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Post combine Pac-12 Perspective 2015 NFL Mock Draft: Mariota goes to Titans

Marcus Mariota & Danny Shelton move up the board.

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1. Tampa Bay - Jameis Winston QB Florida State

2. Tennessee - Marcus Mariota QB Oregon

Mariota's stock has seemed to recover after a bad patch with the help of a solid combine performance. I think the Titans like Zach Mettenberger, but ultimately I think they decide that an elite quarterback is integral to great success in the NFL and you have to take a potentially elite quarterback at the top of the draft when you have the chance and have the need.

3. Jacksonville - Leonard Williams DT USC

The Jaguars would be ecstatic to get the draft's top talent with the third pick since the top two will slightly reach for quarterbacks. Williams is the only player that I would bank money on becoming a sure fire standout in the NFL and to get him at number three would be a huge steal. The Jaguars are assuredly hoping that Tennessee takes Mariota.

4. Oakland - Kevin White WR West Virginia

5. Washington - Dante Fowler Jr. DE Florida

6. Jets - Vic Beasley LB Clemson

7. Chicago - Danny Shelton DT Washington

People who watched Shelton play in the Pac-12 this year shouldn't be surprised that he has rocketed up draft boards and into a likely Top 10 pick with his combination of size and athleticism. The 340-pound monster would be the perfect anchor for the Bears to rebuild their defense around.

8. Atlanta - Randy Gregory DE Nebraska

9. Giants - Shane Ray DE Missouri

10. St. Louis - Amari Cooper WR Alabama

11. Minnesota - Brandon Scherff T Iowa

12. Cleveland - La'el Collins T LSU

13. New Orleans - Trae Waynes CB Michigan State

14. Miami - Ereck Flowers T Miami

15. San Francisco - Andrus Peat T Stanford

Peat's stock is falling, but I think he still has the physical tools to get snatched up in an anticipated run at offensive linemen in picks 10-25 of the draft. With Mike Iupati gone and Anthony Davis battling injuries, Peat, from right down the road, would be an excellent option to help give the 49ers some quick help on the line.

16. Houston - Landon Collins S Alabama

17. San Diego - Todd Gurley RB Georgia

18. Kansas City - DeVante Parker WR Louisville

19. Cleveland - Malcolm Brown DT Texas

20. Philadelphia - Jalen Collins CB LSU

21. Cincinnati - Alvin Dupree LB Kentucky

22. Pittsburgh - Byron Jones CB UConn

23. Detroit - T.J. Clemmings T Pitt

24. Arizona - Eddie Goldman DT Florida State

25. Carolina - D.J. Humphries T Florida

26. Baltimore - Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin

27. Dallas - Arik Armstead DT Oregon

The Cowboys need upgrades just about everywhere on their defense so they would be the perfect team to scoop up Armstead who is a guy who just drips talent but maybe doesn't have a set position. With his ability to stop the run, crash the pocket and knock down passes, Armstead is a versatile weapon that could help the Cowboys up front in a lot of ways.

28. Denver - Eli Harold DE Virginia

29. Indianapolis - Markus Golden DE Missouri

30. Green Bay - Jordan Phillips DT Oklahoma

31. Seattle - Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State

The Seahawks need a playmaker at receiver and Strong would be an excellent player to grab at this point as a guy who is bigger, faster and more durable than Paul Richardson. The Seahawks would be very lucky to get Strong to drop here, but I think there is a chance for it to happen since many of the teams in the 11-30 range don't have great needs for a receiver.

32. New England - Dorial Green-Beckham WR Oklahoma

Second Round

33. Tennessee - A.J. Cann G South Carolina

34. Tampa Bay - Cameron Erving T Florida State

35. Oakland - Eric Kendricks LB UCLA

The Raiders desperately need to upgrade their linebackers and with Kendicks, the top inside linebacker on the board still available, he would be a great pick.

36. Jacksonville - Josue Matias G Florida State

37. Jets - Brett Hundley QB UCLA

If Mariota doesn't fall to the Jets in the first and no one scoops up Hundley by this point, I would think the Jets would have to take him.

38. Washington - Marcus Peters CB Washington

The Redskins could use a lot of help in the secondary and getting Peters in the second round due to his character questions would be a major score if they can fix his problems.

39. Chicago - P.J. Williams CB Florida State

40. Giants - Shaq Thompson LB Washington

Thompson is one of the hardest players in this draft to peg and I think his tweener characteristics and average combine numbers will drop him to the second round. The Giants need help at linebacker and Thompson would be an excellent value if he slips to the second round.

41. St. Louis - Garrett Grayson QB Colorado State

42. Atlanta - Maxx Williams TE Minnesota

43. Cleveland - Breshad Perriman WR UCF

44. New Orleans - Denzel Perryman LB Miami

45. Minnesota - Tevin Coleman RB Indiana

46. San Francisco - Devin Smith WR Ohio State

47. Miami - Carl Davis DT Iowa

48. San Diego - Michael Bennett DT Ohio State

49. Kansas City - Benardrick McKinney LB Mississippi State

50. Buffalo - Ameer Abdullah RB Nebraska

51. Houston - Sammie Coates WR Auburn

52. Philadelphia - Owamagbe Odighizuwa DE UCLA

The Eagles could really use another pass rusher and Odighizuwa is a unique talent that already has the body to play on every down.

53. Cincinnati - Ellis McCarthy DT UCLA

The Bengals need to plug in a new defensive tackle and even though McCarthy was kind of an enigma at UCLA, he has the physical tools that you cannot teach that are first-second round level.

54. Detroit - Ronald Darby CB Florida State

55. Arizona - Arie Kouandijo G Alabama

56. Pittsburgh - Paul Dawson LB TCU

57. Carolina - Justin Hardy WR East Carolina

58. Baltimore - Phillip Dorset WR Miami

59. Denver - Jeremiah Poutasi T Utah

The Broncos need to start retooling their offensive line and the mountain of a man that is Poutasi would be a great addition.

60. Indianapolis - T.J. Yeldon RB Alabama

61. Dallas - Kevin Johnson CB Wake Forest

62. Green Bay - Alex Carter CB Stanford

The Packers could use another corner and the big, physical Carter has the size to compete right away at the next level.

63. Seattle - Laken Tomlinson G Duke

64. New England - Mario Edwards DE Florida State