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2015 NFL Mock Draft 2.0
By Matt Horkman

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
All signs are pointing to Tampa Bay making Winston the No. 1 overall pick in May’s draft. Winston has experience in a pro-style offense and demonstrates the arm strength to make every throw on the field. He reportedly interviewed well throughout the draft process, quelling any concerns the Buccaneers might have had about his character.

Alternative: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

2. Tennessee Titans -- Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
A team, such as Philadelphia or San Diego, could tempt the Titans with a trade offer of a veteran quarterback and multiple draft picks for the No. 2 pick. The Titans could just as easily stand pat at No. 2 and select a defensive player. Selecting Mariota is their best option, however. He brings a rare combination of athleticism, poise and size to the table. Simply put, he is the prospect Russell Wilson would’ve been in 2012 had he stood 6-foot-4 instead of 5-foot-11. 

Alternative: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

3. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Leonard Williams, DT, USC
After going offense with their last two first-round picks, it’s time Jacksonville turns to the defensive side of the ball. Williams, the most complete defensive player in the draft, is equally as effective stopping the run as he is rushing the passer. He could be the talent Gus Bradley needs to produce a defense that meets his standards.

Alternative: Dante Fowler, OLB, Florida

4. Oakland Raiders -- Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
The last receiver to go over 1,000 yards in a season for the Raiders was Randy Moss in 2005. That could change this season if they select either White or Alabama’s Amari Cooper. I prefer the latter, but White’s combine performance opened eyes. At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, he demonstrated Calvin Johnson type athleticism in his workout. The Raiders, who infamously passed on Johnson in 2008 for quarterback JaMarcus Russell, may use this pick to right that wrong.

Alternative: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

5. Washington -- Dante Fowler, OLB, Florida
Letting Brian Orakpo walk in free agency creates a void opposite of Ryan Kerrigan at outside linebacker. Fowler could fill that void. He’s a natural pass rusher, capable of accelerating around the edge or rushing with power.

Alternative: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

6. N.Y. Jets -- Randy Gregory, OLB, Nebraska
Acquiring receiver Brandon Marshall via trade allows the Jets to target the best pass rusher on the board at No. 6. Gregory is a candidate. He played defensive end in college, notching 16.5 sacks over the last two seasons. At the combine, he displayed the kind of athleticism a pass rusher needs to convert from college defensive end to pro outside linebacker.

Alternative: Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson

7. Chicago Bears -- Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
Nobody had a more impressive combine than Beasley did. He bulked up to a healthy 245 pounds, maintaining his explosiveness in positional drills while clocking in with a 4.53 forty. The Bears, who are converting to a 3-4 defense, could use an edge rusher to help ease their transition.

Alternative: Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

8. Atlanta Falcons -- Shane Ray, OLB, Missouri
Ray didn’t workout at the combine because of an injury, so scouts needed to wait an extra month to see him in person at his pro day. The Falcons were among the teams in attendance. Reports were mixed on his performance, but his athleticism really shines on tape. He compares favorably to Bruce Irvin, who Seattle took in the first round back in 2012 while Dan Quinn served on the staff.

Alternative: Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

9. N.Y. Giants -- Danny Shelton, DT, Washington
Last season the Giants finished No. 30 against the run, allowing 135.1 yards per game on the ground. Selecting the best run defender in the draft is one way to rectify the issue. Shelton possesses a unique combination of size, power and quickness. He could help anchor the Giants’ defense for the remainder of the decade, forming a menacing duo with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.

Alternative: Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa

10. St. Louis Rams -- Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
A putrid pass offense took a step in the right direction when St. Louis acquired quarterback Nick Foles from Philadelphia. However, the Rams still lack a stud receiver on the outside. Cooper would be the answer to their problem. He’s the total package. He’ll turn a short pass into a 15-yard gain, move the sticks by working the middle of the field, or explode on a deep play. He’d step in as the Rams’ top target on day one.

Alternative: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State

11. Minnesota Vikings -- Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Xavier Rhodes is developing into a fine cornerback, but you need at least two good ones to combat the talented receivers of the NFC North. Enter Waynes, who has the physicality to play on the outside. This would allow the Vikings to move Captain Munnerlyn inside, leaving Mike Zimmer just a safety away from solidifying his defensive backfield.

