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2015 Projection 1.0
Updated 03-16-2015
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      Marcus Mariota, the collegiate
      phenom that NFL Front Office 
      personnel must project to the NFL
      systems.  Does he go #2?  Does
      Trader-Chip move up?
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jameis Winston QB Florida State

The Bucs are in need of organizational enthusiasm and a reason to believe; Winston is a big 

splash and will be geographically appealing to the fan base…could mature into top-10 NFL QB.
2 Tennessee Titans Leonard Williams DL USC

Figuring out the Titan's mindset isn't easy, as they've played their poker hand well; Let's first

speculate here that a darkhorse move might be a trade-down 3-5 spots, where they could 

gather asset (picks) and then select either Cooper or White as a dynamic WR to aide the QB. 

But, in this case, the final decision will be to select the #1 rated player and not let that guy get

to the divisional foe that is selecting one spot later, in Jacksonville. Williams is a total beast.
3 Jacksonville Jaguars Dante Fowler DE/OLB Florida

The Jags will be sitting pretty with having their pick of favorite edge-rusher and they will be 

spending a lot of time whittling that list down between Fowler, Gregory, and Ray. In this case

the best fit will be Fowler, as he has the best versatility, strength, and overall consistency.
4 Oakland Raiders Kevin White WR West Virginia

In free agency, the Raiders have fortified the defensive interior, but they still do need an edge

presence added… but in this case, as they build around QB Carr, the athleticism and ceiling of

top receiver Kevin White will cause the WR position to outweigh the need at Defensive End.
5 Washington Redskins Randy Gregory DE/OLB Nebraska

The front office is trying to bring potential trade partners out of the shadows, and that could

actually work out for them if teams believe the Jets are going to take Mariota at #6, as is the

projected case here. However, if the selection does take place without trade, then edge-rush

presence is a severe need, especially after losing Brian Orakpo to the Titans. Gregory=good fit.
6 New York Jets Marcus Mariota QB Oregon

With regime change usually comes quarterback change and it should be noted that Offensive

Coordinator Chan Gailey seems like just the right fit to get Mariota off and running to a 

successful NFL transition!  He's a fantastic coach and can build the scheme around the talent.

Here's betting that the Jets continue to not play their hand to the rest of the NFL and decide to

sit tight at #6 and see how the chips fall - Mariota changes from Duck green to Jet green.
7 *TRADE* Cleveland (fr.Chi) Amari Cooper WR Alabama

Chicago will take defense. HC John Fox has a consistent track-record of using first round 

selections on dynamic defenders. But Chicago has sured-up some needs w/ free agent signings

of Antrel Rolle and Pernell McPhee and they've also signed WR Eddie Royal to replace the out-

going Brandon Marshall. With WR Cooper still on the board, there could be a trade market

develop. In this case, the Browns pounce. Everyone enjoys ripping at the Browns front office,

but one thing they are: Bold. They don’t shy away from going 'big splash,' and here they do.

Details: Chi gets #77(3rd) & #108(4th). Clev has 10 picks & Chi 6 to start draft. Makes sense!
8 Atlanta Falcons Shane Ray DE/OLB Missouri

Not only do the Falcons get their top need, but they most likely get the best fit/highest rated

explosion for the system H.C. Dan Quinn will introduce - an extremely disruptive prospect!
9 New York Giants Vic Beasley DE/OLB Clemson

Positionally, the Giants are a hard team to mock, as the offensive line needs could be looked at,

and they would have their pick of any OL in the draft class (Scherff potentially) because none

have been taken in this projection; Yet, this just isn't a top-heavy OL group. Instead, they can

upgrade another need and take the last of the blue-chip edge rushers and address OL later.
10 St. Louis Rams DeVante Parker WR Louisville

The Rams, already with a terrific defense, are really transitioning the offense into a positive

direction. This won't be the old days of "greatest show on turf," but the Rams are going to 

be making huge strides in 2015.  Parker isn't far off from the much mentioned "top two" WR's.
11 Minnesota Vikings Trae Waynes CB Michigan State

The Vikes have traded for WR Mike Wallace, probably a smart move as they might miss out

on the top WR selections in the draft unless they trade-up. The consolation prize to gaining a 

top wideout is no small prize, as they really need a top-flight CB and get the "best in-class!"
12 *trade-back* Chicago (fr.Clev) Danny Shelton NT Washington

The Bears will look like real winners, here, as they would have taken Shelton at #7, but instead

move back 5 spots, collect picks, and get a mammoth man to upgrade a mammoth need!
13 New Orleans Saints Bud Dupree DE/OLB Kentucky

