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Best fits for biggest names available in 2015 NFL Draft

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The end of the first round did not mean the end of big names available in the NFL Draft. So where could some of the most intriguing remaining names land?

Randy Gregory, outside linebacker


One of the best pure pass rushers in this draft is still available following his failed drug test in February and questions about his ability to handle the "mental rigors" of the NFL. We don't know what teams concluded after their psychological evaluation of Gregory, but his talent is impossible to ignore.

Best fit: The New York Jets have plenty of defensive line talent up front, but they don't have any pass rushers who can win one-on-one matchups. Gregory would be an intriguing gamble at pick No. 37. He hasn't lost his confidence.

Other potential fits: The Raiders, Jaguars, Giants, and Falcons all need pass rushers. They all have picks in the first half of the second round. It would be surprising if Gregory lasted too long on the clock Friday.

Brett Hundley, quarterback


He's a total wild card, but Hundley's physical skills are hard to ignore. In an era in which early round quarterbacks play too quickly, Hundley is better off as a third-round pick who gets a few years to learn the game at the pro level. He's a fun pickup for any team wanting to groom a potential starter in a few years.

Best fit: The Kansas City Chiefs have an entrenched starter in Alex Smith and a great quarterback tutor in Andy Reid. While the team took Aaron Murray in the fifth round last year, we believe you should grab a quarterback every season until you find a top 10 option. The Chiefs don't have one of those.

Other potential fits: Chicago, Houston and Washington all could be looking for value at quarterback as the draft wears on. The team that takes Hundley will tell us something about the quarterback group in place.

Bryce Petty, quarterback


One of the toughest players to evaluate because of the Baylor offense, Petty has the size and arm strength that NFL teams crave. He's a projection because of his college system, but could be pushed up in Friday's draft because it's such a thin crop of quarterbacks.

Best fit: New Orleans wants to find a young quarterback for Sean Payton to mold behind Drew Brees. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Saints were considering Petty at the end of Round 1. Perhaps they will trade up or take Petty in the second round.

Other potential fits: Arizona is still searching for a long-term answer, and Petty is the kind of pocket quarterback Bruce Arians loves. St. Louis, Washington, and Houston all make sense too.

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