Ourlads Mock Draft 1.0 – Dan Shonka, Draft Editor

Posted by on February 24th, 2015  •  0 Comments  • 

Pick Team Player Pos. School HT WT 40 Time
Round 1
1
Tampa Bay
Jameis Winston* QB
Florida State
6040 235 4.75
Winston has a series of off-field issues that need due diligence, but nobody can argue against his tool set and on field presence.
2
Tennessee
Leonard Williams* DT/DE
USC
6050 298 4.80
The Titans can go in several different directions – quarterback, linebacker, wide receiver or defensive back. They go best player available.
3
Jacksonville
Shane Ray* DE
Missouri
6030 245 4.75
Gus Bradley is from the Pete Carroll school of “you can’t have too many pass rushers.”
4
Oakland
Amari Cooper* WR
Alabama
6010 210 4.50
You can almost see the late Al Davis give two thumbs up for another David Carr weapon.
5
Washington
Andrus Peat* OT
Stanford
6070 312 5.30
The Redskins have more holes than the Titanic, but Peat will stabilize the right tackle position, especially with new offensive line coach Bill Callahan manning the rudder.
6
New York
Kevin White WR
West Virginia
6030 210 4.50
One way the Jets can help stifle the Geno Smith exit strategy is to continue to add weapons to his arsenal.
7
Chicago
Danny Shelton DT
Washington
6020 332 5.20
The Monsters of the Midway are no more, but Shelton is needed if the Bears implement Vic Fangio’s 3-4 defense.
8
Atlanta
Randy Gregory* DE
Nebraska
6060 245 4.65
Gregory is a hand to glove fit for a team that needs a pass rusher and some youth on defense.
9
New York
Ereck Flowers* OT
Miami
6050 324 5.25
The offensive line needs a lot of attention to run the ball better and to protect Eli Manning.
10
St. Louis
La’el Collins OT
LSU
6050 321 5.00
Joe Barksdale is an unrestricted free agent. The Rams may consider Marcus Mariota, but they have already had problems with a durability questionable quarterback.
11
Minnesota
DeVante Parker WR
Louisville
6030 209 4.55
If Adrian Peterson returns, the wide receiver position will be addressed with Teddy Bridgewater’s former star receiver.
12
Cleveland
Maxx Williams* TE
Minnesota
6050 250 4.65
The Browns need a big time impact receiver who can catch. The former Golden Gopher is a multiple alignment pass catcher that Cleveland would love at 19, so why not at 12?
13
New Orleans
Dante Fowler Jr.* DE/OB
Florida
6020 261 4.85
The Saints could draft a corner or a future Pro Bowl guard like Brandon Scherff, but they opt for a quick twitch edge pass rusher to complement Junior Gallette.
14
Miami
Brandon Scherff OG
Iowa
6050 320 5.10
Blood is thicker than water. Former Iowa assistant coach, Joe Philbin, knows how well Scherff has been coached. For now, Scherff is a plug and play left guard.
15
San Francisco
Mario Edwards Jr.* DE/DT
Florida State
6030 294 4.75
Trent Baalke, the 49ers general manager, likes versatile players and Edwards is all of that and has NFL bloodlines.
16
Houston
Trae Waynes* CB
Michigan State
6010 183 4.53
The Texans’ front seven has elite talent, but the back end needs help. Waynes is a first day starter at left corner if Kareem Jackson is not re-signed.
17
San Diego
Cameron Erving OC/OT
Florida State
6050 308 5.20
Five offensive linemen on the Chargers’ two deep are unrestricted free agents. A versatile athlete like Erving will claim one of the many “help wanted” positions up front.
18
Kansas City
Jaelen Strong* WR
Arizona State
6030 215 4.50
It’s hard to believe, but the Chiefs went an entire season without completing one touchdown pass to a receiver. Strong offers superb size and ball skills in addition to sneaky quickness and speed after catch.
19
Cleveland  f/BUF
Malcom Brown* DT
Texas
6040 320 5.20
Ahtyba Rubin is an unrestricted free agent and Jordan Phillips is inconsistent. The top receivers are off the board so Brown is the pick.
20
Philadelphia
Marcus Mariota* QB
Oregon
6040 215 4.65
We are unclear how Mariota makes it to the City of Brotherly Love, but the high tech quarterback exchanges one green uniform for another and rejoins his old coach, Chip Kelly.
21
Cincinnati
Shaq Thompson* OB
Washington
6020 231 4.55
The versatile and speedy Thompson brings a lot of athleticism to the banged up Bengal linebacker corps.
22
Pittsburgh
PJ Williams* CB
Florida State
6000 196 4.45
The defensive backfield, particularly at cornerback, is the weakest part of the depth chart at this point. Marcus Peters is an option. The Steelers decide on Williams.
23
Detroit
Eddie Goldman* DT
Florida State
6030 320 5.20
Three of the four defensive interior linemen are unrestricted free agents, including Ndamukong Suh. Goldman will help shore up one of the tackle spots.
24
Arizona
Benardrick McKinney* IB
Mississippi State
6040 249 4.60
Linebackers John Abraham and Larry Foote are both long in the tooth and a versatile linebacking presence will help upgrade an already formidable defense.
25
Carolina
Jake Fisher OT
Oregon
6060 299 5.25
For Cam Newton ever to realize his full potential there needs to be a sense of protection in front of him. Fisher is not underrated in the NFL scouting circles and projects to be a long time starter.
26
Baltimore
Melvin Gordon* RB
Wisconsin
6010 207 4.45
The Ravens may look to corner, a big outside receiver, or Maxx Williams at tight end if he’s still there. Todd Gurley is also an option, but will be out of action in 2015 rehabbing an ACL injury.
27
Dallas
Landon Collins* SS
Alabama
6000 222 4.55
The Cowboys have been trying to upgrade Barry Church for years. His backup CJ Spillman is an unrestricted free agent. Collins plays best when he’s close to the line of scrimmage.
28
Denver
Carl Davis DT
Iowa
6050 315 5.10
The Broncos have two interior defenders they need to re-sign. If they don’t, Davis is a viable option as is tight end Maxx Williams if he’s available. Offensive line help is also a priority.
29
Indianapolis
Marcus Peters* CB
Washington
6000 198 4.52
Corners Josh Gordy and Darius Butler are both unrestricted free agents. Peters arguably could be the best cornerback in this class, but had off the field run-ins with Head Coach Chris Peterson that caused him to be removed from the team.
30
Green Bay
Jordan Phillips* NT
Oklahoma
6060 335 5.30
The Packers had a tough time controlling the point of attack. BJ Raji is an unrestricted free agent and unproductive. Letroy Guion is unrestricted and has off field problems. Phillips is a wide load to move.
31
Seattle
Todd Gurley* RB
Georgia
6010 226 4.55
How do you replace a beast if he retires? Replace him with another beast. If Marshawn Lynch returns, Gurley looks forward to 2016.
32
New England
Nate Orchard DE/OB
Utah
6040 255 4.75
The rich get richer. Bill Belichick is looking at a minimum of four pass rushers at 32. He selects Orchard.

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