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. Bucky Brooks

    Full Analysis

    March 30, 2015

    1. Jameis Winston

      QB

      Florida St.

      Winston checks all of the boxes as the Buccaneers’ franchise quarterback. He is a polished pocket passer with the charisma and leadership skills to help the Buccaneers get over the hump in the NFC South.
    2. Leonard Williams

      DE

      USC

      The Titans need a disruptive defender with the explosive athletic traits to play multiple positions in Dick LeBeau’s 3-4 zone blitz scheme. Williams should wreak havoc as the designated “bull in the china shop” along the frontline.
    3. Dante Fowler, Jr.

      OLB

      Florida

      The Jaguars would welcome a violent edge rusher with the grit, explosiveness and rush skill to dominate at the point of attack. Fowler would give Gus Bradley the disruptive playmaker the Jaguars need to bully opponents in the AFC.
    4. Kevin White

      WR

      West Virginia

      It’s time to give Derek Carr a big-bodied, athletic pass catcher to target in the passing game. White has all of the tools to blossom into a dynamic WR1 in time.
    5. Vic Beasley

      OLB

      Clemson

      New GM Scot McCloughan loves long, rangy athletes with speed and quickness. Beasley is a dominant pass rusher with exceptional first-step quickness and closing burst.
    6. Shane Ray

      DE

      Missouri

      The Jets desperately need a dominant pass rusher to make Todd Bowles’ aggressive system go. Ray is a gritty edge player with a non-stop motor and impressive first-step quickness.
    7. Amari Cooper

      WR

      Alabama

      The most polished WR in the draft would be the ideal complementary playmaker opposite Alshon Jeffery. Cooper is a refined route runner with exceptional hands and ball skills.
    8. La'el Collins

      OT

      LSU

      The Falcons need to become tougher and more aggressive at the point of attack. Collins is a hard-nosed edge blocker with a nasty disposition and a workmanlike game.
    9. Danny Shelton

      NT

      Washington

      The return of Steve Spagnuolo could prompt GM Jerry Reese to fortify the defensive line by adding a big-bodied defensive tackle with strength, power and athleticism.
    10. Brandon Scherff

      OG

      Iowa

      The Rams could use a WR1, but adding a rugged interior blocker with grit and toughness would help Jeff Fisher build an offensive line that could dominate opponents at the point of attack.
    11. Trae Waynes

      CB

      Michigan St.

      Mike Zimmer wants an ultra-athletic bump-and-run corner to pair with Xavier Rhodes on the perimeter. Waynes has impressed evaluators with his speed and explosiveness in drills; he also has solid game tape to back up his credentials as one of the top cover corners in the draft.
    12. Ereck Flowers

      OT

      Miami

      The Browns need an offensive tackle adept at moving people off the ball. The ex-Hurricane displays the explosive strength and power to handle a starting right tackle position.
    13. Randy Gregory

      OLB

      Nebraska

      The fallout from a positive drug test could make the ex-Nebraska star a value pick for the Saints at this point. If Gregory can avoid off-field temptations, he could develop into a dominant edge defender in Rob Ryan’s 3-4 scheme.
    14. DeVante Parker

      WR

      Louisville

      After jettisoning several veteran pass catchers this offseason, the Dolphins need to find a WR1 for Ryan Tannehill to thrive in a fast-paced attack. Parker’s size and athleticism would expand the strike zone for him.
    15. Arik Armstead

      DT

      Oregon

      With Justin Smith contemplating retirement, Armstead could be viewed as the perfect replacement along the line. His size and length makes him an ideal 5-technique in the 49ers’ scheme.
    16. Kevin Johnson

      CB

      Wake Forest

      The Texans could look for an Andre Johnson replacement at this point, but Kevin Johnson is a technically sound cover corner with the tools to eventually succeed Johnathan Joseph as the Texans' top corner.
    17. Marcus Mariota

      QB

      Oregon

      Despite the presence of Philip Rivers, the Chargers could elect to nab the quarterback of the future at this stage of the draft. Mike McCoy has worked wonders with athletic QBs in the past (see Tim Tebow in Denver); he could help refine Mariota’s game for the NFL.
    18. Devin Smith

      WR

      Ohio St.

