type of approach.

    Pick change; previously Shilique Calhoun, DE/OLB

  15. Green Bay Packers: Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State
    Charlie Campbell reported about two months ago that the Packers were desperate to land Ryan Shazier in the 2014 NFL Draft to help contain Colin Kaepernick. Here's a possible solution.

    Pick change; previously Denzel Perryman, LB

  16. New England Patriots: Cameron Erving, OT/G/C, Florida State
    Bill Belichick loves versatile offensive linemen, so he may fall in love with Cameron Erving, who can play all five positions up front. Erving has been stellar at center for Florida State, moving over from the tackle spot.

    Pick change; previously Shawn Oakman, DE/DT

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