Sunday, April 26, 2015

4 Days Until the 2015 NFL Draft-PHIL Gets Mariota In My Mock

4 days to go until the NFL Draft on Thursday night April 30th. 
Here is what I am predicting for the first round picks in the NFL Draft. I have included what I think are the drafting teams needs and who they will pick. 

Note: I think Chip Kelly does a double trade with CLE and TEN to jump to #2 overall. The Eagles send Sam Bradford to the Browns for their 12th overall pick and then turns around and gives it and the PHI 20th pick to TEN for there #2 pick. 

1) TB-QB, DE, OL, LB, WR (Jameis Winston QB FSU)
2) PHI-CB, S, OLB, G, WR (Traded 12th and 20th to TEN, 12th came from Sam Bradford trade to CLE) (Marcus Mariota QB Orgeon)
3) JAX-OL, CB, RB, S, LB Dante Fowler Jr. OLB Florida) 
4) OAK-WR, CB, RB, OT, DL (Leonard Williams DT USC) (Best player on the board here)

5) WAS- S, CB, RT, LB (Vic Beasley-OLB Clemson)
6) NYJ-QB, OLB, OL, WR, RB (Brandon Scherff OT Iowa) Scherff can play any OL position.
7) CHI-OLB, NT, OL, S, WR)(Kevin White-WR WVA) (loss of B. Marshall makes this a no-brainer and Bears added some defensive help in FA
8) ATL-LB, TE, OL, WR, DB Bud Dupree OLB KY Would have been Gregory if not for the failed drug test.
9) NYG-FS, LB, OL, DT, TE (Randy Gregory DE NEB) Gregory falls a bit but teams need a pass rusher.

10) STL-G, WR, CB, OT, RB, QB? Amari Cooper WR ALA 
11) MIN-OT, LB, CB, G, RB? (DeVante Parker WR Lousville) Pairing the WR with his QB
12)  TEN-QB, CB, RT, DL, S Shane Ray DE Missouri
13) NO-CB, OLB, OG, WR, QB?  Andrus Peat OT Stanford
14) MIA-LB, OT, CB, WR, RB Todd Gurley RB Georgia 
15) SF-DL, OL, WR-(Arik Armstead DT Oregon)
16 HOU-QB, WR, OT-Jaelen Strong WR ASU
17 SD-CB, NT, OL  -Melvin Gordon RB WIS (they need a RB)
18 KC-WR, OT, CB-Dorial Green-Beckam WR Oklahoma And the WR class of 2015 is let out of the bottle as 5 of the first 18 are receivers. 9 of first 18 are fantasy worthy players-2 QB, 2 RB and 5 WR.
19 CLE-WR, ILB, OL-La'el Collins OL
20  TEN-QB, CB Malcom Brown DT Texas
21 CIN-CB, S, K Jalen Collins DB LSU
22 PIT-S, CB, DL Marcus Peters CB WAS
23 DET-CB, DL, PK Danny Shelton DT WAS
24 AZ-DL, LB (Trae Waynes CB MSU) 
25 CAR-OLB, OT, CB D. J. Humphries OT Florida
26 BAL-RB, OL, OLB T. J. Clemmings T PIT
27 DAL-CB, DL Eddie Goldman DT FSU
28 DEN-DL, LB Cameron Erving C FSU
29 IND-OL, ILB, S Ereck Flowers OT Miami
30 GB-ILB, DL, TE Jordan Phillips NT Oklahoma
31 NO-CB, OLB, QB? Eli Harold OLB UVA
32 NE-WR, RB, DL Breshad Perriman WR Central Florida

Other potential first round picks
Kevin Johnson CB WF(
Byron Jones DB Conn
Erik Kendricks ILB UCLA
 Ronald Derby CB FSU 
Phillip Dorsett WR Miami
Cedric Ogbuehi OT Texas A+M
Landon Collins S ALA
Eric Rowe CB Utah

Other team needs

BUF-QB, S, LB (no pick in 1st round)
SEA-TE, OL, DL (no pick in 1st round)

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