2015 NFL Media analyst mock drafts

NFL Media analyst projections for the first round of the 2015 NFL 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 Orleans Saints
32
New England Patriots
  1. Brian Baldinger

    Full Analysis

    April 24, 2015

    1. Jameis Winston

      QB

      Florida St.

      After four months of observing this talented player under a microscope, the Bucs are ready to make him the centerpiece of the franchise.
    2. Dante Fowler, Jr.

      OLB

      Florida

      It'll be Fowler or Leonard Williams here over Marcus Mariota. Fowler is the choice because he fits better in the Titans' base 3-4 scheme.
    3. Leonard Williams

      DE

      USC

      The Jags have a lot of needs. Williams is too good and too clean a prospect to pass on.
    4. Kevin White

      WR

      West Virginia

      The Raiders will jump on Fowler or Williams if either is still on the board, but they'll be quite happy with White.
    5. Shane Ray

      DE

      Missouri

      Brian Orakpo's departure left a glaring hole at ROLB. New GM Scot McCloughan's first draft pick will be a fine complement to Ryan Kerrigan.
    6. Todd Gurley

      RB

      Georgia

      Gurley is the most talented player in the draft and has been medically cleared. That makes it easier for them to pass on Marcus Mariota. He's a great fit and fills a need.
    7. Danny Shelton

      NT

      Washington

      John Fox's first pick with Carolina was Julius Peppers; his first pick with Denver was Von Miller. Now in Chicago, he'll go defense again with Shelton.
    8. Bud Dupree

      OLB

      Kentucky

      Scott Pioli helped build the Chiefs' defense by drafting Justin Houston. Dupree begins the transformation of the league's worst defense.
    9. Andrus Peat

      OT

      Stanford

      With Peat at right tackle, and Justin Pugh moving inside to right guard, where he belongs, Eli Manning gets more time to find Odell Beckham Jr. for dynamic plays.
    10. La'el Collins

      OT

      LSU

      Collins moves inside to guard, and new offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti gives his QB better protection and a chance to create more big plays.
    11. Amari Cooper

      WR

      Alabama

      Cooper is too good a talent for the Vikings to pass on, and he'll give Teddy Bridgewater a true weapon as he develops in his second season.
    12. Marcus Mariota

      QB

      Oregon

      Projected trade to Eagles
      Once Mariota slides past the Jets, the Eagles will get on the phone to deal up and acquire their perfect match.
    13. Vic Beasley

      OLB

      Clemson

      I'm not as high on Beasley as some, but Rob Ryan will love working with this lightning fast OLB.
    14. Trae Waynes

      CB

      Michigan St.

      The Dolphins need a corner who can lock up and play press man coverage.
    15. Brandon Scherff

      OG

      Iowa

      Out goes Mike Iupati, in comes Scherff at left guard. There's a new regime in 49ers land, but the style of football Jim Harbaugh started won't change much.
    16. DeVante Parker

      WR

      Louisville

      With Andre Johnson's departure, Parker will get a chance to carry the baton at WR for the next era.
    17. Melvin Gordon

      RB

      Wisconsin

      It's time for the Chargers to address the RB position after losing Ryan Mathews and dealing with injuries in the backfield last season.
    18. Arik Armstead

      DT

      Oregon

      Three years ago, the Chiefs gambled on Dontari Poe, and it paid off. Andy Reid likes big people, and Armstead's upside is too tantalizing to pass up.
    19. Malcom Brown

      DT

      Texas

      The Browns have to get better in the trenches after injuries depleted their defensive line a year ago.
    20. Jaelen Strong

      WR

      Arizona State

      Projected trade to Browns
      After trading down from the No. 12 pick, the Browns grab Strong and begin to move on from Josh Gordon with young, talented players. Strong can become a go-to receiver for a long time.
    21. Landon Collins

      SS

      Alabama

      The Bengals draft toughness and big hitters. Collins understands NFL coverages and adds youth to a team that likes to play three safeties.
    22. Marcus Peters

      CB

      Washington

      The Steelers desperately need to add young talent to a secondary that lost Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor to retirement.
    23. Ereck Flowers

