JAY GOLDBERG's 2015 MOCK DRAFT
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ROUND 1      change       previous pick in this mock draft 
Pick Team Player Comment
1 TB Winston
QB
Florida State
On field talent trumps potential off the field immaturity.  Winston is an excellent quarterback prospect.  He has the arm, accuracy and the smarts to be top tier in the NFL and is the clear choice for the Bucs at the top spot in the draft. 
2 TEN
trade
SD
TRADE to SD
Mariota
QB
Oregon
What to do here.  I do not believe that the Titians will end up keeping this pick.  It will be traded to a team that moves up to get Mariotta.  I usually do not do trades, but the whole draft is impacted here.  Therefore, I will violate my no mock trade policy and project a trade with San Diego with the Titans getting Rivers, San Diego's #1 and #2 this year and something in next year's draft.
Was Williams DE/DT for TEN
3 JAC Fowler Jr.
DE
Florida
Jacksonville plays the Seattle-style defense and that defense loves pass rushers.  Fowler Jr. is more DE in that system than Gregory who is more SAM (think Bruce Irvin) and whose draft stock has gone up in smoke, which makes Fowler Jr. more valuable for the Jags.  Williams, will of course, be in play here as well.
4 OAK Williams
DE
USC
I started defense (a pass rusher); changed to go with the pack mocking a wide receiver, but with Williams now available I'm back to defense. Williams is too good to pass up and will form a J. Smith/A. Smith-like prescence with last year's number one pick, Mack.
Was White WR
5 WAS Scherff
OG
Iowa
Buy has the stock for the edge rushers taken a bit of a nose dive as we head to the draft.  Many are saying Beasley has been over-drafted by mockers from day one; I believe Ray is too much of a tweener (DE and OLB), and Gregory has off field concerns.  Scherff may not be the sexy pick, but with edge rushers like Kikaha, Orchid, and more available possibly as late as round three, I now have them grabbing the best offensive lineman in the draft to help plug their hole at guard.
Was Beasley OLB
6 NYJ Dupree
OLB
Kentucky
The Jets draft Dupree hoping to get the sack production they wanted when they drafted Coples a couple of years back.  Dupree sees his value rise all the way to the sixth spot in the draft.  He will be better on the NFL than he was in college.
Was Gregory OLB
7 CHI Shelton
NT
Washington
Since the Bears traded Marshall, and the top two receivers are on the board, many may think that is the direction I would project the Bears would go.  Just remember Coach Fox prior to Denver.  He was not a throw the ball all over the field head coach.  Therefore, with the move to a 3-4 defense, Chicago needs a nose tackle who can occupy blockers and play the run.  Shelton is that player. 
Was Mariota QB
8 ATL
Beasley
OLB/DE
Clemson
If a team in round ne has to roll the dice on a pass rusher, it's Atlanta.  So Beasley does end up a top ten pick, going to Atlanta where he has the least questions and is the best fit amongst himself, Ray and Gregory. 
Was Dupree DE/OLB
9 NYG Collins
OT
LSU
Collins will immediately slide into right tackle and could move to left tackle down the line.  This pick makes sense for the Giants since current left tackle Beatty has been up and down and Pugh, while okay at right tackle, could be a stud inside at guard.  So Collins starts off at right tackle, offers Beatty-insurance down the line and allows Pugh to slide inside to guard.
10 STL Cooper
WR
Alabama
With Scherff now off the board this could be White or Cooper.  I think the Rams have had enough of athletic potential at wide receiver and, therefore, will select the more known commodity Cooper here.
11 MIN Waynes
CB
Michigan State
The Vikings trade for Mike Wallace eliminates the need for a wide receiver here. This allows them to improve either their offensive line, a unit that needs upgrading, or cornerback.  Waynes plays the press man style employed by the Vikings.
Was Scherff OG
12 CLE White
WR
West Virginia
Interestingly, it was Chicago selecting Shelton over a receiver that has allowed White to fall to this spot.  The Browns badly need a number one receiver and get one in White.