      The Chiefs upgraded their receiving corps with Jeremy Maclin, but still need a legitimate deep threat on the roster to keep opponents from crowding the box to slow down Jamaal Charles. Smith would give Andy Reid a DeSean Jackson-like big-play weapon.
    19. Malcom Brown

      DT

      Texas

      The recent signings of Dwayne Bowe and Brian Hartline alleviate some of the pressure to take a pass catcher in Round 1. They could opt to add a big-bodied run stuffer like Brown to a defense that’s rounding into form under Mike Pettine.
    20. Jalen Collins

      CB

      LSU

      The Eagles want to upgrade the secondary to better handle the explosive offenses that reside in the NFC. Collins is a long, rangy press corner with the potential to blossom into a premier player at the position.
    21. Andrus Peat

      OT

      Stanford

      Drafting a replacement for Andrew Whitworth is a sensible move for a perennial playoff contender. Peat is a true left tackle prospect with the footwork, length and girth to neutralize speed edge rushers.
    22. Marcus Peters

      CB

      Washington

      The Steelers prefer defenders with toughness, tenacity and grit. Peters fits the mold and is an exceptional lockdown corner capable of executing a variety of techniques on the edge.
    23. D.J. Humphries

      OT

      Florida

      The Lions need to reshuffle their offensive line to ensure Matt Stafford is protected in the pocket. Humphries exhibits intriguing qualities as a potential left tackle, allowing the Lions to slide Riley Reiff over to right tackle.
    24. Bud Dupree

      OLB

      Kentucky

      The ex-Wildcat is a spectacular athlete with explosive speed, quickness and power. He is a better athlete than player at this point, but he could develop into a disruptive force when he settles in as an edge rusher in the Cardinals’ hybrid 3-4.
    25. T.J. Clemmings

      OT

      Pittsburgh

      The Panthers need to secure the edges of the offensive line to help Cam Newton improve his performance from the pocket. Humphries is a developmental prospect with the length and athleticism to succeed at offensive tackle.
    26. Todd Gurley

      RB

      Georgia

      Ozzie Newsome excels at finding Pro Bowl talents at the bottom of Round 1. Gurley could be the next candidate based on his remarkable physical tools and rugged running style.
    27. Melvin Gordon

      RB

      Wisconsin

      Jerry Jones would welcome the opportunity to replace DeMarco Murray with the most explosive running back in the draft. Gordon would anchor the Cowboys’ running game and give Jason Garrett the freedom to stick with the blue-collar approach that netted an NFC East title.
    28. Cameron Erving

      C

      Florida St.

      The Broncos need to reboot their offensive line to become the physical unit capable of taking down the premier defenses in the AFC. Erving is a versatile blocker with the skills to play multiple spots along the frontline.
    29. Landon Collins

      SS

      Alabama

      The ex-Alabama standout is a versatile playmaker capable of playing down near the box or roaming as a deep middle defender.
    30. Jordan Phillips

      NT

      Oklahoma

      The most athletic defensive tackle in the draft could be an ideal replacement for B.J. Raji. Phillips can man the nose tackle position or play as a penetrating 3-technique in the Packers’ scheme.
    31. Dorial Green-Beckham

      WR

      Missouri

      After trading away Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills, the Saints need to add more weapons to the passing game. DGB has off-field issues, but he is arguably the most talented pass catcher in the draft and has the potential to make a Plaxico Burress-like impact on the perimeter.
    32. Byron Jones

      CB

      Connecticut

      The combine star is more than a workout warrior. Jones exhibits solid cover skills and instincts in zone and has the athleticism to challenge receivers in man coverage.
  2. Lance Zierlein

    Full Analysis

    March 26, 2015

    1. Jameis Winston

      QB

      Florida St.

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

      DE

      USC

      The combination of Jurrell Casey and Leonard Williams would be a formidable duo for Andrew Luck to deal with within the division.
    3. Dante Fowler, Jr.

