O/A Rank Top-10 Cornerbacks
13 Trae Waynes
17 P.J. Williams
27 Alex Carter
32 Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
39 Marcus Peters
47 Charles Gaines
66 Lorenzo Doss
71 Ronald Darby
85 Jalen Collins
94 Kevin Johnson
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NFL 2015 Mock Draft Round 1
Selections 17-32

201 NFL Mock Draft Pre-Season Revision 1
July 3, 2014


17 New Orleans
Shawn Oakman
    Baylor
    DE34
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'8"
Weight:
285
Alternate Pick #1
Randy Gregory
Alternate Pick #2
Andrus Peat
After starting out the season slow, the Saints may be heating up after beating the Packers and Panthers in consecutive weeks. Drew Brees and his offense have been returning to their efficient selves. The team will have no significant offensive defections to free agency after the 2014 season aside from RB Mark Ingram. That and a defense which ranks in the lower half of most significant statistical categories is a recipe for a defensive-heavy draft. I don't know if the Saints will pick this low in 2015, but the team would definitely like to have Oakman to bolster the DL.
18 San Diego
Cameron Erving
    Florida St
    LOT
    Reach/Value:     -11
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
304
Alternate Pick #1
Andrus Peat
Alternate Pick #2
Randy Gregory
The Chargers' Offensive Line has done a decent job at keeping Philip Rivers' jersey clean thus far (through Oct. 31/14), only allowing 13 sacks in 295 dropbacks. The run game, on the other hand, has been downright awful. Injuries to the RBs have played a role, but with a team average of 3.1 yards/carry (tied for last in the League), fingers should be pointed in the direction of the OL, too. With King Dunlap potentially leaving as a free agent next year, there's a hole on the left side Erving could fill.
19 Kansas City
Trae Waynes
    Michigan St
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
185
Alternate Pick #1
Andrus Peat
Alternate Pick #2
Randy Gregory
The Chiefs have the best pass defense in the NFL and Drafttek selects a CB? Why? A strong pass rush has been able to cover a hole at outside CB. Marcus Cooper was benched and Ravens castoff Jamell Fleming has played fairly well opposite Sean Smith. Last year's Third Round pick Phillip Gaines is developing. However, you need three strong corners in the pass-happy NFL. Waynes fits the Chiefs' profile. He is long, lean, athletic, and physical. A fine choice to add to a strong defense.
20 Miami
Todd Gurley
    Georgia
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
232
Alternate Pick #1
Eddie Goldman
Alternate Pick #2
Shaq Thompson
The Dolphins are ranked in the top half of the league -- 13th to be exact -- in run blocking (according to ProFootballFocus.com), a marked improvement from 2013 (30th). With a drastic line improvement you'd think Dolphins backs were tearing it up. Sadly, that's not the case. Miller and Moreno (even when healthy) have been quite dreadful based on the PFF.com rating system. Despite his recent run-in with the NCAA, Gurley is clearly the Draft's top RB and would be a great addition to next year's Dolphins squad.
21 Baltimore
Melvin Gordon
    Wisconsin
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
207
Alternate Pick #1
Ty Montgomery
Alternate Pick #2
Randy Gregory
When Ray Rice was dismissed from the team, the 2014 season looked a little shaky offensively. However WR Steve Smith has infused his magic, and the usually defensive-minded Ravens are now one of the top offenses in the NFL, ranking 7th in points per game and 9th in total ypg. Justin Forsett currently ranks 4th in the NFL with 571 yards rushing, so you wonder why Gordon might be considered here. But Forsett is a Free Agent following the season, and is generally riding the coattails of the Ravens' strong offensive line, in addition to focus on the pass by opposing defenses.
22 Seattle
Ty Montgomery
    Stanford
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -5
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
215
Alternate Pick #1
Jaelen Strong
Alternate Pick #2
Sammie Coates
The Seahawks have a lot of bodies at wide receiver but, after the Percy Harvin trade, none that really strike fear in the opposition at this stage of their careers. Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood both have the potential to develop into very good starters, but they're both rookies who've yet to see much in the way of playing time. Ty Montgomery is an athletic receiver with a thick, running back-esque build who, with the right coaching, would have a chance to be that #1 guy the Seahawks need.
