For Those Who Like to Get Out the 1st Mock Draft........

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  1. soulman

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    2015 NFL draft prospect watch: Way too early, but Mariota, Winston head list

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    Don't say "it's never too early." We know that's bunk.

    Last year at this time, Teddy Bridgewater was a top-5 cinch, Tajh Boyd was a mid-first-rounder, Greg Robinson was Who?, Khalil Mack was "That Nice Player From The MAC" and Colt Lyerla was the next Aaron Hern—sorry, scratch that last one.

    But we have to start somewhere with the 2015 NFL draft prospects, and as we head toward the start of college football season, we have a list.

    Twenty-five guys on offense. Twenty-five guys on defense. A few others who just missed the cut. No mock draft. No set-in-stone rankings. Just a list of where players sit, reputation and prospect-wise, as things stand now.

    It's a list you should bookmark and revisit before the season. Go on, do it.

    Offense
    1. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota (6-4, 212) — Some feel he would have gone first overall to the Texans this year.

    2. Texas A&M OT Cedric Ogbuehi (6-5, 305) — We loved Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews, but Ohbuehi might be best

    3. Florida State QB Jameis Winston (6-3, 228) — Oh, you say Johnny Manziel came with character questions?

    4. Alabama WR Amari Cooper (6-1, 205) — Could prove to be this year’s Sammy Watkins

    5. Iowa OT Brandon Scherff (6-5, 315) — More than a few scouts were surprised he didn’t come out

    6. Florida State OG Tre Jackson (6-4, 330) — Best interior player in college last season

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    7. Georgia RB Todd Gurley (6-1, 232)
    — Running backs dead? Gurley could help change that

    8. Stanford OT Andrus Peat (6-6, 312) — Pro-style left tackle who checks all the boxes

    9. Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon (6-1, 218) — Another back who could get first-round mention

    10. Texas A&M OT Germain Ifedi (6-5, 311) — Moving from guard to right tackle; another Aggie star?

    11. Florida State WR Rashad Greene (6-0, 180) — Some feel he, not Kelvin Benjamin, was Noles’ best receiver

    12. Michigan State QB Connor Cook (6-4, 218) — Stock rose dramatically in scouts’ eyes last year

    13. Florida State OT Cameron Erving (6-5, 320) — Wisely returned to school; has potential but work to do

    14. UCLA QB Brett Hundley (6-3, 222) — Some ugly mechanics, but athleticism and upside are intriguing

    15. Florida State TE Nick O'Leary (6-3, 248) — A throwback with deceptive receiving skills; solid blocker

    16. Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon (6-1, 207) — Can this exciting slasher handle a full load?

    17. Michigan TE Devin Funchess (6-5, 235) — Arrow pointing up if he’s used properly

    18. Stanford WR Ty Montgomery (6-2, 215) — Ninth nationally with 157.7 all-purpose yards/game

    19. Oregon C Hroniss Grasu (6-3, 298) — Quick-thinking, up-tempo a new-style NFL center

    20. Baylor QB Bryce Petty (6-2, 230) — Could rise up this list easily with another big year

    21. ex-Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham (6-6, 228) — Rare talent who wasted chance at Mizzou

    22. South Carolina RB Mike Davis (5-9, 215) — Tough, compact, natural runner with vision

    23. USC WR Nelson Agholor (6-0, 185) — Better than Marqise Lee? We’ll see about that

    24. Oregon State OG Isaac Seumalo (6-3, 305) — Has played center, guard and tackle

    25. LSU OT La’el Collins (6-5, 315) — Could have come out this year and gone fairly high


    DEFENSE
    1. USC DE Leonard Williams (6-4, 290) — Ed Orgeron thought he was a first-rounder in this draft

    2. Michigan State DE-OLB Shilique Calhoun (6-4, 250) — Dynamic edge rusher returned to school for title

    3. Alabama S Landon Collins (6-0, 215) — Took over for Vinnie Sunseri; higher ceiling than Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

    4. Nebraska OLB-DE Randy Gregory (6-5, 255) — Next year’s Anthony Barr?

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    5. Clemson OLB-DE Vic Beasley (6-2, 235) —
    Next year’s Dee Ford?

