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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Lance Zierlein

    Full Analysis

    April 8, 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 the Buccaneers to pass on.
    2. Leonard Williams

      DE

      USC

      The combination of Jurrell Casey and 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 not only an outstanding fit for his scheme, but also a player who is still very moldable as a talent.
    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 the upside and traits that 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 Brian Orakpo gone, this works.
    6. Shane Ray

      DE

      Missouri

      GM Mike Maccagnan was in Houston when the Texans took Mario Williams, Whitney Mercilus and Jadeveon Clowney in the first round. Todd Bowles would love to get another rusher.
    7. Amari Cooper

      WR

      Alabama

      The Bears could choose to go in any number of directions with this pick, but if a touchdown maker such as Cooper is here, how can they pass?
    8. Andrus Peat

      OT

      Stanford

      The Falcons could go with OLB or CB here, but Peat would give them their bookend offensive tackles, which is invaluable in Kyle Shanahan's offense.
    9. Danny Shelton

      NT

      Washington

      I've had the Giants sticking with offensive line in this spot in previous mocks and that could easily happen, but Shelton's potential to dominate will make him very attractive.
    10. Trae Waynes

      CB

      Michigan St.

      Waynes' size, speed and lockdown cover ability could allow defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to fully unlock the defense's massive potential.
    11. Brandon Scherff

      OG

      Iowa

      Scherff has some holes in pass protection, but mashes as a run blocker. The Vikings would be able to try him out at OT and OG to see which fit is best for them.
    12. Marcus Mariota

      QB

      Oregon

      Will Mariota last this long? Maybe, maybe not, but I'm not going to project any trade-ups for him at this point. It's hard to believe the Browns are sold on Johnny Manziel.
    13. Randy Gregory

      OLB

      Nebraska

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

      WR

      Central Florida

      Perriman is all I hear about when talking to NFL personnel men. Teams were already excited by his tape, but his mid-4.2 pro-day 40 time could have him climbing this high.
    15. Arik Armstead

      DT

      Oregon

      We all know the 49ers need inside linebacker help desperately, 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 must have a plan in place at cornerback in a division featuring Andrew Luck.
    17. Todd Gurley

      RB

      Georgia

      This feels like a default selection and I understand that this is a RB-heavy draft, but Gurley is the potential workhorse of the future for that offense.
    18. DeVante Parker

      WR

      Louisville

      If Parker or Perriman is available, the Chiefs could have a hard time passing on that size and speed. Parker is a big target with outstanding deep-ball production in college.
    19. Jaelen Strong

      WR

      Arizona State

      Some teams are in love with Strong's ability to overmatch cornerbacks and make contested catches. This might be a little high for him, but it wouldn't shock me.
    20. Landon Collins

      SS

      Alabama

      There are several different directions the Eagles could go in here, but Collins makes them tougher and substantially better on the back end.
    21. D.J. Humphries

      OT

      Florida

      Andrew Whitworth is 33 while Andre Smith will be a free agent after this year. Humphries will be the left tackle of the future and might allow Whitworth to bump back inside.
    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. Malcom Brown

      DT

      Texas

      The Lions have their work cut out for them in replacing the interior pressure created by Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. The addition of Haloti Ngata helps, but Brown offers a core player for the future.
    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. Cedric Ogbuehi

      OT

      Texas A&M

      NFL personnel men tell me Ogbuehi's ACL tear does not concern them and that he'll be a first-round pick. The Panthers happen to need an athletic tackle.
    26. Marcus Peters

      CB

      Washington

      Peters' character is being scrutinized and his tape wasn't as good as expected, but his size and ball skills are undeniable and he fills a huge need for the Ravens.
    27. Eddie Goldman

      DT

      Florida St.

      Goldman is a powerhouse interior lineman who might not rush the passer as well as defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli might like, but he can bring the ruckus against the run.
    28. T.J. Clemmings

      OT

      Pittsburgh

      Gary Kubiak added a raw, athletic tackle at the back end of the first round by the name of Duane Brown in 2008. History repeats itself with the Clemmings selection.
    29. La'el Collins

      OT

      LSU

      The Colts would love to dominate teams on the ground as well as through the air. Collins is a plus run blocker who has the ability to play right tackle or right guard for the Colts.
    30. Ereck Flowers

      OT

      Miami

      Green Bay could look to take an ILB off the board or grab a cornerback, but Flowers offers a uniquely powerful run blocker (best suited at guard), who can clear paths for Eddie Lacy.
    31. Jordan Phillips

      NT

      Oklahoma

      The best way to build a defense is to find big, athletic men with dominant traits and that would be Phillips. He doesn't always play to his talent, but he's worth the risk.
    32. Kevin Johnson

      CB

      Wake Forest

      It feels wrong putting an obvious need pick here with Bill Belichick and I almost feeling dirty doing it, but Johnson makes sense. Devin Smith and A.J. Cann are also under consideration here.
  5. Brian Baldinger

    Full Analysis

    April 6, 2015

    1. Jameis Winston

      QB

      Florida St.

      Let the rebuilding in Tampa begin. Winston is the best QB prospect since Andrew Luck.
    2. Dante Fowler, Jr.