      OT

      Miami

      If Flowers can take to good coaching and correct some of his flaws, he could eventually protect Matthew Stafford's blind side.
    24. Randy Gregory

      OLB

      Nebraska

      Bruce Arians took a chance on Tyrann Mathieu two years ago, and it worked out well. Gregory's red flags are real, but he could become the best pass rusher from this draft.
    25. D.J. Humphries

      OT

      Florida

      Humphries is only 20 but has the best feet of any OL in the draft. When he gets stronger he could become Cam Newton's best friend.
    26. Kevin Johnson

      CB

      Wake Forest

      There's value here as the run on cornerbacks continues, and the Ravens desperately need to upgrade the position.
    27. Eddie Goldman

      DT

      Florida St.

      The Cowboys have finally figured out that games are won in the trenches. Goldman will have Rod Marinelli drooling as the defense continues to upgrade.
    28. Cameron Erving

      C

      Florida St.

      Gary Kubiak loves a talented, athletic offensive line to execute his zone run scheme. Erving can play anywhere on the offensive line, but leave him at center, and Peyton could be his mentor.
    29. Eli Harold

      OLB

      Virginia

      Trent Cole and Robert Mathis are well into their 30s. The Colts need some young, fresh legs that can rush the QB.
    30. Jalen Collins

      CB

      LSU

      Collins is a big corner who shows promise in press man coverage. The Packers will reload after seeing three dependable veteran CBs leave in free agency.
    31. Maxx Williams

      TE

      Minnesota

      Jimmy Graham won't be easy to replace, but Williams' abilities should help mitigate the loss.
    32. Preston Smith

      DE

      Mississippi St.

      Defensive end is far from the Pats' biggest need, but Smith's touhgness will remind Bill Belichick of what a nightmare the Seahawks' Michael Bennett was for them in the Super Bowl.
  2. Bucky Brooks

    Full Analysis

    April 23, 2015

    1. Jameis Winston

      QB

      Florida St.

      The 2013 Heisman Trophy winner is an ideal fit for Dirk Koetter’s offense.
    2. Leonard Williams

      DE

      USC

      Williams would give Dick LeBeau the disruptive playmaker he needs to reshape the Titans’ woeful defense.
    3. Vic Beasley

      OLB

      Clemson

      Beasley’s speed and athleticism could make him a dominant force as the “Leo” in the Jaguars’ defense.
    4. Amari Cooper

      WR

      Alabama

      Derek Carr would love to have a polished No. 1 WR like Cooper to target on the perimeter.
    5. Dante Fowler, Jr.

      OLB

      Florida

      Fowler steps in to replace Brian Orakpo as the rugged edge rusher in the Redskins’ 3-4.
    6. Shane Ray

      DE

      Missouri

      Todd Bowles’ defensive background could prompt the Jets to fall in love with one of the top pass rushers in the draft.
    7. Kevin White

      WR

      West Virginia

      White would team with Alshon Jeffery to give the Bears an impressive 1-2 punch on the perimeter.
    8. La'el Collins

      OT

      LSU

      The Falcons would love to add a pass rusher, but adding a hard-nosed blocker like Collins would help alter the offense’s “soft” reputation.
    9. Danny Shelton

      NT

      Washington

      The G-Men are at their best when attacking offenses with a deep and talented D-Line rotation. Shelton could be a monster in the middle of the Giants’ defensive line.
    10. Marcus Mariota

      QB

      Oregon

      Jeff Fisher is not afraid to hand his offense to a mobile quarterback (see Steve McNair and Vince Young), which is why Mariota could be a good fit in St. Louis.
    11. Trae Waynes

      CB

      Michigan St.