    6. Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (5-10, 185) — Undersized playmaker considered coming out early

    7. Florida State DE Mario Edwards Jr. (6-3, 277) — Lived up to the hype since replacing Tank Carradine

    8. TCU DE-OLB Devonte Fields (6-4, 240) — Don’t forget 10-sack freshman year; coming off foot injury

    9. Florida State CB P.J. Williams (6-0, 190) — Shut down teammate Rashad Greene in spring game

    10. Florida State CB Ronald Darby (5-11, 189) — Missed spring ball, but has first-round ability

    11. Georgia LB Jordan Jenkins (6-2, 246) — Lost amid a rebuilding defense but has star ability

    12. Florida DE Dante Fowler Jr. (6-3, 266) — Only scratching surface as rusher; could zoom up this list

    13. Georgia ILB Ramik Wilson (6-2, 232) — In the C.J. Mosley mold

    14. Iowa DT Carl Davis (6-4, 315) — If he keeps his pad level down, watch out

    15. Virginia S Anthony Harris — NCAA-best 8 INTs in Jon Tenuta’s scheme

    16. Ohio State DT Michael Bennett (6-3, 285) — Versatile, quick, penetrating interior force

    17. Utah State LB Kyler Fackrell (6-4, 245) — Leader on one of nation’s most underrated defenses in 2013

    18. Michigan State CB Trae Waynes (6-1, 185) — Better than Darqueze Dennard? Potential is there

    19. Baylor DE Shawn Oakman (6-8, 285) — Oaken defender would make the perfect NFL 5-technique

    20. Missouri DE Markus Golden (6-3, 255) — You watch: better NFL ability than Kony Ealy, Michael Sam

    21. Oklahoma LB Eric Striker — Watch the Sugar Bowl and imagine the possibilities

    22. Miami ILB Denzel Perryman (6-0, 240) — Fairly versatile; received third-round grade from advisory board

    23. Fresno State FS Derron Smith (5-11, 200) — Good vs. run but also totaled 6 INTs

    24. Michigan State FS Kurtis Drummond (6-1, 200) — Good hitter, decent all-around skills on strong unit

    25. LSU CB Jalen Collins (6-1, 195) — Highly touted player could put it all together this season

    Others: Ohio State QB Braxton Miller, Washington DT Danny Shelton, Texas DE Cedric Reed, Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah, Oregon State QB Sean Mannion, Rice DT Christian Covington, Baylor WR Antwan Goodley, Baylor OT Spencer Drango, Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly, Auburn LB Kris Frost, Ohio State DE Noah Spence, Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong, Syracuse OT Sean Hickey, Kansas State WR Tyler Lockett, Florida State RB Karlos Williams, Stanford S Jordan Richards, Notre Dame LB Ishaq Williams.
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  2. soulman

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    It's always interesting to post and archive these just to see who else emerges out of nowhere and whose the next can't miss QB, WR, OLB, DE......or whatever to recede into obscurity. Maybe we can dig this back up around Combine time next winter and see how many have stayed in the top 25.
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    I can hear Goodell already:
    "And with the 32 selection the Chicago Bears select."
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    With the 32nd pick in the 2015 NFL draft, the Chicago Bears select Alabama S Landon Collins
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    OMG I still am waking up in a cold sweat from all the mock memories.
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    It's starting all over my friend
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    Ric, can we get a quick 2015 mock real fast? Give us a jump on everyone else?:rofl2::36 1 19[1]:
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    These early predictions are a hoot aren't they? First they have to predict in what order 32 teams will finish and then who they'll draft based on projected needs and the draft status of the top 32 players taken. LOL Those boys at Walter Football have a serious draft obsession wouldn't you say?
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    Out of curiosity I was looking for 2014 mocks form this time last year. Really want to compare what they had to what actually happened a full year later. I can't find it anywhere, maybe someone else can. They have a ton of mocks but the oldest I can find is one from 12/30.....I know they had them at this time last year. If anyone can find one from like April-June 2013 that would be fun to compare.
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    From April 29, 2013
    http://www.sbnation.com/nfl-mock-dr...mock-draft-teddy-bridgewater-jadeveon-clowney