      OLB

      Florida

      Fowler provides Gus Bradley with an outstanding fit for his scheme and a talented player who is still very moldable.
    4. Kevin White

      WR

      West Virginia

      While I think the safety of Amari Cooper would make sense for the Raiders to pair with Derek Carr, teams love upside and traits, which White has in spades.
    5. Vic Beasley

      OLB

      Clemson

      Beasley's offseason workouts (with additional weight on his frame) have teams feeling some type of way, and with Orakpo gone, this works.
    6. Shane Ray

      DE

      Missouri

      The Jets might have to be absolutely sold on Mariota to take him here. Instead, let's create a monster by giving the Jets another toy for Todd Bowles to play with.
    7. Trae Waynes

      CB

      Michigan St.

      The Bears thought they could overcome defensive deficiencies with their offense, and they were wrong. Waynes steps in to take over for "Peanut" Tillman.
    8. Brandon Scherff

      OG

      Iowa

      Kyle Shanahan's offense requires a certain type of tackle, and Scherfff checks all of the athletic boxes. Atlanta has built from outside/in for too long.
    9. Andrus Peat

      OT

      Stanford

      Offensive line coaches around the league love Peat's combination of skills, and the Giants can plug him in at RT and move Pugh inside.
    10. Amari Cooper

      WR

      Alabama

      The Rams could easily look at RT here, but passing on a touchdown-maker like Cooper in a division featuring Seattle could be tough.
    11. Danny Shelton

      NT

      Washington

      The Vikings' defense was soft in the middle last season, and Mike Zimmer hates soft. Shelton is big, powerful and potentially dominant in the middle.
    12. Marcus Mariota

      QB

      Oregon

      If Mariota is here, the Browns would probably race to the podium with their card. It's unlikely the Browns trust Manziel, and Mariota could learn behind Josh McCown.
    13. Randy Gregory

      OLB

      Nebraska

      Gregory's failed combine drug test and admission of past failed tests could easily cause him to slide. The Saints need more edge pressure, and Gregory fits the bill.
    14. DeVante Parker

      WR

      Louisville

      This could be a great trade-back spot based on the board and the Dolphins' needs. If they stick here, Parker gives the Dolphins a future WR1.
    15. Arik Armstead

      DT

      Oregon

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

      CB

      LSU

      Johnathan Joseph's contract is up after 2015, and the Texans need a plan for cornerback in a division featuring Andrew Luck.
    17. Todd Gurley

      RB

      Georgia

      Feels like a default selection, and I understand this is a RB-heavy draft, but Gurley is the potential workhorse of the future for this offense.
    18. D.J. Humphries

      OT

      Florida

      Humphries is one of the most game-ready pass protectors in this year's draft, which could allow the Chiefs to move Eric Fisher back to RT.
    19. Breshad Perriman

      WR

      Central Florida

      Perriman blew up his pro day with a mid-4.2 40, but the tape already showed that. Perriman offers the same explosiveness that Josh Gordon gave the Browns.
    20. Landon Collins

      SS

      Alabama

      Several directions the Eagles could go here, but Collins makes them tougher and substantially better on the back-end.
    21. Ereck Flowers

      OT

      Miami

      The Bengals could move Flowers to guard or prepare him to take over for the overrated Andre Smith after 2015. Either way, mean comes to town.
    22. Bud Dupree

      OLB

      Kentucky

      Jarvis Jones has been a disappointment, and Jason Worilds is gone. Dupree looks like a Steeler. He's a mega-athlete waiting to be coached up.
    23. T.J. Clemmings

      OT

      Pittsburgh

      The Lions lost a huge chunk of their interior defense in the offseason, but Clemmings' athleticism and raw potential will be hard to pass up.
    24. Melvin Gordon

      RB

      Wisconsin

      The Cardinals are looking to improve their defensive front, but they also spent big money on Mike Iupati to get the running game going. Adding Gordon wouldn't hurt.
    25. La'el Collins

      OT

      LSU

      Collins isn't a clean fit here. He's not a left tackle, and Michael Oher is already on the right side (at least for now). Still, Collins is a good football player and lineman.
    26. Jaelen Strong

      WR

      Arizona State

      Strong showed off his outstanding athleticism at the combine, and the Ravens need a true WR1 to fit into their layered passing attack.
    27. Malcom Brown

      DT

      Texas

      Brown is a great fit in the penetrating, upfield attack of the Cowboys and should help fortify their defensive front very quickly.
    28. Cedric Ogbuehi

      OT

      Texas A&M

      If there is one thing that Gary Kubiak puts a premium on, it is tackle play in his scheme. If Ogbuehi's medicals are okay, he has a great shot at being a Bronco.
    29. Eric Kendricks

      ILB

      UCLA

      The Colts have used free agency to tighten up in important spots. There is still room for an active inside linebacker who can lead a defense.
    30. Eddie Goldman

      DT

      Florida St.