Was Shelton NT
13 NO Ray
DE/OLB
MIssouri
Trading Graham and Stills means wide receiver is still possible here, as I previously mocked Parker in this spot.  However, I now have Ray's fall stopping here as the Saints will turn him loose to rush the passer on third downs and hope he can grow into a full time starter down the line.
Was Parker WR
14 MIA Parker
WR
Louisville
With Waynes off the board the Dolphins can go offensive line (gaurd), receiver, or take the next corner on their board.  Now the Dolphins will have a major decision.  Last year some thought they reached for James but he has the look of a long time plus starter at right tackle.  So I think they will wait until later in the draft to draft a guard. with Parker being the best value between wide receiver and cornerback, I have them going wide receiver.
Was Waynes CB
15 SF Johnson
CB
Wake Forest
Armstead, Peat, Johnson, oh my. With a defensive head coach, I have the 49ers now choosing Johnson over Armstead.  This is based on the 49ers being very comfortable with Dockett's health.  If they are not, Armstead would be the pick.
Was Peat OT/OG
16 HOU Gregory
OLB
Nebraska
Some team is going to roll the dice with Gregory.  Imagine if that team is Houston who could pair him with Watt, Clowney, and Mercilus.  What a pass rush this would be.  And if Gregory doesn't get his act together, Houston still has the horses to get after the quarterbck.
Was Parker WR
17 SD
trade
TEN
TRADE to TEN
Gurley
RB
Georgia
This is part of the trade with San Diego.  Gurley gives the Titans' a top tier running back.  Sankey is now in his more natural role as change-of-pace back.
Was Clemmings OT for SD
18 KC Peat
OT/OG
Stanford
Many project a wide receiver, however, this is a deep draft, they signed Maclin and Smith doesn't air it out anyway.  They will look for a receiver in round two or three.  So I have the Chiefs drafting a bookend tackle to Eric Fisher (and Eric Fisher insurance should he not progress as envisioned).  This could still be Humphries depending upon how the Chiefs' draft board line up.
Was Humphries OT
19 CLE Armstead
DT/DE
Oregon
With White now selected with pick #12, a second wide receiver will not be drafted here.  I could see the Browns trading down to select Kendricks; or even selecting him here. However, I have Cleveland drafting Armstead who will top their defensive end depth chart. 
PREVIOUS PICKS: White WR
Was Perriman WR
20 PHI Perriman
WR
Central Florida
With Perriman now available I have the Eagles selecting him over Strong.  Perriman, has size and speed (some reports had him running as fast as 4.19 in the forty on his Pro Day) and is a perfect replacement for Maclin.  A fast offense gets even faster.
Was Strong WR
21 CIN Brown
DT
Texas
in re-looking this pick, I've changed from the offensive line to the defensive line.  Atkins was a stud before his injury but didn't get after the quarterback anywhere near what he did prior to the injury.  Brown is big and athletic and had 6.5 sacks last year at Texas.
Was Flowers OT/OG
22 PIT Collins
CB
LSU
This could be a corner or a pass rushing outside linebacker.  Based on the value of the players left on the board, Collins is the selection although I wouldn't be surprised if they went with Jones who is flying up draft boards.
23 DET Gordon
RB
Wisconsin
This pick can go in a number of directions.  Defensive tackle Goldman is possible, defensive end Odighizuwa is possible, as is a cornerback or offensive lineman.  However, I just have a gut feeling that if the draft unfolds as I have it the Lions will draft Gordon.
Was Brown DT
24 ARZ Harold
OLB
Virginia
Arizona loses out on one of the top two running backs in this scenario.  That makes them a possibility to trade back.  If they don't Harold could be a good get.  The Cardinals need to get better pass rushing outside linebackers in theor 3-4 defense.
