Todd McShay 2015 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

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  1. Kurt

    Kurt That Server Guy Staff Member Fantasy Guru

    1 Jameis Winston Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-14) COLLEGE: Florida State Class: Soph HT: 6-4 WT: 235 POS: QB
    Analysis: The Bucs don't currently have a franchise quarterback on their roster, and while both of the top two QB prospects in this year's class carry with them significant risks (along with considerable talent and upside), it could be tough for them to pass on both. If you factor in only on-field performance, Winston should be the No. 1 choice. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    2 Leonard Williams Tennessee Titans (2-14) COLLEGE: USC Class: Jr HT: 6-5 WT: 290 POS: DE
    Analysis: Williams is the complete package -- he can two-gap as a run-stuffer, but he can also penetrate and make plays against both the pass and the run. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    3 Randy Gregory Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13) COLLEGE: Nebraska Class: Jr HT: 6-6 WT: 245 POS: DE
    Analysis: The Jags' biggest need is at right tackle, and they are looking for competition along their entire offensive line, but there isn't an offensive tackle in this class worth drafting at No. 3 overall. Gregory is a good fit, however. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    4 Amari Cooper Oakland Raiders (3-13) COLLEGE: Alabama Class: Jr HT: 6-1 WT: 205 POS: WR
    Analysis: The Raiders have to provide second-year QB Derek Carr with more weapons. (James Jones is the top receiver on Oakland's roster right now.) Cooper, West Virginia's Kevin White and Louisville's Devante Parker are the best WR prospects in this class and the only ones who legitimately belong in the top-20 discussion, and Cooper is our favorite of the bunch. He was absolutely dominant in 2014 despite facing top defensive competition in the SEC and dealing with inconsistent play from Bama QB Blake Sims. He has excellent savvy as a route runner, good acceleration vertically and he does a terrific job of pulling down 50-50 balls.

    5 Shane Ray Washington Redskins (4-12) COLLEGE: Missouri Class: Jr HT: 6-2 WT: 240 POS: DE
    Analysis: The Redskins need a pass-rusher -- often-injured ROLB Brian Orakpo is a free agent and not expected to return -- and Ray is a terror off the edge. He is relentless at pressuring the quarterback, combining outstanding first-step quickness, effective hands and impressive redirect skills. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    6 Marcus Mariota New York Jets (4-12) COLLEGE: Oregon Class: Jr HT: 6-4 WT: 211 POS: QB
    Analysis: Mariota could slide even further than this on draft day, but I think this pick makes sense for the Jets given their need at QB and the presence of Chan Gailey at offensive coordinator. Gailey can adapt his scheme to any QB and has a history with spread-formation offenses, so he's capable of providing Mariota with a smooth transition to the NFL from his up-tempo spread system at Oregon. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    7 Danny Shelton Chicago Bears (5-11) COLLEGE: Washington Class: Sr HT: 6-5 WT: 332 POS: DT
    Analysis: It's unclear what scheme new head coach John Fox and new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio plan to run in Chicago -- my guess is they'll use something of a hybrid front -- but if they plan to play any 3-4, they'll need some capable bodies. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    8 Arik Armstead Atlanta Falcons (6-10) COLLEGE: Oregon Class: Jr HT: 6-7 WT: 285 POS: DE
    Analysis: The Falcons need to improve on defense, especially with their pass rush. D-linemen Kroy Biermann and Osi Umenyiora are both free agents. Armstead was a 5-technique defensive end at Oregon and could play a similar role in the NFL, but he's also explosive enough to be a great fit as a left defensive end in new Atlanta head coach Dan Quinn's scheme Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    9 Brandon Scherff New York Giants (6-10) COLLEGE: Iowa Class: Sr HT: 6-4 WT: 320 POS: OT
    Analysis: I think this pick would depend upon whether the Giants retain Jason Pierre-Paul in free agency. If they don't, then pass-rusher becomes a top need and a guy like Florida DE Dante Fowler Jr. might be under consideration. But if JPP stays, I think the smart play here is to continue to solidify the offensive line. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    10 Kevin White St. Louis Rams (6-10) COLLEGE: West Virginia Class: Sr HT: 6-2 WT: 211 POS: WR
    Analysis: The Rams' biggest need is at QB, but there's no way for them to address that position in this scenario. (Remember, we don't project trades in these mock drafts, and there's a big drop-off in this year's QB class after Winston and Mariota.) The next-biggest need is O-line, but Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    11 Devante Parker Minnesota Vikings (7-9) COLLEGE: Louisville Class: Sr HT: 6-2 WT: 207 POS: WR
    Analysis: The Vikings need help on the offensive line, but Parker would make a lot of sense here. They need to surround second-year QB Teddy Bridgewater with more weapons, and Parker was Bridgewater's top target at Louisville. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    12 T.J. Clemmings Cleveland Browns (7-9) COLLEGE: Pittsburgh Class: Sr HT: 6-4 WT: 313 POS: OT
    Analysis: This would be a tough scenario for the Browns. Their biggest needs are probably right tackle, wide receiver and nose tackle, but the top prospects at each of those positions are already off the board. Johnny Manziel's future with the team is uncertain, but there aren't any QBs worth drafting here, either, and Cleveland will instead likely need to add a veteran in free agency (Mike Glennon, perhaps?) if Brian Hoyer goes to another team. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    13 Dante Fowler Jr. New Orleans Saints (7-9) COLLEGE: Florida Class: Jr HT: 6-2 WT: 271 POS: DE
    Analysis: The Saints could consider Stanford left tackle Andrus Peat here and then move Terron Armstead inside, or they could fill their need at cornerback by drafting either of the top two prospects at the position, Washington's Marcus Peters or Michigan State's Trae Waynes. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    14 Trae Waynes Miami Dolphins (8-8) COLLEGE: Michigan State Class: Jr HT: 6-1 WT: 182 POS: CB
    Analysis: Two of Miami's top needs are inside linebacker and wide receiver, but it's too early to take an ILB here and all three of the WRs worth drafting at No. 14 overall are already off the board in this scenario. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    15 Devin Smith San Francisco 49ers (8-8) COLLEGE: Ohio State Class: Sr HT: 6-5 WT: 199 POS: WR
    Analysis: This is early for Smith -- he's our No. 26 overall player -- but the Niners need a receiver who can stretch the field vertically and nobody in college football did that better during the second half of the season than Smith (especially when big-armed Cardale Jones was throwing him the ball). He has excellent speed, subtle moves as a deep route runner that allow him to create separation, and his body control when tracking the deep ball is outstanding. San Francisco could also look to address its O-line or defensive front in the first round.

