Last update: Friday, May 1, 2015.
This is a 2015 NFL Mock Re-Draft of Rounds 2 and 3 for Friday evening's NFL Draft coverage. With all of the trades that will go down, I don't expect to get many of these right, but it's still fun to speculate where the top prospects will go on Day 2 of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Nate Orchard, DE, Utah
In the 2011 NFL Draft, the previous Bucs regime blew draft picks on Adrian Clayborn and DaQuan Bowers instead of taking Cam Jordan and Justin Houston. To compound the mistake, Michael Bennett was allowed to leave in free agency. The new regime chipped in mistake of its own with Michael Johnson. Clearly, the Buccaneers need help at defensive end and a pass-rusher.
Orchard enjoyed a breakout season in 2014. He totaled 17.5 sacks with 84 tackles, 21 tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles and two passes batted. The 6-foot-3, 251-pounder is a fast and athletic defensive end. He has a nice repertoire of pass-rushing moves and is very intelligent. It would help Orchard to add 10-15 pounds for the NFL if he can maintain his speed. Orchard is a bit of a sleeper prospect to watch, and he could rise in the months to come.
Tennessee Titans: Daryl Williams, OT, Oklahoma
The Titans could use a right tackle to open holes for Bishop Sankey.
Williams played well for the Sooners in 2014 and was a big part of their potent rushing attack. He played right tackle and looks suited to remain there in the NFL or move inside to guard. Williams (6-5, 327) is strong and gets movement at the point of attack. At most schools, he would have started at left tackle.
Williams had a strong junior season as the Sooners' right tackle. He was a Second-Team All-Big XII selection and was a good run-blocker for Oklahoma. His pass protection steadily improved. In the Sugar Bowl, Williams played well while filling in at left tackle against Alabama. He picked a good time to have maybe his best game of the season. Williams also did well against Oklahoma State.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Quinten Rollins, CB/S, Miami of Ohio
Jacksonville needs a free safety to pair with Jonathan Cyprien. Some think that Rollins could play that position.
Rollins (5-10, 193) was a two-sport star who also started on the Miami of Ohio's basketball team. He was the 2014 MAC Defensive Player of the Year with 72 tackles, seven interceptions, four tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and nine passes broken up. Rollins needs to fill out his frame for the next level, but playing basketball could have held him back in that regard. Rollins is sticking with football for the NFL. At the Senior Bowl, he showed that he is raw and needs development, but he has a good skill set.
Oakland Raiders: D'Joun Smith, CB, Florida Atlantic
Oakland needs a lot of help in the secondary at corner and safety.
Smith is a corner who has impressed sources, and his strong play in 2014 earned him an invitation to the Senior Bowl. He totaled 53 tackles with eight passes broken up and one forced fumble on the year. Smith has the speed and athleticism to be a cover corner, which is partly why opponents didn't throw his direction much this past season. In 2013, he recorded 13 passes broken up, seven interceptions and 35 tackles.
Smith (5-10, 189) is put together well with speed and athleticism. He looks like a possible second-day pick and had a respectable, but unspectacular, Senior Bowl.
Washington Redskins: Jaquiski Tartt, S, Samford
The Redskins need some help at safety.
Tartt created some draft buzz with an impressive skill set on display for Samford. The senior totaled 62 tackles with one pass broken up and one interception in 2014. He was solid against Auburn.
Tartt (6-1, 221) has good size but also the speed to cover a lot of ground. He could start out his NFL career as a strong safety but eventually develop into a versatile defender who can play free safety as well. Tartt held his own at the Senior Bowl and showed he could keep up with the higher level of competition.
Pick change; previously A.J. Cann, G
New York Jets: Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
The Jets have to get a quarterback, and an athletic one like Hundley would be a nice fit for Chan Gailey.
Early in the 2014 season, league sources from a few teams told WalterFootball.com that Hundley was overrated. He fits in the mold of athletic quarterbacks with good arms, but really struggles with pocket passing. His lack of field vision and hanging tough against a rush to deliver a pass are real weaknesses entering the next level. However, the 6-foot-3, 226-pounder has a nice skill set. Hundley flashed pocket-passing potential at times, but he just isn't consistent.
