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NFL Mock Draft 2015: Josh Wilson's Mock Draft 4.0

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Stampede Blue's Josh Wilson takes his fourth and final shot at projecting the first round of the 2015 NFL draft with this mock draft, and it involves a key change near the top of the draft.

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Draft week is officially here, and so is the fourth and final edition of my mock draft.  A number of the picks stayed the same, but there were a number of them that changed as well - including the a key change near the top of the draft and a change for the Indianapolis Colts at pick 29 as well.

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

Winston not going first overall would be a shock to almost everyone.

2.  Tennessee Titans: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

After weeks of saying that Mariota would likely go second overall but to a team trading up for him, I've finally slotted him at number two for the Titans in my final mock draft (that doesn't include trades).  Some team might still move up to get him, but if the Titans don't get a trade offer that they love, Mariota should be their pick.

3.  Jacksonville Jaguars: Dante Fowler Jr., OLB, Florida

Adding Fowler would be a great pick for the Jaguars to give them pass rush help, as Fowler is a very good player and particularly a good rusher.

4.  Oakland Raiders: Leonard Williams, DT, USC

The Raiders are the benefactors of the Titans taking Mariota, as Oakland gets arguably the draft's best player at pick number four in Leonard Williams.

5.  Washington Redskins: Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson

The Redskins really could use the pass rush help, and Vic Beasley is a tremendous option in that area.

6.  New York Jets: Shane Ray, DE, Missouri

Without Marcus Mariota here, the Jets have several intriguing options but ultimately decide on a pass rusher in Shane Ray, choosing to look past his foot injury and instead at the talent he possesses.

7.  Chicago Bears: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

The Bears seek a wide receiver to pair with Alshon Jeffery for quarterback Jay Cutler, and Amari Cooper is the best in the draft.

8.  Atlanta Falcons: Randy Gregory, OLB, Nebraska

Gregory has some off the field concerns, but he's exactly the type of dynamic pass rusher that Dan Quinn and the Falcons need.

9.  New York Giants: Brandon Scherff, OG, Iowa

With Brandon Scherff still here for the Giants, this pick makes a ton of sense as New York looks to protect Eli Manning.

10.  St. Louis Rams: Kevin White, WR, West Virginia

The Rams add to their passing game with the addition of Kevin White, the second receiver taken in the top ten - and deservedly so.  Nick Foles gets a new weapon to throw to.

11.  Minnesota Vikings: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State

The Vikings need a cornerback and Trae Waynes is clearly the best available in this draft.  While wideout DeVante Parker is an option here for Minnesota, they opt to address their corner position by taking a very good player in Waynes.

12.  Cleveland Browns: DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville

Since the Vikings didn't take Parker, the Browns will.  Cleveland really could use help at the wide receiver position and are no doubt thrilled when Parker is available at 12. Now the only question is who will be throwing to him?

13.  New Orleans Saints: Bud Dupree, OLB, Kentucky

Defense needs to be the top emphasis for the Saints, and they grab a pass rusher in Bud Dupree to help.  Dupree would give the Saints the ability to get to the opposing quarterback, thus helping out their entire defense.

14.  Miami Dolphins: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia

Todd Gurley is a great running back who falls a little due to injury, but the Dolphins are thankful for that.  They grab the back at pick number 14 and add to an offense that is looking pretty good.

15.  San Francisco 49ers: Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

The 49ers could really stand to upgrade their defensive line through the draft, and with Danny Shelton falling to the 15th pick, they grab a guy that can anchor the middle of that line.

16.  Houston Texans: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

Peters is a very talented cornerback but has some off the field concerns.  For the Texans, however, they could use another corner, and Peters has the potential to be a very good player at the NFL level.

17.  San Diego Chargers: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

Todd Gurley is off the board, but the Chargers simply grab the other running back that is first round-worthy in Melvin Gordon to give Phillip Rivers and the passing offense a dynamic running back as well.

