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This is a 2015 NFL Mock Re-Draft of Rounds 2 and 3 for Friday evening's NFL Draft coverage. With all of the trades that will go down, I don't expect to get many of these right (I nailed seven in my Re-Draft Round 2 in 2012, and five in my Re-Draft Rounds 2-3 in 2014), but it's still fun to speculate where the top prospects will go on Day 2 of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Tennessee Titans: Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma
First of all, I'm sorry for the crash we had on the site last night. It was brief, but there were other moments where it was lagging. I'm going to discuss how we can prevent this from happening next year. Second, congrats to Charlie Campbell, whose great reporting helped immeasurably in our mock drafts. With Charlie's reporting, he was able to nail nine correct picks, as he beat all but one prominent NFL Draft analyst. I had eight right, but was so close to many more. I had the Vikings, Dolphins, Eagles and Panthers' selections right a week prior to the draft, but I made the wrong changes. Ugh.
At any rate, I'd love to match the five picks I got correct in the 2015 Rounds 2-3 re-mock, so here goes nothing...
UPDATE: I changed this pick to Dorial Green-Beckham. There have been rumors floating around that Green-Beckham could be the pick, and that sounds pretty legitimate. The Titans need a weapon for Marcus Mariota.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon
The Buccaneers need help at left tackle, as Anthony Collins is gone after just one awful season. Teams usually grab an offensive weapon or a blocker after choosing a franchise quarterback, so that's what Tampa is doing here.
Oakland Raiders: Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA
The Raiders are targeting an inside linebacker. They have to be surprised that Eric Kendricks made it out of the first round, so I'd have to believe that they'll pounce on him.
Jacksonville Jaguars: T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama
Charlie Campbell reported this week in the NFL Draft Rumor Mill that the Jaguars really like T.J. Yeldon. That makes sense, as he would be a big upgrade over predicted bust signing Toby Gerhart.
New York Jets: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
This pick may surprise some, as the Jets brought in Brandon Marshall this offseason to go along with Eric Decker in the receiving corps. However, Brandon Marshall will be owed more than $16 million over the final two years of his contract after the 2015 campaign. He'll be 32 next offseason, and he showed signs of slowing down this past year. Meanwhile, Decker is not a No. 1 target.
Washington Redskins: Landon Collins, S, Alabama
The Redskins obviously need to make multiple upgrades to their woeful secondary. Help is needed at both corner and safety, so Washington can take the best player available at either position.
Pick change; previously Jaelen Strong, WR
Chicago Bears: Jordan Phillips, NT, Oklahoma
The Bears could've spent the No. 7 pick on Danny Shelton, but I thought it was more likely that they'd find the nose tackle they need for their new 3-4 defense at some point on Day 2.
New York Giants: Preston Smith, DE, Mississippi State
General manager Jerry Reese is looking for pass-rushers. He tried to sign Brandon Graham a month ago, so he may take a defensive end in the first couple of rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft.
St. Louis Rams: Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
The cornerback position isn't a big need right now, but two of St. Louis' top three players at the position have expiring contracts after this season.
Atlanta Falcons: Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
The Falcons signed a couple of cheap tight ends this offseason, but that won't preclude them from spending their second-round pick on an upgrade at the position. Matt Ryan needs a reliable intermediate target, and Kyle Shanahan loves utilizing tight ends in his offense.
Cleveland Browns: Eli Harold, DE/OLB, Virginia
Barkevious Mingo does a lot of things well, but he's not great in terms of rushing the passer. The Browns need to think about getting another player who can get to the quarterback.
New Orleans Saints: Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE/OLB, UCLA
More upgrades for the Saints' defense. The team needs a potent edge rusher, but couldn't land one at No. 13 because Vic Beasley was off the board. Here's their solution.
Minnesota Vikings: Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
The Vikings probably would've drafted DeVante Parker had Trae Waynes been off the board. Here's a chance for them to pick up a potential No. 1 receiver.