Hundley completed 69 percent of his passes in 2014 for 3,155 yards with 22 touchdowns and five interceptions. He had nine rushing touchdowns as well. Taking sacks is an issue for Hundley as he took more than 100 across the past three years.
Hundley completed 67 percent of his passes in 2013 for 3,071 yards with 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions. On the ground, he ran for 970 yards (748 net) and 11 scores. Hundley led UCLA's 2012 revival and helped get his team to the Pac-12 Championship Game. He completed 66 percent of his passes in 2012 for 3,740 yards with 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, plus ran for 702 yards (355 net) with nine touchdowns.
Chicago Bears: Hroniss Grasu, C, Oregon
The Bears need a starting center and can't wait too long to select one if they want a player who is ready to contribute quickly.
Grasu (6-3, 297) is a good pass-protector and a quality run-blocker. Even though the Oregon offensive line had some inconsistent play in 2014, Grasu was solid for the Ducks.
Grasu is a quick and athletic center who was a perfect fit in Oregon's high-paced attack. He will enter the NFL very experienced.
St. Louis Rams: Trey Flowers, DE, Arkansas
Another defensive end? Well, St. Louis has shown the inclination to add talent and depth on the defensive line. Additonally, there are rumors the Rams could move on from Chris Long in a year or two.
Flowers totaled 68 tackles with six sacks, 15.5 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and six passes batted in 2014. He needs to develop more pass-rushing moves for the NFL, but has a skill set to develop.
Flowers (6-4, 268) was a solid contributor over his career as a Razorback. He was a Second-Team All-SEC selection in 2013 after totaling 44 tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss, five sacks, three forced fumbles, one interception and two passes batted. Flowers recorded 50 tackles and six sacks as a sophomore.
Atlanta Falcons: Clive Walford, TE, Miami
The Falcons have to find a true replacement for Tony Gonzalez. Levine Toilolo should be a backup.
The 6-foot-4, 251-pound Walford has some quickness, size and athleticism to him. He could develop into a quality blocker and is a nice weapon as a receiving tight end. Walford racked up 44 receptions for 676 yards and seven touchdowns in 2014 despite inconsistent quarterback play. Walford put on a display at Senior Bowl with his receiving ability and really improved his draft stock.
Walford is coming from a school known for its star tight ends and was a solid contributor for Miami over the past two seasons. He caught 34 passes for 454 yards with two touchdowns in 2013. The previous year, Walford made 25 receptions for 451 yards and four scores. He caught 18 passes for 172 yards and a score in 2011.
New York Giants: Doran Grant, CB, Ohio State
The Giants could use some cornerback youth and depth. New York has shown interest in Grant.
Grant recorded 51 tackles with five interceptions in 2014. He turned in a quality season for the Buckeyes. The 5-foot-11, 193-pounder has enough quickness, athleticism and ball skills to play corner in the NFL. In 2013, Grant broke into the starting lineup and contributed for Ohio State. He had 58 tackles with three interceptions and 10 passes broken up that year. Grant was an honorable mention All-Big Ten performer.
New Orleans Saints: Josue Matias, G, Florida State
The Saints grab a replacement for Ben Grubbs.
Matias (6-5, 309) was a solid run-blocker in 2014 and displayed nice athleticism for an interior lineman. His pass protection improved as well. 2013 was Matias' second-straight quality season for the Seminoles. As the starter at left guard, he did a good job of run blocking and was generally reliable as a pass-protector. Handling speed rushers is his biggest area for improvement. According to the Seminoles, Matias' average grade of 78.5 percent in 2013 ranked third on the team.
Matias broke into the starting lineup in 2012. The sophomore started every game and was impressive as a run-blocker. That season, Matias struggled with Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd.
Minnesota Vikings: Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State
The Vikings select more receiving talent for Teddy Bridgewater.
