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NFL Mock Draft 2015: Stephen Reed's Mock Draft 4.0 with Trades!

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Stampede Blue's Stephen Reed gets back in the ring and takes some more swings at mocking the draft. This time with trades and a special Colts other targets section.

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This week's mock draft is still only two rounds and but adds the added excitement of trades! Each trade fell within a reasonable difference of value based on the trade value chart so there aren't any trade the next three 1st round picks and a few 2nd rounders for a single player shenanigans. I mean whoever does that must not know how to run a franchise, am I right?

It also features a special section just for Colts fans with potential targets at each pick in this draft for the Colts, which would include picks acquired in potential trades!

As a disclaimer, most of these picks will change, likely dramatically, as the draft season progresses. Enjoy!

Pre-draft Trade: PHI sends Sam Bradford and a pick 113 (RD4) to CLE for pick 12 (RD1).

Round 1

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

    As long as no other major red flags come up with Winston before the draft I don't see how Tampa Bay passes on a potential franchise QB.

  2. TRADE - TEN trades pick 2 to PHI for picks 12 (RD1), 52 (RD2), 196 (RD6) and a 2016 RD1.
    Value - TEN: [2600] PHI: [2600]

    Philadelphia Eagles:
    Marcus Mariota - QB - Oregon

    The Eagles need a legitimate starting QB and getting Mariota without having to completely mortgage the future is a perfect scenario for the Eagles.

  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Williams - DE - Southern Cal

    Jacksonville gets arguably the most talented player in the draft after TB and PHI become blinded by the QB light. An instant upgrade for a team on the rise. I say on the rise because there's only one way they can go at this point...

  4. TRADE - OAK trades pick 4 to ATL for picks 8 (RD1), 73 (RD3) and 2016 RD3
    Value -  OAK: [1800] ATL: [1815]

    Atlanta Falcons:
    Vic Beasley - DE/OLB - Clemson

    Beasley is one of the best pass rushers in this draft. Atlanta has to do something to make sure they get one of the top guys and OAK has made it known they would like to trade back.

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

    Fowler has steadily climbed into consideration as a top 5 pick. I have my doubts as to his NFL success but this is just what I'm hearing.

  6. New York Jets: Shane Ray - DE/OLB - Missouri

    The Jets need to shore up and improve their pass rush. Ray is an interesting prospect as his range is anywhere between top 10 and late first round.

  7. Chicago Bears: Danny Shelton - DT - Washington

    The biggest area of concern for the Bears, outside of Jay Cutler, is their defense. Shelton gives them a legitimate defensive lineman who can stop the run.

  8. Oakland Raiders (via ATL): Amari Cooper - WR - Alabama

    Savvy move by the Raiders in trading back, acquiring an extra picks but still getting the guy they wanted all along.

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

    Scherff is the best current offensive lineman in the draft but some say he projects better to be a OG in the NFL. He's a safe pick though and will help build the franchise.

  10. TRADE - STL trades pick 10 to CLE for picks 19 (RD1), 111 (RD4) and 2016 RD2
    Value - STL: [1300] CLE: [1373]

    Cleveland Browns:
    Kevin White - WR - West Virginia

    With Josh Gordon being gone for the year, the Browns should jump at the chance to grab his replacement.

  11. Minnesota Vikings: Devante Parker - WR - Louisville

    A natural selection here to team up Teddy Bridgewater with his former favorite target in Parker.

  12. Tennessee Titans (via PHI through CLE): Randy Gregory - DE/OLB - Neraska

    The Titans drop back but still grab one of the better pass rushers in this class, despite the off-the-field concerns. 

  13. New Orleans Saints: Alvin "Bud" Dupree - DE/OLB - Kentucky

    New Orleans needs a pass rusher to help out their troubled roster.

  14. Miami Dolphins: La'el Collins - OT/OG - LSU

    Collins makes sense here because Miami has to fix their offensive line.

  15. TRADE - SF trades pick 15 to STL for picks 19 (RD1) and 72 (RD3)
    Value - SF: [1050] STL: [1105]

    St. Louis Rams:
    Cameron Erving - OC - Florida State

    The Rams need an OC to help stabilize their offensive line but likely will need to get in front of Houston to get Erving.

  16. Houston Texans: T.J. Clemmings - OT - Pittsburgh

    Houston needs to help shore up their offensive line and Clemmings allows them to do so.

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

    San Diego must get tougher up front. Brown is a solid DT with a non-stop motor.

  18. Kansas City Chiefs: Andrus Peat - OT - Stanford

    The Chiefs need to improve their offensive line.

  19. San Francisco 49ers (via STL through CLE and BUF): Trae Waynes - CB - Michigan State

    Waynes could have easily been the pick at 15 but the 49ers are able to grab him while picking up an extra RD3 selection.