    16 Andrus Peat Houston Texans (9-7) COLLEGE: Stanford Class: Jr HT: 6-6 WT: 315 POS: OT
    Analysis: The Texans need a quarterback, but aren't going to find one here. Pass catchers Devin Funchess (Michigan) or Jaelen Strong (Arizona State) would be options, although both are slight reaches this early. So I'll have them take Peat, who fills a need and is a steal at this point in the draft. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    17 Eddie Goldman San Diego Chargers (9-7) COLLEGE: Florida State Class: Jr HT: 6-3 WT: 315 POS: DT
    Analysis: Sean Lissemore isn't working out at nose tackle for the Chargers, and 2014 fifth-rounder Ryan Carrethers played in only six games. Goldman would not only provide an immediate upgrade at nose, but he's versatile enough to play defensive end in a 3-4 scheme as well. Goldman's specialty is stopping the run, with excellent strength and size (6-3, 314 pounds).

    18 Dorial Green-Beckham Kansas City Chiefs (9-7) COLLEGE: Oklahoma Class: Jr HT: 6-4 WT: 225 POS: WR
    Analysis: The Chiefs are in serious need of an upgrade at wide receiver, and Michigan's Devin Funchess and Arizona State's Jaelen Strong are both options here. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    19 Devin Funchess Cleveland Browns (7-9) COLLEGE: Michigan Class: Jr HT: 6-4 WT: 235 POS: WR
    Analysis: I gave the Browns an offensive tackle with the No. 12 pick in T.J. Clemmings, and there still isn't a QB worth drafting here at No. 19 (the pick they acquired from the Bills last May in Buffalo's trade up to draft Sammy Watkins), so I'm going with a potential difference-maker at WR in Funchess. I liked his passion for the game at times, but Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    20 Landon Collins Philadelphia Eagles (10-6) COLLEGE: Alabama Class: Jr HT: 6-0 WT: 212 POS: S
    Analysis: The question everyone will ask is whether Chip Kelly will be willing to trade up to draft his former QB at Oregon, Marcus Mariota, particularly if Mariota starts to slide down the board a little bit. I know from talking with Kelly previously that he thinks the world of Mariota, but I have no idea how much he's willing Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    21 Vic Beasley Cincinnati Bengals (10-5-1) COLLEGE: Clemson Class: Sr HT: 6-2 WT: 220 POS: DE
    Analysis: Beasley is an undersized edge player with really good burst, bend and instincts. He was very productive at Clemson, racking up 44.5 tackles for loss and 25 sacks the past two seasons. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    22 Marcus Peters Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) COLLEGE: Washington Class: Jr HT: 5-11 WT: 193 POS: CB
    Analysis: Safety and cornerback are need areas for the Steelers this offseason, and linebacker could also quickly become a problem spot, with James Harrison, Jason Worilds and Arthur Moats all free agents. Based purely off of game tape, Peters is the best all-around cornerback in this class. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    23 Malcom Brown Detroit Lions (11-5) COLLEGE: Texas Class: Sr HT: 6-3 WT: 317 POS: DT
    Analysis: The Lions could go with a cornerback or offensive tackle here, but defensive tackle is a position of need even if Ndamukong Suh does return in 2015 (C.J. Mosley, Andre Fluellen and Nick Fairley are all free agents), and it's a gaping hole if he goes somewhere else in free agency. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    24 Denzel Perry manArizona Cardinals (11-5) COLLEGE: Miami (FL) Class: Sr HT: 5-11 WT: 248 POS: ILB
    Analysis: This might be a little early to take an inside linebacker in some people's minds, but there aren't many better football players than Perryman left on the board, and the Cardinals are likely to address the position early. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    25 Ereck Flowers Carolina Panthers (7-8-1) COLLEGE: Miami (FL) Class: Jr HT: 6-6 WT: 325 POS: OT
    Analysis: Flowers has a really good combination of size (6-6, 325 pounds), strength, agility and toughness, possesses great football character and has played both right tackle and left tackle for the Hurricanes the past two seasons. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    26 Jalen Collins Baltimore Ravens (10-6) COLLEGE: LSU HT: 6-0 WT: 193 POS: CB
