2015 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2

Last update: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.
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  1. Tennessee Titans: Josue Matias, G, Florida State
    The Titans need to protect their new quarterback. There’s been speculation that the disappointing Andy Levitre will be cut this offseason.

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  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Arie Kouandjio, G, Alabama
    The Buccaneers may also upgrade the interior of their offensive line. They had major problems blocking last year, so they can’t have that happen again with a rookie quarterback under center.

  3. Oakland Raiders: Paul Dawson, LB, TCU
    Miles Burris is perhaps the worst starting linebacker in the NFL. The Raiders desperately need an upgrade in the middle of their defense.

  4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
    Marcedes Lewis has been a huge disappointment since signing his contract, so the Jaguars need an upgrade. Lewis, 31 right after the 2015 NFL Draft, will be due nearly $7 million in the final season of his contract, so Jacksonville may cut him this offseason.



  5. New York Jets: Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
    As I wrote in Round 1, the Jets may have to take a chance on Brett Hundley at this spot if they don’t land one of the top two quarterbacks. They don’t really have a choice.

  6. Washington Redskins: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest
    The Redskins obviously need to make multiple upgrades to their woeful secondary. Help is needed at both corner and safety, so Washington can take the best player available at either position.

    Pick change; previously Malcom Brown, DE/DT

  7. Chicago Bears: Malcom Brown, DE/DT, Texas
    Here are more pieces of Chicago’s new 3-4 defense. Proper five-techniques are needed for the team’s new scheme.

    Pick change; previously Shaq Thompson, LB

  8. New York Giants: Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington
    The Giants have needed help for their linebacking corps for years. Perhaps this will be the year they finally address the position.

    Pick change; previously Tevin Coleman, RB

  9. St. Louis Rams: Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma
    Brian Quick looked good prior to his injury, and both Kenny Britt and Stedman Bailey have had their moments in the second half of the season, but the Rams lack a true No. 1 receiver, which is something they can obtain with this selection.

  10. Atlanta Falcons: Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana
    I don’t think the Falcons will go out of their way to draft a running back, but they may have to if someone as talented as Tevin Coleman falls to them. Steven Jackson is as good as gone; both Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith are free agents; and Devonta Freeman wasn’t very impressive as a rookie, so the position will need to be addressed.

    Pick change; previously Benardrick McKinney, LB

  11. Cleveland Browns: Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State
    Johnny Manziel is more interested in rolling $20s and partying like some normal college kid than being a professional quarterback. He put on the worst quarterbacking performance I have ever seen against the Bengals, so it’s unlikely that he’ll get another shot because he’s an utter embarrassment. Cleveland has to find a new signal-caller.

  12. New Orleans Saints: Alex Carter, CB, Stanford
    More defensive help for the Saints. They have to find some help at cornerback, as Patrick Robinson and Corey White weren’t able to cover anyone.

    Pick change; previously Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE/OLB



  13. Minnesota Vikings: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
    The Vikings will definitely think about bringing in another receiver to both serve as a competition for apparent bust Cordarrelle Patterson and be a successor for Greg Jennings.

  14. San Francisco 49ers: A.J. Cann, G, South Carolina
    Mike Iupati is an impending free agent, while Alex Boone will be entering his contract year in 2015. The 49ers will be looking for some line help this offseason.

    Pick change; previously Devin Funchess, TE

  15. Miami Dolphins: Mario Edwards, DE/DT, Florida State
    Jared Odrick played so well this year that he’ll command lots of money in free agency this upcoming spring (go here for our NFL Free Agent Rankings. The Dolphins may have to find a new defensive tackle as a consequence.

    Pick change; previously Arik Armstead, DE/DT

  16. San Diego Chargers: Jordan Phillips, NT, Oklahoma
    San Diego doesn’t have a quality nose tackle, which would explain why the team was just mediocre against the run.

