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2015 NFL Mock Draft 1/28: six Pac-12 players go in first round

Pacific Takes' regular mock draft with a Pac-12 focus.

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1. Tampa Bay - Jameis Winston QB Florida State

2. Tennessee - Leonard Williams DE USC

The Titans will be very tempted to take a quarterback here in Marcus Mariota, but with Mariota's stock sliding, I think they might pass thinking that he is not much of an upgrade from Zach Mettenberger and that he may have to just sit behind Mettenberger for a year or two anyways. I think they take the top player on the board, Williams, in my opinion and then give Mettenberger at least a year hoping he pans out or they can get a more highly-regarded quarterback in the draft next year of 2017.

3. Jacksonville - Randy Gregory DE Nebraska

4. Oakland - Amari Cooper WR Alabama

5. Washington - Shane Ray DE Missouri

6. Jets - Marcus Mariota QB Oregon

Mariota's stock is falling, but there is no way that I think he falls too far. Think about this, there was not one team that one a playoff game this year in the NFL that did not draft their quarterback and outside of Denver's one in a million pickup of Peyton Manning and Arizona's dumpster fire at quarterback, every team in the playoffs drafted their quarterback. It is very risky drafting a quarterback with how few pan out, but for ultimate success, it is probably your only shot. I think the Jets know this and would love to get an already household name to help get some momentum back behind the team by picking Mariota.

7. Chicago - Landon Collins S Alabama

8. Atlanta - Dante Fowler Jr. DE Florida

9. Giants - Andrus Peat T Stanford

The Giants need to rebuild on the offensive line and I think Peat has the highest upside of the three or four lineman who seem to be in a pack right now.

10. St. Louis - Brandon Scherff T Iowa

11. Minnesota - T.J. Clemmings T Pitt

12. Cleveland - Danny Shelton DT Washington

The Browns have two picks in the teens and they have a ton of needs so they can kind of take the best player available and that might be the red hot Shelton. The 340-pound plugger could go a long ways in improving their defense.

13. New Orleans - Vic Beasley LB Clemson

14. Miami - Kevin White WR West Virginia

15. San Francisco - DeVante Parker WR Louisville

16. Houston - Trae Waynes CB Michigan State

17. San Diego - Eddie Goldman DT Florida State

18. Kansas City - Bernardrick McKinney LB Mississippi State

19. Cleveland - Dorial Green-Beckham WR Missouri

20. Philadelphia - P.J. Williams CB Florida State

21. Cincinnati - Alvin Dupree LB Kentucky

22. Pittsburgh - Malcolm Brown DT Texas

23. Detroit - Jordan Phillips DT Oklahoma

24. Arizona - Shaq Thompson LB Washington

Arizona is a rare playoff team that can use help just about everywhere making them a perfect team to take the best player on the board. To me, at this point, that is Thompson who is a world class football player, but also one without a clear NFL position.

25. Carolina - Ereck Flowers T Miami

26. Baltimore - Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin

27. Dallas - Eli Harold DE Virginia

28. Denver - La'el Collins T LSU

29. Indianapolis - Markus Golden DE Missouri

30. Green Bay - Michael Bennett DT Ohio State

31. New England - Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State

It is amazing that Tom Brady is able to do what he does with New England's receivers. They desperately need a star there and Strong would be by far the best player on the board here.

32. Seattle - Devin Funchess WR Michigan

2nd Round

33. Tampa Bay - Josue Matias G Florida State

34. Tennessee - Cameron Erving T Florida State

35. Jacksonville - Todd Gurley RB Georgia

36. Oakland - Eric Kendricks LB UCLA

The Raiders really need to upgrade at inside linebacker and tackling machine Eric Kendricks would be an excellent option for them to do just that.

37. Washington - Cedric Ogbuehi T Texas A&M

38. Jets - Sammie Coates WR Auburn

39. Chicago - Arik Armstead DE Oregon

The Bears need help up front and on the edge on their defense and the giant and versatile Armstead might be able to help out both.

40. Atlanta - Denzel Perryman LB Miami

41. Giants - Tevin Coleman RB Indiana

42. St. Louis - Brett Hundley QB UCLA

The Rams simply need a quarterback, but Winston and Mariota will not fall to them. I think they would we able to wait around till the second and scoop of Hundley, who would be an excellent second round steal that I personally might take over Mariota anyways.

43. Minnesota - T.J. Yeldon RB Alabama

44. Cleveland - A.J. Cann G South Carolina

45. New Orleans - Owamagbe Odighizuwa DE UCLA

The Saints need another pass rusher and the sizable Odighizuwa, who has been climbing up draft boards would be a great choice.

46. Miami - Kevin Johnson CB Wake Forest

47. San Francisco - Marcus Peters CB Washington

The 49ers have a spot of need at cornerback and they could get a huge steal in Peters who may have been a Top 10 pick had he not been dismissed from the Huskies during the season.

48. Houston - Devin Smith WR Ohio State

49. San Diego - Arie Kouandijo G Alabama

50. Kansas City - Corey Robinson T South Carolina

51. Buffalo - Maxx Williams TE Minnesota

52. Philadelphia - Jaquiski Tartt S Samford

53. Cincinnati - Jeremiah Poutasi T Utah

The Bengals need help on the offensive line and a huge prospect in Poutasi has the tools to turn into a star at tackle.

54. Pittsburgh - Ronald Darby CB Florida State

55. Detroit - Tre' Jackson G Florida State

56. Arizona - Duke Johnson RB Miami

57. Carolina - Rashad Greene WR Florida State

58. Baltimore - Nelson Agholor WR USC

Steve Smith was a pleasant surprise for the Ravens in 2014, but they need more at receiver and could get a great one in the second round in a guy with first round talent in Agholor.

59. Dallas - Quinten Rollins CB Miami, Ohio

60. Denver - Paul Dawson LB TCU

61. Indianapolis - Jay Ajayi RB Boise State

62. Green Bay - Alex Carter CB Stanford

It is time for the Packers to upgrade and update at corner and the biggest and strongest cornerback at the top of the draft in Carter could do just that.

63. New England - Hau'oli Kikaha DE Washington

The hard playing Kikaha would be the perfect addition to a Patriot defense that could use some new blood.

64. Seattle - Ellis McCarthy DT UCLA

Brandon Mebane's future is in question so the Seahawks could use another under the radar Pac-12 defensive tackle to help fill the void.