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NFL Mock Draft 2015: Stephen Reed's Mock Draft 3.0

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Stampede Blue's Stephen Reed takes another swing at mocking the NFL draft.

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This week's mock draft is still only two rounds and still doesn't involve trades. As a disclaimer, most of these picks will change, likely dramatically as the draft season progresses. Enjoy!

Round 1

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

    I'm sticking to my guns on this one. TB needs a QB and Lovie Smith has that Tony Dungy second chance style.

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

    Again, this pick stays the same despite TEN adding pass rushers in free agency. Williams is too good of a talent to pass up.

  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dante Fowler, Jr. - DE/OLB - Florida

    You can never have enough pass rushers, especially knowing you have to face Andrew Luck twice a year. Fowler has jumped ahead after further evaluation. He'll likely be the pick.

  4. Oakland Raiders: Kevin White - WR - West Virginia

    A new wrinkle here as Oakland goes after the other explosive WR. I personally think Amari Cooper is the better long-term talent but Oakland still likes to add speed.

  5. Washington: Randy Gregory - DE/OLB - Nebraska

    Gregory should be a lock as a top 5 pick if a team like the Eagles don't trade up for Marcus Mariota.

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

    Again, 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: Amari Cooper - WR - Alabama

    After jettisoning Brandon Marshall to the Jets, Chicago could use another top WR to pair with Alshon Jeffery.

  8. Atlanta Falcons: Vic Beasley - DE/OLB - Clemson

    Dan Quinn knows rushing the passer can make or break a team. Beasley solidified himself as a top 10-15 pick after a strong combine and pro-day.

  9. New York Giants: Alvin "Bud" Dupree - DE/OLB - Kentucky

    While the Giants could go with the best OL possible, Dupree offers them an immediately return on investment as a pass rusher.

  10. St. Louis Rams: Brandon Scherff - OT/OG - Iowa

    St. Louis should look to shore up a weak offensive line. Scherff gives them a versatile OL to keep Nick Foles from getting knocked around.

  11. Minnesota Vikings: Shane Ray - OLB - Mizzou

    Ray has not helped himself in the pre-draft process and could be in for a Bjoern Werner type slide. He's a much better player than Werner though and shouldn't fall too far.

  12. Cleveland Browns: Danny Shelton - DT - Washington

    Cleveland gets a steal by nabbing the best DT prospect, which happens to also fill a large hole in their defense. 

  13. New Orleans Saints: DeVante Parker - WR - Louisville

    After trading away two of Drew Brees's top targets, the Saints should replenish his pantry.

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

    Miami should grab a CB here, especially after Cortland Finnegan retiring.

  15. San Francisco 49ers: Eric Kendricks - ILB/OLB - UCLA

    San Francisco fans must be at a loss after their top two ILBs retired. Kendricks helps fill that void immediately.

  16. Houston Texans: Cameron Erving - C - Florida State

    The Texans let their starting C walk and didn't sign anyone to replace him. Erving is arguably the only C prospect worth taking in the first 3-4 rounds and can play immediately.

  17. San Diego Chargers: Malcolm Brown - DT - Texas

    San Diego must get tougher up front. Brown gives them a strong DT with a non-stop motor.

  18. Kansas City Chiefs: La'el Collins - OT/OG - LSU

    Signing Jeremy Maclin allows the Chiefs to solidify their porous offensive line.

  19. Cleveland Browns (via Buffalo Bills): T.J. Clemmings - OT - Pittsburgh

    Cleveland may look WR at this spot but the depth of the position, and the fact that the top 3 are gone, should make them look to re-enforce their offensive line.

  20. Philadelphia Eagles: Landon Collins - S - Alabama

    The Eagles still need secondary help and Collins is the best safety in the draft.

  21. Cincinnati Bengals: Eddie Goldman - DT - Florida State

    Goldman can come in and play immediately plus would be a significant upgrade over their currently injured DTs.

  22. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jalen Collins - CB - LSU

    The Steelers have struggled in the secondary for several years but Collins gives them a playmaker.

  23. Detroit Lions: Arik Armstead - DE/DT - Oregon

    With Detroit losing both Suh and Fairley in free agency, despite adding Haloti Ngata, they still need to upgrade their defensive line.

  24. Arizona Cardinals: Marcus Peters - CB - Washington

    The Cardinals have taken chances on players with off-the-field issues before and won big. Peters is another winning tickets if they can keep him in check.

  25. Carolina Panthers: Andrus Peat - OT - Stanford

    Peat has the potential to be the best OT in this draft so Carolina would be very pleased with him sliding to 25.