  20. Philadelphia Eagles: Jake Fisher - OT - Oregon

    The Philadelphia Ducks grab another Oregon product that could easily help them in the long run.

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

    Armstead is a physical specimen but has room to grow to fully reach his potential.

  22. Pittsburgh Steelers: Marcus Peters - CB - Washington

    The Steelers have struggled in the secondary for several years but Peters is the best pure cover corner in this draft.

  23. Detroit Lions: Eddie Goldman - DT - Florida State

    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: Landon Collins - S  Alabama

    The Cardinals snag the top safety in the draft without having to trade up to do so. This improves their back end significantly.

  25. Carolina Panthers: Owa Odighizuwa - DE/OLB - UCLA

    Carolina needs to bolster their pass rush after the loss of Greg Hardy.

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

    The Ravens need a burner on the outside and Perryman's stock has skyrocketed recently.

  27. Dallas Cowboys: Todd Gurley - RB - Georgia

    After losing Demarco Murray to the rival Eagles, the Cowboys should invest in his replacement since Gurley will be ready to go about the time Run DMC inevitably gets injured.

  28. Denver Broncos: Eric Kendricks - ILB - UCLA

    Denver boosts up their ILB corps with the best in this draft. A heartbreaking pick for Colts fans.

  29. TRADE - IND trade picl 29 to WAS for picks 38 (RD2), 105 (RD4) and 141 (RD5)
    Value - IND: [640] WAS: [651]


    Washington: Jalen Collins - CB - LSU

    Washington must improve their secondary and the top CBs are likely to be gone by the time they pick in Round 2.

  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 (via SEA): Nelson Agholor - WR - Southern Cal

    Agholor has been steadily climbing up boards and would be a reliable option for Drew Brees after losing Kenny Stills and Jimmy Graham.

  32. New England Patriots: Melvin Gordon - RB - Wisconsin

    The Patriots may go a number of directions but grabbing a legitimate RB will help extend Tom Brady's career.


    Round 2

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

  34. Tampa Bay: Eli Harold - OLB - Virgnia

  35. Oakland: D.J. Humphries - OT - Florida

  36. Jacksonville: Devin Smith - WR - Ohio State

  37. New York Jets: Duke Johnson - RB - Miami (FL)

  38. Indianapolis Colts (via WAS): Jordan Phillips - NT - Oklahoma

    For the Colts, the interior of the defensive line has been more than a sieve. It's been a lazy river. Anyone could go through it and no one would stop them. 

    Phillips is a massive man at 6'5" and 329 lbs. He has shown the ability to take on and beat double teams as well as collapse the pocket from the inside. Phillips can require opposing offenses to know where he is at all times, when he wants to play. Therein lies the biggest concern with this pick. Phillips runs hot and cold like few prospects in this draft. He can create havoc whenever he wants to or can be pushed around when he doesn't feel like going hard.

    Phillips gives the Colts an inside presence that has the ability to be a perennial Pro-Bowl NT in the NFL. He also has the ability to decide not to play at all and just collect a paycheck. At this point in the second round, and given the dire need at NT, this pick may just be worth the risk.

  39. Chicago: Phillip Dorsett - WR - Miami (FL)

  40. TRADE: NYG trades pick 40 to SF for picks 46 (RD2) and a 2016 RD4
    Value - NYG: [500] SF: [512]

    San Francisco:
    Jaelen Strong - WR - Arizona State

  41. St. Louis: Dorial Green-Beckham - WR - Oklahoma

  42. Atlanta: Maxx Williams - TE - Minnesota

  43. Cleveland: Preston Smith - DE - Mississippi State

  44. New Orleans: Tre' Jackson - OG - Florida State

  45. Minnesota: Jay Ajayi - RB - Boise State

  46. New York Giants (via SF): Shaq Thompson - S - Washington

  47. Miami: Kevin Johnson - CB - Wake Forest

  48. San Diego: Byron Jones - CB - UConn

  49. Kansas City: Stephone Anthony - ILB - Clemson

  50. Buffalo: Denzel Perryman - ILB - Miami (FL)

  51. Houston: Brent Hundley - QB - UCLA

  52. Tennessee (via PHI): Tevin Coleman - RB - Indiana

  53. Cincinnati: Michael Bennett - DT - Ohio State

  54. Detroit: Laken Tomlinson - OG - Duke

  55. Arizona: Carl Davis - NT - Iowa

  56. Pittsburgh: Quinten Rollins - S - Miami (OH)

  57. Carolina: Cedric Ogbuehi - OT - Texas A&M

  58. Baltimore: Ameer Abdullah - RB - Nebraska

  59. Denver: Ali Marpet - OG - Hobart

  60. Dallas: Ronald Darby - CB - Florida State

  61. Indianapolis Colts: Paul Dawson - ILB - Texas Christian

    The Colts have major issue with their inside linebackers. A high quality player, with future starting potential, is necessary. Dawson fits that bill.

