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  1. San Diego Chargers: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
    The Chargers need a feature running back. Ryan Mathews is prone to injury and entering free agency. San Diego was led on the ground by Brandon Oliver in 2014, but he's a backup runner rather than a starter. Adding a running threat would make Philip Rivers' job easier as he ages.

    Gordon has a rare combination of being fast while having quality size. The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder has dangerous speed to be a threat to score on any carry. In 2014, he averaged 7.5 yards per carry for 2,587 yards with 29 touchdowns. Gordon had 19 receptions for 153 yards and three scores, too. His superb quickness had him tied for the FBS record in career average in yards per carry with stellar mark of 8.26 yards per carry after the 2014 Bowling Green game (13-253).

    Gordon was one of the most explosive backs in the nation in 2013. He brought an explosive element to the Badgers' backfield that Montee Ball never provided during his great college career. For the year, Gordon averaged 7.8 yards per carry for 1,609 yards on only 206 carries and 12 touchdowns. The Kenosha, Wisconsin product stood out while backing up Montee Ball and James White in 2012. He made the most of his limited chances while averaging 10 yards per carry. Gordon ran for 621 yards and three touchdowns on only 62 carries.

    Pick change; previously Todd Gurley, RB

  2. Kansas City Chiefs: Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
    The Chiefs' wide receivers and offensive line really struggled in 2014, so Kansas City can take the best receiver or offensive lineman who falls to this draft slot.

    Peat was solid at protecting quarterback Kevin Hogan over the past two seasons. Peat also had success in the ground game. He is strong enough to be a downhill run-blocker and also is agile enough to block in a zone scheme. The 6-foot-7, 312-pounder has excellent size and athleticism with upside for the NFL. He needs to improve his bending and not reaching after defenders, but his size and length allow him to get away with it.

    Peat had a good game against USC in 2014. He did well in his plays against Leonard Williams and was generally rock solid minus a couple of snaps. Peat had a similar outing against Washington with generally a quality outing aside from a few plays. The Cardinal moved David Yankey inside to guard for 2013 because the coaches believed they had a star left tackle in Peat. Judging by Stanford's success over the last two seasons, that looks like it was the right call as Peat played very well.

    Pick change; previously Landon Collins, S

  3. Cleveland Browns: D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida
    The Browns could stand to improve their right tackle and guard situation. Humphries can fill one of those voids and fits Cleveland's preference to draft for the lines.

    Sources say they've graded Humphries as "a one" aka a first-rounder and will let their medical staff drop him down the board if they deem it warranted. I personally haven't gotten on the bandwagon about Humphries because he missed more games than he played the past two seasons.

    Still, Humphries (6-5, 307) has a superb skill set with quickness, athleticism and length. He was a good run-blocker and reliable pass-protector for the Gators in 2014. He played well in 2013, but dealt with a lot of injuries the past two years. The medical concerns could knock Humphries down on draft day, and it probably would have made more sense for him to return to Florida for his senior year. However, Humphries has the athletic skill set to start at left tackle in the NFL.

    Pick change; previously Alvin Dupree, DE

  4. Philadelphia Eagles: Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
    The Eagles clearly didn't do enough to address their secondary last offseason, and they'll have to do something about that with some long-term solutions for 2015. Philadelphia needs help at both corner and safety. The team should take the best defensive back available, and at pick No. 20, a good one will be there.

    Collins totaled 38 tackles, nine passes broken up and an interception in 2014. The 6-foot-1, 203-pounder is a long corner who has some athleticism and is fast. While Collins doesn't always play up to his skill set, he showed his surprising speed when he chased down Melvin Gordon on a long run in the 2014 season opener.

    Big cornerbacks who can run like Collins are tough to find. However, he needs development in playing the ball and improving his ball skills.

    Collins was a 2012 Freshman All-SEC selection by the conference's coaches. He totaled 30 tackles and two interceptions. As a sophomore, Collins started two games. He had 22 tackles with two passes broken up in 2013.

    Collins possesses the skill set to become a good starter. LSU has been a factory for elite defensive backs, so he had to earn his playing time.

  5. Cincinnati Bengals: Arik Armstead, DE/DT, Oregon
    The Bengals recorded only 20 sacks in the regular season with Carlos Dunlap totaling eight. None of the team's other defensive ends even recorded two sacks on the season. Cincinnati needs to grab another edge rusher to go on the other side from Dunlap. Wallace Gilberry (1.5 sacks), Robert Geathers (1 sack) and Margus Hunt (1 sack) didn't get the job done.

    Armstead is similar to former Duck Dion Jordon. Both have big athletic skill sets, but had injuries and never put up big production in college. Armstead started the 2014 season in a strong fashion. He had 10 tackles with four for a loss and one sack across the first four games. To open October, Armstead injured his ankle against Arizona, and for some time, he was in and out of the lineup. Armstead played in the final five games of the regular season. He totaled 37 tackles with 5.5 tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks in 2014.

    The 6-foot-7, 292-pounder has a rare combination of size and speed. In 2013, he played in all of Oregon's games and had five starts. The sophomore totaled 15 tackles with 2.5 tackles for a loss and a sack for the year. In 2012, he came off the bench to make 26 tackles with two tackles for a loss and .5 sacks.

