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2015 NFL Mock Draft 8.0 — Three-Rounds (includes team-by-team list)

Xavier Cromartie
Air Date:
April 5, 2015

Here it is: Xavier Cromartie’s  2015 NFL Mock Draft 8.0 — Three-Rounds (includes team-by-team list)

*Background info: Xavier Cromartie interview 

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston (Last = 1)

Intro: I always try to avoid personal bias in my mock drafts. But, for the record, the following are the 16 players that I personally would take with a first-round pick if I were a GM: (1) CB Byron Jones, (2) WR Breshad Perriman, (3) EDGE Vic Beasley, (4) EDGE Alvin Dupree, (5) WR Amari Cooper, (6) CB/S Eric Rowe, (7) EDGE Owamagbe Odighizuwa, (8) WR Kevin White, (9) EDGE Preston Smith, (10) OT Jake Fisher, (11) OT DJ Humphries, (12) C Cameron Erving, (13) G Brandon Scherff, (14) LB Steph Anthony, (15) EDGE Eli Harold, (16) EDGE Danielle Hunter.

2. Tennessee Titans: QB Marcus Mariota (Last = 2)

Again, it appears that Mariota will be the pick here, but the question is which team it will be. Cleveland and New Orleans are in the picture.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars: EDGE Vic Beasley (Last = 3)

While everyone blindly puts Dante Fowler here, in reality this pick will almost certainly be Beasley. Beasley is a much better Leo fit than Fowler.

4. Oakland Raiders: DT Leonard Williams (+) Last = 5

I believe that the Raiders prefer Williams and a round-2 WR. If they don’t get Williams, then look for Amari Cooper or a trade down.

5. Washington Pigskins: WR Amari Cooper (+) Last = 7

Another team could trade up for Cooper here, or Washington might take him as the best player available. Any mock draft that doesn’t put Cooper in the 4-7 range has no credibility. He’s not falling to 10-14.

6. New York Jets: EDGE Dante Fowler (Last = 6)

They would probably be happy with either Fowler or Cooper.

7. Chicago Bears: WR Kevin White (–) Last = 4

The Bears will take Cooper or White if available.

8. Atlanta Falcons: EDGE Alvin Dupree (+) Last = 9

Dupree’s only downside is arm length. The Falcons are looking for an athletic EDGE guy… not a Shane Ray.

9. New York Giants: EDGE Randy Gregory (–) Last = 8

Teams knew about Gregory’s issues already. I think now everyone is badmouthing him in hopes that he’ll slide. The Giants are likely going with the best defensive talent available… It’s not going to be Landon Collins.

10. St Louis Rams: G Brandon Scherff (+) Last = 14

He is considered the top OL in the draft.

11. Minnesota Vikings: CB Trae Waynes (+) Last = 22

The Vikings are hot for all the top CBs and it looks like Waynes is their first choice.

12. Cleveland Browns: WR DeVante Parker (+) Last = 19

The Browns love overhyped players.

13. New Orleans Saints: EDGE Shane Ray (+) Last = 31

Scouts love the tape. I’m not saying that I agree with the pick.

14. Miami Dolphins: WR Dorial Green-Beckham (–) Last = 13

It’s assumed that they’re looking for a WR, and I think they’ll take the chance on him.

15. San Francisco 49ers: CB Marcus Peters (–) Last = 11

Teams think he’s the best CB. I doubt he gets out of round 1. He is a Bay Area product.

16. Houston Texans: WR Breshad Perriman (+) Last = 48

He has the production to go with his ridiculous speed.

17. San Diego Chargers: DT Malcom Brown (+) Last = 21

The flaw with thinking that Gurley will go here: don’t you think the Chargers are tired of dealing with injured RBs?

18. Kansas City Chiefs: C Cameron Erving (+) Last = 36

I feel OL is still the likely pick here. They need a C and Erving is considered one of the best OL in the draft despite his position.

19. Cleveland Browns: NT Danny Shelton (–) Last = 12

Shelton’s appeal is fading, but the Browns need a big man and are interested.

20. Philadelphia Eagles: CB Byron Jones (–) Last = 16

I find it very difficult to see any way they pass on such an amazing athlete.

21. Cincinnati Bengals: LT DJ Humphries (+) Last = 25

They need to consider the future at OT.

22. Pittsburgh Steelers: CB Ronald Darby (–) Last = 15

Regardless of where mock drafters put him, the reality is that the NFL thinks highly of him.

23. Detroit Lions: RB Todd Gurley (–) Last = 17

I’ve always thought that they are the team most likely to think that they’re only a ‘special’ RB away from becoming a contender.

24. Arizona Cardinals: NT Jordan Phillips (+) Last = 55

Like with Shelton, the rarity of NTs pushes him into the first round.

25. Carolina Panthers: RT Ereck Flowers (–) Last = 10

You are required to put an OL here.

