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2015 NFL mock draft - Final Pac-12 Perspective - Mariota goes to Titans

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Our final 2015 NFL mock draft with a focus on the Pac-12 players who will go in the first two rounds.

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Heading up to the draft we regularly update our mock draft that focuses solely on the Pac-12 players we expect to go in the first two rounds. Here is our final version.

1. Tampa Bay - Jameis Winston QB Florida State

2. Tennessee - Marcus Mariota QB Oregon

It has been a crazy past few months for Mariota as I have seen him go as high as first and seen him go as low as 20 in mocks, but I see him settling in here. His potential is just too high to pass up in this draft and even if the Titans should hold this pick for ransom to a team that wants him even if they dont.

3. Jacksonville - Dante Fowler Jr. DE Florida

4. Oakland - Leonard Williams DT USC

The Raiders have long been pegged to take a receiver here, but with Williams, the top player in the draft for my money, falling due to QB needs and Jacksonville loving the local DE, the Raiders would be crazy not to jump on him. Williams is a potential cornerstone that the Raiders could build around on defense.

5. Washington - Vic Beasley LB Clemson

6. Jets - Kevin White WR West Virginia

7. Chicago - Amari Cooper WR Alabama

8. Atlanta - Alvin Dupree DE Kentucky

9. Giants - Brandon Scherff T Iowa

10. St. Louis - DeVante Parker WR Louisville

11. Minnesota - Trae Waynes CB Michigan State

12. Cleveland - Danny Shelton DT Washington

Maybe my favorite player in the draft after Leonard Williams, Shelton's position limits him, but the Browns could use a pick on him since they have another one seven picks later to pick up an offensive lineman or receiver.

13. New Orleans - Shane Ray DE Missouri

14. Miami - Todd Gurley RB Georgia

15. San Francisco - Jalen Collins CB LSU

16. Houston - Randy Gregory DE Nebraska

17. San Diego - Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin

18. Kansas City - Breshad Perriman WR UCF

19. Cleveland - La'el Collins T LSU

20. Philadelphia - Kevin Johnson CB Wake Forest

21. Cincinnati - Ereck Flowers T Miami

22. Pittsburgh - Byron Jones CB UConn

23. Detroit - D.J Humphries T Florida

24. Arizona - Arik Armstead DT Oregon

Armstead is one of the widest-ranging players in this draft. He could go Top 10, but he could also go in the second round. I think the Cardinals will pick him up, knowing that he could help them all along their defensive line and is a great value late in the first round.

25. Carolina - Andrus Peat T Stanford

Peat's stock has gone cold the past few months, but he is a steal late in the first, especially since a lot of teams need tackles. The Panthers would get a player who might be the best tackle prospect in the draft late in the first.

26. Baltimore - Jaelen Strong WR Arizona

The Ravens need youth and explosion at receiver and Strong would be a great value at this point as he can stretch the field with his speed but also develop into a reliable possession receiver.

27. Dallas - Eric Rowe CB Utah

Rowe is your typical player that comes out of nowhere leading up to the draft. He only played one year at cornerback after being a safety and excelled with both his pass coverage skills and run support due to his safety experience and great size at 6'1 200.

28. Denver - Cameron Erving C Florida State

29. Indianapolis - Landon Collins S Alabama

30. Green Bay - Malcolm Brown DT Texas

31. New Orleans - Marcus Peters CB Washington

Peters should be a Top 10 pick, but getting kicked off the Huskies and not doing too well at the combine will almost knock him out of the first round. The Saints need help at corner and taking a risk on character issue guy like Peters would be fine at this point, especially since they already addressed another need earlier in the round.

32. New England - Jordan Phillips DT Oklahoma

Second round

33. Tennessee - Jake Fisher T Oregon

What a perfect move for the Titans to protect Mariota with the guy who has been doing it the past few years. The Titans really need a tackle so they might as well pick up a teammate of Mariota's.

34. Tampa Bay - T.J. Clemmings T Pittsburgh

35. Oakland - Dorial Green-Beckham WR Oklahoma

36. Jacksonville - T.J. Yeldon RB Alabama

37. Jets - Owamagbe Odighizuwa DE UCLA

The Jets will need to pick up a pass rusher here since I have them taking a receiver in the first round and Odighizuwa, who might have first round talent would be perfect here.

38. Washington - Ronald Darby CB Florida State

39. Chicago - Eddie Goldman DT Florida State

40. Giants - Eli Harold DE Virginia

41. St. Louis - Ali Marpet G Hobart

42. Atlanta - Maxx Williams TE Minnesota

43. Cleveland - Phillip Dorsett WR Miami

44. New Orleans - Eric Kendricks LB UCLA

The Saints need to upgrade the inside of their linebacker group and the good news is that the best one if the draft, Kendricks is still available here.

45. Minnesota - Paul Dawson LB TCU

46. San Francisco - Devin Smith WR Ohio State

47. Miami - Denzel Perryman LB Miami

48. San Diego - Nelson Agholor WR USC

Keenan Allen is nice, but the Chargers really need another receiver to help them out and big play machine Agholor could help right away.

49. Kansas City - P.J. Williams CB Florida State

50. Buffalo - Shaq Thompson LB Washington

The Bills could pretty much take the top player on the board with their first pick so they would be the perfect team to take a guy who has outrageous talent, but is a bit of a tweener in Thompson.

51. Houston - Sammie Coates WR Auburn

52. Philadelphia - Mario Edwards DE Florida State

53. Cincinnati - Carl Davis DT Iowa

54. Detroit - Tevin Coleman RB Indiana

55. Arizona - Ameer Abdullah RB Nebraska

56. Pittsburgh - Preston Smith DE Mississippi State

57. Carolina - Rashad Greene WR Florida State

58. Baltimore - Quinten Rollins CB Miami, Ohio

59. Denver - Damarious Randle S Arizona State

There are not many top safeties available in this draft, but the Broncos could get the second-best off the board to fill a need in Randle.

60. Dallas - Alex Carter CB Stanford

Time for the Cowboys to get better at corner and the ultra-physical Carter would be an excellent value this late in the second.

61. Indianapolis - Cedric Ogbuehi T Texas A&M

62. Green Bay - Stephone Anthony LB Clemson

63. Seattle - Laken Tomlinson G Duke

64. New England - Josue Matias G Florida State