      Mike Zimmer wants a young, athletic defensive back to pair with Xavier Rhodes in the back end.
    12. Brandon Scherff

      OG

      Iowa

      Scherff’s physical playing style and nasty demeanor would enhance an offensive line that’s already considered one of the best in football.
    13. Bud Dupree

      OLB

      Kentucky

      Sean Payton wants to build a championship-caliber defense in New Orleans. Dupree is an explosive athlete with the rush skills to shine in Rob Ryan’s aggressive scheme.
    14. DeVante Parker

      WR

      Louisville

      After jettisoning Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace during the offseason, the Dolphins need to acquire a big-bodied No. 1 WR to help Ryan Tannehill thrive in the pocket.
    15. Arik Armstead

      DT

      Oregon

      Justin Smith is in the late stages of his career and the 49ers need to groom a replacement at the position.
    16. Kevin Johnson

      CB

      Wake Forest

      Johnson isn’t a splashy player, but the Texans need a technically sound cover corner to eventually replace Johnathan Joseph on the island.
    17. Melvin Gordon

      RB

      Wisconsin

      The loss of Ryan Mathews could prompt the Chargers to make running back a top priority on draft day.
    18. Nelson Agholor

      WR

      USC

      Agholor is a polished pass-catcher capable of putting up big numbers as a sidekick to Jeremy Maclin in Andy Reid’s offense.
    19. Malcom Brown

      DT

      Texas

      The Browns need a rugged interior defender to solidify the run defense. Brown is a run-stopping specialist with enough athleticism to contribute as a pass rusher.
    20. Landon Collins

      SS

      Alabama

      The Eagles’ leaky pass defense allowed too many big plays down the middle of the field. Collins is an instinctive ballhawk with a feel for making plays on the ball.
    21. Andrus Peat

      OT

      Stanford

      The Bengals need to identify the left tackle of the future with Andrew Whitworth’s career winding down. Peat is a natural blindside protector with the footwork, balance and body control to hold down the position for a decade.
    22. Marcus Peters

      CB

      Washington

      Ike Taylor’s retirement and Cortez Allen’s shaky play could prompt Mike Tomlin to go after the most talented cornerback in the draft, despite concerns about his prickly personality.
    23. Jordan Phillips

      NT

      Oklahoma

      The loss of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley could lead the Lions to take a chance on the ultra-athletic Phillips.
    24. Todd Gurley

      RB

      Georgia

      Instead of flirting with an aging back like Adrian Peterson, the Cardinals could target the top running back in the draft, despite his ACL injury. If Gurley returns to form, he would give the Cardinals a Marshawn Lynch-like runner to build around in the backfield.
    25. D.J. Humphries

      OT

      Florida

      Michael Oher and Jonathan Martin are certainly not long-term solutions on the edges. Humphries is a natural left tackle, but will need some time to refine his technique.
    26. Devin Smith

      WR

      Ohio St.

      Without Torrey Smith on the perimeter, the Ravens lack a young, homerun hitter in the passing game. Smith is a big-play specialist with the speed to blow the top off of coverage.
    27. Jalen Collins

      CB

      LSU

      The Cowboys need a long, rangy corner to play the sticky man coverage that is a staple of the defensive game plan under Rod Marinelli.
    28. T.J. Clemmings

      OT

      Pittsburgh

      Gary Kubiak’s zone-based running game requires athletic offensive tackles with excellent movement skills, and Clemmings fits the bill.
    29. Damarious Randall

      FS

      Arizona State

      The lack of quality safeties in the 2015 class could prompt Chuck Pagano to pull the trigger early on the versatile safety from Arizona State.
    30. Randy Gregory

      OLB

      Nebraska

      Ted Thompson always nabs the best player available, regardless of team need. Gregory is a top-10 talent with baggage, but he could be the perfect replacement for Julius Peppers down the road.
    31. Eddie Goldman

      DT

      Florida St.

      Adding another big body to the defensive line would help shore up the Saints’ defensive woes at the point of attack.
    32. Cameron Erving

      C

      Florida St.

      The Patriots love versatile players with high football IQs. Erving is a standout interior blocker capable of playing three positions along the line.
  3. Lance Zierlein

    Full Analysis

    April 22, 2015

    1. Jameis Winston

      QB

      Florida St.

