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

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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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    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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