Lupagus’ 2015 NFL Mock Draft
FROM A CORNER OF THE LIVING ROOM SOMEWHERE ON 4th AVE………. LUPAGUS PRESENTS HIS FINAL 2015 NFL MOCK!!!!
Updated April 28th
I think I’ll call this Version….Penelope
1. Tampa Bay Bucs – Marcus Mariota QB, Oregon
I’m an idiot. I locked this pick in back in early March. Clearly Winston will be the choice here. But dammit I’m a man who sticks by my word, so Mariota it is and I go 0-1.
2. Tennessee Titans – Jameis Winston QB, FSU
I believe Marcus Mariota is going to come off the board second, I’m just not sure it will be to the Titans. Someone could definitely move up for the quiet, athletic, and accurate passer. Or the Titans could just take him, realizing that Mettenberger is not the answer no matter how much they want it to be so.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars – Dante Fowler DE/OLB, Florida
I just get the feeling Fowler is the Jaguars guy this year and it doesn’t matter who else is available here. Fowler gives Gus Bradley an exciting edge rusher and one that he can use in a plethora of ways.
4. Oakland Raiders – Amari Cooper WR, Alabama
The Raiders are extremely tempted by Williams here and could easily go with him. Instead, they give Derek Carr a young studly weapon and friend to play with for many years to come.
5. Washington Redskins – Leonard Williams DE, USC
The Redskins flat out crap ’em because they never thought they’d see Williams on the board here. He gives them a talented penetrating presence who can play various roles on their defensive line.
6. New York Jets – Vic Beasley OLB, Clemson
The Jets could shake things up here and go with Gurley or Scherff but instead get a pass rusher. Beasley was ultra productive in college and had a great Combine. There is no way in hell he falls out of the first round and I’d be shocked if he gets out of the top 13.
7. Chicago Bears – Kevin White WR, West Virginia
The Bears get the physical freak show to help replace Brandon Marshall. White is big, fast, ripped, and sexy as hell.
8. Atlanta Falcons – Todd Gurley RB, Georgia
The Falcons have brought in just enough pass rush help this offseason that they aren’t forced to address that position here. Instead they get the best RB in the Draft and now just need to be smart about his rehab.
9. New York Giants – Brandon Scherff OT/G, Iowa
The Giants will likely address a line here, and Scherff has emerged as a legitimate top ten talent. He can play guard or tackle improving this 0-line and keeping Eli Manning erect.
10. St. Louis Rams – DeVante Parker WR, Louisville
The Rams haven’t had a ton of luck drafting wide receivers lately but Parker feels different. He’s got a big ol’ frame and a huge catch radius. He can come in and FINALLY give the Rams a true no. 1 receiver.
11. Minnesota Vikings – Trae Waynes CB, Michigan St.
In all honesty, I’m not the biggest supporter of Waynes going here. Nothing against him as a player as his size and speed are surely appealing. I”m just not convinced he’s worth the 11th pick in the Draft. Maybe the Vikings can move down a bit and get a similar sized corner later and some additional picks.
12. Cleveland Browns – Danny Shelton DT, Washington
The Browns don’t see a receiver worth taking here so they address their need at defensive tackle. Shelton is a big stinky run stuffer who can also provide some pressure up the middle.
13. New Orleans Saints – Bud Dupree OLB, Kentucky
The Saints have to improve on defense and an area that is in need of a quick fix is outside linebacker. Dupree has all the tools needed to satisfy the Saints craving for a pass rusher.
14. Miami Dolphins – Breshad Perriman WR, Central Florida
The Dolphins are a hard team to peg and one that should really consider a trade down. They brought in Greg Jennings and Kenny Still but a wide receiver still can’t be ruled out here. Especially one with the size and speed of Perriman.
15. San Francisco 49ers – Arik Armstead DE, Oregon
The 9ers have needs at receiver as well as corner. But with the best options gone they go with a big time upside pick. Armstead is a sasquatch of a man standing 6’7 and nearly 300 lbs. He has experience as a five technique defensive end and can be brought in as the heir apparent to Justin Smith.
16. Houston Texans – La’El Collins OT, LSU
If the Texans don’t get nutty and move up for a quarterback, they could address their offensive line at pick 16. Duane Brown isn’t getting any younger and starting right tackle Derek Newton is Derek Newton. They can bring in Collins, who can ease in at right tackle or guard, before taking his rightful place on the iron throne that is left tackle for the Houston Texans.