Lockett had 106 catches for 1,515 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2014. He averaged 21 yards per kick and 20 yards per punt. Lockett is fast with the ability to stretch a defense over the top. The 5-foot-9, 181-pounder is a slot receiver and returner candidate, but he needs to improve his hands. Lockett has to add weight for the next level, too.
The speedy wideout was a play-maker for Kansas State in 2013. He caught 81 passes for 1,262 yards with 11 touchdowns. The season before, Lockett had 44 receptions for 687 yards and four scores.
Cleveland Browns: Devin Funchess, WR/TE, Michigan
The Browns finally grab a receiver.
Funchess (6-4, 232) is a bit of a wide receiver/tight end tweener. After a great 2013 season at tight end, he was moved to wideout. In 2014, Funchess totaled 62 receptions for 733 yards and four touchdowns. He was unable to hold onto a number of potential big pass plays against Michigan State while also struggling to get off the jam. Funchess needs to improve his hands and could be better off with a move back to tight end in the NFL.
As a tight end, Funchess is a dangerous receiving weapon who would need to get stronger and improve his blocking to be a three-down tight end for the NFL. He would definitely be more valuable there than at wideout. Funchess had an excellent season in 2013 with 49 receptions for 748 yards and six touchdowns playing tight end. He had 15 catches for 234 yards and five scores as a freshman. Funchess doesn't look like he has the speed to separate from NFL cornerbacks if he's playing wide receiver.
Pick change; previously Arie Kouandjio, G
New Orleans Saints: Hau'Oli Kikaha, OLB, Washington
The Saints need another edge rusher for Rob Ryan.
Kikaha led college football in sacks in 2014 with 19. The speed rusher also had 66 tackles, 25 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles and two passes batted. He killed tackles off the edge all year with speed, but some of those sacks probably won't translate to the NFL when he's taking on better, faster and more athletic left tackles.
Still, Kikaha was effective because he is fast, agile and athletic to turn the corner. Kikaha has a closing burst and is very good in pursuit. His size and strength are question marks for the next level, and the reasons why he isn't in the first round with his tremendous production.
After missing the 2012 season with a knee injury, Kikaha (6-3, 246) took the Pac-12 by storm as a junior. He ripped off 13 sacks with 70 tackles, 15.5 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles and three passes batted. Kikaha had only 15 tackles in 2011 and 49 stops in 2010.
San Francisco 49ers: Paul Dawson, ILB/OLB, TCU
San Francisco lost both Chris Borland and Patrick Willis this offseason, so obviously the organization needs to get some help at middle linebacker.
Dawson (6-0, 235) had a huge 2014 season to lead a tough Horned Frogs defense. He put up a huge stat line with 128 tackles, 18.5 tackles for a loss, five sacks, two forced fumbles, five passes batted and four interceptions. As a junior, Dawson had 91 tackles with 10 tackles for a loss, one interception and three passes broken up.
There is no consensus regarding Dawson's draft grade. One team had him as a second-rounder, another said a third-rounder, some said in the fourth round, and one had him as a sixth- or seventh-round pick. Dawson could go on Day 2 or slide well into Day 3. Character and off the field concerns are hurting his draft stock.
Kansas City Chiefs: Anthony Harris, S, Virginia
The Chiefs could use some defensive back competition and safety depth.
Harris recorded 108 tackles with 10 passes broken up and two interceptions in 2014. He led the nation in interceptions in 2013 with eight. That helped make him one of the bright spots of an ugly season for Virginia. The junior also had 80 tackles with six passes broken up and a forced fumble that year. Harris displayed good instincts to go along with speed and athleticism.
Buffalo Bills: Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State
The Bills could use a young quarterback to develop in case E.J. Manuel doesn't pan out.
NFL sources have identified Grayson as a sleeper prospect who has really impressed them. Grayson (6-2, 213) has a quality arm that can make all the throws with developing accuracy. He has some mobility to make throws on the run, too. Grayson's character receives high marks as he is viewed as a good teammate and is happy to serve as a backup while developing. Grayson had a quality week at the Senior Bowl and was the best quarterback in Mobile.
