clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2015 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Randy Gregory failed drug test fallout

How will Randy Gregory's failed drug test impact the landscape of the first round?

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State (Scouting report)

This pick isn't changing.  Lovie Smith spoke in detail about Winston at the NFL meetings, confirming their interest in the Florida State product.  At this point, the Bucs should be starting to iron out a contract for Jameis.

2. Tennessee Titans: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon (Scouting report)

Ken Whisenhunt spoke publicly about Mariota at the NFL meetings, saying that he was "very impressed by Marcus."  He also said that if they were to pick Marcus at pick two, he would be expected to be the starter.

So what does this all mean?  Not a whole lot.  He's playing the pre-draft game.  However, there seems to be some serious momentum going on the Mariota train.  I believe that he will be the pick at two, but I'm not sold that the Titans will be the ones handing the card in.  I'm fully expecting Chip Kelly and the Eagles to do everything possible to land Mariota.  I could be wrong, but that Bradford deal just makes zero sense.  He's up to something.

The Chargers are apparently also in the mix.  We all heard the Phillip Rivers rumors a couple of weeks back, but now there's this from Bleacher Report's Matt Miller.

We have a trade! The Falcons send picks 1.8 and 2.8 to the Jaguars for pick 1.3.

3. Atlanta Falcons (via Jacksonville): Vic Beasley, EDGE, Clemson (Scouting report)

The Falcons didn't want to miss out on the elite pass rushers, so they make the move to three and select Vic Beasley.  Beasley will fill a major pass rushing void that Atlanta hasn't had since the prime of John Abraham.

4. Oakland Raiders: Leonard Williams, DL, USC (Scouting report)

I still don't think the Raiders can let Williams pass.  He's a dominant force that will be a face of the franchise type player for the next decade.  He and Khalil Mack would be a terrifying combination.

5. Washington Redskins: Dante Fowler Jr., EDGE, Florida (Scouting Report)

The Redskins moved on from Brian Orakpo this offseason, so they'll need to replace some pass rush.  Fowler has quite a bit left to learn, but he has the length, size and motor to be an edge force.

6. New York Jets: Kevin White, WR, West Virginia (Scouting Report)

The Jets made the move to get Brandon Marshall, but can they really pass on a talent like White here? Adding White would give them one of the better Wide Receiver depth charts in the NFL.  Might as well give Geno every opportunity to succeed.

7. Chicago Bears: Danny Shelton, NT, Washington (Scouting Report)

This pick may be a bit of a reach, but the Bears have to fill defensive needs.  Adding Shelton here will give them an anchor in their new 3-4 base look.

8. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Atlanta): Shane Ray, EDGE, Missouri (Scouting Report)

The Jaguars pick up an additional high second round pick and land Ray here.  Ray will slide into Jacksonville's "LEO" role and play a key part in Gus Bradley's defense.

9. New York Giants: La'el Collins, OT, LSU (Scouting report)

The Giants need offensive line help for their potent passing attack.  Eli Manning is going to need time for Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz to get downfield.  Collins can slide in and play inside or outside.

10. St. Louis Rams: Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa (Scouting report)

The Rams add another piece to their offensive line here.  Scherff probably best fits as a guard, but he can also play at right tackle.

11. Minnesota Vikings: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama (Scouting report)

The Vikings added Mike Wallace and appear to be set to lose Greg Jennings.  An offense consisting of Cooper and Wallace would be a great luxury for their young quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater.

12. Cleveland Browns: Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon

The Browns add some beef up front here.  Armstead hasn't quite figured it all out yet, but he's an athletic specimen that has room to grow.  This should free things up for Barkevious Mingo.

13. New Orleans Saints: Bud Dupree, EDGE, Kentucky

I'm sticking with this pick.  Dupree has a long way to go as a pass rusher, but has an elite burst off of the line.  There's a lot to work with here.

14. Miami Dolphins: DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville (Scouting report)

Here's another pick that just makes too much sense.  Adding Parker to an offense with Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills is just what the doctor ordered.  Ryan Tannehill needs someone that can go grab a jumpball or two.