    #Round 1 - TeamPlayerPos.School
    1Jacksonville JaguarsTeddy BridgewaterQBLouisville
    2Oakland RaidersJadeveon ClowneyDESouth Carolina
    3New York JetsMarqise LeeWRUSC
    4Buffalo BillsAnthony BarrLBUCLA
    5Arizona CardinalsJake MatthewsOTTexas A&M
    6Tennessee TitansJohnny ManzielQBTexas A&M
    7Cleveland BrownsC.J. MosleyLBAlabama
    8Kansas City ChiefsBradley RobyCBOhio State
    9Philadelphia EaglesTajh BoydQBClemson
    10San Diego ChargersTaylor LewanOTMichigan
    11Carolina PanthersAaron ColvinCBOklahoma
    12Tampa Bay BuccaneersStephon TuittDENotre Dame
    13Detroit LionsJustin GilbertCBOklahoma State
    14Miami DolphinsCyrus KouandjioOTAlabama
    15St. Louis RamsAustin Seferian-JenkinsTEWashington
    16Minnesota VikingsDavid FalesQBSan Jose State
    17Dallas CowboysGabe JacksonGMississippi State
    18Pittsburgh SteelersLouis NixNTNotre Dame
    19Chicago BearsAdrian HubbardLBAlabama
    20New Orleans SaintsKyle Van NoyLBBYU
    21St. Louis Rams (from Redskins)David YankeyOTStanford
    22Indianapolis ColtsJason VerrettCBTCU
    23New York GiantsMorgan BreslinDEUSC
    24Cincinnati BengalsHasean Clinton-DixSAlabama
    25Houston TexansChristian JonesLBFlorida State
    26Baltimore RavensSammy WatkinsWRClemson
    27Green Bay PackersJordan MatthewsWRVanderbilt
    28Atlanta FalconsWill SuttonDTArizona State
    29New England PatriotsIfo Ekpre-OlomuCBOregon
    30Seattle SeahawksJackson JeffcoatDETexas
    31Denver BroncosColt LyerlaTEOregon
    32San Francisco 49ersDominique EasleyDE/DTFlorida
    So Bears got two "1st rounders" in the later rounds
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    I don't get it. Didn't the teams know this was out there? How come they didn't follow this?
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    They probably bury them out of sheer embarrassment Grizz because I doubt they even hit 50% of them correctly. Just once I'd like to see them stick with the same pick all the way through. I wanted Donald from the Combine on and figured we shouldn't pass on a player like that with that defense we run. Well we never got the chance but right up 'til the Rams grabbed him I was 100% sure he would be the pick and that it was the right pick to make.

    What's really absurd is how far off they are with a few of these guys. First rounders going in the third and second and third rounders not getting drafted at all. The sure don't have as much inside info as they'd like us to believe they have.
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    Nice find Benji! Like I said, they're lucky if they can hit 50% but of course this one was a year early.
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    It was kept in a mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnalls back porch until one hour before the draft began. Then only Goddell got to look at it so he'd know how to pronounce some of the names correctly. He must have been practicing Cyrus Kouandijo for an hour before he had to announce him.
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    Great Find Benj, it was fun to look at.

    Couple things I found fun/interesting. They had the Texans making the playoffs (as well as the redskins.) And like you said we have 3 first rounders that we got in the 3rd, 6th and an UDFA LOL. There number one pick was actually the number 32nd. Some of the "can't miss prospects" stayed in college another year so I guess they will be ones to watch this year on Saturdays. Tajh Boyd in the top 10 lol?

    Good stuff, it was fun to look at. Just about anything to pass the time until TC lol.
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    Wow, I missed the UDFA... which was that
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    Thank ya.... Three first round talent in this draft then! Emery is an Fn genius
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    It is amazing how people rise and fall on the big boars even after the college season is complete. Everyone claims to go by the tape and the tape puts them in the mid 50s, they have a good combine and Sr. Bowl and its like magic, they shoot up the boards.

    Bridgewater will be fun to watch. He was thought to be fighting Clowney at the end of the season for top pick based on his season. Time the draft rolled around he was a 2nd or 3rd round pick, because he had poor workouts. Curious how this will play out.

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