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

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  1. Cleveland Browns: Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington
    The Browns have one of the NFL’s worst run defenses for a couple of reasons. One is the play at inside linebacker next to Karlos Dansby. An upgrade is needed there, and Cleveland needs to consider a long-term successor for Dansby as well.

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

  2. Miami Dolphins: P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State
    Cortland Finnegan hasn’t been terrible this year, but the fact that the Dolphins are using him is a sign that they need corner help. Besides, Miami is taking one of the top players on the board at this juncture.

    Pick change; previously Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB

  3. Cleveland Browns: Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
    The Browns almost have to draft a receiver with one of their two first-round picks, don’t they? Having Miles Austin start for a second year just can’t happen.

    Pick change; previously Kevin White, WR



  4. Seattle Seahawks: Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky
    There are a number of reasons why the Seahakws have underachieved this year. One is a lacking pass rush. It’ll only get worse in the offseason when Cliff Avril hits free agency. Alvin Dupree, who has been a monster this season, fits what Seattle looks for from an athleticism standpoint.

    Pick change; previously Devin Funchess, TE

  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 and Corey White, haven’t been able to cover anyone.

  6. Kansas City Chiefs: DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
    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 Jaelen Strong, WR



  7. Cincinnati Bengals: Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State
    The Bengals have been soft in the middle of their defense this year. Geno Atkins hasn’t looked right coming off his injury, but the main issue has been Domata Peko, who has just been awful. An upgrade is needed over him.

    Pick change; previously Markus Golden, DE

  8. Dallas Cowboys: Shilique Calhoun, DE/OLB, Michigan State
    The Cowboys couldn’t get any pressure on Colt McCoy in an embarrassing Monday night defeat. That has to change. Several upgrades can be obtained on the defensive line.

  9. Detroit Lions: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
    It’s amazing how much better Darius Slay has been this season after struggling last year. However, the Lions still need a long-term starter across from him, as Rashean Mathis will be a 35-year-old free agent this upcoming offseason.

    Pick change; previously Marcus Peters, CB



  10. 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, who will command a ton of money, given how he’s performed this season.

    Pick change; previously Sammie Coates, WR

  11. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
    Cortez Allen was so bad against the Colts that he was actually trending on Twitter. The Steelers are in desperate need of help at the cornerback position, and they’re definitely getting one of the better players available.

    Pick change; previously P.J. Williams, CB

  12. Indianapolis Colts: Arik Armstead, DE/DT, Oregon
    Cory Redding has been a stud this year, but he will be a 34-year-old free agent in March. A long-term pass-rusher on the defensive line is needed.



  13. Denver Broncos: Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA
    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.

  14. 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 this past May.

    Pick change; previously Leonard Floyd, DE/OLB

  15. Green Bay Packers: Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State
    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.

    Pick change; previously Shaq Thompson, ILB

  16. New England Patriots: T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama
    The Patriots were rumored as a team that could trade for Doug Martin. That didn’t go down, so perhaps they’ll focus on a running back in April. They haven’t been able to count on Stevan Ridley, and Bill Belichick has shown before that he’s willing to draft running backs in the first round.



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