2015 NFL Draft: Pre-Free Agency Mock Draft

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Nov 22, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (80) celebrates a play with teammates during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

player. 56. Mock drafts are all over the place, but this team needs help within the interior of the defensive line. If they believe they can get a quality player in the second round, offensive tackle is an option.  But Phillips will help the Bengals in several ways.  He’ll help stop the run, which is vital in the AFC North, help supplant a diminishing Domata Peko, and take some focus off Geno Atkins.  It’s a win for the Bengals.. Defensive Tackle. Oklahoma. Jordan Phillips. 21

22. player. 55. The Steelers need help at outside linebacker and Alvin “Bud” Dupree is simply an athlete. Employing him as a pass rusher will help the defense as a whole and the Steelers reclaim their once dominant defensive persona.. Defensive End. Kentucky. Alvin Dupree

player. 50. It’s been a long time since the Lions had a potential “bell cow” running back. They jump at the chance to select one here. It’ll change the dynamic of the offense, which has relied on Stafford’s arm for some time now. Adding a potentially dominant running back here takes some pressure off the passing game, and may actually improve it.. Running Back. Georgia. Todd Gurley. 23

He’s big, strong, and athletic. At 290+ pounds, he has the size and bulk to be a 3-4 defensive end. The Cardinals recently released Darnell Dockett. Putting the 6’7″ Armstead opposite of Calais Campbell (ironically who he is <a href=. Defensive End. Oregon. Arik Armstead. 24. player. 32

87. The Panthers could use an anchor on Cam Newton’s blindside, and Audrus Peat is that guy.  He also could be a very effective run-blocker, so that aspect of his game fits with the Panthers’ game plans.  With Peat available at 25, it simply makes too much sense here.. Offensive Tackle. Stanford. Andrus Peat. 25. player

26. The Ravens are the type of organization with the infrastructure to help Green-Beckham succeed in the NFL. Torrey Smith may not be back with the team due to cap issues, and Green-Beckham would be a heck of a replacement.. Wide Receiver. Oklahoma. Dorial Green-Beckham. 26. player

123. With Henry Melton leaving via free agency, and the Cowboys’ needs on defense, Bennett is a great fit. He’s a potentially talented pass-rushing force up the middle and could demand double teams, which would make things easier for outside guys such as DeMarcus Lawrence.. Defensive Tackle. Ohio State. Michael Bennett. 27. player

45. The Broncos need offensive line help and Erving is ultra-versatile. He’s played both left tackle and center well, so it’s entirely reasonable to assume he could play just about anywhere. The Broncos need a center, which could be Erving’s best fit. He is a great pickup at this time in the draft.. Center. Florida State. Cameron Erving. 28. player

Offensive Tackle. Pittsburgh. T.J. Clemmings. 29. player. 46. Although the team may have more glaring concerns, the Colts have apparently <a href=

UCLA. Eric Kendricks. 30. player. 49. The Packers have made no secret of looking to revamp the middle of their defense. They’ll have options here, but Kendricks is a versatile playmaker who can tackle and is strong in coverage. I wouldn’t be surprised if the team double dips at MLB in the draft given <a href=. Linebacker

The draft’s best guard is added to the offensive line and could start right away at left guard if James Carpenter leaves via free agency. The team probably has bigger needs, but they can be solved in future rounds. Cann is built for a power system, so he’ll help pave the way for whoever lines up in the backfield.. Guard. South Carolina. A.J. Cann. 31. player. 36

Devin Funchess. 32. player. 47. The Patriots have built quite the roster, but a lack of receiving weapons could’ve hurt this team. Funchess isn’t the fastest guy, but that won’t matter as Tom Brady’s accuracy remains as dominant. Funchess can win any 50-50 ball out there. The Patriots never really bother to pick up receivers this early, but Funchess is kind of in the way of that Aaron Hernandez role. Tom Brady gets a weapon from his Alma Mater.. Wide Receiver. Michigan

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