      OLB

      Florida

      Ray Horton's defense gets the draft's best pass rusher and puts him opposite Brian Orakpo.
    3. Leonard Williams

      DE

      USC

      The defensive upgrade continues in Jacksonville. Gus Bradley gets the best all-around defensive player in the draft.
    4. Kevin White

      WR

      West Virginia

      Derek Carr proved he is worthy of building around, and now he gets a deep threat the Raiders so sorely lacked a year ago.
    5. Shane Ray

      DE

      Missouri

      Ray has a motor that runs hot. The plan to start him opposite Ryan Kerrigan adds another playmaker to a vastly improving defense.
    6. Randy Gregory

      OLB

      Nebraska

      Gregory's lack of judgment in failing a drug test is a mighty big red flag for many teams, but his talent and upside is undeniable.
    7. Amari Cooper

      WR

      Alabama

      With the loss of Brandon Marshall, the Bears have a glaring need at wide receiver and Cooper is too good to pass on here.
    8. Vic Beasley

      OLB

      Clemson

      Beasely has the first-step quickness that every scout craves. He can be a game-changer for a Falcons defense that registered only 22 sacks in 2014 (only Cincinnati had fewer).
    9. Danny Shelton

      NT

      Washington

      The Giants were awful trying to stop the run in 2014. Steve Spagnuolo has to find a way to stop the ground games in the run-heavy NFC East.
    10. Brandon Scherff

      OG

      Iowa

      New offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti wants to be strong up front, and Scherff teaming with Greg Robinson would be a powerful left side for years to come.
    11. DeVante Parker

      WR

      Louisville

      Parker gets reunited with Teddy Bridgewater, and Norv Turner gets the true No. 1 receiver the Vikings need to compete in the NFC North.
    12. La'el Collins

      OT

      LSU

      Mike Pettine knows he needs to get better in the trenches. Collins is a powerful run blocker who can play right tackle or offensive guard. Nothing fancy here, just a solid player.
    13. Trae Waynes

      CB

      Michigan St.

      The Saints fell from No. 4 in overall defense in 2013 to No. 31 in 2014. The 33 TD passes surrendered last year is unacceptable. Waynes helps.
    14. Marcus Peters

      CB

      Washington

      At age 32, Brent Grimes is the lone dependable corner on the Dolphins' roster. Peters can play and should upgrade their secondary.
    15. Arik Armstead

      DT

      Oregon

      New coach Jim Tomsula loves to collect defensive linemen and knows how to coach them. Armstead could become a much better pro than college player.
    16. Dorial Green-Beckham

      WR

      Missouri

      With the departure of their all-time leading receiver (Andre Johnson), the Texans could use this talented-but-troubled WR, who could be a perfect fit.
    17. Todd Gurley

      RB

      Georgia

      Gurley could end up becoming the best player in the whole draft. Mike McCoy wants to run the football, but currently has no one to do it with on his roster. Gurley has a combination of size and speed.
    18. Cameron Erving

      C

      Florida St.

      Out goes one Seminole, Rodney Hudson, and in comes another to be his Day 1 replacement. It's a needed position with value at this spot.
    19. Malcom Brown

      DT

      Texas

      The Browns fight the urge to take Marcus Mariota here, but get a much-needed nose tackle to anchor their porous defensive front from 2014.
    20. Marcus Mariota

      QB

      Oregon

      Whether it's here at pick No. 20 or through a trade, Mariota gets reunited with Chip Kelly and the Eagles keep on Ducking.
    21. Andrus Peat

      OT

      Stanford

      The mammoth offensive tackle keeps the Bengals big and strong in the trenches -- just the way Marvin Lewis likes it. Peat could start out at right tackle in his rookie season.
    22. Landon Collins

      SS

      Alabama

      The one marquee safety in this draft helps new defensive coordinator Kevin Butler tighten up the backend of this once-proud defense.
    23. Ereck Flowers

      OT

      Miami

      The talented-but-raw Flowers can be a dynamic player for years to come. He has tremendous upside, and the Lions should get an immediate-impact player.
    24. Bud Dupree

      OLB

      Kentucky

      Dupree has a rare combination of size, speed and strength. He should help a rapidly depleted defense stay competitive in the defensive-minded NFC West.
    25. D.J. Humphries

      OT

      Florida

      The Panthers have to get better up front at all positions aside from center (Ryan Kalil). Humphries is a natural left tackle and is only 20 years old.
    26. Kevin Johnson

      CB

      Wake Forest

      Year after year, all the Ravens do is sit back at the end of the first round and take the best player available. In this case, Johnson also helps fill a dire need at cornerback.
    27. Melvin Gordon

      RB

      Wisconsin

      It's imposssible to think any back can have the production that DeMarco Murray had in 2014, but Gordon helps ease the pain of the defection.
    28. T.J. Clemmings

      OT

      Pittsburgh

      I see steady improvement from Clemmings. Rookie offensive linemen have a good chance to play immediately in Gary Kubiak's zone-blocking scheme. Clemmings would be no exception.
    29. Eddie Goldman

      DT

      Florida St.

      Goldman's size and movement should help the interior of a Colts defense that needs bulk.
    30. P.J. Williams

      CB

      Florida St.

      The recent DUI has this talented player on the slide, but that talent is exactly what the Packers are looking for to keep the cornerback position a strength.
    31. Denzel Perryman

      ILB

      Miami

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

      CB

      Connecticut

      With the one-year rentals of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner taken care of, it's time now for the Patriots to address their longer-term interests at the position. Jones will compete for time in 2015.
  6. Bucky Brooks

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    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.

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