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NFL Mock Draft 2015: Stephen Reed's Mock Draft 2.0

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Stampede Blue's Stephen Reed takes another crack at mocking the draft prior to the NFL Combine.

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As a disclaimer, most of these picks will change, likely dramatically, as a result of the Combine, Veteran Free Agency and Pro Days. Enjoy!

Round 1

Update: Read our NFL Draft scouting reports 2015 for the top prospects.

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jameis Winston - QB - Florida State

    TB desperately needs a QB of the future. It's a toss-up at this point between Winston and Marcus Mariota.

  2. Tennessee Titans: Leonard Williams - DE - Southern Cal

    The Titans seem set with keeping Zach Mettenberger on as their starting QB. This would be a great pick for them to solidify the defensive line.

  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Randy Gregory - DE - Nebraska

    Jacksonville will likely go with the best defensive player available. Right now, that's Gregory.

  4. Oakland Raiders: Amari Cooper - WR - Alabama

    Same as the last mock draft. Oakland needs play makers all over and Cooper gives them arguably the best WR in the draft to pair with quality young QB Derek Carr.

  5. Washington: Dante Fowler, Jr. - DE/OLB - Florida

    Fowler has been rising up draft boards as of late after we've spent more time analyzing his tape. He's a non-stop player who can get after the QB.

  6. New York Jets: Marcus Mariota - QB - Oregon

    I don't see Mariota falling past this pick, whether it's another team trading up for him or the Jets landing him here.

  7. Chicago Bears: Shane Ray - OLB - Mizzou

    Chicago needs to get better all over their defense and Ray is arguably a Top 5 pick who happened to slide.

  8. Atlanta Falcons: Bud Dupree - DE/OLB - Kentucky

    Taking a page out of his Seattle playbook,  Dan Quinn starts loading up on pass rushers.

  9. New York Giants: Brandon Scherff - OT - Iowa

    Again, Scherff to the Giants just makes sense. They need OT help immediately and he's the most pro-ready OT in this draft.

  10. St. Louis Rams: Melvin Gordon - RB - Wisconsin

    Realistically, no one knows what St. Louis will do here. At this point, they could go several ways but Gordon helps solidify a suspect running game.

  11. Minnesota Vikings: Danny Shelton - DT - Washington

    Shelton helps beef up the middle of the Minnesota defense, a problem area over recent years.

  12. Cleveland Browns: Malcolm Brown - DT - Texas

    With the depth at WR, the Browns go with Brown to help solidify the interior of their defensive line. 

  13. New Orleans Saints: Vic Beasley - OLB - Clemson

    Beasley is a bit smaller than most would like but he wins with speed, which can be emphasized indoors in NO.

  14. Miami Dolphins: Trae Waynes - CB - Michigan State

    Miami is another interesting team to predict. They could go in any number of directions but Waynes makes sense to help shore up an aging secondary.

  15. San Francisco 49ers: La'el Collins - OL - LSU

    There's no guarantee the 49ers OL will stay in tact after free agency. Collins gives them a versatile player and insurance in case someone leaves.

  16. Houston Texans: Andrus Peat - OT - Stanford

    Peat has arguably the highest ceiling for any OT in this draft. He has the potential to be a Pro Bowl OT for years to come.

  17. San Diego Chargers: Jordan Phillips - NT - Oklahoma

    The Chargers need to shore up the middle of their defensive line. Phillips gives them an anchor that demands a double team on basically every play.

  18. Kansas City Chiefs: DeVante Parker - WR - Louisville

    Kansas City needs to revamp their entire WR corps. Parker gives them a great starting point.

  19. Cleveland Browns (via Buffalo Bills): Kevin White - WR - West Virginia

    Cleveland lands one of the Top 3 WRs in this draft to help ease the pain of Josh Gordon's year long absence.

  20. Philadelphia Eagles: Landon Collins - S - Alabama

    The Eagles need help in their secondary and are blessed to have the top S fall to them at 20.

  21. Cincinnati Bengals: Arik Armstead - DT/DE - Oregon

    Armstead is an intriguing prospect. He can step in immediately and help the Bengal defense.

  22. Pittsburgh Steelers: Eddie Goldman - DT - Florida State

    Pittsburgh needs to improve their aging defense and Goldman gives them a solid interior player.

  23. Detroit Lions: Michael Bennett - DT - Ohio State

    It's highly unlikely the Lions will have both Suh and Fairley back next season. Bennett gives the team an insurance policy and fits the penetrating scheme Jim Caldwell has had in the past.

  24. Arizona Cardinals: Eric Kendricks - ILB - UCLA

    Arizona needs a playmaker in their LB corps and Kendricks is the pure definition of it.

  25. Carolina Panthers: Cameron Erving - OT - Florida State

    Cam Newton needs more time. Erving can step in and play immediately.

