2015 NFL Mock Draft 4/30/2015 - FINAL
1. Tampa Bay Buccs: Jameis Winston - QB (FSU)
Tampa Bay Buccs

No suprise here as Tampa selects the Florida State QB to lead them into the future.  

Jameis +
2. Cleveland Browns: Marcus Mariota - QB (Oregon)
Cleveland Browns

*TRADE with Tennessee*

The Browns trade up and roll the dice again at the QB position to help stabilize the organization.  How long does Johnny have before he is shipped off to his next destination (cough, Eagles)?  

Marcus +
3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Williams - DT (USC)
Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville gets the top player on a lot of boards.  While the team may have some players on the d-line, they don't have a difference maker like Williams.  Fowler could also be the selection here.

Leonard +
4. Oakland Raiders: Amari Cooper - WR (Alabama)
Oakland Raiders

Oakland seems to have found their QB so they need to surround him with weapons in order to maximize his potential.  Cooper is the top WR in this class and should be a consistent performer at the next level.

Amari +
5. Atlanta Falcons: Dante Fowler Jr. - DE (Florida)
Atlanta Falcons

* TRADE with Washington *

The Falcons pull the trigger and move up with Washington to grab the edge rusher.  Sitting at 8 would have been a gamble with the Jets, Bears, and Washington sitting in front of them.

Dante +
6. New York Jets: Kevin White - CB (TCU)
New York Jets

The Jets sit tight and grab a young talented WR to add to their corp that includes an aging Brandon Marshall and non-#1 Eric Decker.

Kevin +
7. Chicago Bears: Vic Beasley - DE (Clemson)
Chicago Bears

Chicago needs to revamp their defensive personnel in order for the 34 to work.  Beasley is the flexible pass rusher the team will need to make it work.

Vic +
8. Washington Redskins: Brandon Scherff - OT (Iowa)
Washington Redskins

With RG3 sticking around a little longer, the need to protect him becomes more important.  Scherff gives the team some options along the line as he will most likely play in the interior but could move out to tackle in a pinch.

Brandon +
9. New York Giants: Andrus Peat - OT (Stanford)
New York Giants

With Scherff gone the Giants the a tackle Andrus Peat that excels in the running game. He meshes well with the Giant's philosophy.

Andrus +
10. St. Louis Rams: Ereck Flowers - OT (Miami)
St. Louis Rams

The Rams continue to build from the inside and take the nasty tackle Ereck Flowers. If last year's number two selection, Greg Robinson doesn't workout at LT or has an injury, Flowers can move into that spot from RT.

Ereck +
11. Minnesota Vikings: DeVante Parker - WR (Louisville)
Minnesota Vikings

Another case of a team with a new QB and lacking in weapons.  Patterson had an awful season in 2014 and Adrian Peterson may never suit up again for the team.  Parker reunites with his college QB and will be an instant #1 for the team and help move Bridgewater's development forward.

DeVante +
12. Tennessee Titans: Trae Waynes - CB (MSU)
Tennessee Titans

* TRADE with Cleveland *

The Titans trade back and receive both of Cleveland's first round selections and more.  With the first pick the Titans take the top corner in Trae Waynes.  

Trae +
13. New Orleans Saints: Alvin Dupree - DE (UK)
New Orleans Saints

The Saints are thrilled to see Dupree fall to them at 13.  Dupree has been a fast riser after his stellar offseason workouts.  The team is looking for impact players for Ryan's defense and Dupree is another piece.

Alvin +
14. Miami Dolphins: Todd Gurley - RB (Georgia)
Miami Dolphins

The first running back is off the board!  If healthy, the Dolphins have just added a difference maker in the backfield.  Gurley has the talent to be more than GREAT.

Todd +
15. San Francisco 49ers: Arik Armstead - DT (Oregon)
San Francisco 49ers

This pick seems so obvious, it is most likely incorrect.  But, with Ray McDonald and Justin Smith (potentially) gone, the team has a huge need at DE.  They also have huge needs at linebacker and corner so maybe we see a trade back or corner go instead.

Arik +
16. Houston Texans: Breshad Perriman - WR (UCF)
Houston Texans

The Texans lost Andre Johnson to the Colts so they have a spot to fill opposite Hopkins. Perriman has blazing speed and looks to have been working on his hands.  If he can hang onto the ball, he could be a fantastic add for Houston.

Breshad +
17. San Diego Chargers: Phillip Dorsett - WR (Miami)
San Diego Chargers

In somewhat of a surprise selection, the Chargers go with a WR over Gordon and an OT.  If the team is going to convince Phlip Rivers to stick around, he needs a weapon that can actually create some seperation.  Dorsett is a blazer that can catch and run crisp routes to create windows for his QB.  