      Winston has warts to be sure, but pairing him with Mike Evans could ultimately prove to be too enticing for Bucs to pass on.
    2. Marcus Mariota

      QB

      Oregon

      Might be the right draft spot, but a different team here if the Titans find a club willing to make this jump in a trade-up.
    3. Leonard Williams

      DE

      USC

      Dante Fowler said he would be shocked if he's not the third pick, but if Leonard Williams is available, all bets are off.
    4. Amari Cooper

      WR

      Alabama

      Ultimately, the Raiders opt for the safe wide receiver selection to help Derek Carr and the offense, passing on an edge rusher.
    5. Dante Fowler, Jr.

      OLB

      Florida

      Might be an easy decision for the Redskins, as they would get their hands on one of the most talented players in the draft.
    6. Bud Dupree

      OLB

      Kentucky

      Way too high for my tastes, but Dupree has the athletic traits that make sense in Todd Bowles' defense, and he has better size than Vic Beasley.
    7. Kevin White

      WR

      West Virginia

      Chicago's transition to a 3-4 defense could use a nose tackle and an edge rusher, but White's traits and talent will be tough to pass on.
    8. Vic Beasley

      OLB

      Clemson

      The Falcons need to find a pass rusher in the worst way and Beasley gives them legitimate burst off the corner.
    9. Danny Shelton

      NT

      Washington

      The Giants want to get back to dominating their opponents up front and Shelton is by far the most dominant run-stuffer in this draft.
    10. Andrus Peat

      OT

      Stanford

      Rams could go with Brandon Scherff or Peat here, but Peat gives them a fail-safe at left tackle in case Greg Robinson has to move inside or to the right side.
    11. Brandon Scherff

      OG

      Iowa

      Perfect match. The Vikings would likely race this pick to the podium if it works out that Scherff is available.
    12. DeVante Parker

      WR

      Louisville

      Cleveland Browns, meet your new top dawg at wide receiver. He makes big plays and you will love the way he competes for the ball.
    13. Randy Gregory

      OLB

      Nebraska

      Some project Gregory to slide all the way out of the first round, but the Saints need another pass rusher and Gregory might not slide as far as some think.
    14. La'el Collins

      OT

      LSU

      Dolphins are looking for better guard play to help establish a more physical presence up front. Collins is as physical as any lineman in this draft.
    15. Arik Armstead

      DT

      Oregon

      We know the 49ers need inside linebacker help, but this isn't the spot for that pick. Armstead is the future replacement for Justin Smith.
    16. Breshad Perriman

      WR

      Central Florida

      Perriman won't step in and replace Andre Johnson right away, but he has the type of ceiling, with his size and speed, that will get him drafted early on.
    17. D.J. Humphries

      OT

      Florida

      Todd Gurley or Melvin Gordon would be an easy fill-in here, but Humphries has the talent and toughness that San Diego covets up front.
    18. Trae Waynes

      CB

      Michigan St.

      Big cornerback with lockdown potential. Based on the board, it might be tough for the Chiefs to pass on the top CB in this draft if he's available.
    19. Eddie Goldman

      DT

      Florida St.

      This feels too rich for a run-stuffer who is unlikely to play on passing downs, but his physicality against the run cannot be undersold.
    20. Phillip Dorsett

      WR

      Miami

      Dorsett might be the toughest player to account for in space in this entire draft and Chip Kelly understands how to create space for his weapons.
    21. Shane Ray

      DE

      Missouri

      Concerns over the health of Ray's foot could cause him to slide a little bit in this draft. A chance to nab him would be hard for the Bengals, who need pass-rush help, to pass up.
    22. Marcus Peters

      CB

      Washington

      Many around the league believe Pittsburgh will grab a receiver as insurance against Antonio Brown's contract demands, but we'll stick with a pressing need.
    23. Malcom Brown

      DT

      Texas

      Detroit has its work cut out in replacing the interior pressure created by Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. Haloti Ngata helps, but Brown offers a core player for the future.
    24. Kevin Johnson

      CB

      Wake Forest

      The Cardinals could use a running back or a pass rusher, but Johnson is an accomplished man defender and bolsters the Cards' secondary.
    25. Cedric Ogbuehi

      OT

      Texas A&M

      Personnel men tell me Ogbuehi's ACL tear doesn't worry them and that he'll be a first-round pick. Carolina happens to need an athletic tackle.
    26. Todd Gurley

