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2015 NFL Mock Draft

The 2015 NFL Draft is fast approaching as each team gears up to pick their next hopeful stars. Offseason trades and signings have changed the outlook many teams have, but a class loaded with this much talent offers plenty of future starters. The draft, which will take place in Chicago, Illinois, will begin on Thursday, April 30 and end Saturday, May 3.

Continue reading for mock draft projections and comments from Coach Brooks and junior editor Joe Sala.

Pick Team Sala Brooks Comments
1 Tampa Bay Bucaneers Jameis Winston (QB) Jameis Winston(QB) Sala: The Bucs can’t pass up this quarterback talent with their recent struggles.
2 Tennessee Titans Marcus Mariota (QB) Marcus Mariota (QB.) Brooks: Even if the Titans don’t take a shot with him, some team in need of a quarterback will trade up to get him.
3 Jacksonville Jaguars Leonard Williams (DT) Leonard Williams (DT) Sala: The Jaguars can use all the help they can get and should draft the best player available here.
4 Oakland Raiders Kevin White (WR) Amari Cooper (WR) Brooks: Raiders can’t pass up the Alabama pedigree wide receiver.
5 Washington Redskins Dante Fowler Jr. (OLB) Brandon Sherff (OT) Sala: The Redskins’ defense looked rough at times last year, and the loss of Brian Orakpo in free agency doesn’t help.
6 New York Jets Bud Dupree (DE) Dante Fowler Jr. (OLB) Brooks: The New York Jets continue solidifying their defense and put the offense on the back burner.
7 Chicago Bears Randy Gregory (DE) Vic Beasley (OLB) Sala: A failed drug test is a huge red flag, but the Bears can’t pass up this strong talent.
8 Atlanta Falcons Vic Beasley (OLB) Todd Gurley (RB) Brooks: Need to improve the leagues 4th worst rush offense, with hometown hero Todd Gurley.
9 New York Giants Brandon Sherff (OT) Danny Shelton (DT) Sala: The Giants usually take the best player available strategy, and need some help solidifying their offensive line.
10 St. Louis Rams Andrus Peat (OT) Kevin White (WR) Brooks: Hopefully third time is the charm with WVU pass catchers.
11 Minnesota Vikings Amari Cooper (WR) Trae Waynes (CB) Sala: Teddy Bridgewater could use a solid pass catcher, and Cooper has shown he’s ready to take over a big role.
12 Cleveland Browns Devante Parker (WR) Malcolm Brown (DT) Brooks: Browns go d-tackle because wide receivers don’t matter when you have no quarterback.
13 New Orleans Saints Danny Shelton (DT) Bud Dupree (DE) Sala: The Saints could use help on both the defensive and offensive line, but Danny Shelton is huge value right here.
14 Miami Dolphins Arik Armstead  (DE) La’el Collins (OT) Brooks: Wideout is tempting but teams win with a strong offensive line.
15 San Francisco 49ers Dorial Green-Beckham (WR) Arick Armstead (DE) Sala: The departure of Crabtree leaves a huge gap in their receiving corps, which could be easily filled with the undeniable talent of Green-Beckham
16 Houston Texans Jaelen Strong (WR) Breshad Perriman (WR) Brooks: If you can’t beat them, draft them. Perriman put up a impressive performance two years ago against Penn State when current Texans coach Bill O’Brien was coaching the Nittany Lions.
17 San Diego Chargers La’el Collins (OT) Melvin Gordon (RB) Sala: Solidifying the offensive line would be huge to protect the aging Philip Rivers and possibly revitalize the run game.
18 Kansas City Chiefs Devin Funchess (WR) Dorian Green-Beckham (WR) Brooks: Kansas City takes a chance to pair Green-Beckham up with other Missouri product, Jeremy Maclin.
19 Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo) Nate Orchard (DE) Devin Funchess (WR) Sala: The Browns are always looking to solidify their defensive line and Nate Orchard provides huge value.
20 Philadelphia Eagles Shane Ray (DE) Denarius Randle (SS) Brooks: Randle is a lesser known Pac-12 safety who could be this draft’s best.
21 Cincinnati Bengals Malcolm Brown (DT) Landon Collins (SS) Sala: Malcolm Brown would fit right into the system alongside Geno Atkins.
22 Pittsburgh Steelers Trae Waynes (CB) Jalen Collins (CB) Brooks: Collins is an athletic freak who could add some necessary youth to the Steelers’ secondary.
23 Detroit Lions Marcus Peters (CB) Marcus Peters (CB) Sala: The Lions could use all the help they can get in their secondary.
24 Arizona Cardinals Ereck Flowers (OT) Randy Gregory (DE) Brooks: The failed marijunna test at the combine slides Gregory down the board.
25 Carolina Panthers Breshad Perriman (WR) D.J. Humphrey (OT) Sala: More targets for Cam Newton are a huge necessity with the Panthers’ lack of wide receiver depth.
26 Baltimore Ravens Melvin Gordon (RB) Devante Parker (WR) Brooks: The Ravens need an offensive weapon to replace Torrey Smith.
27 Dallas Cowboys Eddie Goldman (DT) Shane Ray (DE) Sala: The Cowboys could use a big gap closer on their d-line.
28 Denver Broncos T.J. Clemmings (OT) Ereck Flowers (OT) Brooks: Flowers is a mauler in the run game with quick feet to protect the right side.
29 Indianapolis Colts Denzel Perryman (ILB) Andrus Peat (OT) Sala: The Colts could use some help for their run defense with the strong Miami product.
30 Green Bay Packers Eli Harold (OLB) Paul Dawson (ILB) Brooks: Moving Clay Matthews back outside is a priority.
31 New Orleans Saints (from Seattle) D.J. Humphries (OT) Maxx Williams (TE) Sala: The Saints could use help getting younger on their offensive line to protect the aging Drew Brees.
32 New England Patriots Shaq Thompson (LB) Shaq Thompson (LB) Brooks: The jack of all trades is a perfect fit in New England.



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