2015 NFL Mock Draft

Last update: Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.
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  1. Oakland Raiders: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
    The Panthers used a second-round pick on a quarterback in 2010. They bottomed out that season and came away with the No. 1 pick. Many, including Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, projected them to draft players like Nick Fairley or Da’Quan Bowers, but ultimately, Cam Newton was the pick. The Panthers fell in love with Newton’s tape and intangibles. That’s what will happen with the Raiders.

    Derek Carr hasn’t been awful thus far, but he hasn’t shown promise that he can be a franchise quarterback. Many will project the Raiders to select Leonard Williams or Randy Gregory, but they’ll ultimately fall in love with everything Marcus Mariota will have to offer. If the Raiders are drafting first, they’ll take Mariota. No question about it. And it’s the right move because Oakland will suddenly become relevant upon making this selection.

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    Pick change; previously Andrus Peat, OT

  2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Williams, DE/DT, USC
    If the Jaguars secure the top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, they will trade it to the highest bidder. There are plenty of teams – Buccaneers, Rams, Texans, Raiders (if Derek Carr struggles) – that will be desperate to land Marcus Mariota. Jacksonville will deal the selection to the highest bidder.

    It’s all moot because Jacksonville is picking second in this scenario, so I’m going to slot the top non-quarterback talent to them anyway. The Jaguars’ defensive line was projected to be a strength this year, but the group hasn’t come close to meeting expectations. It’s not the biggest weakness, but a better pass rush will mask issues in the back seven.

  3. Tennessee Titans: Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska
    Apparently, Tennessee’s defensive performance in the season opener was a mirage. The Titans need to find a pass-rushing upgrade because Kamerion Wimbley is not getting the job done. They’d love to land Randy Gregory, who is the top edge rusher in this class. It’s possible that he’ll go as high as No. 2 to the Jaguars.

  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
    If throwing the ball while falling down was a positive attribute, Josh McCown would be the best quarterback in the NFL. Unfortunately, it’s not, and McCown has played like garbage in two of his three games this year. Mike Glennon was decent against the Steelers, but I don’t expect him to finish the year out well.

    This was a tough one. If Glennon struggles in most of his upcoming games, the Buccaneers will consider Jameis Winston. It won’t be a slam dunk like the Raiders taking Marcus Mariota because Winston has Johnny Manziel-type character issues, but his talent could be too much for Tampa to resist. I’d worry about Winston in Ybor, but there’s no question that he would be a massive upgrade at quarterback, and he would provide the team with a potential franchise player at the position for the first time since… Trent Dilfer?

    Pick change; previously Marcus Mariota, QB



  5. Cleveland Browns: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
    I imagine the Browns tripping over a table trying to rush this card to the podium if Amari Cooper is available. Their issues at the wide receiver position have been well-publicized. Amari Cooper is being touted as the next A.J. Green/Julio Jones type, so he would obviously be a massive upgrade for Cleveland’s offense at its weakest spot. Suddenly, a group comprised of Cooper, Josh Gordon (assuming he stays out of legal trouble) and Jordan Cameron will be pretty lethal.

    Pick change; previously Vic Beasley, DE/OLB

  6. Washington Redskins: Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
    Jason Whitlock said the Redskins were trying to focus on obtaining Jameis Winston with this pick when he ruined a recent episode of PTI. It’s more likely that they’ll either upgrade their secondary or find some protection for Robert Griffin or Kirk Cousins. They couldn’t keep the Giants out of the backfield on Thursday night.

    Pick change; previously Ronald Darby, CB

  7. New York Jets: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
    Chris Johnson has already proven to be a bust signing, but Chris Ivory is just a middling talent. Rex Ryan loves to pound the football, so I could see him pushing for his next first-round pick to be used on one of the many talented running backs in this class. That is, of course, if he still has a job. Regardless, Gurley will be considered.

    For those who don’t believe three or four running backs will be chosen in the first round next spring, this class has stud players at the position, so it’s going to happen. Besides, Trent Richardson was chosen No. 3 overall a couple of years ago. If Richardson can go third, the more-talented Gurley can be chosen at No. 7.

  8. Houston Texans: Landon Collins, S, Alabama
    I’d be tempted to slot Jameis Winston here if he were available, but I’m not sure the Texans would want to deal with his antics. Connor Cook will also be considered, but we’ve seen the Texans pass on a quarterback for a greatly superior prospect, and that’s what’s happening here. Landon Collins is a stud, and he would offer a major upgrade at a position of need.



  9. Miami Dolphins: P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State
    Cortland Finnegan hasn’t been awful this year, but he shouldn’t be starting. Meanwhile, Brent Grimes’ play will decline soon, as he’ll turn 32 in the summer. Young talent is needed at corner.

    Pick change; previously Amari Cooper, WR

  10. Carolina Panthers: Cedric Ogbuhei, OT, Texas A&M
    The Panthers passed on offensive tackles in the 2014 NFL Draft, but they definitely wouldn’t do that in this scenario. Cam Newton has gotten crushed behind a poor front thus far, and besides, Cedric Ogbuhei is a steal here. He could easily be chosen in the top five.

    Pick change; previously Melvin Gordon, RB

  11. Chicago Bears: Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
    Kyle Fuller has looked great so far, but the Bears will need another corner with Charles Tillman likely done. Chicago is taking the best talent available anyway.

    Pick change; previously P.J. Williams, CB

  12. New York Giants: Shilique Calhoun, DE/OLB, Michigan State
    Jerry Reese never has any qualms about adding talented pass-rushers. Both Mathias Kiwanuka and Robert Ayers will be entering their contract years in 2015, so Reese may want to add a starter at defensive end for 2016 and beyond.

    Pick change; previously Cedric Ogbuhei, OT



  13. St. Louis Rams: Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
    Austin Davis had a nice first start against the Buccaneers and then followed that up with a decent performance before melting down against Dallas. Perhaps the Rams will roll with him in 2015 if he keeps it up. If not, they’ll strongly consider a quarterback with one of their first two picks.

    Brett Hundley got off to a shaky start to his 2014 season, but has picked up his play lately. The Rams may take a chance on him in the first round.

    Pick change; previously Connor Cook, QB

  14. Cleveland Browns: Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa
    The Browns were considering finding an upgrade over right tackle Mitchell Schwartz this offseason, and they would’ve considered Greg Robinson if he fell to them. Schwartz didn’t play well in the preseason and surrendered a sack in the regular-season opener, so here’s a possible solution.

  15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
    Ike Taylor suffered a terrible injury last Sunday night. He’ll be back later in the year, but the Steelers need to get younger and better at cornerback regardless.

  16. 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.


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