2015 Ultimate NFL Mock Draft
Version 1.0 | Updated June 2nd, 2014
1. Cleveland Browns (Onebar) – Leonard Williams DE, USC
Williams is a dominating big man that would be a great fit on the outside for the Browns 3-4 defense. The USC defender has a big frame at 6’5, 290 lbs but moves well and is an constant disruption in the offensive backfield.
2. Oakland Raiders (Lupagus) – Cedric Ogbuehi OT, Texas A&M
The Raiders built up their defense with last year’s first round pick and now bolster their offensive line with this massive Longhorn.
3. New York Jets (Lomas) – Jameis Winston QB, FSU
If the Jets are picking here then obviously Geno Smith and Michael Vick failed, which likely cost Rex Ryan his job. The best way to revamp this franchise is to get a talented offensive mind to come in and be the head coach, and then bring in a talented defensive coach to be the DC. The pieces are already there on defense, but they need to find a way to put up 21+ points each week.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars (Onebar) – Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska
Gregory is still raw but has all the traits to be a top 5 pick and a all out beast in the NFL. The Jags made some additions to the defensive line in free agency but still need that big time player like Gregory if they want to be feared.
5. Cleveland Browns (from Bills) (Lupagus) – Amari Cooper WR, Alabama
It was absolutely shocking to see the Browns not take a receiver in the 2014 Draft after knowing Josh Gordon would be suspended. Cooper has a beautiful blend of size and speed and gives Johnny Football a solid target that can become his no. 1 option if Gordon continues to make poor choices.
6. Washington Redskins (Lomas) – Vic Beasley DE/OLB, Clemson
I can’t imagine the Redskins franchise tagging Brian Orakpo again this offseason, and there really was no public push to sign him long term. Barring a bad year from Orakpo that would lead to a middling 2-4 year deal that doesn’t break the bank, I expect the Redskins to be looking at OLB next year.
7. Miami Dolphins (Onebar) – Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State
Calhoun is the type of defensive end I love, he is big (6’4, 260) and plays angry. The Dolphins could be in the market for additional pass rush with Wake’s age and their lack of love (so-far) for Dion Jordan.
8. New York Giants (Lupagus) – Mario Edwards Jr. DE, FSU
The Giants surprisingly didn’t use an early pick on a defensive lineman in last year’s Draft. They won’t be able to resist doing that again in 2015. Edwards can give this defensive line a needed boost in the pass rush department with his quick get off and relentless drive.
9. Tampa Bay Bucs (Lomas) – Marcus Mariota QB, Oregon
Mariota is an interesting QB with a ton of tools to like, and in an offense that just loaded up on big targets he could be dangerous.
10. Minnesota Vikings (Onebar) – Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB, Oregon
Vikings will be looking to continue to build their secondary. Ekpre-Olomu shot down a chance to be a 1st rounder in 2014 to return to Oregon and gets 1 more year to bolster his game.
11. Houston Texans (Lupagus) – Bryce Petty QB, Baylor
The Texans quarterback situation isn’t the greatest unless you are a believer in Tom Savage. I for one am not, and could see them going with Petty here if things shake out this way.
12. Carolina Panthers (Lomas) – Brandon Scherff OT, Iowa
I have a hard time trusting a few positions from a few schools: OL from Wisconsin, WR/QBs from USC, RBs from OSU, etc. One of those matches is OL from Iowa, mainly because they are coached so well and seemingly always come into the league and play at a mediocre level. having said that, I really liked Scherff’s film and the Panthers need help on the OL and at WR.
13. Detroit Lions (Onebar) – P.J. Williams CB, Florida St.
Lions still need help in their secondary, they continue to add weapons on offense but if you can’t stop the opposing team from scoring you will never make a push for a championship. Williams has the chance to be the best corner in the entre 2015 NFL Draft.
14. Tennessee Titans (Lupagus) – Landon Collins S, Alabama
The Titans could stand to bring in some youth and talent to their secondary corps. Collins is big and athletic and appears to be the top safety in the 15 class.
15. Kansas City Chiefs (Lomas) – Shawn Oakman DE/DT, Baylor
Oakman is a talented defender with huge upside. He is the perfect fit for a 3-4 scheme and teams will have major issues scheming to keep him doubled and keeping Justin Houston at bay.