Alternative: Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa

12. Cleveland Browns -- Malcom Brown, DT, Texas
Last against the run in 2014, Cleveland will look to upgrade their defensive line in some form through the draft. Brown won’t solve all their issues, but he’d be a step in the right direction. He’s a solid run defender with tremendous size (6-foot-4, 320 pounds).

Alternative: DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville

13. New Orleans Saints -- Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa
Getting tougher up front is one of the Saints’ priorities following a disappointing 7-9 season. They traded the aging Ben Grubbs to Kansas City, and acquired Seattle center Max Unger. Scherff displays the tenacity that New Orleans’ offense has lacked since their last division championship. He could push Terron Armstead at left tackle or eventually settle in as Grubbs’ replacement at guard.

Alternative: Alvin Dupree, OLB, Kentucky

14. Miami Dolphins -- DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
Both Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline are gone, putting the Dolphins in the market for a receiver. With Cooper and White off the board, Parker is the consensus No. 3 wideout. He’s a well-rounded prospect who runs outstanding routes, and does a nice job of catching the ball with his hands.

Alternative: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State

15. San Francisco 49ers -- Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon
Defensive line depth was a major concern for the 49ers last year, as they finished the season with just four active defensive linemen on the roster. Armstead (6-foot-8, 285) is raw but talented, making him a great project for new head coach Jim Tomsula to tackle.

Alternative: Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA

16. Houston Texans -- Landon Collins, S, Alabama
Signing Rahim Moore was a good first step to revamping their secondary, but the Texans still need to add a strong safety. Collins would fit the bill. He gives them an athlete in the backend of their secondary, who is also an excellent tackler.

Alternative: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
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17. San Diego Chargers -- Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
San Diego’s offense is a different animal when they’re able to run the football. Losing Ryan Mathews leaves them with a huge void at running back. Sure, Branden Oliver ran for over 800 yards as a rookie, but he averaged a pitiful 3.6 yards per carry. Gurley would be a major upgrade. He’s a true workhorse back, with elite explosiveness and the power to run between the tackles. He’s coming off a torn ACL, however, so San Diego’s team doctors will need to sign off on this pick.

Alternative: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

18. Kansas City Chiefs -- Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
Drafting Peat gives the Chiefs options along the offensive line. They could move Eric Fisher back to right tackle and develop Peat as their left tackle of the future. Alternatively, they could plug Peat in at right tackle and keep Fisher on the left side. Whichever direction they go in, Peat fits Andy Reid's philosophy of targeting offensive or defensive lineman with his first round pick.

Alternative: La’el Collins, OT, LSU

19. Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo) -- Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
The NFL suspended receiver Josh Gordon for the entirety of the 2015 season, leaving the Browns with a major void at receiver. They could’ve drafted Sammy Watkins or Odell Beckham last year, but they traded down to select cornerback Justin Gilbert instead. With two first-round picks, they’ll have a second chance at adding a game-breaking receiver. They shouldn’t pass this opportunity up.

Alternative: Alvin Dupree, OLB, Kentucky

20. Philadelphia Eagles -- La’el Collins, OG, LSU
Chip Kelly, now the director of player personnel in Philadelphia, has reshaped the team in his image this offseason. If the Eagles stay at No. 20, adding a mauler to the offensive line make sense, especially with their expected emphasis on running the football. Still, it seems clear the Eagles probably won’t stay at No. 20. Many expect them to trade up to select quarterback Marcus Mariota, who could be the missing piece to Kelly’s puzzle. Landon Collins is another potential target should the Eagles move up.

Alternative: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

21. Cincinnati Bengals -- Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State
The interior of Cincinnati’s defensive line didn’t play well in 2014. Geno Atkins played like somebody coming off a severe ACL tear, and Domata Peko just didn’t play well. Goldman (6-foot-2, 332) would replace the latter in the starting lineup, and help upgrade an inconsistent rush defense.

Alternative: T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh

22. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Alvin Dupree, OLB, Kentucky
The Steelers lost outside linebacker Jason Worilds not to free agency, but to retirement. Worilds unexpectedly retired, leaving the Steelers with no long-term answer at outside linebacker. Dupree (6-foot-4, 257) tested well at the scouting combine, highlighted by his 4.56 forty. He has the explosiveness to develop into a team’s No. 1 pass rusher.

