2015 NFL Mock Draft (5.1 – first fifty picks) by James Fedewa


1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State Winston has maturity issues, but he is  young which is fine.  He is done with the freshman antics and he is worthy of a #1 overall selection. Winston can lead a team to a championship and has leader qualities. If Jameis can continue to grow, and stay out of trouble, he will have a very long career in the NFL (throwing to a dangerous group of Tampa receivers).
2 Tennessee Titans Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon The Titans could go defense here (Williams), but Mariota is a premium QB prospect and fits the  new-age of flex NFL QB, and can be an All Pro within a couple of years.  Mariota should be be better than Cam Newton, Russell Wilson and Kaepernick.
3 Jacksonville Jaguars Leonard Williams, DT, USC Williams is the best defender in this years class, and could potentially go #1 overall. Williams can line up at DT and DE in HC Gus Bradley’s system and will flourish.
4 Oakland Raiders Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama Cooper is the complete receiver. He can catch everything, run every route, has great footwork and can run away with it.  Cooper is and has has always been the top WR in this draft.
5 Washington Redskins Dante Fowler Jr., OLB, Florida Mega Motor Speed Pass Rusher. You can’t teach speed or heart, Fowler has both (with pure talent).  A great compliment to Kerrigan (bye bye  Orakpo)
6 New York Jets Vic Beasley, OLB/DE, Clemson Beasley will can fit very well in the OLB rotation in Chicago,  and can bring some much needed pressure on opposing QB’s. Vic isn’t ready to be an every down OLB yet, but can come in on passing downs immediately (until he can put on some weight and help with run support). He’s a specialty pass rusher at this point…
7 Chicago Bears Kevin White, WR, West Virginia The Bears are shocked that White falls to the 7th pick. Looking for defense, Chicago can’t pass on such a talented playmaker and arguably the best WR in this draft. (thinking of a faster Larry Fitzgerald)
8 Atlanta Falcons Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa Scherff has the potential to be a Pro Bowl guard, or a very good right tackle. Maybe, just maybe, Scherff can be a good left tackle, which is what you’re hoping for (with the first OL taken in a draft). ATL is looking for pass rushers, but with problems with S.Ray and R.Gregory, it’s  safer to get the best OL prospect in the draft  to protect Matt Ryan. Start him at RT day one.
9 New York Giants Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford Protecting Eli is a primary NEED for the Giants and Peat is a very SAFE pick. Instant left tackle starter.
10 St. Louis Rams DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville St. Louis has been looking for a WR1 for many years, and Parker fits that projection. With a new QB in town, Foles will be given a good opportunity to succeed as the long term future for St. Louis (or Los Angeles)
11 Minnesota Vikings Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State The best CB prospect with the 11th pick? WOW!  Minnesota is lucky to find Waynes this late…
12 Cleveland Browns Danny Shelton, DT, WA Cleveland’s rush defense is terrible and their biggest need is DL.  Shelton can play anywhere in a 3-4 D line, which is extremely valuable.  However, Shelton maybe only a 2 down run stuffer, which may make him slide a bit in this draft.
13 New Orleans Saints Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky Jimmy Graham (and Stills) are gone, but Brees should be able to adapt with what the Saints currently has on offense. Dupree is a freekish athlete and can start day one at OLB.
14 Miami Dolphins Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia The Dolphins need to find some play-makers at WR, but with the new arrivals Stills and Jennings, they can hold off for now.  Finding a ball hawk CB is a need too. However, this is a team built with the offence in mind, but this offence has never had a legitimate 3 Down RB.
15 San Francisco 49ers Malcom Brown, DT, Texas The 49ers want to draft the Best Player Available,  regardless of team-need (which may lead to OLB Randy Gregory). CB and WR are probably the most glaring need, but Brown is extremely talented and can fill Justin Smith’s DE spot now.
16 Houston Texans Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida Not only does Houston need a WR, they need several WR. Losing Andre Johnson will not be an easy replacement, but Perriman has great size/speed. Savvy pick!
17 San Diego Chargers Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin San Diego’s need at RB isn’t that pressing as the media precieves, but San Diego needs to surround Rivers with some 1st round offensvie talent. This pick is specifically designed to keep Rivers happy (in SD) and keep safeties closer to the line of scrimmage. Gordon’s rushing presence will open passing lanes up in the secondary. Melvin is a home run threat, a high character guy and (potential) super star.  An extremely explosive and dynamic runner / playmaker.
18 Kansas City Chiefs Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami The Chiefs were hoping for a top 4 WR at this position, but it didn’t happen. Flowers stock has been rising quickly and he’s a massive RT instant upgrade starter.
