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2015 NFL Draft: Mock Draft 3.0

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The 2015 NFL Draft is almost here, being only a few days away. With that being said, what better time to to deliver the last of three mock drafts. A mock with some interesting moves, but all in the teams best interest...

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Well here we are. We made it to the finally mock of a three part series. First we stayed put with no trades for anyone. Then we began trading, but kind of played it safe. Here in the third mock, there's more trading and bigger jumps, sticking with the trends we have seen on draft day over the last couple of years. There's plenty of surprises, and some necessary moves that are sure to rattle some draft boards.

TRADES

Cleveland trades both first round picks this year and their first round pick next year to Tennessee in order to move up to the number two pick. The Browns appear hell bent on finding their quarterback once and for all.

Atlanta trades up with Jacksonville to number 3. Atlanta finally starts to build a good pass rush, as they move up to select the best rusher in the draft surrendering their first, second and next years fourth.

San Diego trades up with New Orleans to jump Miami and draft their next running back. San Diego gives up their first, third, and fifth round picks.

Cincinnati trades up with San Fransisco to began to restore their line. The move will cost them their first, fourth, and fifth.

Pittsburgh trades up with Houston as they look to rebuild their pass rush. They will trade away their first and third round picks.

Indianapolis trades up with Arizona to finally start getting Andrew Luck some sort of protection. The move will cost them their first and fourth round picks.

Washington trades up with New England to re-enter the first round, and get a pass rusher to play across from Ryan Kerrigan. The jump back into the first round would cost them their second, fourth, and next years second round picks.

Miami trades up with St. Louis in round two to jump Jacksonville and select Damarious Randall. The move will cost their second, fourth, and fifth round picks.

Pick

Team

Player

Pos

College

1

Tampa Bay


Jameis Winston

QB

Florida St.

2

Cleveland

Marcus Mariota

QB

Oregon

3

Atlanta


Dante Fowler Jr.

LB

Florida

4

Oakland
Amari Cooper
WR

Alabama

5

Washington

Trae Waynes
CB
Michigan St.

6

N.Y. Jets
Vic Beasley
OLB
Clemson

7

Chicago
Leonard Williams
DE
USC

8

Jacksonville
Todd Gurley
RB
Georgia

9

N.Y. Giants

Brandon Scherff
OG
Iowa

10

St. Louis
Kevin White
WR
W. Virginia

11

Minnesota

Devante Parker
WR
Louisville

12

Tennessee
La'el Collins OT/OG
LSU

13

San Diego
Melvin Gordon
RB
Wisconsin

14

Miami
Byron Jones
CB
U. Conn

15

Cincinnati
Andrus Peat
OT
Stanford

16

Pittsburgh

Alvin "Bud" Dupree
OLB
Kentucky

17

New Orleans
Danny Shelton
DT
Washington

18

Kansas City

Cameron Erving
OT
Stanford

19

Tennessee
Shane Ray
OLB
Missouri

20

Philadelphia
Nelson Agholor
WR
USC

21

San Francisco
Breshad Perriman
WR
UCF

22

Houston

Kevin Johnson

CB
Wake Forest

23

Detroit
Marcus Peters
CB
Washington

24

Indianapolis
Ereck Flowers
OT
Miami

25

Carolina

D.J. Humphries
OT
Florida

26

Baltimore
Phillip Dorsett
WR
Miami

27

Dallas
Landon Collins
S
Alabama

28

Denver
Laken Tomlinson
OG
Duke

29

Arizona

Owamagbe Odighizuwa
OLB
Boise St.

30

Green Bay

Malcolm Brown
DL
Texas

31

New Orleans
Eric Kendricks CB
Wake Forest

32

Washington
Randy Gregory
OLB
Nebraska

RD/Pick

Player

School

Pos

2-15

Jake Fisher

Oregon

OT

3-8

Garrett Grayson

Colorado St.

QB

4-15

Mitch Morse

Missouri

OG

4-20

Ramik Wilson

Georgia

LB

5-14

Jamil Douglas

Arizona St.

OG

6-39

Damian Swann

Georgia

CB

7-10

Frank Clark

Michigan

DE

THE EXPLANATION

The Rams get lucky in the first roudn as Leonard Williams slips to the Bears due to trades in the top five, causing Kevin White to get past Chicago and Jacksonville, as they are more willing to pull the trigger on Todd Gurley, where they feel the value is better.

In round two the Rams trade down. This is where the drafts depth plays into the Rams' hands. Because the offensive line is deep in this draft, the Rams can move down and still get a very good player for great value and picking up a few extra picks. I have said since January that I am not 100% sold that the Rams will get past the third round without a QB being added. I feel the absolute cut off for them is the fourth round, in which case they would not draft anyone. So in the third they get Grayson to let sit for at least a year and let Chris Weinke do his job and develop the youngster.

After their trade down in round two, the Rams now have two fourth round picks. First Les Snead will continue to address the offensive line as there are not only holes for starting positions, but also depth. With the second of the two, Fisher gets what the team has long needed, more linebacker depth, as well as a possible successor for James Laurinaitis.

In the fifth round the trend continues, as the team refuses to allow the offensive line be a weakness for another year. The team wants to run the ball and run it well, but also might be tired of their brittle quarterbacks taking a beating. These changes will take a vast improvement on the offensive line. In the sixth round the team continues to add depth in key areas. There is no guarantee Janoris Jenkins or Trumaine Johnson will return after the season. Also Brandon McGee has not developed as planned.

With their last pick, the Rams get a major steal. Clark drops to the last round after getting arrested for domestic violence charge. This undoubtedly will cause him to fall completely off a lot of team boards, but he realistically should be a third round pick if not for his off field issues. The Rams can start grooming a possible successor for Chris Long.

There you have folks. Now it's time to sit back and watch the draft and see how wrong the entire world has been for the last couple of months. The clock is ticking and in due time we will know exactly how this whole thing will play out.