2015 Ultimate NFL Mock Draft
Version 2.0 | Updated October 28th, 2014
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.
1. Oakland Raiders (Onebar) – Cedric Ogbuhei, OT, Texas A&M
The Raiders will be tempted to grab one of the top quarterbacks, but Carr has shown promise and could be worth building around. Look for them to get him protection and Ogbuhei is the best in the class.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars (Lupagus) – Leonard Williams DE, USC
It’ll be hard for the Jags to ignore their ginormous need on the offensive line but if they do end up picking this high they have to get the best player on the board. That would be Leonard Williams who will give the Jags defensive line a potential superstar.
3. Tampa Bay Bucs (Lomas) – Marcus Mariota QB, Oregon
Mariota is the consensus top QB in this draft, and the Tampa Bay Bucs seem like a team that will definitely experience some turnover at that position. The Bucs have a nice group of tall receivers, and Mariota will do a great job getting them the ball and forcing defenses to leave fewer men back in coverage thanks to his ability to run.
4. New York Jets (Onebar) – Jameis Winston QB, Florida St.
Along with a likely coaching change might very well come a quarterback change. Winston has his share of question marks but his talent is no joke. Geno has showed a few glimmers of hope but I don’t think it’s enough for the Jets to bank on.
5. Minnesota Vikings (Lupagus) – Todd Gurley RB, Georgia
Really torn here on this pick. The Vikings are sitting at pick 5 and could move down a few spots and still get a player they need like Landon Collins. They could also consider a left tackle if Kalil continues to rub the rest of the season. One of the top defensive ends can’t be ruled out either as defensive minded head coaches always enjoy adding talent. Still, Gurley can be a lead horse, that Jerick McKinnon can compliment very nicely. This would take loads of pressure off of Teddy B.
6. Tennessee Titans (Lomas) – Vic Beasley DE/OLB, Clemson
The Titans need a QB, but with both off the board they will have to settle for my #2 overall player. Beasley adds top-end speed and burst to a Titans defense needs someone to force QBs into the interior pressure that Klug and Casey create.
7. Washington (Onebar) – Landon Collins S, Alabama
The safety position for Washington has been tough to watch so far this year. Collins is worthy of a top 5 pick and could be the best Bama safety to come out in some time. The 6’0, 222lb product is a star in the making.
8. St. Louis Rams (Lupagus) – Amari Cooper WR, Alabama
The Rams were hoping to land a top QB here as the Sam Bradford era is all but assuredly over. Instead of reaching they grab a top flight WR prospect again, and hope he pans out this time.
9. Atlanta Falcons (Lomas) – Brandon Scherff T/G, Iowa
The Falcons need to protect Matt Ryan and right now they have seven offensive linemen with a negative grade according to PFF, including Jake Mattews who is the worst rated tackle in the league. Scherff can be be a very good offensive tackle, but he would really shine as a left guard and would give Matthews some help.
10. Miami Dolphins (Onebar) – Marcus Peters CB, Washington
The Dolphins are a team that could go in a handful of directions, but secondary has to be high on their list. Peters is in the top tier of corners and could provide a young presence to a defense in need of another playmaker.
11. Kansas City Chiefs (Lupagus) – Jaelen Strong WR, ASU
The Chiefs lack playmakers in their receiving corps and have been getting with rag tag group of misfits. Adding a big throbbing target like strong is just what Alex Smith and this offense needs.
12. New Orleans Saints (Lomas) – Randy Gregory DE/OLB, Nebraska
Gregory is 6’6” and has a great first step. While his production isn’t on the level of Beasley, his potential may be higher.
13. Houston Texans (Onebar) – Connor Cook QB, Michigan St.
Ryan Fitzpatrick is what he is, capable but not a long-term solution by any means. Cook won’t get as much love as the top 2 quarterbacks but he is the real deal and with his size and athleticism could be the franchise QB the Texans desperately need.
14. Pittsburgh Steelers (Lupagus) – Shane Ray DE/OLB, Mizzou
The Steelers have always loved adding high end defensive talent in the early portions of the draft. The team has been extremely thin at the position this year and were so desperate they brought back James Harrison. Ray can provide pressure off the edge, or even in the middle. His versatility is limitless.
15. Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo) (Lomas) – Kevin White WR, WVU
Amari Cooper’s lost twin, White is a huge receiver that is everything that a GM could want. White does a great job beating CBs at the top of his route, and is one of the best receivers I have seen at the catch point in recent years. Josh Gordon, Kevin White, Jordan Cameron, an elite OL, and that stable of RBs could make the Browns a top-five offense if they get the QB situation straightened out.