Was Gurley RB    
25 CAR Humphries
OT
Florida
The Panthers current starting tackles are Nate Chandler and Michael Oher or Mike Remmers or Jonathan Martin.  Byron Bell is an UFA and isn't the long term answer at left tackle anyway.  Some have Humphries as the top left tackle in this draft.
Was Fisher OT
26 BAL Agholor
WR
USC
Marlon Brown as a starter in a Trestman offense seems like a missed opportunity  Green-Beckham will prove to be an interesting case here.  Here is a tall, fast and the type of big-play receiver who will excel in a Trestman offense.  However, the Ravens are moving away from players with off field concerns.  Green-Beckham has a Ray-Rice-like incident supposedly in his past.  So it will be fascinating if this scenario happens on draft day, with Green-Beckham the clear best wide receiver on the board at their spot.  I have them sticking to their guns and passing on Green-Beckham and drafting Agholor, a good-hands and excellent route running receiver who showed better speed than first thought during his workouts. 
Was Smith WR
27 DAL Jones
CB
Connecticut
Even if Gordon or Gurley are available, Dallas, by not making a major push to keep Murray, all but stated it's the offensive line more than the running back that motors their run game.  So I do not believe the Cowboys will go running back here under any scenario; especially with very good backs available through round three or four.  With Armstead off the board value meeting need at this spot for Dallas is a cornerback.  This will come down to Peters, Collins or Jones.  With Jones rising and being, possibly, the best athlete in the draft, that is who I have the Cowboys drafting.
Was Armstead DT/DE
28 DEN Goldman
DT
Florida State
Moving to a 3-4 defense means it is even more important for Denver to replace Pot Roast Knighton. Sly Williams may be best served as a DE in the 3-4 who kicks inside on pass rushing downs.  I was on the fence between Phillips and Goldman, but I've now come squarely down on the Goldman side of the fence.
Was Phillips DT
29 IND Flowers
OT/OG
Miami
Collins is another player whose shine seems to have faded a bit due to no fault of his own.  That coupled with Flowers now available has me moving off Collins and onto Flowers at this spot.  The Colts' have bodies on their line, but the Flowers could be the best option on the right side, whether at tackle or guard.
Was Collins SS
30 GB Kendricks
ILB
UCLA
Do the Packers want to keep Matthews inside?  I'm going on the assumption that the answer to that question is no.  That's why Kendricks is my selection for Green Bay here.  Some have him with a first round grade, others a second round grade. I am on the first round grade side of that discussion.  If the answer is yes to keeping Matthews in the middle, than tight end Maxx Williams would be my projection.
Was Johnson CB
31 NO Green-Beckham
WR
Missouri

Green-Beckham makes sense if the Saints feel he has his act together.  He is a perfect compliment to cooks long term and has the size to replace Graham in the red zone, and with Colston around, he can be brought along slowly if needed.
PREVIOUS PICKS: Ray OLB/DE
32 NE Rowe
CB/S
Utah
That was short-lived.  Dreams of Gordon on New England have now been put to bed in my mock draft.  Rowe is a fast-rising prospect.  He has the size, skills and athleticism to grow into a top man corner.  After losing Revis and Browner; Rowe would be an intriguing get for New England.
Was Gordon RB

ROUND TWO IS BELOW THIS BOX

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ROUND 2      change       previous pick in this mock draft 
Pick Team Player Comment
33 TEN Clemmings
OT
Pittsburgh
After drafting Gurley to help new quarterback Rivers (in projected trade with San Diego); the Titans draft a player to help both of their new offensive toys.
PREVIOUS PICKS: Gurley RB
Was Goldman DT
34 TB P Smith
DE
Missi State
There are a number of players who could go here for Tampa Bay to fill a needed role at defensive end.  Smith may not be the highest on other board, but he is right there on mine.  He may be the best bet to be a full time player who is a plus against the run and can rush the passer.  Orchid, Hunter, Odighizuwa are other possible defensive ends here.