      The Packers want to be dominant up front once again. Goldman is a block-eating machine and a safer pick than Jordan Phillips, who offers boom/bust potential.
    31. Jordan Phillips

      NT

      Oklahoma

      The best way to build a defense is to find big, athletic guys with dominant traits. That would be Phillips. He doesn't always play to his talent, but he's worth the risk.
    32. Tevin Coleman

      RB

      Indiana

      Bill Belichick drafted Laurence Maroney in Round 1 in 2006, thinking Maroney could be a home-run hitter. Don't be shocked to see him take another shot here.
  3. Charles Davis

    Full Analysis

    March 25, 2015

    1. Jameis Winston

      QB

      Florida St.

      The Bucs appear to believe that the “Jameis Winston Experience” will lead them back to the playoffs in the near future.
    2. Leonard Williams

      DE

      USC

      The best player in the draft is the selection, even though the Titans have made noise about taking QB Marcus Mariota.
    3. Dante Fowler, Jr.

      OLB

      Florida

      The best combo pass rusher is able to keep his considerable skills in-state, and help the Jags continue to build on defense.
    4. Amari Cooper

      WR

      Alabama

      Raiders consider defense with this selection, but Cooper offers instant big-play ability to help second-year QB Derek Carr grow.
    5. Randy Gregory

      OLB

      Nebraska

      A pass-rushing fiend replaces the departed Brian Orakpo, and gives Ryan Kerrigan a bookend tag team partner.
    6. Vic Beasley

      OLB

      Clemson

      Jets fully addressed secondary during free agency, and now add an edge rusher (and bypass QB Marcus Mariota) to an already strong defense.
    7. Shane Ray

      DE

      Missouri

      Wins with “get off” and hands in getting to the QB. Bears' rebuild of defense gets a key cog.
    8. Todd Gurley

      RB

      Georgia

      Surprise! Expected choice of a much-needed edge rusher doesn’t materialize. When Falcons were at their recent best, Michael Turner ate carries and the offense rolled.
    9. Malcom Brown

      DT

      Texas

      The Giants pick one of the best DTs available as they continue to build momentum off of a good finish to 2014 and make a playoff push in 2015.
    10. Marcus Mariota

      QB

      Oregon

      Despite the trade of Sam Bradford that brings Nick Foles to town, landing a potential franchise QB at this spot is irresistible for Rams.
    11. DeVante Parker

      WR

      Louisville

      Reunion time in the Twin Cities. QB Teddy Bridgewater gets a college teammate as a big-time playmaker on the perimeter.
    12. Kevin White

      WR

      West Virginia

      White, my top-ranked WR, automatically helps whoever starts at QB for the Browns. With free-agent addition Dwayne Bowe also in town, Cleveland has a nice duo of full-sized WRs.
    13. Bud Dupree

      OLB

      Kentucky

      Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will find many ways to utilize this talented player, and get big plays out of him on a consistent basis.
    14. Trae Waynes

      CB

      Michigan St.

