2015 NFL Mock Draft 15.0

Reports have surfaced that former Georgia running back Todd Gurley will be ready to go in one lucky team's training camp. If healthy there's no question that Gurley is the best back to enter the league since Adrian Peterson. Find out where he gets selected in my latest mock draft.

The NFL Draft is now 10 days away. We are inside two weeks and Tampa Bay is on the clock. What quarterback do the Buccaneers go with - Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota or does Tampa Bay trade out of the spot? How many pass rushers get selected in the top half of the first round?

There are so many story lines. One to consider is former Georgia running back Todd Gurley. A few reports have surfaced that his injured knee is right on track in his rehab process, meaning he will be more than likely ready for training camp. If healthy there's no question this is the top back to enter the league since Adrian Peterson. In this mock draft, Gurley is taken inside the top ten.

Check out all my picks in my latest mock draft below. There are also some changes and a surprise near the top.

This draft is dominated by underclassmen listed here.

Note: The Browns own the Bills first-round selection after Buffalo traded up with Cleveland last year to select wide receiver Sammy Watkins. New Orleans just obtained Seattle's first round pick (No. 31) in the Jimmy Graham trade.

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1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Height: 6'4
Weight:231
Hometown: Bessemer, Ala.
College: Florida State
Class: 2014 SO
Position: QB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 8
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Lovie Smith
2014 Record: 2-14

ANALYSIS: We are now 10 days away from the NFL Draft and it’s like a five alarm fire at One Buc Place with all the smoke centered around this franchise and their first selection. The latest reports have the Bucs strongly listening to trade offers for the No. 1 pick. Of course they have too simply because Tampa Bay needs so much more than a quarterback. The Bucs need offensive line help at multiple positions, an edge rusher [or two], a middle linebacker and safety. Yeah, I said it was a lot. I still strongly lean to Tampa taking quarterback Jameis Winston.

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2
Tennessee Titans

Height: 6'4
Weight:222
Hometown: Honolulu, Hi.
College: Oregon
Class: 2014 JR
Position: QB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 7
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Ken Whisenhunt
2014 Record: 2-14

ANALYSIS: The Titans could select a quarterback, pick their favorite pass rusher or trade down and out of the spot. There have been reports that they are happy and confident moving forward with QB Zach Mettenberger. That’s gutsy considering what little he has produced in one year in the NFL. I find it hard to believe they would turn away from a signal caller like Marcus Mariota. It’s my contention they draft the former Oregon Duck or trade out of the spot to someone that wants him and grab extra picks. One way or another I see the reigning Heisman Trophy winner going No. 2 to Tennessee or to someone else.

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3
Jacksonville Jaguars

Player: Dante Fowler
Height: 6'3
Weight:261
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Fla.
College: Florida
Class: 2014 JR
Position: OLB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 3
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Gus Bradley
2014 Record: 3-13

ANALYSIS: I am completely torn here on what the Jaguars will do. Do they go for an interior presence in Leonard Williams who’s ideal at the five-technique in their scheme or more an edge/pass rush presence like Dante Fowler or Vic Beasley? Last week it was Beasley. I am back on with Fowler here.

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4
Oakland Raiders

Height: 6'5
Weight:302
Hometown: Daytona Beach, Fla.
College: USC
Class: 2014 JR
Position: DT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 1
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Jack Del Rio
2014 Record: 3-13

ANALYSIS: Last season the Raiders did well in the draft, especially with their top selection in linebacker Khalil Mack. While so many have Oakland pegged to land a wide receiver like Amari Cooper or Kevin White, I simply don’t see Reggie McKenzie or Jack Del Rio passing on Leonard Williams from USC if he’s still on the board. Williams is from California and dreamed of playing for the silver and black. Plus, he may be the top overall prospect in this draft and would bring a huge presence to their defensive front. I just see much more value of taking Williams here and getting wide receiver help later on in the draft.

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5
Washington Redskins

Player: Vic Beasley
Height: 6'3
Weight:246
Hometown: Adairsville, Ga.
College: Clemson
Class: 2014 SR
Position: OLB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 10
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Jay Gruden
2014 Record: 3-13

ANALYSIS: Here's another team that could go in two different directions, addressing the offensive or defensive front. The Redskins need to protect RG3 better and would have their pick of tackles. I had Stanford's Andrus Peat penciled in at this spot a few times. But now I have Washington addressing their pass rush by nabbing Vic Beasley here. He would be the ideal replacement for Brian Orakpo.

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6
New York Jets

Player: Amari Cooper
Height: 6'1
Weight:211
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
College: Alabama
Class: 2014 JR
Position: WR
Rating:
Overall Rank: 2
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Todd Bowles
2014 Record: 4-12

ANALYSIS: For week’s I have had wide receiver Amari Cooper pegged to New York. Sure the Jets could go and get a pass rusher here but I still believe it's Cooper.