PREVIOUS PICKS: Wi
nston QB
35 OAK
Smith
WR
Ohio State
With Williams now selected in round one there is no need for Odighizuwa in round two.  Smith gives the Raiders a deep threat for Carr.
PREVIOUS PICKS: Williams DE
Was Odighizuwa DE
36 JAC Erving
C
Florida State
If you are going to run the ball, having a good center helps.  Erving will be an immediate starter and upgrade for Jacksonville.
PREVIOUS PICKS: Fowler Jr DE
37 NYJ Ogbuchi
OT
Texas A&M
While the Jets need depth (and a starter) at nose tackle, I now see them going offensive line here with the reports on Ogbuchi's injury positive.  Davis or Phillips, however, could still be the pick.
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Dupree OLB
Was Davis DT
38 WAS Peters
CB
Washington
The Redskins get lucky and draft a player who could have gone in round one at a position of need.  The questions about Peters are off the field, not on the field.
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Scherff OG
39 CHI Petty
QB
Baylor
Bennett could be a possibility, but I look for the Bears to go quarterback here.  They will have their choice of players after the top two. I have Petty in that spot, we'll see if the Bears do too.
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Shelton DT
Was Bennett DE/DT
40 NYG Randall
FS
Arizona State
Well, linebacker will have to wait.  The Giants are very thin at safety, particularly free safety.  Randall is an ascending player who will start from day one.
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Collins OT
Was Kendricks ILB
41 STL Fisher
OT
Oregon
The Rams need upgrades on the right side and at center.  Fisher, a terrific athlete, has as much upside as any lineman in this draft.
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Cooper WR
Was Tomlinson OG
42 ATL Abdullah
RB
Nebraska
Freeman is the current starter for the Falcons at running back, but he is best served as a change-of-pace back.  Many have Abdullah as a cdhange-of-pace back as well.  Not me.  He is not small, he is short and strong and quick and cuts on a dime and athletic, yada yada yada future superstar.  If Atlanta is scared off because of his size and the fact that they already have an undersized back, then Coleman or Yeldin will be the pick.
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Beasley DE
Was Ajayi RB
43 CLE Phillips
DT
Oklahoma
The Browns lost Cameron in free agency.  Williams is the best tight end in this draft class and could still be the pick here.  However, with Phillips falling in my mock draft, he is a better value and also a need for the Browns at this spot.
PREVIOUS PICKS: White WR, Armstead DE
Was Williams TE
44 NO Anthony
ILB
Clemson
I considered inside linebacker at the end of round one for the Saints and there are still good players on the board here.  McKinney has dropped a bit so I now have the Saints drafting Anthony to come in and replace Ellerbe as a starter sooner rather than later.
PREVIOUS PICKS: Ray OLB/DE, Green-Beckham WR
Was McKinney ILB
45 MIN Tomlinson
OG
Duke
Tomlinson would come in and start at guard immediately for the Vikings.. 
PREVIOUS PICKS: Waynes CB
Was Ogbuchi OT
46 SF Edwards
DE
Florida State
This pick could come down to Edwards or inside linebacker McKinney.  Either would be a good pick.  I decided to go with the defensive end over the linebacker; especially with the scuttlebutt that Edwards draft stock is on the rise. 
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Johnson CB
Was Jones CB
47 MIA Cann
OG
South Carolina
After selecting the wide receiver in round one, I could see the Dolphins drafting the top offensive lineman on their board here.  That could very well be Cann if the draft unfolds as I have it mocked.  Corners Williams or Darby are possibilities here as well.
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Parker WR
48 SD
trade
TEN
TRADE to TEN
Smith
OT
Penn State
Up and down a bit in college, but as had an impressive post-season.  He looked very good during Senior Bowl practices, had a good game, and looked impressive at both the Combine and his Pro Day.  Smith would start at right tackle for the Titans day one.