      Fins have a good defense, but Waynes makes the pass rush even better with his coverage ability. He tackles well, too.
    15. La'el Collins

      OT

      LSU

      Whether he plays G or OT, he’s an absolute force. Could easily replace Mike Iupati at guard, and power runs stay in the playbook.
    16. Landon Collins

      SS

      Alabama

      The chase of Indianapolis continues. This former Crimson Tide defender has range, and pop when it’s contact time.
    17. Melvin Gordon

      RB

      Wisconsin

      Ryan Mathews' departure opens a slot for this three-down sensation. His ability to pass block will make him a favorite of QB Philip Rivers quickly.
    18. Brandon Scherff

      OG

      Iowa

      Kansas City signed Jeremy Maclin in free agency, so the pressure to take a WR here is off. Hard to believe that the top-ranked interior blocker is still available.
    19. Danny Shelton

      NT

      Washington

      Browns have two first-round picks for second straight year, and now they go big with the youngster from UW.
    20. Jalen Collins

      CB

      LSU

      A safety to patrol the middle of the field might be preferable, but with Landon Collins off the board, Eagles take willowy CB to deal with Dallas WR Dez Bryant.
    21. Arik Armstead

      DT

      Oregon

      This long-levered DE’s best football should lie ahead after having recently played both football/basketball for the Ducks.
    22. Marcus Peters

      CB

      Washington

      CB is a screaming need for the Steelers, and while this former UW star had issues with the coaching staff that derailed his final season in college, he gets a clean slate in the Steel City.
    23. D.J. Humphries

      OT

      Florida

      My top-ranked LT in the draft. Humphries will help fortify an OL that must keep QB Matthew Stafford upright for another playoff push.
    24. Eli Harold

      OLB

      Virginia

      A terrific, underrated talent whose stock is rising the closer we get to draft day. With the addition of free-agent Sean Weatherspoon, the Cards jump up the talent on defense.
    25. Andrus Peat

      OT

      Stanford

      Panthers had the luxury of having Jordan Gross hold things down at LT for a decade. Peat can do the same.
    26. Jaelen Strong

      WR

      Arizona State

      Consideration will be given to selecting a CB here, but with Steve Smith, Sr., aging (shhh, don’t tell him I said that), and Torrey Smith gone to the 49ers, Strong is needed.
    27. Eddie Goldman

      DT

      Florida St.

      Cowboys fortified OL in first round in recent years. It’s the DL’s turn now. There will be a few options available for Dallas in the DT pool. Goldman provides strength and power.
    28. T.J. Clemmings

      OT

      Pittsburgh

      Broncos would like to be able to play their offensive linemen at their best positions. Clemmings can play RT now, and allow that process to happen. Protecting Peyton Manning is more important than ever as they make a push for another Super Bowl berth.
    29. Cameron Erving

      C

      Florida St.

      His move from LT to C during the 2014 season was impressive, and helped him move up draft boards. He gets to grow with QB Andrew Luck, and become what Jeff Saturday was to Peyton Manning in Indy.
    30. Kevin Johnson

      CB

      Wake Forest

      With the loss of Tramon Williams to Cleveland, this smooth cover guy gets the nod over a LB.
    31. Ereck Flowers

      OT

      Miami

      The Saints use their second pick of the first round to upgrade the OL. Flowers is a physical blocker who can play RT, and might be used as the guard opposite Jahri Evans in a power tandem at the position.
    32. Breshad Perriman

      WR

      Central Florida

      With the loss of Vince Wilfork to Houston in free agency, it would appear that a DT would be a priority. In today’s NFL, scoring points is a very big deal, too, and this long, sleek pass-catcher will help QB Tom Brady’s cause.
  4. Daniel Jeremiah

    Full Analysis

    March 18, 2015

    1. Jameis Winston

      QB

      Florida St.

      Winston is the top quarterback in this draft class, and he can be the long-term solution at the position for the Buccaneers.
    2. Leonard Williams

      DE

      USC

      The Titans addressed edge rusher in free agency, and Williams can be a dominant interior presence.
    3. Dante Fowler, Jr.

      OLB

      Florida

      Fowler is versatile, explosive and physical. He would be a great addition to Gus Bradley's defense.
    4. Amari Cooper

      WR

      Alabama

      The Raiders failed to land an impact wide receiver in free agency, but they will get a big-time weapon with this selection. Cooper will be an immediate go-to guy on third down.
    5. Randy Gregory

      OLB

      Nebraska

      Gregory would be an excellent replacement for Brian Orakpo.
    6. Shane Ray

      DE

      Missouri

      The Jets aggressively addressed the secondary in free agency, but there is still a need for a dynamic edge-rushing presence.
    7. Marcus Mariota