Oh, and the run on pass rushers continues, but this is an explosive force the Saints badly need.
14 Miami Dolphins Marcus Peters CB Washington

Some team in the mid-1st is going to take a chance on the character-risky but talented Peters.
15 San Francisco 49ers Dorial Green-Beckham WR Missouri

Make that back-to-back character risks that could play huge dividends and enhance the team.
16 Houston Texans Malcom Brown DT Texas

Texans have been addressing defense in F.A. but interior DL remains a need and value fits here.
17 San Diego Chargers Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin

With both his running style and especially pass-catching ability, Gordon seems like a super fit.
18 Kansas City Chiefs Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State

Strong is one wide receiver that might force Andy Reid off his general trend to not select WR's.
19 Cleveland Browns (fr .Buffalo) Brandon Scherff OG/T Iowa

Remarkable how the OL position has fallen in this projection, but it's due to the emhasis and

true talent available at edge-rusher & wide receiver; the Browns would be thrilled, as they get

a guy at #19 that's just too talented to pass up, one they would have considered earlier at #12.
20 Philadelphia Eagles Jalen Collins CB LSU

One thing that hasn't been solved from all the Chip Kelly Frenzy is upgrades to the CB position.
21 Cincinnati Bengals Andrus Peat OT Stanford

As a potential top 15 pick, Peat is a long term solution at LT and fills one of the key team needs.
22 Pittsburgh Steelers Kevin Johnson CB Wake Forest

Throughout much of the Steelers team defense remains a void of play-making and overall skill

level. Johnson fulfills tackling and scheme requirements of the defense and enhances the 

backfield with a physical top-tier type talent, something woefully lacking in recent years.
23 Detroit Lions Ereck Flowers OT Miami

While patch-working the DL losses for now (Ngata) & possibly looking into the 3-4 base more

often, the team can focus-in on the OT position, where they have a bunch of question-marks.
24 Arizona Cardinals Todd Gurley RB Georgia

Could the Cardinals be that team that looks past the injury and into the long term investment

in a prospect that has the ceiling of "top-5 in league/elite?" They need to get a RB workhorse.
25 Carolina Panthers D.J. Humphries OT Florida

A true LT is in order to protect C. Newton and this one has enormous upside for the long term.
26 Baltimore Ravens Landon Collins SS Alabama

It's no secret that GM Ozzie Newsome covets Crimson Tide players, and although it cannot be

certain that Collins falls to this territory as he did in this projection, the player fits the team and

the pick could come to fruition w/ a small trade up. Collins is a perfect fit as a Baltimore Raven.
27 Dallas Cowboys Owamagbe Odighizuwa DE/OLB UCLA

A jacked-up and extremely strong run defender that will need pass rush ability coached up.
28 Denver Broncos Maxx Williams TE Minnesota

Until we see some form of filling the TE need in Denver, Mad Maxx fits nice as Peyton's new toy.
29 Indianapolis Colts T.J. Clemmings OT Pittsburgh

Potential is extreme with this RT project and he'll be able to play behind Cherilus to start career.
30 Green Bay Packers Stephone Anthony ILB Clemson

This is an explosive, quick, strong ILB prospect, and even though many other names are often

mentioned ahead of him, he's going to be adored by many of the teams with a need at that

position - and oh, do the Packers have that need! When watching tape of Clemson product Vic

Beasley, it was consistently Anthony that jumped out at me and has him rated 1st Rd. worthy.
31 New Orleans Saints (fr. Sea.) La'el Collins OT LSU

Another case of the edge rushers and WR talent (11 in sum taken so far) pushing offensive line

talent into the late 1st Rd; If not for the rushers available at #13, Collins could even be a G/T

selection at that spot, so here's making a player-to-team match that could happen then or now.
32 New England Patriots Cameron Erving OG/C Florida State

They covet OL versatility more than any other team & Erving is a guy that excelled at LT before

kicking in to center; Erving is both consistent & has the ability to adapt to the various roles that

N.E. expects...he's a Belichick type of player & some ACC defenders have called him the "best."

Top 10 "Best of the Rest"

Eddie Goldman DL Florida State

Arik Armstead DL Oregon

Breshad Perriman WR Central Florida

Jake Fisher OT Oregon

Shaq Thompson OLB/S Washington

Jordan Phillips DL Oklahoma

Preston Smith DL/Edge Mississippi State

Eric Kendricks ILB UCLA

Quinten Rollins CB Miami (OH)

Nelson Agholor WR USC
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