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2015 NFL Mock Draft - Pac-12 Perspective 3/25: Mariota goes to Cleveland

An NFL Mock Draft with a Pac-12 focus.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

1. Tampa Bay - Jameis Winston QB Florida State

2. Tennessee - Leonard Williams DT USC

Williams' stock seems to be slipping a tiny bit the past couple of weeks, but I don't see why. I think Tennessee will pass on a quarterback here and take the best available player in Williams.

3. Jacksonville - Dante Fowler Jr. DE Florida

4. Oakland - Kevin White WR West Virginia

5. Washington - Randy Gregory DE Nebraska

6. Jets - Vic Beasley LB Clemson

7. Chicago - Amari Cooper WR Alabama

8. Atlanta - Shane Ray DE Missouri

9. Giants - Brandon Scherff T Iowa

10. St. Louis - La'el Collins T LSu

11. Minnesota - Trae Waynes CB Michigan State

12. Cleveland - Marcus Mariota QB Oregon

I have long been in the camp that was not sold on Mariota as a pro quarterback and even though that camp has a lot of really good points and continues to grow, I believe that his ridiculously high ceiling and the need for quarterbacks at the top of this drafts gets him off the board in the Top 15. The Browns may already be ready to give up on Johnny Manziel and could afford to spend this pick on a QB knowing they have a pick a handful of picks down the first round that can address other needs.

13. New Orleans - Alvin Dupree LB Kentucky

14. Miami - DeVante Parker WR Louisville

15. San Francisco - Danny Shelton DT Washington

San Francisco's front seven is a dumpster fire right now so taking a mountain of a man that can hold down the front of a defense by himself would be an excellent choice for the 49ers, especially with Justin Smith possibly not returning.

16. Houston - Landon Collins S Alabama

17. San Diego - Todd Gurley RB Georgia

18. Kansas City - Ereck Flowers T Miami

19. Cleveland - Andrus Peat T Stanford

Peat is sliding, but he still has the elite physical tools to end up in the first round behind a few of the elite tackle prospects. The Browns need to get an elite option at the opposite tackle spot of Joe Thomas and Peat could be an excellent NFL right tackle.

20. Philadelphia - Jalen Collins CB LSU

21. Cincinnati - Malcolm Brown DT Texas

22. Pittsburgh - Marcus Peters CB Washington

The Steelers need to address their secondary and getting a lock down cornerback like Peters with a lot of aggression could really help turn around their struggling unit.

23. Detroit - D.J. Humphries T Florida

24. Arizona - Eli Harold DE Virginia

25. Carolina - T.J. Clemmings T Pitt

26. Baltimore - Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State

Steve Smith was great for the Ravens in 2014, but they need another option at receiver and Strong could give them a rare combination of size and speed.

27. Dallas - Eddie Goldman DT Florida State

28. Denver - Cameron Erving T Florida State

29. Indianapolis - Laken Tomlinson G Duke

30. Green Bay - Kevin Johnson CB Wake Forest

31. New Orleans - Byron Jones CB UConn

32. New England - Breshad Perriman WR UCF

2nd Round

33. Tennessee - Jake Fisher T Oregon

I have long signed the praises of Fisher and I am not the least bit surprised to see him rocketing up draft boards as the draft approaches. The Titans need to reload at tackle and the big, mobile and nasty Fisher has the potential to be a franchise player like he was for Oregon throughout his career.

34. Tampa Bay - Josue Matias G Florida State

35. Oakland - Eric Kendricks LB UCLA

The Raiders need an upgrade at inside linebacker and they could still grab the best one in the draft here in tackling machine Kendricks.

36. Jacksonville - Ronald Darby CB Florida State

37. Jets - Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin

38. Washington - P.J. Williams CB Florida State

39. Chicago - Jordan Phillips DT Oklahoma

40. Giants - Owamagbe Odighizuwa DE UCLA

The Giants need new pass rushers and the red hot Odighizuwa, who can rush off the edge, but also has the size to stand up against the run could help right away and would be a steal in the second round.

41. St. Louis - Dorial Green-Beckham WR Oklahoma

42. Atlanta - Tevin Coleman RB Indiana

43. Cleveland - Devin Smith WR Ohio State

44. New Orleans - Benardrick McKinney LB Mississippi State

45. Minnesota - Shaq Thompson LB Washington

Thompson quickly went from a potential Top 10 pick to a second round guy, but it is completely fair because he is a classic tweener who has no distinct NFL position, isn't very big, but isn't that fast either. Still, I think a team that needs help at linebacker like Minnesota will bring him on in the second round.

46. San Francisco - Denzel Perryman LB Miami

47. Miami - Alex Carter CB Stanford

The Dolphins need someone new across from Brent Grimes and Carter has the physicality to make an impact in the NFL right away.

48. San Diego - Arik Armstead DT Oregon

I don't know where to put Armstead, he has Top 10 potential, but like Thompson is a tweener that could slip, especially considering that he was frequently injured in college. I think one of the first teams that needs help up front on defense in the second round will take him.

49. Kansas City - Stephone Anthony LB Clemson

50. Buffalo - Maxx Williams TE Minnesota

51. Houston - Sammie Coates WR Auburn

52. Philadelphia - Donovan Smith T Penn State

53. Cincinnati - Phillip Dorsett WR Miami

54. Detroit - Carl Davis DT Iowa

55. Arizona - Quinten Rollins CB Miami, Ohio

56. Pittsburgh - Paul Dawson LB TCU

57. Carolina - Nelson Agholor WR USC

Carolina needs to get a speedster deep threat at receiver at the big play machine Agholor would be a steal this late in the second round.

58. Baltimore - D'Joun Smith CB Florida Atlantic

59. Denver - T.J. Yeldon RB Alabama

60. Dallas - Preson Smith DE Mississippi State

61. Indianapolis - Damarious Randall S Arizona State

Like he did in 2014 in the Pac-12, Randall is quietly making moves, establishing himself as maybe the second-best safety in the draft. The Colts need help in their secondary and Randall is the best safety option at this point.

62. Green Bay - Danielle Hunter DE LSU

63. Seattle - Mario Edwards DE Florida State

64. New England - Arie Kouandijo G Alabama