19 Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo Bills) Jaelen Strong WR Arizona St. The Browns got their beef on the DL earlier (Shelton), now they need a red-zone WR. Strong isn’t flashy, but he get the job done. Is tape is mediocre, but he did light it up with a 4.4 forty at the combine (and is a big body WR). With some time and development, he could be a very good WR1. He’s a better prospect than Josh Gordon was…
20 Philadelphia Eagles Marcus Peters CB Washington Assuming Philly doesn’t go QB here, Peters is a shut down CB, with ideal size, speed with ball skills.  He’s a wild card though as he might have an odd temperament (or ego), but Chip see’s the STAR in Peters. If Chip gets Peters to reach his potential, he might be the best DB in this draft. (UCLA’s QB Brett Hundley might be a sleeper pick here, as Hundley is just as talented as coveted Mariota).
21 Cincinnati Bengals D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida Cincy doesn’t have a lot of “needs” but getting younger on the OL is a very safe route.  Humphries can start at Left Tackle immediately, shifting the OL around. Moving Andrew Whitworth inside will upgrade the whole OL.
22 Pittsburgh Steelers Byron Jones, CB, Uconn The “Winner of the Combine” is Jones. His freakish abilities have him climbing up the boards quickly.  With the ability of playing safety and CB, this makes Jones even more valuable.
23 Detroit Lions T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh With Fairly and Suh gone, Detroit needs new big bodies on the D-Line. But a massive O lineman to project franchise QB Stafford is the safer pick. Some very good DT prospects will be available in the 2nd round.
24 Arizona Cardinals Arik Armstead DE Oregon CB, RB and OLB might be bigger priorities with this pick, but the BPA is Armstead.  Gurly (or Gordon) might be the pick here, but this draft his loaded with RB’s and HC Arians can wait to find a 2 down back.
25 Carolina Panthers Landon Collins, SS, Alabama Panthers need a OT’s, badly but with Martin and Oher brought in, they can wait. Collins can thump and can fill a positional NEED now. Great pick!
26 Baltimore Ravens Nelson Agholor, WR, USC If you are paying your QB mega bucks, you better find him someone to throw the ball to. The Ravens will be drafting at least 2 WR this year. Agholor is a quality slot WR prospect and can take over returning kickoffs too (replacing Jacoby Jones)
27 Dallas Cowboys Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska The fall of Gregory is Dallas’ jackpot. Gregory failed a drug test at the combine (pot), weighed in underweight (blamed on illness) so some GM’s might want to avoid Mr. Excuses (not Jerrah).   Gregory is BPA and just too good to pass up.
28 Denver Broncos Cameron Erving, OL, Florida State Broncos lost LG Franklin, and they need to replace him for one last SB run for Manning. Erving can play left guard now, but may project as a center later in his career.
29 Indianapolis Colts Shane Ray, DE, Missouri OL might be a safe pick here and there are some good ones available. Luck does take some big hits, and protecting Luck is a priority. A bigger need is pass rusher and a talented OLB/DE is a need need need. Bjorn Werner just has not turned into a compliment to aging Robert Mathis. Ray is a top 10 prospect and a great pass rusher, but an untimely drug possession snafu causes him to slide (right into Indy’s lap).
30 Green Bay Packers Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest Green Bay should draft more OL protection, but the offense is loaded. The D Line needs attention too, but they have some stop-gaps this year.  The Packers need DB’s and Johnson is a quick zone CB that the Packers are hungry for. ILB is a possibility too…
31 New Orleans Saints (via Seattle) Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma DGB is a good kid, that made a few weird decisions. He’s a  first round talent with AJ Green attributes.
32 New England Patriots Eric Rowe CB Utah Big Body CB and New England lost both starting CB’s this offseason. Rowe is a very good CB and should excel in NE’s system.
2.01 (33) Tennessee Titans Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami
2.02 (34) Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jake Fisher OT Oregon
2.03 (35) Oakland Raiders Eddie Goldman DT Florida St.
2.04 (36) Jacksonville Jaguars Devin Smith WR OSU
2.05 (37) New York Jets Cedric Ogbuehi OT Texas A&M
2.06 (38) Washington Redskins Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia
2.07 (39) Chicago Bears Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA
2.08 (40) New York Giants Damarious Randall, FS, Arizona State
2.09 (41) St. Louis Rams Donovan Smith OT, Penn State
2.10 (42) Atlanta Falcons Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA
2.11 (43) Cleveland Browns Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
2.12 (44) New Orleans Saints Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
2.13 (45) Minnesota Vikings Laken Tomlinson, OG, Duke
2.14 (46) San Francisco 49ers Jalen Collins CB LSU
2.15 (47) Miami Dolphins Denzel Perryman ILB Miami
2.16 (48) San Diego Chargers Jordan Phillips DT Oklahoma
2.17 (49) Kansas City Chiefs Stephone Anthony ILB Clemson
2.18 (50) Buffalo Bills Shaq Thompson OLB Washington


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