26. Baltimore Ravens: S Landon Collins (Last = 26)

A typical Ravens value defender.

27. Dallas Cowboys: RB Melvin Gordon (–) Last = 23

They are obviously drafting a RB at some point.

28. Denver Broncos: RT Jake Fisher (Last = 28)

Kubiak has to like his athleticism.

29. Indianapolis Colts: OT Andrus Peat (Last = 29)

Value pick to upgrade the OL.

30. Green Bay Packers: LB Stephone Anthony (Last = 30)

Lots of chatter for Kendricks and Anthony here.

31. New Orleans Saints: WR Phillip Dorsett (+) Last = 37

Might seem like a surprise pick to some. Dorsett should be in the late-first conversation.

32. New England Patriots: CB Kevin Johnson (Last = 32)

They lost some CBs.

Round 2

33. Tennessee Titans: CB Jalen Collins (+) 35

34. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: G La’el Collins (–) 18

35. Oakland Raiders: WR Jaelen Strong (+) 41

36. Jacksonville Jaguars: RB TJ Yeldon (+) 42

37. New York Jets: WR Nelson Agholor (+) 51

38. Washington Pigskins: EDGE Owamagbe Odighizuwa (–) 20

39. Chicago Bears: EDGE Preston Smith (–) 24

40. New York Giants: G TJ Clemmings (+) 45

41. Saint Louis Rams: LB Eric Kendricks (–) 34

42. Atlanta Falcons: RB Tevin Coleman (–) 27

43. Cleveland Browns: S Damarious Randall (+) 61

44. New Orleans Saints: QB Bryce Petty 44

45. Minnesota Vikings: LB Paul Dawson (+) NR

46. San Francisco 49ers: DE Arik Armstead (–) 33

47. Miami Dolphins: LB Denzel Perryman (–) 46

48. San Diego Chargers: RB Jay Ajayi (+) 67

49. Kansas City Chiefs: LB Benardrick McKinney (–) 40

50. Buffalo Bills: QB Garrett Grayson (+) NR

51. Houston Texans: EDGE Eli Harold (–) 38

52. Philadelphia Eagles: CB/S Eric Rowe 52

53. Cincinnati Bengals: WR Tyler Lockett 53

54. Detroit Lions: DT Michael Bennett 54

55. Arizona Cardinals: EDGE Danielle Hunter (+) 85

56. Pittsburgh Steelers: NT Eddie Goldman (–) 39

57. Carolina Panthers: WR Devin Smith (–) 47

58. Baltimore Ravens: TE Maxx Williams 58

59. Denver Broncos: DT Carl Davis (+) 64

60. Dallas Cowboys: DT Mario Edwards 60

61. Indianapolis Colts: G AJ Cann (+) 65

62. Green Bay Packers: CB/S Quinten Rollins (–) 57

63. Seattle Seahawks: RT Ty Sambrailo 63

64. New England Patriots: DT Grady Jarrett (+) NR

**Fantasy Football Metrics and College Football Metrics IDP Dynasty (three-year) projections now exist on the Fantasy Football Management technology“The Machine.” See “The Machine” here (link): The Machine via FFM

Round 3

65. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: EDGE Nate Orchard (+) 77