  6. Pittsburgh Steelers: Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky
    Pittsburgh needs to improve its pass rush. Even if Jarvis Jones pans out for the Steelers, Jason Worilds is probably leaving in free agency.

    Dupree recorded 74 tackles with 11.5 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks, one interception, one pass batted and two forced fumbles in 2014. He was much more disruptive than the numbers illustrate. Dupree (6-4, 269) is fast, strong and physical on the edge. He has the flexibility to play defensive end in a 4-3 defense or 3-4 outside linebacker.

    Dupree played well in 2013 and was a nice weapon in Mark Stoops' defense. Dupree recorded 61 tackles with nine tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles, one pass broken up and seven sacks. He was disruptive off the edge. As a sophomore, Dupree totaled 91 tackles with 12.5 tackles for a loss, 6.5 sacks and a pass batted.

    Pick change; previously Eli Harold, OLB

  7. Detroit Lions: Mario Edwards Jr., DT/DE, Florida State
    The Lions will probably keep Ndamukong Suh and let Nick Fairley leave in free agency. Thus, the team needs another starting defensive tackle. Detroit could land one of the top tackles in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, or Martin Mayhew could target some good players later onare all good fits.

    Edwards recorded 44 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, three sacks, four passes batted and two forced fumbles in 2014. He was disruptive for the Seminoles. The 6-foot-3, 279-pounder has a nice combination of power, speed and athleticism. Edwards played heavier in college, but has the versatility to play end or tackle in the NFL. He also could serve as a five technique in a 3-4.

    Edwards played well for Florida State in 2013. The first-year starter totaled 28 tackles with 9.5 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks, an interception and a fumble return for a touchdown - against Clemson. Edwards was tough in the National Championship Game with three tackles for a loss and a sack.

    Pick change; previously Eddie Goldman, DT

  8. Arizona Cardinals: Erik Kendricks, OLB, UCLA
    Larry Foote, 34, isn't a long-term starter, and the Cardinals can't rely on Daryl Washington to avoid getting suspended. Adding a linebacker to pair with Kevin Minter could be a good idea, plus it would help fix the run defense that was breaking down late in the 2014 season.

    Kendricks totaled 149 tackles, 11.5 tackles for a loss, four sacks, two passes broken up, three interceptions and one forced fumble in 2014. He is an instinctive player who can defend sideline to sideline with great speed. Kendricks is very good in pass coverage as he covers a lot of ground and can match up in single coverage. Kendricks turned in impressive games against Virginia, Colorado, Texas, Arizona State and USC.

    Kendricks (6-0, 232) played well in 2013 with 105 tackles, four tackles for a loss and an interception. He had a breakout 2012 season in which he led the Pac-12 in tackles. Kendricks totaled 149 tackles with six tackles for a loss, two sacks, four passes broken up, two forced fumbles and one blocked kick that year. He is the younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks.

  9. Carolina Panthers: La'el Collins, OT/G, LSU
    This is a bit of a reach, but the Panthers have to upgrade their offensive line. David Gettleman has shown an inclination to draft for need and take players who have size and physicality. Collins fits the mold.

    Collins was solid in 2014, but not as good as his junior year. He has some potential and flashed heavy hands, but needs to learn technique as he didn't get a lot of movement in the ground game as a senior. For the NFL, Collins would probably be better at guard or right tackle - at least to start out his career - and then his team can see if he develops into a left tackle. Collins had a quality outing versus Florida and handled himself well going against Dante Fowler, but Collins got away with some holds and face-masks that should have been called.

    Collins was very good in 2013 - better than his senior year - as the left tackle protecting the blind side of Zach Mettenberger. LSU had a lot of success running behind Collins, too. The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder was an impressive power run-blocker in 2012 and helped the Tigers' stable of backs move the ball. He started 13 games at left guard and was an honorable mention All-SEC selection.

  10. Baltimore Ravens: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest
    The Ravens need help at cornerback, wide receiver and running back. Ozzie Newsome has shown a tendency to draft for defense in the first, with skill position players on Day 2.

    Johnson collected 43 tackles with six passes broken up and one interception in 2014. While those numbers aren't huge, teams avoided the senior and threw elsewhere. Johnson was very reliable over the past three years. He totaled 58 tackles with three interceptions and 12 passes broken up in 2013. Johnson had almost identical numbers as a sophomore except for three more passes broken up.

    In speaking with sources, Johnson is grading out as a possible late first-round or second-round pick. Some teams have him in Round 2 just because of concerns about his size. The 6-foot, 188-pounder is a good cover corner who needs to add weight for the NFL. He has the length and athleticism to cover big receivers along the sideline. If Johnson can add weight in the lead up to the 2015 NFL Draft, that could help him to be a Thursday night pick.

    Pick change; previously Sammie Coates, WR

  11. Dallas Cowboys: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
    The Cowboys looked poised to lose DeMarco Murray in free agency, but if they land a top running back like Todd Gurley or Melvin Gordon, they should be rolling by mid-season.

