2015 NFL Mock Draft: Pass Rushers Abound

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Dec 6, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Shane Ray (56) tackles Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Sims (6) during the second quarter of the 2014 SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. The play caused Ray to be ejected from the game for targeting. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

9. New York Giants

Missouri. Shane Ray. 9. player. 31. Being the fourth pass rusher taken doesn’t mean that Ray is going to be a poor player. Ray is talented and he has collegiate production to boot. The Giants may have another star to add to their defensive line. They forego offensive line help here, with help waiting in later rounds.. Defensive End

10. St. Louis Rams

51. Nick Foles is priority number one going forward and giving him better protection is critical to his success. St. Louis fans have seen their seasons over too often due to QB injury during the Sam Bradford era. Scherff ensures that doesn’t happen during the Foles regime.. Offensive Tackle. Iowa. Brandon Scherff. 10. player

11. Minnesota Vikings

Trae Waynes. 11. player. 60. Give the Vikings another top flight cornerback and their secondary will keep games close. Teddy Bridgewater may need some receiver help, but the draft is deep there.. Cornerback. Michigan State

12. Cleveland Browns

53. The Browns may not have a quarterback to get the ball to Parker, but he promises to be one of those talents who can make any quarterback look specal.. Wide Receiver. Louisville. DeVante Parker. 12. player

13. New Orleans Saints

15. The New Orleans Saints have a closing Super Bowl window and if they want to put together another shot at the title they will need a talented (and big) defensive end.. Defensive End. Oregon. Arik Armstead. 13. player

14. Miami Dolphins

59. The linebacker corps gets an upgrade to match the Ndamukong Suh signing on the defensive line. The Dolphins could be quite scary with another big piece added to their defense.. Linebacker. UCLA. Eric Kendricks. 14. player

15. San Francisco 49ers

Washington. Danny Shelton. 15. player. 42. It’s amazing to think that Danny Shelton could “slip” to 15 overall with his impressive abilities. He’s an excellent defensive tackle and deserves higher consideration. The 49ers come away happy with him here.. Defensive Tackle

16. Houston Texans

Running Back. Georgia. Todd Gurley. 16. player. 10. Yes, Arian Foster is still on the roster. Yes, the Texans may need receiver help for their less than inspiring QB group. Foster is getting near 30, however, and while he’s one of the game’s greats, bringing in a back of the future who is as talented as Gurley can only help the offense and will help Foster’s legs stay fresher for longer.

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