66. Tennessee Titans: WR Sammie Coates 66

67. Jacksonville Jaguars: OT Cedric Ogbuehi (–) 50

68. Oakland Raiders: CB Alex Carter (–) 62

69. Washington Pigskins: CB/S Josh Shaw (+) 71

70. New York Jets: RB Ameer Abdullah 70

71. Chicago Bears: DE Marcus Hardison (+) 92

72. Saint Louis Rams: WR Devin Funchess (–) 59

73. Atlanta Falcons: C Hroniss Grasu 73

74. New York Giants: LB Shaq Thompson (–) 49

75. New Orleans Saints: TE Clive Walford (+) 94

76. Minnesota Vikings: G Laken Tomlinson (–) 68

77. Cleveland Browns: QB Brett Hundley (–) 43

78. New Orleans Saints: G Tre Jackson (+) NR

79. San Francisco 49ers: LB Ben Heeney (+) NR

80. Kansas City Chiefs: WR Justin Hardy 80

81. Buffalo Bills: G Jeremiah Poutasi (–) 78

82. Houston Texans: LB Ramik Wilson (–) 81

83. San Diego Chargers: CB D’Joun Smith (+) 86

84. Philadelphia Eagles: EDGE Davis Tull (–) 82

85. Cincinnati Bengals: CB PJ Williams (–) 69

86. Arizona Cardinals: LB Kwon Alexander (–) 72

87. Pittsburgh Steelers: RB Duke Johnson (–) 56

88. Detroit Lions: G Donovan Smith (–) 79

89. Carolina Panthers: RB David Johnson (–) 76

90. Baltimore Ravens: DE Henry Anderson (–) 87

91. Dallas Cowboys: CB Steven Nelson (–) 75

92. Denver Broncos: TE Jeff Heuerman (+) NR

93. Indianapolis Colts: S James Sample (–) 74

94. Green Bay Packers: EDGE Markus Golden (–) 83

95. Seattle Seahawks: DT Xavier Cooper 95

96. New England Patriots: G Ali Marpet 96

97. New England Patriots (Comp): CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (–) 84

98. Kansas City Chiefs (Comp): S Anthony Harris (+) NR

99. Cincinnati Bengals (Comp): EDGE Frank Clark 99

100. Tennessee Titans (Round 4): RT Daryl Williams (–) 88

Dropped out: WR Rashad Greene (89), RB Jeremy Langford (90), LB Lorenzo Mauldin (91), EDGE Anthony Chickillo (93), WR Chris Conley (97), WR Darren Waller (98), QB Jake Waters (100).


Arizona Cardinals

24. NT Jordan Phillips

55. EDGE Danielle Hunter

86. LB Kwon Alexander

Atlanta Falcons

8. EDGE Alvin Dupree

42. RB Tevin Coleman

73. C Hroniss Grasu

Baltimore Ravens

26. S Landon Collins

58. TE Maxx Williams

90. DE Henry Anderson

Buffalo Bills

50. QB Garrett Grayson

81. G Jeremiah Poutasi

Carolina Panthers

25. RT Ereck Flowers

57. WR Devin Smith

89. RB David Johnson

Chicago Bears

7. WR Kevin White

39. EDGE Preston Smith

71. DE Marcus Hardison

Cincinnati Bengals

21. LT DJ Humphries

53. WR Tyler Lockett

85. CB PJ Williams

99. EDGE Frank Clark

Cleveland Browns

12. WR DeVante Parker

19. NT Danny Shelton

43. S Damarious Randall

77. QB Brett Hundley

Dallas Cowboys

27. RB Melvin Gordon

60. DT Mario Edwards

91. CB Steven Nelson

Denver Broncos

28. RT Jake Fisher

59. DT Carl Davis

92. TE Jeff Heuerman

Detroit Lions

23. RB Todd Gurley

54. DT Michael Bennett

88. G Donovan Smith

Green Bay Packers

30. LB Stephone Anthony

62. CB/S Quinten Rollins

94. EDGE Markus Golden

Houston Texans

16. WR Breshad Perriman

51. EDGE Eli Harold

83. LB Ramik Wilson

Indianapolis Colts

29. OT Andrus Peat

61. G AJ Cann

93. S James Sample

Jacksonville Jaguars

3. EDGE Vic Beasley

36. RB TJ Yeldon

67. OT Cedric Ogbuehi

Kansas City Chiefs

18. C Cameron Erving

49. LB Benardrick McKinney

80. WR Justin Hardy

98. S Anthony Harris

Miami Dolphins

14. WR Dorial Green-Beckham

47. LB Denzel Perryman

Minnesota Vikings

11. CB Trae Waynes

45. LB Paul Dawson

76. G Laken Tomlinson

New England Patriots

32. CB Kevin Johnson

64. DT Grady Jarrett

96. G Ali Marpet

97. CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

New Orleans Saints

13. EDGE Shane Ray

31. WR Phillip Dorsett

44. QB Bryce Petty

75. TE Clive Walford

78. G Tre Jackson

New York Giants

9. EDGE Randy Gregory

40. G TJ Clemmings

74. LB Shaq Thompson

New York Jets

6. EDGE Dante Fowler

37. WR Nelson Agholor

70. RB Ameer Abdullah

Oakland Raiders

4. DT Leonard Williams

35. WR Jaelen Strong

68. CB Alex Carter

Philadelphia Eagles

20. CB Byron Jones

52. CB/S Eric Rowe

84. EDGE Davis Tull

Pittsburgh Steelers

22. CB Ronald Darby

56. NT Eddie Goldman

87. RB Duke Johnson

St Louis Rams

10. G Brandon Scherff

41. LB Eric Kendricks

72. WR Devin Funchess

San Diego Chargers

17. DT Malcom Brown

48. RB Jay Ajayi

83. CB D’Joun Smith

San Francisco 49ers

16. CB Marcus Peters

46. DE Arik Armstead

79. LB Ben Heeney

Seattle Seahawks

63. RT Ty Sambrailo

95. DT Xavier Cooper

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1. QB Jameis Winston

34. G La’el Collins

65. EDGE Nate Orchard

Tennessee Titans

2. QB Marcus Mariota

33. CB Jalen Collins

66. WR Sammie Coates

100. RT Daryl Williams

Washington Pigskins

5. WR Amari Cooper

38. EDGE Owamagbe Odighizuwa

69. CB/S Josh Shaw

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