    Analysis: The Ravens could look to draft a wide receiver here, with Steve Smith Sr. in the latter stages of his career and Torrey Smith a free agent this offseason. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    27 Melvin Gordon Dallas Cowboys (12-4) COLLEGE: Wisconsin Class: Jr HT: 6-0 WT: 207 POS: RB
    Analysis: Re-signing both WR Dez Bryant and RB DeMarco Murray is going to be awfully difficult for Dallas this offseason, and if the Cowboys need to let one go, it's likelier to be the running back turning 27 years old who has an injury history. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    28 La'El Collins Denver Broncos (12-4) COLLEGE: LSU Class: Sr HT: 6-4 WT: 324 POS: OT
    Analysis: This pick will largely be determined by how free agency goes for the Broncos. WRs Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker are free agents, as are TEs Julius Thomas, Virgil Green and Jacob Tamme Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    29 Eli Harold Indianapolis Colts (11-5) COLLEGE: Virginia Class: Jr HT: 6-3 WT: 235 POS: OLB
    Analysis: Admittedly, this is a bit early for Harold to come off the board. We have a second-round grade on him, but he is a good fit for the Colts' defense as a 3-4 outside linebacker and he offers good upside as a pass-rusher. He's raw but has the length, flexibility and closing burst to develop into a good all-around player, and he was productive at Virginia (15.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and two interceptions his last two years at Virginia). Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    30 Maxx Williams Green Bay Packers (12-4) COLLEGE: Minnesota Class: Soph HT: 6-4 WT: 250 POS: TE
    Analysis: The Packers need youth and athleticism at inside linebacker, so Mississippi State's Benardrick McKinney is a possibility. But the team could also afford an upgrade at tight end, and Williams is the most complete TE in what is shaping up to be a very shallow class. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    31 Todd Gurley Seattle Seahawks (12-4) COLLEGE: Georgia Class: Jr HT: 6-0 WT: 230 POS: RB
    Analysis: It's been rumored recently that the Seahawks could sign Marshawn Lynch to a long-term deal this offseason (he's entering the final year of his contract), but I'll believe that when I see it. If Lynch isn't with Seattle beyond the 2015 season, Gurley is a perfect replacement. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    32 Carl Davis New England Patriots (12-4) COLLEGE: Iowa Class: Sr HT: 6-5 WT: 318 POS: DT
    Analysis: Davis' motor ran hot and cold during his Iowa career, but at 6-4, 318 pounds he has a quick get-off, violent hands and the ability to quickly redirect once he has penetrated the backfield. Read More With A Discounted Insider Account

    ICECOLD 1st Stringer

    Funchess' stock had to have dropped after his combine performance
  3. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Yeah. No way he goes in the first round with that performance. Did he catch anything? lol...

    ICECOLD 1st Stringer

    He did better than Sammie Coates, but I just don't see him being a first rounder. I was intrigued by Coates because of how aggressive he is after the catch and his speed, but he has scared hands.
  5. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    *some of the Todd McShay NFL Mock Draft 2015 2.0.

    f**k the combine anyway. If I was running an NFL team my scouts wouldn't even attend. I feel their time would be far better served rewatching actual game tape where these guys are playing actual football, especially in this age of combine results focused training. Whatever these guys might accomplish at the combine has little to nothing to do with how they actually play actual football
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  6. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    And actually I'd like to reactualize the actual acts of actuality in an actuated form. Word up.