With just two weeks remaining before the 2015 NFL Draft, the crazy rumors are flying around very strong. It’s silly season, and teams are using their close media confidants in an effort to add subterfuge and confusion into the mix, as their competitors try to plan for what will happen before they land on the clock. The only team that doesn’t much need to engage in this is Tampa Bay, as they hold the top pick in the draft.
Sure, if Tampa is looking to trade down from the top spot, they need to act as if they are heavily considering drafting the player who is coveted; that will net them the highest bounty. Could the recent rumors they are leaning towards Marcus Mariota be just that? Possibly, but when you have the number one pick and no quarterback solution it’s a dangerous game for a staff to trade away from a potential franchise savior.
In previous mocks, we have avoided making trades, but in this version we have our first. A team moving up to get the second quarterback off the board. The real draft is bound to have plenty of movement, but for now, this is the only trade we are conduction. Without further ado, Mock Draft 3.0.
|1||BUCCANEERS||Marcus Mariota - QB - Oregon|
|2||TITANS||Leonard Williams - DE - USC|
|3||JAGUARS||Vic Beasley - OLB - Clemson|
|4||RAIDERS||Amari Cooper - WR - Alabama|
|5||RAMS||Jameis Winston - QB - Florida St|
|6||JETS||Kevin White - WR - West Virginia|
|7||BEARS||Dante Fowler - DE - Florida|
|8||FALCONS||Bud Dupree - DE - Kentucky|
|9||GIANTS||Landon Collins - S - Alabama|
|10||REDSKINS||Randy Gregory - RLB - Nebraska|
|11||VIKINGS||Trae Waynes - CB - Michigan St|
|12||BROWNS||DeVante Parker - WR - Louisville|
|13||SAINTS||Danny Shelton - DT - Washington|
|14||DOLPHINS||Todd Gurley - RB - Georgia|
|15||49ERS||Brandon Scherff - OT - Iowa|
|16||TEXANS||Cameron Erving - OT - Florida St|
|17||CHARGERS||Melvin Gordon - RB - Wisconsin|
|18||CHIEFS||Eric Kendricks - ILB - UCLA|
|19||BROWNS||Eddie Goldman - DT - Florida St|
|20||EAGLES||Shaq Thompson - OLB - Washington|
|21||BENGALS||Shane Ray - RLB - Missouri|
|22||STEELERS||Kevin Johnson - CB - Wake Forest|
|23||LIONS||Malcom Brown - DT - Texas|
|24||CARDINALS||Arik Armstead - DE - Oregon|
|25||PANTHERS||Andrus Peat - OT - Stanford|
|26||RAVENS||Dorial Green-Beckham - WR - Oklahoma|
|27||COWBOYS||Byron Jones - CB - Connecticut|
|28||BRONCOS||TJ Clemmings - OT - Pittsburgh|
|29||COLTS||Jake Fisher - OT - Oregon|
|30||PACKERS||Maxx Williams - TE - Minnesota|
|31||SAINTS||Breshad Perriman - WR - Central Florida|
|32||PATRIOTS||Marcus Peters - CB - Washington|
In this iteration, the Cowboys select Byron Jones, CB from Connecticut. Jones was the most recent player profiled here on CowboysHQ and his phyiscal abilities make him an extremely intriguing possibility should other Dallas targets be snatched up before the 27th pick comes up. Go here to read our profile on the former Huskie.
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