2015 NFL Mock Draft: Post Free Agency Edition

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Feb 21, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota throws a pass during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

This 2015 NFL Mock Draft takes into consideration all the activity during week one of the free agency period, which began on March 10th, and does not consider the possibility of a draft-day trade.

I used only the top 32 players as ranked by ESPN and Scouts Inc.com

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1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Oregon. Marcus Mariota. 1. player. 48. There has been some speculation of late that the Buccaneers might be considering Marcus Mariota, but I think they stay the course with Jameis Winston. He’s the most pro-ready quarterback in this draft, and the Florida State QB will be the Day one starter in Tampa.. Quarterback

2. Tennessee Titans

Defensive Tackle. Southern California. Leonard Williams. 2. player. 35. The Titans were active early in free agency shoring up their defense, and traveling to Oregon for Marcus Mariota’s pro day workout. There is a possibility that they change their mind, or trade down here, but Leonard Williams puts the exclamation point on the what they have already accomplished.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars

Oregon. Arik Armstead. 3. player. 52. The experts are still saying the Jags will pick a young pass rusher here, but my collegues at Fansided say they need a defensive end more. Jacksonville runs a 4-3 defense, and a good defensive end looks better than a small DE that will undoubetly be converted to OLB because of size. At 6-5 and almost 300 pounds, he is quick off the blocks, and can provide a pass rush.. Defensive End

4. Oakland Raiders

Kevin White. 4. player. 28. The word from day one was that the Raiders will be getting a target for their young quarterback in this draft. It’s still a toss-up between Amari Cooper, and Kevin White. Cooper is probably the most NFL ready wide-out in the draft, but the kid from West Virginia may have more up-side.. Wide Receiver. West Virginia

5. Washington Redskins

6. New York Jets

Quarterback. Oregon. Marcus Mariota. 6. player. 30. The New York Jets were very active in free agency, and I don’t see them passing on Marcus Mariota at this point. Many think that Geno Smith can do this, but you can’t pass on a franchise quarterback. They took care of the defense, and it’s time to solidify the most important position on the field, if you want to compete in the AFC East.

7. Chicago Bears

player. 57. Any help on defense for “Da Bears”. New head coach, John Fox, and his staff have decided Jay Cutler is the man, and now on to fixing one of the worse defenses in the NFC North. The 3-4 defense the bears run needs a quality pass rush, and the kid from Nebraska is the best on the board.. Defensive End. Nebraska. Randy Gregory. 7

8. Atlanta Falcons

44. The Falcons lost linebacker, Sean Weatherspoon to the Arizona Cardinals in a surprise move, and with a defense already in question need to draft the former Gator here. Fowler is versatile, and can play all the front positions, plus take his hand off the ground. Luck of the draw made him available with the eighth pick, and new head coach, Dan Hicks can’t pass on this one.. Linebacker. Florida. Dante Fowler Jr.. 8. player

9. New York Giants

31. If there’s one trait Eli Manning shares with Tom Brady, it’s playing better with good protections. Like Brady, if Eli can stay in his favorite positions, he can win. THe Giants have said all along, they need some offensive line help, and the big tackle from Iowa is still on the board.. Offensive Tackle. Iowa. Brandon Scherff. 9. player

10. St. Louis Rams

Offensive Tackle. Stanford. Andrus Peat. 10. player. 51. Rams Head coach, Jeff Fischer has to think he has been in a dream. He rid the Rams of a big contract with an injury prone quarterback, and get, arguably as good a quarterback in return, but one with some injury history. The Rams make a pick here to help keep his new QB healthy.

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