Draft season is here

The college bowl season is complete, the first-ever College Football Playoff is in the books and the 2015 NFL Draft order is nearly set. It's now time for NFL teams to get a closer look at the prospects up for consideration in the upcoming draft.

Mock Draft Round 1

1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2
Tennessee Titans
3
Jacksonville Jaguars
4
Oakland Raiders
5
Washington Redskins
6
New York Jets
7
Chicago Bears
8
Atlanta Falcons
9
New York Giants
10
St. Louis Rams
11
Minnesota Vikings
12
Cleveland Browns
13
New Orleans Saints
14
Miami Dolphins
15
San Francisco 49ers
16
Houston Texans
17
San Diego Chargers
18
Kansas City Chiefs
19
Cleveland Browns
20
Philadelphia Eagles
21
Cincinnati Bengals
22
Pittsburgh Steelers
23
Detroit Lions
24
Arizona Cardinals
25
Carolina Panthers
26
Baltimore Ravens
27
Dallas Cowboys
28
Denver Broncos
29
Indianapolis Colts
30
Green Bay Packers
31
New England Patriots
32
Seattle Seahawks
  1. Bucky Brooks

    Full Analysis

    January 19, 2015

    1. Jameis Winston

      QB

      Florida St.

      Winston is the most NFL-ready quarterback in the draft. He is a nice fit in Dirk Koetterís quick-rhythm passing game.
    2. Leonard Williams

      DE

      USC

      Williams is a dominant defender capable of playing anywhere along the defensive front.
    3. Randy Gregory

      OLB

      Nebraska

      Gus Bradley would love to have an athletic freak to use as a hybrid playmaker in the Jaguarsí defense.
    4. Shane Ray

      DE

      Missouri

      Ray is an energetic pass rusher with a knack for getting to the quarterback off the edge.
    5. Landon Collins

      SS

      Alabama

      Collins is a ball hawk with the instincts and awareness to shut down the middle of the field.
    6. Amari Cooper

      WR

      Alabama

      The Jets need to add an explosive weapon to the passing game. Cooper is a classic WR1 with speed, burst and ball skills to dominate on the perimeter.
    7. Shaq Thompson

      OLB

      Washington

      Thompson would be the ideal replacement for Lance Briggs at the WILL linebacker spot in a 4-3 defense.
    8. Vic Beasley

      OLB

      Clemson

      Beasley would give the Falcons an explosive rusher to upgrade their sagging defense.
    9. Brandon Scherff

      OT

      Iowa

      The Giants want to upgrade their offensive line with big, physical bodies on the edges. Scherff is a sound technician with strength to handle aggressive edge rushers.
    10. Marcus Peters

      CB

      Washington

      Jeff Fisher and Gregg Williams love athletic cover corners with swagger and attitude.
    11. T.J. Clemmings

      OT

      Pittsburgh

      Surrounding Bridgewater with another athletic pass protector would foster his development as a polished pocket passer.
    12. Danny Shelton

      NT

      Washington

      Mike Pettineís affinity for defensive players makes the addition of a rock-solid defensive tackle a sensible pick for the Browns.
    13. Dante Fowler, Jr.

      OLB

      Florida

      Rob Ryan could tap into Fowlerís versatility as an edge rusher to help solve the Saintsí defensive woes.
    14. Trae Waynes

      CB

      Michigan St.

      The Dolphins need a complementary cover corner to fill out a secondary that features a stud in Brent Grimes.
    15. Kevin White

      WR

      West Virginia

      The 49ersí receiving corps is loaded with big-bodied pass catchers, but the lack of speed could make White the ideal fit at this point.
    16. DeVante Parker

      WR

      Louisville

      With Andre Johnson nearing the end of his career, the Texans could opt for the sure-handed Parker as a successor.
    17. Eddie Goldman

      DT

      Florida St.

