2015 NFL Draft: Post-Week One of Free Agency Mock Draft

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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

Offensive Tackle. Stanford. Andrus Peat. 25. player. 87. The Panthers are in desperate need of tackle help and Andrus Peat could help on either side of the line. He could be the anchor the team’s needs on Cam Newton’s blindside, which would keep their star both healthy and comfortable. He’ll also help in the run game, as he possesses the demeanor teams look for in their offensive linemen. All this and Peat is just a great value pick at 25 also. The Panthers would do well to do the obvious here and take the best available offensive lineman.

26. player. 26. After losing both Torrey Smith and Owen Daniels in free agency, the Ravens need a receiving threat and Green-Beckham. His rare combination of size and strength is too much for the team to pass on even with off-the-field concerns. The Ravens have the infrastructure to deal with these types of issues. Joe Flacco needs a player like Green-Beckham down the field, especially with Steve Smith aging.. Wide Receiver. Arizona State. Jaelen Strong

Michael Bennett. 27. player. 123. Simply put, the Cowboys are in dire need of defense. The pass rush is where most of the attention should lie, but really they could add talent at any of the three levels. Retaining Anthony Spencer and Rolando McClain would help, but that remains undetermined. In the meantime, the Cowboys invest in a defensive tackle to hopefully eat blocks and possibly add to the pass rush. Michael Bennett is a strong and athletic prospect that could help makes things easier for the guys at the ends. Hopefully it’ll take some of the pressure off the secondary also.. Defensive Tackle. Ohio State

28. player. 45. The Broncos need help all over the line including right tackle. Clemmings offers immediate help there with his blend of quickness and athleticism. He can be an effective run blocker, but will need work; in reality, how is this different than any other prospect though? The bottom line here is the Broncos need to start paying attention to their offensive line or risk putting the entire offense in an inauspicious situation, which includes quarterback Peyton Manning and his neck issues.. Offensive Tackle. Pittsburgh. T.J. Clemmings

29. player. 46. The Colts get a score here in Armstead who can take over as one of their 3-4 defensive ends. At 6’7″, 292 pounds, Armstead offers surprising athleticism, and could develop into a promising end. After Corey Redding left in free agency to the Cardinals, the Colts have an even larger need at the position. The team is loaded with outside linebackers, especially after picking up Trent Cole, so now they need the size up front to absorb blockers and gain an edge from within.. Defensive End. Oregon. Arik Armstead

UCLA. Eric Kendricks. 30. player. 49. The pick remains the same here as the Packers are looking to revamp the middle of their defense. Moving Clay Matthews to the inside in 2014 kept this defense running well, but having him on the outside is best for all concerned. Kendricks could be that middle linebacker who becomes a tackling machine in the way of recently departed A.J. Hawk, but who can also help the defense deal with tight ends during passing downs. Kendricks could step in and become a three-down linebacker. The pick makes perfect sense for Wisconsin’s finest.. Linebacker

15. If the Saints don’t go defense again, I’ll be shocked. Cornerback seems like an appropriate selection here, and the Saints take Kevin Johnson out of Wake Forest. The physical corner helps bolster the team’s secondary along with newly acquired Brandon Browner. Rob Ryan gets another weapon in the first round, so there should be fewer excuses for an underperforming unit in 2015. Now, if the Saints learn to control the ball more on offense via the run, maybe the defense isn’t up against it quite as often.. Cornerback. Wake Forest. Kevin Johnson. 31. player

Defensive Tackle. Oklahoma. Jordan Phillips. 32. player. 47. The Patriots’ Super Bowl winning defense is bleeding during free agency. Gone are cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner along with long-time defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. I’m tempted to go secondary here, but with so few great passers in the AFC East, instead the team replaces Wilfork with Jordan Phillips. Phillips has the size, strength, and surprising athleticism to become a disruptor both against the run and pass. A player of his caliber in the middle of the line continues to allow the linebackers behind him to roam and make plays while ends such as Ninkovich and Jones enjoy one-on-one matchups.

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