Alternative: T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh

23. Detroit Lions -- Carl Davis, DT, Iowa
After a strong showing at the Senior Bowl, Davis put himself in round one consideration. He is a disruptor, using his hands well to disengage from blocks. Pairing him with the newly acquired Haloti Ngata softens the blow of losing Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. 

Alternative: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

24. Arizona Cardinals -- Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi State
With Larry Foote retiring and the availability of Daryl Washington unknown, an upgrade at inside linebacker seems inevitable for Arizona. McKinney is a thumper, capable of playing multiple positions. He’d compliment Sean Weatherspoon well, helping the Cardinals combat the ground and pound rushing attacks of San Francisco and Seattle.

Alternative: Melvin Gordon III, RB, Wisconsin

25. Carolina Panthers -- D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida
The Panthers had two major needs last off-season: left tackle and wide receiver. The opted to address the latter, drafting Kelvin Benjamin with their first pick. While they could still use another receiver, finding a left tackle of the future is a dire concern. Humphries could slide in as their developmental left tackle. His footwork is excellent, and he possesses the frame to bulk up. His upside will intrigue several teams picking in the backend of round one.

Alternative: Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami (FL)

26. Baltimore Ravens -- Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
Torrey Smith departed via free agency, and Steve Smith Sr. turns 36 in May, so the Ravens are definitely in the market for a receiver. Coates is extremely unpolished, but he has the characteristics of a No. 1 receiver. He runs a sub 4.5 forty at 6-foot-2 and 213 pounds. He also demonstrates the kind of open field ability that makes many running backs envious.

Alternative: Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State

27. Dallas Cowboys -- Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Philadelphia scored a coup when they signed DeMarco Murray to a five-year, $42 million deal. Nonetheless, the Cowboys might get the last laugh if they land Gordon in the draft. He’s patient, explosive and has the lower body strength to run between the tackles. His third-down ability is still a work in progress, but he’d be a 1,200-yard back behind Dallas’ offensive line. He also won’t cost the Cowboys $8.5 million per year.

Alternative: Michael Bennett, DT, Ohio State

28. Denver Broncos -- T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh
Clemmings is a developmental prospect. He has the measurables of a left tackle, but could conceivably play early on the right side, allowing the Broncos to move Louis Vasquez back to guard. In addition, Clemmings displays the athleticism needed to play in head coach Gary Kubiak’s zone-blocking scheme.

Alternative: Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA

29. Indianapolis Colts -- Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma
The Colts are a trendy offseason Super Bowl pick, but the AFC still runs through New England. If the Colts are going to get by the Patriots, they’ll need to stop the run. The Pats shredded them in their last three meetings for an average of 219 yards per game on the ground. Phillips struggles with consistency, but he’s capable of dominating against the run when his effort is there. Let’s see if Chuck Pagano can light his fire.

Alternative: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

30. Green Bay Packers -- Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA
Improving the middle of the defense will be a draft priority for general manager Ted Thompson. The Packers desperately need to find a starting inside linebacker. Kendricks would fit the profile. He was one of the most productive linebackers in college football the last two seasons, relying on his speed to coast sideline to sideline. He plays the game with the kind of nastiness that Green Bay’s defense has been lacking over the last four seasons.

Alternative: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest

31. New Orleans Saints (from Seattle) -- Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma
Imagine a scenario that has Marques Colston and Green-Beckham as the outside receivers, with Brandin Cooks in the slot. That’s a formidable receiving trio for Sean Payton and Drew Brees to go to work with. Plus, Green-Beckham (6-foot-6, 208) is ideally suited to replace Jimmy Graham in the red zone. Green-Beckham comes with major off-field baggage, though. Character issues could even sink him to the second or third round. He’s a tough evaluation for any team, especially the ones looking for a steal in the back half of round one.

Alternative: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

32. New England Patriots -- Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
All the notoriety goes to Tom Brady, but New England’s secondary was the biggest reason they hoisted the Lombardi Trophy in February. Half of it is gone now, with Darrelle Revis signing with the Jets, and Brandon Browner signing with the Saints. The Pats will have to replace them, and the draft is the best resource they have left. Peters is a first round talent, but like Green-Beckham, he has major character concerns. That hasn’t stopped Bill Belichick before.

Alternative: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest

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