23 Green Bay
Randy Gregory
    Nebraska
    OLB34
    Reach/Value:     +14
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
255
Alternate Pick #1
Denzel Perryman
Alternate Pick #2
Danny Shelton
It's time to shake things up with this Packers pick. After sitting comfortably for months on ILB Denzel Perryman at the Packers' primary position of need, one has to ask, is Perryman worthy of a reach in the first round? The more one considers that question, the more one realizes he's probably not. So, why not do what Ted Thompson does and look for value on someone expected to go higher? Randy Gregory fits that criteria. With CM3's sacks down and Peppers' advancing age, taking a true pass-rushing OLB makes sense.
24 Indianapolis
Leonard Floyd
    Georgia
    OLB34
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
230
Alternate Pick #1
Andrus Peat
Alternate Pick #2
Kurtis Drummond
In the week 8 game against the Steelers Big Ben threw for a Van Brocklinesque 522 yards against Indy's D. The front 7 generated no sacks as Pittsburgh piled on 51 points. Werner and Walden are simply not getting the job done in terms of harassing opposing QBs. According to PFF, they rank in the bottom third of 3-4 OLBs. It seems like the Colts spend a good percentage of their first round picks on pass rushers (Werner, Hughes), but aren't getting the results they expect. Floyd will reverse that.



25 Dallas
Kurtis Drummond
    Michigan St
    FS
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
200
Alternate Pick #1
Shilique Calhoun
Alternate Pick #2
Andrus Peat
Whenever you can select the top-rated player at any position with the 29th pick, you run that card up to the Commissioner! Dallas's roster is full of hard-hitting, SS in-the-box-type athletes, but no true "center-fielder" type safeties. I like both Barry Church and J.J. Wilcox, but in the appropriate role of SS for Rod Marinelli's defense. In 2013, Drummond recorded 91 tackles (3.5 for loss), 10 passes defended, and 4 interceptions . . . followed to-date 2014 with 33 tackles, 4 passes defended, and 2 interceptions.
26 Cincinnati
Eddie Goldman
    Florida St
    DT43
    Reach/Value:     +8
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
314
Alternate Pick #1
Andrus Peat
Alternate Pick #2
Spencer Drango
Cincy could go many directions with this pick. After being riddled with injuries this season it shows that the depth chart isn't as deep as previous years. There neeeds be an investment in a franchise LT early in this draft. Big Whit is aging and Smith's on a short contract. But quality OT's are always in demand, and those value versus need tradeoffs begin to come into play. Speaking of value picks, Cincy is still waiting for another DT to step up and pressure QBs, and Eddie Goldman provides it. He's a big physical kid with good leverage and quick hands. Pairing Goldman with Atkins on passing downs will create nightmares for O-Lines.
27 Pittsburgh
Andrus Peat
    Stanford
    DE43
    Reach/Value:     +17
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
312
Alternate Pick #1
Doran Grant
Alternate Pick #2
A.J. Cann
Despite drafting Adams and Gilbert in RD2 in consecutive years, and a trade for Levi Brown last season, LT has continued to plague Pittsburgh. While Peat may not have the feet of Ogbuehi or the mean streak of Scherff, he is more than capable of starting at LT in the NFL. He has terrific size and moves well in his pass sets. He is not a crushing blocker in the run game but he does have a powerful initial punch. He gets to the second level. Peat would be an immediate improvement. ~Austin Smith
28 Detroit
Shilique Calhoun
    Michigan St
    DE43
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
250
Alternate Pick #1
Shaq Thompson
Alternate Pick #2
A.J. Cann
I love it when a Lions need collides with BPA! Calhoun, the 2013 Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year Award-winner is definitely an NFL project as he needs to add some strength to his long frame. Nevertheless, he looks to be a bargain at this low draft position. The job that this Lions' staff have done with DE Ziggy Ansah is proof enough to me that Calhoun can grow into a terror off the edge or a solid containment option. Check out the disruptive #89 in these highlights, where he is routinely double-teamed.
29 Philadelphia
Shane Ray
    Missouri
    OLB34
    Reach/Value:     -8
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
245
Alternate Pick #1
Eric Striker
Alternate Pick #2
Doran Grant
Mizzou is cranking out the pass rushers, with Ray next in line after prominent players like Aldon Smith and Michael Sam. He currently leads the SEC in sacks and is on pace to easily break the club single-season record of 11.5. The Eagles, despite an improving D and investing a Round 1 pick at OLB in the 2014 Draft, will likely look towards that side of the ball once more in 2015. Cole could be a cap casualty any season, Graham is set to be a Free Agent, and Barwin continues to underperform.
