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2015 NFL Mock Draft 8.0: The Titans Just Go Ahead and Draft Marcus Mariota

My final predictions for round one.

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

I would be utterly shocked if Tampa Bay went with anyone other than Jameis Winston. He's been their guy from day one and I don't think that it has ever changed.  Jameis will be walking into a great situation, too.  He'll have a proven, veteran head coach along with two massive targets in Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans.

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

There was a ton of smoke yesterday, but nothing has been done as of yet.  My take is that the Titans really do love Mariota, but they also love the idea of having four top 50 picks to surround Zach Mettenberger with.  It seems like they are attempting to drum up some interest, hoping that someone will blow them away.  Personally, I don't see the offer they want coming in.  I'm standing firm with Mariota.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dante Fowler Jr. (Scouting Report)

I keep seeing Fowler linked to the Jaguars and it really does make a lot of sense.  He's the most complete edge player in this class, but not necessarily the best pass rusher.  He will contribute in all areas on defense right off of the bat.

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

The Raiders could very well go with Amari Cooper or Kevin White here, but with the receiver talent depth in this class, they can't pass on Williams.  He's a building block for Del Rio and provides them with a great, youthful defensive core.

5. Washington Redskins: Bud Dupree, EDGE, Kentucky

The Redskins are a real wildcard here.  If I had to put money on someone trading back, it would be Washington.  I'll put Bud Dupree here for now.  He's a incomplete player right now, but he has the athletic ability that you can't teach.

6. New York Jets: Vic Beasley, EDGE, Clemson (Scouting Report)

If the Jets can add Beasley here, that defense has a real shot of getting back to an elite group.  They've already shored up their secondary, now they add the best pure pass rusher from this class.

7. Chicago Bears: Kevin White, WR, West Virginia (Scouting Report)

The Bears have a lot of needs left, but replacing Brandon Marshall has to be near the top of their list.  Jay Cutler is going to need all the help he can get.

8. Atlanta Falcons: Brandon Scherff, OG, Iowa (Scouting Report)

Nightmare situation here for Atlanta.  The first wave of pass rushers are gone.  Now they are stuck.  Todd Gurley is in play here, but I think they opt to shore up their trench play first.  Scherff will kick inside and dominate for the next decade.

9. New York Giants: Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford (Scouting Report)

The Giants offensive line could use an upgrade.  Peat will provide them with a nice athlete that is capable of handling left tackle duties.

10. St. Louis Rams: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama (Scouting Report)

The Rams fall into Cooper in this scenario, ignoring their need at tackle.  They have a slew of complimentary pieces at receiver, but Cooper is a legitimate number one.

11. Minnesota Vikings: DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville (Scouting Report)

I'm going back to my original pick for the Vikings here.  Parker reunites with Teddy Bridgewater, giving him a great core of weapons for his sophomore season.

12. Cleveland Browns: Danny Shelton, DT, Washington (Scouting Report)

The Browns get one of the biggest, strongest players from this class.  He will instantly upgrade their run defense with his elite strength and block shedding ability.

13. New Orleans Saints: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington (Scouting Report)

Peters seems to have cleared most of the hurdles from his past, so don't be surprised if he does indeed go top 15.  The talent certainly warrants the selection.

14. Miami Dolphins: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia (Scouting Report)

Lamar Miller was much better last season, but Todd Gurley is special.  They'll be just fine with Miller as Gurley gets healthy, but this pick will pay dividends down the road.

15. San Francisco 49ers: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State (Scouting Report)

The 49ers start their rebuild in the secondary, adding the speedy Trae Waynes.  He's a bit stiff, but excels when asked to run.

16. Houston Texans: Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF (Scouting Report)

Houston will try to replace Andre Johnson with Perriman.  He isn't as physical as Johnson, but he has speed to burn and enough size at 6'2 to go up and get the ball.

17. San Diego Chargers: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

The Chargers need a major upgrade in their run game.  They've had a bunch of guys there since Tomlinson left, now it's time to get a workhorse.

18. Kansas City Chiefs: Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut

The Chiefs land the athletic specimen in Jones.  He will step in and start immediately as their number two.  They'll need to replace the role that Buster Skrine vacated.

19. Cleveland Browns: Nelson Agholor, WR, USC

Agholor is a great all around receiver that offers value as a return man.  He will likely slide into a slot role from the start.

20. Philadelphia Eagles: Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami

Chip Kelly gets another toy to play with.  He lost Jeremy Maclin in free agency and is starting a new era with Sam Bradford running his offense.  Kelly has to get more weapons.

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami

Both starting tackles in Cincinnati are entering contract years.  Flowers is the perfect project to sit and develop for a year.

22. Pittsburgh Steelers: Shane Ray, EDGE, Missouri (Scouting Report)

This is such a Steelers pick.  They'll sit tight and let Ray fall to them.  He isn't as athletically gifted as you would like, but he knows how to get after the passer.  He has some of the best hands in this class.

23. Detroit Lions: D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida

The Lions grab the tackle with possibly the highest ceiling here.  He can start from day one on either side.  He has great hands and packs a nice punch.

24. Arizona Cardinals: Randy Gregory, EDGE, Nebraska (Scouting Report)

The Cardinals can afford to roll the dice.  They have a deep defensive roster and an established culture that will give Gregory some structure.  This would be a home run selection.

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

The Panthers can't come out of this draft without a tackle.  Michael Oher isn't doing much for anyone.  Clemmings can play on the left side from day one.

26. Baltimore Ravens: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest (Scouting Report)

The Ravens get their new number two corner.  Johnson is a great all around player that lacks a touch of long speed.  He's aggressive and violent.

27. Dallas Cowboys: Preston Smith, DL, Mississippi State

Greg Hardy insurance here.  Smith is a top ten player on my board and this is the ideal scheme for him.

28. Denver Broncos: Cam Erving, OL, Florida State

I'm not sure where teams value him, but he's just a great guy to have on the roster.  He can play all five spots on the offensive line.

29. Indianapolis Colts: Landon Collins, SS, Alabama

Ryan Grigson can't mess this one up.  Collins brings an in the box safety that is aggressive and physical.  He's average in coverage, but will earn his keep in the box.

30. Green Bay Packers: Eric Rowe, CB, Utah

Rowe is just the latest lengthy corner to shoot up draft boards.  He's physical and can play press nicely.  Some teams even have him graded as a safety.

31. New Orleans Saints (from Seattle): Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA

The Saints got their corner earlier, now they get an outstanding, three down linebacker.  Kendricks is one of the more complete players in this entire class.

32. New England Patriots: Malcom Brown, DT, Texas

The Patriots add Brown to their defensive line rotation.  He will eat up some of the playing time that Vince Wilfork vacated.

Check back on Friday morning for rounds two and three!