Phillip +
18. Kansas City Chiefs: La'el Collins - OT (LSU)
Kansas City Chiefs

Andy Reid loves taking big guys and Collins is a big guy that can play multiple positions.  The team will overlook his recent "troubles" as he doesn't appear to be involved.

La'el +
19. Tennessee Titans: Danny Shelton - DT (Wash)
Tennessee Titans

* TRADE with Cleveland *

Tennessee's 2nd pick of the first round is the free-falling Danny Shelton.  He has heavy feet based on his timed metrics and could be a reason for his slide.  If he does slide tonight, I don't think he makes it into the 20s.  Shelton is a space eater that showed penetration ability at Washington and will be a great skill to showcase for Coach Whisenhunt.

Danny +
20. Carolina Panthers: D.J. Humphries - OT (Florida)
Carolina Panthers

* TRADE with Phliadelphia*

Another trade as Carolina moves up past Cincinnati to grab one of the better OT remaining in D.J. Humphries.  The team has needed a legitimate LT since Jordan Gross retired.

D.J. +
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Malcom Brown - DT (Texas)
Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals lose out on a tackle in this spot.  They could choose to trade up but if they stay I expect them to add some depth to their defensive line rotation with DT Malcom Brown.  

Malcom +
22. Arizona Cardinals: Melvin Gordon - RB (Wisc)
Arizona Cardinals

* TRADE with Pittsburgh *

The Cardinals don't take any chances and move up to grab the explosive Melvin Gordon in front of Detroit.  Gordon is a dynamice runner that should provide another layer to the Carson Palmer-led offense.

Melvin +
23. Detroit Lions: Eddie Goldman - DT (FSU)
Detroit Lions

The Lions needed to replace Suh along the defensive line and traded for Haloti Ngata.  There is still another spot to fill and Eddie Goldman is the player to do it.

Eddie +
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Marcus Peters - CB (Wash)
Pittsburgh Steelers

* TRADE with Arizona *

The Steelers move down and still get the player they covet.  Peters is the best corner in the draft but off the field issues have caused him to slip.  He is a great man-to-man corner which fits perfectly with Tomlin and the Steelers.

Marcus +
25. Philadelphia Eagles: Nelson Agholor - WR (USC)
Philadelphia Eagles

* TRADE with Carolina *

Chip Kelly is tough to figure out but I feel like he'll go WR with this selection.  Agholor provides great routes and quickness along with being a pretty good kick returner.  

Nelson +
26. Baltimore Ravens: Kevin Johnson - CB (Wake)
Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens have some holes on the offensive side of the ball but I cannot see them going after a player like Dorial Green-Beckham.  With the Ray Rice domestic incident still fresh in everyone's minds, drafting a player that allegedly pushed a female down some stairs probably isn't a great idea.  Johnson is a solid corner even if he could put on a few lbs.

Kevin +
27. Dallas Cowboys: Damarious Randall - S (ASU)
Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys play the Eagles twice a year.  They need help in the secondary in order to keep up.  Randall is a player that has shot up boards lately but he is a great cover-safety and will give the 'Boys some rangy help deep.

Damarious +
28. Denver Broncos: Cameron Erving - OC (FSU)
Denver Broncos

Denver needs to shore up the interior of their offensive line.  Peyton was constantly pressured up the middle, forcing him to move and the end result around Christmas time wasn't a thing of beauty.  Peyton isn't getting any younger and faster so giving Manning the ability to sit in the pocket and survey the field is the best belated-gift he could receive.

Cameron +
29. Indianapolis Colts: Landon Collins - S (Alabama)
Indianapolis Colts

Landon Collins finally comes off the board at 29 to the Colts.  While they may opt to take the interior lineman in Erving if Denver doesn't jump on him, Collins is an impact defender with a knack for hard-hitting plays.

Landon +
30. Green Bay Packers: Denzel Perryman - ILB (Miami)
Green Bay Packers

Denzel Perryman appears to be the hot name right now to Green Bay.  Perryman arrives with force despite his stature and will allow Clay Matthews to transition back to OLB.

Denzel +
31. New Orleans Saints: Dorial Green-Beckham - WR (Okla)
New Orleans Saints

The Saints take another WR and he could be the next monster at the position.  If DGB is past his troubles, the Saints offense will be tough to stop with DGB and Cooks on the field.

Dorial +
32. Jacksonville Jaguars: Shane Ray - DE (Missouri)
Jacksonville Jaguars

* TRADE with New England *

Surprise, the Patriots have traded their pick!  With Jacksonville passing on Fowler at #3, their need for an edge rusher still existed.  Shane Ray is a top 10 talent and as long as he stays on the field (foot/drugs), the Jaguars could be looking at a steal.

Shane +
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