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

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  1. Dallas Cowboys: Markus Golden, DE/OLB, Missouri
    Jeremy Mincey has been asked to play a big role in Dallas’ defense this year. Think about that for a second. The Cowboys lost DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher this offseason, and Anthony Spencer is due to hit free agency in March. Another pass-rusher (or three) is needed.

    Pick change; previously Shilique Calhoun, DE/OLB

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  2. Kansas City Chiefs: La’El Collins, OT/G, LSU
    Kansas City’s offensive line is an abomination, which has to enrage Andy Reid. The big coach loves to draft massive offensive linemen, and I’m sure he’ll have a blocker or two on his radar come April.

  3. Atlanta Falcons: Vic Beasley, DE/OLB, Clemson
    The Falcons can’t be too upset with obtaining Jake Matthews at No. 6 overall this past May, but they were one pick away from landing Khalil Mack. Here’s their new edge rusher.

    Pick change; previously Leonard Floyd, DE/OLB

  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.



  5. Indianapolis Colts: Shawn Oakman, DE/DT, Baylor
    The Colts have to do everything in their power to upgrade their pass rush. Help is needed on the defensive front, as Cory Redding will be a 34-year-old free agent in March.

  6. Philadelphia Eagles: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
    Jeremy Maclin will be a free agent in March. Riley Cooper has struggled since the middle of last season. Jordan Matthews has flashed potential, but he’s also been inconsistent. The Eagles could be interested in a big receiver next April if they don’t extend Maclin.

  7. New England Patriots: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
    The Patriots just need to add the most talented offensive player they can get their hands on. It doesn’t matter what the position is. Save for quarterback, they need help everywhere.

    This includes the running back position. Melvin Gordon is being viewed as the next Jamaal Charles, so he’d be a big boost in the backfield.

    Pick change; previously Devin Funchess, TE

  8. New Orleans Saints: Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
    The Saints have had major defensive issues through two weeks. Some of their players can’t tackle whatsoever. Meanwhile, the corners, particularly Patrick Robinson, haven’t been able to cover anyone.



  9. Baltimore Ravens: T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama
    I had the Ravens making this selection even before Ray Rice’s contract was terminated. Rice was in quick decline, while Bernard Pierce hasn’t shown the ability to stay healthy.

    Ozzie Newsome loves his Alabama players. He may take another one here to upgrade the running back position.

  10. San Francisco 49ers: Alex Carter, CB, Stanford
    San Francisco’s greatest weakness is its secondary. Help at cornerback is especially needed. Allowing Drew Stanton to be nearly flawless in a half of action is unacceptable.

  11. Arizona Cardinals: Leonard Floyd, DE/OLB, Georgia
    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.

    Pick change; previously Markus Golden, DE/OLB

  12. Cincinnati Bengals: Hroniss Grasu, C, Oregon
    The Bengals don’t have very many needs, but they are especially weak at center, where rookie Russell Bodine has struggled thus far.



  13. 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.

  14. San Diego Chargers: Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina
    Ryan Mathews is an impending free agent in March. The Chargers may not want to pay him what he’s looking for considering he’s played just one full season in five years.

  15. Denver Broncos: Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami
    The Broncos have had issues at middle linebacker for quite some time, so perhaps they’ll finally put those to rest by spending a first-round pick on an upgrade.

  16. Seattle Seahawks: Mario Edwards, DE/DT, Florida State
    Jordan Hill has not panned out thus far, so the Seahawks will need long-term help at defensive tackle once Kevin Williams retires.



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