      RB

      Georgia

      Ozzie Newsome took Jamal Lewis with the fifth overall pick 15 years ago. Gurley or Gordon could once again tempt Newsome to look RB in Round 1.
    27. Melvin Gordon

      RB

      Wisconsin

      DeMarco Murray's production worked wonders for Tony Romo and the Dallas offense. Gordon allows Dallas to continue along that same path.
    28. Jake Fisher

      OT

      Oregon

      While I don't have him graded this high, Fisher is a scheme fit for Gary Kubiak and offers a higher floor than the tackles who might be available here.
    29. Ereck Flowers

      OT

      Miami

      Mauler and brawler who loves to fire out and hit people. Flowers is a work in progress as a pass blocker, but Colts could start him inside at right guard from Day 1.
    30. Jalen Collins

      CB

      LSU

      The Packers could use an ILB or DL, but this might be too early to address those spots, and Ted Thompson loves CBs with speed and length. Collins has both.
    31. Nelson Agholor

      WR

      USC

      Rumors are hot and heavy that Agholor will be gone by the 31st pick, but if he's still on the board here, the Saints get another much-needed toy for Drew Brees and the offense.
    32. Landon Collins

      SS

      Alabama

      This just in: Bill Belichick has an affinity for Nick Saban-coached players. Collins is a card-carrying tough guy and Belichick's type of safety.
  4. Daniel Jeremiah

    Full Analysis

    April 20, 2015

    1. Jameis Winston

      QB

      Florida St.

      The Bucs land their franchise quarterback.
    2. Marcus Mariota

      QB

      Oregon

      I think Mariota will get picked here, but I'm not sure which team will be making the selection.
    3. Dante Fowler, Jr.

      OLB

      Florida

      Fowler would upgrade the edge rush in Jacksonville.
    4. Leonard Williams

      DE

      USC

      Williams and Khalil Mack would be a dynamic combination.
    5. Vic Beasley

      OLB

      Clemson

      Beasley is the most explosive edge rusher in the draft.
    6. Bud Dupree

      OLB

      Kentucky

      Dupree is very raw, but he has double-digit sack potential.
    7. Danny Shelton

      NT

      Washington

      Taking the top receiver is tempting, but the Bears address their defensive front.
    8. Shane Ray

      DE

      Missouri

      The Falcons' No. 1 priority is upgrading the pass rush.
    9. Amari Cooper

      WR

      Alabama

      This isn't a big need, but Cooper might be too tempting to pass up here.
    10. Brandon Scherff

      OG

      Iowa

      The Rams take the most physical blocker for the second year in a row.
    11. Kevin White

      WR

      West Virginia

      This could be a cornerback, but adding another weapon for Teddy Bridgewater isn't a bad way to go.
    12. DeVante Parker

      WR

      Louisville

      Parker would give the Browns a true No. 1 wideout.
    13. La'el Collins

      OT

      LSU

      Collins would be a great replacement for Ben Grubbs.
    14. Trae Waynes

      CB

      Michigan St.

      Waynes would fit nicely with the other new additions in Miami.
    15. Arik Armstead

      DT

      Oregon

      Armstead can dominate vs. the run and has some upside as a pass rusher.
    16. Nelson Agholor

      WR

      USC

      Several teams believe Agholor is the second-best route runner in the draft.
    17. Todd Gurley

      RB

      Georgia

      The Chargers can't afford to pass on the top running back in the draft.
    18. Malcom Brown

      DT

      Texas

      Brown should be a three-down player right away for the Chiefs.
    19. Eddie Goldman

      DT

      Florida St.

      Goldman is a dominant run defender and would be a nice fit in Mike Pettine's scheme.
    20. Breshad Perriman

      WR

      Central Florida

      Perriman is one of the most polarizing players in the draft.
    21. Landon Collins

      SS

      Alabama

      Collins has the versatility to play safety as well as nickel linebacker.
    22. Byron Jones

      CB

      Connecticut

      The Steelers need to upgrade their secondary, and Jones is much more than a workout wonder.
    23. D.J. Humphries

      OT

      Florida

      Humphries is an excellent athlete and has the ability to be a fixture at left tackle for the Lions.
    24. Randy Gregory

      OLB

      Nebraska

      Gregory slides because of off-field concerns, but he might be too tempting for the Cardinals to pass up.
    25. Andrus Peat

      OT

      Stanford

      The Panthers are desperate for O-line help.
    26. Melvin Gordon

      RB

      Wisconsin

      Gordon could put up monster numbers behind the Ravens' offensive line.
    27. Kevin Johnson

      CB

      Wake Forest

      After missing out on the top two runners, the Cowboys land some help at cornerback.
    28. Cameron Erving

      C

      Florida St.