    Pick change; previously Ellis McCarthy, NT



  17. Kansas City Chiefs: Jeremiah Putasi, OT, Utah
    The Chiefs had pass protection issues this past season – only six teams surrendered more sacks – and I doubt Andy Reid will pass on an offensive lineman in the first couple of rounds.

  18. Buffalo Bills: Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
    The Bills may want to look into addressing the running back position, which is what I have happening in my 2016 NFL Mock Draft. Fred Jackson is done, C.J. Spiller is finished in Buffalo, and Bryce Brown has not lived up to expectations.

    Pick change; previously T.J. Yeldon, RB

  19. Houston Texans: Denzel Perryman, LB, Miami
    The Texans really need help in the interior of their defense, as Brian Cushing is not going to be with the team much longer unless he takes a major pay cut.

  20. Philadelphia Eagles: Nate Orachard, DE/OLB, Utah
    The Eagles have to fix their secondary, but they also need to look into finding a new edge rusher. Brandon Graham will be gone, while Trent Cole, 33 in October, won’t be with the team much longer.

    Pick change; previously Jaquiski Tartt, S



  21. Cincinnati Bengals: Corey Robinson, OT, South Carolina
    The Bengals will be interested in a left tackle prospect in the first couple of rounds. Andrew Whitworth, a 33-year-old entering his contract season, can be moved inside to guard to fill a need there.

  22. Detroit Lions: Tre Jackson, G, Florida State
    The Lions are desperate for multiple upgrades on the offensive line; the offense sputtered this past season because the unit couldn’t protect Matthew Stafford.

    Pick change; previously A.J. Cann, G

  23. Arizona Cardinals: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
    Marcus Peters was dismissed from the team this past season. The Cardinals have taken chances on troubled players before, so perhaps they’d give Peters a shot. Peters, who has top-15 talent, could fill in for Antonio Cromartie if the stud corner isn’t re-signed.

  24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Lorenzo Mauldin, DE/OLB, Louisville
    The Steelers hate drafting edge rushers early on because of scheme transition issues, but they really need to upgrade their pass rush. It was better at the end of the season, but Pittsburgh can’t count on James Harrison playing well forever.

    Pick change; previously Hauoli Kikaha, DE/OLB



  25. Carolina Panthers: Rashad Greene, WR, Florida State
    The Panthers likely will select the top available player from the tackle or receiver position in the first few rounds. Those are their two big areas of need. They have to find someone to draw attention away from Kelvin Benjamin.

  26. Baltimore Ravens: Nelson Agholor, WR, USC
    Steve Smith looked done in 2013, but he actually tried this past season, and it paid off for Baltimore. However, Steve Smith won’t last much longer, while Torrey Smith is an impending free agent, so the Ravens will have to find a new receiver.

  27. Denver Broncos: Devin Funchess, TE, Michigan
    Julius Thomas is a free agent, and considering Denver’s cap issues, he may not be back next year. He’s a replacement if he leaves.

    Pick change; previously Tre Jackson, G

  28. Dallas Cowboys: Jaquiski Tartt, S, Samford
    The Cowboys are still hurting in the secondary, and they could use an upgrade at both corner and safety.

    Pick change; previously Mario Edwards, DT

  29. Indianapolis Colts: T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama
    The Colts have to address the running back position. Trent Richardson is garbage, while Ahmad Bradshaw can’t be relied upon to stay healthy.

    Pick change; previously Duke Johnson, RB

  30. Green Bay Packers: Ellis McCarthy, NT, UCLA
    Both B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion are free agents. At least one won’t be back, which means the Packers will need another big body up front.

    Pick change; previously Alex Carter, CB

  31. New England Patriots: Michael Bennett, DT, Ohio State
    There currently isn’t a huge need for a defensive tackle, but Vince Wilfork, Chris Jones and Sealver Siliga will all be heading into their contract years by the 2016 season, so this is a selection for the future.

  32. Seattle Seahawks: Christian Covington, DT, Rice
    The Seahawks are really missing Brandon Mebane. They need some help at defensive tackle, even once Mebane returns from his hamstring injury next year.



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