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

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  1. 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.

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  2. Dallas Cowboys: Mario Edwards, DT, Florida State
    Another defensive line upgrade. The Cowboys’ horrific defense needs upgrades everywhere, including a couple up front.

    Pick change; previously Markus Golden, DE/OLB

  3. Kansas City Chiefs: Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
    The Chiefs need help at wideout. Dwayne Bowe is just a No. 2 receiver masquerading as a top target, while none of the other receivers are very skilled. The Chiefs might be regretting passing on Kelvin Benjamin.

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

  4. Detroit Lions: La’El Collins, OT/G, LSU
    The Lions have struggled to protect Matthew Stafford this season. Guard Rob Sims has become a liability, so the front office may attempt to replace him. He’ll be a free agent come March anyway.

    Pick change; previously Trae Waynes, CB



  5. New Orleans Saints: Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
    The Saints have had major defensive issues this season. Some of their players can’t tackle whatsoever. Meanwhile, the corners, particularly Patrick Robinson, haven’t been able to cover anyone.

    Pick change; previously Jalen Collins, CB

  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: Brandon Scherff, OT/G, Iowa
    The Patriots’ biggest weakness is the offensive line. The interior can’t block at all, so Bill Belichick may trade away his next-best blocker for another tight end he barely uses. If not, I’m sure he’ll look at a versatile lineman, which is something he’s a fan of.

    Pick change; previously Melvin Gordon, RB

  8. Baltimore Ravens: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
    I had the Ravens making this sort of 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. Melvin Gordon is being viewed as the next Jamaal Charles, so he’d be a big boost in the backfield.

    Pick change; previously T.J. Yeldon, RB



  9. 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.

  10. Indianapolis Colts: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
    It’s no secret that the Colts need help in their secondary. I’m sure their fans still remember how easily Alex Smith torched them in that playoff game. The defensive backfield hasn’t been fixed.

    Pick change; previously Shawn Oakman, DE/DT

  11. 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.

  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 for the most part 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: T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama
    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. Branden Oliver has looked great, but he’s not an every-down back.

    Pick change; previously Mike Davis, RB

  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: Devin Funchess, TE, Michigan
    Neither Zach Miller nor Luke Willson has lived up to expectations. The former will be an impending free agent in March 2016, so the Seahawks could take a look at a tight end early in the 2015 NFL Draft.

    Devin Funchess moved to wide receiver this year, but he’ll almost certainly switch back to tight end in the pros. The Seahawks may love his athleticism.

    Pick change; previously Mario Edwards, DT



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