2015 NFL Mock Draft 3.0

Posted by Brad On December – 3 – 2014
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17. Cleveland Browns (BUF) – Duke Williams, WR, Auburn

In one FBS season Duke Williams has shown he has the goods to be an effective WR in the league. If he opts to come out this year, he could push teams in the top 15 considering his blend of size, speed, and ball skills. The Browns need to add an outside receiver to pair with Josh Gordon and as insurance for Gordon.

18. Kansas City Chiefs – Kevin White, WR, West Virginia

The Chiefs are dead broke at the WR position. They rank near the bottom of the league in passing and that’s not nearly all on Alex Smith. White will give Smith a big target to press defenses in the vertical passing game.

19. San Francisco 49ers – Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa

The 49ers could lose Mike Iupati in free agency and are set to pay Anthony Davis nearly $7 million next season. For these reasons it makes sense for them to begin looking at adding quality depth along the OL. Scherff gives them a great value pick at 19 and fills a need in the short- and long-term.

20. Miami Dolphins – Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi St.

Miami needs help at the LB position and McKinney is a good fit for their need. If they don’t go defense here, I think it would be wise to add a weapon for Ryan Tannehill, possibly a RB.

21. Atlanta Falcons – Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson

The NFC South is just a disaster. The Falcons should be picking around No. 10 but instead they sneak into the playoffs while some good teams are left on the outside looking in. Beasley may have the quickest first steps in the draft but his issues defending the run may push him down the board and into Atlanta’s waiting arms.

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22. Dallas Cowboys – Bud Dupree, DE, Kentucky

Maybe the biggest surprise for me this NFL season has been the play of the Dallas defense. Given the roster, they’ve played far above their heads. Teaming Bud Dupree with Demarcus Lawrence could solidify the defensive end position for many years ahead.

23. San Diego Chargers – Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma

The Chargers need OL help here but someone will be intrigued by DGB. Off the field he’s a mess, on it he may have the most intriguing skill set among this group of WR’s. The Chargers could team DGB with Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd to give Philip Rivers a nice trio of receivers into his final days in the league.

24. Indianapolis Colts – Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

One disclaimer on Peters: I don’t know the extent of his off-the-field and personality issues but it doesn’t sound good. Depending on just how bad it would be easy to see him slide out of round one. If a team can justify some of his issues, his talent is worthy of top 15 consideration. The Colts could use help in the defensive backfield and Peters represents a significant upgrade at the corner position.

25. Detroit Lions – Cedric Ogbeuhi, OT, Texas A&M

I never imagined I’d get to the point where Ced Ogbeuhi could be had at the end of round one. But, I think were there. Ogbeuhi has struggled mightily this season transitioning to the left side. His lackluster play could force his return to A&M but if he opts to come out I think this could be his floor – just too much upside.

26. Seattle Seahawks – Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia

The Seahawks could cash in on Gurley’s injury. At this point, I think the odds are against Marshawn Lynch returning next year. With Robert Turbin and Christine Michael in tow, they won’t need to rush Gurley into the lineup. This pick could pay enormous dividends down the road as Gurley is a stud.

27. Cincinnati Bengals – T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pitt

The Bengals just picked up Eric Winston with Andre Smith shelved. This should be an eye opener for the Bengals as they have little depth at the tackle position. T.J. Clemmings isn’t ready to step in right away to start and he shouldn’t have to in Cincinnati. That said, he has the talent to be a very solid starting tackle with an NFL offseason under his belt.

28. Philadelphia Eagles – Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

I don’t love any of the corner options at this point. With very few needs, Chip Kelly finds himself a massive man with movement skills. Shelton should be a more than adequate replacement for Bennie Logan, who is playing a bit out of position.

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29. Arizona Cardinals – Dante Fowler, OLB, Florida

If this happens, I think it’s the steal of the draft. Fowler was one of the few bright spots for Florida this season. He played his best football this season and represents an immediate upgrade at OLB for the Cards.

30. New England Patriots – Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

The Pats have been able to make due with their RB by committee approach making it hard to believe they’ll spend their first round pick on the position. That said, I couldn’t go without Melvin Gordon in round one. He’s just too good for that to happen. I’ve considered him at almost every spot since Miami’s and finally he’s off the board. Gordon gives the Pats a true game breaker and could significantly lighten the load on Tom Brady and the receiving corps.

31. Green Bay Packers – Denzel Perryman, LB, Miami

I’d be shocked if this pick were anything but defense, particularly an ILB. Perryman isn’t being talked about much, especially when it comes to first round talk. For many of you that are regular emailers or visitors to the site, you know my first official draft crush is Perryman. I think Perryman is just what the doctor ordered in Green Bay. He’ll bring a physicality in the middle of this defense with Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews unleashed on the outside.

32. Denver Broncos – Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado St.

This is all value pick and fills a need for the Broncos. The play at RT has been extremely inconsistent and keeping Peyton upright should be priority 1 for the Broncos. Ty Sambrailo gets an early nod from me to be a winner at the Senior Bowl.

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  • Steve Walters

    No way Coach Fisher wants Jameis! Remember V.Y.?

  • Reggie

    I have to admit I would be a little worried if the Lions took a player like Oghuebi….not saying I would hate it because he could settle the RT or LG position but he has struggled mightily this season to a tune of numerous sacks. With Melvin Gordon, Danny Shelton, and Ty Cambrilio there they might offer a little more safety. Also PJ Williams from FSU could be a nice CB. Why has Oghuebi struggled so much?? Also Hoyer or Manziel?

  • Ted Toland

    After the hearing at Fl State against Winson for 2 sexual assault charges which he did not say one word to himself he might just be the first player to be drafted while at the Florida Corrections Facility.