      Erving is a perfect fit in the Broncos' offensive scheme.
    29. Ereck Flowers

      OT

      Miami

      Flowers can come in and start right away at right tackle.
    30. Marcus Peters

      CB

      Washington

      The Packers could go inside linebacker here, but opt to take arguably the most talented cornerback in the draft.
    31. Phillip Dorsett

      WR

      Miami

      I'd love to see what Sean Payton could do with Dorsett and Brandin Cooks.
    32. Laken Tomlinson

      OG

      Duke

      The Patriots don't care about flash, and Tomlinson is one of the safest players in the draft.
  5. Charles Davis

    Full Analysis

    April 15, 2015

    1. Jameis Winston

      QB

      Florida St.

      The Buccaneers have spent a tremendous amount of resources vetting Winston and appear to be ready to make the top-ranked QB on my board the top selection in the draft.
    2. Marcus Mariota

      QB

      Oregon

      More and more I'm hearing Mariota is truly a strong option here. Coach Ken Whisenhunt has liked him more than expected during the draft process.
    3. Dante Fowler, Jr.

      OLB

      Florida

      With Tennessee passing on USC DL Leonard Williams, the Jags could switch and grab him, but the best combo pass rusher in the draft gets the nod. A wild-card surprise choice here? How about one of the top WRs (Kevin White or Amari Cooper) to aid young QB Blake Bortles?
    4. Amari Cooper

      WR

      Alabama

      An even tougher decision for the Raiders with my top-rated defender (USC's Williams) still on the board, but getting second-year QB Derek Carr his primary target for the next 5-7 years wins out.
    5. Leonard Williams

      DE

      USC

      The Titans end any discussion of Marcus Mariota landing in Washington, but no tears are shed in DC. The Redskins happily welcome the versatile defender to the nation's capital.
    6. Shane Ray

      DE

      Missouri

      Measurables put him behind other top-rated OLBs, but his knack for getting to the QB and being disruptive has the Jets turning his name in on draft night.
    7. Kevin White

      WR

      West Virginia

      Yes, the Bears need defense, defense, defense, but it could be irresistible to pair this strong, high-flyer with Alshon Jeffrey, and help get QB Jay Cutler in form.
    8. Vic Beasley

      OLB

      Clemson

      Edge pressure has been a screaming need for the Falcons since John Abraham went to Arizona, and Beasley is available and fits the bill.
    9. Brandon Scherff

      OG

      Iowa

      I had DT Malcom Brown here in my last mock, but am back to the Giants taking an OL. Scherff can play tackle, but he's my top-rated guard. The Giants are ramping up their offense for a strong playoff push in 2015.
    10. DeVante Parker

      WR

      Louisville

      So many ways to go for the Rams. They will strongly consider OL, but Parker's polish and skills on the perimeter help new QB Nick Foles up the Rams' offensive production in 2015.
    11. Trae Waynes

      CB

      Michigan St.

      The Vikings continue to make strides, fulfilling the image of coach Mike Zimmer by becoming a very good defensive team. Waynes is an immediate starter and producer.
    12. Breshad Perriman

      WR

      Central Florida

      The biggest riser in mock drafts everywhere, the blazingly fast Perriman replaces Pro Bowler Josh Gordon and will pair with free-agent pickup Dwayne Bowe for a set of full-sized WRs.
    13. Bud Dupree

      OLB

      Kentucky

      Another name that is getting more and more mention moving up the charts, Dupree can fit any scheme that defensive coordinator Rob Ryan can conjure up.
    14. La'el Collins