30 Denver
A.J. Cann
    South Carolina
    OG
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
318
Alternate Pick #1
Denzel Perryman
Alternate Pick #2
Mike Davis
The Broncos are on the way to another dominant season, but they do have some holes on the offensive line. Ryan Clady has not returned to his Pro Bowl form, Chris Clark has been benched after some early-season struggles, and Orlando Franklin will be joining Demaryius and Julius Thomas in free agency after the season. A.J. Cann is the top guard available and he could step right in as the starter on the left. He has outstanding character, as well as solid athleticism for the position. He may not be a mauler but he has more than enough punch to handle the job. ~Austin Smith
31 New England
Danny Shelton
    Washington
    DT43
    Reach/Value:     +6
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
327
Alternate Pick #1
Michael Bennett
Alternate Pick #2
Jaelen Strong
Danny Shelton wasn't thought of as a first round pick coming into this season, but up to this point, he's certainly played like he should have been. He's racked up 7.5 sacks thus far for the Huskies, and leads Washington in tackles. These numbers are staggering as he plays the nose position and faces double teams on almost every play. Vince Wilfork will not be there for much longer so Shelton could be groomed to be his replacement. It would also give the Pats a pass rush up the middle making it easier for Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich to get to the quarterback. ~Rohan Kapur
32 Arizona
Shaq Thompson
    Washington
    OLB43
    Reach/Value:     +12
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
231
Alternate Pick #1
Denzel Perryman
Alternate Pick #2
Eric Striker
Shaq Thompson is a future difference-maker in the NFL. He's an explosive athlete who has a knack for making big plays. He plays both Safety and Linebacker. Shaq Thompson's presence would fill the void left by the departure of Daryl Washington. Additionally, putting Shaq in at Inside Linebacker would allow Deone Bucannon to move back to playing Safety instead of Linebacker. Thompson can then be a second-level playmaker blitzing and covering Tight Ends. ~Jordan Plocher, Cardinals Analyst

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5 Vic Beasley
Clemson
OLB34
6 Jameis Winston
Florida St
QB
17 P.J. Williams
Florida St
CB
19 Eddie Goldman
Florida St
DT43
20 DeVante Parker
Louisville
WRF
33 Denzel Perryman
Miami (FL)
ILB
34 Gerod Holliman
Louisville
FS
46 Lorenzo Mauldin
Louisville
DE43
47 Charles Gaines
Louisville
CB
48 Landon Turner
North Carolina
OG
54 Anthony Harris
Virginia
SS
62 Rashad Greene
Florida St
WRF
71 Ronald Darby
Florida St
CB
73 Mario Edwards Jr
Florida St
DE34
79 Duke Johnson
Miami (FL)
RBF
80 Josue Matias
Florida St
OG
81 Cameron Erving
Florida St
ROT
88 Karlos Williams
Florida St
RBF
89 Ereck Flowers
Miami (FL)
ROT
90 Tre' Jackson
Florida St
OG
94 Kevin Johnson
Wake Forest
CB
100 Nick O'Leary
Florida St
TE
112 Durrell Eskridge
Syracuse
FS
114 Eli Harold
Virginia
OLB34
118 Jeremy Cash
Duke
SS
120 Jamal Golden
Georgia Tech
FS
129 Terrance Smith
Florida St
OLB43
134 Grady Jarrett
Clemson
DT43
139 Sean Hickey
Syracuse
LOT
140 Andy Gallik
Boston College
OC
143 Quinshad Davis
North Carolina
WRF
146 Clive Walford
Miami (FL)
TE
149 Isaiah Johnson
Georgia Tech
SS
150 Stephone Anthony
Clemson
ILB
164 Laken Tomlinson
Duke
OG
173 Kevin Parks
Virginia
RBC
182 Tracy Howard
Miami (FL)
CB
189 Jamon Brown
Louisville
ROT
192 Phillip Dorsett
Miami (FL)
WRS
198 Brian Mihalik
Boston College
DE34
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