      The Florida State standout would give the Chargers a hulking presence in the middle.
    18. Marcus Mariota

      QB

      Oregon

      Given Andy Reidís reputation for developing quarterbacks, Kansas City would be the ideal spot for Mariota to grow into a franchise player.
    19. Jaelen Strong

      WR

      Arizona State

      The Browns need to upgrade the receiving corps to give Johnny Manziel any chance of succeeding as the franchise quarterback.
    20. Kevin Johnson

      CB

      Wake Forest

      The Eagles need to shore up a secondary that surrendered too many big plays in the passing game.
    21. Andrus Peat

      OT

      Stanford

      Itís time for the Bengals to think about grooming a replacement for Andrew Whitworth. Peat is a technical marvel with outstanding feet and agility.
    22. Malcom Brown

      DT

      Texas

      The defense hasnít been the same without Casey Hampton. Brown is a rugged defensive tackle capable of owning the middle of the line.
    23. Michael Bennett

      DT

      Ohio St.

      With Ndamukong Suh set to hit the free-agent market, the Lions need to find a suitable replacement along the line.
    24. Benardrick McKinney

      ILB

      Mississippi St.

      Replacing Larry Foote with a young, athletic tackling machine would keep the Cardinalsí defense plugging along at a high level.
    25. La'el Collins

      OT

      LSU

      Itís time for GM Dave Gettleman to upgrade the protection around Cam Newton.
    26. Melvin Gordon

      RB

      Wisconsin

      Gordon is a one-cut runner with the speed, quickness and burst to thrive in the Ravensí zone-based running game.
    27. Bud Dupree

      OLB

      Kentucky

      The Cowboys desperately need a legitimate pass rushing threat off the edge.
    28. Devin Funchess

      WR

      Michigan

      The possible departures of Julius Thomas and Demaryius Thomas could lead John Elway to take the Michigan standout.
    29. Dorial Green-Beckham

      WR

      Oklahoma

      Character concerns could make this a dicey pick, but Green-Beckham would give Andrew Luck a dynamic WR1 to target.
    30. Jordan Phillips

      NT

      Oklahoma

      The Packers need to shore up their interior with a beefy playmaker like Phillips.
    31. Arik Armstead

      DT

      Oregon

      Armstead is a solid edge player adept at the playing the run or pursuing the quarterback off the corner.
    32. Todd Gurley

      RB

      Georgia

      The Seahawks could use a luxury pick on a Marshawn Lynch clone in Gurley. Although he could need a redshirt year to get fully healthy, the Georgia star could give Pete Carroll the power runner he covets to pound the ball between the tackles.
  2. Daniel Jeremiah

    Full Analysis

    January 14, 2015

    1. Jameis Winston

      QB

      Florida St.

      Winston has some immaturity issues, but he has ideal size, arm strength and touch. Heís ready to play Day 1.
    2. Randy Gregory

      OLB

      Nebraska

      Gregory is tall, long and explosive. The Titans could take a QB here, but instead opt to add more punch to their pass rush .
    3. Dante Fowler, Jr.

      OLB

      Florida

      Fowler has an explosive burst and strong hands and plays with fanatical effort. Heíll be a great fit for Gus Bradleyís defense.
    4. Kevin White

      WR

      West Virginia

      The Raiders need to surround their young QB with weapons. White is a complete receiver, and his competitiveness is off the charts.
    5. Leonard Williams

      DE

      USC

      The Redskins need help in several areas, and Williams would be a steal at this spot. He can dominate versus the run and pass.
    6. Marcus Mariota

      QB

      Oregon

      A new regime usually means a new signal-caller. Mariota needs some time to develop, but he could be the answer to the Jets' QB woes.
    7. Shane Ray

      DE

      Missouri

      Ray is a dynamic edge rusher, something the Bears desperately need.
    8. Amari Cooper

      WR

      Alabama

      Roddy White isnít getting any younger, and Cooper would be a perfect complement to Julio Jones. Roll Tide!
    9. Danny Shelton

      NT

      Washington

      The Giants need to get stronger up front, and Shelton is a force vs. the run. He would slow the rushing attacks in Dallas and Philadelphia.
    10. Trae Waynes

      CB

      Michigan St.

