NFL.com mock draft

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NFL Mock Draft from Bucky Brooks-NFL.com
  • Pick No.
    1
    TB
    QB
    Florida St.
    Winston impressed observers with his high football IQ and spectacular arm talent at the NFL Scouting Combine. He is an ideal fit for Dirk Koetter’s vertical passing game.
  • Pick No.
    2
    TEN
    Dick LeBeau would welcome the presence of a young, athletic defender with exceptional hand skills and quickness. Williams can play multiple positions along the front line, giving the Titans a dominant defender to build around.
  • Pick No.
    3
    JAC
    OLB
    Florida
    The ex-Gator is a violent edge defender with a knack for creating chaos at the point of attack. He possesses the competitive spirit, nasty temperament and high football IQ that Gus Bradley desires in his defenders.
  • Pick No.
    4
    OAK
    WR
    West Virginia
    There is nothing wrong with giving Derek Carr a big, fast playmaker on the outside. White is the WR1 the Raiders have needed since Tim Brown left years ago.
  • Pick No.
    5
    WAS
    OLB
    Nebraska
    New GM Scot McCloughan loves long, rangy athletes with speed and quickness. Gregory is a freakishly talented playmaker capable of rushing the passer or dropping into coverage as a 3-4 hybrid.
  • Pick No.
    6
    NYJ
    QB
    Oregon
    New OC Chan Gailey’s arrival paves the way for the team to develop Mariota as the franchise QB of the future. Gailey has experimented with the spread offense and zone-read concepts in the NFL, leading to an easier transition for Mariota.
  • Pick No.
    7
    CHI
    OLB
    Clemson
    John Fox will make fixing the Bears’ woeful defense a top priority. Beasley is a dynamic edge rusher with exceptional first-step quickness and closing speed.
  • Pick No.
    8
    ATL
    DE
    Missouri
    The Falcons desperately need pass rushers to compete in the NFC South. Ray fits the mold of the “Leo” defenders new head coach Dan Quinn employed with the Seattle Seahawks.
  • Pick No.
    9
    NYG
    NT
    Washington
    GM Jerry Reese typically opts for big-bodied players in the first round. Shelton would fill a void at NT and give Steve Spagnuolo an athletic run stopper at the point of attack.
  • Pick No.
    10
    STL
    WR
    Alabama
    The Rams would jump at the opportunity to land a true WR1 at this point of the draft. Cooper is the most pro-ready receiver in the draft, and his playmaking ability would help Sam Bradford get back on track in 2015.
  • Pick No.
    11
    MIN
    CB
    Michigan St.
    Mike Zimmer wants to pair an athletic cornerback with Xavier Rhodes to blanket the passing games that dominate the NFC North. Waynes is an explosive athlete with sound bump-and-run skills.
  • Pick No.
    12
    CLE
    DT
    Texas
    GM Ray Farmer could opt to bypass an obvious need at WR to fill the biggest void on the defense. Brown is a dominant run stuffer with pass-rush ability.
  • Pick No.
    13
    NO
    CB
    LSU
    The long, rangy cover corner has the physical tools to develop into an elite player on the edge. Collins could thrive as an eraser in Rob Ryan’s defense.
  • Pick No.
    14
    MIA
    SS
    Alabama
    Adding an instinctive playmaker to the back end would help the Dolphins eliminate the big plays in the passing game.
  • Pick No.
    15
    SF
    The 49ers need to get back to the physical brand of football that carried them to three consecutive NFC Championship Games. Collins is a rugged run blocker capable of playing offensive tackle or guard in a power-based run scheme.
  • Pick No.
    16
    HOU
    OT
    Miami
    Bill O’Brien wants to incorporate more power running schemes into the playbook, but needs a big body on the edge to do so. Flowers mauls defenders in the running game, yet displays enough athleticism to handle speed rushers off the edge.
  • Pick No.
    17
    SD
    OG
    Iowa
    It’s imperative for the Chargers to retool their interior line to ensure Philip Rivers stays upright in the pocket. Scherff is a stout blocker at the point of attack with the physicality and toughness to handle the massive DTs within the AFC West.
  • Pick No.
    18
    KC
    WR
    Louisville
    The Chiefs have to find a WR1 to anchor the passing game. Parker is a polished playmaker with the size and length to thrive in Reid’s version of the West Coast offense.
  • Pick No.
    19
    CLE
    OT
    Stanford
    The Browns could opt for a WR at this pick, but the team wants to play smashmouth football under Mike Pettine and needs to fortify the offensive line on the right side. Peat is a plug-and-play tackle capable of stepping into the lineup on Day 1.
  • Pick No.
    20
    PHI
    CB
    Washington
    Chip Kelly typically avoids character risks on draft day, but Peters’ talent and cover skills would upgrade the Eagles’ suspect secondary.
  • Pick No.
    21
    CIN
    OT
    Pittsburgh
    It’s time to groom a successor for Andrew Whitworth at left tackle. Clemmings has all of the physical tools to play the marquee spot on the line, but might need a redshirt year before he is ready to assume a starting job.
  • Pick No.
    22
    PIT
    OLB
    Kentucky
    The Steelers desperately need a pass rusher to emerge after striking out on Jarvis Jones a few years ago. Dupree is a workout warrior with intriguing pass-rush skills.
  • Pick No.
    23
    DET
    DT
    Florida St.
    The potential loss of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley could force GM Martin Mayhew to pluck an athletic defensive tackle with size and strength.
  • Pick No.
    24
    ARI
    OLB
    Virginia
    The underrated pass rusher has the speed, athleticism and burst to develop into a double-digit sack artist as a pro.
  • Pick No.
    25
    CAR
    OT
    Florida
    The Panthers need to secure the edges of the offensive line to help Cam Newton improve his performance from the pocket. Humphries is a developmental prospect with the length and athleticism to succeed at offensive tackle.
  • Pick No.
    26
    BAL
    WR
    Missouri
    The Ravens have struck gold in the first round over the years by taking calculated gambles on blue-chip talents. Green-Beckham has some character concerns that need to be addressed, but he has the physical tools to be an elite receiver early in his career.
  • Pick No.
    27
    DAL
    RB
    Wisconsin
    The Cowboys’ offensive line will help an explosive runner like Gordon churn out 1,200 yards annually. The ex-Badger would be a nice replacement if Demarco Murray leaves as a free agent.
  • Pick No.
    28
    DEN
    NT
    Oklahoma
    Wade Phillips could encourage John Elway to look for an active nose tackle with exceptional first-step quickness to serve as the centerpiece of his 3-4 scheme. Jordan Phillips has impressive physical tools and is capable of playing as a three-down interior defender as a pro.
  • Pick No.
    29
    IND
    DT
    Oregon
    The Colts must improve their defense to seriously compete with the elite teams in the AFC. Armstead is a long, rangy defensive end capable of occupying multiple blockers at the point of attack.
  • Pick No.
    30
    GB
    ILB
    Mississippi St.
    Despite Clay Matthews’ success as an ILB, the Packers would like their top defender to return to his natural position as an edge rusher. McKinney is a rugged tackling machine with terrific instincts and awareness.
  • Pick No.
    31
    SEA
    RB
    Georgia
    Pete Carroll could fall in love with the prospect of adding Gurley to the Seahawks’ backfield as Marshawn Lynch’s understudy or replacement.
  • Pick No.
    32
    NE
    C
    Florida St.
    The ex-Seminole is a versatile blocker capable of playing any spot along the line. That flexibility makes him an attractive option for the Patriots at the bottom of the first round.
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