2015 Ultimate NFL Mock Draft
Version 5.0 | Updated Feb 11th, 2015
DraftSeason’s staff puts their heads together and go pick by pick constructing the 2015 Ultimate Mock Draft. Updated on a daily basis so check back monthly for all the movers and shakers.
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1. Tampa Bay Bucs (Lomas) – Marcus Mariota QB, Oregon
Winston is favorite for this spot now, but one thing that always gets magnified in April is character issues and turnovers. Once people realize just how lucky Winston was (and how good his defense and running game was) they will realize that he isn’t a better QB than Mariota. The Bucs have a very solid receiver group right now and they need someone who can throw touch passes and beat zone coverage, that guy is not Jameis Winston.
2. Tennessee Titans (Lupagus) – Jameis Winston QB, FSU
Winston is a talented yet scary prospect. He’s got the arm talent, size, and plays in a pro-ready system. But he’s speckled with character concerns Any team that is willing to take him early in this Draft will have to vet him so deep their butts go to sleep.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars (Onebar) – Leonard Williams DT, USC
Best player on the board, and possibly the entire draft. Williams is a dominate defensive lineman who can take over games by himself. Can play multiple spots along the line and could be the face of the Jags defense for the next 6-8 years.
4. Oakland Raiders (Lomas) – Kevin White WR, West Virginia
The Raiders don’t need a consistent receiver that fits as a consistent chain mover, because I don’t believe that Carr has the patience (or the OL) to methodically move down the field. The Raiders need the best high pointing WR (aside from Mike Evans) of the last five years that will make those sideline catches that Carr loves to throw.
5. Washington Redskins (Lupagus) – Randy Gregory DE/OLB, Nebraska
The Redskins defense was almost as offensive as their name last season. It mostly stemmed from a lack of a pass rush. Gregory is explosive off the snap and can get to QBs in a hurry. He would cause a ton of ruckus for the Skins defense.
6. New York Jets (Onebar) – Amari Cooper WR, Alabama
It is painfully obvious that the Jets need to add more tools on offense, especially if they decide to part ways with Percy Harvin. Cooper would be a nice addition to line-up opposite Decker and help bring more weapons to the table for whoever is under center.
7. Chicago Bears (Lomas) – Shane Ray EDGE, Mizzou
Whether the Bears go to a full 3-4 or if they still keep elements of a 4-3, I think Ray is a great fit here. While most point to Michael Sam’s numbers last year as inflated production from Mizzou rushers, Ray’s motor and athleticism is on a whole different level. Should be the spark plug they need.
8. Atlanta Falcons (Lupagus) – Dante Fowler Jr. DE, Florida
The Falcons have to get to the quarterback on a regular basis in 2015 if they want to compete in the terrible NFC South. Fowler is quick off the edge and would be the team’s best pure pass rusher the moment he holds that Falcons hat in his hands.
9. New York Giants (Onebar) – Brandon Scherff OT, Iowa
I’ve been pretty high on Scherff going to the Giants for the past month. The Giants aren’t as far away as some think from contending in the NFC East. The offensive line will need to be addressed this offseason and Scherff would offer the ability to play multiple spots along the line and be possible left tackle of the future for the G-Men.
10. St. Louis Rams (Lomas) – Landon Collins S, Alabama
The Rams are in a tough spot here, but with no QB on the board worth a first round pick, and after “solidifying” the offensive line they need to find some way to push themselves over the edge of mediocrity. Collins is a very solid player who (while not spectacular to me) makes the plays a top-15 safety in the NFL should make. This may give the Rams enough defensive power to threaten a banged up Cardinals team and a 49ers organization in flux.
11. Minnesota Vikings (Lupagus) – DeVante Parker WR, Louisville
With Landon Collins and Brandon Scherff off the board, the Vikes are a bit stuck. I’m not comfortable with another offensive tackle this high, and no other linebacker or safety should go this early either. So the Vikings address a secondary need, reuniting Bridgewater with an old college teammate. It should take long for them to rekindle their rapport, and Parker could become the Vikings no.1 receiver in the very near future.
12. Cleveland Browns (Onebar) – Danny Shelton DT, Washington
The middle of the Browns defense needs an upgrade, Phil Taylor isn’t the answer. Shelton is a beefy bigman that can help plug up the middle along with the ability to make plays in the backfield.
13. New Orleans Saints (Lomas) – Vic Beasley EDGE, Clemson
The Saints finished with only 34 sacks this year and that is a problem that needs to be fixed when you pick this high in the draft AND you have Drew Brees.
14. Miami Dolphins (Lupagus) – Maxx Williams TE, Minnesota
Maxx Williams is extremely underrated at this point in the 2015 Draftseason. He is a young super athletic tight end in the mold of Jimmy Graham and Gronk. While he doesn’t have their elite size, he still is big enough to create mismatches all over the field.
15. San Francisco 49ers (Onebar) – Trae Waynes CB, Michigan St.
The 49ers are a team that could go in a handful of directions, but if they have a shot at the best corner in the draft at 15, it would go along way in improving a secondary that could use more talent. f
16. Houston Texans (Lomas) – Eric Kendricks LB, UCLA
The Texans can’t keep expecting Brian Cushing to be what he was five years ago. However, they are lucky enough to have a similar play making LB in this draft in Kendricks.