      Itís not a great year for CBs, but Waynes is intriguing. He has good size, speed and agility. His physical style will appeal to Jeff Fisher.
    11. DeVante Parker

      WR

      Louisville

      This pick would reunite Parker with his former college quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater.
    12. T.J. Clemmings

      OT

      Pittsburgh

      This class has depth at the tackle position but lacks elite prospects. Clemmings isnít sexy, but heíll be a solid Day 1 starter at RT.
    13. Arik Armstead

      DT

      Oregon

      Armstead is similar in size to Calais Campbell and is a better player out of college. He would perfectly complement Junior Gallette and Cam Jordan.
    14. Benardrick McKinney

      ILB

      Mississippi St.

      McKinney has the size to bang inside with linemen and plenty of speed/athleticism to make plays in coverage.
    15. Malcom Brown

      DT

      Texas

      Justin Smith mightíve played his last NFL game, and Brown is a plug-and-play prospect. He has excellent strength at the point of attack.
    16. Andrus Peat

      OT

      Stanford

      I was a bit disappointed after studying Peat, but he has excellent size, quick feet and football smarts. Heís young and should continue to develop.
    17. Eddie Goldman

      DT

      Florida St.

      Goldman could play NT or DE in the Chargers defense. He is a powerful run defender and plays with high effort.
    18. Dorial Green-Beckham

      WR

      Oklahoma

      Andy Reid isnít afraid to take a chance on a player with off-field issues (Michael Vick). DGB has as much talent as any WR in the draft.
    19. Devin Smith

      WR

      Ohio St.

      Smith should continue to climb as we head into the postseason. He has elite play speed, and the Browns need to get bigger at the position.
    20. Landon Collins

      SS

      Alabama

      Collins would be a huge upgrade in Philadelphia, and his physical play style fits the NFC East.
    21. Bud Dupree

      OLB

      Kentucky

      Dupree is a raw prospect, but he has big-time edge speed and double-digit sack potential.
    22. Gerod Holliman

      FS

      Louisville

      The Steelers need to address the safety position, and Holliman is a ball magnet. He isnít reliable in run support, but his playmaking ability might entice the Steelers to reach for him.
    23. P.J. Williams

      CB

      Florida St.

      The Lions could upgrade the O-line, but there wonít be many good options at this spot. Williams is a physical CB and should be able to play right away.
    24. Eli Harold

      OLB

      Virginia

      The Cardinals' secondary is loaded, but they need to add some talent/depth to their pass rush. Harold has good burst, quick hands and versatility.
    25. Brandon Scherff

      OT

      Iowa

      Scherff is a mauling run blocker and would be a big upgrade in Carolina.
    26. Devin Funchess

      WR

      Michigan

      Steve Smith is not going to play much longer. Some evaluators like Funchess as a tight end, but I prefer him on the outside, where he can use his size/strength to overpower defenders.
    27. Melvin Gordon

      RB

      Wisconsin

      The Cowboys have a big decision to make about re-signing DeMarco Murray. Gordon would be a nice fallback plan.
    28. La'el Collins

      OT

      LSU

      Collins is a very physical run blocker, and some of his issues in pass protection would be covered up with the move from tackle to guard.
    29. Vic Beasley

      OLB

      Clemson

      The Colts would spark their rush by using Beasley on passing downs until he gets physically strong enough to play on early downs. He has an ideal mentor in Robert Mathis.
    30. Denzel Perryman

      ILB

      Miami

      Perryman would be a great fit and give the Packers' inside linebackers much-needed youth and athleticism.
    31. Todd Gurley

      RB

      Georgia

      Bill Belichick isnít afraid to buck the trend. Devaluing the running back position? Not when it comes to a player like Gurley.
    32. Preston Smith

      DE

      Mississippi St.

      Smith is a versatile defensive lineman and plays with great effort, leverage and quickness.

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