      QB

      Oregon

      The Bears have a new general manager and a new coach. Oftentimes, that means a new quarterback is on the way. It's time to rebuild in Chicago.
    8. Vic Beasley

      OLB

      Clemson

      Dan Quinn needs an explosive edge rusher and Beasley fits the description.
    9. Brandon Scherff

      OG

      Iowa

      This is a little too high for my taste, but the Giants love to upgrade the trenches with their high draft picks.
    10. Kevin White

      WR

      West Virginia

      I know Tavon Austin hasn't worked out as well as the Rams would've hoped, but that shouldn't discourage the selection on another West Virginia wideout.
    11. DeVante Parker

      WR

      Louisville

      Parker reunites with his college quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater.
    12. Danny Shelton

      NT

      Washington

      Shelton is a dominating run defender and fills a void in the Browns' defense.
    13. Bud Dupree

      OLB

      Kentucky

      Dupree is very raw, but he has rare explosiveness and an enormous upside.
    14. Trae Waynes

      CB

      Michigan St.

      The Dolphins filled a lot of needs in free agency, but they could use some more depth in the secondary.
    15. Arik Armstead

      DT

      Oregon

      The 49ers need to add some linebacker depth in this draft, but Armstead is too gifted to pass up in this scenario.
    16. Jaelen Strong

      WR

      Arizona State

      Strong continues to see his stock rise following an impressive combine and pro day.
    17. Todd Gurley

      RB

      Georgia

      Gurley would be a huge upgrade at the position for the Chargers.
    18. Malcom Brown

      DT

      Texas

      The Chiefs filled a lot of holes in free agency, and Andy Reid loves drafting linemen in the first round. Brown can dominate on all three downs.
    19. Ereck Flowers

      OT

      Miami

      This isn't a sexy pick, but Flowers is a Day 1 starter at right tackle.
    20. Eli Harold

      OLB

      Virginia

      It's impossible to predict what Chip Kelly will do, but the Eagles do have a need for another edge rusher.
    21. Dorial Green-Beckham

      WR

      Missouri

      The Bengals are desperate to win in the postseason ... maybe just desperate enough to roll the dice on the ultra-talented Green-Beckham, despite serious off-field concerns.
    22. Landon Collins

      SS

      Alabama

      Collins can play safety on run downs and slide down to nickel linebacker in passing situations.
    23. D.J. Humphries

      OT

      Florida

      Humphries is the top pass-blocking tackle in this draft class, and he fills a need for the Lions.
    24. Jalen Collins

      CB

      LSU

      The Cardinals have had good luck with LSU defensive backs.
    25. Andrus Peat

      OT

      Stanford

      Peat is tough to figure out on tape, but you cannot dispute his size and upside.
    26. Eddie Goldman

      DT

      Florida St.

      The Ravens suffered some big losses in free agency, and adding depth to the defensive line is a priority.
    27. Melvin Gordon

      RB

      Wisconsin

      The Cowboys land DeMarco Murray's replacement right here.
    28. T.J. Clemmings

      OT

      Pittsburgh

      Denver replaces Orlando Franklin with a very similar player in Clemmings. Both guys are capable of playing RT and OG.
    29. La'el Collins

      OT

      LSU

      Collins would be an immediate upgrade at RT for the Colts.
    30. Kevin Johnson

      CB

      Wake Forest

      The Packers' roster is pretty stacked, but they do need to address the cornerback position after free agency losses of Tramon Williams and Davon House.
    31. Marcus Peters

      CB

      Washington

      Peters has some off-field concerns, but he has Pro Bowl ability.
    32. Jordan Phillips

      NT

      Oklahoma

      The Patriots parted ways with Vince Wilfork, and Phillips would be a good fit in his place.
  5. Charley Casserly

    Full Analysis

    March 15, 2015

    1. Jameis Winston

      QB

      Florida St.

      Winston is a gifted talent. The question is, can you rely upon him?
    2. Leonard Williams

      DE

      USC

      Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan fill their OLB need, making Williams the pick.
    3. Dante Fowler, Jr.