  26. Baltimore Ravens: Jaelen Strong - WR - Arizona State

    The Ravens need to give Joe Flacco some weapons after losing Torrey Smith and Owen Daniels plus Steve Smith isn't getting any younger.

  27. Dallas Cowboys: Melvin Gordon - RB - Wisconsin

    After losing Demarco Murray to the rival Eagles, the Cowboys should invest in his replacement since we all know Darren McFadden won't likely last a full season.

  28. Denver Broncos: Jordan Phillips - NT - Oklahoma

    Denver is likely switching to a 3-4 and lost their big DT Terrence Knighton in free agency. Phillips would be an immediate starter.

  29. Indianapolis ColtsTodd Gurley - RB - Georgia

    Do I think this is the best pick for the short term success of this team? No.

    Do I think that this is the best player available and would help the Colts in the long term? Absolutely.

    Gurley is clearly the best RB in this draft. He's got the vision and ability to be a big-game running back like the Colts franchise hasn't seen since Marshall Faulk. Plus, Gurley wouldn't be rushed into a starter's position immediately and could learn behind Frank Gore

    Obviously, the injury concerns are huge red flags and it remains to be seen whether he will return to form. However, given the Colts recent lack of long-term success with first round picks, they might as well take a chance on potentially the most dynamic player in this class.

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

    Again, the Packers shore up the interior of their defense with a thumper in McKinney.

  31. New Orleans Saints: Eli Harold - DE/OLB - Virginia

    After sending Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks, the Saints should look to upgrade their pitiful defense. Harold gives them a solid pass rusher to build on.

  32. New England Patriots: Dorial Green-Beckham - WR - Oklahoma

    New England could easily take a CB or OG with this pick but they should consider giving Brady more weapons.Green-Beckham could excel under the Hoodie.


    Round 2

  33. Tennessee: Ereck Flowers - OT - Miami (Fla)

  34. Tampa Bay: Owa Odighizuwa - DE/OLB - UCLA

  35. Oakland: Preston Smith - DE - Mississippi State

  36. Jacksonville: Duke Johnson - RB - Miami (Fla)

  37. New York Jets: Shaq Thompson - OLB/S - Washington

  38. Washington: Ronald Darby - CB - Florida State

  39. Chicago: Carl Davis - DT - Iowa

  40. New York Giants: Michael Bennett - DT - Ohio State

  41. St. Louis: Jay Ajayi - RB - Boise State

  42. Atlanta: A.J. Cann - OG - South Carolina

  43. Cleveland: Devin Smith - WR - Ohio State

  44. New Orleans: Maxx Williams - TE - Minnesota

  45. Minnesota: Ameer Abdullah - RB - Nebraska

  46. San Francisco: Nelson Agholor - WR - Southern Cal

  47. Miami: Tre' Jackson - OG - Florida State

  48. San Diego: P.J. Williams - CB - Florida State

  49. Kansas City: Denzel Perryman - ILB - Miami (Fla)

  50. Buffalo: Paul Dawson - ILB/OLB - TCU

  51. Houston: Breshad Perriman - WR - Central Florida

  52. Philadelphia: Jake Fisher - OT/OG - Oregon

  53. Cincinnati: Devin Funchess - WR - Michigan

  54. Detroit: D.J. Humphries - OT - Florida

  55. Arizona: Tevin Coleman - RB - Indiana

  56. Pittsburgh: Nate Orchard - DE - Utah

  57. Carolina: T.J. Yeldon - RB - Alabama

  58. Baltimore: Quinten Rollins - CB - Miami (Ohio)

  59. Denver: Cedric Ogbuehi - OT - Texas A&M

  60. Dallas: Mario Edwards, Jr. - DE/DT - Florida State

  61. Indianapolis Colts: Kevin Johnson - CB - Wake Forest

    The Colts seemingly have ignored the secondary in free agency, with the exception of re-signing Darius Butler, which make me think they'll be targeting several corners and/or safeties in the draft.

    It would be a real coup for the Colts if Johnson fell to them. He's a top quality man-to-man cover corner with significant experience playing press-man. He's got great hips and can keep up with top WRs on deep balls. However, Johnson is a bit thin, which causes some concerns about potential injuries. He's also been penalized but when a CB is asked to play press-man, that will happen.

    Johnson could immediately start opposite Vontae Davis if Greg Toler were no longer around. He'd be terrific insurance on the likely chance Toler gets hurt or when Toler leaves next off-season. Overall, he's an experienced, press-man corner with the intelligence and disposition you'd want in a CB.

  62. Green Bay: Byron Jones - CB - UConn

  63. Seattle: Sammie Coates - WR - Auburn

  64. New England: Laken Tomlinson - OG - Duke
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