Time for Alex Rowsey's 2015 NFL Draft 2.0! Not only is this my second mock draft for Hogs Haven, but it's the first that comes with me actually picking for the Redskins (as opposed to Ken). While I expect Scot McCloughan to make a number of trades during the 2015 draft, I've chosen not to incorporate any in this mock. I think it's easier to predict who we might take at #5 than to predict who we might trade with and take in our new spot. I think there's about a 50-50 chance we either stay at #5 or trade down. I'm fine with either. In Scotty we trust!
Here is my Mock Draft 2.0 - Post-FA:
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida St.
The Bucs are going to take Winston. They've already invited him in early for a three-day visit and they have the WR's in place to help a young QB thrive and grow. They need a QB. He's their guy.
2. Tennessee Titans: Leonard Williams, DL, Southern California
They could go with Mariota, but I think he may be just a little too risky for them. Williams is the safe pick. He's a great fit for their defense and in my opinion, he's the best player in the draft. The Titans could go for a couple different players here though, or even opt to trade back if someone really wants Mariota.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dante Fowler, Jr., DE/OLB, Florida
The Jags have spent their last five first-round picks on offensive players. Gus Bradley is a defensive-minded HC. Fowler is probably the pass rusher most ready to contribute right away in this class and it wouldn't hurt from a fan perspective to take a local favorite.
4. Oakland Raiders: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
They didn't get anybody amazing in FA and the absolutely have to have a target for second-year pro Derek Carr. They could go with White here.
5. Washington Redskins: Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
Orakpo is gone and the 'Skins could use another pass rusher. Beasley helped himself tremendously at the combine by adding some weight and showing more strength than people previously thought he had. He's just about as athletic as they come, too. With Kerrigan as the mainstay at the other OLB spot, Washington could platoon Beasley in passing situations with Murphy in running situations and use both with Kerrigan on third-and-longs. This also could help add insurance for negotiations with Kerrigan.
6. New York Jets: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
With Brandon Marshall in tow, the Jets finally have a legitimate WR1. And Geno Smith hasn't proven a thing as a pro except for that he's wildly inconsistent and throws a ton of INT's. The have a new GM and HC and neither drafted Smith. Perhaps they want their own QB to develop? Would they really want to go into a season with Fitzpatrick and Smith as their only options?
7. Chicago Bears: Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
Sure, they need help on defense, but with Marshall now gone, they could definitely go for WR (especially when he's the BPA as I believe he is in this scenario).
8. Atlanta Falcons: Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa
They need to upgrade the talent along their OL. He'd be an immediate upgrade at RT and/or G for them. They need depth and his versatility helps.
9. New York Giants: Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska
They're the Giants. What do they do when they're coming off a year in which they struggled? They add talented pass rushers. It's what they do and it's been successful for them. It makes even more sense with so much talent at the position in this year's draft.
10. St. Louis Rams: La'el Collins, OL, LSU
He can play RT and/or G and adding him to last year's #2 overall pick Greg Robinson could set the Rams' OL up for the future. They need someone to play RT and just went out and got Nick Foles. I'd guess they'll want to protect him.
11. Minnesota Vikings: Danny Shelton, NT, Washington
12. Cleveland Browns: DaVante Parker, WR, Louisville
13. New Orleans Saints: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
14. Miami Dolphins: Landon Collins, S, Alabama
15. San Francisco 49ers: Malcom Brown, DL, Texas
16. Houston Texans: Shane Ray, DE/OLB, Missouri
17. San Diego Chargers: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
18. Kansas City Chiefs: Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
19. Cleveland Browns: Alvin "Bud" Dupree, DE/OLB, Kentucky
20. Philadelphia Eagles: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami
22. Pittsburgh Steelers: Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE/OLB, UCLA
23. Detroit Lions: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
24. Arizona Cardinals: Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma
25. Carolina Panthers: Cameron Erving, OL, Florida State
26. Baltimore Ravens: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest
27. Dallas Cowboys: Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon
28. Denver Broncos: Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
29. Indianapolis Colts: T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh
30. Green Bay Packers: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
31. New Orleans Saints: Preston Smith, DL, Mississippi State
32. New England Patriots: Eddie Goldman, DL, Florida State
33. Tennessee Titans: Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon
34. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Eli Harold, DE/OLB, Virginia
35. Oakland Raiders: Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF
36. Jacksonville Jaguars: Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington
37. New York Jets: Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State
38. Washington Redskins: A.J. Cann, G, South Carolina