15. San Francisco 49ers: Malcom Brown, DL, Texas

Time to rebuild this defense.  The 49ers will need defensive line help after the retirement of Justin Smith.  Brown should be able to step into that role and attempt to fill Smith's shoes.

16. Houston Texans: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

You can never have too many corners in this league.  If Peters can hold it all together, he's going to be a steal.  He's a legit top ten talent, but his off the field record is a little scary.

17. San Diego Chargers: Andrus Peat, LT, Stanford (Scouting report)

The Chargers have to protect Phillip Rivers.  They'll need to replace their left tackle and Andrus Peat fits the bill perfectly.  He's an easy plug and play and will provide them with an upgrade from King Dunlap.

18. Kansas City Chiefs: Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF

Andy Reid likes speed at the receiver spot and it doesn't get any speedier than UCF's Breshad Perriman.  He was clocked (unofficially) at a 4.25 during his 40 yard dash at his pro day.

19. Cleveland Browns (via Buffalo): Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota (Scouting Report)

The departure of Jordan Cameron leaves the Browns with virtually nothing left at the position.  Williams specializes in circus catches and will provide the Browns with a big red zone threat.

20. Philadelphia Eagles: Landon Collins, SS, Alabama

I like this fit.  Collins will instantly improve the Eagles rushing defense.  Again, the Eagles' strong safety depth chart consists of Earl Wolff and Chris Prosinski.

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Randy Gregory, EDGE, Nebraska (Scouting Report)

Gregory's slide stops here.  The Bengals clearly have no issues with taking on players with troubled pasts.  They have a big need at the edge spot and Gregory could fit that bill.  He wouldn't be an every down player to start in this system, but he could be a third down specialist at the very least during his rookie season.

22. Pittsburgh Steelers: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State

The Steelers got old really quick.  This year they must rebuild their defense.  Adding Waynes here would be a great start.  He will be an instant upgrade over Ike Taylor.

23. Detroit Lions: Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State

The Lions have to add another defensive tackle early.  Nobody is going to replace Suh, but a Goldman/Ngata combination would be a very nice start.

24. Arizona Cardinals: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia (Scouting Report)

Gurley is just too talented to pass up here.  A roster like the Cardinals is the ideal landing spot for Gurley.  They won't mind if they have to wait a little bit for a return on their investment.

25. Carolina Panthers: T.J Clemmings, OT, Pitt

The Panthers are planning on rolling Michael Oher out at left tackle this season.  Enough said.

26. Baltimore Ravens: Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State

Devin Smith is a Torrey Smith clone.  He can step in and replace his role like Torrey never left.

27. Dallas Cowboys: Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State (Scouting Report)

The Cowboys made the smart move by not paying DeMarco Murray.  They'll have a ton of options here on draft day.  Ajayi is one of the most complete backs in this class.  He can do it all.

28. Denver Broncos: Devin Funchess, WR/TE, Michigan

The Broncos will need to replace Julius Thomas.  They'll miss him next year in the redzone, but adding Funchess will give them a somewhat similar player.  He's inconsistent, but will still provide Peyton Manning with a large redzone target.

29. Indianapolis Colts: Cam Erving, OL, Florida State

Every single year it seems like the Colts need offensive line help.  This year is no different.  Erving has experience inside and outside and can be plugged in wherever he's needed.

30. Green Bay Packers: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest

The Packers lost Tramon Williams this offseason and will need to find a replacement.  Johnson plays with a chip on his shoulder and will bring attitude and energy to the secondary.

31. New Orleans Saints (from Seattle): Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma

The Saints will have to find a way to replace Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills.  Green-Beckham is supremely talented and is a similar player to Marques Colston.  He will replace at least some of Graham's redzone productivity.

32. New England Patriots: Byron Jones, CB, Conneticut

The Patriots must find corner help after losing Revis and Browner.  Byron Jones blew up the combine in February and has thrown himself into first round consideration.  Ronald Darby, P.J. Williams and Jalen Collins could also be in contention here.