PREVIOUS PICKS: Gurley RB
Was Coleman RB (for San Diego)
49 KC McKinney
ILB
Mississippi St
With Anthony off the board I have the Chiefs staking McKinney instead.  He will provide a thumper against the run in their defense. 
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Peat OT/OG
Was Anthony ILB
50 BUF Collins
SS
Alabama
Having addressed all major needs in free agency (except maybe quarterback which cannot be addressed here), I have Ryan taking the best available defensive player at this spot.  Collins is that player and he will push Duke Williams to start (Aaron Williams would move to free safety).
Was Harold OLB
51 HOU Dorsett
WR
Miami
Darby could still be drafted as Houston's nickel corner, but with me no longer having tem draft a wide receiver in round one, Dorsett, one of the fastest players in this draft, would be a great grab for the Texans here. He would be their second best receiver immediately even if limited to the slot.
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Gregory OLB
Was Darby CB
52 PHI Williams
CB
Florida State
Williams can start outside moving Thurmond inside where he fits best. His college teammate Darby is also possible here. 
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Perriman WR
53 CIN Grasu
OC
Oregon
I was tempted to mock Grayson, but decided not to.  Grasu offers competition and a potential upgrade to Bodine.
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Brown DT
Was Petty QB
54 DET Odighizuwa
DE
UCLA
Odighizuwa will allow the Lions to kick Jones inside to defensive tackle.  Odighizuwa is good against the run and has the physical traits to develop into a very good pass rusher.
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Gordon RB
Was Shaw CB/S
55 ARZ Yeldon
RB
Alabama
I now have Arizona missing out on the running backs in round one and now needing one in round two.  With Arrington on the roster I have Arizona selecting Yeldon over Coleman and Duke Johnson.
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Harold OLB
Was Hunter OLB/DE
56 PIT Kikaha
OLB
Washington
The Steelers like productive college players and favor that over measureables.  Kikaha had 32 sacks the last two years at Washington.
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Collins CB
57 CAR Coates
WR
Auburn
Agholor is off the board.  Coates has the ability to stretch the field a characteristic that will help  Benjamin, Olson and Newton.
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Humphries OT
Was Agholor WR
58 BAL Williams
TE
Minnesota
I have Baltimore switching up and going tight end here.  Williams is the top tight end in the draft and the Ravens will happily take him.
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Agholor WR
Was Yeldon RB
59 DEN
Marpet
OL
Hobart
I have switched to Marpet because he can play multiple positions and Denver has needs all over its offensive line. He is therefore a moveable piece that allow the Broncos to start their best five or he can be a sub at multiple positions. 
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Goldman DT
Was Sambrailo OT
60 DAL Coleman
RB
Indiana
Abdullah is off the board so I have Dallas drafting Coleman whose closest comp I have coming out of college is DeMarco Murray.
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Jones CB
Was Abdullah RB
61 IND Thompson
SS/OLB
Washington
Thompson is drafted to play strong safety.  Adams showed a good nose for the ball last year and he can move to free safety.
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Flowers OT/OG
Was Edwards DE
62 GB Walford
TE
Miami
Time to stop plug and play at tight end.  Walford will be a consistent target for Rodgers in the middle of the field. 
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Kendricks ILB
63 SEA Strong
WR
Arizona State
Dorsett is now off the board.  Strong has fallen in my mock and this is something that can happen in the NFL draft as well.  He needs an accurate passer.  Wilson is an accurate passer.  Strong will be a great weapon with Wilson throwing to him.
Was Dorsett WR
64 NE Ajayi
RB
Boise State
 Ajayi is an ideal pick for New England at this spot.  No one argues that the kid is a talented runner.  Lately his draft value has taken a hit because of concerns for his longevity (past knee injury, a lot of use in college).  When has longevity at running back been a concern for New England.  They go through them like tissues.  Ajayi being productive for four seasons is just fine with the Pats.
PREVIOUS PICKS:
Rowe CB/S
Was Carter CB

 

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