FBGP’s Turron Davenport’s 2015 NFL Mock Draft*Note* This Mock Draft is from the “What would Turron do” perspective
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jameis Winston QB Florida St
Winston is the easy pick here. He is a leader and will fall right into place in Tampa. The support system is in place and he will lead them to playoff contention as a rookie.
2. Tennessee Titans: Leonard Williams DT USC
The Titans defense was terrible last year. Add Williams to DaQuan Jones and Jurrell Casey and that give the Titans a pretty solid trio in Dick LeBeau’s 3-4 defense.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dante Fowler OLB Florida
Fowler is the perfect prospect to step in and play the LEO position for Gus Bradley. It is the exact position that he played at Florida. His high energy style of play fits in well with Jacksonville.
4. Oakland Raiders: Amari Cooper WR Alabama
Cooper is the cleanest WR prospect in the draft. Pairing him with their young QB Derek Carr will form a potent tandem for years to come. Cooper will have an immediate impact.
5. Washington Redskins: Shane Ray OLB Missouri
Ray will be the violent edge player that the Redskins will need to replace Brian Orakpo. Ray is a high motor pass rusher but can also set the edge against the run.
6. New York Jets: Bud Dupree OLB Kentucky
Dupree has all of the tools to be a dominant pass rusher. New head coach Todd Bowles will take advantage of his edge rushing ability along with the inside push from Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson.
7. Chicago Bears: Danny Shelton NT Washington
The team will install the 3-4 defense and needs to have a two gapper to set the tone in the middle of the defensive line. Shelton is a high motor player that can be a run stuffer and pressure the QB.
8. Atlanta Falcons: Vic Beasley OLB Clemson
Beasley grew up as a Falcons fan and will be the pass rusher that the Falcons need. New head coach Dan Quinn will fully utilize the elite edge rushing ability that Beasley possesses.
9. New York Giants: Brandon Scherff OL Iowa
This move solidifies the offensive line. Scherff can come in and play guard right away and allows Weston Richburg to shift to center, his more comfortable position.
10. St. Louis Rams: Marcus Mariota QB Oregon
Mariota finally comes off of the board. He will sit for a year behind Nick Foles and become the starter in year two. The Rams could get Marriota some snaps in select packages like the 49ers did with Colin Kaepernick as a rookie.
11. Minnesota Vikings: Kevin White WR West Virginia
The Vikings will have a tough decision between White and DeVante Parker but they go with the bigger, faster WR and now have elite speed at the WR positon in White and Mike Wallace.
12. Cleveland Browns: DeVante Parker WR Louisville
Parker will step right in and be the man for the Browns. His huge catch radius will instantly help whoever the QB will be. Parker is a very productive player that wins on the outside.
13. New Orleans Saints: Randy Gregory OLB Nebraska
Gregory is a very talented edge rusher that Rob Ryan will rely upon to get pressure on the quarterback. The Saints haven’t had an impactful pass rusher off the edge in quite sometime.
14. Miami Dolphins: Trae Waynes CB Michigan St
Waynes will team with Brent Grimes to be one of the more athletic CB tandems in the NFL.
15. San Francisco 49ers: Marcus Peters CB Washington
The 49ers lost a couple of starting corners in free agency. Peters is the best man corner in this draft and will be an instant starter on their defense.
16. Houston Texans: Todd Gurley RB Georgia
Gurley is a rare talent at running back. Arian Foster will be turning 30 years old when his deal is up in 2016. His cap hit that year is $2.5m. Gurley would be their future answer at running back.
17. San Diego Chargers: Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin
Gordon is one of the more explosive runners in the draft. Donald Brown is serviceable and Branden Oliver is complimentary. It’s time to add a home run hitter to the backfield.
18. Kansas City Chiefs: Nelson Agholor WR USC
This selection makes sense in so many ways. Agholor is a masterful route runner. He fits right into Andy Reid’s offense and makes life easier for Alex Smith. Agholor is a run after catch specialist. Rest assured a WR will score a TD in 2015.
19. Cleveland Browns: Malcolm Brown DT Texas
The Browns had one of the worst run defenses in the NFL last season. Brown is a run stopping specialist. He will help sure up a major weakness.
20. Philadelphia Eagles: Landon Collins S Alabama
Collins will get to play more in the box with Malcolm Jenkins playing centerfield. Collins isn’t the best cover safety but he held his own while at Alabama.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: La’el Collins OT LSU
The Bengals have a need at right tackle. Collins is a big presence on the line that should come in and at the least challenge Eric Winston for the starting position.
22. Pittsburgh Steelers: Byron Jones CB Connecticut
The Steelers go with the athletic freak at corner. Jones is a very instinctive corner that has tremendous upside. He switched to corner from free safety in 2013.
23. Detroit Lions: D.J. Humphries OL Florida
The Lions go with one of more athletic and nasty offensive lineman. Humphries automatically makes the Lions offensive line a better unit. He could be a mainstay for years to come.
24. Arizona Cardinals: Eli Harold OLB Virginia
The Cardinals instantly upgrade their pass rush with the lesser known player in Eli Harold. He is strong at the point of attack and known for his ability bend the corner as he makes his way to the QB.
25. Carolina Panthers: Ereck Flowers OL Miami
Cam Newton will be a $100m man soon. The Panthers need to protect their investment. Flowers will come in and start at right tackle and possibly switch to a left tackle in the future.
26. Baltimore Ravens: Kevin Johnson CB Wake Forrest
The Ravens get a local product that is a rather aggressive press corner. He will challenge for a starting spot opposite of Jimmy Smith. He will at the least be a nickel starter for the Ravens.
27. Dallas Cowboys: Arik Armstead DT Oregon
This is a value pick. The Cowboys need help along the defensive line and they can get a Calais Campbell like player in Armstead. He is a huge lineman that has his best football ahead of him.
28. Denver Broncos: T.J. Clemmings OT Pittsburgh
Clemmings is an instant starter at right tackle. This allows Louis Vasquez to slide back to his normal positon at guard. The zone scheme utilizes athletic linemen and Clemmings fits the bill.
29. Indianapolis Colts: Jalen Collins CB LSU
Collins has the height, weight and speed to develop into a big time corner. At 6-1, he gives the Colts the long, physical corner that they lack.
30. Green Bay Packers: Stephonne Anthony ILB Clemson
Anthony is the most complete inside linebacker in the draft. He is big and fast enough to carry tight ends down the seam and is a disruptive thumper in run defense. Clay Matthews can now move back to his outside linebacker role and terrorize quarterbacks.
31. New Orleans Saints: Eddie Goldman DT Florida St
Goldman gives the Saints a two gapper that will push the pocket back into the quarterback’s lap. The Saints instantly upgrade their defense by double dipping in the first round.
32. New England Patriots: Breshad Perriman WR Central Florida
This is a classic Patriots selection. Perriman will see his share of one on one matchups on the outside thanks to Rob Gronkowski drawing so much attention on the seams. He gives the Patriots another deep threat and will benefit from Tom Brady’s deep ball timing and accuracy.