16. Chicago Bears (Onebar) – PJ Williams CB, Florida St.
Bears have found a gem in Kyle Fuller but still need help on the other side. Tillman looks to be done and adding another dynamic corner like Williams could give the Bears a solid young duo.
17. New York Giants (Lupagus) – Shawn Oakman DE, Baylor
The Giants do what they use to do so well in the past, and that is drafting defensive line talent early in the draft. Oakman is a physical specimen that could remind the team of JPP. They will hope his career pans out in a similar way.
18. Cleveland Browns (Lomas) – Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB, Oregon
The Browns need all the help they can get at corner after rough years from Joe Haden and the rookie Justin Gilbert. Ifo best projects as a SCB, so he can potentially be on the field with the other two starting corners if they recover.
19. Seattle Seahawks (Onebar) – Devin Funchess TE, Michigan
Seattle needs to fill a big void at the tight end position. Funchess is an athletic tight end who could become a focal point in the Seahawks offense early in his career. Having an outlet like Funchess could give Wilson an element he has lacked since joining the NFL.
20. Detroit Lions (Lupagus) – Danny Shelton DT, Washington
There has been talk that Ndamukong Suh will not be back with the team last year and wants to play in the Big Apple. So the Lions, wanting to keep their run defense stout, bring in this big ol bastard to plug some running lanes, and cause interior disruption.
21. Carolina Panthers (Lomas) – La’el Collins OT, LSU
If you want a offensive tackle that is going to pound defensive linemen into the dirt, get Brandon Scherff. If you want an offensive tackle that has great lateral agility and can seal the edge on the perimeter, then Collins is your guy. Collins is my number two OT (behind Scherff) and he should be able to protect Cam Newton for a long time.
22. San Francisco 49ers (Onebar) – Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
The 49ers greatest weakness is their secondary, at times they have looked downright disgusting. Look for them to retool, getting Waynes in the 20’s would be a steal, he has a knack for the ball and plays tough.
23. Baltimore Ravens (Lupagus) – Melvin Gordon RB, Wisconsin
The Ravens are a team without a clear answer at RB. Bernard Pierce has shown he isn’t it, Justin Forsett has played decent but isn’t a lead back in this leauge either. Lorenzo Taliaferro is a promising rookie but more of a short yardage/goaline type of runner. Gordon can come in and this team’s bell cow. Moo.
24. New England (Lomas) – Dante Fowler DE, Florida
New England has a recent fascination with SEC defenders, and Fowler would be a great compliment to Easley on the inside and Jones on the opposite side. In a deep mid-tier WR class, expect NE to grab value here.
25. Philadelphia (Onebar) – Sammie Coats WR, Auburn
The Eagles will have some question marks entering the offseason in Maclin and Cooper. Matthews has shown signs, but look for them to add another receiver, especially if somone as talented as Coats is around. Freakish athlete with great speed and isn’t afraid of contact.
26. Green Bay (Lupagus) – Leonard Floyd OLB, Georgia
Without any glaring needs the Packers simply take the best player left on the board. Plain and simple.
27. Cincinnati (Lomas) – Denzel Perryman LB, Miami
Perryman is one of the best linebackers in college football (probably the best) at reading a play as soon as the ball is snapped and making an impact tackle. With Burfict suffering from a myriad of injuries, how long can the trust him. If he has one more head/neck injury, he may have to take a step back and evaluate how much he really wants to play football.
28. Arizona (Onebar) – Shilique Calhoun OLB/DE, Michigan St.
Arizona is sitting pretty good on the offensive side of the ball so I think they take advantage of the deep defensive class and get a speed rusher like Calhoun. The Michigan St. product would likely project as an outside linebacker for the Cards but with his athletic ability could bounce around a bit.
29. Indianapolis (Lupagus) – Hronis Grassu C, Oregon
The Colts are thin at center and need to find a long term answer at the position. Andrew Luck can put his hands under Grassu’s assu for years to come.
30. San Diego (Lomas) – Andrus Peat OT, Stanford
With Philip Rivers finally reverting back to top form, the Chargers have a chance to solidify bookend tackles to protect him for the rest of his career.
31. Dallas (Onebar) – Cody Prewitt, S, Ole Miss
The Cowboys defense has better than anyone could have predicted but they still need some help in the secondary. Prewitt moves well and has a good frame and mindset to be a leader on the defense that takes him. Prewitt will pick up steam and stock as the draft gets closer.
32. Denver (Lupagus) – Bryce Petty QB, Baylor
The Broncos don’t have any pressing needs and can make a luxury pick here. So if Peyton Manning ever does retire, they can have Petty battle Osweiler to be heir of the throne.