18.  Kansas City Chiefs: Cameron Erving, C, Florida State

The Chiefs lost center Rodney Hudson in free agency and therefore center is a big need, so Kansas City addressees that need by drafting the best center available in Cameron Erving.

19.  Cleveland Browns (from Buffallo Bills): La'El Collins, OL, LSU

The Browns have to be feeling pretty good about their draft, as they add a wide receiver in DeVante Parker and then an offensive lineman in La'El Collins after he slides to number 19.

20.  Philadelphia Eagles: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest

The Eagles' top need is in their secondary, and at pick number 20 they take a corner to improve that in Wake Forest's Kevin Johnson.

21.  Cincinnati Bengals: Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford

The Bengals address their offensive line by taking Andrus Peat, who is a good player and a good value pick for Cincinnati at this point in the first round.

22.  Pittsburgh Steelers: Landon Collins, SS, Alabama

Longtime stalwart Troy Polamalu is retired, and the Steelers could use a safety.  The draft's best player at the position, Landon Collins, is still available at this point, and Pittsburgh passes up adding a cornerback to take the safety.

23.  Detroit Lions: Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami

The Lions place an emphasis on protecting Matthew Stafford by adding offensive tackle Ereck Flowers, giving them a consistent player up front.

24.  Arizona Cardinals: Jalen Collins, CB, LSU

Head coach Bruce Arians is interested in adding a cornerback through the draft, and Jalen Collins is a good player who is good value for Arizona at pick number 24.  He gives them a potential replacement for Antonio Cromartie.

25.  Carolina Panthers: D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida

One of the easiest positions of need to see for any team is the need the Panthers have up front on the offensive line, and they address that by taking D.J. Humphries.

26.  Baltimore Ravens: Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida

The Ravens need a wide receiver, the question is which one they would take.  Arizona State's Jaelen Strong is an option, along with Central Florida's Breshad Perriman, and in the end they grab the recent riser in Perriman.

27.  Dallas Cowboys: Malcolm Brown, DT, Texas

With the top two running backs long gone, the Cowboys go with the best player available route and grab Malcolm Brown out of Texas to help their defensive line.

28.  Denver Broncos: T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh

Protecting Peyton Manning needs to be a priority for the Broncos, and they add T.J. Clemmings to help do just that - and to hopefully be a key piece of their offensive line for a number of years to come as well.

29.  Indianapolis Colts: Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State

The Colts could go with a number of different players on the defensive side of the football that would be considered good picks, and Florida State defensive tackle Eddie Goldman is one of them.  Head coach Chuck Pagano called the team's run defense their "Achilles heel" earlier this offseason, and it's clear that the Colts are making that a point of emphasis this offseason.  They are attempting to build to beat the Patriots, and New England has run the football with ease in each of their last three matchups.

Enter Eddie Goldman, who is the run-stopping nose tackle that the Colts have been looking for since Pagano came to Indianapolis in 2012 and began implementing his 3-4 defense.  He can do what the Colts ask him to do inside, which is to be a space-eater and take on linemen, and by doing so Goldman would also help the inside linebackers and secondary.  Addressing the defensive line is something that I would expect the Colts to do at some point in the draft, and with the way this mock draft played out, Eddie Goldman is the best option available at pick number 29 and a very good selection by the Colts.

30.  Green Bay Packers: Erik Kendricks, ILB, UCLA

The Packers clearly need an inside linebacker, and they are rejoicing that Erik Kendricks falls all the way to them.  Kendricks is the top inside linebacker in the draft and a great pick for Green Bay.

31.  New Orleans Saints (from Seattle Seahawks): Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon

The Saints really couldn't be happier with the way this draft played out, as they end up getting both pass rusher Bud Dupree and defensive lineman Arik Armstead, who slides all the way to pick number 31.

32.  New England Patriots: Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut

After losing Darrelle Revis in free agency, the Patriots could use a cornerback, and Byron Jones is a good player who sneaks into the end of the first round as the fifth corner taken.