Grayson completed 65 percent of his passes in 2014 for 4,006 yards with 32 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He threw for over 400 yards in back-to-back games against Boise State and UC Davis. Grayson had the most efficient passing game of any quarterback in the nation this season as he completed 18-of-21 passes for 390 yards with five touchdowns against Wyoming. In 2013, Grayson completed 62 percent of his passes for 3,696 yards with 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Houston Texans: Kwon Alexander, OLB, LSU
The Texans could use a fast middle linebacker to defend the middle of the field.
Alexander had decent production as a junior with 90 tackles, 7.5 for a loss, one pass broken up, two forced fumbles and 1.5 sacks. The 6-foot-1, 227-pounder blazed a fast 40 of 4.55 seconds at the Combine. Clearly, he needs to add weight for the NFL. Alexander started nine games as a sophomore and recorded 65 tackles, 6.5 for a loss, and four passes broken up. He probably should've returned for his senior year. Sources say that Alexander is grading out in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
San Diego Chargers: Lorenzo Mauldin, OLB, Louisville
The Chargers don't know yet what they have in Melvin Ingram and Jeremiah Attaochu. Adding some more pass rush would be a good idea.
Mauldin (6-4, 243) is a speed rusher who moved to outside linebacker as a senior. He notched 51 tackles with 13 tackles for a loss, 6.5 sacks, three passes broken up and a forced fumble in 2014. In 2013, Mauldin formed a dynamic duo with teammate Marcus Smith coming from the other side. Mauldin totaled 9.5 sacks, 40 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles and four passes broken up that year. He was a backup in 2012 and totaled 4.5 sacks.
Philadelphia Eagles: James Sample, S, Louisville
The Eagles grab a much-needed safety.
All the attention in 2014 went to teammate Gerod Holliman as he led the nation in interceptions. However, Sample also impressed talent evaluators, and he showed a combination of size (6-2, 209) and athleticism. Sample notched 88 tackles with eight passes broken up and four interceptions in 2014.
Sample took a long road to break out at Louisville. He started out at the University of Washington in 2012 and 2011. Sample then played one season at American River College after his stay at Washington and before transferring to Louisville. Sample is a sleeper prospect who had a bit of a buzz around him.
Pick change; previously Devin Funchess, WR
Cincinnati Bengals: Gabe Wright, DT, Auburn
The Bengals grab some interior defensive line depth. Geno Atkins wasn't quite the same last year and Domata Peko's play took a step back.
Wright had 24 tackles with 4.5 for a loss and one sack in 2014. As a junior, he totaled 31 tackles with 8.5 tackles for a loss and three sacks.
Wright played both defensive end and tackle for Auburn, but he's more effective on the inside. Wright is fast at the point of attack, but needs to get stronger. He used his speed to make plays at the Senior Bowl and showed more pass-rushing skills than his senior-year sack total indicates. He flashed, but needs to get more consistent. Wright looks like a three-technique for a 4-3 defense in the NFL.
Pick change; previously Tyrus Thompson, OT
Arizona Cardinals: Markus Golden, OLB/DE, Missouri
The Cardinals grab an edge rusher and could address the weakness even earlier.
Golden recorded 10 sacks, 78 tackles, 20 tackles for a loss, two passes batted and three forced fumbles in 2014. He started the season playing very well before injuries derailed the middle portion of his year. Golden finished the season in solid fashion and has natural edge-rushing skills. If he had stayed healthy, he could have put up a sack total in the mid-teens.
With the way that Golden and teammate Shane Ray played in 2014, Missouri didn't miss Michael Sam and Kony Ealy. In 2013, the redshirt junior Golden had a solid debut for Missouri with 55 tackles, 13 tackles for a loss, 6.5 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble as a backup. The 6-foot-2, 260-pounder has speed off the edge with some strength to him. He started out in the junior college ranks. Golden is a bit of a tweener DE/OLB who would fit best as a 3-4 outside linebacker.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Steven Nelson, CB, Oregon State
The Steelers double up on cornerbacks because they could use more than one.