    Sources at some teams that they don't see Gurley falling past the middle of the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. They feel he's too good to fall that far. Others say that Gurley is a late first-round or early second-round pick.

    Gurley (6-1, 232) has surprising speed to go along with size, power, vision, balance, good ball security and picks up a lot of yards after contact. The junior justified the hype this year with a string of dominating performances before tearing an ACL. Gurley averaged 7.4 yards in 2014 for 911 yards with nine touchdowns. He hauled in 12 passes for 57 yards as well. Gurley also returned kickoffs for scores.

    Even though Gurley was suspended for autographing memorabilia, NFL sources from multiple teams have told that Gurley won't be downgraded because of it. They say that Gurley is a good kid who loves football. He's getting quality character grades.

    In 2013, Gurley averaged six yards per carry for 989 yards and 10 touchdowns. The sophomore also had 30 receptions for 344 yards and five touchdowns. He missed three games. Gurley was one of the freshman running backs who burst onto the scene in the SEC during 2012. He averaged 6.2 yards per carry in 2012 on his way to totaling 1,385 yards with 17 touchdowns. In the SEC Championship, he ran for 122 yards on 22 carries with two touchdowns against Alabama's tough defense that led the Tide to a National Championship.

    Pick change; previously Malcom Brown, DT

  12. Denver Broncos: Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi State
    The Broncos grab an improvement at inside linebacker. I could see Denver targeting Denzel Perryman or Bernardrick McKinney with its first-round pick.

    McKinney had 71 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, three sacks, one forced fumble and four passes broken up in 2014. One of those sacks came when he beat Texas A&M left tackle Cedric Ogbuehi off the edge. McKinney was a big-time presence in the Bulldogs' defense and has shown the ability to be a three-down starter who can drop into pass coverage or rush the quarterback.

    McKinney (6-4, 246) notched 70 tackles, seven tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks in 2013. He is an intriguing athlete who has a lot of upside. As a freshman in 2012, McKinney recorded 102 tackles. He was impressive against Texas A&M and has a lot of speed to go with his size.

  13. Indianapolis Colts: Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami
    The Colts need to bolster the middle of their defense. D'Qwell Jackson turns 32 next September, and his play looked like it was slipping last season. Signing a veteran and drafting a inside linebacker in the early rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft could be a good plan for Indianapolis.

    Perryman is a quick and physical linebacker. The 5-foot-11, 236-pounder provided a lot of good down-and-distance situations for his defense with his prowess to stop the run. Not only is Perryman strong against the run, but he does a good job in pass coverage. Perryman covers a lot of ground and does a nice job of covering receivers who come into his zone. He looks like he has three-down ability for the NFL. Perryman recorded 110 tackles with 9.5 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles, five passes batted and an interception in 2014.

    Perryman was excellent for the Hurricanes in 2013. The junior totaled 108 tackles with five tackles for a loss, one sack and three passes broken up for the year. Perryman notched 64 tackles with six tackles for a loss, two passes broken up, one forced fumble and an interception returned 41 yards for a touchdown in 2012.

  14. Green Bay Packers: Jordan Philips, DT, Oklahoma
    The Packers land a difference-maker at the point of attack and a replacement for B.J. Raji

    Phillips (6-5, 329) has a surprising burst for such a big lineman and uses his size to overwhelm offensive linemen. In 2014, Phillips had 39 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, two sacks, and one pass batted. The redshirt sophomore caused disruption at the point of attack and looks like an excellent candidate to play 3-4 nose tackle in the NFL. Phillips has had injuries that have held him back, but he has a great and rare skill set.

  15. Seattle Seahawks: Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State
    The Seahawks could stand to improve the inside of their defensive line and grab a tackle to pair with Jordan Hill. Kevin Williams isn't a long-term starter, and it was clear in the Super Bowl that Seattle could use more pass rush from the inside of its line.

    Goldman totaled 35 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, four sacks and a forced fumble in 2014. He came up with some huge plays that led to Florida State beating Clemson. Goldman was a wrecking ball at the line of scrimmage for the Seminoles. The 6-foot-4, 336-pounder looks like a starting candidate at nose tackle for a 4-3 or 3-4 defense.

    Pick change; previously Mario Edwards Jr., DL

  16. New England Patriots: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
    The Patriots need to upgrade their receivers, and it is pretty remarkable that New England won the Super Bowl with that cast of wideouts. The organization needs to give Brady more to work with.

    Strong (6-2, 217) has quickness to go with his excellent size. He recorded 82 receptions for 1,165 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014. In three of his games, Strong totaled more than 140 yards receiving, plus he played well against Stanford while seeing bracket coverage.

    Strong is tremendous on back-shoulder receptions, which are a very popular route in NFL offenses these days. He is excellent at using his size/strength advantage to block out the defenders for completions.

    Strong was a beast for Arizona State in 2013 - his first season of playing time. He had six 100-yard games in a year that was highlighted by a 12-reception, 168-yard performance against Stanford. In 2013, Strong amassed 75 receptions for 1,122 yards with seven scores while playing injured.

    Pick change; previously Kevin Johnson, CB

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