      OLB

      Florida

      A pass rusher is desperately needed in Jacksonville.
    4. Kevin White

      WR

      West Virginia

      The Raiders need to get some weapons for Derek Carr.
    5. Randy Gregory

      OLB

      Nebraska

      Washington's pass rush adds an exciting talent.
    6. Marcus Mariota

      QB

      Oregon

      Projected trade to Browns
      The Browns cannot rely on Johnny Manziel and will trade up here with the New York Jets to grab Mariota.
    7. Danny Shelton

      NT

      Washington

      The Bears need to build a defensive line for their new 3-4 defense.
    8. Shane Ray

      DE

      Missouri

      New head coach Dan Quinn loves pass-rushers.
    9. Andrus Peat

      OT

      Stanford

      The Giants need to solidify the OL. Justin Pugh can move to guard.
    10. Ereck Flowers

      OT

      Miami

      After drafting LT Greg Robinson last year, the Rams need to address their right side.
    11. Trae Waynes

      CB

      Michigan St.

      Mike Zimmer loves corners and gets the best CB is this draft.
    12. Bud Dupree

      OLB

      Kentucky

      Projected trade to Jets
      The Jets move down here in a projected trade with the Browns. Quinton Coples has underachieved, and Calvin Pace is old. Enter Dupree.
    13. Brandon Scherff

      OG

      Iowa

      The Saints need to solidify their OL to protect Drew Brees.
    14. Marcus Peters

      CB

      Washington

      The Dolphins have to stop Tom Brady, and take Peters here.
    15. Eddie Goldman

      DT

      Florida St.

      Goldman helps the 49ers rebuild their defensive line.
    16. Amari Cooper

      WR

      Alabama

      Andre Johnson is gone, and a replacement is needed opposite DeAndre Hopkins.
    17. Todd Gurley

      RB

      Georgia

      Gurley is the pick unless he doesn't pass his physical; otherwise, it's Melvin Gordon.
    18. T.J. Clemmings

      OT

      Pittsburgh

      Andy Reid has always been strong at offensive tackle.
    19. DeVante Parker

      WR

      Louisville

      After trading up for Mariota, the Browns grab a WR to go with their new QB.
    20. Landon Collins

      SS

      Alabama

      The Eagles gave up too many big plays last year. Collins should cut that down.
    21. Malcom Brown

      DT

      Texas

      The Bengals need a young DT and improved play at the position.
    22. Vic Beasley

      OLB

      Clemson

      Beasley gives the Steelers' pass rush a much-needed lift.
    23. Jordan Phillips

      NT

      Oklahoma

      With Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley gone, the Lions need to rebuild their defensive line.
    24. Kevin Johnson

      CB

      Wake Forest

      With the loss of Antonio Cromartie this is a necessary pick.
    25. La'el Collins

      OT

      LSU

      The Panthers grab the most physical run blocker among this year's OTs.
    26. Arik Armstead

      DT

      Oregon

      Chris Canty and Haloti Ngata are no longer here, making the defensive line a big need in Baltimore.
    27. Melvin Gordon

      RB

      Wisconsin

      Gordon will be a strong candidate to win Rookie of the Year.
    28. D.J. Humphries

      OT

      Florida

      Denver has a major hole at right tackle and addresses it by taking Humphries.
    29. Cameron Erving

      C

      Florida St.

      Erving has the ability to play center and offensive tackle.
    30. Maxx Williams

      TE

      Minnesota

      The Packers need an inside linebacker, but can address that later in the draft.
    31. Jalen Collins

      CB

      LSU

      Getting Brandon Browner isn't enough. The Saints need another corner.
    32. T.J. Yeldon

      RB

      Alabama

      The Pats are likely to trade out of his position, but could address a need at running back.
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    1. Jameis Winston

      QB

      Florida St.

      Get the quarterback and go.
    2. Randy Gregory

      OLB

      Nebraska

      In a game where you must put pressure on the quarterback, Gregory could be the next Jason Taylor.
    3. Dante Fowler, Jr.