Nelson totaled 60 tackles with two interceptions and eight passes broken up in 2014. The 5-foot-10, 199-pounder was going to play in his home state at Georgia, but ended up going the junior college route. 2013 was Nelson's debut at Oregon State, and he had a great year with six interceptions, eight passes broken up and 62 tackles. Nelson has some natural ballhawking skills and showed good coverage skills at the Senior Bowl.
Detroit Lions: Grady Jarrett, DT, Clemson
The Lions would be fortunate to land a three-technique like Jarrett in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He would give them a speedy interior lineman to pair with Haloti Ngata.
The 6-foot, 288-pound Jarrett had 43 tackles with 10 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 2014. He totaled 83 tackles with 11 for a loss, two sacks and 14 quarterback pressures the year before. In 2012, Jarrett had 49 tackles with two sacks.
The senior is quick at the point off attack, but could use some strength for the NFL. He had a good week of practice at the Senior Bowl, but is undersized and really only fits a 4-3 scheme.
Carolina Panthers: Tyrus Thompson, OT, Oklahoma
The Panthers grab some much-needed help on the offensive line.
Thompson (6-5, 324) looked good for the Sooners this season. He is a quality run-blocker and pass-protector who would probably be better if he lost some weight for the NFL. Thompson had a strong 2013 season as Oklahoma's left tackle. The junior missed the final two games against Alabama and Oklahoma State. The NFL Draft Advisory Board gave Thompson a second-round estimate after the 2013 season. However, there are a lot of questions about his work ethic and desire.
Thompson is a good athlete with the quickness to be a pass-blocker. He also did well as a run-blocker during his junior campaign. In 2012, Thompson started five games with two starts on the left side and two on the right side.
Pick change; previously Jacquiski Tartt, S
Baltimore Ravens: Blake Bell, TE, Oklahoma
Baltimore finally gets some help at tight end.
Bell (6-6, 252) had a great week at the East-West Shrine, and he would be a higher-rated prospect if he had made the position change from quarterback sooner. Bell recorded 16 receptions for 214 yards and four touchdowns as a senior, but at his all-star game, he showed the quickness, size and athleticism to make plays down the middle of the field.
Dallas Cowboys: Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana
The Cowboys lost DeMarco Murray, but they can get younger and cheaper at running back in the 2015 NFL Draft. They've shown interest in Coleman, and their midwest scouting has been a huge strong point for the Cowboys in recent years.
I have Coleman sliding because there are some medical concerns that teams have regarding Coleman's stamina. He was very productive in 2014, averaging 7.5 yards per carry for 2,036 yards with 15 touchdowns. The junior also snagged 25 receptions for 141 yards. He was huge in Indiana's upset win over Missouri. The 5-foot-11, 206-pound Coleman has a nice burst to him while also being put together well. He also excelled against some of the best defenses in the Big Ten. As as sophomore in 2013, Coleman managed 958 yards and averaged 7.3 yards per carry. He had 19 receptions for 193 yards.
Denver Broncos: Arie Kouandjio, G, Alabama
The Broncos need more talent and competition on the offensive line.
Kouandjio is a quality run-blocker who has to improve his pass protection for the NFL. The 6-foot-5, 315-pounder looked better at that in 2014 than previously. He was a reliable run-blocker and did a solid job of guarding the quarterback. Kouandjio can get movement at the point of attack, but he isn't overly powerful and doesn't blast linemen off the ball. Kouandjio is an athletic interior lineman though.
Kouandjio had some mixed outings in 2013, including the season opener against Virginia Tech. He had a good game against LSU, but didn't fare as well against Auburn or Oklahoma. The junior was burned for a lot of pass pressures and some sacks against the Sooners in the Sugar Bowl. Kouandjio has to improve his pass protection and ability to handle speed rushers.
Pick change; previously James Sample, S
Indianapolis Colts: Ali Marpet, OT/C, Hobart
The Colts could use more center talent.
Division III star Marpet had a breakout Senior Bowl. He got better each practice and held his own against the tougher competition. Marpet was a gritty blocker who showed the strength and athleticism to win his blocks. After a nice week in Mobile, the Hobart product continued his upward climb with his Combine performance. Marpet recorded the fastest 40 times in his class and had an official time of 4.98 seconds. He also moved smoothly in the field drills and showed some natural athleticism.