16. Dallas Cowboys (Onebar) – Brett Hundley QB, UCLA
The Cowboys were rumored to be interested in a possibly quarterback in the 2014 draft and with Romo getting crusty at age 34 it could be a real possibility in 2015. Hundley would be a great fit and have the luxury of sitting behind Romo until his days in Dallas are done.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers (Lupagus) – Jalen Mills CB, LSU
The Steelers surprisingly didn’t use a hihg 2014 pick on a corner and it should emerge as their top need heading into the ‘15 offseason. Mills possesses the size the current crop of Steelers corners lack.
18. Cincinnati Bengals (Lomas) – Dorial Green-Beckham WR, Mizzou
The Bengals don’t need another receiver, but DGB seems like a player would could be one of the top 5-10 receivers in the NFL if he could get his act right. I seem him like a less physical version of Dez Bryant, and this is about the range where he could go. It seems the Bengals are committed to Dalton, so they need to load the arsenal and DGB and Green would be the best tandem of “big” wide receivers in the NFL.
19. St. Louis Rams (Onebar) – Nelson Agholor WR, UCS
The Rams have some decent weapons at receiver but will be in the hunt to add more fire power to their offense. Agholor is yet another top rated USC receiver that has the chance to put up big numbers and boost his stock into the middle of round 1.
20. Atlanta Falcons (Lupagus) – Devonte Fields OLB, TCU
The Falcons still need to bolster their pass rush and could take a guy like Fields here. If he comes back healthy, he could have a monster season.
21. Philadelphia Eagles (Lomas) – Michael Bennett DT, OSU
Interior pressure is king right now, and in a division without any premier interior blockers (other than their own team) the Eagles should grab a player like Bennett.
22. Baltimore Ravens (Onebar) – Cameron Erving, OT, Florida St.
The Ravens still need additional help up front. Erving made a wise choice returning to Florida St. for another year and at #22 would be a steal for Baltimore.
23. Chicago Bears (Lupagus) – Shaq Thompson OLB, Washington
The Bears could stand to add another young linebacker to their aging group. Thompson is an outstanding athlete with good size and could even be converted to safety, which is another need area for the Bears.
24. Arizona Cardinals (Lomas) – Andrus Peat OT, Stanford
Stanford’s recent offensive line products have been underwhelming, but Peat looks like a very good left tackle that could come in and help solidify an offensive line in need of some help.
25. San Diego Chargers (Onebar) – Tre’ Jackson G, Florida St.
Jackson enters the year as the front-runner to be the 1st guard taken in 2015. The big boy is 6’4, 340 lbs and would help to continue on the Chargers beefing up the o-line.
26. Indianapolis Colts (Lupagus) – Josh Shaw CB, USC
The Colts could still use a talented young corner to pair with Vontae Davis longterm. Shaw is a physical corner with good size and can even play a little safety.
27. Green Bay Packers (Lomas) – Todd Gurley RB, Georgia
Gurley is a stud, and the best RB prospect to come out since Trent Richardson. The Packers always seem to take BPA and he and Lacy would make it tough for the defense to leave only seven in the box.
28. New England Patriots (Onebar) – Nick O’Leary, TE, Florida State
Behind Gronk the Patriots could use an upgrade at the tight end position. O’Leary is a scrappy playing tight end and a fan favorite that would be a great fit for the Pats offense. I’m not gonna lie, O’Leary is one of my large man crushes for 2015.
29. New Orleans Saints (Lupagus) - Hroniss Grasu C, Oregon
The Saints are dangerously lacking talent at the center position and it could come back to bite them in the keister this season. Grasu is a mauler who can protect Brees while being a huge asset in the running game.
30. Seattle Seahawks (Lomas) - Spencer Drango OT, Baylor
Injury concerns will push him down the draft, but Drango is exactly the kind of guy that the Seahawks would go after. Super mobile for his size and a player who will be a total value pick at the bottom half of the draft, Drango can be a valuable piece on this young roster.
31. San Francisco 49ers (Onebar) - Trae Waynes CB, Michigan St.
The 9ers still need depth in the secondary and Waynes will be one of the top underclassmen corners in the group. Not only does San Fran need depth but they also need guys to compete for starting spots.
32. Denver Broncos (Lupagus) - Denzel Perryman LB, Miami
Denver added some key pieces to their defense in hopes of getting over the hump. A spot that could still use an upgrade is directly in the middle of the defense, Perryman is a speedy sideline to sideline backer who would be a difference maker day 1.