2015 NFL Draft: Mid-April First Round Mock

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Jan 2, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes offensive lineman Brandon Scherff (68) guards against Tennessee Volunteers defensive back Brian Randolph (37) in the first quarter of the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl at EverBank Field. The Tennessee Volunteers beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 45-28. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

31. The Giants get a versatile and powerful blocker in Brandon Scherff. Back in November, <strong><a href=. Offensive Tackle. Iowa. Brandon Scherff. 9. player

Ereck Flowers. 10. player. 51. The Rams need to improve their offense and this should start in the trenches. They invested in their ground game last year and gave themselves a new option a quarterback this offseason. Investing in a wide receiver at 10 makes sense, but because this receiving class is so deep, they can find another option in the second round. Ereck Flowers will replace <strong><a href=. Offensive Tackle. Miami (Fla.)

Landon Collins. 11. player. 60. The Vikings will invest in their secondary with the top offensive linemen off the board. A cornerback would give the team more depth at the position, which is something head coach Mike Zimmer believes in. But because this draft offers many qualities corners, Minnesota drafts this year’s best safety, Landon Collins. Employing Collins next to <strong><a href=. Safety. Alabama

Cleveland’s passing game has been devastated. <strong><a href=. Wide Receiver. West Virginia. Kevin White. 12. player. 53

13. player. 15. New Orleans’ defense was simply atrocious last season, and they know it. They traded <strong><a href=. Defensive End. Missouri. Shane Ray

player. 59. Miami wants to extend <strong><a href=. Wide Receiver. Louisville. DeVante Parker. 14

Michigan State. Trae Waynes. 15. player. 42. The 49ers’ defense took three big hits this offseason with the retirements of <strong><a href=. Cornerback

Defensive End. Nebraska. Randy Gregory. 16. player. 10. Randy Gregory could drop after his positive marijuana during the combine. Whether or not this concerns you in particular, it likely will concern NFL teams. The Texans are in need of an outside linebacker, so Gregory’s availability is appealing. If Houston finds the risk versus reward to be worth it, Gregory’s addition could be a steal at 16.

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