      OLB

      Florida

      The Jaguars addressed their offensive line and tight end issues in free agency. Now Gus Bradley gets a sack artist to pump up the defense.
    4. Kevin White

      WR

      West Virginia

      Derek Carr is worthy of building around. The Raiders need to get him a No. 1 wide receiver to grow with in Oakland.
    5. Shane Ray

      DE

      Missouri

      Ryan Kerrigan made the transition to OLB. Ray can do the same thing to fill the void left by Brian Orakpo.
    6. Todd Gurley

      RB

      Georgia

      Gurley is my No. 1 player in this draft. All other positions have been filled except for running back.
    7. Trae Waynes

      CB

      Michigan St.

      You have to start building somewhere. Waynes gives John Fox and Vic Fangio a building block.
    8. Leonard Williams

      DE

      USC

      The Falcons need to continue building a strong defensive front. Adrian Clayborn is a nice start. Williams would upgrade even more.
    9. Danny Shelton

      NT

      Washington

      Look at all the strong rushing attacks in the NFC East. The Giants have to find a way to stop them.
    10. La'el Collins

      OT

      LSU

      Protection for Nick Foles is paramount, and the Rams know all too well what it's like to play without a No. 1 QB.
    11. Amari Cooper

      WR

      Alabama

      Norv Turner will make Cooper into a star with his deep passing game.
    12. Marcus Mariota

      QB

      Oregon

      Eventually, the Browns will get this position correct, although Mariota is anything but a sure thing.
    13. DeVante Parker

      WR

      Louisville

      The Saints sent Jimmy Graham to Seattle. They have to somehow find a way to replace his production.
    14. Marcus Peters

      CB

      Washington

      Don't let up on the defensive gas now. Keep building around Ndamukong Suh.
    15. Brandon Scherff

      OG

      Iowa

      The 49ers lost Mike Iupati to Arizona, but can replace him with a plug-and-play.
    16. Vic Beasley

      OLB

      Clemson

      Brooks Reed goes to Atlanta. Now the Texans have to find a way to get this athlete on the field.
    17. Melvin Gordon

      RB

      Wisconsin

      Ryan Mathews never was able to stay healthy, and the Chargers need to find a healthy replacement.
    18. Cameron Erving

      C

      Florida St.

      Lose one Seminole (Rodney Hudson) to the Raiders, replace him with another.
    19. T.J. Clemmings

      OT

      Pittsburgh

      Upgrading the offensive line is part of Mike Pettine's plan.
    20. Landon Collins

      SS

      Alabama

      The Eagles have a glaring hole at safety. Collins is the best player at his position in this draft.
    21. Arik Armstead

      DT

      Oregon

      The Bengals have to continue to build inside the trenches; they have lost a lot there the last two years.
    22. Bud Dupree

      OLB

      Kentucky

      Dupree is an athletic freak and the Steelers will need him to replace Jason Worilds.
    23. Andrus Peat

      OT

      Stanford

      Uncertainty exists with the injury to LaAdrian Waddle at right tackle.
    24. Jalen Collins

      CB

      LSU

      With Antonio Cromartie heading back to the Jets, the Cardinals reunite Tyrann Mathieu with LSU's Collins.
    25. D.J. Humphries

      OT

      Florida

      Cam Newton needs better protection, and Humphries can play either tackle position.
    26. Dorial Green-Beckham

      WR

      Missouri

      Steve Smith will turn 36 in May. Torrey Smith is in San Francisco. Time to get bigger, stronger, younger, faster.
    27. Eddie Goldman

      DT

      Florida St.

      You have to stop the running game in the NFC East. This is not a sexy pick, but neither was Zack Martin last year.
    28. Jordan Phillips

      NT

      Oklahoma

      Time to beef up a depleted defensive line.
    29. Ereck Flowers

      OT

      Miami

      The Colts have addressed all other areas in free agency. Give Andrew Luck protection and he will do the rest.
    30. Benardrick McKinney

      ILB

      Mississippi St.

      There's no doubt the Packers are looking to upgrade their linebacking corps. This pick allows Clay Matthews to stay outside.
    31. Denzel Perryman

      ILB

      Miami

      So many holes, but the undersized Perryman allows the Saints to replace Curtis Lofton.
    32. Jaelen Strong

      WR

      Arizona State

      Tom Brady deserves more help. Size and speed are always good assets.

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