    Most people will note that Dawson did not test well at the Combine. While he did improve at the TCU  Pro Day, his times were still lacking as compared to his peers. This is one of those times where Grigson is right. The 40 is the most important test for Dawson because he did it poorly. This will likely make him fall on many draft boards. However, when you look at his tape, you see an instinctive ILB that makes plays all over the field. Dawson is also excellent in pass coverage, which would be a refreshing change for the Colts at that position.

    There are some major knocks on Dawson though. He's considered to be a character concern by some scouts and reportedly wasn't well liked with other players at TCU. He needs to work on his tackling as well. 

    At this point in Round 2, Dawson makes complete sense for the Colts. However, it will be another high risk, high reward style selection.

  62. Green Bay: Alex Carter - CB - Stanford

  63. Seattle: Devin Funchess - WR - Michigan

  64. New England: A.J. Cann - OG - South Carolina

Other Colts Selections

(which include picks acquired in mock trades)

  • Round 3, pick 93: Henry Anderson - DE - Stanford

    Anderson would be an immediate replacement for Cory Redding as a solid 5-tech DE. In reality, he may not be there with this pick but would be a fantastic selection if he were.

  • Round 4, pick 105 (via WAS): David Cobb - RB - Minnesota

    The Colts need to have a more viable option behind Frank Gore. Cobb gives the team a power-style running back that can learn behind Gore before shouldering the load.

  • Round 4, pick 128: Rob Havenstein - OT - Wisconsin

    Havenstein has what most call "functional strength." He didn't test well at all but has the ability to be a great RT in the NFL and would be a perfect replacement for Gosder Cherilus when he's potentially cut after next season.

  • Round 5, pick 141 (via WAS): Davis Tull - OLB - Tennessee-Chattanooga

    Tull is a bit of an under the radar pick for me that I think Grigson will salivate over. He's a bit small with shorter arms but his other measureables compare favorably to the likes of Ryan Shazier, DeMeco Ryans and Joey Porter. He's also already got a lightning quick spin move and a non-stop motor. Tull is a great grab in Round 5 and I'd promote going after him at the end of Round 4.

  • Round 5, pick 165: Adrian Amos - FS - Penn State

    Amos is a very disciplined safety. He's very good in coverage but played mostly zone at Penn State. Amos is not a very willing run supporter so that's likely a problem. He's a safe safety. He doesn't take chances but is rarely out of position.

  • Round 6, pick 204: Ross Scheuerman - WR - Lafayette

    This is my deep scouting pick of this draft. Scheuerman is a guy you've probably never heard of but could be an absolute stud. He's out of a lesser-known, smaller school, Lafayette, but has the skills to be great in the right situation. He was primarily a RB in college but projects more as a possession, move the sticks style WR to me. He's got sure hands and a subtlety to his game that will impress many scouts. He's got great, quick feet, which allows him to make defenders miss consistently and makes it difficult for CBs or LBs to get their hands on him in press-coverage.  Scheuerman is a quick-twitch athlete and is deceptively fast, as he ran a 4.43 and 4.45 at his recent pro day... IN THE SNOW. He also is experienced returning kicks and would be a significant upgrade over Josh Cribbs, in my opinion, due to his above average vision and sudden burst. The only real knock on Scheuerman is that he played against lesser competition in the Patriot League. However, his overall skill set translates very well to the NFL.

    As many of you know, every year before the draft I pick out a late round sleeper that I think will excel, last year it was DE Zach Kerr. This year it's WR Ross Scheuerman and I have no hesitation about it.

  • Round 6, pick 206: Blake Bell - TE - Oklahoma

    The Colts should prepare for potentially losing either Coby Fleener or Dwayne Allen, I vote they lose Fleener, by selecting a high quality TE who has great hands. He's also a willing and able blocker. The knock on Bell is that he's very, very inexperienced at the position but given some time, he can develop into a great player.

  • Round 7, pick 244: Mark Glowinski - OG - West Virginia

    Glowinski is a former OT moved to OG but is still learning the position. He's got some quality skills to build on though and could be a productive starter if given the time to develop.

  • Round 7, pick 255 [compensatory]: Erick Dargan - SS - Oregon

    Dargan is a solid player who has limited starting experience. He's not great in coverage due to a lack of top end speed but has experience in press-man coverage and could match up well to opposing TEs. He's got a great demeanor. Dargan could be a high quality special teams player and back-up safety, similar to former Colt Sergio Brown.

If no trades occur, my picks would be Anderson, Tull, Amos, Scheuerman, Bell, Glowinski and Dargan.

    As always, leave your comments below or interact with me on Twitter, @Reed_StephenT.