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

Last update: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 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. Miami Dolphins: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
    Cortland Finnegan hasn't been terrible this year, but the fact that the Dolphins are using him is a sign that they need corner help. Besides, Miami is taking one of the top players on the board at this juncture.

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  2. Cincinnati Bengals: Markus Golden, DE/OLB, Missouri
    The Bengals never properly replaced Michael Johnson, so perhaps they'll do that next offseason. They're doing so here with one of the top players available.

  3. Kansas City Chiefs: Cedric Ogbuhei, OT, Texas A&M
    Kansas City's offensive line is a weak point, which has to enrage Andy Reid. The big coach loves to draft massive offensive linemen, and I'm sure he'll have a blocker or two on his radar come April. Reid may see Cedric Ogbuhei as a value pick; Ogbuhei has fallen in this update because of disappointing play on the field.

    Pick change; previously Sammie Coates, WR

  4. Arizona Cardinals: Vic Beasley, DE/OLB, Clemson
    The Cardinals need a long-term pass-rusher across from Sam Acho; John Abraham will be a 37-year-old free agent next spring. I was surprised they didn't draft an edge rusher this past May.

    Pick change; previously Shawn Oakman, DE/DT

  5. New Orleans Saints: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
    The Saints have had major defensive issues this season. Some of their players can't tackle whatsoever. Meanwhile, the corners, particularly Patrick Robinson and Corey White, haven't been able to cover anyone.

    Pick change; previously Vic Beasley, DE/OLB

  6. Detroit Lions: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
    It's amazing how much better Darius Slay has been this season after struggling last year. However, the Lions still need a long-term starter across from him, as Rashean Mathis will be a 35-year-old free agent this upcoming offseason.

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

  7. Philadelphia Eagles: Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
    Jeremy Maclin will be a free agent in March. Riley Cooper has struggled since the middle of last season. Jordan Matthews has flashed potential, but he's also been inconsistent. The Eagles could be interested in a big receiver next April if they don't extend Maclin.

    Pick change; previously Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB

  8. New England Patriots: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
    Melvin Gordon is viewed as the next Jamaal Charles, would be too good of a prospect for the Patriots to pass up. They haven't been able to count on Stevan Ridley, and Bill Belichick has shown before that he's willing to draft running backs in the first round.

    Pick change; previously Kevin White, WR

  9. Seattle Seahawks: Devin Funchess, TE, Michigan
    Neither Zach Miller nor Luke Willson has lived up to expectations. The former will be an impending free agent in March 2016, so the Seahawks, who reportedly tried to trade Percy Harvin for Jordan Cameron, could take a look at a tight end early in the 2015 NFL Draft.

    Devin Funchess moved to wide receiver this year, but he'll almost certainly switch back to tight end in the pros. The Seahawks may love his athleticism.

  10. San Francisco 49ers: Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
    San Francisco's greatest weakness is its secondary. Help at cornerback is especially needed. Allowing Drew Stanton to be nearly flawless in a half of action is unacceptable, and the team stood no chance against Peyton Manning on Sunday night.

    Pick change; previously Trae Waynes, CB

  11. Baltimore Ravens: T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama
    I had the Ravens making this selection even before Ray Rice's contract was terminated. Rice was in quick decline, while Bernard Pierce hasn't shown the ability to stay healthy.

    Ozzie Newsome loves his Alabama players. He may take another one here to upgrade the running back position.

  12. San Diego Chargers: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
    Malcom Floyd will be a 34-year-old entering his contract season in 2015. The Chargers may want to find a long-term starter across from Keenan Allen.

  13. Dallas Cowboys: Mario Edwards, DT, Florida State
    Dallas' defense has been much better than anyone anticipated, but there are still some weaknesses that need to be addressed - particularly in the interior of the defensive line, where Nick Hayden needs to be upgraded.

  14. Indianapolis Colts: Shawn Oakman, DE/DT, Baylor
    Cory Redding has been a stud this year, but he will be a 34-year-old free agent in March. A long-term pass-rusher on the defensive line is needed.

    Pick change; previously Leonard Floyd, DE/OLB

  15. Green Bay Packers: Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA
    Charlie Campbell reported about a month 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.

  16. Denver Broncos: Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami
    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.

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