  26. Baltimore Ravens: Shaq Thompson - OLB - Washington

    The Ravens, as usual, take the best player available in the versatile Thompson.

  27. Dallas Cowboys: Eli Harold - DE/OLB - Virginia

    Dallas needs to get a pass rush and Harold helps solve that problem.

  28. Denver Broncos: Devin Funchess - WR/TE - Michigan

    With Julius Thomas likely gone, Funchess can step in and be a big time weapon for Peyton Manning.

  29. Indianapolis Colts: Marcus Peters - CB - Washington

    The Colts have issues all over their defense. While CB at first appears to be a position of strength, it could very quickly become a weakness with an injury to Vontae Davis or injury prone Greg Toler.

    Marcus Peters is far and away the most skilled CB in this draft. He has the prototypical size and skills to excel in Chuck Pagano's defense. Further, he provides an insurance policy for when Greg Toler is either cut, injured or leaves after next season. It's my opinion that Toler should be cut since the team would save $5.5M in cap space and his production does not warrant that price tag.

    While this may seem like a strange pick to some, Peters has Top 10 talent in this draft and could realistically be a shutdown CB for years to come. These players are hard to pass on, especially late in the first round.

  30. Green Bay Packers: Bernardrick McKinney - ILB - Mississippi State

    Green Bay needs an ILB to allow Clay Matthews back to his more natural OLB position.

  31. Seattle Seahawks: Maxx Williams - TE - Minnesota

    The Seahawks have needed a TE for several years and should take the top TE in this draft late in the first.

  32. New England Patriots: Jaelen Strong - WR - Arizona State

    Logic says NE should take a WR with this pick. That being said, they'll probably go guard.


    Round 2

  33. Tennessee: P.J. Williams - CB - Florida State

  34. Tampa Bay: T.J. Clemmings - OT - Pittsburgh

  35. Oakland: Nate Orchard - DE - Utah

  36. Jacksonville: Ereck Flowers - OT - Miami (FL)

  37. New York Jets: Quinten Rollins - CB - Miami (OH)

  38. Washington: Cody Prewitt - S - Ole Miss

  39. Chicago: Kevin Johnson - CB - Wake Forest

  40. New York Giants: Owamagbe Odighizuwa - OLB - UCLA

  41. St. Louis: Brent Hundley - QB - UCLA

  42. Atlanta: Nick O'Leary - TE - Florida State

  43. Cleveland: Denzel Peryyman - ILB - Miami

  44. New Orleans: Ifo Ekpre-Olumu - CB - Oregon

  45. Minnesota: Todd Gurley - RB - Georgia

  46. San Francisco: Duke Johnson - RB - Miami (FL)

  47. Miami: Sammie Coates - WR - Auburn

  48. San Diego: A.J. Cann - OG - South Carolina

  49. Kansas City: Ty Sambraillo - OT - Colorado State

  50. Buffalo: Anthony Harris - S - Virginia

  51. Houston: Dorial Green-Beckham - WR - Oklahoma

  52. Philadelphia: D'Joun Smith - CB - Florida Atlantic

  53. Cincinnati: Jalen Collins - CB - LSU

  54. Detroit: Ameer Abdullah - RB - Nebraska

  55. Arizona: Jay Ajayi - RB - Boise State

  56. Pittsburgh: Jeremiah Poutasi - OT - Utah

  57. Carolina: Paul Dawson - OLB - TCU

  58. Baltimore: Tevin Coleman - RB - Indiana

  59. Denver: Haouli Kikaha - OLB - Washington

  60. Dallas: Xavier Cooper - DT - Washington State

  61. Indianapolis Colts: Carl Davis - NT - Iowa

    The interior of the Colts defensive line is one of the weaker positions on the team. As much as I loved the Josh Chapman pick in 2012, he just hasn't lived up to expectations. The team doesn't have a realistic space eating NT, which is what makes this defense excel.

    Davis is an impressive athlete. He has excellent size, strength and initial quickness to excel in the NFL. Davis has prototypical size for the NT position in the Colts defense. He has the brute strength to hold up blockers and engage double teams, allowing the ILBs to flow to the ball more easily. However, it's his initial quickness that may be one of his best attributes as he's able to get off the snap and disrupt the offense. Davis is also versatile enough to move outside to the DE position when necessary, which would allow the team to cut Ricky Jean-Francois and save another $4.875M of cap space this season.

    It wouldn't surprise me to see Grigson go after a top OG, OLB or S prospect here either. OG will likely have the best talent available at this position. OLB may be a bit of a reach and the team could get similar style players in Round 3. S may also be a reach but after the top 5-7 safety prospects, the drop off seems significant so grabbing one here would also make sense.

  62. Green Bay: Danielle Hunter - DE - LSU

  63. Seattle: Tre' Jackson - OG - Florida State

  64. New England: Markus Golden - DE/OLB - Mizzou
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