2015 NFL Draft: 1st Round Mock Draft 1.0

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With the 11th pick, the Minesota Vikings select: La’el Collins, Offensive Tackle, LSU

The Vikings are a team on the upswing. Rookie of year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had a great first year in charge. He also got sacked 8 times in one game which leads one to believe he needs some protection. Collins is a great grab here at 11.

with the 12th pick, the Cleveland Browns select, Davante Parker, Wide Receiver, Louisville.

Feb 19, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Louisville wide receiver Davante Parker speaks to the media at the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

With the loss of Josh Gordon, the Browns are left without a stand out, clear-cut number 1 receiver despite the sgning of Dwayne Bowe. Parker comes in and gives the Browns a chance to mesh him together with presumably Johnny Manziel next season. The Browns have another pick later in the 1st round but can’t afford to hope Parker falls.

With the 13th pick, the New Orleans Saints select: Trae Waynes, Cornerback, Michigan State

Jan 1, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Michigan State Spartans cornerback Trae Waynes (15) during the game against the Baylor Bears in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium. The Spartans defeated the Bears 42-41. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Despite signing Jarius Byrd and having Keenan Lewis, the Saints secondary was one of the worst in the league. The saints appear to be beginning a rebuilding period. This could be a logical first step for them. It doesn’t win championships, but it helps keep the Saints in play by having quality secondary work.

With the 14th pick, the Miami Dolphins select: Randy Gregory, Outside linebacker, Nebraska.

Nov 16, 2013; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers defender Randy Gregory (44) celebrates after a quarterback sack against the Michigan State Spartans in the second quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

The Dolphins are that team now. By that I mean they are the team that is squeezing everything into 4 year period of trying to win championships. They will spend all their money on one guy and they will take the star player who failed the drug test. If this works out like Mathieu, then the Dolphins will get a steal.

With the 15th pick, the San Francisco 49ers select, Eric Kendricks, Linebacker, UCLA

Aug 30, 2014; Charlottesville, VA, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Eric Kendricks (6) lines up against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers took a lot of unexpected blows at the linebacker position this offseason after Chris Borland and Patrick Willis decided to retire. Taking Kendricks starts the rebuilding process at that position.

With the 16th pick, the Houston Texans select: Brett Hundley, Quarterback, UCLA

Jan 2, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley (17) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the first half of the 2015 Alamo Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans are in need of a quarterback. Hundley could be the surprise story of the year at quarterback. He would be a day 1 starter. Houston will still likely struggle on offense next year. But Hundley is a guy they can build upon.

With the 17th pick, the San Diego Chargers select: Andrus Peat, Offensive Tackle, Nebraska

Oct 18, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; Stanford Cardinal offensive tackle Andrus Peat (70) against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. The Sun Devils defeated the Cardinal 26-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Assuming they select Mariotta at 2 and keep this pick, the Chargers would be wise to bolster the offensive line that allowed Phillip Rivers to get sacked 36 times last year. Wouldn’t want to hurt that shiny new rookie quarterback.

With the 18th pick, the Kansas City Chiefs select: Kevin White, Wide Receiver, West Virgina

Dec 29, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive back Deshazor Everett (29) and West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Kevin White (11) during the game in the 2014 Liberty Bowl at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off an odd season that included zero touchdowns thrown to a wide receiver. The Chiefs are very unlikely to repeat that feat this year. Now that Dwayne Bowe is gone, The Chiefs are in need of a guy that can come in and put the ball in the end zone.

With the 19th pick, the Cleveland Browns select: Benardrick McKinney, Linebacker, Mississippi State

Feb 20, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; (Editors note: Caption correction) Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney speaks to the media at the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The middling Browns need a guy that can come in and improve the defense. McKinney can be that guy. He lacks in edge speed but can stop running backs. Which is good in a division with Le’veon Bell, Justin Forsett and Giovani Bernard.

With the 20th pick, the Philadelphia Eagles select: Marcus Peters, Cornerback, Washington

Oct 18, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Washington Huskies defensive back Marcus Peters (21) runs on the field before the game against the Oregon Ducksat Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles were the 31st ranked passing defense last year. In a division with Dez Bryant and ODell Beckham Jr, the Eagles can’t survive without stopping these guys. Marcus Peters is the first step to correcting that issue.

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