      OT

      LSU

      Plays the game like the movie franchise "Fast and Furious." My second-rated guard, he can play offensive tackle, but he might be even more of a force inside and help the Dolphins play with more power.
    15. Arik Armstead

      DT

      Oregon

      Fits the 49ers' 3-4 defense to a T. Long-levered and has his best football ahead of him, Armstead plays with excellent leverage for a man nearly 6-foot-8.
    16. Todd Gurley

      RB

      Georgia

      Surprise! Yes, I know all about Gurley's ACL, but his rehab is is coming along really well, and he is expected to be ready for training camp. He is an absolute force who can run and catch, and he takes care of the ball.
    17. Ereck Flowers

      OT

      Miami

      There will be a strong temptation to take a running back here, and that makes sense. But the Chargers opt to fortify the offensive line, and Flowers can plug in at right tackle, with D.J. Fluker moving inside to guard.
    18. Cameron Erving

      C

      Florida St.

      Jeremy Maclin's addition has reduced the need to grab a wide receiver here. The loss of starting center Rodney Hudson makes this a need pick. Erving brings plenty of talent, too, having moved from left tackle during the 2014 season.
    19. Danny Shelton

      NT

      Washington

      Hard to believe that the "The Big Rumbler" drops this far on draft night, but the Browns and their fans would rejoice. Two first-round picks for the second year in a row for Cleveland.
    20. Landon Collins

      SS

      Alabama

      We are all still waiting to see just how the Eagles manipulate their way into getting Marcus Mariota, but short of that occurring, Collins fits very well as a big-time thumper with range.
    21. Randy Gregory

      OLB

      Nebraska

      This is truly a wild-card pick, but we knew that he would slide because of the failed drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine. Gregory's talent is immense, and Cincinnati is a great landing place.
    22. Marcus Peters

      CB

      Washington

      Peters has well-documented off-field issues, but he's a gifted cornerback. Coach Mike Tomlin and the Steelers organization will help him mature, and he'll give the team a much-needed talent on defense.
    23. Malcom Brown

      DT

      Texas

      Brown is being mentioned as a top-15 pick, and with the Lions essentially starting over at defensive tackle, Brown becomes a good running mate for recently acquired All-Pro Haloti Ngata.
    24. Eli Harold

      OLB

      Virginia

      The Cardinals continue to get stronger on defense with a lesser-known pass rusher, but one who is definitely talented and versatile.
    25. Andrus Peat

      OT

      Stanford

      Peat is talented and well-schooled in a pro-style offense and also has NFL bloodlines. Peat has a chance to start at left tackle for the next decade.
    26. Melvin Gordon

      RB

      Wisconsin

      Wide receiver is a strong possibility, but the second-best runner in the draft (and best pass protector among RBs) is a tremendous value pick for a team that loves to run the ball.
    27. Kevin Johnson

      CB

      Wake Forest

      With both top running backs off the board, the Cowboys think about defensive tackle here but ultimately opt for a smooth corner that is aggressive in coverage.
    28. T.J. Clemmings

      OT

      Pittsburgh

      The Broncos are planning one more run with Peyton Manning, and Clemmings fits right away at right tackle and allows the rest of the offensive line to go back to their best positions.
    29. D.J. Humphries

      OT

      Florida

      The top left tackle on my board heads to Indy to help protect Andrew Luck.
    30. Jalen Collins

      CB

      LSU

      The Packers need to help ease the loss of CB Tramon Williams and keep up with the big-time WRs of the NFC North.
    31. Byron Jones

      CB

      Connecticut

      It's hard for the Saints to turn down off-the-charts athletes, and Byron Jones fits the bill. He is one of the stars of the pre-draft process.
    32. Eddie Goldman

      DT

      Florida St.

      There is strength and power in abundance with this former FSU defensive lineman. With defensive tackle Vince Wilfork off to Houston, Goldman has an excellent shot at replacing him.
  6. Charley Casserly

    Full Analysis

    April 13, 2015

    1. Jameis Winston

      QB

      Florida St.