Pick change; previously P.J. Williams, CB
Green Bay Packers: Nick O'Leary, TE, Florida State
The Packers go with the best player available and add some receiving tight end depth.
O'Leary was a nice weapon in Florida State's offense. The senior totaled 48 receptions for 618 yards and six touchdowns in 2014. He was huge for the Seminoles in their narrow win over Clemson and was clutch in a close victory over Florida. O'Leary is a nice route-runner with excellent hands.
O'Leary notched 33 receptions for 557 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013. The year before, he recorded 21 catches for 252 yards and three scores. The 6-foot-3, 252-pounder is similar to a young Dallas Clark.
Seattle Seahawks: Reese Dismukes, C, Auburn
The Seahawks get a replacement for Max Unger.
Dismukes played well in 2014 and looked improved as a pass-protector. He was a Rimington Trophy finalist for 2013 as he did a tremendous job of protecting Nick Marshall while opening up a lot of lanes for Tre Mason. Dismukes was a First-Team SEC selection as well that year, and Auburn graded him out at 90 percent on the season. He is very quick and agile, plus has some strength.
Dismukes (6-3, 296) continually improved over his career with the Tigers. He entered the starting lineup as a freshman and never looked back. The senior continued to lead Auburn's offensive line with his run blocking and pass protection.
New England Patriots: David Johnson, RB, Northern Iowa
The Patriots let LeGarrette Blount leave in free agency last year before having him fall back in their lap for the playoff run. With Shane Vereen gone, New England could use another back with some receiving skills.
Johnson (6-0, 224) was impressive at the Senior Bowl and looks like he has the potential be a physical bell-cow back in the NFL. Johnson also is an excellent receiver as he used to play wideout. 2014 was the senior's best as he ran for 1,553 yards and almost another 1,000 yards in all-purpose yardage. As a junior, he ran for 1,286 yards with 393 yards receiving. Johnson ran for 1,021 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2012.
New England Patriots: Rashad Greene, WR, Florida State
The Patriots will move on from Danny Amendola before long to balance their salary-cap situation. They could use more young receiving talent anyway.
Greene totaled 99 receptions for 1,365 yards and seven touchdowns in 2014. The 5-foot-11, 182-pounder has great hands and runs good routes, but he is undersized and lacks speed for the next level.
Greene was the Seminoles' leading receiver during their championship run in 2013 as he totaled 76 receptions for 1,128 yards and nine touchdowns. As a sophomore, Greene caught 57 passes for 741 yards and six touchdowns. He had 38 catches for 596 yards and seven scores the year before.
Kansas City Chiefs: A.J. Cann, G, South Carolina
The Chiefs add more talent for their weak offensive line.
Cann (6-3, 313) is a strong run-blocker who opened up a lot of holes for Mike Davis. Cann put together a number of good games and steadily improved his pass protection. He broke into the starting lineup as a redshirt freshman in 2011 and was a mainstay in the lineup from then on.
Cann has to further improve his pass protection and his ability to play in space. He struggles with speed rushers and when he's forced to get out of the phone booth. Sources with NFL teams said they view Cann as a likely third-round pick and a poor man's Larry Warford or Gabe Jackson.
Pick change; previously Ali Marpet, OT/C
Cincinnati Bengals: Justin Hardy, WR, East Carolina
The Bengals go with the best player available and add some wide receiver depth. Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones are nearing the end of their contracts.
Hardy is a quick receiver who combines good route-running with reliable hands. The senior recorded 121 receptions for 1,494 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014, including an impressive performance against Florida. Hardy also had a huge junior season with 114 receptions for 1,284 yards and eight touchdowns. He totaled 88 catches for 1,105 yards with 11 scores as a sophomore. In his freshman year, Hardy caught 64 passes for 658 yards with six touchdowns. The 5-foot-10, 192-pounder isn't the biggest receiver, but he knows how to get open.