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7
Chicago Bears

Height: 6'2
Weight:339
Hometown: Auburn, Wa
College: Washington
Class: 2014 SR
Position: DT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 8
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: John Fox
2014 Record: 5-11

ANALYSIS: This is another tricky pick, especially considering two facts. First, the Bears traded away wide receiver Brandon Marshall and need wide receiver help. Second, there’s a new sheriff in town and he’s a defensive minded guy named John Fox. Chicago is switching to a 3-4 and needs more pieces to this defensive puzzle. The Bears could go for an anchor like Danny Shelton or a pass rusher like Randy Gregory or even Bud Dupree. This is a high spot for a nose tackle but I like Shelton here.

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8
Atlanta Falcons

Height: 6'5
Weight:235
Hometown: Fishers, Ind.
College: Nebraska
Class: 2014 JR
Position: DE
Rating:
Overall Rank: 16
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Dan Quinn
2014 Record: 6-10

ANALYSIS: New Atlanta head coach Dan Quinn needs to find a pass rusher and Randy Gregory gets the call here although I am starting to think they could also go after a right tackle. Still, the former Cornhusker is the call.

RND 1
9
New York Giants

Player: Todd Gurley
Height: 6'1
Weight:222
Hometown: Tarboro, N.C.
College: Georgia
Class: 2014 JR
Position: RB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 12
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Tom Coughlin
2014 Record: 6-10

ANALYSIS: I could definitely see New York go and draft a pass rusher here or select a right tackle. They could even go and get another wide receiver to pair with Odell Beckham, Jr. Instead, they draft arguably the most talented player in the draft in Todd Gurley. He could be the best running back to enter the league since Adrian Peterson. All signs point to his knee being fine. Reports have him ready and in a team's training camp this fall.

RND 1
10
St. Louis Rams

Height: 6'5
Weight:319
Hometown: Denison, Ia.
College: Iowa
Class: 2014 SR
Position: OT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 4
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Jeff Fisher
2014 Record: 6-10

ANALYSIS: Certainly the Rams could be one of a handful of teams that attempt to move up to potentially land one of the two quarterbacks. But there are no trades in this mock draft. With what has transpired in this version I see St. Louis addressing their offensive front or an offensive lineman in Brandon Scherff that could play right tackle or guard.

RND 1
11
Minnesota Vikings

Player: Trae Waynes
Height: 6'1
Weight:182
Hometown: Kenosha, Wis.
Class: 2014 JR
Position: CB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 6
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Mike Zimmer
2014 Record: 7-9

ANALYSIS: I am so tempted to change my Minnesota mock pick to wide receiver Devante Parker but I have gone with Trae Waynes from practically the beginning. I still have strong feeling that the draft's top corner will be picked inside the top 10. But by who?

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12
Cleveland Browns

Player: Kevin White
Height: 6'3
Weight:215
Hometown: Plainfield, N.J.
College: West Virginia
Class: 2014 SR
Position: WR
Rating:
Overall Rank: 14
Pos Rank: 3

Head Coach: Mike Pettine
2014 Record: 7-9

ANALYSIS: What do the Browns do? They need a quarterback. Cleveland needs weapons at wide receiver and could use a right tackle. In this scenario the Browns can't pass on wide receiver Kevin White.

RND 1
13
New Orleans Saints

Player: Shane Ray
Height: 6'3
Weight:245
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
College: Missouri
Class: 2014 JR
Position: DE
Rating:
Overall Rank: 13
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Sean Payton
2014 Record: 7-9

ANALYSIS: The Saints and Seahawks pulled off a massive trade with Seattle getting tight end Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans getting center Max Unger. In addition, the Saints also obtained the Seahawks No. 1 pick. New Orleans also traded wide receiver Kenny Stills. So they need a wide receiver and pass rusher and could go either way here with Devante Parker or pass rusher like Alvin Dupree, Shane Ray or Randy Gregory. The Saints can get a very good receiver later on. Therefore, Ray is the pick here. New Orleans certainly needs his athleticism on their defense.

RND 1
14
Miami Dolphins

Height: 6'3
Weight:209
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
College: Louisville
Class: 2014 JR
Position: WR
Rating:
Overall Rank: 5
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Joe Philbin
2014 Record: 8-8

ANALYSIS: The Dolphins made a huge splash in free agency by giving Ndamukuong Suh the largest defensive contract ever. Miami’s defense just got that much better with the signing of Suh. They could further address this side of the ball and go cornerback here. Miami could go on the offensive and get a wide receiver to pair with quarterback Ryan Tannehill and second year wide receiver Jarvis Landry. Here the pick is wide receiver Devante Parker.

