2015 NFL Mock Draft - Round 1
Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
The Raiders have started 0-2 so far and Charles Woodson came right out and said it, "We Suck". I think he means that in the kindest ways right? Either way, the Raiders have Donald Penn starting at LT but was a cap casualty from Tampa Bay. They will need to find their long term solution at LT to keep Derek Carr protected. So here you go Raiders fans.
Leonard Williams, DT, USC
The Jags defense is getting no pressure up the middle. Roy Hill and Sen'Derrick Marks are just getting abused and not getting a good push. Upgrade one of these positions, most likely Roy Miller, and Chris Clemons should be able to get less attention and be able to get after the QB more.
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Josh McCown was supposed to be Lovie's guy. But he has proved to be no one's guy. I don't understand why the Bucs went away from Mike Glennon or at least did not work him up. But each coach wants their guy that they can hand their hat on. Look for the Bucs to continue to do so and have Lovie look to a franchise QB he can call his own.
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
The Giants running game sucks. Literally. Rashad Jennings cannot seem to get it together and while the Giants have a lot of areas that need improving, if the running game does not make a statement for the Giants, the rest of the game will fall flat. The Giants eat up clock by running the ball. Can't do that with this backfield.
Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
Jeff Fisher needs to find some luck with a healthy QB. First Bradford then Shaun Hill. Fisher needs to start younger with a reliable signal caller.
Landon Collins, S, Alabama
Its no doubt the Redksins have been in need of a S since the loss of Sean Taylor. No draft pick or free agent has worked out since then. With an aging S depth chart and releasing Rambo, Philip Thomas on the practice squad and Meriweather being one hit from an indefinite suspension, the Redskins need better younger talent at S.
Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
The Titans still need a lot of help on defense as they transition to the 3-4. But they will need a franchise signal caller if Locker cannot get them some wins or at least look like an NFL QB. Mettenberger had some promise but is really raw. The Titans and Ken Whisenhunt need to keep moving forward as a franchise.
Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska
The Cowboys seem to find themselves in a real predicament. Ware is gone. Hatcher is gone. Spencer is coming off IR and is a free agent. Brought in Jeremy Mincey but it really sounds like the Cowboys are going to be in the market for a young DE for thier line.
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Dwayne Bowe is really not a true #1 WR and the Chiefs are really not helping matters by not addressing the most needed position on their roster.
Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M
Mitchell Schwartz might need to move inside as he has not been effective on the outside. The Browns could use the extra help in the interior of the line so they could be in the market for a solid OT that can do well in his own space.
P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State
Cortland Finnegan. Enoug said. Replace.
Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
Calvin Pace is going into his 13th season and the Jets really need to establish a better pass rush. Adding a natural pass rusher to the fold will help the Jets defense. Rex Ryan likes to have solid defenses but he needs to get younger.
T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama
With Adrian Peterson out and no replacement on the depth chart, this is a clear and obvious pick. Peterson might not be in the NFL after a couple of seasons with his legal issues flaring up. Vikings need to prepare.
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
By selecting Eric Ebron and adding more talent to a talented TE depth chart, the Lions failed to address their secondary, that is marginal. That has to change this coming off season.
Shilique Calhoun, DE/OLB, Michigan State
The Steelers added two studs to their LB corps, but they need to add more to their pass rush in general. Jarvis Jones is still working out the kinks but as the Steelers get younger, that only gives them a better future.
Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
The Colts didnt have many picks this last draft to really add quality secondary to their depth chart. Need to address that as they move forward into the future. Purifoy has a lot to prove still.
Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
I think there is a major reason the Saints are 0-2. Their defense cannot stop anyone. Patrick Robinson cannot cover anyone and their rookie can't beat him out. Saints need to add more talent to the secondary.
Markus Golden, OLB, Missouri
Mike Smith likes to have guys that can play multiple positions in his defense, hence a hybrid style defense. Considering the Falcons missed out on Khalil Mack could mean they would be in the market for a similar type pass rusher.
Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA
Texans have Mike Mohamed starting at the RILB position next to Brian Cushing. While the Texans work on their offense, they get great value by upgrading the position here.
Mario Edwards Jr., DE, Florida State
Cleveland has Billy Winn starting up front at RDE and the Browns may want to add a more phyiscal body to that front line. It will help the other guys in their pass rush schemes.
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
With Ray Rice being released from the Ravens, their depth chart is thin with starting quality talent at the RB position. Look for Newsome to pull the trigger on a talented runner next spring.
La'El Collins, OT/G, LSU
The Bears will need to protect their highly paid franchise QB for the next few years, so they may need to bring in a big body to replace Matt Slauson. Plus Garza is getting up there in years as a vet.
Rasheed Greene, WR, Florida State
Keenan Allen has proven to be really good. But who else do the Chargers have that they can rely on? If the RB position is dry for first round talent, look for the Chargers to add more talent at the WR position.
Tre Jackson, OG, Florida State
The interior offensive line is not that great and if Brady is going to be around for a few more years, he will need to be protected up the middle. The Patriots may look to shore up the weakness that is their OL.
Dante Fowler Jr., OLB/DE, Florida
John Abraham is going to be 37 and just had a concussion. The Cardinals need to get younger in the division or they will find themselves looking up for a very long time. Sam Acho needs pass rush help.
Ramik Wilson, LB, Georgia
The Packers missed on grabbing the guy they coveted in the draft and are still searching for a replacement for A.J. Hawk.
Kurtis Drummond, S, Michigan State
The Eagles signed Malcolm Jenkins who didnt really pan out in New Orleans, but had a lot of potential. If the project does not pan out in Philly they will need to grab a younger guy to bring up with their abundance of CB's.
Nelson Agholor, WR, USC
Michael Crabtree is a free agent, but I don't think that he goes anywhere. But if he does, the Niners will have to add another WR to their corps. Patton is not a #1 and Boldin is aging.
Cameron Erving, OT, Florida State
The Panthers saw both of their starting OT's leave after last season. Byron Bell or Nate Chandler could be upgraded to protect Cam from getting injured.
Jordan Jenkins, OLB, Georgia
While the Bengals are not really weak in many areas, they have a few spots where they could upgrade. SLB is one of those spots. Emmanuel Lamur is marginal at best.
Carl Davis, DT, Iowa
Seahawks could use some younger guys next to Brandon Mebane on the defensive front. Tony McDaniel and Kevin Williams are not prime time players.
Josh Shaw, CB, USC
Chris Harris is going to be a free agent and if Peyton calls it quits and the Broncos win the superbowl, Harris may bolt for more money.