This 2015 NFL Mock Draft has plenty of intrigue in the middle of the first round, with some shakeups for defenses across the board. Pass rushers get plenty of attention early in the first round and defensive linemen continue to fly off well into the latter half.
We’ll take it without trades for this 2015 NFL Mock Draft, sticking with the standard order, while we still wait to see if the Tennessee Titans decide to hold onto their second overall pick or not.
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Mar 31, 2015; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston throws during FSU Football Pro Day at the Albert J. Dunlap Athletic Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Quarterback, Florida State
The more pro-ready quarterback stays at first overall despite the latest Marcus Mariota surge. Lovie Smith is happy to get a franchise quarterback in place early in his tenure.
2. Tennessee Titans
Defensive Tackle, Southern California
Zach Mettenberger gets another year to prove his worth to the Titans. They get the most complete player in the draft with their patience and if Mettenberger doesn’t work out they set themselves up for a top QB selection in 2016.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
Dante Fowler Jr. deserves strong consideraiton here, but Beasley’s production is too good to pass up. He’s an explosive player and gifted athlete, the Jags have to be happy with this selection.
4. Oakland Raiders
Wide Receiver, West Virginia
Kevin White’s athleticism and ceiling make him a great selection for the Oakland offense. Derek Carr just got a new best friend.
5. Washington Redskins
It’s time to move on from RGIII and this time the Redskins don’t need to mortgage an entire draft to do it.
6. New York Jets
Dante Fowler Jr.
The Jets are going to have a much improved defense going forward and Fowler is going to be a centerpiece.
7. Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver, Alabama
If you’re going to stick with Jay Cutler, you may as well give him another weapon. That said, if Cutleris gone soon then you want your next QB to have a reliable receiver as well.
8. Atlanta Falcons
Defensive End, Nebraska
The Falcons take a shot on the embattled Gregory over the “safer” Shane Ray. They need pass rush help and while Gregory is both raw and there is a chance he may not be over his drug problem, he has tremendous upside.