San Francisco 49ers: Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
The 49ers lost two starting cornerbacks this offseason, as Chris Culliver and Perrish Cox have moved on to different teams. This has created a massive void at the cornerback position, which will need to be addressed early in the 2015 NFL Draft. Otherwise, someone like Shareece Wright may have to start for San Francisco, which would be disastrous.
Miami Dolphins: Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State
The Dolphins have shown interest in several linebackers during the pre-draft process, and it's easy to understand why. They have just one viable three-down linebacker on the roster in Jelani Jenkins. Koa Misi is a solid, two-down defender, but Miami has to find a third linebacker.
San Diego Chargers: T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh
The Chargers have assured Philip Rivers they are keeping him, so they better do something to improve his pass protection.
Kansas City Chiefs: Denzel Perryman, LB, Miami
Here's more help for Kansas City's defense, which took a beating last year in the wake of all the injuries. The inside linebacker position must be addressed.
Buffalo Bills: Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor
The Bills signed Matt Cassel for the short term, but they obviously still need to find a quarterback of the future.
Houston Texans: Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State
The Texans lost Andre Johnson to the Colts, so they'll need a No. 2 wideout across from DeAndre Hopkins.
Philadelphia Eagles: Eric Rowe, CB/S, Utah
I've learned by lesson - only Pac-12 players for the Eagles because Chip Kelly doesn't bother scouting anyone else. Eric Rowe fits what Kelly supposedly looks for in terms of athleticism.
Cincinnati Bengals: Carl Davis, DT, Iowa
Domata Peko didn't play well this past year, so the Bengals may want to consider finding some help for the interior of their defensive line.
Detroit Lions: Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
I have to believe the Lions would've selected Melvin Gordon if he made it to their pick. Ameer Abdullah makes sense in Round 2.
Arizona Cardinals: Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana
Andre Ellington can't carry the load by himself, and the Cardinals need a new No. 2 running back anyway.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Alex Carter, CB, Stanford
Cortez Allen was so bad against the Colts that he was actually trending on Twitter. Brice McCain is gone. Ike Taylor, meanwhile, was miserable in his return from injury. The Steelers are in desperate need of help at the cornerback position, and they're getting a prospect who fits their scheme well.
Carolina Panthers: Jeremiah Poutasi, OT/G, Utah
The Panthers reached a bit for Shaq Thompson, but they got they wanted all along. Now, they have to address the tackle position, which is a serious need.
Baltimore Ravens: Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State
I get the sense that the Ravens are looking at Eddie Goldman in the second round as someone who can replace Haloti Ngata.
Denver Broncos: Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State
Peyton Manning obviously won't be in the NFL much longer. The Broncos drafted Brock Osweiler a few years ago, but he hasn't shown that he has developed into a capable starter. It won't be surprising if John Elway gives up on Osweiler and spends a second-day selection on another quarterback.
Dallas Cowboys: Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska
I was shocked when the Cowboys passed on Randy Gregory. I know that they like him, but perhaps they feel as though they can get him later. And yes, his "other" off-the-field concerns are that bad.
Indianapolis Colts: Quinten Rollins, CB, Miami of Ohio
Greg Toler performed well in the playoffs, but the Colts could use a better No. 2 corner. Perhaps they'll draft another receiver.
Green Bay Packers: Duke Johnson, RB, Miami
It shouldn't be a surprise if the Packers target a running back at some point on Day 2. They want a strong No. 2 back to lighten Eddie Lacy's workload.
Seattle Seahawks: Ali Marpet, C/OT/G, Hobart
The Seahawks could use some help on the offensive line to give Russell Wilson more time in the pocket. The rising Ali Marpet is a great fit for the blocking scheme, and he can pretty much play anywhere up front.
New England Patriots: Josue Matias, G, Florida State
The Patriots have to improve their offensive line, especially the interior. Bill Belichick spent a selection last year on a Florida State blocker, so perhaps he'll add another one.
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