      Winston is better than RG3 and Cam Newton at the same point in their careers.
    2. Leonard Williams

      DE

      USC

      Mariota or Mettenberger? The Titans give Mettenberger a year to develop and take Williams.
    3. Dante Fowler, Jr.

      OLB

      Florida

      The Jaguars desperately need a pass rusher.
    4. Kevin White

      WR

      West Virginia

      Derek Carr gets a talented receiver in White.
    5. Marcus Mariota

      QB

      Oregon

      Projected trade to Browns
      In this projected trade, Washington gets picks, and the Browns get their quarterback of the future.
    6. Shane Ray

      DE

      Missouri

      The Jets have not had a legitimate outside pass rusher in years. Enter Ray.
    7. Amari Cooper

      WR

      Alabama

      Cooper is a safe pick and fills a need with Brandon Marshall gone.
    8. Vic Beasley

      OLB

      Clemson

      New Falcons coach Dan Quinn loves pass rushers.
    9. Brandon Scherff

      OG

      Iowa

      Scherff is the consensus best offensive lineman in the draft.
    10. Ereck Flowers

      OT

      Miami

      St. Louis needs a right tackle, and Flowers fits that need.
    11. Trae Waynes

      CB

      Michigan St.

      Mike Zimmer loves cornerbacks, and in Waynes, the Vikings get the best corner in the draft.
    12. Randy Gregory

      OLB

      Nebraska

      Projected trade to Redskins
      The Redskins land Gregory, whom some feel is the best pass rusher in the draft.
    13. Bud Dupree

      OLB

      Kentucky

      The Saints need to upgrade their pass rush and do by taking Dupree.
    14. DeVante Parker

      WR

      Louisville

      Quarterback Ryan Tannehill needs a true No. 1 receiver.
    15. Danny Shelton

      NT

      Washington

      Shelton will immediately improve the 49ers' run defense.
    16. Marcus Peters

      CB

      Washington

      Peters will replace Johnathan Joseph in a year as the Texans' No. 1 corner.
    17. Todd Gurley

      RB

      Georgia

      The medical reports say Gurley will be ready in July -- take him. The Chargers will be getting the best player in the draft.
    18. Andrus Peat

      OT

      Stanford

      Andy Reid loves to be strong at the offensive tackle position. Peat's addition means Eric Fisher can move to right tackle.
    19. Malcom Brown

      DT

      Texas

      Upgrading the run defense is a priority for the Browns.
    20. Landon Collins

      SS

      Alabama

      Cornerback is a possibility here, but Collins fills a major need on defense.
    21. Eddie Goldman

      DT

      Florida St.

      The Bengals did not play as well at defensive tackle last year as they have in the past.
    22. Kevin Johnson

      CB

      Wake Forest

      The Steelers need an OLB and CB. Johnson is the highest rated player left on the board among those positions.
    23. Jordan Phillips

      NT

      Oklahoma

      Despite the addition of Haloti Ngata, the Lions still need another defensive tackle and get one in Phillips.
    24. Melvin Gordon

      RB

      Wisconsin

      Nothing could help the Cardinals' running game more than getting a first-class running back.
    25. D.J. Humphries

      OT

      Florida

      The Panthers need a lot, including an offensive tackle. I'm not sold on Michael Oher solving that problem.
    26. Phillip Dorsett

      WR

      Miami

      In this scenario, I could see a trade back, but Philip Dorsett would fill a major need for a speed receiver; he is the same size as T.Y. Hilton.
    27. Byron Jones

      CB

      Connecticut

      Jones would fill perfectly into the Cowboys' defensive scheme.
    28. La'el Collins

      OT

      LSU

      The Broncos need a right tackle to start opposite Ryan Clady.
    29. T.J. Clemmings

      OT

      Pittsburgh

      Protecting Andrew Luck is among the Colts' top priorities.
    30. Jalen Collins

      CB

      LSU

      After losing Tramon Williams and Devon House in free agency, the Packers get Collins.
    31. Cameron Erving

      C

      Florida St.

      Erving's addition finishes the rebuilding of the Saints' interior offensive line.
    32. Arik Armstead

      DT

      Oregon

      An interior defensive lineman is a need after the Patriots lost Vince Wilfork.

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