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

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  1. Pittsburgh Steelers: Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa
    The Steelers extended Marcus Gilbert, but they’ll still be in the market for an offensive tackle if Kelvin Beachum regresses this season.

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  2. Minnesota Vikings: Dante Fowler, DE, Florida
    The top players on the board don’t match Minnesota’s needs, so I’m giving them the best prospect available who makes sense for them. Brian Robison will turn 32 right after the 2015 NFL Draft, so a successor will be needed.

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

  3. Atlanta Falcons: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
    Steven Jackson was a disappointment last year. He was injured though, so he deserves a second chance. If he continues to struggle, however, the Falcons will look into upgrading the running back position during the following offseason, and they may just wait until the draft because it’ll be packed with prospects at this position.

  4. Detroit Lions: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
    Both Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler had to be thrilled when the Lions selected Eric Ebron in the 2014 NFL Draft because they neglected their secondary once again. Perhaps that’ll change next spring.

    Pick change; previously Jalen Collins, CB



  5. Miami Dolphins: Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina
    Lamar Miller has been a minor disappointment thus far, so Knowshon Moreno will get the majority of the workload. However, Moreno was signed to just a 1-year deal, so the Dolphins will probably be searching for a long-term solution at the position if they don’t retain him. This class is very strong at running back, so four have a good shot to go in the first round.

  6. Philadelphia Eagles: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
    Chip Kelly loves drafting Pac-12 players, especially if he used to coach them. However, unlike Josh Huff, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu wouldn’t be a reach at this juncture. Philadelphia needs secondary help.

  7. 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.

  8. San Diego Chargers: Cameron Erving, OT, Florida State
    King Dunlap has performed admirably as San Diego’s left tackle, but he’ll be a free agent come March. The Chargers may have to bring in a replacement.

    Pick change; previously Stefon Diggs, WR



  9. Cincinnati Bengals: Noah Spence, DE, Ohio State
    The Bengals weren’t able to appropriately replace Michael Johnson via the 2014 NFL Draft, so they may want to spend an early 2015 selection on a pass-rusher.

    Pick change; previously Dante Fowler, DE

  10. Indianapolis Colts: Alex Carter, CB, Stanford
    It’s disappointing the Colts weren’t able to address their secondary in the previous draft. They’ll have to fix that early in the 2015 NFL Draft.

  11. 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.

  12. New Orleans Saints: Leonard Floyd, DE/OLB, Georgia
    The Saints got rid of Victor Butler, so they definitely need to work on finding an upgrade across from Junior Galette. Anyone who can tackle would fit in well.

    Pick change; previously Cedric Reed, DE/OLB



  13. New England Patriots: Devin Funchess, TE, Michigan
    New England’s issues at tight end are well-documented. The team will certainly consider taking a player at the position early in the 2015 NFL Draft.

  14. San Francisco 49ers: Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland
    The 49ers don’t have any present glaring needs, but what if Michael Crabtree leaves via free agency after this season, Anquan Boldin declines, and Stevie Johnson continues to struggle? A receiver might be considered early again.

    Pick change; previously Nelson Agholor, WR

  15. Denver Broncos: Cedric Reed, DE/OLB, Texas
    The Broncos won’t have DeMarcus Ware for very long. They also lost Robert Ayers and Shaun Phillips this offseason, so depth is needed.

    Pick change; previously Noah Spence, DE

  16. Seattle Seahawks: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
    Best player available who makes sense. The Seahawks look so much more dynamic on offense with Percy Harvin being healthy. Imagine how lethal the scoring attack would be with Harvin, Paul Richardson and a first-round receiver.

    Pick change; previously Cameron Erving, OT



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