RND 1
15
San Francisco 49ers

Height: 6'0
Weight:197
Hometown: Oakland, Calif.
College: Washington
Class: 2014 JR
Position: CB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 9
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Jim Tomsula
2014 Record: 8-8

ANALYSIS: San Fran has lost so much since the end of the season including a pair of starting cornerbacks. Here, they go and get former Washington cornerback Marcus Peters who played his high school by in nearby Oakland.

RND 1
16
Houston Texans

Height: 6'2
Weight:212
Hometown: Lithonia, Ga.
College: UCF
Class: 2014 JR
Position: WR
Rating:
Overall Rank: 50
Pos Rank: 8

Head Coach: Bill O'Brien
2014 Record: 9-7

ANALYSIS: The Texans could use some help at wide receiver in a big way, especially after cutting ties with Andre Johnson. Houston nabs a high flyer and fast riser here in Breshad Perriman from UCF.

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17
San Diego Chargers

Height: 6'1
Weight:215
Hometown: Kenosha, Wis.
College: Wisconsin
Class: 2014 JR
Position: RB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 15
Pos Rank: 2

Head Coach: Mike McCoy
2014 Record: 9-7

ANALYSIS: I am sticking with the Chargers and Melvin Gordon here. Can you imagine what this Wisconsin running back could do for Phillip Rivers and the San Diego offense? Plus, the Chargers lost Ryan Matthews in free agency.

RND 1
18
Kansas City Chiefs

Height: 6'4
Weight:305
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
College: LSU
Class: 2014 SR
Position: OG
Rating:
Overall Rank: 18
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Andy Reid
2014 Record: 9-7

ANALYSIS: The Chiefs landed a good receiver in free agency, as Andy Reid is reunited with Jeremy Maclin, who he drafted when he coached the Eagles. Kansas City still needs help at this position but could address it later on in the draft. Reid goes the offensive line route and gets a really good one in La'el Collins from LSU.

RND 1
19
Cleveland Browns

Player: Malcom Brown
Height: 6'2
Weight:319
Hometown: Brenham, Texas
College: Texas
Class: 2014 JR
Position: RB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 193
Pos Rank: 17

Head Coach: Mike Pettine
2014 Record: 7-9

ANALYSIS: Cleveland will opt for a right tackle or defensive linemen here. Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown is the call, as Brown fits the the versatile front player that this Cleveland staff looks for. He should help bolster their run defense.

RND 1
20
Philadelphia Eagles

Height: 6'6
Weight:237
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
College: Oklahoma
Class: 2014 JR
Position: WR
Rating:
Overall Rank: 20
Pos Rank: 4

Head Coach: Chip Kelly
2014 Record: 10-6

ANALYSIS: The Eagles need help everywhere in the secondary and could go safety Landon Collins here or a corner. Instead, they opt for a big and talented wide receiver in Dorial Green-Beckham. His upside is off the charts.

RND 1
21
Cincinnati Bengals

Height: 6'5
Weight:309
Hometown: Teaneck, N.J.
College: Pitt
Class: 2014 SR
Position: OT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 37
Pos Rank: 5

Head Coach: Marvin Lewis
2014 Record: 10-5-1

ANALYSIS: Defensive end Michael Johnson re-signed with the Bengals. Cincy should now address the offensive tackle position. Here, the Bengals land a right tackle with tremendous upside in T.J. Clemmings from Pitt.

RND 1
22
Pittsburgh Steelers

Player: Alvin Dupree
Height: 6'4
Weight:269
Hometown: Irwington, Ga.
College: kentucky
Class: 2014 SR
Position: DE
Rating:
Overall Rank: 28
Pos Rank: 4

Head Coach: Mike Tomlin
2014 Record: 11-5

ANALYSIS: The Steelers wouldn't pass on this terrific athlete from Kentucky if he were available at the 22 hole. Pitt wants another pass rusher and Bud Dupree has a chance to be a really good one. They can look for help in the secondary later on.

RND 1
23
Detroit Lions

Player: Andrus Peat
Height: 6'7
Weight:313
Hometown: Chandler, Az.
College: Stanford
Class: 2014 JR
Position: OT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 29
Pos Rank: 4

Head Coach: Jim Caldwell
2014 Record: 11-5

ANALYSIS: Ndamukuong Suh and Nick Fairley are gone because of free agency. In turn, the Lions traded for Haloti Ngata. He will be tremendous addition to the Detroit defensive front though he’s no Suh. The Lions still need help here and could go with a number of different defensive tackles still on the board. They can also use a right tackle and Andrus Peat from Stanford is the call here.

RND 1
24
Arizona Cardinals

Player: Byron Jones
Height: 6'1
Weight:199
Hometown: New Britian, Ct.
College: Uconn
Class: 2014 SR
Position: CB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 30
Pos Rank: 4

Head Coach: Bruce Arians
2014 Record: 11-5

ANALYSIS: The Cardinals get some more help in the secondary, nabbing an incredible athlete in Jones who can play safety and cornerback.

RND 1
25
Carolina Panthers

Height: 6'6
Weight:329
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
College: Miami
Class: 2014 JR
Position: OT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 23
Pos Rank: 3

Head Coach: Ron Rivera
2014 Record: 7-8-1

ANALYSIS: If one of the first round offensive tackles is still on the board the Panthers will grab him. In this mock scenario that’s the case with former Hurricane Ereck Flowers. This kid has serious upside and fills a huge need in Carolina.

RND 1
26
Baltimore Ravens

Height: 6'1
Weight:175
Hometown: Clarksville, Md.
College: Wake Forest
Class: 2014 SR
Position: CB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 36
Pos Rank: 5

Head Coach: John Harbaugh
2014 Record: 10-6

ANALYSIS: The Ravens lost wide receiver Torrey Smith to the 49ers in free agency. They also lost Pernell McPhee to the Bears. Baltimore could very well go wide receiver or go get a pass rusher. The Ravens could also look to get some secondary help from a terrific cornerback in Kevin Johnson from Wake Forest. He's got good size and runs well. He should go somewhere in this vicinity on April 30th.

RND 1
27
Dallas Cowboys

Height: 6'1
Weight:203
Hometown: Olive Branch, Miss.
College: LSU
Class: 2014 JR
Position: CB
Rating:
Overall Rank: 64
Pos Rank: 8

Head Coach: Jason Garrett
2014 Record: 12-4

ANALYSIS: The Cowboys have a number of needs but could very well go cornerback here. Jalen Collins is the call. He's a big and talented corner from LSU.

RND 1
28
Denver Broncos

Height: 6'5
Weight:313
Hometown: Moultrie, Ga.
College: Florida State
Class: 2014 SR
Position: C
Rating:
Overall Rank: 31
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Gary Kubiak
2014 Record: 12-4

ANALYSIS: I love offensive lineman Cameron Erving here because of his great versatility. He could be huge in helping the Broncos offensive front because he can play all five positions. He was very good at FSU as a right tackle and even better as a center.

RND 1
29
Indianapolis Colts

Height: 6'0
Weight:228
Hometown: Geismar, La.
College: Alabama
Class: 2014 JR
Position: S
Rating:
Overall Rank: 24
Pos Rank: 1

Head Coach: Chuck Pagano
2014 Record: 11-5

ANALYSIS: The Colts added some huge pieces in free agency with the additions of running back Frank Gore, wide receiver Andre Johnson, defensive tackle Kendall Langford, and pass rusher Trent Cole. Linebacker/safety Shaq Thompson is still out there but with this pick Indy goes for the draft's top safety in Landon Collins from Alabama.

RND 1
30
Green Bay Packers

Height: 6'7
Weight:292
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
College: Oregon
Class: 2014 JR
Position: DT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 17
Pos Rank: 3

Head Coach: Mike McCarthy
2014 Record: 12-4

ANALYSIS: Green Bay has to be elated to re-sign wide receiver Randall Cobb and tackle Bryan Bulaga. This defense could use another big body in the middle and could be in the mix for a middle linebacker. The Packers could also use some help at cornerback or perhaps a pass rusher. I don't know if they pass on former Oregon standout Arik Armstead if he's still on the board.

RND 1
31
New Orleans Saints

Height: 6'3
Weight:215
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
College: Arizona State
Class: 2014 JR
Position: WR
Rating:
Overall Rank: 25
Pos Rank: 6

Head Coach: Sean Payton
2014 Record: 7-9

ANALYSIS: The Saints picked up the Seahawks pick here [along with center Max Unger] but they had to give up tight end Jimmy Graham. With the first pick New Orleans grabbed an edge guy in Shane Ray Here, they go and get a big target at wide receiver in Jaelen Strong from Arizona State.

RND 1
32
New England Patriots

Height: 6'4
Weight:336
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
College: Florida State
Class: 2014 JR
Position: DT
Rating:
Overall Rank: 51
Pos Rank: 6

Head Coach: Bill Belichick
2014 Record: 12-4

ANALYSIS: New England lost Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner via free agency and could go cornerback here. But with Eddie Goldman still on the board the Patriots nab him, especially with the free agency loss of Vince Wilfork.

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